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Fraser Coast Tech Hub at St Mary's Collegehttp://www.smcm.qld.edu.au/News-And-Events/SMC-Top-News-Stories/Pages/Fraser-Coast-Tech-Hub-at-St-Mary's-College.aspxFraser Coast Tech Hub at St Mary's College<div>​​​From 2018, St Mary’s College will offer a Tech Hub for senior students on the Fraser Coast. Students from various schools in the region have enrolled in the Certificate III Information, Digital Media and Technology (Networking) course starting next year. Successful completion of the course will give students direct entry into a Bachelor of Web Design and Production, and a Bachelor of Games and Interactive Design courses at the new University of Canberra campus at Southbank in Brisbane. The course will be offered at St Mary’s College campus which has excellent facilities offering all of the latest technology. Students will be supported by a qualified IT teacher. According to teacher Phil McGahan “St Mary’s College has a very positive relationship with all Queensland universities and we aim to provide our senior students with an array of opportunities in the senior curriculum. This is a course that not only will provide a direct entry into university courses but will also equip students with the necessary skills required in the 21st century workplace”.<br></div><div><br></div><div>These courses are open to all senior students on the Fraser Coast. Currently there are students enrolled from St Mary’s, St James Lutheran College, Aldridge SHS and Xavier College. This is the first time a Queensland school has offered a Tech Hub for students from various schools to attend at the same time. <br></div><div><br></div><div>Other courses offered at St Mary’s College include Certificate IV in Crime and Justice, Certificate III in Early Childhood and Care, Certificate III in Information, Certificate III in Sport and Recreation, Certificate II in Hospitality, Certificate II in Infrastructure and Resourcing (Work Preparation), and Certificate II in Tourism. “Completing the Certificate IV course in Crime and Justice has been advantageous for me as I am interested in the legal system and how it works and I also get 8 QCE points. It is also great to have the opportunity to get a direct entry into the Bachelor of Criminology course at the University of Sunshine Coast”. Year 12 student Tajanna Parmenter.<br></div><div><br></div><div>The College has its own dedicated Pathways Centre which assist students in their future life choices. It also has close partnerships with Queensland University of Technology (QUT) University of Technology (UT), University of Queensland (UQ), Australian Catholic University (ACU) and University of the Sunshine Coast (USC) universities, enabling students to gain access to participate in various programs and courses as well as visits. At UQ students are invited to enter the Science Ambassador Program, Young Scholars Program and Year 12 campus visits. At QUT students can participate in STEM Camps, Camus visits and Indigenous Entry Programs. At ACU an Early Achievers Program, Campus visits and Bonus Scheme Programs for University Entrance are offered. CQU offers Camus Visits, Presentations, University Experience Day and a Titration Competition. USC offers Early Offer Guarantee Program for Year 12 students, University Experience Days, Campus visits and a Leaders Program for St Mary’s College students. St Mary’s currently has five Year 12 students with direct entry into different universities after passing head start courses in Engineering, Psychology, Education, Nursing and the Arts. <br></div><div><br></div><div>“Completing a University Head Start subject in Engineering in Year 11 enabled me to achieve outstanding results in my Senior Physics class this year. It is also good knowing that I have direct entry into an Engineering course at the university.” Year 12 student Greta Stephensen.<br></div><div>​<br></div><div>There has been a concern lately that Fraser Coast senior students have not been achieving as well as their city counterparts. Staff at St Mary’s College believe that there are many students who are succeeding in their chosen areas and are pursuing post schooling pathways to success. This is very encouraging news for our region as more opportunities are becoming available for our youth to succeed in life. The new Tech Hub at St Mary’s will be a great asset for the region’s students who are keen to make headways in a modern technological age.</div><div><br><img src="/News-And-Events/SMC-Top-News-Stories/PublishingImages/Virtual%20Reality.jpg" class="ms-rteImage-2" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:621px;height:420px;" />​<br><br></div><p><br></p>
Shaking and Stirring in Queensland’s Shakefesthttp://www.smcm.qld.edu.au/News-And-Events/SMC-Top-News-Stories/Pages/Shaking-and-Stirring-in-Queensland’s-Shakefest.aspxShaking and Stirring in Queensland’s Shakefest<div>​​​​Students from St Mary’s College celebrated placing second in the Group Scene section at the recent state finals of the Shakespeare festival ‘Shake Fest’ held at the Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts in Brisbane. St Mary’s competed against students from all over Queensland with their adaptation of the play within a play from Midsummer Night’s Dream. <br></div><div><br></div><div>Eight students travelled down early Friday morning to participate in workshops run by staff from acclaimed theatre company ‘Shake and Stir’ who organise the annual festival. The students won the regional competition in September and were very excited to have the opportunity to compete at a state level.<br></div><div><br></div><div>Although there were no prizes awarded as such, students, regardless of their final placings, have an opportunity to work on a Shakespearean production staged in conjunction with Shake and Stir Theatre to be produced early next year. </div><div>The ‘Shake Fest’ competition features nearly 5000 entrants from all over the State competing in categories including Group Scenes, Monologues, Dance, Design and Music. Entrants are to use any Shakespeare text as inspiration for their work and can adapt and update as they want although they must strive to keep the integrity of the original text. <br></div><div><br></div><div>St Mary’s student Hadyn Imhoff said “It was really great to be able to work with different schools and then have the experience of performing our scene.”<br></div><div><img src="/News-And-Events/SMC-Top-News-Stories/PublishingImages/St%20Mary%27s%20Students%20at%20Shake%20Fest%20(Small).JPG" class="ms-rteImage-2" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:498px;height:344px;" /><br></div><div><br><br></div><p><br></p>
Prestigous Science Prize Prize Awarded to St Mary's College Studenthttp://www.smcm.qld.edu.au/News-And-Events/SMC-Top-News-Stories/Pages/Prestigous-Science-Prize-Prize-Awarded-to-St-Mary's-College-Student.aspxPrestigous Science Prize Prize Awarded to St Mary's College Student<div class="ms-rteStyle-Normal ms-rteThemeFontFace-2 ms-rteFontSize-2"><table align="center" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"><tbody><tr><td align="left" valign="top" style="padding:0cm 9pt;border:#f0f0f0;background-color:transparent;"><p class="ms-rteElement-P"><span><span>College captain Thomas Groth has been recognised for his excellence in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics by receiving the Peter Doherty Student Excellence Award for 2017.</span></span></p> <p class="ms-rteElement-P"><span><span>The Peter Doherty Awards recognise students, teachers, support officers and schools across Queensland who demonstrate outstanding and innovation contributions in STEM. In 2017 the awards received over 125 applicants across all categories with only 25 awards being presented at the awards ceremony. Peter Doherty was a Brisbane born Nobel Prize winner and the awards in their 14</span>th<span> year recognise and support those who have demonstrated excellence.</span></span></p> <p class="ms-rteElement-P"><span><span>Student applicants need to be studying at least two STEM subjects in Year 12 and be achieving a Very High in those STEM subjects. Thomas is studying 4 of his 6 subjects in STEM subject and is achieving a Very High in all of them.</span></span></p> <p class="ms-rteElement-P"><span><span>Miss Amy Peen, Thomas’ physics teacher comments “You don’t often get an opportunity to teach students like Thomas and I feel privileged to be able to”.</span></span></p> <p class="ms-rteElement-P"><span><span>“Not only is Thomas a high achieving student he is also a great leader. We are very proud of his achievements not only in the class room but as a young man in our community” says Principal St Mary’s College, Mr Graham Meertens.</span></span></p> <p class="ms-rteElement-P"><span><span>The prize also includes $5000 which Thomas can put towards his further education. “I intend to study a dual degree in engineering and business next year in Brisbane and the prize money will assist me in achieving my goals” said Thomas. “I was shocked at being recognised for such a prestigious award”</span></span></p> <p class="ms-rteElement-P"><span><span>Thomas stated that his passion for STEM and innovation “started with HPV in year 8 and I saw how much engineering goes into the bikes so I got hooked. I also then competed in the Science and Engineering Challenge in Year 9 and 10. In year 10 I was in the bridge building group and we won that section”</span></span></p> <p class="ms-rteElement-P"><span><span>“I have been lucky at St Mary’s to be able to do a wide variety of extra-curricular activities in STEM  and this has enabled me to appreciate the science in everyday life. I thank the teachers that have provided me with these opportunities.”</span></span></p> <p class="ms-rteElement-P"><span><span>St Mary’s College has a proud tradition of excellence in STEM and wishes Thomas and all students in Year 12 well for the remainder of the year.</span></span><span><span><br></span></span></p><p class="ms-rteElement-P"><span><span>​<img alt="Tom Groth with parents SMALL.jpg" src="/News-And-Events/SMC-Top-News-Stories/PublishingImages/Tom%20Groth%20with%20parents%20SMALL.jpg" class="ms-rteImage-2" style="margin:5px;" /><br></span></span></p></td></tr></tbody></table></div>
St Mary's Student's Hypnotized by Draculahttp://www.smcm.qld.edu.au/News-And-Events/SMC-Top-News-Stories/Pages/St-Mary's-Student's-Hypnotized-by-Dracula.aspxSt Mary's Student's Hypnotized by Dracula<p>​On Tuesday 1 August, some of the St Mary’s College students attended the acclaimed theatre company ‘Shake and Stir’ performance of Dracu​​la at the Brolga Theatre.<br></p><p>​The focus of the Year 12 English studies has been the representation of discrimination, the use and abuse of power and the strength of human spirit in the face of adversity. The students benefited from the visual and aural experience which enhanced their understanding of the creative process and how choices made by creators of the texts elicit responses from their audiences. This is particularly useful as part of their preparation for the QCS Test in late August. <br></p> <p>​The show kept everyone on the edge of their seats with some amazing technical wizardry such as a revolving stage of different levels and entryways, atmospheric soundtrack, moody lighting and of course lots of blood! It is clear why this show has won some awards for its stage design.<br></p> <p>​At the end of the show some students had the chance to stay and ask questions during a Q&A session with the cast. Some of the questions that the students asked were ‘How do you maintain motivation on a show tour?’. The cast replied that the momentum of the show was kept due to the great pacing and script adaptation. It was a very action packed and fun show to be in so the cast didn’t have difficulty keeping up motivation. Another question was ‘How does the fake blood system work?’ while the cast didn’t want to give away too many technical tricks they did say that they used a lot of theatrical tricks that originated in the era that Dracula was written by Bram Stoker. The cast revealed other secrets that helped them get into character such as trying to see through the eyes of the (demented) characters. Putting on makeup also helped. When asked if they have ever tripped on the revolving stage they replied that they have been trained to safely fall and make it look like it is part of the show if it ever happens. Aside from the traditional theatre conventions and tricks used they said that they were also influenced by contemporary TV shows that are set in that period such as Penny dreadful. <br></p> <p>​​​Student Chloe Lewis said that the show was ‘amazing and the fanciest show that she had seen in Maryborough. I loved it’ Some other quotes from students include:<br></p> <div>I thought it was spectacular. I loved the set. I enjoyed it so much – Kacie Kraut year 11</div> <div>That last jump scare really got me – Jesse Poulter 11</div> <div>The sound and lighting gave me the chills – Riley Domin 12</div> <div>Shake and Stir always deliver – Isabella Lamprey 12</div> <p><br> ​The show has a wonderful blend of modern technology and traditional theatre tricks and illusion which proved that watching a live theatre show is still relevant and exciting today. </p><div>​​<img alt="St-Mary's-Senior-Arts-students-at-Dracula.jpg" src="/News-And-Events/SMC-Top-News-Stories/PublishingImages/St-Mary%27s-Senior-Arts-students-at-Dracula.jpg" class="ms-rteImage-2" style="margin:5px;" /><br><br></div>



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