Edition 1 - 31 January 2020 - Term 1

2020 Year 7s First Day at MSM

MSM Swimming Camp 2020

On Friday 17 January 2020, 42 members of the MSM 2020 Swim Team embarked on our annual training camp. This year, we ventured to Hervey Bay and the Fraser Coast for a weekend of hard work, fun and a focus on fostering the “team” in this very individual sport! 

MSM Writers' Club

The MSM Writers' Club hosted a global writing project, Postcards From The Edge in conjunction with the Asia-Europe Foundation. Sixteen schools across 12 countries participated and the project, one of fifty, was one of the six nominated for recognition at the recent ASEF ClassNet15 Conference in Tokyo.

2020 MSM Staff updates

New Staff
  • Rachel Jones: Teacher– English
  • Ella Carstensen: Teacher – English/RE
  • Claire Hatchman: Teacher – English/RE
  • Amrita Moss :Teacher – Study of Religion/Psychology
  • Amelia Cameron: Teacher – Dance/RE
  • Fran Sheahan: Teacher – English/Humanities
  • Kieran Donnelly: Archivist
Returning Staff
  • Emily Fraser: Teacher – Humanities/English (Maternity Leave)
  • Megan Mackay: Teacher – Science/Biology (Travel)
  • Noel Stanley: Teacher – Maths
  • Dylan Koning: Teacher – Religion/Humanities
  • Brad Jennings: Teacher – Drama/English
  • Troy Williams: Teacher – Mathematics
  • Kate Borger: Teacher – Mathematics
Pastoral Leaders
  • Year 7: Alison Correia
  • Year 8: Emily McLaughlin
  • Year 9: Sherry Mulligan
  • Year 10: Jo Devenish-Meares
  • Year 11: Paula Brydon
  • Year 12: Olivia Lenno
Administration Job Share Arrangements
  • Leanne Sorbello and Bethany Sharman
    Curriculum Services
  • Sharlene Fernandez and Jenny Kemp
    Community Services
Teaching Job Share Arrangements
  • Johanna Aston and Deanne Burton
Teaching Job Share Arrangements
  • Johanna Aston and Deanne Burton


Well done to Shelby Peace of Year 9 who made the Queensland U15 Girls' Squad selection and will participate at the Australian Junior Beach Volleyball Championships in March. This month, her team played at the Queensland Open, bringing home the U15 Gold Medal. Prior to selection, Shelby was also invited to participate in the National Junior Development Program, an experience she thoroughly enjoyed.
During the school holidays, Mt St Michael's College students Ariana Robinson Year 9 and Charlotte Dukic, Grace Castle and India Castle of Year 8 competed in the Water Polo Queensland State Titles and the Australia Youth Water Polo Championships. The Australian Youth Water Polo Championships attracted more than 180 teams across Queensland and Interstate including The North Brisbane Polo Bears, who the girls competed for in their women’s U14's team.  
Congratulations to Scarlett Tune of Year 9 and Eliette Tune of Year 7 on their selection in Queensland Cheer Elite’s Junior 2 Team – Scarlett as a Base and Eliette as a Flyer. The students will head to the United States of America next month to compete in two Cheerleading championship competitions; the Encore Championships in Las Vegas and the NCA (National Cheerleaders Association) All-Star National Championships in Dallas, Texas. We wish Scarlett and Eliette all the very best!

College Events and Activities

2020 Term Dates

Term 1
Wednesday 29 January 2020 – Friday 3 April 2020
Term 2
Tuesday 21 April 2020 – Friday 19 June 2020
Term 3
Tuesday 14 July 2020 – Friday 18 September 2020
Term 4
Tuesday 6 October 2020 – Friday 20 November 2020 (Year 12 students)
Tuesday 6 October 2020 – Friday 27 November 2020 (Years 7 - 11)


Volunteer Request for Father Daughter Breakfast

Seeking Volunteers to help with setting up for the Father Daughter Breakfast in the Sophia Centre from midday, Wednesday 5 February 2020. Please register at: volunteersignup.org/48CDE

Thank you in advance.

P&F Year 7 Parent "Welcome to MSM" Dinner - Over 18s Event


The MSM P&F would like to welcome all Year 7 parents to the community. Join us for a plate of paella (GF) and a complimentary drink on arrival.
Drinks including beer, wine, soft drink and water will be available for purchase - cash and EFTPOS.

Date: Friday 14 February 2020 
Time: 6pm - 9pm
Place: Convent Lawn (enter via Gate 1)
Mt St Michael's College
67 Elimatta Drive
Ashgrove, QLD 4060
Tickets available via:  
https://www.trybooking.com/BGTAP or
N.B. This is an OVER 18 event.
If you have any questions, contact:pandf@msm.qld.edu.au

Alumni Association - 2020 Term 1 Meetings

Monday 17 February - 6:00pm - Mary Aikenhead Centre (Upstairs)
Monday 30 March - AGM 6:00pm- Mary Aikenhead Centre (Upstairs)

Queensland Health -
Information regarding 
Novel coronavirus – 2019-nCov


Dear Parents/Carers

Please find attached the latest Qld Health Fact Sheet regarding the Coronavirus.
Mt St Michael’s always follows the advice of public health authorities in these circumstances and I would ask you to be especially aware of this current situation in the interest of public health.
Thank you for your support in relation to this matter.

Kind regards
Sharon Volp
Click here to download PDF
For further information please visit - https://www.health.qld.gov.au/
2023 Enrolments close TODAY Friday 31 January. Click the link below for more information.
Book your tickets for the Principal's Address and guided college tours via the link below:

Message from MSM Uniform Shop
New Formal Blouse - Collar Issues

Dear Parents and Caregivers,

If you have recently purchased a new style formal blouse, late last year or early this year and you have an issue with the collar, please bring these back to the MSM Uniform Shop and we will swap them over.
We apologise for the inconvenience caused. Kind regards,

The MSM Uniform Shop Team
Telephone: (07) 3366 7576
Email: msm_uniforms@juniorsenioruniforms.com.au
Parents are reminded, for the safety of everyone, to DROP students off in the LOADING ZONE area outside the Ionian Centre and avoid areas marked with yellow lines which is against road safety rules.
This is dangerous as it blocks other driver’s visibility and obstructs cars from moving around.
Onsite parking in the College grounds; Grantuly, undercover in the Ionian Centre and within the campus near the Sophia Centre is only permitted for staff. In consideration of our neighbours, please refrain from parking across driveways, adhere to the 40 km speed limit and be considerate of those living around the College when dropping and picking up students. Please do not drop off or pick up students within the College grounds.

In consideration for our neighbours, where possible please avoid leaving your motor running, especially when parked outside a home.
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