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School Officer Wins Excellence in Teaching Award

Mt Maria College, Petrie School Officer, Mrs Natalie Felschow received the Excellence in Supporting Learning and Teaching Award at the annual Brisbane Catholic Education Excellence in Teaching Awards evening held recently. Mrs Felschow was nominated by the College Leadership Team, given that her conduct and professionalism well exceeded the selection criteria. Supporting learning and teaching through the college Exceptional Learners ...

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Year 11 Student Experiences University of Queensland Agricultural, Science, and Technology Program

Mt Maria College, Petrie student and de Marillac House Vice-Captain, Kiera Saunders, recently completed the University of Queensland’s (UQ) Future Experiences in Agriculture, Science & Technology (FEAST) program after receiving a bursary to support the cost of her attendance. The five-day residential program, open to students in years 11 and 12, is held at UQ’s Gatton campus and aims to ...

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Cherbourg Junior Police Rangers Overwhelmed by Generosity of Students

Recently, College students involved in The Good Man Project presented a cheque for $1,000 to special guest, Cherbourg Indigenous elder, Mr Eric Law OAM as a fundraised contribution for the Cherbourg Police Rangers program. The Cherbourg Police Rangers program is a not-for-profit community organisation, which aims to nurture the relationship between young indigenous children and the local police through early ...

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Year 10 Boys: Building Well-being and Leadership Skills

The Good Man Project at Tough Mudder, 2018

At the start of this year, Mt Maria College, Petrie launched The Good Man Project. A program that works with Year 10 boys to support their well-being and build their leadership skills. This program has a multi-faceted approach to supporting participants, including dedicated class time to discuss and challenge the colloquial perceptions of what it means to be a ‘good ...

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Welcome Back!

Mr Michael Connolly

As the start of the 2018 school year draws closer, Mr Mike Connolly, Principal of Mt Maria College, Petrie, welcomed all new and returning students and their families. Mr Connolly also shared an update on the new refurbishments that have occurred over the school break. “I am very excited because we have done a full refurbishment of our campus. The ...

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College Zombeo and Juliet Production Receives Rave Reviews

Mt Maria College, Petrie students wowed audiences in their recent stage production of Zombeo and Juliet – a modern take on Shakespeare’s classic play Romeo and Juliet.  The cast and crew included over 30 students from year seven to year-12. Mt Maria College, Petrie Drama Coordinator, Jeanne Rae said rehearsals had been taking place throughout the year and that the show ...

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Join Year 9 Students to Support Kids at Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital

Mt Maria College Petrie students will hold a free dress day to support sick kids at Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital. The Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital is the largest specialist paediatric hospital in Queensland.  With thirteen inpatient wards and numerous outpatient areas, the hospital cares for children and their families from all over the state and Northern NSW. Two Mt Maria ...

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Petrie Locals Warmed by Hand-Made Blankets Knitted by Mt Maria College Petrie Families

Mt Maria College, Petrie families have hand-knitted 36 blankets and numerous clothing items to donate to the St Vincent de Paul Winter Appeal. The college Squares for Charity project has been running for 14 years and has seen over 400 knitted items donated to those in need across the region. Mt Maria College, Petrie Squares for Charity Co-ordinator, Kerry Smith ...

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Students Inspired to Become Agents of Change at Youth Festival

Mt Maria College, Petrie Senior Student Leaders and teachers attended the National Marist Youth Festival “Awaken” in Sydney recently. The festival saw 240 young people from all states in Australia, the Phillippines and South Africa meet over four days to celebrate the Marist Bicentenary. Gathering to reflect on Marists in Australia over the past 200 years, students were inspired to ...

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