Farewell Year 12s

Mr Richard Dobrenov | Deputy Principal and Head of Senior School

With the final assembly for the Class of 2021 complete, it is fitting to reflect on the wonderful job they have done in leading the school.  Ably led by the School Leadership body, the model of servant leadership based on the teaching of Jesus was enacted throughout the year.  In Mark 9:35, Jesus speaks to his disciples discussing that achieving greatness in God’s Kingdom is different to achieving success in this world.  Success in God’s Kingdom comes from serving others, particularly the vulnerable and showing humility rather than self-importance.  Sitting down, Jesus called the Twelve and said, “If anyone wants to be first, he must be the last of all and the servant of all.”

Our Year 12 cohort certainly has served the College and the wider community by throwing themselves into projects like the Share the Dignity Program, Clean Up Australia Day, Shave for a Cure and the Pony Tail Project.     The term ‘resilience’ is very much a contemporary catchphrase but it typifies the strength of the 2021 Year 12’s.  They embraced everything SCOTS PGC has to offer both inside and outside the classroom and have left an indelibly positive mark, for younger years to emulate.

On the 25th of October, the Year 12 external exam block commenced in all Queensland schools.  All Science and Maths results are worth 50% of their final grade and the Languages and the Arts/Humanities results are worth 25% of their final grade.  The sitting of mock exams, released by the Queensland Curriculum Assessment Authority, at the end of Term 3 has allowed our students to identify areas of strength and work on aspects that required more attention, during the three weeks leading up to their final exams.

I wish them well in all their future endeavours and encourage them to hold dearly, the College Values of Spirit, Tenacity, Authenticity, Excellence and Respect.  These values are the foundations of success, which I know awaits our seniors.  Always remember the words of Martin Luther King Jr. who said, “Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of a true education.”

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Remembrance Day

November 11 commemorates the end of the First World War and is observed each year to remember all who have served or lost their lives …

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Remembrance Day

November 11 commemorates the end of the First World War and is observed each year to remember all who have served or lost their lives in the line of duty.

Yesterday, students gathered in the Assembly to share a minute’s silence to honour the fallen, especially our Magnificent 42, whose names and photographs can be found mounted at the front of the College Assembly Hall, – our ‘living War Memorial’ as described by Mr Colin Alley.  A wreath was later laid at the College Cenotaph.

Across town, a number of students, along with other regional schools and community officials also took part in the Warwick community Remembrance Day service.  Thank you to all students and staff who attended on the College’s behalf.  Each service was befitting to the memory of all those we remembered on this special day.

Lest we forget.

From the P&F

Please join us in the Archive Centre on Monday 15 November.  Details are as noted below:

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From the P&F

Please join us in the Archive Centre on Monday 15 November.  Details are as noted below:

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EOI – 2022 Catholic Deb Ball

The 2022 Catholic Deb Ball will be taking place on 4 June, 2022.  Girls (who’ll be in Year 11 next year) who are interested in …

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EOI – 2022 Catholic Deb Ball

The 2022 Catholic Deb Ball will be taking place on 4 June, 2022.  Girls (who’ll be in Year 11 next year) who are interested in making their debut, are invited to attend an Information Evening on Sunday 21 November 2021 at 7pm, at Assisi Place next to the Catholic Church.

Please contact Rosa Hardy on 0417 617 677 if you would like any further information

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Thank a Farmer!

Our students in Years 1-4 have been busy creating beautiful handmade Christmas cards for our farmers as part of a special Rural Aid initiative to …

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Thank a Farmer!

Our students in Years 1-4 have been busy creating beautiful handmade Christmas cards for our farmers as part of a special Rural Aid initiative to show our appreciation for the nation’s farmers – a fitting way to say thank you at Christmas time.

64 handcrafted Christmas cards are currently en route to Rural Aid which will distribute the cards to farmers in all corners of the nation as a means to say thank you for all their hard work in feeding the country.  Maggie (Year 4) and Tommy (Year 1) were very excited to pop their cards in the post and are hoping to take part in more initiatives just like this one.

Thank you to our farmers and thank you Rural Aid for connecting our communities at this special time of year.  We hope they enjoy reading the cards from our students!

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WATCH | Year 9 Inter Class Livestock Auction

Sometimes the teaching and learning space can take us to all different spaces around our campus. Unfortunately, it was a bit wet in the SCOTS …

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WATCH | Year 9 Inter Class Livestock Auction

Sometimes the teaching and learning space can take us to all different spaces around our campus. Unfortunately, it was a bit wet in the SCOTS PGC cattle yards yesterday for our Year 9 Inter-Class Livestock Auction so our virtual sale was conducted indoors.

Say g’day to some of our aspiring young auctioneers who stood proudly to sell off some virtual stock in yesterday’s Wellbeing lesson. The boys are keen to pursue pathways in the livestock industry, so it was excellent to have local agent, Matt Grayson from George & Fuhrmann Livestock Warwick to provide the boys with some useful feedback on technique and how they can improve.

Congratulations to Ryan Bohm, George Handley, Robert Flint and Ben Carey who displayed some excellent skills which were ultimately judged by Agent, Matt Grayson and students in the audience.  At the end of the session, Ryan Bohm was awarded the winner of the competition, with George Handley a close runner up.  Tyler Caldwell was awarded a special prize for his ability to judge the auctioneers and score them appropriately.

Take a look at some of the snippets from yesterday’s auction here.  Special mention to Izzy Twidale who also threw her hat in the ring and had a go too!  Thank you to Mrs Rebecca Grayson and Mr Peter Collett who adapted their Wellbeing lessons to make the auction possible.  Thanks also to Matt Grayson who made the time to come and judge the competition.

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QLD Reds are coming to SCOTS!

As part of the QLD Reds initiative to visit and connect with regional areas, we are pleased to share that we will be expecting a …

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QLD Reds are coming to SCOTS!

As part of the QLD Reds initiative to visit and connect with regional areas, we are pleased to share that we will be expecting a visit from two Reds players on Thursday 25 November.

Our Reds guests will join us for a SCOTS lunch and will then spend some time with our students in Years 5 and 6 from 1:30 – 2:30 pm. Students will be part of a Q & A session with the players in the WALEC, then Mr Savovski and Reds players will run an introductory skills coaching clinic followed by a game of Touch on Buss oval.

Students in Years 7-12 will then have the same opportunity to interact with the Reds players on Briggs oval from 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm.

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STEM News

Our Year 8 STEM Silent Auction is officially open for bids.  Take a look at what’s on offer in the gallery below. To place a …

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STEM News

Our Year 8 STEM Silent Auction is officially open for bids.  Take a look at what’s on offer in the gallery below.

To place a bid, please e-mail kasey.casey@scotspgc.com.au by Thursday 3:00 pm 18 November.  (Please note the item number is the file name of the photo)

These exciting STEM events will all take place during Week 7 (15 – 19 November) with winners from the silent auction to be e-mailed on the Friday afternoon!  Winners can collect their items on Friday afternoon (19 Nov) or during Week 8.

Place your bids!

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2022 Stationery Orders

It’s hard to believe we have reached the time of year where it is time to start planning for next year! The College website has …

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2022 Stationery Orders

It’s hard to believe we have reached the time of year where it is time to start planning for next year!

The College website has been updated with the 2022 Stationery Order information and order forms.

This year, stationery orders are due to the Uniform Shop on or before Friday 26 November 2021.

Please access all information relating to 2022 Stationery orders from the College website by visiting: https://scotspgc.com.au/uniform-shop/