Are you interested in speaking to our Year 11 Cohort about your career journey and the industry you are in? We are looking for guest speakers in the Health and Recreation, Creative and Performing Arts, Law and Science industries.
Sessions are being held:
Friday 2 June from 8.50 to 9.40am
Friday 20 October from 8.50 to 9.40am
If you work in these fields and are interested in participating, please email us.
If your industry hasn’t been mentioned but you are keen to share your insight, please email Community Engagement Officer, Paula Ovenden – email@example.com as we will have more opportunities throughout the year.
Congratulations to MSM Alumni, Melissa Mather (Class of 1994) who has gained national industry recognition after receiving a Royal Academy of Engineering Chair in Emerging Technologies. Melissa, a Professor in Quantum Sensing and Engineering at Nottingham University has been awarded a prestigious engineering chair to create the next generation of quantum sensors. Melissa was the Dux of MSM in 1994 and moved to the UK in 2003 after completing her PhD.
In her interview, Melissa said "I feel very privileged to be able to say that I’m doing my dream job and hope that, through this research, I’ll be able to engage, educate, and maybe even inspire other people by opening their eyes to the world of quantum and the possibilities it creates – not just for industry but on an everyday level too.
Read more about Melissa's career success here.
Mt St Michael’s Principal, Sharon Volp recently visited St Finbarr’s Primary School in Ashgrove to meet the new Principal. Sharon was delighted to connect with two Alumni members who are teachers at St Finbarr’s. Emily Page (Class of 2017) is excited that her first teaching position is at St Finbarr’s. Hayley Duff (Class of 2013) is a new staff member at St Finbarr’s this year. With the strong connection to the charism of the Sisters of Charity due to their education at MSM, these women will influence future generations of students “In faith and love”.
The class of 1983 celebrated their 40 year reunion recently. The graduates who attended enjoyed an afternoon of celebration and reminiscing during their college tour followed by a gathering at Thai on Grove, Ashgrove. For more photos, visit the group's Facebook page here.
The class of 1993 celebrated their 30 year reunion. The graduates who attended enjoyed a tour of the College and followed on with a wonderful catch up at the Tetto Rooftop Bar. For more photos, visit the group's Facebook page here.
Milestone Reunions in 2023
If you graduated in 1973, 2003 or 2013 you are celebrating a decade-milestone this year! Find out what is happening for your year level, or organise something today!
We warmly invite you to join us at our Alumni meetings held at 6pm in the Chapel, Mary Aikenhead Building, MSM.
Please find a list of our 2023 meeting dates below:
Monday 22 May
Monday 19 June
Monday 21 August
Monday 11 September
Monday 20 November
Principal's Honours Assembly
We were delighted to welcome back to Mt St Michael’s our 2022 MSM Honour Students, to present them with their ‘Principal’s Honour Award’, for their excellence in achievement and commitment to their studies in their chosen pathway; either ATAR or Vocational Education. These graduates have truly demonstrated Competence, Confidence, Compassion, Conscience and Commitment throughout their educational journey, and we were proud to acknowledge their achievements at our annual Principal's Honours Assembly.
Olivia Cavanagh, 2022 Dux of the College, in her address expressed her gratitude, thanking the dedicated teachers at MSM who supported her throughout her academic journey. Olivia looks forward to studying a Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery at James Cook University.
The words of Mary Aikenhead also remind us that, “Truly we have a reason to be grateful. Almighty Providence has been bountiful. May we do our best in all ways.”
2023 Year 12 Theme Launch
Our Year 12 cohort delivered an enthusiastic launch of the 2023 Year 12 Theme “Add some spice to your MSM life” at Assembly. The Spice Girls inspired theme banner will be prominently displayed in the Sophia Centre throughout the year as a reminder for all students to get involved in co-curricular academic, sporting and cultural opportunities and spice up their MSM life in 2023. This is a wonderful tradition at the College. Can you remember if your cohort had a Year 12 theme?
International Women’s Day High Tea
On Friday 10 March, it was wonderful to welcome back onsite in the Sophia Centre, mothers, daughters, grandmothers, Alumni and special guests for the annual International Women’s Day High Tea. Guests enjoyed traditional high tea food catered by Ab Fab catering. The College was grateful for the support of the MSM Alumni who sponsored the delicious cookies by Judy C that doubled as a nice a take home gift.
This year’s UN theme was #crackingthecode and with this in mind we welcomed a panel of experts in the STEM field including esteemed Engineers, Lisa McMillan (Class of 2002), Jess Peters (Class of 2006) and Ashleigh Jacks (Class of 2005). These women were exemplary in their delivery, speaking to the IWD theme and inspiring our current students to ask some thought-provoking questions relating to working in the Engineering industry
We conducted our annual raffle in support of the MSM Foundation and our Light the Way Capital Campaign and we thank those members of our community who generously supported this throughout the week leading up to the event and on the day of the event. We had a number of wonderful prizes up for grabs and we thank our local business community for their contributions. Our lucky winners on the day were quick to jump to their feet to claim their prizes from the prize table.
After a short but intense season, our MSM swimming team competed in the CaSSSA Cup Swimming Carnival coming home as the Percentage Cup Champions and All Age Relay Champions. After some quiet years without spectators, it was wonderful to have the Year 8 and 10 students and staff attend as our cheer squad, supporting our CaSSSA Swim Team in the most #MSMloud and #MSMproud way possible.
The MSM Foundation Raffle is on again!
The prize consists of a choice of $2500 credit towards tuition fees OR a $1500 cash prize so if you don’t have a daughter attending MSM, you can still win a fabulous prize whilst supporting future growth of the College.
Funds raised from this raffle will be directed to the MSM Foundation in support of the College’s Light the Way Capital Campaign for future building projects. To read more, visit https://www.msm.qld.edu.au/futureplanning
Tickets will be available from Wednesday 26 April until Tuesday 13 June with the winner to be drawn on Wednesday 14 June at 10am AEST.