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From the Principal

Dear St Michael’s College Community,

As we head into week 8 the pace of the college continues to be vibrant.

Last Friday saw the Year Eleven formal take place at the Festival Function Centre. These types of events enable our students to grow, mature and act in formal settings. I always member the day a father told me how grateful he was being able to go out with his son to buy his first suit that he wore to the school formal. It is like so many of these functions, the joy is in the journey. The preparations of getting the hair, makeup and nails done are the activities that as a family we should always enjoy. From all reports the year 11 students had a sensational time and I am grateful to all those staff involved in the preparation of the event.

Last week the art area was buzzing with music at lunchtime, face painting, face sketching and chalk pavement art. The staff and students excelled throughout the week. I certainly admire the student’s ability to get up in front of their peers and sing or play a musical instrument.

The Lasallian Charism permeates proudly all through the College community.  For Year 12 students the Retreat plays a vital role in formation and enables students to develop in order to tackle the challenges that life will throw them once they leave the gates of the College.  Despite one small adjustment the students thrived and engaged fully from Wednesday through to Friday.

Thanks to all the staff who were involved in the preparation and execution of the Retreat program.

Dropping in on the netball, football and basketball trials over the past weeks has been a joy, our student’s enthusiasm is infectious, and I look forward to seeing then play during the winter months ahead.

Thursday morning is one of my favourite mornings of the week, it is where I am blessed to greet the Primary students at the Beverley campus. Big smiles as they bound in, followed by a “Good morning, Mr Daley”, show me just how the Primary school is thriving and continues to grow.  I enjoy all the opportunities I gain from being at the Beverley campus.

God bless.

Tony Daley