Community and Service

P&F Mother’s Day Stall

This year, the College P&F will once again be running a Mother’s Day Stall.  This will take place on Wednesday 4 May in the WALEC Library. Gifts will be priced at $5 and $10.

Junior School classes will visit the Stall during class time.  If Middle School students wish to purchase a gift, they may attend the Stall during lunchtime.

The P&F is seeking volunteers to assist with wrapping gifts this Wednesday 27 April.  If you are able to volunteer your time, please meet members of the P&F at Main Reception at 9 am after school drop off.

ANZAC Day Commemorations

It was wonderful to be part of the Warwick community’s town ANZAC Services after hosting our own annual Dawn Service last week.  ANZAC Day is a very special day on the College’s calendar as we pay tribute to the Magnificent 42 – our past students who served and sacrificed their lives in WWII.

The College has put together a special video to honour the occasion which can be viewed at the following link:

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Indigenous art unveiled

Some of our Indigenous students have recently been involved in the collaboration of a memorial mosaic for the Hermitage Agricultural Research Facility which was officially unveiled last week.  It was wonderful for the students to see their ideas and designs brought to life.  Here’s a snippet of how it was reported last week:

Unveiled – mosaics 125 years in the making

The Hermitage Agricultural Research Facility unveiled two mosaics celebrating its proud heritage of supporting science and the community for 125 years.

Minister for Agricultural Industry Development and Fisheries and Minister for Rural Communities Mark Furner said the mosaics were part of an upgrade to the visitor information hut at the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries’ (DAF) Hermitage Research Facility at Warwick to celebrate the facility’s 125th anniversary.

“The mosaics are part of a package, including mosaicked picnic chairs and tables crafted from Yangan sandstone, which has been designed to encourage visitors to learn about Hermitage’s contribution to food production,”

“This spectacular art installation is the result of a truly collaborative effort to capture the essence of how agricultural research, and traditional foods and food production systems have sustained people today and for the past 60,000 years.”

“Local artist Chris Hulme has worked closely with Southern Downs Regional Council residents, councillors, past and present Hermitage staff, local Elders, and Indigenous students from SCOTS PGC College to craft these spectacular and inspiring pieces.”

“These fabulous additions to Hermitage Research Facility have been made possible through a Regional Arts and Development Fund grant, the Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation, and DAF.”