Message from the Principal
“It matters not what we are doing for God provided we are doing it in the best possible way”
This quote was on the front of a card that I received from one of the Sisters of Charity in Sydney earlier this week. I have found myself reflecting on these words over the last couple of days in the context of the various activities that have been occurring around the College. I would encourage all students to give 100% effort to your activities - both classroom and co-curricular. There have been some fine examples of this commitment which I would like to share. There are also many other examples included in this newsletter.
Congratulations to our Cross Country Team who competed at Limestone Park in Ipswich on Monday. A very excited and vocal team returned to the College after securing the Percentage Trophy. These girls have been so committed to their training – we are so proud of you!
The “Spirit of The Arts” festival has not been able to proceed in the usual manner this year, but there have been some opportunities to showcase the talents of our students. Congratulations to the students who have been involved in the most recent Music Soiree, the Dance Showcase and the Year 12 Drama performance of Macbeth. We are in awe of your talents. Thank you for sharing them.
Our Year 12 students are currently preparing for their external exams which commence next term. The students are participating in mock exams where they will receive valuable feedback from their teachers.
Our teaching staff are also “doing it in the best possible way”. Last Wednesday and Thursday they participated in professional learning activities which included the “Day of Collaboration and Innovation – Writing for our Context”. Thank you to Ms O’Neill (Director of Professional Learning) for coordinating this program last Thursday. We have been fortunate to draw on the expertise of Ms Crawford (Director of Literacy) an inspirational keynote speaker who set the tone for the day. Thank you Ms Crawford. Thank you also to Mr Cooper, Mr Spanevello, Ms Bentley, Ms Statham, Ms Paterson, Mr McFadden and Ms Desailly who also presented during the day.
With only four weeks left of Term 3, let’s strive to do our best in all of our endeavours!
COVID Spot Closure Procedures
The College has been doing some planning regarding spot closure procedures.
In the event of the College being notified by Queensland Health that a student or staff member has tested positively for COVID-19 and a subsequent College spot closure the following procedures have been put in place:
- Parents/carers will be contacted by a notice via email, SMS message and the College App advising that students are to go home.
- Students will be informed to report to their Homeroom where a roll will be taken. Homeroom Teachers will record the method by which students will go home.
- Students who are not collected within 60 minutes will be directed to the Ionian Foyer where they can be collected by parents/carers.
- The College will provide further updates via email and the College App as more information becomes available.
The above procedure has been discussed with the staff. It would be of great assistance if families could have a discussion regarding how students would get home in the event of a spot closure.
In faith and love