Principal’s Message – Newsletter 21 May

Welcome to week six; the half way mark of Term 2. Once again there has been much happening here at Salesian College and we continue to witness the wonderful deeds of our boys. This week has been a very busy one for our Year 7 and 9 Students, as they undertook their NAPLAN tests. ACC sport continues with the College experiencing both wins and losses.

On Friday of last week we welcomed over one hundred boys (and their parents) who participated in our Becchi Morning; a tailored program designed to orientate new students and parents into the Salesian College Chadstone community. The boys were entertained with some sporting activities, shown around the school on a tour and partook in ‘get to know you’ activities. At the same time, parents were taken through two information sessions covering – 1) A successful transition from Primary School to Secondary School and 2) Communication at the College (including an introduction to the Parent Access Module and Salesian e-News). The morning concluded with an informal chat over morning tea, with both sons and parents imparting positive feedback about the information they had received.

The second occasion I was unfortunately unable to attend was the Mother’s Day Mass and Breakfast. Reports to date indicate this morning was great success, with good numbers in attendance enjoying what was a somewhat emotional gathering. I have been told that it was beautiful to witness the wonderful relationships shared by the boys and their mothers and in some cases their grandmothers. The boys rose to the occasion, making sure mum was well looked after with a cup of tea and something to eat whilst they enjoyed each other’s company.

As I reflect on the Mother’s Day Mass, I hope that many out in the community also take time to ponder the mother figures that have made an impact on their lives.

I leave you with a quote from the 1 Corinthians 13:4-7

Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

God bless.

Robert Brennan