Dear Parents, Students and Staff

 

Three major events at SFX in the last week deserve some special recognition.

 

Creative and Performing Arts Showcase

There were 3 nights of student talent on show in the last week and what an impressive line-up on display. Last Thursday the Senior Music classes performed their assessment pieces, Senior Drama students performed the play “39 Steps” on Tuesday night and last night was the Annual MADD night featuring an array of music, dance and dram as well as a magnificent array of artwork.

There was certainly no shortage of student talent on display. The artistic endeavours of our students complement a most positive school culture.

A big thank you to the staff who support and encourage the students at school and congratulations to the parents too that enable their sons and daughters to pursue their creative energy.

 

 

Senior Course Information Evening

Year 10 students are preparing for their transition to the College education program and thinking about the selection of subjects that will help them choose pathways beyond school.

On Wednesday evening the College HUB was a buzz of excitement with families talking with representatives from industry and the tertiary institutions about future options. It is an exciting time for the Year 10 students as they navigate their way through the requirements of the Year 12 Senior Secondary certification and matching those with their plans for their careers and working life.

Once again thank you the staff who planned this event and arranged stalls to assist in providing advice.

 

 

Support for those less fortunate

Last Sunday was Pentecost Sunday which is often refereed to as the birthday of the Church. So, happy birthday! In the scriptures we see the apostles being “commissioned” in their ministry to spread the Good News of God’s kingdom. Whilst Jesus was no longer with them in person, we hear of the Holy Spirit being present in each of the apostles to support them on their journey. We are reminded however that it is not just an event of two thousand years ago, this is happening to us too. We are invited to “accept” the gift on a daily basis if we are open to the Holy Spirit. We recognise that simply when we bless ourselves with the sign of the cross.

We see this gift being enacted at SFX and more recently by the Year 10 students showing leadership with their Vinnies Winter Appeal promotion. The donations have been generous from students from all year levels and the people who need a hand-up in Canberra will be grateful no doubt. SFX will also have a presence at the Vinnies CEO Sleepout next Thursday evening. Yours truly will be flying the flag for SFX on this occasion and letting the community know that the students at SFX have a very strong moral conscience in supporting those less fortunate.

If you would like to assist in this endeavour then you can gift through this link:

https://www.ceosleepout.org.au/fundraisers/paulcarroll/canberra

Thanking you in anticipation

Best wishes

Paul Carroll

PRINCIPAL

 

 

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