Over the last several weeks we have seen a multitude of events across the college and a true indication of the holistic opportunities our college and staff offer our students. We saw a number of students participate in the Great Wheelbarrow Race in Mareeba. This event, a long tradition at the college is a tough test of endurance and persistence. Well done to all involved and in particular, Ms Caitlin Jerome for taking on this huge task. She has even started planning for next year! MSB came third in the school’s category. Our best effort. Of course participation is the winner and I am sure all involved enjoyed the challenge and the experience.
As a Catholic school we promote service and solidarity in all we do. I welcome the wonderful initiative of Mr De Jong and the RE team to be involved in ‘Rosies’ this year. It is the first time for us and we have been fortunate to be able to join the many other groups in providing the support and friendship to those in need. Service to others is an integral part of our social teachings and a true indication of the words and deeds of Jesus. Thank you to those students involved and good luck for future trips with the ‘Rosies Team’ to Cairns.
Our staff and students are also involved in many excursions throughout the term and it is always wonderful to receive positive feedback about our students and their attitude and behaviour. Below is the feedback I received from a recent excursion to Mungalli Creek Dairy. Congratulations to Mrs Belkessa-Wood and her Year 7 class. Great to hear.
Wow – what a fabulous morning! I personally had a blast and so enjoyed talking about the Mungalli Creekdifference, sustainability and regenerative farming. I think even some of the Biodynamic information got through! Your students are to be commended for the way in which they conducted themselves during their excursion to Mungalli Creek Dairy. I thoroughly enjoyed hosting you and the students today and look forward to your next visit. I’ve attached a couple of the photos I took. Please pass on our thanks to your delightful students. You’re all more than welcome back – any time.
Deborah StaceyMarketing & Administration Assistant
READERS CUP 2018
The MSB Readers’ Cup team competed against two teams from Malanda High School in a Friendly competition last week. The rapid-fire quiz tested students’ recall, comprehension and quick thinking across five books. The event gave students practice in working together and answering quickly. Congratulations Blossom, Kshama, Emmy and Ellie for scoring 48 out of 60 possible points and ‘winning’ the Friendly. Next step for our intrepid team is the Regional Final at Cairns State High School on 15 June. Facing more than twenty-four school teams from across the region, tougher questions and a goal of 100 points, the team will be working hard leading into the next phase. It is time to re read, re read and re read again! Big thanks to Malanda High School for the warm welcome, tough competition and spot prizes. By C Weedon
MOUNT GARNET RODEO
The Mount Garnet Rodeo was a great day out in the bush!
For many of our students, the Mount Garnet Rodeo was the first Rodeo they’d ever been to.
Some said they loved watching the barrel racing, others said being close to the
big, strong horses was a little intimidating. Some said the bull riding was awesome
but they were also a little scared for the riders being bucked off as sometimes the bulls got
very close to poking them with their long horns. Some students enjoyed the feeling of being
at something that felt a little bit like a Carnival and they enjoyed eating the Fairy Floss and