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On Thursday we held the House Athletics Carnival, which was won by the students from Xavier House. It was a fantastic day filled with much enjoyment and House spirit. We are very grateful for the work by our Sports Office, our House Leaders, and their student leaders in organising the special event in our calendar.

We hope students and families have a restful student-free day and Adelaide Cup holiday. At last week’s Ash Wednesday mass, the students were reminded that Lent is a time to consider the following questions. What do I hope to do during Lent this year? How can I make a difference to those around me this Lent? What can I do for those less fortunate than me?

I came across this ‘Gratitude Challenge’ on one of my many early-morning Twitter feeds and thought it might be appropriate if you are still contemplating what your focus might be during the next 40 days, as a Lenten promise.

Find one thing each day that you are grateful for that would not have been possible if we were not in these unique circumstances. Parents, ask your children to do the same. Share these with one another each evening. Let’s try to take the focus away from all of the things we can’t control and focus on what we can, one another. (Patrick Larkin see life positively)

Gratitude is at the heart of Ignatian spirituality. It is one of our pairs of virtues – grateful and joyful – to appreciate all God has given us. It is a simple practice, helping us to see life positively, opening our hearts and minds, and connecting us with other people, creation, the world, and God.

Mr Phil Donato
Head of Senior School

Some images from the House Athletics Carnival

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