This afternoon we had over 300 students staying back to assist with Open Day in the roles of tour guiding, subject demonstrations, music performance, sporting demonstrations and car park attendance. What a wonderful demonstration of the Mazenod spirit! So many more students sent their apologies due to commitments with basketball fixtures or Boarders having to catch transport back to their homes at the beginning of the holiday break. Thank you to our students, all staff (teaching and support), parents and volunteers for their generous support of Open Day. It is difficult to acknowledge all contributors individually in this space but special mention must go to Mr Chris Richards-Scully for his co-ordination of the event and the Grounds and Maintenance and ICT teams for their hard work behind the scenes. As always a thank you to the Mazza Mums for the donations and service of afternoon tea and the parents on barbecues who were behind-the-scenes-heroes.
Arts Careers Evening
On Monday evening the Arts team held the Arts Careers Evening. I am always amazed by the scope of professions students have at their fingertips should they decide to pursue a career in this wide area. Thank you to the staff for the presentation of the evening and the parents and students who attended.
Holy Week is the most important week in the Church and it happens next week.
Families celebrate Easter in many ways. For some it is the thrill of an Easter hunt, for others it is the sharing of hot cross buns, or a meal together. As Christians, we celebrate the life, death and resurrection of Jesus by joining in prayer during Holy Week. Family is central to all the traditions of Easter, and over the Easter break I encourage all in our community to:
- make time for family, enjoy activities together and show each other how much they are appreciated;
- re-connect with God’s creation by being a part of our natural environment, stop and appreciate the beauty if you are travelling as we live in such a privileged place; and
- build your relationship with Jesus by being a part of services in your own or another parish.
Reports and Holidays
Interim Reports will be released shortly and the opportunity for upcoming Three-way Consultation meetings will be available through PTO. The holidays are a great opportunity for our students to have a change of scenery and a rest; however, for Year 12 students there should also be time set aside for study and/or completion of assessments.
Best wishes to our travelling Singapore Hockey Tour Team. Stay safe during the break, thank you to the whole Mazenod community for their support over Term 1 and we look forward to the boys returning to school at the beginning of next term.
“Never let yourself be moved by passion or obstinacy in your own ideas”– St Eugene de Mazenod