We have had a very busy Term 1 and I am sure we are all looking forward to a bit of rest and relaxation. However, there was no rest or relaxation for our Japanese tourists who headed off at 4am on Wednesday morning from Adelaide Airport. We look forward to seeing them back here and I can’t wait to hear all about their adventures in Japan.
Year 9 Camp
A group of very excited girls headed off for Woodside campsite last Thursday. Some bags looked more appropriate for an overseas trip than an overnight stay. Late Friday afternoon the happy campers all arrived back tired and complaining of the cold in the hills. I think the girls had a wonderful time and learned a lot about resilience and having a go at new activities. A few of the staff were still recovering on Monday morning from the mountain bike activity!
Opening of the Year 12 Hub
We had a wonderful evening on Friday where we officially opened the Year 12 Hub and named each of the rooms after two inspirational women; Sr Margaret Hehir and Sr Irene McCormack. Sr Mary Cresp moved us with her reflection and the music was a perfect accompaniment to the proceedings.
In the tradition of the Catholic Church, the word ‘Jubilee’ is used to designate an anniversary year. A Jubilee also marks the time since a Sister of St Joseph took her vows. I am looking forward to the Sisters’ Jubilee celebrations on Saturday 16 April in St Ignatius Church to be followed by a light lunch in the College gymnasium. Sr Margaret Lamb (60 Years Professed) and Sr Joan Evans (60 Years Professed), both Past Principals of the College, Sr Marie McCann (60 Years Professed), Sr Vynette Barnden (50 Years Professed), and Sr Margaret Cleary (50 Years Professed), Regional Leader, will all celebrate the many years of service they have given to the congregation. Their commitment, faithfulness and tenacity are to be honoured. I hope that they have a very special day with family and friends.
I thank everyone for their hard work and support in what has been a very busy and rewarding term.