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From the Principal

Dear St Michael’s College Community,

As Term 2 drew to a close this week, there were no early signs of slowing down for the SMC staff and students. The week was full of activities from NAIDOC Week, Drama performances, exams for Year 10 and Year 11 students, Year 10 Future Pathways assemblies and the Lasallian Youth Gathering.

NAIDOC Week

With NAIDOC week upon us, it is a time to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples but it is also a time for action. This year’s theme is Get up! Stand up! Show up! The theme calls for all Australians to continue advocating for systematic change. It is a call for all Australians to get involved not only during NAIDOC Week but all year round, and to learn about First Nations cultures and histories and participate in celebrations of the oldest, continuous living cultures on earth.

Each campus highlighted NAIDOC week with a variety of creative activities including Indigenous incursions, NAIDOC themed prayers, posters and visual displays, indigenous inspired food, creating indigenous artworks, murals and drawings and celebrating Indigenous women.

Lasallian Youth Gathering

Seven Year 11 Lasallian Leaders and accompanying staff will attend the Lasallian Youth Gathering in Sydney this week. The theme for the gathering is Walking New Paths and invites young people into a deep and authentic understanding of what it means to be a Young Lasallian today. This richly diverse and joyful experience incorporates dynamic faith experiences, Lasallian community life, sports tournaments, engaging workshops, inspiring keynote presentations and live music.

Drama Productions

It was another busy week for Drama staff and students with the SMC Junior Drama Club proud to present two performances of their first-ever production, 10 Ways to Survive the Zombie Apocalypse, a handy and hilarious guide on how to survive rampaging zombies trying to eat you!

Year 12 Drama students will present three performances of The Long Christmas Dinner this week. Spanning over nine decades, the lives of several generations of the Bayard family break the boundaries of time as we measure it and audiences are invited to partake in ‘one long, happy Christmas dinner, past, present and future.

Term 2 Break

I encourage all students to use the term break wisely engaging in their community clubs, hobbies and positive wellbeing activities to ensure they are well rested and re-energised for Term 3. For those families and staff who may be travelling during the break please take care and we look forward to seeing you all next Term.

My sincere thanks to all for another successful term at SMC.

Live Jesus in our hearts!

Kind regards,

Mr Damian Patton
Acting Principal