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by Assistant Principal  – Mission and Identity, Mr Geoff Brodie In its document “The Catholic School (1977)” The Sacred Congregation for Catholic Education proclaims Jesus Christ as the foundation of the whole educational enterprise in a Catholic school (34). The Sacred Congregation in the same section goes on to say, “The fact that in their…

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by Assistant Principal  – Mission and Identity, Mr Geoff Brodie Last week the College held our annual Faith in Action assembly. Led entirely by students from preparation to presentation– only students were on the stage during the assembly – perhaps it is only just this article begins with the words of Year 10 student, Noah…

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Mission Report

by Assistant Principal  – Mission and Identity, Mr Geoff Brodie We are about to enjoy a unique long weekend. The Catholic schools of the Ballarat Diocese have chosen to respond to challenges of the on-going pandemic by offering families a chance to step aside from the normal routines and rest. Sometimes in the busy-ness of…

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Mission Report

by Assistant Principal  – Mission and Identity, Mr Geoff Brodie Our Catholic faith is trust in a “who”, not a “what.” Our faith is not in a philosophical system or ethical framework that guides us like an impersonal road map. Our faith is in a person, Jesus. Our trust in and friendship with Jesus is…

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by Assistant Principal  – Mission and Identity, Mr Geoff Brodie 129 years is a long time to be a school in Ballarat. It is something worthy of celebration and certainly worth reflecting upon. This year has seen a return to patterns more recognisable over most of those 129 years. Of particular joy is a return…

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by Assistant Principal  -Mission and Identity, Mr Geoff Brodie The centuries old prayer “Glory be” is one of the most known and used short prayers. An example of a ‘doxology,’ it is prayed as follows: “Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit. As it was in the beginning…

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by Assistant Principal  -Mission and Identity, Mr Geoff Brodie The Season of Easter ended last Sunday with the Celebration of Pentecost. As the Missal suggests The coming of the Holy Spirit on the apostles at Pentecost marks the beginning of the time of the Church. Filled with the Spirit, the apostles preach in many languages…

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Mission Report

by Assistant Principal -Mission and Identity, Mr Geoff Brodie Life after remote learning incudes the chance for our community to once again participate in the full range of College opportunities. The challenge will be to recover our habits and patterns of active participation after so much disruption. Active participation is in no small way a…

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Mission Report

by Assistant Principal -Mission and Identity, Mr Geoff Brodie We return to Term 2 in the second week of our Easter celebrations. May the peace and joy of this wonderful season be with us all in our College community. Easter is the experience that defines us a Catholic school in the Edmund Rice Tradition for…

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Mission Report

This week our Faith in Action Domain Leader, Mr Michael Weadon, shares a few thoughts about the opportunities open to our students. Thank you to our dedicated band of good young men who have volunteered to assist the community in several ways through our two Faith in Action groups.  These are known as Faith in…

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