From the Head of Senior School
The theme for this year’s National Reconciliation Week – In this together – was chosen well before COVID-19 was on the horizon. It does remind us, whether in a crisis or on the journey of Reconciliation, we are all #InThisTogether.
It is 20 years since the reconciliation walks of 2000, when people came together to walk on bridges and roads and showed their support for a more reconciled Australia. We strive towards a more just, equitable nation by championing unity and mutual respect as we come together and connect with one another. Australians are all In This Together; every one of us has a role to play when it comes to reconciliation, and in playing our part we collectively build relationships and communities that value Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, histories and cultures.
I draw your attention to the special item in this week’s Ignatian newsletter that shares some of our planned activities at the College during Reconciliation Week. You may like to consider other activities highlighted in this link https://www.reconciliation.org.au/national-reconciliation-week/
This banner will be on display at both the junior and senior campuses.
Thank you to all the home group teachers who have been contacting our families in recent weeks to check on the wellbeing and progress of your children. We often reflect on the essential partnership we have with families to support students on their learning journey. This has been evident in the many good phone conversations.
We encourage parents to contact subject teachers directly to discuss matters that are more subject-specific. Curriculum matters may also be addressed to our two Prefects of Studies, Middle Years – Mr Anthony Wentzel firstname.lastname@example.org and Senior Years − Mr Andrew Dodson email@example.com. Parents may also like to speak about wellbeing matters with Year Level Coordinators or our Deans of Students, Middle Years – Mr Adrian Stenta firstname.lastname@example.org and Senior Years − Mr Simon Butler email@example.com.
Please take note of some upcoming events at the Senior School during week 5:
National Reconciliation Week 2020
Reconciliation Week Liturgy, Tuesday 26 May
Pentecost – Sunday 31 May
Mr Phil Donato
Head of Senior School