SMC hosts weekend for younger siblings

Over the weekend, Saint Mary’s Residence Hall Association (RHA) hosted Little Siblings Weekend — an opportunity for the younger siblings of Saint Mary’s students to participate in activities and to become more integrated in the Saint Mary’s community.The weekend included an array of Olympics themed events, both on and off campus. Beginning with an Opening Ceremony on Friday, attendees took pictures in a photo booth and participated in Olympics-themed games and crafts. On Saturday, students were able to take their siblings off campus to Strikes & Spares, a local bowling alley that also has facilities for mini golf, bumper cars and arcade games. As other options, attendees could skate at the Compton Ice Arena and throughout the weekend, RHA hosted crafts, games and movies on campus.Bridget McKinnon, who served as a co-chair of the event, said the annual event helps bring students’ families into the College community.“The reason we have Little Sibs Weekend is so that all of our younger siblings or family friends are given the chance to experience what Saint Mary’s is like,” she said. “It’s a great chance to show off our campus and have a great time with our sibs while doing so.”First year Molly O’Neill said she enjoyed spending time with her two younger cousins in kindergarten, Mara and Fiona. “I loved everything they had planned for us, especially the bus that went to the bowling alley and the ice skating rink,” O’Neill said. “It was nice to see how my cousins would get excited over the smallest things, especially staying in the dorm and eating in the cafeteria. They loved every second and repeatedly said how happy they were, and how they couldn’t wait to tell their friends.“Even though they’re young, I hope they can appreciate this beautiful campus and maybe become a part of it when they’re older.”Julia Veome, also a first year, spent time with her younger sister during Little Siblings weekend. “I’m the oldest so my siblings haven’t been around the college scene too much,” Veome said. “My sister stayed with me and she loved it because she got to feel grown up and hang out with some of my friends. Sleeping in the dorms seemed cool to her and was fun for me.”For the past four years, senior Bridget Enright’s younger siblings have participated in Little Siblings Weekend.“It’s always been a lot of fun sharing Saint Mary’s with them and letting them get a glimpse of the college experience,” Enright said. “I have six younger siblings, so it’s always a blast when we’re all together. It’s my favorite weekend of the school year.”Tags: Little Siblings Weekend, Residence Hall Association, saint mary’s, SMC read more

Bald Hills canal house is a boatie’s dream

first_imgThe floorplan of 261 Wyampa Rd, Bald Hills. One of the living spaces and the bar.Those who love to spend time on the water would also enjoy the property, with an 85m frontage on the Pine River, and Moreton Bay only 5km from the home.“The primary focus is for boaties as it’s got deep water anchorage and you can go straight out to Moreton Bay,” Mr Potts said. A massive void creates space and looks out to the water.Mr Potts, who is a builder, said he had always renovated Queenslanders and while this home was modern, it wasn’t much different.“It’s like an open modern Queenslander, with all the patios off the bedroom,” Mr Potts said.More from newsFor under $10m you can buy a luxurious home with a two-lane bowling alley5 Apr 2017Military and railway history come together on bush block24 Apr 2019With no shortage of living areas, the couple believed the house would be suited to a family.“It’s got multiple living areas so a large or multigenerational family would suit it,” Mrs Potts said.“It’s got the land too so there’s plenty of space for animals.” The pool will be welcome as the weather starts to heat up.“Our master bedroom was at the back of the house, so we moved it to the front to take in the beautiful river views,” Mrs Potts said.“We took it from a three bedroom to a five bedroom plus a granny flat.” There is even a billiards room.The home has Tasmanian oak floors, a billiard room, media room, and an inground pool.The couple are not sure where they are headed next, but they plan to downsize.“It’s a beautiful home, hopefully we’ll have something as good quality but smaller,” Mr Potts said. 261 Wyampa Rd, Bald Hills.TAKING advantage of the expansive water views was a top priority when Kevin and Jenny Potts built their Bald Hills home four years ago.They had lived on the 261 Wyampa Rd block for 20 years, but decided to build upward and outward from the existing home. The cinema has tiered seating.Moving inside, the formal lounge is Mr and Mrs Potts’ favourite.“We like the formal lounge with the fireplace and is where we spend most of our nights,” Mr Potts said.“And the bar,” Mrs Potts added.last_img read more