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12th June
Year 9B Ecosystems Field Trip

15th June
Readers Cup - Cairns State
High School Library

19th June
8Z & 8D History Excursion
Green Island

22nd June
MSB’s Got Style 6pm
Convent Courtyard

26th - 28th June
Exam Block

28th June
End of Term 2 @ 3pm

29th June
Boarders’ Travel Day

29th June - 23rd July
School Holidays

1st July - 6th July
Confraternity Girls
Netball Comp - Townsville

10th July
Atherton Show Local Holiday

20th July
Cairns Show

Term 3
23rd July

Boarders’ Travel Day

24th July
All classes commence Term 3

29th July-4th August
Catholic Education Week


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Mount St Bernard College offers a quality, Catholic secondary education for young people, male and female, in Years 7 through 12.  At MSB we are proud of our Mercy traditions, while remaining responsive to the contemporary needs of students who seek a faith-based education that will stand them in good stead for the future. 

Our College is a culturally diverse community which provides a holistic education that nurtures the academic, spiritual, emotional, physical, cultural and social development of individual students in a caring, safe and supportive environment. At MSB we recognise the individuality of every one of our students. We seek to help each student become the best person they can be, by providing quality learning and teaching and making available a rich tapestry of sporting,artistic and other co-curricular activities, to help them discover and develop their personal giftedness.

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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. Kindest regards, Deborah StaceyMarketing & Administration Assistant

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

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 Dagwood Dogs.


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