Term 4, Week 4 - Friday 9 November 2018

From the APRIM

When you read something that says all you want to say yourself and a little bit more, then there is not much purpose in re-inventing the wheel, so I'd like to leave you with an extract from the final address of Dr Wayne Tinsey, Executive Director of Edmund Rice Education Australia, given at the recent 2018 Congress gathering.

The full address was titled, 'The Gifts We Bring to a Liberating Education'.  Please contact me if you would like a copy of the full speech.

"And so, what do we believe is important and what do we commit to as Catholic educators in the tradition of Edmund Rice?

We want the young to be free to react, choose and engage with the world on their own terms; free to love, to choose truth, to do good, to create the beautiful.  But also, free to reject the ugly, the false and the mean spirited.

We commit to education that helps the young to become co-creators of their world.  Education that encourages the cultivation of an inner life and generates autonomy from the demands and promises of our dominant culture.  Education that celebrates the good within our culture but also offers alternatives to all that oppresses and enslaves the human spirit.

We commit to education that skills the young to unshackle themselves from unexamined opinions and inherited prejudices and develops capacity to question and make meaning, to contribute and live reflectively and compassionately.  An education that encourages a life of equanimity and harmony; independent of the approval or good opinion of others.  We will never be truly happy and at peace until we can live independently of the good opinion of others.

We want the young to be happy.  However, we want them to know that lasting happiness and inner peace arise from living in accord with purpose and from living every minute with love, grace and gratitude; lives of decency, kindness and service and authenticity consistent with their inner moral compass.  We believe in education which stresses that happiness cannot be purchased, travelled to, arrived at, owned, accumulated, earned, worn or consumed.

We hope to awaken in the young the desire to experience the Divine in their lives.  We don't want them to cast off their religious formation when they leave our schools, in the same way that they will cast off their school uniforms.

We teach that our main purpose in this life is to awaken to our true nature; oneness with God."

Richard Sachse
Assistant Principal Religious Identity & Mission 

"I have come that you may have life, and have it to the full" Jn 10.10

Co-Curricular News

Twilight Fair

The Rostrevor College Twilight Fair is next Friday 16 November 2018.  

We remind you of the following information leading up to the Fair: (additional information can be located by followings the link below):

  • Raffle Tickets - sold or unsold, need to be returned to the College by Wednesday 14 November;
  • Trailer Raffle donations - thank you to those who have already donated, please keep your donations coming in to the College;
  • Volunteers - don't forget to register, the Fair needs the help of many volunteers;
  • Wine Labels - can now be purchased via Qkr App or visit: https://qkr.mastercard.com/store/#/home - get your wine today!
  • Cake & Coffee - please contact Karen Tripodi if you would like to donate baked goods; view Cake Stall Notice 2018 here.
  • Year 7 Drinks Stall - soft drink donations by Year 7 parents/caregivers, please continue to deliver to the College;

If you require any information about the Fair, please contact Mimma Villano on 0411 340 416 or springfair@rostrevor.sa.edu.au.

CLICK HERE for up-to-date information about the 2018 Twilight Fair.

Community Notices

The Rostrevor College Foundation held its AGM last night.  The newly elected Board of Management is made up as follows: Darren Furst ('97), Danielle Scheid (Co-Chairs), Fleur Fotheringham (Secretary), Cristina Clemente (Treasurer), Damien Byrne and Simon Davis.

We welcome to the committee Old Scholar Simon Davis ('88) and we are looking forward to receiving his contribution.  His family have attended the College over 4 generations and his grandfather was here as a student when the doors first opened in 1923!

We wish to also thank those who have supported the Foundation in 2018 by way of pledges, donations or via the Annual Appeal and look forward to your continued support in 2019.

If you would like to know any information about the Foundation, you can contact Sandra Mestros, Executive Officer on 8364 8371 or foundation@rostrevor.sa.edu.au. 

The Foundation will be holding a T20 Cricket Fundraiser early in 2019; more details will be available in future newsletters.

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Term Dates

Term 1: Tuesday 30 January to Friday 13 April
Term 2: Tuesday 1 May to Friday 29 June
Term 3: Monday 23 July to Friday 28 September
Term 4:  Monday 15 October to Wednesday 5 December