Happy Holidays and Happy Mercy Day for tomorrow
Along with the Rosminian priests and brothers, the Mercy Sisters were instrumental in providing the environment and education for St Peter’s College students from 1969. Our core gospel values of Community, Commitment and Compassion reflect the service they gave to St Peter’s for many years. In this Holy Year of Mercy, the life of their founder, Catherine McAuley, is one for all of us to reflect on – mercy that has no borders, and compassion for all no matter what their life circumstances.
Please remind your year 11-13 students that practice NCEA external exams are in Week 1 of next term. The timetable and expectations for these exams can be found later in this newsletter. It is very important that students use effective study time during the holidays to ensure they are well prepared for both these and the actual externals a few weeks after.
Today we farewell Megan Lamb, our Guidance Counsellor, as she takes maternity leave from her position. We wish Megan all the very best for this exciting, rewarding and very important stage of her life. We will be welcoming Carla Wilson from Invercargill into the role of Guidance Counsellor from the start of next term.
A number of our students are representing their province in sports tournaments during the holidays. Congratulations on being selected for these teams and for the commitment you have made to the preparation required. Good Luck!
Have a wonderful school holidays and we look forward to seeing everyone back safely in two weeks.
He Inoi: Prayer
God of small things
E te Atua o nga mea iti, e whakanui ana:
Great God of small things, we praise you
as another Mercy Day approaches.
We give thanks for the witness of
Catherine McAuley’s extraordinary life:
for her deep conviction that, by your grace, she could make a difference that counted.
We praise you for the grace that abounded as she began to call others to share in her work, for the vision of mercy which inspired her, and for her belief that every encounter could be a turning-point of hope and new life.
Gift us today with that same profound faith that we too may be channels of your tender love.