The Year 11 students now begin the process of discernment for College Leadership positions for 2017. I would like to congratulate Megan Kozak and the staff who conducted the Leadership Camp at the end of last week. We have much to look forward to next year with this particularly calm, thoughtful and creative group of young people.
On Friday and Saturday our talented musicians competed in the St Columban’s Concert Band Spectacular. The commitment displayed by our students, their teachers and their parents is a shining light to all in our community.
34 of our junior students were confirmed by Bishop Oudeman on Saturday at the St Eugene Church. In weeks to come
they will also participate in their first rite of Eucharist which is a wonderful symbol of being in community with others. Congratulations to all and sincere thanks to the adults who prepared them for these sacraments.
CONGRATULATIONS JIM MIDGLEY!
Jim Midgley has recently accepted a new role as Director – Teaching and Learning with the Toowoomba Diocese. This is great recognition of Jim’s experience and excellence in educational leadership – which St Eugene has been the beneficiary of for the past two years. I know it has been a difficult decision for him to leave St Eugene as he has genuinely loved and accomplished much throughout the past two years. Mr Midgley has indicated how confident he is that our College will continue to grow from strength to strength and has praised the quality of the staff, families and parish here at St Eugene.
Given the time of year, Brisbane Catholic Education have this week called for internal expressions of interest for the role of Principal for 2017. This process will be concluded by the end of next week at which time we can confirm with the community who will be Principal for next year.
Mr Midgley will be returning to St Eugene at the conclusion of his renewal leave as planned on 30 October 2016 and be with us for the remainder of the 2016 school year. We will make sure there are opportunities for our community to celebrate with him and farewell him appropriately.