From the Principal
Welcome to New Staff
We warmly welcome the following staff who have recently joined our MSCW community:
- Mary-Anne Boutros, Creative Arts Coordinator
- Kate Sinclair, teaching in PDHPE and Mathematics
- Jessica Magee, teaching in PDHPE and Mathematics
- Maddie Hosking, Support Officer in our Jarnosse Library
Each staff member has provided a brief introduction of themselves in a separate article in this newsletter.
MSCW Campus Experience
Last Monday afternoon, as prospective students and parents arrived for our College tours, the enthusiasm and excitement to be part of our ‘Campus Experience’ were very evident.
Our Year 7 student volunteers led College tours, which included displays, performances and demonstrations. Throughout the afternoon and evening, it was extremely apparent that our confident young Year 7 students, who have only been at the College for a short time, were very proud to show visitors the many opportunities at MSCW.
I wish to thank all the students who gave their time, enthusiasm and energy to the event. I also particularly thank the College staff for their generosity, hard work and dedication towards its preparation.
My Marist COMPASS Goals for 2022
Last week, students were very actively developing their Marist COMPASS goals. To identify and set these goals, the girls took the lead in conversation, via Zoom, between their Tutors and parents to discuss their 2022 goals. While they confidently discussed a range of targets and possibilities, it was noticeable that they had a real focus to set both ‘achievable’ and ‘stretch’ goals for themselves, which will equip them with life-long skills for the future. Educational research shows that ‘goal setting’ by students promotes a real sense of purpose and drive, as well as increasing confidence and satisfaction levels in both their learning and wellbeing. If you were not available last week, please contact your daughter’s Tutor to arrange another time for this valuable conversation that supports your daughter.
In the remaining two weeks of the term, we hope to further support the work of Caritas and the overseas aid they provide through Project Compassion. As a Marist community, this project is a tangible way of living Marist service and reaching out to those less fortunate. Contributions to Project Compassion can be made through Flexischools.