From the Head of Senior School
At last week’s Ash Wednesday liturgies, our Social Justice Captain, Felix Kimber, reminded our students that this special day in the Christian calendar marks the beginning of Lent and the launch of Project Compassion and 40 Days of Kindness. Here is an excerpt of Felix’s presentation:
Many people focus their energy during the 40 days of Lent to random acts of generosity as a way of preparing for Easter. Part of our Project Compassion Program for 2020 is to complete ‘40 days of Kindness’.
Caritas, as the Catholic Church’s aid and development agency, aims to end poverty, promote justice, and uphold the dignity of the marginalised in the world. Project Compassion gives us an opportunity to have a meaningful effect on someone’s life.
We encourage you to embrace the ‘40 days of Kindness’ aspect for our Project Compassion this year. As well as contributing financially to long-term development programs across the world, we should also become forces for good in our immediate community.
We can become dejected and demoralised when faced with the injustices in the world because the world can be a scary place. Everything can feel like it’s going crazy and nothing makes sense, and sometimes we just want to go back to when we were younger and nothing was our responsibility. However, the only way to truly remedy the injustices in the world is by being a small yet bright beacon of hope and love.
Please take note of some upcoming events at the Senior School during week 7:
Adelaide Cup Holiday – Monday 9 March
Parent SEQTA Engage Information Evening, Flynn Theatre – Tuesday 10 March, 7:00pm
Year 8 Camp at Adare, Victor Harbor – Wednesday 11 March to Friday 13 March
Mr Phil Donato
Head of Senior School