In the News at MSB
GARDEN TO KITCHEN PROGRAM
It is fantastic to see our students learning
real life skills, alongside their academic
YOUNG STRONG AND HEALTHY PROGRAM
– Year 8, Term 3
MSB is partnering with Wuchopperen Health Service in Term 3 to deliver the Young Strong and Healthy program. The program
will be delivered to all Year 8 students and will compliment programs already delivered in other subject areas such as Health
and Physical Education. One of the goals of the program is to both educate and assist young people in making informed and
smart choices regarding tobacco use and healthy lifestyle choices. If you would like any further information about this program,
please do not hesitate to contact Mr MacCallum or Mrs Rossiter
– 4096 1444.
IT & GRAPHICS - 10 IDMT
The year 10s this term have been busy with film
editing. A few volunteers bravely stepped forward to
learn stage combat and choreograph their own short
fight. The editing and sound effects were put
together by the Year 10s with pleasing results. The
photo to the right is part of Episode 2 of 3 being
filmed this semester.
Enrolments for year 7 and 8 are over half full, room for about 25 more in these two new classes.
The decision has been made to expand slowly, to have 210 to 220 students next year, not 250.
Some will miss out because of this, so you need to contact us soon if you wish to be included.
THE RURAL FIRE SERVICE QUEENSLAND AND MT ST BERNARD COLLEGE OFFERS STUDENTS GREAT EXPERIENCE
Far Nth Qld Rural Fire Service Volunteers from the Tablelands Lakes
District, along with students from Mount St Bernard College,
Herberton, and employees from Tablelands Regional Council and Dept
of Energy and Resource Management completed an exercise in
Irvinebank on Saturday 14th June 2014 as part of a state wide
operation called ”Operation Cool Burn”. 13 vehicles and 54 personnel were deployed to test their operations
at a large scale bush fire incident. Training included, Incident
Management Control, 4WD skills, Relay pumping, First Aid, Burn over,
navigation and finally a live fire exercise.
In conjunction with the Rural Fire Service Queensland, Mount St
Bernard College has been offering a Certificate II in Public Safety-Fire
Operations for three years. The Innisfail Area office of the Rural Fire
Service provides trainers to the college for this vital course.
College principal Br Bill Tynan said “Mount St Bernard College is very
pleased with the schools continued involvement in these exercises
and very proud to be part of operations to save houses in late 2012.
Each experience like these help students to learn from the Rural Fire
Service and grasp the practical meaning of service.” Student Seiji Gabey from Yorke Island in the Torres Strait said “As
there is no fire department on Yorke Island I can help at home with
the knowledge I gain from this event and training at school. I’ll be able
to apply this knowledge back home in the Torres Strait.” Jim Maitie from Moa Island in the Torres Strait said “I feel very
confident and really enjoy doing this course and the training exercise
Please refer to the latest newsletter
for more news and photos.