Dear St Michael’s College Community,
Subject Expo and Study Skills Day
On Tuesday 28 June our Year 11 students participated in our annual subject expo and study skills day. Students were provided information about the subject selection process for Year 12, their options for SACE and VET in 2023 and provided time to experience subject presentations.
We trust this opportunity provides students with the necessary information to further discern their 2023 choices and pathways and where these subjects can support their future. Early in Term 3, parents will be given the opportunity to attend our SACE information evening.
On Monday evening, nearly 100 music students performed in ‘Ensemble Fest 2022’. A sold-out audience of family, friends and staff saw 18 wonderful ensembles perform a wide variety of music styles. These ensembles included Rock Bands, Big Bands, Concert Bands, Jazz Combo, String Ensembles, Percussion Ensemble, Flute Ensemble, Drum Corps and more! Many of our performers made contributions to more than one ensemble.
Some of the highlights from the night included a guest appearance by two old scholars who played with Big Band 1, our new ‘Old Scholars Band’ had their debut performance and sounded like they had been playing together for years. Our newest members, the Year 7 music students’ spoke about how they have felt so welcome and included in the College Music program.
It was wonderful to see such a strong group of Year 7 musicians play in so many of our ensembles. The future of the Music program looks extremely bright.
Congratulations to our hard-working music students, and we thank our wonderful music staff, ensemble directors and Events Officer and for their great work. Special thanks to our Music Captain Harriet McClure and Vice-Captain Carla Fontanelli for hosting the night. We can’t wait until Ensemble Fest 2023!
Click here to view our Ensemble Fest photo album on Facebook.
Open Girls Football
Wednesday 29 June saw the Open Girls Football Team play in the SACSSGSA Senior A Grand Final against Sacred Heart College at Somerton Park. The conditions for the entirety of the game were wet with variable winds, not favourably suiting any end. It was a hotly contested first half, with both teams playing hard, wet weather football. St Michael’s were in front at half time by a point. The second half saw St Michael’s take control of the game, with the ball spending the majority of the 3rd quarter in our forward half.
The last quarter came right down to the wire, with St Michael’s College showing extra effort and determination to get themselves across the line by 4 points. Congratulations to all the girls who participated in the team throughout the year. They should be proud of the team brand of football they displayed right until the very end.
Click here to view photos from the game on the College’s Facebook page.
Mr Damian Patton