Principals Comments 6.4.23Read Now
Kia ora e te whanau
As we journey through the season of Holy Week leading up to Easter, I would like to take a moment to reflect on the importance of Catholic character in our school community. At St Peter’s College, we believe that Catholic character is at the heart of all that we do. It guides our decisions, shapes our interactions, and provides a foundation for our academic and personal growth. During this season of Holy Week, we are reminded of the ultimate expression of Catholic character - the sacrificial love of Jesus Christ, who gave his life for us on the cross. His example of humility, forgiveness, and selflessness is a powerful reminder of the virtues that we strive to cultivate in our students.
In our school, we aim to foster Catholic character through a variety of activities and initiatives. We encourage our students to practice kindness, generosity, and empathy, to develop a deep sense of gratitude and to care for others, especially the less fortunate. We also encourage our students to develop a strong faith life, which is essential to the cultivation of Catholic character. Through regular prayer, reflection, and participation in Mass, our students learn to develop a personal relationship with God, which guides and sustains them in their daily lives.
In the weekend we attended the Catholic Secondary Schools winter sports quad at St Kevin’s College and I was truly proud of the way our students treated others with manners and respect, were humble when winning and congratulated the other teams when they lost. They were an absolute pleasure to take away and a real credit to you as their parents. I would also like to sincerely thank Mrs Rebecca Chittock for her excellent organisation of the trip and thank all the coaches and managers for giving up their weekend to support and attend: Mrs Carolyn Hunter, Mrs Janelle Conlan, Ms Millie Cowan, Mr Elmer Sollano, Mr Vince Aynsley and Mrs Fiona Sharp. It is a real community effort to ensure our students get these awesome opportunities.
Last week we welcomed our new acting Deputy Principal of pastoral care, Ms Sharon Jackson to the school and she is already getting to know many of the students and parents. We are also excited to announce that we have appointed a new Digital Technologies and DVC teacher, Mr Mark Presley, who will start week 6, term 2.
This week we had our Academic Blues awards assembly and it was lovely to recognise the hard work and commitment that many of our young people put in last year to achieve their very best.
Congratulations to the following students who received Excellence endorsements at level one:
Congratulations to the following students who received Merit endorsements at level one:
Ledrick Delos Reyes
Ophelia Hiu Ching
Congratulations to the following students who received Excellence endorsements at level two:
Congratulations to the following students who received Merit endorsements at level two:
Congratulations to the following students who received Excellence endorsements at level three:
Congratulations to the following students who received Merit endorsements at level three:
We also gratefully thank Ms Louise Dennison, past pupil of St Peter’s College who came back and gave a heartfelt and motivating speech to our students by sharing her educational journey since leaving school. We are so very lucky to have her back working in our community.
As we approach Easter weekend, let us remember the sacrifice of Jesus Christ and the importance of Catholic character in our school community. May God bless you and your families during this holy season.
Charity Fulfils the Law
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