Celebrating Our Leaders
Before our weekly community Mass last week, we conducted a beautiful service on the Chapel lawn to name our new rowing boat, the ‘Ric Del Pizzo’. Ric is a tireless worker in Community Relations and has a great love of people and the College. It was wonderful that our Rowing Committee comprised of parents and Mr Rob Thomas wished to recognise Ric for his admirable contribution to Rowing and to the wider College community. Our Rowing community is an excellent partnership between our committed student rowers, their parents and our coaches superbly led by Mr Thomas. I know that they are all appreciative of Ric Del Pizzo’s dedication in assisting with their program and events.
Last week we were also thrilled to acknowledge our Year 6 students receiving their leadership badges. All of the Year 6 students are leaders in the Primary school and belong to a portfolio, such as, ‘Community’, ‘Events’ and ‘Service’. We also have 12 House Captains.
The Primary school leaders proudly made the following pledge at last week’s assembly:
'As student leaders of John XXIII College we commit ourselves in service to God, family, school, friends and study. We pledge to seek Jesus Christ in all that we do. We hope that through our own example we build an atmosphere of trust and acceptance where all people are valued and affirmed in his or her own right.
Give us gifts of enthusiasm, faith and love. Instil in us a thirst for your kingdom, a sense of justice and a spirit of mission.
Pope John XXIII Pray for us
Ignatius of Loyola Pray for us
Mary Ward Pray for us’
Jesuit and Compassion Schools’ Meeting
Last weekend I was in Melbourne for a meeting of Principals of Jesuit schools from around the country. I particularly enjoy the formation sessions that occur at these meetings and learning more of the significant role played by Jesuit (and Loreto) schools around the world. I look forward to sharing the insights I have gained in the coming weeks.
Photos from the service on the Chapel lawn to name our new rowing boat, the ‘Ric Del Pizzo’.
Primary students receiving their leadership badges at the Primary Assembly.