Two of Year 7 students from Marist Sisters College, Mt Albert came to visit the sisters at the Mt Albert Convent in New Zealand. One of the students had her RE Assessment with her and Sr. Patricia Bowley showed great interest in it.
The student was very surprised when she discovered that Patricia was 91. The two girls are daughters of ex-students taught by some of the sisters at Marist College in years gone by.
The 85th anniversary of the founding of Marist College, Mt Albert by the Marist Sisters was celebrated in New Zealand on 18th May. The ceremonies included speeches of welcome, the cutting of the beautiful Jubilee cake and an official group photo in the gymnasium. After a tasty lunch visitors were free to join guided tours of the new specialist rooms and classrooms, to peruse the archival displays prepared by Sr Lorraine, and to watch groups of students practising for Stage Challenge and musical events. Following performances by the various cultural groups of the College and the Maris Stella Choir, the afternoon concluded with Mass in the Drama Room. A number of Sisters travelled from other parts of New Zealand to join in the celebration with the College community and those sisters currently living in Mt Albert.
We congratulate the College on this milestone and pray that Mary’s spirit will continue to guide all members of the College community.