From the Head of Senior School
This last week of Term 1 has been filled with opportunities of great creativity, leadership, and innovation as teachers have worked with their students to design new learning pathways in an online environment. Our students have been led by teachers working in teams, with the guidance of their faculty and curriculum leaders, focusing on rich learning experiences while ensuring that we keep socially connected. My sincere thanks go to all who have worked together to bring these programs to life.
Sunday 5 April is Palm Sunday, which celebrates Jesus' triumphant return to Jerusalem and marks the beginning of Holy Week. On Holy Thursday, we remember the Last Supper where Jesus shared a final meal with His apostles and washed the feet of the twelve as a symbol of His humility and servanthood. Jesus was subsequently arrested, tried, and then crucified at Calvary on Friday, outside the gates of Jerusalem. He was buried the same day, and arose three days later, on Easter Sunday, for the forgiveness of our sins.
In a recent edition of The Southern Cross, Jennie O’Brien reminded us that St Augustine in the early fifth century said, “We are an Easter people, and Alleluia is our song. The peace and hope that comes with Christ’s resurrection assures us that no matter what happens, the love of God remains. Even in the most trying of circumstances we can have Alleluia on our lips.”
I pray that all families have a holy and safe Easter as we celebrate the most important event in our liturgical calendar. I also wish all students and families a well-deserved holiday break!
There will be more information to come, but please take note of some upcoming events at the Senior School during Week 1 of Term 2:
Staff Formation and Professional Learning Day, Monday 27 April
Commencement of Term 2, Tuesday 28 April
Mr Phil Donato
Head of Senior School