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Year 7 student Wesley Hinton represents College at National Golf Competition 7 student Wesley Hinton represents College at National Golf Competition<p style="text-align:center;">​​​​​​<img src="/news-and-events/PublishingImages/Pages/wesleyrepresentscollege/Golf%20Photo.jpg" alt="Golf Photo.jpg" class="ms-rteImage-2" style="margin:5px;width:100%;height:334px;max-width:500px;" /><br></p><p><span style="color:#333333;font-family:sans-serif, arial, verdana, "trebuchet ms";font-size:14px;background-color:transparent;">C</span><span style="color:#333333;font-family:sans-serif, arial, verdana, "trebuchet ms";font-size:14px;background-color:transparent;">ongratulations to Year 7 Mt Maria student Wesley Hinton who recently competed at the National School Sport Australia 12 & Under Championships for Golf, representing the Queensland team. The Queensland team collected all the trophies at the recent national competition, whilst representing their school and state with pride.</span></p><p style="box-sizing:border-box;margin-top:10px;outline:none;padding:0px;color:#333333;font-family:sans-serif, arial, verdana, "trebuchet ms";font-size:14px;text-align:left;"><span style="background-color:transparent;">W</span><span style="background-color:transparent;">esley </span><span style="background-color:transparent;">has a Golf Australia handicap of 9. During eac</span><span style="background-color:transparent;">h of the rounds he shot under his handicap and contributed to the State's victory down in Geelong.</span><br></p><p style="box-sizing:border-box;margin-top:10px;outline:none;padding:0px;color:#333333;font-family:sans-serif, arial, verdana, "trebuchet ms";font-size:14px;text-align:center;"><span style="background-color:transparent;"><img src="/news-and-events/PublishingImages/Pages/wesleyrepresentscollege/Wes.jpg" alt="Wes.jpg" class="ms-rteImage-2" style="margin:5px;width:106%;height:517px;max-width:388px;" /><br></span></p><p style="box-sizing:border-box;margin-top:10px;outline:none;padding:0px;color:#333333;font-family:sans-serif, arial, verdana, "trebuchet ms";font-size:14px;">Wesley's coach is Chris McCourt, former pupil of Mt Maria Mitchelton and head coach at Keperra Golf Club. Ahead of the nationals, John Senden (current touring pro) and former student of Mt Maria Mitchelton gifted Wesley his set of clubs. </p><p style="box-sizing:border-box;margin-top:10px;outline:none;padding:0px;color:#333333;font-family:sans-serif, arial, verdana, "trebuchet ms";font-size:14px;">Mr Lucas Gill, Program Leader for Sport at Mt Maria, said that Wesley had been working hard all year to achieve his goal.</p><p style="box-sizing:border-box;margin-top:10px;outline:none;padding:0px;color:#333333;font-family:sans-serif, arial, verdana, "trebuchet ms";font-size:14px;">"Wesley should be tremendously proud of achieving his goal of competing at Nationals," Mr Gill said.</p><p style="box-sizing:border-box;margin-top:10px;outline:none;padding:0px;color:#333333;font-family:sans-serif, arial, verdana, "trebuchet ms";font-size:14px;">"He is an awesome example of what you can achieve when you stay focused, positive and show great sportsmanship!"</p><p style="box-sizing:border-box;margin-top:10px;outline:none;padding:0px;color:#333333;font-family:sans-serif, arial, verdana, "trebuchet ms";font-size:14px;">Congratulations Wesley!<br><br></p><p><br></p>
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>