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2013 Enrolment Handbook (pdf) - St Margaret Mary's College

SPORT, OUTDOOR EDUCATION AND CAMPS

At Saint Margaret Mary’s College, there are limitless opportunities for students to

develop their sporting and leadership skills, while learning the importance of team work.

We offer a wide range of intra-school and inter-school activities and competitions in

sports such as Swimming, athletics, cross country, Touch, Hockey, Rowing, Soccer,

Netball, Basketball, Futsal, Lifesaving, Water Polo and Equestrian, to name a few.

While there are opportunities for those who wish to participate in fun and fitness, or

simply to be part of a team, we also foster the great talent and dedication that enables

our elite athletes to represent at regional, state, or even national level in their chosen

sport.

Our camps enhance the pastoral care programme by adding an environmental dimension

to activities designed to help students to become responsible and self-disciplined young

women. Each camp has a different emphasis. For example, while the Year 8 camp is

designed to enhance team building and social development, the Year 12 camp focuses on

leadership skills.

Students in Years 9 to 12 also participate in religious retreats, during which they focus

on various aspects of spirituality and faith development.

DEBATING AND PUBLIC SPEAKING

Self-confidence, teamwork and logical reasoning are three vital qualities of leaders, and

these are developed through our comprehensive public speaking and debating

programmes.

We have extremely high levels of participation in competitions such as Legacy Speaking,

Lions Youth of the Year and Rostrum Voice of Youth, with our students consistently

reaching state finals. Saint Margaret Mary’s College boasts one of the highest

participation rates of any school in Queensland.

Students are also able to participate in our extensive Debating programme, with teams

entered in local competition at Year 8, Junior and Senior level.

The vital skills required through these programme will stand them in good stead in any

field of endeavour and are valuable life-long attributes.

FAITH IN ACTION

Students have the opportunity to participate in a number of outreach groups in the

College. These include Campus Ministry (Year 12 only), St Vincent DePaul, YCS and

Interact. Students may also be elected to be a member of our Student Representative

Council.

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