Junior Secondary News

 

Fixtures for the Summer APS Sport Round 2 vs AB Paterson College – Friday 8 September

 

Sport Days finish time notice

 

Teams Playing at Home – Mainly CAC

 

  • Yr. 10  and Open Girls Basketball Teams – CAC

  • Yr. 8, 10 and Open Girls Touch – CAC

  • Girls Tennis – Hope Island Tennis Centre

  • Junior, Intermediate and Open Softball – CAC

  • Byes - Intermediate Girls AFL and Intermediate Girls Softball – Stay at College

 

Teams playing away – Mainly AB Paterson College

 

  • Yr. 7, 8  and 9 Girls Basketball Teams – Coomera Indoor Centre – Beattie Rd

  • Boys Basketball – A B Paterson College

  • Boys Touch – A B Paterson College

  • Boys Tennis – Queens Park Tennis Centre

  • Yr. 7 Girls Touch  and Yr. 9 Girls Touch Football – A B Paterson College

  • Junior Boys and Junior Girls Water Polo – Miami Swimming Pool

  • Open Boys and Open Girls Water Polo – A B Paterson College

  • Junior Boys and Senior Girls Tier 2 Touch – Owen Park

  • Junior Boys Cricket – Albert Park Cricket Oval

  • Junior and Open Girls AFL – Runaway Bay West Soccer Fields

  • Intermediate Boys AFL – Carrara East Fields

  • Open Boys  AFL - All Saints

 

Summer APS Sport Round 1 vs Somerset College – Friday 25 August 2017

 

Sport Days finish time notice

 

Teams Playing at Home – Mainly CAC

 

  • Yr. 10  and Open Girls Basketball Teams – CAC

  • Yr. 8, 10 and Open Girls Touch – CAC

  • Girls Tennis – Hope Island Tennis Centre

  • Junior and Intermediate Softball – CAC

 

Teams playing away – Mainly Somerset College

 

  • Yr. 7, 8  and 9 Girls Basketball Teams – Runaway Bay Indoor Centre

  • Boys Basketball – Somerset College

  • Boys Touch – Somerset College

  • Junior Boys Tennis – Miami Vets Tennis Centre

  • Yr. 9 Girls Touch Football – Somerset College

  • Senior Boys Tennis – Somerset College

  • Open Softball – Somerset College

  • Junior Boys and Junior Girls Water Polo – Southport Swimming Pool

  • Open Boys and Open Girls Water Polo – Somerset College

  • Yr. 7 Girls Touch and Junior Boys and Senior Girls Tier 2 Touch – Owen Park

  • Junior Boys Cricket – Darcy Doyle Cricket Oval

  • Junior and Intermediate Girls AFL – Runaway Bay West Soccer Fields

  • Intermediate Boys AFL – Carrara East Fields

  • Open Boys  AFL - All Saints

  • Open Girls AFL – Scottsdale AFL Fields

 

Summer APS Sport 'Wash Out Round' vs Trinity – Friday 18 August 2017

 

Sport Days finish time notice

 

Teams Playing at Home – Mainly CAC

 

  • Yr. 7, 8  and 9 Boys Basketball Teams – Coomera Indoor Centre – Beattie Rd
  • Yr. 10 and Open Boys Basketball – CAC
  • Boys Touch – CAC
  • Boys Tennis – Hope Island Tennis Centre

 

Teams playing away – Mainly Trinity Lutheran College

 

  • Yr. 7, 8, 10 and Open Girls Basketball – Trinity
  • Yr. 8 and Open Girls Touch – Trinity
  • Girls Tennis – KDV Tennis Centre, Chisholm Rd and Nerang-Broadbeach Rd.
  • Open Softball – Trinity
  • Junior Boys, Junior Girls and Open Boys’ Water Polo – Southport Swimming Pool
  • Open Girls Water Polo - Trinity
  • Yr. 7 Girls Touch and Junior Boys and Senior Girls Tier 2 Touch – Owen Park
  • Junior Boys Cricket – Albert Park  - Number One Oval
  • Junior and Intermediate Girls AFL – Runaway Bay West Soccer Fields
  • Intermediate Boys AFL – Carrara East Fields
  • Open Boys and Girls AFL – Cooke Murphy Oval

All teams not mentioned have a bye and will be training at the College

Tuesday, 01 August 2017 22:37

HEADSMART CONCUSSION PROGRAMME

The College is pleased to announce that we are the first APS school to join the Headsmart Concussion Programme. The College will be assisted with the delivery of this leading programme by UC Physio, who will conduct the testing as part of the programme.

We believe that this is a positive programme, in line with initiatives in major sporting codes, and will be a valuable tool to assist our families in the event of a head injury.

More details will be available soon with how families can get involved. We will be encouraging everyone involved in sport to sign up for the annual base line testing.

Stay tuned!

For more information visit the Headsmart website:
http://www.headsmart.me/

Wednesday, 19 July 2017 02:02

Congratulations - Grace Hermansson

Student Achievement

 

Congratulations to Grace Hermansson (Yr. 9) who has now been selected in  U15 Girls Queensland State Schools Basketball Team.

 

The National tournament is to be held on the 3-6 August.

 

Well Grace!

Tuesday, 11 July 2017 03:52

Congratulations - Anastasia Neumann

Congratulations to Year 8 student, Anastasia Neumann, who competed last weekend in the Down Under Athletics Championships held at Griffith University along side athletes from the USA, NZ, and Australia. Ana, who is only 13 years old, competed in the 15 years age group 100mt and came 6th! She also received a gold medal in the under 15's 100m relay.

 

An oustanding opportunity for her and quite a wonderful result.

Well done Ana!

 

 

WINTER SPORT Finals 2017 - Friday 9 June 2017

 

For this weeks FINALS day we have seventeen buses taking teams to many various grounds on the Gold Coast. If students are playing their FINALS match away from Coomera Anglican College Campus they will not arrive back in time to catch public transport, and some may not arrive back until 4pm. Please make alternative transport arrangments. 

 

If parents are watching matches and you intend on collecting a student straight from their designated sporting field, this must be arranged prior, in writing, to the College. 
Please note: That any delay in collecting them from an alternative venue can delay the daparture of an entire team. Please email via the follwing links:

 

 

Junior Secondary: Jane Pearson jpearson@cac.qld.edu.au

Senior Secondary: Christie McKay cmckay@cac.qld.edu.au

 

 

Finals Fixtures are as follows, however please note Year 7 and 8 Rugby teams may change slightly, teams are meeting prior to bus departure to ensure teams all have an equal number of players:

 

 APS 2017 FINALS DAY CAC Fixture Details Page 1

APS 2017 FINALS DAY CAC Fixture Details Page 2

APS 2017 FINALS DAY CAC Fixture Details Page 3

APS 2017 FINALS DAY CAC Fixture Details Page 4

 

WINTER SPORT Rd Seven vs All Somerset College - Friday 2 June 2017

If students are playing their fixture away from Coomera Anglican College Campus they will not arrive back in time to catch public transport. We ask that on these occasions alternative arrangments are made.

If you intend on collecting a student straight from an alternative sporting field, this must be arranged prior, in writing, to the College. 
Please note: That any delay in collecting them from an alternative venue can delay the daparture of an entire team.

 

Teams Playing at Home – Mainly Coomera Anglican College

 

  • Yr. 10  and 1st XV Rugby – CAC

  • Yr. 9 Boys Rugby – Bye – Stay at College

  • Boys Tennis - Hope Island Tennis Centre

  • Yr. 9, Yr. 10 and Open Boys Soccer – CAC

  • Yr. 7, Yr. 8 and Yr. 9 Girls Netball Teams – Coomera Indoor Centre – Beattie Rd

  • Boys Volleyball – CAC


 

Teams playing away – Mainly Somerset College

 

  • Open A and B, Open C and D, Yr. 10 Girls Netball Teams  - Somerset College

  • Junior and Senior Tier 2 Netball Teams – Southport and Carrara Netball Courts

  • Senior Tier 2 Boys Volleyball – A B Paterson College

  • Yr. 7, Yr. 8 and Open Girls Soccer - Somerset College

  • Yr. 9 and Yr. 10 Girls Soccer – Coplicks Sports Park

  • Girls Volleyball – Somerset College

  • Boys Hockey – A B Paterson College

  • Girls Hockey – Somerset College

  • Yr. 7 and 8 Boys Football – Hunt Park

  • Yr. 7 and Yr. 8 Rugby Teams – Somerset College

  • Girls Tennis – Somerset College

 

 Fixture message

 

WINTER SPORT Rd Six vs All Saints Anglican School - Friday 26 May 2017



If students are playing their fixture away from Coomera Anglican College Campus they will not arrive back in time to catch public transport. We ask that on these occasions alternative arrangments are made.

If you intend on collecting a student straight from an alternative sporting field, this must be arranged prior, in writing, to the College. 
Please note: That any delay in collecting them from an alternative venue can delay the daparture of an entire team.

 


Teams Playing at Home – Mainly Coomera Anglican College

 

  • Yr. 7 and Yr. 8 Rugby Teams – CAC

  • Yr. 9, Yr. 10 and Open Girls Soccer – CAC

  • Girls Volleyball – CAC

  • Girls Tennis – Hope Island Tennis CentreOpen A and B, Open C and D, Yr. 10 Girls Netball Teams  – Coomera Indoor Centre – Beattie Rd

 

Teams playing away – Mainly All Saints Anglican School

 

  • Junior and Senior Tier 2 Netball Teams – Southport and Carrara Netball Courts

  • Yr. 7, Yr. 8 and Yr. 9 Girls Netball Teams – All Saints

  • Yr. 9, Yr. 10  and 1ST XV Rugby – All Saints

  • Senior Tier 2 Boys Volleyball – A B Paterson College

  • All Boys Soccer - All Saints

  • Boys Volleyball – All Saints

  • Boys and Girls Hockey – All Saints

  • Yr. 7 and 8 Girls Soccer – All Saints

  • Boys Tennis - Fairways Tennis, Fairways Drive, Clear Island Waters.

Fixture message

 

Weather update as of 11.30am
Match fixture changes for WINTER SPORT Rd Five vs St Stephen's College - Friday 19 May 2017

 

Sport Changes update

 

WINTER SPORT Rd Five vs St Stephen's College - Friday 19 May 2017



If students are playing their fixture away from Coomera Anglican College Campus they will not arrive back in time to catch public transport. We ask that on these occasions alternative arrangments are made.

If you intend on collecting a student straight from an alternative sporting field, this must be arranged prior, in writing, to the College. 
Please note: That any delay in collecting them from an alternative venue can delay the daparture of an entire team.

 


Teams Playing at Home – Mainly Coomera Anglican College

 

  • Yr. 7,Yr. 8 and Yr. 9 Rugby Teams – CAC

  • Yr. 9, Yr. 10 and Open Girls Soccer – CAC

  • Girls Volleyball – CAC

  • Boys and Girls Tennis – Hope Island Tennis Centre

  • Open A and B, Open C and D, Yr. 10 Girls Netball Teams  – Coomera Indoor Centre – Beattie Rd

 

Teams playing away – Mainly St Stephen's College

 

  • Junior and Senior Tier 2 Netball Teams – Southport and Carrara Netball Courts

  • Yr. 7, Yr. 8 and Yr. 9 Girls Netball Teams – St Stephen’s College

  • Yr. 10  and 1ST XV Rugby – St Stephen’s College

  • Senior Tier 2 Boys Volleyball – A B Paterson College

  • Yr. 9 and Yr. 10 Boys Soccer - Carrara Sports Complex  - Area 4

  • Open Boys Soccer - St Stephen’s College

  • Yr. 7 and 8 Girls Soccer  - Carrara Sports Complex  -Area 6

  • Boys Volleyball – St Stephen’s College

  • Boys and Girls Hockey – St Stephen’s Hockey Field

  • Yr. 7 and 8 Boys Soccer – Hunt Park Soccer Fields

Fixture message

 

WINTER SPORT Rd Four vs. Kings Christian College - Friday 12 May 2017



If students are playing their fixture away from Coomera Anglican College Campus they will not arrive back in time to catch public transport. We ask that on these occasions alternative arrangments are made.

If you intend on collecting a student straight from an alternative sporting field, this must be arranged prior, in writing, to the College. 
Please note: That any delay in collecting them from an alternative venue can delay the daparture of an entire team.

 


Teams Playing at Home – Mainly Coomera Anglican College

 

  • Yr. 10  and 1ST XV Rugby – CAC

  • Yr. 9 Rugby – Coomera Crushers Rugby Union Field

  • Yr. 9, Yr. 10 and Open Boys Soccer - CAC

  • Boys Volleyball – CAC

  • Boys Tennis – Hope Island Tennis Centre

  • Yr. 7, Yr. 8 and Yr. 9 Girls Netball Teams – Coomera Indoor Centre – Beattie Rd

  • Open C and D Netball have a bye so they will train at CAC

Teams playing away – Mainly Emmanual College

 

  • Yr. 7 and Yr. 8 Rugby Teams – Bond University Rugby Grounds

  • Yr. 9, Yr. 10 and Open Girls Soccer – Kings

  • Girls Volleyball – Kings

  • Open A and B, and Yr. 10 Girls Netball Teams  – Kings

  • Junior and Senior Tier 2 Netball Teams – Southport and Carrara Netball Courts

  • Senior Tier 2 Boys Volleyball – A B Paterson College

  • Yr. 7 and 8 Girls Soccer  - Carrara Sports Complex

  • Girls Tennis – Christine Avenue Tennis Centre

  • Girls Hockey – Kings - Hockey Field

  • Boys Hockey – All Saints – Hockey Field

  • Yr. 7 and 8 Boys Soccer – Hunt Park Soccer Fields

 Fixture message

 

Tuesday, 09 May 2017 23:50

Year 7 Extension English

Sensory Writing – Year 7 Extension English

This week, in Year 7 Extension English, we have been focusing on descriptive writing. As part of this exploration, we discovered the magic of using senses to describe a setting, in this case, the College Oval and Junior Secondary Quadrangle. The students crafted a creative passage about what they heard, saw, smelled, tasted and felt while enjoying the atmosphere of the environment after a lovely shower of rain. We hope you enjoy some samples of their work.  –Kellie Ayton

 

I charged out of the classroom, into the lush, green environment, the clear blue skies ahead. As I looked down, the colourful lorikeets singing in my ears, I watched the trees blowing gently in the wind. I felt calm and relaxed. Some bushes were growing up ahead, in the perfect position, just behind the short cut grass. So many unique animals call this place their home, and they share it with everyone and everything. All the charming bugs, crawling around my feet, like a tiny stampede! The gentle sound of the wind, whispering in my ears. This is my happy place.    -  Benjamin Oweis

 

Ext english

 

As I walked out of the cramped classroom, my eyes met the scene of the plains ahead. Gazing upon the vastness of the green field, the gentle breeze rustles the green meadows. Petite birds scurry over the field, tweeting softly; a wondrous song. The tall standing trees sway, dropping the dry, autumn leaves. Softly the sound of the leaves plopping onto ground is silenced by children; laughing and playing. Behind the plush field, the towering mountains glimpse upon the low-lying ground beneath. The damp grass, curves between my fingers, squishing between my hands. The autumn breeze brushes against my face. I breathed in the clean and prosperous air. Colours of life enrich the sky and wind. A butterfly malleably flutters past, as if caught by the wind. A calmness has reached my deepened soul. I feel as if I belong once more.  – Amelia Coetzee

 

I stumbled outside, free of the dark enclosure of a classroom. A gush of a tranquil air invited me out. The playground stood looming over me as I took an effort to turn my face upwards. The uncoloured playground was covered in minute children climbing over every nook and cranny. The sun-lit the whole area but was then smothered by ash-coloured, fathomless clouds. It discoloured and dampened my moment of pleasure and gratitude. Nonetheless, the clouds followed the wind and birds sung louder than ever. Taking a deep breath in, I let my eyes wonder and extend. Extend into classrooms and beyond walls. Wondering to places that are usually just looked over by most students and teachers. These wondrous places warmed my heart. I smiled. The green grass shone vividly back.
– Sienna McMahon

 

I stepped out of the classroom into the empty playground, seeing lush and beautiful plants and trees as tall as the sky. I heard birds chirping with joy. Their noises filled the air with an excited mood. The wind gently stroked my face as I stood there, watching the nature at its finest. The smell of the flowers warmed my heart. I slowly walked back to the classroom.         – Lucius Carlson

 

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WINTER SPORT Rd Three vs. Emmanuel College - Friday 5 May 2017



If students are playing their fixture away from Coomera Anglican College Campus they will not arrive back in time to catch public transport. We ask that on these occasions alternative arrangments are made.

If you intend on collecting a student straight from an alternative sporting field, this must be arranged prior, in writing, to the College. 
Please note: That any delay in collecting them from an alternative venue can delay the daparture of an entire team.

 


Teams Playing at Home – Mainly Coomera Anglican College

 

  • Yr. 7 and Yr. 8 Rugby Teams – CAC

  • Yr. 9, Yr. 10 and Open Girls Soccer – CAC

  • Girls Volleyball – CAC

  • Girls Tennis – Hope Island Tennis Centre

  • Open A and B, Open C and D, Yr. 10 Girls Netball Teams  – Coomera Indoor Centre – Beattie Rd

 

Teams playing away – Mainly Emmanual College

 

  • Junior and Senior Tier 2 Netball Teams – Southport and Carrara Netball Courts

  • Yr. 7, Yr. 8 and Yr. 9 Girls Netball Teams – Emmanuel College

  • Yr. 9, Yr. 10  and 1ST XV Rugby – Emmanuel College

  • Senior Tier 2 Boys Volleyball – A B Paterson College

  • Yr. 9 and Yr. 10 Boys Soccer – Magic United Soccer Fields

  • Open Boys Soccer - Emmanuel College

  • Yr. 7 and 8 Girls Soccer  - Carrara Sports Complex

  • Boys Volleyball – A B Paterson College

  • Boys Tennis – KDV Tennis Centre, Carrara.

  • Boys Hockey – Emmanuel College

  • Girls Hockey – Runaway Bay Sports Centre – Hockey Field

  • Yr. 7 and 8 Boys Soccer – Carrara Area 6

 Fixture message

 

Our Parents and Friends Association will be setting up a table in the undercover area next to the prayer garden at lunch on Tuesday 2 May to sell Mother's Day gifts.  These include items such as: photo frames, jewellery, coffee mugs, key rings, bath fizzers, candles, notebook & pen sets, etc.  All gifts are $7.

WINTER SPORT Rd Two vs. A B Paterson College - Friday 28 April 2017



If students are playing their fixture away from Coomera Anglican College Campus they will not arrive back in time to catch public transport. We ask that on these occasions alternative arrangments are made.

If you intend on collecting a student straight from an alternative sporting field, this must be arranged prior, in writing, to the College. 
Please note: That any delay in collecting them from an alternative venue can delay the daparture of an entire team.

 


Teams Playing at Home – Mainly Coomera Anglican College

 

  • Yr. 7 and Yr. 8 Rugby Teams – CAC

  • Yr. 9, Yr. 10 and Open Girls Soccer – CAC

  • Girls Volleyball – CAC

  • Girls Tennis – Hope Island Tennis Centre

  • Open A and B, Open C and D, Yr. 10 Girls Netball Teams  – Coomera Indoor Centre – Beattie Rd

Teams playing away – Mainly A B Paterson College

 

  • Junior and Senior Tier 2 Netball Teams – Southport and Carrara Netball Courts

  • Yr. 7, Yr. 8 and Yr. 9 Girls Netball Teams – A B Paterson College

  • Yr. 9  and 1ST XV Rugby – A B Paterson College

  • Senior Tier 2 Boys Volleyball – A B Paterson College

  • Yr. 9, Yr. 10 and Open Boys Soccer - A B Paterson College

  • Yr. 7 and 8 Girls Soccer  - Carrara Sports Complex

  • Boys Volleyball – A B Paterson College

  • Boys Tennis – Queens Park Tennis Centre, Carrara

  • Girls Hockey – A B Paterson Hockey Field

  • Boys Hockey – Runaway Bay Sports Centre – Hockey Field

  • Yr. 7 and 8 Boys Soccer – Hunt Park Soccer Fields

  • Yr. 10 Rugby Team  - Somerset College

 Fixture message

 

WINTER SPORT Rd One vs. Trinity Lutheran College - Friday 21 April 2017



If students are playing their fixture away from Coomera Anglican College Campus they will not arrive back in time to catch public transport. We ask that on these occasions alternative arrangments are made.

If you intend on collecting a student straight from an alternative sporting field, this must be arranged prior, in writing, to the College. 
Please note: That any delay in collecting them from an alternative venue can delay the daparture of an entire team.

 


Teams Playing at Home – Mainly Coomera Anglican College

 

  • Yr. 10  and 1ST XV Rugby – CAC

  • Yr. 8 Rugby Teams  - Coomera Crushers Oval – Beattie Rd

  • Yr. 9, Yr. 10 and Open Boys Soccer – CAC

  • Boys Volleyball – CAC

  • Boys Tennis – Hope Island Tennis Centre

  • Yr. 7, Yr. 8 and Yr. 9 Girls Netball Teams – Coomera Indoor Centre – Beattie Rd

  • Yr. 7 and 8 Boys Soccer – Hunt Park Soccer Fields

  • Boys and Girls Hockey and Yr.10 Girls Football have a bye and will stay at CAC

Teams playing away – Mainly Trinity Lutheran College

 

  • Junior and Senior Tier 2 Netball Teams – Southport and Carrara Netball Courts

  • Open A and B, Open C and D, Yr. 10 Girls Netball Courts – Trinity Lutheran College

  • Yr. 7 and Yr. 9 Rugby Teams – Trinity Lutheran College

  • Senior Tier 2 Boys Volleyball – A B Paterson

  • Yr. 9 and Open Girls Soccer - Trinity Lutheran College

  • Yr. 7 and 8 Girls Soccer  - Carrara Sports Complex

  • Girls Volleyball – Trinity Lutheran College

  • Girls Tennis – KDV Tennis Centre, Carrara

 Fixture message

 

WINTER SPORT (Washout Match) vs.Somerset College

If students are playing their fixture away from Coomera Anglican College Campus they will not arrive back in time to catch public transport. We ask that on these occasions alternative arrangments are made.

If you intend on collecting a student straight from an alternative sporting field, this must be arranged prior, in writing, to the College. 
Please note: That any delay in collecting them from an alternative venue can delay the daparture of an entire team.


Teams Playing at Home – Mainly Coomera Anglican College

 

  • Teams Playing at Home – Mainly CAC

  • Yr. 10  and 1ST XV Rugby – CAC

  • Yr. 9, Yr. 10 and Open Boys Soccer – CAC

  • Boys Volleyball – CAC

  • Senior Tier 2 Boys Volleyball – CAC

  • Boys Tennis – Hope Island Tennis CentreYr. 7, Yr. 8 and Yr. 9 Girls Netball Teams – Coomera Indoor Centre – Beattie Rd

  • Yr. 7 and 8 Boys Soccer – Hunt Park Soccer Fields (Viney Park)

  • Yr. 9 Rugby – Bye stay at College


Teams playing away – Mainly Somerset College

 

  • Open C and D, Yr. 10 Girls Netball and  Junior and Senior Tier 2 Netball Teams – Firth Park Netball Courts

  • Open A and B Netball Courts – Somerset College

  • Yr. 7 and Yr. 8 Rugby Teams – Somerset College

  • Yr. 9 and 10 Girls Soccer - Coplick Sports Park, Cnr Andrews Road and Tallebudgera Connection Road

  • Yr. 7 and 8 Girls Soccer  and Open Girls Soccer  - Somerset College

  • Girls Volleyball – Somerset College

  • Girls Tennis – Somerset College

  • Boys and Girls Hockey – All Saints
    All Saints field is underwater so the games have been transferred to A B Paterson.

 Fixture message

 

In Humanities this term Year 8 students have been learning about coastal landforms and management. On Wednesday, we went to the Southport Spit for an excursion. This opportunity allowed us to learn in a hands-on environment and work with new members of our cohort.

Some of the activities that we completed included measuring the gradient of sand dunes, so that we could make beach profiles, throwing tennis balls into the water to measure the impact of longshore drift and field sketch of both Wave Break Island and Surfer’s Paradise to see the difference between natural and man-made landscapes.

Additionally, we were privileged to have members of the Coastal Education team from Griffith University come to assist us in our projects. They taught us about the importance of dune health, why we should care for our beaches, and how to do this. With their guidance, we learnt about the different eco-systems of the beach, and what plants are important for dunes. We also gained knowledge about the native and introduced plants.  

We contributed to the management of the dunes, by planting spinifex (a type of beach grass). Spinifex is important for two main reasons. One, because when the wind blows the sand, the spinifex stops it blowing away and also because the roots help to stabilise the dunes. We all enjoyed taking part in the planting aspect, because we now understand how our role helped care for this beach.
This excursion was useful because we were able to apply what we learnt in class in a hands on environment, and expand our understanding of coastal management.  We will use this knowledge to write a field report later in the term.

Thank you to our teachers, and Griffith University. We all had a fun day, managed to pat some dogs and some of us built sandcastles on our lunch break!

 

Yr 8 collage

 

Aireena Mansfield, Olivia Rich and Kayla Parkinson

Monday, 20 February 2017 01:35

Duke of Edinburgh’s Awards


Coomera Anglican College is a licenced Award Operator for the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. This international award equips young people for life and work. It is the world’s leading achievement award. In 2013 more than one million young people around the world took part in the Award, in over 140 countries and territories.


Since the Award’s launch nearly 60 years ago, it has inspired more than eight million young people to transform their lives. By creating opportunities for young people to develop skills, get physically active, give service and experience adventure, the Award can play a critical role in their development outside the classroom. It also allows their achievement to be consistently recognised worldwide, giving young people unique international accreditation of their experiences.
Students 14 years and over are eligible to participate in the Bronze Award. However, younger students who are interested may participate in the Bridge Award. In both cases, there are four sections:

  • Skill
  • Service
  • Physical Recreation
  • Adventurous Journey

For more information about the Award levels and the types of activities that are required, go to:


https://www.qld.gov.au/youth/be-involved-have-your-say/duke-of-ed-what-is/


Our students are already participating in Physical Recreation when they are involved with APS sport training and competition. Many young people are also heavily involved in Skills such as learning a musical instrument, the College musical, Debating and Public Speaking. Service activities offered at the College include the Interact Club and Micah. In short, many of our students could gain this internationally recognised award with minimal additional effort.


To register or find out more, please email me (klyon@cac.qld.edu.au ) and I will send the registration form.


Katrina Lyon -  Acting Head of Junior Secondary

Sunday, 20 November 2016 23:10

Mathematics over the Summer Break

I have been reading a book “Mathematical Mindsets” by Jo Boaler which outlines that everyone is capable of learning maths. By looking at Mathematics creatively and valuing mistakes, we can all think more positively about this wonderful subject.  
At this point of the academic year, I get many requests from parents about how they can help their child with Mathematics over the summer holidays.  Naturally as we approach the end of the year young brains start to shut down and think about the ‘rest’ of the summer holidays.  Last year I wrote an article about what we can do to keep our minds and our children’s minds active over this time.  Again here are some different, but fun ideas to keep brains of all ages working.

 

1.    See what mathematical questions you can ask of the world around us. Take any photo and see how many questions you can come up with.  For example for a picture of the Pyramids we could ask the questions:


a.    How many rocks did it take to build?
b.    How long did it take to build?
c.    If we wanted the pyramid to be 3 metres higher, how many extra rocks would we have needed?

 

2.    Often students do not have number sense, and are unable to see unreasonableness in their solutions.  For example they might find the height of a flagpole to be 789m high.  Fermi Questions are great for students to make some assumptions about a situation and arrive at a reasonable answer.  Some examples of Fermi questions are:


a.    How many 2 x 4 Lego blocks will fill the sun?
b.    How long would it take to drive to the moon?
c.    How many A4 pieces of paper would be used at CAC in one day, one week, one term, and one year?


As you can imagine you could even make up your own fermi questions. If you family is on a road trip for the holidays rather than everyone burying their heads in their technology, try some Fermi questions and instigate conversations about mathematics. Alternatively check out www.fermiquestions.com/play.

 

3.    During the break do not forget to encourage your children to play some games such as Monopoly, chess, checkers, connect 4, backgammon, blokus etc the list goes on.

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