Teachers are truly amazing. You may think my opinion biased, but nearly everyone has a favourite teacher who made a lasting and positive impression on their lives.

Our teachers do so much. Besides planning lessons and marking exams and assignments, they conduct extracurricular activities, accompany students on camps, motivate, challenge, praise, and sometimes criticise and censure. Teaching truly is a calling which demands total dedication.

During the pandemic, teachers and staff at schools all over the world have devoted an enormous amount of time and energy to establish remote learning and implement increased hygiene practices so that children could continue their education safely. Showing resilience in the face of challenge set an excellent example for students. Where would we be without our teachers?

Australia celebrates World Teachers’ Day on the last Friday in October, which just so happens to be today. This year’s theme, ‘Hats off to Teachers’, adds a touch of whimsy to the traditional sign of respect.  Find out more here.

I am so proud of our team of passionate, professional educators here at the college. Furthermore, I thank all the college families who have sent in messages of appreciation and support over the past few years. It means so much to us.

Slow Food = Good Food

Last week, Slow Food Mildura awarded the college a grant of $5000. This generous gift will go towards creating a kitchen garden so that our Hospitality students can grow herbs and produce for both the Mercy Café and the Sacred Heart Soup Kitchen. We will also use part of the funds to replenish our beehives and relocate them to the Mercy Campus. I thank Mr Haydn Collins and Ms Vicki Ellis for the time and planning they put towards applying for this grant. I cannot wait to see – and taste – the fruits of this labour of love project. To learn more about Slow Food International and the global movement they have inspired in over 160 countries to make sure that everyone has access to food that is ‘good, clean, and fair’, click here.

Receiving a food grant

Image credit: Sunraysia Daily

 

Good Luck, Class of 2022!

This past Wednesday, our Year 12 cohort began their final exams. On behalf of everyone at the College, I wish them every success. Stay confident and determined, Class of 2022. You are ready. We believe in you.

God bless.

Mrs Marg Blythman

Happy World Teachers Day
Hats off to Teachers Blog Post
Principal’s Blog – Term Four, Week Ten

Principal’s Blog – Term Four, Week Ten

Year 7 & Year 8 Transition Days Our students in Years 7 and 8 finished their final week with presentations, preparations for 2023, and a pool party to celebrate the end of an amazing year of learning. The cohorts swapped campuses on Monday and Tuesday for their...

Principal’s Blog – Term Four, Week Nine

Principal’s Blog – Term Four, Week Nine

After a relatively busy week that featured the End of Year Mass, Year 12 Graduation and Graduation Dinner, this week felt rather subdued. Of course, while everyone looks forward to things winding down, there’s still work to do and activities underway: After finishing...

Principal’s Blog – Term Four, Week Eight

Principal’s Blog – Term Four, Week Eight

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at the college. We have put up beautiful trees to spread some Christmas cheer during the last few weeks of a very busy and exciting year. The tree pictured here holds special meaning for us, too: The snowflake stencil...

ENRIGHT CAMPUS

154 Twelfth Street
Mildura VIC 3500

MERCY CAMPUS

Cnr Riverside Ave
& Eleventh Street
Mildura VIC 3500

LANGTREE CAMPUS

8 - 10 Langtree Parade
Mildura VIC 3500

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