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Autumn Concert

On Wednesday 27 March, our Year 9/10 Elective Music Students, Instrumental Music Students, the Middle Years Voices, the Senior Singers, String Trio, Flutista Sistas and the College Orchestra staged our annual Autumn Concert.

A large audience was in attendance to enjoy a wonderful evening of high quality music from a range of ensembles and musical genres. The event was streamed live to Facebook and feedback suggested that there were many extended family and friends from other parts of the country tuning in throughout the evening.

The concert was capped off with a beautiful performance of an original song by our Vocal Teacher, Ms Hannah May Bartle, accompanied by her students and some Instrumental Teacher guests. Congratulations to everyone who was involved on the night. It was a joyful celebration of some of our students’ impressive music making in this early part of the year.

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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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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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Wizard of Wonderland

After months of dedicated preparation by students and staff alike, the big moment arrived last week to premiere The Wizard of Wonderland, our Mount Carmel College Musical. Over three nights and one school matinee performance, large audiences were treated to some extraordinary acting, singing, dancing, music-making, stage managing, lighting and sound designing.

The stage crew worked tirelessly and coordinated their movements to perfection to make sure that all of the sets and props were where they needed to be, on time, every time. The lighting and sound crew ensured the show looked and sounded as good as possible. The no-fuss way in which they carried out these duties was a real credit to them. The two bands performed with a groove not often seen in bands at this level. They supported the lead vocalists most ably and were a delight to work with throughout the whole process. The backing vocalists provided colour and texture to the arrangements and allowed the lead vocalists to be supported in the climactic moments of each song.

Some of the highlights of the show were the dances that interspersed with the action. Beautiful lyricism one moment, hellish ghouls the next, this dance class showed their class throughout the entirety of the show. The actors, of course, provided many hilarious moments, combined with some more touching scenes. The characters were well developed and the cast worked together well, with dialogue flowing smoothly.

Congratulations to all of the students involved in this production.

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