Loving God, we thank you for all the blessings of this term. May we use the holidays to take care of ourselves and each other. We make this prayer in Jesus’ name. Amen.
Dear Families and Carers,
Welcome to the June edition of our College newsletter.
I invite you to read this edition of our newsletter to hear about what has been happening around the College, which includes:
- Mass Celebrating 200 years of Catholic Education in Australia
- College Co-Captain Report
- Year 7 Faith Formation Day
- Year 10 Careers Day
- Languages Week
- Year 9 Australian Geography Competition
- SCSA Basketball
- Student reflections on the return to onsite learning
At Ave Maria College we always like to recognise student achievement across the many different endeavours for which our students engage and participate in. The Premier’s VCE Awards recognises students who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE). The College is proud to announce and congratulate Mariam Touma, a current Year 12 student, who is a recipient of the Premier’s VCE Award for her studies in Arabic which were undertaken at the Victorian School of Languages in 2020. Mariam will be presented with her award on Tuesday, 27 July 2021 in a formal ceremony that will be held to recognise top-performing students who excelled in their VCE studies in 2020.
We wish Ms Jennifer Lorimar all the best as she commences long service leave at the conclusion of this term. We look forward to welcoming the return of Mrs Nadia Di Salvatore following a period parental leave.
A reminder to our current families and alumnae that there are three vacancies for the new School Advisory Council. – one parent vacancy, one parishioner vacancy and one alumna vacancy. For more details, please click on this link. Interested members of the Ave community are requested to complete the expression of interest.
As we approach the conclusion of this term I would like to thank students for their willingness to connect, belong, engage and grow throughout this term. Their resilience and commitment to their studies as they transitioned to remote online learning, and then back again, to face-to-face learning was exemplary. Also to the staff for their ongoing commitment to the education of our students. Well done to all!
In closing I would like to share the following prayer for the end of term with you.
We thank you Lord, for this term.
For the challenges, the successes, and the mistakes from which we have learnt.
Be with us as we spend our time with family and friends.
Give us strength and courage to do what is right and to be witnesses of our faith.
Help us to appreciate what others do for us as we give time and effort to help others.
Keep us safe in our activities so we can return refreshed and ready for a new term.
We thank you for our fellow students, parents, staff and the Ave community that cares for us.
Many thanks to the Ave community for your continued support and I look forward to seeing you all again at the start of Term 3.
God bless and as a community may we continue to strive for truth through love.