Tena Koutou katoa
Over the last two weeks we have continued our very positive start to the school year with the students involved in a number of key events. Our Ash Wednesday liturgy was a reflective beginning to the Lenten Season. Our liturgy, led by student leaders, challenged the students of the College to reflect on how they can turn away from aspects of their lives that are holding them back from reaching their potential as young Catholics and to implement change where necessary to become people that truly reflect gospel values of the College. I would like to thank those year 13 students that were involved in the preparation and leadership of this Liturgy.
Our College Athletics Sports was a very successful day. There was very positive competition between Houses and individuals leading to hotly contested events and overall competition. I was very pleased to see the increased participation in all events. The participation has increased so much so that we did not quite manage to complete all events on the programme scheduled for the day. Final events will be completed at school over the next week and final results for all events will be published after these are completed and results tabulated. It was also our pleasure to have the students and staff of Te Wharekura o Arowhenua join us at our Athletics Sports. It was wonderful to have them with us for the day and their presence really added to the sense of competition on the day. I would like to congratulate all students on their efforts on the day and in particular Year 13 and House leaders for the leadership on the day.
There are a numbers of members of our community that are dealing with significant illness and injury at the moment. We ask for God’s blessing on them and their families at this time and as a community that we keep them in our prayers.