ESSI Money Challenge New School Prize Winner

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MIC is delighted to be a winner in the “New School” category of the 2017 Suncorp ESSI Money Challenge, earning a $500 prize for our school. The ESSI Money Challenge is a financial literacy education game that allows students to practise real life financial transactions and experience consequences in a safe, fun and challenging way.

ESSI stands for Earnings, Saving, Spending, and Investing. Our year 12 students faced tough decision making in the game as they managed their living expenses, used credit cards, applying for jobs, set up savings accounts, took out insurance and bought shares. Numerous financial literacy quizzes popped up throughout the game, earning bonus points, virtual cash, and knowledge.

Our students explored the game as part of their Management Money unit in term 3. Three of our students – Bailey, Aimee and Olivia – became particularly enthusiastic and completed all 26 weeks/rounds of the challenge; doing so mostly in their own out-of-class time. These students built up about $20,000 net worth each by the end of 26 weeks. Not bad! Pity it was only a game : ). Still, the skills all students practiced in this game will put them in good stead for their future.

Contact our Maths Teachers Allison or Kristin for more information about ESSI Money.

NEW MIC SCHOOL APP

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MIC will be moving to an app service for future notifications, newsletters and excursion forms/payments. These services will be hosted via School Stream which allows parents to receive school information, instantly and directly to your smartphone. We will be transitioning to the service throughout the beginning of term 4.

To download app please follow the below instructions:

  1. From your mobile device go to the App Store (iPhone/iPad) OR Google Play (Android) search for School Stream and download the app to your phone. Make sure you agree to push notifications
  2. Once School Stream has finished installing, open the app, type Music Industry College into the search THEN select our school

For more detailed instructions go to schoolstream.com.au/download

If you have any questions please contact the office.

Sounds Future Cocktail Fundraiser 2017

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Sound Futures

Tickets now available for the annual MIC Sound Futures Cocktail Fundraiser
Friday 20 October at Santos Place from 7 – 10 pm

Tickets $90 per person include canapés, 1 complimentary drink and live entertainment by talented students of MIC. There will also be a silent auction and cash bar available on the night.

All funds raised go to supporting future students through the Ken Wood Scholarship Fund and are tax deductible. Our aim for the event is to raise $50,000 for the Scholarship Fund and we need your help to achieve this goal.

Ticket purchases or pledges can be made by calling 07 3852 3074, or by completing the ticket form through the link below.

Fortnum Group Sponsors

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The Fortnum Group have been regular sponsors of the KWS Fund over the past few years supporting students with financial assistance to attend MIC. Brett and Ros were invited to attend a morning tea recently hosted by Brett Cribb at Stratus Financial Group offices to meet members of the Charity Board. MIC is lucky to have sponsors from a wide range of business connections. Without this support some students dreams of attending MIC would not be possible.

Theatre Sports & Drama Class Update

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Theatre Sports
Theatre SportsA Music Industry College Theatre Sports team competed against five other schools in the Youth Theatre Sports competition last Thursday evening at St. Joseph’s College (Terrace). Considering it was our first competition we did extremely well – we were strong in teamwork, storytelling and humour and did well to entertain the audience each round. MIC’s team were awarded ‘moment of the night’ and have been told they are in the running for a wildcard entry to the quarter finals. This is a fantastic outcome and testament to the training and efforts put in by our team. Stay tuned for more details if our team progresses to the quarter finals. Well done!

– Bianca, Drama, Art & English Teacher

 

 

 

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Last month the Youth dramaTouring Program from QMF and Backbone Youth Arts visited MIC and performed a show called ‘An Experiment with Caucasian Chalk Circle’. In this show “Two actors walk on stage after watching a professional production of Bertolt Brecht’s The Caucasian Chalk Circle. The pair begin to discuss the story they have just seen and soon become embroiled in their own retelling of Grusha Vashnadze’s journey, sharing with the audience her fight to save and raise an abandoned child.” The production used contemporary language, story-telling and humour to help our students understand Brecht’s famous play The Caucasian Chalk Circle and Brechtian theatre techniques.Students enjoyed the performance immensely. Over the past two weeks, students have themselves performed excerpts from The Caucasian Child Circle as part of their drama assessment. We have enjoyed watching their interpretations of Brecht’s classic text.

– Allison, Drama & Maths Teacher