iServi News | 9 August 2019 | Term 3, Week 3
CEWA LEAD Award – 24:7 SERVE
Each year Catholic Education Western Australia (CEWA) presents a series of LEAD Awards for Excellence which recognises “school initiatives that contribute to outstanding outcomes for students and exemplify the strategic focus areas of Learning, Engagement, Accountability and Discipleship”
I am very pleased to inform our community that Servite was the recipient of one of these awards in the Discipleship category for our 24:7 SERVE initiative. The award was presented to us by CEWA Executive Director Dr Debra Sayce on Thursday this week at the annual CEWA Breakfast.
In selecting our nomination for the award, the team of judges noted “the ongoing impact and outcomes of the initiative” and our commitment to “providing Christ-centred and engaged learning”.
Congratulations to Director of Ministry Mr Ryan Wiles and the Ministry team for their terrific work in developing such an excellent program that is impacting the lives of so many students. We also acknowledge the amazing work of our 24:7 SERVE student leaders who are helping to positively shape the lives of those around them.
We are also most thankful to our program partners 24:7 Youth Ministry and Caritas Australia for their wonderful support and contribution to the program.
More information about 24:7 SERVE is available here.
Further to my comments in last week’s iServi, we are thrilled to have such a proactive, supportive and engaged parent community at Servite. As a school with the Servite charism of Community at its core, we strongly promote the important partnership that we have with our families in working together to support the growth and development of our students.
As a learning community we aim to ensure that we provide the best possible educational environment for our students. Working in partnership with our College families, we strive to seek out ways that we can achieve this aim.
We greatly value the parent strategic forums that we have introduced into the College with support from the Servite Parents and Friends. As a learning community we promote strong reflection to support future planning. The forums have enabled families to provide feedback and input in the direction of the College and facilitated great conversation around areas of growth for us as a school.
We are now looking deepen this ongoing conversation through the rollout of a regular family survey and review process. This process invites all parents and caregivers to provide the College with direct feedback on the operation of our school. This important information will help ensure that we are meeting the educational, spiritual, emotional and social needs of our students.
We therefore invite all parents to complete our Parent and Caregiver Satisfaction Survey which is available here.
This survey will be complemented by our next Parents and Friends Strategic Forum which will be held at the College on Wednesday 28 August in the Alexis Research Centre. Parents will be able to contribute further to the growth conversation for Servite through connecting directly with the members of our College Executive team.
We thank you for your ongoing support of our College and encourage you to complete the Parent Survey. We also look forward to your company at our upcoming Parents and Friends Strategic Forum.
Deacon and Servite Graduate Liam Ryan (Class of 2004) is preparing for his Priestly Ordination at St Mary’s Cathedral, Perth on Friday 16 August.
“It’s true that the ceremony is the culmination of years of formation, but I feel that in many ways it is also just the beginning of a different chapter, the next stop on the pilgrimage of life,” Dcn Ryan said. For more on this ordination story, view The Record’s coverage here.
Our congratulations to Dcn Ryan and the Ryan family, including our 2019 Head Girl, Tess Ryan.
Families with current students are reminded that siblings who wish to attend the College in Year 7 2020 and 2021 should apply now as places are limited.
Mr Jeff Allen