23 November 2018
Issue 35
The Principal's Voice by Mrs Karen Spiller, OAM
JPC Announcements
JPConnect and Techsphere Update
Senior School by Mr Allan Dennis
Middle School by Mr Mark Zietsch
Primary School by Mr Andy Gordon
Library Learning
Co-curricular Performing Arts by Mr Bobby Gallo
Co-curricular Sport
John Paul International Life by Mr Michael Bos
Our Boarding Life by Mr Tim Christie
Dates to Remember
John Paul College
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The Principal's Voice
by Mrs Karen Spiller, OAM


Daughters and Dads

ABC Online has published an article describing findings of research undertaken by former ABC Radio presenter and author, Madonna King, on contemporary father-daughter relationships. The research encompassed the views of 1,300 girls, aged 10 to 17, and 400 fathers, as well as school principals, teen psychologists and parenting experts.


The study found that many girls believe their father sees his role as the provider and their mother’s role as the parent; that their father takes a step back from them with the onset of puberty, is not present enough, isn't able to communicate with them, and parents their brothers differently.


The article notes several observations by principals, including that:

  • More fathers are turning up at parent nights
  • Fathers want more involvement in the school during school hours, organising their workdays so they can be at school functions
  • There has been a generational change in fathers, who are more comfortable showing emotion, and that is translating to more engagement with their daughters across the school years

Madonna King will present her research at JPC on Tuesday 12th February next year.

This week at the College

Our Seniors left last week after being farewelled by the College community. We wish them all the very best for the future and look forward to seeing them back at the College at alumni events.


Our carols evening was an enjoyable occasion for families and friends to come together and be part of some traditional carol singing. It was lovely to enjoy the carol singing of so many of our Primary choirs as well as some of our Senior students.


Thank you to all staff and parents who assisted at Valedictory Events and also our Carols by Candlelight.


Our Celebration of Learning for the Primary School was also an important time to recognise the effort and achievement of our Primary children, and the transition of those students from Year Six into Secondary School.

Congratulations to...

  • Caden Careswell and Balian Herd from Year Seven who have been selected to play in the U13 cricket team for South East Queensland. They will compete in the Queensland championships during late November and early December

JPC Announcements

St Mark's Food Drive

It is that time of year again to help support the annual food drive for St Mark’s Anglican Church (a founding church of our school) . They distribute food in hampers for people in need around Logan.


Please donate any non-perishable foods that you think would help make Christmas enjoyable for a family. Consider donating things like Christmas puddings, biscuits, potato chips, tinned goods and nuts.


Primary School, JPIC and Middle School students are welcome to deliver donations directly to the upper level of Noelene Munns Learning Centre, near the Christmas tree.


Senior School students can place their gifts around the Christmas tree on the lower level of the Gorman Centre.

Logan East Community Centre Gift Donations

The Logan East Community Centre has asked if the John Paul College family would like to donate gifts for teenage boys who are underprivileged in our area. Often these teenage boys do not have the joy of receiving a gift at this time of year.


Please find below some gift ideas:

  • Movie vouchers
  • Book vouchers
  • Music vouchers
  • Books
  • Wallets
  • Caps
  • Beach towels
  • Sunglasses
  • Backpacks 
  • Kites
  • Thongs 
  • Camping gear
  • Basketballs
  • Novelty mugs
  • Fidgets
  • Frisbees 
  • Epoch Air Flying Balls
  • Socks

Please deliver your Logan Community Centre gift donations to:

  • Primary School, JPIC and Middle School students are welcome to deliver donations directly to  the area provided near the Christmas tree located on the upper level of the Noelene Munns Learning Centre.

  • Senior School students can place their gifts around the Christmas tree located on the lower level of the Gorman Centre.

Thank you all for bringing a smile to others at Christmas.

Student Canteen November 30

A reminder that the canteen will still open on Friday 30 November at both breaks.

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.



JPConnect and Techsphere Update

Notebook Distribution 2019

Information for students moving to Year Seven and Year Ten in 2019

Students in Years Seven and Ten will be part of the notebook fleet refresh that will take place prior to the start of Term One and they will receive the new addition to the fleet, the ACER Spin 5.


The ACER Spin 5 combines 8GB of RAM and a 256GB solid state drive, to offer a significant increase in the startup performance of core applications for our students. The ACER Spin 5 is a versatile 13.3” notebook which has a screen that can be rotated to convert to a slate and used in a variety of modes (notebook, display, tent and tablet). The Spin 5 also provides our students with powerful computing, responsive graphics and low power consumption and up to 13 hours advertised battery life, with Windows 10 and an Intel® Core™ i5  8th generation processor which is designed to handle 4K content, VR and gaming. It is touch enabled and includes a stylus. 

The device has been tested by high end users on campus to ensure that our graphics, music, IT and arts students can continue to effectively engage with industry standard applications in their learning.


The Spin 5 will be supplied with a protective Targus TANC carry case for transporting the device around campus, to and from school and to co-curricular activities.


The dates for notebook collection will be in January prior to the commencement of the academic year to ensure that students are setup and prepared with their technology resources ready for the start of term. The process usually takes an hour to complete.


The following schedule has been advised for the return of the existing equipment and the collection of the new notebook and bookings can be made online to secure a collection time.

ACCESS ONLINE BOOKING FORM: Instructions are included on the form AND a check box exists for you to indicate if you are unable to collect prior to the commencement of term. For convenience – the tile “Notebook Collection Booking” can be accessed from the Essentials Tray.

Queries or Questions:

eMail: [email protected]

phone: 3826 3496

drop in: Techsphere Service Centre, Markwell Carpark (7.30 – 4.30 Monday to Friday in term time)

Senior School
by Mr Allan Dennis

Week Seven, Term Four

We are very quickly coming to the close of the school year for 2018, with so much still to achieve before we enter into the last week of the term.

Extended Learning Block (EL) and Year Eleven Exam Block

The Extended Learning Block for Years Seven to Ten and the Year Eleven Exam Block has concluded. We trust all students have made the best of their time and are happy with their efforts. From an anecdotal point of view, the students have been fully engaged and enjoyed the variation of not having their assessments in the usual structured timetable.

QCS Practice

On Monday and Tuesday next week, Year Eleven students will be involved in their QCS practice. This will take the form of four exam papers. On Monday, students will sit a two hour writing task in the morning, followed by a 90 minute multiple choice paper in the afternoon. On Tuesday, students will complete a two hour short response item paper again followed by a second 90 minute multiple choice paper in the afternoon. This QCS practice will follow the same format as the one students will sit in September next year. It will assess students’ ability to understand and apply the 49 common curriculum elements outlined in the Queensland Curriculum Document.

Year Eleven Leadership Day

On the last Thursday of term, Year Eleven students will have the opportunity to participate in a day devoted to building students understanding of their role in the College in 2019. They will participate in various activities that encourage them to use their leadership skills and also work in teams. I know the students will very much enjoy the day.

Year Ten Activity Day

Year Ten will have normal classes on Monday through to Wednesday. On Thursday they will also have an ‘activity day’ when they have the opportunity to particpiate in various challenges and develop their leadership skills.

Blazer Embroidery

Just a reminder, if you wish to take up the offer of blazer embroidery, please check back on your email for all the instructions and timeline for the process.

Subject Choices, Book Lists and Stationery Orders 2019

Students will be notified of the finalisation of subject selection prior to the end of term. Parents are advised that book lists are currently available and published on the Community Portal from the “Book Lists” tile in the Essentials Tray. Our providers, Sequel School and Office Supplies, are offering free delivery for orders placed by 11 pm, Sunday 2 December 2018.

Middle School
by Mr Mark Zietsch

Extended Learning Block

I commend the Middle School students on their preparation and focus during the Extended Learning Block this week. The suspended timetable model, with blocks of extra time per subject, provides our students with a focussed experience in each subject. The reboot and refocus block in the middle of the day enables a more flexible approach to support students in their studies for upcoming exams. Over the next few days, teachers will be busy with marking and reporting for the final report of the year and we look forward to sharing feedback on your sons/daughter's academic progress throughout this semester.

Middle School Activity Day

To celebrate the end of a successful year, next Thursday 29 November, students in Years Seven, Eight and Nine will participate in a variety of fun activities with their cohort. The Heads of Year and PC teachers are organising a programme which includes swimming, slip n slide, PC challenges and other activities such as Minecraft, handball, table tennis and movies. Students will be required to wear their PE uniform and will need to bring additional items such as togs, towel, water bottle, sunscreen and JPC cap. For further information, please contact the relevant Head of Year.

Volunteers Thank You Breakfast

Volunteers are the heart of any organisation and the Senior Leadership Team would like to express its thanks and gratitude to volunteers who have supported the College in a variety of ways over the last year.


The inaugural event will be held on 29 November 2018 at 7.00am at Finch Farm for the ceremonial tree planting and opening of the Volunteers Garden, followed by a breakfast in The Piazza. We will aim to conclude the event by 8.00am.


This invite is extended to those volunteers who have consistently helped with the running of the Parents and Friends Association, Friends of Groups, Parent Class Representatives, and assisted at on-campus events and functions or with sporting teams and activities.


If you missed the RSVP deadline and would like to come along, please contact our Director of Marketing and Admissions - Claire Henkey at [email protected] .


We look forward to seeing you.



Finch Farm and Piazza, John Paul College, John Paul Drive, Daisy Hill QLD 4127

Last Day of Term

A reminder that Friday 30 November is the last day of term and school finishes at the regular time of 3.20 pm. The tuckshop will be open at both breaks for students requiring this service.

Primary School
by Mr Andy Gordon

Head of School's Voice


Primary Update

As we are drawing close to the end of year, I would like to commend our planned 2019 teaching teams. It is our goal to let you know your child’s teacher for next year as soon as we are able. At this stage we intend to group the students in their 2019 classes next week and for them to do an activity with their new class. Please note that changes can and often do occur with staffing between now and school starting.


The College is farewelling long-standing teacher, Mr Duffy, and we look forward to his continued involvement as a parent in the College. Mrs Amy Patterson, Ms Yolanda Aspland and Mr Alex Eggersdorff have resigned and we wish them well. We have a number of teachers who finish their contracts this year; Mr Julian Knight, Miss Erin Hoover and Mrs Bernadette Duong. We also wish them all the best.


New members of our teaching team in 2019 include:

  • Ms Louise Kemp, an experienced teacher joining us from Moreton Bay College
  • Mrs Jo-Anne Kersevani, an experienced teacher joining us from St Andrew’s Catholic College in Cairns
  • We congratulate Mr Michael King, who has finished his teaching degree and joins us in a teaching role next year
  • Ms Christa Miyoni, an experienced teacher, joining us from Trinity Lutheran on the Gold Coast
  • Mr Richard Lee holds a Middle Years Schooling degree from the University of Queensland. He is also a Mathematics specialist

Teaching Teams for Prep to Year 6:


Mrs Gemma Sinclair

Mrs Catherine Friend

Mrs Saskia Pietrobon

Miss Therese Curtain

Year One

Mrs Mariana Iacovou

Mrs Naomi Parker-Craig

Mr Michael King

Mrs Emilie Knight

Year Two

Mrs Alice Pan-Moreau

Ms Tran Mirciov

Mr Allan Greatrix

Miss Abbie Sheahen

Year Three

Mrs Kate Williamson

Mr Tommy Turnbull

Miss Sarah Flamsteed

Mrs Amanda Flores

Miss Christa Miyoni

Year Four

Mrs Kara Ilich

Miss Taigen Swinfield

Miss Jo-Anne Kersevani

Ms Louise Kemp

Year Five

Mrs Fiona Skipper

Mrs Helena Reilly

Mr Luke Vasterink

Mr Richard Lee

Year Six

Mr Jason Marsden

Miss April Turner

Mr Bill Brennan

Miss Katie Colebrook


Single-subject teachers:

Ms Michelle Amy – HPE

Mrs Roanne Hope – HPE

Mrs Marilyn Fry – Teacher Librarian

Mrs Erma Lagos – Music

Mr Kelly Shepard - Music

Ms Hong Cui – Mandarin

Ms Cecelia Wong – Spanish

Mrs Alex Davison - Art


Diverse Learning teachers:

Mrs Ros Sullivan

Mrs Felicity Carrett

Mrs Linda Dunne

Teaching teams, in consultation with other key staff, have spent significant time considering the organisation of classes. Our priority is to group students for success, making informed decisions based on the educational needs of the students.


We want you to be assured that it is our heart and purpose to be child-centred/learner-centred. We want you to feel confident and comfortable that regardless of which teacher your child receives that your child will be well cared for, nurtured, appropriately challenged and encouraged to grow during the year.


We trust that as you receive your Semester Two report cards that you will focus on the learning journey as much as the achievement levels. Primary School is about the journey, not the race. I say this often, some of the most important things that happen in school and growing up can’t be measured or reported on in the report card. I say to the Year Six students as they conclude Year Six, that even though their Primary School journey has come to an end, who they have become, hasn’t. Who they are, is now the foundation for the next chapter in their life.


It was wonderful to celebrate with all our students from Kindy to Year Six at the Celebration of Learning, and to have the symbolic acknowledgement of the Year Six students as they transition to Year Seven in 2019.


ICAS Awards

Throughout the year, a number of Primary School students participated in the University of New South Wales ICAS Competitions in digital technologies, science, spelling, writing, English and mathematics to test their subject area skills against participating students from across Australia.


Distinction Awards were awarded to students whose result in one or more of these competitions place them in the top 10% of participating students in Australia. This is recognition of the high level of academic skill these students have developed, positioning them among the best young scholars in the nation.


ICAS Digital Technologies

Distinction Awards (Top 10% in Australia)

  • Charles Chen (Year Three)
  • Husain Gutta (Year Three)
  • Sarah Millie Gibb (Year Four)
  • Vrish Shah (Year Four)
  • Yuvan Subburaj (Year Four)
  • Seamus Kelly (Year Five)
  • Travis Kloer (Year Five)
  • Samuel Sideris (Year Five)
  • Sophie Ellis (Year Six)
  • Abbey Palmer (Year Six)
  • Tiffany Wadsworth (Year Six)

ICAS Science

Distinction Awardees (Top 10% in Australia)

  • Euro Kim (Year Three)
  • Vrish Shah (Year Four)
  • Fiona Skead (Year Four)
  • Yuvan Subburaj (Year Four)
  • Faatima Carim (Year Five)
  • Preston Chi (Year Five)
  • Zarli Min (Year Five)
  • Harry Xiong (Year Five)
  • Daniella Mira (Year Five)

ICAS Spelling

Distinction Awardees (Top 10% in Australia)

  • Isha Chandy (Year Three)
  • Charles Chen (Year Three)
  • Maggie Easthope (Year Three)
  • Fiona Skead (Year Four)
  • Victoria Taylor (Year Four)
  • Preston Chi (Year Five)
  • Travis Kloer (Year Five)
  • Zarli Min (Year Five)
  • Kai Jie Wong (Year Five)
  • Humza Hajee Aboo (Year Six)
  • Charlee White (Year Six)

ICAS Writing

Distinction Awardees (Top 10% in Australia)

  • Olivia Firdasputra (Year Three)
  • Taylor Glencross (Year Four)
  • David Joe (Year Four)
  • Siena Neaum (Year Four)
  • Varun Raman (Year Four)
  • Fiona Skead (Year Four)
  • Inara Clement (Year Five)
  • Ava Coburn (Year Five)
  • Layla Panagos (Year Five)
  • Asha Cahill-Baird (Year Six)
  • Lola Sawka (Year Six)
  • Jirra Warakulnukroh (Year Six)

Library Learning

Holiday Reading Ideas

Don’t fall into the summer reading slump! This week Senior School students received the latest holiday reading lists filled with ideas for books to borrow before the holidays begin. There is something for everyone from non-fiction to true stories, thrillers and romance. You can also find Your Next Book, the JPC book blog with reviews of many of our books. Find a book just for you here 

Ebooks - Read Them Anywhere, on Any Device

Going to the beach for the holidays? On a long drive in the car? Need something to read but don’t want to take a lot of books with you?


Well Ebooks are the answer to your reading needs. You only need to login to JPConnect, search the John Paul College Ebook collection, make a choice, borrow and read. The book automatically returns after two weeks so can never be overdue. There are also great audio books to listen to as featured in last week’s Burgundy and Blue.


To use our Ebook library click here.  Happy holiday reading wherever you may be!

Summer Reading Club

Can’t access your school library over the Christmas holidays? There are amazing libraries run by Logan and Brisbane City Councils where you can join the Summer Reading Club, do free activities, learn new skills and keep your passion for reading alive!


If you aren’t a member, it is easy to join. Council library membership will also come in handy throughout the year with access to research materials, databases and Ebooks. Visit your local council library over Christmas and join in the fun!

Books of the Week

A Blade So Black by LL McKinney

Take Alice in Wonderland, mix it with a shot of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and a slug of supernatural demons and you have The Blade so Black!


The first time Alice met the Nightmares it almost cost her life. That was the night she met Hatta, the mysterious boy whose eyes shift colour and skin glows a pearlescent white. He saved her, trained her then led her to the dark dream realm known as Wonderland. Armed with magic blades and hardcore fighting skills she is charged with killing the Nightmares before they can wreak havoc on the real world.


Finding the balance between her ‘normal life’ and her protective duties is hard enough at the best of times, but when Hatta is poisoned Alice must venture further into the treacherous shadows of Wonderland than ever before. She’ll need to use everything she has learned in both worlds to survive when the Queen’s heinous blade-wielding warrior is after her head!

Recommended for Year Nine and over.


The Midnight Palace by Carlos Ruiz Zafron

In the sweltering streets and alleys of Calcutta an evil lurks.

This tale begins with a flaming train, a boat, a desperate man and a pair of tiny newborn twins who are separated and hidden for their own safety.


Years later, on the eve of their sixteenth birthday, twins Ben and Sheere meet for the first time at The Midnight Palace. The evil that has skulked in murky corners since their birth returns to claim what he considers his. Ben and Sheere, together with their loyal friends, are forced to confront a terrible enemy in a spellbinding encounter of heroism, sacrifice and tragedy.


Evil never forgives…and it never forgets. Welcome to The Midnight Palace.

Recommended for Year Seven and over.


Co-curricular Performing Arts
by Mr Bobby Gallo

Performing Arts Update

As we farewelled our Year Twelve students last Friday, performances during the Valedictory Service at St Edward's Church included our Concert Choir, musicians and special guest bagpiper, Mr Barry Gray combining to deliver the heartfelt arrangement of The Parting Glass.  Thank you to all of our musicians for making the occasion such a memorable experience for all.

Our annual Carols by Candlelight was held this year in the Coleman Centre on Sunday 18 November.  The audience enjoyed performances by our Primary Choirs and Chamber Choir, with Senior musicians playing accompaniment to the congregational pieces.


Thank you very much to our Friends of Performing Arts and also to Friends of Primary for providing a variety of food, snacks and drinks to our Christmas audience.  We greatly appreciate all of the volunteers who have worked hard this year to support Performing Arts.


A big thank you also to the Performing Arts team for your hard work and dedication to bring the spirit of Christmas to all!

Congratulations to...

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

Penelope Jones (Year Six)              Clarinet            Grade 4
Lola Sawka (Year Six)                        Clarinet            Grade 4
Grace Borrello (Year Eight)             Saxophone     Grade 5
Sergei Prosvirnov (Year Nine)      Saxophone     Grade 8
Kris Pyun (Year Ten)                          Clarinet            Grade 7
Jai Bofinger (Year Twelve)              Singing            Grade 8


Congratulations to Year Six student, Joshua Manley who has been awarded a place in Overture Winds in the Young Conservatorium for 2019 on French Horn.


We also congratulate, the following students who have been offered a place in the Queensland Youth

Orchestra (QYO) for 2019:

Adam Johnstone (Year Eleven) – QYO 2 Bass

Emmanuel Veneris (Year Seven) – QYO 3 Cello

Joshua Bottaccio (Year Eight) – Junior String Ensemble 1st Violin

Upcoming Dates

Friday 30 November        Westfield Garden City performance (Jazz Combo)

Saturday 8 December     Westfield Garden City performance (Jazz Combo)

Sunday 9 December        Carols on the Oval at Belmont (Exit 24)

Co-curricular Sport

Tri-Sport Medals

On Friday 9 November, 15 Primary School students were presented with their tri-sport medals. The tri-sport medal is an initiative introduced by our Deputy Principal, Mr Norm Kerley, a number of years ago when he was Head of Primary School. The medals are awarded to those students who represent the College at the three major Junior TAS meets; swimming, cross-country and athletics. Congratulations to the following  2018 tri-sport medal recipients:


Lachlan Barnes, Katie Birt, Riley Edwards, Sophie Ellis, Ava Gill, Millicent Jennings, Bridget Kelly, Maverick Mann, Zander Mann, Liam Manson, Eva Messer, Olivia Olechnowicz, Zaki Rowe, Phoebe Stedman, Anton van Dillewijn


Year One and Two Swimming Carnival

On Thursday the Years One and Two children enjoyed an afternoon in the pool at their annual swimming carnival. The weather looked a little threatening to begin with, however a delayed start saw the sun shining for the afternoon.

The very excited Year One and Two children participated in three events; freestyle, backstroke and the favourite, noodle race. Preparation for the events during HPE swimming lessons culminated in a thoroughly delightful carnival. It was pleasing to see the children giving their best effort in each event, even those children who didn’t feel that confident in the water.


Sportsmanship, perseverance, determination and being risk-takers were all valuable learning experiences for the children throughout the day. The children's huge smiles reflected their enjoyment on the day.


The carnival concluded with a Year Two students, Senior students, teachers and parents freestyle relay. Some great talent was displayed amongst both the parents and teachers! Thank you to the parents for joining in the fun.


I would like to thank those volunteer parents who helped out throughout the day. Without your support the day could not have gone ahead. Thank you!


Michelle Amy P-3 HPE Teacher

John Paul International Life
by Mr Michael Bos

JPIC Integration

In this week’s edition we look at the value of integration and real-world activities for our students. This is a very important part of enhancing the students’ learning and language acquisition, and something which JPIC places high importance on as the students are prepared for success at John Paul College.  I trust that you enjoy reading about our students’ experiences outside the classroom.

Art Exhibition

Art appreciation activity – A picture is worth a thousand words


Level 4A students visited an art exhibition in the Gorman Centre, organised by Ms Teys. A lot of drawings and paintings had been created by JPC and JPIC students attending co-curricular art classes. It is not every day students can break from the classroom, do a fun and easy but meaningful and entertaining activity outside, and be exposed to art at the same time.

Students spent some time observing the paintings and thinking critically. Then, they were asked to discuss and interpret meanings in pairs and share personal reactions and opinions. It was interesting to hear them make assumptions of the painter’s intent and underlying messages and exchange opinions.  They all took notes, and then were given some time to choose their favourite painting and go back and carefully observe again with a different focus, namely that of describing the features in detail, analysing, evaluating and understanding the meaning and messages expressed by the art work of their choice.


Students went to the Piazza, which was quiet at the time, and undertook their writing on demand for the day. Everybody enjoyed the experience, and wrote meaningful and powerful paragraphs, unexpectedly taking this activity to the next level. It was amazing to see EALD students with little or no experience in the visual arts, exploring their cultural connections and interpreting and expressing a critical point of view in such depth.

Excursion to Sea World

The JPIC Level One and Two classes, accompanied by Ms Teys and Mr Milverton, recently joined the study tour students on their excursion to Sea World.

Both levels have been studying animals, their groups and their habitats throughout the term, so it was an amazing opportunity for the students to see a number of the animals that they have studied up close.


All the students were amazed by the size of the polar bears and the grace of the dolphins. A fun and educational day was had by both the staff and the students.

Our Boarding Life
by Mr Tim Christie

Boarding Gala Dinner

Boarding’s annual Gala Dinner took place last Thursday night at the Glen Hotel. This night presented an opportunity for boarders to showcase to parents, boarding and day school staff their experiences, highlights and performance skills.


Thank you to Ella Bischoff (Tamrookum, QLD) and Casper Gregson (Wynumn, QLD) for performing on the night. Congratulations to outgoing Boarding Captain, Sarah-Cait Kirkland (Moree, NSW) for claiming the Mark Fenton Citizenship Trophy and to Yael Adar (Green Pigeon, NSW) for claiming the Boarders' Boarder prize. Thank you to Mrs Karen Spiller, Mr Norm Kerley, Mr Mark Zietsch, Mr Allan Dennis and boarding parents for attending the night.

End of Term Activities

With students finishing exam week, there will be an abundance of activities offered to boarders in the last week. Boarders will have the opportunity to visit places such as Mt Coot-tha and Garden City Shopping Centre. Tuesday night will also see the return of the staff versus students volleyball. Staff currently hold two out of the three trophies for the year, so the boarders will be keen to level up the sports for the year. Please keep an eye on the Boarding Facebook page to see the outcome of the sports next week!

Dates to Remember


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

26 November - IBDP EE Excursion, UQ Social Sciences Library

26 November - Air Cadets Meeting, CC1 and Markwell car park

27 November - Years Seven and Eight AIME Session

27 November - NCIC Study Abroad Farewell Performance, 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 - JPIC Carnival Day, Coleman Centre

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



3 - 21 December - OSHC Vacation Care Programme

4 December - Homestay 2019 Information Session, Gorman Centre

18 - 20 December - Code Camp, Burke Building




7 - 29 January - OSHC Vacation Care Programme

29 January - TERM ONE, 2019 COMMENCES