We congratulate Charles Box and Makani Campbell who performed very well during the National Finals of Future Problem Solving Competition. Charles placed third in his division, responding to the future issue of ‘Living in Poverty’. Makani participated in the Scenario Writing division of the finals. Makani is the first Pacific student to participate in this division, writing a creative short story on a future scenario. Thank you to Mrs Jo Belchamber, Ms Kirsty Roy and Ms Adelle Byerlee for their support and guidance of these students.
We also congratulate our Year 5/6 mathematics team of Nathan Russell, Amelie Bradley and Carter Boland who came second in the state finals of the QAMT competition. The students greatly enjoyed the experience and we thank Mrs Wendy Wescombe for her support of the team.
We thank Cosette Winter and Georgina Jones for their initiative in organising the College’s first Ponytail Project, which raised awareness and funds for the Cancer Council. There was strong support as six students had their ponytails removed by professional hairdressers Vicki Barry and Sarah Bailey from Frangipani Cutting Crew. The 20-30cm of hair removed was then donated to make wigs for cancer patients. Together the sponsorship of the girls and the proceeds of a casual clothes day raised more than $4400 for the Cancer Council. We thank Cosette and Georgina for their leadership of this initiative and our community for their support.
Congratulations to Bridgette Cooper who placed third place in her year level division of the Telling Stories Competition, which is part of the Voices on the Coast. The competition is organised by the Mooloolaba Rotary Club in conjunction with the University of the Sunshine Coast. We thank Ms Nell Keen for her leadership of this experience.
We look forward to the return of the Year 9 students from their outdoor education experience on Friday afternoon. Students have engaged in a variety of experiences aimed to build their independence and foster stronger connections amongst the cohort. Activities have included hiking, archery, raft building and also a solo overnight experience. The two-week experience provides tremendous opportunity for growth and we thank Ms Kim Wood for her leadership of this program.
Our Year 12 students are engaging well with their external exams and we pray that they continue to have calm and focused minds as they progress through their final two weeks of testing.
May God grant us the stillness and presence to listen well with our minds, eyes, ears and hearts.
Dr Bronwyn Dolling, Principal