On Monday night we welcomed students and families to the Year 7-9 Music Concert. It was a joy to see how much students have achieved over the course of the year as we listened to instrumental and vocal performances. All students who took part are to be congratulated for their courage to perform and the joy in the music shared with all of us.
On Tuesday we welcomed the parents of our 2024 Year 7 students. It was wonderful to see parents excited about the next stage in their child’s educational journey. The night also marks the beginning of our transition to the 2024 year.
The Year 12 students have now completed all their exams and are finding ways to celebrate while they await results. Year 10 and 11 students are in exam mode. At OLMC we introduce exams at Year 10 in line with the view that this is the beginning of the Senior years at secondary school and VCE exams are not too far away. As such, this is an important time for students to learn about how they work in preparation for exams and during the exam itself. Following exams, both year levels will have an opportunity to do some preparation work for 2024 during the Orientation Program.
Earlier this year as a result of an extremely successful year, the OLMC Parents’ Association donated $20,000 to the College. The money will be used to provide more outdoor amenities for students. There are many amenities students already enjoy because of the work of the Parents’ Association. The events they hold meet their purpose of building community and they have gone from strength to strength. Many of you will have enjoyed the Mother’s Day Event, Father’s Day Breakfast or the Comedy Night. They have been wonderful times where families have shared in food, laughter and community.
Another key goal of the Parents’ Association is to raise funds to support the work of the College. In addition to the events listed above, there are Bunnings BBQs, the Lucky Fees Raffle and raffles at all events. OLMC is blessed to have such committed parents who work tirelessly to support the school to provide the best for our students and help build community.
The year is rapidly coming to an end and we will soon move into the season of Advent where we begin our preparations for Christmas. However, we still have some work to do and I encourage all of our students to make the most of the next few weeks, continuing to strive to achieve their best.
As I do each year, I share this prayer for exams in the hope that you might also share it with your child. In a small way it may help to bring calm in the exam room.
Prayer For Exam
Come still my heart,
O Lord Calm my nerves and focus my mind.
Father, I lay before you everything I have studied.
May I channel all I have learnt into this exam.
Please give me the faith to believe I can pass this test,
Yet the peace to know that all is well.
Thank you that you are with me no matter what the result,
Thank you that your friendship is eternal.
(A prayer for students taking an exam from www.lords-prayer-words.com)