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|Mon, Dec 2nd, 2013, @8:30amYEAR 10 WORK EXPERIENCE WEEK|
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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
SIGNUP FOR THE NEWSLETTER
2014 Stationery Lists Now Available
The Stationery Lists for all Secondary Classes are now available.
Please click on the relevant year level to download your pdf copy. Tewantin Newsagency are our preferred supplier for 2014 and have been very accomodating to assist with the compilation of our lists. They will also donate a percentage of sales back to the College. Of course families are welcome to source these items from any supplier they wish. Information on how to order and delivery is included on the first page of every stationery list.
2014 Year 7 Stationery List
2014 Year 8 Stationery List
2014 Year 9 Stationery List
2014 Year 10 Stationery List
2014 Year 11 Stationery List
2014 Year 12 Stationery List
Duke of Edinburgh’s Award 2013
Congratulations to the following students who completed their Award this year. These students have been involved in a huge variety of activities in pursuit of their Dukes.
Here is a snapshot of activities undertaken:
Physical: Stand up paddling, netball, rugby, karate, dance, water polo, surfing, running
Skill: singing, violin, cadets, film making, sports umpiring, bicycle maintenance, reading, cooking
Service: bushcare, sports coaching, instrumental music mentoring, aged care, surf patrol
Many of these students have already moved on and started their Silver or Gold Awards.
Our 2014 Year 9’s will be given information about the award in Term 1 next year and we encourage our Year 10’s and 11’s to continue with their Award as there is no time limit on completion.
|| Bennett Hume
|Lee Bower||Bronze||Nicholas Porter||Bronze|
|| Rheece Powell
|Tom du Toit||Bronze||Brielle Davis||Bronze|
|Bridie Cooksley||Bronze||Jed Cooney||Bronze|
|Trevor Tunnington||Bronze||Jordan Lawson||Bronze|
|Jesse Brown||Silver||Piper Priestley||Bronze|
|Jordan Belor||Bronze||Tenille Harding||Bronze|
||Danielle Van Os||Bronze|
|Soraya Boularas||Bronze||Ariel Woodhouse||Bronze|
|Emily Schellaars||Bronze||Olivia Ng||Bronze|
|Lily Hulse||Bronze|| Christopher Kahwati
|Laura Debeyser||Bronze||Tyler Kiernan||Bronze|
|Lily Dolton||Bronze||Brodie Modini||Bronze|
|Megan Ivey||Bronze||Sarah Lutz||Bronze|
|Harry Mark||Bronze||Hayley Cahill||Bronze|
|Lawson Wrigley||Bronze||Tascha Macchia||Silver|
|Thomas Pratt||Silver||Max Clark||Bronze|
|Sarah Dick||Bronze||Jemma Bartlett||Bronze|
Visiting students Homestay opportunity
In a exciting development of the growing ties between Kindai High School, Osaka and St Andrew’s Anglican College, 2 Kindai High School students will be attending St Andrew’s Anglican College for Term 1, 2014.
The College is asking for expressions of interest from members of the College community who would like to provide Homestay for one of the Japanese students for the 10 weeks of Term 1.
The host needs to provide:
• use of a bathroom and basic toiletries ie: soap, sponge , shampoo and fresh bath towel every few days
• laundry, 3 meals per day ( breakfast, lunch , dinner 7 days per week)
• lift to school or to a local bus stop
The host will receive $225 dollars per week (paid fortnightly into their bank account). The homestay period is Saturday 25th January to Sunday 30th March.
Mr Paul Sjogren
From the Head of Secondary
Emotional Intelligence in Students - a life skill
A vital foundation that is developed through childhood and adolescence by both parents and teachers is Emotional Intelligence. When it comes to happiness and success in life, emotional intelligence (EQ) matters just as much as intellectual ability (IQ). Emotional intelligence helps you build stronger relationships, succeed in life, and achieve your social, schooling, career and personal goals.
Why develop emotional intelligence?
Emotional intelligence (EQ) is the ability to identify, use, understand, and manage emotions in positive ways to relieve stress, communicate effectively, empathise with others, overcome challenges, and defuse conflict. Emotional intelligence impacts many different aspects of your daily life, such as the way you behave and the way you interact with others.
If you have high emotional intelligence you are able to recognise your own emotional state and the emotional states of others and engage with people in a way that draws them to you. You can use this understanding of emotions to relate better to other people, form healthier relationships, achieve greater success at school/work, and lead a more fulfilling life.
Emotional intelligence consists of four attributes:
• Self-awareness – You recognise your own emotions and how they affect your thoughts and behaviour, know your strengths and weaknesses, and have self-confidence.
• Self-management – You are able to control impulsive feelings and behaviours, manage your emotions in healthy ways, take initiative, follow through on commitments, and adapt to changing circumstances.
• Social awareness – You can understand the emotions, needs, and concerns of other people, pick up on emotional cues, feel comfortable socially, and recognise the power dynamics in a group or organisation.
• Relationship management – You know how to develop and maintain good relationships, communicate clearly, inspire and influence others, work well in a team, and manage conflict.
Why is emotional intelligence (EQ) so important?
As we know, it’s not the smartest people that are the most successful or the most fulfilled in life. You probably know people who are academically brilliant and yet are socially inept and have trouble at work or in their personal relationships. Intellectual intelligence (IQ) isn’t enough on its own to be successful in life. Yes, your IQ can help you get into tertiary institutions, but it’s your EQ that will help you manage the stress and emotions when facing your exams or life stresses. Your EQ will create opportunities for success and thus we need to work on it and develop it further while still at a young age.
How To Raise Your Emotional Intelligence
All information to the brain comes through our senses, and when this information is overwhelmingly stressful or emotional, instinct will take over and our ability to act will be limited to the flight, fight, or freeze response. Therefore, to have access to the wide range of choices and the ability to make good decisions, we need to be able to bring our emotions into balance at will. This is why we ask all students at St Andrew’s to make the most of their opportunities….INCLUDING CAMPS. Students learn to reflect on themselves and their behaviour/responses and develop new ways of handling difficult situations.
Memory is also strongly linked to emotion. By learning to use the emotional part of your brain as well as the rational, you’ll not only expand your range of choices when it comes to responding to a new event, but you’ll also factor emotional memory into your decision-making process. This will help prevent you from continually repeating earlier mistakes.
To improve your emotional intelligence—and your decision-making abilities—you need to understand and control the emotional side of your brain. This is done by developing five key skills. By mastering the first two skills, you will find skills three, four, and five much easier to learn.
Developing emotional intelligence through five key skills:
Emotional intelligence (EQ) consists of five key skills, each building on the last:
• The ability to quickly reduce stress
• The ability to recognise and manage your emotions
• The ability to connect with others using nonverbal communication
• The ability to use humour and play to deal with challenges
• The ability to resolve conflicts positively and with confidence
What can parents do?
Parents should model resilience and good Emotional Intelligence and also not overly protect their children from difficult situations. They need their children to develop strategies to cope when in situations that are uncomfortable… in other words students need the emotional strategies to be comfortable and think clearly in uncomfortable situations. This is preparing them appropriately for life.
Year 12 QCS Testing
This test is an important part of the testing calendar and forms part of the calculation towards our Year 12 cohort’s OP results. A lot of preparation goes into familiarisation for this type of testing throughout Year 11 and 12 so for the Year 12 students it was great to be able to put this practice into action. We would like to congratulate all students who took part. They approached the test with a fantastic attitude and were generally ‘upbeat’ with the way in which they thought that it went for them.
The traditional QCS breakfast at St Andrew’s was well attended and a nice way for the group to calm the nerves. We would like to thank all of the Year 11 students and staff who assisted in putting this on and the other students in the College who offered their support to our Year 12’s. Another box ticked towards graduation. Well done Year 12 students!
Mr Michael Clapcott, DEAN OF OPERATIONS (Deputy Secondary)
From the Departments
Senior Economics students welcomed Mr Andrew Barnett from LTG GoldRock to the classroom last week. Students discussed how the foreign exchange market works and gained some valuable insight into the lucrative world of currency trading. The presentation was engaging and the students were able to take away some useful tips for their upcoming research assignment.
A special thank you must go to Mr Barnett for taking the time out of his busy schedule to visit the students of St Andrew’s Anglican College.
Mrs Nicole Grant, ECONOMICS TEACHER
Congratulations to our Secondary Linguistic legendary award winners!!! First places: Rana Dickson (Year 7), Sarah Wrigley (Year 8), Daniel Spilar (Year 9), Highly Commended: Zoe Willey, Sarah Spilar (Year 7) and Saskia Mathers (Year 9) and a great effort to Gigi Fox and Izzy Parfitt. Well done to all for an outstanding effort in learning your speeches. All students put in plenty of work and presented extremely well.
Mrs Megan Cleyne
TEACHER IN CHARGE – LOTE
Vocational Education and Training
Please join me in congratulating the following 2012 St Andrew’s students who are recipients of the recently announced 2012 Australian Vocational Student Prize. The Australian Vocational Student Prize (AVSP) recognises students who have demonstrated outstanding skills while completing vocational training in Senior secondary years. These three St Andrew’s students showed great commitment and dedication to their studies and are all very excited to have received this prestigious prize. As you can imagine, the prize of $2,000 sent to each of our winners was very well received too!
Tex Byrne School-Based Traineeship - Cert III in Library and Info Services
Cert II and III in Tourism
Cert II in IT
Stephanie Sugden School-Based Traineeship - Cert III in Business and Admin
Cert II and III in Tourism
Sarah Cossins Cert I in Hospitality
Cert II and III in Tourism
Cert II and III in Business
If any students would like to discuss future course opportunities please contact myself or Mr Brad Bowen, Head of Secondary and Careers Advisor.
Mrs Lizie Bray
Congratulations to Amelia Kane and Cody James - Year 12 Visual Art students
Amelia’s acrylic on canvas abstract painting titled Tragedy and Cody’s acrylic on canvas self portrait painting titled Transition were two of the forty three finalists in the North Coast region of this year’s Creative Generation for Excellence in the Visual Arts competition. The competition is conducted across the state and judges Senior visual art students curriculum art works. Our students’ work is part of the North Coast region group with the exhibition being held at the Gallery at Sunshine Coast University. The exhibit of finalists runs for two weeks so if you are down at the uni have a look at our talented artists’ works.
Mrs Gail Mackey
TEACHER IN CHARGE - VISUAL ART
A Creative start to Term 4 in English
It brings me great pleasure to congratulate the following students on their recent success in the 2013 Literary Competition (sponsored by the Independent Education Union):
Luana Lima (Year 8) – 1st place for Section C – Poem
Isobelle Parfitt (Year 7) - 2nd place for Section D – Poem
Nikita Piepke (Year 10) – Highly Commended for Section B – Short Story
These amazingly creative students were invited to attend the awards ceremony in Brisbane on Wednesday night, where they were presented with awards and prize money. The trio was also photographed for The Independent Voice - the journal of the Independent Education Union, Queensland and Northern Territory. As a first prize winner, Luana was invited to read a passage of her poem to her very delighted audience.
I also extend my congratulations to the other students who entered the competition – seizing opportunities is indeed something we encourage at St. Andrew’s.
‘Terror’ By Luana Lima (Year 8)
Terror hits her like a drum
Pounding on her whole body
Her throat is twisted into knots
As she was left to be tied to the stake to burn
And all she can hear is her ticking heart
The door is icy against her back
As she struggles to hold it up against the famished winds
The floor shudders beneath her in fright
As it suffers from the blows from the foaming waves
Memories flash past her eyes
Like the trees past a racing car
Flashes of blue and green and grey.
And despair fills her eyes
As she watches the sun sink into its watery grave
As every hit echoes in her very soul.
Hope that needs to be buried
Beneath mountains of reason
Parched tears on the corner of glazed eyes
Grim countenances brightened by the biting blue light
And all their hopes are placed on a hero
Taking his last breaths
Whispered lies and tear-stained kisses
Shouts to kindle lost courage
Die on leaden tongues
And children playing on an emerald field
Scream as the bombs start falling
And the earth lays barren on the battleground
With the siren’s screeching
And Davy Jones’ Locker
With Neptune’s wrath
And the Taniwha’s rage
How is a sailor supposed to live
To see the next day?
How is a sailor supposed to escape
That Grim Reaper?
How is a girl going to survive?
‘Forget Me Not’ by Isobelle Parfitt (Year 7)
I stroke your old watch
Ninety long years it’s been worn
Carefully opening the latch
I slide it on my arm
On my wrist it feels like it’s been there forever
All the memories I see in its face
That long life now over
The one person I just can’t replace
Not even one more year it’ll be worn
But still your face I’ll see
It will sit in my drawer all forlorn
While time slips away from me
I will always remember you
No matter what
Time may keep ticking
But forget you, I will not