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from the deputy principal (cont'd) Seek and to find God in the experiences of our encouragement as they settle into the Aloysius community everyday life. and look forward to a prosperous collaboration and contribution for many years to come. I draw strength from Be involved in a conversation, between God and the example in history of this. The College Diary this year ourselves. holds on its cover an image of staff and students posing Desire to do the will of Christ and in our actions bring for a photograph in front of the second site of the College, His Kingdom alive. Bourke Street, Darlinghurst. The photo was only recently Be witnesses to charity and service in helping and uncovered by the Province Archivist and former Staff working for others. Member and Superior of the College Jesuit Community, Fr The process of formation for new teachers commences Michael Head SJ (SAC Staff 2001 – 2002). It is dated with this induction and continues with days of reflection 25 November 1886. throughout the year. Staff are given insights to the story Mr Sam Di Sano and life of Ignatius, his spirituality and the legacy of Deputy College Principal his formation of the Jesuits in Schools, as well as an introduction to the meditations and prayer experiences of Staff Member Honoured Ignatius. The induction incorporates an understanding of the Society of Jesus. I often say to new staff and families, Dand Current Parent) was recently named Burwoodr Christobel Llewellyn (SAC Staff 2003 – Present the vision and mission of the apostolate of education in that if you wish to understand better our school, you need Council’s Citizen of the Year by the Mayor of to understand how workings of the Jesuits, and the best Burwood, Councillor John Faker. The award acknowledges place to start there is with the life of their founder, Ignatius outstanding individuals for their vision, leadership, humanity of Loyola. and community spirit. New parents too participate in a similar process The citation reads: of formation when commencing at St Aloysius’ College, “Dr Llewellyn founded the first jazz orchestra in the world through the Parent Ignatian Evenings. Using a variety of for children in 1997. Kinderjazz is a 12 piece live jazz information and media, we enable new members of our orchestra created specifically for children. Dr Llewellyn has school community to access our faith story and its heritage. discovered exposure to quality music education nurtures So far we have had the first part of a two evening induction children's brains in a way that enhances every aspect of their for parents in each year group and I hope they have been future. This research propelled her to spend her professional well received. and personal time reaching out to the community with her The two-evening presentation for parents mirrors the music developments. Dr Llewellyn has achieved this through programme for staff induction and what is also presented performing and teaching music for 38 years, along with for Year 7 students through their Religious Education classes committing her time to local schools and churches.” in Term I where they study School and Church Communities Dr Llewellyn has been on the staff of the College such as their own context. It is this emphasis on bringing since 2003 teaching Piano and Music Theory across the people ‘into the fold’ as it were that provides for a more College. Her son Miles, is currently in Year 12 and is an informed and better equipped school community. accomplished musician himself, playing Percussion. Jesuit schools today seek to sustain a tradition which has The College warmly congratulates Dr Llewellyn on her honed many to be fine instruments of God in the service award. of others; men and women of contemplation, competence, compassion and commitment. So much of what we do is about building community, in our actions, deeds and words. We wish all our new staff, parents and boys every The cover photo of the 2012 College Diary - The staff and students of The Hon. Tony Burke MP, Dr Christobel Llewellyn and the Mayor of the College 25 November 1886. Burwood, Cr John Faker. St Aloysius’ College A Jesuit School for Boys _ Founded 1879 a l oy s i a d / page 29


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