Personal growth through
Looking through our recent social media posts, I couldn't help noticing
that the vast majority contain images of boys achieving great things, in the company of friends, peers
and even girls from Loreto. This shouldn't surprise us; we know that, as human beings, we are social
animals, that we rely on friends, family, colleagues and, sometimes, complete strangers to help us grow
into the people we are meant to become. A few years ago, Pope Francis suggested that God bumps into
us in the people we meet in our daily lives.
While we didn't discuss this idea at the time,
there is an element of this truth in our 'Year of Camaraderie', coined by the 2020 Prefect Group.
It was a natural expression of their desire to help live life to the full in 2020 and their wisdom in
recognising that we need to 'get around' each other; to support, to celebrate and to understand.
While the boys often interpret our 'Men for Others' as a call to service in social justice activities,
it also reminds us that we are at our best when we are men and women for and with each other.
(Wednesday 01 April 2020)
While gaming and social interaction via the
internet are an important part in the lives of many/most young people, they are not without challenges.
If we could do everything in moderation, there wouldn't be a problem.
In the gaming world,
we often bring together at least two powerful forces that combine against the desire to do all things
in moderation. Fantastic programming designed to keep us engaged until we reach the next level,
and the next, and so on, target an adolescent audience where we are still developing our skills to self-regulate
Following our very successful parent evening with Mark Le Messurier in 2019,
we are delighted to host this important workshop that offers much in the way of deeper understanding and
support for the many families trying to negotiate more effective ways of helping our boys moderate their
engagement with online entertainment of all types.
in constant communication with state and federal health authorities regarding the prevention of the spread
of COVID-19 at school. Today's parent
communication provides more details on this.
The 2020 Parent Calendar is available on the College website and is
a wonderful resource for families to stay in touch with College events.
At the Principal's Assembly this morning we presented over 60 leadership badges
to our newly appointed Years 7-12 House Vice-Captains. A number of other leadership positions were
also announced, including our Music Captains and Boarding leadership positions announced by Head Boarder,
As an R-12 community, we had the opportunity to congratulate the Junior Years
Captain (Finn McNamara), Vice-Captain (Chanho Jung), and Year 6 House Captains.