8 12, 2023

COLLEGE SHOP

2024-01-25T15:12:18+11:008 December, 2023|Categories: Junior School, Middle School, Senior School|

Avoid the January Back to School rush!

Top up on your uniform requirements now or book your appointment here.

A reminder that from the beginning of Term One:

  • Year 2 students are required to wear formal uniform
  • Year 4 students are required to wear a blazer
  • Year 6 students have a change of sock!

The last day to drop in your uniform items for second-hand sales will be 14 December 2023.  All items must be presented in good/very good condition. Items that have not been laundered or are not the current style will not be accepted.

Uniform items can be purchased […]

8 12, 2023

ROUND SQUARE CONFERENCE NEW ZEALAND

2024-02-07T15:11:01+11:008 December, 2023|Categories: Middle School, Senior School|

Ten excited student delegates from Years 7 to 9 and two staff members (Leigh Cordell and Evie Burk) are enjoying Whanganui Collegiate School in New Zealand, host of the Round Square Junior Conference.

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As part of a pre-conference tour, students explored the city of Wellington, commencing with an experience at Weta Cave. Here, students learnt about all things film and special effects from the company behind the props and costumes of the Lord of the Rings. Students then experienced the famous Wellington Cable Car before exploring the Te Papa Museum, including exhibits on the WW1 […]

1 12, 2023

FROM THE SENIOR SCHOOL

2023-12-01T11:25:16+11:001 December, 2023|Categories: Senior School|

Year 9 Briggs and Fox Community Service Week

I have had the great pleasure of being part of the Year 9 Briggs and Fox House Community Service Week. The focus of this week has been for our students to develop and understand how they can contribute to the community in which they study, live and play. To be of service to others.

On Monday, we had an engaging session with Bri Good, College Medic and Ambulance Tasmania Paramedic, looking at basic resuscitation and various activities on campus including writing personalised Christmas cards to all the residents at […]

1 12, 2023

SPORT

2023-12-01T11:05:12+11:001 December, 2023|Categories: Middle School, Senior School|

Cricket

Our Senior First Girls Cricket team has won the SATIS statewide girls cricket competition with a convincing win against St Patrick’s College. Congratulations to the team and all its support staff on a great season.

Ali Foot
Head of Sport

Soccer

Last month, Year 7 student, Solly Boyle returned from a two-week West Ham United Soccer Development Tour in the United Kingdom. Solly was selected at a talent ID camp first here in Northern Tasmania, invited to the National camp on the Gold Coast, and from that camp […]

24 11, 2023

SPORT

2023-11-24T13:03:26+11:0024 November, 2023|Categories: Middle School, Senior School|

Basketball

This weekend we will have six teams competing in the Basketball Tasmania Northern High Schools Tournament. There are 4 boys and 2 girls teams across two divisions. These are combined teams of Year 7/8 and Year 9/10 students. We would like to take this opportunity to thank those staff, coaches and parents who will be assisting with these teams over the weekend. This competition is part of a state-wide event being held this weekend in each of the North, North West and Southern regions. The top three teams from each Division 1 competition in each region will then meet for […]

17 11, 2023

FROM OUR CHAPLAIN

2023-11-17T12:48:18+11:0017 November, 2023|Categories: Junior School, Middle School, Senior School|

As a Chaplain, we have opportunities that create blessings for everyone on their special occasions.  Last week, this unique style of communal blessing occurred for our Year 5 students’ Grandparents’ and Friends’ Day.

For those in our community who weren’t able to make this special occasion, I am sharing the blessing in this article so that you can feel included and be aware of the special place you hold in our student’s hearts.

“We have been talking to the students this Term about legacy and I notice in the Collins Dictionary that it can […]

3 11, 2023

FROM THE SENIOR SCHOOL

2023-11-03T11:54:28+11:003 November, 2023|Categories: Senior School|

Senior Debaters visit Parliament House

On Tuesday 31 October, the 2023 Parliamentary Plate senior debating winners were invited to tour Parliament House, attend Question Time and have lunch with The Speaker and Deputy Premier in the Parliamentary Dining Room. It was a valuable insight into the day-to-day workings of our state parliament and an opportunity to learn more about the history of government in Tasmania. Sam Jones (Team Captain), Chelsea Byerley, Hamish Fyffe, Kulani Somarathna and Stephanie Dunphy were able to meet, and speak with, politicians and government staffers and to see our […]

26 10, 2023

FROM THE SENIOR SCHOOL

2023-10-27T08:20:27+11:0026 October, 2023|Categories: Senior School|

Student Achievement

We congratulate Kulani Somarathna in Year 11 who has been accepted through a rigorous selection process to the National Mathematics Summer School (NMSS).

NMSS is a program for the discovery and development of mathematically gifted and talented high school students from all over Australia. Participation is normally restricted to about 75 students who have completed Year 11 in school. The NMSS was established under the joint educational sponsorship of The Australian National University and the Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers in 1969 by the late Professor A.L. (Larry) Blakers AM of the […]

26 10, 2023

TASMANIAN JAPANESE SPEECH COMPETITION

2023-10-27T08:20:34+11:0026 October, 2023|Categories: Middle School, Senior School|

It is extremely pleasing to be able to announce the results for the recent Tasmanian Japanese Speech Contest.  There were over 300 contestants competing from around the State.  This enrichment activity gave students an opportunity to use their spoken Japanese skills.

Well done to those students who put their hand up to have a go at this competition.  It is a hard thing to memorise a speech, particularly in a foreign language, but a great challenge.  Please try again next year!

Year 8 students delivered a memorised speech about “My Place – Tasmania”,  Year 9 students delivered a pre-prepared speech, which they […]

20 10, 2023

ROUND SQUARE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

2023-10-20T13:37:36+11:0020 October, 2023|Categories: Junior School, Middle School, Senior School|

Over the Term break I had the great pleasure of accompanying a delegation of students and staff to the 55th Round Square International Conference in Nairobi, Kenya.  

The experience kicked off with a pre-conference tour in Dubai. While in the UAE, students were exposed to historic Dubai and traditional Emirati culture, but also experienced the new Dubai- with its extensive development, modern architecture and luxury shopping.   

The highlights of the pre-conference included learning about the Islamic religion by visiting a Mosque, being Adventurous by dune-bashing in a […]