Dear members of the Nagle community,
Our school theme is In Deed, Not Word. It comes from the Nagle family motto. For our community, we have many examples of how members of our community actively support others. Particularly, Feed the 5,000, which has begun again following the COVID restrictions, sees breakfast provided for our students. In a week, we will hold the Vinnies Winter Sleepout: staff and students have volunteered to sleep overnight at school and raise awareness and much-needed funds for the Winter Appeal. We have seen the donation of many scarves to keep warm those who are exposed to the elements. It is a time for us to put our school motto into action.
This week begins the National Reconciliation Week 2021. The theme this year is, More than a Word. Reconciliation Takes Action. We know that reconciliation is about the relationships between the wider Australian community and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
This is a time to be reminded of the importance of building relationships and communities that value Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, histories, cultures and futures. We have the opportunity to explore how we can contribute to reconciliation. Our community can only be stronger when it is built on the foundation of respectful relationships.
This week, Catholic Education, Diocese of Parramatta celebrated 200 years of Catholic education in Australia. A Mass was held at St Patrick’s Cathedral on Monday celebrated by Bishop Vincent Long. Our School Captain, Stephanie Nwosu read the first reading and did so beautifully. We are very proud of Stephanie, who is a wonderful ambassador for our College.