25 October 2019

From the Principal

Welcome Back for Term 4

Bon Repos Teaching Facilities Upgrade

Welcome back to Term 4. I hope all students and families enjoyed a very restful holiday break.

I am very pleased to report that next week we move back into Bon Repos. This learning space has been upgraded, thereby increasing the number of classrooms from 6 to 8 while also maintaining a large breakout space for students to extend their learning or for House/Year meetings. These improvements continue to ensure that Marist Sisters’ College maintains excellent teaching and learning facilities.

Bon Repos Images

TAS / STEM Upgrade

We have now begun our upgrade of the TAS area. This will create larger workroom spaces, a Print Room with 3D printer and larger working screens, as well as a timber Cutting Room.  The nature of this upgrade should stimulate innovative thinking among students allowing them to use their imagination in design development through to creation of the final product.  The upgrade also includes a distinctive space for STEM, our IDEAS Program, where integrated projects in the areas of TAS, Mathematics and Science can be created and solved.  This allows students to develop skills in problem solving, critical thinking and collaboration, essential life skills for the future.

HSC Exams Begin

Last Thursday our Year 12 students began their HSC exams with the first of two English Papers. Despite some initial nerves, there was a calm sense of confidence and overwhelming readiness to get started following their weeks and months of study and exam preparation. A big “Thank you” to our dedicated staff who gave up holiday time to support the students by marking extra essays and work completed by the students. Please keep our Year 12’s in your prayers as their exams continue over the coming weeks. 

Year 7 2020 Orientation

Last week there was much excitement as we welcomed our newest members, our 2020 cohort of Year 7 students and their parents to the College. This Orientation provides a warm welcome and induction information as they begin their journey at Marist Sisters’ College. In speaking with these girls I invite them to begin their adventures at Woolwich as “Alice in Maristland” just like “Alice in Wonderland”. The many opportunities at Woolwich will allow students to ignite their imagination and develop their Marist Compass.

Our Year 11 student leaders, with House Coordinators also welcomed and introduced these students to their House Patron and initial experience of life as a Marist girl.

I thank our Year 7 Parent Engagement group, capably overseen by Mrs Tennille Southcombe, for hosting afternoon tea to welcome these students and their families. We look forward to our students beginning their journey at Marist Sisters’ College in 2020.

Parent Engagement Meeting

Please mark Monday 4 November, 7:00pm in your diary for our next Parent Engagement Meeting.

This meeting will continue to be an opportunity for parents to be a voice in the College community. At the meeting, we will take time to review our Student Mobile Device Policy and begin planning for 2020 events. Come along and meet other parents of your daughter’s Year Group on the night.

I also invite our new Year 7 parents of 2020. You are most welcome to attend and get a feel for the way our Parent Engagement Groups operate. Monday 4 November, 7:00pm.

Year 7 Grandparents' Visit

This week we also welcomed grandparents of our Year 7 students, some of whom were ex-students. It was lovely to meet all of our guests and celebrate the special relationship between grandparents and granddaughters. Mr Hodges reports more later in this newsletter.

Dr Anne Ireland, Principal

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From the Assistant Principal

HSC Exams

Welcome back to all students and families!

Thursday of Week 1 was the first day of the HSC Exams. Our Year 12 students began the final leg of their work towards the completion of their secondary schooling. They have settled in well to the routine of the exams. We continue to keep our Year 12 students in our prayers during this exam period.

Preparedness for the Term Ahead

As we begin this final term for the year, I encourage all students to focus on their studies and ensure that all work is completed. This includes class work and formal assessment work. Having the correct routines in place and the habit of seeking clarification at times of confusion is the key to success. Diligence and perseverance are needed in learning.

I encourage parents to make contact with Subject Teachers should there be a concern in an aspect of learning for your daughter or likewise, the Tutor, if there is a concern in terms of wellbeing.

In returning to school, I ask parents and carers to check that your daughters are wearing the uniform correctly. Please refer to the expectations of students in wearing the uniform. I have noticed since returning to school for Term 4 that many of the girls have had growth spurts since they were last wearing the summer uniform and the lowering of hems is now necessary. Make up, additional jewelry and acrylic nails are not to be worn. We look for support from parents and carers in ensuring the girls do not wear these to school.

I wish all students at the College every success in achieving the best they can and I look forward to celebrating these successes later in the term!

Ms Marietta Taliana, Assistant Principal

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From the Religious Education Coordinator

Year 8 and Year 10 RE Test

On Wednesday 16 October 2019, schools throughout the Archdiocese of Sydney, as well as dioceses throughout NSW, sat for the Year 8 and Year 10 RE Tests. The tests are made up of 40 multiple-choice questions. The questions are devised from units of work that the students have completed in the previous two years. The results of these tests will become available in the coming weeks.

Year 7 Reflection Day

Today we held our Year 7 Reflection Day at Holy Name of Mary, Hunters Hill. The day focused on one of the four dimensions of our Marist Compass, Sisters for Life. The Marist Sisters have always shared a special family bond within their congregation as well as spiritually with Mary. By fostering positive relationships and life-long friendships the students at Marist Sisters’ College Woolwich will grow to appreciate the value of these same special connections. Relationships are integral to living a full life. The day provided our Year 7s with the opportunity to develop these positive relationships with not just their friendship groups, but with other members of their year group that they may not normally connect with. 

During the day we reflected on the story of the Visitation from Luke’s Gospel (1:39-56). The scripture states that it was not long after the Angel Gabriel told Mary she would become the Mother of Christ and that her Elizabeth was also pregnant that she ‘went in haste to the hill country’. Rather than wallow in her own joy, Mary selflessly faced an arduous journey to celebrate the good news with Elizabeth. These two women consoled each other, shared their stories, and gave each other the gift of themselves in the midst of an uncertain time. 

For us, as Marists, Mary’s trip highlights the call of Community. Sometimes, our physical presence is the best gift we can give another person. Ultimately, the Visitation reminds us that no one is an island. We all live and thrive in relation to others. Sometimes we give in these encounters, and sometimes we receive. And often, as in the Visitation, it’s a beautiful combination of the two.  This is the perfect example of what it means to be Sisters for Life, because good friends halve the pain and double the joy in our lives. 

Mr Daniel Ronchetti, Acting Religious Education Coordinator
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The Altar Society is seeking new volunteers for both our churches.

At Holy Name of Mary. We work in pairs so our duties of preparing the flowers, washing of the sacred vessels, light dusting and the washing and ironing of the linen are not onerous.

St Peter Chanel currently have a roster for flower preparation and another for washing and ironing of the linen.

Please consider joining our happy band.

Any assistance at both churches would be welcomed and appreciated.


SPC Annette Hills  0401 252 064

Holy Name of Mary Julia Cumming  0412 031 451

Fr Kevin Bates PP Holy Name of Mary Hunters Hill

From the Leader of Learning & Curriculum

I would like to welcome back students to their final term of learning for 2019. I encourage all students to continue to take advantage of the opportunities to explore their learning in areas of particular interest to them in their final term of 2019 and to develop effective study and work habits from the very beginning of the term. 

Senior Students

This term marks the commencement of the HSC Examinations for our Year 12 students. It also marks the commencement of the HSC Courses for the Class of 2020. These are important points in the education of these students and I wish both groups well in their endeavours. As our Year 11 Students begin to engage in their final four terms of their learning at the College, I encourage them to plan their study time and take a strategic approach to assessment preparation. 

Term 4 Important Curriculum Dates

Year 11 Parent Teacher Interviews: 30 October 2019

Year 11 Awards and HSC Information Night: 18 November 2019

Year 7-11 Showcase of Arts, Design & TDP: 4 December 2019

Year 7-10 Newman Symposium: 5 December 2019

Stage 4 Awards: 11 December 2019

Stage 5 Awards: 12 December 2019

Mrs Melinda Alvarez, Leader of Learning and Curriculum

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From the Leader of Administration

Year 11 Parent Student Teacher Interviews

Year 11 Parent Student Teacher interviews will take place on Wednesday 30 October from 3:30pm to 7:30pm. Interviews are scheduled for a 5-minute allotment and will take place in two sessions:

Session 1: 3:30pm – 5:00pm

Session 2: 5:40pm – 7:20pm

It is expected that students attend the interviews in the full College uniform and meet with all teachers.

Online bookings opened at 4pm on Monday 14 October and will close at 12 noon on Tuesday 29 October. To book, visit School Interviews and access the Marist Sisters' College event and access bookings using code: 9f6jy

If you are experiencing any issues with bookings please contact the College. We look forward to meeting with you and your daughter.

Mrs Antonina Arcidiacono, Leader of Administration

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From the Leader of Wellbeing

Adolescents, particularly during secondary school years, are often faced with friendship ‘issues’ that tend to dominate their thinking and lives as they try to navigate their way through this stage of development. Often, conflict and confusion arises within a particular group when someone feels insecure and that they don’t belong anymore. Moving in and out of friendship groups as a young child and adolescent is quite normal behaviour, as young people are trying to find their ‘people’ and place in the world. Things tend to settle down a bit more from the ages 15 and above as friendships form more naturally at that point.

In Steve Bidulph’s book, 10 Things Girls Need Most, he quotes another psychologist, Michael Thompson, who has identified the key skills needed to form and maintain a healthy friendship:

  • A positive view of friendship (seeing it as valuable and fun);
  • Sharing and taking turns (essential with most conversations, games and activities);
  • Feeling for others (being unselfish and caring about the welfare of her friends);
  • Regulating aggression (not lashing out when we are angry, frustrated or sad);
  • Apologising when appropriate and meaning it (genuinely being willing to admit mistakes);
  • Reading emotions (knowing what others are going through based on their looks and behaviour);
  • Trust with caution (being able to trust, but not being too gullible).

As we enter Term 4, we continue to foster belonging and connection through various wellbeing initiatives and House activities in preparation for Gala day. This is a spectacular event that emulates the Marist qualities that we try to capture in promoting positive sisterly relationships through collaboration, creativity and student leadership within each House spirit. “Schools that effectively collaborate continue to build capacity across their community and ultimately promote both emotional wellbeing in conjunction with learning outcomes” (Roffey, 2018).  

Screen Overuse/Addiction in Children and Teens Parent Information

Dr Wayne Warburton will be presenting screen overuse/addiction, including the impacts on a child’s developing brain, and will provide practical advice on managing screen overuse and promoting a healthy media diet. A highly engaging and informative evening that can help parents to understand the complexities attached to screen addiction.

There are 2 information nights: 

Venue: Holy Spirit Lakemba Tuesday 19th November  6:30pm - 8:00pm. - Click here to register

Venue: Marist College Eastwood Monday 18 November 2019 Time: 6:30pm - 8:00pm. Click here to register

Please see attached flyers.

Mrs Sia Mastro, Leader of Wellbeing 

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A Word from the Counsellor

A Word from the Counsellor...Anxiety, Avoidance and being Brave

I have recently come across an Australian psychologist/author, Karen Young, who has a website bringing a sense of plain talking to the world of psychology, her website is (worth having a look at), and I thought I would share parts of her article that really captured the frustration that both parents and young people have when anxiety becomes unmanageable and some practical tips to avoid the avoidance trap that anxiety likes so much!

Most normal feelings of anxiety last for only a short time – a few hours or a day. An anxiety problem or an anxiety disorder is when anxious feelings:

● are consistently very intense and severe

● go on for weeks, months or even longer

● are so distressing that they interfere with young people’s learning, socialising and ability to do everyday things.

As parents we want to provide experiences to our children to promote courage, resilience, resourcefulness and other qualities as they navigate adolescence and beyond. Sometimes though, anxiety will get in their way and it will drive them to avoid the challenges, adventures and everyday life experiences. This can be tough. We know they are strong enough and brave enough, but moving them forward through anxiety can push against every one of our parenting instincts. Something that can make it easier to move them towards brave behaviour instead of away from it, can be understanding how something so right can feel so wrong. Parents are in a powerful position to help reduce behaviours that inadvertently encourage anxiety in their children.

The behaviours that may encourage anxiety include parents supporting avoidance of uncomfortable places, people or experiences, over-reassuring, changing the environment to avoid anything that might fuel anxiety, or accommodating obsessive-compulsive behaviours (either by joining in or making way for them). For example, if a parent received loads of text messages a day from an anxious child, the parent can assist the child by gradually reducing the number of text messages he or she sent back to two or three. Parents of children who refuse or avoid school because of anxiety-driven tummy aches may respond with something like, “ I know you are feeling upset right now and it’s tough, but I know you will be okay,” before sending the child to school.

When our children feel unsafe, their distress will alert us (a bigger, stronger adult) to a possible threat and a need for protection. The human response to threat is the fight or flight response – anxiety. Therefore anxiety in our children is likely to trigger anxiety in us. This is the way the parent-child attachment is meant to work. As loving, committed parents, when our children are distressed, our own powerful, instinctive fight or flight response (anxiety) will motivate us to take action to keep them safe. It’s primitive and it’s powerful, and we’ve been doing it this way for a very long time.

When anxiety gets in the way, it can make it tough for our children to realise – or trust – that as they grow, they are less vulnerable and more capable of being brave. It’s completely understandable that as loving parents, we would respond by ‘protecting’ them because that’s what we’ve always done.

But what are we protecting them from?

The answer most often is fear. When the situation is actually safe, we are not protecting them from harm, but from them experiencing fear of harm. Protecting them when they don’t need protection – is over-protection. This is usually done with the most loving intent, but it can also shrink their world as it’s just on the other side of fear that our children learn what they are capable of. It’s how they stretch their boundaries and start to discover their potential. When they move through fear, they learn that the things that feel scary most often aren’t, that they can be anxious and brave at the same time, and that they can do hard things and survive. When our children respond to anxiety with avoidance, rather than moving through, they lose the opportunity to learn these important lessons. They will stay safe in that moment, but they won’t realise they are capable of bigger, braver things. They won’t have the evidence they need to trust their own capacity to move through anxiety. The option – and it’s powerful – is for us to trust it enough for them.

Anxiety comes from a strong, healthy brain that is a little overprotective. The amygdala (the part of the brain responsible for keeping us safe) will fire up at the first sign of possible threat. Separation from a loved one, shame, embarrassment, humiliation, unfamiliarity, exclusion, missing out on something important – all count as a ‘possible threat’ to a protective brain.

The more our children avoid, the more they will be driven to avoid, and the more this will feel like the only way to stay safe. Avoidance will always lead to calm...until the next time. This teaches the amygdala that the only way to feel calm and safe is to avoid whatever is causing the anxiety Avoidance takes away the opportunity for the amygdala to learn that there is another way to feel calm, and that is to stay with the situation for long enough for anxiety to ease on its own. When we lift our children out of the way of anxiety by supporting their avoidance, we take away the opportunity for them to learn that anxiety is temporary, and will always ease on its own eventually. We inadvertently stop them from having the experiences that will teach them that anxiety is a warning, not a stop sign, and that they can feel anxious and do brave.

Slowly removing avoidance away as an option doesn’t have to happen all at once and please know that this is likely to be uncomfortable for you and your child. It’s okay if this happens in little steps, as long as the steps are forward. Remind and arm your anxious children by teaching them (when they are calm), how to breath and be mindful, which reduces their heart rate/blood pressure when elevated, to discuss what they are feeling and journal what they are grateful for. Teach them (when they are calm), that anxiety may be uncomfortable but it will not kill them. Teach them grounding techniques to use whilst avoidance is being taken away; practice with them to focus on: 5 things they can see; 4 things they can hear; 3 things they can touch; 2 things they can smell; 1 thing they can taste. Walk alongside your child in the process not in front of.

To discuss further, please feel free to contact me, the College Counsellor, Becky Salter via or ph: 0435 659 694.

Ms Becky Salter, College Counsellor

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News from the Leader of Governance & Communication

Grandparents' Visit

This week we welcomed grandparents of our Year 7 students. It was a magic day for the visit. We had grandparents come from near and far for the visit (as far as Wee Was in North Western NSW).

Our visitors were welcomed by our Senior Leadership Team at the fate. They then met their granddaughters moved to Jarnosse to for a special liturgy for grandparents, led by Year 7 students: Isabella Isabella Scida, Alessia Lo Russo, Caragh Price, Sophie Marsh, Brianna Kelly and Matilda Gilbert. They then enjoyed two performance pieces by Scarlett Moliterno (Year 7) and Anastasia Lakic (Year 9). This was followed by lunch served by our Student Leadership Team. 

A very special thank you to all those staff and students behind the scenes and made the day so special for our grandparents, and especially, Mrs Felicity Gray, Mrs Virginia El Koura, Mrs Clare Scott, Mr Helen Tian, Mr John Sears and Mrs Marsh.

Mr Justin Hodges, Leader of Governance & Communication

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Grandparents' Visit

Canteen and Clothing Pool News

An Important Message from the Canteen

As of Term 4 Students using FlexiSchool must have their student card. 

Due to security concerns, students that do not have their student card will no longer be able quote their FlexiSchools number.  

Please ensure your daughter has her student card, if lost please order a new one through Jarnosse (the library).

Mrs Clare Scott and Mrs Anita Rebecchi, Canteen Managers

Term 4: Weeks 3 & 4 Canteen Specials

Week 3 - Wednesday & Thursday 30/10/19 & 31/10/19

Chicken Caesar Salad
Lettuce, bacon, croutons, parmesan & dressing    $6.00
Add Avocado $1.00

Week 4 - Wednesday & Thursday 6/11/19 & 7/11/19
Beef Ravioli with napolitana sauce $6.00

Term 4 Canteen Roster


Second Hand Clothing Pool

The Second Hand Clothing Pool is unavailable from Weeks 2 - 4 this term as I am currently away. All urgent enquiries can be made through the General Administration Office. 

Otherwise, opening times will be Mondays and Fridays from 8:30-9:30am or by appointment via email from Week 5.

Mrs Elizabeth Campbell, Second Hand Clothing Pool Coordinator

Jarnosse News

Year 12 2020 Resource List

Please follow the link which will take parents/students directly into the Campion website for Marist Sisters’ College ordering.

If ordering via the Campion website, the School Code is... E5Y9.

The link is currently on both the student and parent portals.

Ms Celeste McNicholas, Leader of eLearning & Information Services

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Visual Arts News

Hunters Hill Council Art Exhibition

Congratulations to Amy Ryan (Year 12) whose work was selected to be the advertising piece for the Young in Art: The Schools of Hunters Hill Combined Art Exhibition. Her work is titled: "We Walked Our Land Before Others".

Mrs Helen Landas, Creative Arts Coordinator

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Performing Arts News

MSCW Presents:

 The Musical Mary Poppins Jr. will be performed in 2020 six exciting times: Wednesday 22nd July (Matinee - DRESS REHEARSAL and Opening Night, Evening), Thursday 23rd July (Evening), Friday 24th July (Evening), Saturday 25th July (Matinee and Closing Night, Evening).

Auditions (Females) will be held in the Theatre. Access will be via the Foyer (note there is to be no eating or drinking in the Theatre or Foyer except bottled water):

General FIRST ROUND Audition 1 Lunch Monday 28 October 

General FIRST ROUND Audition 2 Lunch Thursday 31 October 

General FIRST ROUND Audition 3 Lunch Monday 4 November 

General FIRST ROUND Audition 4 Lunch Wednesday 6 November 

Dancing FIRST ROUND Audition 5 Lunch Thursday 7 November 

Year 7 2020 General FIRST ROUND Auditions - 3:45 - 5:30pm Wednesday 6 November (more information to come via the Year 6 Group in Skoolbag)

Callbacks for leads SECOND ROUND Auditions 3:30 - 5:00pm Tuesday 12 November.

  • Students should register their interest to audition via the Google Spreadsheet to be emailed to students shortly. 
  • Please bring a printed, signed and stapled Student Audition Form and contract to your audition.
  • Parents can connect to the Mary Poppins Jr. group in Skoolbag. 
  • Please email with any questions or if you are a student who would like to help with other aspects of the production (set, costumes, props, makeup, ushering etc.). 


  • There will be two-four friendly and supportive members of Staff present (no other students are permitted in the audition room);
  • Please bring with students should bring a completed Student Audition Form and Contract (signed and stapled - no plastic sleeves please);
  • DANCING GENERAL FIRST ROUND AUDITIONS and CALLBACK LEAD AUDITIONS will require students to get changed into appropriate movement attire;
  • GENERAL FIRST ROUND AUDITIONS: Students must perform acapella the first minute (each student will have exactly 60 seconds) of ‘Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious’. Please feel free to show your singing, dancing and acting skills during this minute (if you wish, you can just stand and sing if you feel more comfortable). There are many versions and backing tracks online to assist you to learn this excerpt. Here is one (please ignore the dialogue):
  • Students who have made it to the ‘Second Round’ will be contacted via email Friday 8 November.
  • There will be a page of song lyrics for you to use if required:

‘When trying to express oneself, it's frankly quite absurd,

To leaf through lengthy lexicons to find the perfect word.

A little spontaneity keeps conversation keen,

You need to find a way to say, precisely what you mean…



Even though the sound of it is something quite atrocious!

If you say it loud enough, you'll always sound precocious,






Legal Studies Excursion

This week, Year 11 Legal Studies students attended the Sydney Downing Centre Local and District Court.  The students were able to sit in on several different cases, exploring all six levels of the courthouse. 

In the Local Court, we heard mostly minor drug and assault charges, as well as a sexual assault and apprehended violence order case. Some students were able to sit in on the well known case of the Bobolas Family, the Bondi hoarders accused of wilfully obstructing police assisting a clean-up of their property in July 2015. The self represented family accused the Magistrate of showing bias. All those in court held back laughter as the Bobolas’ asked the Prosecution to define 'fence' and when they voiced their disapproval with cries of ‘objection’ when the Prosecution described their items as ‘rubbish'.

We were also fortunate enough to be able to hear the first day of trial in the District Court, of the “R v Nealon”, a high profile case broadcasted on several news programs that afternoon. A 38 year old man, Patrick Nealon, who had been drinking at a pub for several hours, stands trial for crashing his ute into 22-year-old Nicole Lewanski and killing her instantly. We heard from the Prosecution, who are attempting to prove that Nealon is guilty for “dangerous drink driving occasioning death,” and heard from a few witnesses, presenting evidence. 

We all really enjoyed the day having the chance to see the court system in action and we would like to thank Mrs Anthony, Mr Powell and Mrs Alvarez for giving us this fantastic opportunity! 

 Tiana Grego & Caitlin Green, Year 11 Students

Sports News

NSW CCC Netball Championships

On Tuesday 20 August, the annual NSW CCC Netball Championships were held at Jamison Park Netball Complex, Penrith.

MSCW were placed in the Championship Division, the best one there is, consisting of teams from right across NSW.

The Junior Team....was up against stiff competition from schools all across NSW. They played their hearts out in every game and represented the College well. Their grit and determination is to be commended on a very athletically challenging day. Looking forward to working on some skills and strategies for next year!

It was a tough day for the Intermediate team, who only won 1 of their 8 matches in the round games. However, most games were only lost by a couple of goals, demonstrating how strong all teams were!

The Senior team consisted of a range of students from Year 10, 11 and 12. This is a very strong team with a range of outstanding players. The team competed admirably throughout the day, winning majority of their games. They were unfortunate to lose to Loreto Kirribilli in the round games, only by the smallest of margins, which meant they would not progress to the final stages. Loreto went on to with the Championships. The team took confidence away from the day and definitely were not disappointed with their efforts!

A big congratulations to the students who showed a fantastic competitive spirit and represented the College with pride. They never gave up, and were supportive of themselves and other teams right throughout the day.

Miss Kelsey Robinson, Sport Teacher/Coach

CGSSSA Volleyball Championships

The Junior and Senior Volleyball teams competed at the annual CGSSSA Volleyball Championships held at Netball Central, Sydney Olympic Park. 

The Junior team started off strong with a win against OLSH. Unfortunately, they couldn’t replicate their first win, and lost their next few games, finishing 5th in their pool. The students are to be commended on their MSCW spirit, with many of them having never played volleyball before.

It was a much more successful day for the Seniors, who only lost their first match in the round games to SCHOLS. Finishing 2nd in their pool, they went on to face the previous year’s champions Santa Sabina in the quarter final. It was a tight match, with MSCW going down in two very tight sets. This meant they face St Clares for the title of 3rd or 4th. Unfortunately, the team couldn’t put together a win, and they finished off 4th overall. Again, well done to a team of students who have never played volleyball before!

Miss Kelsey Robinson, PDHPE / Sports Teacher

MCCS Tennis

The MSCW Tennis team competed at the annual MCCS Tennis Championship on Friday 18 October. 

The students demonstrated outstanding skill and commitment throughout the day and took out the overall trophy. 

A fantastic effort!

A special congratulation must go to the following students:

12 Doubles Runners Up - Natalie Bellia and Stella Backstrom

13 Singles Runner Up - Isabella Cicciari

13 Doubles Champions - Niamh McInerney and Heidi Chaplin  

14 Singles Champion - Sienna Chambers

14 Doubles Champions - Lucia Pirozzi and Sophie Marino

15 Singles Runner Up - Lauren Bertie

17+ Singles Champion - Charlotte Chambers

17+ Doubles Runners Up - Laura Suine and Madison Bertie 

Ms Deborah Kellert, PDHPE Coordinator / Sports Teacher

NSW All Schools Athletics

The NSW All Schools Track & Field Championships is the pinnacle competition for Secondary School aged track and field athletes within NSW. It allows students from all sectors of the NSW Education System to compete against each other and progress to the National All Schools Championships.

The 2019 NSW All Schools Championships was run from Thursday 26 to Sunday 29 September at Sydney Olympic Park Athletic Centre.

Congratulations to the following MSCW students, who represented the College at the Championships this year.

Leah Russell – 12 Years
800m – 11th place

Ellie Barnett – 12 Years
Triple Jump – 3rd place
80m Hurdles – 4th place
400m – 9th place
100m – 13th place
200m – 13th place 

Audrey Sutton – 12 Years
Long Jump – 1st place
Triple Jump – 2nd place

Sofia Watts – 13 Years
400m – 11th place
800m – 20th place
100m – 31st place 

Annika Lynch – 16 Years
Triple Jump – 1st place
High Jump – 2nd place
100m Hurdles –3rd place
400m Hurdles – 3rd place

Anastasia Lakic – 15 Years
90m Hurdles – 15th place
400m – 16th place

Awesome effort!

Mr Daniel Watts, Sports Coordinator

National Clubs Acrobatic Championships

Congratulations to Megan Lyne (Year 10) on her recent success at the National Clubs Acrobatic Championships on the Gold Coast. She was part of a level 8 trio that competed in three routines winning 1st overall and becoming the level 8 National Clubs Champions 2019. They also placed 1st in balance, 4th in dynamic and 2nd in combined.

Awesome achievement!

Mr Daniel Watts, Sports Coordinator 

NSW/CCC Athletics Championship

On Friday 20 September, Five Champion Athletes from MSCW travelled to Sydney Olympic Park Athletics Centre at Homebush to compete in the annual NSW/CCC Athletics Championship. The MSCW students were competing for the CGSSSA Diocesan Team after qualifying at the Diocesan carnival.

Leah Russell – 12 Years1500m – 11th place

Ellie Barnett - 12 Years400m - 2nd place 100m – 12th place200m – 7th place400m – 7th place

Sofia Watts – 13 YearsLong Jump – 7th place100m – 12th place800m – 9th place

Emma Serrao – 15 Years100m – 13th place200m – 13th place

Anastasia Lakic – 15 Years90m Hurdles – 6th place

Annika Lynch – 16 Years100m Hurdles – 1st placeTriple Jump – 1st place200m – 3rd placeHigh Jump – 3rd place

Awesome effort!

Mr Daniel Watts, Sport Coordinator

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Week 1


MSCW 9 v Nagle 1


MSCW 14 v Nagle 0

Week 2


MSCW 9 v Trinity 0


MSCW 7 v Trinity 4

MCCS Cricket

Week 1


MSCW (3/72) v Catherine McCauley Maroon (4/55) - Win


MSCW (4/45) v Catherine McCauley Maroon (2/61) - Loss

Week 2


MSCW (0/37) v JP II (4/27) - Win


MSCW (5/19) v  JP II (3/27) - Loss

MCCS Junior Waterpolo

Week 1

Junior (Year 7 & 8)

MSCW 2  v Domremy 12

Community News