Dear St Michael’s College Community,
International Women’s Day
International Women’s Day was celebrated on Tuesday March 8 and is a day that commemorates the social, political and economic achievements of women.
Women in different parts of the world use this day to come together to celebrate one another as they strive for equal treatment and representation.
This year’s campaign is represented by the #BreakTheBias hashtag and calls on people to work towards a world that is equitable, inclusive, and free from bias and discrimination so the playing field is levelled for women moving forward.
Mrs Joanne Gilmore explored the theme of ‘bias’ with some of our youngest female students in Year 1 last week. It is important that we as educators explore every aspect of a young person’s aspirations. Students are then empowered to better choose who they become as people, learners and leaders in the world.
“Here’s to Strong Women: May We Know Them. May We Be Them. May We Raise Them.”
The Reflective Garden project is nearing completing with our Eco Squad planting this week. The Squad will also support the maintenance of the Garden which we value as a community. This exciting new space between the Chapel and Lawrie Street will soon be available to provide a quiet and restful space for prayer and reflection in a beautiful garden space. The stepped seating area will be used to address students prior to them using the space to nurture their individual and group spiritual development and mindfulness. The use of the running stream through the centre of the space, varied plantings, multiple seating spaces and winding paths creates a tranquil path for people of all backgrounds to nurture their spiritual self. Staff will also be encouraged to utilise the space for their personal spiritual nourishment.