30 September, 2022


Term 3 Reflections

After an incredibly busy Term 3, we can stop and reflect on the achievements, both individual and collective, of the College.

As we continue to embrace the Learner Attributes, we see these play out more and more in our everyday activities, whether that be in the classroom, on the sporting field, in the Performing Arts or in the Public Speaking arenas. More recently, in assembly this week, we recognised and celebrated student success in the Mat Mathematics Relay, the Evatt UN Debating Competition, Social Innovations award recipients for the Enterprising Students Workshop, inaugural SATIS Volleyball finalists, as well as recipients of Colours, NSATIS and SATIS Athletics certificates. These are just a handful of events that our students are involved in on a daily basis.  On a community level, past students and staff gathered for the Milestone Reunion where past students reconnected and reminisced about fond memories of their time at the College and and our parent community came together for Spring Fever. All this has happened on the domestic front whilst a small delegation of our students continue to be outstanding ambassadors for the College on the international scene, participating in the International Round Square Conference in the UK. What wonderful opportunities our students are provided and how wonderful they embrace these with such verve. I wish everyone a relaxing and well deserved break and look forward to the same energy and enthusiasm displayed in Term 4.

Jane Gregg
Acting Head of Senior School

EVATT UN Debating Success

The Evatt Trophy Competition is one of Australia’s most prestigious High School Model UN competitions. The Competition engages high school students across Australia in world affairs and issues through debating mock Security Council resolutions from the position of an assigned country.

The 2022 Evatt UN Debating Competition was held at Marist Regional College on Tuesday 20 September. The following students represented the College with distinction and have gone through to the finals; Charlotte Ball, Charlotte Oates Pryor, Amelia Corrigan, Stephanie Dunphy, Ella Fischer and Indra Gurudoss.  The finals take place today (Friday 30 September), in Launceston. We wish the team the very best of luck in what is a highly competitive and intense competition.

Jane Gregg
Acting Head of Senior School

Outdoor Leadership

Last Friday the Outdoor Leadership class headed to Derby for their final trip of the year. The class has been doing a unit on human/nature relationships, and how people perceive nature. Derby is a great venue to explore this, as there have been Aboriginal people, tin miners, loggers, and now mountain bikers who have all looked at the same piece of land very differently over time. The day started with a session with Aboriginal Elder Aunty Patsy Cameron, who ran a fascinating and very interactive workshop on Aboriginal relationships with the land. Throughout the day we also learnt about the tin mining history in Derby and finished off mountain biking some of the world-class trails in the area. The trip was an opportunity to bring a lot of the classroom theory to life in a memorable and practical way.

Mark Hassell
Dean of Students