News & Views

01 February 2019
Issue One
Quick Dates
Book Chat Breakfast
Junior Study
Sad News
La Cucina
Community Notices
Mount Alvernia College
07 3357 6000
82 Cremorne Road
Kedron, Qld, 4031

Quick Dates

Week 2, Term 1

Tuesday 5 February

School Photos

Wednesday 6 February

3.30-6.30pm  Big Sister Mentor Afternoon (Year 7s & Mentors)

5.30-6.30pm  Year 7 Parent Night - Nuts & Bolts

Thursday 7 February

Year 7 Reflection Day

Friday 8 February

Year 11 Ancient History excursion

7.00pm  Year 12 Formal


Thought for the Week

Be yourself; everyone else is already taken   Oscar Wilde


Dear Parents and Carers, Staff and Students, and Friends of Mount Alvernia College

Welcome to the start of the 2019 Academic Year.


On Wednesday, I arrived at school to be greeted by eager Year 7 students and their Big Sister mentors, as well as new students from other year levels, all beautifully dressed in their new uniforms.  The students were welcomed by the College Captains, who led the community in greeting our newest young women to the College.

It was wonderful to see so many parents and grandparents here to wish their girls well for the start of a new year.  Parents and grandparents are always welcome to any community activity that takes place at Mount Alvernia, and it is my hope that you will feel very much a part of our lives.


Yesterday, the College really came alive when all of the continuing students returned.  At the Welcome to 2019 assembly, the College Captains and the Year 12 leaders were commissioned and made their pledge of service to the College.  (This group of young women is small – less that 100.  You would remember this is the small Prep cohort and has been the smallest year level since they began.)  At this assembly I challenged the whole college to, “Be your best self”, in every area of their lives.

On a more mundane but equally important note, I have nominated 2019 as The Year of the Hat.  The college hat is compulsory, and its wearing is not optional.  However, it is much more concerning to see the rate of skin cancers, especially the deadly melanoma, on the rise in young people.  I know of at least four people who have had melanomas removed and one person who succumbed to the cancer.  If parents and carers could assist in getting this message across to the girls and present a united front, I would be very grateful.

I am feeling really positive about 2019, and I know that it will be another successful year for us all.


Take care

Kerrie Tuite



Interhouse Swimming Carnival


Book Chat Breakfast

Read more in the document below.


Junior Study

Junior Study commences Tuesday 26 February


Sad News

This week we received news of the passing of Fr Herman Tique, our religious connection and friend in Honiara, Solomon Islands.   Father, along with Iree Chow, has been the driving force in the college visits to the Solomons.


Fr Herman was a driving force and an important contact, enabling the girls to visit places they would not normally have been able to go.  He even doubled up on one of our visits as a diving cum snorkelling instructor because of his past experience as a diver.


Father Herman would always meet our groups at the Honiara International Airport and have the press on hand to snap our photos for the national paper.  He would assist the school staff, ensuring everything was safe for the visit.  Best of all, he had an infectious laugh and could see the good in everyone.


Father Herman will be sadly missed by his fellow religious and all who had the pleasure of meeting him.

La Cucina

2019 News

Try online ordering – cut off 9.15am or come in early before first bell and see us!


Remember! HOT FOOD is only served in our first break


Yes!  You can pre-order for second break in at La Cucina (not on-line) - toasties and cold foods only


First Break – 40 minutes

  • We serve our cold menu items and our daily hot food
  • Hot food is ONLY for collection at first break

Second Break – 20 minutes

  • We serve our cold menu items and toasties






Monday 4:  Rachel Browne

Tuesday 5:  Margaret Hutchins, Teresa Highfield

Wednesday 6 :  Amalia Drakos, Robyn Nicolle

Thursday 7:  Tanya McMinn

Friday 8:  Carla Di Fabio



Community Notices


From Transport & Main Roads

Are you teaching someone how to drive?  Want some advice on how best to prepare your learner and keep her safe on the road?  If you’re interested in learning the important first steps in how to teach your learner driver and ensure she is a safe and proficient driver, book into the next workshop (details provided below), or contact Kerrie Doherty for more information on 0417 737 107.



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