This week our Gospel comes from Luke and we hear of Jesus teaching at the home of one of the Pharisees where he had been invited for a meal. Jesus gives us two key messages in this particular Gospel - he calls us to live lives of humility and he challenges us to "invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind" to our table. This Gospel invites us all to reflect on how we think and act in relation to others. The invitation is to live a life like Jesus, walking humbly with others.
Last Friday we celebrated our Brigidine Day and what a magnificent day was had by all. It was a day where every member of our community was able to spend time reflecting on our mission at our opening liturgy then together in joyful activities such as costume parades, the staff vs students AFL match was so much fun! There are so many staff to thank when a day like this comes together however particular mention must go to Ms Luana Doko, the Student Development Leaders, the faith team led by Mr Peter O'Neill and of course the magnificent young women of Killester who embraced the true spirit of the day.
Parents should have received an email informing them of the upcoming CEMSIS survey being conducted in the coming weeks. The survey is an opportunity for us as a College community to reflect on areas in our College where we are doing well and where we can continue to look for ways to improve. All staff and students at the College will be part of the survey and we are asking as many parents as possible to be involved. Further information and login details for the survey will be coming home via a letter with the eldest child in each family. The more feedback we have from parents the more helpful the survey data is to us as a community.
My thanks and congratulations to those staff and students who participated in the Winter Sleep out last Thursday evening on the coldest night of the year our staff and students led by example in highlighting the plight of those less fortunate than us. Particular mention to Mr Troy Brodie, Ms Jackie Dunstan, Mr Peter O'Neill and Ms Jenna Cronin.
Students at Killester often have fabulous individual success at their chosen endeavors and we congratulate Bethany Forster who swam in the State Championships on Friday, and Tanysha Theodore who representing Australia in Karate at the 2019 Pacific Training Cup and Championships in New Caledonia.
Congratulations too go to our girls who compete together: our Rugby Team who headed off to the State Championships and came third! An incredible achievement given the team is only recently formed. Rounding off a very successful week we had a fantastic day at the Tech Girl Superhero showcase in Hawthorn on Sunday. Over 700 hundred girls from Australia and New Zealand entered the competition and we came third in the Victorian division!
Principal, Killester College