From our Acting Principal
13 May 2022, 3:55PMBack to all news
13 May 2022, 3:55PMBack to all news
Dear Parents/Guardians, Students and Community,
Welcome back to Term 2. I trust your Easter break was enjoyable and relaxing. A particular welcome to new families and students who joined the College community this term.
Also, welcome to Mr Brodie Hayes who joins us as a new staff member of the College. Brodie replaces Ms Leah Englund who has now commenced maternity leave. We wish Leah and Matt all the best for the pending birth of their first bub.
We welcome Mrs Renee French to the role of Senior College Coordinator. Renee takes over from Leah in the role and joins Mr Stephen Eddington as Senior College Year Level Coordinator. Renee is no stranger to the Year Level Coordinator role having undertaken this in the past.
It was an absolute delight meeting so many parents at the recent Parent-Teacher Meetings held on Wednesday 4 May and Thursday 12 May. Due to COVID restrictions during Term 1, the College was severely limited in its face-to-face parental interaction.
Many parents took up the opportunity to meet their child’s teacher and discuss their progress. Your child appreciates the interest you show in their education. It shows that you value education. In turn, they have a greater appreciation and value of education. One of the greatest gifts you can give your child is an education, and I believe MRC continues to be the school of choice on the North West Coast, offering the best range of academic and VET subjects along with an outstanding staff delivering exceptional pastoral care.
Personally, I thoroughly enjoyed meeting and making connections with so many parents of our school community. If you were unable to attend Parent-Teacher Meetings for some reason, and you would still like to connect with your child’s teachers, please contact the office to request an appointment convenient to all concerned.
We look forward to many more functions as the year continues.
I trust mums were spoilt and enjoyed their special day on Sunday 8 May. Of course, every day should be set aside as special for all mums. However, I thank the twenty-five mothers of our Year 12 students who attended the special Mother’s Day morning tea last Friday. The event was held in Cloud 9, with mums joined by their sons or daughters.
It was a beautiful morning, and the mums really appreciated the catch up with friends they may not have had the opportunity to over recent times. The students who joined their mums particularly enjoyed sharing this precious moment. We hope to continue this tradition for mums, and dads later in the year, and for many years to come.
Senior College Mid-Year Ball
The Year 11 and 12 Winter Wonderland Mid-Year Ball was a beautiful evening. The students were striking in their attire for this special occasion. Most pleasing was the genuine friendship and comradery this group of seniors have for each other. The behaviour of all was exemplary, which makes for a truly fun and enjoyable evening.
Thank you to Mr Stephen Eddington and Ms Leah Englund (her last hurrah) for the organisation of this function which was held at the Burnie Arts and Function Centre. Thank you also to the staff who attended the ball, sharing in the joy of the evening with the students.
ANZAC Day: 25 April
ANZAC Day services were held during the Easter break and was very well represented by our students and staff along the North West Coast, from Ulverstone to Smithton. Thank you to the following students who represented the College at these services.
Thank you to our School Captains, Reuben Jaensch and Stella Roberts who spoke beautifully at the Burnie service. They did themselves and the College proud, really capturing the essence of this special day on the Australian calendar.
Year 7 Enrolment Information Evening
Tuesday evening saw over 265 families attend the Enrolment Information Evening and tours of the College for their children wishing to enter Year 7 at Marist Regional College in 2023.
It was a delight to see so many interested in the College, and families came from Catholic and DoE schools from Devonport through to the West Coast and Circular Head. It is wonderful to see the healthy nature of MRC enrolments for 2023 and beyond. Again, my message was simple and clear to the families who attended. As the North West Coast school of choice, we offer great care for all our students. We offer excellent teaching from dedicated staff, state of the art facilities and a safe environment conducive to learning.
Thank you to the Year 7 staff, College Leadership and SRC student representatives who attended the evening and conducted tours to make the evening a success.
Student Sporting Achievement
Recently, a number of students represented themselves, the College and Tasmania in the National Surf Life Saving Competition held in Queensland. Many of the students did very well with some making finals, including Georgia Askew.
I make special mention of Jack Latham who received a National Bronze Medal for the 2km Beach Run. The competition was for competitors between the ages of 16 to 19 years with Jack being in the youngest age range and competing against older and more experienced rivals. Jack also went on to compete with great success in the Australian Triathlon series.
Jack performed well, coming 27th overall in the Australian and Oceania Junior Triathlon Championships, and 2nd place in his age group. I suspect we will be hearing great things about Jack in the years to come.
SATIS Girls Basketball
We wish our Senior Girls Basketball team all the best next Wednesday as they compete against Guilford Young College in the State Basketball final. The girls are already the Northern Tasmanian Champions, and we hope they can go one step further as State Champions for the second year in a row. We will pack the stadium in support of them as we enjoy a home final game.
Mr Noel Nethery
MRC Board Membership
Anyone who is interested in becoming a member of the College Board, please express your interest to:
PA to the Principal
Tel: (03) 6432 7612