An important part of welcoming our Year 7 students into the MLMC community is welcoming their families and the special people in their lives into the community too.
On Tuesday 23 May, our Year 7 students took the opportunity to have special people in their lives join us at the College. Special Persons’ Day began with a welcome assembly and liturgy in Centennial Hall where Principal Mr Philip Morison welcomed our guests along with the Year 7 Level Leaders, myself and Miss Cassandra Poynter, as well as Deputy Principal — Mission Ms Elizabeth Keogh and McAuley Campus Director Mrs Gail Preston.
For many of our Year 7 students, this is a time for them to claim MLMC as ‘my school’ and to proudly give their special people some insight into their daily lives. Year 7 students did this by taking the opportunity to give their special guests a tour of the College, showing them areas of the school that have become an important part of their everyday College life, including the Mansfield building, the Chapel, the McAuley Library and the canteen.
After the tour, many people joined us in McAuley Hall for a cup of tea or coffee and a biscuit baked by our Technology Faculty, with students and guests able to mingle with other members of our community during this time. We thank the Parents and Friends’ Association volunteers for their assistance with service.
Our Year 7 students loved showing family and friends around their school. Thank you to everyone in our community who came to this special day and helped our students understand how important and valued they are.
Below two of our Year 7 Jade students reflect on the day:
My special person was my mum. It was really interesting going around and seeing what has changed and what hasn't as she was a student here 24 years ago. I was even nice enough to make her a coffee, calling it a hot chocolate as she hates coffee.
— Evan Attwood
For Special Persons’ Day I brought my nanna and pa. We went to Centennial Hall for an assembly before we began the school tour. I showed them my classrooms, the Year 7 building and where to get morning tea. They really enjoyed it, and I did too. It was a great experience to show them around my new school.
— Charlotte Arnott