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16th-26th March
Study Zone

27th March
MSB Cross Country

30th March to 1st April
Senior Exam Block

1st April

Term End Liturgy
and BBQ Lunch
Term 1 ends at 3pm

2nd April

Boarders travel home
School Holidays commence

3rd April

Good Friday

5th April

Easter Sunday

20th April
MSB Office re-opens for Term 2
Boarders travel to school

21st April
All classes commence Term 2

25th April
ANZAC Day public holiday

27th April
Normal School Day
- No longer public holiday




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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. Catholic Education Office Cairns

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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During 16th–30th March 2015, Australian high school students who post photos on Instagram that reflect the themes of “In our hands”, “Healthy”, “Our generation”, “Together” & “Circles, Lines & Dots” will be in the running to win great prizes. It’s a great way for kids to engage with and explore Close the Gap themes in an easy, fun and creative way using ICT in schools. A few entries from MSB students below. We have two finalists so far (pictured bottom right) from Marzena & Genesis and (pictured bottom left) from Sylvia. Congratulations and good luck in the finals.

Instagram photo challenge           Instagram photo challenge

"Shining Light" wine
Our principal David Finch proudly displays
the first bottle produced of ‘Shining Light’.

This term senior Agriculture students are studying a unit focussing on value adding in agriculture. Historically, Australia has been a large exporter of raw agricultural products such as wheat and wool. More recently the sale of value added products has been of growing importance to our economy. Examples include wine, cheeses, preserves and smallgoods. The unit focus on the production of wine and dairy products as models for value adding in agriculture—both are now amongst our most valuable exports and these industries are major employers of young people.

In this photo Mungalli Falls full cream milk is being carefully heated prior to adding a yoghurt starter culture.







Students learn about how grapes are grown and milk is produced, the fermentation processes used to produce wine, yogurt and cheese and how these products are stored and packaged. The problems associated with alcohol in our society are also taught with a focus on responsible consumption.

The work has culminated in the production and bottling of our Sauvignon Blanc white wine named ‘Shining Light’ after the school motto. Production of a red wine is nearing completion. The students have also created several styles of yogurt and are in the process of making soft and hard cheeses. These products will be available for parents to sample and enjoy during our NAIDOC Day celebrations. It is hoped that eventually our agriculture program can expanded to incorporate the delivery of certificate courses in skills such as cheese making.

Female NRL football is taking over in the North, with girls from MSB promoting the game through active involvement. The Roosters NRL boys are taking on the Challenge in Mareeba, and the AFL MSB male and female players are matching other teams in Cairns. MSB supports students to engage in a healthy, active, sporting lifestyle. Well done to all of our students for their positive participation.

Female footballers

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