I offer you the following reflection as we commence a new school Term together:
Lord we come before You, not alone, But in the company of one another. As we share our happiness with each other, It becomes greater. As we share our burdens with each other, Their weight becomes possible to bear. Soften our hearts to always receive. For in giving and receiving We learn to love and be loved, And we learn the truth of Your love.
Our College community gathered for our annual ANZAC Day commemorative liturgy earlier today. A ceremony where we took great pride in showing our respect for the past and present ANZACs. During this solemn occasion, we reflected not only on those who have made the supreme sacrifice but also on all servicemen and women who have fought to preserve the freedoms we all enjoy today. Throughout our College’s ninety-six years of history, over 200 ERC graduates have served our nation in the armed forces during international conflicts; it was wonderful that former students Corporal Sam Barlow,Ron Wessell, John Wise and Ron Woods were able to be present with us this morning. On behalf of the College, I wish to thank our special guests, including Mr Ian Birch, the President of the Illawarra Sub-Branch for Vietnam Veterans. I also wish to acknowledge our student leaders and cadets who led our ceremony with such reverence. Thank you also to College Vice-Captain Elijah Hurley and SRC Member Henry Jones, who represented the young people of the Illawarra earlier this week by speaking and laying wreaths at the Vietnam Veterans ANZAC Eve service at the war memorial at Flagstaff Hill.
Next week is a big one with two major upcoming College events. On Thursday 5th May, the Annual P&F Mothers Day High Tea will be held in the ERC Centre between 3.00pm – 5.00pm. This once again promises to be a joyful celebration where the boys of ERC can share a high tea with their mothers and say “thank you” for their mum’s unconditional love and support. Registrations for this event have now closed.
The following day the College will celebrate Founders’ Day. The Feast Day of Blessed Edmund Rice is an opportunity to acknowledge our founding patron and express our school spirit and pride in our charism. Thank you to the senior SRC students who have assisted in designing such a fun carnival celebration for all students and staff.
School photography day is coming up soon. Group and portrait photographs can be purchased by following the link below or by returning the order envelope with your payment to our photographer on school photo day.
Advancedlife now offers Latitude Pay! To take advantage of LatitudePay and split the cost of your order into 10 small easy payments, simply order your school photos online as usual, set up a Latitude Pay account in just a few clicks and pay no interest or fees when you pay according to your payment schedule; it’s that easy.
3 easy ways to purchase:
LatitudePay – Click on the link below, set up an account during the online order process and split your payments across 10 weeks with no interest or fees, if you pay on time
Visa, MasterCard or PayPal
Cash – complete the envelope supplied and return it to our photographer on photo day
Online orders – do not require an envelope returned to your school.
Sibling Photos – Don’t forget to pre-order your sibling photos online up to 24 hours before photo day. We provide your school with a list of sibling orders right up to the day of photography, so no one misses out. If you miss the online order deadline, you can submit a completed sibling order envelope first thing in the morning of the day of photography, so your school is aware you want the photo taken and can bring your children together in time for it. Sibling photographs only apply to children enrolled at your school.
Late fees – a late fee will be applied to each package purchased after photo day due to the additional cost of producing these packages separately
Package delivery – photographic packages will be returned to your school for distribution approximately six weeks after photos are taken
Previous Years’ photos – Past years’ photographs including sports, co-curricular and representative groups are also available to order under the “previous years or group photo” tabs at your school’s advancedorder site when you click on the “Order School Photos Here” button above. You can also order past packages, portrait images and gifts from your child’s unique, individual and secure advancedyou image archive site using the unique 9 digit image code found on packages you have ordered in the past
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