From the Acting Principal
Acknowledgement of Country
From the Acting Principal
Dear Parents/Guardians, Friends & Students of SAC,
Term 2 is upon us and I hope that our students had a chance to refresh and rejuvenate during the recent holiday break.
This morning we came together to celebrate and bless the most important people in the world – our Mums and significant women in our lives! It was a real treat for our students to celebrate with their mums and to be able to share conversations and breakfast with our community. I wish all of the significant women in our lives a very happy and blessed Mother’s Day this Sunday.
It was a pleasure to host over 20 old scholars at our Alumni Breakfast on Tuesday. We truly appreciate our alumni taking the time out of their busy schedules to be with us, they were such a source of inspiration for our Year 11 and 12 students and were able to share their vast and diverse experiences. Our keynote speaker was Erica Nunn, Class of 2016, currently an engineer at Micro-X, a leading portable X-ray equipment manufacturer and supplier focussed on global medical and security markets. Erica was able to relate beautifully with the girls as she described her decision making around school subjects, tertiary pathways and entering the workforce. Along with all our alumni, Erica spoke about the opportunities that she embraced throughout her journey, especially as a young woman making strides in a traditionally male-dominated field. Hearing from past students is so powerful, it makes the journey real, and serves to be both grounding and inspirational. Thanks to our Careers and VET Coordinator, Julie Stephenson, and our Careers Education Support Teacher, Rachel Gould, for their work in organising the event, which kicks off a number of activities for Careers Week next week.
The Sr Judith Redden Centre was abuzz with conversation earlier this week as we held the first evening of Learning Reviews for Reception to Year 12s. There was a great vibe across the event and important and supportive discussions were had, solidifying the partnerships between parents/caregivers and teachers in supporting the academic and wellbeing development of our students.
Congratulations to our SAC swim team who last week were crowned aggregate champions at the Catholic Girls Schools Swimming Carnival. There were some brilliant individual efforts amongst the group, but the whole team stood up across the day to bring the shield home! Congratulations to all involved!
St Aloysius was represented by Catch 22 and the Stage Band at the Generations in Jazz Music Festival in Mount Gambier last weekend. Twenty-eight students embarked on the journey along with our music staff. Once again the students performed some outstanding numbers to the delight of the strong crowd, all of whom were proud to be back performing live again after COVID-19 hindered the event in previous years. It is such a large undertaking for the students and families to make the trek to Mount Gambier across the three days and we extend our thanks to Fiona Turner, Stephanie Neale, Nicole Wedding and Tennille Gibson for their tremendous commitment in providing this experience for the girls.
Our Year 2s and 3s have enjoyed their camping experiences this week, with the Year 3s appreciating farm life at Nanu Farm and 2SC spending tonight immersing themselves in the wonderful sights and sounds of the Adelaide Zoo at night! The camps are such a highlight for the students and provide just another opportunity for the girls to connect, interact and learn in a space outside the classroom.
Finally, good luck to our sporting teams who are preparing for the commencement of the winter season this week! As you can see, there have been some outstanding activities and opportunities that our community has been involved in already this term. I hope you’ll enjoy reading more about them further in this newsletter.
Mr Nick Tattoli