College Newsletter | Term 4, Week 8 | 1 December 2023

Reflecting on the deeper meaning of Christmas

Mr Matthew Brennan - College Principal (K-12)

Dear members of the St Greg’s family,

It has been a very successful few weeks for our community, as you will read in this last edition for 2023. Success looks different for all students, and is achieved in and out of the classroom, on and off the sporting arena and co-curricular pursuits. Enjoy reading about the great work our students from K-12 have done recently.

The festive season is upon us. The world is adorned with decorations and echoes with carols; however, it is crucial to move beyond mere sentimentality. The call to actively seek peace and goodwill involves more than a superficial celebration; it requires a genuine commitment to embodying the Christmas spirit in our interactions with others.

I recently read a pertinent quote by Holocaust survivor and 1986 Nobel Peace Prize winner Elie Weisel: "The opposite of good isn't evil, it’s indifference". The quote is relevant when considering the themes of peace and Christmas because in this context indifference becomes a serious concern.