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22nd to 23rd July
Boarders Leave Weekend
23rd to 29th July
Catholic Education Week
24th to 26th July
Year 9 Maths Enrichment Camp
26th to 28th July
Year 8 Camp at Echo Creek
Visit from Tokyo Uni Agriculture HS
1st - 2nd August
District Athletics 13-19yrs
Year 7 & 8 Maths Quiz Atherton SHS
13th - 14th August
Peninsula Athletics Barlow Park Cairns
15th - 18th August
Year 9 Expedition Walsh River
17th - 20th August
Qld Catholic Schools & Colleges Music Festival Villanova College Brisbane
NAIDOC Day & Open Day at MSB
26th - 27th August
Boarders Leave Weekend
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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.
CATHOLIC EDUCATION WEEK
Catholic Education Week is an opportunity for all Catholic schools to celebrate and promote their distinctive mission and ethos. Catholic education strives to make a difference in the lives of those in our schools and in the wider community by challenging young people to live out the message of Jesus and to reach their full potential as compassionate, contributing, life-giving members of society. Catholic education:
Is a faith-based education which places the values f Jesus at its centre
Is a high quality, holistic education for 1 in 5 young Queenslanders, educating them to be well-informed, highly skilled and constructive members of the community
Values diversity and treats each student with dignity enabling them in turn to promote and respect the dignity of all
Nurtures in students a commitment to social justice and a critical social consciousness
Prepares students for global responsibilities through stewardship of the earth’s resources
Is an integral part of the local and universal Church
Occurs in welcoming, inclusive, and connected communities.
MSB CONFRATERNITY TEAM 2017
What a pleasure and a privilege it was to take our squad of 20 players and support personnel to the 2017 Confraternity Carnival. Congratulations need to be extended to the following team members for their involvement and commitment – Daniel, Richard, Meku, Billy, Euwanae, Keane, Lee, Yarus, Daniel, Zjahndalee, Barry, Percy, Toby, Braiden, Matthew, Tyrese, Dale, Tommy, Daniel and Nabil. What a team! Ash, Tanneal, Jason, Tina and David spent the first week of the recent school holiday’s in Brisbane while the team of 20 young men competed in our first outing at the Confraternity Carnival. Please see the current newsletter for more photos and information.
NAIDOC Day is fast approaching. The College will provide a Bus Service from Cairns on the morning of Friday 25th August and return to Cairns in the afternoon. This will coincide with the Boarders free weekend. Bus Pick up points are, 1st, Gordonvale, Picconne’s Supermarket Edmonton, Stockland Earlville, Seville Centre Earlville, Cairns Central, Smithfield Shopping Centre and Mareeba Information Centre. These will be central pick up points not residential addresses. Please advise college if you will require this bus service asap. The Naidoc Program will be running all day from 9am—3pm. Program includes Liturgy, Cultural feast and of course our famous dancers. More details to come about other exciting events and entertainment. NAIDOC shirts will be for sale. Cost $50.00 All family are welcome to attend. RSVP no later than Tuesday 15th August. If you have any further queries please contact MSB’s Transition Team on PH: 40 961 444 We look forward to seeing you.
WOOLWORTHS EARN & LEARN
This year we will be participating in the Woolworths Earn & Learn program. Through this program we will be able to get new educational resources for our school. Of course, participation is entirely up to you. How it works: From Wednesday 26th July to Tuesday 19th September we are collecting Woolworths Earn & Learn Stickers. You will get one Woolworths Earn & Learn Sticker for every $10 spent (excluding liquor, tobacco and gift cards). Drop stickers into Student Reception, the Library or the Collection Box at your local Woolworths. At the end of the promotion, we’ll be able to get some great new equipment. The range is extensive and offers lots of items ideal for our students – including resources for Maths, English, Science and some fantastic fun supplies for Arts & Craft, Sport and for our library. If you’d like to know more visit woolworths.com.au/earnandlearn
SCHOLARSHIPS FOR 2018 NOW OPEN
A number of scholarships are available to students attending Mount St Bernard College.