College Newsletter | Term 3, Week 8 | 8 September 2023

Community is Key

Mr Matthew Brennan - College Principal (K-12)

Dear members of the St Greg’s family,

Last Friday we celebrated the Feast of St Gregory the Great. It also included a Father’s Day breakfast for the junior school on Thursday and the senior school on Friday. It was fantastic to see so many dads and role models for our young people attend. We were also blessed in our Mass to have almost 250 dads attend (along with other family and guests), culminating in almost 2000 people attending the Mass where the 2024 College Leaders were announced. 

In my address I spoke about St Gregory the man.  St. Gregory the Great was an aristocrat, born to rule; a wealthy landowner; a statesman; a Roman of the Romans; a loyal subject of the Roman Empire, and of the Emperor whose seat was in Constantinople. But first and foremost, he was a Christian, a man of God, a contemplative, a mystic: outstanding for his knowledge and love of holy scripture, for his humility, for his prayer. Later ages conferred on him the title of Doctor of the Church.

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Senior School News and Activities

Mr Joel Weekes - Assistant Principal

Dear Members of the St Gregory’s College Family,

I trust that Term 3 has been positive for everyone. Term 3 is always filled with so many events and learning experiences and this year has been no different! It was wonderful to see so many families at the College this term through Information Evenings, co-curricular events, parent functions and through the general day to day life at the College. 

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Whole School Wellbeing

Mrs Diana Ivancic - Head of Junior School

Dear parents and carers,

As we head towards the end of Term 3, it is essential for us to take a moment to reflect on something that is at the very heart of our school – wellbeing. We often hear this term thrown around, but what does it really mean? It is not just about students, teachers, or families individually; the definition of wellbeing is a community that is thriving.

Dr. Paul Kidson, Senior Lecturer at ACU, beautifully reminds us that "wellbeing happens when there is a commitment to academic learning and social learning." This means that our wellbeing is interconnected, and the well-being of one affects the well-being of all.

It's about nurturing a community that is not only academically successful but one where every member is genuinely flourishing. Our collective strength lies in the relationships we build and the support we offer each other.

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Feast of St Gregory's Mass and Student Leadership

Mrs Cathie Clarke - Director of Mission

On Friday we celebrated Mass as a College community, joining in gratitude for the many blessings bestowed on us at St Gregory’s College under the patronage of Pope Saint Gregory the Great. The things which were important to St Gregory and are important to us include courageous leadership, education and knowledge, writing and books, missionary work, the important role of women, beautiful liturgy and especially beautiful music in liturgy. Our community does many of these things very well. It is always a proud moment when our students, K - 12 stand and sing.

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Literacy and Numeracy Week 2023

Ms Judith Tolomeo - Director of Teaching & Learning

Literacy & Numeracy Week is observed annually in August and September each year, and this year it took place from August 29 to September 4. It is an initiative that was started by the Australian government to encourage reading, writing, and numeracy in students as well as recognize their achievements and the work of teachers and parents in the fields.

 

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Wellness Week @ Greg's

Mr Baldino Vetrano - Director of Students

This morning the College came together our annual assembly. There have been numerous people Who have been working either behind the scenes or on the frontline during Wellness Week. I thank you so much for your support. 

The College RUOK? mural was constructed over the last week.

All the students in the College had the opportunity to be a part of something special while showing solidarity and mateship. 

Over the last two weeks. We've had the opportunity to play, to make new friends. To be inclusive and hopefully had the chance to turn on the light for someone.