Semester One has seen the
exciting conclusion to our building program, delivering us with state-of-the
art Science laboratories, learning spaces and a cafeteria that forms a central celebration
space within the college. The new learning areas are first class and provide
the optimum backdrop for student learning and development.
The first semester has seen
dynamic and exciting learning taking place across the college. Students have
been deeply engaged in rich curriculum opportunities that enhance core skills
and transfer these into meaningful understandings. Our clear focus on
developing student literacy has involved teachers collaborating regularly
around engaging lesson preparation for our young people. Student performance
has enhanced as a result and this will support their learning across all
Co-curricular activities have
coloured our Wednesday afternoon program with students training in earnest for
the SECA (South East Colleges Association) inter-school sporting competition.
SECA Northside commenced this year and our students have performed
exceptionally with many teams winning premierships. More importantly, our young
men and women have represented themselves and the college exceptionally well,
competing with high effort and in good spirit.
Marist Charism flavours all that we do and offers a rich way to meaningfully
connect the young people in our care to deeper understandings about the world.
Our students have been heavily involved in outreach programs such as The
Breakfast Club where they serve those in need within the broader community.
To prospective parents, please
access the many opportunities that are available to engage with us to
understand how we can support your son or daughter in this caring environment. To
our current parents, as partners in the learning journey of our young people, I
look forward to continuing to work with you as your son or daughter flourishes
at Mt Maria College, Petrie.