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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 2021http://www.stteresa.qld.edu.au/enrolments/Pages/default.aspx, https://schoolauthoring.bne.catholic.edu.au/schools/stteresa/enrolments/Pages/default.aspxEnrol for 2021As 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 2021 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>​</p><h1 class="ms-rteElement-H1">2020<br></h1><p></p><table cellspacing="0" width="100%" class="ms-rteTable-default" style="height:125px;"><tbody><tr class="ms-rteTableEvenRow-default"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default" style="width:234px;">Term 1<br></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default" style="width:234px;">​​Term 2<br></td><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default" style="width:233px;">​​Term 3<br></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default" style="width:233px;">​​Term 4<br></td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableOddRow-default"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default">​​<a href="https://mailchi.mp/b7ec554dd082/term-1-newsletter-1?e=f4014db53d" target="_blank">6th February 2020​</a><br></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default"><a href="https://mailchi.mp/7c7b2c7d2a50/stcc-term-2-newsletter-1?e=72a568c22f" target="_blank">​</a><a href="https://mailchi.mp/55ffc041531f/stcc-term-2-newsletter-1?e=f4014db53d" target="_blank">30th April 2020​</a><br></td><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default"><a href="https://mailchi.mp/ec7466a74130/stcc-term-3-newsletter-1?e=f4014db53d" target="_blank">23rd July 2020​</a><br></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default"><a href="https://mailchi.mp/5e19dacac668/stcc-term-4-newsletter-1?e=f4014db53d" target="_blank">15th October 2020​</a><br></td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableEvenRow-default"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default" rowspan="1"><a href="https://mailchi.mp/83e3d536c1a9/stcc-term-1-newsletter-2?e=72a568c22f" target="_blank">20th February 2020​</a><br></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default" rowspan="1"><a href="https://mailchi.mp/9520da0acba7/stcc-term-2-newsletter-2?e=72a568c22f" target="_blank">14th May 2020​</a><br></td><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default" rowspan="1"><a href="https://mailchi.mp/4798964f2f99/stcc-term-3-newsletter-2" target="_blank">6th August 2020​</a><br></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default" rowspan="1">​<a href="https://mailchi.mp/7f255b0b716c/stcc-term-4-newsletter-2?e=72a568c22f" target="_blank">29th October 2020​</a><br></td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableOddRow-default"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default" rowspan="1"><a href="https://mailchi.mp/bc3c2beed9b8/stcc-term-1-newsletter-3?e=72a568c22f" target="_blank">​​5th March 2020​</a><br></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default" rowspan="1">​<a href="https://mailchi.mp/9849ea1edf7c/stcc-term-2-newsletter-3?e=72a568c22f" target="_blank">28th May 2020​</a><br></td><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default" rowspan="1"><a href="https://mailchi.mp/143e95760cf9/stcc-term-3-newsletter-3?e=72a568c22f" target="_blank">​20th August 2020​</a><br></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default" rowspan="1">​<a href="https://mailchi.mp/e281cd838fc8/stcc-term-4-newsletter-3?e=72a568c22f" target="_blank">12th November 2020​</a><br></td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableEvenRow-default"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default" rowspan="1">​<a href="https://mailchi.mp/11022f7e899f/stcc-term-1-newsletter-4?e=f4014db53d" target="_blank">​19th March 2020​</a><br></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default" rowspan="1">​<a href="https://mailchi.mp/5d60972ce056/stcc-term-2-newsletter-4?e=72a568c22f" target="_blank">11th June 2020​</a><br></td><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default" rowspan="1">​<a href="https://mailchi.mp/c844bc4977bd/stcc-term-3-newsletter-4?e=72a568c22f" target="_blank">3rd September 2020​</a><br></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default" rowspan="1">​<a href="https://mailchi.mp/ba04b8a1c097/stcc-term-4-newsletter-4?e=72a568c22f" target="_blank">26th November 2020​</a><br></td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableFooterRow-default"><td class="ms-rteTableFooterEvenCol-default" rowspan="1"><a href="https://mailchi.mp/567e65827010/stcc-term-1-newsletter-5?e=72a568c22f" target="_blank">​​2nd April 2020​</a><br></td><td class="ms-rteTableFooterOddCol-default" rowspan="1">​<a href="https://mailchi.mp/1d093cac4e6f/stcc-term-2-newsletter-5?e=f4014db53d" target="_blank">25th June 2020​</a><br></td><td class="ms-rteTableFooterEvenCol-default" rowspan="1">​<a href="https://mailchi.mp/d2153d7b29f2/stcc-term-3-newsletter-5?e=f4014db53d" target="_blank">17th September 2020​</a><br></td><td class="ms-rteTableFooterOddCol-default" rowspan="1">​</td></tr></tbody></table><p><br></p><p><br></p><h1 class="ms-rteElement-H1">2019<br></h1><p></p><table cellspacing="0" width="100%" class="ms-rteTable-default"><tbody><tr class="ms-rteTableEvenRow-default"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default" style="width:25%;">​​Term 1<br></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default" style="width:25%;">​​Term 2<br></td><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default" style="width:25%;">​​Term 3<br></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default" style="width:25%;">​​Term 4<br></td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableOddRow-default"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default">​​<a href="https://mailchi.mp/9d7df371219d/st-teresas-term-1-newsletter-1?e=72a568c22f" target="_blank">7th February 2019​</a><br></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default"><a href="https://mailchi.mp/7c7b2c7d2a50/stcc-term-2-newsletter-1?e=72a568c22f" target="_blank">​2nd May 2019​</a><br></td><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default">​<a href="https://mailchi.mp/a2af03097b62/stcc-term-3-newsletter-1?e=72a568c22f" target="_blank">25th July 2019​</a><br></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default">​<a href="https://mailchi.mp/f87772255dc1/stcc-term-4-newsletter-1?e=72a568c22f" target="_blank">17th October 2019​</a><br></td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableEvenRow-default"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default"><a href="https://mailchi.mp/eae854ebb9da/stcc-term-1-newsletter-2?e=72a568c22f" target="_blank">​21st February 2019​</a><br></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default">​<a href="https://mailchi.mp/a9e9def25eb1/stcc-term-2-newsletter-2?e=72a568c22f" target="_blank">16th May 2019​</a><br></td><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default"><a href="https://mailchi.mp/b826b2d5f993/stcc-term-3-newsletter-2?e=72a568c22f" target="_blank">​8th August 2019​</a><br></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default">​<a href="https://mailchi.mp/0496bfb2cfac/stcc-term-4-newsletter-2?e=72a568c22f" target="_blank">31st October 2019​</a><br></td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableOddRow-default"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default">​<a href="https://mailchi.mp/5d1a86e21e0c/2019-stcc-term-1-newsletter-3?e=72a568c22f" target="_blank">7th March 2019​</a><br></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default">​<a href="https://mailchi.mp/5c3038c38993/stcc-term-2-newsletter-3?e=72a568c22f" target="_blank">30th May 2019​</a><br></td><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default"><a href="https://mailchi.mp/b5043029ed3c/stcc-term-3-newsletter-3?e=72a568c22f" target="_blank">​22nd August 2019​</a><br></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default"><a href="https://mailchi.mp/b7a58f5c2fee/stcc-term-4-newsletter-3?e=72a568c22f" target="_blank">​14th November 2019​</a><br></td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableEvenRow-default"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default">​<a href="https://mailchi.mp/b71a10248e16/stcc-term-1-newsletter-4?e=72a568c22f" target="_blank">22nd March 2019​</a><br></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default"><a href="https://mailchi.mp/5998e2974de7/stcc-term-2-newsletter-4?e=72a568c22f" target="_blank">​13th June 2019​</a><br></td><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default"><a href="https://mailchi.mp/56d67f2f5627/stcc-term-3-newsletter-4?e=72a568c22f" target="_blank">​5th September 2019​</a><br></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default">​<a href="https://mailchi.mp/d04c1e8b059a/stcc-term-4-final-newsletter-for-1360387?e=72a568c22f" target="_blank">28th November 2019​</a>​<br></td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableFooterRow-default"><td class="ms-rteTableFooterEvenCol-default" rowspan="1"><a href="https://mailchi.mp/f8d5066b66c1/stcc-term-1-newsletter-5-790503?e=72a568c22f" target="_blank">​​4th April 2019​</a><br></td><td class="ms-rteTableFooterOddCol-default" rowspan="1">​<a href="https://mailchi.mp/703d7ca8904f/stcc-term-2-newsletter-5?e=72a568c22f" target="_blank">27th June 2019​</a><br></td><td class="ms-rteTableFooterEvenCol-default" rowspan="1">​<a href="https://mailchi.mp/28e7978fe4ef/stcc-term-3-newsletter-1202059?e=72a568c22f" target="_blank">19th September 2019​</a><br></td><td class="ms-rteTableFooterOddCol-default" rowspan="1">​<br></td></tr></tbody></table><p><br></p><p> <br></p><p><br><br></p>
Luke Anear Visithttp://www.stteresa.qld.edu.au/school-news-features/Pages/Luke-Anear-Visit.aspxLuke Anear Visit<p>​<img src="/school-news-features/PublishingImages/Luke%20Anear%20visit%20(3).jpg" alt="Luke Anear visit (3).jpg" style="margin:5px;" /><br></p><p><span style="color:#202020;font-family:arial, "helvetica neue", helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:14px;">On Wednesday 19th August we hosted Luke Anear in the College. Luke is a former covert surveillance private investigator who built an international, billion-dollar business from his suburban garage in Townsville. Luke is the CEO and Founder of SafetyCulture, which created the world’s most used checklist app, iAuditor. Over 600 million checks are conducted through iAuditor each year by over 27,000 organisations. SafetyCulture currently employs over 370 people across Australia, United Kingdom, United States and the Philippines.</span><br style="color:#202020;font-family:arial, "helvetica neue", helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:14px;"><span style="color:#202020;font-family:arial, "helvetica neue", helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:14px;"> </span><br style="color:#202020;font-family:arial, "helvetica neue", helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:14px;"><span style="color:#202020;font-family:arial, "helvetica neue", helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:14px;">Luke’s visit is one of many learning enrichment opportunities couched within the Year 9 Business Studies elective, and the Entrepreneurial Classroom Project (ECP). Current Year 9 Business students were afforded the opportunity to showcase their products to Luke, ask questions and receive feedback. Five groups of students then made a pitch to Luke where he provided expert guidance and advice about ‘where to from here’ for their products, an experience that I am sure students will long remember.</span><br style="color:#202020;font-family:arial, "helvetica neue", helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:14px;"><span style="color:#202020;font-family:arial, "helvetica neue", helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:14px;"> </span><br style="color:#202020;font-family:arial, "helvetica neue", helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:14px;"><span style="color:#202020;font-family:arial, "helvetica neue", helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:14px;">Current Business Studies students (9-12) were also invited along to a presentation by Luke. He spoke of his journey to success and the trials and tribulations of owning a start-up. Luke’s rich life experience and his authentic demeanour made his talk accessible to all students. He challenged students to realise their potential by unlocking their creative mind, rather than focusing on the skills they may or may not have. He spoke to the fact that there is always someone out there who has the skills you are after! Luke explained to students the importance of being comfortable with the feeling of incompetence or not knowing all the answers. It is the people who ‘outwork’ others to find the answers or solutions that make a difference and become successful.</span><br style="color:#202020;font-family:arial, "helvetica neue", helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:14px;"><span style="color:#202020;font-family:arial, "helvetica neue", helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:14px;"> </span><br style="color:#202020;font-family:arial, "helvetica neue", helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:14px;"><span style="color:#202020;font-family:arial, "helvetica neue", helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:14px;">We look forward to future opportunities to work with Luke as the Business department of the College continues to grow and provide opportunities for students to develop and aspire to be a person who makes a positive change in our world.</span><br></p><p><span style="color:#202020;font-family:arial, "helvetica neue", helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:14px;"><br></span></p><p><span style="color:#202020;font-family:arial, "helvetica neue", helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:14px;"><img src="/school-news-features/PublishingImages/Luke%20Anear%20visit%20(1).jpg" alt="Luke Anear visit (1).jpg" style="margin:5px;width:300px;height:400px;" /> <img src="/school-news-features/PublishingImages/Luke%20Anear%20visit%20(2).jpg" alt="Luke Anear visit (2).jpg" style="margin:5px;width:300px;height:400px;" /><br></span></p>
Air Vice-Marshal visithttp://www.stteresa.qld.edu.au/school-news-features/Pages/Air-Vice-Marshal-visit.aspxAir Vice-Marshal visit<p>​<span style="color:#202020;font-family:helvetica;font-size:14px;">​Recently some of our Year 9 – 12 Maths and Physics students had the opportunity to engage with Air Vice-Marshal Steve ‘Zed’ Roberton as he shared how maths and physics is used every day in a fighter pilot’s life. Zed is a Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Category ‘A’ Fighter Pilot who has been presented a range of awards including Chief of Air Force Commendation, the Distinguished Service Cross, and an Order of Australia.</span><br style="color:#202020;font-family:helvetica;font-size:14px;"><br style="color:#202020;font-family:helvetica;font-size:14px;"><span style="color:#202020;font-family:helvetica;font-size:14px;">During his presentation Steve showed photographs and videos from throughout his career and clearly explained how maths and physics was an essential component of his day. Whether it was withstanding the G-Force in a simulator, refuelling airplanes in mid-air or landing a plane on an aircraft carrier at night, each example was easy to follow. Students grasped the importance of understanding basic concepts that could develop into more complex concepts, and the value of estimating. Zed also stressed to the students that he was not top of his class in any of these subjects and that his ease of use with maths and physics concepts occurred through his study and work after high school. Captivated throughout the talk, students walked away inspired and with the knowledge that persistence pays off and that maths and science are incorporated into everyday life.</span><br></p><p><br></p><p><img src="/school-news-features/PublishingImages/AV%20SR1.jpg" alt="AV SR1.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:300px;height:420px;" /> <img src="/school-news-features/PublishingImages/AV%20SR2.jpg" alt="AV SR2.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:300px;height:421px;" /><br></p><p><br></p><p><img src="/school-news-features/PublishingImages/AV%20SR.jpg" alt="AV SR.jpg" style="margin:5px;" /><br><br></p>
Virtual Exchangehttp://www.stteresa.qld.edu.au/school-news-features/Pages/Virtual Exchange.aspxVirtual Exchange<p>​​​<img src="/school-news-features/PublishingImages/French%20Pen%20pal.jpg" alt="French Pen pal.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:300px;height:402px;" /> <img src="/school-news-features/PublishingImages/French%20Pen%20Pal%202.jpg" alt="French Pen Pal 2.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:300px;height:401px;" /><br></p><p style="text-align:left;"><em>Some of our new Canadian 'Pen Pal' French language buddies</em><br></p><p style="text-align:left;"><em><br></em></p><p><span style="color:#202020;font-family:helvetica;font-size:14px;">During the January 2020 school holiday, I had the opportunity to accompany 26 QLD secondary students on an exchange visit to Québec, the French-speaking province of Canada. The education system in Canada is goverened by each province, and there are slight differences between them, similar to our states. In Quebec, all regions provide universal education to students in French, with English being a compulsory second language subject.</span><br style="color:#202020;font-family:helvetica;font-size:14px;"><span style="color:#202020;font-family:helvetica;font-size:14px;"> </span><br style="color:#202020;font-family:helvetica;font-size:14px;"><span style="color:#202020;font-family:helvetica;font-size:14px;">As part of the programme, I visited two schools;</span><em style="color:#202020;font-family:helvetica;font-size:14px;"> Polyvalente La Samare</em><span style="color:#202020;font-family:helvetica;font-size:14px;">  in Plessisville, (P-12) and </span><em style="color:#202020;font-family:helvetica;font-size:14px;">Laval Marist College</em><span style="color:#202020;font-family:helvetica;font-size:14px;"> in Montréal.</span><br style="color:#202020;font-family:helvetica;font-size:14px;"><span style="color:#202020;font-family:helvetica;font-size:14px;"> </span><br style="color:#202020;font-family:helvetica;font-size:14px;"><span style="color:#202020;font-family:helvetica;font-size:14px;">I had the opportunity to shadow the principal of </span><em style="color:#202020;font-family:helvetica;font-size:14px;">Polyvalente La Samare</em><span style="color:#202020;font-family:helvetica;font-size:14px;"> for a week. Plessisville is a small town located between Montréal and Québec and is well known as the World’s Maple Capital, where the production of maple syrup and maple products is a major industry.  Over the past decade, </span><em style="color:#202020;font-family:helvetica;font-size:14px;">Polyvalente La Samare</em><span style="color:#202020;font-family:helvetica;font-size:14px;"> has topped public schools in Canada and its students have received more scholarships than other prestigious schools.  I was very impressed with the family spirit present in this country school, and the strong relationship between the school and the community.  The staff welcomed me with open arms and hearts from the moment I arrived. I also paid a visit to </span><em style="color:#202020;font-family:helvetica;font-size:14px;">Laval Marist College</em><span style="color:#202020;font-family:helvetica;font-size:14px;"> in Montréal, where I chose to dedicate a small part of my journey to engage in Marist collaboration and discuss the future of Marist educators in the world today.  </span><br style="color:#202020;font-family:helvetica;font-size:14px;"><span style="color:#202020;font-family:helvetica;font-size:14px;"> </span><br style="color:#202020;font-family:helvetica;font-size:14px;"><span style="color:#202020;font-family:helvetica;font-size:14px;">Part of my experience in Québec was to foster collaborations in teaching and establish professional relationships. I was able to participate in classes and exchange ideas with several teachers who provided me with experiences I can now share with my students, and the greater school community. I believe that building first hand connections, with educators in different countries can help develop a critical awareness of the interconnectedness to other people and places around the world.</span><br style="color:#202020;font-family:helvetica;font-size:14px;"><span style="color:#202020;font-family:helvetica;font-size:14px;"> </span><br style="color:#202020;font-family:helvetica;font-size:14px;"><span style="color:#202020;font-family:helvetica;font-size:14px;">St Teresa’s French department promotes global learning and is excited to announce a new partnership with Québec, to add to our established links with sister schools in Paris and New Caledonia. Together with Madame Pettit and </span><em style="color:#202020;font-family:helvetica;font-size:14px;">Polyvalente La Samare, </em><span style="color:#202020;font-family:helvetica;font-size:14px;">we have created a virtual exchange programme during the Covid-19 restriction time.  Year 10 and 11 French students have been paired with a Québecois student and will use technology to connect, share knowledge and develop cultural understanding and build relationships to enhance their curriculum studies.</span><br style="color:#202020;font-family:helvetica;font-size:14px;"><span style="color:#202020;font-family:helvetica;font-size:14px;"> </span><br style="color:#202020;font-family:helvetica;font-size:14px;"><span style="color:#202020;font-family:helvetica;font-size:14px;">We will share some of the outcomes of this partnership in future communications and broaden the global knowledge of all students at St Teresa's.</span><br></p><p><br><br></p>
11 Sport and Recreationhttp://www.stteresa.qld.edu.au/school-news-features/Pages/11-Sport-and-Recreation.aspx11 Sport and Recreation<p style="text-align:center;"><img src="/school-news-features/PublishingImages/11SAR.jpg" alt="11SAR.jpg" style="margin:5px;" />​<br></p><p style="text-align:left;"><span style="color:#202020;font-family:arial, "helvetica neue", helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:14px;">Term 1 has seen the opportunity for the Year 11 Sport and Recreation class to complete their Certificate II in Public Safety, otherwise known as the Surf Bronze. Not only does this course provide students with a great opportunity to develop swimming and lifesaving skills but it also has been great for fitness and has provided them with the qualification to work as a lifeguard.</span><br style="color:#202020;font-family:arial, "helvetica neue", helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:14px;"><br style="color:#202020;font-family:arial, "helvetica neue", helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:14px;"><span style="color:#202020;font-family:arial, "helvetica neue", helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:14px;">The classes have been run by the Noosa Heads SLSC with our main instructors being Jonno and Riley (ex St Teresa’s student). We have had perfect conditions at the beach and have appreciated the chance to go to the beach and have a great time and it be classified as our class time. To enable us to get through all of the requirements of the course we had to commit to early mornings and after school sessions. Not a problem when it’s to learn great skills, have fun and hang out with a great bunch of people.</span><br style="color:#202020;font-family:arial, "helvetica neue", helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:14px;"><br style="color:#202020;font-family:arial, "helvetica neue", helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:14px;"><span style="color:#202020;font-family:arial, "helvetica neue", helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:14px;">This has been a terrific opportunity and we really appreciate the application and commitment of the class and believe that it has created a great bond amongst the class. </span><br></p>
Traditional Custodianhttp://www.stteresa.qld.edu.au/school-news-features/Pages/Traditional-Custodian.aspxTraditional Custodian<p style="text-align:left;">​​<img src="/school-news-features/PublishingImages/Custodian.jpg" alt="Custodian.jpg" class="ms-rtePosition-1" style="margin:5px;width:300px;height:400px;" /><br></p><h2>​Gubbi Gubbi/Kabi Kabi Storytelling<br></h2><p>​<br></p><p><span style="color:#202020;font-family:helvetica;font-size:14px;">Recently, local Gubbi Gubbi/Kabi Kabi Traditional Custodian, Lyndon Davis came to the College to share his cultural wisdom and knowledge through story telling.  Lyndon shared with both the Year 10 and Year 12 English students, who are currently studying texts where traditional story telling is central to the theme.  For the Year 10s, </span><em style="color:#202020;font-family:helvetica;font-size:14px;">Satellite Boy, </em><span style="color:#202020;font-family:helvetica;font-size:14px;">tells the story of a young Aboriginal boy who is torn between keeping his traditions while also trying to embrace the modern ways.  Similarly, the Year 12s are exploring the novel, </span><em style="color:#202020;font-family:helvetica;font-size:14px;">Carpentaria, </em><span style="color:#202020;font-family:helvetica;font-size:14px;">which delves deeper into the stylistic attributes of traditional story telling.  Lyndon’s exceptional cultural knowledge along with his captivating story-telling helped students gain a first-hand insight and connection into the Songlines and Dreaming of the Gubbi Gubbi/Kabi Kabi People</span>.<br><br></p>
SLAMhttp://www.stteresa.qld.edu.au/school-news-features/Pages/SLAM.aspxSLAM<p>​​​​​<br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><span style="color:#202020;font-family:helvetica;font-size:14px;"><img src="/school-news-features/PublishingImages/SLAM.png" alt="SLAM.png" class="ms-rtePosition-3" style="margin:5px;" /></span> </p><p><span style="color:#202020;font-family:helvetica;font-size:14px;">Student Learning and Mentoring (SLAM) is a student-driven initiative and a brainchild of our 2019 Learning Leaders (Brenna and Gemma). Our 2020 Learning Leaders, Keeley and Kane have continued to work on the program..</span><br style="color:#202020;font-family:helvetica;font-size:14px;"><span style="color:#202020;font-family:helvetica;font-size:14px;"> </span><br style="color:#202020;font-family:helvetica;font-size:14px;"><span style="color:#202020;font-family:helvetica;font-size:14px;">The SLAM program is designed to provide an opportunity for younger students to seek academic support from older students. SLAM is held in the CLC Seminar Room during nominated lunch breaks. Each session has a specific subject focus facilitated by senior students who have a passion for the subject.</span><br style="color:#202020;font-family:helvetica;font-size:14px;"><span style="color:#202020;font-family:helvetica;font-size:14px;"> </span><br style="color:#202020;font-family:helvetica;font-size:14px;"><span style="color:#202020;font-family:helvetica;font-size:14px;">The SLAM timetable is visible in the CLC and also appears on the College info-screens located throughout the College.  This is a wonderful opportunity emphasising the unique student-to-student mentorship that exists at St Teresa's.</span><br></p>
Student Achievementshttp://www.stteresa.qld.edu.au/school-news-features/Pages/-Student-Achievements.aspx Student Achievements<h2>​​​<br></h2><h2>Vancouver Film School<br></h2><p>​<span style="color:#202020;font-family:helvetica;font-size:14px;"><img src="/school-news-features/PublishingImages/Tom%20Morrall.png" alt="Tom Morrall.png" class="ms-rtePosition-2" style="margin:5px;width:169px;" /><br></span></p><p><span style="color:#202020;font-family:helvetica;font-size:14px;">Co</span><span style="color:#202020;font-family:helvetica;font-size:14px;">ngratulations to 2019 graduate, Tom Morrall, who has been accepted into the prestigious Vancouver Film School. Tom was an avid filmmaker during his time at St Teresa's and is a wonderful example of what you can achieve when you have a real passion for something and are prepared to work hard to chase your dreams. </span></p><p><span style="color:#202020;font-family:helvetica;font-size:14px;"><br></span></p><p><span style="color:#202020;font-family:helvetica;font-size:14px;"><br></span></p><p><span style="color:#202020;font-family:helvetica;font-size:14px;"><br></span></p><p><span style="color:#202020;font-family:helvetica;font-size:14px;"><br></span></p><h2>State Honours Ensemble Program​​<br><img src="/school-news-features/PublishingImages/Ruby%26%20Ella.jpg" alt="Ruby& Ella.jpg" class="ms-rtePosition-1" style="color:#333333;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:15px;margin:5px;width:350px;height:263px;" /></h2><p>In partnership with schools, the State Honours Ensemble Program (SHEP) connects the finest young musicians with a team of eminent international and national conductors in a pursuit of musical excellence. Queensland’s finest middle school and secondary school musicians, are nominated by their school to apply to be a part of this outstanding State-wide program which is hosted by the Queensland Conservatorium of Music at Griffith University. Year 12 students Ella Hawkins and Ruby Pate-Macdonald were nominated by St Teresa’s earlier in the year and were both selected by the panel at the Conservatorium to attend this prestigious event which ran in the second week of the recent holidays, on 3 - 6 October.<br><br>Both girls were outstanding representatives of St Teresa’s and enjoyed a challenging and rewarding experience as members of large choirs (some SATB with over 100 singers) developing their skills in ensemble work, performance, sight reading and connecting with other musicians from across the state.​<br></p><h2><br></h2><p>​<br></p><h2>The Fabulous Abbott Brothers<br></h2><p>​<img src="/school-news-features/PublishingImages/abbott%20brothers%20(2).jpg" alt="abbott brothers (2).jpg" class="ms-rtePosition-2" style="margin:5px;width:350px;height:224px;" />Congratulations to Year 11 student Jacob Abbott who represented QLS in the National School Futsal Championships in the school holidays. The National School Futsal Championships 2019 saw a total of 750 players across multiple age groups gather at multiple Brisbane venues for the four day tournament, before the final night presentations at a private function at Dreamworld. Jacob and his team got through to the quarter finals and only missed out by 1 goal to go through to the semi finals. <br><br>Jacob has been selected to play for Australia in the U17's touring Chile in 2020, along with an opportunity to tour in China.<br></p><p><br></p><p><img src="/school-news-features/PublishingImages/abbott%20brothers%20(1).jpg" alt="abbott brothers (1).jpg" class="ms-rtePosition-1" style="margin:5px;width:350px;height:230px;" />Meanwhile, Jacob's brother, Year 8 student Max Abbott also represented QLD and competed in the National School Futsal Championships in the school holidays. Thirteen teams in 17 age groups, travelled nationwide to the Australian Futsal Association's headquarters in Oxley. Max and his team went undefeated until semi finals, missing a place in the Grand Final by one goal.<br><br>Max has been invited to represent the Gol Brazil Australian futsal team touring China in 2020. He has also been invited to play in a tour of the UK in 2020. Meanwhile, Jacob's brother, Year 8 student Max Abbott also represented QLD and competed in the National School Futsal Championships in the school holidays. Thirteen teams in 17 age groups, travelled nationwide to the Australian Futsal Association's headquarters in Oxley. Max and his team went undefeated until semi finals, missing a place in the Grand Final by one goal.<br><br>Max has been invited to represent the Gol Brazil Australian futsal team touring China in 2020. He has also been invited to play in a tour of the UK in 2020. ​<br></p><p><br><br></p><p>​<br></p><img src="/school-news-features/PublishingImages/Ryan.jpg" class="ms-rtePosition-2" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:350px;" /><h2>Gold medal at World's!<br></h2><p>​<br><br></p><p>Congratulations to Year 11 student Ryan Thornton (right) and his brother 2018 graduate Josh Thornton (left) who won a gold medal in the Mixed Team Kata at the WSKF World Karate Championships in Tokyo in August. Ryan also won a silver medal in Kumite (sparring) and a bronze medal in the Individual Kata. ​<br></p><p><br></p><h2><br></h2><h2><br></h2><p>​<br></p><h2>Students in the Community<br></h2><p><img src="/school-news-features/PublishingImages/in%20the%20community.jpg" alt="in the community.jpg" class="ms-rtePosition-1" style="margin:5px;width:350px;height:233px;" />Many of our students undertake work within our local community. It was lovely to receive this message about two of our Year 9 students and what they are doing.​<br></p><p><br>"We have been very fortunate to have your students Lizzie Kelly and Tayte Ellis volunteer to coach our girls’ netball team.  Throughout the season, as parents, we have been repeatedly impressed by Lizzie and Tayte’s organization, reliability and coaching skills.  Lizzie and Tayte never missed a training session except for when they went on Yr. 9 camp, and even then, they checked in and offered to send through some drills and gave us parents a list of who was to practise their goal shooting.  Our coaches arrived early at every game, warmed up the team, positions were previously organized and then they refereed the games.<br><br>We parents have been in awe of Lizzie and Tayte all season, demonstrating maturity beyond their years.  As a bonus, they have been fantastic role models to our girls; we witnessed their patient, kind, organized, calm, positive and encouraging manner every week.  Every single Year 4 girl in the team has absolutely loved their netball season and the game of netball – entirely thanks to Tayte and Lizzie.<br><br>We have all felt incredibly blessed to have had your students volunteer their time to give so much to our girls.  They learnt netball skills, but also a lot more."​</p><br><p><br></p><h2>Young Endeavour Adventures<br></h2><p>​<img src="/school-news-features/PublishingImages/Frankie.jpg" alt="Frankie.jpg" class="ms-rtePosition-2" style="margin:5px;width:400px;height:350px;" />On the 15th April, Year 11 student, Frankie Morris joined 25 other young Australians aged between 16 and 24, on the quayside of Sydney Naval Port. They went on to spend the next 11 days at sea, along with a Naval crew on board the tall ship, Young Endeavour. During the course of this trip, everyone was required to climb the ship's mast that soars 35 metres high, in daylight and darkness. They learned how to set and furl sails, tacking the boat at all hours of the night, basic sailing skills, navigating and steering the helm. They were required to keep watch throughout the day and night, and the young people even took charge of the ship for 24 hours. On the final night of this adventure, they slept under the stars before waking at 3.30am to attend the ANZAC Dawn Service at Nobby Beach, Newcastle. Frankie has now been asked to be an Ambassador for the Young Endeavour Youth Programme. </p><p><br></p><p>​<br></p><p>​ <br></p><p><br><br>​​<br><br></p>
QUT Academic Excellence Scholarshipshttp://www.stteresa.qld.edu.au/school-news-features/Pages/QUT-Academic-Excellence-Scholarships.aspxQUT Academic Excellence Scholarships<p>​<img src="/school-news-features/PublishingImages/Tom%20and%20Morgan.png" alt="Tom and Morgan.png" class="ms-rtePosition-1" style="margin:5px;width:400px;height:531px;" /><br><br></p><p>Congratulations to 2018 St Teresa's graduates Tom Kennedy and Morgan Pettit-Granger on being awarded the Academic Excellence Scholarship by Queensland University of Technology. This is the premier scholarship offered by the university and is awarded to a small number of students from each faculty who demonstrate outstanding achievement and endeavour in their academic studies. Both Tom and Morgan were consistent recipients of Academic and Endeavour awards throughout their time at St Teresa’s, and maintained strong involvement in many extra-curricular activities offered by the College. We wish them both the very best as they commence their Bachelor of Engineering degree at QUT.<br></p>

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