Galen’s official 2018 Opening Mass took place on Thursday 15th March. Students and staff gathered to celebrate with invited guests. The college was also honoured to be joined by Bishop Lesley Tomlinson, Father Novelito and two new Priests to the Sandhurst Diocese who’ve recently arrived from India, Fathers Vijay and John.
Galen’s 2018 co-captains Jessica Lewis and Jack Roach along with the Senior School Student Leaders proudly welcomed Galen’s new Year 7s in the Junior Mass and did a wonderful job as ambassadors for the college community.
After official proceedings, the college theme for 2018 was also announced, “United We Embrace Uncharted Paths”, which was developed by the Year 12 cohort after their time together at retreat earlier this term. Principal, Mr Bernard Neal responded to this theme with poignancy, challenging both students and staff to truly explore uncharted paths in 2018, to grow as individuals, and also importantly, to do this collectively as a college community. Bishop Tomlinson and the official party also blessed all Galen students and staff and the new learning and gathering spaces in 2018. These included the Chapel, Resource Centre, Wellbeing Centre and Junior School Year 7 & 8 Learning spaces.