2017 New Music Patron
Moreton Bay College is extremely proud to announce that distinguished Australian violist, conductor and string educator John Curro has gracefully accepted the College’s invitation for him to be appointed as the Patron of the Music Program at MBC.
John Curro, AM MBE, is both the founder and Director of Music for the Queensland Youth Orchestras, conducting the Queensland Youth Symphony since its beginning in 1966. He is in demand as a conductor and tutor for professional and youth orchestras and festivals.
Director of Instrumental Music, Dr Bradley Voltz said “ Moreton Bay College is delighted that Mr Curro has agreed to lend his support to MBC Music. To have access to such experience and expertise is a wonderful proposition for the College, and one which the music staff and students are extremely grateful for and excited about.”
Mr Curro has conducted many of Australia’s professional orchestras as well as many opera and ballet seasons in Australia. His guest conducting experience includes the London Virtuosi, the Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestra, the Australian and Bavarian Youth Orchestra, the Bangkok Symphony Orchestra and Principal Guest Conductor with the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra.
Throughout his extended career, Mr Curro has received many prestigious awards including the Member of the Order of Australia and Member of the British Empire. He has received Honorary Doctorates from the University of Queensland and Griffith University, Rotary International’s Paul Harris Fellow award, the Australian Music Centre (QLD) Award, the Don Banks Music Award, the Sir Bernard Heinze Memorial Award, the Orchestras Australia Lifetime Achievement award and the Queensland Premier’s Millennium Award for Excellence in the Arts.
High academic results for Moreton Bay College
In 2016 Moreton Bay College continued to achieve very high academic results maintaining a long tradition of academic excellence.
We congratulate our senior girls on their commitment and dedication and we acknowledge with gratitude their teachers and parents who worked so effectively with each student.
We also extend our sincere appreciation to parents, for your openness to selecting the pathways best suited to yourdaughters and your support in working with us to provide the best outcomes.
The following table highlights the high performance of the class of 2016.
OP 1 -5
OP 1- 10
We recognise and congratulate these girls who are the School’s highest achievers in 2016:
OP 1 – Alexa Harding, Stella Lahanas, Victoria Miller
OP 2 – Hannah Bates, Jessica Cartwright, Tamara Clarson, Krystal Dowling
OP 3 – Nayana Balu Nair, Dominique Cook, Rebecca Hislop, Sarah Johnson, Claudia Levick, Abigail O’Sullivan, Tara Robinson, Alice Webber, Lara Williams
Queensland Curriculum Assessment Authority data shows that Moreton Bay College has performed above the State percentage in the QCS testing as indicated below.
This is a pleasing result and one we are sure the girls will appreciate following their diligent application during the QCS Test.
QCS A or B for OP eligible students (MBC) = 57.9%
QCS A or B for OP eligible students (State) = 47.5%
Moreton Bay College believes in the fundamental principle that all students have the right to be educated to their fullest potential, encouraging each girl to be the best she can be.
We are thrilled to report that 100% of our students have graduated with a Queensland Certificate of Education and either an OP or VET qualifications.
The best education outcome for each individual student is always the main objective.
Our educational pathways therefore acknowledge those students who participate in alternative study programs to ensure their individual success and access to tertiary education.
We extend our best wishes and hope that you embrace the opportunities that lie before you on the next stage of your journey in 2017.
Mr James Sloman
Moreton Bay College | Moreton Bay Boys College
The 2017 Parent Representative Program
The 2017 Parent Representative Program is seeking volunteers to join a team of Prep – Year 12 parents to provide informal social events for their year levels. Parent reps meet once a term to discuss the school calendar and plan different social events for the upcoming term.
Moreton Bay College has a very highly regarded community spirit and the parent reps help to enhance this. Being a parent rep also gives you the opportunity to engage more closely with the college and be a part of your daughters journey through school.
If you would like to get involved or find out more information about becoming a 2017 Parent Representative please contact Marissa Bowen, Parent Rep Coordinator, on 0407 761 695 or by emailing email@example.com.
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