2023 Maguire Celebration

The 2023 school year was officially launched on Thursday 16 February at our Maguire Celebration, whereby we formally recognised student achievements and overall excellence. An important part of our celebration was the opportunity to welcome back and acknowledge the outstanding achievements of the 2022 Year 12 cohort, and it was wonderful to be able to congratulate them for their hard work not only for last year, but throughout their years at SHC. We were also able to formally acknowledge our 2023 student leaders.

Our College Captains launched our theme for 2023, which is 'Act with Love'. 

As the Captains acknowledged in their speech on the night, 'Act with Love' is reflective of our welcoming and hospitable community, and of the many inspiring leaders who have come before us. 'Act with Love' is inspired by Catherine McAuley’s quote: Our greatest gift is to welcome one another and share the love that warms our heart. And the scripture passage: 'Romans chapter 13: verse 10, Love does no harm to a neighbour. Therefore love is the fulfilment of the law'. In 2023 we invite you to act with love, in three key ways, represented by the symbol, depicting three interlocking hearts.

An explanation of our theme:

Firstly, we invite you to be inclusive.

Welcome the people around you, and help people to feel they belong. We encourage you to accept everyone for who they are, and to celebrate our unique gifts and diversity.

Secondly, we invite you to be passionate.

Use your strengths to stand up for the things that you believe in and challenge injustice. Use your voice to speak for the voiceless. Make the most of all the opportunities available to you and pursue your passions.

Finally, we invite you to be resilient

Be brave, take risks, and always seek to try something new. Acknowledging mistakes are a part of life and learning, but it is important to grow from them. And remember, don’t be afraid to ask for help when you need it. Look at the amazing community around you(...), these are the people you can turn to.

We are so excited for 2023, and we can’t wait to see you all Act with Love!

Please see some images from the evening below. Many more images can be found on the SHC Imagebank.

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