From the Principal (Issue 11 2017)
Written on the 3 August 2017
Dear members of the Sacred Heart College community,
Welcome to Term 3!
Marist Schools Australia (MSA) Biennial Conference
One of the small group sessions was focused on Pope Frances' homliy from the Mass held on New Year's Day, which marks the solemnity of Mary, as well as the World Day of Peace. In his homily, the Pope states:
"Mothers are the strongest antidote to our individualistic and egotistical tendencies, to our lack of openness and our indifference. A society without mothers would not only be a cold society, but a society that has lost its heart, lost the 'feel of home'... Celebrating the feast of the Holy Mother of God makes us smile once more as we realize that we are a people, that we belong, that only within a community, within a family, can we as persons find the 'climate', the 'warmth' that enables us to grow in humanity, and not merely as objects meant to 'consume and be consumed'."
Herein lies the significant affirmation and challenge of belonging to the Sacred Heart 'family'. It is to be a community with a family spirit which provides a sense of warmth and belonging so that each of us can grow to become our complete selves. Much to ponder here!
So, thank you to the members of the Sacred Heart community who are engaging in this issue. There is still much detail to be finalised and I will continue to keep you informed.
Best wishes for the term ahead, including to all students involved in the annual 'Intercol' this weekend and to our Girls' Open Football team who are scheduled to play the State Grand Final as a curtain raiser to the Showdown this Sunday!