Art for The Heart

Our Art for The Heart group enables the growth of visual literacy and empowers students to develop creative problem-solving competencies within a social environment.

Throughout Term 1, the students have learnt about compositional design, colour mixing, paint application, and artistic appropriation through the creation of an acrylic Pop-Art inspired Artwork. In Term 2, the students will be provided with an interior design surface to mosaic with glass pieces and ceramic tiles.

Here are some of our students enjoying this incredibly valuable co-curricular activity.

Annual Mother Daughter High Tea this Friday
MD donors

Preparations are well underway for our annual Mother Daughter High Tea this Friday. Thank you to all the volunteers who make this event possible. Thanks also go to the families and businesses who support our raffle.

2018 Twilight Open Day

Twilight Open Day on Friday 3 March was a hive of activity as the College welcomed prospective families seeking enrolment information. Students were active in manning displays, giving information, taking tours, performing dance routines, cooking delicious treats, being entrepreneurs selling ice-creams and coffee cups and being involved in a range of sporting activities. The Principal’s address was a key event of the afternoon with many families delighted about the Catholic holistic education experience on offer for students at the College. Guided tours enabled these families to experience the facilities and see our current students in action.

2018 Queensland Debating Union (QDU) season begins

The 2018 QDU season began last night. Our Year 11 team coached by Kelsey Adcock successfully argued the negative side of the topic “That we should criminally prosecute parents of unvaccinated children who contract or transmit diseases for which they should have been vaccinated”, winning by 5 points, a clear win. Both Year 9 teams were also successful, arguing the negative side of the topic “That the Gold Coast should not have agreed to host the 2018 Commonwealth Games”. These teams were coached by Patrick Harten. A great start to the season for MSM.

Next week our Year 10s, coached by Jamie Brake, will debate the affirmative of the topic, “That poverty should be a defence against prosecution for non-violent theft”.

The students are benefiting from the expertise and knowledge of our enthusiastic young coaches, all of whom are former school debaters, students at UQ and members of UQ Debating Society, as well as being QDU adjudicators.

History Lovers’ Club
History lovers2

The first meeting of the History Lovers’ Club was held at lunch time this week. The students thoroughly enjoyed their exploration of the world’s earliest humans.
History Lovers’ Club will be held once a cycle and all students are invited to attend.

MSM’s partnership with Claire’s Cottage

Wednesday, 28 February marked the first afternoon of MSM’s partnership with Claire’s Cottage, a facility running programmes to develop life skills for people with disability located at The Gap.

Year 12 MSM students worked with students from Claire’s Cottage and the first week was a great success, with raspberry and blueberry muffins the outcome of a wonderful afternoon of culinary endeavours.

Lions Youth of the Year Competition
Lions Youth of the Year

On Tuesday evening, Talea Byrne and Rachel Shoshani represented the College in the Lions Youth of the Year competition.

Both students spoke confidently on the topics of ‘The Cost of Progress’ and ‘Privacy in the Modern Era’. They also tackled two impromptu speeches on topics relevant to young Australians today. This is a wonderful event that provides a wealth of new experiences and opportunities to raise their voices in their local community.

MSM Charity Ball donations
Charity Ball

The MSM Charity Ball is on the horizon for Term 2 so today we present our Charity Box for the event. It is housed at College Reception.

Every year, the Year 12 students are asked to donate 2% of their total spending as a gratitude gesture, this reminds the students of the importance of being mindful of the opportunities that are gifted in their lives. The money raised by the seniors will be donated to the Sisters of Charity Downs and West Community Support.

We look forward to donating a substantial cheque on the night of the Charity Ball to Ms Volp.

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