Reflection and More
“Because of the increase of iniquity, the love of many will grow cold” (Mt 24:12)
Perhaps, like ourselves, you are disturbed by the spread of iniquity in the world, you are concerned about the chill that paralyses hearts and actions, and you see a weakening in our sense of being members of the one human family. Join us, then, in raising our plea to God, in fasting, and in offering whatever you can to our brothers and sisters in need!
Above all, I urge the members of the Church to take up the Lenten journey with enthusiasm, sustained by almsgiving, fasting and prayer. If, at times, the flame of charity seems to die in our own hearts, know that this is never the case in the heart of God! He constantly gives us a chance to begin loving anew.
Message of His Holiness Pope Francis, Lent 2018
Pope Francis is calling us to help the poor this Lent. He is encouraging us to action.
We are grateful to the Marist Community for coming together on Saturday to help us present Open Day. Our Parents and Friends were there early providing the barbeque and refreshments. The College was very well supported by the all staff members and students.
The P and F have had a busy start to the year. They did well the Friday before last with the P and F Welcome event. This was well organised and well supported by parents.
Our P and F is led by the President, Veronica Rios, Vice President, Fiona Lucas and Secretary, Colin Lynch. Lyndal Jenney has done a great job of organising year group patrons. This support has been evident with Year 8 parents organising the Welcome Event and Year 9 parents the Open Day.
High Achievers’ Parent Forum
Later in this High Notes Carolyn O’Brien gives a great summary of our High Achievers’ Parent Forum. I was delighted to see so many boys and their parents from across the school years attend. The conversation with the 2017 HSC students was very insightful.
I am convinced that part of the success of such a night is the advice given and the other part is having the younger students consider the future and what they will need to put in to get there.
There were many ex-students that could have been there to help us. Students who have worked hard and achieved apprenticeships, students who have gotten into courses related to film making and drama, students who battled real hardship in order to get through to their next stage of life. Our school does a wonderful job with the wide range of students that enrol.