Congratulations to Alannah Quint, Year 10 Romero, for being selected to represent School Sport Victoria (SSV) as part of the Umpires Team at the School Sport Australia 15 Years and Under Championships in Adelaide, which takes place 21-28 July. We wish Alannah the best of luck.At Padua College we have been undergoing building works since late 2017, in preparation for all our Year 10 students who will be undertaking their senior studies at the Mornington Campus from the start of 2019.
It has been announced that the new building will be called the Whyte Senior Learning Centre. To explain why it’s named this, we’ll have to delve into a little bit of Padua College history!The Year 12 Arts in the Spirit Students have signed up for St Vinnies JustArt2018. This year’s theme is “Youth Poverty: Stories of Humanity". Students explored the idea that Art has massive power to move people to social change. By using their art as a medium for awareness, students have been busy working on explorations of Youth Poverty in Australia. They intend for their artworks to be confronting and challenging and hope to bring about awareness of the alarming growing statistics of Youth Poverty in Australia. As part of the St Vinnies campaign, students will also be using the social media hashtag #VinniesJustArt to spread the message and help give a voice to the “hidden homeless”. I had the pleasure of taking three aspiring students, Grainne Snooks, Tessa Houlihan and Lily Neal to the Secondary Students’ Social Justice Day at Australian Catholic University (ACU), attended by 25 other Catholic schools around Melbourne. The focus of the day was to understand the differences between charity and justice and that you need to step out of your comfort zone to be able to perform justice.