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Old SaintsBuilding our alumni
There are many families who have attended St Andrew's over the years. All of whom have benefited from the commitment to education and learning ever present at St Andrew's. Although 2008 was our first year of Year 12 students, in years to come we would like to keep in touch with all of our school leavers.
What is more, many families and staff who have moved interstate and oversees would like to stay abreast of what is happening now at St. Andrew's and indeed what is planned for the future.
The Alumni pages at St. Andrew's will be a wonderful insight into where our students and families are in their life journey. The St. Andrew's community is a friendship for life and we encourage all our students and families to keep in touch.
We have heard some fantastic stories from our recent graduates. Here are a few of their amazing achievements!
Congratulations to Jono Freeman, Class of 2011, who has been picked by the Brisbane Lions in the AFL draft. This is a well deserved acheivement for Jono who we know works very hard at his sport. Brisbane have signed a truly great young man and on behalf of everyone at St Andrew's we wish him a fantastic AFL career.
Great news from three of our 2012 Graduates! Congratulations to Tex Byrne, Stephanie Sugden and Sarah Cossins, who are all recent recipients of the 2012 Australian Vocational Student Prize. The Australian Vocational Student Prize (AVSP) r...ecognises 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 along with the award also received a $2,000 cheque each!
Here are the Certificate courses they completed:
Tex Byrne - School-Based Traineeship - Cert III in Library and Info Services, Cert II and III in Tourism and 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 and Cert II and III in Business. We wish them well as they move into their future careers.
Congratulations to Chelsea Wallis, Class of 2009 who recently graduated from the University of the Sunshine Coast and was the recipient of the Chancellors Medal. As the youngest graduate from USC this is certainly a great achievement and testament to her dedication to her studies. We look forward to hearing more about Chelsea and where she heads in the future. To read more about her graduation please click here:
Congratulations to Abigail Walker Jacobs Class of 2012
Abi (OP1) was offered her first choice preference at both the University of Sydney and the University of Melbourne. After a great deal of thought Abi has chosen the Bachelor of Science (Advanced)/MBBS programme at Sydney – the undergraduate entry for the combined MBBS programme is only 35 students a year! She has been awarded an Outstanding Achievement Scholarship for the duration of the programme (7 years), has been invited to join the Talented Student Programme and has been successful in getting a place at Wesley College. We are sure Abi will be very busy with her studies!
Congratulations to Megan DuToit Class of 2012
Congratulations to Megan duToit who was the recipient of the University of Queensland Vice-Chancellors scholarship for 2013. This substantial scholarship ensures that Megan can commit fully to the rigours of her studies in Bachelor of Veterinary Studies this year.
Well done Megan, we are very proud of you!
Congratulations to Georgia Grayson class of 2012
There is good news for Georgia recently named one of eight high-achieving students to be awarded an Academic Excellence Scholarship at the University of the Sunshine Coast. Georgie receives $12,000 towards her studies. She also appeared in a local newspaper article, regarding her achievements.
Here is the article from 6 February 2013.
OP1 students may traditionally go into medicine, but Eumundi 17-year-old Georgia Grayson is only interested in one career – teaching children. The St Andrew’s Anglican College graduate said she was surprised to get the top score last year but it wasn’t a difficult decision to choose a Bachelor of Primary Education at the University of the Sunshine Coast.
“I know that going into a classroom every day to teach will make me happy,” Georgia said. “Becoming a doctor just wouldn’t suit me.“I chose this degree because I love kids. I’ve wanted to be a teacher for a long time and I want to create opportunities for change in young people’s attitudes. “USC will give me the uni lifestyle while I’m staying close to family and living at home.”
Georgia earned an award cum laude (with honour) in Year 12 at her Peregian high school and topped the subjects of Geography, Modern History and Graphics.“I’m really interested in geography and I know education is a massive need for kids in rural areas and areas of poverty.”
Georgia has organised local charity events such as Save the Children’s Born to Knit campaign to send blankets to underprivileged countries and Frocktober to raise funds for ovarian cancer research. “I just wanted to do something and, with such a supportive school, I had people encouraging me to go for it and friends to help me,” she said.
Georgia was impressed with the USC campus at Sippy Downs after visiting several times with her school, including for a chemistry competition. Orientation Week starts at USC on Monday 18 February and semester one starts on Monday 25 February.
— Julie Schomberg
Congratulations also to Damian McClymont Class of 2012
Damo, as he was affectionately known, was not only offered his first preference of Clinical Exercise Science at University of the Sunshine Coast, he has also received a USC Vice Chancellor’s Merit Scholarship. He will fill in his spare time with his rugby union, as he is part of the Sunshine Coast Stingrays Premier Colts team that plays in the Premier Colts competition in Brisbane. Well done!
Just passing on some great news relating to Isabelle Noble (Year 12 student who finished in 2010).
Congratulations to Belle Noble Class of 2010 who recently received the NMIT Bachelor of Music Industry Songwriter of the Year 2012 award – a prestigious APRA-endorsed award – as a result of excellence in her recording and performance studies. Great to hear that our St Andrew’s graduates are continuing to achieve highly and be recognised in their fields. We look forward to hearing your songs!
Past Student Performs
The 2012 Reunion
What a great night we had in the Richard Gowty Centre when we welcomed back all of our graduates from previous years. It was great to catch up with you all and of course the inaugural Staff v Students Volleyball match was a lot of fun. Congratulations to the staff who were victorious! In 2013 we will commence 5 year reunions, starting with the Class of 2008. Stay tuned for more details.
William Carey-Foster, Class of 2010?
William has travelled to Mutumbu in Kenya via Abu Dhabi and Nairobi earlier in 2012 for a six month overseas service placement with World Youth International (see http://www.worldyouth.org.au/WorldYouth_OurPrograms_Kenya). There are many different placement options available including orphanage support, street children programs, health and sanitation projects, education, and support for community and women's groups.
Will has had the chance so far of working with high school students teaching them Maths, Chemistry and English, cementing school classroom floors and painting blackboards and of course getting to learn the language, getting used to the local diet and playing lots of sport with the many children who have attached themselves to him since he arrived.
Part of the fee that he paid to undertake the placement goes to a community project of his choice and Will has commenced, with the assistance of other volunteers, a healthcare project designed to treat people in nearby villages for tapeworm infection (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tapeworm_infection) and jiggers (http://www.jigger-ahadi.org/jiggers.html). His plan is to travel to surrounding villages, advertising that they will spend a day at each, proving tapeworm treatment and disinfecting feet, providing lunch and playing some games during breaks (soccer seems to be favourite), starting with a village called Nyabeda.
Sounds like Will is having an amazing experience. Thanks for keeping in touch.
Harry Milne from the class of 2008? Harry was a Foundation Student and one of the first of Mr Paterson's Year 7 class. Harry is now studying a Bachelor of Creative Writing at the University of the Sunshine Coast and has fond memories of Mr Rowlands and Mr Elley. Harry is pictured here on a recent trip to New Zealand, in Christchurch two days before the earthquake. We're pleased you made it home safe and sound. Great to hear from you Harry!
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