Please note that this blog is intended for the students and parents associated with Gordonvale State High School, Cairns. Please check areas of interest as seen on the blog to confirm dates and other information as there will be occasions when dates will change and the information may not be included in the blog as it may not have been received by the school. Posts prior to July 2017 may have reference to Smithfield State High School as this blog was initially developed for students when I was the Guidance Officer at that school.

Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Spark Engineering Camp

Spark Engineering Camp connects YOU with university.

This is your chance to see whether university is for you, and investigate what engineering is all about. Come join us for an action-packed week filled with hands-on activities, engaging presenters and awesome mentors! Our enthusiastic and approachable mentors are all university students themselves, making them the best people to ask about what to expect.
Apply now! Who knows what it will Spark within you?
If you are in Grades 10 - 12, then jump online to send in your application and ask a teacher to nominate you at: www.spark.ywb.com.au
Dates: Monday 24 - Saturday 29 June 2013 Venue: St John's College, University of Queensland, St Lucia. Hurry! Applications close 17 May 2013.
ENGINEERING CAMP By Youth without Borders All food, transportation and accommodation costs covered, thanks to our wonderful Sponsors!

Thursday, 2 May 2013


FOX SPORTS and the Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA) are giving you the chance to be one of 4 lucky winners to experience a day in the life of a midshipman or officer cadet at ADFA.
ADFA offers study for a world-class degree from the University of New South Wales coupled with military training and leadership development.

You could win return economy flights from your nearest capital city to Canberra and 1 night's accommodation, departing on June 7 and returning on June 8 2013. You'll get to watch the Brumbies take on the Rebels at Canberra Stadium on Friday, 7 June and join Tom Chadwick on Saturday, 8 June for a day's training at ADFA. You'll be taught leadership skills, experience obstacle courses and challenges that will test your physical and mental strength.

Entry is open to all permanent residents of Australia aged 16 to 25 years (as at 24 May 2013). Entrants under 18 must obtain consent from a parent or guardian prior to entering. Entrants must have a moderate level of fitness and must not have any serious medical conditions that would prevent them in participating in the ADFA activities. Entries close at 12:00pm AEST on 24 May 2013. The ADF is not obliged to offer enrolment to ADFA to a prize winner. Acceptance of a prize does not oblige a prize winner to accept an offer of enrolment to ADFA from the ADF.