Dear Marist Regional College Community, 

As we approach the midway mark of Term Four, I want to express my sincere gratitude to our dedicated staff, students who “give their all” every day, particularly those who overcome significant obstacles, and our supportive parents who partner with us. Together, we strive to create an environment where learning flourishes, and students are encouraged to reach their full potential. 

Last week, we observed Remembrance Day with deep reverence and respect for those who have made sacrifices for our freedom. The solemn ceremony allowed us to reflect on the significance of this day and instill in our students a sense of gratitude and appreciation for the sacrifices made by our servicemen and women. I would particularly like to thank Xander Power, for his fitting reflection and shared experience of his visit to the Western Front earlier in the year.  

On Friday night, our Senior College Art Exhibition captivated our audience with the exceptional talent displayed by our senior artists. This showcase was an opportunity for our students to share their creative endeavors and artistic expressions with the broader community in line with their TASC assessment requirements. I thank everyone who attended and supported the incredible artistic journey of our senior students. 

I am thrilled to announce the introduction of an orchestra to our diverse array of extracurricular activities for 2024. Music has the power to inspire, unite, and foster a sense of community. The orchestra will provide students with the chance to explore their musical talents, collaborate with their peers, and experience the joy of creating beautiful music together. Please stay tuned for more information from Mr Tom Lamb, our Arts Learning Area Leader.  

Looking ahead to 2024, I am excited to share that Dance will be offered as a formal subject at Marist Regional College starting in 2024. This addition to our curriculum reflects our commitment to providing a well-rounded education that nurtures both academic and artistic pursuits. We believe that dance will not only enhance the cultural diversity of our offerings but also provide students with a unique and fulfilling avenue for self-expression. 

As we embark on these new initiatives and celebrate the achievements of our students at this important time of the academic year, I am confident that the Marist and Mercy spirit will continue to thrive within our community.  

Thank you for your ongoing support, and I look forward to witnessing the growth and success of our College and students for the remainder of the academic year. 

Wishing you all a joyful and fulfilling remainder of Term Four. 


Mr Gregg Sharman