iServi News | 26 March 2021 | Term 1, Week 7
Year 12 Retreat
It has been a very special week for our Year 12 students as they ventured out to three different venues in Priories to attend their Retreat.
The Year 12 Retreat is a significant event in the life of our students. It provides them with the opportunity to physically retreat from the rigours of their daily routine to spend quality time together as a group. The experience allows students to pause to reflect on their relationships with others and with God.
The busyness of our lives means that we don’t often get the opportunity to genuinely reflect on our lives and to explore our own faith and spiritual development. In developing students at Servite as whole persons, we therefore provide a rich and broad array of growth opportunities which includes a scoped and sequenced retreat program across the years.
School retreats are an integral part of the lifelong faith formation of young people. They promote “systematic, intentional catechesis as part of the evangelisation of students” (CEWA). Catholic school retreats are “relational at heart, acknowledge the individual’s unique reality and bring the power of the Gospel into contemporary culture in a way that engages and empowers young people” (CEWA).
The Year 12 Retreat signifies an important phase in the students’ lives as they continue to take increasing ownership of their faith journeys. The Retreat enables students to reflect on the presence of God in the people around them and the shared experiences that have helped shape them into the persons they have become. The experience also brings the cohort closer together which promotes a genuine sense of collegiality and support once they return back to the College.
Congratulations to the Year 12 students for the very positive way that they fully involved themselves in the Retreat. We are grateful for their energy in engaging in the many different experiences on offer. We are most thankful to our dedicated staff who ensured the success of the Retreat. Special acknowledgement must go to our Ministry Team and the Heads of Community for their incredible work organising this very special opportunity for the students.
During Term 2 and Term 3, full winter uniform is required for students.
Extended Uniform Shop hours are available to help families prepare for Term 2:
Monday 29 March 8.00am – 5.30pm
Tuesday 30 March 8.00am – 5.30pm
Wednesday 31 March 8.00am – 5.30pm
Monday 12 April 9.00am – 4.00pm
Tuesday 13 April 9.00am – 4.00pm
During the Term, regular Uniform Shop opening hours are:
Monday 8.00am – 1.30pm
Tuesday 1.00pm – 4.30pm
Wednesday 8.00am – 11.30am
Entry to the Uniform Shop is via Stoneham Street. Parking is available on Stoneham Street.
Please email your queries to Uniform Shop Manager Mrs Michelle Di Lanzo, via email to email@example.com
Families may also purchase uniform items by phone on 9208 0946.
Pre-paid Uniform Shop purchases may be collected by students via College Reception from 3.00pm each day.
Healthy WA has information and frequently asked questions for the Western Australian community about the COVID-19 vaccination rollout. The Coronavirus Information Helpline is also available on 13 268 43.
Please advise your Head of Community if you intend to travel during the April school holidays.
Should you wish to travel, or will be hosting international or interstate guests, consult the following websites and contact numbers to inform yourself about the most up to date border restrictions, exemptions and quarantine requirements:
Entry to Australia
Website: COVID-19: Entering Australia
Phone: 1800 020 080
Entry to Western Australia
Website: COVID-19: Entering Western Australia
Phone: 13 26 843
Families are reminded that siblings who wish to commence Year 7 at the College in 2022, 2023 or 2024 should apply now. The College is currently conducting enrolment interviews and places are limited. Our team is available to assist with any queries. Please contact Enrolment Officer, Mrs Patricia Buys, via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr Jeff Allen