Welcome to another year. However, it is not just another year but a new year. This means it is a new year to try again, to do something else, to have a fresh start. Becoming the new Principal for Saint Maroun’s College, means for me new challenges but also opportunities for new experiences, new knowledge, new friendships, new achievements.
For those who do not know me, I am a Maronite Sister of the Holy Family. I was Assistant Principal and then Principal of Maronite College of the Holy Family and have gained 22 years experience in education. I also hold a Doctorate in Ministry and have written books, published numerous articles and lectured at tertiary level.
One of my intentions as the Principal is to turn focus on building the student as a whole – intellectually, physically, spiritually and emotionally. This can only be achieved when we work as a team – staff, students and parents.
The Saint Maroun’s College motto is – Friendship, Faith and Honesty. So this year we will place Friendship as our College theme. Building friendships is important in a number of ways. Friends support and challenge us. They make us grow. Each student at Saint Maroun’s needs the company of peers to help them mature socially and emotionally. Through friends they learn to give and take, laugh and empathise. Friendship is essential.
I trust we will be a family here at St Maroun’s College. I pray that God will guide us in the year ahead as we journey together.
Dr Margaret Ghosn