From the Principal
From the Principal
It was a joy to see the Year 12 Student Representatives brighten up the days of our mothers, teachers, aunts, grandmothers and other significant women with a Mother’s Day flower as they arrived at the school gates last Friday. The paper flowers decorating all the entrances of the school were designed and created by the Year 12 Art Leaders with a group of creative students of all ages. Their message, “We are grateful for all the wonderful women in our lives”, is indicative of the spirit of gratitude that these Year 12’s have brought to their leadership this year.
The qualities of our student leaders are not something we take for granted. Rather, we nurture leadership from the early years and provide forums for students to express their ideas and make them a reality in a safe and supportive environment. When we see SAC student leadership flourish in settings outside the College, we are always proud of the way students embody Mercy values. Last week we were informed that Year 10 student, Grace, has been selected as a member of the SA SRC, a student leadership body bringing young people from schools across the state together. Congratulations and thanks to Grace, who will be a conduit of ideas between our school and others.
A group of Year 10 students represented the College on Tuesday at the launch of the Charter Ambassador Program (CAP). This program seeks to ‘give life’ to the Charter for Children and Young People, which sets out 20 conditions that all children and young people in South Australia can, and should, have for a good life now and in the future, without discrimination. The CAP is the next step in giving children and young people a platform to use their voice to have a say about what matters to them and we are happy to be part of this initiative. Our Charter Ambassadors were accompanied to this event by Deputy Principal, Ms Jacqui Mcilroy, and Year 10 Coordinator, Ms Julie Barletta.
The Year 12 Drama students took centre stage in the Dunlevie Courtyard this week for their production of The Lucky Ones, directed by Ms Lucy Dilger. The outdoor setting provided a completely different environment for this provocative piece of theatre and we saw some outstanding performances. Congratulations to all involved on your courage and creativity in tackling some challenging themes.
Thanks to the many parents and caregivers who made space in their busy days for Parent/Teacher/Student Learning Reviews in Weeks 2 and 3. It has been disappointing not to be able to welcome parents on campus as we usually would, especially for the many students and families who are new to the College this year. We hope you were able to get a feel for the warm and supportive relationships that develop between students and teachers here at SAC – they sit at the heart of all effective learning experiences. We look forward to welcoming you to more face-to-face events at the College in the near future.
Ms Paddy McEvoy