Following last week’s very successful Magis World Scholar’s Breakfast, we look forward to the W.A. Competition at Sacred Heart College, Sorrento, on Friday 31 May. Parents are reminded that there will be a bus leaving the College at 7:30am on the Friday and returning at about 6:40pm on Friday evening.  Families are required to provide their own transport on the Saturday.  Good luck to all competitors.

The Jesuit National Debating Championship team has been finalised.  Year 12 students Rory Hewson, Cullen Binet, Xavier Carr and Aden Cleghorn will be representing us at Xavier College, Melbourne, from 7-9 July.


The Magis Mental Mathematics Challenge has commenced, and make-up rounds will be held at recess on several days this coming week.  There have been several near-perfect scores so far, particularly from Years 7 and 8 students. Judges are currently marking the Creative Writing contest entries, and results will be announced in week 6. There were some great entries, particularly in Years 7, 8 and 10.


The interschool debating season continued on Tuesday, with John XXIII College having three wins and three narrow losses with other teams having byes or forfeits. Our Year 7 Team 2 (Hannah Johnson, Maya Mintz, Weley Zagreb and Meg Derbyshire) remains undefeated after three rounds. Warmest thanks to all coaches and managers for their assistance and parents who are supporting the teams.

Finally, best wishes to all our Years 10, 11 and 12 students for exams which occur over the next fortnight.


Jim Miller

Gifted and Talented Coordinator

Magis & Altiora Calendar

Term Two

  • 31 May - J1 World Scholar’s regionals SHC
  • 12 June - Magis Academic Knowledge
  • 26 June - Magis Awards & Personal Project Breakfast