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Principal’s Update


Final Assembly

Pope Francis presented a speech for the conference titled “The Future You”. He said,

“I very much like its title – “The Future You” – because, while looking at tomorrow, it invites us to open a dialogue today, to look at the future through a “you.” “The Future You:” the future is made of yous, it is made of encounters, because life flows through our relations with others. Quite a few years of life have strengthened my conviction that each and everyone’s existence is deeply tied to that of others: life is not time merely passing by, life is about interactions.

At the Final Assembly last week, the speeches by the College Captains and Leaders were a fitting representation of the Year 12 as a cohort. Their carriage as role models through the past weeks has been a credit to all of them. There is such a strong bond across the various friendship groups, which was reflected in how much they enjoyed their last day and week together before the exams. Please take a moment to read the Captains Speeches.

When we reflect on Pope Francis’ words and the relationships that our students have, we are a blessed community.

The Catherine McAuley College Community wishes all of our Year 12s every success in their exams over the next month. We pray that they will all be rewarded for their hard work and perseverance through a tough few weeks. We look forward to meeting formally for the last time on Thursday 21 November for the Graduation Mass and following celebration at Ulumbarra.

College Captains 2020

The other formal part of the Final Assembly was the announcement of the College Student Leadership in 2020. We are delighted to announce the following successful candidates and thank all the students who applied and were interviewed.

  • College Captains: Tess Keating and Will Edwards
  • Vice Captains: Holly Normoyle and Abe Sheahan
  • Faith Captains: Charlotte Brook and Tania Hutchinson
  • Sustainability Captains: Eva Burtonclay McMahon and Cailin Green
  • Applied Learning Captain: Charlotte Lapalme-Daly
  • Creative Arts Captain: Erin Howell

There are some new and expanded roles next year. These changes were made to better facilitate the Student Representative Council (SRC) and the House System across the College. The Vice Captains will share the load representing the College and arranging the formal events. They will also be critical in supporting the leaders of the other year levels.

Increasing to two Sustainability leaders will support current developments. The College has commenced working with various partners to improve our sustainability and stewardship, whereupon we are reducing our waste, recycling better and reducing our carbon footprint. This is in accord with the Mercy Ecological Sustainability Policy. ‘An Integrated Approach to Sustainable Living’

House Cup 2019

Congratulations to MacKillop House. After some strong recruiting and near misses the right House has finally won the House Cup and it is back with its rightful Champion House!

Mr Brian Turner, Principal (and member of MacKillop House!)