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Students ignite their imaginations at Writer's Festival ignite their imaginations at Writer's Festival<p style="text-align:center;"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-1">​</span><img src="/news-and-events/PublishingImages/Pages/writersfestival/Book%20Week%202018%20Group%20with%20Veronica%20Roth%20at%20Author%20Book%20Signing.jpg" alt="Book Week 2018 Group with Veronica Roth at Author Book Signing.jpg" class="ms-rteFontSize-1 ms-rteImage-2" style="margin:5px;width:500px;height:375px;" /><br class="ms-rteFontSize-1"><strong class="ms-rteFontSize-1"><em>Students at the Brisbane Writer's Festival meeting author Veronica Roth</em></strong><br></p><p style="text-align:left;">​Mt Maria students had "the experience of a lifetime" when they visited the Brisbane Writer's Festival​​​ to ignite their imaginations and immerse ​themselves in the world of libraries, ​books, authors, reading and writing. The Brisbane Writer’s Festival is an initiative of the State Library of Queensland which celebrates authors and writing. Part of the Writer's Festival,<em> 'Word Play' </em>​is an education program for young readers, storytellers, and illustrators across Prep-Year 12. ​</p><p style="text-align:left;">The students had a tour of the State Library of Queensland ​, followed by an author talk with Veronica Roth​ (author of the acclaimed <em>Divergent </em>series) and the day concluded with a comic design workshop with comic writer Alisha Jade​​. Meeting Veronica Roth was "an experience of a lifetime" some of the students proclaimed. ​​Student Kate Linwood was particularly taken with the beauty of the State Library, "We explored different rooms dedicated to different genres of books, magazines, newspapers, art and historical objects. Did you know the State Library houses 3.5 million resources?!" Kate said.</p><p style="text-align:left;">The students are already looking forward to Brisbane Writer's Festival in 2019!<br></p><p style="text-align:left;"><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><img src="/news-and-events/PublishingImages/Pages/writersfestival/BWF%20On%20Tour%20Photo%202.jpg" alt="BWF On Tour Photo 2.jpg" class="ms-rteImage-2" style="margin:5px;width:400px;height:300px;" /> <img src="/news-and-events/PublishingImages/Pages/writersfestival/BWF%20On%20Tour%20Photo.jpg" alt="BWF On Tour Photo.jpg" class="ms-rteImage-2" style="margin:5px;width:400px;height:300px;" /></p><p style="text-align:left;">​<br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><br></p>
Papua New Guinea Cricket Team Train at MMC New Guinea Cricket Team Train at MMC<p>​​Mt Maria was fortunate enough to host the Papua New Guinea Cricket team a few weeks ago, as they trained for the ICC World T20 East-Asia Pacific qualifiers. The team prepared for the ​competition with warm up matches at MMC, even donating a signed jersey to the College as a message of thanks. The PNG team finished the tournament undefeated to win the ICC World T20 East-Asia Pacific 'A' Qualifier, ensuring that the team are well on their way to qualifying for the ICC World Cup T20 in 2020. <br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><img src="/news-and-events/PublishingImages/Pages/pngcricket/1360636131_20180817_163601_4878155_resized.jpg" alt="1360636131_20180817_163601_4878155_resized.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:100%;height:244px;max-width:500px;" /> <img src="/news-and-events/PublishingImages/Pages/pngcricket/1381877114_20180817_160134_2733571_resized.jpg" alt="1381877114_20180817_160134_2733571_resized.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:100%;height:243px;max-width:500px;" /><br></p><p>Congratulations to the PNG team and thanks for visiting us at Mt Maria!<br></p>
Past student Hanna Hoswell makes national news student Hanna Hoswell makes national news<p>​​​​Mt Maria past student Hanna Hoswell made local news ​this past week after buying a caramel sundae for a​ palliative care patient en route to hospital. Hanna, who is now a paramedic, and co-worker Kate Hanafy were called to the Gold Coast home of Sharon and Ron McCartney, for Mr McCartney's "final journey" to hospital and palliative care, Queensland Ambulance Service wrote in a Facebook post on Tuesday. After learning that Mr McCartney hadn't eaten in two days, Hanna and Kate made a pit stop at McDonalds to buy Mr McCartney a caramel sundae.<br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><img src="/news-and-events/PublishingImages/Pages/paststudentnews/10204190-3x2-700x467.jpg" alt="10204190-3x2-700x467.jpg" style="margin:5px;max-width:700px;width:100%;height:467px;" /><br><em style="font-size:8pt;">​Past student Hanna Hoswell (L) with Mr McCartney's wife and daughter and fellow paramedic Kate Hanafy. (Photo supplied by Queensland Ambulance Service)</em><br style="font-size:8pt;"></p><p><br></p><p>Read more about Hanna and Kate's story <a href="">here​</a>.<br></p><p><br></p>
Students selected for Creative Generation Art Awards selected for Creative Generation Art Awards<p>​​<br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><img src="/news-and-events/PublishingImages/Pages/creativeartsawards/IMG_9870.JPG" alt="IMG_9870.JPG" class="ms-rteImage-2" style="margin:5px;width:100%;height:334px;max-width:500px;" /><br><em>Ava Ransome with her chosen artwork, currently on display at the Brisbane Institute of Art at Windsor</em><br></p><p>Two Mt Maria Year 12 Visual Arts students have been selected to represent the North Brisbane Region in the Creative Generation Excellence Awards in Visual Arts. The Creative Generation Excellence Awards aim to recoginise and promote excellence in senior Visual Art education throughout Queensland state and non-state schools. Since 1990, the program has helped raise community awareness of the degree of sophistication in concepts, diversity of technical competence, and the high standard of visual art education in Queensland secondary schools. Each district across Queensland selects artworks that demonstrate competency in developing concepts, originality and innovation and an excellence in the use of skills media and techniques. From these artworks a selection of about 30 to 40 works are chosen and an exhibition of student work is held at GOMA and then travels throughout Queensland to regional areas.<br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><img src="/news-and-events/PublishingImages/Pages/creativeartsawards/crop.jpg" alt="crop.jpg" class="ms-rteImage-2" style="margin:5px;width:100%;height:406px;max-width:500px;" /><br><em>Lauren Claxton with her artwork chosen to represent the North-Brisbane region</em>​<br></p><p> Lauren Claxton and Ava Ransome's artwork is currently on display at the Brisbane Institute of Art at Windsor, with opening night taking place on the 21st of September from 4.30pm-7.30pm. Congratulations Lauren and Ava!<br><br></p>