SUBJECT SELECTION EVENING
On Wednesday we held our Subject Information evening in the Champagnat Centre and I would like to thank Mrs Arnold and all of the Curriculum Leaders involved in the evening for their time. It is an important aspect to our subject selection process to ensure that choices students make for future learning match their goals, interests and talents. Next week Set Plan interviews will occur with Mrs Foster and Mrs Leonardi which also plays vital role in getting this process right. I encourage all parents to engage with their child to ensure that they are making the best choices possible for their future learning.
FEAST OF THE ASSUMPTION
On Wednesday 12th August, Year 7, 8, 10 and 12 and staff, celebrated with Father Kerry Crowley, the Mass of the Assumption. The official Feast Day for this celebration is the 15th August, however given that this week also was a Retreat/ Camp week for the College, we were fortunate to be able to celebrate this important date a few days early.
As a Marist school, the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, which commemorates the death of Mary and her bodily assumption into Heaven, is an important celebration for the Good Counsel College family. The Marist characteristic, In the Way of Mary, is an important example for us all. The model of maternal care, love and compassion, provides for us an inspiring model for our own lives. The relationship between Mary and Jesus, stands as a strong example of how we can also mirror this relationship in our own life journey.
Year 11 staff and students were fortunate to celebrate this Mass on the Wednesday evening of Retreat, with Father Kerry travelling to Lake Tinaroo to celebrate with this group. The travelling National Evangelisation Team (NET), were also present for this beautiful Mass. Year 9 students were attending Year 9 Camp last week, and had the opportunity through Liturgy, to celebrate this important date in the Catholic calendar.
Today’s young people do life differently to the youth of the past. They crave authentic experiences. Their reality is what they can touch, feel and see rather than a description and explanation of something they don’t yet understand. They need a space that attempts to show faith in a way that is tangible and relevant to young people at our school. The Loft is an event run by student leaders to show how the message of Jesus’ faith, hope and love fits into our lives today perhaps more than ever before.
With contemporary worship music from the Loft Band, creative perspectives of bible messages, bean bags, good times and a free feed, the Loft has quickly become an exciting part of what we do at Good Counsel College. The next Loft event is on Friday the 4th of September from 6:30-9pm at the GCC auditorium. Entry is free!
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