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Mission and Identity

This term is off to a busy start – Year 8 classes will be taking part in their annual Reflection Days this coming week, with Years 9 and 10 to follow in August. A number of Year 10 students are participating in the Building Bridges Interfaith Dialogue in Schools Program, this promotes mutual understanding, respect and ethical behaviour across our cultural and religious diversities to develop competent global leaders for the 21st century.

Plenary Council 2020 - update

The second phase of the Plenary Council's preparation stage – Listening and Discernment – began last month at Pentecost.   In his apostolic exhortation Gaudete et Exsultate (Rejoice and Be Glad in English), Pope Francis dedicates a section to discernment. He writes:

'How can we know if something comes from the Holy Spirit or if it stems from the spirit of the world or the spirit of the devil? The only way is through discernment, which calls for something more than intelligence or common sense. 

It is a gift which we must implore. If we ask with confidence that the Holy Spirit grant us this gift, and then seek to develop it through prayer, reflection, reading and good counsel, then surely we will grow in this spiritual endowment.

The gift of discernment has become all the more necessary today, since contemporary life offers immense possibilities for action and distraction, and the world presents all of them as valid and good. 

Without the wisdom of discernment, we can easily become prey to every passing trend.'


Let’s look back at the process - the people involved, the number of voices heard, the topics discussed and the presence of the Holy Spirit felt
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This term is off to a busy start – Year 8 classes will be taking part in their annual Reflection Days this coming week, with Years 9 and 10 to follow in August. A number of Year 10 students are participating in the Building Bridges Interfaith Dialogue in Schools Program, this promotes mutual understanding, respect and ethical behaviour across our cultural and religious diversities to develop competent global leaders for the 21st century.

Plenary Council 2020 - update

The second phase of the Plenary Council's preparation stage – Listening and Discernment – began last month at Pentecost.   In his apostolic exhortation Gaudete et Exsultate (Rejoice and Be Glad in English), Pope Francis dedicates a section to discernment. He writes:

'How can we know if something comes from the Holy Spirit or if it stems from the spirit of the world or the spirit of the devil? The only way is through discernment, which calls for something more than intelligence or common sense. 

It is a gift which we must implore. If we ask with confidence that the Holy Spirit grant us this gift, and then seek to develop it through prayer, reflection, reading and good counsel, then surely we will grow in this spiritual endowment.

The gift of discernment has become all the more necessary today, since contemporary life offers immense possibilities for action and distraction, and the world presents all of them as valid and good. 

Without the wisdom of discernment, we can easily become prey to every passing trend.'


Let’s look back at the process - the people involved, the number of voices heard, the topics discussed and the presence of the Holy Spirit felt
here.