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Principal’s Update

Thank you and congratulations to all involved in last night's Graduation Mass and the following celebration at the racecourse. Returning to the Cathedral to celebrate together with family and friends was a fitting finale for our students.

The students were excellent and their reverence and respect for the occasion were exemplary. They have matured so much as they worked through their final year of school and they should be very proud of themselves. We wish them every success in the future. (Read more and view Graduation photos.)

St Joseph’s Primary School, Rochester 

Over the past few weeks, Catherine McAuley College has had the pleasure of hosting students from St Joseph’s Primary School, Rochester in the Sister Aloysius Martyn Arts Centre at Coolock.

The Years 3 to 6 students have travelled every day by bus to Coolock from Rochester after their school was badly affected by the severe flooding that impacted the Rochester community. The junior primary (Foundation – Year 2) St Joseph’s students have been attending Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Catholic school in Elmore every day. If all goes to plan, St Joseph’s will be ready for students to return at the start of the new school year.

The last day of school for these students is Wednesday 14 December and they will celebrate with a mass and farewell at St Kilian’s Church on that day. After the mass, each St Joseph’s student will be given a Christmas present from Catherine McAuley College as a gesture of our care and support during a difficult time for them, their families and their community.

To support these students, our last day of school, next Friday 2 December, will be a casual clothes day. In the leadup, CMC students are invited to donate to a fund for gifts for all 130 students at St Joseph’s. If we could all donate at least $5.00, that would help towards funding the gifts. During recess and lunch next Thursday and Friday, a table will be located outside the office at Coolock and St Mary’s for students to donate through a range of options.

Our community has been very generous and supportive of various communities dealing with the consequences of recent floods and many of us are very fortunate that we have not been directly impacted.

Your contributions would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for your support.

Kind regards,
Brian Turner