Australian Geography Competition

Congratulations to all of the students who participated in the 2021 Australian Geography Competition in Term 1. This annual event is organised by the Royal Geographical Society of Queensland and the Australian Geography Teachers Association.

Eleven of our students sat a forty minute test that measured their understanding of geographical concepts, their geographical knowledge as well as their application skills. Looking at data tables and case studies about the natural world, our girls were up against schools from all around the country.

This competition was completely voluntary and all of the participants represented MSJ extremely well. Well done to everyone involved, and special thank you to Mr McMillan for facilitating the competition of the day!

Pictured: Erica Whitmore, Year 8

Tahnee Hales, Humanities Domain Leader

MMADD Day Celebrations

After months of hard work and planning, this year’s MMADD Day was a huge success - a day celebrating each area of the arts and all the women who have helped shape our world. This year’s theme was ‘female powerhouses’.

The day started with an iconic student-teacher dance number to Kath and Kim’s 2004 Logies performance of ‘Lady Bump’, with myself and Ella O’Connor hosting the day as the true Australian female powerhouses, Kath and Kim. We then listened to our guest speakers from the Western Edge Youth Arts who shared their experiences of being women within the arts industry.

After some intense preparation, our houses were ready to perform their amazing Year 7 and 12 routines to a mashup of songs from their assigned ‘female powerhouse’. Though the competition was close, Solomon finally broke their curse, winning with their iconic Ariana Grande performance and McCormack’s festival of Gaga was not far behind, earning second place. Penola’s ode to Katy Perry placed them in third and Cameron came in fourth with their tribute to Beyonce. Providence came in fifth place with their celebration of Britney Spears and finally, Kincumber in sixth place with their homage to Ms J-Lo.

I would finally like to say a big thank you to all of the house leaders, choreographers and dancers for all of their hard work and dedication to their houses to make a spectacular show for our college. Also a big thank you to Ms Bettiol for helping make MMADD Day the amazing event it was.

MMADD Day 2021 will definitely be a MMADD Day to remember!

Mikaela King, Arts Leader

    Career news

    Career news for the coming weeks

    Topics include:

    • School holiday career events
    • Open Days
    • Amazing skills mapping tool
    • Competitions
    • Upcoming career events

    If you have any questions, please contact the Pathways Leader, Tania Vranes:

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    The new cafe opens its doors

    Our new cafe features healthy food choices and environmentally friendly food packaging. It is also a warm and cosy place to meet friends over a hot coffee or hot chocolate from the coffee bar.

    There is also an outdoor dining area that leads off the cafe which is still having landscaping completed. Stay tuned for a spring reveal!

    Watch this video for a peek inside.