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We believe in providing a well-rounded education and various opportunities. We have a number of groups and clubs and groups that students are welcome to participate in.
Green Guardians (Years 4-6)
Our students are encouraged to become members of Green Guardians. This group of environmentally aware students help reduce our carbon footprint around our school. We have green paper recycling bins in all areas of the school, as well as blue recycling bins for plastic bottles. We also collect batteries and old mobile phones so they can be disposed of appropriately. This year we are continuing with our gardening activities so there will be plenty of potted colour appearing around the school as well as the herb garden which the students look after. Herbs are available to purchase from the office for a gold coin donation, all proceeds go back into purchasing new seeds. We will also introduce a worm farm this year so that we can compost food scraps. We have some exciting new projects on the horizon for 2023.
Kurrajong Kids (All are welcome)
Kurrajong Kids meet every second Wednesday at lunchtime. The aim of this club is for students to learn about First Nations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) cultures. All students are welcome to join in.
TSI Dancers (Years 3-6)
Since January 1999, Marian Catholic School as been enriched with the cultures and teachings from the Torres Strait.
Students of indigenous and non-indigenous backgrounds reconciled together to make a multi-cultural dance group, which is known as Marian Catholic School Torres Strait Island Dance Troupe. The Dance Troupe is under the guidance of our First Nations Teacher, Mrs Therese Cowley, assisted by Mrs Kerry Tatnell.
The children are taught traditional languages through singing and dancing. They meet each Tuesday during the lunch break, at various spaces around the school. From time to time the Troupe performs for special events, including school events such as Reconciliation week and NAIDOC week, as well as other community events.
While the official dance troupe is for students from years 3-6, all students are welcome to participate in the singing and dancing during the lunch break.
There are various other clubs run throughout the school year. These clubs are run by staff who volunteer their time, in addition to the support of parents who choose to either volunteer or participate with their child. Club times and venues will be promoted at the start of the school year.
- Chess Club
- Drama Clubs (P-2 and 3-6)
- Lego Club (after school for children and their parents)
- Reading Club
- Yoga Stretch
- Run Club (Terms 2 and 3, to help build fitness for Mountathon and Athletics)