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Action Packed O-Week Kick Starts New Beginnings and New Friendships

Orientation week at St. Margaret’s College was one of new experiences and new beginnings. The immediate enthusiasm and excitement of the 15 residents beamed throughout the College, and signified the start of a very special and memorable week. Sunday was the official move-in day, where residents and their friends and families were treated to a delicious 2-course meal in the Arts Centre Foyer overlooking the beautiful Brisbane city. After fare-welling their families, residents participated in an array of icebreaker activities – the most popular being a literal ‘ice-breaker’ where residents were split into teams and had to break a block of ice. The resident’s willingness to participate in each activity was infectious, and they came to know each other in no time at all. The day concluded with an M&M themed Trivia Night, where the residents’ general knowledge was put to the test. During the following six days, the residents participated in the annual ‘St. Margaret’s College Amazing Race’, soared through the skies on the ‘Superman Escape’ ride at Movieworld, experienced 5-star dining at the Hilton, walked the beautiful Burleigh Head’s, and toured Brisbane as we kayaked along the Brisbane River. The week ended with a cocktail party in the student lounge, having the gorgeous city lights as our backdrop for the evening. By the end of the week, we were no longer a group of strangers, but a group of closely bonded girls who already shared many life-long memories.