Junior Secondary News

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.

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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.

Thursday, 10 November 2016 23:26

Year 7 Newsletter Week 6, Term 4, 2016

'Being kind whenever possible is always possible.'- Dalai Lama

kindnessAt the beginning of Term 4, 7D introduced a Kindness Project to help promote kindness and consideration in our PC group.  A student draws a name out of a hat, and their job is to be intentionally kind to that person for the week.  The act of kindness could be as simple as a smile to baking them a treat.  A gesture as small as this can make someone’s day and it doesn’t take a lot of effort to be kind.  This project is not about gifts but about intentional acts of kindness, which is what Ms Franks has promoted in our PC group.


Some examples of the effort members of our class have put in are: 

Emma baked for Harrison on the very first day we began the project and Harrison ensured everyone was included in activities and that no one was left out.  Natalia has been making peoples’ day by being kind to everyone.  


This week we were given a task to write a poem about one of our peers.  Here are several great examples:


Chanelle
Candid, your honest is valuable
Humorous, you have a sparkling with
Active, brimming with energy
Noble, self-sacrificing
Elegant, so graceful
Likeable, instantly pleasing
Likeable, instantly pleasing
Enthusiastic, ever encouraging

 

Natalia
Nice
Awesome
Tall
Active
Lively
Incredible
Amusing

 

Olivia
Optimistic
Lovely
Intelligent
Very hard working
Insanely
Awesome


These examples all show how a little thought can make you think about the positives in people and give these people a reminder about how amazing they really are and what makes them, them.
Our PC group has begun to get closer and now are kinder to one another, communicating with other people who usually do not talk to each other.  It has widened our friendships and improved ones we already
have.


Remember: ‘you don’t need a reason to be kind.’
Monique Holder, Olivia Rich, Saskia Jordan, Aimee Stevens

 

Weeks 7 and 8


Year 7 are still working hard in all their classes, with the students being taught contend which will be necessary for their Year 8 studies.  And on this note, I remind the students that they need to remain focused in their lessons and to continue to make mature behaviour choices both in the classroom and in the playground.


Library books and Text books

Library
Students were sent an email listing the books that are out in their name from the library.  Please check this off with your child so that you are not left with a request to make payment for a book that has not been returned.  Text books will be returned in Week 8 as a class group, but all other personal borrowing from the library should start to be returned as soon as possible if they are not required.

 

Up Week

up week


In Week 9 of this term, we plan to roll our Year 7 – 11 timetables over to 2017 and promote our students into the next year level.  This will allow our students to meet their teachers for 2017 and also get started on introductory work. More information about this will be emailed home by the College.

Tuesday, 01 November 2016 03:49

Year Seven Herb Garden Blooms

7C and 7D have been tending a herb garden this semester to complement their Term Three study of Ancient Rome. The premise was to see and experience which herbs were used for culinary and medicinal purposes during everyday life in Ancient Rome. The plants that can be found in the garden are: chives, basil, thyme, oregano, passion fruit, strawberries, rocket, dill, rosemary and stevia.


We started our Herb garden because we were learning about life in Ancient Rome in Humanities and the novel we were reading in English, ‘Thieves of Ostia’ was also set in this time.  The main character spent a lot of time in her garden and we wanted to know more about what it would look, feel and smell like. We have maintained this garden by weeding and watering nearly every day.


We as a class, have been very organised and with the assistance of Ms Franks we have been able to keep the majority of our plants alive only killing a small minority of them.  Within our PC groups, we have each adopted a garden bed and taken care of it. The Year Seven herb garden has been a fun, relevant and hands on project to do as a class.


Monique, Saskia, Olivia, Laura and Gabrielle from 7D 

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Monday, 31 October 2016 23:14

SUMMER SPORT Rd 7 vs. Emmanuel - November 4

SUMMER SPORT - Rd 7 v Emmanuel - November 4


Teams Playing at Home – Mainly Coomera Anglican College

 

  • Yrs. 10 - Open Boys Basketball – CAC Indoor Courts

  • Yrs. 7, 8 and 9 Boys Basketball  - Coomera Indoor Sports Centre, Beattie Rd

  • Senior Tier 2 Girls Touch – Coomera Sports Complex, Beattie Rd

  • Open and Yr. 10 Girls Basketball - Coomera Indoor Sports Centre, Beattie Rd

  • Yr. 8, 9, 10 and Open Boys Touch - CAC

  • Boys Tennis – Hope Island Tennis Centre

  • Junior Girls Softball – CAC

Teams playing away – Mainly Emmanuel

 

  • Yrs. 7, 8 and 9 Girls Basketball – Carrara Indoor Basketball Centre

  • All Girls Touch – Emmanuel

  • Yr. 7 Boys Touch – Emmanuel

  • Intermediate and Senior Softball – Emmanuel

  • Boys and Girls Water Polo – Miami Swimming Pool

  • Junior and Intermediate Girls AFL – Area 6 Carrara

  • Girls Tennis – Christine Avenue Tennis Centre

  • Junior Boys Cricket – All Saints

  • Senior Boys AFL – All Saints

Sport Banner Reminder

 

 

Thursday, 27 October 2016 03:47

Year 7 Newsletter Week 4, Term 4, 2016

14606284 572196256305905 4625848952101064464 nCongratulations!
2016 Art Show Winners

Year 7 Art Prize Aimee Stevens

Highly Commended Tara Hall, Sienna Valenti and Ella Mullan


 

Public Speaking Finalists

Shaye Bardsley and Eli Beckton

Magic Moments

Keeley Banks, Bayley Hall - speech at Orientation Day

Nash van Bennekom - work effort

Emma McNally - work effort, Kindness Project

Natalia Niumata - great friend to all

 

What’s coming up?school work

Week 4,5 and 6 are very busy with many assignments now due. These assignments have been ongoing pieces of work and the students should be on top of them and should only be putting the finishing touches to their work.

Examinations will also be happening in some of their subjects, therefore they should be spending time revising in preparation for these exams as part of their homework regime. Please refer to the Assessment Planner to check what your child has due in the following couple of weeks.

If your child is feeling overwhelmed or anxious about any of the work that is now due it is important that you contact their teacher to clarify why they might be overwhelmed.

SUMMER SPORT - Rd 5 v Kings - Friday 28 October


Teams Playing at Home – Mainly Coomera Anglican College

  • Yrs. 10 - Open Boys Basketball – CAC Indoor Courts

  • Yrs. 7, 8 and 9 Boys Basketball  - Coomera Indoor Sports Centre, Beattie Rd.

  • Senior Tier 2 Girls Touch – Coomera Sports Complex, Beattie Rd

  • Yr. 8, 9, 10 and Open Boys Touch - CAC

  • Boys Tennis – Hope Island Tennis Centre

  • Junior Girls Softball – CAC

 

Teams playing away – Mainly Kings

  • Yr.10 – Open Girls Touch – Kings

  • Yr. 7 Boys and Yr. 7, Yr. 8 and Yr. 9 Girls Touch – Owen Park

  • Intermediate and Senior Softball – Kings

  • Junior Boys and Girls Water Polo – Emmanuel College Swimming Pool

  • Senior Boys and Girls Water Polo – Miami Swimming Pool

  • Junior and Intermediate Girls AFL – Area 6 Carrara

  • Girls Tennis – Christine Avenue Tennis Centre

  • Junior Boys Cricket – Oxenford Park, Leo Graham Way.

  • Senior Boys AFL – ASAS

Sport Banner Reminder

 

 

Monday, 24 October 2016 22:20

Who Dunnit?

At some point during everybody’s child and adolescent years, we all dream of being a police officer, investigator or detective, and solving unbelievable crimes with use of our trusty magnifying glass or thumbprint duster. For us fortunate Year Nine students, this dream of uncovering mysteries like a detective came true, in the form of our Forensics unit in Science.


Throughout the term we have been given opportunities to use scientific practices to crack hypothetical crimes. This unit, so far, has included analysing handwriting, comparing lip prints, studying chromatography, identifying bite marks and – just like detectives in the movies - dusting thumb prints.


Despite the numerous smudges that came with our first attempts at fingerprinting, we all managed to create lifted prints, and then learnt to study the small details (“minutiae”) that we saw. We learnt that through this practice, investigators could match the prints left behind by criminals, to the prints of any suspects. The next lesson saw us using the scientific methods of chromatography to extract the different colours of ink from pen marks. In the proper crime-solving field, this would be used to compare the writing instrument used in forgery / letters / ransom notes, and pens found in the surrounding area. This followed onto our handwriting analysis, where we forged our friend’s writing and compared different notes to solve hypothetical mysteries. Our most recent investigation found us biting into slices of cheese and Styrofoam cups in an attempt to match the missing bite marks to the details of our teeth, which is a forensic skill used when identifying disfigured corpses and injuries inflicted by the teeth. These lessons all involved useful experiences and experiments which, along with developing our mystery-solving skills and teaching us science, can spark interest and create opportunities for work in the forensics field.


Overall, the Forensics unit has been hands-on, stimulating and especially enjoyable. Instead of studying a table of elements or watching documentaries like in other science classes, we’ve gotten to replicate real-life skills in a fun, yet educational, setting. We now have the ability to match thumbprints, test ink from pens, create lip prints and even analyse handwriting. However, we also now know how to forge signatures and frame a murder… so let’s just hope the cohort always dreamed of solving crime, rather than the alternative.


Written by Forensic Scientists Mackenzie Brown and Vienna Farr, 9C.

SUMMER SPORT - Rd 5 v All Saints - Friday 21 October


Teams Playing at Home – Mainly Coomera Anglican College

  • Yrs. 10 - Open Girls Basketball – CAC Indoor Courts

  • Yrs. 7, 8 and 9 Girls Basketball  - Coomera Indoor Sports Centre, Beattie Rd.

  • Senior Tier 2 Girls Touch – Coomera Sports Complex, Beattie Rd

  • Yr. 8, 9, 10 and Open Girls Touch - CAC

  • Girls Tennis – Hope Island Tennis Centre

  • Intermediate and Senior Softball – CAC

Teams playing away – Mainly All Saints

  • Boys Basketball – ASAS

  • Boys Touch – ASAS

  • Yr. 7 Boys and All Girls Touch – ASAS

  • Junior Girls Softball – ASAS

  • Junior Boys and Girls Water Polo – A B Paterson Swimming Pool

  • Senior Boys and Girls Water Polo – ASAS Swimming Pool

  • Junior and Intermediate Girls AFL – Area 6 Carrara

  • Boys Tennis – Fairways Tennis Centre, Fairways Drive, Clear Island Waters

  • Junior Boys Cricket – Albert Part – Field 1, Monaco Street Broadbeach Waters and return.

  • Senior Boys AFL – ASAS

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SUMMER SPORT - Rd 3 v St Stephen’s College - Friday 7 October


Teams Playing at Home – Mainly Coomera Anglican College

  • Yr. 10 and Open Girls Basketball – CAC

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

  • Yr. 8, Yr. 9 , Yr. 10 and Open Girls Touch – CAC

  • Open and Intermediate  Girls Softball – CAC

  • Boys and Girls Tennis – Hope Island Tennis Centre

 

Teams playing away – Mainly St Stephen's

  • All Boys Basketball  - St Stephen’s College

  • All Boys Touch  - St Stephen’s College

  • Yr. 7 Girls Touch  - Owen Park

  • Senior Tier 2 Girls Touch – Coomera Sports Complex

  • Boys and Girls Water Polo – Southport Swimming Pool

  • Junior and Intermediate Girls AFL – Carrara Area 6

  • Junior Girls Softball – St Stephen’s College

  • Senior Boys AFL – Pacific Pines 'Flooded Gums'

  • Junior Boys Cricket – Oxenford Park, Turf at Leo Graham Way


 Students playing Cricket will also be back at around 4.15pm.

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