Deputy Principal's Report

Mornington Year 7-10 Campus

As we move into winter and our mornings are cold and sometimes frosty it can seem hard for our young people (sometimes adults too!) to wake up full of energy, ready to embrace each day. This reminds me of Aesop’s fable about the Ant and the Grasshopper. In Aesop’s story the Ants worked industriously all summer to ensure the colony had enough food stored for the long winter - not just enough to survive, but enough so they could thrive.

The Grasshopper just wanted to play and did not have the foresight to see the need to work now for the trials that lay ahead, he played all summer and then when winter came he had no food, he was not prepared. The moral was that we must all work in preparation for what lies ahead, this a life skill that goes beyond whether a student is adequately prepared for a Mathematics or Commerce or an English Exam.

For our Year 10 students embarking on their first formal Exam period they will soon be able to find out if they were more like the Ant or the Grasshopper during Semester One. Fortunately, this is our Year 10 students’ first try at Exams and so, if your son or daughter was a little more like the Grasshopper, the good news is they will have more opportunities in the future to become more like the Ants and be better prepared. All this comes with maturity and support from home, with our young people knowing that they are loved and valued and that all any of us ask of them is that the try their very best, given their abilities and circumstances at the present time. 

Reconciliation Week

Reconciliation Week was commemorated nationwide from 27 May 27 through to 3 June. During this week all R.E. classes on the 7-10 Mornington Campus participated in Reconciliation Liturgies aimed at developing a depth of understanding and solidarity with the first peoples of our ancient continent. Sincere thanks to Ange Virgona and the RE & Faith Team for guiding our young people as they develop their understanding around the issues of Reconciliation and Recognition. I hope you enjoy these images which adorned our Chapel doors during the week.

Wishing you all continued blessings.

Stephen Veneris
Deputy Principal | Head of 7-10 Campus Mornington