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The Missions of St Vincent Group has achieved marvelous things in recent weeks at MSM. The staff and students have collected a huge amount of items for the St Vincent de Paul Winter Appeal.
Thank you to all members of the community who have donated items to this very worthy cause.
Over the weekend, the MSM Aerobics Team participated in the 2017 AeroSchools State Championships held at the Gold Coast Sports and Leisure Centre.
Our students were a credit to the College and performed some amazing routines throughout the competition. The final medal tally was 7 gold, 8 silver and 4 bronze medals which was an excellent result. The qualified teams will now be training hard for National Championships and look forward to the interstate competition in September holidays.
The full list of medallists include:
Level 3 Intermediate Pair:
1st – Ella McFadden & Kiah Scamp
2nd – Jess Harding & Rebecca Wong
3rd – Bella Allan & Chloe Sullivan
Level 3 Intermediate Trio:
2nd – Brigitte Cooley, Amelie Gillerat & Ionie McLean
Level 3 Intermediate Team:
1st – Brigitte Cooley, Jess Harding, Ella McFadden, Ionie McLean & Kiah Scamp
2nd – Allegra Costello, Georgia Fragos, Amelie Gillerat, Imogen Harris & Rebecca Wong
3rd – Bella Allan, Lily Flynn, Georgia Pearson & Chloe Sullivan
Level 4 Intermediate Pair:
2nd – Emilee Tong & Kaitlin Wong
3rd – Penny Allison & Amelie Marsland
Level 4 Intermediate Trio:
1st – Jess Moten, Claudia Scannell & Esther Tamone
Level 4 Intermediate Team:
1st – Penny Allison, Amelie Marsland, Jess Moten, Claudia Scannell & Esther Tamone
2nd – Bree Goodale, Meg Hale, Skye O’Connor, Emilee Tong & Kaitlin Wong
Level 4 Senior Pair:
2nd – Ella Sharland & Alex Treston
Level 4 Senior Trio:
1st – Emily Barnes, Jorja Knott & Kasey Zander
Level 4 Senior Team:
2nd – Emily Barnes, Jorja Knott, Ella Sharland, Alex Treston & Kasey Zander
Level 5 Intermediate Pair:
3rd – Maddy Arthur & Phoebe Bergh
Level 5 Intermediate Team:
2nd – Maddy Arthur, Cara Bedford, Phoebe Bergh & Peggy Tamone
Level 5 Senior Pair:
1st – Abby Lavin & Lauren Huston
Level 5 Senior Team:
1st – Abby Lavin, Lauren Huston, Ghielaina Waigh & Paris Waigh
Last Friday, August 4, two year 10 Geography Humanities classes spent a glorious winter’s day on Palm Beach at the Gold Coast. The students were looking at human induced erosion and the Gold Coast City Council’s response to support the beach.
Our students had a fun day collecting data and taking measurements relating to longshore drift, beach ecology, the general health of the beach and current coastal management processes and strategies. The students really enjoyed completing all the activities with the help of their teachers and Maggie and James from the Centre for Coastal Management Griffith University. A great day was had by all!
We are very pleased to announce that the MSM AFL TEAM have been crowned AFL premiers in the all-girls Junior AFL Competition, ‘One Night In August’. Our students played a hard fought five games on Monday night, winning all of them with great confidence. Our students have been playing as a team since April 2017 and they finished runners up in the CaSSSA AFL Competition.
At the ‘One Night in August’ competition they made their mark in the Junior AFL School Competition competing against schools from all over Brisbane. Well done to all members of the squad! You truly are a force to be reckoned with.
The major prize winners of the 8th Annual 2017 Marie Ellis OAM Prize for Drawing have been announced at the opening of the Finalists Exhibition at Jugglers Art Space on Friday Night.
This year’s Director’s Encouragement Award was presented to Yr12 MSM student, Georgia Grier for her stunning artwork “Conformity.” What a fantastic achievement!!!
The Marie Ellis OAM Prize for Drawing aims to encourage excellence in drawing as an important foundation for any arts practice. Over 200 entries were received from all over Australia and only 25 Finalists were chosen by a specially-selected judging panel. Georgia’s was one of the youngest artists to enter this competition.
The Finalists Exhibition remains open until the 26th August. Remember to get along to Jugglers Art Space, in Fortitude Valley, to vote for your favourite work in the People’s Choice Award, which will be announced at the closing event on Friday 25th August. All welcome. Thank you to Jugglers Art Space, Arts Queensland, The Hopkins-Weise Family and Aaron Micallef for presenting this wonderful opportunity to our Art students.
“Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth” – John F. Kennedy
As a young woman, there is an expectation to conform to the stereotypical female beauty form, the idealised feminine image that our real and diverse bodies cannot all possibly fit. Often we are shamed for not fitting these visual demands; constantly judged on what we look like from the outside rather than our own intelligence. I have used hard edge graphite sticks on the drawn body image, to capture the dark reality of ‘conformity entrapment’, and in contrast, offered free form ink stains to the background to suggest individualism and freedom, to support my significant message. I wish to communicate that ‘our’ figures should not be the only aspect that defines ‘us’. Through my drawing, I want young women to feel empowered to break these fixed stereotypical barriers in order to express who they are freely.
Mt St Michael’s College held the annual Trubshaw Shield Tennis Championships on Sunday 6th of August at Marist College Ashgrove. It was a fantastic morning of competitive tennis.
We had a large number of nominations which was wonderful and it really made the championship a really great competition.
Senior Singles Champion: Sophie Pitts
Junior Singles Champion: Emily Monks
Senior Doubles Champions: Grace Jackson and Zoe Freke
Junior Doubles Champions: Brigitte Cooley and Charlize Cooley
This morning the Year 7 and 11 students enthusiastically participated in their very first session of a coaching initiative which forms part of the College Positive Education Program. Over four sessions in Terms Three and Four, the Year 11 students will seize the opportunity to put their skills to work and assist a Year 7 student by coaching them to meet an academic goal. The students are really looking forward to the next session taking place later this term.