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From the Principal

As December arrives, we come to the season of Advent and the Church’s new liturgical year. At this time we remember Jesus who was born a carpenter’s son in a cow stall, Jesus who shares our humanity.  We are invited to let go of those aspects of ourselves that are not life giving or loving and to imagine a time when God’s Kingdom will come.  When we choose the God of life and love, Christ is born again in us and we are born again in Christ.

The Student Representative Council has once again coordinated the St Mary’s House of Welcome Christmas Hamper Appeal.  Staff and students collected toys, gifts, clothing and food to donate to Melbourne families in great need of assistance at Christmas.  This yearly event is a timely reminder of the privileges that many of us take for granted, a symbol of Advent and the hope that accompanies this season.

We have been much saddened by the passing of our dear friend and former colleague Sue Law, last Saturday, 24 November.  Sue was our Director of Marketing and Communications from 2012 until mid 2018 and left an enormous legacy in the branding and marketing of Siena College.  We extend our deepest condolences to Sue’s husband Stuart, daughter Brenna and father Mal.

As the school year concludes, we look back with pride and satisfaction on the year that has passed.  We are grateful for our learnings, for the friendships shared and strengthened, for our achievements and service.   I thank you all for your support of the College this year and for your contribution as a student, parent, friend or staff member. Each of us has a part to play in building and strengthening the Siena community and I thank you for playing your part.

I wish all members of our Siena community a safe and rejuvenating break and may Christmas be a time of joy and peace and the New Year full of blessings and promise. 

Gaynor Robson-Garth

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