Marian Connections

At Marian, we have a strong connection with our community and focus on positive relationships with our students, staff and families.


'Marian Connections' is about maintaining contact with our community through our website. Here you'll find the fortnightly message from our Principal, journals from our Student Leaders, and a wealth of Pastoral Care information to support our community.


 
 

From the eSafety Commissioner - National Child Protection Week

National Child Protection Week on 5 -11 September, raises awareness about protecting the rights of children and preventing child abuse. Read more for more information on National Child Protection Week and other eSafety Resources...

From the Desk of the Counsellor - 2 August 2021

I want to share something with you that I've been noticing and thinking a lot about lately and offer some thoughts. Each day during this extended period of lockdown I try to put myself into the heads and hearts of our students. I try to see and feel the world from their perspective. Read More...

From the Principal - 18 June 2021

Welcome to the last website communication for Term 2! As we conclude the first semester of 2021, our students continue to participate in and benefit from a diverse array of experiences across the four areas of College life. Read More...

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From the Principal - 4 June 2021

As we move into winter and the second half of this term, we continue to see more evidence of how blessed we are to be safe in New South Wales, amid the pandemic. For example, we have the luxury of disputing whether we should opt for masks, or have the COVID vaccinations, while others overseas are desperate to take any preventative precautions on offer because of the high level of risk with which they are trying to live their lives. Read More...

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Action for Happiness Calendar - Joyful June 2021

This month's theme is all about finding the joy in life, even when things are difficult. Download the Action for Happiness Calendar here...

From the Principal - 21 May 2021

The end of this week marks the halfway point in Term 2 and a period of intense activity on a number of College fronts. The annual NAPLAN testing period has now concluded for our Year 7 and 9 students and we are extremely grateful to our Leader of Administration, Julijana Blazekovic and our I.T. leader, Brian De Padua for all the time, planning and organisation that went into running this battery of tests. This is a massive logistical exercise that is subject to the I.T. infrastructure and support of both CEDP and NESA. Read More...

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From the Principal - 7 May 2021

As we move through Term 2, more regular events have come back into our lives at school. Last week we held the first whole College Assembly since February 2020 and actually were able to experience live music from the Intensify ensemble, conducted as always by Linda Austin.

How wonderful to have this sharing of gifts and talents once again – as our student leaders said at the start of the assembly, we feel like we have been in a state of waiting for a long time, and now the wait is almost over. Read More...

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From the Principal - 23 April 2021

This time last year, we were busily planning for the staged return of our students, after weeks of remote learning. I remember how keen both the students and staff, not to mention the parents, were to be back on site because we understood that the foundational social aspect of community and learning had been affected, despite the access to technology. Read More...

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From the Principal - 26 March 2021

It’s difficult to believe that this is the last website communication for Term 1, even though so much has happened already this year. We are fortunate that we have been able to resume most aspects of College life in their pre-COVID format. Indeed, we are very excited to be able to revert to our House and vertical homeroom structures from the start of next term. While our students in Years 8 to 12 will be able to renew acquaintances with their homeroom peers and teachers, this will be a novel experience for our Year 7 students who have only known the Year group homerooms. Read More...

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From the Principal - 12 March 2021

This week, we are well into the season of Lent and our 2021 Project Compassion focus is on buying water tanks for schools in the Solomon Islands to guarantee access for the children to clean drinking water. This is an ambitious project as each tank will cost $1300. Given the tenacity and passion of Meg Thomas, our social justice leader, I am confident, however, that we will exceed our target as we do each year. Read More...

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