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Principal’s Message

28 March 2024

Dear Families and Friends

The reality of life at La Salle College is observable every day and over the term I have been proud to watch our students and staff in action as they participate in a wide range of learning activities both within the classroom and beyond. Their perseverance, ability to rise above the challenges that they face and commitment to being the best that they can, are highlighted through events that have occurred over the last few weeks.

The transition to a new school or work environment is never easy but I am immensely proud of how our Year 7 students have embraced those challenges and transitioned well into the College. The College’s transition program “I am Lasallian” aims to make students feel that they belong in their new school, and are positively connected to their peers, other students in the school, and to their teachers. It also aims to include parents in the learning journey of their child. One of the key elements of the program is the “I am Lasallian” evening was held on Monday 25 March 2024. Our Year 7 students demonstrated some of their work associated with their problem-based learning challenge about sustainability and introduced their parents to their new friends and their teachers.  Their ability to speak confidently about their early weeks, the challenges they faced and how they overcame them, not only demonstrated their resilience, but the relationships and connections that they have made in a brief period of time. I was so pleased to be able to celebrate the wonderful work of our Year 7s and see the interaction between students, families, and staff.

Welcoming visitors to our community was a key role of all student leaders this term at our College Twilight Tours and a recent Catholic Leaders Meeting hosted at the College.  These events allow our College community to share our wonderful story and highlight the many opportunities, both in and beyond the classrooms that are available to students. Our student leaders are great ambassadors for our College as they authentically demonstrate our Lasallian values in their service. 

On Friday 22 March 2024, I was delighted to be able to spend some time at the ACC Swimming Carnival held at HBF Stadium with our College Swim Team.  From the poolside, I observed them not only displaying their athletic prowess but also demonstrating unwavering resilience and sportsmanship throughout the day. What struck me the most was the sense of camaraderie as they supported one another. Their sportsmanship and effort were a testament to the values we instil in our students and seeing them embody these qualities fills me with immense pride and optimism for their future endeavours.

The endeavours of our students within their regular classrooms have also demonstrated our College values and their ability to be flexible, engage, communicate, and collaborate to achieve excellence. From tackling challenging Maths problems with innovative strategies to creating edible masterpieces in Food classes, our students demonstrate their learning and support of one another. Regardless of their academic strengths or challenges, each student contributes to our supportive learning environment, reflecting the core values we aim to instil. It is heartening to see the positive impact of these values on their academic growth and personal development.

In light of this, I invite you to continue your partnership with the College by participating in our parent/teacher interviews, where we can discuss your child’s progress in more detail and collaborate on strategies to support their continued success. Your partnership in their education is invaluable, and I look forward to seeing many of you at the College on Monday 15 April 2024 from 10am.

Easter Reflection

In Archbishop Costelloe’s Easter Message for 2024, he reminds us that … At the Last Supper, Jesus…  said to His disciples, “This is my commandment: love one another as I have loved you.” (John 15:12).  This way of love, the way that we are called to follow, comes to its highest expression when Jesus goes to the cross. Jesus gave everything – He held nothing back – out of love for us. And now, incredibly, He invites us to walk the same path of love, not just for ourselves but for the good of others. 

As we journey through this Holy Week, I challenge all within our community to think about how we as a community, not just as individuals, continue to live this commandment and bring faith, hope and love to all those we encounter. I would also encourage all families to attend the Easter services within their parish communities. 

I extend my warmest wishes to all our students, staff, and their families for a happy and blessed Easter, as well as a well-deserved holiday break. I look forward to meeting with parents and students during the upcoming parent-teacher interviews, which will be held on Monday, April 15th, 2024. Please note, that all classes will resume on Tuesday, April 16th, 2024.

May the glory and the promise of this joyous time of year bring peace and happiness to you and those you hold most dear. May Christ, Our Risen Saviour, always be there by your side to bless you most abundantly and be your loving guide. 

God bless!

Ms Giovanna Fiume
Principal

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