Saturday 29 May 2021 

200 Years of Catholic Education

The Mass to celebrate 200 years of Catholic education at St Stephen’s Cathederal on Tuesday an expression of celebration and gratitude.

Marymount College was represented by Myles McBierney, Isabella Dean and Mrs Dolores Maitland. We would have sent more but for COVID restrictions. Marymount College is part of this great story and it fills us with joy to be part of the College—and this bigger story—every day.  It was a gathering of students, teachers, colleagues from Brisbane Catholic Education and friends in Catholic education around Australia on the Feast of Our Lady Help of Christians. Celebrated by Archbishop Coleridge, the mass provided an opportunity to reflect on the past with gratitude for all those who contributed so much and were the pioneers of what has been realised in 1,755 Catholic schools across Australia educating over 777,000 students.


ECSI Survey Reminder

Chances to win a $200 dinner voucher remain very high.

There has been a low response to our appeal for parents to take the Catholic Identity Survey and tell us what they think. We hope more parents will do the survey and enter the draw to win a $200 dinner voucher before it closes on 31 May. The voucher will be drawn and announced to students over the PA system during pastoral on Tuesday 1 June. Winners will be notified by phone soon after.

National Sorry Day and National Reconciliation Week 

Wednesday 26 May marked National Sorry Day.

Sorry Day is a day of remembrance where we acknowledge the grief, injustice and the resilience of the Stolen Generations. It is important that we reflect on the “protection” policies that led to the forced removal of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and the intergenerational trauma that affects many of our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

This Thursday marked the commencement of National Reconciliation Week. The theme for 2021 is More than a word, reconciliation takes action. National Reconciliation Week provides an opportunity for each of us to reflect on where we stand in the reconciliation journey

The challenge is to open hearts and minds, to understand and to respond graciously. Together, Sorry Day and National Reconciliation Week call us to compassion and to make a commitment to take action to reconcile with our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians.

Gold Coast Drama Festival

Our Junior cast was awarded the Runners Up trophy last Friday evening.

Congratulations to the cast and to Director, Melanie Howe, Assistant Director and former student Georgia Krueger, and to Deanne Siegle-Buyat, Tamara Sharpe, Kara Mallory and Susannah York for the Junior cast on their success. They are a great team as they support each other and their students. 

Particular congratulations to Sophie Fitzgibbon, Cooper Sanky, Grace Ollerenshaw, Natalia Trujillo, Scarlett Saunderson and Tahlia O'Keefe who were all awarded Highly Commended certificates.

Next Saturday Tamara Sharpe’s Intermediate cast, with help from Kara Mallory with props, set and costumes, perform in the three-night intermediate section at Trinity Lutheran. The following week Melanie Howe’s Senior cast perform at St Stephen's College in the three-night senior section. Competition is fierce and we do like to win. 


We look forward to Courtyard performances from our musicians during morning tea and lunch through next week.

Mr Faughey has been auditioning ensembles and rock bands for the M Fest program. The atmosphere in the College gets a lift during these M-Fest weeks as the practice of our students and the work of our instrumental teachers shines as performers gather confidence over three days.

College Mass 9:00am Wednesday 2 June

We gather this Wednesday in the Doyle Centre for the annual College Mass to give thanks for 200 Years of Catholic Education, and for our Marymount community of students, families, teachers, school officers and other staff.

The Term 2 Mass sits with the Term 1 Opening Liturgy, the Term 3 Marymount Combined Schools Liturgy on Marymount Day and the Year 12 Farewell Liturgy/College Assembly in Term 4 as priority whole school liturgical events each year. COVID will preclude parent attendance again this year. We look forward to when we will again be able to invite parents.

Vinnies CEO Sleepout

It is now just three weeks today until the Gold Coast Vinnies CEO Sleepout and Geoff Browne, Vivian Savage, Dolores Maitland and I will be sleeping out at Cbus Stadium because you are donating to Vinnies through the CEO Sleepout Appeal. All donations go to Vinnies.

There have been many donations already and Vinnies goal for us is to reach $12,000. We’re doing it to support Vinnies. Please be generous.

We are now over the half-way mark towards our fundraising goal, so now’s the time to call on your friends and neighbours to step up to support the Marymount Team’s efforts of choosing to sleep rough for Vinnies.
Chris Noonan
This year the Marymount College Leadership Team are taking part in the Vinnies CEO Sleepout to raise money for the St Vincent de Paul Society to support Australians in need. We need your support. Will you help us to reach the target? Donating $50 can make a huge difference to people who need it most.

Week 7

Monday 31/05

5:30pm-7:30pm Marymount College Careers Expo

Tuesday 1/06 

South Coast Cross Country

Wednesday 2/06

8:45am College Mass

Thursday 3/06

11:00am Year 9 Maths Exam
AGCC Sport Trials

Friday 4/06

Rosies Have a Heart Day (Free Dress)
6:00pm Gold Coast Drama Festival (Year 11 & 12)

Week 8

Monday 7/06

Year 10 Immunisations 

Tuesday 8/06

QCAA Photoshoot
Year 10 Science & Engineering Excursion
6:00pm P&F Meeting

Wednesday 9/06


Thursday 10/06

AGCC Sport Trials
Year 10 Maths Exam

Friday 10/06

Year 12 English Exam



Youth & Young Adults Mass

1st and 3rd Sunday 5:30pm, Mary, Mother of Church

Come and celebrate Mass with us. Be involved with reading, music, setting up etc.

Burleigh Youth and Young Adults Worship

2nd Wednesday of the Month 6:00pm, Mary, Mother of Church

Come join us in worshipping God. Worship Catholic topics, rosary, chaplets, saints, intercessory prayers, bible readings and discussion, worship songs and more.

Contact Details
Instagram: @burleighyouth
Facebook: @burleighyouth
Youth Ministry Team Member: Brady
Marymount College encourages attendance, however, if you have cold or flu-like symptoms, you must not attend school.

Parents, please notify the school prior to 8:00am via the BCE Connect App or Parent Portal. Students are able to keep up to date with work missed by checking moodle and emailing teachers.

Visitors to the College

Marymount College takes seriously our commitment to the safety and protection of students.

We recognise that students learn best in school environments in which they feel safe, both physically and
emotionally. The College has procedures in place for the management of visitors and other outsiders, including relevant signage and directions, together with procedures for signing in and out of the school in accordance with the BCE Visitors to School Premises Procedure.
  • All parents and visitors to the College are required to report to Reception and sign in using the digital system. (Unless visiting the Uniform Shop).
  • A sticker identifying the visitor is printed and must be worn whilst on campus. The person they are visiting is automatically sent an email to meet their guest.
  • Parents should not enter teaching spaces without prior approval from College staff.
Tradespersons will sign in at the Facilities office using the same system. All visitors are required to sign out as they leave.

Geoff Browne
Deputy Principal

Senior Curriculum

Assessment Policy

This fortnight we address our policies around assessment - both assessment that is missed or late; and assessment where the submission is over the allowable word count.

Reporting your child's absence via the parent portal or BCE Connect App is a user friendly and reliable method for informing us of student absences. Thank you for using this. However, when a student has failed to either sit a Senior exam on a particular day, or they have not submitted a piece of assessment on a due date, there is a necessary, additional system to negotiate an alternative arrangement.

This is the Special Provisions Request form – available on the Parent Portal. For the accuracy of our records and to communicate with sometimes multiple staff effectively, this must be completed correctly, including attached supporting documentation, and then returned to me. The reasons for absence must be significant: either medical (illness), serious family circumstance, or significantly high level sporting competition. 

Writing Skills

A recent development in national pedagogical practices has been the increased attention to writing skills across not just Senior, but in all year levels as well.

Included, is a focus on students’ ability to write succinctly, with accuracy, with precision. As a consequence, the QCAA has enacted a strict policy on word length requirements in assignment submissions, which we have and will continue to practice. Once a word length limit has been reached, teachers will note this on the assignment sheet. Nothing beyond this point will be read, assessed or considered as part of the submission. Throughout the checkpoints and drafting processes, and in-class lessons teachers will educate students on this and on the strictness of the policy. We are in the process of updating our formal Assessment Policy statement to reflect this. 

Year 11 Unit 2

Year 11 students will commence with their Unit 2 studies in all subjects at the start of Week 7, following their return from the Year 11 Retreat.

I wish them well as they complete Unit 1 and attend this important Retreat program. A Unit 1 Interim report will be issued at the end of Term 2. 

Year 12 External Assessment

QCAA 2021 External Exam Schedule for Term IV 2021 is now available on the College website under Parent/Guardian Information > Exam Schedules

Peter Shaw
Assistant Principal Senior Curriculum

Uniform Shop

Save time and purchase uniforms online.

Parents are able to access this feature via the Parent Portal.
  1. Select the icon 'Uniform Shop' with the shopping trolley icon. This will direct you to our online uniform shop. View Parent Sign Up for the Marymount College Online Shop for instructions. 
  2. Follow the prompts to set up your account including linking your child/ren
  3. Select the date you want uniforms prepared by 
  4. Choose items and sizes from the menus
  5. Review your cart and make payment with debit/credit card
Your order will be prepared and you will receive an email when it is ready for your child to come and collect. Pickup available Monday - Thursday.

Year 12 Key Dates

  • Thursday 2 August - Year 12 Mock Exams commence
  • Friday 22 October - Year 12 Farewell Assembly
  • Monday 25 October - Year 12 External Exams commence
  • Friday 12 November - Year 12, 11 10 Awards Night
  • Tuesday 16 November - Graduation LIturgy
  • Thursday 18 November - Year 12 Formal 

Elevate Exam Preparation Webinar

What should your child be doing in the lead up to exams to maximize their success?
How can you help them create a road map for their revision? 
When: Wednesday 2 June
Time: 7pm-8pm (AEST)
Cost: Free 
Register Here 

If your child leaves their preparation to the night before or struggles to plan in advance, this is a session you do not want to miss. Register now to avoid missing out. 

You Choose Road Safety

Last Thursday our students attended an important?presentation by Melissa McGuinness from YOU CHOOSE – Youth Road Safety’.

Melissa is a mother of three children who lives with the loss of her 18-year-old son, Jordan, who died in a car crash in 2012 in which his choices also killed four other innocent young people.

YOU CHOOSE’s messages are confronting, though extremely important for young people and their decision making. Many students were moved to tears of introspection about their own families, which is the intent behind the organisation's motto -Own the Choice Own the Outcome.

Melissa challenged the students to consider how they will personally seek leadership in road safety, live life to its fullest, protect their loved ones; and be truly accountable in?situations where they need to place their safety and wellbeing at the forefront of decision making.

We have asked students to share Melissa’s story with you, watch the You Choose Information Video You Choose Information Video; and to discuss what they have taken from the presentation. We strongly urge you to engage in this conversation with your child.

For more information, please visit 

Cathy Cooper & Nigel Ward
Head and Assistant Head of Year 12

Year 11 Key Dates

  • Thursday 17 June - Year 11 Exams commence
  • Monday 13 September - Year 11 Unit 2 Exams commence
  • Friday 12 November - Year 12, 11, 10 Awards Night
  • Monday 22 November - Year 11 Exams commence
  • Monday 29 November - Year 12 2022 Leaders Camp
  • Friday 16 November - Last official day Year 10 & 11

End of Unit 1

This week saw the general subjects finish off Unit 1. For some, it meant the submission of assignments, for others it was the sitting of exams. In both cases, it was pleasing to see the students working hard to ensure their academic work was of the highest standard possible. We hope the effort put in is reflected in the results they receive. 

Start of Unit 2

Unit 2 work begins in Week 7 and continues through until the end of Term 3. The completion of Unit 1 allows students to reflect on their pathway and chosen subjects, and decide if they are happy with their progress, or if changes would be beneficial. The window of opportunity to change subjects is open for two weeks, and any changes are encouraged to be made as early as possible. Discussions involving class teachers and Mr Shaw are necessary prior to any changes requested.


This week also saw our Year 11s embark on their retreats. Our cohort of 207 was split into five groups and sent to parts of South East Queensland and Northern New South Wales. The timing of the retreats could not be more perfect, as the students get to leave behind the stress and anxiety from the recently completed Unit 1 assessments and go into nature to unwind and reflect on who they are as people, how they have come to be where they are right now, where they want to go from here, and how they are going to get there. We sincerely hope all of the students find value in the experience and we thank the staff who so selflessly give of their time to provide such an opportunity. Our next Newsletter article will have reports and photos from all five venues.

As always, we thank the parents and caregivers of our Year 11s for their constant love and support.

Matt Carroll and Hannah Richardson
Head and Assistant Head of Year 11

Year 10 Key Dates

  • Monday 7 June - Year 10 Immunisations
  • Thursday 17 June - Year 10 Exams commence
  • Monday 26 July - Year 11 2022 Subject Information Evening
  • Monday 2 August - Year 10 SET Plan Interviews
  • Friday 12 November - Year 12, 11 10 Awards Night
  • Monday 22 November - Year 10 Exams commence
  • Thursday 25 November - Year 10 Twilight Cruise
  • Friday 26 November - Last official day Year 10
Kevin Cornor & Belinda Faulks
Head and Assistant Head of Year 10

Year 9 Key Dates

  • Monday 9 August - Subject Selection Online Opens
  • Thursday 12 August - Year 8 & 9 Science Night
  • Friday 29 October - Year 9 Currumbin Sanctuary excursion
  • Thursday 11 November - Year 9, 8 7 Awards 
  • Friday 3 December - Last official day Year 9, 8 7


Students have settled back into classes after a busy week of NAPLAN.

We encourage all students to check their assessment schedules as assessment and exams in each class will be due in the next couple of weeks.

Record Books 

The Year 9 pastoral classes have got into the habit of writing all their subjects for the day in their record book.

We ask that parents look at and sign these record books every week to check their son/daughter’s homework. This is also a very good way to keep an eye on stamps and communication from the teacher.


Several students are continuing to take their phones to class.

We have asked all teachers to continue sending any students with a phone to SAO where it will remain for the rest of the day. On the third offence, a parent will be called to come and pick up the phone. We are hoping that this will deter students from taking phones to class.

In the pastoral program we have been focussing especially on phone use. Many teenagers are spending too much time on social media sites and apps such as Instagram, Tik Tok and Snap Chat. With the invention of the endless scroll, our young people do not know when to get off the phone and what seems like 1 hour, is in fact 3. We are asking all students to check their phone use each week in their settings. Go to Settings > Screen Time > Scroll down beneath the graph and tap See All Activity. As a parent, you will also be able to see their weekly phone use. We are asking all Year 9s to see if they can challenge themselves and decrease their screen time each week.

Reflection Day

On Friday 21 May, all Year 9s travelled by bus to Bond University for the annual Year 9 Reflection Day.

Student behaviour was excellent, and all the students took the day seriously – reflecting on what makes a great Year 9 student. It was wonderful to see over 40 students stand in front of the cohort and speak seriously about what they respect in people. Some of the traits that students’ value or respect in their peers is compassion, kindness, hard work, resilience, generosity, and friendship. We hope that students were able to go home and think seriously about how they want to be seen by others. If you get the opportunity, it would be great to have a conversation with your son/daughter about how they would like to be seen by others.

Nicole Browne & Matt Geyer
Head and Assistant Head of Year 9

Student Reflection

This year Year 9s had the amazing opportunity to attend reflection day, held at Bond University.

We had an inspirational speaker, Michael Fitzpatrick, who taught us how to get out of our comfort zone and to make the effort to meet new people. This is exactly what we did. We were asked to find a partner—someone we generally don’t hang out with—and talk about things like what we do in our spare time, what sports we play and other interests. What I loved about reflection day was the chance to meet new people and to do something we wouldn’t usually do on a regular school day. It was great to see so many people getting involved especially those who were not afraid to sing, dance or speak publicly. 
Carys Garrett-Jones  
Year 9 Insider 

Year 8 Key Dates

  • Monday 9 August - Year 9 2022 Subject Selection Online Opens
  • Thursday 12 August - Year 8 & 9 Science Night
  • Friday 8 October - Year 8 Reflection Day
  • Friday 3 December - Last official day Year 9, 8, 7
Peter Carroll & Lauren Hutchinson 
Head and Assistant Head of Year 8

Year 7 Key Dates

  • Monday 23 August - Year 8 2022 Subject Selection Online Opens
  • Friday 10 September - Currumbin Sanctuary In-school visit
  • Monday 8 November - Year 7 Immunisations #2
  • Thursday 11 November - Year 9, 8 7 Awards
  • Sunday 28 November - Year 7 Parish Connect Mass
  • Friday 3 December - Last official day Year 9, 8, 7

Jacqui Sheehan & Matt Hurley
Head and Assistant Head of Year 7



ITS HERE!  MONDAY 31 MAY 5.30PM – 7.30PM 

The stage is set with over 100 absolute superstars in their field coming along to our Careers Expo primarily to provide guidance to our students and their parents/caregivers.  

Two very special hours have been set aside this Monday from 5.30pm specifically for information and direction gathering, to be held in our very own Doyle Centre.  This event is targeted towards our Year 10/11/12 cohorts but all year levels are welcome. 

Students are reminded to wear full formal uniform, and that personal presentation should be a priority on the evening where opportunities abound...Put your best foot forward.  Also keep in mind that families are able to drop in whenever it suits and stay for as little/long as they wish.    

Here’s a few Exhibitors you can expect to see:

VIPS/Past Students/Staff/Parents/Professional Athletes
•    Brittany Broben (Olympic Silver Medallist Diving)
•    Xavier Coates (NRL Player)
•    Anthony Laffranchi (NRL Player)
•    Kristie Guthrie (Netball Player)
•    Karina Brown (WNRL Player)
•    Nathan Friend (NRL Player)
•    Lizzy Cooper (Basketball Player)
•    Jade Davis (Basketball Player)
•    Anthony Kubatka (Griffith Student)
•    Tara McDonald (UQ Student)
•    Terri-Anne Egan (Griffith Student/Rugby 7’s Player)
•    Jack Mallory (Bond University Student)
•    Matt Popovic (Banyo Seminary)
•    Thomas Popovic (Banyo Seminary)
•    Carina Serong (Bond Student)

•    Bond University
•    Griffith University
•    Queensland University of Technology
•    Southern Cross University
•    Queensland TAFE
•    The University of Queensland

•    WMS Chartered Accountants
•    Parsons Law
•    Thomas Noble and Russell Accountants
•    Crowley Calvert and Associates
•    Westpac Institutional Banking

Australian Defence/Emergency Services
•    Defence Force recruiting
•    Fire & Rescue
•    Queensland Police
•    Queensland Ambulance/Paramedic

•    Harris Coastal Construction
•    National Association of Women in Construction
•    Cosentino Group
•    Master Plumbers Association of Queensland
•    Sunland Group
•    OM Civil
•    Gold Coast Trade College
•    Pacific Consulting Engineers
•    Riviera Australia
•    Mining Expert

•    Occupational Therapist
•    Back in Motion Physiotherapist
•    Clinical and Health Psychologist
•    Lizzie Cooper Physio
•    Registered Nurses/Gold Coast Nurse Professionals

•    Starlight Foundation – Digital Marketing
•    Southern Cross Austereo
•    Puzzle Media

Faith/Community Services
•    Vocation Brisbane
•    Rosies – Friends on the Street

Real Estate
•    Black and White Estate Agents

•    Tamblyn Modelling

•    Goodstart Early Learning
•    Lollipop Lane Childcare

•    Air Gold Coast
•    Queensland Airports Limited

•    Professional Musician/Vocal Coach
•    Music with Monica
•    SAE Institute
•    New York Film Academy

•    Mr Greg Betts (representing Ms Karen Andrews MP for McPherson)

And many more...No matter what a student’s future pathway—our Careers Expo caters for everyone!

Artificial Intelligence

Year 8 Digital Technologies is investigating what it means to be intelligent, and the background of developing Artificial Intelligence.

The class has become philosophers in their own right, questioning beliefs and challenging perceptions when asked to decide if these items were intelligent:
•    Cuttlefish
•    Human baby
•    Chess-playing computer
•    Homing pigeon.

Discussions were rich within the room, with students demonstrating higher order thinking skills.

What is intelligence? – Here’s their thoughts:
  • The ability to move, function and communicate.  Also, if they have a conscience, they will be able to find ways to do basic activities.
  • To think and make decisions and make decisions on your own. 
  • The ability to learn and think for yourself, work with others and have emotions.  
  • Knowing when something is wrong or right, have common sense and conscience.
  • Thinking for yourself. 
  • When you can learn, adapt and move. 
  • Being smart, learning fast, knowing lots of stuff, adapting to nature.
  • Being self-aware, having a brain.
  • The ability to think freely. 
  • Knowing when something is wrong, can move and learn. 
  • When a living thing can move.
  • When you can think for yourself, have survival skills. 
  • Intelligence is how something things. 
  • Thinking on your own, with no help from other living or non-living things.
  • Being able to make decisions on what is happening. 
  • Being able to respond to questions or problem solve.  Able to adapt to an environment. 
  • Being able to make decisions.
  • Ability to make decisions, reacting to different situations. 
  • Having a conscience. 
Kylie Mathers
Head of Technologies

You are invited to a hospitality class dinner on Wednesday 16 June held in the Marymount Restaurant.

The dinner includes a three-course meal for $30 per person with drinks included (pay on the night). Please book your table using the link:  LA MAKOS BOOKING LINK

David Grant 
Head of Hospitality


Gold Coast Secondary Schools’ Drama Festival

The Junior cast that was entered into the Gold Coast Secondary School's Drama Festival have been working extremely hard in their rehearsals over the last four months.

Students rehearsed once a week after school as well as many students. We are extremmely proud to have been awarded the Runners Up trophy for the Junior Section.

Congratulations to the students involved

Sarah Edwards 
Lani Hetherington 
Cooper Sankey 
Natalia Trujillo 
Eve Hogan 
Aria Gabriel 
Scarlett Saunderson 
Aria Diamond 
Gracie Ollerenshaw 
Sophie Fitzgibbon 
Elsie Reynolds 
Anais Taylor 
Angelina Valscici-Davis 
Tahlia O’Keefe 

A special thank you to ex-students Georgia Kreuger who assisted me with the direction of the play.

Can't wait for the Intermediate play this Saturday 27 May and the Seniors the following Friday.

Marymount College Drama Showcase

Marymount's showcase is Friday 18 June in the theatrette.

The night commences at 6:30pm and concludes approximately 8:30pm. Family, friends, and supporters of the Arts are encouraged to attend. It is a wonderful night as we showcase our talented students from Year 7 – 12. 

Melanie Howe 
Drama Coordinator

Student Perspective

Being in a play for the first time was an unforgettable experience for me, I learned so much and enjoyed myself.

Performing on stage was incredible, showing and telling the story of the many children who suffered in the Holocaust. I think we can all be very proud of our achievements and celebrate.

Sophie Fitzgibbon 
Lead - Raja

When I first auditioned for the drama festival, I had no idea the amount of fun and hard work that was waiting for me.

From the first rehearsal to the last, all the cast and teachers worked super hard to perfect our show. Going to rehearsal on Friday afternoons became part of our routine quickly. We had a lot of struggles with missing cues and forgetting lines, but that did not stop us from giving it our best. When the competition finally came around, we were all excited but super nervous and we were extremely proud when we won runners up. This has been an amazing experience, and there is no doubt I will audition for drama festivals in the years to come! 

Natalia Trujillo Villata



The last few weeks have been interesting for the Music department.

With M Fest coming up in Week 7, all bands, choirs and soloists have been working extremely hard to make their performances perfect. With many early morning rehearsals, lunch time, and afterschool rehearsals, M Fest is sure to be a blast! There will be a wide range of performances throughout the week, so it is guaranteed that the end of Week 7 will be fun for the whole school.

Gracie Ollerenshaw Maitland
Year 8 Insider

Gold Coast Readers Cup 2021 

Good luck to our Year 7 team of book trivia experts for next Tuesday evening!  

Leah, Jayce, John and Charlie have been reading their 5 novels since the last week of Term 1. They’ll be quizzing with around a dozen other Gold Coast secondary schools’ Year 7 or 8 teams at Saint Stephen’s College in Coomera.  It’ll be a fun night. 

Our Year 9 & 10 Readers Cup team have until July 15th to read their novels.  Closer to home at Hillcrest, their competition will be an enjoyable start to Term 3. 

Premier’s Reading Challenge 

The Years 7-9 Reading Challenge is in its 3rd week now.  Not with as many participants as last year, but with keen readers who enjoy trying to outdo themselves.  Students may choose what they read and I’d like to encourage them to try something they might not usually choose – a graphic novel or Manga, an audiobook or non-fiction.  Our new ‘True Stories’ section might appeal – novelized stories of true events or people.    

There are 12 more weeks of the Challenge to go, so plenty of time to try different things from the menu – we have a great selection in the Library and plenty more suggestions should anyone be stuck for something to read!  

Janet Cartlidge
Teacher Librarian
Oscar Devine and Shay Massey representing SouthCoast school sport for U19 boys hockey in Cairns.

AGCC Interschool Sport Semester 1

Last week saw Marymount field 47 teams in 37 AGCC finals for the Semester 1 competition.

Of those 37 finals we competed in, Marymount teams were victorious in 25! Congratulations to the following teams on winning your premiership for Semester 1:

Basketball Yr 7 B Division – Marymount Teal
Indoor Cricket Yr 7 – Marymount Blue
Volleyball Yr 9 – Marymount White
Volleyball Yr 11/12 – Marymount Navy 

Futsal Yr 7/8 – Marymount Blue
Netball Yr 7 A Division – Marymount White
Netball Yr 7 B Division – Marymount Sky
Netball Yr 8 – Marymount Blue
Netball Yr 9 – Marymount Blue
Netball Yr 10 – Marymount Blue
Netball Yr 11/12 – Marymount Blue
Oztag Yr 7 – Marymount Navy
Oztag Yr 8 B Division – Marymount Navy
Oztag Yr 9 – Marymount Blue
Oztag Yr 10 – Marymount Teal
Oztag Yr 11/12 – Marymount White
Tennis Yr 7 – Marymount Blue
Tennis Yr 9 – Marymount Blue
Tennis Yr 10 – Marymount White
Tennis Yr 11/12 A Division – Marymount Blue
Tennis Yr 11/12 B Division – Marymount Navy 

Touch Football Yr 7 A Division – Marymount Blue
Touch Football Yr 9 – Marymount Blue
Touch Football Yr 11/12 A Division – Marymount Blue
Touch Football Yr 11/12 B Division – Marymount Sky

South Coast Representatives

Congratulations to Camryn Mathison on your selection in the South Coast Hockey team to compete at the upcoming State Championships in Rockhampton. We wish you all the best as you take on the best in the State!

Student Sporting Results

Any student who achieves outstanding results in any sporting field and wants to be acknowledged in the newsletter needs to make sure they let Mr Balym know about the results. This information can be emailed directly to Mr Balym: 

Semester 2 Interschool Sport

Trials for our teams will be held over the next 3 Thursdays. All students have been informed what sport was selected for them and they are to go to that sport this coming Thursday.

After the first trial, those who wish to change and trial for a different sport will be given that opportunity. 

After the three weeks of trials, those students not selected in an interschool sport team will be participating in a sport program at school rather than travelling to play other schools.  

Trent Balym
Sports Program Leader

Boys Futsal

On Wednesday and Thursday of this week, Marymount made its debut in the Gold Coast Boys Schools Futsal Titles at Coomera Indoor Sports Centre, after the success of our girls two weeks ago.

Day 1 saw our under 16 boys challenge some of the bigger futsal school in Queensland, competing incredibly well against Assisi, Pimpama, St Andrews and Robina SHS. Our boys exited the pool stages without a win, despite fighting incredibly hard and staying in the contest to the very end. The boys scored some incredible goals, built on a string of passes and strong runs to get in behind defences. 

Day 2 was time for our Under 14 boys to make their mark, with a mixture of Year 7 and 8 boys making up the team. They too faced some stiff opposition, with narrow defeats to Robina and Trinity as well as a tough loss to Assisi. Both group of boys will become the nucleus of Marymount Futsal teams moving forward into the future and we are already excited about challenging once again next season. Both teams represented the College with pride, passion and a respect. 

Simon Rezo


Queensland Catholic Cup

On Tuesday 18 May, the Senior Netball team and two Intermediate Netball teams competed in the annual Queensland Catholic Cup.

The girls should be very proud of their teams and individual efforts, they represented Marymount with pride throughout the day.
The Senior team won 4 of their 8 games on the day, including the win in their playoff game against St John’s College to finish in 7th position overall. The Intermediate A team won three of their seven games, finishing with a thrilling win in their playoff for 11th position. The Intermediate B team fought hard all day without a win, however, the girls showed great resilience by not giving up. In fact, they were so excited when they made a comeback during a game. It was wonderful to see many of the girls encouraging and supporting each other. All of the girls represented Marymount with pride, and they should all be congratulated.
Open Team Intermediate A Intermediate B
Millar Brosnan-Ball
Abby Carroll
Imogen Henderson
Charlotte Hockings
Brianna Ingmire
Samantha Jennings
Izzy Lowe
Brianna Marion
Jade Murphy
Charlie Ricketts
Keely Swaddling
Kophie Woolf
Summah Beddoes
Indy Brennan
Kate Eddy
Kisara Farley
Sophia Mattar
Poppy McKenzie
Roma Talaapitaga
Lucy Tyson
Xanthia Walsh
Bronte Wilkinson
Chelsea Edwards
Harlow Faaee
Olivia Heritage
Zoe Mattar
Erin Maxted
Ashtyn Merrotsy
Zara Murphy
Emily O’Brien
Bella O’Keefe
Charlie Smith
Jada Smith


Vicki Wilson Shield and Vicki Wilson Cup

This Thursday the Vicki Wilson Cup and Shield teams competed in the annual Vicki Wilson Competition for the Gold Coast South Region.

These carnivals are held all over Queensland and the winners from each of the eleven regions meet for the State Finals later in the year for a weekend of netball to determine the overall winner of the Champion Vicki Wilson Cup and Shield Teams.
The Open team, minus their Year 11 players due to Retreat, lost two games on the day to finish third in their pool behind Southport SHS and All Saints Anglican School after beating teams from PBC SHS, Keebra Park SHS, St Andrew’s Lutheran College, King’s Christian College and Aquinas College. The Intermediate team placed fourth in their pool – playing against King’s Christian College, Helensvale SHS, Robina SHS and All Saints Anglican School. Southport SHS were the eventual winners for the Vicki Wilson Cup and Kings Christian College were the eventual winners of the Vicki Wilson Shield.
Vicki Wilson Cup Team Vicki Wilson Shield Team
Millar Brosnan-Ball
Abby Carroll
Imogen Henderson
Charlotte Hockings
Brianna Ingmire
Izzy Lowe
Brianna Marion
Jade Murphy
Keely Swaddling
Summah Beddoes
Indy Brennan
Kate Eddy
Chelsea Edwards
Kisara Farley
Sophia Mattar
Poppy McKenzie
Roma Talaapitaga
Lucy Tyson
Xanthia Walsh
Bronte Wilkinson


The Open Team are now on the count down to the QISSN Netball Carnival to be held in the first week of the upcoming school holidays.

This year - for the very first time – the boys will be taking the court in the inaugural QISSN Boys competition. Both the boys and the girls have been training consistently throughout Term 2 in preparation for the event.
Kristy Guthrie, Trent Balym, Kym Heritage, & Nicky Browne

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MOB Camp

Mob Camp 2021 is something I don’t think I’ll ever forget. 

We did all different types of activities to help explore Tangalooma.  This included snorkelling at the wreck which gave us the perfect opportunity to see some amazing creatures up close – including a sea turtle !! sand bogging in the middle of the island and we even got the chance to do some kayaking. 
Although all of this was incredibly fun, we also looked at how the indigenous people of Moreton Island lived all those years ago. We had a bush tucker tour and got to see just a little of what the Indigenous were able to safely eat. We were lucky enough to go on a guided bush walk where we saw, first-hand, some native bush and some animals. 
But, as amazing as all of that was, my personal favourite moments of camp were when we weren’t doing any activities at all but when we were all together at dinner. We spent our nights learning more about the people within our Mob and got to know people we wouldn’t ordinarily get the chance to talk to. We even found out some more about our closest friends and even our amazing teachers who were gracious enough to give up their time to take us on this awesome and insightful adventure. 
I will forever be grateful for all the experiences. As a Co-captain of the Mob I, along with Olivia Breeze, even ran a few activities here and there and it truly gave us an opportunity to gain insight as to what it takes to support and help smoothly run a fun and educational camp. The experiences and special moments I had with all my friends within the Mob, both old and new, are something I will forever cherish.
Jessica Eaton Year 12
Mob Co-captain

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