2011 Twilight Markets - The Springfield Anglican College

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2011 Twilight Markets - The Springfield Anglican College

Horizons

Quarterly Magazine | Volume 4 : 2011

www.tsac.qld.edu.au

2011 Twilight Markets

Blessed by good weather, the 2011 Twilight Markets cemented

their place as the premier event of its type in Greater Springfield.

Estimates put attendance close to 5,000 people who were treated to a range of rides, activities,

displays and foods. Despite the construction of The Tiny Tartan Kindergarten, the P&F led by Peter

Kortge did a wonderful job in staging the Markets so successfully.

Performances by a range of singers and dancers, including College Dance Troupes thrilled the crowd,

with the evening finishing on a high note with an entertaining fireworks display.

Their Future.


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From the Head

of College

Term Four at The Springfield Anglican

College was a very busy time for the

College community.

As portrayed within this edition of Horizons there was a great deal of

activity and a great deal to celebrate across the campuses. Such is the

nature of a TSAC education and while a very active student body does

present challenges, there is a great deal to be gained by students who

avail themselves of the range of opportunities on offer at the College.

Specifically those students who are active also tend to achieve well

academically according to their ability. According to research undertaken

by Sullivan “There is a myth that students should concentrate only on

their studies if they wish to do well academically. This is not the case

as experience and research tells us … Students who participate widely

in school activities tend to have higher levels of self-confidence, are

prepared to organize their time well, are self-managing and commit

fully to the areas they take up. These qualities are transferred to

academic goals. Students with a broad involvement are also those

who in the longer term demonstrate greater service commitment to

their communities.”

As a College we encourage our students to be active across the spectrum

of the College’s extra-curricular programme. While it may not always

be clear to the students at the time, being involved and active has a

great deal of benefits that not only support the view of Sullivan but

also assist students in their overall development and therefore in their

preparation for life beyond school. Certainly

there is also a balance to be struck, and this

is important, especially in the more senior

years. However, the benefits of being active

far outweigh the opposite.

Enjoy reading this edition of Horizons.

Steve Croft

Head of College

From the Head

of Primary

Term Four culminates with many

celebratory events.

As a College community we come together at the Night of Celebrations

to acknowledge individual achievements for students in Years Four to

Twelve and to celebrate Christmas and the conclusion of a successful

year with the Prep to Year Three students. Students across the

College should feel very proud of their achievements last year, both

individually and as a student based community.

We entered into Term Four witnessing the much anticipated build of

The Tiny Tartan Kindergarten. The Kindergarten will provide a seamless

education from Kindy to Year Twelve. The young students, who enter

into Kindergarten in 2012, will over fourteen years, develop a strong

bond and kinship to the College and the many friends they will make

along the way. I am looking forward to getting to know all of our new

families and students and to be part of their future education.

I would like to acknowledge in this final 2011 edition of Horizons, the

hardworking and dedicated staff of the College. It is through their

expertise and professionalism that we are able to offer the students a

wide variety of exciting and challenging experiences both in and out

of the classroom. I look forward to working with you all in 2012.

Tania Brewer

Head of Primary


Valedictory Dinner

On Monday evening, 14 November, Year

12 students, parents and staff gathered

at The Spring Lake Hotel to celebrate the

achievements of the cohort throughout

2011. During the evening all Year 12

students were recognised for their

contribution to the College during 2011.

Subject prize winners were announced

and a range of character and leadership

award winners acknowledged.

Year Six

Farewell

We are always sad on the Primary Campus

to say goodbye to our Year Six cohort as

they prepare to move across to the Senior

Campus. The Year Sixes commenced their

final day with a breakfast BBQ, followed by

the final End of Year Chapel Service where

they, and the students of Prep K, came

together as the oldest and youngest

members of the Campus to conduct the

service. The Year Six students were all

awarded their Primary Campus Graduation

Certificates before being clapped out by the

Primary Campus students and teachers.

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Junior School Night

of Celebration

The Junior School Night of Celebration held on 23 November was an evening to remember as the students

from Prep to Year Three entered through the rear doors with candles lit and singing ‘When Christmas

Comes to Town’. Each year level presented a gift of Peace, Hope, Joy and Love which was placed on the

giving train. The performance item ‘Believe’ was performed by the combined Vivace Strings, Dolce Strings

and Junior Choir, leaving audience members with happy memories of a wonderful year.

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Year Four to Twelve

Night of Celebration

15 November saw a new format to the

annual Night of Celebration.

Students in Years Four to Eleven received their academic awards and the

Year Twelve students were acknowledged for both their personal and group

achievements and farewelled as they were clapped from the stage down the

centre aisle. The Highland Dancers, Animato String Ensemble, Chamber

Singers and Senior Symphonic Wind Ensemble entertained parents with

their performance items.

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Year 12 Retreat and Last Day

As part of Year 12’s final week of schooling, the cohort

enthusiastically headed off to the Gold Coast for a day of

R&R among a busy and for many emotional final week.

Rev Chris Boyce and Mr Thomas McPherson led the

students in a reflection of their time at the College

and the support provided by their parents during

their journey. Games, swimming and a BBQ capped

off a most enjoyable day.

The cohort were also farewelled on both campuses

on Friday 18 November – their last day of school!

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Year 12 Formal

Looking a million dollars, Year 12

students arrived in style at the Sofitel

Hotel on Sunday 18 September.

The Year 12 planning committee did a wonderful job in

preparation for this much awaited evening; with students,

parents and staff gathering for drinks and nibbles, prior to

students and staff enjoying a fine meal and dancing.

Cameras ran hot to capture this special event.

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Year Five Sleepover

The annual Year Five sleepover took place

again last year, however, after a week of

impending rain, the clouds finally opened

a few hours prior to the campout.

Not to dampen the spirits of the students and teachers, the decision

was made to sleep in the classrooms and go ahead with the night

of activities and fun.

Students participated with great enthusiasm and creativity

designing their flags and performing their war cry. After a dinner

of burgers, the students commenced their evening activity -

“Finding your Way”. Warm damper cooked over the open fire for

breakfast rounded off the sleepover before the students and

tired parents packed up and headed for home.

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Year Seven

Canberra Trip

Our Year Seven students recently undertook

an educational tour of the National Capital,

participating in a variety of educational

programmes which focussed on Australia’s

history, culture, heritage and democracy. The

four days, from October 10, were extremely

rewarding and enjoyable for students who were

given a first-hand experience at democracy in

action as the visit coincided with the Carbon Tax

Legislation vote.

Students were intrigued and challenged over

the four days by the various activities, including

the audio and visual displays and numerous names

on the Roll of Honour Board at the Australian

War Memorial. The tomb of the ‘Unknown

Soldier’ and the closing ceremony when silence

fell over the War Memorial as a single piper

played a tribute to the fallen, will be memories

that the Year Sevens will never forget.

We would like to thank the Australian Government

for their support of this programme and in

assisting us to meet the cost of this excursion.

Under the Parliament and Civics Education

Rebate (PACER) programme the Australian

Government contributed towards the travel

expenses incurred.


Operation

Christmas Child

Thank you to Mrs Kathy McKinnon for once

again organising Operation Christmas Child.

The donations sent in by our Primary Campus families were delivered

to the Yeronga warehouse by staff who volunteered their time to help

pack the many shoe boxes that are shipped to underprivileged children

over the Christmas season. Our sincere thanks goes out to all parents

who supported this valuable cause.

Days of

Excellence

On September 12 and 13 Mrs Williams, Miss Massey and

nine of the Primary Campus Extension Group students

attended the Days of Excellence Programme at Moggill

State School. The programme offered students the

opportunity to examine microbes, viruses and bacteria

exploring the micro-organisms behaviour, size,

appearance, as well as their deadly habits.

The students also discussed some of the most important

discoveries in the history of medicine, the vaccines and

antibiotics and the body’s defence immune system.

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2012

College

Captains

Top: Jennifer Lo, Jacob Thian

Bottom: Scott Jackson, Zoe Christofis

Book Fair

The 2011 Book Fair, held over one week

in October on the Primary Campus was

another great success.

Over two thousand dollars worth of books have been added to the

library’s collection as a result of the Book Fair. Books purchased

emphasised literacy development in the classroom with seven new

class sets of novels obtained, in addition to picture fiction, junior fiction

and middle school fiction. A big thank you to all families and friends

who supported the wonderful event.


Creative Arts

in Review

It has been another very busy and successful term for the Creative

Arts Department. Many students have achieved fantastic results for

external examinations.

Congratulations to Ruby and Jazzy May who are

performing in The Wizard of Oz, which will be at

QPAC in February this year. “Break a leg”, girls!

In term four we had the Art Exhibition at the Senior

Campus. It was a great opportunity to showcase the

talented work of our Art and ITD students. Thank you

to all who came to support this event.

The Creative Arts Department were in full force at the

Twilight Markets. We had many games on offer and

lots of chocolate was won. Even Mr Croft had a go at

putt-putt! Thanks to everyone who came and had

some fun with us.

Congratulations to all the students who performed so

well at the Senior and Primary Nights of Celebration.

It was fantastic to hear see and hear the growth within

the Music Department.

A big ‘Thank you’ to all the parents and friends of CAST

who gave their time, efforts and support throughout

another very busy year.

On a personal note, I’d like to thank the wonderful staff

in the Creative Arts Department who have enabled our

students to grow and develop their creative skills in

2011: Ms Smith, Mrs Jurss, Mrs Thompson, Ms McLean,

Ms McGlynn, Ms Williamson, Mrs Lennon and Ms Watson.

Mrs Sherina Parker

Head of Creative Arts

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Sport in

Review

2011 has been an outstanding

year of achievement in the

College sporting program.

The College won three TAS Premierships and had

81 teams competing last year. This has been due

to the dedicated efforts of many members of the

community; parents, students, teachers and

coaches.

2011 saw the College sporting program move to

new heights with the launch of the TSAC Centre

of Sporting Excellence focussing on Swimming,

Tennis, Football and Athletics.

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