What’s Been Happening in Religious Education

Last week, all of Year 12 attended Retreat.  The theme of our retreat was based upon the scripture quote from Joshua 1:9

 “Haven’t I commanded you: be strong and courageous?  Do not be afraid

or discouraged, for the Lord you God is with you wherever you go.”

This is is very much a reminder for our Year 12 students that their time at the College is drawing to a close.  They are experiencing the many things for the last time as they journey toward graduation in September.  In addressing this theme, students had an opportunity to remember and celebrate all the wonderful things that they had shared together over the last six years, but they also had an opportunity to look forward – sometimes with a little fear of the unknown, but very often with lots of excitement about the prospects that await them!  Reflecting on how God fits into their lives both now and in the future was also an important component of this retreat.

I am so very impressed with the maturity, honesty and openness of the girls in every activity and encounter they had and I know that when they leave the College, they are going to achieve some truly remarkable things.

The staff who attended retreat gave up a large amount of their time – away from their families to be with the girls for the three days and I would like to offer my sincerest thanks to each of them.  These wonderful experiences cannot happen unless staff are willing to give of themselves and of their time.  I am extremely grateful to Miss Wood, Miss Robinson, Miss Bakhos, Mr Colreavy, Mrs Vrahnos, Miss Taouk, Mrs Charas, Miss Cox, Ms Stratilas, Mr Guthrie, Mrs Smit, Mrs Poole, Miss Brennan and Ms Walsh who attended retreat and thank them most heartily for all their efforts.

 

 

 

 

Diane Kennaugh

Leader of Religious Education and Mission