Holy Thursday

Reading from the First letter of St Paul to the Corinthians

Brothers and sisters:
I received from the Lord what I also handed on to you, that the Lord Jesus, on the night he was handed over, took bread, and, after he had given thanks,
broke it and said, “This is my body that is for you.
Do this in remembrance of me.”
In the same way also the cup, after supper, saying,
“This cup is the new covenant in my blood.
Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me.” For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the death of the Lord until he comes.

Due to Australia’s location in the Southern Hemisphere of the globe, Easter is celebrated in Autumn. In the Northern Hemisphere there is a celebration of the beginning of spring and new life at Easter time. Easter is one of the most prevalent times in the Christian calendar, where we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ. We all use Easter as a time to celebrate, but also take the time to reflect upon the injustices and the suffering that occurred at this time. The message of Holy Week enables us to reflect upon that journey.

Thank you to Deputy Principal –  Faith, Daniel Bateman, Kerri Sloper, Shelly Miller, Georgina Pratt, Jen Gale and all those involved with the organisation of the ‘Stations of the Cross’. The choir was excellent and has grown in numbers. Our student actors, vocal soloists, dancers  and readers were outstanding. The re-enactment  was fantastic in the sense of the story and the connection to our College motto – “I came that they may have life and have it to the full” John 10:10.

Thank you to Learning Area Leader Jemma Ogilvie, Kate Hasleby, James Kerr and the HPE team, our House Representatives, Paul Murphy and staff who ensured the Inter-house Cross Country Carnival was great success.

Staffing Updates

We welcome Alison Newman, who will commence week seven – term two, as our Year One teacher, when Abbey Rowlands takes on the Assistant Principal role (PK-2).

We also welcome Laura Carter, who will commence next term as our College Nurse. Laura will work part time in conjunction with our existing College Nurse, Jenny Cvitan. Congratulations, Laura!.

Vice Principal, Albert Borrello, will be back for the commencement of Term Two. Thank you to Christina Davini, who was outstanding as Vice Principal this term. Christina will return to her Deputy Principal role next term. Thank you also to Simon Falcone for his excellent performance as Deputy Principal – Inter-relationships this term. Simon will return to his role as Inter-relationships Leader of Year Nine, next term.

This has been such a busy term. I thank the staff for their due diligence. We have put ten weeks’ worth of planning into eight and a half weeks and also combated the heat earlier on. A week and a half does make a difference when your building relationships with students and families.

Finally, farewell once again to Glen Downing and Linley Waters. We wish them both well and thank them for their contributions over the years.

Happy Easter! I wish you all a very well-deserved holiday break. We look forward to the safe return of our students and families after the holidays.

Ms Julie Hornby