Gavin Hays

The end of a busy term 3 is fast approaching and we have again had many events and activities for our students to enjoy this term.

It has been wonderful to see so many students continue to fully participate across all areas of school life, especially the various sporting and mission opportunities that have occurred this term. I hope that students continue to involve themselves in all areas of school life and challenge themselves to engage in new experiences and opportunities.

A reminder that the start of Term 4 commences for students on Wednesday 11 October and it marks the return to our full summer uniform.

Please review key dates for Term 4:

Week 1

  • Monday 9th October - Staff Development Day (Pupil Free)
  • Tuesday 10th October - Staff Development Day (Pupil Free)

Week 2

  • 16th-17th October - Year 9 Residential Program
  • 16th-17th October - Year 11 Leaders Camp
  • 16th - 19th October - Year 10 Examinations

Week 3

  • 25th-27th October - Year 12 Retreat

Week 4

  • 30th October - 2nd November -Year 8 Examinations

Congratulations to the Graduating Class of 2023!

On Tuesday 19th September we gathered as a school community to celebrate the great achievements of our year 12 cohort. The farewell assembly in the morning was an opportunity for students and staff to say farewell. As tradition the students entered the hall for the final assembly to the sound of the Bagpipers.

In the evening we had the Graduation Mass and Academic Prize Giving to recognise the outstanding achievements of this cohort. This is a significant milestone for these students, ending 13 years of schooling. I take this opportunity to thank Year 12 for their outstanding service to the Marian community and wish them all the best as they prepare for their final HSC examinations.

They have been exceptional role models for all students in our community and I encourage all our Year 12 students to remain focused and work hard over the coming weeks.

Marian Catholic College Kenthurst

Last week, on 14th September, our College marked the R U OK? Day, underlining the pivotal message about mental well-being. This campaign's essence is about reaching out and supporting the vulnerable amongst us. It's a collective reminder to stand united and foster a community-driven approach to address young people's mental health concerns.

In line with the principles of Catholic Social teaching, we're reminded of the inherent dignity and respect every individual deserves. Beyond the powerful theme of the day, everyone was encouraged to ask, "R U OK?" It's a lesson that goes beyond a single day – it's an everyday act of care. Notably, many relished the delicious cupcakes and the captivating music performance during lunch. Let’s continue to care and check in with one another daily.

May the last few days of Term 3 and the spring holidays that flow after it bring peace, blessings and new life. May God’s Spirit fill us with His calm so we may enter this time and find refreshment and renewal.

Enjoy a safe and enjoyable break


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Dr Gavin Hays

Dr Gavin Hays

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