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Term 3 is always a big term, particularly with winter fixtures and rowing in the Secondary school and then several events and functions across both Primary and Secondary. Last Friday saw approximately 260 parents attend the Boarder Cocktail Party on Circular Drive with many day parents as guests of boarding parents who are grateful for the help day girl parents have offered them and their daughters over the year. We always have a wonderful sense of community at all our events, but I do think the Boarder Cocktail Party is quite special and reveals just how important connection and care are in our school community.
On the following Sunday, we had the inaugural mother/daughter high tea which was yet another sold out P and F event. It is always sad when people miss out on an event; however, it is evidence of the high level of parent engagement and support in our school community.
We have a lot of 11 to 14-year-old students in our school (approximately 400 in fact) and below is a summary of a generalised view about what drives them and what is important to them. Of course, these will not apply to every child as there are always exceptions.
(I have adapted this from Principals’ Digests Volume 24 Number 18)
We are very excited to announce the Ausenco St Margaret’s Engineering Scholarship, to be awarded for the first time at the end of 2018 to a student in Year 12 looking to study Engineering next year. This is an amazing opportunity for one of our students, and we appreciate the generosity and partnership we have developed with Ausenco.
Ausenco began in Brisbane, Australia in 1991, with a small team of talented engineers offering innovative solutions to the mining industry. Today they are a global company providing consulting, engineering, project delivery and asset operations, management and optimisation solutions to the minerals and metals, oil and gas and industrial sectors. They are based across 26 offices in 14 countries and many project locations.
This prestigious annual scholarship is valued at $4,000 per annum for the four years of university study and also includes opportunities for paid vacation employment and the potential for a Graduate position at Ausenco.
An information session for students of Year 12 who are interested in applying for this scholarship will be held on Wednesday 29 August, 9:50am in the ILC (during period 1C). All students in Year 12 have been emailed a flyer which can also be viewed here (PDF 417.6KB).
The deadline for applications is 18 September 2018, and the awardee will be announced at the Prize Reading Assembly on 29 October and presented their scholarship at Speech Night on 13 November.
This Sunday – a Service for all-ages, “Young Families Service”, 9am School Chapel
“Who is my Neighbour?” All are welcome to come along to a Sunday service designed for all ages. A small community gathers twice a term to celebrate communion in a relaxed atmosphere. Child-friendly and engaging, all are then invited to stay for morning tea after the service. This week, we will explore the idea of being a neighbour to one another and living in a community. I wonder if you can guess which of Jesus’ stories will be used for our service?
Come along and remember ALL are welcome – not just members of the St Margaret’s community.
September Holiday Camp for Years 7-9!
The Anglican Church of Southern Queensland’s Ichthus camping program is incredible – take a look at the website: http://aycf.org.au/camps/registration/.
In the second week of the September school holidays, anyone in Years 7-9 is invited to come along for 5 days of fun activities and challenge. A number of St Margaret’s students have attended Ichthus over the years and always return to school with a fresh outlook on God, the Church and life in general. September is for Years 7-9, January camp is for Years 4-7 and July camp is for Years 10-12.
You are welcome to contact the Anglican Church of Southern Queensland directly or The Reverend Canon Nicki Colledge on 3862 0716 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
A Prayer for the week ahead
God who knows my very heart,
Grant to me a kindness of spirit, a gratitude for life and a desire to bring peace.
Show me my neighbour, open my eyes to see the blessings and the needs of those around me.
May I be a blessing to my neighbours, both near and far.
Make me a channel of your peace in this world, where I live and beyond.
Lead me to discern your voice in this world, through the actions and cries and laughter of others.
May I become more child-like, more trusting and more active in my life for you.
In Jesus’ name. Amen.
With every blessing on you and your homes this week,
The Reverend Canon Nicki Colledge
St Margaret’s is well known for its strength of community and the connections and friendships created between Boarding and Day parents is a unique and treasured characteristic of the school. On Friday evening, the Boarders’ Support Group (BSG) hosted its annual Cocktail Party which proved once again to be one of the most keenly attended events on the school calendar. Held on a gorgeous still night in a marquee on Circular Drive, the function was beautifully illuminated by the city lights across the terraces. Dedicated to thanking the St Margaret’s day parents, this event acknowledges the generosity exhibited though invitations to birthday parties, escorting girls to sport fixtures or taking boarders out on leave and welcoming them into their homes.
Its significance is far reaching and occurs during ‘Ekka week’ when many boarder families are in town for various events associated with the Royal Queensland Show. Boarder parents invite the day parents who have provided significant support for their daughter throughout the year. The BSG, led by Jane Garland, organised the event, alongside Sandra Johnson and our Garden Room assistants. Without a doubt, it was a huge success and all parties involved are already looking forward to this event next year.
“The Boarders’ Support Group Cocktail Party is such a special evening and allows the Boarding Community to thank the day families for all that they do in supporting our girls and enriching their experiences at school. We are so lucky to have such beautiful families in our girls’ lives.”
Jane Garland - President of the Boarders’ Support Group and mother of Annabel and Olivia Garland.
Earlier this year we revised the Assessment Policy to streamline our processes around assessment extensions. Inevitably, situations arise in our day-to-day lives that can impact on the girls’ completion of school work and assessment. So, the purpose for developing a new "Request for Extension" process was to enable the girls to communicate with the Heads of Faculty at any time and from anywhere. For this reason, the new process has been introduced this semester and requires the girls to complete an online Request for an Extension form. The St Margaret’s assessment policy, includes the following guidelines for submitting assessment and requesting an extension:
Years 11 and 12 Exam Block
Years 11 and 12 Exam Block for Term 3 is now available for students on their year level POD pages.
Assessment and the end of Term
Many of our students are not only busy with school work and assessment, but they also particpate in a variety of extra-curricular activities in and out of school. Trying to balance our commitments as adults sometimes can be difficult; however, we have had the life and learning experiences that have taught us how to balance our commitments and be organised. As we move towards a traditionally busy part of the term, it is important to assist your daughters to continue to balance commitments and help her realise that as demands increase we need to be mindful of not trying to fit too much in.
All students have copies of Assessment Calendars for this term and they are also available on the POD and in Parent Lounge (in the reporting area). It is important to note that assessment is held in the last week of school. All girls are required to attend school until the last day of term to complete all assessment.
Student Goal Setting
Across the Secondary School in the last few weeks, the girls have been setting goals in relation to a reflection on how they went last Semester and by setting personal learning goals with Academic Advisors or Form Teachers to enhance their learning path.
During this process the girls have been asked to think deeply about what the assessments, numbers and letters mean to them as a student. It has been a very worthwhile experience for us as educators to learn from the girls how they think about themselves and the purpose of education they are taking part in. Much of our conversation has been around the concept of the girls as individuals reflecting on what to get better at, what they need to do. However, when it came to writing goals the girls became very focussed on the outcome, the end mark.
“Beautiful Failures” by Lucy Clark contains a whole chapter about competition in education. Through reading this book and working with the girls, we have challenged them to re-look at their goals and to switch them from being mark focussed to goals that are behaviour and process focussed. For example, changing from “My goal is to get an A in Maths” to “My goal is to fully understand the content of my maths class, and if I don’t understand I will ask questions so I don’t get left behind. I also promise to pay 100% attention in class”. For as Lucy Clark writes:
“Paying attention and a willingness to ask questions leads to a thorough understanding of content, and thorough understanding content adds to enjoyment, and enjoyment leads to intrinsic motivation, and intrinsic motivation leads to a love of learning.” (page 78)
Dealing with Disappointment
“The size of your success is measured by the strength of your desire; the size of your dream and how you handle the disappointment along the way.”
Last week, the school announced the 2019 Senior Leaders, as well as the Year 11 students who will attend the 3-day Sony Camp at Churchie. I would like to acknowledge all our Year 11 students on how they demonstrated resilience and emotional intelligence during this time.
As part of the student leadership process, one of the questions asked of the Year 11 girls who have applied for these positions was “How they will deal with disappointment if they are not successful in being selected?” Dealing with disappointment is an important life skill. In fact, you often learn more about yourself through these unexpected disappointments.
As adults, we are all well aware that life will have its fair share of disappointments and frustrations. At home, reacting to these stressful situations might start with shouting, hiding or feeling sorry for oneself. At school and in the girls’ future careers, these types of behaviours could in fact harm their reputation.
We must remember that decisions will be made but, it is the individual’s final decision and choice on how they behave and react. Individuals are encouraged to do the following if they find themselves disappointed:
Have a positive mindset – realise that not all things will go your way all of the time; look for something positive.
Adjust your goal – if you are disappointed that you did not reach your goal, that does not mean the goal is unreachable in the future.
Record your thoughts – writing allows your negative feelings to be expressed and released.
Smile and support those who have been successful – this shows a lot more about your character if you can rise above your disappointment and continue to be the best person you can be.
“Disappointments are just God’s way of saying: I’ve got something better, be patient, live life and have faith.”
As I reflect on the Interhouse Athletics Carnival day it became evident that this day is so much more than the races and ballgames. The day was filled with so many learning experiences. It started with the girls proudly displaying their House spirit with their costumes and chanting their war cries with great enthusiasm. Each girl, from Pre-Prep to Year 6, beamed with pride.
Being part of a team is such a valuable experience. Learning to share successes and failures is part of the experience and the support provided by the group after loss is just as important as the shared joy from a win.
Special mention must be made of the Pre-Prep and Prep students who, for some of them, it was their first time competing in a whole school competition. It was evident from their joy, excitement and enthusiasm that they relished the day from lining up at the starting line, collecting a ribbon after they stepped across that finish line, interacting with the ‘big’ girls and just being ‘amongst it’.
At the other end of the spectrum, the Year 6 girls displayed their leadership skills and abilities as they helped organise the younger students in their House into their races and ball games.
After the final calculation, Kendall took home the trophy for the track events, Milton took the trophy for the field events and “The Mace Cup” trophy for the ball games. Well done to these teams.
The carnival provided an authentic experience for the girls to practise the art of winning and losing graciously. All girls were winners as they happily accepted the outcome of their events and the final results. Each girl should feel proud of their performance.
Thank you to Ms Richards, Ms Rowe and Mrs Edwards for their organisation. Thank you to all Primary school staff for supporting the girls and events. Thank you also to the Year 6 parents who worked tirelessly to provide a barbecue lunch on the day. It was wonderful to see so many parents, relatives and friends of the girls attend and support them. Both the staff and girls appreciated your attendance. We now look to next week when many of the girls will compete in Andrews Cup Athletics on 23 August.
Downey Park Netball
It was wonderful to watch many of the Downey Park netball teams play their final games on Saturday. Congratulations to all the girls for their commitment to the long season. Thank you to the families and coaches for their support of the girls.
Teams 14, 15, 16 (non-competitive teams) played their last game last Saturday and received their medals for their efforts. Out of the 11 Years teams, Team 14 will play their last fixture round this Saturday. Teams 12 and 13 are finished for the season, missing out on making the semi-finals by 1 point; a great effort! Of the 12 Years teams who include some Year 6 players, Team 10 are finished. Team 11 girls will play their last fixture round this Saturday and are currently sitting 2nd and will play semi-finals the following week.
To celebrate the conclusion of a long season, a break-up will be held this Friday (17 August) at Windsor Park. Students will be transported on the school bus. The break-up will include a sausage sizzle, Karen’s Krazy Kapers, blow up obstacle course, team awards and cake. The break-up will finish at 5:30pm for parents to pick up students. Thank you to Gayle Coutts for supporting the Primary girls throughout the season and in anticipation of the break-up.
Young Families’ Service
The Reverend Canon Nicki Colledge and St Margaret’s School offer Sunday Church a few times a term where ALL AGES are welcome to come and celebrate in a relaxed atmosphere. We use the traditional communion service with a contemporary feel. It is a comfortable way to participate as a family. Children of all ages are welcome to be present for the sacrament celebrations. Morning tea is shared after the service and it is a great way to gather together within the school community faith life.
The dates for Young Families’ Services are Sunday 19 August, Sunday 16 September, Sunday 14 October (Pet Blessing in Garden) and Sunday 4 November. All start at 9am.
Sunday 19 August: Young Families’ Service, 9am
Thursday 30 August: Book Character Parade, 9:15am
Friday 31 August: St Margaret’s Primary Breakfast, 7am
Friday 31 August: Years 5 and 6 Arts Spectacular, 6:30pm
Saturday 8 September: St Margaret’s Race Day
Sunday 16 September: Young Families’ Service, 9am
Tuesday 18 September: Choral Concert, 6:30pm
Classics in the Cathedral
Once again, Classics in the Cathedral was a very special event for the St Margaret’s community. Approximately 160 students from across the Primary and Secondary schools performed in the spectacular setting of St John’s Cathedral last Tuesday evening. There were many beautiful and memorable performances from our school ensembles throughout the evening. Thank you very much to all girls for their wonderful efforts in putting together a fantastic program of music. Special thanks also to our music conductors, members of the Community Choir and the Music Support Group for their outstanding contribution to the evening.
Encorah performance at St Mark’s Anglican Church
Thank you to Encorah who were involved in the St Mark’s church service held last Sunday morning in Clayfield. The girls made a wonderful contribution to the service!
High Tea and Open Morning Performances
Thank you to the Sculthorpe String Quartet and Akari Komoto who performed at the recent P&F Mother Daughter High Tea event held in Eton Hall, and the Open Morning held on Thursday in the Arts Centre Foyer. The girls assisted in creating a special atmosphere for the guests attending. I know that all in attendance very much appreciated the girls’ contribution to these events.
Change of Date for Private Music Students’ Recital
Please note there has been a change of date for the upcoming Private Music Students’ Recital. It will be held on Tuesday 28 August in the Arts Centre Foyer (and not 29 August as previously advertised).
Music Support Group
The next Music Support Group meeting will be held on 4 September at 5:00pm in the Primary Music Room (second floor of Chaseley). Parents from both the Primary and Secondary Schools are welcome to attend.
QGSSSA Rhythmic Gymnastics
The QGSSSA Rhythmic Gymnastics Competition was held on Friday 10 August. St Margaret's were represented in the Years 7, 8, A Grade and Open Pair divisions. All teams performed with great poise and creativity, producing some excellent results including winning a pennant by the Year 7iii team. The results of the day are as follows:
A huge thank you to Ms Nikki Anderson for her coordination of all teams, all Coaches and Captain, Paris Hall for their tireless effort with the girls.
Round 4 of Winter Fixtures saw our teams travel down to St Hilda’s early on Saturday morning. It was an exceptionally successful morning with six out of eight Netball teams, two out of two Hockey teams and three out of five Volleyball teams all recording a win. Our Tennis teams had a much more difficult morning with only the Senior B team recording a win. This week signals the half-way point of the season; therefore, I urge all teams and their team members to remain consistent in their attendance and application to training to ensure all girls perform to the best of their ability.
This week’s fixtures see Ipswich Girls’ Grammar School travel to our venues, except for our Hockey teams who will be playing at the Ipswich Hockey fields. The weekly schedule is available to download via the Secondary Sport POD page or by clicking here (PDF 253.6KB).
Congratulations to our Club Netball teams who finished their season on Saturday 11 August, including our non-competitive NetSetGo teams, who had a fabulous introductory season with St Margaret’s Club Netball receiving their medallions. On Saturday 18 August, six teams will play their final games, while another two teams commence their first round of semi-finals. Good luck to all teams.
A reminder that the Club Netball break-up will be held on Friday 17 August at Windsor Park from 3:30–5:30pm. This will be a fun-filled afternoon including an inflatable obstacle course, games, sausage sizzle and cake, as well as Coaching awards.
St Margaret’s will once again be competing in the Brisbane Water Polo Incorporated Junior 2018/19 Season and will be entering teams in the Under 13, 14, 15, 16 and 18 Year divisions. If your daughter is interested in joining the St Margaret’s Water Polo Club, an ‘Information and Registration Letter’ is available by clicking here (PDF 356.9KB). If you are new to the sport and would like to see what it is all about, you are invited to join all girls in Years 6 – 11 at the ‘Come and Try’ session which will be held on Saturday 25 August. For details on this session, please click here (PDF 337.6KB).
Visual Art students enthusiastically embraced Science Week and have created chalk art illustrations to suit the daily science activities. Pictured are some of the art girls with Mr Dunn working towards Science Week; Monday the girls drew snakes and snails, Tuesday the smashed egg drawings matched the egg drop experiments, Thursday the art girls hid rat drawings around the school and Friday we will explore the human mind in visual form. The girls have had fun creating temporary art and had lots of supportive helpers.
Visual Art Coordinator
La Boite Theatre’s Young Artists Company
Since February, Olivia Garland (Year 10) and I have had the privilege of being part of La Boite Theatre’s Young Artists Company (YAC). The group consisted of ten secondary school aged girls, all of whom had very different personalities, but shared a passion for the arts and a love for the stage.
Over the five months we had together, Liv and I worked tirelessly with the other eight girls and our incredibly talented and inspiring mentor, Director, Playwright, Author and Education Producer Claire Christian, to not only learn and perform in a theatre, but to create the theatrical piece as well. As an ensemble, we decided to base our work around the theme of feminism, as is something we were all passionate about and very much in the media at present. The product of our hard work and determination was Ten Letters, a devised drama that discussed ten different things that we, as young women, felt we needed to say. It was amazing to have had the opportunity, at such a young age, to develop a work with other like-minded people about issues of great significance in our society. YAC will undoubtedly have a lasting impact on our lives, as we have not only met some incredible people, but have learnt how to be the best and truest versions of ourselves.
We are pleased to announce that uniforms can now be ordered online via Flexischools (www.flexischools.com.au).
Delivery and Collection Details
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St Margaret's Private Bus Service Reminder
It is very important that students have a valid bus pass when they travel on the bus as this helps the bus to run on time, as well as keeping the cost of administering the service affordable. Students who continue to board the buses without presenting their Student ID card for payment or a purchased bus pass from the Finance Office will be contacted.
School Bus Updates: To receive important updates about the buses, please ensure you have downloaded the St Margaret's App (The POD) and joined the 'Bus Services' group.
Bus Payment Options: The service costs $4.30 each way (for both bus routes). For students using the service from near Bretts Wharf the cost is $3.00 each way. Bus ticket pricing is subject to an annual price increase.
Student ID card: Students are able to use their Student ID card to purchase their daily bus ticket. The Gap and Bulimba buses are fitted with a Samsung phone which will scan your child's Student ID card and this will charge your Flexischools account for an individual bus trip. Importantly, funds must be available on the Student ID card and it must be linked to your Flexischools account. To set up your account please visit: www.flexischools.com.au or call Flexischools on 1300 361 769 for assistance.
10 trip ticket: Alternatively, students are able to purchase a 10 trip ticket through Flexischools (www.flexischools.com.au) and collect the pass from the Finance Office.
ST MARGARET’S P&F ASSOCIATION
2018 Inaugural Mother Daughter High Tea
The P&F hosted the Inaugural Mother Daughter High Tea in Eton Hall on Sunday afternoon, attended by 226 mothers and daughters of the St Margaret’s school community. A wonderful afternoon was enjoyed by all. Thank you to all who attended, supported the raffle and especially to those students who gave up their time to help the service team on the day.
These events could not be a success without the support of our generous prize donors. Thank you to McKinney’s Jewellers, Albion Fine Trades, Datacom, Blow Inn, Keri Craig Emporium, Brisbane Anti-Wrinkle and Skin Studio, Hamilton Lashes, Ascutz, Milo Macy, Tim Nicholls MP, Kennedy’s Timber, St Margaret’s School Supplies Shop, Sugarize, Pine Rivers Physio and Sports Care and the St Margaret’s P&F Association for all donating prizes to our raffle.
Special thanks must also go to Anthea Damman and Angela Pratt who did an outstanding job coordinating this event.
2018 St Margaret’s Race Day
The 2018 St Margaret’s Race Day tickets are SOLD OUT!
If you would like to register for the ticket waitlist, please contact the Development Office at: firstname.lastname@example.org or 07 3862 0765.
2018 St Margaret’s Race Day Raffle
You could win a bottle of Penfolds Bin 95 Grange Shiraz 2012! The pick of the 2016 Penfolds Release wines, this 2012 Shiraz from the South Australian heritage icon and world’s most recognised Australian wine, has a reputation for superb fruit complexity and flavour richness. Valued at over $750, this 2012 vintage is unmistakably "Grange".
To buy tickets, please click here.
Whether you are attending the 2018 St Margaret’s Race Day or not, please support this important fundraising initiative by purchasing tickets in the 2018 St Margaret’s Race Day Raffle.
PROFESSIONAL WOMEN’S NETWORK
SAVE THE DATE – Tickets on sale soon
Guest Speaker: Dr Lavinia Codd, Advancement Manager, Queensland Brain Institute
When: Thursday 18 October 2018, 5:30pm–7:30pm (Cocktail)
Where: Price Waterhouse Coopers, Brisbane CBD
Tickets: Corporate dry bar $800 (for 10 people), $60 adult and $40 students (Years 10-12/tertiary)
Australian Catholic University
Elite Athlete and Performer Program (EAPP) applications – open now. ACU helps elite athletes and performers achieve sporting, performing and academic excellence. The Elite Athlete and Performer Program (EAPP) is designed to provide support and encourage excellence in each of these fields. This support includes applying adjustment factors for entry, academic support and timetabling considerations. Applications close on 4 December to receive early timetabling support for semester 1 2019. Head here for more information.
Reminder: Teacher selector statement
Teaching suitability assessments have been introduced to Queensland for all initial teacher education courses to assess if future students possess the desired qualities to become effective teachers. This statement is separated into two categories surrounding your interest in teaching children or young people and your involvement in personal learning and leadership activities. This statement must be submitted through QTAC. For further information is available at: https://www.qtac.edu.au/courses---institutions/teacher-entry.
University of the Sunshine Coast - Early Round Scholarships
The USQ Year 12 Early Round Scholarships are now open! Senior leaders can apply for the Future Community Leader Scholarship, awarded for community leadership or involvement and the Vice Chancellor's Scholarship, awarded for academic excellence. There are 50 scholarships available and applications close 31 August 2018.
UQ: Engineering and Computing Careers Evening
Do you want an exciting, fast-paced career with qualifications that enable you to work around the world, as well as the skills to solve both local and global challenges? Find out how you can have all this and more with a career in Engineering or Computing.
Date: Thursday 23 August
Venue: GHD Auditorium 200, Advanced Engineering Building (#49)
UQ: Pharmacy Experience Day Sunday 19 August 2018
Pharmacy Experience Day will be held at The Pharmacy Australia Centre of Excellence, 20 Cornwall Street, Woolloongabba, QLD 4102. It is an annual UQ showcase which invites students to discover where a Bachelor of Pharmacy can take them. Throughout the day guests will take part in practical laboratory experiments, as well as a range of other activities. Students will also be provided with a showbag and sausage sizzle. Please register for this event via: https://pharmacy.uq.edu.au/experience.
2019 scholarship applications are open!
Each year, Griffith University provides more than 40 million dollars in direct financial support to help new and continuing students successfully complete their degrees. More than 600 scholarships are available to cover tuition, education and living expenses, and students can apply for multiple scholarships with just one application. Explore scholarship options and apply online at griffith.edu.au/scholarships.
The University of New England
Benefits of UNE Early Entry Direct:
Apply directly to UNE online
Who can apply for Early Entry?
Early Entry is available for most UNE degrees, for current Year 12 students. For most courses you are offered you will also have the option to accept the offer and defer for up to two years. Apply via https://earlyentry.une.edu.au/apex/f?p=118:1 on or before Friday 28 September 2018.
Audition preparation course – jazz and popular voice studies
This is a two-day course for jazz instrumentalists, jazz voice and popular voice students. Students will explore the performance and ensemble processes helping them build the skills required to audition for entry to the Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music. Students will learn what is expected during the auditions for our jazz and popular voice courses.
Date: Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 August 2018
Location: Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music, Clayton campus
Register at shop.monash.edu/audition- course-jazz-studies-and-popular-voice.html
Australian National University
ANU is changing how we do admissions, making it easier for students to apply to Australia's National University. Students wishing to commence at ANU in 2020 will apply directly to ANU in a single application that covers admissions, scholarships, and accommodation.
A pathway to medicine at ANU
The Bachelor of Health Science offers a pathway to the postgraduate Doctor of Medicine and Surgery (MChD) at ANU without having to sit the GAMSAT. At the end of their second year in the Bachelor of Health Science, up to 30 students will receive an offer of entry to the Doctor of Medicine and Surgery (MChD), contingent upon their grade point average (GPA), an interview process and successful completion of the Bachelor of Health Science. Ten of the 30 places in the Doctor of Medicine and Surgery (MChD) program are reserved for rural and Indigenous students from the Bachelor of Health Science.
Program details: QLD OP: 6 and other prerequisites apply. For further details on admission, fees and program requirements, visit the ANU Programs & courses website.
QTAC applications for current Year 12 students opened on 2 August. All applications are submitted online via the QTAC website. Some courses have earlier closing dates and extra requirements. Please check the website for details.
The 2019 VTAC App is now available for download (or update) from your App Store
The free VTAC App offers offline access to CourseSearch and the Prerequisite and Course Explorer, with the advantage of personalisation, allowing you to save a shortlist of courses you are interested in. Any changes to course information are updated when the device is connected to the internet. To download the App for the first time – visit your App store; Search for VTAC and select Download.
University Open Days
James Cook University (JCU)
19 August 2018 (Sunday) - Townsville Campus
26 August 2018 (Sunday) - Cairns Campus
The University of Queensland (UQ)
19 August 2018 (Sunday) - Gatton campus, 9am-3pm
University of Southern Queensland (USQ)
19 August 2018 (Sunday) - USQ Toowoomba
1 September (Saturday) - USQ Ipswich
7 September (Friday) - USQ Springfield
Wednesday 1 August
UAC (NSW Tertiary) - Applications opened
Early bird applications close Friday 28 September
Thursday 2 August
QTAC (Qld Tertiary) - Applications opened
Early bird applications close Friday 28 September
Monday 6 August
VTAC (Victorian Tertiary) - Applications opened
Close of timely applications: Thursday 27 September
Close of Scholarship applications: Friday 12 October
Sunday 19 August
UQ Pharmacy Experience Day, 9:30am-1pm
Register via: https://pharmacy.uq.edu.au/experience
Friday 28 September
UNE Closing date Early Entry application
Monday 17 December
OP Advice Night UQ Centre, St Lucia campus, 4pm–7pm
Tuesday 18 December
QUT Real Decisions Gardens Point campus
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An independent day and boarding school for girls from Pre-Prep to Year 12; Boarding from Year 5; Boys Pre-Prep and Prep
A School of the Sisters of the Society of the Sacred Advent St Margaret's School Council Ltd ABN: 69069684019 CRICOS Code: 00511K