This term has certainly required our community members to show a tremendous amount of resilience – and they certainly have!
There have been many challenges from the worries of sickness to social distancing, stronger and smarter than before! Despite the challenges the learning journey has continued! Congratulations to all the staff and students who made it work!
Similarly, our Year 12 students will be a graduating class like no other after a year of unforeseen disruption. They will still graduate and the whole community (parents, carers, extended family, friends and staff of the College) will certainly be very proud of this wonderful achievement!
Just a reminder, our key events for our Year 12 students include:
• Wednesday 21st October - Presentation Night
• Thursday 22nd October - Year 12 Graduation Liturgy
• Thursday 22nd October – Year 12 Formal
With our Year 12 students finishing formal classes early next term (under the new QCCA senior secondary system), we have brought our student leadership processes forward. On Friday, I spoke with the Year 11 students about the role of a student leader and the importance of it to harness the student voice and to work with staff to continue to grow the Mount St Bernard College community. The students who fill these positions are also expected to be positive role models for all college students. Students were given an information pack and asked to consider over the break whether this was something they wished to apply for next term.
A process of discernment for students, families and staff will include the following:
• Complete the nomination form, returning it to the Principal by 3pm Thursday 8th October (Week 1 Term 4)
• Nomination form are displayed outside Library - Friday 9th October – Wednesday 14th October (Week 2 Term 4)
• Voting by Year 10, 11 and 12 students and staff - Thursday 15th October (Week 2 Term 4)
• Interviews by panel - Friday 16th October (Week 2 Term 4)
• Offer of position to successful candidates - Monday 19th October (Week 3 Term 4)
The College wishes all our community a restful and rejuvenating holiday break and we look forward to seeing everyone again in Term 4.
CENTENARY WEBSITE - now up and running
After much research, digging up artefacts and photos, meetings with past students, Sisters and staff the MSB Centenary website is now live. Please visit and explore the centenary website via the web address below. It contains the latest information about special events we are hosting to celebrate MSB’s centenary as well as a variety of pages of interesting history of MSB. https://www.msb.qld.edu.au/centenary
There is a section for past students to record their own memories/stories of MSB for us to add to the collection, called 100 Years of Yarns. You can either record your voice using the embedded voice recorder app or type your memory and press submit. All stories are proof-read before possible selection to be added to the 100 Years of Yarns page.