Mother Daughter Mass
It was lovely to see students and their mothers fill the Edith Angel Hall on the afternoon of Monday 9 May for our beautiful annual Mother-Daughter Mass. This was an opportunity to give thanks for our mothers and other significant women who have supported us throughout our life. It is timely that this important celebration takes place in May, the month we honour Mary our Mother.
I would like to thank College Chaplain, Father Walter, and staff and students who contributed to this event. A special thank you to the P&F for providing the delicious afternoon tea and to all the Dads who helped prepare and serve the food.
Thank you to our Volunteers
This year’s National Volunteer Week theme is ‘Better Together’ as we celebrate the power of volunteering to bring people together, build communities and create a better society for everyone. I invite everyone to take a pause from our busy lives and join us in recognising the vital work of volunteers, particularly our P&F and Alumnae committees and those who volunteer their time at Open Day and the various other events. To all our volunteers, we say a heartful thank you.
Central Australia Immersion
I would like to take this opportunity to wish our 50 students from Years 10 and 11 and 5 staff: Mrs Gabby Scanlon, Ms Annette Chippendale, Mr Joe Lee, Miss Abbey Connor and Mr Steve Adams, who are participating in the upcoming immersion to Central Australia from 24 May all the very best. This long-awaited immersion has been in the balance since the beginning of the pandemic, so it is now wonderful to know it can proceed. I thank all participants in advance for being open to the learning experiences that await and for taking up the chance to be ‘mercy in action’. We look forward to your return and your sharing your stories with our community.
Women in Leadership Forum - 25 May 2022
Last week you received an e-invitation to our 2022 Women in Leadership Forum. I am very proud that OLMC has such good standing in the wider community that we have once again secured a first-class panel of inspirational women for this special event. We will hear from, Rosemary Kariuki-Fyfe (Advocate for migrant and refugee women), Amanda Rose (Founding Director of Western Sydney Women), Dr Mary-Clare Waugh (Paediatrician & Paediatric Rehabilitation Specialist) and Joanna Ryan (Financial Services Specialist).
I warmly invite each person in our community (and beyond) to come along for this exceptional evening. CLICK HERE for more information and to register. I look forward to seeing you there.
SAVE THE DATE: 2022 Celebration of Achievement
This year, the College will hold the Celebration of Achievement evening at Quaycentre, Sydney Olympic Park at 6pm on Monday, 5 December 2022. More information will be forthcoming as we draw nearer to the night. Please note that Student attendance will be compulsory and parents are strongly encouraged to attend. I look forward to celebrating with our whole community the achievements of 2022 at this special evening which will be filled with wonderful music and performances, and recognition of our students’ achievements in a venue befitting this milestone occasion.