A Word from the Principal – 3 May 2022

Dear Staff, Parents and Friends of the College,

You will be aware of the lifting of most Covid related restrictions on schools now.  This is welcome news and means, with a few exceptions, face masks are no longer required for students or staff.  This also means that community use of school facilities can resume, and parents will be able once again to attend school events indoors and outdoors independent of the attendee’s vaccination status. More detailed information will be sent out to parents in a separate communication this week.

Term 2 will be a busy and short term. Next week begins our Secondary school inter-house debates with topics like ‘whether we should return to the land’, and ‘whether technology improves human communication’ being debated by our students. From these debates, senior speakers will be selected to represent the College in our inter-school debate against St Philomena’s school in Brisbane Term 3.

On Wednesday, the school be holding its annual Cross Country on school grounds. Parents are encouraged to attend to cheer their children on. Detailed information around timing of events and where spectators can assemble will be sent out to parents soon.

The Cross Country will be followed by Parent-Teacher Interviews. This is to discuss the interim reports and any other concerns related to their child’s learning.
Bookings for the Parent-Teacher Interviews are now available through Parent Lounge and interviews will be held face-to-face on site rather than by telephone call this year. If you need help making an appointment on Parent Lounge, please contact the College office for assistance.

I would like to thank the P&F for their successful fundraiser last Sunday at the church which raised nearly $2000.  The P&F are also running a Mothers’ Day event this Friday at the Aquinas Community Centre. All mothers and grandmothers are welcome to join this event. Page 3 of this publication offers more information.
I wish you all an enjoyable start to the new term and assure you of my prayers.

Sincerely yours in the Two Hearts,

Father Andrew Cranshaw