Guest Speaker – Sr Christine Henry
Downs and West

On Sunday, representatives from the MSM Missions group joined together with local St Vincent de Paul Society Conferences to celebrate the annual Festival Mass at St Peter Chanel Church. After celebrating the Eucharist we were humbled to hear a guest speaker from Communify and Sr Christine Henry, founder of Downs and West Community Support, explain the work they do to help the vulnerable in our society. The Missions girls were truly inspired to continue supporting these groups in any way possible.


Work Experience with Dr Carolyn Brown

Over the last week Maggie Dale (Year 12) has been completing work experience with Dr Carolyn Brown and the Astrophysics Department at the University of Southern Queensland. Maggie was given a research project to complete as well as the task of coordinating a public astronomy night to help promote the department and the university.

Maggie’s research project involved analysing data related to the detection of exoplanets and her work will be used by the department as part of larger research projects. Her public astronomy event is currently scheduled for the 9th July. As a special treat for the end of Maggie’s work experience, Dr Brown set up the telescope with special white light, and hydrogen alpha filters to do some solar observation.

Maggie Dale

Winter Warmers Staff Bookshop

On Tuesday June 26, the Library hosted its annual Winter Warmers Staff Bookshop. “Indulge your mind, nourish your body, free your soul” was the theme for this year’s event.

An addition to the Bookshop this year was the unveiling of MSM Staff Showcase of Craft and Art (SOCA). The staff were encouraged to share their creative selves with their work colleagues by exhibiting a personal piece of artwork or craft. The response was wonderful and everyone enjoyed strolling through the Showcase as they browsed the Senior Fiction book collection, borrowed for the holidays, and enjoyed a warming cup of soup which was catered by the library staff. This successful event certainly fulfilled the themes of our library – to ‘Connect’, ‘Celebrate’, ‘Challenge’, ‘Create’.

dirty pour library dirty pour

Work Experience at Queensland Magazines

Claudia Alzamora (Year 12) ventured to Queensland Magazines at West End for MSM work experience this week. Through her love of writing and unique voice, Claudia has been provided the opportunity to write articles that will be posted online on behalf of the publisher. Described by her supervisor as vibrant and personable, Claudia has proven herself to be adaptable by using her social intelligence when working with different interns every day. Congratulations Claudia for shining brightly and for having the courage to use your strengths.

Claudia Alzamorra

Student Work Experience at Brisbane Concert Lighting

Caitlin Reilly (Year 12) is currently completing work experience at Brisbane Concert Lighting where she is learning the ins and outs of stage lighting. A really hands on placement for one of our students.

Concert lighting

Work Experience Placements

MSM students continue to explore varied career pathways in their Work Experience placements this week. Placements include Veterinarian Practices, Film Producing Firms, Hospitality Businesses, Schools, Nursing and Allied Health, Construction and Project Management and many more. Congratulations to all our students for their outstanding participation within the work experience program.

Work experience

CaSSSA Cup Cross Country Carnival

MSM was represented extremely well by our team at the CaSSSA Cup Cross country carnival yesterday with a strong performance, showing the determination and strength of all our athletes

Overall, MSM placed third which is our second best result for this carnival in fifty years. The team will be bringing home six pennants, which will be proudly displayed in the Sophia Centre. Special mention must go to Margaux Bruna and Milly Hunt, who both placed first overall in their age groups with outstanding runs.

Overall, MSM placed third. All Hallows’ came out on top with St Rita’s coming second.  MSM also came third in the Percentage Cup, with Brigidine coming first and St Rita’s in second.

MSM’s placings in the Age Categories are listed below:
12 yrs – 4th
13 yrs – 3rd
14 yrs – 3rd
15 yrs – 3rd
19 yrs – 6th
17 yrs – 3rd

A huge thank you is due to Eric Brown and all that support our athletes.

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