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From the Head of Champagnat Campus (Issue 5 2018)

Written on the 5 April 2018

Easter
The Easter celebration calls us to reflect on the Easter Mystery, the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. The events of Easter are central to our Christian faith and the basis of our mission as a Catholic College, of bringing our young people to a deeper understanding and faith in Jesus as our God and savior.

Marymount celebrated Holy Week and the importance of Easter with ritual and creativity. Our girls were connected with the story, allowed to be imaginative and at other times were encouraged to quietly sit with the mystery. They raised money for Project compassion through their Caritas Café, Walk for Water campaign, a coin line of Hope and last but not least an Easter raffle. The girls also participated in learning activities that focused on the Gospel narrative. We gathered on Holy Thursday to reflect upon the Easter message through a visual re-enactment of the last supper. The use of contemporary, reflective music and simple props were clever theatrical elements which connected our girls to the Easter story. We gathered again on Tuesday for our Easter liturgy. The message was simple and confirmed our commitment to being Easter People, forever joyful and hopeful in the presence of God's love for us.

As we return to school this week, renewed by the joy of Easter and the Resurrection, let us be reminded of Jesus' example of compassion towards others and the behaviours of a compassionate community tolerance, acceptance, empathy, forgiveness and honesty. We have the unique chance to practice these values every day and to be true disciples of Jesus.

Swimming Carnival
The SA Aquatic & Leisure Centre was a bursting with energy last Monday as we gathered for our Marymount Swimming Carnival. The House Captains arrived early to decorate their areas, they were all determined to win. It was wonderful to see House spirit come alive with many girls dressing up for the mascot competition. The day kicked off with a health hustle led by the MLG, which was lots of fun. Houses erupted with cheer as the girls jumped into the pool to launch the day. It was House Spirit at its best. A wonderful way to begin our Swimming Carnival.

The day was just extraordinary. Student attendance and participation was high. Our girls tried their best in both the race events and games, competing for House points. Polding were just too strong and took out the shield for a 10th consecutive time. They just didn't give up and had maximum participation in every event. Adamson took out the Roma Hayward Team Spirit Shield.

I congratulate our House Captains and MLG on their leadership, they were truly outstanding, as were all our girls. I would like to thank our CEA Coordinator Alex Tilley and Tracey Tapscott for their leadership in organising this important community event. I also extend my gratitude to the parent volunteers, without you the Swimming Carnival would not be possible. Many families came in support - it was great to see you there!

We also congratulate some very talented Age Champions...

Year 6
Age Champion:
Quincy Cormack (Polding)
Runner Up:
Kate Poland (McLaughlin)
Year 7
Age Champion:
Sienna Robinson (McLaughlin)
Runner Up:
Milly Bradley (McEwen)
Year 8
Age Champion:
Lucy Roberts (Polding)
Runner Up:
Sarah Goodwin (McLaughlin)
Year 9
Age Champion:
Jasper Cormack (Polding)
Runner Up:
Eloise Merchant (Adamson)

 

A Social Gathering for Parents/Caregivers
Marymount and Middle School parents gathered this week for our first combined social gathering. The relaxed environment of the Holdy and freshness of the Easter break enabled families to connect and share stories of their sons and daughters. A wonderful opportunity to begin building relationships as we prepare for Champagnat Campus. It was great to see so many new and existing families in attendance, highlighting our Marist Family Spirit and a deep commitment to community life.


Kate Kilpatrick
Head of Champagnat Campus

Please view our Swimming Carnival gallery >


 

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