At the Opening Eucharist for 2017 celebrated by Fr Peter Brannelly of Jubilee Parish, Mt St Michael’s College commissioned its new Principal, Ms Sharon Volp. After nine years as Principal of Chanel College in Gladstone, Sharon has taken on the role of third lay Principal of Mt St Michael’s College.
The commissioning ceremony involved contributions by representatives from all strands of the Mt St Michael’s community: Sisters of Charity, Mary Aikenhead Ministries’ Trustees, Mary Aikenhead Education Australia and Queensland Catholic Education Commission representatives, the Presidents of the College Alumni and the Parents and Friends Association, and Year 12 Student Leaders. Personal friends of Sharon were also able to participate in this moving occasion.
The College’s Opening Eucharist had a particular focus on the theme of Hope, which is the shared 2017 theme across the four Colleges within Mary Aikenhead Ministries. In addition to Ms Volp’s commissioning, the Student Leadership Team for 2017 and all of the Year 12 cohort were also commissioned to their respective roles.
Sharon has had a busy start to her time at Mt St Michael’s College. Her other special events have included hosting the annual Father-Daughter breakfast and welcoming all new Year 7 parents to an evening function at the College.