Volume 52 - May 29, 2018
A look to the week ahead
You have made it (almost)! I hope everyone was able to deal with the heat and have a great long weekend. Thank you for attending graduation on Sunday. It means a lot to the students to have everyone there.
The semester exam schedule is attached below. Grades are due by Monday, June 4. Notifications of failing grades should be sent to me, Tim, Lynne, the student, and parents.
Tuesday: Semester exams
Wednesday: Semester exams
Thursday: Semester exams, Faculty meeting at 1:30
Friday: Sleep in!
Have a great last week of school!
Congratulations to Boys Soccer!
This Week's Morning Prayer - No prayer over the intercom due to semester exams
No Religious Celebration on Wednesday
Thursday Afternoon Meeting - note time change
Yearlong Reflection Journal
Links to past videos:
Week 23 - http://beingcatholic.com.au/?p=3441
Week 26 - http://beingcatholic.com.au/?p=3578
Week 27 - http://beingcatholic.com.au/?p=3596
Week 28 - http://wp.me/P3nYbb-Yf
Week 30 - http://beingcatholic.com.au/week32/
Week 31 - http://beingcatholic.com.au/?p=3664
Week 33 - http://beingcatholic.com.au/?p=3895
Week 3 - Popular culture brings many challenges and pressures to our students. What do you think the Church can bring them to help them deal with all of the outside influences they face? How does Regina do this? Can we do more? How?
Week 4 - What structures or opportunities exist at Regina to help students build a deep sense of community? Can we do more? What?
Week 5 - What kind of balance exists between a Regina student’s intellectual, emotional, physical, and spiritual lives? Are we happy with the current balance? If so, what can we do to change it?
Week 6 - What practical ways could we incorporate periods of silence into our school day?
Week 7 - Is Jesus the genuine foundation of Regina? In what ways can we improve in making Jesus the foundation of Regina?
Week 8 - Does the sense of Regina achieving its mission ‘depending chief!y on you’ make you feel excited or burdened as a community?
Week 9 - An authentic Catholic school will try to reveal to students the deep truth that they are made in the image of God, that they are loved and that are needed in the world. How effective do you think Regina is at the moment in helping young people know these truths?
Week 9 - It takes courage and effort these days to present Jesus both to the hearts and heads of young people. Do you think your school has the courage to first make Jesus a priority for staff and then proclaim Him to young people in the many opportunities of each day or is Jesus given an occasional mention? What could change and how?
Week 9 - The idea of your subject being a way that students encounter truth can be a paradigm shift. Being totally honest, do you think your school values academic and teaching excellence more in terms of rankings and its appeal to parents or in terms of leading students to truth and Christ? Could both be possible?
Week 10 - What ways currently exist to really encounter the person of Jesus at Regina? What could change or be given more emphasis?
Week 11 - In what ways do you see your school currently developing ‘strong habits of virtue’ in each student that will ‘sustain them in the struggle of life”? What is one thing that could be attempted to strengthen this?
Week 12 - How effectively do you think Regina addresses the spiritual hunger that exists in every young person? Could more be done?
Week 13 - Try and define two or three core elements that truly capture what living the Gospel means.
Week 14 - Do you feel your strengths and expertise are creating a community where love for others is increasing? If not, what could be attempted or done differently?
Week 15 - How could Regina, “...bring warmth and stir hearts.’ through how it understands and uses social communication?
Week 16 - What is your sense of the quality of Regina’s religious education curriculum? Do you think students are given the chance to engage deeply with the Catholic faith on a rigorous level?
Week 17 - If observers spent a week at Regina what would they encounter? What ways exist at Regina for staff to deeply encounter Christ?
Week 18 - John Paul II saw Jesus as the centre of the universe and of history. Would it be fair to say that Christ is the centre of Regina?
Week 19 - Do you think that Regina is currently a place where students, ”...sense their dignity even before they have a definition for it”? What things make this likely or unlikely? What needs to change or what more can be done?
Week 20 - As a staff how do you see the current balance at Regina between a focus on knowledge and outcomes and the bigger picture of human and spiritual formation of staff and students?
Week 21 - How are we meeting the needs of the poor at Regina whether that be financial, relational, social or spiritual? What do we need to do more of? What could we start doing that we are not doing at the moment?
Week 22 - Describe the ‘purpose’ of Regina in a single sentence.
Week 23 - In what ways are we currently bringing the brokenhearted in our Regina community, ‘...rest for their souls.”? In what ways can we help them encounter Jesus who wants to be closer to them? In what ways are we being the presence of Christ to them? What could we attempt?
Week 24 - What role does tradition play in the life of Regina? What is our most valued school tradition? Could new traditions be started that would create a more vibrant Catholic community?
Week 25 - How can moral courage be lived out as a staff at Regina when it comes to witnessing to the Catholic faith? What would it cost people?
Week 26 - In terms of finding the courage to be a faithful Catholic school that is committed to sharing the Good News what do you think are the biggest fears and obstacles to this courage that need to be faced and overcome at Regina?
Week 27 - As well as the focus on Jesus and the need to value every person, what other basic principles do you feel matter at Regina? What opportunities currently exist at Regina for reflection and self-criticism?
Week 28 - In what ways if any do you think Regina is undertaking missionary work in the lives of young people?
Week 29 - As a staff do we love our students equally? How well do we love the most difficult of our students? What strategies can we share with each other for loving those that test our capacity?
Week 30 - How do you feel as a staff about the idea of teaching truth in a very relativist world? Is is hard or easy for you?
Week 31 - What could we do as a staff to know Jesus more deeply and discover the joy that scripture and tradition tells us can be found in Him?
Week 32 - What is one simple practical step that could be taken to give more staff and students the opportunity to encounter Christ?
Week 33 - As a staff what are the one or two key messages you hope that your students might hear from the one shepherd during their time with you? What are we doing to make this happen? Could we be doing more?
Week 34 - What would Reginal be like if we all decided to make Christ the focus of our vocation? What is holding us back? What could we do to ensure that somehow, each day we are growing in our relationship with Him?
Week 35 - In what ways do you think Regina offers our students any experiences that increase a sense of hope? What opportunities, curricula, or relationships offer them a chance to see the goodness in the world and the hope of a bright future? What could be tried, even if it was outside the box?