JUST LEADERSHIP DAY
Last Thursday our invested school leaders travelled to Emmanuel Catholic Primary School to participate in a Just Leadership Day run by Caritas. Caritas Australia runs these days to engage students with social justice issues, and to encourage them to be just leaders.
Together with students from other local Catholic schools they learned to recognise the qualities of great leaders and the importance of pursuing peace and justice for all people in our world. Through hands-on activities and discussion, they engaged with global facts and explored the work of Caritas Australia.
Through programs such as this, students develop leadership skills to equip them not only to lead Caritas Australia events, but to encourage fellow students to be aware of their unequal world, to recognise the inter-dependence of humanity, and to work within their local and global communities to create a fairer and more sustainable world.
In the lead up to this day students have met with me over two “eating-meetings” to begin to develop a charter for their work this year. At the heart of their work this year they hold a famous quote attributed to Mary MacKillop - “Never see a need without doing something about it” Mary MacKillop 1873 - this has become their moral purpose. From there our invested leaders have made some bold statements that as a team they will uphold. Part three of developing this charter will be refining their tasks for 2019 which they began brainstorming at the Just Leadership Day last week. Included in this week's newsletter is a sneak peek of this unfinished charter thus far. As soon as it is finished we will be sending it home for you all to peruse. Please congratulate them on their hard work when you see them around the school.
GO JACK GO!
Over the weekend, Jack Renehan swam in the 2019 RMHC Queensland Sprint Championships in the follow strokes at Chandler Pool - 50 freestyle, 50 backstroke, 50 breaststroke and 50 butterfly. Whilst Jack didn’t make it into the final he did crack some PBs. We are all so proud of your Jack. Well done on this great achievement.
P & F AGM Monday 18th February 6:15pm
All Parents, Carers and Grandparents, please feel free to come and join us on Monday 18th February 2019 at 6:15pm for the AGM for the Parents and Friends Association. I have had great pleasure being a part of this association. It gives you the opportunity to meet other parents, make friends and work with others towards something great, to make our school community flourish. We are always in need of volunteers and this year some of our more experienced volunteers are resigning from
their positions. Please consider your gifts, talents and areas of experience and what contribution you could make towards our school community. We would love to see you there. Jill Cotter - P&F President
Our Peer Mediators for 2019