From the Head of Middle School (Issue 12 2017)
Written on the 17 August 2017
I am never surprised at our community's willingness to do good things - I see it in so many places. Last week was no different with the Middle School hosting a well-received transition day for Year 7 students from both Marymount and Sacred Heart - this group will be our Year 9 Leaders of the Champagnat Campus in 2019. We also hosted students from many Catholic primary schools in our region for the Road to Emmaus Program.
On Friday, students participated in the Walk a Mile in My Boots Hutt Street Centre fundraiser in the city for people facing homelessness, and at our Assumption Mass on Tuesday, we also helped raise further funds for this cause. In many ways our students' actions are living examples of the Gospel and a true reflection of our Marist charism - doing good quietly whilst being present to others in a simple way. Just like Mary our Good Mother, we need to continually encourage our students to "go out into the hillside" and be the Face of God to others.
Just a reminder that we are already approaching the half way mark of the term, so I would encourage all students to ensure they are getting on top of their studies and assignments. And to parents and carers, I would also encourage you to have conversations with your son(s) about his workload. Being organised and learning good study habits are vital if each student is to work towards their potential.
Finally, with just a few weeks of our winter CEA program to go, I would like to thank staff, parents and other members of the community for their efforts in coaching, managing and generally supporting our students. We simply could not run this program without your support.
Finally, keep an eye out for The Sacred Heart Drum Corp who will be playing at the SANFL Grand final on Sunday 24 September at Adelaide Oval - an amazing achievement!
Have a great week!