Principal's Message

A Very Welcome Return


The decision has been made and announced by the Government that all students will return to onsite learning next week. We have had a taste of things to come with the staggered return of students over the last week. However, the long awaited day for all Marian students to return to classes will be Wednesday 3 November, the day after the Melbourne Cup Public Holiday. So, if the last few months have been tough, well, it must be only up from here. We all know it cannot just happen, of course. We all have to find ways to bring positivity back into our lives. So what should we do? I recently found the following list of suggestions on how to make your life exponentially better.

  • Read a new book every month
  • Lift weights 3-4 times a week
  • Ignore nonsense and gossip
  • Listen more, talk less
  • Learn from mistakes
  • Focus on your goals
  • Give time to others 
  • Invest in yourself
  • Wake up early
  • Sleep enough
  • Smile more
  • Eat well                                                                                                     (Wealth Inc)

They may seem to be just simple things but all are quite manageable. They include actions that provide for lifting personal spirit, energy, future aspirations, health and wellbeing, as well as supporting others. They are quite good starting points for conversations around the dinner table as to how our students may tackle the transition back to life on the school property. We do understand that our students may need to re-establish friendships and relationships with others. For some the timing of the school day may also require an element of re-adjustment. Support is available for all students to assist them finish off the year in a manner that rewards their perseverance and efforts. We are all looking forward to the sound of excited and happy students in the school yard. As it should be.



Raymond Pisani