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Year 12 Retreat
Boarders Leave Weekend
MSB Cross Country 1pm
Term 1 Exam Block
Easter Mass 2pm Mercy Chapel
Boarders Travel home
Easter School Holidays commence
MSB Office closed
MSB Office Open
Boarders Travel to school
Term 2 commences
ANZAC Day Public Holiday
May Day Public Holiday
Parent Teacher Interviews
3.30pm - 6.00pm
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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.
STAND UP DESK TRIAL
Under the tutorlidge of Mr Tony Zieth, students in 8Z are trialling the option of moving to a stand up desk during the course of their lessons. Research suggests that some students that tend to fidget and get distracted easily may be more engaged when provided the option to move to a stand up desk. It is also thought that it could assist students to be more active, with cardiovascular health benefits.
CARITAS JUST LEADERSHIP DAY
Last Friday 10th March, I had the pleasure of escorting seven of our senior students, Sylvia, Dale, Daniel, Lee, Dakota, Sarah and Donald to St Thomas' School in Mareeba for the Caritas Just Leadership day. This day was a gathering of students from seven schools in the region, both primary and secondary. Its purpose was to educate students about the work that Caritas does in countries that help poor communities survive and flourish. Our senior students worked in small groups with students from each school to learn about leadership, working in groups, the projects that Caritas is involved in, work together to create a 'tippy tap' a device to clean hands, and plan for fundraising for Project Compassion at M.S.B. Our senior students were great ambassadors for the College, leading by example and showing the younger students good, positive role models. We also were able to develop some fund raising ideas for MSB.
YMCA QUEENSLAND YOUTH PARLIAMENT
Mount St Bernard College Year 12 student, Joyce has been selected as a member of the 2017 YMCA Queensland Youth Parliament. This prestigious achievement carries both responsibility and enormous benefits. The aim of the program is to bring positive change to the lives of young people in their communities through action that mirrors the parliamentary process. Joyce's selection was based upon several factors: her ability to represent a remote community, her empathy for diverse groups, understanding of local issues, enthusiasm and personality. Joyce will receive year-long mentoring and will work on a committee with other young representatives from across Queensland to draft, debate, amend and present a bill to Parliament. She will travel to Brisbane to attend a launch weekend in early April, the Youth Parliament Sitting Week in September and the Youth Governor's Ball. Yes, Joyce in a dress! Joyce is looking forward to this exciting opportunity. She will gain the skills and knowledge needed to become a strong voice for young people especially aboriginal youth. Congratulations also to Elaine who nominated for the Cook electorate. In its 22nd year, the program is designed to engage youth from 15 to 25 years and offers opportunities for personal development, civic engagement and employment pathways. Students interested in applying in 2018 should visit www.ymcaqyp.org
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