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Head’s Message: 24 March

From the Head of College, Ray Paxton

Sacrament of Confirmation

Confirmation Masses are happening on the weekend after Easter. This is a joint Waverley Parish initiative with St Clare’s, St Charles’ and Waverley College (mostly Junior School) on April 2 and 3. The following boys will be confirmed:

Saturday 2nd April 6.00pm

Year 6

  • Vince Santamaria
  • Toby Ryan
  • Cian O’Reilly
  • Cameron Abbott
  • Reuben Maree
  • Luke Paterson
  • Will Paterson
  • Noah Kulcsar
  • Reece O’Bryan
  • Patrick Abrahams
  • Owen Punch
  • Oscar Malone
  • Jasper Doyle
  • Fynn Lowe
  • Charlie Nowlan

Year 7

  • Isaac Kopsiaftis
  • Dante Pontes-Cox

Year 8

  • Declan Punch
  • Jake Panto

Sunday 3rd April 10.00am

Year 5

  • Harry Hill
  • Jack Crotty
  • Hamish Kelly
  • Rex Whale
  • William Lyons
  • Jackson Macauley
  • Tom Holroyde
  • William Perkins
  • Leo Carr
  • Xavier Quinn
  • Kit Armstrong
  • Jake Walker
  • Carter Steyn
  • Max Gomez
  • Cooper Harris
  • Jules Walker
  • Rory Stupak-Horgan
  • David Belavic

 Lenten Appeal

Our Lenten Appeal this year is supporting Edmund Rice Beyond Borders. This is a network of Edmund Rice Schools from all over the globe working to promote solidarity and justice, especially in developing nations.

Edmund Rice Beyond Borders supports and maintains a number of schools throughout Africa, South America and Asia. Along with opening many pathways for students from other Edmund Rice Schools to work and live in a “home away from home” environment.

The Lenten Appeal always adds excitement and activity to the school. From the numerous bake sales at recess, to the smell of bacon and egg rolls in the morning, there is never a dull moment. The support of the students this year again has been amazing.

With the support of the Homegroup teachers, students have been fundraising in the tried and tested ways, as well as imaginative initiatives like wet sponge throwing. One group of boys were so keen to get involved they organised a sausage sizzle during lunch, bought all the sausages that evening and brought everything into school the next day, where they cooked up a storm. Of course none of this happens without the support of the parents at home, who encourage their sons to play an active role in Social Justice initiatives in the community, along with buying the cake mixes and getting the boys to school early to help with the breakfast stalls.

This year each Homegroup has been assigned the task of raising $300, which is enough to send one child to school for a year in east Africa. This money will provide a uniform, lunch, books and tuition fees for a child that would not be able to afford to go to school otherwise.

To date our leading fundraising House is O’Connor with more than $1200.

Junior School staff, parents and students have also done a great job with an impressive $1900.

Well done to all that have supported our Lenten Appeal.  Let’s keep the momentum going right to the end of term so we can really make a difference to the lives of some of the most at risk people on the planet.

Easter Liturgies

Both the Junior and Senior Schools have participated in Holy Week Liturgies over the last few days. Today the Cross, draped with a bloodied shroud, stood high on the roof of the senior school alongside the statue of Our Lady and overlooking our service, a reminder of Christ’s sacrifice.

I encourage all families to consider attending one or more Easter services over the weekend.