As with all new initiatives, we are yet to see the full benefits of this new learning management
system, but pleased with the teachers' readiness to implement new learning tools and the boys embracing
the opportunity to be active participants in the learning process.
St Joseph's Day
Yesterday was the feast day of St Joseph, the patron saint of the College, and our Chapel is named in
Joseph was an ordinary human being like each of us. He was a man of great devotion
and love for Mary and spent endless time with Jesus as he was growing up. We can picture him listening
to Jesus, answering the typical questions any child asks, with patience, and no doubt, a sense of humour.
He disciplined Jesus but at the same time established a relationship of simple trust and gentleness.
Joseph's most striking quality was his openness to God's call in his life. He said "Yes" to God, even
though he must have had real doubt and fears about why his wife to be, Mary, was pregnant. He must have
wondered what his role in the great mystery was going to be. As we know, Joseph was a man of faith who
dedicated himself to Mary and Jesus despite what others might say or think.
Joseph was the ideal
husband and father. Today God's Holy Family is the church; the reason why St Joseph is invoked as patron
of the universal church.
St Joseph has an important message for all our students. Through the
example and prayers of St Joseph, may our young men have the patience, courage, commitment, wisdom and
strength at some stage in their lives to be ideal caregivers and providers for their families, both natural
'Unplugged Workshop' for Parents
Given Government advice
regarding non-compulsory events, we have decided to reschedule the Unplugged Workshop planned for Wednesday
1 April. The new date and time will be advertised in the newsletter in due course.
Tickets for the Parents' & Friends' Easter Raffle are being sold to students
during Pastoral Care for 50 cents each over the coming weeks, with prize winners being announced in the
final week of this term.
Late yesterday Pope
Francis appointed Bishop Patrick O'Regan, currently Bishop of the Diocese of Sale in Victoria, as the
12th Archbishop of Adelaide. Click
here to read the media release.
NAPLAN 2020 (Years 3, 5, 7 & 9)
Earlier today, we received communication to advise that the Commonwealth and State Education Ministers
have taken the decision to cancel this year's NAPLAN testing.
NAPLAN testing will resume in