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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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June 28, 2019

Dear Parents Second term is sometimes referred to as the ‘testing’ term as it culminates in end of term assessments for Year 7 and 8, formal examinations for Year 9-11 and the usual abundance of Unit 3 SACs for VCE students. This phrase is also used because the final weeks

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June 14, 2019

What does it mean to be a ‘gentle man?’ As a father, I am both fortunate and incredibly proud of the relationship I have with my son (but in fairness, and in case she reads this, the same is true for my daughter). I look at how my son is

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June 3, 2019

Why a single sex, boy’s school education? This is one of the many questions I was asked recently by the prospective parents of international students seeking a secondary education for their son in a suitable Australian school. It is also a common question in the back of local parents’ minds when

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May 17, 2019

Mothers are incomparable. It’s often said:  They hold their children’s hands for a little while …… but their hearts forever. Mothers are the first people we know when we enter the world and they love and care for us as we grow up. They teach us life skills like cooking,

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