I am very much aware that last week’s Principal’s Message was lengthy as I shared with you the news of those colleagues moving on to new positions.
Also leaving Christ the King College this term are three of our highly regarded, vastly experienced and hugely valued governors. It is with great sadness that we say farewell to Father Gerard, Father PJ and Keith Goodhead. All three colleagues have been a significant part of the journey of Christ the King College and it is difficult to imagine that they will not be with us throughout the next stages. As I write this, however, I know that we will continue to be in their prayers as they will be in ours. On behalf of the community, I would like to extend my sincere thanks for all of the support, wisdom and humour that these wonderful colleagues have brought to our College. They will be missed.
Of course, today everyone leaves for their Summer holidays and, as always, the end of the academic year has been characterised by much celebration in our final Celebration Worship, prayers together in our final Mass and Holy Communion and great excitement across the College as students look forward to the weeks ahead. Whilst never wishing to detract from the joy that the prospect of the holiday brings to the vast majority of students and staff, I also know that you will remember in prayer those for whom the holidays are not always the wonderful experience that most of us are blessed to enjoy.
It remains only for me to thank everyone for yet another successful year in the life of Christ the King College. Students and staff look at me with utter disbelief when I say that I will miss them during the holidays and I look forward to September. However, it is actually true!
Have a wonderful summer.
God bless, Pat Goodhead