We have had a very busy fortnight.
Thank you so much to the parents, students and staff who combined to make the Grand Opening of the Fitzroy Oval such a success. It was a real honour to be the new Bishop's first school blessing, and really great to just have some time with him, Dr Pat Coughlan and other members of the Toowoomba Catholic Schools Office Executive team. Dr Pat has been a great supporter of our College as we have grown as has Julie Payne, the Director of Finance and Infrastructure and it made me very happy to have them present.
Thank you so much to the Mary MacKillop students who represented us on the new oval against the two Diocesan teams. The 1st XI girls were outstanding in their 1-1 draw with the Diocese of Toowoomba team. I have heard since that parents had come from as far as Cunnamulla to watch that game. Thank you also to Jackson Barr for refereeing the game and Mrs Frame for her constant leadership. A thanks also to the boys who played in the 1st XV game. This game was a real joy to referee. Mr Faessler has done some tremendous work in developing a great culture amongst these boys and they play a really positive brand of rugby. A 17-10 victory against really quality opposition was fantastic.
It is important to mention the hard work of Carolyn Richardson and Phoebe Burton who were central to the organisation of the day.
You will also see in the newsletter reports of our significant success in the futsal in Brisbane and the local Eisteddfod. Thank you so much to these students who give so much time in these areas and are such fantastic ambassadors for the College. None of this happens without the leadership of Mr Griffiths and Mrs Burke, who work very intensely to ensure students have access to these activities.
All of the above are emblematic of our witness as a Catholic school. It is so important to provide avenues for all students to find and celebrate their individual gifts, and to do so in a way that strives for excellence. Whether participating in an Eisteddfod, playing soccer or futsal, these students are expressing their uniqueness and their dignity and it is such a wonderful reason to celebrate.
Have a lovely weekend. Thank you so much for supporting our work at the College.