Like most of us the end of the school year approaches with speed and delight and there is always much to do.
Last Monday evening we celebrated our Year 6 students leaving their primary years behind to embark on their secondary school journey next year. It is an exciting time for them and their families and there were a few tears throughout the night as speeches were made and goodbyes were extended.
We feel truly blessed that our Year 6 students have been on their primary school journey with us and have contributed immensely to the life of our school.
Again, this year, has been one of tremendous growth and learning and this has been achieved through the hard work and determination of all.
As a Catholic School our education is faithful to the tradition and teachings of the Church and follows the ideals of St. Brigid of Knowledge, Strength, Faith, and Hospitality. We, students and their families, friends and staff, have all worked to make the Kingdom of God present to our community and through God’s grace and guidance we have been enriched not just in our spirit and intellect but in our hearts.
We thank Fr. Jeff, Fr. Hilarion and the Parish Team for guiding us on our pastoral journey.
Thank you to our students who have embraced their school community and worked together to learn, grow and make lasting friendships.
We thank our parents, guardians, relatives and friends for their support. There are many ways we have benefited from your assistance such as through fundraising initiatives, camp and excursion helpers, in the classroom, library, donations to our supported charities and all those who generally support our school through being positive and spreading good will within our community. This assistance and your encouragement is very much appreciated.
On Tuesday, we celebrated a Mass of Thanksgiving for the wonderful school year we have had together. Following the conclusion of Mass, we celebrated the Rite of Passage, handing over our Year 6 students to St. Francis Xavier College, our feeder secondary College which is also symbolic of all schools our Year 6 students will be attending and the passing on of student leadership to our Year 5 students for next year.
We thank our Students Leaders for 2018 that have accepted a formal role in the leadership of our school. Leadership is not just limited to our formal student leaders but embraced through the Student Representative Council and other opportunities that provide a student voice to our school.
We have a dedicated and enthusiastic staff and I cannot thank them enough for their commitment to our school and the wonderful, caring way they support our students.
As we come closer to celebrating the birth of Jesus at Christmas, may we make room for Jesus in our daily lives and share this in our relationships with others and in all our words and actions.
May the Prince of Peace come and dwell in us this Christmas and may the festive season be a joyful and safe one for you all.