From the Principal

From the Principal

Remembrance Day, 11 November

This week, the College community paused to remember those who have died defending our great nation with a special Remembrance Day Ceremony streamed to all classes. As a country, we paused at the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month to recall the end of World War I in 1918. Let us remember all those in our community who have lost a loved one through war. We also remember those who currently have loved ones serving in areas of conflict around the world.

From the poem titled, For The Fallen, written by 20-year-old Laurence Binyon to honour his fallen comrades, we find The Ode. In The Ode, the last few lines of the poem have been recited every year on Remembrance Day and Anzac Day since 1921, to commemorate Australian servicemen and servicewomen who never returned home.

They grow not old, as we that are left grow old

Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn

At the going down of the sun and in the morning

We will remember them” 


Lest we forget. 

Year 6 Orientation

Next Tuesday, we welcome through the College gates our graduating Class of 2027 – yes 2027! They are about to begin their journey at Marist Sisters’ College Woolwich. Their orientation afternoon is a chance for them to engage their imagination and curiosity. What a buzz across the campus this will be! 

I liken this excitement to Lewis Carrol’s story Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Each year at orientation, I use this book as a metaphor for the grand array of opportunities and adventures the College has ready for graduates. Some opportunities begin from their first day. As the new Year 7 embrace the College, I challenge them to write about this adventure – creating their own book or journal, chapter by chapter. One chapter for each year of their six years at Marist Sisters’ College. By responding to the opportunities we offer, they become the masters of their own destiny. They can choose to make it a short one-line paragraph – what a wasted opportunity that would be – or they can choose to make it a journal brimming full of their adventures at Woolwich.

We look forward to them creating their stories!!

HSC Exams 

Please continue to pray for our Year 12 students as they undertake their HSC Examinations.

Exams conclude on 3 December.

Dr Anne Ireland, Principal
This article on College life meets The Archbishop’s Charter for Catholic Schools – Charter #1, #2, #8