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TERM DATES for 2013
Term 1 - Tue 29 Jan - Thu 28 Mar
Term 2 - Mon 15 Apr - Fri 21 June
Term 3 - Mon 15 Jul - Fri 20 Sep
Term 4 - Tue 8 Oct - Wed 4 Dec
TERM DATES for 2014
Term 1 - Wed 29 Jan - Fri 28 Mar
Term 2 - Mon 14 Apr - Fri 20 June
Term 3 - Mon 14 Jul - Fri 19 Sep
Term 4 - Tue 7 Oct - Wed 3 Dec
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2013 College Captains
What an incredibly busy first half of 2013 St Andrew’s has had! As usual students have been presented with many amazing opportunities to get involved in events and there is still many more to come.
Both the primary and secondary students at St Andrew’s have competed in their respective swimming, cross country and athletics carnivals producing some amazing results with many students being selected to represent the College, district, region and state. We have also had some tremendous achievements from students who have represented their country in their chosen sport at World Championships.
Not only have we had success on the sporting field, but also on the music stage. Earlier in the year, a number of students were invited to attend the Sunshine Coast Honours Wind Ensemble Program. This program was a two day workshop for the regions brightest music stars – a big congratulations to those involved. Over the winter school holidays, our secondary musicians embarked on a tour of the Whitsundays, performing along the way and enjoying the area’s spectacular beaches. This was a perfect preparation for the recent Sunshine Coast Eisteddfod where St Andrew’s ensembles and individuals performed with very some impressive results.
Earlier in the year, over 150 students and teachers participated in the Sunshine Beach Relay for Life. Teams ran or walked throughout the night and early hours of the morning to raise funds for cancer research. The annual St Andrew’s fair was also held once again and provided an opportunity for the entire community to be involved in. The rides, stalls and performances made for a wonderful day for all who attended. A few weeks later, the Year Twelve formal was held at the Sheraton Noosa. The students stunned their teachers and families and a fabulous night was had by all.
At the beginning of Term three, St Andrew’s hosted primary Chinese students and secondary Japanese students for two weeks. This program provided an opportunity for both St Andrew’s students and their overseas buddies to learn from each other and make lasting friendships.
In the last week, the College prefects have run ‘Pay it Forward’ week. This included a pancake breakfast, ‘pass on the wonder oreos’, teacher vs. student basketball game, prefect auction, movie night, Jump Rope for Heart, dodge ball game, trivia night and prep morning tea. This busy week gave everyone in the secondary school an opportunity to get involved and raise money for various charities.
During the Easter school holidays, a group of Year Twelve students and two teachers embarked on a tour of Los Angeles and New York. This amazing experience allowed the students to experience what is arguably the business capital of the world, visiting the Empire State building, Statue of Liberty, Times Square, Wall Street, Broadway and even watching an NBA game at Madison Square Garden. Over the winter school holidays, senior science students also had the chance of a life time to venture to Indonesia as part of Operation Wallacea. This trip gave students an insight into the Indonesian way of life and allowed them to visit remote jungle and island locations with some of the world’s leading environmental research academics. While these trips are very different, each of them provided students with an invaluable learning experience.
Still to come this year we have a Thailand tour, Cambodia tour, Melbourne Netball tour and Sydney Tennis tour. The excitement is building among all students attending and the trips are promising to be nothing short of amazing.
In the coming weeks we have some big events around the College including Year Twelve Core Skills Testing – good luck to all of these students! We also have the Camp on Campus and the Primary school musical, ‘Guys and Dolls’. We encourage everyone to attend these fantastic events.
Term four is not too far around the corner with health and fitness week, complete with Pink day and the annual Breast Cancer Breakfast Fun Run as well as the postponed Diamond Dash to cap off the year.
So keep working hard and having fun!
Em and Aus