Social media has changed the way we access our news. People expect to be informed immediately or even while it is happening; anyone generates imagery, mobile phone recordings are often used, and the footage is broadcasted live from the scene, with little filtering.
I believe our young people can and will be the drivers of this change. We need to harness their passion for sustainability; this was evident through our student’s voice when developing our strategic plan. Our role is to ensure they learn and understand the vital role they can play in sustaining our planet.
Joy doesn’t come from others; it comes from within us. When we are more present, the simple things in life become joyful; the food we eat, the air we breathe, the sounds of nature and our families. The more we get in touch with our true selves, the more joy we will feel. With joy, there is hope. The present is where joy lives.
Entering high school from primary school is an exciting time for children and their parents, but it can also be challenging for your child. Some children cope with change better than others. As parents, what we say and how we respond to challenges they face can significantly change how a student settles into high school.
Today is Mercy Day, a day when we pay tribute to the hard work, commitment, and devotion of the Sisters and people of Mercy. Mercy Day is a celebration of our charism and rich heritage. It is a time to reflect on how fortunate we are to have such wonderful facilities and opportunities compared to many girls around the world.
Twenty buses transported nearly 1280 students from Years 5 – 12 to the venue, ready for a great day of friendly rivalry and quiet competitiveness. The Houses competed in track and field events and showed tremendous spirit working together in the team events. The carnival is a great example of our strong sense of community where students, staff and parents come together to enable athletes to demonstrate their talents.