From the Assistant Principal

As we enter the second half of Term 4, I congratulate the girls on their involvement in a variety of school activities on offer in this term, including inter-school debating, Vinnie’s sandwich making, the Girls in Science forum, preparations for the Concert for the Elderly hosted by Year 7, the recent Music evening for our private music students, the Year 10 drama production,  engagement in formation activities for those attending ACYF and our upcoming staff versus student netball. These events provide wonderful opportunities for the girls to work collaboratively, develop their leadership skills and showcase their talents and abilities.  Our Year 9 dancers showcased their skills and passion for dance last week when we hosted a CaSPA Coaching Clinic for approximately 60 students from local feeder primary schools. Our girls continue to work with St Mary’s Star of the sea on Thursday during sport and in the coming weeks will work with some of our local primary schools on a creative writing project. 

In the coming weeks students in Year 8 -11 will have the opportunity to hear from the Police Schools Liaison Officer, in an endeavour to promote safe and responsible behaviour.  Coupled with the Optus Digital Thumbprint presentations it is hoped that the girls will have an opportunity to reflect on and consider their interactions both online and in the physical world. 

As we approach the Advent season in preparation for Christmas the girls are also challenged to think of others. Many thanks to the families of Year 7 students for their generous donations of gifts for the elderly. The gift of goodness envelopes have been distributed to each student and we encourage families, where possible to give generously to support this campaign. 

Finally, please find two articles below, the first by Dr Jodi Richardson reminds us that when we feel stretched as a consequence of the many competing demands on our time that it is not the amount of time that we spend with our children that matters most but rather the quality of that time. Additionally, Michael Grose reminds us that as parents we don’t have to have all the answers but what is crucial for a young person when they are struggling is that they feel validated.  

 

A reminder of upcoming College events:

24/11 ACYF Commissioning Mass

24/11 Walk With Christ 

26/11 Police School Liaison visit for Year 8 and 9 

27/11 ACYF Formation evening 

3/12 Police Liaison Office visit – Years 10 and 11.

4/ 12 Yr 10 Italian Languages competition 

10/12 Concert for the Elderly 

13/12 Academic Awards Ceremony Yrs 7-9 ( 9-10.30am) 

          Academic Awards Ceremony  Yrs 10-11 (11-12.30pm ) 

 

Advanced notice

The final day of school for years 10 and 11 will be Friday December 13, Students will be dismissed following the Academic Awards ceremony at approximately 12.30pm 

Students in Years 7 – 9 will finish on Monday, December 16 at 12 noon. Buses to Hurstville station have been organised for students on this day 

 

 

 

Jodie Hughes

Assistant Principal