Welcome to 2020
Dear Parents, Students, and Friends
Marist begins another exciting year. In our first fortnight, we have had the swimming carnival, assembly, parent information evenings, house meetings and classes. We are working to prepare the school for the future while ensuring that the current students are our primary focus. I am keen to maintain both the agenda of the future and of the present without losing either in our way.
One of the exciting possibilities for this year is the indigenous immersion to the Northern Territory that Mr Rulewski is currently looking at with Year 10 and 11 students. The school has had an indigenous immersion for a number of years. This will focus on Central Australia. Mr Munro is looking forward to the Religious Education trip to the Holy Land in the Easter Holidays. These are on top of the Immersions to India and to Cambodia.
Our school has a great history of being there for the poor in society. Our Year 10 students will support the Salvation Army’s Street Level Cafe, Year 11 will support the Matthew Talbot Hostel and the Year 12 students will continue to support the Night Patrol.
Each of these Solidarity Experiences is a part of our work as a Marist school to ‘Make Jesus Christ known and loved’. Jesus had a special regard for the poor of society and his message of love was our guide to how we care and relate to those in society who are struggling. I am very enthused that our teachers through their generosity and energy enable all of these activities to take place.
Families in Years 8 to 12 would by now have received our 2019 Maristian. This is an outstanding record of our College life last year. We are indebted to Mrs Julie Pacifique for her skillful work in taking photos, recording the activities of the school and editing the document.
This Friday we have our Year 7 Information Evening beginning in the Hall at 5.30 pm followed by the New Years Drinks at 6.30 pm. It is a simple evening
where the Marist Community can gather and welcome the new families to our school. This is the first Parents’ and Friends activity for 2020. Over the
years the P and F have air-conditioned our school room by room and in 2019 purchased the minibus. I hope you will be able to support their great work
this year. The next P and F meeting will take place on Wednesday 4 March 2020 at 7pm in the ARC.