Local Life

Students with Andrew Muirhead (left) and Nic White

Brumbies go bush
The Canberra Brumbies visited Trinity Catholic College Goulburn as part of their ‘Brumbies to the Bush’ campaign to thank and connect with the community. The players helped run a training session for students and put on a barbeque afterwards. They stayed to take photos, sign posters and jerseys and chat with staff and students.

ANZACs honoured
Last week St Clare’s College presented Wendy Morton with the perpetual Anzac Spirit Award which is given to a student who displays the Anzac values of courage, mateship, loyalty, citizenship and honour for the benefit of her fellow students and school. In an Anzac Day commemoration ceremony, Flight Lieutenant Tara Kinnane from 3 Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron, RAAF Base Amberley in Brisbane, addressed the college and Sgt Brendon Tasker of the Royal Military College Duntroon Band played the Last Post.

A Young force to bee reckoned with
Annabel Bailey and Zara Caldwell from St Mary’s Primary Young have advanced to the online State Finals of the Prime Minister’s Spelling Bee on 29 April. Students are given 30 random words from their reading level list and have 25 seconds to spell each word.

Churches meet to grow friendship
Archbishop Christopher Prowse met the new Vicar for the Greek Orthodox Church in Canberra, Archimandrite Prochoros Anastasiadis. They were joined by Fr Petros, parish priest at St Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, to discuss how the churches can work together to strengthen ties of friendship. There are just over half a million Greek Orthodox members in Australia and around 10,000 in Canberra.



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