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02 May 2014

From the Principal

Dear parents, friends, staff and students,

Welcome back to Term Two after what I hope was a restful break. We particularly welcome back our two Year 11 students, Rebecca Koelmeyer and Chelsea Spokes who participated in the Good Samaritan Immersion trip to Santa Teresa in the Northern Territory. A special thank you to Mr David Greenwell who accompanied the girls during the break. I look forward to hearing the girls reflections of their experiences.

We also welcome back the Europe sports tour. Congratulations to all the students and teachers on such a successful trip. Social networking has some excellent advantages and to follow the tour on Facebook was both exciting and reassuring. Mount St Benedict continues to have success in its sporting endeavours, internationally and on at the domestic level with the success of our swimmers on Tuesday in qualifying for the NSW All Schools Swimming Championships. It is important to recognise Mrs Karen Grant and the work that she does, not only the work that was done for the trip but the passion that she brings to ensure students are able to enjoy many quality experiences. Year 12 students returned today after their three day Retreat. One of the highlight experiences that is always mentioned when students are asked for their most memorable experiences at the College. Through quiet reflection and peer interaction the girls have the opportunity to reflect on their lives and future. It is always important to take the time to stop and reflect on the values that underpin our actions.

I have mentioned only a few of the opportunities that are available at the College. Our Assembly on Wednesday highlighted many others, such as debating and music. It is important to encourage your daughters to take advantage of these opportunities and become involved in all aspects of College life. On Thursday evening I had the great privilege to listen to Emiritus Professor Gillian Triggs, President of the Australian Human Rights Commission, at the MIAT dinner. Her address was both thought provoking and hopeful. Tracking the very positive record that Australia has held on Human Rights, Professor Triggs then outlined the challenges we continue to face, such as the policies currently in place dealing with Refugee and Asylum Seekers. Her great faith in the Australians peoples sense of Justice, accompanied by stories demonstrating this, inspired us to continue to advocate for change.

On the evening we were also privileged to be accompanied by Sister Clare Condon, superior of the Good Samaritan sisters and the recipient of the Human Rights medal last year. Mrs Maria Pearson and eight of our Year 11 students who were present on the evening were invited to Professor Triggs’ table for a conversation. Speaking recently about positive role models of female leadership, it occurred to me that our students were standing amongst some of the best.

Professor Gillian Triggs expertly connected the concept of Peace with respect of Human Rights. A connection that we will continue to explore throughout our year of PAX. A theme that was also present in our Anzac Day Liturgy on Wednesday. With this theme in mind I invite you to join with me in reflecting on this excerpt from the Rule of Benedict.

Your way of acting should be different from the world’s way;
the love of Christ must come before all else.
You must not act in anger or nurse a grudge.
Rid your heart of all deceit.
Never give a hollow greeting of peace or turn away when someone needs your love.
Bind yourself to no oath lest it prove false, but speak the truth with heart and tongue.

From The Rule of benedict
Insights for the Ages.

Joan Chittister

Ms Jackie Duncan
Acting Principal

 

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Do you have a daughter in Year 5?

If you are a current family with a daughter in Year 5,

please ensure that you have lodged a Registration for Waiting List form.

Mrs Narelle McClure
Registrar

 

Term Dates 2014

Term Two

 

Tuesday 29 April - Friday 20 June

Term Three

 

Tuesday 15 July - Friday 19 September

Term Four

 

Tuesday 7 October - Friday 5 December

Mission News

Last Sunday saw the canonisation of two of our more recent Popes. Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II were both elevated to the status of saints of the universal Church through their canonisation. John XXIII is most well known as the Pope who convened the Second Vatican Council which began in 1962. However, it was his successor, Paul VI who presided at most of the Council’s sessions following John XXIII’s death in June 1963. Pope John is also well known for his pastoral approach and his commitment to peace in the world at a time of heightened international tensions. Pope John Paul II was the first non-Italian Pope in modern times and his Pontificate reflected the universality of the Church, not only through his own background in Communist Poland but also through his extensive international travels and his active engagement in world affairs. His Papacy was a lengthy one, stretching from 1978 until his death in 2005.

The tradition of the Communion of Saints in the Catholic Church is an ancient one which stretches back to the Churches of the New Testament period. The Apostle Paul in his writings frequently refers to the members of the Churches as Saints. “To the saints in Ephesus, the faithful in Christ Jesus” (Ephesians 1:1). In doing so he is using the term in an ordinary rather than extraordinary way but nonetheless his choice of the term highlights that the sainthood is a gift of God and not an indication of a person’s own credentials in holiness. The holiness that is seen in those we call Saints is an expression of the Grace of God, not a claim of the person’s greatness.

In Christian theology there is a clear understanding that the mortal life we live on earth is only a part of the bigger picture of our life lived for eternity with God. This confirms that the eternal life of the Spirit and our temporal existence here on earth are not two separate lives but rather two parts of the eternal life with God. Thus, Christians believe that when a person passes from this mortal life they continue in the life of the Spirit for all eternity. As their lives go on in the Spirit, so we share with them the same life in the Spirit which we received in Baptism and we nurture through our faith. Through this shared life in the Spirit, those of us on earth remain connected to those who have gone before us and together we form one community in the Spirit which we refer to as the Body of Christ.

The recognition of the shared life in the Spirit leads to the understanding that those who have gone before us remain connected to our lives and concerns and can intercede to God on our behalf through their prayers. This is the reason that Catholics are encouraged to pray to Saints such as John XXIII and John Paul II. Not because the Saint has miraculous powers but because they are able to bring our needs to God in a special way.

While the intercession of the Saints is an important element the Catholic understanding of the Communion of Saints it is also important to reflect upon the lives of the Saints and to see them as a source of guidance and inspiration for our own lives. We see the Saints, such as John XXIII and John Paul II as an extraordinary example of a life lived in service of the Gospel and we can gain a great deal by reflecting on their life and work and striving to model our own lives on their example.

This week we held a commemoration of ANZAC day as part of our College Assembly on Wednesday 30 April. Meanwhile, our Year 12 students have taken part in their three day Retreat on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.



On Thursday evening a number of our staff and senior students attended the Beecroft Forum Dinner of the Major Issues and Theology Foundation where Professor Gillian Triggs, President of the Australian Human Rights Commission spoke. We were also delight that Sr Clare Condon, Congregation Leader of the Sisters of the Good Samaritan and current holder of the Human Rights Medal was able to join us for the evening.

Next week we look forward to welcoming the mothers of our community to our annual Mother and Daughter breakfast. This is always a wonderful occasion and we look forward to another memorable gathering on Tuesday morning.



As this is a catered event RSVPs are essential.

Mr Paul Lentern
Assistant Principal - Dean of Mission

Curriculum News

Year 11 Parent Teacher Interviews

4.00pm - 7.30pm
in the College Hall
Wednesday 7 May

Online bookings will close at midday on Tuesday 6 May.

Year 10 Parent Teacher Interviews

3.40pm - 9.00pm
in the College Hall
Tuesday 20 May

Online bookings will open at midday on Tuesday 6 May and will close promptly at midday on Monday 19 May.

Year 8 Parent Teacher Interviews

4.00pm - 7.30pm
in the College Hall
Monday 26 May for Year 8 Classes 1 to 4 only and
Thursday 5 June for Year 8 Classes 5 to 9 only.

Bookings for Year 8 will be held over two nights to meet the needs of parents. Please ensure you book into the correct session based on your daughter's class.

  • Year 8 classes 1 to 4:

    Online bookings will open at midday on Monday 12 May and will close promptly at midday on Sunday 25 May.

  • Year 8 classes 5 to 9:

    Online bookings will open at midday on Thursday 22 May and will close promptly at midday on Wednesday 25 May.


Parents will be emailed their username, password prior to the online booking system opening with instructions on how to make a booking.

Once you have logged in, you will be able to book your interviews. You will also see whether your daughter's teacher has requested an interview.

Students are to attend in school uniform with their parent/s.

Please contact the College if you are experiencing difficulties or would like further clarification.

Mr John Muskovits
Assistant Principal - Dean of Curriculum

College News

News from the IRC - Wide Reading Years 7 and 8

To support the English curriculum Years 7 and 8 participate in Wide Reading classes set for one period per fortnight assigned to the IRC reading area. This allows the girls to enjoy some quiet time to sit and read uninterrupted for the entire period. All students will also complete three reading related/ICT projects throughout the school year which are assigned by myself and the English class teacher.

 

Year 7

As part of the Wide Reading program all Year 7 girls have been enrolled into the Premier’s Reading Challenge (PRC). The PRC aims to encourage in students a love of reading for leisure and pleasure and to experience quality literature. It is not a competition but a challenge to each student to read, to read more and to read more widely. To support the Premier’s Reading Challenge the IRC has an extensive range of books from the Challenge’s reading list which the girls can borrow both physically from the IRC and digitally through our e-book collection on OverDrive. Within the challenge the girls have to read at least twenty books between January and August from the reading list, and have both their parents and English teachers acknowledge that they were challenging their reading in completing the PRC. Every student who successfully meets the Challenge receives a certificate signed by the Premier at the end of the school year. The Wide Reading projects for Year 7 include creating ‘shelf talkers’, being involved in an online literature circle using Edmodo and the creation of digital book trailers using Animoto. The first of these tasks will be given to Year 7 in the next two weeks.

 

Year 8

The Year 8 girls this year have the opportunity to participate in the Principal’s Reading Challenge and the Premier’s Reading Challenge (by choice). The Principal’s Reading Challenge involves students reading twenty books of their own choice throughout the school year. For every five books read, logged and signed by their English teacher students receive a reward starting with a sweet treat through to choosing a book to keep. As part of the Year 8 Wide Reading program the girls will complete three projects throughout the year. The girls have just completed their first project, writing a review of a book of their choice and posting it to the Bennies Books Blog. Other tasks this year include redesigning their favourite book cover and an online literature circle using Edmodo based on Australian historical fiction. As parents we ask that you encourage your daughter to read at least twenty minutes a night to help foster the love of reading in your daughter. As Margaret Fuller says “Today a reader, tomorrow a leader.”

If you have any questions about the Wide Reading Program for Years 7 and 8 please contact me.

Mrs Rebecca Shiels
Teacher Librarian


Transition into the Winter Uniform

All students should be in their full winter uniform by Monday 12 May (Week Three).

The Uniform Shop will be open Monday to Friday next week at recess and lunch, and on Tuesday after the Mother Daughter Breakfast until 10.00am, for the collection of winter uniforms. All outstanding payments are required prior to pickup.



News from the Creative and Performing Arts (CAPA) Department

Music Tuition at the College

Iif your daughter would like to commence music tuition at the College please download the following documents and return to Mr Watters.

Download Letter to Parents - Music Tuition here

Download Music - Enrolment Form here

Download Music - Instrumental Tuition Application Form here

Mr Peter Watters
Head of Creative and Performing Arts (CAPA) Department

Maths Workshop

 

Mrs Denise Hillier
Head of Mathematics

NAPLAN 2014

Year 7 and Year 9 NAPLAN Reminder

The NAPLAN tests for Years 7 and 9 take place in Week Three.

  • Tuesday 13 May: Language Conventions in Period Two and Writing in Period Three.

  • Wednesday 14 May: Reading in Period One and Two.

  • Thursday 15 May: Numeracy (Calculator allowed) and Numeracy (Non Calculator) in Period One and Two

Please remember to bring A SPARE PENCIL SHARPENER every day and something to read quietly if you finish early on Wednesday (only). On Thursday you need to remember to bring your CALCULATOR.

Pencils and erasers will be provided. No glue, white-out, felt pens, coloured pens, rulers or anything else is needed. NO MOBILE PHONES are permitted under any circumstances.

Year 7 will go to your BASE classes in Rooms C301-306 and C311-12.

Year 9 will go to the HALL and be seated alphabetically.

Mrs Jen Collins Pope
Literacy and Numeracy Coordinator

MSB Golden Jubilee

We are currently updating our archival records with the History Company in preparation for our Golden Jubilee in 2016. As a result of this process we have discovered some of our publications have been misplaced. If you are an ex-student and you have kept publications such as Newsletters and School Diaries, or have photos of significant events etc, and you would be happy to share a copy with us and/or donate it to the College please email mblackman@msben.nsw.edu.au

MSB Alumni Memories

If you have fond memories of your time at Bennies, we'd love it if you could please jot these down and email them to archives@msben.nsw.edu.au. If you have photos to go with these memories, please include. The Archives are looking for memories that we can put in a safe place to share with the future MSB Girls.

Hot topics of discussion would be:

  • Food
  • Fads
  • Friends
  • Favourite places to hang in the College.

From the Fees Desk

Term Two fees are due Friday 16 May. If the College has a Direct Debit authority for term payments, they will be deducted on that day. If paying manually, you are reminded that half of the 2014 fees are due by Friday 16 May.

If you have any queries regarding your fees account, please contact Fiona Barnett on 9980 0445 or fees@msben.nsw.edu.au

From Student Services

If Your Daughter is Absent or Late

If your daughter is absent or late, please send an SMS message to 0418 565 982 with a brief reason.

For example 'Susan Smith Y8 sick', "Susan Smith Y8 Physio appt'.

If your daughter is attending an appointment please specify the type of appointment. The College is required by law to record a reason for absence/lateness so as to avoid a follow-up, please ensure that you explain your daughter's 'absence/lateness' when sending your SMS message. This is a text only number. Once you have sent a SMS message you are not required to send a written note. If you are bringing your daughter to school late, could you take the time to write a note in her diary before she gets out of the car. To have the ‘lateness’ explained on the day then requires no follow up.

Lost Property

A reminder to all parents to clearly name all of your daughter's personal possessions. Lost Property is displayed on the table outside Student Services. All UNNAMED items are placed here and your daughter should check regularly for anything she has misplaced. All uncollected unnamed items will be recycled at the end of term. Named items are held at Student Services and students are notified via Daily Notices. Note: All items of value are held at Student Services.

Fitness Studio - Opening hours for Use by Senior Students

 

Mrs Gill McGregor
Physical Activity Coordinator

Representative Sport

If your daughter has recently achieved outstanding sporting results please send me an email so that the College can share in her success.

BROKEN BAY Website:

www.dbb.org.au/schools/secondarysport

NSW CCC Website:

www.csss.nsw.edu.au/nswccc-home.aspx

Wet Weather Line: 9990 3633

 

Representative Sports Calendar - Term Two

SWIMMING

 

NSW ALL SCHOOLS Championships
Mon 5 May
NSW CCC Representative Team

DIVING

 

NSW ALL SCHOOLS Championships
Mon 5 May
NSW CCC Representative Team

NETBALL

 

NSW CCC U15 Trials
Tue 6 May
(Angela Cloeraine)

NSW CCC OPEN Trials
Wed 7 May

NSW All SCHOOLS U15 Trials
Tue 24 May
(NSW CCC U15 Team)

SOCCER

 

BROKEN BAY Championships
Fri 9 May (wet weather Backup Tue 13 May)
MSB OPEN Representative Team

Wed 11 June (wet weather Backup Tue 18 June)
MSB U13, U15 Representative Team

NSW CCC Championships
Mon 26 - Tue 27 May
BB OPEN Representative Team

NSW ALL SCHOOLS Championships
Mon 16- Tue 17 June
NSW CCC OPEN Representative Team

CROSS COUNTRY

 

MSB Carnival
Periods 3 and 4
Tue 6 May

BROKEN BAY Championships
Fri 16 May
MSB Team

NSW CCC Championships
Fri 16 May
BB Representative Team

NSW ALL SCHOOLS Championships
Fri 13 June
NSW CCC Representative Team

TOUCH

 

NSW CCC Championships
Fri 3 June (wet weather backup Tue 17 June)
K.Noble, B.Duncan, A.Shepherd, S.Bissett

BASKETBALL

 

BROKEN BAY Championships
Thu 19 June
MSB Senior Representative Team


ATHLETICS

  MSB Carnival
Mon 2 June

NSW CCC Team Notifications

Students who wish to trial for sports that are offered directly through NSW CCC will need to nominate through the NSW CCC website as outlined in the attached information - please read it carefully.

Closing dates approaching include trials for Volleyball, AFL, Basketball, U15 (students must be turning 15 in 2014) and Open Netball. These are State level team trials and as such only experienced athletes should nominate to attend.

NSW CCC How to Register an Expression of Interest

MSB Cross Country

The annual MSB Cross Country will be held at the College on Tuesday 6 May.
Competitiors will run three (juniors) or four laps (intermediates/seniors) of an approximately 1km course around the College grounds.

  • JUNIOR aged 12/13 - Period Three/Four (approximately 11.55am start)

  • INTERMEDIATE aged 14/15/16 - Period Three (approximately 11.20am start) and

  • SENIOR aged 17+ - Period Four (approximately 12.15am start).

Students are required to bring adequate water/sunscreen etc and change into their MSB PDHPE uniform during recess.

Students who are assisting as Marshals may choose to remain in their MSB uniform, but should still bring their MSB cap, water and sunscreen.

Parents are most welcome to attend as spectators/assistants (seating is available on the College Oval).

The top five runners in each age group will be selected to represent the College at the Broken Bay Championships at St Ives on Friday 16 May.

Entries have now closed. Please notify Mrs Grant if you are now unable to compete.

Representative Sports Dates next Week

  • Monday 5 May - Open Soccer Training vs U15 Rep Soccer on the Oval (Mr Hume / Mr Campbell)
  • Wednesday 7 May - U15 Rep Soccer callbacks on the Oval (Mr Campbell / Miss Enright)
  • Wednesday 7 May - Senior Rep Basketball Trials at the Convent (Mr Young / Mrs Grant)
  • Thursday 8 May - U13 Soccer Trials callbacks on the Oval (Mrs Grant / Mrs McGregor)

2014 European Sports Tour

Well what a time we had! Our girls played a total of 57 games in two countries and needless to say were exhausted on many occasions, but always represented our College with pride and were great ambassadors.

One of the highlights was our 16A Netball team winning the international tournament in France during the first week finishing as undefeated champions! Our trophy cabinet has lots of new additions.


There were so many other highlights - the way the girls interacted with their foreign opposition, sharing their enthusiasm as they climbed (yes climbed!) the Eiffel tower just hours after getting off the long plane trip, inspirational Good Friday and Easter Sunday mass (after a bus break down created an ‘amazing race’ style challenge to get there on time in pouring rain), testing the acoustics at Wembley Stadium, walking from Notre Dame to the Champs Elysee tasting Nutella and banana crepes, riding the London Eye, adapting to different interpretations of game rules by foreign officials, experiencing Euro Disney with their friends and watching the girls confidence grow as they became responsible for their own diet, nutrition, hydration, injury treatment, packing, budgeting etc at such a young age (some only 13!) A huge thank you to the tour staff who took great care of the girls 24 hours a day across thirteen days - Mr Muskovits, Mrs Parle, Mr Shaw, Mrs Walsh, Mrs McGregor, Mrs Rowland, Mrs Gillies and of course Miss Liu who created a fantastic facebook page of our adventures https://www.facebook.com/MSBEuroSport2014

Thank you girls for an amazing tour - one that I am sure we will all remember for ever.

NSW CCC Swimming

Another incredible display by our swimmers this week at the NSW CCC Championships. Nine MSB students will now be competing on Monday at the NSW All Schools Championships after Top three performances –

 

  • Intermediate Freestyle Relay Team - 1st Time - 1.54.51
    Armelle Kolton (Y9), Brooke Mindham (Y10), Jessica Marcer (Y10), Chelsea Brackin (Y10)

  • Intermediate Medley Relay Team - 2nd Time - 2.06.89
    Olivia Bygrave (Y10), Brooke Mindham (Y10), Jessica Marcer (Y10), Chelsea Brackin (Y10)

  • Caitlin Walsh (Y7)
    1st U13 50 Breaststroke 35.22 and a new NSW CCC record
    2nd Junior 100m Breaststroke (an event which she can swim again next year)

  • Brooke Mindham (Y10) also earnt four individual swims -
    3rd U16 50m Free,
    2nd U16 50m Fly,
    2nd U16 50m Breast and
    3rd U16 50m Back

  • Chelsea Brackin (Y10)
    2nd U15 50m Breastroke

  • Maddy Emmett-Duignan (Y8)
    2nd U14 50m Breastroke

  • 6 x 50m All Age Relay - 3rd
    Chelsea Rah (Y7), Caitlin Walsh (Y7), Maddy Emmett-Duignan (Y8), Chelsea Brackin (Y9), Brooke Mindham (Y10), Emily Michell (Y12)

Thanks to Mr John Young who took the relay girls for a session during the holidays (obviously a very productive session) and to Mrs McGregor for assisting with the Broken Bay team on the day.


Mr Young is competing in an iron man event in Port Macquarie on the weekend to raise awareness of Melanoma Australia and Epilepsy Australia. Mr Young will swim 4 km, ride 180km and then do a 42.4km marathon run - go Mr Young!!!

Congratulations



To Kerilee Coote (Y12) who last term competed at the State Little Athletics Championships and came 3rd in the U17 girls 1500m walk with a PB time of 7.04:56.

To Laura Trezise (Y8) who is now a National Archery Champion winning the Gold Medal in the 125 metre Clout (ground target) event at the National Youth Archery Championships held in Adelaide over the Easter break. Shooting for the NSW team in the Intermediate Division (Under 15), Recurve Bow, she contested all four Gold Medal events: Target, Match Play, Clout and Field and shot personal best scores in all events. Well done Laura.

Good Luck

To our Open MSB Representative Soccer team and Mr Hume who will compete in the Broken Bay Championships on Friday at Cromer.

Umpires required for NSW CCC Netball Selections

Paid umpires with a National C badge or higher are required for the NSWCCC Netball Selections next week.

  • 15 years: Tuesday 6 May 8.00am - 3.00pm Ann Clark Netball Centre, Lidcombe

  • Open: Wednesday 7 May 8.00am - 3.00pm Ann Clark Netball Centre, Lidcombe

This would ideally suit a university student or umpires over the age of 18.

Please contact Kym Skerritt, NSWCCC Executive Officer Mobile: 0419 464 074 if you are interested.

Mrs Karen Grant
Representative Sports Coordinator / Physical Activity Coordinator

Co-curricular Sports

Dates for your Diary

  • CROSS COUNTRY CARNIVAL - Tuesday 6 May at the College during Periods Three and Four
  • ATHLETICS CARNIVAL - Monday 2 June at the Sydney Olypic Park Athletics Centre

HILLS Summer Basketball Competition Results

Congratulations to the Bennies teams who played in the Hills Summer Basketball competition during Term Four 2013/Term One 2014. The teams are to be commended on their great sportsmanship throughout the competition. Well done especially to Bennies 4 on winning the Under 15 Grand Final. The girls played an exceptional game to win 26 - 24 in extra time!

MSB Netball

Good luck to all the MSB netball teams for the first games of the season this weekend. We hope you have an enjoyable and successful season. A reminder to all girls that the MSB tracksuit is the required to be worn over your netball uniform on colder days. No other types of jackets or pants are acceptable.

Cadet 4 player urgently required.
If you are in Year 10 or 11 and would like to play netball please contact
MSB Coaching Convenor, Michelle Sharpe by email msbnetballclub@gmail.com.

Training at Pennant Hills Park

Any girls traveling to Pennant Hills Park for training on Wednesday afternoons are required to sign and return the permission note to the Cocurricular Sport box if they want to leave the school in their PDHPE uniform.

Training at Pennant Hills Park Permission Note.

2014 North West Secondary Schools Challenge

Term Two Challenge: Saturday 17 May

This is a team event played amongst secondary schools from the north west of Sydney. Teams consist of three doubles pairs with each pair being graded into a Round Robin Division. Ranking points are awarded to each pair of each team culminating in a Finals Challenge in Term Four.

Entry forms and information about this event have been sent via email to all students. Entry forms and payment must be returned to the Cocurricular Sport box at Student Services no later than Thursday 8 May.

ENQUIRIES ETDTA (John) 0459 069 009

  • Term Three Challenge - Saturday 23 August
  • Term Four Challenge - Saturday 8 November

Mrs Rebecca Lewis
Co-curricular Sports Coordinator

P & F News

P & F Coming Events


DINNER DANCE





Online booking is now available www.msb.nsw.edu.au

GOLF DAY

The P&F Executive wishes to advise that the MSB Golf Day advertised for 21 March 2014 is being rescheduled due to unforeseen circumstances. The new date will be advertised as soon as it has been secured with the Golf Club. Apologies for any inconvenience this may have caused and thank you for your patience.

Ms Julie Saad
P&F President on behalf of the P&F Executive

Ex-Students

Renunions

Class of 2004 – 10 Year Reunion

Organisers of the Class of 2004 Reunion have started a reunion Facebook page. Join this group at www.facebook.com/msb2004tenyearreunion

Class of 1976 – Where are You?

If you were in the Class of '76, Anne Jackson (nee Williams) would like to hear from you. Anne is keen to start discussions on your 40 Year Reunion. This one falls in a significant year, as it is the College's Golden Jubilee Year.

If you are interested in connecting with your peers socially and/or becoming involved in starting the discussion, please email Anne on annja5884@gmail.com.

2014 MSBESA Dates

2 June
17 June (BEYOND BENNIES 7.15am)
11 August
10 November (AGM)

Each Meeting commences at 5.45pm in the College Boardroom.

Bennies Connect



Register at www.benniesconnect.com, log on as a 'first time user', update your details, explore the site, network and stay connected.

Canteen

The Canteen opens daily from 8.00am - 2.00pm.

MY STUDENT ACCOUNT - Cashless Canteen

Students may order and pay for purchases with our 'cashless' option using their Student ID card.

Comprehensive instructions on how to use this system can be found here.

If you have any queries please contact Mrs Elke Forrest, Assistant Business Manager.

Place a Canteen order here

 

CANTEEN ROSTER FOR THE WEEK COMMENCING MONDAY 5 MAY

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Grace Casserly

Helen Merhi

Natalie Conway

Karen Khoury

Marlene Manning

Sinae Kim Rah

Marie Kirkham


Georgina Khamis

Julie McIntyre



 

Nicole Weston

Swarnima Mathur



 

Roza Bindschedler

 



 

Joanne Murrie

 

Please notify Melissa if you are unable to attend
or if you would like to be removed from the Roster.


 

Thank you to all our wonderful volunteers, we certainly could not provide the vast array of healthy nutritious food if it wasn't for our volunteers who give up one day a month to assist. If you would like to volunteer please click here.

Mrs Melissa Arane
Canteen Manager
T: 9980 0448

Uniform Shop

The Uniform Shop is open Mondays between 10.00am and 2.00pm and Thursdays between 8.00am and 11.00am.

All students should be in their full winter uniform by Monday 12 May (Week Three).

The Uniform Shop will be open Monday to Friday next week at recess and lunch, and on Tuesday after the Mother Daughter Breakfast until 10.00am, for the collection of winter uniforms. All outstanding payments are required prior to pickup.

Mrs Melissa Arane
Uniform Shop Manager
T: 9980 0447

Careers

Is you daughter considering applying for university?

Below are some links from UAC ( Universities Admission Centre) that will provide information for parents to assist your in helping your daughter navigate their way through the university admission process

Mrs Lucy Elgood
Careers Advisor

Community News

 

 

 

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