Judith Weir

Year 12 exams are well underway and we continue to keep our students in our thoughts and prayers and wish them all the very best.

In the coming weeks we welcome our Year 7 2024 families to their first information night. We hope the evening will be an exciting time for families beginning their journey with OLMC. For those families who are introducing another child to OLMC, we hope that it remains an exciting time for you too. The night marks the beginning of our partnership in the learning of each child.

As we move further into November, exams will begin for students in Year 10 and 11. Following this will be an Orientation program for both year levels as they prepare for the next phase of their VCE studies. The program has been developed with the specific future needs of the students at its heart.

The program will enable students to develop an understanding of the expectations ahead of them and offer some strategies that they may use over the break to prepare for next year. Work will be set for students in preparation for Units 3 and 4. Our expectation is that all students make this a priority.

November is a time of remembrance, during which we celebrate the Feast of All Saints and the Feast of All Souls. This is a time to call to mind all those who are no longer with us. It is a chance to remember and celebrate their lives and achievements. On Saturday 11 November it is Remembrance Day, a time to pause and remember those who have given their lives in the service of their country. This year as wars and conflicts rage around the world, we hold all who are living in fear, suffering the loss of loved ones, their home and their security in our prayers.

This weekend is a long one for many staff and students at OLMC. A number of Year 12 students will have an exam on Monday and a number of staff will also be working to ensure that all runs smoothly. Nevertheless, this is a significant weekend in Melbourne. It is Spring Carnival time and this year it appears to also be bringing some wonderful weather. We hope that, whether you celebrate the Melbourne Cup or not, this is a wonderful weekend.