Marist College Ashgrove | College Newsletter 2010
Mission and Ministry News Continued...
The Thursday morning BBQ is a weekly activity for the SVDP Conference Social Justice Youth Forum-Friday 28th May The Campus Ministry office would like to invite expressions of interest from students in Yrs 11 and 12 who would like to attend a Social Justice Youth Forum which is being held on Friday 28th May at the ACU Campus at Banyo. We have the opportunity to take twelve Yr 10 or Yr 11 students to attend the forum. This forum is an opportunity for students to exchange ideas, engage with other students and explore issues of social justice and social responsibility. The forum will also provide the students an opportunity to actively participate in a range of lectures and workshops. The keynote address will be delivered by Therese Rein, business woman, psychologist and wife of Prime Minister Kevin Rudd. If you are interested and would like to attend on this day please see one of the Campus Ministers; Br Mark Fordyce or Caroline Smith in the Campus Ministry office. MARIST SOLIDARITY IMMERSION PROGRAM 2010 Last week interviews took place for those Year 11 students who applied to be part of the Immersion programme for this year. Marist College will send four immersion groups in 2010 to Santa Teresa - Alice Springs, Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands and Cambodia. Thirty six students have applied for twenty seven places. Mr Tim Kenny, Mrs Caroline Smith and Br Mark interviewed each of the students. It was a privilege to listen to the students talk about themselves, their desire to help others and how proud they were of the College itself. Those boys selected will meet this week. Details and early planning will begin in the next fortnight. A letter will be sent home with the boys this week outlining important dates and Information about each particular Immersion experience. Thank you to the parents who have been very supportive in wanting their sons to become more involved in the MATES Program at Marist. While there will be disappointment for the unsuccessful applicants they should be congratulated on having the courage to offer themselves and hopefully they have gained experience from applying and being interviewed for such a programme.
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