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Comedian Steph Tisdell Visits Year 10 Drama Steph Tisdell Visits Year 10 Drama<p style="text-align:center;"><img src="/news-and-events/PublishingImages/Pages/stephtisdell/6.jpg" alt="4.jpg" class="ms-rteImage-2" style="margin:5px;width:100%;height:374px;max-width:500px;" /><br></p><p>Lots of laughs were had at Mt Maria College yesterday as Australian comedian Steph Tisdell ran a 2-hour workshop with Year 10 Drama students and students entering in the 2019 Melbourne Comedy Festival's Class Clowns competition. Students had a ball learning jokes and sketch techniques from one of the best in the business. Ms Tisdell is one of Australia’s funniest female Indigenous comedians, with many national and international awards under her belt for her various comedy shows. Mt Maria thanks MsTisdell for facilitating the workshop and inspiring the students with skills and inspiration for their comedic performances.<br></p><p> The students are looking forward to sharing their stand up comedy work at the annual Class Clowns Competition at the Powerhouse Theatre in March.<br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p>
Year 12 Student Zara Grlj Advances in Lions Youth of the Year 12 Student Zara Grlj Advances in Lions Youth of the Year<p style="text-align:center;">​​​<img src="/news-and-events/PublishingImages/Pages/lionsyouthoftheyear/IMAG0071.jpg" alt="IMAG0071.jpg" class="ms-rteImage-2" style="margin:5px;width:100%;height:338px;max-width:600px;" /><br></p><p style="text-align:left;">Students from Mt Maria College recently competed in the Lions Youth of the Year Club Final for the Lions Club of Enoggera, a prestigious event for youth designed to encourage, foster and develop leadership. Year 12 Mt Maria student Zara Grlj was the winner of the Club Final and will now advance to the next round of the competition, a huge achievement that the College is immensely proud of.</p><p style="text-align:center;"><img src="/news-and-events/PublishingImages/Pages/lionsyouthoftheyear/IMG_20190216_143947695.jpg" alt="IMG_20190216_143947695.jpg" class="ms-rteImage-2" style="margin:5px;width:100%;height:262px;max-width:350px;" /><br></p><p style="text-align:left;">Students Samantha Bond, Kai Gampe and Michael Orman also received awards for public speaking, and Josh Vella, Abbey Hyde and Maddie Brennan also attended and gave it their best shot. Acting Cultural Program Leader, Ms Lisa Rachow, said that they students left a lasting impression on the judging panel.</p><p style="text-align:left;">"The students each did a terrific job and made the College very proud," Ms Rachow said.</p><p style="text-align:left;">The ​Lions Youth of the Year competition is designed to encourage student interest in leadership and the qualities required to take an active and constructive role in the community. A high level of academic, leadership, sporting, public speaking and citizenship achievement is sought in its potential winners. Past Lions Youth of the Year entrants include former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd; Peter Beattie, a past premier of Queensland; the ABC’s Sabra Lane and Senator Simon Birmingham. <br><br><br><br><br></p><p><br></p>
Celebrate IWD 2019 at Mt Maria IWD 2019 at Mt Maria<p style="text-align:center;">​​<img src="/news-and-events/PublishingImages/Pages/iwd2019/IWD.JPG" alt="IWD.JPG" style="margin:5px;width:100%;height:408px;max-width:800px;" /><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><br></p><div style="text-align:center;"><strong class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-9-4 ms-rteFontSize-6">WOMEN – MONEY – CONNECTION </strong></div><div style="text-align:center;"><strong class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-9-4 ms-rteFontSize-4"><br></strong></div><div style="text-align:center;"><strong class="ms-rteFontSize-2">The event is OPEN TO THE PUBLIC and members of the local community and will be held:</strong></div><div style="text-align:center;"><strong class="ms-rteFontSize-2">on </strong></div><div style="text-align:center;"><strong class="ms-rteFontSize-2">Friday 8 March from 3.15pm – 8.00pm</strong></div><div style="text-align:center;"><strong class="ms-rteFontSize-2">at</strong></div><div style="text-align:center;"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-2"><strong>Mt Maria College</strong><br></span></div><div style="text-align:center;"><strong class="ms-rteFontSize-2">54 Prospect Road, Mitchelton </strong></div><div style="text-align:center;"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-2">the event features</span></div><div style="text-align:center;"><strong class="ms-rteFontSize-2">complimentary afternoon tea, speakers, stallholders </strong></div><div style="text-align:center;"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-2">and a <strong>fundraising Clothes Swap </strong>from 4.45pm!</span></div><div style="text-align:center;"><br class="ms-rteFontSize-2"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-2">To donate clothing, please get in touch with Claire Grlj on 0401 439 612 to arrange collection</span><br></div><div style="text-align:center;"><br></div><div style="text-align:center;"><a href="" target="_blank"><img src="/news-and-events/PublishingImages/Pages/iwd2019/button_click-here-to-rsvp-now%20(1).png" alt="button_click-here-to-rsvp-now (1).png" style="margin:5px;max-width:332px;width:100%;height:44px;" /></a><br></div><div><br><span class="ms-rteFontSize-2">This event is being hosted by the Mt Maria College Mitchelton P & F in conjunction with Year 12 students and Mt Maria College Mitchelton Social Justice Captains, Miss Lily Moffat and Miss Zara Grlj. ​</span><br class="ms-rteFontSize-2"></div><div><span class="ms-rteFontSize-2"><br>Local radio station YYY FM 87.6 interviewed the Year 12 students recently where they shared the theme and purpose of the event which is aligned to and supported by the Queensland Government’s 2019 International Women’s Day theme “Invest in Women, Invest in the Future.”</span></div><div><span class="ms-rteFontSize-2"><br>Miss Moffat shared: “The event is called “Women – Money – Connection” and is designed to educate women about becoming financially independent.”</span></div><div><span class="ms-rteFontSize-2"><br>Along with a complimentary afternoon tea, there will be opportunities to network with other women, hear from keynote speakers and visit information stalls about managing money, careers and part-time business opportunities for women.  </span></div><div><span class="ms-rteFontSize-2"><br>Three invited speakers will present on the day including Women’s Finance expert Michelle House from Living Rich who will talk about ways for women to increase their income and financial independence. College Alumni 2017 Mackenzie Bond will share her journey in developing a start-up phase business called Outback Wings, and Brisbane BUNYA Lions Club District Governor-Elect Donna Hedges will talk about a new program called “New Voices” designed to increase the number of women in leadership, Donna is a Mitchelton local and spent years in Leadership at Mitchelton State High School.</span></div><div><span class="ms-rteFontSize-2"><br>The event will culminate in a Fundraising Clothes Swap to raise money for charities that empower and support the economic development of women.  </span></div><div><br class="ms-rteFontSize-2"></div><div><span class="ms-rteFontSize-2">Entry is a $10 donation at the door with visitors being invited to fill a bag of clothing to take home.  <br></span></div><div><span class="ms-rteFontSize-2"><br>Miss Grlj said that donations are being accepted for children, teenage boys and girls, ladies and men, and accessories such as handbags, jewellery, belts and shoes are also welcomed.</span></div><div><span class="ms-rteFontSize-2"><br>Local Stylist, Lee Martin from Style Your Way in Ferny Hills will be on hand to offer styling advice to visitors. </span></div><div><span class="ms-rteFontSize-2"><br>A special Formal Wear Pop Up Shop selling dresses, shirts, suits, shoes, bags and accessories will be there.  </span></div><div><span class="ms-rteFontSize-2"><br>The event is supported by the Queensland Government and local community associations including; Enoggera Baptist Church, YYY FM 87.6 Radio, Brisbane Bunya Lions Club, Style Your Way Ferny Hills, The Catholic Parishes of Grovely, Mitchelton and Samford, Mt Maria College Mitchelton and the Mt Maria College Mitchelton P & F.    </span></div><div><span class="ms-rteFontSize-2"><br>Money raised will go to local community organisation The Nest and Caritas Australia.</span></div><div><span class="ms-rteFontSize-2"><br><strong>For more information get in touch with Claire Grlj – – 0401 439 612</strong></span></div><div><b><br></b><div style="text-align:center;"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-5 ms-rteThemeForeColor-9-4"><strong>RSVP ESSENTIAL</strong><br></span></div><div style="text-align:center;"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-5 ms-rteThemeForeColor-9-4"><strong><a href="" target="_blank" style="text-decoration-line:underline;text-align:center;"><img src="/news-and-events/PublishingImages/Pages/iwd2019/button_click-here-to-rsvp-now%20(1).png" alt="button_click-here-to-rsvp-now (1).png" style="margin:5px;max-width:332px;width:100%;height:44px;" /></a><br></strong></span></div><p style="text-align:center;"><br></p><p><br></p></div>
Mt Maria Shows the Love for Townsville Maria Shows the Love for Townsville<p>​​</p><p style="text-align:center;"><img src="/news-and-events/PublishingImages/Pages/showthelovefortownsville/IMG_6260.jpg" alt="IMG_6260.jpg" class="ms-rteImage-2" style="margin:5px;width:500px;" /><br></p><p>On Friday the 15th of February 2019, Mt Maria College was a sea of red to support the Brisbane Catholic Education initiative, Show the Love for Townsville day. Staff and students donned their best red outfit and donated a gold coin to raise funds for those devastated by the floods in Far North Queensland. Collectively, the College raised over $1,700 to help those affected.<br></p><p>​College Captains for 2019, Sam Campion and Esther Majaliwa, were instrumental in uniting the College for this great cause.</p><p>"​We are so proud of the College community for coming together today to support the people of Townsville," Sam said.</p><p>"What an amazing display of what Mt Maria can do when we all unite together."<br><br></p>