It has been a historic week in our world with the passing of Queen Elizabeth II and the proclamation of King Charles III. This afternoon’s Peace Liturgy provided an opportunity to reflect on other world events, both current and historic, through powerful imagery, poetry and music. We also heard from John’s Gospel:
Jesus said, “If you love me, keep my commands. And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another advocate to help you and be with you forever. The Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you. Peace I leave you; my peace I give to you.”
As a community that advocates for peace and justice I invite you to join in this prayer from our Liturgy today:
For the people of the world. May the Holy Spirit move within each of us, showing us the way to build peace in our hearts, in our homes and in our world.
As you read through this newsletter you can see that all aspects of life at MSM have remained busy until the end of the term. Congratulations to our students on your achievements during Term 3.
Our students participated in their final rounds of the Term 3 CaSSSA sport on Wednesday. For our Year 12 students this was their final round of CaSSSA. We had three teams who progressed to the Grand Final: Open A soccer, Open B Basketball and Intermediate A Touch Football.
Congratulations to the Year 12 students who concluded their “mock exams” today. This has been extremely important preparation for their external exams which commence in Week 4 of Term 4.
The Year 11 students completed their Unit 2 assessments on Thursday and commenced work on Unit 3 today. Students in Years 7-10 have also been engaged in various assessment tasks in recent weeks. Congratulations to all students who have worked diligently this term.
Sadly, we farewell four members of staff who competed their time at MSM this week.
- Ms Leanne Sorbello – Administration Senior Leadership Support
- Ms Natalie Hillcoat – Science Laboratory Assistant
- Ms Cara Coombe – Art Assistant
- Ms Huong Bui – Religion and English.
Next term we welcome back Ms Kate Sargent from her long service leave. Ms Jo Desailly will be on long service leave during Term 4. We wish her well as she enjoys this well-deserved break. We welcome Ms Josephine Garbellini who will be taking her classes. We also welcome Ms Lauren Holthouse to our Science and Mathematics departments.
I would like to take this opportunity to wish our MSM Community a restful and re-energising break. I pray that you can find the time to take a break and enjoy some family time. I look forward to seeing everyone when school resumes on Tuesday 4 October.
In faith and love