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Over the past two weeks, we have welcomed our Reception starters and parents into our community as they begin their transition into school. It has been wonderful meeting the parents of our 70 new starters from January. At the College, we don’t talk about enrolling students, but families. Families are the nucleus from whom children first learn to love and understand the world. It is a reminder of the privilege we enjoy as an Ignatian community, to welcome in all its diversity and colour, those who choose to join our caring community.

In this week’s liturgy, the school conducted a Remembrance Day service that spoke of sacrifice in service of others. Year 6 students led a beautiful liturgy honouring those past who gave their lives in service, that we might be free. It is a notion we don’t take for granted in today’s times. This adage is certainly familiar to our students in which we encourage our youth to play their role in the wider world as young men and women for others. Ignatian spirituality draws deeply from a spring of gratitude. Jesuit David Fleming SJ refers to the principle and foundation of the Spiritual Exercises of Ignatius, in which he describes a ‘God who loves us, and gave us life. All the things in this world are gifts of God, presented to us so that we can know God more easily and make a return of love as loving persons.’

Mr Nic Boys
Head of Junior School

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