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Principal's Welcomehttp://www.mmc.qld.edu.au/about-us/Pages/Principal%27s-welcome.aspx, http://schoolauthoring16.bne.catholic.edu.au/schools/mmc/about-us/Pages/Principal%27s-welcome.aspxPrincipal's Welcome
Orientation for Year 7 in 2018 on Sun 15 Oct 2pmhttp://www.mmc.qld.edu.au/enrolments/Pages/default.aspx, http://schoolauthoring16.bne.catholic.edu.au/schools/mmc/enrolments/Pages/default.aspxOrientation for Year 7 in 2018 on Sun 15 Oct 2pm
Our Josephite Heritagehttp://www.mmc.qld.edu.au/about-us/History/Pages/Mission%20and%20History.aspx, http://schoolauthoring16.bne.catholic.edu.au/schools/mmc/about-us/History/Pages/History%20and%20Mission.aspxOur Josephite Heritage
Contact ushttp://www.mmc.qld.edu.au/about-us/Pages/Contact-Us.aspx, http://schoolauthoring16.bne.catholic.edu.au/schools/mmc/about-us/Pages/Contact-Us.aspxContact us

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​What's Happening at the College

 

 

Blessing of Penola Buildinghttp://www.mmc.qld.edu.au/latest-news/Pages/Book-Week-Parade.aspxBlessing of Penola Building<p class="ms-rteElement-P"><span>A ritual to mark the blessing of the 2017 renovation of the Penola Building took place on 2 November 2017. This was some fifty-four years after the building was officially opened on 3 November 1963, by Most Reverend James Duhig. At that time the College was known as Mt St Joseph’s College.​</span><span><br></span></p> <div><span style="background-color:transparent;">Students, staff and parents of the College were joined by Josephite sisters – </span><span style="background-color:transparent;">S<strong>r</strong><strong> Janet McDougall rsj</strong></span><span style="background-color:transparent;"><strong>, </strong></span><span style="background-color:transparent;"><strong>Sr Annette Arnold rsj</strong></span><span style="background-color:transparent;"><strong>, </strong></span><span style="background-color:transparent;"><strong>Sr Anne Cannon rsj</strong></span><span style="background-color:transparent;"> and </span><span style="background-color:transparent;"><strong>Sr Francine Caesar rsj</strong></span><span style="background-color:transparent;"><strong>; </strong></span><span style="background-color:transparent;"><strong>Ms Pam Betts</strong></span><span style="background-color:transparent;"> - Executive Director of Brisbane Catholic Education; </span><span style="background-color:transparent;"><strong>Fr Bernie Gallagher</strong></span><span style="background-color:transparent;"><strong> </strong>– Parish priest, Nundah-Banyo; representatives of OPUS Architects – </span><span style="background-color:transparent;"><strong>Mr Lindsay Mack</strong></span><span style="background-color:transparent;"> and </span><span style="background-color:transparent;"><strong>Mr James Hollenby</strong></span><span style="background-color:transparent;">; from Herron-Coorey Construction – </span><span style="background-color:transparent;"><strong>Mr Nick Herron</strong></span><span style="background-color:transparent;">; Brisbane Catholic Education Building Advisor –</span><span style="background-color:transparent;"><strong>Mr Peter Allen</strong></span><span style="background-color:transparent;"><strong>;</strong> Member for Nudgee –<strong> </strong></span><span style="background-color:transparent;"><strong>Ms Leanne Linnard</strong></span><span style="background-color:transparent;">; representing <strong>Mr Tim Nicholls</strong>, Member for Clayfield, </span><span style="background-color:transparent;"><strong>Ms Debbie Glaze</strong></span><span style="background-color:transparent;"><strong>; </strong></span><span style="background-color:transparent;"><strong>Ms Di Peachey</strong></span><span style="background-color:transparent;"><strong> </strong>of Brisbane Catholic Education;<strong> </strong></span><span style="background-color:transparent;"><strong>Mrs Marg Tomov,</strong></span><span style="background-color:transparent;"> Principal of St Kieran’s Primary School, Brighton</span><span style="background-color:transparent;">.</span><span style="background-color:transparent;"> The ritual of blessing was prepared by </span><span style="background-color:transparent;"><strong>Ms Carly Richardson</strong></span><span style="background-color:transparent;">, Assistant Principal – Religious Education/Mission and led by members of the 2018 Student Leadership Team. Music was provided by College choir, </span><span style="background-color:transparent;">Vocal Attack</span><span style="background-color:transparent;">, conducted by </span><span style="background-color:transparent;"><strong>Mrs Bree Gillies</strong></span><span style="background-color:transparent;">.</span><br></div> <p class="ms-rteElement-P"> </p> <p class="ms-rteElement-P">The complete internal renovation of the Penola building has resulted in 12 fully flexible learning spaces with great breakout spaces. Each floor is fully openable, fully sound connected with fabulous large screens. There is a large amount of writable space on walls and table tops. Furniture allows for a huge variety of configurations. Students love being in the new spaces which provide teachers with great pedagogical possibilities coherent with the best of contemporary practice.​</p>
Arbor Day Tree Plantinghttp://www.mmc.qld.edu.au/latest-news/Pages/Excellent-Year-12-Outcomes.aspxArbor Day Tree Planting<p><p class="ms-rteElement-P"><span>MMC’s Planet Protectors recently participated in the BCC Arbor Day native tree planting program. Moraya trees (Lillipillies) were planted near the corner of Buckland Rd and Bage Street and Callistemons (bottlebrushes) were planted near the driveway adjacent to the herb garden by volunteer students, with the assistance of<strong> </strong></span><span><strong>Mr Walsh, Mrs Hunt, Mr Mackay, Miss Richardson</strong></span><span> and myself.</span></p></p> <p class="ms-rteElement-P"> </p> <p class="ms-rteElement-P"><span>This was the final ‘event’ for the Planet Protectors’ year which has also included Earth Hour prayer, Environment Week celebrations, Clean Out Your Closet clothing recycling, reinstituting paper recycling bins and presentations at House and College assemblies. Certificates for Outstanding Commitment and Service to Planet Protectors this year were presented during a College assembly to </span><span>Ella Syron, Jorja Drew</span><span> and </span><span>Olivia Mills,</span><span> and special mentions were given to </span><span><strong>Eliza Landles, </strong><strong><strong>S</strong>hefali Krishan</strong></span><span> and </span><span><strong>Rachel Diedericks</strong></span><span> for their outstanding past service to the Environment Committee.​</span><span><br></span></p> <div> </div> <div><div></div></div>
Qld Education Awards for Japanese Studentshttp://www.mmc.qld.edu.au/latest-news/Pages/Senior-Visual-Art-and-Music-Camp.aspxQld Education Awards for Japanese Students<p class="ms-rteElement-P"><span><strong>Liana Pope</strong></span><span> recently received a Bronze Award in Education Perfect’s Queensland Championships: Japanese Language Division. Year 8 Japanese student, </span><span>Claudia Pell</span><span> also achieved a Credit Award in the same competition. Other commendable efforts to be recognised were Year 8 students, </span><span><strong>Zara Martins</strong></span><span> and </span><span><strong>Sarah Dyson</strong>.</span></p> <div><div></div></div> <p class="ms-rteElement-P"> </p> <p class="ms-rteElement-P"><span style="background-color:transparent;">Our </span><span style="background-color:transparent;">Education Perfect</span><span style="background-color:transparent;"> ‘MMC Overall Winner 2017’ with 32 hours of language study and 23,748 questions answered over this academic year was Year 9 student, </span><span style="background-color:transparent;"><strong>Zelaika Sultan</strong></span><span style="background-color:transparent;"> who last week received a Certificate of Merit and a $10 Lovisa Jewellery voucher. Zelaika displays the strengths of resilience, persistence and tenacity in her study habits and is a fine example of a self-directed young woman of learning.​</span><br></p>
IGNITE Arts Showcasehttp://www.mmc.qld.edu.au/latest-news/Pages/Cheer-and-Sports-Aerobics.aspxIGNITE Arts Showcase<p class="ms-rteElement-P"><span>Learning in the Arts is stronger than ever at Mary MacKillop College. This was abundantly evident at our recent Arts Curriculum Showcase and Open Evening. What a night! Parents, students, staff and visitors to the College flocked to IGNITE and all were treated to a veritable feast of creativity and learning. </span></p> <p class="ms-rteElement-P"><span>Congratulations to all of our students who took such pride in demonstrating their arts learning. The evening was facilitated by Head of Creative and Performing Arts – </span><span><strong>Ms Bernadine Anning</strong></span><span> and her team – </span><span><strong>Ms Mandy Crossan, Ms Pattie Lee, Ms Georgia McKenzie, Mr Sandy MacKay, Mrs Kaye Jeffery, Ms Mary Fletcher, Mrs Karyn Chapman, Ms Bree Gillies, Ms Georgia White, Ms Erin Ryan, Ms Karen Stanley, Ms Pauline Daniell, Ms Candice Oliver, Mr Dennis Walsh, Ms Carolyn Harman, Mr Jack Jauczius</strong></span><span><strong>.​</strong></span></p>