In view of it being Science Week and with the College introducing Engineering as a subject offering for Year 9 in 2022, it seems apt to share with you news that our College has been selected to host the inaugural Brisbane Catholic Education STEM M.A.D. (Making a Difference) Showcase on 7 October.
This is a highly prestigious event that will bring together talented teams of budding innovators and entrepreneurs from more than twenty P-12, Secondary and Primary Schools across the Archdiocese, from Xavier College in Hervey Bay to Marymount College at Burleigh Waters.
Along with staff representatives, special guests will also be in attendance, and most importantly, judges will be identifying finalist contenders who may be selected to present at the National Student Showcase in Melbourne on Tuesday 16 November.
On behalf of our Mary MacKillop College, we have entered two teams under the fabulous guidance of Mrs Catriona Duff, Head of Faculty - Integrated Technologies Design & Creativity, and Ms Ruby Andrews, Year 9 Mathematics Academic Staff.
The Year 7 STEM team consists of: Brianna O'Shannessy, Zoe McKenna, Keira Thompson and Ruby Kelsey.
The Year 10 STEM team consists of: Kate Charlouis, Chloe Klinberg and Brie McCouaig-Hook.
We wish both teams all the best as they put the finishing touches on their prototypes and presentations.