Term 1 has a week to go and there is activity aplenty ahead. Best wishes to the Year 11 students who are currently completing Unit 1 exams. We are looking forward to the cross country on Thursday and as Term 1 draws to a close on Friday when we celebrate our Easter Liturgy.
As we prepare for the Passion of Christ on Good Friday I invite you to pray this prayer from our Staff Lenten Program “From Ashes to Hope”
On this most holy day, I come to you in gratitude and love. I pray that I keep my eyes on the cross and your great loving sacrifice. Give me the strength to bear my sufferings with courage, trusting that we are healed today through your Passion. Amen.
I wish our students and their families, our staff and all members of our MSM community a Happy and Holy Easter and a refreshing Easter break. I look forward to seeing everyone when school resumes on Monday 17 April.
In Faith and Love
MAM Hobart Pilgrimage
On 9 & 10 March, I travelled to Hobart to participate in a Mary Aikenhead Ministries Pilgrimage, tracing the footsteps of the three founding Sisters who travelled from Paramatta to Hobart in 1847 to care for the female convicts and their children.
Mt St Michael’s College – A Positive School with Visible Wellbeing
As identified earlier this year our student wellbeing goal for the foreseeable future is to make Mt St Michael’s College not only a school with a brilliant Positive Education program, but a Positive School with Visible Wellbeing.
There has been a lot talk in the media recently about teachers leaving the profession. This week I wanted to focus on the wonderful work that our teachers at MSM do and the positive contribution they make to the lives of all students.
On 14 March we celebrated Mathematics pi Day (3.14)! Students participated in pi trivia, put together a paper chain of pi and some brave students were able to recite the digits of pi they had memorised for the occasion. A massive congratulations to our winner Chelsea in Year 7 who could recite 128 digits of pi with a special mention to Scarlett in Year 12 who recited 94.
Well done to our Academic Captains, Lucy and Elise, for facilitating such a wonderful experience for our students.
Congratulations to our U12 Water Polo team on their efforts during their bronze medal play off for the U12 Division 2 BWPI 2022/2023 competition.
The girls started training in Term 4 of 2022 while still in Year 6, making their way to MSM for training after their day at primary school. As our newest members of MSM, and for most - their first ever season of Water Polo, it is an outstanding achievement for them to finish in 4th place.
Congratulations to their coach, MSM Alumni, Zoe Smith (Class of 2021) for leading these girls so well in their first season of Water Polo for MSM!
Harry Potter fans at MSM rejoiced when the new Harry Potter Club was launched in the Library during second break. Thanks to two die-hard Year 8 Potterhead students, Chloe and Ellen, fans who are devoted to the book series, movies and merchandise now have a place to share their passion.
There was a great turn out and everyone who attended enjoyed participating in the various Harry Potter themed games and puzzles. We look forward to watching this magical club grow.