From the Assistant Principal

From the Assistant Principal

Welcome to the 2021 school year. 

I am looking forward to a year of great achievements and participation for all students at Marist Sisters’ as they take up the many opportunities that are offered to them this year and feel extremely  privileged to be working with the Marist community as the Assistant Principal.  

I take this opportunity to welcome all of our new students and parents and of course, those familiar faces returning for a new year of learning and growth. 

High Achievers’ Assembly

This week we celebrated the considerable success of the High Achievers of the Class of 2020 and as a learning community we are proud of what these girls have achieved. Whilst there were some truly outstanding individual achievements, as a community we are also justified to celebrate the success of  92% of all courses studied being above the average across the state – a cohort of 77,000 students. In 2020 our Year 12 students achieved 114 Band 6 results, (a HSC Course Mark of 90 or greater), shared amongst 53 students. This represents achievement of at least one Band 6 result by 34 % of the year group. The High Achievers’ Assembly recognised 28 students with an ATAR over 90 as well as other significant academic achievement. We recognise the outstanding success of the College Dux for 2020 and congratulate Sandrin Maximous with an ATAR of 98.85.

Please click here to see our High Achievers


Keys to Success in Learning and Happiness at School

As we begin this new year, I take this opportunity to remind parents/carers and students of the keys to success in learning and happiness at school.


Attendance in class is one of the most critical aspects of learning. Deep learning is relational and relies on the interaction between the learner and the teacher, and the learner and other learners. Not being in class has significant impact on how the learner is able to process new knowledge and skill acquired, and then to process in such a way as to be able to draw significant meaning and understanding. Being in class is not just a legal requirement, but an essential element in the learning process.

Personal Presentation

I would like to congratulate most students and their families on the way in which they have presented themselves on return to the College this week. The wearing of the College uniform reflects our College to the wider community and the expectation therefore, is that all students maintain a high standard of neatness while wearing our uniform. It is important that all students adhere to our expectations and in advance I wish to thank all of the parents and carers for their support in this matter.

Mobile Phones

I would like to remind students that there is to be no use of mobile devices from the time a student enters the College gates until the final bell at 3:15pm. Where a student needs to make contact with home/parents during the course of the school day, students should attend the General Administration Office to use the College phone or seek permission to use their mobile device in Pieta Place. Please be reminded that messaging or texting on a mobile device is inappropriate and will result in devices being confiscated.

My best wishes to each student and each family as we begin our year together in 2021! 

Ms Melinda Alvarez, Assistant Principal

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