Term 2: Bring it on!

The start of Term 2 is well and truly underway and we start this Term with one of Australia’s most national occasions of the year, ANZAC Day. It commemorates the first major military combat conducted by Australian and New Zealand forces during World War One. ANZAC Day is about remembering and honouring those who have served and died for the Australian and New Zealand army corps. The boys and staff paid their respects with the annual college ANZAC Day assembly held on Wednesday. We were very privileged to have two influential guest speakers, not to mention an impressive Catafalque party.

With many events approaching this term, week 2’s focus is Founders Day. Each year on the 5th of May the college will celebrate the life of Blessed Ignatius Rice the founder of the Christian Brothers. Founders Day is where we honour members of the college community who have contributed to our school and formed our vibrant community. In addition to Founders Day, the College will be hosting a beautiful Mother’s Day Mass and morning tea on Friday morning (May 6th). We will all respectfully acknowledge and honour the supportive and loving roles our mums, grandmothers, nanas provide us daily.

As we are now coming into the colder months, the long pants and blazers are back alongside the new addition of the puffer jacket and beanie. As winter sports will be starting up in the next few weeks, the puffer jackets and beanies will be seen all over the grandstand and side lines with the boys cheering on their fellow peers.

With many different events scattered throughout the term, it is important to remember that many assignments and exams will also be present. Keeping on top of your studies, asking lots of questions in class and the after school tutoring will help maximise your opportunity to succeed during this big term.

Liam Spence
Rice House Captain