Message from the Principal
This year’s Easter journey has been quite unusual. Many of us have missed gathering to commemorate the events of Holy Week and celebrating that the “Lord has Risen” with our families and friends.
This morning, MSM staff gathered on-line through TEAMS to participate in an ANZAC Liturgy. The gospel reading was from Luke and was the story of Jesus appearing to his disciples on the road to Emmaus. I found a lovely reflection on a catholic blog this morning which reminds us that the Risen Lord is walking with us during this time of challenge and uncertainty.
The risen Christ is always on the road to Emmaus. He is a respecter of the pilgrims on the road to nowhere. He is the patient listener to the story of our sadness, and disappointments. He is there to stir up old hopes. At some point, our eyes will open and we will recognise the Risen Lord walking with us. https://homilycatholic.blogspot.com/2020/
The first week of our “Learning at Home” is almost complete.
I would like to commend our students on a great start to the term. Well done, ladies! I am in daily contact with your teachers and they tell me that you have been engaging purposefully in classes and that many of you are pleased to “be back at school”! We miss seeing you on-site at MSM and we look forward to the day when we are all together again.
I also wanted to express my gratitude to our parents for your support and understanding in recent weeks. I can appreciate how challenging the last few weeks have been for you. I am aware that many families have had to rearrange their homes to provide appropriate spaces for students to do their schoolwork and that it has been difficult establishing new routines. In some households there have been several children to supervise and attend to - all while trying to “work from home”.
Our teaching staff have been working very hard to deliver their classes. I thank them for the commitment to our students. We knew that it was going to be challenging and I have heard some wonderful stories of creative problem solving. The national issues with Microsoft TEAMS and the delays with One-Note did have some effect on us. Our wonderful IT support staff have been busy and very responsive to the many emerging issues.
I believe that our MSM community is working well together as we navigate our “new norm”. I pray that all our families are keeping safe and well. I will continue to update you as I receive new information regarding important issues such as the transition back to school.
In faith and love