Principal’s Blog

If you google ‘retreat’ there are a number of definitions and I know our Year 12s were not too sure what to expect before their recent time away. Three days at Rutherford Park for our Year 12s provided the idyllic location for this time and […]

Principal’s Blog

We are the custodians of the good news! I write these few thoughts today, as we come to the end of the Kildare Ministries Conference where we have explored the theme ‘Living Justice Living Peace: Go out joyfully!!’ As part of the conference planning committee, […]

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Have you noticed how amazing the moon has been this week? You may have seen it as it rises in the east or have caught it about to set as you prepared to start a new day. I have wondered how it could be any […]

Principal’s Blog

‘But who do you say that I am?’  Jesus asked this question of his disciples.  Questions are an opportunity to wonder.   How would you have answered this question as a child, as a young adult, how would you answer this question now?  Pondering this question […]

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‘And what does your husband think about you applying for this position?’ I was 26. I was applying for a Principalship in a small rural school. I wasn’t really thinking I would be successful, but I was keen to test the waters and gain some […]

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Wonder – Seeing beyond I have never grown up when it comes to bubbles. For me, bubbles get you in. They make me laugh. They fascinate me. They make me feel alive. They are something of mystery – so fragile and yet so beautiful, such […]

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This year we begin the 65th year of providing education for the young women of Geelong and surrounding districts. Just over 200 years ago 31 students gathered in a small schoolhouse in Sydney to begin the first Catholic education in Australia. A national theme, “Faith […]

Principal’s Blog

And just like that, we come to the final Principal’s blog for 2020. Most conversations I have had with people this week have had a common theme about us not being ready for it to be December, advent and only three weeks until Christmas. In […]

Principal’s Blog

As 9am on Wednesday morning arrived we drew a collective sigh of relief as our VCE students commenced their English exam. At the same time the new headline came through that we had recorded another day of double zeros for new cases and deaths due […]

Principal’s Blog

As I drove to school this morning I was drawn to thinking about thresholds, the space between what is and what is to come. The notion of ‘thresholds’ has significance for us with our Brigidne tradition, as legend says that St Brigid was born on […]