2020 Term 2 Week 8

2020 Term 2 Week 8
From the Principal
Towards the end of the April vacation, I wrote to all families in COVID-19 Circular #12 about College fees for this term, and I was pleased to inform our community of the measures that the College Board was implementing to assist those families who are experiencing financial hardship at this time. In that same circular, I also appealed to those who were able, to decline the discount offered and, in... read more
From the Rector
Our liturgies this week focused on the Sacred Heart. At the Senior School, Alyssa Booth asked us to consider what we mean when we say, “I put my heart into it” and “I want that with all my heart.” We reflected on the service that staff and students have been offering through the Ignite the Light initiative. Fr Alan Wong SJ spoke of the kenosis of Jesus, of giving up in order... read more
Ignatian Ethos
June 21st is the feast day of St Aloysius Gonzaga SJ, he died on this date in 1591 at 21 years of age. This year in particular, it is appropriate to remember him for at least two reasons. One being that he is the patron saint of students. Gonzaga liked to teach the catechism to young students which his family did not see as a valuable pursuit. They were a wealthy and powerful family, but Gonzaga... read more
Masses in the Chapel, Athelstone
The Jesuit community has been celebrating extra Masses in the College Chapel as we return to liturgies in common. Under the new capacity and density guidelines, we can now have 75 people at gatherings. All are welcome. As numbers at Masses are limited, you need to pre-register online via Eventbrite HERE. Masses will be celebrated in the Chapel of the Holy Name, Athelstone until Sunday 28 June as shown... read more
From the Head of Senior School
This week’s bulletin of Teacher, from the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER), had an article on ‘The state of education globally’. The Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) measures 15 year olds’ reading, mathematics, science knowledge, and skills to meet life challenges. The test improves our understanding of learning environments and students’... read more
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Senior School Tuckshop News
New winter menu items for Term 3. Roast chicken/gravy rolls $6.00 Gluten free option available Roast lamb/gravy rolls $6.00 Gluten free option available Roast beef/gravy rolls $6.00 Gluten free option available Roast beef/gravy/chips $6.50 Roast lamb/gravy/chips $6.50 Vegetarian option: Roast vegetables/cheese rolls $5.00 Gluten free option available read more
From the Head of Junior School
This week was Refugee Week, in which the children were encouraged to think about how grateful they are to be living in this great nation of ours. Sadly, not all people are as lucky to experience all those things we take for granted − our peace, freedom of thought, and religion to name a few. It was pointed out to the children at our Year 3 to 6 assembly that we like to think we are not only a... read more
From the Parents and Friends
Dear Parents and Caregivers On Wednesday evening we had our regular committee meeting via Zoom, and I thank all those who joined in to see what we are all about. Hopefully this was our last online meeting and our next meeting in July is face to face. As the Junior School moves to the new kiss and ride system next week, please look out for the Parents and Friends Committee volunteers who will... read more
Out of School Hours Care
Dear families Bookings for July Vacation Care have now closed. Thank you to those families who booked in by the due date, this allows us time to confirm numbers with excursion destinations and special guests, plus purchase the appropriate amount of consumables and craft for the holidays. Please note that Monday 29 June, Wednesday 1 July and Tuesday 7 July are now booked out. The program has already... read more