From the Principal
Did you see the double eclipse on Wednesday night? There was both a super moon – when a full moon reaches the closest point to Earth in its orbit – and a blood moon, which is caused by a total lunar eclipse. I find events like these that capture the awe and wonder of nature really humbling. We get so few chances in the modern world to look away from a screen or a Netflix series to feel small, and to be overcome.
I have had the joy this week of scholarship interviews. Being a Principal offers a varied week at the best of times - and it is not very often that you get a whole day of the top students meeting one to one with you outlining what they have done really well. It's a great experience.
In one conversation with a year 6 boy, we discussed attending Mass. I can remember when I was 11 it was certainly filed in the 'things I am made to do' folder and we discussed how that has changed as I got older. For as long as I can remember in my adult life, I have enjoyed attending Mass. For me, it has become the place where I not only get a sense of awe and wonder, but also a chance to shut out the noise of the world. As I said to the student this week, there is a fantastic sense of welcome invitation - a place to simply 'be' and very little expectation to 'do'. No one checks your homework.
We have been very privileged this term to have Fr Brian saying a regular weekday Mass in Penola 7 for us every Tuesday at 7:30 am. All members of the College are welcome.
I want to thank you all very much for your ongoing support. Have a lovely weekend.