Dear Parents, Students, Staff and Friends of the Magdalene Community,
Congratulations to our Year 10 students on their recent involvement in the “Opening Doors” day which involved a range of service providers working with our Year 10 students in the area of careers education. We received many impressive comments about Year 10 and I congratulate them on the way they engaged in the day. Special thanks to all staff involved, particularly Mrs Dobbie and Mr Arzapitian for their organization and support.
Magdalene Classics was held last Sunday and we sincerely thank Mr Mäe and all staff, students and parents who were involved in this special event which showcased the talents of our community.
As we move into the final week for Year 12, I continue to ask for your thoughts and prayers for this graduating class. A farewell assembly involving staff, students and parents will be held next Wednesday 21 September beginning at 10am. On Wednesday evening the Year 12 Graduation Mass will be held at St Paul’s Camden at 7pm. We wish all students every success as they prepare for the HSC beginning in Term 4 and encourage all Year 12 students to ensure they have prepared thoroughly and make use of the holiday classes that will be on offer.
Staff and students involved in the Europe excursion will depart next Thursday and we wish them safe travels as they combine a study of Germany and Italy history and culture. It is a wonderful opportunity and we look forward to hearing about their travels. Sincere thanks to Mrs Said and Mrs Byrnes who have been the driving force behind the organization of this event.
Year 8 students will be involved in the Public Speaking finals next Monday and we wish them success as they compete against Good Samaritan Catholic College Hinchinbrook.
Over the past weeks there has been a detailed process undertaken in the selection of student leaders for 2017. I have been highly impressed with the depth of potential leadership at Magdalene and we congratulate the selected leaders as listed below. Thank you to all students who put themselves forward for leadership and I encourage them to still look for opportunities to develop their leadership in the year ahead.
2017 STUDENT LEADERSHIP TEAM
We would like to congratulate the Year 11 leaders on the following appointments.
School Captains: Alexandra Willis, Bailey Whitley
School Vice Captains: Kaitlyn Paroz, Zachary Gomes
School Spirit: Isaac Percy, Mikayla Cummins-Wotton
Social Justice Councillors: Ava Davidson, Sarah Johnstone
Faith and Liturgy Councillors: Lachlan Abernethy, Samyra King
Environmental Councillors: Georgia Nagle, Amber-Jayne Matthews
Sports Captains: Sheree Farrell, Steven Dengate
11 Bruchhauser: Georgia Davey, Lachlan Opalniuk
11 Dunne: Chloe Veness, Cameron Mills
11 Hogan: Jasmine Bajada, Kurt Sookee
11 Moore: Peta Alvaro, Jordan Lombardo
11 Sedgwick: Lauren Wright, Laétin Perrin-Russo
11 Wilson: Roisin Bolwell, Kaiden Roberts
SRC LEADERS 2017
Year 7: Vince Arcadi, Kaitlyn Myers, Jack Haines
Year 8: Olivia Nagle, Flynn O'keeffe, William Kiss
Year 9: Harrison Collins-Webb, Georgia Howarth, Paris Maguire
Year 10: Lauren Avero, Connor McFarlane, Dominique Messina, Bradley Bishop
Leadership Induction Ceremony
The Leadership Induction Ceremony will be held on Wednesday 12 October 9.30am - 11.00am.
With the term drawing to a close, thank you to all staff, students and parents for your work, commitment and support over the past 10 weeks. It has been a term where we have seen a great engagement in many significant events that could only have been successful because of the willing support of this community.
The recent Canonisation by Pope Francis of Mother Teresa is a significant event in the Catholic Church. The verses below reportedly were written on the wall in Mother Teresa’s own room. In any case, their association with Mother Teresa and the Missionaries of Charity has made them popular worldwide, expressing as they do, the spirit in which they lived their lives.
Some sources say that the words below were written on the wall in Mother Teresa’s own room. In any case, their association with Mother Teresa and the Missionaries of Charity has made them popular worldwide, expressing as they do, the spirit in which they lived their lives.
I offer these verses for your reflection:
People are often unreasonable, irrational, and self-centered. Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives. Be kind anyway.
If you are successful, you will win some unfaithful friends and some genuine enemies. Succeed anyway.
If you are honest and sincere people may deceive you. Be honest and sincere anyway.
What you spend years creating, others could destroy overnight. Create anyway.
If you find serenity and happiness, some may be jealous. Be happy anyway.
The good you do today, will often be forgotten. Do good anyway.
Give the best you have, and it will never be enough. Give your best anyway.
In the final analysis, it is between you and God. It was never between you and them anyway.
St Mother Teresa - Pray for us.
St Mary Magdalene - Pray for us.
Mr Michael Mullaly