To our newest students and their families — welcome to the MLMC community.
Our youngest cohort, the Year 7 Class of 2024, began their journeys of knowledge and growth on Wednesday with a mix of nerves and excitement, punctuated by exciting opportunities and endless possibilities.
After meeting in their homerooms, the 286 students were taken to the Doyle Centre by their new homeroom teachers and Peer Support leaders to join the Year 12 and Year 11 cohort in a welcome assembly. It was their first opportunity to share in an assembly with students beyond their cohort, with many more events such as this to come in the weeks ahead starting with next week's Opening School Mass and Top Achievers' Assembly on Tuesday morning.
While the students took part in the assembly, many of their parents joined us for a beautiful welcome liturgy in the College chapel, sharing prayers and lighting tapers to symbolically provide the light that will guide the students on their high school journey. Afterwards, parents were welcome to join in refreshments and conversation in Centennial Hall, provided by the MLMC Parents and Friends' Association volunteers. The P&F is often seeking the support of parents and other members of our community to provide additional support to the students at various times throughout the year. To learn more about the P&F, please contact Community Development Coordinator Natalie Virgona at the College.
On returning to their homerooms, the Year 7 students were allocated their lockers and subject satchels and practiced evacuation drills, while getting to know their homeroom teachers and Peer Support leaders as well as each other. They then undertook a mix of orientation sessions to get them more familiar with different parts of the school. They had sessions on Organisation, Catholic identity and an induction to the McAuley Campus library, while also taking part in a scavenger hunt which had them working in teams to locate and learn more about important places like Student Reception, First Aid and the canteen.
We extend a warm welcome to our newest cohort and their families and everyone at MLMC looks forward to seeing what amazing things our youngest students will do in the future.