Principal’s Desk – 5 March 2020

Here we are, already into the second half of first term, with students engaged in a myriad of learning experiences.

We are excited to ‘let our light shine for others’, as is already evident with the keen involvement of new leaders with ideas to support communities who suffered in the recent bushfires in addition to our commitment through Project Compassion to Caritas Australia.

Principal’s Desk – 6 February 2020

Welcome to new and returning students, parents and carers.  Our College theme for 2020 Let your light shine for others invites us to anticipate a community of shared learning goals.

“We have a mandate and purpose to stay in the Light ourselves, and then shine it for others.

Principal’s Desk – 19 December 2019

As always, the school year ends amidst much excitement - celebrations of Co-Curricular activities, national basketball competitions, first place in schools national division for Cheerleading, the return of our Victorian Young Leaders to China group, and finally celebrations of VCE results and first round tertiary entrance offers.

Principal’s Desk – 29 November 2019

These final weeks of term have been significantly ‘bookended’ by two key events, the Orientation Visit for the Year 7 Class of 2020 and the Valedictory Graduation Dinner for the Year 12 Class of 2019. In both activities, the excitement and enthusiasm of students and their families were clearly evident.

Principal’s Desk – 7 November 2019

Our year together is flying by.  For some, this may mean that Christmas is but seven weeks away, while others may be amazed to realise that we are in week five of this final term, past the midway mark. The many significant events – farewells to Year 12s, welcomes to Year 7s of 2020, appointment of next year’s student leaders, VCE exams, celebrations of sporting achievements, wishing our Victorian Young Leaders to China group safe travel, preparations for the final Year 9 Adventure Camp in the Grampians… tell it all; much is happening at this time for this school community!

I congratulate and thank students who have led the way across these various activities, especially those passing on their wisdom (and tips) to the next school generation.

Principal’s Desk – 12 September 2019

Despite the wet weekend just gone, Spring is in the air, and Term 3 is almost done!

Other measures of time marching on are of greater significance.  We have celebrated a successful Musical Production with St Joseph’s College.  We have welcomed the Year 7 Class of 2020 and their parents.

Principal’s Desk – 22 August 2019

Our celebration of Mater Day occurs close to the Feast of the Assumption of Mary, the Mother of God, in whose honour our College takes its name.  As an all-girls College, we seek to empower our students to become “women of faith who will participate actively and creatively” in their lives, in this world.

Principal’s Desk – 25 July 2019

As we return for Semester 2, I am reminded of the beautiful environment in which I work. So many visitors to our College comment on its welcoming atmosphere and then express delight in the sensational views! Across all seasons, at any time, we are presented with extraordinary vistas, quite rightly the envy of many.

Principal’s Desk – 25 June 2019

It is affirming of our Christian mission to witness our students and their growing commitment to social justice actions, much being evident in these final weeks of term.  Groceries and funds continue to amass at collection points to assist with our “Tinnies for Vinnies” campaign, hereby providing support for those in need in our own local community.

Principal’s Desk – 2 May 2019

Welcome back to the start of Term 2 and I trust that we are all rested and re-energised  following the holiday break.

We return with the commencement of the Easter season, fifty days when Christian people celebrate the Risen Christ.  As Joan Chittister explains:

Resurrection testifies to the metamorphosis of the Jesus of history to the Christ of faith.