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This week has been our last week with the Year 12 students of 2017. It has been a week full of ‘rites of passage’ marking the Year 12 transition from school to the next phase of their life’s journey. We marked their final assembly on Monday, following it with a luncheon in their honour; their achievements were showcased at Speech Night on Tuesday evening; we organised a Year 12 only excursion on Wednesday to Wet ‘n Wild; hosted the final Boarders’ Dinner on Wednesday evening; celebrated at the Thanksgiving Service at St John’s Cathedral on Thursday and will say goodbye at the Valedictory Dinner that evening. Friday sees a last breakfast with families and a very brief ‘last call of the roll’ at an assembly.
These are wonderful, celebratory events focused on the Year 12s and this important milestone in their lives. It is a time of appreciation – from the staff who have enjoyed teaching them and from the students for the quality of their education and the relationships that have been formed.
At the Year 12 Final Assembly I took the last opportunity to give the students three pieces of advice.
In the words of Patrick Overton, from his book of poems, The Leaning Tree.
“When you come to the edge of all the light you know,
And are about to step off into the darkness of the unknown,
Faith is knowing one of two things will happen:
There will be something solid to stand on,
Or you have been taught how to fly.” (Patrick Overton, The Leaning Tree)
With this verse, I encouraged our Year 12 students to remember our school motto, Per Volar Sunata (Born to Fly Upwards).
I wish all Year 12s well for the future – in the short term, a safe ‘schoolies’ experience, a restorative holiday and joy on receiving their OP and QTAC offers; in the longer term, a life lived well with much to celebrate. I hope they see the value in remaining connected to their School and enjoy their new status as ‘Old Girls’.
I’d like to thank the school community for their support of Speech Night this week. What a wonderful showcase of the achievements and commitments of the students at our school! I’d sincerely like to publicly thank all the staff that work tirelessly behind the scenes to not only make this event such a success, but the daily dedication that they have to the students and families.
There were many key messages from our wonderful speakers on the evening, but I’d like to pick up just one of those messages in my article this week.
Our guest speaker spoke of the 10 things that she wished she knew as a student. One of those things was that it is okay to fail.
As adults, it can be hard to sit back and let our children fail, without stepping in to stop this from happening. As parents we find it hard, and as teachers we also find it hard.
However, I read something recently that really resonated with me and helped to put this into perspective.
“It’s hard enough for adults to sit back and let children make decisions. It’s even harder to sit back when you are sure that what they are about to do is a mistake or likely to fail. Yet this is what you must do… It’s okay to let them skin their knees, but not break their necks. If the decision they are about to make represents a real danger, then you should obviously step in. But if it’s not dangerous, step back. It’s okay to give a warning or offer advice – but if they aren’t listening or interested in your opinion, don’t push it.” (Appleman, 2011)
Children (and adults) young and old learn lessons every single day. These lessons are learnt through experience, so we need to let our children experience the good as well as the challenging times. The main message though is even in those challenging times there is always a lesson to be learnt. It can be as simple as “well I’m not doing that again” to “next time I do that I will do that differently”. Yes, of course, it is acceptable to help our students when they need it, but recognising when they just need to navigate their way through a challenge themselves can be hard but necessary.
As we come to the end of the year, it is a great time for our students to reflect on the experiences they had and what they learnt from them, what they would do again, and what they would do differently.
To our Seniors of 2017, I wish you all the very best and know you will take the lessons learnt here at St Margaret's and apply them to what the future brings.
And so ends a week of farewells and best wishes. Yet, it has also been a week where our world continues to debate issues of personal justice and equality, our news seems to be filled with human atrocities and as a nation we continue into deeper dialogue about unity and diversity, religion and politics, love and hate.
As we nudge our seniors into the post-school world, amidst the harsh realities of life itself, amongst it all there are glorious moments of joy and reflection … and hope.
Our young people are the future but they are also the ‘now’. Optimism, faith, hope, compassion, tolerance and understanding are all elements of a strong and courageous life. Parents and teachers are called to nurture such things in the hearts of the young. Thus, we may send them forth into the world in peace, as peacemakers.
A few years ago, I shared the following with the departing seniors. The simplicities of our younger days can remind us of childhood wisdom:
“Everything I need to know I learnt in Kindergarten…”
To each one of our departing Seniors, may God bless you and keep you, May God make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you, the Lord lift up his countenance upon you and give you his peace.
With every blessing on you, your lives and your futures!
The Reverend Nicki Colledge
On Wednesday night, we warmly welcomed the parents of our Year 12 boarders at the Boarders’ Family Dinner. It was such a lovely event, celebrated during Valedictory Week. Our Boarder Captains, Susanna Lehman and Christine Murr, thanked the Boarding staff in their special way and each Year 12 girl was presented with a memorable poster displaying their treasured years whilst living in the St Margaret’s Boarding community.
The Year 11 boarders performed a beautiful song, ‘Little Wonders’ by Rob Thomas, to bid the seniors farewell. This showed the girls have formed beautiful bonds over the years, living side by side.
Our Head of Boarding, Lesa Fowler, delivered some timely and emotional comments about this wonderful group that we have had the significant privilege to watch grow and who we will truly miss. One thing that was truly highlighted was the strong sisterhood, embraced whole-heartedly by everyone.
It has been a wonderful week of goodbyes. The Year 12 girls of 2017 are ready to leave and embark upon the next phase of their journey. The Dr Seuss book, Oh, the Places You’ll Go always captures this time perfectly. He says:
Today is your day.
You're off to Great Places!
You're off and away!
You have brains in your head.
You have feet in your shoes.
You can steer yourself
any direction you choose.
You're on your own. And you know what you know.
And YOU are the guy who'll decide where to go.
I particularly like that this book includes the challenges of “grown up” life as well as the excitement.
You won't lag behind, because you'll have the speed.
You'll pass the whole gang and you'll soon take the lead.
Wherever you fly, you'll be best of the best.
Wherever you go, you will top all the rest.
Except when you don't.
Because, sometimes, you won't.
I'm sorry to say so
but, sadly, it's true
can happen to you.
This clever reference to the difficulties life can involve and the resilience required to live successfully reminds us of the importance of holistic education. As an educator I am acutely aware of the responsibility of developing resilience in students. As a parent, I am aware of how difficult that task can be when my children are confronted by disappointments and challenges. Building resilience is one of the most important tasks we have as both teachers and parents.
Andrew Fuller is a clinical psychologist, author and a Fellow of the Department of Psychiatry and the Department of Learning and Educational Development at the University of Melbourne. He has done a significant amount of work relating to the promotion of resilience in children and adolescents. His website (http://www.andrewfuller.com.au/index.php?Do=ContentView&pageno=100) is a wonderful source of ideas relating to this and other topics connected with the well-being of young people. Fuller describes resilience as “the fine art of being able to bungy jump through life”. He provides hints regarding the development of resilience. I have chosen three of these to include below.
Reference: Fuller, A. n.d., Ten hints for creating resilient families, Andrew Fuller, viewed 13 November 2017, http://andrewfuller.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/ten-resilience-hints.pdf
Over the last weeks, I have been asked many times by students and parents for tips to help them or their daughters ‘study’. I always find this a little funny as I am one of the world’s worst procrastinators. However, I have learnt a thing or two over my career as a teacher in relation to this topic.
The first thing I know is study is a skill and it can be taught and it needs to be practiced; or, as I explained to my Year 7 Science of Learning class last week, you cannot expect to make it into the Olympic team if you start training a week out from the competition. Training in a sport or practice for an instrument and study are the same, you need to commit to the plan to develop good study habits.
Below are some tips to help develop good study habits:
One more piece of advice on how to maximise these strategies for learning:
Combine them - these strategies don’t necessarily work in isolation. You can space out your retrieval practice, and when doing retrieval practice, try to recall concrete examples, elaborate, or sketch out a concept. When doing retrieval practice, you can interleave between different concepts.
As Valedictory Week draws to a close, I would like to congratulate the graduating class of 2017. The girls have enjoyed a fabulous week full of thank-yous and farewells. I wish the girls every success in their future endeavours.
As part of our final Year 12 assembly this week, it was an honour to announce the 2017 recipients of the Australian Defence Force Long Tan Awards; Hilary McKie and Susanna Lehman. The awards are presented to students each year in many Australian Secondary Schools, in remembrance of the soldiers who died at the then South Vietnamese Village of Long Tan in 1968.
The students are selected based on the following attributes:
During the assembly, a number of students were awarded with a Diploma of Business or Project Management. This is an outstanding achievement for these girls and they are commended on their effort and accomplishment. These courses, which have been offered are ‘in house’ at St Margaret’s and facilitated by outside providers.
Finally, the term finishes on Thursday 30 November at 3pm and students will be engaged in learning and assessment until this date. We strongly urge parents to resist requests from their daughters to depart early. If an early departure is unavoidable due to extenuating circumstances, please advise the school in writing, as early as possible.
As we farewell four staff members at the end of this year, we welcome five new teachers to the Primary school. The Pre-Prep teacher is Deanna Lawliss who is a very experienced school-based kindergarten teacher whose school experiences include Bardon Community Kindergarten in Brisbane and more recently, a school in Rockhampton.
The Prep teacher is Kylie Briggs who has taught a variety of year levels for the past years at Toowoomba Anglican College and Preparatory School. The Year 2 teacher is Briar Bracey and comes from teaching at Holy Family Primary School at Indooroopilly. The Year 5 teacher is well known to the students; Marguerite Erasmus, has spent the past two years relief teaching and fulfilling contract positions at St Margaret’s. The Year 6 teacher is Kimberley Bachmann who joins us from The Gap State School and will also work as a literacy coach for the Years 5 and 6 cluster. We look forward to welcoming these staff officially in the new year and students and parents will have the opportunity to meet all staff at the drop-in Monday 22 January before the first day of school.
Staffing arrangements for 2018 are outlined as follows:
Pre-Prep: Deanna Lawliss
Prep: Kylie Briggs
Year 1: Karen Andrews-Close
Year 2: Katie Bryant/Briar Bracey
Year 3: Melissa Garbutt/Nicole Jonathan
Year 4: Michael Crowe/Janice Emmett
Year 5: Evan Chia/Tansy Cruttenden/Marguerite Erasmus
Year 6: Georgina Stevenson/Kate Porter/Kimberley Bachmann
Coding in Schools
In 2015, I visited schools in England and at this time, the subject of coding in schools was at the forefront of educational discussions and implementation planning. The idea of coding in schools has also been on the radar of Australian education since that time. There has also been a push by the business sector to include coding in the school curriculum with many businesses supporting coding programs.
This term, we made a decision to offer coding to our Prep and Year 1 students. This program was developed and is offered by specialist educators. The benefits of participating in a coding program are numerous and include an understanding of technology; developing skills for life; the development of problem solving; and, support of mathematical skills.
Through participating in coding programs, students can become acquainted with the basics of coding, that is computer programming, to gain an understanding of how the devices that play a large role in modern life actually work. A knowledge of coding will also have long term benefits as it will eventually contribute to the economic competitiveness of our country because of the availability of qualified workers. Coding is highly creative, it contributes to a person’s problem solving ability and equips students for a world changed by technology.
More immediately, the Prep and Year 1 students are developing hand-eye coordination, sequencing and developing an ‘algebraic’ language of programming. On Monday, the coding teacher reported, “we are constantly astounded by the progress of children at such a young age who are following our program; hearing a 6-year-old child explain the concept of an algorithm and sequence is something that melts our hearts as we know that what they are learning now will be so vitally important for their future”. I certainly agree as I watched the Prep girls engage in the program with a level of sophistication.
We have been so impressed by the outcomes for these students that we will be offering holiday coding programs during vacation care. In the first week of holidays, a full week of coding will be offered – a one day camp on Friday 1 December and a two-hour daily program for the following week. Be sure to look out for information in the coming weeks as I am sure places will fill quickly.
The following assessment results and feedback will be available after 3:30pm on Friday this week:
Year 6 Maths Assessment
Year 5 Music Assessment
The Music Dinner was held last Friday night and was a fantastic evening. Students and parents filled Eton Hall dressed according to the Disney theme. The Music Support Group went to enormous lengths to transform Eton Hall into a magical space. Awards were presented, speeches given, performances made and video presentations shown.
There was a great sense of fun throughout the evening and it was a special way to celebrate the achievements of our music students throughout 2017. Very special thanks must go to Ms Dani O’Neill, President of the Music Support Group and her team of parents who put in many hours of work to ensure the evening was such a wonderful success.
Thank you and congratulations to all music students on presenting so many wonderful music performances at Speech Night last Tuesday evening. These performances always provide a lovely counterpoint to the speeches and prize presentations. Thank you also to the conductors who prepared the girls in the lead up to the event. Well done to all involved!
Racecourse Rd Community Christmas
Encorah will be performing at the upcoming Racecourse Rd Community Christmas on Friday afternoon, 24 November. This is always a special event involving many parts of the local Racecourse Rd community. Encorah will be performing from approximately 5:15 – 5:45pm in the grounds of St Augustine’s Church on Racecourse Rd. Please feel free to come along and enjoy the festivities!
Student Congratulations – Monique Dodd
Congratulations to Monique Dodd who recently auditioned to participate in the Queensland Youth Orchestra. Monique has successfully been placed into the third bass position of the Queensland Youth Orchestra 2 for 2018. This is a wonderful achievement and I know that her involvement in this orchestra will be a rewarding experience.
Auditions for Music Ensembles 2018
Auditions will be held in Week 8 for students wishing to participate in Music Ensembles in 2018. A sign-up sheet and audition music is available from the Sister Helen Orchestra Room. Audition times are as follows:
Monday 20 November
3:30 - 4:30pm: Encorah Auditions (Years 7-11), SHOR
3:30 - 4:30pm: Rock Band Auditions for guitar, bass guitar, keyboard and vocals (Years 7-11), SHOR
Tuesday 21 November
7:00 - 8:15am: String Auditions (Primary students), Primary Music Room
10:25 - 10:50am: String Auditions (Secondary students), SHOR
3:30 - 4:30pm: Primary Chorale Auditions (Years 3, 4 and 5), Primary Music Room
3:30 - 5:30pm: String Auditions (Secondary students), SHOR
Wednesday 22 November
7:00 - 8:20am: Band Auditions (Primary students), SHOR
1:10 - 1:50pm: Band Auditions (Secondary percussion students), SHOR Percussion Room
3:30 - 5:30pm: Band Auditions (Secondary woodwind/brass students), SHOR
3:30 - 5:30pm: Band Auditions (Primary/Secondary percussion students), SHOR Percussion Room
Music Support Group - Annual General Meeting
The Music Support Group AGM will be held on Tuesday 21 November at 5:00pm in the Primary Music Room (second floor of Chaseley). Parents from both the Primary and Secondary Schools are welcome to attend.
Our smART Club activity in Term 4 has involved a Christmas theme, with girls decorating wooden Christmas stars. The work will be on display for the Racecourse Rd Christmas Fair on Friday 24 November. Pictured are some of the smART Club girls working on their creations.
We farewelled our senior Visual Art students on Monday evening with an impressive display of artwork and inspiring speeches by our new Visual Art Captains, Charlotte Caro, Isabel Haqqani and Luca Masnata. Our 2017 Captains, Eliza McKendry and Annabelle Kennedy, also gave a lovely farewell speech acknowledging their peers and the Art staff. Thank you girls, you will be missed.
Congratulations to Lillyana Bowden, Year 10, whose artwork features as our November Artwork of the Month.
Lillyana’s stylised rendering of colour and tone and thought provoking content makes for a subtly complex and compelling work. The painting was created in response to the theme; Social Comment. Well done Lilly!
Isabel Haqqani, Luca Masnata and Charlotte Caro
Visual Art Captains 2018
Private Speech and Drama Performances
The year may be drawing rapidly to a close, but the Private Speech and Drama Program is in full swing with a range of end-of-year performances designed to showcase and celebrate what students have learnt throughout the year.
Congratulations to the Years 2, 3 and 4 Speech and Drama students who entertained and delighted their audience last Wednesday as they took to the stage as mermaids, elves, farm animals and a range of other colourful characters in their end-of-year plays.
Our Speech and Drama students in Years 5 to 9 are busily rehearsing for their performances at the upcoming Eisteddfods. These performances will be held in the Independent Learning Centre (off Circular Drive) and parents of performers are most welcome to join us.
Year 5 Speech and Drama Eisteddfod
Monday 27 November, 11am to approx. 2:45pm
Year 6 Speech and Drama Eisteddfod
Wednesday 29 November, 8:20am to approx. 10:30am
Year 7 Speech and Drama Eisteddfod
Friday 24 November, 8:20am to approx. 12:30pm
Year 8 Speech and Drama Eisteddfod
Tuesday 28 November, 8:20am to approx. 12:00pm
Year 9 Speech and Drama Eisteddfod
Tuesday 28 November, 12:45pm to approx. 3:20pm
For more information about these events, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
2018 Book Lists
Book lists for 2018 are available on the St Margaret’s website (Admissions - School Supplies Shop). Access for ordering on-line through Sequel Bookstore is open for the second round. If you have any queries, please contact the School Supplies Shop on 07 3862 0776.
1st Round Deliveries only:
Deliveries 1 – 18 December 2017
2nd Round Collection and Deliveries:
St Margaret’s Supplies Shop orders close Friday 17 November
Sequel Online orders close Sunday 19 November
Collection St Margaret’s, Eton Hall Friday 19 January 2018, 9am-2pm
Deliveries 2 - 16 January 2018
Speech Night - Church Dress Hire
Hire Return (all year levels except Year 6) - Monday 20 November
Year 6 Chapel Service - Tuesday 28 November
Hire Return Year 6 - Thursday 30 November
A $70 refund will be given when the church dress is returned as per conditions on hire form. A late return may result in a late fee after Monday 20 November.
Shop Trading Hours
Thursday 30 November 2017 - End of Term - 8am-2pm
Friday 1 December 2017 - 10am-2pm
Monday 4 December 2017 - Shop Closed - 8am-2pm Appointments only
Tuesday 5 December 2017 - Shop Closed - 8am-2pm Appointments only
Wednesday 6 December 2017 - Shop Closed - 8am-2pm Appointments only
Shop closed from Thursday 7 December 2017
Reopens Monday 15 January 2018
Monday 15 January 2018 to Friday 19 January 2018 - 9am-2pm
Monday 22 January 2018 - Boarders only - 1pm-5pm
Tuesday 23 January 2018 - Students return - 8am-2pm
Wednesday 24 January 2018 - 10am-5pm
Thursday 25 January 2018 - 8am-2pm
Friday 26 January 2018 - Australia Day Public Holiday - Closed
All new students wishing to purchase uniforms before the end of 2017 will be required to make an appointment.
A numbering system for ALL purchases will operate during the January 2018 trading hours. All parents and students wishing to purchase from the School Supplies Shop will be required to take a number and wait to be attended to.
Normal Trading Hours Resume from Monday 29 January 2018
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
Public Holidays Closed
For all enquiries, please contact St Margaret’s Anglican Girls School, School Supplies Shop:
Phone: 07 3862 0776
December/January School Holiday Program
Staffed by our in-house staff
Fees: $60 per day*
Hours of Operation: 7am – 6pm
Boys and girls, siblings, friends and family welcome
Location: OSHC Room, under the Primary School Atrium
Bookings close: 27 November 2017
Service is Closed: 18 December 2017- 7 January 2018
Bookings are open - Secure your spot!
The school holidays are just around the corner and we can’t wait to show you the fun-filled and exciting activities we have planned in our December/ January School Holiday Program. Further details of the program can be found here (PDF 666.2KB).
Bookings for the St Margaret’s OSHC December/ January School Holiday Program opened Wednesday 8 November. If you require care for the upcoming school holiday period, please return your booking form before 27 November 2017.
How do I book?
Complete the official booking form attached to the program. For further details please email: email@example.com.
What is the cost?*
$60 per day. Incursions and excursions incur additional costs. These are compulsory for all students and therefore you are able to claim CCB/CCR for these.
What are the hours of operation?
The service is open from 7:00am until 6pm.
How can I obtain more information?
If you would like further information regarding our OSHC Program or if you would like to make a booking, feel free to contact me on 0423 547 653 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
OLD GIRLS’ ASSOCIATION
Annual General Meeting
The OGA AGM will be held on Tuesday 28 November in the Mooloomburram Boardroom from 7:00 to 9:00pm. All past students are warmly welcomed and encouraged to attend.
Advertise your Business in our 2018 Family Directory
This A5 full colour booklet is a frequent ‘go to’ reference for school parents throughout the year. Full of valuable school information such as staff contact details, the 2018 school calendar, sports venue locations, bell times, parent contact details and much more.
Our advertising prices remain unchanged from last year with full colour ads starting from as low as $125.00 for an Eight Block, up to $1,000 for a full page.
We have limited advertising space available on both the inside front and inside back covers, half page below the table of contents and, for the first time, on the back cover of the directory. If you are interested in securing one of these prime positions, please contact Annette Kelly-Roberts to discuss.
For standard advertising options, pricing information and to access the online order form please click here.
For any enquiries, please contact Annette Kelly-Roberts, P&F Association St Margaret’s Anglican Girls School:
Mobile: 0407 328 707
The St Margaret’s Parents and Friends Association has established a strong tradition of giving back to the school through its social and fundraising activities.
The P&F is comprised of an active group of parents within the school. The Association is responsible for organising an array of events, which not only benefit the students (through fundraising) but also lead to considerable camaraderie amongst parents and friends of St Margaret’s Anglican Girls School.
P&F General Meetings
The P&F invites the school community to share views and ideas at the General Meetings, held in the Arts Centre Foyer from 6:30pm on the following dates:
Monday 26 February 2018 – Annual General Meeting and Welcome Drinks
Monday 14 May 2018
Monday 30 July 2018
Monday 29 October 2018
Event Dates 2018
Friday 2 March - Mothers’ Luncheon
Wednesday 28 March - Father Daughter Breakfast
Friday 15 June - Fathers’ Dinner
Sunday 12 August - Mother Daughter High Tea
Saturday 8 September - Race Day
Development and Community Office
UMAT is developed by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) on behalf of the UMAT Consortium universities. The Test is used specifically to assist with the selection of students into the medicine, dentistry and health science degree programs at undergraduate level at the universities listed on this website.
UMAT scores can be used for admission to any of the UMAT Consortium universities ONLY in the year following the Test. For example, results from UMAT2018 can be used for undergraduate medicine or health science courses beginning in 2019 but NOT 2020. Do not register for UMAT2018 (registrations open early December) unless you are planning to apply for a course commencing in 2019 AND you meet the eligibility criteria specified in the UMAT2018 Information Booklet. For more information, visit: https://umat.acer.edu.au/.
Griffith University’s Rural Priority Scheme sets aside a number of places in medicine and dentistry for high achieving students from a rural background. More information about this scheme is available from: https://www.griffith.edu.au/apply/pathways/rural-priority-access-scheme.
You can apply direct to Bond right now. Applying online to study at Bond University is free and easy. We encourage you to lodge your application as soon as you have decided what you would like to study. There’s no application fee – no obligation to accept a place if it is offered – it simply gives you another option when it comes to making a decision about your future. https://bond.edu.au/future-students/study-bond/how-apply
New Psychometric Testing as an entry requirement to the Bond Medical Program
The top 500 eligible applicants will be invited to complete a compulsory online psychometric assessment. Applicants will be required to pay a fee to sit the test. The results will identify 250 applicants who will be shortlisted and invited to attend an interview to gain selection into the Medical Program.
University of Sydney - Info Day
Don’t miss the University’s Info Day on Saturday 16 December 2017. To find out more and keep up to date with the day’s activities, visit: www.sydney.edu.au/info-day
Queensland School of Film and Television
Workshop details: Saturday 25 November 2017, 9am - 1pm, EDIT IT! Introduction to Editing Workshop, $75
For more information, visit: https://qsft.qld.edu.au/.
UQ School of Economics Scholarships
Applications are now open for two invaluable scholarship opportunities at the UQ School of Economics: The Year 12 Domestic Australian Scholarship and the Year 12 Equity and Diversity Scholarship.
The Year 12 Equity and Diversity is for students who can demonstrate a very keen interest in economics but who have faced educational disadvantage during high school. The successful candidate will receive a $5000 bursary each year plus a mentoring scheme. Applications close 28 Nov 2017. https://economics.uq.edu.au/
QUT For Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students
QUT’s Oodgeroo Unit offers the Centralised Assessment Selection Program entry pathway from mid-October for QTAC applicants who identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander and place QUT within their top three preferences. Applicants need to have their Confirmation of Australian Indigenous Heritage from a registered Indigenous corporation and as this process can take time, we recommend students and/or their parents start this process early.
QTAC:Selection guidelines for initial teacher education courses (pre-service teachers)
As part of the Australian Institute for Teaching and Leadership (AITSL) revised Standards and Procedures (2015), all applicants to initial teacher education courses (pre-service teachers) must satisfy both academic and non-academic entry criteria for selection to the course. This requirement applies for the 2018 tertiary admissions period onwards. Details, including a new video, may be found at: http://www.qtac.edu.au/courses---institutions/initial-teacher-education.
Students can upload their completed personal statements to their applications by logging in to QTAC Applications Services. Normal QTAC documentation due dates apply.
Final day for Year 12 students: You must stay at school up to this day to be eligible to receive a QCE and OP.
8 December - 10am
Due date to supply documents to QTAC for 21 December and 16 January offer rounds
QCAA posts QCEs, Senior Statements, Statements of Results, QCIA and Tertiary Entrance Statements to Year 12 students.
QCAA publishes Year 12 results and OPs in student learning accounts on the Student Connect website: https://studentconnect.qcaa.qld.edu.au/learning.html
16 December – 22 December
Griffith University: Know Your Options
Chat online with our expert study advisers after you have received your tertiary entry score, to discuss your study options. Find out about pathways, entry requirements and program options, plus what you can do if your score was higher or lower than expected.
UQ OP Results Advice Night, Advanced Engineering Building, St Lucia campus, 4:00pm - 7:00pm. OP Results Advice Night is the perfect opportunity to discuss your study options at UQ after receiving your OP.
QUT: Real Decisions, Gardens Point Campus, 9am – 1pm
Throughout the day, staff and current students from each faculty will be on hand to answer your questions and provide advice on courses and career outcomes.
21 December 2017
QTAC offer round
16 January 2018
QTAC January offer round
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