Years 7-9 Girls Riverina League Tag
On Wednesday 15th March, our years 7 – 9 League Tag students competed in the Riverina League Tag Championships at Jubilee Oval. Marian competed against very strong opposition from Wade High, Narrandera High, West Wylong Central and Yanco Agricultural High.
Marian played extremely well throughout the day and achieved our best results to date in this developing sport at the college. The whole team played well, with a number of stand outs during the 4 games. Players of particular note are: Ella, Sara, Louisa, Shautae, Maree, Madelyn and Siuaki. Marian won 2 of its 4 games on the day. I would especially like to congratulate their coach Miss Foschi for her time and effort preparing the girls and to Rossana for being name ‘player of the day’ for Marian. Well done Rossana.
Diocesan Touch Gala Day
On Thursday 16th March, Marian competed in the Diocesan Touch Gala Day in Wagga Wagga. This day is designed to allow students to compete at an extremely high level of Touch Football as well as select the Diocesan Teams to compete at the CCC Trials on Wednesday 23rd and Thursday 24th March in Dubbo. Marian entered 4 teams in the competition, Junior Boys, Junior Girls, Senior Boys and Senior Girls with each team playing 4 games on the day. Marian were very competitive on the day, especially in the junior divisions, wining 1 game and narrowly losing 2 others. I would especially like to thank Mrs Johns, Mr Morris, Mr Le Cornu and Miss Foschi on all their work organizing, training and supporting the sides on the day. Marian also had a number of students selected for the Diocesan Team. Congratulations to: Junior Teams: Ella, Sarah, Connor and shadow Isaac. Senior Teams: Johnae, Samantha and shadow Zane . This is a fantastic effort for all these students and a reflection of the hard work put in by the coaches and the students. Well done.
2017 MATHEMATICS CHALLENGE FOR YOUNG AUSTRALIANS IS ON….
The Mathematics Challenge for Young Australians (MCYA) in Years 7-10 has started this term. There are 19 students who joined this year - the biggest participation so far since the College started it in the Year 2000! This is a staged program designed to help teachers motivate, stimulate, encourage and develop mathematically interested students to bring forth the talent and potential within. This is an ideal program for extension students and for students who would benefit from greater challenge. It will run for a consecutive 3 week period between March and April. It comprises six problems. Problems can be discussed in groups of two or three registered students before individual submission of solutions. Mr. Morris handles the Years 7-8 students and Mrs Blanco manages the Years 9-10 students.
A HUGE thankyou to the staff and students who volunteered their time this week to prepare a meal for CAREVAN. This act of kindness makes a significant difference in the lives of those less fortunate and provides opportunities for people to socialise and reduce barriers within the community.
This week I have also been hearing about the inspiring work our year 12 SOS (Sharing Our Stories) students have been doing within our local community. Students were asked by their teachers Mr Neville and Mr Moore to provide an act of kindness to others and assist a service in some way . Not only has this experience provided practical support it has demonstrated to the students the power of kindness. Students gained a better understanding of applying their Christian values and beliefs within the community and experienced or witnessed the impact of poverty or the suffering of people who are currently experiencing personal hardship. For many students it was an emotional experience and made them appreciate and be grateful for what they are blessed with. Congratulations to the staff for inspiring the students and for the students who demonstrated compassion, maturity and respect for others.
Next week we are celebrating HARMONY DAY and I am certain those who are new to our school community will be amazed by the standard of talent we have and the level of pride students and staff have for their cultural heritage. The day promises to be our best celebration thus far. Have a wonderful weekend and stay safe.
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