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Message from the Principalhttp://www.siena.qld.edu.au/about-us/Pages/Message-from-the-Principal.aspxMessage from the Principal<p class="ms-rteElement-P"><img class="ms-rtePosition-2" alt="Michael-McCarthy.jpg" src="/about-us/PublishingImages/Michael-McCarthy.jpg" style="height:150px;width:150px;margin:5px 10px;" /></p> <p class="ms-rteElement-P">Siena Catholic College was established in 1997 and soon built a reputation for excellent Catholic education. The College continues to be considered among the best Secondary schools on the Sunshine Coast and beyond, and is in high demand by parents and carers across the region. </p> <p class="ms-rteElement-P">Siena Catholic College seeks to develop the whole person - the spiritual, intellectual, physical, social and emotional – so that each student can realise their God-given potential. All members of our school community offer talents, gifts and skills bestowed upon them by God, to be used in the service of the Church in spreading the Good News: that Jesus lived, died and rose again so that we all may have eternal life. The College is unwaveringly committed to a Catholic-Christian philosophy of education which defines all that we do in College life, and is based firmly in the Gospel values of love for one another, compassion and mercy. </p> <p class="ms-rteElement-P">Selecting a Secondary school for your child is an important and, at times, difficult decision. This website provides you with a summary of all that the College offers, and you are encouraged to enquire to the College should you seek further information. I encourage you to ask questions of the local community, members of our school, and our Parish Priests to inform yourself thoroughly about Siena Catholic College. I can assure you our claims to excellence and the unswerving commitment to our students will be supported by these reliable sources of information. </p> <p class="ms-rteElement-P"><strong>Dr Michael McCarthy </strong><br>Principal</p>

 Siena College School News



Disabled Surfers Association Eventhttp://www.siena.qld.edu.au/news-and-events/Pages/Disabled-Surfers-Association-Event.aspxDisabled Surfers Association Event<p class="ms-rteElement-P">​On Saturday 28 October, 50 Siena students made their way to Currimundi to participate in the Disabled Surfers Association event. It was a morning full of energy and positive 'stoke', with our students joining one hundred other volunteers to assist a large number of participants to get in the water and get surfing! </p> <p class="ms-rteElement-P">It is an amazing experience for all and it is always heartening to see our great young people making a positive difference in the community. </p> <p class="ms-rteElement-P">Congratulations to Chloe (Year 7) who won the lucky door prize for volunteers - one of Joel Parkinson's surfboards!!!A very big thank you to Pat Toohey, Nathan Clohesy and Leesa O'Brien who attended as staff to make the morning possible. </p> <p class="ms-rteElement-P">Next event is at Maroochydore towards the end of November.  ​<br></p> <p class="ms-rteElement-P"><img alt="Disable-Surfing.jpg" src="/news-and-events/PublishingImages/Disable-Surfing.jpg" style="height:229px;width:324px;margin:5px;" /><img alt="Disable-Surfing-2.jpg" src="/news-and-events/PublishingImages/Disable-Surfing-2.jpg" style="height:229px;width:325px;margin:5px;" /><img width="467" height="286" alt="Disable-Surfing-3.jpg" src="/news-and-events/PublishingImages/Disable-Surfing-3.jpg" style="height:185px;width:301px;margin:5px;" /><img width="671" height="350" alt="Disable-Surfing-1.jpg" src="/news-and-events/PublishingImages/Disable-Surfing-1.jpg" style="height:185px;width:353px;margin:5px;" /> </p>
Future Problem Solving (FPS) - E. Paul Torrance Youth Awardhttp://www.siena.qld.edu.au/news-and-events/Pages/FPS-Award.aspxFuture Problem Solving (FPS) - E. Paul Torrance Youth Award<p class="ms-rteElement-P"><img class="ms-rtePosition-2" alt="Shaun-FPS.JPG" src="/news-and-events/PublishingImages/Shaun-FPS.JPG" style="height:315px;width:241px;margin:5px;" />Qld Director of Future Problem Solving Program Australia, Simon Canfield attended the last College Assembly to present Year 12 student Shaun McAnally with the prestigious E. Paul Torrance Youth Award for Queensland. Shaun has received this award in recognition for his outstanding contribution by a senior student to <strong>Future Problem Solving (FPS) </strong>across Australia. </p> <p class="ms-rteElement-P">Shaun has participated in the FPS program a couple of times and has been a National FPS finalist himself and has given back to the program sharing his skills and experience with younger students as a mentor and coach for the last two years. In this role he has prepared lessons, given feedback on written student work in his team from week to week and encouraged students to achieve to their potential. He has been an amazing role model for these students.</p> <p class="ms-rteElement-P">Over the period of the last two years, it was Shaun's goal to create new digital FPS resources and with the assistance of Holly Mitchell, he wrote the FPS Guide for Students, the FPS Companion to the Guide (workbook) as well as a Coaches Guide to FPS. These resources have been very well received by students and coaches. </p> <p class="ms-rteElement-P">Earlier this year he undertook to do the National FPS Evaluator Training and is now able to externally evaluate student booklets all over Australia – which he intends to do whilst at university. </p> <p class="ms-rteElement-P">It is a well-deserved acknowledgement of Shaun’s incredible dedication and commitment to the FPS program.​​ ​   <img alt="Shaun-FPS-Presented.JPG" src="/news-and-events/PublishingImages/Shaun-FPS-Presented.JPG" style="height:424px;width:670px;margin:5px;" /></p>
2017 Awards Nighthttp://www.siena.qld.edu.au/news-and-events/Pages/2017-Awards-Night.aspx2017 Awards Night<p class="ms-rteElement-P">On the Friday 3 November the College community celebrated the achievements of our Year 7-12 students at the 2017 Awards Night. The event allowed us to all reflect on students' hard work, diligence and commitment to excellence across a variety of areas of College life. <br></p> <p class="ms-rteElement-P">Recipients of the Gold, Silver and Bronze Academic, Cultural, Service and Sporting Awards; Year 12 Subject Prizes winners; and Special Awards.  </p> <p class="ms-rteElement-P">So many wonderful achievements from outstanding young individuals.</p> <p class="ms-rteElement-P">If you were unable to attend the evening, Dr McCarthy's Principal's Address is available for reading in the latest <a href="https://sienacc.schoolzineplus.com/newsletter/34246">Newsletter</a>.</p> <p class="ms-rteElement-P"><img alt="Awards-Night-Choir.JPG" src="/news-and-events/PublishingImages/Awards-Night-Choir.JPG" style="margin:5px;width:260px;height:141px;" /><img alt="Awards-Night-Prayer.JPG" src="/news-and-events/PublishingImages/Awards-Night-Prayer.JPG" style="margin:5px;width:388px;height:141px;" /><br> </p> <p class="ms-rteElement-P"><img alt="2017 Special Awards.png" src="/news-and-events/PublishingImages/2017%20Special%20Awards.png" style="margin:5px;width:675px;height:563px;" />​​  ​<br></p> <div> </div>
Musical 'Into the Woods'http://www.siena.qld.edu.au/news-and-events/Pages/Musical-'Into-the-Woods'.aspxMusical 'Into the Woods'<div><p class="ms-rteElement-P"><span><img class="ms-rtePosition-2" alt="Musical-Performance1.jpg" src="/news-and-events/PublishingImages/Musical-Performance1.jpg" style="width:308px;height:210px;margin-right:10px;margin-left:10px;" /></span>Our bi-annual College Musical 'Into the Woods' was performed on 19 and 20 May with great success and enjoyment.  Congratulations to the 70 cast members, 20 backstage crew and orchestra of 15 who displayed quality and professionalism across all areas – singing, dancing, dialogue, music, costumes, hair/makeup, set construction, scene changes! </p></div> <p class="ms-rteElement-P"><span>The production was </span>performed to sold-out crowds at the Events Centre Caloundra and was the culmination of weeks and weeks, hours upon hours of time, dedication, energy and talent by our students, staff and parents. </p> <p class="ms-rteElement-P">It was a wonderful spectacle, showcasing all of the opportunities available to our students, and the many and varied gifts each of them brings to the College.  Staff once again were an amazing support, offering their time in the midst of the important and demanding work of teaching.​</p> <div><img alt="Musical-Performance3.jpg" src="/news-and-events/PublishingImages/Musical-Performance3.jpg" style="margin:5px;" /><img alt="Musical-Performance4.jpg" src="/news-and-events/PublishingImages/Musical-Performance4.jpg" style="margin:5px;" /><img alt="Musical-Performance2.jpg" src="/news-and-events/PublishingImages/Musical-Performance2.jpg" style="margin:5px;" /> </div> <div><div style="text-align:left;"><em>'</em><em>I offer my deepest thanks to all those involved in this production and all have earned the accolades which deservedly come their way.'                Dr Michael McCarthy, Principal</em></div> <div style="text-align:left;"><em></em> </div> <div style="text-align:left;"><em>'The set backdrops were amazing!  How talented is Art Curriculum Leader Nick Robba!!  His paintings of each scene took your breath away.'               Mrs Anita Wilson, Parent</em></div> <div style="text-align:left;"> </div></div> <div><img alt="Musical-Orchestra.jpg" src="/news-and-events/PublishingImages/Musical-Orchestra.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:315px;height:209px;" /><img alt="Musical-Crew.jpg" src="/news-and-events/PublishingImages/Musical-Crew.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:342px;height:209px;" /> </div> <div style="text-align:left;"><img alt="Musical-Cast1.jpg" src="/news-and-events/PublishingImages/Musical-Cast1.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:301px;height:224px;" /><img alt="Musical-Cast.jpg" src="/news-and-events/PublishingImages/Musical-Cast.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:352px;height:224px;" /> </div> ​​  ​<br>

 Siena College School News

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