Term 4 | Week 7

Continuing academic progression

Mark Richards – Director of Learning and Innovation Last week we honoured our Year 12 students with our traditional farewell. Events like these enable us, as a community, to highlight the achievements of our young people across all areas and, after 13 years, celebrate their entire school journey. Our students …

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SCOTS PGC at the cutting edge of mathematics education

Angela Brittain – Head of Mathematics Department A recent article in The Educator noted the investment of $2.1 million – by not-for-profit Social Ventures Australia – in the Maths Pathway programme to help change the way the subject is taught in Australian schools. Maths Pathways was first introduced at SCOTS …

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Boarding

Michelle Brown – Director of Boarding As I look to commence my next chapter as an educator teaching in the classroom – where my journey first began many years ago – I have also been reflecting on my time as Director of Boarding over these last three years. Prior to …

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Health and Physical Education at SCOTS PGC

Jonathan Fender – HPE Teacher Year 10 HPE Biathlon Winners Congratulations to the Year 10 students for your co-operation and engagement with the biathlon activity. It is a challenging task so it’s great to see so many students persevere and complete. Participants were required to run along the river to …

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School Campdraft Experience

Jonny Winter – Year 11 On 10 and 11 November the SCOTS PGC Campdraft team entered a small group of eight students into The High School Campdraft Percentile Cup. Held at Pittsworth Show Grounds, the event drew competitors from 26 schools across Queensland and Northern NSW. Our team included Jacolene …

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Year 8 Camp

Jonathan Fender – Outdoor Education Coordinator In Week 5, under sweltering conditions, Year 8 ventured out to the cooler temperatures of Storm King Dam to continue their SCOTS PGC Outdoor Education experience. The purpose was to build on their previous orienteering and canoeing skills, while also learning how to use …

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Cooking Club

Mrs Julie Gander Sixteen students from Years 3 to 6 have spent their Thursday afternoons in the Prep Kitchen this term, creating a range of culinary delights from sweet treats to Mrs Mary Brown’s lemon slice – a very popular choice! The Cooking Club enables boys and girls to learn …

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Defensive driving put into practice

Danni-Elle Reading – Drama Teacher On Monday 12 November a group of Year 12 students attended TK Driving School’s defensive driving day. Students were introduced to some interesting and engaging ideas about how to stay safe when driving. Through a series of practical and theory-based activities, our boys and girls …

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Year 12s Whisked Away on Mystery Tour

David Proudlove – Head of Senior School The Class of 2018 found themselves swept away in style on Tuesday morning as Crisps provided their most luxurious coach and most illustrious driver, Mr John Wilson, a SCOTS PCG community legend, for the much-anticipated Mystery Tour. After many false turns to confuse …

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General Notices

Sony Camp helpers needed The fourth SCOTS PGC Sony Children’s Holiday Camp is a little over two weeks away, with 20 very excited campers ready to enjoy a weekend of fun activities supported by more than 40 students from our College as well as some seniors from high schools within …

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