In recent weeks I have found myself engaged with the document “Theology of the Body” as I prepare to teach the Sacrament of marriage to Year 11 students. I think it is reasonable to suggest that whilst it is not a light read it does have the power to enlighten. The complexity of John Paul II's work cannot be summarised in one short newsletter article and I will not attempt to do so here. I do believe that it speaks powerfully about God’s presence in each person and each encounter. When we recognise that God exists in each other it reminds us of the sacredness of being human.
Mary MacKillop College has been a proud supporter of the Rostrum Voice of Youth Public Speaking competition for over three decades producing participants, semi-finalists, state finalists and even a national winner. As an extension of the English curriculum, this year four students entered Australia’s leading public speaking competition to espouse their opinions, encourage contemplation and call to action.
On Thursday 18 May, the Student Leadership Team “Sizzled for Success” as part of their fundraising efforts towards the Project Compassion “Dress for Success” campaign. The goal was to fundraise an additional $150, to meet the $2,500 target set to see all 24 staff members be sponsored to wear a school uniform for a day in Week 5.
The National Council of Women is a co-ordinating body of societies which at their core has women’s issues and interests in focus. During History week, the South Australian branch invited students from Mary MacKillop College to view their display and to learn about women who have been leaders in South Australia in various organisations.
On Tuesday 9 May St Peter’s Rotary Club held their annual Music Concert and two students from Mary MacKillop College participated. The concert was held in the Forge at Marryatville High School and a number of students from various schools in the local area, also had students performing.
When I think back to Term 1 sport, many positive memories arise. From the excellent team work and respect our girls showed for each other and other teams, the high level of skills that were displayed in Touch Football, Volleyball and Tennis and of course the many smiles and fun times had across all of our teams. I commend our players and coaches from Term 1 Sport on a successful season.