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Principal's Log

Year 5 students have been heavily involved in leading a growing understanding of practical ways in which we can protect our environment and act sustainably through the Champions for Change initiative, led by Mrs Lu Pollard. Developing environmental...
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Being Just Is Being More Than Fair

Young people have a strong radar for ‘what is fair’. Learning to be just involves being able to discern what is good for people in a myriad of contexts. It requires careful thought and weighing up. Compassion and empathy are keys to living justly,...
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It has been great to see the community’s response to the Red Shield Appeal so far. Through these small gifts we can make a difference to many people in our local community. The Pacific community plays a very key role in enabling the Salvation Army...
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Acting Out of Love For Others

Having a love for people and the environment enables us to act out of compassion and care. There is humility and a willingness for self-sacrifice. It brings a gentler, more long-term perspective to the way we think and act. When we focus on how we...
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Principal's Log

Throughout last week as we commemorated ANZAC Day within the College and in the broader community, there was a strong focus on serving others and a recognition of the sacrifices that others had made for us. Again, on Sunday at our Open Day, staff,...
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We Remember Them

It is heartening to see people of all ages pause to remember and respect the sacrifices made by past and present defence personnel and their families. Messages from past students Captain Jacob Frahn at our Middle and Senior College ANZAC Service and...
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Welcome to the start of Term 2 and particularly new students and their families. We also welcome Mr Rhys Hurren who comes to us from St Joseph’s College, Gregory Terrace as a Middle and Senior College Humanities and English teacher while Mrs Elley...
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Forgiveness at the Heart of Renewal

Living fully is being able to let go of burdens of the past and fears of the future. In the adventure of life, we bump up against people and experiences, we feel delight and disappointment and there is loss and gain. Turning over our experiences...
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There was considerable energy and joy at the Junior and Middle College discos last Friday night. The Year 9 and 12 leaders and disc jockey Brendan West set a great atmosphere for both groups. We thank Brendan and the student leaders, the Friends of...
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Learning Through Feedback

Being able to respond effectively to feedback requires us to be able switch down our emotional response. Questions such as ‘what can be learnt here’, ‘what needs to be learnt’ and ‘what are my next steps’ help us to focus our thinking on action. It...
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