We congratulate Dylan Patterson who recently qualified to compete at the Australian Teachers of Dancing (ATOD) Classical Ballet State Scholarships. To qualify Dylan had to complete three consecutive years of Ballet Examinations achieving a result of Highly Commended or higher. Well done Dylan!

Alpine Singers participated in the Queensland Youth Music Awards on Monday 21 May and received a Silver Award for their performance. This is an excellent result given that it was their first public performance this year and the singers had only been working with Mrs Laboo for a very short time. The children were so excited about the results and we congratulate them on their enthusiastic participation.

Chinese Speaking Competition

On the day of the College Carnival a small number of St John’s students participated in the annual Chinese Speaking competition held at QUT. Alex Zwicker, Keira Song and Amber Trieu represented St John’s Primary and both Amber and Keira were awarded Merit Prizes. Several other students prepared for this competition but were unable to participate due to their commitments at the College Carnival. We acknowledge the efforts of all the students who were willing to participate in the Chinese Speaking Competition and congratulate Amber and Keira on their awards.

JTAS Cross Country

The members of our primary Cross Country Team put in great performances at the Junior Associated Schools (JTAS) Cross Country Carnival on Friday 25 May. The St John’s team ended the day in 3rd position in Red Division.

There were some excellent team efforts from the 11 Year boys who were 3rd, the 9 Year boys who were 2nd and the 11 Year girls who won their section for the second year in a row.

Special congratulations and thanks to the three 11 Year old girls who ran up in the 12 Year event –  Bridie Kennedy, Lucia Luu and Cynthia Cai.

Well done to the following runners who finished in the top twenty in their age group.

9 Year boys – Eamon Byrne 1st, Gareth Routley 5th and Saber Willard 6th, Xavier Hausmann 15th, Kingston Joy 17th

9 Year Girls – Charlotte Lobley 11th, Isabella Rossotti 15th, Amelia Toth 17th

10 Year Boys – Keer Jok 8th, Jack Frame 17th

10 Year Girls – Molly Nicholls – 1st, Poppy Weekes 14th

11 Year Boys – Andrew Byrne – 2nd , Ryan Waalder 6th, Deakyn Moore 13th

11 Year Girls – Tamika Gee – 1st, Tahlia Fisher 3rd, Maddie Newham 5th, Phoebe Thomas 16th, Lilliana Toth 17th

12 Year Boys – James Hopewell – 10th, Hunter Weekes 14th

12 Year Girls – Sarah Behr – 3rd, Bridie Kennedy 16th, Lucia Luu 19th