It matters not what we are doing for God provided we are doing it in the best possible way.
I shared this quote from Venerable Mary Aikenhead at Assembly on Tuesday. If I slightly “tweak” this quote, it is easy to incorporate the Year 12 theme for this year “Let’s get IT done in 2021!” I have seen many examples of how MSM students and staff have embraced this theme and are “doing IT in the best possible way”.
On Thursday morning at the Kaf, I was chatting to several of our students who had just finished their cross country training. It was a chilly morning and I imagine it was not easy to get out of bed. However, I encountered an enthusiastic group of students who spoke so positively about their training session that morning and they shared how they were working towards the goal of performing a personal best at the CaSSSA Cross Country Carnival on Friday 28 May. This is a fine example of living out this quote.
Congratulations to our music students for the very successful Music Fest 1 last Thursday evening. The theme was “Food, Glorious Food”. I was able to join online for the event and thoroughly enjoyed the entertainment. These concerts are testament to the dedicated commitment of our musicians, to many hours of practice and rehearsals, whilst managing their studies and other activities. Thank you to Ms Townsley (Program Leader – Music) for her overall coordination of the event and to Mrs Statham and the music staff for their ongoing support and work with the students. This is another fine example of “doing IT in the best possible way”.
As we come to the end of Week 3 of Term 2, assessment has become a major focus for our Year 11 and 12 students. We hold the Year 11 students in our prayers as they start their Unit 1 Block exams today. Year 12 are also experiencing a busy time as they complete important Internal Assessment items.
Best wishes to our Year 7 and 9 students as they participate in the NAPLAN tests next week. The students have been well prepared for these tests which they will conduct in an online environment.
On Saturday night, the Year 12 Students will be attending our Charity Ball. This is one of the social highlights of the year for our Year 12 Students and we wish them a wonderful evening. Thank you to Ms Lennon (Year 12 Pastoral Leader) and the Year 12 Homeroom Teachers for organising this event.
This Sunday is Mother's Day – a very special day when we say “thank you” to our Mothers and those who fulfil the role of Mother for everything that they have done for us to support us and nurture us in our life’s journey, just as Mary did for Jesus. We thank you for the love, care and encouragement you give your children every day of their lives. Thank you for your patience, commitment, hard work and hugs. Happy Mother’s Day!