From the Principal – Term 2 Week 2

Dear Parents and Guardians

Welcome to our first newsletter for Term 2! As we enter this new term, I hope each of you had a blessed Easter, celebrating the joy of Christ’s resurrection and the promise of new life. I trust your break was not only restful but also filled with moments of reflection and renewal, surrounded by the love of family and friends.

Marist Formation Day

Our staff commenced the term with a meaningful Marist Faith Formation Day. We were honoured to welcome the Marist Formation Team from NSW to lead us in a day focused on the theme “First Light – Reveal the Spirit.” The sessions, facilitated by Br Michael and Michael Nayla, were enlightening and deeply appreciated by our staff.

One of the highlights of the day was a reflection on finding the presence of the Holy Spirit in ordinary moments of our lives. This exercise reminded us that God’s grace is always around us, waiting for us to notice and embrace it.

The day was not only educational but also a spiritual rejuvenation for our team, reinforcing our commitment to nurturing our Marist faith and community within our school. We look forward to carrying this inspiration throughout the term and continuing to grow in our understanding of the Marist values that guide us.

ANZAC Services

On Wednesday 24 April, our three campuses united in solemn remembrance during student-led ANZAC ceremonies. Together, students and staff paid tribute to the courageous Australian and New Zealander service personnel who have selflessly served and sacrificed in wars, conflicts, and peacekeeping missions.

These ceremonies provided a poignant moment for reflection as we honoured the memory of those who left their homes, including the young men who embarked from Perth to Gallipoli, embodying dedication and values that continue to inspire us.

As we commemorate their sacrifices, we are reminded of the precious freedoms we enjoy today, made possible by the bravery and commitment of our service men and women. Let us always be grateful for their sacrifices and honour their legacy by upholding the values they fought to defend.

Together, we will remember them. Lest we forget.

Y7-Y12 Parent Teacher Interviews

We recently conducted our Year 7-12 Parent-Teacher interviews, both in person at the Auditorium and online. These discussions focused on celebrating student achievements and identifying areas for growth, aiming to provide valuable support for students on their educational journeys.

We encourage both parents and students to actively engage with the feedback provided by teachers. By working together in this partnership, we can effectively support each student in reaching their academic and pastoral goals to ‘let their light shine’.

Thank you to all parents and teachers for your commitment to our students’ success and wellbeing.

School Production – The Tempest

Monday evening was a delightful experience as I had the privilege of attending the first evening show of our captivating adaptation of Shakespeare’s final play, “The Tempest.”

The students’ performance in our Year 12 College production was truly remarkable. Their talent, dedication, and infectious enthusiasm shone through, captivating the audience from start to finish. Each actor brought their character to life with such authenticity, a testament to their hard work and countless hours of rehearsals, leaving the audience spellbound.

A heartfelt congratulations to Mr Joshua Lang and our talented Year 12 Drama students for their exceptional efforts in making the performance a resounding success. A special thank you goes to the dedicated team of teachers and the behind-the-scenes crew whose tireless work ensured a seamless and memorable show.

Wishing you all well for Term 2.