Three of our students travelled to Canberra on the weekend 18 – 20 August with Mrs Jennie Smith, Debating Coordinator, to participate in the Mock United Nations Assembly (MUNA). Three of our students travelled to Canberra on the weekend 18 – 20 August with Mrs Jennie Smith, Debating Coordinator, to participate in the Mock United Nations Assembly (MUNA). The team consisted of Year 11 students: Christopher Breen, Lauren Forrester and Leonardo Nosatti and they gathered with approximately 70 students from around Australia for this national event.The students represented Japan and dressed in Japanese national costume to debate from Japan’s point of view in a UN General Assembly style debate. The event took place in the historic House of Representatives Chamber of the Old Parliament House, home to the Museum of Australian Democracy.Congratulations to our students for winning, and to Mrs Smith for her wonderful support and assistance of the students in their preparation for this prestigious national event.
During Lent we raised money for Caritas’ annual fundraiser, Project Compassion. This year, the Project Compassion theme was “Love your Neighbour”, taken from Jesus’ teaching to love you neighbour as yourself. This year our Project Compassion neighbours included people from the Philippines, Timor-Leste, Vietnam and Fiji. Every cent we raised will go directly to those who need it, to combat poverty, promote justice and uphold the dignity of every person.
I am very proud to announce that our College contributed $17,000 for the appeal this year. Thank you to all families for your generous support on this initiative.
Mr Declan Donohue
Director of Religious Education