From the Principal
Congratulations to Fr Brian Wilson
Today Fr Brian, Parish Priest of Holy Name of Mary Hunters Hill, celebrates his Golden Jubilee for 50 years in the priesthood. A wonderful achievement of service and ministry to many here in Australia and overseas. Special thanks to Fr Brian for his support and care of our Marist community this year.
Foundress’ Feast Day celebration and presentation of new Student Leaders 2022/2023
On Wednesday 29 June, we will celebrate our College Feast Day, the Feast Day of Jeanne–Marie Chavoin, Foundress of the Marist Sisters. On this significant and special day, we will begin with Eucharist as a community at St Mary’s Cathedral followed by House activities.
During the Mass, we will invest and present badges to our new student leaders who will be announced next week. At Marist Sisters’ College, our model of leadership is seen through the values and life that Jesus lived. Jesus, as a young man, showed us leadership by service, which often means sacrifice, although it is always accompanied by other less tangible rewards.
As Marists, Mary too is our role model, and she showed us that through the love of her son, this servant leadership means that when we see a need, we must be of service and help to others.
Additionally, Jeanne-Marie was inspired by this example and with confidence, tenacity and determination founded a religious order, the Marist Sisters’, to be of service in the ‘way of Mary’. By thinking, judging, feeling and acting as Mary did, Jeanne-Marie has provided the opportunity for us as a Marist family to live responsibility and nurture an obligation to reach out in service to others.
Academic Progress Awards
At the end of the term on 28 June, we will acknowledge our students’ hard work through Progress and Merit Awards at the Stage 4 and 5 Academic Assemblies. Students can receive an award for progress in a course so far, or improvement/consistent application in their studies. More formal assemblies that recognise academic, cultural, sporting and personal efforts will be held at the end of the year. At this formal assembly in December, we look forward to the presence of all parents.
A full list of recipients will be included in the final Newsletter of the term.
I look forward to presenting certificates to the students. For many, it represents the achievement of some of their 2022 goals.
This term concludes with Year 7-10 Parent/Teacher interviews via Zoom on Thursday, 30 June and Friday, 1 July. I request that parents take this vital opportunity to book appointments to discuss their daughter’s progress with each of her teachers. Students will prepare for these interviews by completing their own reflection on their progress and will lead the conversation with parents and their teacher.
Your presence and interest in your daughter’s commitment to her academic work supports the research that parent engagement is one of the key factors behind ongoing student success, achievement and wellbeing.