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Term 2 2020 Mid-Term Activities Update

Virtual Hugs, Hopes and Gratitude from Year 9

Over recent weeks, our journey in strengths in Year 9 has afforded us the opportunity to reflect with hope, perseverance and gratitude on our goals. We have also reflected on those we love and miss, and those we are grateful to, in the world that we navigate each day. Our students express their hopes, thanks and love in this collection of brief sentiments.

Mrs Tonia Carfora, Year 9 Director

Year 12 Photography

The Year 12 Photography students have been developing their creative camera techniques and photographic composition skills using our industry standard equipment and software to create an initial portfolio of work. Students have demonstrated shallow and wide depth of field, slow and fast shutter speed, High Dynamic Range (HDR) photography, multiple exposure and multiplicity photography. Student work has been showcased on the digital boards across the school. A sample of the photographs can be viewed below.

Ms Maria Cardillo, Head of Department – Digital Technologies

Year 12 Jackets

The Year 12 Jacket Committee worked hard to come up with a new design for the jackets this year. The jackets were delivered to the students in the beginning of the Term. The commemorative jackets are a special keepsake for the Year 12s, and they are able to wear them in place of their blazer, except for when attending formal College functions or events. Well done to the team for their commitment to the jacket design – they look fantastic!

Mrs Ady Webb, Assistant Year 12 Director

Stage 1 Primary Building Update

The building works at the Primary Campus continue to remain on track for a Term 4 opening. The learning spaces are taking shape and will provide increased learning opportunities for staff and students to engage and learn. The below photos show some of the learning spaces. I look forward to updating the community as the project continues to develop.

Mr Damian Patton, Deputy Principal Primary

Mother’s Day

On Thursday 7 May, the students and staff at the Primary Campus turned their attention to the significance of Mother’s Day by preparing and conducting in-class Liturgies of the Word to acknowledge and celebrate the important role mothers and other significant women play in their lives. This was followed by students engaging in craft and gift making for Mother’s Day to show their love and appreciation of their mum. We hope all mothers and grandmothers had a wonderful day and were duly spoilt!

Mr Damian McNamara, Director Student Wellbeing & Administration – Primary

Old Scholars

Matt Leo (2008)

Congratulations to old scholar Matt Leo (2008) who has fulfilled his dream of making it to the NFL, with the Philadelphia Eagles taking him as part of the league’s international pathway program. Matt will get to play pre-season games. The pathway was instituted in 2017 and aims to provide international athletes the opportunity to compete at the NFL level, improve their skills and ultimately earn a spot on the NFL roster. We wish Matt all the best as he continues his journey.

Matthew Monti (2019)

Matthew Monti graduated from St Michael’s College last year and has recently featured in a new video promoting South Australian Catholic Education. The video celebrates the launch of a new brand story and positioning statement for Catholic Education SA. The video has also been released as part of Catholic Education Week, and promotes the new tagline “Raising Hearts and Minds”. The keyboard is played by Pamela Buccini. Pamela has worked with the Catholic Schools Music Festival for 21 years!

The group that filmed the performance did not know that Matthew first met Pamela when he was in Year 6 as part of the Music Festival. Matthew was a passionate participant in both music and drama during his time at St Michael’s campuses. Well done Matthew, the College continues to be very proud of your talent and accomplishments. We are thrilled that you have been involved in this launch as an old scholar who understands what it means to be part of a Catholic School.