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Connor Duggan Competes in Australian Athletics Championshipshttp://www.mtmaria.qld.edu.au/news-and-events/Pages/connorduggan.aspxConnor Duggan Competes in Australian Athletics Championships<p style="text-align:center;">​​<img src="/news-and-events/PublishingImages/Pages/connorduggan/IMG_3855.JPG" alt="IMG_3855.JPG" class="ms-rteImage-2" style="margin:5px;width:500px;height:375px;" /><br></p><p style="text-align:left;">Congratulations to Year 10 student Connor Duggan, who has just returned from competing in the Australian Athletics Championships in Tasmania. <br></p><p style="text-align:left;">Connor competed in the Under 16 Mens Heptathlon, which comprises of 7 events.​ </p><p style="text-align:left;">Connor managed to achieve 4 out of 7 personal bests at the Championships, the most impressive of which was his high jump of 1:99 metres. </p><p style="text-align:left;">Mt Maria Sport Program Leader, Mr Lucas Gill, said that the whole College commmunity is proud of Connor.</p><p style="text-align:left;">"Connor's efforts are outstanding and a true reflection on his persistence and hard work," Mr Gill said.</p><p style="text-align:left;">"Mt Maria congratulates him on this awesome achievement," finished Mr Gill. <br><br></p><p><br></p>
King Wally inspires resilience in Mt Maria studentshttp://www.mtmaria.qld.edu.au/news-and-events/Pages/kingwallyvisitsmtmaria.aspxKing Wally inspires resilience in Mt Maria students<p style="text-align:center;">​<img src="/news-and-events/PublishingImages/Pages/kingwallyvisitsmtmaria/Photo%201.jpg" alt="Photo 1.jpg" class="ms-rteImage-2" style="margin:5px;width:500px;height:333px;" /><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><em>​​<span class="ms-rteFontSize-1">​College Captains Sam Campion and Esther Majaliwa with Principal Glenn McConville and Wally Lewis</span></em><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><em><span class="ms-rteFontSize-1"><br></span></em></p>Mt Maria College welcomed ‘the king of NRL’ Wally Lewis to the College on Monday 18th of March to celebrate Purple Day, a global initiative dedicated to raising epilepsy awareness.<div><br>Lewis spoke to the students of the challenges he faced having epilepsy at a time when he was in denial about the condition.</div><div><br>Speaking of how tough his initial diagnosis with epilepsy was, Lewis said he was embarrassed to admit he had epilepsy.</div><div><br>“Dealing with epilepsy is never anyone’s first choice,” Lewis admitted.</div><div><br> “I congratulate Mt Maria College for their involvement in assistance programs throughout the community to support those living with epilepsy,” said Lewis.</div><div><br>Mr Glenn McConville, Principal of Mt Maria, said it was an absolute privilege to welcome NRL royalty to the College.</div><div><br>“It was an honour to have Wally share his story with our students,” Mr McConville said.</div><div><br>“Wally’s message of resilience and supporting each other when we are faced with hardships in our lives has truly inspired our students.”</div><div><br>Lewis, ambassador for Epilepsy Queensland, was invited to the College after Mt Maria was awarded the John Wellings Memorial Education Award by Epilepsy Queensland in 2018.</div><div><br>The award is given to teachers and other personnel in schools who have aided people with epilepsy.</div><div><br>Epilepsy Queensland stated that Mt Maria's "students are well supported in an environment that is consistent, safe and where students with epilepsy can learn and thrive.”<p><br></p></div>
Mt Maria's Amazing Grace to Sing for Anzacs in Francehttp://www.mtmaria.qld.edu.au/news-and-events/Pages/amazinggrace.aspxMt Maria's Amazing Grace to Sing for Anzacs in France<p style="text-align:center;">​​<img src="/news-and-events/PublishingImages/4.jpg" alt="4.jpg" class="ms-rteImage-2" style="margin:5px;width:100%;height:317px;max-width:500px;" /><br><em style="font-size:9pt;background-color:transparent;">​Mt Maria Year 11 student Grace Elliott is heading to Villers-Bretonneux with Voices of Birralee</em><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><br></p>Mt Maria College student Grace Elliott is warming up for the trip of a lifetime, after being selected to perform with the Voices of Birralee on the 25th of April in Villers-Bretonneux, France.<div><br>Year 11 student Grace, who has been a member of the Voices of Birralee for the last 5 years, has been selected to perform at the Anzac Day Dawn Service and Commemoration of the Battle of Villers-Bretonneux at the Australian National Memorial, France.</div><div><br>Voices of Birralee is a Brisbane based non-profit child and youth choral organisation founded in 1995 which has gained a reputation for its leading choirs, that have performed in front of audiences in both Australia and across the world.</div><div><br>Voices of Birralee’s Anzac Choir is by invitation only, a small number of Birralee members aged between 15 and 16 are selected to sing at the event.<br>Grace says to be chosen is an incredible honour, and she feels very grateful to be given the opportunity to represent Australia on an international level.</div><div><br>“In going to France to perform, I feel a responsibility to represent all of those affected by war, including retired and current service men and women,” Grace said.</div><div><br>“I am also honoured to be representing the Defence Families within the Mt Maria College Community, including the Mt Maria families who are spread around Australia.”</div><div><br>Grace will be travelling to Villers-Bretonneux with the Birralee Choir, who have made this once in a lifetime opportunity a reality for the 16-year-old.</div><div><br> “I believe the impact of words through song is extremely powerful and I’ll be singing for all members of the ADF both past and present and their families.”</div><div><br>Grace will also join Voices of Birralee as they travel through Croatia, Austria and Venice before the trip culminates with the Anzac Choir performance in France.</div><div><br>Grace’s journey begins on April 5.<p><br><br></p></div>
Year 12 Student to Perform in Class Clowns State Finalshttp://www.mtmaria.qld.edu.au/news-and-events/Pages/classclowns2019.aspxYear 12 Student to Perform in Class Clowns State Finals<p style="text-align:center;">​<img src="/news-and-events/PublishingImages/Pages/classclowns2019/IMAG0258.jpg" alt="IMAG0258.jpg" class="ms-rteImage-2" style="margin:5px;width:500px;height:282px;" /><br><em style="background-color:transparent;font-size:7pt;">​​Mt Maria Class Clowns competitors Chris Reitano, Sam Campion , Nikki Wilson, Nadia Watson and Gabby Wilson with Hit105's Stav Davidson at the Brisbane Powerhouse</em><br style="font-size:7pt;"></p><p style="text-align:left;">​Congratulations to Year 12 student and College Captain, Sam Campion, who is off to compete in the 2019 Class Clowns QLD State Finals! Sam was a part of a group of Mt Maria drama students who nominated themselves to perform at the Class Clowns qualifying heats this week.</p><p style="text-align:left;">Class Clowns is a national secondary school comedy competition run in conjunction with the Brisbane Comedy Festival and ​the Melbourne Interntaional Comedy Festival. With alumni including Joel Creasey, Rhys Nicholson, Aaron Chen and Tom Ballard, Class Clowns is truly a one-of-a-kind experience and a springboard to success. State Final winners will perform at the National Grand Final in Melbourne <span style="background-color:transparent;">and go into the running to win a $2500 prize package.<br></span></p><p style="text-align:left;"><span style="background-color:transparent;">Mt </span><span style="background-color:transparent;">Maria's Acting Cultural Leader, Ms Lisa Rachow, said that Sam made the College proud with his hilarious stand up about the life of a school captain.</span><br></p><p style="text-align:left;">"The competition was tough from other schools, but our brave and talented students made the most out of their experience and all performed exceptionally well," Ms Rachow said.<br></p><p style="text-align:left;">"We are immensely proud of Sam and can't wait to hear more of his side-splitting humour on Sunday."<br></p><p style="text-align:left;">If you'd like to support Sam at the State Finals, the competition will be held at the Visy Theatre at the Brisbane Powerhouse on Sunday the 17th of March at 3pm. Tickets are available ​<a href="https://brisbanepowerhouse.org/events/2019/03/09/class-clowns-2/">here.</a><br></p><p><br></p>