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.
We will celebrate Mercy Day this Monday, 24th September. For our students it will be a mufti day with a sausage sizzle for lunch and a fundraiser for KidsCan, an organisation that continues to look after the poor and vulnerable in this country today. Some of our senior students will spend the day at St Mary’s working and playing with the children there as well as children from visiting schools, St Thomas Aquinas (Winton) and Sacred Heart (Invercargill).
We farewell our Sports’ Coordinator, Jenna McPhee, as she takes up a new position this week. Jenna has been with us for two years; we have enjoyed having her on our staff and wish her well for her new job. Mr Daniel Wards will replace Jenna as Sports’ Coordinator at the start of next term. We will also welcome Mr Cameron Winsloe onto the staff from the beginning of term 4, for the time that Mrs Janelle Conlan is on maternity leave. Hopefully, we will have Janelle’s baby news to share with you before long. Mr Ronnie Kotkamp will step into the Acting HELA role from the beginning of next term. There is certainly plenty happening in the PE department!
You will be well aware that senior students have their practice exams the first week of next term. This means they have next week to tidy up loose ends and finish assessments. Please encourage your child to be working hard to be well prepared for the exams that are approaching rapidly.