Welcome back to Term 4. Term 4 is an exciting time in the life of the College. It is a time when we as a community reshape our learning, reflect on what we have achieved and place our study into the context of future learning. It is the time we see the culmination of a year’s study and can acknowledge our new learning.

I hope you have had an opportunity to embrace the fullness of family life over the recent break. School holidays provide the time to stop, reflect and reconnect with those who are dear to us in our private lives. It is often a good time to re-evaluate patterns of behaviour from the term and to set new family goals and dreams. I hope that the new term and the beginning of spring weather enables you and your family to continue to embrace new ideas and experiences.

Last week, our new Student Leadership Team – Leaders 2019-2020 – were formally introduced to the College community with our previous leaders handing the baton of leadership to our new leaders. We thank Ms Sexton and Ms Bourke for their support of the team. After having attended a leadership camp at Lake Dewar in Bacchus Marsh, the students have returned excited and ready to tackle the year with energy and passion. The two days provided a wonderful opportunity for our new leaders to reflect on the qualities of effective leadership and to establish goals for the 2019/2020 Academic Year. It is my pleasure to introduce our Student Leadership Team for 2019-2020. Over the past week, the new leaders have visited each of our homerooms and introduced themselves to each of the Years 7-11 Homerooms.

During the last fortnight, our College community has embraced the fullness of life and acknowledged the many journeys we participate and travel in at Mount St. Joseph Girls’ College.

Our Year 12 students have finished their formal classes and have been respectful and shown wonderful gratitude to the College community.

The Year 12 Mass and Graduation Ceremony was an excellent example of partnership and community spirit. During the evening, we highlighted the importance of collegiality, a love of learning, and the relationship formed between the family and the College. We work with our families, students and one another to best meet the learning and wellbeing needs of our young women. It is through these open partnerships that we are able to challenge one another to continue to grow in the image and likeness of Christ. I would like to formally thank each family and individual Year 12 student who has continued to work with us in promoting learning and individual resilience. Our Year 12 students will be future leaders in their chosen field as demonstrated in their tenacity and zeal for life.

Steven Mifsud - Deputy Principal Student Wellbeing