Dear St Michael’s College Community,
Mission Action Day (MAD)
Thank you to all staff and students involved in this week’s Mission Action Day and for the generous support offered by our families. It was nice to see the weather somewhat better than last year! The ongoing nurturing of a genuine concern for social justice is an important element of an education at St Michael’s College and Mission Action Day is one of the ways that we work together to support those most in need. Each year the funds raised through MAD go to a range of local charities and national and international organisations to assist those less fortunate. Sometimes we might think that our individual donations are unable to help others very much, but when all of us at St Michael’s College work together in a spirit of community, we can reach targets that can make a significant difference to the marginalised and most in need. Thank you.
End of Term
A quick look back at the Term 1 calendar gives a clear indication of the vibrancy of life at St Michael’s College. In addition to the ongoing core commitment to teaching, learning and wellbeing, the range of opportunities undertaken across the College this term has been extensive and includes: campus leadership and social justice programs, summer sport and co-curricular activities, parent evenings, campus Masses, Ash Wednesday celebrations, seminar/reflection days, Early Primary, Innovation and Art Centre opening, Year 8 camps, Athletics Day, House Cross Country Championships, swimming and athletics carnivals, College tours, Arts Week, music, drama and dance performances, curriculum excursions, Year 12 retreats, pastoral/curriculum presentations and performances, Easter Liturgies, garden activities, International Women’s Day, Harmony Day, National Day of Action against Bullying & Violence, Primary Colour Run, and of course Mission Action Day.
As we come to the end of a productive term, I thank staff, students and families for the ongoing support, commitment and partnership required to provide an education where young people continue to thrive.