Judith Weir

The Spring Carnival always brings with it much fun and celebration but also reminds us how little time is left in this year. The carnival did not bring its normal spring weather. We hold in our prayers all those communities continuing to live with the possibility or the aftermath of recent floods.

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

In the coming weeks we welcome our Year 7 2023 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.

Congratulations to the members of the Social Justice team and staff who recently achieved second place in the Rerum Novarum Awards. The award recognises the work of the students in collaboration with St Pius Primary School. A more detailed outline of their achievements is available in this newsletter.

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. Our expectation is that all students would make this a priority.

November is a time of remembrance. On Friday 11 November it is Remembrance Day, a time to pause and remember those who have given their lives in the service of their country. I leave you with this prayer.

Lord, You sent Your Son to lead us into the peace of Your Kingdom. Look with kindness on all
who have served the cause of peace in our armed forces. Send Your comfort and healing to
their families, and to all who suffer due to war and conflict. May Your Son’s Gospel message
of peace burn ever more brightly in our hearts, our words and our actions, and lead all to
fullness of life in You. We make this prayer to you through this same Jesus Christ,
our Lord. Amen.