Welcome to 2022 from the Principal
Welcome to the 2022 Academic Year. It has been a real joy after an awkward start to welcome students back to the College and we have had a wonderful two weeks. There was no time-wasting at all - by 9:30am on 7 February I walked around the College and saw focussed work in every classroom. We were all very ready to get started.
The ongoing pandemic has made me reflect on the nature and imperatives of faith. As a Catholic school, we can overuse the term and it can become a bit of white noise. My feeling though as we continue to attempt to do our normal in spite of things being a bit abnormal, we need faith. Not just its 'political' meaning of trust and confidence in decisions and leadership. We also need to consider its religious meaning - that we feel an assurance that things will be positive despite a lack of proof that they will.
We are leaning right now on faith in a lot of ways. We have to trust in the actions of others in the community to manage their lives in a way that supports everyone's well being. We also have to have faith that the small things we are asked to do will have a big impact and will help us in delivering a great education in spite of the ongoing Covid context.
I hope you are all happy to be back with us in the community. We will see what the next stage of restrictions looks like and look to having a community event as soon as possible. Until then, please take care and look after each other.