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Principal’s ReportPosted in Principal's Report on Friday, 10 May, 2019
Mandurah Catholic College Community
Welcome back from the recent school vacation; I trust families enjoyed a restful break. Whilst a few us were able to take a break we had several students and staff who represented the College in a wide range of ways. Some were involved in representing the College attending the annual Canberra Trip, participating in the Inaugural Cultural Trip to Italy, on horseback in an equestrian competition, attending ANZAC Dawn services, preparing for ANZAC Day celebrations, some attending Drama rehearsals for the Tempest, which is starting this weekend (hopefully you have already booked your tickets to attend tonight or tomorrow night BOOK HERE ) and some staff attended an array of professional learning with other teachers around the state, to mention just a few. I thank all the staff and students who gave so generously of their time to grow and achieve so many of their God-given talents.
This giving and contributing to all aspects of the College to enable students to gain a holistic education (where students are well rounded and contribute to society), continued in the first two weeks back with both the middle and senior school athletic carnivals. A number of students contributed and achieved some great results. A special thank you to all the Physical Education staff who give of their time so generously.
This week we celebrated St Bernadette’s Feast Day on Wednesday to enable our students to gain a greater appreciation of such a special person who inspires them to grow as young adults. Mrs Daly provided background to the Secondary students about who St Bernadette was and why we celebrate her and her devotion to Mother Mary, particularly during May which is when the Catholic Church celebrates the month of Mary.
Finally, on Thursday we celebrated our Year 4 Taster Day which welcomes our Catholic Year 4 feeder school students to experience a Secondary School day at MCC. This year we also invited students from the wider community to attend and experience what is on offer at the College. I would like to thank all our staff who help make the day such a success and the support of our Primary Catholic School principals and leaders, who work together to sustain Catholic education in the Peel Region.
On the first day I welcomed back all existing and new Secondary students to the College, inviting them to remember my challenge to them to change one thing that they want to improve on, as this will have a profound effect on them. I also asked them to settle into the upcoming term quickly and work with the College for support.
My mother often reminded me that to be blessed with children is a gift, treasure all those little moments that are special because so very soon the house will be empty and quiet and you will be wondering where all those hectic moments have gone. As parents we are the main educators of our children and what we do daily will influence the decision-making processes that our children will come to learn.
I would like to wish all mothers in our community a wonderful, happy Mother’s Day for 12 May. We thank them for their selfless devotion to their families and society.
Mothers hold their children’s hands for a short while, but their hearts forever. – Unknown
Mr Chris Wallace