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It is hard to believe that a week has passed since the Opening Night of the school musical. Congratulations to all students and staff who produced an enjoyable and highly polished performance of The Addams Family.
We formally farewell Reverend Nicki who is leaving us at the end of term to be the Priest-in-charge of the parish of St Mark’s at Clayfield. Although we may see her from time to time in her parent role and perhaps as a visiting priest, it is important that we acknowledge Reverend Nicki’s contribution and service to the school community. Reverend Nicki began at St Margaret’s in 2007 as a part-time Chaplain; she became fulltime in 2010 and in 2011 became a member of the School’s Educational Leadership Team.
Reverend Nicki’s service to the school community will be remembered for many reasons, but particularly for the creativity and relevance she brought to Dadirri – the prayer spaces and the worship in our family, house and boarder chapels. She introduced the masterclasses in RVE to Years 11 and 12. She has ‘married’ several Old Girls and staff, baptised the children of Old Girls and staff and sadly conducted funerals of Old Girls and staff. Reverend Nicki has been steadfast in her commitment to the philosophy of the Sisters and generally the Sisters’ legacy. We wish Reverend Nicki well for this next phase of life’s journey. We are currently still recruiting for a new Chaplain at St Margaret’s.
We also wish Angela Bowen and her family well as she starts her maternity leave from Term 2. Mrs Jessica Marrinan will be taking Mrs Bowen’s classes for the rest of the year.
I, too, will be going on leave in Term 2. While I am on long service leave, Ms Karen Gorrie will be Acting Principal; Mrs Nicole Devlin will be Acting Deputy Principal; Mr Tom McCormick will be Acting Dean of Studies and Mrs Louise Brown will be Acting Head of Faculty- Sociocultural Studies. Mr John Walsh will return to us to take some of the classes for Mr McCormick and Mrs Brown while they are acting in the higher positions during the term.
Anxiety for children around assessment from students as young as primary age is not uncommon, but there are certain things at home and at school we can do to assist. Coping strategies are important to teach from a young age, as if testing is designed to ascertain how much a student knows, then a child who is stressed or suffering anxiety is not likely to be able to demonstrate how much they know.
Here are a few tips to help overcome assessment anxiety:
Brent Hughes (Education Today, 2019)
An Easter Reflection – Leading into Holy Week
This time last year we were only a few days away from Easter! In 2019, we continue to wait, but we can easily become distracted by the impending school holidays. Palm Sunday, 14 April, begins the week we call Holy Week. Holy Week includes a series of ‘big events’ as we journey with Jesus towards the cross: Maundy Thursday (18 April), Good Friday (19 April), Holy Saturday and (for many) the Lighting of the new Easter fire (20 April).
This year, in Holy Week, my family and I will be moving house… in some ways a particularly reflective time, but it will also be a busy, stressful and exhausting time! So… I know that I will need to heed my own reflective words I share here with you:
As we move towards Easter, and enter into Holy Week, what are we invited to do?
Listen. It is time to take a moment to listen to what your heart desires.
What makes your heart sing? Listen to the inner voice of your soul and allow a sacred moment to become more than simply a ‘moment’, but a way of knowing. A way of being. It is time to listen.
As the events of Holy Week draw us towards the Passion and the mystery of Easter, listen. Allow God to enter your space and sit with the silence and the peace that God can bring.
Breathe and pause … breathe and pause … the still small voice of God becomes louder as we reflect on the events of Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter. Hear the voice of God reminding you that you are loved. Deeply loved. Sometimes, we just need to hear that we are loved. Sometimes, that means everything.
You are loved by God.
Each and every one of you:
Cherished, adored, liked…
Just as you are.
God loves you, Jesus loves you, the Spirit loves you – three-in-one.
Follow Christ’s footsteps,
Walk in the wilderness
And dance in the desert.
Beloved of God,
Come on a journey.
(Foster-Fulton, Sally. Prayers, Meditations, Reflections and Activities for Lent. Wild Goose Publications, 2015).
May your Easter be Holy and hope-filled,
The Reverend Canon Nicki Colledge
Building Connections – Broadening Horizons
This year, the Day/Boarder weekend will be held from 31 May to 2 June. We encourage all boarders to invite a day girl home for the weekend. Often our day families will take the girls on leave, transport them to events and pick them up for sport. Our boarders get to experience the life of the day girls and so in return we encourage the boarders and their families to invite a day girl home for the long weekend.
The Day/Boarder weekend provides a wonderful opportunity for boarding families to give the day girls a unique experience and a better understanding of where the boarders come from. We hope this year we will have many Day/Boarding families involved in this experience.
With the introduction of the new QCE system, there has been considerable conversation about raising students’ awareness of the importance of academic integrity. Universities have been encouraging and promoting academic integrity for many years to ensure students produce their own work, have worked hard to earn their qualification and are prepared for the opportunities and challenges in the workplace. The Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority (QCAA) have prepared an online course suitable for all Years 11 and 12 students who are working towards a QCE to explain relevant matters of academic integrity.
On Thursday 4 April, we will guide the Year 11s through this course which 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 define academic integrity, explain why it 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 and understand how to improve their work.
We will continue to promote academic integrity in our Academic Policy and most importantly through our teaching 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 and will offer the girls very relevant knowledge they can use through Years 11 and 12 and beyond.
Academic Advising and Goal Setting
As adults, we are also aware of the need to tolerate negative feelings rather than avoid them. We have learnt that everything we have to do in life is not full of fun and cheer. MIT Sloan Management Review notes that the most meaningful learning situations are encountered when we are the most challenged. It is important for us as adults to model for our girls to embrace the challenge, as a life of greater growth often involves taking the bumpier path.
Students in Years 9 to 12 continue to meet with academic advisors and are going into a phase of checking in on learning goals set and discussing learning dispositions that may help with organisation and planning for assessment loads. They are also continuing to engage in Learning Analytics to look for teachers' assessment feedback to assist in tailoring specific areas for your daughter to work on. This process is designed for your daughter to engage in her results and to reflect on her next move on her learning journey to challenge herself. Academic advisors are encouraging your daughter to revel in the process of learning, however challenging and difficult it may be. After all, with passion, desire and challenge, girls are more likely to make it to the finish line and learn how to do things differently, making learning deeper and more meaningful.
A reminder also for you as parents to engage with your daughters’ results and assessment feedback through Parent Lounge.
This is the last week for Supervised Study for Term 1. Supervised Study will resume again on Monday 29 April. We are still having some girls turn up for Supervised Study who have not been booked in via Flexischools. This service is being run to assist students; however, due to the number of girls just ‘turning up’, we are not sufficiently staffed and this is putting pressure on the tutors. Thank you to those parents who are booking their daughters in to the service. Remember to book in to ensure your places for Term 2.
To book, parents will need to log into Flexischools and select ‘Supervised Study Sessions’. Bookings are limited to 25 participants each night and when a session is full no further bookings can be made. Bookings are essential and should be made in advance to ensure a place is available. If dinner is required, payment must be paid at the time of booking and this option selected in Flexischools.
So often the world stands in awe of various nations and their stoic resilience in the face of what, to many of us, appear to be insurmountable odds. Yet, from somewhere within, they find the will and the strength to survive.
The problems our daughters face in their day to day lives appear trivial in contrast, but to them they often become all consuming. It is how they cope with these problems now that can form the basis of the character of the women they are to become.
As parents, it is natural we wish to make that journey to womanhood as smooth and painless as possible. But are we doing them any favours, when our desire to protect our children may result in them never experiencing disappointment or even failure in their young lives? This could possibly result in them having to deal with far harsher realities when they are older with no previous experience in dealing with letdowns. Sometimes they need to suffer the consequences of handing in an assignment late or forgetting their sports uniform, without mum or dad rushing to the rescue.
As tempting as it is, we cannot do the journey for them or even carry their load. Louise Porter, renowned Australian Child Psychologist, puts it well when she advises parents, “don’t just do something, stand there”. Resilience, according to Gilligan (as cited by Miller and Bentovim, 2007) is “a set of qualities that helps a person to withstand many of the negative effects of adversity”. The more we can develop this life skill now, in the safe environment of St Margaret’s, the better for our girls.
Kirstie Maclean summarises some of the qualities associated with resilience which develop through children’s life experiences as follows:
Good self-esteem derives from being accepted by people whose relationship one values and from accomplishment in tasks one values. Praise, on its own, will not improve self-esteem; the child has also to ascribe value to the achievement.
A belief in one’s own self-efficacy means having the qualities of optimism, ‘stickability’ and believing that one’s own efforts can make a difference.
Initiative is the ability and willingness to take action. Children and young people facing adversity are in a stronger position to deal with it if they are able to take the initiative in finding ‘creative’ responses.
Faith and morality can help the child to persist in problem solving or in surviving a set of challenging life circumstances.
Autonomy means the ability to make decisions. Young people who are autonomous know that it is OK to make mistakes and that you can learn from mistakes. They take reasonably well-calculated risks. Autonomous children and young people are good at self-regulation; they gain increasing control over their own emotions and behaviour.
Young people who have good insight into their own difficulties, including a realistic assessment of their own contribution and the contribution of others to those difficulties, are more likely to be resilient. Young people who are able to recognise benefits, as well as negative effects, from severe adversity are likely to be resilient. Insight helps people to take appropriate actions and make appropriate choices.
Maclean,K. Resilience: What it is and how children and young people can be helped to develop it. Cyc-online, Issue 62 March 2004. http://www.cyc-net.org
Miller, L., & Bentovim, A. (2007). Assessing the support needs of adopted children and their families. Abingdon (England): Routledge.
Last week, Konan Elementary School visited our school for the fourteenth year. As sister schools we both agree to promote friendship and understanding through visiting each other’s school and participating in intercultural activities.
Their visit, at the end of their school year, always coincides with Harmony Day. This day is celebrated on 21 March and is a day Australia acknowledges the heritage of all Australians. It also serves as a reminder to respect and help others to feel a sense of belonging. In living the values of this day, we are encouraging a peaceful and respectful community.
Our Year 5 and Konan students certainly enjoyed participating in the intercultural activities led by the Year 5 teachers. Thank you to Mrs Emmett and Miss Surtees for their organisation. I appreciate the efforts of our staff and students to ensure Konan school members felt like they belonged.
Harmony Day comes on the back of the National Day of Action Against Bullying and Violence. By acknowledging each of these days, we are highlighting to the girls important ways to interact with others, with the long-term goal of them becoming responsible and caring citizens of the future.
As adults in a child’s life, it is our responsibility to model such citizenship and positive interactions. I thank you for doing this and supporting the social education we provide your daughter.
Primary POD Page
Please do not forget to sign up for the Primary School POD page so you are able to access the different year level pages, sport and music. The sport and music pages are constantly being updated with the girls’ achievements.
The following results will be available this week, through Parent Lounge:
Assistant Head of Primary
Friday 29 March: Interhouse Swimming Carnival
Thursday 4 April: End of Term 1, 3:00pm
Congratulations to all cast, orchestra and crew on their fantastic presentation of the musical The Addams Family. Thank you also to all those in our St Margaret’s Music Community who supported the girls through both the rehearsal period and during production week. It could not have happened without the involvement of many in our broader community. It was a wonderful event, and the girls should all be immensely proud of what they achieved!
Music Support Group Raffle
Thank you for supporting the Music Support Group raffles at the musical. The lucky winners were Norma Tucker, Jenny Eisentrager and Louise Campbell.
Music Support Group - President
Primary Chorale Performance
Primary Chorale has been invited to perform at Holy Trinity Church (141 Brookes Street, Fortitude Valley) for ‘Neighbour Day’ on Sunday 31 March 2019 from 2:45-3:15pm. This is a wonderful opportunity for our girls to perform at this special community event. There will be a variety of food and gift stalls, as well as other entertainment presented throughout the afternoon. Parents and friends are all welcome to attend.
As part of the St Margaret’s Choral Program restructure, Encorah will now be open to all students in Years 9–12. Encorah will commence rehearsals under the direction of Ms Stephanie Taylor from Thursday 2 May (Week 2, Term 2) with rehearsals each week from 3:30-4:30pm in the Sister Helen Orchestra Room (SHOR). The choir will work on a large selection of styles including R'n'B, soul, pop, indie pop, a capella repertoire, Latin music and music theatre numbers, just to name a few! There will also be some more traditional choral pieces in the mix as well. Ms Taylor has experience in arranging for vocal ensembles and is interested in bringing this expertise to the choir. Also, in 2020, there will be the opportunity for the choir to travel to France and Belgium to participate in the World Choir Games (further details below). We would love to have many girls involved in this choir!
Encorah Music Tour 2020
We are exploring the opportunity of taking Encorah on tour next year to participate in the World Choir Games which will occur in Flanders, Belgium, during the 2020 June/July holidays. This event is the largest global choral festival and brings together choirs from around the world. Students will have the opportunity to participate in the opening ceremony which brings together 20,000 choristers in a single venue. Prior to the World Choir Games, the girls will visit Paris, where they will perform in spectacular venues such as Notre Dame Cathedral and La Madeleine Church. Students will also take a backstage tour of Palais Garnier, the Paris National Opera House. En route to Belgium, students will visit Villers-Bretonneux for a WWI historical tour and also provide a performance at the Menin Gate Ceremony. The tour will then proceed to Flanders where the girls will participate in performances, workshops and competitions at the World Choir Games. This promises to be a truly unique experience, bringing together thousands of people with a love of choral music from all around the world. Further details may be found here. A meeting will be held early in Term 2 to provide parents with more information.
Congratulations to Annette Chan
Congratulations to Annette Chan (Year 9) for her wonderful performance on the marimba at the Professional Women’s Network breakfast held last Thursday 21 March in the ACF. All in attendance very much appreciated her contribution.
Friends of St Margaret’s Music
The St Margaret’s Music Support Group is providing an opportunity for parents to support the school’s Music Program through donations via the Friends of St Margaret’s Music Program. The Music Support Group understands that some parents can assist through giving of their time at music events held throughout the year and donating items for raffles. For some parents, they may choose to assist through donation to further expand opportunities for music excellence at St Margaret’s. To become a Friend of St Margaret’s Music, donations of $500 (Gold) and $250 (Silver) are sought.
Gold Donors: As a Gold Donor, you will receive four tickets with priority reserved seating at ‘Classics in the Cathedral’ plus a school concert of your choice (Choral/Band/Strings Concerts). Your name (and donation year) will be added to the Friends of St Margaret’s Music honour board displayed in the Sister Helen Orchestra Room.
Silver Donors: As a Silver Donor, you will receive two tickets with priority reserved seating at ‘Classics in the Cathedral’ plus a school concert of your choice (Choral/Band/Strings Concerts). Your name (and donation year) will be added to the Friends of St Margaret’s Music honour board displayed in the Sister Helen Orchestra Room.
Should you wish to donate and become a Friend of St Margaret’s Music, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. A flyer with further details is attached here (PDF 2.5MB). Thank you for your support of the St Margaret’s Music Program!
Music Support Group
The next Music Support Group meeting will be on Tuesday 30 April at 5:00pm in the Primary Music Room (second floor of Chaseley). Parents from both the primary and secondary schools are welcome to attend.
A wonderful break-up conducted by captains Scarlett Carlton-Smith and Samantha Morgan signalled the end of the water polo season. Congratulations to all girls and the recipients of the team awards:
13C: Most Valuable Player - Elle Gordon, Most Improved Player - Georgia White
13B: Most Valuable Player - Stella Stuart, Most Improved Player - Lani McWilliam
14C: Most Valuable Player - Lucia Owen, Most Improved Player - Ruby Beard
15B: Most Valuable Player – Lucy Leaver, Most Improved Player - Kate Bloomfield
16B: Most Valuable Player - Primrose Carrigan, Most Improved Player - Meg Sargood
16C: Most Valuable Player - Julia Elks, Most Improved Player - Josie McPhee
18B: Most Valuable Player - Bella Gray, Most Improved Player - Samantha Morgan
18C: Most Valuable Player - Scarlett Carlton-Smith, Most Improved Player - Lillyana Bowden
On Friday 22 March, the Autumn sports of touch football, basketball and football competed in their third round of fixtures against Brisbane State High School (BSHS). BSHS are notorious for being a strong competitor; however, our junior touch football teams experienced success. This week, we welcome Moreton Bay College to our home grounds in what will be another strong round of competition.
Touch Football Fundraising Barbecue
A barbecue, snacks and drinks including the tasty Barambah milkshakes will be on offer at touch football this Friday 29 March at Windsor Park. If you can assist at this event, please contact the Support Group Secretary - Vicki Fenwicke: email@example.com.
Touch Football Holiday Training
Training sessions will be held for those girls available to train and is aimed at maintaining speed, fitness and touch football techniques and skills. Further information regarding the holiday trainings can be found via the touch football POD page.
Cross Country Holiday Training
A reminder that cross country will continue throughout the holidays every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, commencing at 7am from Circular Drive. A holiday program is also available via the POD page.
Cross Country Camp
To complement your daughter’s experience within the cross country program, an invitation is extended to all girls to attend the annual St Margaret’s cross country camp.
During the camp, runners will participate in cross training activities, interval activities, trail running as well as recreational activities such as team building exercises, movies at Harbour Town and a visit to Urban Extreme. For more information, please see the POD page.
Interhouse Cross Country
The Interhouse Cross Country Carnival will be held on Tuesday 2 April at Crosby Park. This is a great event for all girls to show their house spirit by participating in the 3km course. The order of the day is as follows:
11:45am: Students to assembly in year group areas
11:50am: Students directed to Crosby Park
12:20pm: First event – 17 years+
12:40pm: 12 years race
1:00pm: 13 years race
1:20pm: 14 years race
1:40pm: 15 years race
2:00pm: 16 years race
2:20pm: Tug-o-war and ball games
3:00pm: Students to return to school
Thank you to Ms Annette Box for a hugely entertaining musical and for providing a fantastic creative opportunity for our musical set-design student team. The girls really enjoyed creating spooky tree sets and the wonky ‘moons’. Although the musical work has now finished, students may still work in the art rooms until 5pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoons.
In Term 2, our Wednesday smART Club activity will be silver jewellery making with our very own in-house jeweller, Mrs Mazzotta (known to the girls as Mrs M). Please view the flyer (PDF 765.4KB) for full details.
Congratulations to Georgia Johnston (Year 11) as our April Artwork of the Month (PDF 617.8KB).
A position exists for a Casual School Crossing Supervisor at St Margaret’s Anglican Girls School. The School Crossing Supervisor may be required to work five days per fortnight in all weather conditions. The hours of work for the School Crossing Supervisor are 1 hour and 30 mins a day and comprises 45 minutes in the morning and 45 minutes in the afternoon.
Current crossing time: 7:45am - 8:30am and 3pm - 3:45pm.
The current rate of pay is $30.34 per hour.
Commencement of work for the successful applicant is dependent on:
Those interested are encouraged to apply without delay as the position is to commence ASAP.
Completed applications should be returned via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org or they may be dropped into the Primary Office. For enquiries, please contact Kate Curran, Director of Human Resources, on 3862 0702.
EASTER 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 Easter School Holiday Program. Further details of the program can be found here (PDF 798.1KB). Boys and girls, siblings, friends and family welcome!
Bookings for the St Margaret’s OSHC Easter School Holiday Program has opened. If you require care for the upcoming school holiday period, please return your booking form by 29 March 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?*
Early Bird Fees: $60 per day* Early Bird Bookings Close: 25 March 2019
Fees: $65 per day*
*Incursions and excursions incur additional costs. These are compulsory for all students and therefore you are able to claim CCS.
What are the hours of operation?
The service is open from 7:00am until 6:00pm in the OSHC Room (Primary Atrium).
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, please feel free to contact me on 0423 547 653 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Winter Uniform for Students (Terms 2 and 3)
Unless otherwise stated, all Winter items are optional and can be purchased from the School Supplies Shop or the Supplies Shop on-line store.
Pre Prep and Prep
Sports Uniform – Fleecy top and pants or jumper, brown socks and joggers from home (compulsory).
Sports Uniform – Fleecy top and pants or jumper
Middy Uniform – Jumper
Sports Uniform – Either fleecy top and pants or tracksuit jacket and pants or jumper
Middy Uniform – Jumper
Years 3 to 9
Sports Uniform – Tracksuit jacket and pants or jumper
Middy Uniform – Jumper
Years 10 to 12
Sports Uniform – Tracksuit top and pants or jumper
Middy Uniform – Jumper, blazer (compulsory)
Tights and scarf are available for all year levels.
Trading Hours for end of Term 1
Thursday 4 April 2019: 8:00am-2:00pm
Friday 5 April 2019: 8:00am-12midday
Tuesday 23 April 2019: 10:00am-3:00pm
Wednesday 24 April 2019: 8:00am-5:00pm
Thursday 25 April 2019: Closed (ANZAC Day)
Friday 26 April 2019: 8:00am-2:00pm
Normal Trading Hours
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 8:00am-2:00pm
Ticket sales for the 2019 Father Daughter Breakfast (Years 7-12) close on Friday 29 March
Don’t miss out on this annual favourite for students in Years 7 to 12! This sell-out breakfast will be held in the Arts Centre Foyer and on the Terraces.
Date: Thursday 4 April, 2019
Time: 6:45am for a 7:00am start, 8:00am finish
Venue: Arts Centre Foyer, St Margaret's Anglican Girls School
RSVP: Friday 29 March, 2019 (unless SOLD OUT earlier)
Cost: $40 per adult /$30 per student (Years 7-12) - includes a selection of hot and cold foods, tea, coffee and orange juice
We understand that occasionally it is not possible for all girls to invite their fathers. Girls are welcome to invite a relative or family friend. Boarders are welcome to 'adopt a Dad' for the event.
For all enquiries, please contact David Lisle on 0417 735 971 or email: email@example.com.
Tickets are on sale via Flexischools. Please click here to purchase your ticket.
Past Students Awards Dinner
Join us for a special evening on 10 May as we celebrate two inspirational St Margaret's women and hear about the impact they have made within their field and community.
The Past Student Awards Dinner is a wonderful opportunity to connect with fellow Old Girls and parents, and to hear from this year's amazing award recipients, while enjoying premium canapés, a sumptuous two course dinner and drinks.
Tickets are on sale via Flexischools. Please click here to purchase your ticket.
About the Past Student Awards
Initiated in 2015, the St Margaret's Past Student Awards were established to recognise and celebrate the many and diverse achievements of St Margaret's past students and to honour their legacy.
Two awards will be presented on the night; the Distinguished Past Student Award (for alumnae who have passed their 20th reunion) and the Young Past Student of Distinction Award (for alumnae in their 20th reunion year or younger).
Tickets to the second Professional Women’s Networking Breakfast are now on sale!
Our special guest speakers, Penny (’92) and Peter Wolff, owners of Wolff Coffee, will share their 30 years of expertise in the industry with a coffee tasting experience for all our guests.
Penny Wolff, the creative and educative mastermind behind the Wolff Coffee brand, and her husband Peter, a Master Roaster and a coffee connoisseur instrumental in the evolution of coffee drinking in Brisbane, have crafted a niche in the realm of specialty coffee in Brisbane. Join us as Penny and Peter share their love of coffee and how entrepreneurship has become their way of life!
When: Wednesday 15 May 2019
Where: Arts Centre Foyer
Tickets: Corporate tables $800 for 10, $80 adult and $40 students (Years 10-12/tertiary)
Please click here (PDF 562KB) for more information.
Tickets are now on sale via Flexischools. Please click here to purchase your ticket.
We sincerely thank our corporate sponsors for their generous support of the series:
Associate Sponsors: Pitcher Partners and McCullough Robertson
Supporting Partners: Downer, NAB and Programmed Property Services
Upcoming Defence Force Events:
ADFA Future Leaders Evening – 2 April
For Year 11 students considering ADFA, we encourage them to come along to our ADFA Future Leaders Evening on 2 April.
Gap Year Information Session – 11 April
If any students are interested in a Gap year for 2020 and missed our March information session, we strongly encourage them to come along on 11 April. To register for any of our Information Sessions, students can visit: www.defencejobs.gov.au/events.
Female Air Force Simulator Experience Days – 10 and 11 April (9am-3pm)
We welcome female students in Years 11 and 12 to come to our Air Force Simulator Experience. Please note that students should be studying Physics or Science with a Physics component to be eligible for Aviation pathways. Email your details and session request to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
STEM Activities Day – Tuesday 9 April (9am-4:30pm)
This event is open to all students in Years 10-12. RSVP via email@example.com with your full name, school and any dietary requirements. Please call 07 30162425 if you have any questions.
Ready to begin your undergraduate studies at ANU in 2020? You can start your application now by applying directly to ANU and receive an early conditional offer. For more information go to Apply Now.
UQ: Future Experiences in Agriculture, Science and Technology (FEAST)
Students in Years 11-12 are invited to apply for FEAST, a five-day residential program inspiring high school students about rewarding science careers in the agriculture, animal, plant and food industries. Applications close on Monday 1 April. Discover more here.
UQ: Experience Science is a free event which provides students in Years 10-12 with the opportunity to discover what studying science is like at The University of Queensland (UQ). Programs will be held on 12 July (last week of the holidays) and in the first week of Term 3 (16, 17 and 18 July). Discover more here.
Scholarships in Australia
No matter what you are intending to study and where, you will be sure to find some financial assistance on offer to help you pay for it.
QTAC Year 12 Tertiary Applications
The Educational Access Scheme (EAS) https://www.qtac.edu.au/applying/educational-access-scheme can help you if you have experienced circumstances that negatively affected your most recent studies. If you are eligible for EAS, you may get OP or rank adjustments which improve your chances of getting an offer. Apply when you complete your QTAC application in August.
Most tertiary providers hold open days in July and August each year for future students. If you can't make the open day, don't panic. Many universities, private colleges and TAFE Queensland also hold campus tours and information sessions throughout the year. More information is available here.
Any Year 12 students who are seeking entry into medicine, dentistry and health science degree programs in 2020, please note that some pathways to medicine/dentistry/clinical sciences will not require the UCAT. For more information about the new test, including price, testing dates, format and FAQs, visit: https://www.ucat.edu.au.
Preparing for UCAT
You can find the official preparation materials at: https://www.ucat.edu.au/ucat-anz/practice-tests
QUT Parent Information Seminar
Come along and hear about the options available at QUT at the Gardens Point Campus.
Date: Wednesday 8 May 2019
Time: Campus tour 5:15–5:45pm, Seminar: 6–7:30pm
The 38th annual Tertiary Studies Expo (TSXPO) will be held on Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 July 2019.
KEY DATES: 2019
17 May, 11:59pm: UCAT Registration closes
24/25 May: The National Careers and Employment EXPO (Brisbane Convention Centre)
1 July: UCAT testing begins
20/21 July: Tertiary Studies Expo (TSXPO) – Brisbane Showgrounds
31 July: UCAT testing finishes
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