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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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YEAR 5 CAMP - 20-22 March 2013
Cyclones and torrential rain were not going to stop the Year Five students going on camp. Last week two buses of students arrived at Bargara Beach Caravan Park and set up camp in clear sunny conditions. After setting up their tents, the students spent the afternoon honing their lifesaving skills at the beach with paddleboards and rescue tubes. With great anticipation, students headed to Mon Repos Conservation Park in the evening where the turtle hatchlings did not disappoint. Baby turtles scrambled out of their sandy pit like lava from a volcano and hurtled down the beach to the water’s edge but not before the students experienced a close-up encounter with this endangered animal. Another certain highlight was a day spent at Riverside Retreat tackling obstacle courses, working in teams to solve problems, climbing rope ladders and poles and filling tubes, full of holes, with water. Food was gobbled, friendships strengthened, games were enjoyed and tents were then dismantled. Who would have thought a four hour bus ride each way would have featured in the students camp reflections as memorable moments? Great camp memories will live on.
2012 TOURNAMENT OF MINDS SUCCESS
Three Primary teams competed at the Sunshine Coast University at the Tournament of Minds competition, with great success. The teams were:
Social Sciences – Ella Banic, Indiah Morris, Jessica Collins, Mia Smallman, Mia Fitzgerald, Sabine Priestley, Meika Wood
Applied Technology – Charles Eldridge, Samuel Rieger, Jazz Rowe, Gemma Ellis-Moore, Rana Dickson, Ayala Simons, Isobelle Parfitt
Language Literature – Lillian Harding-Bradburn, Estelle Fleming, Olivia Fleming, Scarlett Rees, Isabelle Mathers, Sarah Spilar, Sameena Pavri-Thomas
Social Sciences – FIRST place.
Applied Technology – Honours (SECOND place)
Language Literature – Whilst missing out on a place, this team performed very strongly
This is an amazing achievement for two of the three teams being selected to compete at the finals. Congratulations to all three teams for a great day of competition and success and in particular to Jill Green, Tim Hynes and Roylee Nielsen for their involvement and management of these teams. The students were terrific at the competition and made everyone very proud of them and of St Andrew’s!
2012 ICAS Results
All students in Year 3 – 6 had the opportunity to participate in the ICAS Science, English and Mathematics this year.
Congratulations to the following students who have received a High Distinction in this competition. This is an outstanding result as these students are in the top 1% of participants in their year level.
Science: Belinda Hotchin, Lorenzo Libera and Sarah Spilar
English: Shahan Pavri-Thomas and Henry Pettit
Mathematics: Livvi Parfitt, Andrew Roberts, Charlie Turner, Charles Eldridge and Sarah Spilar
Meeting with the Governor General
Two St Andrews Anglican College students travelled to Canberra to meet the Governor General of Australia Ms Quentin Bryce AC as part of the annual Advanced Paediatric Life Support (APLS) Instructor Day program. Her Excellency officially opened the program, speaking about the importance and value of the work performed by the APLS group in promoting excellence in emergency care of ill and injured children through the provision of high quality contemporary education programs for health care professionals. Piper Priestley and Sabine Priestley were part of the official APLS welcoming party and had the opportunity to speak with the Governor General about their school and life on the Sunshine Coast whilst presenting Her Excellency with a bouquet of Australian native flowers as a gift from the APLS organization. The Governor General confided to Piper and Sabine that she loved the Sunshine Coast and particularly enjoys surfing on our beautiful beaches.
Wallaby coach delivers team talk to St. Andrew's
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St. Andrew's Anglican College U12 Rugby team mixed it with the best Rugby schools in Australia last weekend at the The Armidale School Rugby Festival in Armidale. It was a wonderful carnival with over 35 teams from all over Australia and St. Andrew's lost only one game on Saturday beating teams from Sydney, Coffs Harbour and Orange. The highlight was when current Wallbay coach, Robbie Deans, watched one of the St. Andrew's games and then came over to make an impromptu address and delivered the post game team talk to team.
Student is a life saver
A special mention to Harry Comiskey who saved his brother's life recently. Harry noticed his brother motionless at the bottom of the pool and swam to bring him to the surface and raised the alarm for help. Thankfully and due to the quick and brave actions of Harry, his brother was resusciated. He received his Superhero award at the final assembly of the year. He is a real life superhero at St. Andrew's.