In faith and love,

Sharon Volp
“Raising Happy and Resilient Girls” – Dr Michael Carr-Gregg

MSM is excited to announce Dr Michael Carr-Gregg as guest speaker for our Parenting Session on Wednesday 21 July. Dr Michael Carr-Gregg is one of Australia's highest profile child and adolescent psychologists. He will present on the topic of “Raising Happy and Resilient Girls”. This event is free for all MSM parents and caregivers. Tickets are limited, book your tickets today! https://www.trybooking.com/BSBFY 
In Memoriam - Sister Margaret Mines

It is with great sadness we inform the MSM community that Sr Margaret Mines passed away on Saturday 12 June.  Sr Margaret grew up in Ashgrove and attended Mt St Michael’s College, graduating in 1951. She was the last Sister to reside at Amarina Avenue, the building now known as our Innovation Centre. Until recently, Sr Margaret regularly immersed herself in our College life including, attending special liturgies and significant celebrations. Please keep Sr Margaret, her family and the Sisters of Charity in your thoughts and prayers.
Indigenous Reconciliation Liturgy

At our Indigenous Reconciliation Liturgy to conclude Semester I this morning, we celebrated our Indigenous Australians – our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Reconciliation and Christian unity were the underlying themes of our liturgy.

They are the very foundation of genuine unity and require constant effort and a generosity and willingness of heart that enables us to work together for the good of all.

There is also the recognition that reconciliation and healing is needed for all Australians, Indigenous and Non-Indigenous.

We welcomed many special guests to our liturgy, including Elders from the Teralba Park Stolen Generations Support Group.

We welcomed Aunty Flo Watson and Aunty Rae Robinson, amongst other guests.  We also welcomed our guest speaker for the morning, Mr Peter Jackson, Co-Chair for Reconciliation Queensland. 

Athletics Carnival

text to come from Kay Roy
Luminous Lantern Parade

MSM Community Action Network groups’ senior representatives, along with staff and family, illuminated the pathways of Southbank at the Luminous Lantern Parade, creating the most heartfelt welcome to new Queenslanders, celebrating hope and diversity. Smiling proudly, MSM students helped lead the parade with their handmade lanterns made from formal school blouses that would otherwise be landfill – a creative collaboration between the second-hand uniform shop, the Environment Group, Social Justice Council, and the Arts. Mt St Michael’s College is proud to continue its long-standing relationship with Multicultural Australia, through being sponsors of this wonderful community event.
MSM's Got Talent

MSM’s Got Talent was held across Thursday and Friday lunchtimes last week. The event raised over $1200 for Downs and West Community Support while showcasing the talents of students from across the school. Congratulations to our Senior School winner, Emily who entertained the audience with the song, “Blah, Blah, Blah” from the musical, “Nice Work If You Can Get It” and to our Middle School and overall winner, Matilda who wowed attendees with her rendition of “Almost There” from Disney’s “Princess and the Frog”. A huge thanks to all of the performers, the judges and the staff who made this possible.
Grand Champion & Middle School Champion
Senior School Champion
Year 10 Tertiary Pathways

text to come from Anna Webb
REACH - Maths

text to come from Katrin King

Our Year 7 students were involved in an integrated STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) approach to learning, designing a new Year 7 sustainable building. Through inquiry and collaboration, innovation and creativity and incredible positivity and excitement, students dived deep into analysing current solutions to begin their own proposals. Through visual thinking strategies, communication and listening, each homeroom formulated their final project and presented these for Ms Volp. A great day was had by all.
Student VS Teacher Volleyball Match
On Tuesday our Sports Captains, Audrey and Ellie, hosted a student vs teacher volleyball match in the Sophia Centre.  House points were on the line for students and staff who embraced house spirit and displayed their colours at this event.  The student team was made up of “elite” Year 12 volleyballers.  They were beaten convincingly by the teacher team. With no warm up or preparation, our teachers dominated this match in three straight sets!  What a fun way to spend a lunch time! Thanks for organising, Ellie and Audrey.  Congratulations to Aikenhead who once again win the House Spirit points at this event!
Year 7 Dragonfly Race

Year 7 fundraising for Term 2 culminated with a homeroom race to design the best dragonfly from the coins they have collected over the term. The symbol of a dragonfly recognises the help Downs and West Community Support offers our rural communities in the form of Health and Wellness Retreats. Another fantastic effort from Year 7 who are clearly walking in the footsteps of Mary Aikenhead.
MSM College Community Groups Meetings
Parents and Friends Association

Monday 7 June - 6pm
Monday 16 August- 6pm
Monday 6 September- 6pm
Monday 8 November (meeting and AGM)- 6pm

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Alumni Association

Monday 19 July - 6pm
Monday 23 August- 6pm
Monday 13 September - 6pm
Monday 11 October - 6pm
Monday 29 November - 6pm

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Alumni Association
Alumni Success - Sarah Morrison (Class of 2007)

Congratulations to MSM Alumni, Sarah Morrison (2007 Grad) who is currently appearing in the Australian premier company of Come From Away in the role of Janice and Others at the Capitol Theatre in Sydney. Sarah graduated from MSM in 2007, having studied Music, Music Extension and sung in the Choir and MSM Singers, and has had a thriving music and theatre career ever since. The MSM community is very proud of Sarah’s accomplishments. 

Please click on the video below to see Sarah perform with the Come From Away cast at the Australian Open
P&F Association
P&F Golf Day

Thank you to the parents and caregivers who attended 2021 P&F Parent’s Golf Day. The day was a great success. Congratulations to the 'closest to the pin' winners, Andrew, Joe and Jason and to the overall winners for the day, Glen, Patrick, Jason and Peter. We extend a special thank you to the P&F for organising the afternoon's activities. We look forward to hosting again in 2022! 

Supporting our Community -
Ministry Care Programme

Our College is aware that there are students and families within our community who, from time to time, are in need of support due to a variety of factors. As a community, we respond through preparing meals for families experiencing difficult circumstances. If you would like to contribute to the Ministry Care Programme and support those who are going through difficult times, please contact Stephen Campion: scampion@msm.qld.edu.au
Now available on the College APP!
Mt St Michael’s College is pleased to bring to you the MSM Business Directory. Accessed through our website and APP, this online portal, profiles businesses and provides opportunities to connect with the wider MSM community to promote your services, sales and special offers. 

Many business owners profiled in the MSM Business Directory are long-term friends of the College. They include current and past parents, local businesses and alumni who, together show 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 msmnews@msm.qld.edu.au

For more information please click here
Winter Shopping with Downs and West Community Support
Cold weather is coming and we have the answer to keeping warn on those windy, cold days - Downs & West Community Support charity stall!  Yes, we are back again on Tuesday 22nd JUNE to Friday 25TH JUNE at Brookside with a variety of beautiful handcrafted winter woollies including items for sale for children and babies. Our crocheted rugs are amazing. All proceeds go to supporting individuals & farming families in Southern Queensland struggling through the impact of drought, flood, fires and COVID19.

The stall will be at the BROOKSIDE SHOPPING CENTRE, Mitchelton and will be located outside Terry White Chemist and TK Maxx from 8.30am to around 2.30pm except on Friday 25th when we close at 1.30pm.  For any further information please contact Sr Christine Henry, Mobile 0414324682.

For more information about Downs and West Community Support, please click here
St Ignatius Parish’s
Annual Women’s Night of Spirituality

With great pleasure, we will be presenting our 15th Annual Women’s Night of Spirituality.
This year’s speakers are FR RICHARD LEONARD SJ, World renowned Author and Speaker & DR DANIELLE ANNE LYNCH, Theologian | Musician | Teacher at Marist College, Ashgrove.
This year, you will need to book to attend this event to be held 
at St Ignatius Church, Kensington Tce, Toowong,
on Wednesday 28th July 
(6pm Dinner | 7.30pm Event),
or view from the comfort of your own home by streaming the event.
~ Click here to Book your tickets
~ Live Stream Link: Click here
All Welcome.
Contact details:
Allison King pw.toowong@bne.catholic.net.au | 3870 7818
2021 Term Dates
Term 1
Wednesday 27 January -
Thursday 1 April (concluding at 3:05 pm)

Term 2
Tuesday 20 April -
Friday 18 June (concluding at 12:30 pm)
Term 3
Tuesday 13 July -
Friday 17 September (concluding at 3:05 pm)

Term 4
Tuesday 5 October -
Friday 19 November
(Year 12 students)

Tuesday 5 October to Friday 26 November
(Years 7-11)  (concluding at 12:30 pm)

Mt St Michael's College Merchandise

Available at the Secondhand Uniform shop
Fabric Tote Bag with words $12
Handtowel $5
Both items for only $15 (save $2)

Fabric Tote Bag also available at The Kaf
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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