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November 2018

10 Ways to be a Happier Parent

2018-11-15T13:30:45+00:0015 November, 2018|Categories: Term 4 2018, Week ending 16 November 2018, Weekly News 2018|Tags: |

Author: Jennifer Bly, author of My Kitchen, My Classroom and creator of The Deliberate Mom

 


Comparing yourself and your children to others will make you discontent and make your family miserable. Enjoy your family as they are and never mind what others are doing.

According to a recent survey of research on parenting and happiness (as reported by Livescience), “a happy marriage, secure bank account, and good sleep make for happy moms and dads.”

While I agree with this, the list also made me think about what else helps me enjoy my role as a parent. Here’s what I came up with:

1. […]

TCE Art Exhibition – Salon

2018-11-15T12:11:55+00:0015 November, 2018|Categories: Term 4 2018, Week ending 16 November 2018, Weekly News 2018|Tags: |

The 2018 TCE Art Exhibition, Salon, is currently on show in the College’s s.p.a.c.e. Gallery in the Performing Arts Centre and in the Undercroft, underneath the HPEC.   This wonderful exhibition showcases works by Studio Practice and Art Production students.  The exhibition is part of the Art classes’ course requirements and is assessed by a panel of external assessors.

If you are visiting the Penquite campus, please take a few moments to enjoy this exhibition. It will be available for viewing until Friday 23 November.

Stephen King
Head of Visual and Performing Arts

Extending science students

2018-11-15T11:50:01+00:0015 November, 2018|Categories: Term 4 2018, Week ending 16 November 2018, Weekly News 2018|Tags: |

Abirami Raj (Year 8) entered the 2018 Royal Australian Chemical Institute’s ANCQ competition in July. She received a certificate of High Distinction against the 2794 participants from around Australia. This is an outstanding effort and is to be commended. Furthermore, Abirami also entered a poem, On shoulders of Giants Past, into the 2018 Tasmanian Science Talent Search competition in the Junior Secondary Division where she will be awarded a Merit Certificate at a presentation day later in November.

These are two of the many competitions on offer for students to extend themselves in Science. Future applicants need to notify their teacher […]

Would you like to go to the Australian Open?

2018-11-15T11:29:30+00:0015 November, 2018|Categories: Term 4 2018, Week ending 16 November 2018, Weekly News 2018|Tags: |

Make sure you are at our Spring Cocktail Party to bid on these fantastic auction items!!!

  • Flights and tickets to the Australian Open
  • A new website design and build
  • Tsing Wah cooking class for 6
  • Barnbougle golfing experience for 4
  • Low Head Beach House
  • White Sands Resort / Ironhouse package
  • Thousand Lakes Lodge

plus lots lots more, photography session, oyster experience, helicopter over Cradle Mountain, Festivale package and more!

See the full list of prizes and book your tickets

Can’t make it?  If you are interested in an item and would like to bid contact […]

College musicians commemorate Centenary of Armistice

2018-11-15T11:00:51+00:0015 November, 2018|Categories: Term 4 2018, Week ending 16 November 2018, Weekly News 2018|Tags: |

The College’s musicians have been very active in the greater Launceston community performing at a number of events to celebrate and remember the signing of the Armistice of Compiégne which brought to an end the hostilities of World War I.

On Saturday 3 November the College choirs, under the direction of Ms Denise Sam and accompanied by Mrs Judy Bordin, played a pivotal role in the RSL’s Centenary of Armistice held at the Albert Hall.  The choir performed eight songs at the concert delighting all those in attendance.  As well as singing beautifully, […]

TasTafe Apprenticeship Information Evening

2018-11-15T10:43:10+00:0015 November, 2018|Categories: Term 4 2018, Week ending 16 November 2018, Weekly News 2018|Tags: |

TasTafe will be holding an information evening on apprenticeships on Wednesday 28 November at the Alanvale Campus, 6.00pm – 7.30pm.

Go along to find out:

  • what’s involved with an apprenticeship
  • pathways to gaining an apprenticeship
  • how school-based apprenticeships work
  • how the apprenticeship system works – role of the apprentice, employer, Apprentice Network Provider and training provider
  • where ‘apprenticeships’ will be in the future.

and apprentices and employers will share their personal stories.

Download the flyer below for more information or visit the Futures Centre any time if you have questions about apprenticeships.

TasTafe Apprenticeship Information Evening Nov 2018

Teresa Darcy
Careers Advisor / VET Coordinator

Meet Forest the Giraffe

2018-11-15T10:06:29+00:0015 November, 2018|Categories: Term 4 2018, Week ending 16 November 2018, Weekly News 2018|Tags: |

As part of this year’s Inspire Year 8 (IY8) projects, Hamish Knowles raised awareness around the plight of the African giraffe.

The world’s tallest and most majestic animal is at risk of extinction after suffering a devastating decline in numbers, with nearly 40% of giraffes lost in the last 30 years, according to the latest ‘red list’ analysis. The new red list found the giraffe population had plummeted from about 157,000 to 97,500 in the last 30 years and the species had jumped two International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) categories from ‘least […]

Learning music is a full brain workout

2018-11-15T11:59:14+00:0014 November, 2018|Categories: Term 4 2018, Week ending 16 November 2018, Weekly News 2018|Tags: |

Over the coming weeks, ABC TV is running a landmark documentary, Don’t Stop the Music, that highlights the transformative effects of teaching music in schools.  Based on a large number of scientific studies this series follows the journey of primary school students as they learn a musical instrument, participate in choirs and develop music literacy skills.

Studies by Dr Anita Collins have found that learning a musical instrument and foundation music education skills (clapping in time, singing in tune and moving in time to music) require our brains to undertake some of the most complex cognitive activities possible.   Dr Collins writes, […]

Wetlands Working Bee

2018-11-15T10:23:55+00:0012 November, 2018|Categories: Term 4 2018, Week ending 16 November 2018, Week ending 8 November 2018, Weekly News 2018|Tags: |

We are having a working bee in the wetlands and invite you to come along!

Where: Scotch Oakburn Park wetlands – meet at the Outdoors Shed
When: Sunday 25 November, from 10.00am to 1.00pm
What to bring: sturdy boots, gardening gloves, hat & water bottle. Dress for the weather of the day, and long pants and sunscreen are also recommended.

We will be doing maintenance of recently planted seedlings as well as planting more trees, shrubs and grasses in the ‘Frog Meadow’.

A complimentary BBQ sausage sizzle will be provided for lunch.

The College has a supply of tools […]

Principal’s Message

2018-11-09T15:22:25+00:009 November, 2018|Categories: Term 4 2018, Week ending 8 November 2018, Weekly News 2018|Tags: |

Remembrance Day

Today, Friday, the College recognised the 100th anniversary of the end of the 1st World War. We remember that year, that day and that hour with a minute’s silence. It is marked by the 11th hour, on the 11th day of the 11th month because at that time, on that date in 1918, the guns on the Western Front were silent and hostilities ceased for the first time in the four years of the 1st World War. This then became the day and time that the Allied […]