FOUNDATION students for the new Marist College in Maiden Gully recently received their acceptance letters.
The new school’s first intake of year 7s will be located at Catholic College in 2014.
They will be transferred to the new Maiden Gully site the following year and be joined by the next intake of year 7s.
Sharni Barker, Brehana Danger and Jake Boyd were jumping for joy after receiving their acceptance letters recently.
“They were all desperately waiting for the postman to come,” Brehana’s mum Rachelle Danger said.
“They’re very very keen to be foundation students at Marist and very, very keen to be members of the school for, in essence, six years because they’ll be the oldest graduating class all the way through.
“They’ll be setting the standard.”
Ms Danger said the new school was very exciting.
“For us to have a school of that quality in Maiden Gully is excellent,” she said.
Principal elect Darren McGregor said foundation places were offered to 100 students. “Technically they will be students at Catholic College Bendigo next year but they’ll be in Marist House.
“Traditionally we’ve had six houses, but next year we’ll have a seventh house and that will be Marist House. They’ll then move off to Marist College in year 8.
“It’s all very exciting.”
Mr McGregor said foundation families were invited to attend an information evening on September 16.