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 […]

Principal’s Blog

As I come to write this final Principal’s blog for the term I am almost out of words. Was there ever a time when a break was more needed? ‘Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. […]

Let’s Stay Together

They are finally here…a term break in a term that was strange, long and for many, exhausting.  But we have made it and we have done so because we stayed together.  They say that teaching isn’t a job – it’s a vocation and what I […]

Principal’s Blog

This week culminated over six months of preparation as we began our full school review process. In what was a ‘sign of the times’ we commenced Day 1 of the 4 day review process completing our compliance review ’virtually’ for our registration with the Victorian […]

Principal’s Blog

There is a peculiar paradox that I am feeling at the moment, with finding the balance between what sometimes feels like Groundhog Day and ensuring we keep moving forward, between the operational decisions of providing continuity of learning remotely with blue sky strategic future thinking. […]

Principal’s Blog

Sometime last year, at a formation day with the Kildare Ministries Principals and Managers of the KM community works, we were challenged to consider ‘how will we be known?’ The answer, for us, is in the way we express a spirituality of justice inspired by […]

Principal’s Blog

This past week has been undeniably challenging for our College community following the confirmation that one of our students had tested positive for COVID-19. I have been inspired by the resilience and tenacity of this young person and their family. With the overnight confirmation of […]

Principal’s Blog

Living Justice – Celebrating Refugee Week Our refugee students and families play a vital role in creating an opportunity to celebrate the differences and diversity within our schools, helping students look beyond their own personal experiences to help others. Whilst this week in our Church […]

Principal’s Blog

How do you bring hope to a school community?  I remember when this question was asked of me during my interview for this Principalship. At the time it felt like a curve ball and I remember thinking ‘good question’. It had not been in the […]