From the Acting Principal
Acknowledgement of Country
From the Acting Principal
Dear Parents/Guardians, Friends & Students of SAC,
Congratulations to the 18 primary students who received the Sacrament of Reconciliation on Thursday evening. Reconciliation teaches the students about healing and forgiveness, symbolising how Jesus redeemed humanity from sin and its consequences by his death and resurrection. This is the first sacrament since Baptism and it was wonderful to celebrate the evening with students and their families in a special ceremony at St Francis Xavier’s Cathedral.
We have been in celebration mode the past few weeks as we have been drawn together by significant events, namely Reconciliation Week, Laudato Si’ Week and SAC’s very own Arts Week!
The courtyards, classrooms, theatre and art rooms have been abuzz as our SRC, Arts, Drama and Music leaders and members of the Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) group have worked with staff to create activities connecting students of all ages.
There has been significant action undertaken by the RAP students and staff throughout 2023 already, and Reconciliation Week was a great opportunity to showcase the work of the group across the year and involve even more students in sharing how we can ‘Be a Voice for Generations’.
St Aloysius College has an accredited Reconciliation Action Plan with Narragunnawali and this is something we are proud to share with our community. The plan outlines the relationships, respect and opportunities within the classroom, school and wider community and is wonderfully led by students and staff in the RAP group and ably supported by the Justice and Mercy (JAM) group also.
SAC Arts Week had it all!
On the evening of Wednesday 7 June we were proud to host the South Australian launch of the book, The School that Hope Built, authored by old scholar and current Marketing and Communications Team member, Maddie Kelly. The book details the amazing story of Australian woman Gemma Sisia, who founded The School of St Jude in Tanzania in 2002. There was a strong showing of support to hear from Maddie about her experience, and we were fortunate to also welcome Gemma and alumnus and staff member, Enock. The book is a real celebration of humanity and how small beginnings (with a lot of hard work) can create truly amazing experiences.
A real celebration of humanity
Speaking of small beginnings leading to amazing experiences, we are planning to welcome our newest members to the College community as our mid-year Reception students join us for their transition sessions over the next few weeks. Starting proper in Term 3, they will have a few orientation sessions across the next weeks to acclimatise to school life. You are all very welcome!
Things are ramping up with High School Musical rehearsals as production week edges closer. Once again we have an enormous cast ready to perform four shows at the end of July, so make sure you get your tickets now!
To end, best of luck to our senior students who are finalising assessments and preparing for Semester One examinations over the next few weeks. I am sure that your hard work and preparation will give you the confidence to achieve well and I wish you every success.
Mr Nick Tattoli