Term 2, 2017 Wrap-Up

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30 June 2017Images of students at various events over the past term.

As we look forward to some well-earned school holidays, we look back on a sample of news from second term for Catholic schools.

Construction of a new Catholic primary school in Torquay North began on 21 April. Lisieux School will be one of three Catholic schools opening in 2018 along with Oscar Romero School, Craigieburn and Our Lady of the Way School, Wallan servicing the families in Melbourne’s growth areas.

In the days leading up to 25 April, schools across the Archdiocese stopped to remember those who paid the ultimate sacrifice in war. ANZAC day services and commemorations took place, including Corpus Christi, Glenroy who continued their tradition of honouring the 22nd Squadron with a special wreath laying ceremony at the Shrine of Remembrance.

2016’s VCE successes were honoured on 27 April with the annual Premier’s VCE Awards presented by Education Minister James Merlino. It was a successful afternoon for St Kevin’s College, Toorak graduate Luke Macaronas who was acknowledged with a VCE High Achiever award. Luke, winner of the 2016 Plain English Speaking Award, travelled to London to represent Australia in the International Public Speaking Award on May 12 where he took out first place.

On 23 May Aquinas College, Ringwood marked their commitment to Aboriginal reconciliation with The Long Walk. Former footballer and Long Walk patron Michael Long and former senator Nova Peris walked with thousands of students from Aquinas and 42 other schools as a powerful symbol of reconciliation and respect.

Women in leadership’ was the theme of the Year 9 assembly on 8 June and Avila College. Minister for Foreign Affairs, Julie Bishop MP and the federal member for Chisholm, Julia Banks MP, shared their inspirational words of wisdom with the leaders of tomorrow.

Refugee Week began on 17 June with the arrival of the Inflatable Refugee art installation to Melbourne. The installation was welcome by students from St Matthew’s School, Fawkner North and Mount St Joseph College, Altona, who performed ‘Welcome’ on the Federation Handbells.

We look forward to seeing what Term 3 will bring.