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 ornaments feature a single word linked to our values, virtues, and Mercy heritage.
  • Sprigs of native floristry speak to Australiana and our summertime Christmas.
  • Yellow roses grow in front of the Convent and were Catherine McAuley’s favourite, so plenty of those rest among the evergreen boughs.

Although the festive season approaches, we still have a little way to go before the official end of Term 4. This week, many of our students took significant steps toward their futures.

Year 9/VO exams began on Monday and continued throughout the week. I congratulate everyone on their preparedness and finishing the year so strongly.

We held the End of Year Mass on Thursday. During the college’s Year of Spirituality, the ability to come together in faith has meant so much to so many members of our community.

Also on Thursday, the Class of 2022 officially graduated, marking the end of six years of hard work. Following the graduation, everyone had more opportunities to reminisce at a special dinner. We wish our graduates all the best and look forward to seeing some of them at the College Awards Night on 8 December.

The Class of 2023 spent this week getting ready for next year with activities as part of their Headstart program. We expect great things of them and cannot wait to see the heights they reach.

The 2023 Year 11 cohort will travel to Melbourne for Novus next week. This fun-filled camp allows next year’s new senior school students a chance to bond and form the friendships they will rely on for their most important two years at the college.

Signing off on a cheerful note, the ‘Happy Flag’ has flown all week at Enright Campus and has brought smiles to dials. I hope that this small act creates a sense of optimism and helps hearts to feel lighter. – Every little bit helps.

God bless.

Mrs Marg Blythman

Steps Toward the future
Christmas Tree
A building with a yellow flag
Yellow Flag
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