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December 19, 2019

2019

Principal’s Christmas Message As I reflect on the journey of 2019, I do so in the knowledge that we have collectively endeavoured to work for the benefit of our young men, enabled growth through experience and assisted them in their preparations for a future full of optimism and promise. I

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October 24, 2019

In the 1989 film Dead Poets Society, Robyn Williams plays a maverick English teacher and inspires a class of male students to seize the day and follow their dreams as unique individuals of value. “They’re not that different from you, are they? Same haircuts. Full of hormones, just like you. Invincible,

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September 20, 2019

Change can be confronting and difficult, especially when you don’t choose or initiate it. We often use sanitised terms like ‘change management’ to categorise emotional or organisational change, but while it often generates discomfort, it also provides challenge and opportunity. With biological and intellectual plasticity, humans are the most adaptive

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August 23, 2019

A Community of Carmel

In 1652, a Frenchman by the name of Jean Doubdan embarked on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land. Pilgrimages by Europeans of means during the Renaissance were not all that uncommon and Doubdan, who was a canon at the royal church of St Paul’s a few miles from the centre

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August 9, 2019

Hope, challenge and heroes “Let us try to keep God with us by charity of thought, word and act” Mary McKillop September 1890   In keeping with this year’s College theme of ‘Service’, these inspiring words come from Australia’s first saint, Mary Helen McKillop. Her feast day falls on 8

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July 25, 2019

Future-proofing wellbeing As with most things in life, the journey of education brings an eclectic mix of joyful celebrations, relief, achievement, disappointment, change and growth. It’s important that throughout this journey, we allow ourselves suitable ‘moments’ to pause, think deeply and make decisions about the future. Some decisions are long

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