Welcome to the beginning of Term 2. I trust the Easter period was a time of peace and joy to you and your families.
I encourage you to take some time in reflection for ANZAC Day. The link below provides a reflection Easter and ANZAC Day.
On the weekend of 28 – 30 April, OzBosco will take place and is being hosted here at St Joseph’s College. It is a weekend where students from Salesian schools and young adults from across Australia will be part of a gathering here. OzBosco is a weekend of joy, fun, friends, faith and festivity, with special guest speakers, workshops, Prayer and Liturgy, group sessions and a variety of recreational activities.
Over the holiday period, Mr Dylan Price spent time in Kiribati to take the opportunity to add even more value to the annual student immersion. Each year, a group of Year 11 students travels to Kiribati to spend time with the local community to assist them, learn from them and to strengthen cultural links between our two countries.
Term 2 brings with it the move to the Winter Uniform. I appreciate the support of families in relation to the requirements which helps to maintain our high standards. It is important that students display pride in themselves and in their College. We trust our students to ensure that they wear the uniform extremely well both within school and in public.
Your attendance at parent-teacher-student meetings late last term was appreciated. We value the partnership we share with you. Teachers are always appreciative of the interest you take in the development of your sons in terms of their learning and wellbeing.
Archbishop Denis Hart has sent young people the Pentecost Letter to Youth 2017: Be Courageous. It can be found at www.cam.org.au/youthletter which I draw to your attention.
Congratulations are extended to Mr Justin Barr and his wife, Clare, on the safe arrival of their daughter, Madeline Elizabeth.
All the best for the fortnight ahead.
Ms Cathy Livingston