Ash Wednesday marked the beginning of the Lenten season this week. Year 12s participated in a moving liturgy in our Chapel and then moved out to administer the ashes to students and staff across the College. I ask that you support your sons in their endeavours to embrace the spirit of the Lenten season. Students are fundraising for Project Compassion and focusing on others in terms of showing kindness and compassion in every circumstance especially to those less fortunate than ourselves.

On Tuesday evening, the annual Year 8 Father and Son evening was held which gave those involved the opportunity to deepen their relationships through the processes led by Mr Bill Jennings (Director of Time and Space). Fathers and sons are pictured in some warm up activities at the beginning of the evening.

Last Friday, St Joseph’s College competed in the ACC (Associated Catholic Colleges) Swimming Carnival. It was an incredible event and we are so proud of the students who participated and performed so well. I would like to acknowledge Mr Steve Clarke (Head Coach) and Mr Paul Trubiani (Head of Sport) for the way in which they have led the preparation of the squad.

We pray for Mrs Patricia Campbell (teacher) and her family. Patricia’s mother, Catherine Castellas, died recently.

With every blessing for the fortnight ahead.

(Ms) Cathy Livingston