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Opening Mass and Inauguration of Student Leaders

Posted by Ms. Vanessa Hall, A.P.R.E on 9 March 2021
Opening Mass and Inauguration of Student Leaders

"On Friday 5th February, the students from Year 7 to Year 12 at Southern Cross Catholic College, Scarborough, gathered in the College Community Centre to celebrate our Opening Mass and inauguration of student leaders. The mass was led by our Parish Priest, Father Bob Harwood, and our Year 12 Student Leaders shared the readings and prayers that focused on our 2021 Lasallian theme, You are part of the miracle. The student Liturgy Band led the music for mass with great passion and skill after spending much of their own time rehearsing in the week before Opening Mass.  Following our Mass we took time to bless our Year 12 student cohort for 2021 and recognise the Year 12 Student Leaders who play such an important role in our whole College community, from Prep to Year 12. The Student Leaders for 2021 are:

"College Captains: Kerryn Hamilton-Smith and Ethan McLeary

"Lasallian Prefects: Shaun Rath and Charlotte Grant

"House Captains: Kayla Nutley, Ava van Bladel, Alana Smith, Claudia Colbert, Mikayla Quirk, Joshua Millwood, Georgia Cullen and Elise Hodges

"Following the investiture of the 2021 Student Leaders our College Captains, Kerryn and Ethan, addressed the community. They shared their vision of leadership for SCCC community and made strong connections to our theme for 2021. Their speech captured what it is to be a Catholic community in the Lasallian tradition and some of their words are below:

"The Lasallian theme for 2021 is 'You are part of the miracle'. At Southern Cross Catholic College, we aim to embrace each other's differences by accepting everyone's uniqueness. Through acceptance we come to acknowledge that we are all part of the same community for our own purpose.

"We all hold greatness inside each one of us: it is how we let it shine out that builds the foundation of living Jesus' miracle. The Lasallian vision is seeing the abundance where others see scarcity, and bringing nourishment when there is none.  As part of the Southern Cross community, we encourage a sense of belonging, to look out for each other as brothers and sisters.

"Your vision will differ from the person beside you; your passion will differ from the person beside you; your future will differ from the person beside you. But at the end of the day, you are all part of the miracle. So, remember, what you do in the present will shape who you are in the future.



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Author:Ms. Vanessa Hall, A.P.R.E
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