From the Deputy Principal Head of Secondary School
LEARNING EVERYWHERE – THE BUZZ OF EXCITEMENT!
There has been a buzz of excitement in the last few weeks of term as both the race to complete major assessment tasks and the culmination of learning activities collide. There is simply so much I want to share.
The end of August and early September saw numerous Choral, Concert Bands, Ensembles, Drama and Dance performances, Festivals and Eisteddfods, with many wins, highly commended results and a love of all things Arts. These outstanding results are the product of the dedication of a talented Arts staff and talented and passionate students. Well done students and thank you Ms Cilla Scott, Mr Paul Oakley-Grant, Miss Paula Guild, and our Arts tutors.
Recently, a few of our girls competed in the FUSE Cup – a Girl Gamer Competition in Esports, specifically playing Mario Kart Deluxe. Congratulations to this team for winning this inaugural competition. A huge thanks to our Head of Library Services, Mrs Barbara Kristo, who supports our E-Sports teams.
The Year 10 Hospitality students attended Royal Pines for a tour of the kitchen and restaurant and then enjoyed a High Tea. These students are currently studying a unit on the Hospitality Industry and in a few weeks, they will plan and cook for a High Tea.
In the Language department, the Year 7 and 9 Japanese Students enjoyed an Obento Lunch together as they immersed themselves in Japanese cuisine. While the Middle School Digitalis Elective will visit the SWELL Sculpture Festival next week. They will consider how artists have used the space and have considered the location when creating their works. These students will then make a photographic exhibition of the Festival.
YEAR 12 FORMAL
The Formal, which will be held at HOTA next Saturday 17 September, is the first in a series of celebrations and milestones for our Year 12 students. It will be a pleasure to share the evening with these elegant, thoughtful and exemplary young people. Year 12 students, you are a credit to yourselves, your families and our College. Check the College social media pages for images of the arrivals.
When we return in Term Four, our Year 11 Visual Arts’ students will have a two-day Art as Knowledge Art Intensive Experience with Artists in Residence. Students will visit Q1 Observation Deck, Burleigh Headland/Tallebudgera Beach North and HOTA.
Additionally, the Year 12’s also prepare for their final term, with three weeks of external exams and numerous celebratory events.
Finally, a word of thanks from me as we soon head into the term break. I am grateful every day for this community. Thank you to all of our students, staff and families for the ongoing hard work and support that has helped our young people to flourish in Term Three.
Deputy Principal Head of Secondary School