From the Principal
Welcome back to Term Three to all school families, and welcome to those who have joined us for the first time. The students and staff have come back refreshed and full of holiday adventures to relay! This newsletter describes the events of the term so far and points to some adventures ahead.
We didn’t let anyone down during the break, making the last and some significant touches to the new Resource Centre, which opened for business on the first day of term. It has proven immediately popular, with regular crowds of over 100 students in the library at lunchtime. Our Year Twelves have spread themselves into the area, too, during spare periods upstairs and they are enjoying using their new catering facilities in the VCE Centre. Last Week’s Career Pathways evening made great use of the space and was extremely well supported by our broader school community. We are blessed to have access to such a great complex, and we look forward to the official opening in October.
Earlier this year, Indigenous man Alwyn Doolan visited Cathedral as part of his Message Stick Walk, meeting with Year Twelve students, and others, en route to Canberra as part of his 9,000km trek around the country. His is a compelling story as he seeks to help the reconciliation process with his message that “love has more power than hate”. Mr Doolan has previously said that Indigenous and non-Indigenous people need to come together to create a better world for the next generation.
Having met Alwyn during his extraordinary walk, we were pleased to receive an invitation to join him at 2:00pm this Sunday at the Bullawah Trail; an event being organised by the Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency, which is a group we have strong links into. The invitation is open to all and I hope that school families might consider attending as we continue to educate ourselves about the challenges of reconciliation and the opportunities available to us to meet those challenges.
Mr Adrian Farrer