Walkathon and more
I spoke to the assembly this morning about the fine work being done by Br Peter Corr fms in Timor Leste. Br Peter was the previous principal of our school. He has been the director of the Bacau Teachers’ College in Timor Leste since 2014. This College has produced approximately 600 East Timorese school teachers since it was founded by the Marists in 2001. This success alone is making a real difference to the quality of life of the Timorese people.Timor Leste is a close neighbour of Australia. It is also a very poor country with half of its population living in extreme poverty. Timor Leste became a sovereign state in 2002 and at times has suffered great unrest and turmoil with huge numbers of the population killed in the years before independence.
Br Peter is now working to build a new Marist school for the young East Timorese students. This will further extend the benefits of education to these poor people. I told the boys this morning that it is hard to think of another person that we know who is making a bigger difference in their work to bring a group of people out of poverty.
I have proposed to the assembly that the money raised for this year’s Walkathon be sent via Marist Asia Pacific Solidarity (MAPS) to aid the work being done by Br Peter to build this new Marist school. I am asking that each student bring in $30 to tutor group in the fortnight prior to the walkathon. The walkathon itself is to be held on the second last day of this term on 26 September 2019. This is a great work for our school to be engaged in and one that fits our value of being others centred.Chess
We have some exciting news in regard to Chess. Please congratulate our Intermediate Grade Chess team, for winning their region semi-finals match against Shore on Friday night last and progressing to the Intermediate Grade Met North Region final, in which they will play against Knox Grammar this Friday 23 August.
Best wishes to the following students:
Board 1: Arvend Karunagaran 10MR1
Board 2: Rowan Cargill 10MK8
Board 3: Liam Stankovic-Spice 10MR2
Board 4: Yutaro Yamada 10MK1
The Winter Sports Assembly was held today. Mr Peter Giles, the College Sportsmaster, organised the awards for each team in the winter competitions and he also does a great job of organising all the various sports at our school. Lachlan Don, our Sports Captain, did an excellent job of thanking each of the teachers who have given up their time for the benefit of our sportsmen.Tony Duncan