Over the first weekend of the holidays our Magis Debating Team competed in the Australian Jesuit Schools Debating Carnival at Xavier College in Melbourne. Team members Mariah Mwipatayi, Ethan Wren, Chanelle Smit and Jacob Diffen beautifully represented the College. The feedback I received from colleagues attending the Carnival was very positive in relation to our team's performance.

I am very grateful to Gemma Wooltorton for generously accompanying the students and coaching them so ably. I also acknowledge the work of John XXlll College old boy and 2013 Magis Scholar William Paparo for coming in to the College to coach the team. In further news, as some might remember, William Paparo was a finalist in the Francis Burt Speech and Leadership Contest last year. This year he has been invited to judge the contest.

All Magis activities will run as normal through Term 3. Chess Club was unable to meet this week in Mr Mazur's absence. We hope to meet on Thursday next week.


Over the holidays we reconfigured the reading section of the Library to better focus on books and reading. In Week 5 this term we celebrate Book Week. In the run up to book week we are featuring West Australian authors, new and popular reads, as well as a special display focusing on aspects of living a good life. This last display connects to the focus of the Staff Conference on 22 July.

Year 12 students Conor Corless and Hannah Cadlolo browse in the Library

Dr Annette Pedersen
Magis and Ignatius Centre Coordinator