On Tuesday our Year 8 Class Captains did a fantastic job of leading the Middle School Assembly. They began with this reflection from Voices of the Heart
Using our Gifts
The particular way in which the Spirit is given to each person is for a good purpose…
All these are the work of one and the same Spirit, who distributes gifts to different people just as he chooses. 1 Corinthians 12:4,11
We are each born with a unique set of gifts. This is God’s choice for us. It is nothing of our doing.
However, God does expect us fully to use our gifts for the good of community. We are to respect different gifts as God-given and therefore equal. The hospital CEO does no great work than the hospital cleaner.
We must do our best to build an inclusive community where everyone is treated with respect: those running hard are encouraged to continue, those slacking are challenged to do better.
“If you think the task is too hard, ‘Trust in Divine Providence’. God does not give us tasks too great for our talents. Venerable Mary Aikenhead.
As we progressed through the various items on assembly, there was clear evidence of students and staff using our gifts fully for the good of the community. We were entertained by the Intermediate Vocal Ensemble and the Year 9 Dance Class. We celebrated achievements in sport, including the winning House for the inaugural “handball house challenge”. The Year 7 Environment Group members also promoted “Plastic Free July”. Middle School Captains of Co-Curricular Music Ensembles were presented with their badges and there was a fantastic video promoting the various activities available in The Arts. Thank you also to our College Captains, Siena and Julia, for their address to the Middle School Students and especially for sharing their study tips! Congratulations to all involved.
As you continue to read through this week’s edition of The Spirit there are so many stories of students using their unique gifts. We are reminded that MSM has so many opportunities that are offered - in the arts, sport, CAN groups, library, academic competitions and the list goes on. How are you maximising your God-given gifts?
I would like to make special mention of the MSM Cross Country Team. Last Friday I had the pleasure of attending the CaSSSA Cross Country Carnival which was held at Limestone Park in Ipswich. These girls have been committed to their training for months and each competitor gave 110% on the day. I was so proud of the girls and the way that they supported each other, starting with the creation of the “tunnel” as they left the MSM marque to the round of applause and encouraging comments as each girl approached the finish line. This was the “spirit of MSM” in action. Well done, girls!
Congratulations to the team on achieving third in the aggregate and retaining the CaSSSA Cross County Percentage Cup! We are very proud of you!
Dr Michael Carr-Gregg Parent/Caregivers Presentation
MSM is pleased to announce that Dr Michael Carr-Gregg, adolescent psychologist, will be conducting a presentation for Parents/Caregivers at the College on “Raising Happy and Resilient Girls” on Wednesday 21 July from 4.00 – 5.00 pm. Information on how to book will be coming soon!
In faith and love,