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The College Senior Leaders for 2023 were announced this week. Please click here for the list. This year there has been a process of nomination by peers, application letter, and interviews. The House Leaders, Co-curricular Arts & Activities and Sport staff, and the Faith & Service team have been involved in proposing these student leaders.

Formal structures such as senior leaders are an important part of student leadership. Equally important is the leadership that can be shown by every member of the community. Every person of integrity, every person who contributes positively to the community, can inspire others and lead them towards the good.

Our incoming student leaders are drawn from the Class of 2023 and are called upon to represent the College and the virtues to which we aspire. They are invited to be of service to all year levels and to provide leadership for the whole student body. There are those, too, who missed selection who would have served well as senior leaders, and they have a right to be disappointed, but we ask them to continue to be who they are and to use their gifts generously, including their leadership gifts, in building up our College community.

The Senior Sports Awards for 2022 on Wednesday night showcased many outstanding achievements by our College in national and state competitions. Student Captains reviewed the season for a very wide range of sports. Awards were given for the most valuable player and for the Loyola contributor to the team and over 200 students were individually acknowledged before two Olympic swimmers Madi Wilson and Meg Harris.

The Junior School classes visited the Year 6 Migration Museum on Wednesday. This was an excellent presentation by our students of the gift that migrants and refugees have been for our nation.

The Church’s annual Season of Creation from 1 September to 4 October is coming to an end. We are mindful of the urgency about climate change. The Amazon Rainforest provides 20% of the oxygen on which life on Earth depends. It sequesters countless tons of greenhouse gases and is home to an extraordinary biodiversity. It has been developing for tens of millions of years but, in one century, palm oil plantations, cattle ranches, and other businesses could destroy much of it. Scientists also highlight the alarming rate at which ice sheets are melting and raising sea levels. We need to do more to care for creation.

Discussions about the Indigenous Voice are at a critical stage. The Uluru Statement from the Heart and constitutional recognition raise many important questions. To learn more click here and/or here

We hope the October break is a restful and pleasant one for our families.

Fr Peter Hosking SJ

OREMUS (Let us pray)

We remember all in our College community. May our prayers comfort those suffering at this time. May God’s blessing be a source of support in their sorrow and loss, and bring courage, patience, and hope.

“Ask and you shall receive … knock and the door will be opened unto you.” (Matt 7:7)

If you would like someone to be remembered by the College community in prayer (even anonymously), please provide details to the Rector, class or Mentor Teacher, or House Leader.

Snr School Sports Night 2022

Olympic Swimmers Meg Harris and Madi Wilson at the Senior School Sports Awards

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From the Head of Senior School