Faith and Mission News
We wish our 11 students and staff travelling to Samoa in the second week of the holidays all the best for their immersion. The students have been busy fundraising this term to support the schools they visit in Samoa. They will be visiting St Theresa’s primary school in Savaii’ and Fiamalamalama, a special school in Upolu. Ms Fiona Bell, Miss Eleanor Haring and Mr Shane McConvill will be the staff accompanying Rachel Harper, Tiana Thomas, Keely Jones, Emily Brown, Kaitlyn Smith, Ruby Kane, Georgia Warden, Maxwell Kelly, Siahna Newland, Rogan Hicks, Xavier Khoo. We look forward to hearing about their travels when they return.
Bishop Joe Scholarship Recipients
We congratulate Kaitlyn Smith, Charlotte Brook and Gemma Ritchie who were presented with their scholarship last Friday. They were recognised for their leadership and involvement in our school community.
This scholarship for the development of spirituality and leadership in young people is intended to offer opportunities for young people at each of the Secondary Colleges to participate in spirituality or leadership courses or programs.
This scholarship is in memory of Bishop Joe Grech who was the Bishop of Sandhurst from 2001 until 2010.
“Bishop Joe was tireless in bringing the Good News of Jesus Christ to all. His episcopal motto – Come Lord Jesus! – inspired his every action! He was a much-loved champion of young people and was enthusiastic in his commitment and leadership of many World Youth Day celebrations across the world. He was always available to young people in particular. He always had such faith in young people across the world. Bishop Joe was very committed to Catholic schools – he loved the students, knew so many by name and was always interested in the staff and their families – he had an enormous capacity for love and was always available for school community celebrations.”
Mrs Trish Schofield, Deputy Principal – Faith and Mission