Life at St Brigid’s College is certainly full at the moment. This week the Year 7 students are building new relationships while on Camp at Robe. I thank the dedicated staff who have given their time to ensure these students have a memorable experience, in particular Mr Tom Magee, Mrs Cathy van Dyk, Mr Danny Reyland and Ms Ashlee Grace. In addition to this, it was wonderful to see new and current parents join us on Monday evening for a meet the Teacher Advisor meal in Coughlin Park Community Centre. We were pleased to be joined by Mrs Andrea Cox, Principal of Ss Michael and John’s Primary School (SMJ), as we strengthen our connections within Catholic Education.
Next week, we have our Opening School Mass on Monday at 11.00am at Ss Michael and John’s Catholic Church which will be celebrated by Monsignor Murphy and Fr McKay. This is a wonderful way to formally begin the Academic Year and I expect all students to be in attendance and in full school uniform. Families of the St Brigid’s community are welcome to attend.
Then on Wednesday we begin our Lenten journey with the Ash Wednesday Liturgy in the College Stadium and this year we are excited to be joined by the students and staff of SMJ Horsham. Lent is a time when we take time to reflect on our lives and consider our relationships with others in the community and our God.
On Thursday 19th February, the College will hold the Swimming Carnival at the Horsham Aquatic Centre and again, for the first time, we have invited students from SMJ Horsham to compete in a series of events along with our students. Also, on this day, the Diocesan Leadership Gathering will be held in Horsham which will bring together the principals and DOBCEL leaders together as we plan for 2021.
I am fortunate enough to have been invited by Principal Cathy Grace to the family gathering of the Our Lady Help of Christians Primary School community Tuesday evening and I look forward to meeting the students, parents and staff.
I continue to appreciate the friendly welcome form Horsham and district communities.
Have a great weekend.