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​What's Happening at the College



Stop Motion Animation Projecthttp://www.mmc.qld.edu.au/latest-news/Pages/Book-Week-Parade.aspxStop Motion Animation Project<p style="text-align:center;">​​<img src="/latest-news/SiteAssets/Pages/Book-Week-Parade/Capture.JPG" alt="Capture.JPG" style="margin:5px;width:600px;height:212px;" /><br></p><p>Recently 3 groups of students participated in a BCE initiative called <em>Sparking Curiosity Through STEM</em>. Applicants were invited to create a Stop Motion Animation project, which had to be produced in 2 weeks with very minimum guidance. Participants were asked to think of a theme, plan and share their animation. Our wonderful students work can be viewed below.</p><p><strong>Luiginia Castellano Year 9</strong></p><p>Theme - Travelling </p><p><a href="https://youtu.be/hn57U3zDeBA">https://youtu.be/hn57U3zDeBA</a>​<br></p><p><strong>Saesha George and Olive James - Year 9</strong></p><p>Theme - Unity </p><p><a href="https://youtu.be/WiEemfLqrN0">https://youtu.be/WiEemfLqrN0</a></p><p><strong>Tihana Salinovic, Geraldine Coffey, Kristel Mangilit – Year 11</strong></p><p>Theme – Games</p><p><a href="https://youtu.be/kRwbbn9_eAA">https://youtu.be/kRwbbn9_eAA</a><br></p><p><br></p>
Brisbane Portrait Prize Winnershttp://www.mmc.qld.edu.au/latest-news/Pages/Excellent-Year-12-Outcomes.aspxBrisbane Portrait Prize Winners <p style="text-align:center;"><img src="/latest-news/SiteAssets/Pages/Excellent-Year-12-Outcomes/Art1.png" alt="Art1.png" style="margin:5px;width:150px;height:216px;" />​​<img src="/latest-news/SiteAssets/Pages/Excellent-Year-12-Outcomes/Art2.jpg" alt="Art2.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:125px;height:217px;" /><br></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>The Brisbane Portrait Prize exhibits the best in contemporary portraiture in QLD.</p><p>This year they introduced an under 18 category, to provide opportunities for young and aspiring artists. 94 entries were received and narrowed down to 4 finalists and 14 highly commended works.</p><p>Wonderfully, two Mary MacKillop students were awarded with Highly Commended Awards. <strong>Georgia Mackay</strong> and <strong>Elli​e Hobl</strong> both submitted outstanding portraits.  Ellie painted a self-portrait called <em>My Special Place</em> while Georgia painted a beautiful depiction of her late grandfather called <em>Envisage</em>.  </p><p>You can see their work on the Brisbane Portrait Prize website or view it at Waterfront Place in the city. The Year 11 Visual Art students were fortunate to visit as part of their excursion.<br></p><p><br></p>
Term 4 – Going by in the blink of an eye!http://www.mmc.qld.edu.au/latest-news/Pages/Senior-Visual-Art-and-Music-Camp.aspxTerm 4 – Going by in the blink of an eye!<p style="text-align:center;">​ <br><img src="/latest-news/SiteAssets/Pages/Senior-Visual-Art-and-Music-Camp/Excursion2.JPG" alt="Excursion2.JPG" style="margin:5px;" />​<br></p><p>To say that we have <em>hit the ground running</em> this term is a huge understatement. I think we may have hit the ground and have run so hard that we have left clear tread marks in the Term 4 road.  In week 1, we saw our students involved in a variety activities including: Year 7 Retreat, Year 8 Physical Challenge, Year 9 Physical Challenge, Year 10 Physical Challenge and Year 11 Kokoda Physical Challenge, Year 11 Careers Day, Extra Curricular photos and also a Year 11 Visual Arts excursion. </p><p>This week has been equally busy with the planning and preparation for our major College celebrations.  I trust that the community were able to attend (virtually) the Celebration of Excellence on Thursday 15<sup>th</sup> October, and no doubt many of our Year 12 parents are still smiling from the momentous Graduation Ceremony last night.   Sincere thanks to all College Staff who were involved in the organisation and planning for two very successful events.</p><p>Today we saw our Year 12s and staff relish in the Senior Joy Day, through the wonderful array of 'Rewind' themed costumes.  There was much laughter and fun to be had.  Check out our Facebook page for photos. Further fun will continue in week 3 when the College celebrates Book Week.  Further information about Book Week has been provided in the newsletter by our Librarian, <strong>Mrs Stacey Landa.</strong></p><p>As we look to the next fortnight, the celebrations continue for our Seniors, as they enjoy their final assemblies and our students offer them heartfelt farewells.  They then switch gears, in their final push in their study regime, to begin their external exams with the drive, focus and the confidence needed to finish strong.  We are with you, Seniors of 2020! </p><h2>Now having shared how busy we are, it is necessary for us to take time to stop and breathe!<br></h2><p><br>This year COVID has made us aware, more than ever, about our breathing and being sensitive to the air we are breathing in.  Fr Richard Rohr reminds us that with each breath, we are gifted with the Holy Spirit, the fuel to our faith.  He encourages us to receive and return it joyfully. <br></p><p>Every day at MMC, we are afforded a brief pause in the day for 'MacKillop Minutes'; a rich opportunity for mindfulness and quiet reflection.  With the busyness of life, these opportunities may often be missed with the <em>urgent/necessary </em>overcoming the <em>important</em>.  I urge our community to look for times throughout our days where we can stop, and take notice of the life-giving breaths we take for granted every second.  <br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><br></p>
Brett Lee Internet Safety Presentation for MMC Parentshttp://www.mmc.qld.edu.au/latest-news/Pages/Cheer-and-Sports-Aerobics.aspxBrett Lee Internet Safety Presentation for MMC Parents<p style="text-align:center;"><img src="/latest-news/SiteAssets/Pages/Cheer-and-Sports-Aerobics/Brett%20Lee.jpg" alt="Brett Lee.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:150px;height:150px;" />​​​​​<br></p><p></p><p>We are very pleased to offer our parents an online experience with Brett Lee, one of Australia's most recognised and experienced cyber safety experts.  </p><p>Brett will be delivering strong messages to our Year 7 and 8 students in their year level assembly on 3<sup>rd</sup> November and will also present to staff at our Staff Collaborative that afternoon.   At 6pm on Tuesday 3<sup>rd</sup> November, Brett will present (online) to our parents.  This is a fantastic learning opportunity for our parents to keep abreast of the ever changing cyber world. Be sure to save the date!  Details about how to register will come very soon.  Please find some details about Brett Lee below.</p><table cellspacing="0" width="100%" class="ms-rteTable-default"><tbody><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:100%;"><p style="text-align:center;"><em>The unique quality and aspects of Internet Safe Education's approach are a result of the experience of former detective Brett Lee who worked as a Queensland Police Officer for 22 years, 16 of which as a detective in the field of Child Exploitation. Brett has been personally involved with the interview, location, arrest and prosecution of hundreds of online criminals and predators. Nobody else in Australia can offer programs with this level of credibility or insight whereby the learning outcomes can not be denied.</em></p><p style="text-align:center;"><em>In his investigative role, Brett spent years and thousands of hours using the internet under the guise of fictitious children and adults, both male and female. This unprecedented view of the online world enables Brett to view the cyber world through the eyes of a child yet stand back and process this experience with the mind of an adult.</em></p><p style="text-align:center;"><em>This knowledge has been formulated into clear learning messages within our training programs and presentations. The world behind the screen is revealed like never before, normalising the basic yet essential outcomes.</em> </p></td></tr></tbody></table><p><br><br></p>