Dear Delany community,
As a Christian community we acknowledged All Saints and All Souls days last week. Both feast days are very special times to celebrate the communion of saints, those named and unnamed, both living and dead, and to remember those who have died especially those family and friends who have passed away in the last twelve months. The word “hallow” means holy, venerated and sacred which brings to mind the many saintly people who have been a blessed influence in our lives. Halloween means the eve of All Hallows’ and beyond any commercial connotations, traditionally this was a time to ritualise the triumph of good over evil while the feast of All Saints was a time of community celebration to honour the good and holy lives of the Saints.
In reference to Halloween, I would like to congratulate staff and students who participated in “All things Halloween at Delany” initiative. We had scary readalouds in the Library, the Science Halloween interactive sessions for Holy Trinity students and the Halloween costume parade. The initiative generated an enormous amount of school spirit and laughter.
We wish our Student Leaders all the best as they attend the annual Patrician Senior Leaders retreat at Winbourne Centre, Mulgoa. The time away will provide opportunities for our students to interact with student leaders across the other four Patrician linked secondary schools. Moreover, it will be a time for them to reflect on the importance of leadership as well as their relationship with God.
Mr Robert Muscat