From the Principal
I had the pleasure of interviewing scholarship applicants last week. Mary MacKillop is a big institution, and as Principal it is possible to go a couple of days without having a genuine encounter with a student. This has become even more pronounced recently as a lot of my time is devoted to building plans, both on-site and off-site. So, to have two full days speaking with students about such positive things was an incredible plus.
In the interviews, every student was asked about their role model - the person they looked up to and wanted to most be like. I would say that 95% of students picked one of their parents. Hearing the students articulate so glowingly, and emphatically, the respect they hold for their parents was just lovely. Praise was well beyond comments about care and support. The applicants spoke about courage, resilience, leadership, strength of character and service.
I reflected during these conversations that, as first educators of your child, you light the path for the College to walk. What a blessing it is for us to serve a community that is so dedicated to these things. It reassures me that when talking to your children about the value of such attributes, they are seeing such positive examples in their every day.
Many thanks to the families who tuned in to our Prep Transition and Moving on Up presentations. It was very exciting to welcome our new students in Prep, Year 7, and a few other year levels in between.
You will have seen the many new opportunities being offered in Sports and the Arts - it is our desire that every child from P-12 have the chance to excel in these areas. Please do keep a look out next year for all of the opportunities.
Thank you very much for your ongoing support.
Mr Chris Gabbett