Message from the Principal
Welcome to Spring! A new season always brings a sense of new hope and I especially love spring! You can feel the days starting to get longer and warmer. There are always spectacular sunsets at this time of the year. It also makes me think of Robert Frost’s poem “A Prayer in Spring”.
Oh, give us pleasure in the flowers today;
And give us not to think so far away
As the uncertain harvest; keep us here
All simply in the springing of the year.
Oh, give us pleasure in the orchard white,
Like nothing else by day, like ghosts by night;
And make us happy in the happy bees,
The swarm dilating round the perfect trees.
And make us happy in the darting bird
That suddenly above the bees in heard,
The meteor that thrusts in with needle bill,
And off a blossom in mid air stands still.
For this is love and nothing else is love,
The which it is reserved for God above
To sanctify to what far ends He will,
But which it only needs that we fulfil.
Our “seasonal school cycle” feels different this year. Year 12 students would normally be engaging in QCS tests; instead, they are preparing for mock exams and the impending Term 4 external examinations. There is also a buzz of excitement in the air as the Year 12 students prepare for the Charity Ball on Saturday night. This event was originally to be held on 2 May and was postponed due to the COVID situation. We have had to make many “adjustments” to the evening to comply with the COVID Safe plan and I would like to especially thank Ms Lennon (Year 12 Pastoral Leader) for all her work to ensure that this is a memorable evening for our girls. We continue to hold our Year 12 students in our prayers during this important time of year.
Spring at MSM is usually synonymous with the “Spirit of The Arts Festival”. In the last newsletter I congratulated our students on the Music Soiree, the Dance Showcase and the Year 12 Drama Performance of Macbeth. Spirit of the Arts 2020 #Unprecedented has continued to delight audiences. We have had performances of Year 10 Musical Theatre and Year 10 Drama “Medea” on assembly as well as Pop-up Theatresports, a Year 10 Music “How to Be a Girl” and the stunning Year 12 Visual Arts and Visual Arts in Practice installations in the Ionian Centre. Congratulations to all of our Arts students..we are so proud of you. Thank you to our dedicated Arts staff, under the leadership of Mrs Statham, for fostering these amazing talents of our young women.
I am also looking forward to assembly next week when we will have the opportunity to listen to the speeches from the 2021 Prospective College Captains. This is another important milestone in MSM life which has been brought forward in our calendar, due to the implementation of the new QCE. The Year 11 students will be participating in their Leadership Day on Thursday 17 September. The Commissioning of the 2021 Student Leadership Team will occur at assembly on the first day of Term 4 which will allow for a handover before the Year 12 students commence their external exams.
On Wednesday afternoon, the much-anticipated return of CaSSSA Trimester 3 sport was embraced by many students. Thank you to Mrs Roy and Ms Page for all work behind the scenes to ensure that sport is being conducted safely in our current circumstances.
Finally, on Sunday we celebrate Fathers’ Day. We remember and honour dads, grandfathers, uncles, and all the men who have been father figures in our lives. We thank them for their unconditional love and ask for God’s blessing on them. Happy Fathers’ Day!
In faith and love