Directors of Rosebud Campus Report

Welcome Year 7-9 Rosebud Campus

Thank you to all students for a very positive and busy start to the year. Year 7 students have had a very smooth transition into their secondary education. We officially welcomed our Year 7 students to the Campus at our opening assembly last week. We trust they will enjoy their camp at Mill Valley Ranch from Monday 18-Wednesday 20 February. At the assembly our Year 8 and 9 House Leaders were also congratulated and received their badges.  This year will provide many opportunities for this fine group of students to initiate ideas and motivate our community in our year of Hope.

Following a strenuous walk to Seawinds at Arthurs Seat the Year 9 students from our 3 campuses participated in a wonderful liturgy followed by activities to officially launch the Aspire9 program. We are truly blessed to have such a beautiful environment on our doorstep. During the walk an elderly Canadian lady stumbled on a rock and fell onto her back. Thankfully one of our students assisted her by offering her a drink of water, assuring her that everything was OK and walking with her until she regained her confidence. I am sure the Padua name will be mentioned fondly when the tourist returns to her Canadian home.

This busy times have continued this week with our full school assembly, held on Tuesday. Congratulations to our Year 12 class of 2018 and thank you for providing an insight and direction for the students from our junior campuses. Our House welcome evening and Aspire9 information session held on Tuesday 12 February provided us with the opportunity to meet our new parents in an informal setting. We will continue to work together to ensure our students are connected and engaged to school life and realise their full learning potential.

Today as we write, the wind is blowing, the rain is falling and the Rosebud and Tyabb students are participating in the inaugural combined Year 7 & 8 swimming sports. No doubt our students will be showing much resilience and grit! We will report on this event next week.

God Bless and please feel free to contact us at any time.


 Phillip Helisma and Jim Baird

Co-Directors of Rosebud Campus