Family and more
Last week my family sat with our mother as she approached death and in fact passed away on the Wednesday. She hung on for eight days and during this time my sisters and brother were brought together in a unique way.
Mum was 87 and was born during the depression. This very much coloured her view of life. She was hard working, frugal and concerned for other people. Mum had two things in her life, family and church, she was dedicated to both.
One of my sisters has put together a powerpoint of photos of mum’s life from her early years to pictures of her with her 21 grandchildren. Each photo gives an insight into her life and our connection with her. Over this week we have shared many stories about mum, even during the difficult hours we shared laughter.
Simple experiences such as this have the effect of really focusing my understandings of life. They give a sense of what is important in our lives.
Marist Catholic College North Shore
Last week we held our Open Afternoon in preparation for enrolments for students to commence in 2021. This will be the first year of the K-12 coeducational school, Marist Catholic College North Shore.
Our entire staff were present to meet the almost 400 guests that came to hear about and see our school. The visitors heard from myself as Principal, from the Chanel House Coordinator, Kathleen McGrath, about her view of coeducation, and from Project Manager, Greg Carmichael from Peppers about the plans for the future.
I left this meeting with a great sense of the excitement that is building in our community as we make steady progress towards these goals.
Please keep our Year 12 students in your prayers as they undertake their HSC examinations over the coming weeks. We are very proud of these young men and we pray that the efforts in these exams with be rewarded.