Student Wellbeing

Marian News for the Week of Monday 13th June


As we approach the end of Semester 1 just a few reminders and some material that may help all of us.


Uniform Reminders


With the end of the term approaching it is an important time to remind our families that it is a good opportunity to obtain items of uniform in keeping with our uniform expectations.


Items such as the school tie are a compulsory item to be worn each day with our winter uniform – either with the school pants or winter skirt.


Can I also remind all of our students that we have not made black Kathmandu jackets part of our uniform and there is no reason to do so given that we have a school blazer that is to be worn with our uniform as the most outer garment.  


We also have a group of students who have substituted their school PE tracksuit pants for the school pants and are wearing them pretending that they are their winter uniform. This is not acceptable and students will need to purchase the winter pants that are available from the uniform shop.


We also still have a group of students who continue to wear their Physical Education uniform even though they are not studying Health & Physical Education or they do not have H&PE classes on the days they are wearing their PE uniform. At the beginning of term 3, students who are incorrect uniform will be sent home..


We do thank all of our families for supporting our students to do the right thing and wear their uniform with pride.


Child Safety Committee – Parent Involvement


In previous editions of the Marian News I have called for any parents who would be willing to join our Child Safety Sub Committee with the aim of obtaining a parent perspective when we carry out Safety assessments of the school property etc.


Our Student Representative Council have a sub-committee with the focus on Child Safety and they have helped develop a Child Friendly version of our Child Safety Policy as well as completing a safety audit of the school property. This work will be ongoing and parent assistance and perspective is very important to this work. If you are interested in joining, please contact me on the school number.


Police Visit for our Year 9 and 10 students


On Friday 27 May, we had the Community Police section visit the school and speak to our Year 9 and 10 students about some of the ongoing challenges about being an adolescent in today’s world and the legal expectations that everyone should be aware of.

They covered topics such as:

  • Bullying
  • Cyberbullying and the challenges of social media
  • Use of weapons
  • Vaping
  • Use of physical violence and what that can mean for all of us

The Police will return in term 3 to speak to our Year 7/8 and Senior students about similar issues that concern all of us in our community.


Information Evenings for our Burmese and Sudanese Parents


Over the last couple of weeks, we have had information evenings for our Burmese and Sudanese parents that covered the following the information:

  • How to use and access SEQTA for information
  • Exams and Reports
  • Camps 
  • Child Safety information for families and its importance to all of us
  • The invitation to be part of our School Mural 

It allowed these families to gather and gave them an opportunity to just chat and identify that their concerns are the same as other parents in our community. We look forward to holding further evenings in Term 3.


School Holidays


With all of us now in the middle of winter we find ourselves at another school holidays and for the first time in a couple of years we do have the opportunity to travel and find some sun.

 We hope that these holidays provide all of our students a chance to rest a little, relax a little, study a little and rejuvenate themselves to approach Term 3 and Semester 2 with the energy that will be required to see us move positively towards the warmer months at the end of the year.


Please Stay Safe and Rejuvenate.


Kerrie Williams

Assistant to the Principal - Wellbeing