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Mt Maria Songbirds Ashlin and Grace Ready to Sing for Europe Maria Songbirds Ashlin and Grace Ready to Sing for Europe<p style="text-align:center;">​​<img src="/news-and-events/PublishingImages/Pages/songbirdsashlingrace/IMG-7406.JPG" alt="IMG-7406.JPG" class="ms-rteImage-2" style="margin:5px;width:100%;height:374px;max-width:500px;" /><br></p><p>Mt Maria College students Ashlin Cork and Grace Elliott are excitedly preparing to travel to Villers-Bretonneux, France for Anzac Day 2019.</p><p>Ashlin and Grace will travel to France with the Voices of Birralee on April 5<sup>th</sup> as part of Voices of Birralee's five-year commitment to the Department of Veterans' Affair (DVA).</p><p>Surrounding this commitment, the girls and 70 other choristers will venture across Europe and perform in Croatia, Austria, France and Italy. </p><p>While Ashlin is too young to sing as part of the televised Anzac Day service in Villers-Bretonneux with Grace, she will join the choir as they perform at the Lighting of the Flame at the Arc de Triomphe in Paris and will perform at the 'We are singing Adriatic Festival' in Opatija, Croatia and at a Mayoral Civic Reception in Graz, Austria.<br></p><p>Ashlin joined Birralee Singers in 2017 and progressed to the Voices of Birralee last year. She is overjoyed at the opportunity to sing with the choir in Europe.<br></p><p>“I am really excited to represent not only Australia, but my school and the local community, on the international stage," Ashlin said.</p><p>“It means the world to me to be selected for this amazing event."</p><p>Principal of Mt Maria College, Mr.​ Glenn McConville said of the tour; “Mt Maria College is very proud of both Ashlin and Grace on their fantastic achievement – all of their hard work and preparation has resulted in this once of a lifetime tour."  <br></p><p><br></p>
Year 12 student Makenzie Weale wins Rugby 7's Tournament in Hong Kong 12 student Makenzie Weale wins Rugby 7's Tournament in Hong Kong <p style="text-align:center;">​​​​<img src="/news-and-events/PublishingImages/Pages/makenziewealehongkong/55509762_1807697739335520_2610933743342321664_o.jpg" alt="55509762_1807697739335520_2610933743342321664_o.jpg" class="ms-rteImage-2" style="margin:5px;width:100%;height:333px;max-width:500px;" /><br></p><p style="text-align:center;">Mt Maria Year 12 student and 2019 Sport Leader, Makenzie Weale, recently traveled with Tribe 7's Rugby to Hong Kong  to compete at the All Girls International Rugby Sevens tournament. The team were undefeated throughout the competition and won the tournament. <br></p><p style="text-align:center;">Lucas Gill, Sports Program Leader at Mt Maria said that the entire College community was enormously proud of Makenzie.</p><p style="text-align:center;">"Makenzie works incredibly hard, she should be very proud of her awesome effort," said Mr Gill.<br></p><p style="text-align:center;">Congratulations Makenzie!<br></p><p><br><br></p>
Connor Duggan Competes in Australian Athletics Championships 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 students 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>