Last week the Year 12 students spent the week celebrating the end of their journey at OLMC by dressing up with a different theme each day. On Monday this week, we held our Year 12 Assembly where we recognised a number of students for their outstanding formal and informal leadership in a range of different aspects of life at OLMC.
Mass was celebrated in the evening by Fr Erick, and it was a wonderful opportunity to recognise our Year 12s and the end of their year with the blessings of God and our community. This was followed by dinner at the Hyatt Event Centre, where we joyfully shared wonderful stories of their six years and a moment of thanks with parents and students. It was a fitting celebration of the six-year journey that most of our Year 12 cohort has had at OLMC. Our students celebrated all that being part of OLMC has meant to them and shared their joy and tears with their teachers and families. It was an honour and privilege to be part of their celebration.
The night signifies the end of formal classes here at OLMC and marks the beginning of a new journey for our students. It does not, however, mark an end to our relationship. All of our students will remain forever linked to OLMC and we will always hold them in our prayers.
We wish all our Year 12 students the very best for their coming exams and share this prayer for them:
Let us especially pray for our Year 12 students as they enter into exams.
God, we ask that they especially feel your closeness during this time.
Give them calm hearts and quiet confidence in the knowledge that you hold them in the palm of your hand.
Bless them with keen understanding and retentive memory.
Give them the ability to grasp things correctly.
Point out the beginning, direct their progress and help them in the completion of each of their responses.
Holy Spirit, send them your gifts of wisdom and knowledge.
We ask this through Christ Our Lord.
Author: Mr John O'Sullivan
Last week we held the annual Design, Art & Technology Show where we were able to showcase student artwork and provide parents and students the chance to view the work. I continue to be awed and inspired by the depth and breadth of talent amongst our students. Each year it is our great privilege to display a number of student artworks for our Caldow Collection in our Administration Building. They are framed and remain there for the year to be admired by all who pass through the halls of OLMC. Students are also honoured with the presentation of a certificate at the Art Show. Congratulations to all whose pieces were exhibited both at the Art Show and in the Caldow Collection, we look forward to sharing in the joy of your artworks.