Whilst many students have their eyes fixed firmly on the end of the year, many students and teachers also have their eyes fixed on the beginning of the next academic year.
This was the case for 200 students who arrived at the College on Friday, 25 November, to participate in the Orientation Program for Year 7 students commencing in 2023. Many were excited, many were nervous, and quite a number were experiencing both emotions simultaneously! As they departed at the end of the day, the students I spoke to indicated that they had really enjoyed the experience and wished they could start straight away.
This week, I visited our Year 12 Student Leaders who were attending a camp in Busselton. Whilst it was a very relaxed environment, they were busy planning a range of activities and experiences for the students to enjoy in 2023. Their ideas were creative and likely to be enjoyed by their fellow students.
The College is blessed to have a fine group of young leaders who are ready to give their own time to be of service to others.
Last Sunday was the first week of Advent, which marks the beginning of the year for the Catholic Church. The time of Advent encourages us to prepare for the birth of Jesus Christ at Christmas. Each year at Christmas, we celebrate the birth of new life and new hope in our own lives and the lives of our loved ones.
Next week marks the final week for students. Teachers will continue working for another week to finalise this year and prepare for the next. No doubt there will be a sense of celebration in the air, and this is welcomed! Despite the challenges we have faced, we stand at this point in time proud of our achievements and thankful for the opportunities which have been provided.
Our Presentation Evening on Monday night provides a rich and meaningful opportunity to recognise our achievements and to celebrate our successes; I hope that you are able to join us.
Mr Rob Crothers