CONFRATERNITY NETBALL QISSN
For the first time Mt Saint Bernard College entered a team of girls to the Queensland Independent Secondary School Netball Carnival in Townsville during the July holidays.
The inaugural QISSN Carnival was first hosted in 2000 with 16 teams. This year there were 64 teams from different Queensland Secondary Schools competing. The richness of QISSN’s history is evident in its success and growth as a popular carnival for secondary school girls.
Our first game on Monday was a big eye opener for the girls. Having not attended a carnival this big before, it was a little daunting but also exciting. We played 2 games most days with some down time to explore Townsville. We visited many popular tourist attractions and even had time to do a spot of fishing! Unfortunately, the girls were placed in a division that was too challenging for them and they found the competition very tough. Despite this, they all kept smiles on their faces and approached every game with enthusiasm and determination.
As a result of their fabulous attitude and putting in 100% effort to all of their games, the girls came away with an award called ‘The Captain Vivian Bullwinkel Perpetual Trophy.’ This trophy recognises Courage, Initiative, Respect and Team-work. Most Valuable Player on the team went to our speedy Zoe.
During the week, the girls made many friends from other schools and they received a lot of support. In fact our team had the most support when we played, very loud with a lot of cheering! It was lovely to see. Congratulations to the first ever MSB QISSN Team – we are very proud of you!
MSB'S GOT STYLE (ART EXHIBITION)
What a wonderful way to finish term 2, with an art exhibition and fashion parade! MSB really turned up the talent, showcasing Visual Arts, Manual Arts, Hospitality and Digital Media. With guest artist Sue Ryan officially opening the night, the wearable art fashion parade, art on display and delicious finger foods, it truly was a great success. Thank you to all involved.