Judith Weir

On Wednesday we celebrated International Women’s Day with the theme, “#CrackingtheCode”.

Once again, the celebrations on the day were led by our student leaders. It was a privilege to host the morning and to welcome back our keynote speaker Kim Nguyen from the Class of 2013. Kim is a lawyer turned social entrepreneur specialising in start-ups, entrepreneurship and supporting emerging changemakers. She is currently the founder and CEO of the social enterprise Intrigue Lab - an innovation and consulting agency that delivers projects on community-centred innovation.

We were inspired by Kim’s commitment to serving the community and her energy, enthusiasm and commitment to finding innovative ways to build community and support a growing number of diverse groups through social enterprise. It was humbling to listen to the impact of her time at OLMC, which empowered Kim to understand that she had a voice, and the ways she was helped to use it. She also gave some very sage advice; learning isn’t about perfection, it is about progress and that ‘when you try new things, they don’t always succeed but it is always an opportunity to learn’. We would like to congratulate and thank Kim for all that she does for the community.

Today we held our annual OLMC Swimming Carnival. This is always a wonderful day for students to connect with each other, represent their House and join in some fun. The Year 12 students always lead off with a parade, a tradition that has continued over many years. At the time of publication, the carnival results were not yet known. We wish all four Houses all the very best and look forward to celebrating the results as soon as they are available.

We are in the season of Lent, a time for renewal and hope in The Resurrection. As we approach this Easter we pray for renewal and live with hope in our hearts, that all will experience compassion, justice, courage and joy; the OLMC values that we hold so dear.