Co-Curricular Celebration Assembly
The Co-curricular Assembly will be held on Tuesday 20 October during our usual assembly time. This is an opportunity to recognize and congratulate students on their commitment and achievements in the College’s Co-Curricular program. We will also be announcing and presenting badges to the 2021 Co-Curricular Captains. All Year 11 and 12 students who are receiving awards or badges are required to be present in the Sophia Centre.
We are looking forward to MSM Celebrates which will be held on Thursday 22 October in the Sophia Centre commencing at 1.30 pm and concluding at approximately 3.00 pm.
As previously advised, parents/carers will not be able to attend this event this year due to the social distancing restrictions which reduces our capacity in the Sophia Centre. We appreciate that this will be disappointing for many parents/carers. The event will be live streamed, and this link will be sent to parents/carers closer to the event. The event will also be recorded and details on how this can be accessed will be provided after the event. We will also be releasing the “program” via email on Wednesday 21 October.
We have had to review the academic awards because of the changes in the new QCE system. The top 25 students in Years 7- 11 will receive an academic excellence award. The data is based on highest grade point average in core and general subjects. The top students in Year 12 will be further differentiated into recipients of a gold, silver or bronze medal based on grade point averages.
The top student in each year level (the student with the highest-grade point average) in Years 7 – 11 will be recognised. Unfortunately, due to the external exams, we will not have enough data to decide on the College Dux so this will be announced next year.
We are also introducing a new category of awards recognizing the Most Improved Student Award.
Ms Paterson-Homes will be on long service leave from Monday 19 October until the end of the year. She will be participating in the Year 11 Parent Teacher Conferences on Wednesday 28 October.
The Brisbane Portrait Prize is a contemporary portraiture competition showcasing both established and emerging artists. With 766 entries in total, Christine Rowell, a Mt St Michael’s College year Art 10 student was one of 75 finalists displayed at the Brisbane Powerhouse, and was yesterday announced as the Under 18 category winner, with an acquisitional prize of $2000.
The Under 18 category was very competitive, with only 4 of 94 entries being selected as finalists. The Under 18 category Judge, Jenna Baldock, said the following at the prize ceremony.
“Christine Rowell’s entry into the Brisbane Portrait Prize captures the experience of thousands of teenagers across the world in a sophisticated response to the COVID-19 lockdowns in 2020. Rowell has tackled a technically ambitious and timely artwork with a level of accomplishment beyond her age.”
Christine deserves to be commended for her achievement.
Christine’s striking acrylic painting will be on public display at the Brisbane Portrait Prize exhibition at the Brisbane Powerhouse from Sep 30 to Nov 1 - book online for tickets - or view the Online Gallery @ https://www.brisbaneportraitprize.org/
Christmas is a wonderful time of the year; however, for many in our local community they continue to struggle.
At MSM, in our year of compassion, we look to make Christmas special for individuals and families supported by the Ashgrove/The Gap Conference of St Vincent de Paul. For the rest of Term Four each student is encouraged to bring in items that will make Christmas brighter and more joyful. It might be festive food for the Christmas table, decorations for the Christmas tree or pantry staples that mean so much to those in need.
We thank all members of the community for their support of this appeal and look forward to again overwhelming St Vincent de Paul with our donations.
They say that all good things comes to those who wait….. and that was certainly true when the Year 8 students took part in a field study to Bunyaville Conservation Park on 7 and 8 October. Held over from Term 2, the girls collected data on the human impacts on the land and rivers. The day was led by the staff at the Bunyaville Environmental Education Centre. The girls will collate the information to create an educational multimodal presentation, like a segment on the television show Totally Wild, to discuss the positive strategies that can be implemented to care for the Conservation Park.
Any students are welcome to register through Parent Lounge to participate in the Term 4 sports programs. To register, please accept the tour through Parent Lounge. The registration fee for all term 4 sports is $100 (except Tennis), paid upon registration. Places are limited so please register as soon as possible. Please refer any questions to Kay Roy firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 07 3858 4241.
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Mt St Michael’s College is pleased to now provide its community with the MSM Business Directory. Accessed through our College website, this is an online portal, profiling businesses and providing opportunities to connect with the wider MSM community to promote their services, sales and special offers.
Many business owners to be profiled in the MSM Business Directory are long-term friends of the College. They will include current and past parents, local businesses and alumni who, together have shown a commitment to Mt St Michael’s College and support for MSM events, fundraisers and initiatives.
If you would like to be included in the online MSM Business Directory, simply email email@example.com.
2021 Advertising Price:
January - December 2021 - $165 including GST
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