Respect Our School, Do Your Best, Help Others Succeed
As a community built on the values Jesus proclaimed we are called to be people of justice, peace, love, hope and joy. Living by the example Jesus modelled to us during his ministry and time on earth. As a Catholic community we are called to be ‘wide reaching’, casting our nets out to help and support all those who are a part of our community. It is our faith that collectively gathers us. Our faith that seeks the good in humanity, lending a helping hand, to believe in good and to accept who we are so we can enrich other lives, as well as our own. To bring them hope. To flourish and grow in God’s love.
The core Gospel phrase Source of Life, our Sandhurst religious education program, is built on comes from John’s Gospel ‘I come that they may have life and have it to the full’ 10:10. Coming from the beautiful passage where we see the image of Jesus as the ‘Good Shepherd’. “I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep”. A shepherd, who will do anything for his flock so that they are nurtured, allowed to grow and live, knowing that they belong to God’s loving family.
As we continue our journey at St Mel’s we welcome new students, parents, staff and families, let us take up our role in bringing to life the mission of Jesus so that all of us, old and new, can experience the love of a community, the joys and sorrows that we may face, in a communion that binds us and brings us life. As we proclaim in one of our vision statements to - ‘Build a community illuminated by our Catholic Tradition and grounded in the teachings of Jesus Christ.’
Let us be the living Eucharist for all.
As we are embraced by God’s love and care,
we are one in Christ Jesus. Let us witness
and be our best for Jesus!