Term three has become the term for focusing on the amazing person of Jesus in the worship life of our College. All through Semester One we connected with the Old Testament section of the Bible which sets the scene for the arrival of Jesus here on earth which took place just over 2,000 years ago.
Throughout the years leading up to Jesus’ time on earth, God’s people had a strong idea of who God was and what was important to Him, but they regularly fell victim of shaping Him into a warrior style leader. As we can imagine this leads to all sorts of problems and this view can still plague humanity today as human nature leads us in wanting to ‘triumph’ over others. My God is better than your God thinking brings nothing but division and destruction to humankind.
Thankfully, Jesus completely changed all of this in his time amongst us. He brought God’s heart for ALL people to the fore in all he said and did during his ministry. He came alongside us and lived out a life of perfect love and truth. In doing this he embraced the outcasts of society, breaking down our human inclination to set up ‘us’ and ‘them’ divisions. He connected with everyone and his love for them transformed their lives forever. There is a wonderful example of this in Luke’s Gospel when Jesus interacts with a tax collector called Zacchaeus. Jesus’ acceptance and care for this individual brought about a complete change within him. Zacchaeus recognised his past selfishness and set about restoring what he had ‘stolen’ from others.
We might not have stolen from others but all of us struggle with being self-centred and making life about ourselves. It is our human nature. Connecting with Jesus brings transformation to our hearts and minds. His Spirit interacts with our spirit and works beauty in our lives that we struggle to enact in our own strength. This is God’s kingdom of love and goodness breaking into our broken world that is so thirsty for all things right and good. May this be true and for all of us as we make our way through the second half of the year; the most beautiful experience of being loved by God and His love spilling over from us to others.
From the Deputy Principal Head of Secondary School
SEMPER FIDELIS - ALWAYS FAITHFUL
Over the past couple of newsletters, I’ve made mention of the different components that contribute to our College crest. This includes the St Andrews cross and Luther’s rose. This week, I’d like to refer to our College motto, “Semper Fidelis”. Semper Fidelis is Latin for Always Faithful. This motto was chosen and adopted at our College’s inception as it embodied the ongoing encouragement to be faithful to the Gospel and faithful to the mission of St Andrews to bring the Gospel to its community, as well as encouraging each of the St Andrews agencies (Church, School and Aged Care) to support and be loyal to each other and work together in harmony.
Additionally, when I see our College crest, I am also reminded of God’s ongoing faithfulness towards us. Our Heavenly Father, our God is always faithful to us. He never leaves us or forsakes us; he walks with us through the joys and challenges of life. For his goodness and faithfulness I am truly grateful. (Hebrews 13:5, Deuteronomy 31:6).
At special assemblies and events throughout the year, we are reminded of Semper Fidelis, God’s faithfulness to us, and our faithfulness to Christ and to one another, as we sing our College song. The words are included here;
Semper Fidelis – College Song
Semper Fidelis, Semper Fidelis, Always faithful, always true.
On solid rock our school St Andrews is found, Jesus Christ is our foundation and our cornerstone. And when we find that all our learning here is done, To Christ remain faithful, true to Him alone.
Semper Fidelis, Semper Fidelis, Always faithful, always true.
St Andrews is the school where we will always hear, Of the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ so dear. He is the friend who will be faithful to the last, Long after all our time at St Andrews is past.
CELEBRATING ACADEMIC SUCCESS
We celebrated our Middle School students academic success, achievement and endeavour this week during their Middle School Awards Assembly. We will celebrate our Senior School next week. I’d like to acknowledge the hard work, academic mindsets and agility of our learners.
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CONNECTION AND COMMUNITY
In week one this term, we were delighted to be able to hold our Inter-House Athletics Carnival at St Andrews. The weather was very kind to us and the day of competition was hotly contested. I’d like to acknowledge our students on their athleticism, House Spirit and wonderful participation throughout the day.
Congratulations to Jubi House who deservingly won the overall shield. Thank you to Mr Wood who coordinated the carnival, the ground staff, the teaching staff, and most importantly the students for their wonderful contributions on what was a superb day.
Also, in week one, IC’22 was launched for selected students Years 7-12. This program builds entrepreneurial skills and mindsets and brings mentors from industry into the College to work alongside our students and staff over a 10-week program. In its fifth year, the program has led many of our students into social-enterprises and small business endeavours.
Thank you to the students and parents of our Year 9 &10 cohorts who attended the Senior Studies & Careers Expo on Monday 18 July. It was a very well-attended and resourceful event as our students begin to consider their subject and career pathways for the years ahead.
Two major events last week – “Grease” and the “Kokoda Challenge”
Last week, saw the Ruth Butler Theatre filled with sold-out audiences for the College musical, Grease. What a fabulous production it was! I am in awe of the 6 month commitment of the students involved, their talent, hard work and ability to confidently own the stage or produce a live musical streamed from a room next door. A huge thank you to Ms Cilla Scott and the Performing Arts Staff for their expertise, calmness, passion for what they do and support for our students.
The Gold Coast Kokoda Challenge was also last week and what an inspiration the staff and students were in both the 96km and 48km events. St Andrews again exceeds the expectations for the event, by having 100% of competitors complete the course. The individual team results were also outstanding. Please read more about this within this newsletter.
This week we held our Year 7-12 Three-way Conferences (Parent Teacher Interviews). Thank you to the teachers, parents and students who attended. If you were unable to attend and have questions about your child’s academic progress and development, please contact teachers directly as they will be all too happy to hear from you.
Thank you to all the students and staff for their stellar efforts and smooth transition back into the routines of College life. If I can help you or your child, please reach out on email@example.com
Adele Ramsay Deputy Principal Head of Secondary School
From the Head of Senior School
Welcome back to Term Three! Our Senior School staff have been very pleased with the students return to school and their positive attitudes and participation to date.
SENIOR SCHOOL ACADEMIC EXPECTATIONS
We are now back into full swing of the term. We remind students of the study expectations in Senior School:
Year 10 students are expected to do at least 1.5 hours per night of study/homework.
Year 11 students are expected to do at least 2 hours per night of study/homework.
Year 12 students are expected to do at least 2.5 to 3 hours per night of study/homework.
Even if students are not set homework, they are still expected to be completing revision of the day’s work and working towards upcoming assignments and assessment.
We also expect students to be submitting draft and final assessment tasks on time. The cut off for submittal is 10:00pm at night. Failure to submit a draft or final piece of assessment on time will result in an afternoon Tuesday detention.
YEAR 11 CAMP
Our Year 11 students embarked on their camp at Emu Gully at the end of last term. While there were some certain highlights of the camp like the mud pit and night walk, the cohort were very impressive in the way they came together and got out of their comfort zone. We would like to thank the Year 11 cohort for their maturity, teamwork, kindness towards each other and willingness to ‘give things a go’. We would also like to thank our staff who attended the camp especially our Year 11 Coordinator, Mrs Tanks, for organising and leading the camp.
STUDENTS DRIVING TO THE COLLEGE
As you may be aware, our student drivers have now been asked to park off campus in neighbouring streets.
It is important that our student drivers understand the Gold Coast parking rules and if unsure they can access more information at this website.
Park on only one side of the road (eg Fenton, Sullivans etc);
Park at least 50 metres from the end of a cul-de-sac so that drivers can do a u-turn;
When you arrive turn off your music especially if it is loud;
Don't wait in groups by your car;
Don't trespass through private property;
Just consider that our neighbours have had a change in circumstances and may be upset (try not to take this personally and act responsibly);
If a neighbour talks to you about your car, say "thanks for letting me know, I have checked the Council rules and I am sure I am legally allowed to park here".
Dani Goucher Head of Senior School
Secondary School Library News
It’s been a busy start to Term 3 here in the CRC and the coming weeks will see some fun events and competitions as we celebrate both Science and Book Week. The Library space has been bustling with Minecrafters, E-sport trials and training, board gamers, quiet readers, and socialising students. We love seeing the Library filled to the brim with students enjoying the variety of activities and spaces we provide.
Our new lounge room area, created with mental health and wellbeing in mind, has been a welcome space for students to sit, relax and chat.
This term Mr Kelly created an Industrial Revolution themed Escape Room for the Year 9 Humanities Unit. Students must work as a team to navigate through a set of clues and solve puzzles to unlock the answer and ‘escape’ the room. This has proven to be a fun and engaging experience for the Year 9 students who’ve been challenged to think outside of the box, critically analyse the puzzles and come up with ideas and solution without instruction from a teacher.
The final rounds of FUSE Cup 2022 are happening in Weeks 2 and 3. Over the past two weeks students from Years 5-10 competed in thrilling trails to vie for a spot on our Rocket League teams.
Congratulations to the 7 and 8 Rocket League Team
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Congratulations to the 9 and 10 Rocket League Team
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Both teams showed great resilience and sportsmanship representing St Andrews Lutheran College over Thursday and Friday at Saint Stephen’s College.
In exciting news Ethan B, who was on the mic Shoutcasting at Thursday’s tournament, so impressed the organisers with his skill and passion that he has been invited to be a Guest Shoutcaster at the QLD State Final alongside Max Vonneumann! Well done, Ethan!
Congratulations to our 5 and 6 Rocket League Team
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Library Services have recently begun to purchase study guides, with an initial focus on English texts. These guides will be housed in a new Academic Resources collection which will include Extension English titles, Griffith Review and other published collections of essays, and Study Guides. This collection is focused on meeting the academic and individual study needs of our students.
NEW SIGN-IN/OUT PROCEDURE FOR AFTERSCHOOL HOURS (3:10pm – 5:00pm)
Please be advised of the new after-hours CRC Secondary Library Sign-In/Out Procedure for all students in Years 7-12.
There is no need for parents/carers to sign students in or out, students may leave the Library when they know their parent has arrived to collect them.
All students must sign in and out if in the Library between the hours of 3:10pm-5:00pm.
Students who are signed in need to stay in the Library unless they receive permission from the supervising staff member to go outside.
An after-school detention may be issued to students who do not follow procedures and sign in and out.
Cases where students have not signed in or out will be followed up.
CRC OPENING HOURS
Monday and Friday 7:30am – 5:00pm
After Hours: (3:15pm-5:00pm)
All students need to sign in and out at the CRC front desk.
The direct phone number to contact the CRC after hours is (07) 5568 5906.
Please see the Senior Library After Hours Policy on parent lounge for more information.
Your Librarians are always happy to help with research, finding resources, book recommendations and IT support. We also love to chat about books, life and the universe. Come in and chat to us or email us directly:
Students from our school have recently undertaken an education tour of the national capital. Students were given the opportunity to participate in a variety of educational programs with a focus on Australia’s history, culture, heritage and democracy.
The Australian Government recognises the importance of all young Australians being able to visit the national capital as part of their Civics and Citizenship education. To assist families in meeting the cost of the excursion the Australian Government is contributing funding of $90 per student under the Parliament and Civics Education Rebate program towards those costs. The rebate is paid directly to the school upon completion of the excursion.
They all had a really memorable time, viewed many really great exhibitions and learn a lot more about Australia’s democratic process.
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I listened to an interesting podcast recently from Simon Senek. In that podcast he talked about focusing on the pathway and not the obstacles. Imagine a cross country skier weaving in and out of the trees. If the skier focuses on the direction through the trees, they will navigate their way through the trees. If they focus on the trees, they will ski directly into the trees. In life we often get caught up in focussing on obstacles that prevent us from doing something. If we stick to the path, we can achieve our goals and ski around the obstacles.
My encouragement to the students this term is to not let the obstacles impact their learning journey. The obstacles will be there, but if we ski around them, we will not only achieve our goals, we also go an exhilarating journey together.
From the Deputy Head of Junior School Acting PYP Coordinator
THE IMPORTANCE OF LEARNING AN ADDITIONAL LANGUAGE
At St Andrews Junior School our students from ELC through to Year 6 all learn the additional language of Japanese. Once students move into Middle and Senior School other languages are introduced. Most schools only require an additional language to be learnt from Year 3 or up. As an IB World School we believe that learning an additional language is an important skill to develop international-mindedness.
The IBO says “Through an IB education, PYP learning communities use language to build a better and more peaceful world…Becoming multi-lingual is a means through which we deepen our understandings of alternative perspectives and reach out to others.”(p 86, 2019)
Learning an additional language (and for some of our students this is their third language used for communication) gives our students deeper understanding of different cultures. Learning a language is related to cultural understanding and cultural understanding helps develop students who can see the world from different perspectives. This additional language learning is a key component for all of our students as we help to build globally minded citizens.
This week we have celebrated the Japanese culture on Japanese Day through many different activities. Special mention to Sharon Taki (Taki Sensei) for the organisation and immersive experiences that our students were able to enjoy.
Karen Koehler Deputy Head of Junior School Pastoral Acting PYP Coordinator
Junior School Language News
On Wednesday, Junior School held our annual Japanese Cultural Day.
Tea ceremony, taiko drums, Japanese dance, kimono dress up, Kanji calligraphy and Japanese games were some of the activities experienced by our students. It is a wonderful opportunity to showcase the rich culture of Japan and for our students to experience these cultural activities.
Our Prep students had the opportunity to dress up in Japanese yukata and happi coats. Their photo was taken on the green screen and set into various Japanese locations.
Thank you to our Japanese community for your assistance today.
A fun and rewarding day was had by all.
Sharon Taki Junior School Japanese Teacher
Junior School Library Report
JAPANESE CULTURAL DAY
Students have been exploring and reading a wide range of Japanese literature this week to celebrate Japanese Cultural Day which took place on Wednesday in the Junior School. Favourite titles included I Live in Tokyo, A Carp for Kumiko and Suki’s Kimono.
The final rounds of FUSE Cup 2022 are happening in Weeks 2 and 3. Over the past two weeks students from Years 5-10 competed in thrilling trails to vie for a spot on our Rocket League teams.
Our FUSE Cup Year 5 and 6 Rocket League team consists of:
Edward T Huxley S Olivia R Rory O’M
Olivia and Rory played four heats and the quarter final undefeated, to make it to the Semi Finals. St Andrews held the lead for the first half of the game, but unfortunately missed a place in the grand finals by 1 point, with the final score 2:1 to Coomera Rivers State School. Such a wonderful effort shown by both teams who embodied the FUSE cup principals of integrity, strength, inclusion and team-work, and made St Andrews proud.
The theme for Book Week this year is Dreaming with eyes open…. The Junior School Library has transformed into a dreamland with stars, birds and butterflies hanging from the ceiling. Our Year 2 students created the artwork during their library lessons last term. There are competitions on offer and students are voting for their favourite shortlisted book in our Battle of the Books Competition. The character parade is scheduled for Friday 19 August, Week 6.
Congratulations to our latest millionaires! The following students have reached a million words in their Literacy Pro Reading Programme. Fantastic effort!
Serena G 4A
Finn N 6A
Vikki Rees Teacher Librarian
Early Learning Centre
From the Director of the Early Learning Centre
Now that we have reached the halfway point of the year, it is that time of year that we plan for 2023.
Please complete the following re-enrolment survey so that we can understand vacancies for 2023 and to help with the enrolment process.
Once all responses have been received, I will start looking at room allocations and vacancies for 2023. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me. If your child is in Pre-Prep, please talk to the team about a second year of the Kindergarten program if required. If unsure, please record your child’s name as uncertain and put your preference in for 2023.
New childcare subsidy rates have come into effect this month. Please check your account statements to see how these new rates have affected your fees.
SIGNING IN AND OUT
A reminder that signing in and out is a legal responsibility. Please get in contact with me if you need assistance. Also, if you leave your phone at home, please communicate this to the staff so they can assist with signing your child in and out.
If you know any excellent Childcare Educators looking for relief work, please ask them to contact me via email firstname.lastname@example.org. We are always looking for relief staff to help cover staff illness and planned leave. Thank you for continuing to support the team by keeping your children at home when unwell.
The ELC supports families wearing a mask whilst at the centre, some staff are also wearing masks for own protection and family circumstances.
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DENTAL HEALTH WEEK
Dental health week is coming up and we also have our Dental 2 U attending on 24 August for the mid-year dental check-ups please book online so your child can see the dentist. https://www.dental2you.net/consent-form/
We currently have some limited spots available in the ELC. A child in the Junior Kindy room will be going on a holiday for a few weeks. If you would like a casual or temporary day, please let me know. In Pre Prep 1 a Friday spot is available and Pre Prep 2 have a Tuesday and Thursday coming up. Please reach out to me if you are interested in any of these places.
VACATION CARE CONNECTIONS
Thank you to St Andrews Lutheran College Vacation Care who connected with us over the school holiday break. We had two wonderful sessions including a game day and buddy reading. A fun time was had mixing with siblings, past friends and also past ELC children.
Also, over the holidays we had a special visitor Kerry from Gladstone Kindergarten. Kerry has been the Service Leader and Kindergarten Teacher in Gladstone for many years. Kerry spent two days observing our practice and sharing information on how she supports children in her service with additional needs. Kerry shared with us the organisation called Yellow Ladybugs which is a great organisation supporting girls with Autism. https://www.yellowladybugs.com.au/
The children have been working hard on programmed goals which were based around the children’s interests and input from families. We have observed a huge improvement with self-help skills of packing away the room activities, as well as packing sheets away and putting on jumpers and shoes (and yes, some children do say how they don’t need a jumper or shoes on).
To acknowledge NAIDOC week, we have created a rainbow serpent and emus that you can now see displayed in our room. We have also been reading some dreamtime stories and the favourite story for the children was ‘The Hairy One’.
Many of the children have begun to show an interest in name writing, so for the children that like to practice this skill, we have name sheets for the children to trace over their names. Students have also begun to have a greater understanding of numbers. For transitions, we have been using number flash cards for the children to call out the numbers they know.
We have also engaged in a lot of cutting activities. The children have been practising their skills by cutting out many pictures from magazines and they have special envelopes to store their cuttings in.
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As we continue to build on our relationship with the College, the children had the opportunity to attend two incursions over the school holiday period. These included a visit to the library and Vacation Care (OHSC). The students attending Vacation Care read stories to us and we also joined them for Jersey Day where we enjoyed dancing and participated in an amazing obstacle course. The obstacle course was so much fun for the children to complete as they balanced on beams, crawled thought tunnels and threw bean bags into hoops. During this time with the Vacation Care students, it was lovely to see the children enjoying the opportunity to play with their siblings or older friends and it was beautiful to see how caring and kind the children all where to one another.
Sensei Taki was away during the holidays and on long service leave however, we have kept up with practising our Japanese, counting one to ten, saying colours in Japanese and the weather. We also sing our song ‘Akino Kuri No’ (The Chestnut Tree).
July was a busy month with the children building friendships, and being very engaged in the many learning through play activities provided.
The Junior Kindy Team
Pre Prep 1 News
We have had an exciting beginning to Term Three with ‘Rainbows stories for children’ visiting Pre Prep 1. Miss Suzette came and began our Unit of Inquiry by sharing an example of how we use props and characters to tell stories. This has led to our interest in sharing stories using a range of objects and puppets. We have now begun our Show and Tell roster with Charlie L making his own story using a range of resources. Dylan recreated a dinosaur scene and Asha presented an exploration of the mint in Canberra. We have viewed storytelling on the interactive whiteboard, told stories using our own resources and created our own experiences using props. We will continue learning how storytelling can be told through the arts and our own beliefs.
Our adventures to Bush Kindy have now commenced on Mondays and Thursdays alongside Pre Prep 2. We have collected sticks, made our own home corner kitchen, found many spiders, shared new relationships with peers and climbed new trees and logs. The children are coming to their teachers with many new ideas about the habitats of animals, how there are changes to the environment each time we visit and how they are balancing on the logs. This program allows our Pre Prep children to use their inquiry process to know more about the environment that is surrounding our ELC.
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During the school holidays we were invited to join The College Vacation Care (OSHC) for their sports day. We learnt how to complete obstacle courses and gained new friendships with school aged peers. We all followed along with the dance program in the library and found our own stories to read. Our children developed their confidence when supporting one another in completing races and new games under the Multi-Purpose Hall. They were very excited to discuss our adventures when they returned from the day, sharing their favourite moments with their peers.
Pre Prep 1 was surprised by an invitation from the Prep classes to observe their ‘Henny Penny’ chicken program. We ventured down to the Prep block and each took turns looking through the pen. We all discussed how the chicks were too little yet to be held or pulled out of their area. Over the next few weeks, we will go and share some time in the Prep room to observe their growth. During our last visit, our class sat at the tables and drew a chick, using the Henny Penny program as their provocation.
Mondays and Thursdays continue to be Bush kindy. We ask our families to have children dressed accordingly and spare clothes in their bags to be dressed when returning to the ELC.
Show and Tell roster continues for the next few weeks. If you need help with finding your child’s allocated day, it is located on the Pre Prep 1 class door.
Pre Prep 1 Team
Pre Prep 2 News
This term, our unit of inquiry aims to help the children develop an understanding of the different ways that people share stories and beliefs through the arts.Our provocation this term inspired the children to think about the different ways stories can be told. ‘The Rainbow Story’ incursion sparked their imagination and stimulated their curiosity through music, books, yoga and songs. Over the past few weeks, the children have been creating their own stories through painting, drawing and role play. Pre Prep 2 utilised the iPad to take photos of the day and document their learning.
With much anticipation, this term we commenced our Bush Kindy program. The children were excited to explore the natural environment, experiment with the many uses of sticks and build on their whole-body skills such as, climbing, balance, spatial awareness, co-ordination and jumping. Within the first few sessions, many of the children showed confidence and how comfortable they were in the Bush Kindy environment. It was interesting to see how each child made use of the outdoor space. We saw some pile sticks together to make shelters and campfires, some were using the clay dirt to press into the bark of the trees and make faces, some children initiated their own games of hide and seek or tag, while others took a more relaxed approach and would simply just sit and be in the moment, taking in their surroundings. At the close of the sessions, we usually take a moment for some mindfulness, to slow our bodies ready to return to the centre. We may do things such as have discussions about something we experienced while out playing and exploring, do our five deep breathes followed with a moment of quiet, look listen and feel what’s around us, or use our sit spots, which is a spot we sit for a moment, taking in everything around us.
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Gross motor skills are important to enable children to perform everyday functions such as walking, running, and skipping, as well as playground skills like climbing and sporting skills such as catching, throwing, and hitting a ball with a bat. Each week, we aim to designate a time to specifically focus on these skills. This month we have been focusing on balancing, ball skills and crawling through various games and obstacles set up in the playground and on the oval. The children are enjoying the challenge, showing persistence, determination and teamwork as they make their way around the course.
We were lucky enough to be invited by the prep teachers to visit the prep classrooms to see the Henny Penny chicken hatching program. Pre Prep 2 were very excited to see the chickens and had lots of questions about the program. We decided to make the most of the morning and utilised the prep rooms to do drawings of the chickens and read stories.
Bush kindy is on Monday and Thursday. Please ensure your child is wearing closed in shoes, a long-sleeved shirt and pants. A spare change of clothes must also be packed.
This term our library day is Friday. Again, a closed in shoe is required on this day please.
Pre Prep 2 Team
Last weekend saw 11 St Andrews teams take on the Gold Coast Kokoda Challenge. After 6 months of training and preparation, the teams were nervous and excited to finish the experience well. Congratulations to everyone involved – once again we had 100% completion rate, with every member starting and finishing the event. This year we also had the inaugural Alumni team complete the 96km Challenge. It was so wonderful have Andrians past and present be involved.
We now push our attention to the Brisbane event in a few weeks’ time, where we have 7 teams participating.
More photos of all the teams will be available shortly.
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SECONDARY SCHOOL INTER HOUSE ATHLETICS CARNIVAL
A huge congratulations to the winning house JUBI. This is the second year in a row for Jubi to win the title and this cements them as the most successful House in St Andrews Athletics Carnival history winning it 7 times in total.
1st Jubi = 1523 points
2nd Binging = 1327 points
3rd Gowandi = 1065 points
4th Wardjam = 986 points
A huge congratulations also to our following Age Champions:
U12 Boys- Jye K
U12 Girls- Summer J
U13 Boys- Reid S
U13 Girls- Claire G
U14 Boys- Kai A
U14 Girls- Ella B
U15 Boys- Will R
U15 Girls- Abbey G
U16 Boys- Mitchell B
U16 Girls- Indigo C
Open Boys- Jarrod W
Open Girls- Isabella N
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The QLD Independent Secondary Schools Netball competition is one of the largest Netball schools’ competitions in the country. With over 700 girls and boys playing Netball. This year St Andrews won Division 7 becoming the most successful St Andrews Netball team the school has ever produced. The Open team coached by Ms Alesha Lyons and managed by Mr Christophe Tanguy went unbeaten throughout the whole competition. We are so proud of their achievements and wish to congratulate the following girls:
Georgie H Tanah M Amelia W Sophie W Aliyah K Summer Z Lilliana K Sienna C Sophie G Cienna B also nominated as team MVP.
Congratulations to the cast, band, crew and creatives on such a fantastic production of Grease. Audiences loved the sets, costumes, live music and wonderful performances.
And for the students involved it truly is the best way to learn about theatre and theatre making.
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GOLD COAST DRAMA FESTIVAL
August is Drama Festival Season and this year St Andrews will present 3 productions.
Our Semester One Year 8 Drama class will enter the Junior Section with their production of The Brothers Grimm Spectacularthon on Saturday 6 August at Robina SHS. St Andrews is hosting the Intermediate Section with our Year 10 Drama class production of Cagebirds on stage Friday 12 August. Finally, our Year 11 Drama class will present Picnic at Hanging Rock on Thursday 18 August at Somerset College.
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Congratulations Cailin K on her outstanding recent Dance achievements. At the recent Time to Shine Gold Coast solos, Cailin won 10 and Under Lyrical, 10 and Under Contemporary and 10 and Under Jazz solos – which placed her in the Junior Top 3 Highest Scoring Dancers.
Well done Cailin.
Important Dates 1- 13 August
Monday 1 Futsal Championships
Tuesday 2 Futsal Championships
Wednesday 3 Futsal Championships
Saturday 6 Gold Coast Drama festival
Saturday 13 Kokoda Challenge Brisbane
Uniform Shop 2022 Price List
Upcoming Commonwealth Census
In order for the Government to determine our annual recurrent funding allocation, our College is required to provide the Government with both student and staff data as part of the annual census process.
Student and staff names are not provided as part of this process.