Principal’s Address

“Leave Nothing Undared"

Our celebrations of St Eugene Feast Day yesterday are daring, sacred and a lot of fun.  My sincere gratitude to the Identity and Service Team (including Fr John Sherman) for coordinating our annual celebrations and activities and to all the staff and students who contributed. St Eugene Feast Day offering us the opportunity to gather our young people together to celebrate:

  • Eugene de Mazenod as a servant and leader
  • The ways in which St Eugene points us to Jesus
  • St Eugene's commitment to community and
  • St Eugene's love for the marginalised in society

Our St Eugene Feast Day Mass is one of the few occasions that we share the sacrament of Eucharist as a whole College.  We follow this with rotations of engaging activities that bring together students with their buddies from another phase of the College – building relationships and community.

This year is our Year of Grace . The students worked with their buddies and staff to form a human message about our Year of Grace. I share here just one piece of feedback we have had about our celebrations this year -  A perspective  from a teacher in Year 3 – “As a new face to the school my favourite moment must be the joy I witnessed on (a student's) face when a Year 9 student wanted to be his buddy for Feast Day."

The Eugreenies Community Garden is flourishing! A flower, fruit, vegetable and herb garden, which is a valuable and inviting space in the college. Eugreenies Garden is used as an outdoor classroom in the delivery of curriculum in such areas as Maths, Science and Religious Education. It is available for students' leisure in breaks and also as a place of prayer.

Every blessing to you and your families for the year ahead

Marisa Dann - Principal​