Why Red and Green for Christmas?

Why are the Christmas colours RED and GREEN? GREEN Evergreen plants like Holly, Ivy and Mistletoe have been used for thousands of years to decorate and brighten up buildings during the long dark winter. They also reminded people that spring would come and that winter...

Chess and Strategic Games Club

What is Chess and Strategic Games Club? Chess and Strategic Games Club is the best club in the school. It is where one can spend an hour and a half after school relaxing with friends and battling them in a tournament of wit, deception, and strategy playing a number of...

Top 3 Spooky Halloween Treats!

By Ella Donlevy, year 8   1. Zombie Brain Cupcakes These super cute treats are so easy to make all you have to do is… Make a batch of your most favourite cupcake recipe, it can be any flavour Whip up a batch of plain vanilla buttercream icing and dye it red/pink,...

Unsolved Mysteries: Australian Edition

By Ariyana Hossain, year 11 In honour of the Mary Word’s Halloween Edition for 2017 and the season three premiere of Buzzfeed Unsolved, here is a list of some of Australia’s most perplexing unsolved mysteries. Old Melbourne Gaol Built in 1840, The Old Melbourne Gaol...

Book Recommendations

By Kat Pauly, year 11 One of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus One of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus is a novel that follows the lives of five students who cross paths in detention. I’m not usually one for a contemporary novel and at first look the story appeared quite...

More Halloween Movies- Review

By Abi Ardron, Year 11 Halloween movies list – all the best Halloween movies to give you the spooks! Hocus Pocus Three witches return 300 years after being hung for their spellwork in 17th-century Salem, Massachusetts. To hold onto immortality, they have to take the...

Best Halloween Movies to Watch with the Family

By Ella Angell, Year 8     10. The Nightmare Before Christmas     9. Ghostbusters     8. Casper   7. Caroline   6. Monster House   5. The Addams Family 4. Edward Scissorhands     3. Halloween Town   2. Hocus...

History of the Jack O’ Lantern

By Lecquia Chang, Year 11 Do these look familiar?   Yes, it’s the classic Halloween ornament- the Jack O’ Lantern. Every October, pumpkin picking season takes place (typically in the northern hemisphere) for pumpkins to be carved into ghoulish faces and...

5 Most Chilling Murder Mysteries

The world is a truly TERRIFYING place-seriously, even writing this article gave me the shivers. So, in the spirit of all thinks spooky and scary, here are the 5 creepiest and freakiest murder cases EVER that are 100% guaranteed to give you nightmares (and if they...

The River

By Nicola Rakuljic, Year 9 Are ghosts real? Are there truly souls trapped to this world after they die? Can the people still alive on this earth communicate with these spirits? Well, no not really. Science proves that ghosts can’t be real. Right? No one can see...
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