Achievements: A Churchill Fellowship (Cdr Fiona Ewington)

Thanks to Graham McMillan for sharing the recent success of his daughter Commander Fiona Ewington (1991) who has been awarded a 2017 Churchill Fellowship to commence a research project studying naval establishments in Europe.

Please take a look at the article discussing Fiona's recent achievement here:

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Start with Why

Everyone has a ‘WHY’. Your WHY is the purpose, cause or belief that inspires you.

Knowing your WHY gives you a filter to make choices, at work and at home, that will help you find greater fulfillment in all that you do.

Simon Sinek is a British/American author, motivational speaker and marketing consultant. He is the author of four books including the 2009 best seller Start With Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action (2009) and has become a cornerstone of modern Leadership theory.

As the 2017 OGA Committee ap...

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From the Foundation

Accompanying the September 2017 OGA Newsletter which was posted and emailed earlier this month. 

On behalf of The Moreton Bay Colleges’ Foundation, I would like to congratulate the Moreton Bay College Old Girls’ Association on reaching its centenary milestone in 2017. What a wonderful achievement and a testament to the commitment of its Committees and Members.

Having recently joined the Moreton Bay Colleges family, I have been privileged to meet many Bay Girls, from Bay Terrace and Wondall Road, and hear fond memories of your time at the College....

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Vale: Natasha Elizabeth Savige (Lovewell) Class of 1991

Tash passed away after a short illness on 21st July 2017. She will be missed by her family and many many friends. Family and Friends attended a Funeral Service to celebrate Tash’s life ...

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Head of College Report - Founders' Day 2017

Celebrating Founders’ Day on Tuesday was a wonderful occasion for the College. It was a timely reminder of our palpable connections to our history and the immeasurable debt we owe the Greene sisters. Even 116 years after the school was founded, we remain the beneficiaries of their vision and foresight to provide young women with a holistic education. The service was followed by a lunchtime picnic, which brought together all girls from Prep to Year 12.  Building relationships across year levels is an integral part of the inclusive culture of Moreton Bay College, and engenders a se...

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Vale: Kay Jodrell (Wiggins) Class of 1945

Kay passed away peacefully in her sleep on Sunday 2nd July. Her son Ken and his wife were there as well as her daughter Lea and grand-son Tod. She was comfortable during her final moments. A cremation was held with no service as most of her family live in the tropics. Lea will take the ashes north on the 5th August where they will be scattered at the same place as Kay's late husband over the Byerstown Range on the road to Cooktown from Cairns. A few remaining ashes will go all the way to Cooktown to go over Grassy hill lookout as she loved that town.

Thank you to Jean Barclay (Class ...

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Head of College Report - Term 2, 2017

The last term has been a challenging one for MBC; however, as always, it has been faced with ‘courage and hope’. I was humbled by the offer to serve as Acting Head of College and the positive support and encouragement I have received from the MBC community. My connection to MBC spans twenty years. I was appointed by Mr Ken Waller in 1997 to teach English and thus began my commitment to, and respect for, this community.

In Week 4 I spoke with the students at assembly and asked that we work together to uphold our College values and ensure Moreton Bay College is a positive e...

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April 2017 - Births, Weddings, Celebrations & Vale

Recent Births

Congratulations to the following Bay girls and their families on the arrival of the newest editions to the OGA community.

Esther van Raalte (nee Mercer, graduated 2006) welcomed Arielle Lily on 1 February 2017. Ari is a little sister for Zane Paul van Raalte born 5 December 2014.

Katie Farley (nee Baines, 2001) welcomed Winston Baines Farley, 12 September 2016.

Class of 2000 (watch out – it must be contagious to those born in 1983!!): Alex Givney (nee Leggoe,...

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April 2017 - Achievements

Medal of the Order of Australia 2017 

Congratulations to Shannon Parry (2006) and former MBC teacher Ms Libby Parkinson, who were each awarded an Order of Australia medal.

Ms Parry was awarded her medal for service to sport (Rugby Union) as a gold medallist at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

Ms Parkinson was awarded an Order of Australia medal for her service to veterans and their families. Ms Parkinson is President of the 2/10th Field Regiment Association. Her father, Mr Colin Clinch is one of six surviving soldiers from the Regiment.


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April 2017 - A Moreton Bay College Fairy Tale

The story of Moreton Bay College has been immortalised in a children’s fairy tale book to capture the characters who have left a lasting legacy.

Co-written by College Archivist Heather Harcourt and international award winning children’s author Michelle Worthington, ‘A Moreton Bay College Fairy Tale’ is a story of perseverance triumphing over hardship, and the power of love.

College Archivist Heather Harcourt wanted to preserve Moreton Bay College's history and make it a magical experience for past and present students.

“I consider a primary...

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