‘Reconciliation Week will run from 27 May to 3 June and the theme this year is “Be a Voice for Generations".
The theme encourages all Australians to be a voice for reconciliation in tangible ways in our everyday lives – where we live, work and socialise. For the work of generations past, and the benefit of generations future, act today for a more just, equitable and reconciled country for all.’
As a school in the Mercy tradition, we are called to be reconciled with all people and I encourage all to continue to share in supporting the ongoing commitment to reconciliation with our First Nations people.
On Friday 12 May we celebrated Dare2Donate. The Year 12 Student Leaders prepared and led a wonderful Dare2Donate Day for which they must be commended. Teachers are dared in order to raise money and aside from lots of fun, some very authentic and amazing costumes, the day raised money for McAuley for Women and Children, who support women and families in crisis. Students engaged in the important work of reaching out to those in need whilst at the same time building community spirit. The success of the event is the way in which staff and students join together in raising money for something more important than ourselves. Teachers and students also model courage as they dress up in amazing costumes, dance, sing or perform. Congratulations must go to all students and staff for a very successful event.
Congratulations must also go to the staff and students involved in the M2 Production of Rock of Ages on a very successful season. As I have said many times, the students from OLMC and Marcellin College continue to inspire us with their talents, courage, passion and joy.
The Parents’ Association Mother’s Day event was a wonderful success again this year. They must be congratulated for their hard work and dedication to bringing together members of our community to celebrate mothers. Over 200 people attended with some families represented by three generations of women. The evening was filled with laughter and conversation and was a fitting celebration for mothers.
Next week is the annual Athletics Carnival. We are once again looking forward to a wonderful competition as our Houses compete for the House Cup and the House Cheer Cup. If the Swimming Carnival is any indication, there will be fierce competition for both trophies.