Dear Parents/Guardians,

Marian Catholic College has the opportunity to once again participate in a Boys Mentoring Program, offered to our boys in Year 10, delivered by the Conviction Group’s co-founder Marco Capobianco.

The Boys Mentoring Program is a structured course designed to empower students with refreshing perspectives on how to make better decisions for themselves and those around them.

Marian Catholic College is committed to providing unique and valuable experiences to our students and believes in the Program’s vision of developing ‘A generation of empowered young Australians capable of taking responsibility for their mental wellbeing and physical health.’

The Program objectives are to:

  • Challenge young men to become better individuals in all facets of life.
  • Create a ‘conversation’ between young male students about issues concerning young men.
  • Focus on topics related to young men.
  • Promote individual responsibility for personal decisions.
  • Enhance decision making capabilities by utilising factual information and hypothetical examples.
  • Improve sense of self, personal confidence and individual resilience.

We invite you to attend a parent information evening on Wednesday 7 March at 6.30pm – to 7.30pm in the hall at the College with Marco Capobianco.

During the information evening we will:

  • outline the program in more depth
  • provide feedback from the 2017 group
  • outline how the program will run at the College
  • outline how your son can be a part of this unique experience

Please RSVP by Monday 5th March via email to Mr Thomas (athomas@parra.catholic.edu.au) indicating how many will be attending.

Testimonials:

JAYNE CAMPBELL // Principal // Marian Catholic College

‘The program has provided our boys with a unique forum in which, for the first time, they have felt comfortable to explore their own perceptions of manhood as well as important, deeply personal issues such as mental health. We have seen real growth in the boys’ capacity to make meaningful connections at school and they have experienced positive flow on effects in their family environments as well’

ROSS WARREN // Principal // Pennant Hills High School

‘The boys were able to form their own perspective, develop the skills of critical thinking, share experience and re-evaluate their perspectives as the program progressed. The program was highly successful and we watched a group of young men grow in stature and self-confidence as they systematically became more confident and articulate young men. I would highly recommend this program’

JILLIAN TOURLAS // Principal // Galston High School

‘We have found the program to be enormously beneficial in providing our boys with the skills and abilities needed to develop into positive, thoughtful and independent young men. The boys who undertake this program develop a great awareness of self, are more confident, and develop knowledge and understanding about social issues that impact on boys and young men. I highly recommend this program’

Yours sincerely,

Mr Adam Thomas (Year 10 Leader of Learning),
Mrs Renata Dragovic (Leader of Learning – Pastoral Care) and
Mrs Tammy Prestage (Assistant Principal)