Welcome from Alumni Association President
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Yours In Faith and Love

Anne O’Keeffe
President
2022 Alumni Executive
L to R: Kate Talyor (Class of 1990) Secretary. Anne O’Keeffe (Class of 1986) President. Alice Spies (Class of 2011) Treasurer
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In Faith and Love

Sharon Volp
Principal
2022 Term 1 College Fees Raffle
Be In It To WIN It!

Don’t miss out on purchasing your tickets in the MSM College Fees Raffle. The prize consists of a choice of a $2500 credit towards fees OR a $1500 cash (of your choice) so if you don’t have a daughter attending MSM, you can still win a fabulous prize. 

Funds raised from this raffle will be directed to the Mt St Michael’s Scholarship Fund supporting our Sisters of Charity Scholarships. The scholarships provide educational opportunities for students who would not normally have access due to financial hardship or disadvantaged backgrounds.  

Very limited tickets available in the College Fees raffle, giving you very good odds of winning a prize valued up to $2500.   

The raffle closes on Tuesday 14 June with the winner to be drawn on Wednesday 15 June. 

Get your tickets now at: https://rafflelink.com.au/msmraffle222 

MSM Alumni Spotlight - Where are they now?
Isabella Negus - Class of 2015

I joined the Army in 2016 completed my Bachelor in Business through the Australian Defence Force Academy and Officer training at the Royal Military College - Duntroon. I am currently posted to Townsville as a Signals Officer. In August 2021, I deployed to Kabul, Afghanistan to support the evacuation of over 4000 refugees and Australian citizens. I have a strong interest in working within the Gender In Military Operations space and application of the UNSCR1325 Women, Peace and Security. 

MSM Alumni Successes
Our Alumni are one of our greatest sources of pride. We enjoy hearing stories of our past students whose achievements bring inspiration and motivation to our College community. We welcome you to share your career highlights, personal successes, schoolyard memories and friendships formed.
 
We are pleased to share with you this exciting news:
Meg Harris - Class of 2019

Congratulations to MSM Alumni and #Tokyo2020 Olympic swimming gold medallist Meg Harris who have been recognised in the 2022 Australia Day Honours List with an Order of Australia Medal (OAM).

Jasmine Armstrong - Class of 2021

Congratulations to Jasmine Armstrong who attended Mt St Michael's College, and has won the #QCE Achievement Award for Highest Achievement by an Aboriginal Student or Torres Strait Islander Student for 2021. She is also a Distinguished Academic Achiever — you can read her story on our website: http://ow.ly/S4o850IrV93 

 

Keep the news coming! Whether it’s special news from an Alumni, reunion updates or something you would like to see featured in our Alumni newsletter – we’d love to hear from you! Email: alumni@msm.qld.edu.au
MSM Alumni Remembrance
It is with great sadness that we inform our Alumni of the recent passing of members of our Alumni community.
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Alumni Inc. during 2022

MSM Graduates of 1992 - 30 Year Reunion

Despite Covid and the impending weather event, the MSM graduates of 1992 who managed to attend have a wonderful ‘catch up’. 

2022 MSM Alumni Inc Events

Reunion Dates
Saturday 23 July
Saturday 3 September 

Mother Daughter Year 12 Garden Party
Friday 7 October

Milestone Reunions in 2022

If you graduated in a year ending in two (such as 1952, 1692, 1972, 1982, 1992, 2002, 2012, etc) you are celebrating a decade-milestone in 2022.   
 

Reunion Tours 

Reunions are a fantastic way to reconnect with your Mt St Michael’s College classmates. When was the last time you made your way back to Mt St Michael’s College? Last year? Last decade? Not since graduation? Although your school years may be far behind, the friendships that began at MSM still remain, or are waiting to be rediscovered. 

2022 Reunion Tours are scheduled for Saturday 19 March, Saturday 7 May, Saturday 23 July and Saturday 3 September. Contact alumni@msm.qld.edu.au to find out more. 

The College’s Communications and Marketing department in conjunction with the MSM Alumni Association is more than happy to assist your group in the organization of your event. 

Contact alumni@msm.qld.edu.au to find out more. 

Class of 1952
Class of 1972
Class of 1982
Class of 1992
Class of 2002
Class of 2012
Alumni Inc 2022 Meeting Dates 

Please keep an eye on the MSM Alumni Association page on the Mt St Michael's College website for any updates on 2022 Meeting dates.
Click here to view the dates

Around the College

ATAR results  

We have been absolutely delighted with the ATAR results of our 2021 graduates. The following data I am about to share with you is based on the 104 ATAR eligible students who have given permission for us to view their ATAR result: 

  • 2% of students received an ATAR of 99 and above 
  • 8% of students received an ATAR of 98 and above 
  • 20% of students received an ATAR of 95 and above
  • 40% of students received an ATAR of 90 and above. This places them in the top 23.87% of the state

We are also extremely proud of the achievements of our students who were involved in Vocational Education pathways or other alternative pathways last year.  Some of these students were also undertaking ATAR studies.   
 

  • 18 students were awarded a Certificate II 
  • 26 students were awarded a Certificate III 
  • 2 students were awarded a Certificate IV 
  • 9 students were awarded a Diploma 
  • 1 student was completing a school-based traineeship. 

Congratulations to the 2021 College Dux, Jasmine Armstrong. Jasmine was presented with two Queensland Certificate of Education Achievement Awards at the recent awards presentation. 

  • Highest Achievement by an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Student 
  • Distinguished Academic Achiever Award. 

Jasmine has provided the following reflection and advice to our current students: 
 
“My long-term goal is to specialise in cardiothoracic surgery, anaesthesiology or neurosurgery. I would like to give back to the community through working with organisations that provide services to those who would not otherwise be able to afford them. 
 
“I have provisional entry into the Doctor of Medicine program at The University of Queensland. First, I’ll study for a degree in Health Sciences. My favourite subject was Mathematical Methods. I loved the problem-solving aspect; how I could rearrange and work a complex language down to a single solution. 
 
Do your personal best; do not compare yourself to others because everyone has different strengths and there are many pathways to achieve your goals. Also choose subjects that interest you — you are more likely to achieve when you are engaged”. 
 
Congratulations Jasmine!  We are very proud of your achievements.  
 
We also had two students who were awarded the Top Subject Achievement Award in the State in the areas of Study of Religion and Dance.   
 
Congratulations to Isabella Deegan who is the recipient of the Samuel Griffiths Scholarship for Griffith University.  Isabella is studying animation and this scholarship valued at $24 000 will provide wonderful financial support to her.  
We had 98% of our students receive an offer from QTAC.  The most popular areas of study were: 

  1. Health  
  2. Society and Culture  
  3. Natural and Physical Sciences  
  4. Creative Arts  
  5. Management and Commerce.   

We are so proud of the achievements of the Class of 2021 and look forward to hearing more about their post-MSM journey in future years.  

Term 1 Mission: Micah Projects and Project Compassion 


We were overwhelmed by the generous hearts of justice in our MSM family this term. Together, we raised $3348.20 for Project Compassion, and we were able to donate nearly 3000 nappies and more than 1200 new clothing items to women and children through our good friends at Micah Projects. Sari and Kate from Micah Projects joined us on the final day of term to participate in a special liturgy with our Year 8 and 9 students, who collected hundreds of pairs of flip-flop thongs for women and children escaping homelessness and domestic violence. Our Year 8 and 9 students wrote messages of hope and support and attached them to each pair. Thanks to Ms Kelly and Ms Devenish-Meares for their work on this beautiful initiative. 

2022 International Women’s Day High Tea 

It was a fabulous gathering of the women of MSM at our 12th annual IWD Foundation Mother-Daughter High Tea which was held on Friday 11 March and was well attended.  Thank you to  Sr Cate for opening the proceedings by leading us in prayer.  This year we welcomed two of our Alumni as speakers.  Jasmine Armstrong (Class of 2021 and Dux of the College) addressed the theme #BreaktheBias with a passionate speech.  Jasmine is studying a Bachelor of Biomedical Science at UQ. 
 
Our keynote speaker was Clare Brown (Class of 2004) Clare has an impressive biography.  She is an international human rights lawyer who has spent the last decade working on human rights and justice, with a focus on gender and women’s rights, in Africa and the Middle East. Claire is currently based in Beirut, Lebanon. Her work has included supporting activists and victims of crimes to demand justice, helping to write new laws, conducting research and writing reports about key human rights issues and challenges, and conducting trainings with governmental, civil society and legal partners on gender and the rule of law in Somalia, South Sudan, Kenya, Lebanon and Bangladesh. 

Jasmine facilitated a Q&A session with Clare at the conclusion of her address and it was wonderful to see this community engagement. 
 
Thanks you to the Guitar Quartet who provided some entertainment during the function. I would like to acknowledge the wonderful efforts of the P and F Mothers’ Lunch Committee who presented me with a cheque for $23 000 for the Sisters of Charity Scholarship Fund. I would like to thank Danielle Ferris (Director of Marketing, Communication and Development) for her efforts in organising this event.  

Term 1 Mission: Micah Projects and Project Compassion 


We were overwhelmed by the generous hearts of justice in our MSM family this term. Together, we raised $3348.20 for Project Compassion, and we were able to donate nearly 3000 nappies and more than 1200 new clothing items to women and children through our good friends at Micah Projects. Sari and Kate from Micah Projects joined us on the final day of term to participate in a special liturgy with our Year 8 and 9 students, who collected hundreds of pairs of flip-flop thongs for women and children escaping homelessness and domestic violence. Our Year 8 and 9 students wrote messages of hope and support and attached them to each pair. Thanks to Ms Kelly and Ms Devenish-Meares for their work on this beautiful initiative.


 

Principal’s Honours Assembly 

In February we hosted our annual Principal’s Honours Assembly to celebrate the academic achievements of our 2021 cohort. (how many) students were acknowledged as “Honour Students” - recognised for their excellence in achievement and commitment to their studies in their chosen pathway (either ATAR or Vocational Education). Each Honour Student was presented with a Principal’s Honour Award and signed the MSM Honour Roll.  

2022 Senior Theme

Earlier this year the Year 12 students launched their 2022 theme "Take a Chance".  

MSM exists because Mary Aikenhead took a chance that was inspired by her deep faith and strong belief in Divine Providence. 
Connect With Current MSM Students

Work Experience/Trainee Placements Needed 

Are you an Alumni or member of the MSM community who would be able to assist our students by offering the opportunity of work experience?  Whether it be through ‘hand’s on’ experience or through observation, students benefit from the ‘real life’ experiences they achieve through their involvement in work experience.   We are always seeking to expand our database of potential work experience providers so if you are able to assist our students, in any way, please contact our College Careers Counsellor, Anna Webb – awebb@msm.qld.edu.au  
 

2022 Career Information Sessions

 Throughout the year we have a number of opportunities for Alumni to speak at our Career Information Sessions.We are seeking volunteers to share your valuable experience and career pathway with our Senior Students at the 2022 Career Information Sessions. Please register your interest by emailing our College Career counsellor Anna Webb - awebb@msm.qld.edu.au. 

Making Memories - The MSM Archives
The Mt St Michael’s College Archive preserves records that are of enduring value to the College community. Contributions of photos, uniforms and memorabilia are gratefully accepted. The College is particularly interested in uniforms from 1970 – 1990 or earlier and filling gaps in class photos and yearbooks. Contact archives@msm.qld.edu.au.
Fide Et Amore Archive
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MSM Business Directory
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