Honouring Father’s Day: Celebrating Strength, Wisdom, and Love

This Sunday marks a special occasion as we come together to celebrate Father’s Day. On this day, we reflect on the remarkable qualities of fathers – their unwavering strength, guiding influence, boundless wisdom, and unwavering support. In contemplating fatherhood, we draw inspiration from the profound sacrifice of God the Father, who offered his only Son, Jesus Christ, for the benefit of humanity. This act serves as a poignant example of both the essence of fatherhood and God’s unconditionally encompassing love for us.

Adding to the spirit of the celebration, our Year 7 fathers were invited to join their daughters for a special breakfast today. This was an opportunity for them to spend some special time together, strengthening their bond. As a gesture of appreciation, each father received a copy of our ‘Dad’s Joke Book’ to commemorate the occasion.

Father’s Day is a reminder to recognise and acknowledge the contributions of fathers, grandfathers, uncles, and significant male figures in our lives. We thank them for their nurturing care and unwavering commitment. While tangible gifts are exchanged, the true essence lies in the gift of gratitude. Acknowledging that every father is human and may falter at times, we should embrace the importance of direct, face-to-face communication and the significance of spending quality time together. This Sunday, let us strive to express our sincere appreciation for the fathers who hold a cherished place in our lives.

Alexa Teixeira’s Journey from Santa Maria College to the screen

From a gap year adventure in California to working alongside Hollywood stars in Western Australia’s thriving screen industry, Alexa Teixeira’s journey has been nothing short of extraordinary. Graduating from Santa Maria College in 2015, Alexa deferred her sports science degree to explore a newfound passion for filmmaking. Her experiences, from Warner Brothers Studio tours to assisting renowned actors like Daisy Ridley, highlight a remarkable career shaped by spontaneous decisions and a deep love for the arts.

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Equipping Our Year 10 Students for the Future

Santa Maria College’s Future10 Program empowers Year 10 students with comprehensive guidance for academic and career planning. Through personalised course counselling, resources like the Learn Curriculum Handbook, and interactive events such as the Course Expo, students gain clarity and confidence in their subject choices. The program fosters a collaborative approach involving parents, teachers, and external representatives, ensuring students are well-prepared for their future pathways.

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the Winter Appeal and Outreach Mass at Santa Maria College.

Term 2 – Empowering Students and Community – Jennifer Oaten

As we conclude another remarkable term at Santa Maria College, we celebrate the myriad achievements and growth of our students. Term 2 was filled with empowering opportunities, from faith-based activities and learning innovations to social awareness projects and community engagements, embodying our Mercy values and commitment to excellence.

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