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Mt Maria Celebrates Remarkable Moments Maria Celebrates Remarkable Moments<p style="text-align:center;">​​​<img src="/news-and-events/PublishingImages/Pages/remarkablemoments/Remarkable%20Moments_Improved%20Naplan_IMG_5117.JPG" alt="Remarkable Moments_Improved Naplan_IMG_5117.JPG" class="ms-rteImage-2" style="margin:5px;width:100%;height:332px;max-width:500px;" /><br></p><p><span style="background-color:transparent;">On Friday November 9, Mt Maria celebrated  the great achievements of our students over the past year as part of an Archdiocesan-wide celebration called Remarkable Moments. Remarkable Moments acknowledges and celebrates the collective effort of students, teachers, parents and Brisbane Catholic Education (BCE) office staff to grow the engagement, progress, achievement and wellbeing of every learner in literacy and numeracy. Mr Peter Hill from Brisbane Catholic Education joined us at Assembly to present awards to some of our students to highlight literacy achievements. </span><br></p><p>Principal Glenn McConville said that improving student literacy and writing skills had been at the forefront of the College's focus over the last few years. "This year we set specific targets in Year 7-10 for writing achievement against a scaled benchmark for work that was marked (and then cross marked) by teachers on four separate occasions this year," Mr McConville said. <br></p><p>"As a result, we not only achieved these benchmarks, we exceeded them - which is tremendous news!"</p><p>"The students and staff really do deserve our congratulations for this excellent work and improvement in learning," said Mr MrConville.​<br><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><img src="/news-and-events/PublishingImages/Pages/remarkablemoments/Remarkable%20Moments%20Improved%20Writing_IMG_5105%20-%20Copy.JPG" alt="Remarkable Moments Improved Writing_IMG_5105 - Copy.JPG" class="ms-rteImage-2" style="margin:5px;width:100%;height:267px;max-width:400px;" /> <img src="/news-and-events/PublishingImages/Pages/remarkablemoments/Remarkable%20Moments%20B@MM_IMG_5129.JPG" alt="Remarkable Moments B@MM_IMG_5129.JPG" class="ms-rteImage-2" style="margin:5px;width:100%;height:267px;max-width:400px;" /><br></p><p>​<br>​<br>​<br></p><p><br>​<br></p><p><br></p>
Student Wins 1st Place in Remembrance Day Writing Competition Wins 1st Place in Remembrance Day Writing Competition<p style="text-align:center;">​​<img src="/news-and-events/PublishingImages/Pages/remembrancedaywritingcomp/IMG_7458.jpg" alt="IMG_7458.jpg" class="ms-rteImage-2" style="margin:5px;width:500px;height:375px;" /><br></p><p>Congratulations to Mt Maria student Stephen Ratcliff for winning 1st place​ for Year 9 students in the Gaythorne RSL 2018 Remembrance Day Writing Competition. Stephen was awarded $300 for his achievement, and the College library also received $300 for having a student win 1st place.  Year 7 student Erin Hill and Year 8 student Royce Dyson also received Encouragement Awards from the RSL for their efforts. The students received their awards from Cr Andrew Wines ​and Member for Everton, Mr Tim Mander at the RSL on Monday evening. <br></p><p>Curriculum Leader for Humanities at the College, Barbara Wortley, said that the encouragement for students to participate from the Humanities department and the College Community was wonderful. <br></p><p>"The RSL have said that picking the winners this year was very difficult," Mrs Wortley said. <br></p><p>"Many thanks to all the students who put in entries this year, we strongly encourage every one to try again in 2019!"<br></p><p>Congratulations again to Stephen, Erin and Royce on their amazing achievement!<br><br></p>
2019 College Captains Announced College Captains Announced<p style="text-align:center;"><strong>​​​​The Mt Maria College Captains for 201​9 are Esther Majaliwa and Sam Campion. ​</strong></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong><img src="/news-and-events/PublishingImages/Pages/2019captains/cropped.jpg" alt="cropped.jpg" class="ms-rteImage-2" style="margin:5px;width:100%;height:392px;max-width:500px;" /><br></strong></p><p><span style="background-color:transparent;">After applying to be a part of the College Leadership Team,  and following an i</span><span style="background-color:transparent;">nterview with the Principal, the self-nominated students deliver speeches for consideration by their cohort and the college teaching team, who then vote to select the captains and other students leaders for the coming year.</span><br></p><p>Principal Mr Glenn McConville said that all candidates were outstanding, with a tremendous number of students putting their name forward for a leadership position in 2019. <br></p><p>“The Leadership team are thrilled that so many students are prepared to step up into leadership roles in the College community” Principal Mr Glenn McConville said.<br></p><p>During her speech, Esther said that she believes the College Captain role is an "opportunity to inspire youth in the Mt Maria community" and that the captaincy will be "an amazing platform to reach out and be a part of real change."<br></p><p>Sam spoke about his focus in the captaincy role being “making sure no one is left behind" in the College community, and ensuring that 2019 will be "a year to remember" for the Class of 2019. <br><br></p><p>​<br></p>
Class of 1988 Reunites to Celebrate 30 Years of 1988 Reunites to Celebrate 30 Years<p style="text-align:center;">​​​<img src="/news-and-events/PublishingImages/Pages/classof1988reunites/20181027_205239.jpg" alt="20181027_205240.jpg" class="ms-rteImage-2" style="margin:5px;width:100%;height:375px;max-width:500px;" /><br></p><p style="text-align:left;">Did you know the College holds reunions for the past students of Mt Maria? This past weekend (Oct 27th) the class of 1988 reunited at Mt Maria for their 30 year reunion. Proudly supported by the Mt Maria Parents and Friends Association, the reunion attendees enjoyed dinner and nibbles, a tour of the College, and a trip down memory lane with numerous photos from 1988 collated together by College Archivist, Mr Ray O'Brien. <br></p><p style="text-align:left;">1988 graduate, Ms Kath Bryant, said the evening was "a fantastic night catching-up with fellow graduates" she hadn't seen in years. One past student even flew from the UK to make the get together. ​<br><br></p>