We have come to the end of a very busy term and I know that many of us are looking forward to a break from the routine of school and the opportunity to recharge. I want to thank our senior students who have planned events throughout the term; Jazzy June was uplifting and Environment Week gave us many issues to ponder.
I am delighted to announce that the College Board have approved our next refurbishment project. The new Digital Technology Hub will be a space for collaborative and flexible learning. There will also be opportunities to design and make new technologies.
During our final assembly, I spoke to the students about a women who has made the headlines recently. That woman is Jacinda Ardern, the current Prime Minister of New Zealand. She is the first elected world leader to ever go on maternity leave. Ardern introduced her new baby Neve Te Aroha to the people of New Zealand in a very relaxed manner. Ardern’s pledge as a leader is to build “a kind and equitable nation where children thrive,” and to ensure “success is measured not only by our nation’s GDP, but by better lives lived by its people”. She is certainly on my list of most inspirational women and I will be following her political career with interest.
During the Term 2 break, Helen Steele and I will travel to Cairns for the Catholic Schools Principal’s Conference where we will hear speakers such as Fr Frank Brennan and Christina Kenneally. I look forward to sharing what I learn with you on my return.
At the end of the term, we farewell and thank Jessica Goldfinch for her contribution to the College. We also wish Angela Marveggio every blessing as she embarks on her maternity leave. Joe Alvaro and Kelvin Dean will also take some leave, we hope they will enjoy their overseas trips.
I look forward to seeing everyone refreshed at the beginning of Term 3. Please keep in mind the Parents & Friends Quiz night on Saturday August 18. It promises to be a good night. We are fundraising to air-condition the Gymnasium. You can purchase your tickets here.