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At St Margaret’s, in their final week of Secondary school a student is nominated as Valedictorian and she presents to the assembled audience of Year 12 students, parents and staff at the Valedictory Dinner. Samantha Morgan ’19 was a very worthy recipient of this honour and I have taken a little snippet from her speech which I thought worthy of sharing as the voice of a graduating student and Boarder.
“When I think of the thing that I value most from my time at St Margaret’s, it is balance. We are taught to balance school work with extra-curricular activities. We are taught to balance our friendships and be inclusive. We are taught the balance between boarders and day girls, the benefits and drawbacks of both. The skills of balance are highly sought, and we will treasure and use them no matter what direction our path takes us.”
Some of you would have seen the recent media coverage about the relationship between increased screen time and literacy. Education experts fear screen time is contributing to a “generation of skim readers with poor literacy, who may struggle to gain employment later in life as low-skilled jobs disappear", according to a Four Corners program aired last week. ABC online reported that screen time took up 30% of a child's waking hours up to the age of 13. Professor Maryanne Wolf, a cognitive neuro-scientist from the University of California, told Four Corners screen culture was reducing deep reading ability. "We're left with a more short-circuited brain. The evidence from our eye movement researchers is that skimming is the new normal and we're becoming browsers and word spotters," Professor Wolf said. (ISQ, November 15, 2019) It is, therefore, so important to encourage reading of text other than that on screens. Our Primary School Accelerated Reading Program has so many benefits, developing a lifelong love of reading is one of them.
This year, all staff and students at the school had their login screens feature one of the key focus areas of The St Margaret’s Way each term. The current message they see on their screen is about Appreciation.
The Key aspects of Appreciation are:
This year, staff and students have made amazing progress in embedding the key messages of the St Margaret’s Way.
Many students are excited that the end of the school year is fast approaching. Next week is the last week of school for the year. With the end in sight, comes the busyness of all the end of school demands. Assignments, finishing off schoolwork and reports to name just a few. Some are torn between trying to balance this busyness and at the same time prepare for the important Church seasons of Advent and Christmas.
One author suggests, that work-life balance is a fallacy. This is because life is dynamic, ever moving, ever-changing. If this is the case, no matter how hard we try to control all the things in our lives, life still moves on. Maybe, instead of always striving for the elusive work-life balance, perhaps we need to think about making room in our busy lives for the things that really matter.
Advent offers an opportunity to do just that. Advent begins this year on Sunday 1st December. Advent marks the beginning of a new church year. Many Christians use the beginning of the church year, Advent, as a time of reflection as they await the birth of Jesus, Emmanuel, God with us. Advent is a time when we can reflect on what is important to us, what matters so much to us that we are willing to make room in our lives for it.
What is Advent? Advent is the four Sundays leading up to Christmas Day when we celebrate the birth of the Christ Child. Many people would be familiar with the Advent Calendars, where we open a little window each day from the beginning of December. Nowadays you can get some very elaborate Advent Calendars. Within the Christian tradition, Advent is used to prepare for the coming of the Christ Child. Most churches will have their Advent Wreaths set up and each Sunday there will be a short ceremony as a candle is lit. There are usually three purple candles which represent Love, Peace and Hope, and one pink candle which represents Joy. The final white candle which can be lit Christmas Eve or Christmas Day is the Christ Candle.
As a way of preparing for the seasons of Advent and Christmas, families could consider giving to charity. Both the Primary and Secondary school staff and students are collecting goods which will be donated to charity. There is an opportunity for students to donate new toys or non-perishable food, for instance, tinned or packet food, so that those less fortunate than ourselves are able to celebrate Christmas. There is also a lovely book available called Christmas Countdown: Creating 25 Days of New Advent Traditions for Families by Margie Harding you may find helpful. Alternatively, the Praying in Colour website has just published their free downloadable Advent Calendar for 2019: https://prayingincolor.com/tag/advent.
The Reverend Susan Crothers-Robertson
Last week was a very special week for our Year 12 students as they enjoyed their last St Margaret’s celebrations and events to mark the completion of their Secondary schooling. What a wonderful week of celebration it was.
Our Annual Speech Night 2019 was a spectacular event showcasing the vast array of school talent and student successes throughout the year. It was great to see such a large number of students receiving awards. This night not only highlights our students, but it was an opportunity to see our St Margaret’s community on a larger scale filling every seat in the QPAC Concert Hall. The St Margaret’s community really comes together to celebrate, and celebrate we did. Once again, I congratulate all our award recipients and would especially like to acknowledge our very own Year 12 Boarder, Samantha Morgan who received the Valedictorian award amongst her Year 12 cohort of 2019. Samantha has displayed determination and a great work ethic and is awarded for her academic achievements. The Boarding community were thrilled, and her younger boarder peers have recognised her award in hope to follow in her footsteps.
The week was filled with performances, celebrations and achievements and we are so proud of all of our students! We extend our very best wishes to each of our Year 12 graduates as they now spread their wings and set out on their new adventures. The Year 12s have passed the baton to the Year 11s who are now more ready than ever to become the next St Margaret’s leaders.
I leave you with one of my personal philosophies that I have shared and still share with our students:
"Never doubt you were born to do great things! Find ways around the obstacles in your life. The power lies within you and your ability to change the way you think and act. Never forget that, and never give up."
Next Monday, all Year 10 students will complete the QCAA Academic Integrity course during Academic Advising. To prepare the girls for Years 11 and 12 and beyond, it is important to promote academic integrity to ensure they understand what it means to produce their own work, have worked hard to earn their grades and be prepared for situations that may challenge their academic decision making. With the growing use of phones, smartwatches and online resources, there has been considerable conversation in schools and universities about raising students’ awareness of the importance of academic integrity.
The course will develop their knowledge of academic integrity, academic misconduct, submitting work that is their own and improving their work. The course is interactive and offers scenarios to respond to and case studies to answer. By completing the course, they will be able to explain why academic integrity is important, identify acts of academic misconduct and understand how to avoid them, as well as understand how to make sure the work they submit is their own.
As parents, you can see this information in our Academic Policy which includes information about effective academic practices, including using appropriate processes and materials in academic work, drafting practices to improve work and identifying when referencing is needed to acknowledge others’ work. The academic integrity course will take approximately 45–60 minutes to complete.
Year 11 Exam Block
Year 11 Exam Block begins today, Thursday 21 November and finishes on Monday 25 November. Tuesday 26 November is a normal school day for all Year 11s. Students who have chosen to present their English spoken response live will be provided with this opportunity on Tuesday afternoon.
End of the Year Reporting Process (Years 7-11)
End of Semester Reports may be accessed via Parent Lounge on Friday 6 December after 3:00pm. Please note also that all Continuous Reporting information will be available from this date.
Each student’s report will consist of a comment from her Head of Year, as well as a summary of results for each subject. The final page of the report is the Grade Point Average (GPA) graph which records the student’s overall level of achievement and tracks this from semester to semester.
For each subject, there is a list of the course content, marks for the criteria assessed, a table showing the distribution of achievement levels within the subject and an assessment of your daughter’s attitude to her learning. The academic results reflected in this report are based on the assessment completed throughout Semester 2. However, please note, assessment that is being completed by Year 11 students during Weeks 7 and 8 will not be reported on until next year. These assessments form part of the results for Unit 3 to be recorded for exit results in 2020.
Year 11 parents will also receive a QCE point summary report. This report records a satisfactory (S) or unsatisfactory (U) result for Unit 1 and Unit 2 for all subjects studied in Year 11. A satisfactory result is awarded at the completion of a unit when all teaching, learning and assessment of the unit has been completed and evidence is produced in response to the complete assessment program and demonstrates, on-balance, achievement of the syllabus standards at a C standard or better.
A day in the life a Year 9 student – Ms Claire Bloomer’s (Head of Year 9) reflection
On Friday 8 November, I experienced a day in the life of a Year 9 student. With ribbon in hair, the day started with Digital Technology, my first foray into programming, making a Sphero speak and change colour to be the spinner for the game twister. While I struggled with the programming, it seemed like second nature to my peers. After that was a quick stop off at my locker to check my phone… luckily there weren’t any emergencies at home and I resisted the temptation to check my social media. From here it was onto Academic Advising where my buddy, Ella Gibson, discussed her approach to upcoming assessment.
After another quick visit to my locker it was off to History where we discussed the Battle of the Somme and prepared responses to assist us with the upcoming exam. The thought of having to catch Mr McCormick’s question ball was terrifying, but I knew it was all to assist me in ensuring I was prepared and engaged in learning. Then was RVE where we discussed self-worth and why part of being human is being different and that is what makes the world so wonderful. Then we were off to Maths, where we started revision for the exam next week.
At lunch it didn’t stop! It was off to get some food from M’s café and attend an Economics tutorial for assistance with upcoming assessment.
After lunch, all the Year 9s were in The Loft to learn how to record and upload their vlogs for… you guessed it …assessment! A highlight of the day was surely Mrs Flanagan’s Vlog about how to make a good vlog. The day finished off with Drama where we played a very challenging warm-up game and performed to the class.
Overall, the day gave me a new appreciation for how many things Year 9 students are ‘juggling’ and how welcoming and caring the Year 9s are as a cohort. Additionally, I saw first-hand how caring and motivated my colleagues are to support students to be the best they can be.
A huge thank you to Ella Gibson for welcoming me into her classes for the day and reassuring me when I felt nervous about subjects I haven’t studied for many years.
The end of the year always brings reflection of the past. Last week was a wonderful celebration for the Year 12 students, as the whole school said goodbye to them. It was lovely to catch up with the girls who had been members of the Primary school at some stage of their Primary education. Year 12 was a small cohort as this was the year that the finishing age changed from the end of year to the current 30 June. It was gratifying for the Primary staff to see on Speech Night the number of these girls who received Honours or special Honours prizes. Out of a possible 46 prizes, 28 of these prizes were awarded to girls who attended the Primary School, including the Dux and the Proxime Accessit Dux. The recipients of these two prizes will return in the new year to talk to the girls about their approach to learning and study.
Last week, we also announced the Primary Captains for 2020; congratulations to Alexandra Dew and Mana Fua. They will work alongside the School Captains, Isobel Barry and Alice O’Driscoll who also attended our Primary School. As we move towards a new year, the Year 6 girls are currently preparing for their final days left in the Primary School. Tomorrow they will experience a transition day in the Secondary School. On Tuesday, one of the most significant Year 6 events, the final chapel service and morning tea will be held. The morning tea is always a special event as the girls share their Primary journey with family and friends with many laughs, tears and happy memories.
Other events include:
Monday 25 November: Lifetime Friends Morning Tea, 10:25-10:50am
Tuesday 26 November: Year 6 Chapel Service and Morning Tea, 8:30-11:00am in the Chapel and Arts Centre Foyer
Wednesday 27 November: Pre-Prep Chapel Service, 2:00-3:20pm
Thursday 28 November:
Final Primary Assembly, 2:00pm in the Atrium
School finishes at 3:00pm on this final day
Year 6 End of Year Party, 6:00-8.30pm in the Arts Centre Foyer
There is; however, one event at the end of the year that all the students in the Primary school get behind, MAGGIES GOT TALENT! This activity is organised and hosted by the Student Representative Council (SRC) and done so without any teacher input. This is a credit to the members of the SRC, contestants and audience. We look forward to the girls announcing the winners at the final assembly. This assembly will also include acknowledgement of the students who have been in the Primary school since Pre-Prep and Prep. The staff and I look forward to sharing this final week with the girls.
The end of the year also brings changes to the number of classes and staff. We farewelled Donna Jackson this week and will do the same to Deanna Lawliss, Steve Box and Janice Emmett at the final assembly. These teachers are moving to other schools, except Mrs Emmett who is retiring. We thank them for their contributions made to our school.
The staff placements for 2020 are as follows, with background information about our four new staff members to be shared in the upcoming weeks:
Pre-Prep: Belinda Knowles
Prep: Katie Bryant
Year 1: Kylie Briggs and Georgie Eadie
Year 2: Rowena Harle
Year 3: Nicole Jonathan
Year 4: Melissa Garbutt, Briar Bracey and Louise Sands (3days)/Kate Frewin (Assistant Head of Primary – Curriculum, 2 days)
Year 5: Evan Chia, Kate Porter and Lucardia Moulton
Year 6: Karen Andrews-Close, Kimberley Bachmann, Georgina Stevenson and Jess Fumar (3 days)/Marilyn Ivers (2 days)
Years 3 and 4 Strings Celebration
Congratulations to all Years 3 and 4 students who performed at the Strings Celebration held on Tuesday morning. These students have been undertaking tuition on a string instrument and provided a wonderful presentation to parents, teachers and Year 2 girls, showcasing all they have learned throughout the year. Under the guidance of Mr Jonny Ng, Ms Chloe Williamson and Ms Alys Rayner the girls performed several pieces, provided demonstrations on individual instruments and listened to other guest performers. Tutti Strings and Amati Strings also performed at the presentation. Students may consider joining one of these ensembles if they are interested in further developing their musical skills. Well done to all Years 3 and 4 students on their efforts this year in the Strings Program!
Year 5 Band Morning
Congratulations to all Year 5 students who performed at the Year 5 Bands Morning on Wednesday. All Year 5 students have been undertaking tuition on a band instrument throughout the year. Under the direction of Dr Camille Syntageros, Mr Sean Mackenzie and Ms Regina Brennan the students gave several fantastic performances. The Chaseley Concert Band also performed at the presentation. Students who have just completed the Year 5 Band program may consider joining this ensemble if they are interested in further developing their musical skills. Well done to all Year 5 students on their efforts this year in the Year 5 Band Program!
Private Music Students’ Recital
Congratulations to all students who performed in the Private Music Students’ Recital on Wednesday afternoon. There was a wide range of styles performed on a variety of different instruments. All girls should be exceptionally proud of their performances!
Return of Hired Instruments
All hired instruments are to be returned to the Sister Helen Orchestra Room Music Department no later than 8:20am on Wednesday 27 November for cleaning and repairs.
2020 Private Music Tuition
If your daughter is currently undertaking private music tuition, she will automatically be placed on her current teachers’ roll for 2020. Parents do not need to fill in a new application form. However, if your daughter is wanting to discontinue lessons in 2020, we ask that you please email directly to the Music Department at: email@example.com prior to the end of the school year.
2020 Date Claimer
Music Camp will be held at the end of Week 4 in Term 1 of 2020 from Friday afternoon 21 February through to Sunday afternoon 23 February at Luther Heights Youth Camp, Coolum. All girls in Years 7-12 who are involved in the Co-Curricular Music Program are invited and encouraged to attend. Further details will be provided at the start of the school year.
Music Support Group Annual General Meeting
The next Music Support Group meeting will be the Annual General Meeting to be held on Tuesday 26 November at 5:00pm in the Primary Music Room (second floor of Chaseley). We encourage parents from both the Primary and Secondary schools to become involved in this dedicated group of parents who consistently provide wonderful support to the St Margaret’s Music Program.
You never know where Rowing could take you. For some St Margaret's girls, it's been the gateway to representative sport at the highest level and scholarships to overseas universities. On Sunday 17 November, St Margaret’s ran a Year 7 'Come and Try Rowing' day in the 25m pool. Girls were able to practise a few drills, get the hang of manoeuvring a boat and practised capsizing and getting back into the boat. The ergos were also on hand for the girls to learn the rowing movement. Thanks to our Years 10 and 11 students and coaches who were eager to share their love of Rowing with the girls.
Keep an eye out for further opportunities in Term 1 2020 for Year 8 to give Rowing a try before sign-on commences. 2020 Year 7 students will have an opportunity in Term 4 2020.
Should you have any questions about Rowing at St Margaret’s in 2020, please contact Jared Bidwell, Head of Rowing: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our Water Polo girls have completed six rounds of competition and are to be congratulated on their efforts in the water. All teams have been challenged yet competitive, with several teams taking out either a draw or a win last weekend. Results from Saturday 16 November are as follows:
U12C St Margaret’s 6-6 Loreto
U13A Barras Green 6-4 St Margaret’s
U13C St Margaret’s 7-5 Brigidine
U15C MBC 16-0 St Margaret’s
U16C St Margaret’s 14-1 Somerville House
U18C All Hallows 16-1 St Margaret’s
U18B All Hallows 8-1 St Margaret’s
Holiday Swimming training will take place at Nudgee College from Monday 2 December to Friday 13 December and Monday 13 January to Tuesday 21 January. For further information regarding holiday training, please click here. (PDF 151.6KB)
All students are encouraged to attend the annual Swim Camp on Wednesday 22 January to Friday 24 January at The Southport School. This camp is an integral part of the Swim Program. To learn more about this camp, please visit the Swimming POD page and register via Flexischools.
Nicola Johnson, a current parent and coaching consultant for St Margaret’s Water Polo, who was recently selected and will make history at the Tokyo Olympic Games by becoming the first Australian female referee. We look forward to seeing Nicola on the world stage next year at the world’s pinnacle sporting event.
This year in Digital Art Club, students created animated short films for entry into the ACMI Screen It Australia Film Competition. While all of our students in Digital Art Club created wonderful animated films, the short film, “Listen to Your Heart” by Gio Kim (Year 10) and Cathrine Jensen (Year 11) has been named the national Senior Animation Winner for 2019. This competition is the largest student film competition in the country. We are extremely proud of Gio and Cathrine for their outstanding achievements.
To view this animated short film, please click here.
Each frame in this animation was hand-drawn in Adobe Photoshop and edited in Adobe Premiere Pro. The film features over 1,100 hand-drawn images and tells the story of a boy who finds a magical music box that transports him to a different world. In this world, he realises that he is very far from home and does not know how to return. The boy meets a snow giant who gives him shelter and teaches him that the way home is in his heart. The boy listens to his heart and is taken back home, teaching us the valuable lesson that we must listen to ourselves to know our heart’s will.
In other Digital Art Club news, our students have been busy creating augmented reality Christmas artworks which are currently on display in the library. Augmented reality superimposes computer-generated imagery over our view of the real world. While these artworks may seem like typical images, when viewers hold the iPad camera over these works, a hidden animation comes to life and plays out on the screen. These artworks will be on display in the library until the end of the year. From all of us in Digital Art Club, we wish you a merry Christmas.
Tuition for 2020
The St Margaret’s Private Speech and Drama Program offers a fun, supportive environment for students to gain skills in interpersonal communication, presentation, performance and public speaking.
If you would like to enrol your daughter in Speech and Drama for 2020, please complete and return the Application for Tuition form (PDF 102.8KB). Places in the Program are limited and are provided to continuing students and then to new students based on the order in which enrolment applications are received and according to availability of spaces in each year level.
Please note that students who are currently enrolled in the program will automatically be re-enrolled for lessons next year. If your daughter is currently enrolled but is not intending to continue lessons in 2020, please email your daughter’s teacher or email@example.com.
New enrolments or cancellation of current enrolments are required by Monday 25 November 2019.
Your consideration regarding this procedure is greatly appreciated. Accurate enrolment numbers are essential for ensuring successful timetabling, suitable staffing arrangements and a smooth start to the year for current and new students.
Lessons for 2020 will commence in Week 2 of Term 1. We are looking forward to another exciting year of cultivating confident, capable communicators.
For further information about the Program, please contact the Coordinator on firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 3862 0750 or refer to the Private Speech and Drama Handbook on the website or the Private Speech and Drama POD Page.
Speech and Drama Performances
Listed below are the details of the Speech and Drama Eisteddfods being held next week. Parents of performers are most welcome to attend. All performances are being held in the Independent Learning Centre (off Circular Drive).
Year 5 Speech and Drama Eisteddfod - Monday 25 November, 10:50am to approx. 3:00pm
Year 6 Speech and Drama Eisteddfod - Wednesday 27 November, 8:20am to approx. 12:10pm
Year 7 Speech and Drama Eisteddfod - Friday 22 November, 8:20am to approx. 12:45pm
Years 8 and 9 Speech and Drama Eisteddfod - Tuesday 26 November, 8:20am to approx.12:00pm
Year 10 Speech and Drama Eisteddfod - Monday 25 November, 8:20am to approx. 9:50am
The 2020 booklists for all Year Levels are available on the St Margaret’s website (Admissions – Supplies Shop). Hard copies will not be given out to students. Order online direct from Sequel at: www.sequelbooks.com or complete the booklist including the payment page and return to the Supplies Shop by the due date.
Secondary second-hand books
Second-hand books may be purchased or sold through Sustainable School Shop at: www.sustainableschoolshop.com.au. There is no registration fee for St Margaret’s families to use this trading system.
Church dress hire return
Return date for all students, except Year 6, is no later than Friday 22 November 2019. Year 6 students must return their church dress no later than Friday 29 November 2019. All church dresses must be laundered, ironed and returned as per the “Hire Conditions” for an amount of $70 to be refunded.
Uniform Fitting Appointments – New online booking system
Bookings for November and December 2019 and January 2020 are available online now. Book your appointment online via the school website.
We encourage families to book a fitting appointment as soon as possible to avoid missing your preferred day and time. Appointment times are either 30 minutes or 60 minutes depending on your fitting type. Fitting types include: New Student, Existing Student, Boarder Only, Pre-Prep and School Blazer Fitting.
Extended Trading Hours*
Thursday 28 November: 8:00am-2:00pm
Friday 29 November: 10:00am-2:00pm
Monday 2 December: 8:00am-12:00pm
Tuesday 3 December: 8:00am-12:00pm
Wednesday 4 December: 8:00am-12:00pm
Wednesday 15 January: 8:00am-12:00pm
Thursday 16 January: 1:00pm-5:00pm
Friday 17 January: 8:00am-12:00pm
Monday 20 January: 8:00am-3:00pm
Tuesday 21 January: 8:00am-3:00pm
Wednesday 22 January: 8:00am-3:00pm
Thursday 23 January: 1:00pm-8:00pm
Friday 24 January: 8:00am-3:00pm
Saturday 25 January: 9:00am-2:00pm
Sunday 26 January: Closed
Monday 27 January: 9:00am-12pm
Monday 27 January: 1:00-5:00pm Boarders only
Tuesday 28 January: Regular trading resumes
*Fitting appointment times may extend beyond shop opening hours during peak periods.
St Margaret’s Outside School Hours Care: Vacation Care Program
December/January School Holiday Program - Bookings now 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 for our December/January School Holiday Program. Further details of the program can be found here (PDF 808.2KB). Boys and girls, siblings, friends and family welcome!
Bookings for the St Margaret’s OSHC December/January School Holiday Program has opened. If you require care for the upcoming school holiday period, please return your booking form by 22 November 2019.
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?*
Fees: $65 per day*
*Incursions and excursions incur additional costs. These are compulsory for all students and therefore you are able to claim CCS.
SERVICE IS CLOSED: 20 December 2019 - 12 January 2020
What are the hours of operation?
The service is open from 7:00am until 6:00pm.
NEW LOCATION FOR THIS VACATION CARE ONLY: Wearin Room, Ground Level Avoca, St Margaret’s Anglican Girls School
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.
Notice of P&F Annual General Meeting
Notice is given that the Annual General Meeting of the St Margaret’s P&F Association Inc. is to be held on Monday 24 February 2020 in the Arts Centre Foyer at 6:30pm.
Nomination for Position
Any one member of the P&F shall be at liberty to nominate any other member to serve as an officer or other member of the Management Committee.
If you are interested in joining the P&F Association, all positions of the Management Committee will be declared vacant at the AGM and a new committee for 2020 will be elected.
Nominations can be made by downloading and completing the Nomination for Position (PDF 75.6KB) form. All nomination forms must be returned to: P&F@stmargarets.qld.edu.au or via School Reception by Friday 14 February 2020.
OGA Annual General Meeting
The Old Girls’ Association Annual General Meeting will be held on Tuesday 26 November from 7:00pm-9:00pm in the Mooloomburram Boardroom. Past students of St Margaret’s are warmly invited to attend to share their views and ideas.
2020 Milestone Reunion Dates
We are pleased to announce the dates for our 2020 Milestone reunions:
10 Year Reunion – Class of 2010 – Friday 24 July
20 Year Reunion – Class of 2000 – Friday 24 July
30 Year Reunion – Class of 1990 – Friday 24 July
40 Year Reunion – Class of 1980 – Saturday 25 July
50 Year Reunion – Class of 1970 – Saturday 25 July
60 Year Reunion – Class of 1960 – Saturday 25 July
Chapel Service and Morning Tea – Sunday 26 July
60+ Year Reunion – Monday 27 July
2020 St Margaret’s Women’s Luncheon
In celebration of our 125 Year Anniversary next year, you are warmly invited to join us at the St Margaret's Women's Luncheon. This special anniversary event is a wonderful opportunity for all women of St Margaret’s, past, present and future to come together.
Date: Friday 13 March 2020
Location: The Greek Club, 29 Edmonstone Street, South Brisbane
Tickets: $125 per person/$1,250 for a table of 10 and includes drink on arrival, 2-course lunch and 3-hour drinks package
RSVP: Monday 2 March 2020 (No refunds will be given after the RSVP date)
Table and Ticket Enquiries: Please contact the Development Office on 07 3862 0765 or email: email@example.com
General Enquiries: Anthea Damman 0403 846 258 or Angela Pratt 0413 701 407
Buy your tickets today
Are you considering a career in medicine? Looking to get ahead of the crowd and into medical school? This is an unmissable free event for prospective medical students. Register to attend today!
The University of Queensland
The Language Immersion Foreign Travel (LIFT) scholarship will allow one high school student in Years 10 and 11 experiencing financial hardship to have the opportunity to experience a foreign language immersion program overseas. Applications are now open to students who are currently studying Chinese (Mandarin), French, German, Italian, Japanese or Spanish. Discover more
The Institute of Modern Languages (IML) invites Years 11 and 12 students studying Chinese, French, German, Japanese and Spanish to enrol in the 2020 IML Summer High School Enrichment Program delivered at The University of Queensland, St Lucia Campus. Discover more
Brisbane Defence Force recruiting information sessions
Adventure, travel, great pay and diverse career opportunities – just to name a few of the benefits on offer when you join the Navy, Army or Air Force. If you’re up for the challenge and would like to find out more, come along to one of our upcoming information sessions here.
The Queensland Mathematics Summer School (QMSS) at UQ is a five-day program from Monday 20-Friday 24 January 2020 for Year 10 students planning to study Year 11 Mathematical Methods and Specialist Mathematics in 2020. Applications close 25 November 2019. Discover more
It's not too late to join our Summer High School Projects!
This short-term overseas volunteer placement with Projects Abroad is available for students in Years 10 and 11. Find out more here.
Applications for Durack College are now open for 2020. Durack College offers a boutique residential experience, with a personalised focus on educational success. Discover more
Griffith Scholarships in 2020: Find out more and apply online at: griffith.edu.au/scholarships
The University of Queensland Scholarships: Discover more
QUT Scholarship opportunities: check out the full range
QUT Meeting assumed knowledge and prerequisites
QUT offers a bridging program in Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics.
UQ College is offering University Prerequisite Courses in Mathematics B, Chemistry or Biology. Discover more
QTAC Key Dates:
14 December: OP’s released
23 December: QTAC Offer Round
7 January: Last day to change preference
15 January: Offer Round
UQ OP Results Advice 16 December 2019, 3:00pm–6:00pm, UQ Centre, St Lucia campus
Griffith University: Explore your Options (for Year 12)
Monday 16 December – Thursday 19 December. Find out more here
QUT Real Decisions (for Year 12)
Date: 17 December, 9:00am-12:00pm, P Block, QUT Gardens Point campus
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The St Margaret’s community acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land upon which we gather each day. We pay our respects to the Elders past and present, for they hold the memories, traditions, culture and hopes of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples across the nation.