OPENING OF THE SCHOOL YEAR - COLLEGE MASS
On Monday 5th February students and teaching staff with the sisters of Mercy and some parents and guests gathered in the chapel to join in our College’s celebration of the opening of the 2018 academic year. Fr Neil Muir our Vicar of Education for the Cairns Diocese, assisted by Deacon Alban, presided over a joyful celebration to acknowledge our blessings as we commenced the year. Mr David Finch our Principal welcomed us all. Our two new College Captains Georgia and Rion, with the eight senior prefects accompanied by the whole year 12 cohort lead our Year 7’s to their seats. With backing music the choir led by Nicola and Sarah sang beautifully. Eleven new staff were also blessed and commissioned as well.
Following the Mass, morning tea was served to guests and parents who attended. A special thanks goes to Fr. Neil Muir and Deacon Alban Hunt for leading us in our eucharist, along with the college choir under the direction of Miss Edwards and Mrs Riber and to all of our newly minted Year 12 leaders who read, prayed and led us.
This was also an opportunity to bless commission our new student leaders, Georgia and Rion as College Captains, Shauna, Joscelyn and Jeremiah as Boarding Prefects, Yilonda, Keane and Meku as Sports Prefects, Janae as Faith and Liturgy Prefect and Mathew as Culture and Community Prefect. All were blessed by Fr. Neil, presented with their personalised leadership badges by College Principal, Mr. David Finch and recited their leadership pledges to the college community.
7J Science Term 1 2018: The start of an adventure: Science is an objective, self-correcting, method for gathering and organising information about the natural world through repeated observation and experimentation. Or, perhaps from the point of view of a typical year 7 student—Science is about messing about with Bunsen burners and other lab equipment and learning some new stuff while doing something interesting. At MSB wherever possible we try to do Science as a hands-on experience—we do things and then we try to explain what’s going on—if we can’t explain it then we have to find out more. We use information and experience to expand our knowledge.