From the Principal
Living God, draw us into unity
Creator of all things, both seen and unseen, speak to
us in your great wisdom.
Make us strong as we seek your help and guidance.
Teach us to love all people regardless of race or colour or belief.
May we listen with great care to the heartbeat of this land and to its people who cared for it so well and for so long.
May the peace these people and their land have always enjoyed continue to be strengthened and preserved by all who wish to come and be part of this country and its ‘Ancient Dreaming’.
Glory to you, God of Life,
Creating, nurturing, reconciling.
Glory to you forever.
Welcome back to everyone for the start of Semester Two. I hope that everyone had a restful and relaxing holiday and that your daughters commence the semester with a renewed commitment to their studies and the wide variety of activities the College is offering.
The start of semester is also a time for students to consolidate and improve on their learning outcomes in each of their subjects. The results and school reports provide opportunities for ongoing reflection and learning and how appropriate strategies and changes will lead to improvements.
Congratulations to all students on the successes and improvements evident in many of the Semester reports. It is always pleasing to read comments and witness girls committed to learning and striving to achieve their best. The College’s Academic Assembly showcased a large number of students who are clearly achieving to the best of the ability. This is a wonderful testament to the outstanding ways students have continued to connect and engage. The increasing numbers of students achieving Academic Improvement Awards for having significant growth in their learning is wonderful.
Naidoc Day Celebrations – Friday 14 July
New Executive Director – Queensland Catholic Education Commission
The Bishops of Queensland have named Allan Blagaich the next Executive Director of the Queensland Catholic Education Commission (QCEC). He is currently Executive Director of the School Curriculum and Standards Authority in Western Australia will take up his new role in September.
Vinnies Road Trip – on the Road Again!
On the first day of the June holidays our Vinnies group set off to deliver the Winter Grocery Appeal to the Inala Vinnies Family Centre. We loaded up both busses and one ute – a testament to the generosity of our families – and headed off. Once there we helped the volunteers unload and stack the goods in their pantry. They invite families in to choose what they need, so nothing is wasted.
It was quite moving talking to the volunteers; they said that up to 30 families come to them each day for help.
Next, we had a break and a picnic at the Rocks Riverside Park. It has a lot of great playground equipment – a flying fox, a giant bouncy thing and a big climbing rope (just what we need for the Curragh!). Even the Year 12’s had a go, we’re all still young at heart.
It was also the day to check out the Vinnies op shops at Corinda, Oxley and Sumner Park. The ladies at the Oxley one remembered us from last year, this year we bought dress ups we can wear on House days. At Sumner Park the Manager took us for a tour of the sorting and pricing room. It’s just amazing what is donated. Priced right, there will be a new home for everything. Here are some images of us having a great time.
It was a super start to the holidays. Good to see the collection project through to the end and do it together. Vinnies is a lot of fun, as well as being about “good works”.
Next up is the Sleep Out at school this Friday.
What’s Coming Up?
Friday 14 July – Vinnies Sleep-out
Watch this space for a recap of the night!
Monday 17 July – Discovery Tours
Do you know a family still considering their daughter’s future education? If so, ask them to jump online to our website and register for the upcoming Discovery tour on Monday. Tours start at 9:30am and will be finished by 11am and will provide families an opportunity to meet with CLT, as well as Mrs Anna Pianta, the Program Leader for our new Junior school, as well as have a guided tour with Brigidine College students.
Monday 17 July – Technologies Day
Join us this Monday, July 17 for our annual Technologies Day—a morning tea and lunchtime event that promises to showcase the incredible talent and ingenuity of our students. At morning tea engage in a Q&A session with our senior design students to share their knowledge, experiences, and insights. Or witness the brilliance of our Year 10 Enterprise Education students as they pitch their innovative business ideas. Cast your vote for the business idea you believe holds the most potential for success. And lastly the fashion show at lunchtime will offer a unique opportunity to showcase the stunning work of our talented textile and fashion students. We can’t wait to see you there!
4-5 July – ELEMENTUM A Journey Beyond…
Join us for a spectacular production of the Cocurricular Arts ensembles and groups. With a cast of over 200 students, and featuring Terry Hansen as our Ringmaster, ‘ELEMENTUM… A Journey Beyond’ will take you on a breath-taking journey through the elements of Earth, Water and Sky under the Big Top.
With a sideshow alley, wine bar and food truck, it will be an event for all ages!
NB: Please be aware that this production may include special effects such as strobe lighting, smoke machines, recorded music and aerial elements
No refunds are available for this event.