|Welcome to 2018! - 02 February 2018|
Welcome to the 2018 school year! We hope that the entire Lourdes community has enjoyed a well-deserved rest and that everyone is reenergised for the year to come.
Over the weekend before term commenced, while most were still enjoying their holidays, the 2018 student leaders participated in a Leadership Conference in preparation for the year ahead. School cheers were composed, jumping castles were conquered and essential leadership goals were discussed. The enthusiasm and passionate involvement displayed by all 2018 leaders made this experience particularly rewarding.
As a group, we considered what Pope Francis has to say about leadership. The Pope believes that you must be who you are, be authentic in service, and biased for action. Based on these beliefs, we formulated a list of principles with which the leaders of 2018 will aim to lead. The excitement in the room after collaborating to make these goals guarantees this year will be led by some outstanding students. This experience would not have been possible without the time and dedication of the wonderful Ms Manders, Mr Niebling and all House Pastoral Leaders. Thank you to these staff, as well as the tuckshop staff and the team from Unleashing Personal Potential.
The theme for this year is “A Spirited Community” which holds special value to us in our senior year as a cohort who has grown so closely together over the years. We wish to continue and extend this inclusive culture throughout the school this year so that each student has the opportunity to be their best selves. Being part of a spirited community is being part of a unified, connected and supportive environment. This can be achieved by accepting others and having trust that they will accept you for all your differences in return.
Together, we have the power to do something that any one of us couldn’t do alone. With this positive outlook for the year ahead, we are looking forward to a fabulous 2018!
Gemma Lucas and Chelsea Groundwater