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In Fide 27 November 2020
30th November 2020

Dear members of the Whitefriars College Family, I always feel at this time of the year that there is a sense of urgency among us. It’s like we are all rushing to meet a deadline and that deadline is Christmas day! How many times do we hear people say, I have so much to do…

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In Fide 13 November 2020
13th November 2020

Dear members of the Whitefriars College Family, Recently in our Liturgical Calendar, 1 November to be exact, we celebrated the feast of all Saint. This is a day on which we celebrate the lives of all our loved ones who are now resting in the palm of Gods hand. The name saint not only refers…

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In Fide 29 October 2020
29th October 2020

Dear members of the Whitefriars College Family, It is with great excitement that I write to you this week as our Year 8, 9 and 10 students return following the longest absence of students from school in the history of education in this country. It is moments such as this when it is good to…

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In Fide 16 October 2020
16th October 2020

Dear member of the Whitefriars College family, This past week I have felt somewhat like a bear who has come out of hibernation. Emerging from the darkness of winter the air smells sweeter, the sun feels warmer and there is a general feeling of energy and hope that envelopes us. Sorry to take a bit…

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In Fide 17 September 2020
17th September 2020

Dear members of the Whitefriars College family, As we conclude what has been a very challenging term for us all, I wish to take this opportunity to express my sincere gratitude to you for your continued support and encouragement of all that we are doing at Whitefriars in support of your sons. I have been…

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In Fide 4 September 2020
4th September 2020

Dear members of the Whitefriars College family, Over these weeks of home learning, I have been constantly amazed at the creativity, innovation and thoughtfulness of our staff, as they continue to provide opportunities for our young men to engage in learning on a daily basis. Since I last wrote in this space, there have been…

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In Fide 21 August 2020
21st August 2020

Dear members of the Whitefriars College family, As Catholic Educators it is our mission to bring the Good News of Jesus to the young people we serve. I have to say that in our quest to achieve this lofty aim, we don’t always hit the mark. Trying to explain the great mysteries of our faith…

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In Fide 7 August 2020
7th August 2020

Dear members of the Whitefriars College Family, Sometimes in moments of difficulty and challenge, the light of inspiration can shine on us and change the whole complexion of our view of the world. For me this week, that light took the form of a reflection provided by the great Whitefriars man, Neal Crossan, at our…

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In Fide 24 July 2020
24th July 2020

Dear members of the Whitefriars College Family, It is great to welcome you all back for the start of another term at Whitefriars. Last Monday I wrote to our staff expressing my concerns and apprehensions about what we were coming back to. I told them that… there was a moment when I despaired at what…

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In Fide 19 June 2020
19th July 2020

Dear members of the Whitefriars family, It is wonderful having all the young men of Whitefriars back among us. Finally, our community feels complete and life is returning to some level of normality, albeit with new restrictions, processes and protocols to keep all in our community safe. I have spent a lot of time among…

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In Fide 9 June 2020
9th June 2020

Dear members of the Whitefriars College family,

It was with a great sense of joy and anticipation that we welcomed our senior students back to Whitefriars. Their presence brought life back to our school and it was wonderful to witness the renewing of relationships between students and staff as these young men moved from the virtual to the real classroom environment.

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In Fide 21 May 2020
21st May 2020

Dear members of the Whitefriars College family, One of my favourite quotes from that great leader and advocate of the oppressed, Martin Luther King Jnr, says “Only in the darkness can you see the stars”. Now, coming from anyone else, this quote could sound a bit too saccharine, a little disingenuous perhaps. However, when delivered…

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