Home' Maristian Magazine : Volume 16 November 2011 Contents The Year 12 retreats took place
in the final week of Term 3. They
were very well attended and
something that the boys looked
forward to as an important
chapter in their time at Marist.
Othmar, McMahon, Crispin and
Mark Houses travelled to the
Hermitage in Mittagong while
Patrick, Conway, Darlinghurst
and Haydon Houses were hosted
at Santa Sabina’s Retreat and
Recreation Centre, Tallong.
The retreat program allows the
boys time to reflect on their
journey so far, on their support
networks, on managing emotions
and on their relationship with God.
Apart from a successful program,
the boys have commented how
much they valued the time spent
with mates and even in Year 12,
learning new things about boys
they have known for many years.
Thank you to the boys for their
willingness to be part of the retreat
experience and to the staff for
their leadership and enthusiasm.
Senior retreats continue to be a
highlight of many people’s time at
MCC and are a proud tradition of
Term 3 was a busy one for Marist College,
with the implementation of a range of
communications and Public Relations
Term 3 saw the introduction of the new
Marist Style Guide, including standardised
colours, fonts and a modernised crest. We
also unveiled our new tagline, “Together, we
create fine young men. “
In the first week of Term 3, we replaced
our fortnightly newsletter with the weekly
Marist Enews. This electronically delivered
document provides parents with a timely,
user-friendly and interactive way of receiving
information from the school. You can access
archives of the 2011 Enews at http://maristc.
Those reading this article will also note
the significant changes we have made
in the design and focus of the Maristian.
Showcasing the new Marist style, this
magazine now promotes a more holistic
communications viewpoint. Containing
content from all areas of our vibrant Marist
community, the Maristian now serves as a
conduit for all members to keep in touch.
There are many further exciting
developments yet to come, as we begin to
implement our integrated communications
strategy. Looking forward to 2012, Marist
community members can anticipate a
website redevelopment and further Marist
Nicole Nijskens - Public Relations Officer
in Public Relations
At its last Advisory Board meeting,
Gerald Santucci, Chair of the Advisory
Board, paid tribute to Mrs Anne
McGovern who has ended her term on
the Advisory Board as well as her term
on the Finance Committee.
Anne has been a member of both
forums since their inception, 13
years ago and 11 years ago, and
has attended every meeting of
each. Sincere thanks to Anne for her
generous service to the College and
for her wise contribution to the Board
and the Finance Committee.
Marist College Celebrates
On Tuesday 18 October, Marist College welcomed a variety
of special guests to the College to celebrate the 25th
anniversary of the Marist House System and the third
anniversary of the launch of vertical groups.
To celebrate, the College welcomed old boy Matt Urquhart
(2005), who piloted a Navy Helicopter from Nowra to the
Lindwall Oval. He landed in spectacular fashion, to the
delight of the assembled student House Groups.
Senior students had the opportunity to watch Matt land
the helicopter, while the Junior school students cheered
him upon his departure. Students had the opportunity to
meet Matt and his colleagues and to climb through the
The College thanks Matt Urquhart for participating in the
event, and those who helped with the organisation of the
On October 26, Marist College welcomed over 200
grandparents and godparents to the Year 7 Grandparents
Day for 2011. The students took the opportunity to guide
their special visitors on a tour of the school, before moving
to the Gymnasium for a morning of entertainment.
Grandparents were treated to a a variety of performances,
including musical interludes, poetry readings, drama
presentations, model dragster races and speeches on the
subjects of English, Japanese and Sports.
The final prayer and tributes to Grandparents proved to
be a particularly poignant part of the day. A slideshow of
photographs arranged by students showcased the very
special relationships between boys and grandparents. Marist
College thanks all the staff and students who worked hard to
ensure the success of our Grandparent’s Day.
Marist College would like to recognise the efforts of families who have purchased
footwear from the Athlete’s Foot store. Whenever school or staff families purchase
school shoes, sporting shoes or football boots from The Athlete’s Foot, the
transaction automatically generates a $5.00 donation back to the College.
From ClubFit records, 261 families from Marist are registered, with purchases of
660 pairs of shoes, totalling a donation of $3300. This amount will be presented to
the College by Athlete’s Foot in Term Four.
The Maristian November 2011
The Maristian November 2011
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