I often reflect upon the best characteristics of our school and I always come back to two major points. They both relate to our strength through our diversity. Firstly, we have a number of students who access our St Joseph Centre because they have a diverse range of educational and environmental needs. The second point is that we are a culturally diverse community where around fifty per cent of our students come from families who don’t have English as their first language. I firmly believe that this diversity brings with it a greater level of acceptance, tolerance, compassion and welcoming. I always say that once our students put on a Mary Mac uniform, they are Mary Mac kids and nothing else matters. They are a part of our family where everyone is treated with respect and dignity. Like all schools, we are not perfect, but our increased levels of acceptance and welcoming make us a special place to be.