Edition 2 - 13 February 2020 - Term 1


Congratulations to Sarah Tanwan in Year 10 who has been chosen to represent Mt St Michael’s College on the Lord Mayor’s Youth Advisory Council (LMYAC).

Opening Eucharist

Our Opening Eucharist and Commissioning of Student Leaders took place at the Sophia Centre on Monday 3 February. Fr Gerry Kalinowski from Jubilee Parish celebrated mass with us and it was a wonderfully affirming and spiritually enriching experience for all members of our community. Our staff were commissioned during the Mass and recommitted to their vocation as staff at Mt St Michael’s College. In addition, our Student Leadership Team pledged themselves to upholding the ideals and values of the College in their fulfilment of their new leadership roles. Our whole Year12 cohort made their commitment to be principled young women with a passion for life, while staying true to the original vision of Mary Aikenhead and the Sisters of Charity. As our new Seniors, our Year 11 students made their Statement of Intent as they entered the Senior School. It was a memorable and significant morning as we recommitted ourselves in our membership of our Catholic community.

2020 Father Daughter Breakfast

Swimming Carnival Presentation Assembly

On Friday 7 February 2020, MSM presented The Age Champions, Champion of Champions and House Cup for the MSM Swimming Carnival held Wednesday 5 February 2020. Grantuly House was victorious overall #GiddyUpGrantuly

Tennis Open Team Shirt Presentation

Our Firsts IV Tennis Team were presented with their shirts last week. Congratulations Brigitte Cooley (Year 10), Charlize Cooley (Year 10), Alex Harrold (Year 10), Rebecca Atchison (Year 12) and Eva Freke (Year 11) – who will lead MSM this Season. Good luck to all Tennis Teams for CaSSSA Tennis 2020.

2020 Music Camp 

180 girls from Years 7-12 had a very productive, yet social time at Music Camp on the weekend. New friends were made, the ensembles welcomed new members, new music was learned, talent was shared at Camp Idol and a great deal of food was consumed!
Many thanks to the Music staff, the accompanists, the teaching staff who were night supervisors, parent volunteers from the Music Support Committee and Ms Townsley for making the camp a memorable success for all. Culminating in a concert, the Camp Choir expertly conducted by Dr Anthony Young left the audience wanting more. 

Year 12 Theme Launch 2020

The Year 12s successfully and enthusiastically launched the theme assembly. The theme is 2020: Mission Possible…Sisters on a Mission and encourages all students to get involved in all that MSM has to offer and do this with courage, confidence and compassion. On an individual level, students are encouraged to set goals and participate in the various aspects of the College, whether it is sports, academia, missions or culture. As a collective mission, the Year 12s hope to increase our sense of community and hope to encourage and inspire all MSM girls to be sisters on a mission.


News from Music Summer School

Every year there are two incredible weeks of music making and learning at the annual Kodaly Music Summer School, directed by the fabulous Dr James Cuskelly.
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College Events and Activities

Valentines Day Markets
Friday 14 February - Lunchtime

Celebrate Valentine’s Day by:
  • Tossing a coin at the lob a choc 
  • Purchasing from the sausage sizzle
  • Selecting scrumptious bakes 
  • Getting your face painted
  • Drinking ice-cold drinks
  • Capturing yourself and friends in a photo

Pay it Forward Markets
Tuesday 18 February - Lunchtime

  • Sausage sizzle
  • Pie face
  • Chicken nuggets
  • Lollie bags
  • Jelly cups
  • Candy cups
  • Soft drinks
Your chance to win great prizes during Library Lovers Week
Come up and visit the MSM Library to enter the 'Name for the Mascot' Contest.
Entries close Friday 14 February at Lunchtime.

Queensland School Library Week Secondary Competition
Secondary students (Year 7 - Year 12) are to take a photo or produce an artwork inspired by the theme School Libraries Build 20/20 Vision.
Winners will each receive a $50 book voucher and their school will receive a $100 book voucher.
Entries will be accepted at the College Library from Monday 10 February until Monday 17 February.
Entries can be either submitted as hard copies directly to the MSM Library staff, and digital artworks can be submitted to library@msm.qld.edu.au
Schools will be notified of winning students’ names via email.
Win a Table at the 10th Anniversary Mother Daughter High Tea

Friday 13 March - 3:30pm - Sophia Centre
Raffle Tickets on sale through the MSM
website www.msm.qld.edu.au via:
Pay Online > Other School Activities
Raffle Tickets $10 each or
5 Raffle Tickets for $40

Raffle Ticket sales close Thursday 5 March.
You have to be in it to win it 🌸
10th Anniversary Mother Daughter High Tea
Friday 13 March - 3:30pm to 5:30pm - Sophia Centre
Tickets $40 per Person, Tables of 8 to 10 available for purchase.

Tickets on sale Monday 17 February - 10am. https://www.trybooking.com/BIKQV
For notifications on the start of ticket sales please download the MSMC App and check emails for purchasing information.
First come first served so get in quick 🌸
Dad's Army Wants You!

MSM Dads come and show your support for the wonderful women in your life by volunteering your time at the MSM Mother Daughter High Tea Friday 13 March.
Click here to sign up

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)

Outside College Achievements by MSM Members

Elise Condon represented Brisbane at the U15 Girls' State Indoor Hockey Championships held at Maryborough in November 2019 with her team winning the Gold Medal. She then represented Queensland at the U15 Girls Indoor Hockey National Championship at Wollongong late January 2020. Elise is a member of the outdoor field hockey U15 Queensland squad that will trial for U15 QLD selection mid-February 2020.
Cordelia Gibson of Year 10 competed at Queensland State and Australian Youth Water Polo Championships (AYWPC) for QUT in the 18’s and Under Competition during the Christmas holidays. She also played 16’s States for Polo Bears and led the Queensland Barbarians team at the AYWPC.


Volunteer Request for Mother Daughter High Tea
Friday 13 March

Seeking Volunteers to help with setting up for the Mother Daughter High Tea in the Sophia Centre all through the day Friday 13 March 2020. Please register at: volunteersignup.org/48CDE
Thank you in advance.
Book your tickets for the Principal's Address and guided college tours via the link below:
P&F Association Meeting
Monday 16 March - 6pm - Sophia Centre mezzanine classroom
Please contact pandf@msm.qld.edu.au if you would like further information

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)
Please contact alumni@msm.qld.edu.au if you would like further information
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 and parking in surrounding areas
Urgent safety notice

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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