This Sunday is Easter Sunday. This weekend is the highlight of the liturgical calendar. The Easter Triduum is a three-day event, Holy Thursday Easter Mass of the Lord’s Supper, Good Friday celebration of the Lords Passion, Holy Saturday Easter Vigil and Easter Sunday, marking the passion, death and resurrection of Christ. The Easter Triduum marks the end of Lent and the start of the Easter Season which lasts for the 50 days until Pentecost.

On the evening of Holy Thursday, we remember the Last or Lord’s Supper where, amongst other significant events, Jesus taught vividly about Christian leadership by washing the feet of his followers. On Good Friday we mark the passion, crucifixion and death of Jesus. Holy Saturday is a silent, barren day as we reflect further on the death of Jesus and his journey into the afterlife. On Saturday night and Easter Sunday we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus as the Christ and his victory over death.

Term 1, has been filled with many highpoints and activities including the many events and activities listed below:

  • 1025 students have been engaged in day-to-day classes and learning
  • Opening/Ash Wednesday College Mass
  • Student Leadership Investiture Ceremony
  • Whole School and Year Level Assemblies
  • Various Parent Information Evenings
  • Cybersafety Parent Evening
  • Dr. Andrew Wake Parent Presentation
  • Student Development Days
  • Student Leadership Camp
  • Social Justice Leaders Development Day
  • College Athletics Carnival
  • College and SACCSS Swimming Carnival
  • Year 10 Premier League
  • SACCSS Junior Golf
  • Project Compassion and Caritas Fundraising Activities
  • Year 9 Program incursions
  • Outdoor Education Surfing excursions
  • Little Shop of Horrors Musical auditions
  • Twilight Music Concert
  • Years 7 Camp

All these events and activities take planning and preparation to ensure that they are successful events. I would like to take this opportunity on behalf of the CRC Caroline Springs community to thank our staff for their effort. They have been extremely diligent and generous with their own time to enable the many events listed above to take place.  Without the support of staff, these activities simply would not take place, so I thank staff most sincerely for their efforts. I would like to thank all teaching staff and the I.T, maintenance, counselling, learning diversity, library, support, administration, and finance teams who have been working diligently to ensure a successful term.

I ask that students take the time to reflect and enjoy these achievements, whilst also setting specific and realistic goals for Term 2. I also ask all students to challenge themselves to participate in the vast array of co-curricular activities available at the College and to embrace and contribute to the numerous faith and social justice opportunities available at the College.

As we conclude Term 1, we give thanks for the many enriching experiences of life and learning at our College, and we pray for a safe and restful time for students, staff and families over the Easter holiday period.

May the spirit of hope that Easter brings, inspire renewed energy, new goals and a strengthened resolve to live the Christian life in the footsteps of Jesus.

New Building Update:

We are filled with excitement and anticipation as the construction on our new triple storey building has now begun. The new building will encompass modern classrooms, and versatile spaces designed to inspire creativity, collaboration, and innovation. This building will accommodate a new College entrance, administration reception office and foyer, conference room, meeting rooms, offices of the Business Manager and Finance Team, a second Staffroom and additional Staff Offices and associated spaces.

Additionally, this building will allow for two Food Technology rooms, with an adjoining dining room, two large collaboration spaces, four Art classrooms, three Music rooms and a recording studio and five general classrooms. This three-storey building will not only meet the urgent needs of the College for specialist classrooms and administration offices but will also future proof the site and ensure additional land is available for future building projects to meet projected enrolment growth.

Term 2 student return date:

Please note that students will return to the College on Monday15 April in full Winter uniform for Terms 2 and 3. See below photos for examples of the full Winter uniform: 

Jamie Madigan

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