Indigenous Mentoring

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Marymount College has a comprehensive Indigenous Program dedicated to the advocacy and support of those students who identify as being of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent.  The Program, under the guidance of Mentor Teacher Miss Lauren Mitchell, provides educational and pastoral support, cultural enrichment and career pathway advice.
 
The students are a close-knit group who call themselves the Marymount (MMC) Mob and offer one another genuine support through their Peer Mentor program.  The MMC Mob also interact regularly with the Indigenous students of Marymount Primary School, forging strong bonds that have proven to be invaluable in helping these students have a smooth transition to high school.  
 
If any students or parents would like more information about Marymount College’s Indigenous Program, please contact Miss Mitchell lamitchell@marymount.qld.edu.au

QATSIF Creative Arts Competition

 
In Term 2, QATSIF (Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Foundation) ran the annual QATSIF Creative Arts Competition for Year 7 – 12 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students across all of Queensland’s schools. The competition was judged over the school holidays by a panel of judges including past QATSIF students, staff and Board Members.
 
We are delighted to report that Mischa Ford (Year 7) won the Junior Poetry section with a poem she wrote during the online learning period titled ‘Australia’s Dream, my dream.’ In this poem Mischa has not only shown us what a wonderful writer she is but also how important her Torres Strait Islander heritage is to her. Australia's Dream, my dream.pdf
 
Yana Gurara

Yana Gurara 2016

"Yana Gurara" which means 'Walk Tall" in Yugambeh.


​​Indigenous Family History Research
 

For information relating to locating family groups, please see the attached documents.

 brief_guide.pdf  Brief Guide