Community News

Primary Swim Carnival

Thank you to our families for their understanding of having to postpone our Primary Swim Carnival this week. We are pleased to advise of a new date of Wednesday, 27 November 2019 at the Valley Pool, Fortitude Valley. Further information will be released to our families shortly.

Sandra Hawken
Head of Primary

Old Collegian Hosted BBQ Breakfast

Our graduating Year 12 students are invited to attend the final day BBQ Breakfast celebrations hosted by members of the Old Collegians’ Association.
DETAILS
Friday 15 November 2019
The Courtyard, Secondary Campus
7.00am

We look forward to seeing our Year 12 students on their final day of College life.
Samantha Jackson
Development Coordinator 

2019 Premier’s Coding Challenge

Congratulations to Year Nine students Lillianna Alas and Ethan Nguyen who were pairs winners for the Year9-10 Python/JavaScript/HTML Category of the 2019 QLD Premier’s Coding Challenge. Using HTML, JavaScript and CSS, Ethan and Lillianna designed a prototype website to educate others on the safe use of the internet and general cyber safety. Their success in the Premier’s Coding Challenge is a reflection of their skills in critical thinking, creativity, collaboration and innovation by applying coding concepts to create a digital solution.

Ethan and Lillianna were presented thier awards by the Honourable Grace Grace MP, Minister of Education at the  awards cermony held at Ferny Grove State High School. Congratulation’s Ethan and Lillianna on your efforts!

Sharon Singh 
Head of eLearning and Innovation 

Practical Life Skills

A group of Year 12 Practical Life Skills students have finished their final project for the year to support the Design, Engineering and Technology classroom, by designing, building and installing a much needed bag rack located outside the DET1 room on the Secondary Campus. Congratulations to Max Coogan, Declan Maguire, Jared Mendham, Branson Weidenbohm and Liam Williamson on a job well done!

Wayne Pascoe
Design, Engineering and Technology Coordinator

This month on SchoolTV – Grief & Loss

Grief is a natural response to loss. It might be the loss of a loved one, relationship or even a pet. The more significant the loss, the more intense the grief is likely to be. Children and adults grieve differently due to their developmental stage, and this can prove difficult for parents to understand.

Young children fluctuate in and out of the stages of grief rapidly, as they may not comprehend the permanency death. They express their grief more physically. Teens on the other hand may not know how to express their grief and will need some space to process their loss. Some may choose to grieve alone, not wanting to stand out or be seen as not coping. Whilst others, who may have a greater understanding, can start to question their own mortality.

In this edition of SchoolTV, parents can learn how to acknowledge their child’s feelings and the best way to support them through the grief. We hope you take time to reflect on the information offered in this month’s edition and we always welcome your feedback.

If you have any concerns about your child, please contact the school counsellor, Rebecca Wright for further information.
https://stjohnsanglicancollege.schooltv.me/newsletter/grief-loss

Robern Hinchliffe
Deputy Principal – Pastoral Care