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​What's Happening at the College



Confident, Capable Womenhttp://www.mmc.qld.edu.au/latest-news/Pages/Cheer-and-Sports-Aerobics.aspxConfident, Capable Women<p></p>A sign that the perception and opportunities for women are changing was presented at our International Womens' Day assembly when past student <strong>Zoe O'Malley </strong>spoke of her positive experiences as a Civil and Transport Engineer.<br><br><em>“As a female in a male dominated industry I have heard stories in the past of men assuming the one female in the room was there to take the meeting minutes or provide catering. But the engineering industry has come such a long way from these days and we are definitely heading in the right direction. For me, the largest hurdle to overcome as a female engineer in 2018 is that everyone assumes you only got your position because of your gender. Yes, companies do want to increase their gender balance, but of course they aren't going to hire someone who would be terrible at the position. I think I have heard every single one of my male university friends say that it isn't fair that they are competing with females for positions, and these comments have made me question my abilities on a regular basis. I often think to myself when I'm at work that the men around me probably assume I'm only working there because of my gender, but if I think about it logically I can usually convince myself that that isn't the case. Sure, it may have had a small factor in the success of my application process, but as I said earlier, no company is going to jeopardize themselves by hiring the wrong candidate just to meet a gender quota. If there is anything I want students to take away from what I've said, it is to be true to themselves and follow their dreams. I know it is hard but try not to let other people's thoughts and opinions influence your decisions in life because it is your life and you owe it to yourself to live it the best way you possibly can."</em><br><br><p style="text-align:justify;">Zoe seeks to make the most of the opportunities presented to her and to use the privilege of education to help others. She travelled to a small country in South Africa and participated in a construction project that focused on building various structures for orphanages. She has chosen a career in engineering with the aim of bettering other's lives. She is a shining example of a MacKillop woman pressing for progress.<br></p>
Fitzroy Day Celebrationshttp://www.mmc.qld.edu.au/latest-news/Pages/Senior-Visual-Art-and-Music-Camp.aspxFitzroy Day CelebrationsOn the 2nd March, the College was enlivened with the spirit of Fitzroy as we came together to celebrate Fitzroy Day. Staff and students from Fitzroy were enriched through a liturgy experience that explored the House value of Outreach. We were fortunate to hear prayers and reflections from students and staff to understand what it means to be a person of Outreach. <br><br><p>​This celebration and immersion continued at lunch time, as we invited community organisations Espresso Train, Oxfam and the Trading Circle to promote awareness and raise engagement with others. Thanks and appreciation to all our staff and students who helped contribute and assist these great causes and community organisations. The hand of Outreach (Fitzroy symbol) was ever present during this day. <br></p>
Junior Joeys for Justicehttp://www.mmc.qld.edu.au/latest-news/Pages/Excellent-Year-12-Outcomes.aspxJunior Joeys for Justice <div><div>Students from Years 7, 8 and 9, who are members of the justice group called “Junior Joey's for Justice" have held their first event for 2018. These students, with support from their families, baked and sold brownies, cupcakes, meringues and many other sweet treats to raise over $400 for Project Compassion. Their energy and enthusiasm for this event was fantastic and reminds us that our future justice projects are in good hands. <br></div></div>
MacKillop Women Soarhttp://www.mmc.qld.edu.au/latest-news/Pages/Book-Week-Parade.aspxMacKillop Women Soar<p></p>Our sincere congratulations are extended to <strong>Sarah Bradbury</strong>, Year 12, who was recently offered a place in the very prestigious QUT Astrophysics Project placement during the Easter school holidays. She is one of only 10 students in Queensland who will have the opportunity to explore this internship. Sarah was selected from hundreds of applications received from students state-wide and was informed the selection process was extremely rigorous due to the high quality of applications. Sarah has been recognised for her outstanding STEM leadership potential and we are very proud of her achievements. We would like to also thank her teacher Mrs Colleen Fairhead for encouraging Sarah to apply. <br><br><p style="text-align:justify;">​In the project placement, interns will explore concepts in rocket science, space travel and exoplanet habitability to design a mission to relocate humanity to a nearby solar system and save the human race. Using a combination of advanced astrophysics simulation software and practical experiments, interns will determine the composition of planets and stars around us, applying physics, mathematics and basic coding to guide rocket simulators into orbit and beyond. Intern students will leave this placement understanding the critical role astrophysics research plays in investigating the stability and sustainability of Planet Earth in our complex and ever-changing corner of the universe. This is evidence of the wonderful opportunities available through studying science and mathematics. <br></p>