As Term 1 draws to a close, I want to say that it has been a privilege to lead the St Agnes Community during this time. Covid has continued to challenge our community during this time but we have tried to continue to keep the school experience for our students as normal as possible by holding community and sporting events. I would like to thank the parents, students and teachers for their support during this difficult term.
During this time I have witnessed the Franciscan charism which focuses on contemplatives in action with the focus on being of service to others and actions which contribute to the work of justice for the greater Glory of God. The St Agnes Way of Being includes dignity, compassion, integrity and inclusivness.
- Dignity relates to the way we carry and present ourselves standing up for our rights and those of others.
- Compassion is evident in the way we imitate the person of Jesus by demonstrating respect and concern for others.
- Integrity involves being honest and taking ownership and responsibility for our actions.
- Inclusiveness has a focus on being attentive and welcoming with a sense of openness and acceptance.
Our core work is to help our students develop spiritually, intellectually and socially. When young people are nurtured by their parents/caregivers and supported by a caring and committed teaching staff, they have a wonderful environment in which they reach and exceed personal goals. I am looking forward to the possibilities next term where students take responsibility for their learning and engage in their learning.