Burgundy+Blue

12 October 2018
Issue 029
The Principal's Voice by Mrs Karen Spiller, OAM
JPC Announcements
Senior School
Middle School
Primary School
Library Learning
Chaplain and Community
Co-curricular Performing Arts
Co-curricular Sport
John Paul International Life
Our Boarding Life
Community News
Dates to Remember
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The Principal's Voice
by Mrs Karen Spiller, OAM

Principal's Voice

 

NAPLAN 2018

We were delighted to have been listed as a school with some of the greatest improvements in this year’s test. As you know, we have focussed on writing, reading and numeracy this year with a number of focus points, especially our daily writing programme. The Curriculum Committee has recently met to discuss the learning from this year and the work that we still need to do. This is about quality teaching and learning.

 

I recently read a report issued by the Australian Industry Group (AIG) reporting the findings of a  survey of Australian employers on workforce development.

 

According to the report, employers are dissatisfied with the basic numeracy and literacy skills, and the use of English, of school graduates who are applying for employment.

 

The teaching of literacy and numeracy is core to all that we do, and hence our specific and overt focus on these skills.

 

The AIG also reported that employers were dissatisfied with school leavers’ self management, planning and organisational skills, problem-solving, initiative and enterprise. In each of these cases, more than 40% of employers were dissatisfied with the skills displayed by school leavers.

 

At JPC we are also mindful of this and through our academic mentoring programme and revised pastoral care classes, will be endeavouring to ensure all JPC graduates have these vital life and work skills.

Staffing

This week we welcome Mr Adrian Moran and his family to the College. Mr Moran is our new Head of Boarding. Thank you to Mr Tim Christie for acting as Head of Boarding in the last few weeks of term. We also welcome our new Boarding House Parent, Miss Rebecca Jones.

 

This week, Mrs Karen Graham announced her intention to retire at the end of this year.  I take this opportunity to acknowledge Mrs Graham's 43 years in education and her 23 years of outstanding commitment and service to John Paul College. Karen’s husband, Phillip (who works in Techsphere), has decided to retire alongside Karen. In 2019, the couple will celebrate 40 years of marriage. We wish them all the best for the future and look forward to celebrating their commitment and contribution to the College at the end of the school year.

Speech Night Award Criteria

 

Next week sees our Prize Reading Assembly where students will be informed of who will be receiving academic and other awards at Speech Night on Monday 5 November.
 
At this assembly, both the names of the students awarded and the awards they have achieved will be announced. This will allow students time to check the award criteria and calculations for any awards prior to Speech Night. There are a handful of our pinnacle awards, including College Dux, that will be announced at Speech Night.
 
The criteria and process for calculating and making award decisions varies from award to award. Heads of Learning, Heads of Year and the Directors of Sports and Activities and Performing Arts are invited to submit their recommendations (for relevant awards) together with a rationale for that recommendation. For academic awards, grade point average is the major discriminator. For other awards, criteria including involvement, service, leadership, selflessness and commitment, may form part of the decision.
 
Ultimately, there is an Awards Committee, which comprises the Heads of School, Mr Kerley, Mrs Robinson, Ms Guerra and myself that makes the final decisions on academic and co-curricular awards.
 
The criteria for each award will be printed in the Speech Night programme and can be accessed on JPConnect next week.

This Week at the College

Thank you to parents for your extra care in the car parks around the College this week. JPC joined in the ‘car park blitz’ in an effort to continue to raise awareness about the vital importance of care and manners while on the College campus as we endeavor to continue to provide a safe environment for all. 

 

Wednesday also saw a Waste Free Lunch and I commend all involved in this sustainable practice.

 

Have you seen Kel the Koala recently? Check out our Facebook post. She/he was seen one afternoon just outside the Administration building. The day after, our duck family also came to visit with their growing five ducklings.

Congratulations to:

If you have achievements that you would like recognised in my Congratulations to section, or in any other part of the newsletter, please let me know. ([email protected])

  • To our Open Girls’ Basketball team for their  third place at the Queensland Schools’ Championship
  • Our Cheerleaders - our high school teams placed second at the AASCF in Victoria
  • Miss Lindsay McQuattie, Mrs Dawn Boland and Ms Stacey Lang on their shortlisting for an Education and Leadership Award through the Queensland College of Teachers.
  • Year Nine student, Madeleine Mackenzie for her results in the Queensland Youth Dressage Championships during the holidays. Madeleine placed second in the Individual and third in the Freestyle. She also placed well in the Medium Dressage 4.2 and 4.3 divisions, concluding the competition with a second place and Reserve Champion in the Medium Freestyle.
  • Year Eleven student, Lyla Sampson, for her achievements at the the National Interschool Competition in Victoria.  Lyla travelled approximately 3200 klms to Werribee for the competition with her horses Mick and Fig. She placed tenth in the Secondary Senior Prelim 1.2, third in the 1.3 and 10th overall for her dressage on Fig. Lyla and Mick competed in the CNC *1 event and came away with an eighth place overall after three phases.

 

Mrs Karen Spiller OAM

Principal

JPC Announcements

Twilight Open Evening

Our Twilight Open Evening on Thursday October 18 from 4.00pm to 7.00pm will showcase the amazing academic, sporting and cultural opportunities available at John Paul College. Many of our students have been asked to assist as Student Ambassadors or to participate in specific activities.

 

As we open our doors to new families, we will also be hosting for existing families the 2020 scholarship information session to allow you to learn more about the John Paul College Scholarship and Bursary programme for Years Seven to Eleven. The programme is designed to identify and celebrate students who have strengths and expertise in a variety of areas, providing opportunities for challenge and development in a nurturing environment.

 

The John Paul College Parents and Friends Association will be cooking up a sausage sizzle, so you can incorporate a quick and easy snack while meeting new families to the school in a friendly and informal setting. We have also asked representatives of our Friends of Groups to come along and share their sporting and academic experiences with future families.

 

If you would like to come along, please register at http://www.jpc.qld.edu.au/enrolments/open-days/

Update Your Details

We are often reminded that effective communication with parents is paramount to maintaining our excellent relationships. In order for our administration team to efficiently and effectively communicate with all families, please take the time to notify the College of any changes of details including:

  • changes to residential or postal addresses
  • mobile phone or home phone numbers
  • email addresses
  • emergency contact details
  • family status e.g. changes to primary carers

If your details have changed – please complete the Update Your Details form on JPConnect by logging onto JPConnect Parent Portal, select Family Management, select Update Details. 

 

Click here to access JPConnect.  

Student Transport Details

As part of our Duty of Care, please assist the College in maintaining a high standard of safety for your child/ren by identifying the current mode of transport in which they travel to and from the College. This information will assist our staff in being able to understand transport needs for your family. Thank you for taking the time to complete this form and we hope to be able to assist in the planning of new bus routes or modifications to existing routes, with the collation of this information for 2019.

 

http://www.jpc.qld.edu.au/location-and-transport/student-transport-survey/

Car Park Blitz

Have you noticed the increased presence of staff in the Chatswood Road car park this week? In response to feedback from parents and our community, we have increased our presence to ensure your precious cargo is delivered to campus and returned safely back to you.

 

To make it a safe experience for everyone, please keep the following in mind:

  • Ensure that all vehicles adhere to the 10km/h speed limit – please slow down on approach to the car park and whilst travelling in the car park.
  • Ensure families do not drop children off when not in the drop-off zone, this includes letting children out along Mayflower St prior to entering College grounds. Parents need to stop in the drop-off zone for children to disembark vehicles. Please do not allow children to disembark/embark vehicles when not in the dedicated drop-off and pick-up zone.
  • Ensure that the drop-fff zone is used like a quick moving taxi rank. Please do not park and wait. Where possible it is better for parents not to exit the vehicle.
  • Encourage students to exit vehicles on footpath (left) side of vehicle and clear the vehicle rear quickly after collecting bags etc. from boot.
  • Please refrain from (stopping on a crossing – ensure vehicles stop a safe distance from all crossings to provide a clear path.
  • During the afternoon pick-up, please ensure all cars are parked and are not congesting the car park by stopping and pulling over in front of parked cars.
  • Do not park and wait in the drop-off zone; only approach when your child is in the drop-off zone.
  • On Mayflower St, please do not park and wait close to the entry to the driveway to the College, this creates congestion for cars entering the car park or waiting for the drop-off zone.
  • Ensure children cross at designated crossings – please walk, do not run.
  • Please model patience and courtesy to your children.

 

Please be aware of the need to take special care when driving on our College grounds.

Think U Know - Cybersafety @JPC

John Paul College invites parents, cares and teachers to attend a free ThinkUKnow session about cybersafety.

 

ThinkUKnow is an internet safety initiative which aims to raise awareness of the issues which young people face online.  It is a partnership between the Australian Federal Police (AFP) and Microsoft Australia. The 60-75 minute presentation, which includes time for Q&A, is delivered by accredited volunteers.

 

Date: Wednesday 24 October, 2018

When: 6.00pm start

Where: Gorman Centre Lecture Theatre

Cost: Free ticketed event

 

To book your ticket please click here.

 

Please Note:  Due the Presenter has asked that no children attend the presentation.

 

It is never too early, or too late, to prepare yourself for the online world. In this session you will learn about technologies children are using and challenges faced. Most importantly, if things do go wrong they will teach you where to go so you are never alone.

Architect for a Day - Five Days to Go!

Hosted by Australian Institute of Architects:

Calling all Year Ten, Eleven and Twelve students looking to study architecture. We have an event for you!

 

This Saturday, ask your questions to the representatives from the QUT, Griffith University, Bond University and The University of Queensland, about studying architecture and build your own model according to a real design brief. An event not to be missed.

 

Venue: 70 Merivale Street, South Brisbane

Ph: 3808 4100

 

To register your interest please click here.

Senior School

From the Head of Senior School

Week One, Term Four

Welcome to Week One of our last term for 2018. While learning continues, we have a lot of additional events on the calendar. Speech Night (further details to follow), Valedictory Day, Block Exams, ATAR Information Evenings, the Year Twelve Formal. There will be lots of communications, so please keep checking your emails so that you do not miss any important details.

New Staff

We welcome the following teachers to the Secondary School for Term Four:-

 

Mr Adrian Moran – Adrian is the new Head of Boarding and will be teaching in the Science Department.

Mr Martin Ficici will be teaching in Design Technology while Bruce Middleton is on long service leave.

Ms Emily Sargeant is joining the Performing Arts Faculty where her focus will be mainly on Music

Mr James Morgan - teaching History and Geography

New Students

We have welcomed a number of new students into the Secondary School this term. Most have graduated from JPIC with a few joining us from other schools. From all reports they have settled in very quickly.

Lost Property

Just a reminder that as from this term, all lost property will now be located at the Retail Centre. If your child is missing an item, they will now need to visit the Retail Centre.

Internet Safe Education

Next week we will be giving our Year Seven, Eight and Nine students the opportunity to learn more about safe use of the internet and social media. Mr Brett Lee (not the cricketer) is a well-known proponent of safe use of the internet. He speaks widely about cyber-safety and how to protect yourself. I know that he will be able to offer clear insight into the issues our young people face and how to go about ensuring they use it appropriately.

ATAR Parent Information Evenings

Coming up next week, we are conducting a Parent Information Evening for Year Ten students and their parents on the new ATAR system. Our Year Ten cohort will be the first group to receive an ATAR (Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank) instead of an OP (Overall Position) when they graduate from Year Twelve. This evening will give you information on how the senior courses and assessment is changing and an opportunity to ask questions.

 

The following week we have the ATAR Information Evening for parents with students in Years Seven, Eight and Nine, giving you the opportunity to learn more and what it means for students coming through in the following years.

QUT Vice Chancellor’s STEM CAMP

During the holidays, Minuka Mendis was fortunate enough to be one of the 160 students in Queensland to participate in the 2018 Vice Chancellor’s STEM Camp. This camp provided high-achieving Year Eleven students with an exciting opportunity to attend an interactive five day camp, and engage in solving some of the major challenges facing our society and planet today. This year, the programme consisted of 10 different subgroups including Highways in the Sky, Pharmacy Zombie Busters, eSports Video Game Development, Breaking Bones, Biofabrication and To Infinity and Beyond just to name a few. These programmes focussed on each of the various fascinating and intriguing STEM disciplines. Minuka was fortunate enough to be a part of the subgroup of Biofabrication: The hospital of the future.

The Article below was written by Minuka Mendis

Microtia is a hereditary deformity where the external ear of a patient is underdeveloped. It affects approximately 1 in 10,000 infants in Australia. The objective for the Biofabrication subgroup was to produce a prosthetic ear using 3D printing technology to benefit patients that suffer from this birth deformity. Throughout the week, we utilised many programmes and devices including Agisoft PhotoScan, Autodesk Mesh mixer and an Artec Spider 3D Scanner in order achieve this goal. We got to work alongside Professor Mia Woodruff, the QUT Director of the Herston Biofabrication Institute, and many of the extraordinary members of her team. Professor Woodruff’s research is driven by her exciting vision of a future where the fabrication of patient-specific replacement tissue and organs is safe, cost-effective and routine. This dream drives her fascinating research to advance the high-tech sciences of tissue engineering and Biofabrication. It was amazing to work alongside her and see the ground-breaking work of her team.

 

Not only were we able to work with the technology of the future, we were also given the opportunity to listen to many different guest speakers including Professor Margaret Sheil (Vice Chancellor of QUT), Scott Millar (CEO of BOP Industries), Anthony Murfett (Deputy Head of the Australian Space Agency) and many other QUT alumni who have reached great heights. Each one of these guest speakers had their own incredible STEM Stories that inspired us to follow our passion and take every opportunity that we get including the opportunity during the week where we got to pitch our ideas to various industry professionals during an Entrepreneurial Challenge run by the organisation, gen in.

 

Overall, my STEM Camp experience was truly rewarding. I got to hear the stories of many amazing professionals, network with 160 like-minded students who all have a passion for Science and I got to explore the amazing facilities that QUT have on their campuses. I would definitely recommend students apply for this course because it is undeniably an experience worth having. Applications come out around the end of Term One and involve answering a few questions about your STEM story and why you would like to attend the camp. If you have any questions, I would love to hear them!

Dates to Note:

Wednesday 17 October - Year Ten ATAR Parent Information Evening

Thursday 25 October - ATAR Year Seven, Eight, Nine and Parent Information Evening

Monday 22 October  - Year Twelve Formal

Wednesday 24 October - Cyber-safety presentation for parents

Wednesday 31 October to Friday 2 November - Year Twelve Exam Block

Monday 5 November - SPEECH NIGHT

Friday 16 November - Valedictory Day (Year Twelve)

 

I hope that you and your family have a great Term Four.

 

Mr Allan Dennis

Head of Senior School

Middle School

From the Head of Middle School

Dear Families

Welcome back to Term Four.  We are looking forward to students working hard this term and building upon a successful year.

Transition Day

On Monday, 22 October (pupil free day) we are holding the Year Six into Year Seven Transition Day in the Wesley Learning Centre.  We will be welcoming both current Year Six JPC students as well as new students to the College next year.  The day will commence at 8.15 am and conclude at 1.00 pm. If parents have not yet replied to the College, please contact Diane Howard [email protected] and advise if your hild will be attending.  We understand that numerous students will be attending the Sea World Performing Arts Camp on this day. These students will have the opportunity to complete their PAT testing (reading and mathematics) in the Primary School during Term Four. Below are some important points regarding the Transition Day:

  • Students need to wear their PE uniform and sports cap on the day
  • Morning tea will be provided (kindly advise Mrs Howard of any special dietary requirements)
  • Students to meet at the Wesley Learning Centre (Middle School Precinct) from 8.15 am for an 8.30 am start
  • Conclusion, dismissal and parent collection time is 1.00 pm

We look forward to welcoming our future Year Seven students and feel certain it will be an enjoyable day for all.

Assembly

On Friday’s Assembly we congratulated many Middle School students on their achievements recently. Year Seven students, Phillip Mack and Matthew Gaskell received an Emerald Award in the Maths and English World Championships for placing in the top one percent of the competition. Isaiah Riquelme has received an Age Champion Award at the recent Logan Districts Athletics Carnival.  We also congratulate the following Performing Arts Blue Award recipients: Emma Cobb, Abigail Garner, Ella McNiven, Bethanie Walsh, Chloe Lai, Riley McTaggert, Sergei Prosvirnov, Caitlyn West and Tina Gallo. Emma Cobb also competed in the Brisbane Performing Art Challenge and has received a Senior Musical Theatre Scholarship. Congratulations to all these students for their outstanding achievements.

 

Mr Mark Zietsch

Head of Middle School

Primary School

From the Head of Primary School

Welcome to Term Four!

 

I reflected recently on the Scripture reading 2 Corinthians 8:7  “But since you excel in everything—in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in truly wanting to help and in the love you learned from us —see that you also excel in this grace of giving.”

 

Excel! As we enter into that time of the academic year where we give acknowledgement to student achievement, I also encourage students to achieve – and excel – in personal growth. We encourage students to excel in showing loving kindness to others. Excel in taking the creativity and innovation inside you, to give to others.

 

Thank you for visiting and supporting our Grandparent’s Day. This is a very special day in our calendar and it provides a wonderful opportunity for our students to share their learning, appreciate their grandparents and acknowledge the life-experience and worldly-knowledge our grandparents have. This year the children completed a federally funded activity with grandparents, “Ask Gran Not Google” to make students aware of the valuable life-experience and knowledge our grandparents have.

 

We are looking forward to the completion of the Prep playground and I know that no-one would be begrudging the rain for the delay. We are endeavouring to have it completed by Wednesday.

 

Thank you too for your support in the drop off and pick-up times in the car park.

 

Our observations during the week have been that when parents use manners, patience and follow the guidelines, the car park works smoothly and peacefully.

 

Mr Andy Gordon 

Head of Primary School

Transition Day

On Monday, 22 October (pupil free day) we are holding the Year Six into Year Seven Transition Day in the Wesley Learning Centre.  We will be welcoming both current Year Six JPC students as well as new students to the College next year.  The day will commence at 8.15 am and conclude at 1.00 pm. If parents have not yet replied to the College, please contact Diane Howard [email protected] and advise if your hild will be attending.  We understand that numerous students will be attending the Sea World Performing Arts Camp on this day. These students will have the opportunity to complete their PAT testing (reading and mathematics) in the Primary School during Term Four. Below are some important points regarding the Transition Day:

  • Students need to wear their PE uniform and sports cap on the day
  • Morning tea will be provided (kindly advise Mrs Howard of any special dietary requirements)
  • Students to meet at the Wesley Learning Centre (Middle School Precinct) from 8.15 am for an 8.30 am start
  • Conclusion, dismissal and parent collection time is 1.00 pm

We look forward to welcoming our future Year Seven students and feel certain it will be an enjoyable day for all.

Library Learning

Learning with Rapunzel in the Library

This term, Year Six will transform the story of Rapunzel into a living garden at Finch Farm. The students have formed small groups and will work within these groups to plan and then construct elements of their living masterpiece. This STEM project encourages the students to exercise a number of skills.

 

In examining the science of their garden, students will research using books and the internet important aspects such as how plants grow, what plants grow together and how far apart they should be planted for best results.

 

The students must also reflect on the use of technology in their garden with many deciding to install solar pumps, solar lights and heat sensors.

 

Of course, engineering is a key component as the groups ponder what to build, for example a tower for Rapunzel, and how different materials will withstand weather conditions. As we head into summer, water irrigation is also an important consideration for our budding engineers and landscapers.

 

Finally, students’ math skills are put to the test. They need five sections in a plot measuring 3 metres by 1.5 metres. How many seeds will they need? How much of each material will be needed, remembering to minimise waste?

 

The students are reaching the end of their planning phase and will start work in their garden next week. We can’t wait to watch Rapunzel come to life outside our imaginations.

 

Benefits of Reading Fiction

Reading fiction not only is a great way to grow a student’s vocabulary, their understanding of the structure of stories and devices authors use to create tension and develop story plots, it is also proven to develop an empathy for the characters and the experiences they encounter.

 

Developing empathy in children is important because it gives them the opportunity to experience events outside of their own real-world experiences. It also develops their understanding of what it means to be human and to support their social and emotional development.

 

'Often confused with sympathy and compassion, empathy is, put simply, the ability to feel what another person is feeling. Unlike sympathy or compassion, empathy doesn’t require you to feel for them, though it can lead to those emotions. Empathy, rather, is a starting point for understanding both ourselves and other people from the inside out.'

https://www.teachthought.com/pedagogy/50-of-the-best-books-to-teach-children-empathy/

 

It is true that movies, YouTube and other digital sources can teach empathy, but books truly immerse the reader in the world they create for themselves as they read and visualise the setting and characters.

 

Here are some great reads that teach empathy that you can find in the Noelene Munns Learning Centre. 

Wonder by RJ Palacio

Boy on the Wooden Box: How the Impossible Became Possible by Leon Leyson

Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson

Charlotte’s Web by EB White

A Long Walk to Water: Based on A true Story by Linda Sue Park

The One and only Ivan by Katherine Applegate

 

Dare to be Scared in Spooky Corner

The mermaid tails have given way to cobwebs and witches hats in Spooky Corner at the top level of NMLC. Primary students can don a witch’s hat, dodge sticky cobwebs and sit side by side with a skeleton as they become immersed in the thrills to be had from reading a scary story.

Book of the Week

Term Four...so little time, so much to read.

Code of Honor by Alan Gratz

Life is pretty good for Kamran Smith. He’s the star of the football team, he’s going out with the most popular girl in school and he has his sights set on joining the army like his older brother. His mother is from Iran but Kamran has always fit in. It has never been an issue.

Until now.

 

Now, his brother Darius is accused of leading a double life, of having pretended to be the dedicated soldier, and of being a terrorist. There’s even footage of him making threats against his country. Now everyone thinks Kamran is a traitor to his country too.

 

Everyone - his friends, his school, his neighbourhood, everyone - has turned against Kamran and his family.

 

Kamran doesn’t believe a word. He decides to find the truth and clear his brother’s name. But can he face what he finds?

 

Enter the maze of underground bunkers, terrorist cells, lies and misinformation along with Kamran as the War on Terror becomes all too real. Recommended for Year Seven and over.

 

The Road to Ever After by Moira Young

Thirteen-year-old Davy David is an orphan. He spends his days doing odd jobs to earn a bit of money to help him survive and his nights nestled in the little bolthole he has created in the graveyard near his mother’s grave. But the truly special thing about Davy is his artwork - the angels he draws with his brushes and brooms in the dirt around the township.

 

One day, just days before Christmas, Davy is inspired to draw a different picture. A mischievous wind blows the dust from this picture along the roads and paths to an abandoned museum on the far side of town, the home of past curator Miss Flint. She’s reclusive and crotchety and rumoured to be a witch. Fate leads Davy and his stray dog friend to her door at which time Miss Flint employs him to drive her on one last journey to her childhood home where she has made up her mind to die.

 

And what an extraordinary journey it is! As they travel forward, time seems to fly backward until they reach their final destination. Magical, moving and inspiring, think Neil Gaiman’s The Graveyeard Book and Benjamin Button and you will be pretty close to the mark. Recommended for Year Five and over.

 

Chaplain and Community

Science and God

Some people argue that science and God can’t go together while others say that science reveals what God has put in place for us. We each must make our own conclusions, but I tend to lean towards the latter opinion.

 

In the Bible it says in Romans 1:20,

 

For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse.

 

And in Psalm 111:2-4

 

Great are the works of the Lord. They are studied by all who delight in them. Splendid and majestic is His work…

 

He has made His wonders to be remembered.

 

Many scientists over the years have studied with great delight the ‘what’ and ‘how’ of our universe. I have included a few of their quotes below.

 

Sir Isaac Newton

God created everything by number, weight and measure.

 

In the absence of any other proof, the thumb alone would convince me of God’s existence.

 

I have a fundamental belief in the Bible as the Word of God, written by those who were inspired. I study the Bible daily.

 

Albert Einstein

 

The more I study science, the more I believe in God.

 

Charles Darwin

Another source of conviction in the existence of God, connected with reason and not with feelings, impresses me as having much weight.

 

This follows from the extreme difficulty, or rather impossibility, of conceiving this immense and wonderful universe … as the result of blind chance or necessity.

 

When thus reflecting, I feel compelled to look to a First Cause having an intelligent mind in some degree analogous to that of man; and I deserve to be called a Theist.

 

These quotes just help us to see that an intelligent scientist can include a faith that is based on the evidence of what they are discovering. Finally, I would like to show you something from John Lennox, an Oxford University Professor of Mathematics to show how God and Science can be compatible.

 

(From John Lennox, God's Undertaker - Has science buried God? - p. 40,41) "Perhaps a simple illustration will help convince us that science is limited. Let us imagine that my Aunt Matilda had baked a beautiful cake and we take it along to be analysed by a group of the world's top scientists. I, as master of ceremonies, ask them for an explanation of the cake and they go to work. The nutrition scientists will tell us about the number of calories in the cake and its nutritional effect; the biochemists will inform us about the structure of the proteins, fats etc. in the cake; the chemists, about the elements involved and their bonding; the physicists will be able to analyse the cake in terms of fundamental particles; and the mathematicians will no doubt offer us a set of elegant equations to describe the behaviour of those particles.

 

Now that these experts, each in terms of his or her scientific discipline have given us an exhaustive description of the cake, can we say that the cake is completely explained? We have certainly been given a description of how the cake was made and how its various constituent elements relate to each other, but suppose I now ask the assembled group of experts a final question: Why was the cake made? The grin on Aunt Matilda's face shows she knows the answer, for she made the cake, and she made it for a purpose. But all the nutrition scientists, biochemists, chemists, physicists and mathematicians in the world will not be able to answer the question - and it is no insult to their disciplines to state their incapacity to answer it. Their disciplines, which can cope with questions about the nature and structure of the cake, that is, answering the 'how' questions, cannot answer the 'why' questions connected with the purpose for which the cake was made. In fact, the only way we shall ever get an answer is if Aunt Matilda reveals it to us. But if she does not disclose the answer to us, the plain fact is that no amount of scientific analysis will enlighten us.

 

Mr Stephen Ward

Chaplain

Prayer Group

The John Paul College Parents' Prayer Group welcomes all members of the John Paul College Community.

 

The Prayer Group's purpose is to honour Christ by praying for the College staff, students and families within the JPC community.

 

Prayer Group meets every Wednesday morning at 8.30am in the meeting room in the Wellbeing Centre (except for every fourth Thursday of the month when it is held in the evening at 7.30pm at Julie Gordon’s house – 64 Highview Terrace, Daisy Hill).

 

Co-ordinator: Julie Gordon can be contacted on 0421 809 984 or [email protected] by any parent wishing to inquire about about the John Paul College Parents' Prayer Group.

Co-curricular Performing Arts

From the Director of Performing Arts

Welcome back to Term Four which will have our students involved in many different performance opportunities including Speech Night, Music Fest, Concert Band Spectacular, Grandparent’s Day Concert, Dance Night, Instrumental and Vocal Recitals, Live at the Piazza and Christmas Carols!

 

At the end of Term Three Assembly, the Chamber Choir performed  a unique rendition of ‘Dancing On My Own’; a song written and performed by Swedish musician, Robyn, in 2010. The choir collaborated with two of our lead instrumentalists Eunji Choi (Cellist) and William Wallace (Percussionist), for their performance.

 

Jazz Combo were invited once again to perform at Westfield Garden City on the evening of Friday 21 September.  Diners in the Town Square enjoyed a two-hour performance of jazz and light rock from our students who proudly represented our school in the wider community. 

Students in our senior cheerleading teams, Supernovas and Nova Starz travelled to Melbourne to compete in the Australian All Star Cheer Federation (AASCF) States Cheer and Dance competition.

 

Congratulations to our students on their energetic and polished performances, with both teams awarded second place in their respective divisions.

The Australian Honours Ensemble Program (AHEP) and State Honours Ensemble Program (SHEP) were both held in the last week of the school holidays.

 

After successful nomination for the Australian Honours Ensemble Program (AHEP), students were also required to submit an audition, with only a small number of the highest level students offered a place.  We congratulate the following students who received a place in the program:

  • Aaryn Wong (Flute)
  • Hayley Vernon (Voice Soprano)
  • Aryan Mudaliar (Voice Tenor) 

Congratulations also to students who received offers and participated in the State Honours Ensemble Program (SHEP) for Year Seven to Twelve students, also held during the school holidays:

  • Joshua Bottaccio (Violin)
  • Oriana Brain (Violin)
  • Zali Cahill Baird (Voice)
  • Brianna Cordwell (Voice)
  • Samuel Herbohn (Voice)
  • Leon Lai (Violin)
  • Beckham McTaggart (Percussion)
  • Raffan Moyle (Tenor Saxophone) – Big Band
  • Isabelle Park (Viola)
  • April Rawlins (Voice)
  • Emmanuel Veneris (Cello)
  • Peter Veneris (Percussion)
  • Larissa Vickers (French Horn)
  • Bethanie Walsh (Voice)
  • Pavani Wickremasinghe (Voice)

Congratulations also to the following students who recently completed their Australian Music Examination Board (AMEB) exams.

 

Siena Neaum - Year Four - Percussion - Preliminary

Stephen Bottaccio - Year Seven - Percussion - Grade 2

Adam Johnstone - Year Eleven - Double Bass - Grade 7

Beckham McTaggart - Year Eleven - Percussion - Grade 4

Theatresports Workshop

On Wednesday 3 October, the JPC Theatresports team ‘The Miss Fits’ took a break from their holidays to attend a two hour Theatresports workshop in Stephen Bean Theatre.  Abi Balaji, Abby Leadbeater, Sarah Herbst and Neelam Singh had the pleasure of working with Roger Beames, the Director of the Theatresports competition, to further develop their skills.   The teachings provided by Roger were gratefully received by the team and the girls now feel more confident entering the grand finals on Saturday 10 November.  They were also informed that they are the only girls to make it through to the grand final, as all other teams consist of only boys, which is very exciting.  The competition will be held at QUT Gardens Point Theatre, George St, Brisbane City between 7.00 pm and 9.30 pm and tickets will be on sale soon.

 

Student Success

Year Twelve student, Jai Bofinger was a member of the Queensland Theatre’s Youth Ensemble production of ‘Six Hundred Ways To Filter A Sunset”.  This ensemble highlights the amazing talent of the drama students in Queensland and Jai was an outstanding member in the production. 

Alumni Success

Alumni, Claire Weatherhead was recently accepted into the Australian Academy of Musicin 2019. Claire will complete her Bachelor of Music this year.  The Australian Academy of Music is Australia’s premier performance institution for our most promising musicians.  Congratulations on an outstanding achievement.

Upcoming Dates

Wednesday 17 October - Music Fest – Symphonic Band

Friday 19 October - Music Fest – Wind Orchestra

Saturday 20 October - Concert Band Spectacular – Wind Orchestra & Big Band

Friday 26 October - Music Fest – Sinfonia

Saturday 27 October - Music Fest – Corelli Strings and Vivaldi Strings

Monday 29 October - Dance Night – Academic and co-curricular Dance

Tuesday 30 October - Music Fest – Primary Concert Band

Wednesday 31 October - Music Fest – Capriccio Strings

Saturday 3 November - Music Fest – Big Band, Stage Band, Viva Choir, Concert Choir and Chamber Choir

 

Mr Bobby Gallo

Director of Performing Arts

Co-curricular Sport

From the Director of Sports and Activities
              

Open A Girls Basketball team takes out the Bronze!

Congratulations to our Open A girls' basketball team who took out the bronze medal at the Queensland Schools Championships before the school holidays. This is an awesome achievement by our girls. The team comprises a mixture of girls from Year Eight to Year Twelve. Congratulations ladies, and coaches, Brad Hamson and Anita Peckham.

 

Well done also to our Open A boys' team who fought hard all tournament coming up against some very tough opposition. Thank you to coaches, Jeff Henderson and Sydney Daniels for their tireless efforts in coaching the boys.

 

Virtual Debating

In 2014 John Paul College students engaged in the first ever on-line debating experience in Australia when John Paul College initiated the concept with a partner school from Ivanhoe Grammar in Victoria.  The initiative, the brainchild of Mrs Angell – E-Learning facilitator and Mrs Borrello,  utilised video conferencing technology to bring schools from across the country together to participate in a nation-wide Virtual Debating competition.  Since then the competition has grown to include 52 different schools from all states of Australia.  This year there are 116 teams contesting the competition which includes students from Years Five to Twelve. JPC entered two teams into the competition - the Year Five and Six team coached by alumnus Miss Mackenzie Angell and the Year Seven and Eight team coached by Mrs Borrello.

 

Developing their confidence and skills in debating, our Year Five and Six team comprising Olivia Borrello, Oskar Olechnowicz, Asha Cahill Baird, Charlee White, Saskia Cooper-Holmes and Oscar Tranter debated topics like taxing meat, banning smart devices for children under five and the prominence of gift giving as part of important events and holidays.  Our team had a successful campaign and made their way through to Round Five.  The students showed a strong ability to think swiftly on their feet, offer well thought-out rebuttal and create convincing arguments to support their caselines.

 

The Year Seven and Eight team comprising Tia Peres, Sariah Downman, Hannah Bryson, Bella Pascoe, Ryan Argue, Liam Argue, Jazmine Kendall, and Razeen Gutta also represented the College with pride and skill.  This team had the opportunity to create interesting arguments on junk food taxes, compulsory subjects in high schools, politicians’ private lives and banning social media for under 18s.  The team met with strong opposition and successfully fought their way to Round Four when they went down by one point to PLC Armidale.  The team was able to hone their skills and they enjoyed the opportunity to debate against schools in different states.

Overall, the online debating experience has been an invaluable opportunity for our debating students to share ideas and debate against other students across the country. This competition has opened up an exciting opportunity to use technology to communicate with students on matters of importance and allow them a glimpse into the world of 21st Century communication.  We look forward to seeing these teams continue to link with schools from across the country to further develop their skills in 2019.

Equestrian

Congratulations to Year Nine student, Madeleine Mackenzie, and Year Eleven student, Lyla Sampson, who were busy competing in equestrian events over the school holidays.  

 

Madeleine competed over the first weekend at the QLD Youth Dressage Championships, placing second in the Individual, third in the Team and 3rd in the Freestyle.  Madeleine also had great results in the Medium Dressage placing fifth in the 4.2 and eighth in the 4.3 and then second and Reserve Champion in the Medium Freestyle.  Great work Madeleine!

Lyla travelled approximately 3200 klms to Werribee in Victoria to compete at the National Interschool Competition with her two horses, Mick and Fig.  Lyla placed tenth in the Secondary Senior Prelim 1.2 and third in the 1.3, and came away with a tenth overall for her dressage on Fig.  Lyla then competed Mick in the CNC 1* eventing and came away with an eighth overall after all three phases.  It was a fantastic effort and a long way to travel!

 

State Titles Netball

Congratulations to the following students in the U16 Wildcats team who competed at the State Titles in Toowoomba over the holidays: Year Nine students, Martina Reekers and Lily Cubby and Year Ten student Ella Blackman.  

 

A special mention to Martina who was selected in the Queensland U17 State Squad with further selections for the 2019 State 17 team to be held in the coming months.

 

Volleyball Championships

Congratulations to Year Nine students, Jeremy McEvoy and William Jennings who won gold at the Australian Junior Volleyball Championships last week. The boys played in the U15 Division 1 tournament defeating NSW in the final after coming from two sets down to win, 3-2. Special mention to Jeremy for being named Captain of the U15 Queensland boys team.

 

Congratulations also goes to Year Twelve student, Hannah Le Sage for being named Vice Captain for the U19s team in the same volleyball championships.

 

Australian National Taekwondo Championships

Over the holidays, Year Two student Amabel King competed at the Australian National Taekwondo Championships. Amabel represented Queensland in a tough competition against ten other girls in her division. Amabel didn’t place this time but gained experience competing at a national level! Well done Amabel, you should be very proud!

 

West Ham National Football Camp

Well done to Year Seven student, Joshua West and Year Six students, Fred Birt and Isaiah Leon on representing John Paul College at the West Ham National Camp over the holidays. The boys spent four days training and playing with some of the best footballers from around Australia. They were coached by some of the most highly-regarded coaches in the world including Paul Heffer, Director of the West Ham Academy in the UK. What a great experience!

 

Gold Coast Champions - Youth Football Cup

A development squad of boys ranging from Year Eight to Year Ten competed in the Gold Coast Champions Youth Football Tournament over the holiday period. The boys played against quality football teams from Queensland, New South Wales and New Zealand in the Under 16 division. The boys drew one match and lost three matches. The John Paul College boys were complimented on multiple occasions for the quality of the football they were playing, considering their age,  by opposition coaches and parents. The boys represented themselves, their families and the College with dignity and pride. For a group of Year Eight to Ten (13 to 16 year old) boys up against 16 year old boys who have been playing together for multiple years, our boys with dedication and commitment. Thank you to Sangwon Seo and Nick Kim for giving up their time to coach, and to all the parents for your support of every game you could attend.

 

U15 Queensland Hockey Championships

Over the September school holidays Year Ten students Alexis Humeniuk and Alexandra O'Sullivan travelled to Hervey Bay to compete at the U15 Queensland Hockey Championships. 

 

Alexis was Vice and Co-captain of Brisbane White, while Alexandra played for Brisbane Blue in Division 2.

 

The final result at the end of the week saw Brisbane Blue (third) just beating Brisbane White (fourth) to the podium. What a wonderful experience, keep up the great work!

Karen Graham

Director of Sport & Activities

John Paul International Life

From the Director of John Paul International

Our busiest term of the year has started.  We welcomed nineteen new students from China, Vietnam, Ukraine, South Korea, Hong Kong and Taiwan.

Focus on Level One

Last term our Level One students attended the Primary Years Programme (PYP) Exhibition to support and integrate with their main school friends.

 

Through the exhibition, our Level One students could see how the Primary School students process to solve a problem, analyse data and develop solutions for effective learning outcomes.

 

The Primary School students explained their topic very well, communicated in a friendly manner, and gave some time to think critically about topics. Students shared thoughts and understood the different perspectives on the social problems and environmental problems such as gender inequality, game addiction, cyberbullying, recycling issues, and animal extinction issues.

This great integration experience helped Level One students to set their goals to be independent and inquisitive learners.

Staff Profile: Ms Eunie Heo

How long have you been teaching?  I started as a private tutor when I was in university in China. I enjoyed tutoring so much for four years of my university life, I decided to make it my job.

 

I have been at JPIC for two and a half years. As an alumnus of the College, I am very honoured to come back and teach my JPIC juniors. I have dreamed of helping the international students like me, and I am very happy to share my experience and the enjoyment of being in a multicultural country with my students. In addition, I am always ready to support our JPIC students in need.

 

Previous careers? The very first student was a Year Six boy who needed some help with his English homework. When I taught him, I was very glad to see his consistent progress and I always looked forward to teaching him. Thanks to this positive experience, I met more students who wanted to study with me and we worked hard together.

 

After leaving university, I went back to South Korea and worked in language schools. I learnt about using appropriate resources, planning, behaviour management, and how to build good relationships with students. It was another valuable experience before coming to JPIC.

 

How many countries have you taught in? Three. First in China, South Korea, and then Australia. It is pleasing to teach our international students, as I know their languages and culture well, which helps me understand them better. 

 

Do you speak any other languages? Korean is my native tongue. I started learning English when I was thirteen (and I am still learning it). Coming to JPIC when I was in Year Eleven helped me improve my English and made me want to study English more deeply because English is a very attractive language as you can communicate with so many people from different countries. I also could speak a little Japanese because my Grandfather used to live in Tokyo, but since I learned Chinese, I forgot most of my Japanese.

 

Any interesting hobbies? I enjoy travelling a lot. My goal for this year is to visit as many places in Australia and in the world as I can.

 

I also love staying calm and reading novels and essays. I feel blessed because I can read various texts in my own language, English and Chinese, and can broaden my horizons. Reading has so many advantages you know already, so I am not going to write them down here today.

 

To students:

I understand how hard it is to be away from home, family and friends. I understand how much effort you put in to achieve your goals. I was like you; I am one of you. If you need a big sister, an advisor, a teacher or just somebody with whom you want to talk, I am here to support you.

 

Always be positive and enjoy every single moment you live.

Primary Preparation

This week we welcomed four new faces into our JPIC Primary Preparation class. As well as singing the school song, students learnt a song “Welcome to All People”, which welcomes people from all over the world “to our beautiful land”.

 

Students also focussed on following instructions and acted out a short play in which the main character does not know how to make a cup of tea. They then told Mrs Steinhausen how to make her mug of tea and wrote out the procedure she needed to follow.

 

Primary Preparation students also made a desk calendar using coloured card and had to read the instructions carefully and check they could spell the days and months correctly.

 

The students have only been together for a few days, but have been very busy reading, writing listening and speaking in English! I’m sure they are going to have a wonderful term together.

Study Abroad: Nanshan students return to John Paul College

On Thursday, the John Paul College community welcomes Year Four and Five students from Nanshan Chinese International College (NCIC). The 37-strong cohort will be at the College from 11 October to 29 November 2018. We also warmly welcome back our long-standing partners, Tengda International and the group’s teachers who are accompanying the students.

Teacher training in developing countries

JPIC teacher, Mrs Robin Rough has taken leave during Term Four to travel with husband, Tony, to India and Nepal.

 

Over the past seven years, they have pursued their passion of training teachers in developing counties, as self-funded volunteers. They have six weeks of teacher training ahead of them, in both countries.

 

It is their desire to see the standard of education improve, as they strongly believe this will enable people to escape from poverty. They try to encourage the teachers to see teaching as a passion and responsibility.  In addition, they get the teachers to ‘think outside the box’.  They have written some teacher training manuals, and some culture specific readers.  Robin has just finished speaking all the readers onto a USB, so teachers in isolated areas can hear a native English speaker’s voice.

Robin and Tony consider this work an absolute privilege and an honour and we wish them all the best.

 

Mr Russell Welch

Director of John Paul International

Our Boarding Life

Assistant Director's Blog

Fenton Village is now buzzing with life again as boarders get back into the swing of the boarding routine. It has been wonderful to see how well all boarders have settled back in, and how warmly they have welcomed each other back after the extended holiday break.

 

Term Four Major Events

Boarding Multicultural Dinner - Sunday 28 October

The boarding multicultural dinner will give students the opportunity to discover and embrace the different cuisines from the different cultures within boarding. Boarding staff, the boarding committee and the chefs at Fenton are busy planning this exciting new addition to the boarding calendar

 

Boarding Gala Dinner

The boarding Gala Dinner will be held at the Glen Hotel on November. This evening will be the final farewell to the Year Twelve's as they prepare to finish their schooling life on Friday 16 November.

 

Staff v Students Volleyball and End of Term BBQ

The final staff v students sport will take place on Tuesday of the final week of school. Last term the students took out their first event of the year by winning basketball by a narrow margin of four points. To date the staff lead the students (2-1) in the sporting battle. This game will be followed by a BBQ outside the Coleman Centre, where the pool and the Coleman Centre courts will be open for various activities.

Community News

Logan Hockey Club - 8 Week Summer Program

Free come and try - all ages, boys and girls!

 

Dates:  

  • Players aged 7 to 18 yo - Friday 19 October, 4.00 pm to 5.00 pm
  • Players aged 4 to 6 yo and parents - Thursday 25 October, 3.30 pm- 4.30 pm

Cost: $50.00

Venue: Logan Hockey Club, Soccer Drive (Off Meakin Road), Slacks Creek

Contact: [email protected]

 

To view the flyer please click the pdf below.

 

RDRF One Walk - for a World without Type 1 Diabetes

The world’s biggest type 1 diabetes (T1D) fundraising event each year, JDRF One Walks around the globe bring together around a million people to raise over $85 million for life-changing T1D research. This success is only possible because of the support, commitment and strength of our community.

 

JDRF would like to thank our dedicated Walk Host Katie for this event – passionate supporters of JDRF who give time and effort to hosting this One Walk for the T1D community in your area.

 

Show the strength of your local #JDRFbluearmy by getting your family, friends and colleagues together for a great day.

 

You can make a powerful impact by joining the global leader in T1D research for a fun, FREE family day out with a shared goal.

 

So bring your picnic blanket and your walking shoes for a beautiful walk followed by lunch and kids activities.  The stars of the day are those living with T1D and we will be handing out orange caps to recognise and celebrate these champions.

 

Connect with others in your T1D community for a day to celebrate the funds you have raised to cure, prevent and treat type 1 diabetes. Walk with us, and help turn type one into type none.

 

About the location

Walk starts at:
Riverdale Park, Meadowbrook

 

Getting there:
Some parking available
Loganlea Station is a 20 minute walk

 

Dogs permitted?
Yes, on leash 

 

Pram or wheelchair friendly?
Yes 

To find more locations for the walk or to register please click here.

To download the flyer please click the PDF below.

 

Dates to Remember

October

13 - 14 October - Vicki Wilson Cup Netball Finals

15 October - Friends of Football Meeting, Gorman Meeting Room

15 October - Friends of Performing Arts Meeting, Performing Arts Meeting Room

16 October - Recital - Guitar, Base Guitar and Drum Kit (Years Four to Twelve), Stephen Bean Threatre

16 October - Friends of Tennis Meeting, Gorman Meeting Room

17 October - Prep Parade, ARC

17 October - Year Ten ATAR Parent Information Evening and Update, Gorman Leature Theatre

17 October - Junior Band Parent Information Evening, Stephen Bean Theatre

18 October - OPEN EVENING

18 October - 2019 Prep Parent Information Evening, Prep Rooms

19 October - Primary Parade, ARC

19 October - Year Two Expo and Family Picnic, Year Two Classrooms and Finch Farm

19 October - Live at the Piazza

19 October - Beginner Strings Parent Information Evening,  Stephen Bean Theatre

20 October - JTAS Term Four, Round 1

22 October - Year Twelve Formal, Brisbane City Hall

23 October - Year Four 'Where we are in Place and Time' Exhibition, Burke Building

23 October - Piano Recital (Prep to Year Twelve), Stephen Bean Theatre

24 October - Bond Business Expo Excursion (VET, Cert 3/4 and Diploma Students), Gold Coast

24 October - JPIC Assembly, Gorman Lecture Theatre

24 October - Voice Recital (Years Six to Twelve), Stephen Bean Theatre

24 October - ThinkUKnow Cybersafety Parent Presentation, Gorman Lecture Theatre

25 October - First XI Football Trial Game vs Nudgee College, Oval 3 CMSC

25 October - ATAR Years Seven, Eight and Nine Parent Information Evening, Gorman Lecture Theatre

26 October - World Teacher's Day

26 October - Assembly (Years Three to Twelve), Coleman Centre

26 October - Live at the Piazza

27 October - JTAS Term Four Round 2

28 October - Boarding Multicultural Dinner, Fenton Village

28 October - Year Four

29 October - Year Four Logan City Council Excursion, LCC

29 October - Dance Night - Academic and Co-curricular, SBT

30 October - Year Nine and Ten AIME

30 October - Friends of Tennis Meeting, Gorman Meeting Room

31 October - Year Twelve Exam Block, Gorman Classrooms

31 October - Year One Fire Fighters and Police

31 October - Year Seven Immunisation

November

1 - 2 November - Year Twelve Exam Block, Gorman Classrooms

1 - 4 November - Sweet 16 Basketball Tournament, Cornubia

1 November - Ski Trip Parent Information Evening, Gorman Lecture Theatre

2 November - Startsmart Commonwealth Bank Incursion, Year Two classrooms

2 November - Live at the Piazza

3 November -JTAS Term Four Round Three

5 November - Speech Night, QPAC

6 November - Inter-House Singing Competition, Coleman Centre

6 November - Friends of Cricket Meeting, Gorman Meeting Room

6 November - Friends of Performing Arts Meeting, P Arts Meeting Room

7 November - Year Seven Retreat, Stephen Bean Theatre

7 November - Year Two Woolworths Excursion, Woolworths Chatswood Hills

7 November - Year Twelve Exit Art Exhibition, Gorman Centre

7 November - John Paul College Parents and Friends Meeting & Guidelines Meeting, Gorman Centre

8 November - Friends of Netball Meeting, Gorman Meeting Room

9 November - Primary Parade, ARC

9 November - Assembly Years Seven to Twelve, Coleman Centre

9 November - Live at the Piazza

9 November - Cheer Performance and Awards Night (Years One to Twelve), Coleman Centre

10 November - JTAS Term Four Round Four

11 November - AMEB Rock School Exams, Stephen Bean Theatre

12 November - Friends of Football Meeting, Gorman Meeting Room

13 November - Year 12 Reflection Day, Bradley Building

13 November - Year Twelve Prep to Year Twelve Function, Gorman Lecture Theatre and Mapstone Deck

14 November - Year Twelve Wet and Wild Excursion

14 November - JPIC Assembly

14 November - First XI Football Trial Game vs Nudgee College, Oval 3, CMSC

14 November - Boarding Gala Dinner, Fitzy's Loganholme

15 November - AIME End of Year Celebration

16 November - Valedictory Day Events

16 November - Live at the ARC

17 November - JTAS Term Four Round Five

17 November - Combined Chamber Orchestras (JPC and Tagiev), Stephen Bean Theatre

18 November - Carols by Candlelight, Coleman Centre

20 -26 November - Year Eleven Exam Block

20 November - Years Seven to 10 EL Block

22 November - Primary School Assembly, Coleman Centre

22 November - Year Six Morning Tea, outside Pines Building

22 November - Years One and Two Swimming Carnival, Stephen Paul Aquatic Centre

23 November - Live at the Piazza

24 November - Homestay 2019 Information  Session, Gorman Centre and Lecture Theatre

25 November - Expo 88 Marching Band 30th Anniversary Reunion, Stephen Bean Theatre and Blue Square

26 - 27 November - Year Eleven QCS Practice, Coleman Centre and Gorman Lecture Theatre

26 - 27 November - Year Nine Peer Leader Training

26 November - Prep to Year Two Christmas Service, ARC

27 November - Boarding Staff vs Students Volleyball Game, Coleman Centre

28 November - Year Ten Activity Day

28 November - Year Eleven Leadership Day, Gorman Centre Level 2

28 November - Year Seven 2019 Orientation Day in Middle School, Drake Building

28 November - JPIC Carnival Day, Coleman Centre

28 November - Year Nine Graduation and Afternoon Tea, Wesley Building

29 November - Middle School Activity Day

30 November - JPIC Term Four Graduation, Gorman Lecture Theatre

30 November - Live at the Piazza

30 November - Assembly and Christmas Service, Coleman Centre

30 November - Boarder Travel Day, Fenton Village

30 November - TERM FOUR CONCLUDES

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Holiday Netball Clinic v4.pdf
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