It was a delight to be present for another wonderful Feast Day where we honour Australia’s first Saint, St Mary of the Cross MacKillop, and celebrate and give thanks for the wonderful work that the Sisters of St Joseph continue to do. We are most grateful to be part of the continuing and unfolding story here in Kensington.
Our JJAMM Week was a time of great celebration and fun with our Feast Day holding all the joy of MacKillop girls and the Sisters of St Joseph. The student leadership body led by the Student Leadership Team organised all of the events that made every lunch time a surprise and M-Factor a stunning success. I sincerely thank all those involved in this splendid week.
Mary MacKillop Feast Day Mass on Friday 10 August
On Friday 10 August, the College celebrated the Feast Day of Saint Mary of the Cross MacKillop by gathering together to celebrate a Mass in her honour. The theme of the Mass was “Mary MacKillop – A Woman of Justice”.
Social Justice is defined as ‘justice in terms of the distribution of wealth, opportunities and privileges within a society’. However, to myself and Emily it means much more. In accordance with our Catholic faith, we define the term as respect, dignity and thoughtfulness for all, and believe that one’s right to justice should not be debated or withheld by any one person or thing.
I am pleased to announce that our girls will be involved in the 2019 CASE (California Association for STEAM Education) Space School International Study Program with the Alliance of Girls’ Schools. In 2019 our girls will have the unique opportunity to join this once in a lifetime, STEAM-based experience at NASA in the USA.
Year 10 Students Run for the Adelaide Day Centre for Homeless Persons
The Charity Run took place on Thursday 2August. Students in Year 10 Red, Blue and Green, decided to collect donations from family and friends to support our chosen charity, the Adelaide Day Centre for Homeless Persons.
Welcome back to Term 3. I hope that everyone had a restful break. It is the last full term for the Class of 2018! We welcome Alex Campbell Wilson, who is replacing Joe Alvaro while he is on Leave. We are delighted to see that we finally have a school crossing on High Street.
Last week, we celebrated academic excellence and commitment to our school community at the Awards Assembly. Approximately 50 students were acknowledged at this assembly, each one coming forward to receive their certificate, proud of their efforts and their contribution. Award assemblies and ceremonies take place in all schools and educational institutions.
Principal’s Academic Excellence Awards
At our Awards Assembly in Week 1, academic awards were presented to students who achieved outstanding results in their Term 2 studies. Before these were presented, I discussed with students how important learning is. Learning is a privilege, and it is a delight to work in such a dedicated learning community.