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Meet our Principalhttp://www.stteresa.qld.edu.au/about-us/Pages/Message-from-the-Principal.aspx, https://schoolauthoring.bne.catholic.edu.au/schools/stteresa/about-us/Pages/Message-from-the-Principal.aspxMeet our PrincipalPrincipal, David McInnes is a passionate leader in Catholic Education. His belief in the Ministry, Learning and Wellbeing of every student is evident in each of the programs within the College. David holds a strong commitment to contemporary learning and teaching strategies and encourages each student to "Dare the Dream.
Senior pathwayshttp://www.stteresa.qld.edu.au/Learning/curriculum/Pages/default.aspx, http://www.stteresa.qld.edu.au/Learning/curriculum/Pages/default.aspxSenior pathwaysWithout a doubt, the most important aspect to secondary education is choosing a pathway beyond school. All St Teresa’s students embark on academic or vocational studies in Years 11 and 12. Our strong academic results reflect our tailored focus. Students learn to face challenges and are encouraged to be their very best self.
Where are they now?http://www.stteresa.qld.edu.au/enrolments/Pages/Where-are-they-now.aspx, https://schoolauthoring.bne.catholic.edu.au/schools/stteresa/enrolments/Pages/Where-are-they-now.aspxWhere are they now?Young men and women who graduate from St Teresa’s have pursued tertiary education in areas of Medicine, Engineering, Law, Education and Business. Equally applauded are the exemplary careers of those who undertook Vocational Education, such as career-one, two and three. Read more about our alumni successes.
Enrol for 2019http://www.stteresa.qld.edu.au/enrolments/Pages/default.aspx, https://schoolauthoring.bne.catholic.edu.au/schools/stteresa/enrolments/Pages/default.aspxEnrol for 2019As class numbers for Year 7 at St Teresa’s are capped, families are encouraged to apply as soon as possible after our enrolments open in February. Interviews are held in Term 2. First round offers of enrolment are made at the end of Term 2. Read more about how to enrol for 2019 and beyond.

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Newslettershttp://www.stteresa.qld.edu.au/school-news-features/Pages/Newsletters.aspxNewsletters<p>​​​​​​​​​​Our newsletters are published once a fortnight on  Thursday. They are a great way to keep up with all the news around the College. We encourage our parents to let us know if there are any special achievements by students that we can include.​<br></p><p>​<br></p><h1 class="ms-rteElement-H1">2018<br></h1><table cellspacing="0" width="100%" class="ms-rteTable-default"><tbody><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:25%;">​Term 1<br></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:25%;">​Term 2<br></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:25%;">​Term 3<br></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:25%;">​Term 4<br></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><a href="https://mailchi.mp/bb9456fe46e1/stcc-term-1-newsletter-1-501431?e=72a568c22f" target="_blank">​1st February 2018​</a><br></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><a href="https://mailchi.mp/9ce4129ac48c/stcc-term-2-newsletter-1?e=72a568c22f" target="_blank">​26th April 2018​</a><br></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">​ <a href="https://mailchi.mp/85f6ed33acfd/stcc-term-3-newsletter-1?e=72a568c22f" target="_blank">19 July 2018​​</a><br></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">​</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">​<a href="https://mailchi.mp/f2cc5ba886e3/stcc-term-1-newsletter-2?e=72a568c22f" target="_blank">15th February 2018​</a><br></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><a href="https://mailchi.mp/bb3a1ea5cf8e/stcc-term-2-newsletter-2?e=72a568c22f" target="_blank">​10th May 2018​</a><br></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">​<a href="https://mailchi.mp/27bf41fa7785/stcc-term-3-newsletter-2?e=72a568c22f" target="_blank"> 2 August 2018​</a><br></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">​</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">​<a href="https://mailchi.mp/2df3c079fbbc/stcc-term-1-newsletter-526859?e=72a568c22f" target="_blank">1st March 2018​</a><br></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">​ <a href="https://mailchi.mp/a9d0d2a77f35/stcc-term-2-newsletter-3?e=72a568c22f" target="_blank">24th May 2018​​</a><br></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">​<br></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">​</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><a href="https://mailchi.mp/b751dd5b5a64/stcc-term-1-newsletter-4-2018?e=72a568c22f" target="_blank">​15th March 2018​</a><br></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">​ <a href="https://mailchi.mp/7d735d23dbee/stcc-term-2-newsletter-601707?e=72a568c22f" target="_blank">7th June 2018​</a><br></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">​</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">​</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><a href="https://mailchi.mp/ddf1cd5f35c4/stcc-term-1-newsletter-5" target="_blank">​29th March 2018​</a><br></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><a href="https://mailchi.mp/c77daa8f7713/stcc-term-2-newsletter-5?e=72a568c22f" target="_blank">​21st June 2018​</a><br></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">​<br></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">​</td></tr></tbody></table><p><br></p><p><br></p><h1 class="ms-rteElement-H1"></h1><h1 class="ms-rteElement-H1">​​​2017</h1> <div> ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ <table class="ms-rteTable-default" cellspacing="0" style="font-size:1em;width:100%;"><tbody><tr class="ms-rteTableHeaderRow-default"><th class="ms-rteTableHeaderEvenCol-default" rowspan="1" colspan="1">​Term 1</th> <th class="ms-rteTableHeaderOddCol-default" rowspan="1" colspan="1">​Term 2</th> <th class="ms-rteTableHeaderEvenCol-default" rowspan="1" colspan="1">​Term 3</th> <th class="ms-rteTableHeaderOddCol-default" rowspan="1" colspan="1">​Term 4</th></tr> <tr class="ms-rteTableOddRow-default" style="text-align:left;"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default" rowspan="1" colspan="1" style="text-align:left;"><a href="http://eepurl.com/cAaH_v">2nd February 2017​</a></td> <td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default"><a href="http://mailchi.mp/eb64b08efe7f/stcc-term-2-newsletter-1?e=2b82d0648d">27th April 2017</a></td> <td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default"><a href="http://mailchi.mp/df8b56cf83a7/stcc-term-3-newsletter-1?e=72a568c22f">20th July 2017​</a></td> <td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default"><a href="http://mailchi.mp/072a04b89c53/term-4-newsletter-1"><p> 12th October 2017<br></p></a></td></tr> <tr class="ms-rteTableEvenRow-default" style="text-align:left;"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default" rowspan="1" colspan="1" style="text-align:left;"><a href="http://us15.campaign-archive1.com/?u=df02e5ddb1488865aea55ab5b&id=c45da4ba22">16th February 2017​</a></td> <td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default"><a href="http://mailchi.mp/b87875007495/stcc-term-2-newsletter-2?e=2b82d0648d">11th May 2017</a></td> <td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default"><p><a href="http://mailchi.mp/3f6f2bc9b443/stcc-term-3-newsletter-2?e=72a568c22f"> 3rd August 2017​</a></p></td> <td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default"><a href="http://mailchi.mp/f2f5fa8c4224/stcc-term-4-newsletter-2">26th October 2017<br></a></td></tr> <tr class="ms-rteTableOddRow-default" style="text-align:left;"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default" rowspan="1" colspan="1" style="text-align:left;"><a 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href="http://mailchi.mp/20a75f9e4a01/stcc-term-3-newsletter-4?e=f4014db53d"><p> 31st August 2017</p></a></td> <td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default"><a href="http://mailchi.mp/d06d504d97bd/stcc-term-4-newsletter-4">23rd November 2017<br>​</a></td></tr> <tr class="ms-rteTableOddRow-default"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default" rowspan="1" colspan="1"><a href="http://us15.campaign-archive1.com/?u=df02e5ddb1488865aea55ab5b&id=0173174079&e=2b82d0648d">30th March 2017​</a></td> <td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default"><a href="http://mailchi.mp/6e20bd471833/stcc-term-2-newsletter-279955?e=f4014db53d">22nd June 2017</a></td> <td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default"><a href="http://mailchi.mp/3edf85f6a010/stcc-term-3-newsletter-5?e=f4014db53d">14th September 2017​</a></td> <td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default"></td></tr></tbody></table>  </div>
Student Achievementshttp://www.stteresa.qld.edu.au/school-news-features/Pages/-Student-Achievements.aspx Student Achievements<h2>Basketball in the USA!<br></h2><p><br></p><p><img src="/school-news-features/PublishingImages/Flyn%20O%27toole.jpg" alt="Flyn O'toole.jpg" class="ms-rtePosition-1" style="margin:5px;width:430px;height:292px;" />Over the winter holidays I was given the opportunity to play against the top talent across the USA in the NY2LA SummerJam tournament in Milwaukee. My team was made up of kids from all around Australia and we were very competitive in this tournament finishing in the top 16 out of 50+ teams. The trip was very insightful for myself giving me the tools and avenue to pursue my dream of playing College level basketball in the States. I'd like to thank AUSA Hoops tour group for giving me a platform to showcase my talents and providing a pathway to "Dare the Dream."<br><br></p><p><em>Flyn</em><em> O'Toole - Year 12 student</em><br></p><h2><br><br></h2><p>​<br></p><p><br></p><h2>Pierre de Coubertin Award <br></h2><p>​ <br></p><p><img src="/school-news-features/PublishingImages/Lily%20Mills.jpg" alt="Lily Mills.jpg" class="ms-rtePosition-2" style="margin:5px;width:300px;height:450px;" />The Pierre de Coubertin Award recognises secondary school students who demonstrate values which are consistent with the Olympic Movement through participation in sporting activities. </p><p>A schools nominee must participate actively in the school's physical education program with a consistently positive attitude and must have represented the school in a sport. There are many students in our College who fulfil the criteria, however, each year the school is restricted to one nomination. <br></p><p>Congratulations to Lilly Mills (Year 12) as she has been awarded the Pierre de Coubertin Award for 2018. Over her time at the College Lilly has represented the school in a variety of sports. Through Lilly's involvement in traditionally male dominated sports, she has been and is, a role-model for all students. She lists her greatest sporting achievements as; U15 QLD Womens Cricket Captain and selection as a rookie for QLD Fire (State Women's Cricket) in 2017 and 2018.  <br></p><p><br></p><h2><br></h2><h2><br></h2><h2><br></h2><h2><br></h2><h2>Meet Max Miller – Year 7 STCC Student</h2><p><br></p><p><img src="/school-news-features/PublishingImages/IMG_0001.jpg" alt="IMG_0001.jpg" class="ms-rtePosition-1" style="margin:5px;width:400px;height:317px;" />Winner of two NSW titles, 3rd place in QLD and 4th in Australia, Max Miller is known around the track as a serious Motocross racer and someone to keep an eye on. He is determined to make it to the big league and race internationally, despite having broken many bones. He’s already half way there having secured a major sponsorship from Kawasaki. The sponsorship grants him free bikes, equipment and travel, and if he wins the Australian title a bonus $1000, as well as being a part of the junior Kawasaki team.<br></p><p>Max started his motocross racing career at the young age of 5, when he was at a friend’s house and had his first ride. Realising that he was riding at the same speed as the NSW title holder, he fell in love with the sport. Miller trains every week for 11 hours showing real commitment to motocross racing. He is inspired by Chad Reed, an Australian Motor Cross racer who he wants to be like in the future. The St Teresa’s community wishes the very best for Max at the Australian titles in Tasmania in September where he will compete in the 13 year old category and give it his very best shot. Whatever happens at the titles, Max is a young man with a big future in Motocross and we are all proud of his achievements. </p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><br><br></p><div><img src="/school-news-features/PublishingImages/7fb26d3e-df86-446b-a132-403e10305bbd.jpg" class="ms-rtePosition-2" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:400px;height:400px;" /><br><p><br></p></div><p><br>Congratulations to Year 9 student Grace Berry who was awarded Grand Champion Junior Rider at the Show Horse Council of Australasia National Championships. This is the second year in a row Grace and her horse Calvin Park Dark Knight have won this award - an outstanding achievement! </p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><div><br></div><div><br></div><div><br></div><div><br><br></div><p><br></p><p>​<br><br></p><p>​​​<img src="/school-news-features/PublishingImages/Teresas-4.jpg" alt="Teresas-4.jpg" class="ms-rtePosition-1" style="margin:5px;width:400px;height:267px;" /><br><br></p><p>Congratulations to Jack Frey who has been awarded the Premier's Anzac Prize. Jack had to prepare a multimedia entry illustrating the Anzac spirit and was a stand out amongst hundreds of entries. Jack will be travelling to France to attend the historic centenary commemorative dawn service at the Australia War Memorial at Villers-Bretonneux.  <br></p><div><br></div><div><br></div><div><br></div><div><br></div><div><br></div><div><br><br></div><div><br></div><div><br></div><div><br></div><div><br></div><div><br></div><div><br></div><div><br></div><p><br></p>
Voices on the Coasthttp://www.stteresa.qld.edu.au/school-news-features/Pages/Voices-on-the-Coast.aspxVoices on the Coast<p><img src="/school-news-features/PublishingImages/Voices%20(2).jpg" alt="Voices (2).jpg" style="margin:5px;width:537px;" />​<br></p><p><span style="color:#404040;font-family:helvetica;font-size:14px;text-align:justify;"><br></span></p><p><span style="color:#404040;font-family:helvetica;font-size:14px;text-align:justify;">A large group of students attended workshops and seminars by Australian artists and storytellers at the Voices on the Coast Literature Festival.  Phillip Wilcox was a hit with his slam poetry, along with sessions conducted by novelists Lynette Noni, Scot Gardner, Gabrielle Williams and Will Kostakis.  A day out at the regional university with celebrated novelists, poets, thespians and artists, what’s not to love about such an opportunity?  On their return, the students got together to borrow new reads and share their experiences.</span><br style="color:#404040;font-family:helvetica;font-size:14px;text-align:justify;"><br style="color:#404040;font-family:helvetica;font-size:14px;text-align:justify;"><span style="color:#404040;font-family:helvetica;font-size:14px;text-align:justify;">Here’s some insight into what they discovered:</span><br style="color:#404040;font-family:helvetica;font-size:14px;text-align:justify;"><span style="color:#404040;font-family:helvetica;font-size:14px;text-align:justify;"> </span><br style="color:#404040;font-family:helvetica;font-size:14px;text-align:justify;"><span style="color:#404040;font-family:helvetica;font-size:14px;text-align:justify;">“The highlight of my experience was listening to the interesting stories the authors told.“ </span><em style="color:#404040;font-family:helvetica;font-size:14px;text-align:justify;">Penny-lane Primmer </em><span style="color:#404040;font-family:helvetica;font-size:14px;text-align:justify;">(Year 9)</span><br style="color:#404040;font-family:helvetica;font-size:14px;text-align:justify;"><span style="color:#404040;font-family:helvetica;font-size:14px;text-align:justify;"> </span><br style="color:#404040;font-family:helvetica;font-size:14px;text-align:justify;"><span style="color:#404040;font-family:helvetica;font-size:14px;text-align:justify;">“It is a fun day out and you learn some things as well. A highlight was meeting Lynette Noni, as she is the author of one of my favourite series.” </span><em style="color:#404040;font-family:helvetica;font-size:14px;text-align:justify;">Ruby McIlroy </em><span style="color:#404040;font-family:helvetica;font-size:14px;text-align:justify;">(Year 9)</span><br style="color:#404040;font-family:helvetica;font-size:14px;text-align:justify;"><span style="color:#404040;font-family:helvetica;font-size:14px;text-align:justify;"> </span><br style="color:#404040;font-family:helvetica;font-size:14px;text-align:justify;"><span style="color:#404040;font-family:helvetica;font-size:14px;text-align:justify;">“Scot Gardner’s Tall Tales lecture was hilarious and relatable.” </span><em style="color:#404040;font-family:helvetica;font-size:14px;text-align:justify;">Ella Rolley </em><span style="color:#404040;font-family:helvetica;font-size:14px;text-align:justify;">(Year 7)</span><br style="color:#404040;font-family:helvetica;font-size:14px;text-align:justify;"><span style="color:#404040;font-family:helvetica;font-size:14px;text-align:justify;"> </span><br style="color:#404040;font-family:helvetica;font-size:14px;text-align:justify;"><span style="color:#404040;font-family:helvetica;font-size:14px;text-align:justify;">“It is inspiring to see so many accomplished illustrators and writers and it was an overall fun experience.” </span><em style="color:#404040;font-family:helvetica;font-size:14px;text-align:justify;">Leila Kenzer</em><span style="color:#404040;font-family:helvetica;font-size:14px;text-align:justify;"> (Year 8)</span><br style="color:#404040;font-family:helvetica;font-size:14px;text-align:justify;"><span style="color:#404040;font-family:helvetica;font-size:14px;text-align:justify;"> </span><br style="color:#404040;font-family:helvetica;font-size:14px;text-align:justify;"><span style="color:#404040;font-family:helvetica;font-size:14px;text-align:justify;">“Phillip Wilcox’s Slam/Dynamic Poetry was immersive, interactive, very interesting and he was exceptionally enthusiastic.” </span><em style="color:#404040;font-family:helvetica;font-size:14px;text-align:justify;">Cale Page</em><span style="color:#404040;font-family:helvetica;font-size:14px;text-align:justify;"> (Year 10)</span><br style="color:#404040;font-family:helvetica;font-size:14px;text-align:justify;"><span style="color:#404040;font-family:helvetica;font-size:14px;text-align:justify;"> </span><br style="color:#404040;font-family:helvetica;font-size:14px;text-align:justify;"><span style="color:#404040;font-family:helvetica;font-size:14px;text-align:justify;">“Richard Newsome’s author talk on How to be a Teenage Billionaire gave us lots of good tips and he told us interesting stories.” </span><em style="color:#404040;font-family:helvetica;font-size:14px;text-align:justify;">Lucy Rivers</em><span style="color:#404040;font-family:helvetica;font-size:14px;text-align:justify;"> (Year 7)</span><br style="color:#404040;font-family:helvetica;font-size:14px;text-align:justify;"><span style="color:#404040;font-family:helvetica;font-size:14px;text-align:justify;"> </span><br style="color:#404040;font-family:helvetica;font-size:14px;text-align:justify;"><span style="color:#404040;font-family:helvetica;font-size:14px;text-align:justify;">“The highlight was meeting authors that I know and love, as well as learning about new writing techniques.” </span><em style="color:#404040;font-family:helvetica;font-size:14px;text-align:justify;">Keeley Fischer </em><span style="color:#404040;font-family:helvetica;font-size:14px;text-align:justify;">(Year 10)</span><br></p><p></p><p><img src="/school-news-features/PublishingImages/Voices.jpg" alt="Voices.jpg" style="width:470px;height:350px;" />   <img src="/school-news-features/PublishingImages/Voices%20(3).jpg" alt="Voices (3).jpg" style="margin:5px;width:263px;" /><br></p>
Tourism Studentshttp://www.stteresa.qld.edu.au/school-news-features/Pages/Tourism-Students.aspxTourism Students<p>​<span style="color:#404040;font-family:helvetica;font-size:14px;text-align:justify;">It was a crisp Saturday morning in Pomona when Year 11 and 12 Tourism students welcomed entrants in the Family Fun Run at the King of the Mountain Festival. The class was completing the first of three on-site event registration assessments as part of their Certificate II in Tourism. Following their briefing, the class settled in, answering questions, providing directions and registering competitors who ranged from enthusiastic four-year olds to mums and dads. The students enjoyed working with the other volunteers and developed an appreciation of the time and effort that goes into coordinating a successful event. Thank you to Heather Manders, Festival Chairperson, for providing this training opportunity for the class.</span><br style="color:#404040;font-family:helvetica;font-size:14px;text-align:justify;"><span style="color:#404040;font-family:helvetica;font-size:14px;text-align:justify;"> </span><br style="color:#404040;font-family:helvetica;font-size:14px;text-align:justify;"><span style="color:#404040;font-family:helvetica;font-size:14px;text-align:justify;">Next event – The Noosa Tri.</span> <br></p><p><br></p><p><img src="/school-news-features/PublishingImages/Tourism%20students%20(1).jpg" alt="Tourism students (1).jpg" style="margin:5px;" />  <img src="/school-news-features/PublishingImages/Tourism%20students%20(2).jpg" alt="Tourism students (2).jpg" style="margin:5px;" /><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p>
Kokoda Challengehttp://www.stteresa.qld.edu.au/school-news-features/Pages/Kokoda-Challenge.aspxKokoda Challenge<p>​​<img src="/school-news-features/PublishingImages/Kokoda.jpg" alt="Kokoda.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:500px;height:375px;" /><span style="color:#404040;font-family:helvetica;font-size:14px;text-align:justify;">I</span></p><p><span style="color:#404040;font-family:helvetica;font-size:14px;text-align:justify;">f you had have told us that we would’ve crossed that finish line at 3:45am in the morning, things would’ve been a bit different. The 48km seemed achievable from the start, little did we know how much of a battle it would be. With 4km of the track being flat, the rest of the terrain was so steep and rocky that not even a mountain goat could handle it. Everybody had their own numerous battles both mental and physical. However, through perseverance, teamwork, and sheer ignorance as to what we were doing, every one of us crossed the line. Undoubtedly the pain, blisters, cramps and tears were all worth it once we stepped across the finish line. A big congratulations to Charlie, Moet, Lilly, India, Mrs Barker, Phoebe, Jamie, Abbie, Kane, Mrs Mallabar, Georgia, Maggie, Pip, Koah and Mr Eleison. What we’ve done is an incredible achievement.</span><br style="color:#404040;font-family:helvetica;font-size:14px;text-align:justify;"><br style="color:#404040;font-family:helvetica;font-size:14px;text-align:justify;"><span style="color:#404040;font-family:helvetica;font-size:14px;text-align:justify;">A massive thank you to our support crew Mrs Murray Salter and Mr Linthorne for their much needed enthusiasm and care; it would’ve been a different story without them. Another special thank you to Lorna for providing us with delicious food and snacks for the trail. </span><br style="color:#404040;font-family:helvetica;font-size:14px;text-align:justify;"><br style="color:#404040;font-family:helvetica;font-size:14px;text-align:justify;"><span style="color:#404040;font-family:helvetica;font-size:14px;text-align:justify;">We wish anyone willing to take on this challenge next year the best of luck as it’s definitely a rewarding experience.</span><br style="color:#404040;font-family:helvetica;font-size:14px;text-align:justify;"><span style="color:#404040;font-family:helvetica;font-size:14px;text-align:justify;"> </span><br style="color:#404040;font-family:helvetica;font-size:14px;text-align:justify;"><em style="color:#404040;font-family:helvetica;font-size:14px;text-align:justify;">Georgia Applegate, Lilly Mills & India Madin</em> <br></p><p>​<br></p><p><img src="/school-news-features/PublishingImages/Kokoda%203.jpg" alt="Kokoda 3.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:225px;" />  <img src="/school-news-features/PublishingImages/Kokoda2.jpg" alt="Kokoda2.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:400px;" /><br></p>
Sri Lanka Immersionhttp://www.stteresa.qld.edu.au/school-news-features/Pages/Sri-Lanka-Immersion.aspxSri Lanka Immersion<p><img src="/school-news-features/PublishingImages/IMG_4813.JPG" alt="IMG_4813.JPG" style="margin:5px;width:500px;height:280px;" />​​</p><p><span style="color:#404040;font-family:helvetica;font-size:14px;text-align:justify;">Hot weather, donkeys, the Hokey Pokey and UNO, what more could you want from an overseas immersion? Amidst the organised chaos of the city of Negombo, on  June 29, eleven tired STCC students, accompanied by Mr Matt Webb and Mrs Sharon Lucht, stepped off the plane and into the thick, warm Sri Lankan air, ready to begin the experience of a lifetime.</span><br style="color:#404040;font-family:helvetica;font-size:14px;text-align:justify;"><span style="color:#404040;font-family:helvetica;font-size:14px;text-align:justify;"> </span><br style="color:#404040;font-family:helvetica;font-size:14px;text-align:justify;"><span style="color:#404040;font-family:helvetica;font-size:14px;text-align:justify;">After recovering from our combined 12-hour flight, we awoke to the smell of curry and the gentle crash of waves outside of the Paradise Beach Hotel.</span><br style="color:#404040;font-family:helvetica;font-size:14px;text-align:justify;"><span style="color:#404040;font-family:helvetica;font-size:14px;text-align:justify;"> </span><br style="color:#404040;font-family:helvetica;font-size:14px;text-align:justify;"><span style="color:#404040;font-family:helvetica;font-size:14px;text-align:justify;">Venturing into the city later that day was an experience that none of us will ever forget. Thousands of tuk-tuks, bikes, cars, tractors and random livestock all weaving in and out of each other, distracting us as we tried to locate the local markets and purchase some sporting equipment for the students in Kalpitiya. </span><br style="color:#404040;font-family:helvetica;font-size:14px;text-align:justify;"><span style="color:#404040;font-family:helvetica;font-size:14px;text-align:justify;"> </span><br style="color:#404040;font-family:helvetica;font-size:14px;text-align:justify;"><span style="color:#404040;font-family:helvetica;font-size:14px;text-align:justify;">After lunch (more curry), Brother Navinda and Chathu arrived at our hotel to take us on the 3 1/2 hour bus ride to the Brother’s house in the small village of Kalpitiya, our new home for the next two weeks.</span><br style="color:#404040;font-family:helvetica;font-size:14px;text-align:justify;"><span style="color:#404040;font-family:helvetica;font-size:14px;text-align:justify;"> </span><br style="color:#404040;font-family:helvetica;font-size:14px;text-align:justify;"><span style="color:#404040;font-family:helvetica;font-size:14px;text-align:justify;">Breakfast in Sri Lanka was an interesting experience, to say the least. Every morning it was sugar buns, bread with sugar, toast with sugar and carbs galore (sometimes even hot chips!!). But we soon realised that we needed all of the energy that we could get to sustain us through the long and exhausting days.</span><br style="color:#404040;font-family:helvetica;font-size:14px;text-align:justify;"><span style="color:#404040;font-family:helvetica;font-size:14px;text-align:justify;"> </span><br style="color:#404040;font-family:helvetica;font-size:14px;text-align:justify;"><span style="color:#404040;font-family:helvetica;font-size:14px;text-align:justify;"><img src="/school-news-features/PublishingImages/Immersion%202.jpg" alt="Immersion 2.jpg" class="ms-rtePosition-1" style="margin:5px;width:225px;" />Our usual mornings consisted of visiting different schools, where we were always instantly swamped by smiling kids, a book clutched in one hand and our arms clamped in the other, dragging us to their classrooms, eager for us to teach them more English. Although we were all hesitant to begin with, we quickly found our feet and discovered ways to work around the language barrier and teach the students new concepts whilst reinforcing the basics. With every student that we taught, with every school that we visited, we left knowing that not only had we had a significant impact on their lives, but also knowing that they had changed us. Whilst we were teaching them the different parts of the body and how to describe their family in English, they were teaching us the purest forms of humility, gratitude and love, indirectly revealing to us the true nature of humanity, all within the sheer happiness of an innocent child. </span><br style="color:#404040;font-family:helvetica;font-size:14px;text-align:justify;"><span style="color:#404040;font-family:helvetica;font-size:14px;text-align:justify;"> </span><br style="color:#404040;font-family:helvetica;font-size:14px;text-align:justify;"><span style="color:#404040;font-family:helvetica;font-size:14px;text-align:justify;">Lunch, the true insight into local cuisine, every day consisted of curries, rice and other delicious foods that we all tasted and learned to love.</span><br style="color:#404040;font-family:helvetica;font-size:14px;text-align:justify;"><span style="color:#404040;font-family:helvetica;font-size:14px;text-align:justify;"> </span><br style="color:#404040;font-family:helvetica;font-size:14px;text-align:justify;"><span style="color:#404040;font-family:helvetica;font-size:14px;text-align:justify;">In the afternoons, we would visit various outstations (homework centres), arriving on the back of a truck to once again be treated like celebrities and welcomed with mischievous grins hidden behind colourful flowers (which would ultimately end up being threaded through the girls’ hair). The connections that we made with the kids before launching into the actual teaching made it so much easier to communicate and teach them. We continued classwork, reciting the ABCs and numbers, however, through the use of flashcards and small books, we created an outdoor classroom environment where the kids were encouraged to express their knowledge of English.  Crowd favourite games such as “Hokey Pokey” and “Heads, shoulders, knees, and toes,” reinforced the learning that we often focused on, allowing the kids to both have fun and remember what we had taught them. We also found ways to incorporate counting through a new and improved “Macarena,” a game that was second only to playing soccer and cricket. Some students took us to visit their homes as a sign of gratitude and respect for us as teachers. All of us approached this opportunity with an open mind as we gained an authentic insight into how these impoverished communities lived, and how these conditions did not discourage the kid’s outlook on life.</span><br style="color:#404040;font-family:helvetica;font-size:14px;text-align:justify;"><span style="color:#404040;font-family:helvetica;font-size:14px;text-align:justify;"> </span><br style="color:#404040;font-family:helvetica;font-size:14px;text-align:justify;"><span style="color:#404040;font-family:helvetica;font-size:14px;text-align:justify;"><img src="/school-news-features/PublishingImages/Immersion.jpg" alt="Immersion.jpg" class="ms-rtePosition-2" style="margin:5px;width:400px;" />Our once tunnelled visions from the society we live in today, were broadened completely to allow a new perspective on just how lucky we are and how rewarding this Immersion program is for the individuals who choose to undertake it. We can all agree that the happiness that overwhelmed us when sitting with the children - the giving of a sticker, a high five or even a hug, is truly cherished as a key part of our growth as young adults upon returning to Australia. It’s incredible to believe that this journey was only two weeks and yet we feel as if we accomplished so much, shared so many memories and were filled with so much joy and gratitude, all from teaching the children, visiting of temples and being fully immersed in a culture very different to our own.</span><br style="color:#404040;font-family:helvetica;font-size:14px;text-align:justify;"><span style="color:#404040;font-family:helvetica;font-size:14px;text-align:justify;"> </span><br style="color:#404040;font-family:helvetica;font-size:14px;text-align:justify;"><span style="color:#404040;font-family:helvetica;font-size:14px;text-align:justify;">Thank you to the Marist Brothers for being incredible hosts and allowing us to experience Sri Lanka with them, Chathu and Ransolu for being genuine human beings who kept entertaining us every step of the way and the local boys who put up with us continually singing backstreet boys, laughing and enjoying ourselves in their company.</span><br style="color:#404040;font-family:helvetica;font-size:14px;text-align:justify;"><span style="color:#404040;font-family:helvetica;font-size:14px;text-align:justify;"> </span><br style="color:#404040;font-family:helvetica;font-size:14px;text-align:justify;"><span style="color:#404040;font-family:helvetica;font-size:14px;text-align:justify;">And finally Mr Webb and Mrs Lucht. Thank you for also putting up with us and our loud nature, our staying up late but mainly, thank you for keeping us safe on a trip that was nothing short of “Wow.”</span><br style="color:#404040;font-family:helvetica;font-size:14px;text-align:justify;"><span style="color:#404040;font-family:helvetica;font-size:14px;text-align:justify;"> </span><br style="color:#404040;font-family:helvetica;font-size:14px;text-align:justify;"><strong style="color:#404040;font-family:helvetica;font-size:14px;text-align:justify;"><em>Joseph McAneney and Olivia Jeffrey </em><br>Yr. 12 Pilgrims</strong> <br></p>
Breakthru Competitionhttp://www.stteresa.qld.edu.au/school-news-features/Pages/Breakthru-Competition.aspxBreakthru Competition<p>​<span style="color:#404040;font-family:helvetica;font-size:14px;text-align:justify;">Congratulations to Ava Foreman (Year 10) who placed third at the Breakthru School Music and Dance Competition, in the Secondary Dance category, on June 9</span><sup style="color:#404040;font-family:helvetica;text-align:justify;">th</sup><span style="color:#404040;font-family:helvetica;font-size:14px;text-align:justify;">. Ava performed her own lyrical choreography as a solo and received excellent feedback from the judges. She won $1000 for Dance at STCC as well as a $500 gift card for her to spend at the Sunshine Plaza. Congratulations Ava!</span><br></p><p><br></p><p><img src="/school-news-features/PublishingImages/Ava.jpg" alt="Ava.jpg" style="margin:5px;" /><br></p>
STCCWritehttp://www.stteresa.qld.edu.au/school-news-features/Pages/STCCWrite.aspxSTCCWrite<p>​​​​​</p><p style="margin-top:10px;padding:0px;color:#404040;font-family:helvetica;font-size:14px;line-height:21px;text-align:justify;">For the past few weeks, STCC Writing Club, has been very busy. With competitions around the corner, these students have been working long and hard to perfect and share their works with one another, and you. <br><br>If you haven’t already checked it out, earlier this week a display board in the CLC (outside Seminar Room 2), had been cleared for STCCWrite, so please come and check out our new pieces which will be changed every fortnight. This week's writing topic is ‘Garden’, so please take a few minutes to stop by the CLC and read a few stories written by the fabulous writers. </p><p style="margin-top:10px;padding:0px;color:#404040;font-family:helvetica;font-size:14px;line-height:21px;text-align:justify;">If you would like to join or check us out, feel free to join us in J8 at first break on Wednesday for one of our weekly meetings. That’s all for STCCWrite updates, so here is a writing piece from Ella Rolley.<br><br><em>Isabelle Coid</em><br>Year 9 student <br></p><p>​<img src="/school-news-features/PublishingImages/Stars%20(3).jpg" alt="Stars (3).jpg" style="margin:5px;" /><br></p>
National Reconciliation Weekhttp://www.stteresa.qld.edu.au/school-news-features/Pages/National-Reconciliation-Week.aspxNational Reconciliation Week<p>​​​</p><p><img src="/school-news-features/PublishingImages/The%20Great%20Book%20Swap%20(2).JPG" alt="The Great Book Swap (2).JPG" class="ms-rtePosition-2" style="margin:5px;width:400px;height:300px;" />Last week we celebrated National Reconciliation Week which occurs between two significant milestones in Australia's reconciliation journey— the successful 1967 referendum, and the High Court Mabo decision respectively. <br></p><p>National Reconciliation Week is a time for all Australians to learn about our shared histories, cultures, and achievements, and to explore how each of us can contribute to achieving reconciliation in Australia.<br></p><p>Reconciliation must live in the hearts, minds and actions of all Australians as we move forward, creating a nation strengthened by respectful relationships between the wider Australian community, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. <br></p><p>At St Teresa's we recognise that being able to read opens so many doors but in very remote Indigenous communities, books are all too scarce and literacy levels are quite low.  In order to support reconciliation and help close the literacy gap, St Teresa's hosted the Great Book Swap which is an Indigenous Literacy Foundation initiative helping to raise much needed funds for these communities. <br></p><p>A big thank you to everyone who donated books or grabbed a bargain at the book swap and made a donation.   <br></p><p><br></p>

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WEEK 6 - TIMETABLE Ahttp://www.stteresa.qld.edu.au/Lists/Calendar/DispForm.aspx?ID=516WEEK 6 - TIMETABLE A20/08/2018 12:00:00 AM
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