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29 April 2022 

Dear Avila Community,

What a fabulous start to Term 2 we have enjoyed here at Avila. It has been wonderful to see so many smiling faces enter the gates each morning and embrace so many different and varied learning opportunities together, as a community, at school.

I trust that everyone has enjoyed a restful break over the Easter period as we have launched back into school with a flurry of activity. Our musicians enjoyed the chance to harmonise together with the Mazenod orchestra, Creative Arts rehearsals are well underway, our stage crew have been busy preparing and setting up for numerous events and Year 9 students are busy exploring the city as they investigate how to bring our city's economy, culture and tourism industry back to life post COVID.



Earlier this week we paid our respects to those who have served our country with an ANZAC Day liturgy. We also recognised the legacy of Venerable Nano Nagle, the Lady of the Lantern and Founder of the Presentation Sisters, whose courage, compassion and belief in the power of education continues to shine a light on us all, more than three hundred years after her death. 

As a learning community we continue to adapt and adhere to the directives from MACS and the Victorian government to minimise risk and maintain face-to-face opportunities for all our classroom and co-curricular activities. Thank you to all our students, staff and families for following the protocols, registering Positive and Household contacts and keeping our community safe. If your daughter is a Household Contact and additional tests are needed we will do our best to supply them, if available at school. Please email rdewers@avilacollege.vic.edu.au to request additional tests in this situation.

I look forward to a vibrant and dynamic Term 2 together.
Happy Learning!


Dr Michelle Cotter | Principal
Exec. MBA, M.Ed. Leadership, M.Ed. RE, Post Grad. Dip. IT, Post Grad. Dip. Adult Ed., Grad. Dip. RE, B.Ed
REMINDER
Friday 6 May | House Athletics Carnival
AVILA SCHOOL CALENDAR
https://www.avila.vic.edu.au/news-event/calendar/

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Faith & Mission

Prayer

THE RESURRECTION is a message of unparalleled hope—and unparalleled joy.

A seriously underappreciated part of the Christian life, joy undergirds Jesus’ preaching, is the fruit of most of his miracles and is the most natural response to the Resurrection.

Consider how often the word is mentioned in some form in the Gospels:
“Jesus rejoiced in the Holy Spirit and said, `I thank you, Father. . .”‘
“The entire crowd was rejoicing at all the wonderful things that he was doing.”
“You have pain now; but I will see you again, and your hearts will rejoice, and no one will take your joy from you.”
“Ask and you will receive, so that your joy may be complete.”
“While in their joy they were disbelieving…” 
“The disciples rejoiced when they saw the Lord.”
(Fr James Martin S.J Jesus, A Pilgrimage)
 
We offer this prayer:

Dear Lord,
May I realise afresh today what Your death and resurrection mean for me. Forgiveness, freedom, and the ability to walk with You through this fallen world into eternity. May I always find my satisfaction in You and Your willingness to offer Yourself to me.
In Jesus' 

Amen

Liturgical Calender

Gospel Reading

Sunday 01 May
John 21: 1–19
Jesus questions Peter.

Sunday 08 May
John 10: 27–30
The gift of eternal life.

01 May Saint Joseph the Worker
02 May Saint Athanasius
03 May The Feasts of Saints Philip and James
10 May Saint John De Avila
12 May Saints Nereus and Achilleus
13 Apr Our Lady of Fatima
14 May The Feast of Saint Matthias
 

Year 9

City Inquiry

This week Year 9 students embarked on their City Inquiry project. Working in groups, they are exploring Melbourne, gathering ideas and data as they design communication plans and engagement initiatives on how to revitalise the city in a post Covid environment. 

Family Accounts

Camps, Sports and Excursions Fund (CSEF)

Families holding a valid Centrelink Health Care card or Pensioner Concession card may be eligible to apply for CSEF. Please see the linked flyer regarding your eligibility and application for CSEF: https://www.education.vic.gov.au/PAL/csef-financial-assistance-information-parents.docx
 
If you have applied in 2021, there is no need to apply again in 2022.
 
New applicants for 2022, please complete the application form and return to the College by 18 June 2022.
 
https://www.education.vic.gov.au/PAL/csef-application-form.docx
 
Completed application forms can be returned to the College General Office or by email to familyaccounts@avilacollege.vic.edu.au
 
Payments are made directly to the College. As Avila College fees are all inclusive, the CSEF amount will be credited to your fee account.

Sport

SCSA Futsal

For the first time ever, Avila College competed in the SCSA Futsal competition. Congratulations to our Junior squad who came first and Sara Petrakis who was awarded the Grand Final MVP.

Wellbeing Resources

Get Out of the Procrastination Trap


10 Tips to help your teen out of the Procrastination Trap

Careers

The Future of Work


Are you curious about what the future might look like in the world of work? Watch this informative short video to find out what skills might be valuable, the impact of Artificial Intelligence or to motivate you to keep working hard toward your future goals.

Community Announcements

REMINDER
Cyclists Must Wear Helmets

A reminder that by law any student who cycles to and from school must wear a helmet for their own safety.
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