Loving God, we thank you for your gifts during Semester 1 as we gratefully anticipate the rest and recreation of holidays. We make this prayer in Jesus’ name. Amen.
A Time for Everything
3 There is a time for everything,
and a season for every activity under the heavens:
2 a time to be born and a time to die,
a time to plant and a time to uproot,
3 a time to kill and a time to heal,
a time to tear down and a time to build,
4 a time to weep and a time to laugh,
a time to mourn and a time to dance,
5 a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,
a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing,
6 a time to search and a time to give up,
a time to keep and a time to throw away,
7 a time to tear and a time to mend,
a time to be silent and a time to speak,
8 a time to love and a time to hate,
a time for war and a time for peace.
This beautiful verse from scripture reminds us that in our hectic daily lives we must take time to embrace and cherish all of life’s precious moments.
The past few weeks have indeed been very hectic yet an enormously productive and enriching time for staff and students at the College.
Year 10 and 11 students have completed Semester One Examinations and all Year 11 and 12 students undertaking a Unit 3 and 4 sequence were required to sit the GAT on Wednesday, 12 June 2019. All students in Years 7-12 have been completing end of semester assessments in readiness for the Semester One Reports which are available to all parents via the Parent Access Module (PAM) now. Year 11 and 12 students were also given the opportunity to attend university tours, learning about course options and given the experience of a tertiary environment. Year 11 students took part in a Faith Formation Day on Tuesday, 25 June 2019, at ACU (Fitzroy), focusing on the theme of human dignity and fullness of life.
Last Saturday, staff and students departed on the Indonesian Study Tour for an immersive language and cultural experience. In the final week of Term Two, all Year 10 students are participating in Work Experience placements as part of their careers education program.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank and farewell Bernice Galligan who has replaced Deb Horbec whilst on Long Service Leave in Term Two and Colin Kong who is leaving the IT Department at the end of the term. Erika Zanini, Tony Spanti and Patrick Hogan are also taking Long Service Leave in Term 3 and we wish them a very enriching time of leave.
Staff have been focused on completing their S.T.E.P.(Supporting Teachers to Enrich Practice) conversations, reflecting on feedback from student survey data and classroom observations in order to work towards achieving their individual learning and teaching goal for Semester One. Much time and effort has also gone into completing assessment and reporting for all students by the end of Term Two.
As the semester draws to a close, I take this opportunity to extend a safe and enjoyable break to the Ave community for the upcoming holiday period. May you find time to relax, time to reflect and time to re-energise in the cosiness of the winter season, before the busyness of Semester Two commences.