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.