Senior School News

USC STEM CONNECT Program

In Term 2, four Year 10 students participated in a STEM CONNECT program at the University of the Sunshine Coast. The program is designed for highly motivated students that have a strong intrigue towards STEM subject areas. For four weeks, students travelled to the University on a Tuesday afternoon to learn about different STEM subject
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Robyn Harmse selected for National Youth Science Forum

Congratulations to Year 11 student Robyn Harmse who has been selected to attend the Rotary Club’s National Youth Science Forum (NYSF) in Canberra next January. Robyn went through an extensive selection process conducted by the Rotary Club Association of Queensland to be selected to attend their National Youth Science Forum. The National Youth Science Forum
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Hermitage DAF Plant Science Competition

A massive CONGRATULATIONS  is in order for the Year 10 Agricultural Science students! In an Australia wide competition, the Year 10 Aggies have managed to take away second Overall Class in the Department of Agriculture Hermitage Research Schools Plant Science Competition and second in the QuestaGame competition. There is more at the end of this email
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Preparing Year 11 students for external exams in 2020

The introduction of external assessments in General subjects is a key feature of the new QCE system. The Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority (QCAA) has published sample papers on its website at: https://www.qcaa.qld.edu.au/senior/senior-subjects. They’re located in the Assessment tab on each syllabus page. We will incorporate these sample resources in our teaching and learning programs to help
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Senior School News

Welcome back to all students, but in particular our Seniors. Term 3 is always a huge term and being just nine weeks this year means we will be especially busy. Visit by Andrew Powell MP – Member for Glass HouseAndrew Powell was our guest speaker on Assembly today. It was a wonderful presentation to our
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Jessica Perro wins Joyce Newton OAM Memorial Bursary

Joyce Newton Bursary

This week, Mr Andrew Powell MP came to present Jessica Perro with the Joyce Newton OAM Memorial Bursary for winning first prize. The competition involved a 1000-word essay on the topic of ‘What is the value of the many small businesses and farmers in the seat of Glass House and what is their importance to
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New Zealand Ski Trip 2019

Here are some of the fantastic experiences and highlights had by this year’s Ski Trip. This is an optional trip for students in Years 11 and 12 at our College.

Lachlan presents at the Water Wise Conference

Lachlan had the opportunity to present at the Sunshine Coast Council Water Wise Conference on his Agricultural Science investigation on urea coatings, leaching and assimilation. Lachlan was fantastic in both this and the follow up media interviews with Channel Nine. Thanks so much to Food Agribusiness Network and Sunshine Coast Council for such a wonderful
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Engineering Club News with Gary Asplin

The Engineering Club meets every Wednesday at 1:00 pm in H5 and is open to all Middle School students. It was launched three years ago to give students the opportunity to learn and use 3D modelling software and 3D printing technology in a casual and stress-free environment. All the students need to bring to the
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Open the doors to a real DeLorean…an Open Day experience

Open the doors to a real DeLorean…an Open Day experience. There’s a classic scene in the Back to the Future 1 movie and the re-creation of it on Open Day was almost complete – short of a deserted floodlit car park and a crazy scientist. There were, however, quite a few young impressionable teenagers and
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