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20th February
P&F Meeting 4.30pm Board Room

21st February

MSB Swimming Carnival

23rd February
School Photo Day - Formal Uniform

10th-11th March
Boarders Free Weekend

13th March
Year 7 HPV and dTpa Vaccinations

15th March
National Close the Gap Day

16th March
MSB Cross Country

26th-28th March
Exam Block

28th March

1.30pm East Mass Mercy Chapel
3pm Students End of Term 1

29th March
Boarders Travel Home
School Holidays commence

30th March
Good Friday Public Holiday

16th April
Pupil Free Day
Commonwealth Games

17th April
Boarders' Travel Day

18th April
First Day of Term 2



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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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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.

School leaders

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.

Science Year 7      Science Year 7

NQ School Photography will be taking our school photographs on Friday 23rd February 2018.  Order Online at using this shoot key TSUXH2XXor return the paper order form to our photographers on photo day. Sibling order forms are available from the school office or can be downloaded from the NQ School Photography website.

A number of scholarships are available to students attending Mount St Bernard College.

If you are interested in applying for a scholarship in 2018 please refer to the links above or contact the college directly on 4096 1444.

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