The current Year 12 leaders shared their wisdom and insights with the incoming 2018 leaders at the recent Student Leadership Team handover. The afternoon celebrated the 2017 leadership achievements and marked a time to pass the baton. Students enjoyed an afternoon of prayer, ritual and reflection.
We are pleased to announce the 2018 Student Leadership Positions:
College Captains – Talea Byrne and Sophie Lyons;
Mission Captains – Sophie Zipf and Maggie Dale;
Academic Captains – Chloe Scriggins and Claire Dempsey;
Cultural Captains – Genevieve Cramsie and Isabelle Dredge; …
Sports Captains – Tabitha Jones and Brooke Gilmeister;
Aikenhead Captain – Emma Mansfield;
Grantuly Captain – Joely Christison;
Rush Captain – Gemma Readman;
Stewart Captain – Sophie Hynes.
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This morning students engaged in the final session of the Year 7/11 Coaching Programme which has taken place over four sessions in Terms 3 and 4 during Pos-Ed. This initiative has involved the Year 11 students putting their skills to work and assisting a Year 7 student by being a Coaching Buddy for them to meet an academic goal. In the closing stages of the session today key students were recognised for their outstanding skills and commitment.
Congratulations to Ashleigh Mair (Year 11) who has been awarded a QCE Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Foundation scholarship for 2017-2018.
The funds used by QATSIF for these scholarships are sourced from the interest earned on the original capital built from the labour of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Queenslanders under now-repealed laws. Preserving this capital means the toil of previous generations will have a direct benefit to the generations that follow. In this way, QATSIF will always stand as a permanent and positive legacy for the future.
Last Friday, the Year 12 Japanese students celebrated at Sono Restaurant, Portside to mark the end of their Senior Japanese Course.
Many students took this opportunity to sample foods, such as sashimi (raw fish) and wasabi for the first time. It was a wonderful way for our students, who have worked hard over the past 5 years in Japanese, to enjoy this fine dining experience.
The Parent Volunteer Thanksgiving that was scheduled for Friday October 27 has been moved to Monday November 6, commencing at 5pm.
Our Senior Future Problem Solving Team (Clare Ryan, Keeley Murphy, Cyrena Tabet and Caitlin Turner) have just been crowned Australian champions and have been selected to represent Australia at the International final in the US next June. Congratulations to all members of the team and to Mrs Luxford for her wonderful support of our students with this incredibly significant achievement.