Champagnat Week and more
Champagnat Award Winners
During our Assembly last week we had the chance to award Max Partridge the Junior Champagnat Award for his positive contributions to the College in a variety of ways including sport and the College Band.
The Staff Champagnat Award was previously presented to Ms Rochelle Eggins. Rochelle has worked tirelessly over the years to support many College initiatives. Her contributions to College hospitality and to the immersion dinners was noted as was her willingness to undertake additional roles within the leadership of the College.
Riley Sanders who is our Senior Champagnat Award winner addressed the assembly. Riley spoke of Champagnat’s own life and of his qualities which are ones we seek to follow.
130 Year Pins
Last week we issued every student and teacher with our 130 Year Commemorative pins. In 1888 the Jesuit Parish Priest, Fr Kelly, of St Mary’s Parish asked the Marist Brothers to begin a school to educate the poor children of the Lower North Shore. The founding Principal was Br Walter Moore. Br Walter and two other Marists began the school on 2 July 1888 and by the end of that year had an enrolment of 100 students.
This great relationship between the local Jesuits and the Marist Brothers began that year and has held strong ever since. Nearly every Mass said for our College over these years has been led by one of the Jesuit priests.
Symposium 27 June
Sydney Catholic Schools will be holding an Information Symposium at 7.00-8.30pm on Wednesday 27 June in La Valla Hall. The purpose of this meeting is to inform our community of the plans for the development of the College and in particular the enrolment of the first group of girls in 2021. If you have any neighbours with children in Year 4 or younger they may be interested in attending this meeting. All are welcome. It should be an interesting evening and one that marks a change in the direction of the College.
Events in the next few weeks
Please consider attending some or all of the following school events:
- Paul Dillon, drug and alcohol educator, Wednesday, 20 June 2018 from 6.30 to 7.30pm in the Academic Resource Centre (library)
- College Production, The Real Inspector Hound, Friday 22 June at 7pm and Saturday 23 June 2018 at 6.30pm in LaValla Hall
- P&F Trivia Night, Saturday Evening 30 June at 6.45pm in La Valla Hall. Click here for further information