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We now are at the end of another busy term and I wish all students and families a restful and happy September holiday period.
In a newsletter article earlier this term, I referred to the changing world of work and parents and schools needing to be mindful of helping develop in students a ‘newer set of capabilities’ – those that make us uniquely human and the hardest to automate.
If you recall, in that article I listed many attributes which were important, but at the top of the list was empathy. We know that families try to encourage their children to be kind, to share, to be considerate and to help others. The hope is that they continue to follow the ethical guidelines when their parents are not watching, i.e. when they are visiting a friend’s house, when they are at school and when they are using social media.
Below is a list of possible strategies parents can use to help their children think more ethically and empathetically about the people around them:
Term’s notice of withdrawal
I remind parents that if your child is not returning to St Margaret’s in 2018, we require one full school term’s written notice (or one school term’s fees in lieu of notice) when withdrawing a student from the school. Currently, we are working on the 2018 timetable and staffing and it is important that we have accurate enrolment numbers. In some year levels, we have waiting lists and we need to be able to contact those on the list who are hoping to secure a place at the school. To meet the requirement of a term’s notice, advice can be received up to the last Friday of the school holidays. Advice may be emailed directly to me or to our admissions via email@example.com.
Congratulations to all students on the completion of the term. Term 3 has always been referred to as the busy term. It featured much assessment for all year levels and of course the QCS Test for Year 12s. We had the winter fixtures (hockey, tennis, netball and volleyball) and the rowing season as well. Of course, we also had performances with music and drama groups and many other activities – too many to mention! I think that all students deserve a well-earned break.
We have a number of camps and tours happening over the holidays, including three international tours. A group of 29 Year 5 and 6 students will be travelling to Japan and visiting our sister school in Kobe, Konan Elementary School. They will also be travelling around Japan, from Tokyo to Hiroshima (and lots of places in between). We also have students travelling to China, visiting Beijing, Xi’an and Shanghai. These language students will be no doubt relishing the chance to use their Mandarin skills. Our French tour also sees a group of our French language students joining Churchie on a tour of France that also includes a homestay. We wish all our travellers a safe journey and lots of opportunities to experience parts of the culture of the countries they are visiting.
A number of Year 11 students will be attending and assisting at Sony Camp on the first weekend of the holidays. We look forward to hearing how this life-changing experience is for these girls on their return.
Good luck also to the rowers attending the State Rowing Championships in Rockhampton this coming weekend. There are many schools competing in this event, and we wish all the rowers and supporters who are going with them best wishes for a safe and successful regatta.
Finally, we wish our students attending the Athletics Camp for four days at the beginning of the holidays all the very best with their training. We look forward to seeing the results of these intensive sessions, with our QGSSSA Athletics competition happening soon on 20 October.
To all families, I wish you a wonderful holiday, and I look forward to welcoming our students back again for Term 4.
Pet Blessing and Thanksgiving for Creation - Sunday 15 October 2017, 9am
All pets and their owners are invited to come along to The Barley Sugar Garden on Sunday 15 October for the annual blessing of the pets. Bring a blanket, all the family, and don’t forget to dress up your pet (or teddy bear) for some novelty prizes!
The morning will begin from 8:30am with the Blessing Service starting at 9am. Stay for a chat and some morning tea.
St Mark's Clayfield - Youth Group
Students currently in Years 6-10 are invited to join St Mark's Anglican Church GFS (Girls Friendly Society) Youth Group, held on Friday nights during Term 4 2017 from 7-8:30pm. For more information, please contact St Mark's on 0403 882 332.
With every blessing on you and your week ahead,
The Reverend Nicki Colledge
End of Term is one big dynamic operation in the Boarding House. The House Mothers have been outstanding in helping the girls clean their dorms and to organise their gear for taking home or storing over the holidays.
What we love most about this time of term is seeing all the parents as they collect their daughters for the holidays; some have also visited for the Year 7 Showcase which was held on Wednesday afternoon.
A group of Year 11 girls are off to Sony Camp and several other boarders are heading to the State Rowing Championships. Whatever the arrangement at the closure of each term, lots of planning has been put in place. Thank you to Angela Crowe and Jo Armytage, our Garden Room Assistants, for helping to make End of Term run as smoothly as possible.
We wish all our Boarding families a safe and happy holiday.
Be Still …
We are all very much in need of a rest. I hope that over this holiday period you find time to be still. We live in such a busy world. We rush. We multi-task so we can cram as much into our day as possible. We are rarely still in either mind or body. Whatever word we choose to use – stillness, reflection, quiet, calm, peace – allowing ourselves just to be is wonderfully nourishing and restorative.
Slowing down and stopping does not come easily to us – we need to practise. Rather than moving directly from “study screens” to “fun screens” we need to purposefully put some space into our days. Space to do nothing. I am heading to the beach for the first week of the holidays where I plan to try and put some of these ideas to work – I know that this will be personally very challenging because I will automatically seek to fill the days with books and movies, friends and family.
Many girls have worked hard throughout the term and should be proud of their efforts. Those who have a niggling sense of dissatisfaction because they have not applied themselves as they might now have the opportunity for a fresh start next term.
Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.
Arthur Ashe (American Athlete)
I wish you all a refreshing and peaceful holiday.
Preparing for Term 4
Holidays are times to do a number of important things; time to relax, clear the mind, enjoy time with friends and sleep. However, it is also important for all girls to allow some time to honestly self-assess and reflect on the term of learning and prepare for the term ahead. I encourage all girls to ensure they give some time to this process over the holiday period to prepare for Term 4.
To assist with the planning for Term 4, Year 7, 8 and 9 Term 4 Assessment Planners have been uploaded to the POD for you and your daughters’ information. Your daughters have been emailed a copy of the assessment planner and should take some time over the holidays to prepare for Term 4. Girls in Years 10, 11 and 12 also have access to their Assessment Planners through the links on Year Level pages in the POD. Term 4 is a busy term and it is important to be prepared.
ICAS Writing Competition
The International Competitions and Assessment for Schools (ICAS) are conducted yearly by UNSW Global at the University of New South Wales. These competitions take place each year in schools throughout Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific region. These competitions are written to be challenging and assess skills the students may not have encountered.
Congratulations to the following girls who received Merit, Credit, Distinction and High Distinction Awards in the Writing Competition:
Merit: Georgia Campbell 7, Elena Kearns 7
Credit: Elinor Barry 7, Annette Chan 7, Kaitlyn Higgins 7, Isabel Stephens 7, Holly Marchant 7, Ashleigh Witenden 8, Eva Campbell 9, Tamika Tran 9, Ji A Kim 10, Penelope Crothers 11
Distinction: Stephanie Licina 7, Isobel Barry 9
High Distinction: Ella Woods 7, Hanna Gustafsson 8
Alliance of Girls’ Schools’ MAD CONFERENCE – Years 9 to 11
I would like to recommend to you the ‘MAD Conference’ to be held at St Margaret’s on 8 and 9 October 2017. The Alliance has developed this two-day program to give girls who want to make a difference in their own lives, their communities and the world the confidence, skills and ideas to step up and lead.
Making a Difference will empower girls to bring their social conscience and inner leader to life. Filled with workshops, fun activities, inspiring mentors and powerful speakers ‘Making a Difference’ will give girls the opportunity to develop entrepreneurial and leadership skills.
Years 9, 10 and 11 students are encouraged to attend to:
‘Making a Difference’ is packed with dynamic sessions that will take girls on a learning journey that uncovers creative leadership and entrepreneurial skills, explores effective advocacy and develops communication skills needed to effect change.
Please click on the link to register: https://www.agsa.org.au/event/girls-change-leadership-summit-making-difference-brisbane/
Year 9 Camp Student Reflections
During Week 9 of Term 3, the Year 9 cohort travelled to the Sunshine Coast for a four-day, fun-filled camp. This Outdoor Education experience included various activities such as hiking, kayaking, cooking on trangias, developing survival skills and, although the waves were non-existent, an attempt at surfing. This camp built on the skills learned on previous years’ camps and required each girl to step out of their comfort zone and challenge themselves both physically and emotionally. While the food and accommodation wasn’t exactly five-star, both teachers and girls found something to enjoy from this camp such as forming a new friendship or the opportunity to watch a sunrise from the beach.
I enjoyed the integration between urban and natural environments and the formation of friendships with girls that I hadn’t had the opportunity to really meet yet. Brenna
I liked the teamwork our group developed over the four days. Poppy
I learnt a lot about myself and people in my grade. Also, spending four days at the beach was certainly better than school. Margot
Year 11 Leadership Week
This week, the Year 11 cohort has actively participated in Leadership sessions provided by Mr Graham Hyman and the Peer Power team. With an astute realisation of this important time in their schooling the students have listened attentively, considered vital leadership qualities and received keys to unlock their future potential and success. They have been encouraged to look at situations differently, and to find new and creative ways to solve problems and affect change. The group work was particularly engaging as the students demonstrated their effective listening and collaborative skills as they created legacy ‘commercials’ through detailed drawings, vibrant songs, dance routines and drama!
The importance of developing and maintaining relationships, especially with their parents, has been reinforced. As such, I thank you for your support and the encouragement given to each student as the journey toward leadership continues.
Head of Year 11
As another term draws to an end I would like to wish everyone in the school community a safe, restful and happy mid-semester break. When we return on 3 October, the Year 12 students will only have seven weeks of school before they begin ‘the long goodbye’ of Valedictory Week.
As the term draws to a close, it is timely to reflect on a very busy term which included special activities for all year levels. Arts Spectacular was a highlight of the term for the Years 5 and 6 students and was the outcome of many hours of work and preparation. On the weekend, some of the Year 6 girls shared their wearable art with the wider community at the Nundah Festival. They received many accolades for their artwork.
Book Week was once again celebrated with the girls feeling very special parading for the first time in Eton Hall with a catwalk and back drop.
Prep to Year 2 students have participated in many experiences beyond the classroom walls. Sustainability hour commenced this term, with the students participating in four weekly sessions, themed “Indigenous connection”. These sessions included bush tucker cooking with some produce from the garden, indigenous games with rocks and symbols, painting from the earth and plants in the garden and, of course, gardening including worms and composting with a focus on water and weather.
Sustainability hour was built upon when the Churchie boys visited earlier in the term. The P-2 teachers planned activities around the book, “The Lorax”. Like the book, the girls and boys explored activities that reflected the book’s mantra “unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better” (Dr Seuss, The Lorax).
The students’ understanding of indigenous history was explored and the science of light was enhanced when these students headed to Ipswich for an excursion. This week the girls in these year levels will build on their experiences when they participate in an incursion about all the elements of being a responsible pet owner. Each of these experiences described has offered a context to enhance student learning.
The term has finished with a very busy week, commencing and concluding with student-led interviews for Years 3-6 and P-2 teacher and parent folio discussions. I know parents were very impressed by their daughters' demonstrations of learner responsibility, their ability to communicate about their learning and how they draw upon feedback for improved learning.
This week also included the Choral Concert. It was a fabulous evening with our Primary choirs and the Year 2 class excelling in their performance. Thank you to Ms Brennan and the teachers who assisted on the evening.
The term finished on a high of beautiful voices, frivolity and enthusiasm when the Primary houses competed with Secondary houses in the Interhouse Choral Competition.
Just as we have provided learning experiences beyond the classroom, the holidays can also offer this opportunity. Visit a gallery, go for a hike, take in a movie, get sand between your toes, make and create, read, write and talk. Make the most of the time you share together with your daughter. I wish everyone a restful holiday and look forward to sharing the upcoming final term with you.
The following assessment results and feedback will be available after 3:30pm on Friday this week:
Year 6 English – Reading Assessment
Year 6 English – Writing Assessment
Year 6 Maths – Number and Place Value Assessment
Year 6 French – Writing Assessment
Year 5 English – Narrative Writing Assessment
Year 5 Maths – Number and Place Value Assessment
Year 5 Humanities – History Assessment
Year 5 French – Writing Assessment
Music Tour 2018
Deposits to secure a place on the 2018 Music Europe Tour were due last Wednesday. Thank you to those who have made the deposit. If you have not yet made the deposit and are still interested in having your daughter participate in the tour, please send an email through to Music@stmargarets.qld.edu.au to let us know.
We will be able to inform the music community early in Term 4 as to whether we have enough interest in the tour for it to go ahead. I do believe that this is a unique opportunity and hope that we will be able to provide this special experience for our students.
Congratulations to all our Choral students who were involved in the Choral Concert held on Tuesday evening. It was a wonderful celebration of choral singing and involved all Primary and Secondary Choirs along with our excited Year 2 girls. It was also very special to include the St Margaret’s Community Choir who have been rehearsing throughout Term 3. There were many wonderful performances of a wide variety of repertoire. Thank you to the Music Support Group for their continued support of the program and of course special thanks to our conductors, Ms Brennan and Miss Stephan who prepared the choirs for the event.
Combined Churchie Music Afternoon
On Wednesday 11 October, members of St Margaret's Wind Symphony, Encorah and Stradivari Strings will participate in an informal rehearsal and performance with the members of Churchie’s Music Program in Morris Hall, Anglican Church Grammar School. This will be a fantastic opportunity for the girls to experience performing in a large ensemble setting.
Students will rehearse between 4:00pm and 5:30pm and from 5:30pm, Churchie’s Music Support Group will provide a sausage sizzle dinner for all students. At 6:30pm parents are invited to attend an informal performance in Morris Hall at Churchie, Oaklands Parade, East Brisbane, which will conclude at approximately 7:00pm. Please click here (PDF 287.1KB) for further details.
On Friday 20 October, Wind Ensemble will be competing in Music Fest 2017 to be held at Calamvale Community College Performing Arts, 11 Hamish Street, Calamvale. This is a valuable experience for the girls where they will receive feedback on their performance and have the opportunity to hear similar ensembles from other Brisbane schools. A bus will take the girls to and from Calamvale Community College, leaving St Margaret’s at 3:30pm. Wind Ensemble is scheduled to perform at 5:30pm. There will be a presentation soon afterwards and the girls will return by bus to St Margaret’s. It is anticipated they will be back at school by approximately 6:45pm. Please click here (PDF 133.4KB) for further information.
Congratulations to Akari Komoto who recently competed at the Brisbane Eisteddfod. Akari competed in a number of sections in which she did extremely well. Of particular note, Akari performed in the Grade 8 AMEB section and the Diploma category (which were open to all ages), and placed first in both - a remarkable achievement for someone in Year 8. Well done Akari!
Music Support Group Meeting
The next Music Support Group meeting will be held on Tuesday 17 October at 5:00pm in the Primary Music Room (second floor of Chaseley). Parents from both the Primary and Secondary Schools are welcome to attend.
Music Dinner Date Claimer
Music Dinner will be held on Friday 10 November, 6-9:30pm in Eton Hall. This year’s theme is ‘Disney’. Music Dinner is open to students in Years 6-12 who have been involved in the following Co-curricular ensembles for the whole year: Amati Strings, Beath String Quartet, Stradivari Strings, Chamber Strings, Sculthorpe String Quartet, Belle Voci, Primary Chorale, Elevarsi Voices, Encorah, Wind Ensemble, Wind Symphony, Flute Ensemble, Clarinet Ensemble, Saxophone Ensemble, Elayne Jones Percussion Ensemble, Regale Percussion Ensemble, Highly Strung, Senior Rock Band, Junior Rock Band and Stage Band. Further details in regards to purchasing tickets will be available in Term 4.
A fantastic close to the Winter sport season for our girls last Saturday. Playing against the formidable Brisbane State High School, the girls showed strong determination and St Margaret’s spirit in their final games for the season. The girls’ achievements throughout the season cannot happen without the commitment and dedication of the staff at St Margaret’s, you their parents and supporters and the coaching staff. An enormous thank you to all involved.
Our Senior hockey team moved from 8th on the ladder since 2012 to 6th position in 2017. The Junior A hockey girls were in contention for the pennant until the second last round and finished 3rd along with the Junior B hockey team. In Volleyball, the Senior A girls were also vying for the pennant until the last rounds and they finished 3rd overall. In tennis, the Junior B team who finished 7th in 2016 have moved up the ranks finishing 3rd. Finally, to netball, our largest winter team sport, had teams improve across the program. The Senior A team finished 8th in 2016 and 3rd this year, 10A improved their place up a position to 3rd and the girls in 9A finished 7th last year improving to 5th this year. Congratulations also to the girls in the Year 7A team who were vying for their pennant until the final round and finished 2nd for their first season of QGSSSA Netball.
Term 4 Sports
Water Polo trials have been held over the last two Saturdays. Congratulations to all the girls involved and we wish them all the luck in the upcoming season. If you have not finalised your registration levy for your daughter through Flexischools, this closes Friday 15 September. Late registrations will only be accepted if there are vacancies in teams.
The girls are into their second week of training and are moving towards their team seedings. Hopefully the girls will find a beach badminton kit to take out over the holidays and continue their hard work thus far.
It has been an exciting start to the softball season with strong numbers attending trials. The girls will be placed in their teams at the first training session in Term 4 ready to compete in the Gala afternoons in Weeks 4 and 5.
The girls will head off to camp this weekend to have 3 days of intense training. Over the holidays there are two meets the girls can take part in, along with continuing their training on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 2pm at Windsor Park.
Further information about the upcoming season will be available on the St Margaret’s app.
Congratulations to the girls in our Vicki Wilson Team who beat St Rita’s in the Metropolitan North Final. The girls will play in the finals series on the Gold Coast on the first weekend in Term 4. Good luck girls.
Congratulations to Brooke Lane, Madeleine Seaton and Georgia Brown who competed in the Queensland Cup Rhythmic Gymnastics competition, winning two gold medals.
A reminder that our smART Club activity for Term 4 will be a free ‘come and go’ class, held every Monday afternoon until 5:30pm. Girls will make and decorate wooden Christmas decorations to be displayed at the Anglican Church on Racecourse Rd. Please click here (PDF 704.5KB) for further information.
IEU Art Awards
Lily Gillan (Year 3), Caitlin Williams (Year 5), Jiangwan (Serina) He (Year 11) and Ayla Newman (Year 12) all received Highly Commended certificates in the IEU Art Awards last week. Well done girls! The awards are open to all students in independent schools in Queensland.
Last Saturday, the prestigious Creative Generation Excellence Awards in Visual Art were announced at the Brisbane Institute of Art. The awards are open to senior students studying Visual Art and each school can submit up to 4 pieces of work to the regional awards. The work submitted must have received an A result. Work submitted by St Margaret’s was created by Charlotte Traves, Wenyu (Celia) Li, Eloise Whittaker and Ayla Newman.
Ayla’s work has been selected as an Excellence Award recipient. This means that Ayla’s work will be on display at GoMA and will tour the state next year. Her painting is titled ‘Diana’ and is an appropriation of Millais’ ‘Ophelia’. Ayla’s work offers a modern-day perspective of a woman’s position in marriage.
Pictured is Mrs Lishman with Ayla and her work at the Presentation ceremony.
End of Term 3
It was a super busy term for exchange as we had 12 students visiting the St Margaret’s community from: St Anne’s in South Africa – Catherine Rich, Georgia Lupton-Smith and Christina Herridge; Konan in Japan – Kei Katsuyama and Sakura Naruse; Ursulinenschule in Germany – Lilli Raddatz, Marie Pohl, Paula Boley, Miriam Dillschneider and Nina Schenk; and St Margaret’s College in New Zealand – Rosa Foster and Victoria Voice.
These girls leave us with wonderful memories and take with them life-long friendships. We will miss them!
We had a fantastic 2-day excursion to Sydney and the photo sums up how beneficial the Global Exchange Program is for young women in building their confidence, broadening their friendship circles, and experiencing school life in an overseas setting.
Next term is another big term for our St Margaret’s students as we will have 15 students away on their exchanges and we wish them well. They are:
LVS in England: Nina Conomos, Megan Roxburgh, Indira Laifoo (B) - 2017 concludes our exchange partnership with LVS.
In Term 4 we will be welcoming back Sophie Cosgrove and Imogen Morison from their exchange at St Anne’s in South Africa.
School Holidays Trading Hours
Friday 15 September 2017, 8am-12midday
Closed Saturday 16 September 2017
Reopens Tuesday 3 October 2017, 8am-2pm
PROFESSIONAL WOMEN’S NETWORKING BREAKFAST
Guest speaker Marnie McLaren (’91), Head of Investment Research & Governance at BT Financial Group. Join us for our final 2017 breakfast, tickets are available via Flexischools. To read Marnie’s full details, please click here.
Date: Thursday 12 October 2017
Time: 7:00am arrival for 7:15am start, 8:45am finish
Where: Arts Centre Foyer, St Margaret’s Anglican Girls School
Tickets: Corporate Tables $650, $60 Adult, $40 Students (Years 10 to 12/Tertiary)
If you are interested in supporting the Professional Women’s Network Breakfast series by way of Corporate Sponsorship in 2018, please email Ms Luanne Wishart, Director of Philanthropy and Stakeholder Engagement: firstname.lastname@example.org or contact 07 3862 0884.
ST MARGARET’S P&F ASSOCIATION
P&F General Meeting
The P&F invites the school community to share their views and ideas at the General Meetings. Our next meeting will be held in the Arts Centre Foyer on Monday 30 October, from 6:30pm to 8pm.
OGA 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.
Attention Year 12 UMAT students!
The National Institute of Education (UMAT NIE) will be conducting an early training session for Medical Selection Interviews. A full day intensive training workshop covering MMI and Structured Panel interviews for various universities will be held during the upcoming school holidays, 1 October 2017.
Please note, NIE runs this particular program in a small group setting, hence places for the workshop are strictly limited. This will be the final opportunity to attend this workshop early. All details are available on the website: www.nie.edu.au.
QUT Additional entry requirements and scholarships in creative industries
For creative industries courses with additional entry requirements such as auditions, portfolios or interviews, students must apply online to QUT by 5pm on Friday 15 September, as well as applying through QTAC. Students interested in creative industries can also access generous scholarships, ranging from $10,000 to $30,000, many of which are awarded based on creative ability.
The University of Melbourne would like to invite you to attend our Information Day for interstate students and their families at our Parkville campus on Monday 2 October, 9:00am – 5:00pm.
The day will focus on aspects of the university that are of greater concern to interstate students such as the application process, scholarships, student services, the student experience and accommodation options. Participants will have an opportunity to ask current University of Melbourne students who have come from interstate about their experience and how they managed the transition. The program will also include a campus tour and residential college tour. Lunch will be provided on the day.
Date: Monday 2 October 2017
Location: University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria 3010
Register now: https://futurestudents.unimelb.edu.au/explore/events/victoria_and_interstate/victoria/
Making decisions - START QUT program
Students can test drive uni and experience different study areas through the START QUT program. Applications for 2018 opened 1 August and close 31 October.
Entry program, scholarships and support for elite athletes
QUT is recognised by the Australian Institute of Sport and The Australian Sports Commission as an elite athlete friendly university. Find out about our entry program, scholarships and support for elite athletes.
University of Queensland Scholarships
UQ Sporting Scholarships - apply now
UQ's sporting scholarships support students to balance their studies with the demands of elite-level competition. In addition to financial support, these scholarships offer academic tutoring, facility access, workshops and much more. Applications can be submitted online.
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 Domestic Australian Scholarship is for outstanding Australian domestic students who are completing Year 12 studies. The successful candidate will receive a $5,000 bursary each year for three years. Applications close 3 November 2017.
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 $5,000 bursary each year plus a mentoring scheme. Applications close 28 November 2017. https://economics.uq.edu.au/
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
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.
15 September, 5pm
Closing date for QUT creative industries courses with additional entry requirements such as auditions, portfolios or interviews.
QCS Test results available in student learning accounts.
Final day for Year 12 students: You must stay at school up to this day to be eligible to receive a QCE and OP.
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
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.
18 December, 10am
Due date to supply documents to QTAC for 21 December offer round
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
9 January 2018, 10am
Due date to supply documents to QTAC for 16 January offer round
16 January 2018
QTAC offer round
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