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Vol. 7, Ed.18 17th October 2019 

From the Acting Principal

 Tomorrow we will celebrate one of the most significant days on the College calendar with all students and staff gathering for Mary Rice Day at Austins Ferry. In years gone by the day was called 'Half Way Day' to recognise we were at the mid point of the academic year. As part of the day we also conducted a walkathon to support charities auspiced by the Edmund Rice Foundation. 

In recent years the focus has been on our financial and prayerful support of the Mary Rice Centre, a school for specially abled children in the Kibera slums of Nairobi, Kenya. A number of staff have visited this very special community in recent years and we have also had the privilege of visits from Principal Br Gerald Mgalula and community worker Samuel Karunja.

Through these endeavours the College has developed a wonderful partnership which provides for students a tangible representation of our College's own mission as a Catholic school. Edmund Rice in reading and interpreting Jesus' Gospel messages, became a great exemplar of service to others through supporting the poor of his time. In simple ways and through active participation in our walkathon, boys are able to provide service to others and follow Edmund's example. Our boys running 20km from the Junior School to the Senior School are certainly taking this to a new level! 

This year the significance of our support for the Mary Rice Centre is perhaps even greater with the inaugural Kenya Immersion visit to take place in three weeks time. Seven students and three staff will visit the Mary Rice Centre next month .... please read on by visiting the Read More Link below.  

 In the spirit of Blessed Edmund,

Terry Blizzard 
Acting Principal

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