2020 Term 1 Week 8

2020 Term 1 Week 8

From the Head of Senior School

With the impact of COVID-19, so much of our attention has been in response to the daily challenges of supporting our community. I know that others have provided further information in this edition of The Ignatian and encourage you to read these and the updates that Mr Coffey is sending about the College’s initiatives.

I take this opportunity to reflect on the final weeks of Term 1. Students are busy completing major assignments and assessment tasks. Many have also embraced this time on their Lenten journey as an opportunity to reflect on how they can become better people. The social justice initiative of the 40 Days of Kindness has the potential of making an enormous difference to the way we care for others, and over the next few weeks we need to be especially kind.

Next week on Wednesday 25 March, the Feast of the Annunciation of the Lord celebrates the coming of the Angel Gabriel to the Virgin Mary to announce to her the special mission God had chosen for her in being the mother of His only son. I have always been intrigued by the many diverse images of the Annunciation, such as in the early Renaissance fresco by Fra Angelico in the Convent of San Marco in Florence and the oil painting by Paolo de Matteis currently in the Saint Louis Art Museum, Missouri. What a moment of incredulity, and trust, and surrender.

Above: Fra Angelico 1438−45 in San Marco, Florence

Above: Paolo de Matteis currently in the Saint Louis Art Museum, Missouri

Please take note of some upcoming events at the Senior School during week 9:

The Annunciation of the Lord – Wednesday 25 March

Year 8 Immunisation #1 – Friday 27 March

Mr Phil Donato
Head of Senior School