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.

Wednesday, 7 October 2015

Student Connect information for Year 12 students

Last year, for the first time, students’ individual QCS Test grades were released prior to senior certification in December. This year, test grades will again be released early.

From 9 am on Wednesday 18 November 2015 students will be able to access their individual QCS Test grade — from A to E — in their learning account on the Student Connect website: https://studentconnect.qcaa.qld.edu.au  

 Students’ QCS Test grades will be confirmed on the Senior Statement they receive as part of their Senior Education Profile sent to them in December.

All results contributing to the Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE), OPs and FPs will be available in student learning accounts on the Student Connect website.

From Monday 21 December, students will begin receiving their Senior Education Profiles in the mail. Depending on students’ individual circumstances, their profile will comprise one or more of the following documents:


• Tertiary Entrance Statement

• Senior Statement

• Queensland Certificate of Individual Achievement.

Student Connect website

Students must know their Learner Unique Identifier (LUI) and password to log in and check their results online. Students will gain faster access to their results if they have previously activated their learning account. Please ensure you know your LUI number.

Women in the Australian Defence Force

Defence Force Recruiting invites Year 10-12 female students to their upcoming Women in the Australian Defence Force Pins & Platters event.

Women in the Australian Defence Force: Pins & Platters

When: Saturday 17th October, 11:45am – 2:30pm

Where: Go Bowling Cairns, 93 Pease Street Manoora

RSVP: wid@dfr.com.au by Thursday 15th October

Are you interested in dispelling myths and gaining information about what exciting careers women can have in Defence? If so, please go along to Pins & Platters at Go Bowling and bowl over the myths!

Led by current serving female personnel, this is the opportunity to discuss what life is like in the Navy, Army and Air Force and where a career in the ADF can take you in a fun and relaxed environment. Participants will get two FREE games of bowling and the ADF will look after lunch with delicious platters!

You are welcome to bring a friend.

If you are interested in attending, please RSVP to  wid@dfr.com.au to reserve a spot.

Tuesday, 15 September 2015

Applications for the 2016 Premier's Anzac Prize are now open

Applications for the 2016 Premier’s Anzac Prize are open for Year 8–11 students. The winning students will tour Gallipoli and the Western Front and attend the 2016 Anzac Day dawn service at Anzac Cove. Entries close on 30 October 2015.

Principals can endorse up to two applications from their schools. Pease see Jenny in the Senior School Guidance Office if you are interested.

Tuesday, 4 August 2015

Australian Defence Force Breakfast

Students in Year 10, 11 and 12, are you interested in attending the Australian Defence Force Breakfast?. The aim of the Annual Defence Force  Breakfast is to raise awareness of career opportunities with the Defence Forces. The Australian Defence Force strongly encourage students from Years 10, 11 and 12 attend.


Squadron Leader Rebekah Herron, SRT-Health will be the guest speaker for the morning.


Details are as follows:

DATE: 14 August 2015

TIMES: 8.30 am Registration 9.00 am – 11.00 am Breakfast and Guest Speaker

VENUE: Rydges Tradewinds Hotel, The Esplanade, Cairns            

TOPIC: Careers Opportunities within the Australian Defence Force.
COST:  $27.50 per person – includes breakfast and Certificate of Attendance


There will be Raffle Prizes sponsored by local business houses.  Students are encouraged to bring some extra money to support raffles as proceeds are used to Support Ronald McDonald House at Palm Cove.


If you are interested in attending, please register your name at the Senior Guidance Office in A Block by morning tea on Friday 7/08. Numbers are limited.

Wednesday, 29 July 2015

ADF 2016 Gap year information

Are you interested in the 2016 Gap Year program with the Australian Defence Force? Applications have reopened for selected Gap Year jobs in the Army and Air Force. This is an amazing opportunity you can experience with an extraordinary Gap year.
Information has been sent to Year 12 students at their school e-mail address regarding the 2016 intake for the ADF Gap Year program.

Ergon Energy Expressions of Interest for 2016 Apprenticeships

As of Friday 31st July 2015 Ergon Energy will be advertising Expressions of Interest for the 2016 Apprenticeship intake. These positions are great opportunities for young people to start their career in a dynamic and ever-changing industry.  Ergon Energy has an award winning apprentice program which opens doors not just within Ergon Energy, but earns them a recognised trade qualification that can take them all over the world.
Ergon Energy is encouraging Year 12 students to visit the Ergon Energy Careers website https://www.ergon.com.au/about-us/careers if they are interested in apprenticeship opportunities.
 Specific apprentice opportunities for 2016 include
  • Electrical Powerline Linesperson (Distribution)
  • Electrical Transmission Linespersons
  • Electrotechnology Electricians
  • Electrotechnology Electricans with AD of Electrical Engineering
  • Communications Technician with AD of Industrial Data Communications
After receiving such a great response in 2015 for the Apprenticeships with an Associate Degree or Advanced Diploma, Ergon Energy will be offering these positions again in 2016. These are the new generation of apprentices who have tertiary or university ambitions, who will learn a trade through hands-on practical training as well as completing an Associate Degree or Advanced Diploma.
Ergon Energy encourages diversity and strongly encourages female and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants for 2016.  Further information on these opportunities including online testimonials are available on their website.

James Cook University – The Cairns Institute

The newsletter can also be downloaded from the JCU website.

QUT information

New resources on QUT website

There are now additional resources on the QUT website to help students with their decision making and preparation for university. New content includes a dedicated page for current high school students, help making a decision, considering a double degree and moving to Brisbane to study. There are links to all of these resources on the undergraduate study page.

Creative industries courses with additional entry requirements

Creative industries courses with additional entry requirements — such as auditions, portfolio submissions, and interviews — require a separate online application to QUT, in addition to a QTAC application, and have different cut-off dates. Check the application cut-off dates for these courses. Find out also about recent modifications to entry requirements for the Bachelor of Design (Honours) (Fashion).

Business degree with international year takes off

QUT’s new Bachelor of Business — International, which features a compulsory year of overseas study, is proving a popular choice. Read this news article for information about cut-offs, overseas study options, costs and financial support, and options for students to transfer between this course and the Bachelor of Business.


Careers in maths and science

Students and parents often find it challenging to connect success and enjoyment of science and maths subjects with careers. Our news articles explore a wide range of options available for careers in maths or careers in science, beyond teaching and research.

Upgrading pathways and Bachelor of Justice
Students may need advice about upgrading options to include in their QTAC application if they don’t think they will get the OP for their preferred course. Find out about recommended upgrading pathways to QUT, and specific advice for upgrading to the QUT Bachelor of Justice

2015 FNQ Students with Disabilities Post School Transition Expo – 30 July 2015

Over 30 exhibitors will be in attendance to discuss with parents, students and schools how they can support and assist students post school. The attachment provides further information which schools can disseminate to parents, carers and the wider community

Scholarship: The Australian Veterans’ Children Assistance Trust (AVCAT)

AVCAT are pleased to announce that Applications for 2016 Scholarships and Bursaries open on 18th August 2015. 

The Australian Veterans’ Children Assistance Trust (AVCAT) is a national independent charity helping the children and grandchildren of ex-service men and women to a better future through higher education.

Through the help of generous donors AVCAT administers scholarships to the children of those who have served our country in peace and war in the Australian Army, Navy and Airforce.  Scholarship selection is on a need and merit basis.

 AVCAT are also very excited to announce the AVCAT Commemorative Bursary in recognition of 30 years of service to the veteran community. This special bursary is valued at $15,000 and aims to financially assist an Australian veteran’s child as they pursue their university studies.

 All applications are open on 18th August 2015, Vietnam Veterans' Day, and strictly close on 31st October 2015.

In the coming months AVCAT will be posting updates and reminders on Social Media, so please follow them on Facebook  & Twitter.

For more information about AVCAT, please visit their website and if you have any queries or concerns please feel free to contact AVCAT on 02 9213 7999 or avcat@dva.gov.au.

The AVCAT Team.

University of Southern Queensland

USQ is excited to announce that it will be offering 50 scholarshipsto Year 12 students while completing high school in 2015. TheVice-Chancellor's Principal's Recommendation ScholarshipandFuture Community Leader Scholarshipare offered to students before they receive their OP to assist them with the costs associated with university study. Applications close 28 August 2015.

Digital Media Courses

This year's edition of the Art & Design Education Resource Guide (ADERG) is the essential guide to what and where to study creative arts at a university, TAFE or private college. There are links to every institution's website on the Graduate Showcase page, providing the best and quickest way to browse through your options. The new website can be used by anyone in their search for what and where to study. Download favourite pages to form your own custom research pack.
Digital Media information about courses is available at this link.

Griffith University Open Day

Please see This Link for information about the GU open days at the Gold Coast and Nathan/Mt Gravatt.

Learner Licence Course

The next Learner Licence Program is scheduled for the second week of the school holidays from Tuesday 29 September to Thursday 1 October 2015.  This program is open to all Indigenous students 16 years of age and above who are currently at school or who are post-year 12s. Students who have disengaged or are at risk of disengaging are encouraged to attend also.

 Students will need to complete the following mandatory documents:

  • Learner Licence Identification Checklist
  • Driver Licence Application/Renewal form
If you do not have sufficient identification (as per the attached pictures and paperwork), the following documents will need to be completed:

  • Queensland Residency Declaration (if unable to provide a bank statement, HCC or parents Pension card, TFN notification advice)
  • Customer Identity Declaration (if student does not have a key card – but school has known the student for more than 12 months, school can complete the verification of identity section)
If you have a medical condition (e.g. diabetes, epilepsy, seizures, or any other severe medical conditions), this document will need to be completed by your medical practitioner:

  • Medical Certificate for Motor Vehicle Driver

Seijumi College

Seijumi College has sent schools an invitation for students in Years 10, 11 or 12 to join our Certificate II in Tourism or Certificate II in Hospitality - Wednesday afternoon program.
They have had a few applications, however insufficient to run the course.T hey would like to offer this program to the students who have applied, therefore they are now delaying the start date until 26th August. This will allow time for other students to apply in time for the new start date.
While the programs are focused around tourism or introductory hospitality skills, the students develop additional research, writing and computer skills which have proven to be very beneficial to their school work.
These programs are subsidised by the Queensland Government, subject to meeting the VETiS eligibility requirements, and as such they do not charge the students any contribution fees. All students are supplied with a folder, pencil case, notepad, polo shirt and name badge at no additional cost.
If you feel you would benefit from this program please see Jenny in the Senior School Guidance Office.


Do you want to be the first to receive the latest QTAC news?

QTAC’s Facebook, Instagram and Twitter sites are now the place to go to get the latest news, tips and tertiary entry advice.

Don’t let them miss out!

Connect with QTAC today!

QANTAS School Based Apprenticeship for Indigenous Students

School based traineeship opportunity with QANTAS for yr 10 Indigenous students:

Tax File Numbers

Many students start their first job (and lodge their first tax return) while still studying. This is the easiest way to lodge this tax time.
We’ve prepared the following summary and attached PDF, which the ATO encourage schools to share with students.
Started work? Lodge your tax return withmyTax - it’s easy
  • is the fastest way to lodge
  • is easy to access (via tablet, smart phone or computer)
  • already includes some of your personal information (pre-filled from employers, banks, government agencies and more).*
How to lodge
  • Get your tax file number and your birth certificate, passport or citizenship certificate ready.
  • Create a myGov account at my.gov.au
  • Phone the ATO on 13 28 61 and press 5 at the prompt to get your unique linking code.
  • In the myGov Services page, link to the ATO with the unique linking code.
  • Lodge your return through myTax by 31 October.
*Most pre-fill information is available in the last week of July, so it’s easier to wait until then to lodge. Then you only need to review the information, add any missing details and submit.
An e-mail with this information has been sent to school email addresses.

UQ Young Scholars Program

Designed to nurture and develop our future leaders, the UQ Young Scholars Program presents students with an exciting opportunity for academic extension and enrichment and is centred around igniting young change-makers' passions for leadership, academic achievement and community development in today's global society.

The 2015-2016 UQ Young Scholars Program involves:

  • A five-day (four night) Residential Camp at the St Lucia Campus
    (Sunday 29 November - Thursday 3 December, 2015)
  • A YSP Reunion at UQ Open Day (Sunday 7 August, 2016)
  • Online engagement activities and networking through the exclusive YSP Facebook group
  • YSP Newsletters
To ensure diversity in the Program and to allow each student to make their special contribution, UQ will select nominees from a wide range of schools, backgrounds and interest areas. Financial hardship should not be perceived as a barrier to participation. Program fee waivers and travel bursaries are available for students who are able to provide evidence of financial hardship.

The following link will take you to the UQ Young Scholars Program brochure and Application Guidelines.

I would appreciate it if you could pass on this information to Year 11 students who you believe will be strong candidates for the UQ Young Scholars Program.

Complete applications must be received by 4:00pm Friday, 7 August 2015.

For further information, please visit www.uq.edu.au/youngscholars or contact the UQ Young Scholars Program Coordinator by email at youngscholars@uq.edu.au or phone (07) 3365 2835.

Sunday, 14 June 2015

Young Leaders Program @ Sejumi Institute Cairns

The Young Leaders Program
This program is ideal for students enrolled in Year 11 of high school. It offers a great opportunity to meet other students from in and around the Cairns region, while studying towards a Certificate IV in Leadership and Management (BSB42015). Not only can this program add to a student's portfolio, it can also provide an alternative pathway to university and contribute 7 points towards the QCE.
Duration: 12 months
Commences: Term 3, 2015
Classes: Thursdays - during school term 2.30pm to 5.30pm

Venue: Sejumi Institute 36 Abbott Street Cairns

Applications close:19 June 2015
Visit: http://sejumi.edu.au/Young-Leader-Program.17.0.html

Global Academy of Fitness

Global Academy of Fitness offers graduates a competitive edge when entering the workforce, with both fitness and business qualifications. Leveraging the relationship with Flight Centre Training Group-owned Healthwise Gyms, GAF ensures all students have exposure to business systems in corporate fitness as well as practical experience.

Global Academy of Fitness

Flight Centre Travel Academy

Flight Centre Travel Academy has become the travel and tourism industry’s training provider of choice. FCTA’s industry-experienced trainers help students gain nationally recognised qualifications and skills to become job-ready on completion of their qualification.

Visit Flight Centre Travel Academy 

Business @ ACU

Passion for Business (P 4 B)
ACU’s new Passion For Business (P 4 B) program is not just about OPs - it’s about providing a unique opportunity for students with a passion for business. This program offers qualifying Year 12 students an early guaranteed* offer into an ACU (undergraduate) Business course of their choice. The P4B program also includes mentoring, financial, network and training support to give successful candidates a head start in a career they love.

To be eligible, students must have completed, or currently be completing, at least one business subject in years 11 and/or 12. Application is online and will be assessed on the basis of the student’s business subjects, as well as a 200 - 300 word submission detailing their interests, long-term career goals and the reasons why they want to be part of the program.
Applications will be open between 1 June—31 August 2015.

Details and registration www.acu.edu.au/P4B

*subject to meeting minimum 55 ATAR/ 18 OP requirements and a Year 12 pass in English.

University Experience @ Australian Catholic Universities (ACU) Brisbane Campus

If you’re in Year 10, 11 or 12 and considering uni for when you finish school, then this free event during the school holidays is the perfect time to explore your study options by getting a taste of life as a uni student.
You will participate in interactive activities, hear helpful tips on preparing for university, and choose two workshops from the range of ACU study areas - including nursing, business, paramedicine, education, biomedical science, physiotherapy, exercise science, theology, and lots more!

Secure your spot now and register online at www.acu.edu.au/uni-experience
Will your parent or guardian be dropping you off? Let them know about the parent sessions happening from 10am. Just add their email address when you register and ACU will send them more info.

College of Theatre Practice

Are you interested in pursuing a career in Theatre? If so, please visit: www.collegetheatrepractice.com.au

Young Scholars - The University of Queensland

Designed to nurture and develop our future leaders, the UQ Young Scholars Program presents students with an exciting opportunity for academic extension and enrichment and is centred around igniting young change-makers' passions for leadership, academic achievement and community development in today's global society.

The 2015-2016 UQ Young Scholars Program involves:

  • A five-day (four night) Residential Camp at the St Lucia Campus
    (Sunday 29 November - Thursday 3 December, 2015)
  • A YSP Reunion at UQ Open Day (Sunday 7 August, 2016)
  • Online engagement activities and networking through the exclusive YSP Facebook group
  • YSP Newsletters

To ensure diversity in the Program and to allow each student to make their special contribution, UQ will select nominees from a wide range of schools, backgrounds and interest areas. Financial hardship should not be perceived as a barrier to participation. Program fee waivers and travel bursaries are available for students who are able to provide evidence of financial hardship.

The following link will take you to the UQ Young Scholars Program brochure and Application Guidelines.

Complete applications must be received by 4:00pm Friday, 7 August 2015.

For further information, please visit www.uq.edu.au/youngscholars or contact the UQ Young Scholars Program Coordinator by email at youngscholars@uq.edu.au or phone (07) 3365 2835.

JMI Music Information

Open Day:Saturday 4th July in Brisbanne

Bachelor of Music in Jazz Performance - FEE-HELP Approved

The 3-year Bachelor of Music in Jazz Performance is a unique, focussed and performance-based degree.  Delivered by some of Australia's finest jazz musicians and educators, this course has no peer.  Students spend the majority of contact hours in performance-based classes, giving them the opportunity to learn and refine playing skills more than any other institution or university.

For more information regarding JMI's renowned Bachelor course, click here

Diploma of Music (Jazz Performance) - VET FEE-HELP Approved If your earlier studies in music are not sufficient for entry into an undergraduate degree program, this course will help you bridge the knowledge gap. It is an intensive one-year performance program that focuses on the development of the musical skills and theoretical knowledge required for the Bachelor of Music in Jazz Performance.

For more information regarding the Diploma program, click here

Certificate III & IV in Music (Performance)

Students can gain up to 8 credit points towards their QCE!
The Certificates III and IV are designed to prepare students for tertiary studies in music as well as give eight credits towards their QCE (Queensland Certificate of Education), which may have a positive effect on their OP

Intensive Courses in Mathematics B, Biology or Chemistry - The University of Queensland

UQ College is offering intensive prerequisite courses in Mathematics B, Biology or Chemistry delivered over a four week period in November and December this year. Successful completion of an individual course will satisfy the relevant prerequisite requirements at The University of Queensland. Results will be available for the January QTAC offer round.
To determine suitability for a course it is important that a Student Application Form is completed (available on the UQ College website), and emailed to info@uqcollege.edu.au

Start Dates: Tuesday November 24, 2015 to Saturday December 19, 2015.

Students attend from 8.30am - 5pm Monday to Friday, with 4 Saturday Tutorials, of which 3 are optional.

Applications Close Friday October 30, 2015.

School of Economics Scholarships for entry in 2016 - University of Queensland

The UQ School of Economics will again be offering 100% tuition fee scholarships to outstanding students wishing to study a Bachelor of Economics in 2016 (or recognised dual degree including Economics). We are offering scholarships to Year 12 Domestic students, Year 12 onshore International students and to Year 12 Indigenous students.

The Internet of Things - New Course at JCU for 2016

The following information has been take rom the James Cook University website:

JCU is the first Australian university to establish a new program in “Electronic Systems and the Internet of Things (IoT)”, as part of its Bachelor of Engineering. It’s believed that JCU is only the second university in the world to offer such a course.

The Internet of Things is expected to lead to the next revolution in computer technology. It will allow everyday objects to have network connectivity, allowing them to send and receive data, creating radical shifts in the way we apply technologies in our daily lives.

The Dean of the College of Science, Technology and Engineering, Professor Paul Dirks said he’s delighted by the strong interest in the course.

“It confirms the global significance of the Internet of Things and vindicates JCU’s decision to establish such an innovative course.”

“The Internet of Things will create the conditions for a new industrial revolution over the next decade, and JCU is leading the charge on educating the next generation of computer engineers,” Prof Dirks said.

The four-year degree will be offered at JCU’s Cairns campus from 2016. It will combine the study of electrical engineering, wireless communication, software engineering and industrial design.

There’ll be an emphasis on sensor devices, internet technologies, data mining and cloud computing.

It’s the first time a full engineering degree has been offered at the Cairns campus.

JCU will work with industry partners, linking advancements in the Internet of Things to entrepreneurial opportunities. New commercial opportunities focused on the potential of northern Australia and the tropical world will be a special focus.

SUN - Start Uni Now @ Central Queensland University

The CQU SUN (Start Uni Now) program allows students in Year 11 and 12 to study university courses while they are at school. CQU offers some of the courses online so that students can combine the study with regular senior school studies. CQU have an information book which you can have a look at if you are interested. Please visit CQU online at   or see Jenny in the Senior School Guidance Office. Click on this link for more information. Closing date is 29 June, 2015 for 2016 enrolment.

Sports Scholarship - Ski and Snowboard Training

We are pleased to announce the following scholarship opportunity is now open to school leavers with beginner through advanced ski and/or snowboard ability.

EA offer Ski & Snowboard Instructor Internship Programs at top ski resorts around the world. Our programs are popular with school leavers because they provide an opportunity to obtain paid employment at a top resort, whilst completing an internationally recognised ski or snowboard instructing qualification.

This is the fourth year EA Ski & Snowboard have offered a scholarship place. The winner will receive a free place on an EA program for the coming 2015-16 Northern Hemisphere winter season at one of our partner resorts around the globe… that could mean Canada, USA, Japan, or Switzerland!

EA are also offering a number of substantially discounted runner up places.

We would be grateful if you could let students in their final year of school know of this opportunity. We are looking for someone who would be a great ambassador for the snowsports industry, make a good instructor and who is passionate about skiing or snowboarding.

Interested pupils can click here to visit our website for more information and to apply.

Note: Scholarship applicants should have been skiing or snowboarding before and have financial support to pay for flights, gear & insurance (as are not included in the scholarship).

P.s. To learn about the winner of the 2014 EA Instructor Scholarship Emma Ross Smith, click here!

Sample Program Inclusions:

  • A GUARANTEED offer of employment as a Ski or Snowboard Instructor which includes a uniform, a full season pass and discount deals
  • Early season orientation, instructor training and an accommodation package - EA get everything sorted so all you have to do is ski or ride!
  • International instructor association membership and level one ski or snowboard examination
  • Training, support and further qualifications throughout the season
  • Assistance and support with obtaining working holiday visas, flights and insurances (in partnership with STA Travel)
  • An awesome winter season living and working abroad!
Interested pupils can click here to visit our website for more information and to apply.

Wednesday, 6 May 2015

QUT - Queensland University of Technology Update

Subject selection event
Students can find out which Year 11 and 12 subjects will best prepare them for successful studies at QUT at the Year 10 Subject Selection Evening for STEM careers on Thursday 30 April. The event includes information sessions, a mini careers fair with current QUT students and tours of the Science and Engineering Centre.
Parent Information Seminars
Senior high school students and their parents can find out about making course and career decisions, gaining entry to QUT, student life, transition, support for students, and study costs and financial support at QUT's Parent Information Seminars on Wednesday 6 May (Gardens Point campus) or Wednesday 20 May (Caboolture campus).
New teaching laboratories for health science students
A $28 million refurbishment of Q block labs at Gardens Point campus has recently been completed. The high-performance laboratories and clinical simulation facilities integrate new technologies and the latest industry equipment offering opportunities for advanced practice and learning for health science students.
QUT Open Day—Sunday 26 July
QUT Open Day is the best opportunity for students to find the answers to all their questions about courses, careers and uni life. Students can check the program and register now for Open Day to win a MacBook Air. We’ve also created a flyer about Open Day that you can download to include in your school newsletter, email for students, or in a PowerPoint slide for classes.
Experience QUT for international students
International high school students who are interested in studying at QUT can attend Experience QUT on Thursday 18 June. This fun event will give students the chance to experience interactive workshops, mock lectures, tour the Gardens Point and Kelvin Grove campuses and meet our faculty and admissions staff. Students can register and attend for a chance to win an Apple iPad Air 2.
IT and engineering events
Three upcoming events offer students the chance to explore IT and engineering careers: the Engineering Link Project on 8-10 July, BiG Day In on 23 July and QUT Power of Engineering on 4 August.
Bridging courses to meet subject requirements
QUT bridging courses help students who haven't studied specific subjects at school to meet the assumed knowledge for QUT courses and may also meet prerequisite requirements for other institutions. Registrations for the next intake for chemistry and maths B courses close on 17 June and 7 July respectively. Students can enrol in the physics course any time and complete it online.
Fashion and visual arts events
Years 9–12 students can attend a free fashion masterclass during Term 3, in conjunction with an exhibition showcasing designer tutus from the Australian Ballet. Career + Study Pathways is a series of panel discussions for middle to senior students interested in pursuing a career in the areas of visual art and fashion, held during July and August at various venues.
Microscope photography competition
Years 10-12 students are invited to enter the QUT Nikon Small World Photomicrography Competition and showcase the beauty and complexity of life through a light microscope. Students can win a $500 science experience prize pack. Entries are due by 10 July 2015 and a small number of microscopes are available for loan for schools who might not have suitable equipment.