We enjoyed a very special Leavers' Mass last Friday. Thank you to all the parents and community members who attended. The Leavers' Mass is always a lovely way to send our graduates out into the world and reflects the things that make St Peter's special - the family involvement, the respectful way all our students supported the leavers in their final school Mass, and of course, the special connection with our parish community and the founding orders of our College - all wrapped up in our Special Catholic Character. We have had the pleasure of the company of this dynamic Year 13 group for the last seven years and we wish you all well for future years.
Similarly, I enjoyed attending the 'Rosmini House End of Year Liturgy and Christmas Dinner'. It was good to see so many families present including a number of families from Gore High School. Now in the second year of inviting Gore High School boarders into Rosmini House, it is obvious to see how well this is working and the new friendships that have formed as a result of this.
Our year 10 students arrive home today after four days at Borland Lodge. Unfortunately they did not experience the warm weather of last week, but I am sure that November snow will have made the camp very memorable! There are many events for students happening during the final four weeks of school; please keep an eye on emails and the Facebook page to ensure you are up to date with happenings.
A huge congratulations to members of our extended St Peter’s Community, Brian and Elaine Kelly, who were Civic award winners at the Gore and District Community Awards held last Friday night. Brian and Elaine encompass everything that reflects our College values of commitment, community and compassion. We also congratulate Isaac Borgman who was a joint winner of the JD Souness Young Achiever of the Year.
Mrs Claire Welch led us in prayer at our staff briefing yesterday morning, praying 'A Student's Prayer' by St Thomas Aquinas in the 13th century. This may be useful to parents and students alike as NCEA exams begin today.
Come, Holy Spirit, Divine Creator, true source of light and fountain of wisdom! Pour forth your brilliance upon my dense intellect, dissipate the darkness which covers me, that of sin and of ignorance. Grant me a penetrating mind to understand, a retentive memory, method and ease in learning, the lucidity to comprehend, and abundant grace in expressing myself. Guide the beginning of my work, direct its progress, and bring it to successful completion. This I ask through Jesus Christ, true God and true man, living and reigning with You and the Father, forever and ever.
Kate Nicholson - Principal