During July, we highlight various NAIDOC Week opportunities and activities. The theme this year, ‘For Our Elders’, celebrates and pays respect to all Aboriginal Elders, honouring the important role they play as cultural knowledge holders and leaders in the wider community. Amongst the various activities happening, the College will play host to students from neighbouring secondary schools for some sport and shared time, touring our campus.
Various guest presentations are taking part for different year groups in these coming weeks. Mr Adam Przytula will spend time addressing the Year 7 cohort on 3 August around the important aspect of Resilience. Adam’s work and publications at Armed for Life will explore the concepts around being equipped for a healthy and resilient life, as students enter this important adolescent stage and go forward into teenagehood.
Later in the month we will see Paul Dillon return to the College again to present to our senior students in the Year 10 to 12 groups. This valuable interaction provides great insight and guidance into the harmful effects of alcohol and illicit drugs.
This important period of term also sees our Year 10 students making important decisions about the choice of courses and what options are available to them for Year 11 next year. These important subject selection interviews will provide guidance and advice before confirmation of each individual student’s pathway and choices.
Next week from 2-6 August, World Youth Day will be celebrated in Lisbon, Portugal. This massive gathering of young people from around the world that occurs every three years is a fantastic opportunity for connection and shared celebration of faith. Those who have been fortunate enough to visit this beautiful city will know it will provide the perfect backdrop to this great event and we wish Sr Chau safe travels as she embarks on this pilgrimage next week.
Mr John Bormolini