COMMUNITY NEWS & EVENTS
Congratulations to all students who were recognised for their outstanding achievements during our Presentation Evening celebrations. It was a wonderful evening where staff, students and parents and carers gathered together as a community to celebrate our students' growth and achievements. Thankyou to all staff, students and parents who worked hard to make the night a success. It is truly a fantastic reflection of our College to see such mutual support in action.
BUSINESS EDUCATION - BUYSMART COMPETITION
When Year 9 Business Education student Dale developed and filmed an interview about how to recognise and avoid mobile phone scams, he had no idea that it would lead to a personal invitation to Queensland's Parliament House!
Out of more than 1,000 entries received, BuySmart judges shortlisted Dale's entry and invited him to the BuySmart Awards ceremony in Brisbane in late October.
"Dale is to be commended for his efforts and enthusiasm to enter the competition and help spread the BuySmart message. About one thousand students entered the competition this year, the standard of entries was very high and judging was extremely difficult. Dale should be proud of his achievement in being short listed," said Cath Chapman-Peel, Manager Community and Stakeholder Engagement , Queensland Office of Fair Trading.
The Queensland Office of Fair Trading runs the BuySmart competition each year in order to raise awareness of consumer rights. The competition is open to all Queensland primary and high school students from years 4-12. Special thanks must also go to the 'talent' Dale selected for his interview— Year 11 student Mog. Dale interviewed Mog about the dangers of mobile phone scams, with both students proving to be naturals in front of the camera.
Congratulations to Dale and to all Year 9 Business Education students who worked hard on high-quality entries for the competition. They all did a great job in helping Queenslanders to 'buy smart' and not get scammed or ripped off. For more information visit fairtrading.qld.gov.au
Year 12 Legal Studies' students travelled to Cairns on 17th
October to attend the Business Liaison Association's annual Breakfast with the Law. Guest speaker, Mr Phillip Ridgway revealed the finer details in 'A day in the life of a family lawyer' and introduced the role of collaborative law in settling family disputes. Did you know that 95 % of disputes in family breakdown do not end up in court due to mediation?
Dr Anthony Gray spoke about freedoms and rights in the age of terrorist threat in a forum that allowed students to express their views.
After Danishes, bacon, eggs and beautiful music, we visited the Cairns Courthouse to sit in on three cases.
The excursion provided valuable insight into the maze that legal professionals must run through to ensure just, fair and equitable outcomes for Australians in the judicial system.
We hope to finalise enrolments for 2015 by the end of term 3. Year 10 is nearly full and there are still vacancies for 4 or 5 more in each of years 9, 11 and 12. There are still 25 boarding spaces available across Year 7 & 8.
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