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3rd-13th November
Study Zone

6th November
MSB Teen Angel Play
7pm Mercy Hall

11th November
Remembrance Day

14th November
Boarders Christmas Party

14th-18th November
Year 12 Block Exams

21st November
Year 12 Graduation Liturgy
Last Day for Year 12

22nd November
Year 12 Formal 6pm
The Reef Hotel - Casino Cairns

24th-26th November
Year 11 Block Exams

27th November
All Classes finish Term 4 at 3pm

28th November
Boarders Travel Home

5th December
MSB Office closes



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Catholic Education Week

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Mount St Bernard College offers a quality, Catholic secondary education for young people, male and female, in Years 8 thru 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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Congratulations to all students who were recognised for their outstanding achievements during our Presentation Evening celebrations. It was a wonderful evening where staff, students and parents and carers gathered together as a community to celebrate our students' growth and achievements. Thankyou to all staff, students and parents who worked hard to make the night a success. It is truly a fantastic reflection of our College to see such mutual support in action.

Presentation Evening Year 12

Business Education - BuySmart CompetitionWhen Year 9 Business Education student Dale developed and filmed an interview about how to recognise and avoid mobile phone scams, he had no idea that it would lead to a personal invitation to Queensland's Parliament House!

Out of more than 1,000 entries received, BuySmart judges shortlisted Dale's entry and invited him to the BuySmart Awards ceremony in Brisbane in late October.

"Dale is to be commended for his efforts and enthusiasm to enter the competition and help spread the BuySmart message. About one thousand students entered the competition this year, the standard of entries was very high and judging was extremely difficult. Dale should be proud of his achievement in being short listed," said Cath Chapman-Peel, Manager Community and Stakeholder Engagement , Queensland Office of Fair Trading.

The Queensland Office of Fair Trading runs the BuySmart competition each year in order to raise awareness of consumer rights. The competition is open to all Queensland primary and high school students from years 4-12. Special thanks must also go to the 'talent' Dale selected for his interview— Year 11 student Mog. Dale interviewed Mog about the dangers of mobile phone scams, with both students proving to be naturals in front of the camera.

Congratulations to Dale and to all Year 9 Business Education students who worked hard on high-quality entries for the competition. They all did a great job in helping Queenslanders to 'buy smart' and not get scammed or ripped off. For more information visit

Year 12 Legal Studies' students travelled to Cairns on 17th October to attend the Business Liaison Association's annual Breakfast with the Law. Guest speaker, Mr Phillip Ridgway revealed the finer details in 'A day in the life of a family lawyer' and introduced the role of collaborative law in settling family disputes. Did you know that 95 % of disputes in family breakdown do not end up in court due to mediation?

Dr Anthony Gray spoke about freedoms and rights in the age of terrorist threat in a forum that allowed students to express their views.

After Danishes, bacon, eggs and beautiful music, we visited the Cairns Courthouse to sit in on three cases.

The excursion provided valuable insight into the maze that legal professionals must run through to ensure just, fair and equitable outcomes for Australians in the judicial system.

We hope to finalise enrolments for 2015 by the end of term 3. Year 10 is nearly full and there are still vacancies for 4 or 5 more in each of years 9, 11 and 12. There are still 25 boarding spaces available across Year 7 & 8.

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