Our Term 1 School Assembly was held last Wednesday - congratulations to our Year 12 student leaders who hosted this event. We heard from our:
Arts Captains who introduced a dance performance from our Stage 1 dance class.
Sports Captains who announced the winning Marist Cricket Carnival team, the Swimming team (who successfully competed in the recent School Swimming Relay Championships - the boys team achieving Overall Team with the most points), and the Triathlon team (who won the Sam White trophy - awarded to the school who collected the most points in the Team and Individual events).
Mission Captains who played our Marist Mission March video, urged students to donate to Project Compassion, invited students to join MSol activities (by contacting our Youth Minister - Maddy Forde) and thanked the Year 12 students for their fantastic engagement in the recent Retreat program.
House Captains who launched their new House banners and mottos.
Boarding House Captains who spoke about The National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence.
In addition, we officially welcomed our guests from Sozan High School who entertained us with information about Japan and their school.
Sozan High School
Eleven students and their accompanying teachers joined us last week as guests from Sozan High School, Japan. Many thanks to Keiko Nielsen (our teacher of Japanese) for organising all hosting aspects of this exchange.
Performing Arts Weekend
Last weekend, our music and dance students joined their teachers for a weekend of learning, performance and fun. Many thanks to our dedicated teachers (Gail Radford, Dan Ryan, Bianca Pittman, Chris Pittman and Louise Durrans) for providing this opportunity for the students. The students put on wonderful performances for their friends and families at the free Concert on the Sunday morning - congratulations to all involved.
Still to come this term are the Team Golf Stableford Championships, Round 1 of the Open Boys Baseball Knock-out Competition, the State Cycling Time Trial Championships, the Catholic Girls Athletics Carnival, the Co-Ed Athletics Carnival and finally in week 1 of the school holidays, our Open A Basketball Teams travel to Canberra for the Marist Basketball Carnival. We wish these students the best of luck in their athletic ventures. Nominations for Term 2 and Term 3 sport are now open. Please contact Ali Trewartha or Alex Penhall for more details.
Marist Connect Night with Cardijn College
On Tuesday evening, students and staff from Cardijn College joined with us once again, for a wonderful night of shared Marist solidarity and camaraderie. Many thanks to James Gill (Director of Marist Mission) and Maddy Forde (Youth Minister) for their work and energy at these events.