Welcome all to the commencement of the 2023 school year. I hope that you had a very happy and safe Christmas and New Year holiday season. I also trust that all are ready for:
- a fresh beginning,
- to be open to new experiences, and
- are looking to continue your journey to human growth and fullness of being in 2023.
I would like to take this opportunity of welcoming our new Year 7s and students who have joined the Merici community in Years 8 through to Year 12.
This year our College theme is Communitas. This Latin word means “community”. The symbols that will be important this year are the well and loaves and fishes. Red will be our colour, representing connection, courage and compassion. The notion of community is central to our faith and tradition, “For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ. For in one Spirit we were all baptized into one body—Jews or Greeks, slaves or free - and all were made to drink of one Spirit. For the body does not consist of one member but of many.” 1 Corinthians 12:12-27
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