Colin News

In Week 6, the College celebrated Colin Week with a variety of activities and initiatives to develop the value of diversity, which is so incredibly important in our house. With our overarching motto ‘Unity Within Diversity’. Every girl in Colin is united as ‘sisters’ in creating the MSCW Colin House family.

Colin House takes its name from Father Jean-Claude Colin, the founder of the Marist Priests and co-founder of the Marist Sisters. Born in France in 1790, John-Claude Colin developed a strong attachment to Mary in his early childhood as a result of his mother’s own devotion to her. Believing he would make a good priest because he was a thinker, Jean-Claude was encouraged to go into the seminary by his uncle and older brother. Between 1815 and 1816, along with other young men from the seminary, he pledged to dedicate himself to the founding of a religious community bearing the name of Mary – the Marists.

In order to further our connection to our Patron, Colin House arranged for all tutor groups in the College to reflect on his dedication through prayer every morning. On Monday morning the Colin Co-captains handed our white ribbons to begin the week. Colin girls also contributed bake sale items, which were sold to raise money for The Marist Vision on Wednesday. Thank you to the girls who assisted with this successful initiative. Towards the end of the week we held a sausage sizzle for girls on Friday at lunch. There was an outstanding display of House Spirit from year 11 students and Colin teachers who helped the day run smoothly. Thank you to everyone who made Colin Week a success. 

Maddison Sherry and Eliza Jeffries, Year 11 Students

Ms Michelle Johns, Colin House Coordinator
This article on College life meets The Archbishop’s Charter for Catholic Schools – Charter #1, #2, #8