Principal’s Message: Term 3, Week 6, 2023

Although each term seems to be busy, Term 3 seems to be the busiest term at the College. The reason being, that nearly all of the co-curricular activities are in full swing, with a number of activities approaching their semi and grand finals.

One of the ‘finals’ in the Performing and Creative Arts co-curricular program is the upcoming cabaret – A Night at the Movies. This cabaret will occur on Wednesday 30 August in the College Hall, commencing at 7.00pm. It will be a night where our Music, Dance, Art, Media and Drama showcase their talents as they perform for our community. It is one of the best nights of the year, so please book your tickets if you have not purchased them already. https://events.humanitix.com/a-night-at-the-movies-udxi6hnp

The co-curricular program at the College has a long and proud history. The College provides a broad range of activities on afternoons during the week as well as competitions on the weekends. We are a school for all and there should be at least one activity in our program for everyone. Activities include a variety of sports and cultural activities, as well as a broad range of clubs such as STEAM, Debating, Duke of Edinburgh, Cardestry and Chess.

As our community is aware, all students commit to participating in a co-curricular activity each year as a condition of their enrolment. There are many reasons why participation in the co-curricular is compulsory. Firstly, the program builds relationships and a spirited community as it encourages students to mix with students from different year groups and those outside of their regular friendship groups. Secondly, the program plays a vital role in the College’s approach to a holistic education. It compliments the formal academic and spiritual development of our boys that typically occurs in the classroom. Thirdly, co-curricular activities often lead to the development of a range of personal attributes such as teamwork, resilience, problem-solving, cooperation, leadership and creativity – all valuable skills for the 21st century. Finally, all of these benefits can contribute to an increase in confidence, self-esteem and engagement in the school community, which in turn leads to a well-rounded personality, strong character and more effective learning in the regular classroom.

Thank you to the staff, parents and carers who contribute to the program. Your generous contribution towards the program allows such a broad range of activities to take place. A special thank you to our older students who tutor, coach and manage our younger boys. This aspect of the College makes me incredibly proud of our students. It is impressive to see the relationships being built between the younger and older students, the appreciation of and looking up to the older boys, and the sense of satisfaction that the older students receive from their volunteering.

I hope to see you at the movies next Wednesday.


Touchstone Prayer

Gospel Spirituality

God of Love,

We pray that you will open our minds and hearts to the message of the Gospel and to the mystery of the cross. May our faith in you keep growing through every hour, day and year of our lives, in the lives of our students and the lives of our community.

In faith we pray.  Lord hear our prayer.


Inclusive Community

God of Life,

We pray that you will open our minds and hearts to the needs of all people, both near and far. May our faith help us to embrace every member of your family with wisdom and compassion.

In faith we pray. Lord hear our prayer.


Liberating Education

God of Freedom,

We pray that you will open our minds and hearts to the endless possibilities for good in your world. May our faith help us and those around us to enjoy the adventure of learning and discovery.

In faith we pray. Lord hear our prayer.


Justice and Solidarity

God of Truth,

We pray that you will open our minds and hearts to the reality of the world in both its beauty and its pain. May our faith help us to live lives for peace and justice, respecting creation, centred in you and not ourselves.

In faith we pray. Lord hear our prayer.


Blessed Edmund Rice. Pray for us.

Live Jesus in our hearts. Forever.


Ian Garrity
Acting Principal
Christus Lux Mea