Dear Parents and Students

The Years 7-10 continuum of the NESA (NSW Education Standards Authority) broadens in Year 9 commencing Stage Five learning. This is a very exciting learning year at Marian Catholic College.

The Year 9 and 10 learning program has been specially designed to cater to the needs of students within this age group. The program is designed to enable students to use this time of exploration and self-discovery as the basis of their learning, setting up opportunities for students to take risks in their learning before they need to apply those skills to the outside world. As a result, they can become more independent and face decision-making situations with confidence and knowledge that they have the skills to make the right choices.

It is essential that some careful thought is given to this process. Students are encouraged to draw on the advice of teachers, parents and caregivers, and reflect on their current work ethic, areas of success and personal interests as part of their discerning process. Choices should be appropriate personal ones and not choices based on what friends are doing or because a particular teacher usually teaches that subject.

I wish you well as you move into Stage 5 at Marian and encourage you to make the most of the endless possibilities that your future learning will bring you.

With kind regards,

Mr Alan Le Brocque