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Term 3, 2020

We are very familiar with the whakatauki, ‘he waka eke noa’. Pope Francis used this during the Urbi and Orbi blessing on the steps of St Peter’s Basilica in March while New Zealand was in lockdown.  “We have realized that we are on the same boat, all of us fragile … but at the same time important and needed, all of us called to row together … only together can we do this”.  We were called to row together, through the calm, the storms and the uncertainty.  Together we took strength from our faith, we held onto hope and we kept connected with our school community during a very challenging time.
We are blessed to have an amazing group of professionals at St Brendan’s.  Monday, 23 March 2020 will remain a memorable date.  Our team pulled together all of our preparation, ‘turned on a dime’ and gave 110% to remain connected with our students and families.  Monday, 18 May was also memorable, the date from which we were able to catch up – not with the focus on what we had missed out on, but what we had been missing.  We were very grateful for our community’s ongoing support during these extraordinary times.
Our Term 3 calendar is filled with exciting events …  

Veronica Sawers, Principal


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