2020 Term 2 Week 9

2020 Term 2 Week 9
From the Principal
In any given week, a wide variety of materials and documents cross my desk. Some are directly related to the conduct of the College, whilst others have a broader educational focus or are related to professional development and formation. The College has a range of subscriptions for staff and students and, on occasion, there are small but important ideas that may be easily shared. This week, our ‘Happy... read more
From the Rector
School activities that slowed late in Term 1 were largely able to continue in Term 2 with some creative revisions and are now, increasingly, back to normal. Thank you for all the ways staff, students, and families have cared for each other and those in need beyond our community. You have been extraordinary in this unusual time. In recent weeks there has been a certain dynamism around Adelaide and Australia... read more
Ignatian Ethos
The holidays are nearly upon us! Unfortunately, many people have had to cancel long-planned holidays to warmer climates and are now staying home in Adelaide. Although I am sure we all realise how fortunate we are in Adelaide regarding the coronavirus. Restrictions are beginning to ease now, and many activities that keep us busy are returning. For many parents this means a return to the busyness of running... read more
Masses in the Chapel, Athelstone
The Jesuit community has been celebrating extra Masses in the College Chapel at the senior school for the last six weeks as we returned to liturgies in common. You and your family and friends are very welcome at Masses. The relaxing of restrictions to 1 person per 2 sqm density from 29 June 2020, allows for a maximum capacity of 150 people at Masses in the College Chapel. From 29 June until... read more
From the Head of Senior School
In the final week of Term 2, the Year 10 students participated in a first aid course and a Virtual Work Experience Program, the Year 9 students engaged with their wellbeing and gender-based programs, and the Year 7 students participated in an Ultimate Frisbee competition. Thank you to all who ensured the success of these experiences for our students. Dr Neil McGoran, Director of Catholic Education SA,... read more
From the Head of Studies and Innovation
Every few weeks I try to offer some thoughts about educational issues prevalent to our times. Recently my attention has turned to broader world events: the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic, the “Black lives matter” movement, threats on our cyber security, leaders who appear to lack a moral compass. These have deflated me and as an educator, and more importantly, as a father, I worry about the... read more
From the Director of Teaching and Learning...
  • SENIOR SCHOOL REPORTS
  • STAFF CHANGES FOR TERM THREE
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Senior School Co-curricular
  • CROSS COUNTRY
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Co-curricular Arts and Activities
I’d like to thank students, families and staff for their patience as we have navigated our way through various levels of restrictions and event cancellations throughout Term 2. I’m very pleased to announce that almost all of our Co-curricular Arts and Activities will return to full strength as of the beginning of Term 3. Concert Choir and Bellarmine Concert Band are the two main groups... read more
Vocational Services Report
  • VIRTUAL WORK EXPERIENCE
  • VET Sciences Open Days / Careers Department Webinars / 'Career Ladders'
  • Webinar Careers in Technology
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From the Counsellors
As lockdown restrictions are slowly being lifted to varying degrees, we enter a time of transition and adjustment. The circumstances of this situation have significantly impacted us all. For some it has been an opportunity to reflect on what is important, whilst others have embraced the opportunity to learn new things. Many young people may be excited at the prospect of restrictions being lifted; others... read more
From the Head of Junior School
At the height of his towering career, Frank Sinatra sang that iconic song, ‘My way’. Portrayed within these lyrics is someone who lived life to the full, without any regrets. I am sure we would all desire to live a life rich in experiences and lived memories. However, the resounding line repeated over and over is that he did it all, made it all on his own, doing it my way. Whether this song... read more
Junior School News
Congratulations to Maisie Billing (5B) who took out first prize in the History Poetry Takeover Competition for SA, in her age group. Maisie used an Albert Namatjira painting from the Art Gallery of South Australia as inspiration. Joseph Mazur (5B) took out a merit for his poem inspired by a sculpture from Yvonne Koolmatrie, a Ngarrindjeri woman. Click HERE to view the Poetry Takeover... read more
From the Parents and Friends
Dear Parents and Caregivers I’d like to thank all the Committee members who helped out at the Junior School providing assistance with the new kiss and ride arrangement for pick-ups. With all those involved being on a learning curve, the system was embraced well by parents. Once it becomes a streamlined routine there will be so many benefits.   Above: Some of the committee members... read more