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Our Lady of Sacred Heart International School

 New Ireland Province, Papua New Guinea, Years Preparatory - 12

"Continuing the Mission of the MSC Sisters"



On the 10th of February, we the seniors of 2021 attended our final class retreat. It was a day filled with grey clouds, roaring wind, downpours and sudden realizations. The drive to Lossuk was long to say the least but worth it as we were greeted with beaming rays of sunlight and a cool sea breeze; which lasted for about 25 minutes when they were swapped out for the aforementioned clouds, wind and rain. However, this atmosphere really enhanced the moments of reflections during and in-between sessions.

#1: “who am i?”

The main theme was for us to obtain a better understanding of ourselves as individuals through deep discovery and evaluation. As we near the finale of our academic careers, it is important to figure out the things that instill contentment and guide us to uphold values as to portray respectable images. What we want to achieve in our lives by the end must stem from who we actually are, as they reflect us: the people who gained, learned and led the best lives they could.


The focal point in this session was about remembering that the good Lord is always with us and we must acknowledge this by putting Him front and center as His gracious hand guides us with finding our best selves. We are perfect in His eyes as we were created in His image to carry out the Word and spread love in a cruel, judgmental world. It is also vital to have our uniqueness distinguish us from each other as these quirks may play roles in our pursuit of happiness.


Overall, this day brought about various emotions, thoughts and awareness to the complexities of human life; has added on to more questions about us as people in a society; new appreciation of our lives with its challenges and blessings; as well as the beginning of our journeys toward adulthood.


Red House Captain 2021