Last week, the Beaconsfield Campus gathered to celebrate the Eucharist together. Fr John Prest invited us to consider how we bring moments of light-heartedness into our everyday. He reminded us of the importance of joy amongst our busy lives. Cantabile led our celebration in song, and we had representatives from all year levels lead our liturgy. Thank you to all who were involved in the preparation of this celebration and, in particular, I extend my thanks to Mr Lindsay Sant for his leadership of the event.
Over the last few weeks, our students have been making decisions about subject selections and all have attended interviews with key staff to support their decision making. It is important that students consider their strengths, their areas of interest, and course pre-requisites as they make these decisions. I would encourage students from Year 10 to Year 12 to be visiting University and TAFE Open Days over the coming weeks to help be better informed about post-school offerings and opportunities.
Next week we are celebrating St Francis Xavier Day as a College. All campuses will gather to celebrate our community at the State Basketball Centre, and then we will return to Beaconsfield campus for a range of celebration activities.
Activities include footy challenge, mega xtreme, atomic drop slide, 3 lane bungy fun run, gladiator challenge inflatables, along with digital dance revolution, a longest kick competition, 3-point basketball tournament, craft activities, board and card game championships, a Super Mario Kart competition, and a DJ and dance party.
We will also be hosting a mini food truck festival with Sliders on Tyres, Greek Street Food, Pizza Party Hire (Woodfired Pizza’s), Dandee Donuts and Kulfi Bar (icecream) all on site. Our College canteen will be having pies, sausage rolls, hotdogs, spicy chicken wraps, beef burrito’s and homemade lasagne available and our VET hospitality students will be serving coffee, hot chocolates, smoothies and juice from the Hospitality Centre. There will also be free popcorn available for students.
All students are expected to attend this community day. If a student is unwell they are to provide a medical certificate to explain their absence. This day is an important celebration for our College and provides the opportunity for students to build strong relationships with their peers and staff.
Our SIS Debating teams had some excellent wins in the first round on 31 July. We congratulate: Emma Jelavic, Denver James, Luke Gould, Jasmine Mamontov, Nicole Benza, Lauren Symmons, Holly Dyason, Lyndseiy Limosnero, Madelyn Lloyd, Alyanna Trajano, Natalie Montalto, Alannah Hill, Nicholas Harvey and Emaleigh Hogan.