News & Events

Principal’s Update

Welcome to Term 3. We return from the break, hopefully refreshed and energised for the second half of the academic year.

Term 3 commences for students on Tuesday 12 July

As a College, we are committed to regaining the routine of school and determined to offer a range of activities throughout Term 3 to ensure our students are engaged and developing. We encourage students and families to make the most of these opportunities.

One of these events will be Rug Up Day, rescheduled from the end of last term. This will take place on Monday 1 August and will include assemblies at Coolock and St Mary’s. It will coincide with National Homeless Prevention Week and allow an opportunity to connect this issue with the Vinnies Winter Appeal. We will also look forward to our Whole College gathering at the end of Term 3 when we celebrate Mercy Day together.

This week is NAIDOC Week (3 – 10 July) when we celebrate and recognise the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. The 2022 theme is Get Up! Stand Up! Show Up! (Read more about NAIDOC Week.)

The beginning of a new term also sees some staffing changes across the College. We welcome several new faces to our community and, as some staff move on to pursue other avenues, we wish them all the best. The students and families directly impacted by changes have been notified.

We are pleased to report that enrolment offers for Year 7 2023 have been finalised and we look forward to continuing their transition during Semester 2.

Hopefully during the break, families took the opportunity to view the Semester 1 reports which are now available on PAM. The reports provide important feedback and help both students and families make informed decisions about their individual needs as we approach the subject selection process which will take place in the coming weeks.

It is planned that the Subject Selection Parent Information Evening (Monday 25 July) and Student-led Conferences occur as on-campus events this term. These important activities will take place in the Marian Gym at St Mary’s Campus. The conferences will be held on Thursday 4 and Friday 5 August and we look forward to connecting with parents and carers to explore individual progress as well as future ambitions on those days.

Many of us have family and friends impacted by the rains and flooding in New South Wales. Our prayers go to them, as well as their extended families.

All the best for the term ahead and thanks to all in our community for your ongoing support.

Kind regards,

Brian Turner, Principal