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Congratulations

The School Rowing Championships were held at Lake Barrington over the weekend of March 16 and 17. Year 8 student Hayley Davis was outstanding, winning the U14 Schoolgirls single sculls championship, bringing it back to Mount Carmel for the second year in a row.

Well done to all of our rowers and their coaches. The team had competitors in the A final U13 single sculls, A final U14 coxed squad, B final U15 coxed squad and A final U15 double sculls.

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Podcasts for Parents

Have you got a spare 10 minutes in your day?

Mount Carmel College has a selection of podcasts designed to support anyone who is parenting or for people with an interest in current educational issues.

Called Podcasts for Parents, each episode includes an interview with a guest speaker who has in-depth knowledge about the topic that they are discussing. Topics range from the value of children playing sport to growth mindset, from children’s social media usage to the history of the Sisters of Charity, from good oral hygiene for children to positive psychology.

Each podcast can be found under the Parents tab of the College website. To listen to each podcast, simply click on the Listen to Podcast button.

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2018 Arts Festival

Our inaugural MCC Arts Festival (formally Arts Evening) will be held on Wednesday, 5 September between 3.30pm and 7.00pm. There will be short music (Primary and Secondary items) and drama concerts across six stages, dancing, an Art Trail and Textiles exhibition, Art Room gallery cafe and wine bar, food vans, the VET students’ cafe, multimedia presentations and ‘street performances’ and all occurring at various locations on the College grounds. The Festival will kick off at 3.30pm with a percussion parade featuring Year 8 students and their junkyard samba instruments.

All students will be participating either as performer, artist, designer, or at the very least, audience member supporting their peers! The MCC Arts Festival is a chance to celebrate the artistic endeavours of all students, not just those who excel in a particular area. With this in mind, all parents and friends are warmly invited to come and support the students.

To assist you in planning your afternoon, click here for a copy of the 2018 Arts Festival Draft Program. Please note that this may change slightly in the lead up to the Festival.

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2019 Curriculum Handbook

Year 9/10 Elective choices for 2019: Information Session for Students and Parents

Now is the time for our current Year 8 and 9 students to choose which electives they would like to study in 2019. Our secondary curriculum offers a breadth of opportunity for all our students in a wide range of learning areas, and our electives are quite varied and diverse catering for the varying needs and interests of our girls.

Students in Years 9 and 10 have the opportunity to study three elective subjects. The 2019 Curriculum Handbook outlines the subject offerings. Students are asked to select four subjects, and from this they will be allocated three subjects. We do our very best to link in with their preferences, but on occasion, students may be asked to select another subject if that subject does not run.

The Curriculum Team will be available for consultation on Thursday 9 August from 3.30pm to 6.00pm in the O’Brien Resource Centre to discuss subject offerings with parents, carers and students, answer questions and explain further the individual sessions. It is an informal, drop-in event, so no bookings are needed.

Selection Process

Students will select their subjects via an online system using their student email as their username. To access the online portal, click here then follow the prompts, entering the student email address to obtain a password. The password will then be sent to your daughter’s email address. Once logged into the online subject selection portal, students must select elective subjects in preference order. To make selections please click inside the box and a drop down of subject codes will appear. Select the relevant code and repeat this process in preference order until the selection requirement for each category has been met. A green tick will appear on the right hand side of the page to confirm this. Once selections have been made please ensure you press the save button. Students are required to print a hard copy of their selection form and have it signed by their parent/carer then hand it in to their Clan teacher. The 2019 Online Subject Selections Student Guide details full instructions for use.

If your daughter selects either Athlete Development, Mathematics Methods, Outdoor Education or VET – Certificate I Hospitality she must also complete an additional application form. These can be downloaded here, from the selection portal or a hard copy can be collected from the College Office.

Online Selections

  • Online Selections Open at 4.00pm on Thursday 9 August 2018
  • Online Selections Close at 4.00pm on Thursday 16 August 2018
  • Hard Copies of Selections must be returned your daughter’s Clan teacher by 4.00pm on Monday 20 August 2018
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