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The Marist Learning Zone have a number of aboriginal students at Marist Learning Zone. So it was important for us to celebrate NAIDOC Week in a meaningful way. Read more...
After three years of dedicated education for disadvantaged students in Western Sydney, Danial Moran, a pioneer member of the Marist Learning Zone (MLZ), is returning to Gilroy Catholic College. Read more...

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On July 3, the last day of Term Two, the Marist Learning Zone farewelled pioneer staff members Argie and Rodrigo, who are returning to Mexico in early August to resume their life and work in their home country. Read more...

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Early in Term Two, the Marist Learning Zone, like many schools, conducted lessons online. However, the digital divide in Western Sydney presented some challenges. Learn more...

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This week, Brother Jeff Crowe, the coordinator of the Lavalla200> world-wide communities, visited Marist learning Zone. He reminded our staff that we are called to be game-changers for vulnerable young people. Read more...

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Term Three has been a busy one for us at Marist Learning Zone. We have had success in improving school attendance for our students, and arranging placement in new schools for some. For others, it is a work in progress!

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As term begins, we are reflecting on the success of our project. A total of 33 students have passed through our centre over the past year. Of these, many have returned to school and are achieving success, both with maintaining good attendance and making academic progress. 15 students are currently attending MLZ, some full time, others for some days each week, according to their individual attendance plan. We continue to have strong support from the students' schools, CEDP teams and Marist Schools Australia. Read more...

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Marist Learning Zone and Grounds for Learning are sharing a garden project. The students from Grounds for Learning sell garden produce as a learning exercise in retail. This year, they have decided to expand this activity by growing their own vegetables. The Grounds for Learning students will use some of the MLZ garden plots to grow their produce. Read more...

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Already we have six students attending MLZ with several more about to begin. Visitors to our centre this month include John Robinson from Marist Schools Australia, Mary Creenaune from CEDP and Brother Tony Clark, visiting from South Africa. Tony is a member of the Marist Lavalla200> community in Atlantis, where he is working with disadvantaged youth. Tony gave a lively presentation to our students, sharing facts about South Africa and his work there. We discovered there are many similarities between the multicultural situation in South Africa and our own suburb here in western Sydney. Read more...

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What better day than All Saints Day to visit Mary MacKillop Place in North Sydney. Four MLZ students with their teachers took the train from Mount Druitt to North Sydney to visit the sacred site where Saint Mary MacKillop lived, died and is buried. Read more...

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