Lent is a period of 40 days before Easter. Traditionally, Christians have been called to fast, pray and spiritually reflect on the life of Jesus – his teachings and ministry, his sacrificial death on the cross and his Resurrection – and to enrich our personal relationship with the Christ, “to be reconciled to God”. 2 Cor 5:20
As the name suggests, the central symbol of this day is ashes, traditionally burned from palm crosses remaining from last year’s Palm Sunday.
Scripture: Matthew 6:16-21
[Jesus said] whenever you fast, do not look sombre, like the hypocrites, for they mark their faces to show others that they are fasting. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward. But when you fast, put oil on your head and wash your face, so that your fasting may be seen not by others but by your Father who is in secret, and your Father who sees in secret will reward you.
Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust consume and where thieves break in and steal, but store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust consumes and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
I invite you to reflect quietly on how this reading speaks to you at the beginning of Lent.
What are the enduring “treasures” in your life for whom/which you are grateful? In the silence, perhaps offer up a prayer of gratitude for them.
Is there any issue that is causing you concern about your relationship with God or with others? In the silence, ponder on how you can work towards reconciliation, and perhaps offer a prayer asking for God’s help in this process?
This lent let’s focus on ‘’giving up, giving to, and giving in.’ It’s in giving up our reliance on those things we don’t absolutely need, giving to those in greater need than ourselves, and giving in to God’s presence in our lives that we are able to look our own “lacking ” straight in the eye. It’s how we become aware of both the blessing and the brokenness of our human condition.
Ash Wednesday Reflection Angela Travers, Manager: Mission and Identity (Toowoomba Catholic Schools Office)
Acting Principal for Term 2
As mentioned in the last newsletter, I am undertaking a pilgrimage as my professional renewal leave in the first 6 weeks of Term 2. I am very proud to announce that Ms Sharon Collins will be the Acting Principal at OLSCC during this period. Ms Collins brings extensive experience to the College as the current principal of St Saviour's College in Toowoomba since 2017, as well as working as an Education Officer: Formation and Identity with the Diocese in the past and being the foundation Assistant Principal Religious Education at Xavier College in Hervey Bay. I am very excited to see the wonderful contribution that Ms Collins will make to our College during her time here. I would like to sincerely thank Ms Collins for grasping this opportunity, as well as the community of St Saviour’s College for giving selflessly, especially Mrs Jessica Wade who will be fulfilling Ms Collins' role in her absence.
Dalby Guidance Hub Announcement
I am also pleased to announce Mrs Rebecca Lewis will join Mrs Katrina Ballantyne to form the Guidance Counsellor Team at the new Dalby Guidance Hub. These two wonderful ladies will be providing a variety of experience to support the students of OLSCC, as well as the students at St Joseph's Chinchilla, St Monica's Oakey, and St Joseph's Tara. This is a new way of working forged by Mr Michael Thomason from Toowoomba Catholic Schools to ensure schools are enabled to develop collaborative solutions in providing greater outcomes to student wellbeing through entrepreneurial approaches to Guidance Counselling. Both counsellors will support OLSCC part-time, whilst also travelling to support the other schools in the hub. We look forward to the new initiatives and ways of working that come from the establishment of the Dalby Guidance Hub. The counsellors will both be based in the administration area for now, though will soon move into a newly renovated space being created for both Counsellors as well as the Career Development practitioner, Mr Dean Garside, and the Careers Support Officer, Mrs Tracey Boland.
Quadrennial School Review (QSR)
Next week our College will welcome Mrs Madonna Sleba, Director: Teaching and Learning, Mrs Maryanne Walsh, Senior Education Leader, Mr Brett Pollard, Principal: St Mary's Goondiwindi, and Mr John Coman, external consultant, in order to undertake the OLSCC 2023 Quadrennial School Review. As mentioned in previous newsletters, this process is focused on determining the great work of the College as well as the future direction for the College as we lead into the next strategic planning phase. We look forward to receiving feedback from the 120 interviews the team will undertake to determine the trends of success and future direction of OLSCC. All staff will be involved in the process, as well as all community members who have expressed an interest as advertised in newsletters since late Term 4, 2022. Some students will also be engaged in providing feedback, with communications going to parents of students involved this week. Feedback will be provided via future newsletters once the final report is received later this term or early Term 2. Thank you to everyone in advance who will be contributing to the future direction of the College.
College Advisory Council replacing College Board
For many years, the College Board has served our community by providing a consultative committee to guide the direction of the College. While the work of the Board is valuable, a slight shift in the constitution and ways of working have resulted in the formation of the College Advisory Council which meets tonight. It's important to note that while independent schools engage a "Board" as a form of governance, our College is governed by the Bishop and Executive Director of the Diocese of Toowoomba Catholic Schools. This modernisation of the constitution creates more transparency and clarity regarding the work of the College Advisory Council and the highly valuable, ongoing nature of the group in supporting the strategic direction of the College. A letter is included below regarding the update.
Family And Community Engagement (FACE)
While the P&F has done some amazing work for our community for many years, it is evident by the engagement in recent years that a change of tact is in order. In 2022, we could not form an executive committee which simply meant that the P&F could not function. Fortunately for us, Catholic Schools Parents Queensland has been trialling new ways of working across the state to focus more on parent engagement in education over recent years. I have been working on forming the basis for our new-look parent engagement model, titled Family and Community Engagement. In essence, the focus will be less on meetings, and more on engaging the wider community regarding issues that are mutually important to education and parents. Things like Cybersafety, Parenting Ideas, Study Skills and Student Wellbeing. This will come in the form of termly workshops with parents, organised, and supported by a small executive that includes the leaders of working parties such as Head Heart Hands as well as the Saints Race Day Committee. While some final details are being finalised, I welcome contact from any community members who are interested in forming the executive of this committee, or anyone willing to lead working parties that they are passionate about. Please email email@example.com to advise of your interest and availability to be involved in this new way of working for our community. Please be assured that attendance at the termly workshops will not result in you needing to take on any formal roles!
Outside of School Hours Care (OSHC) Survey
Below is a link to a survey regarding your perceived need for Outside of School Hours Care for your family. As a College, we are considering offering a service that provides care for students 12 years old and under on a daily basis here at the College. This care would be available from 6:30am until 8:30am, and then from 3:10pm until 6pm. It is a user-pays system that would be provided by Toowoomba Catholic Kindergartens and Care from Monday to Friday every school week, as well as possible options for vacation care, based on demand. Please have a conversation regarding the needs of your family and complete the survey below prior to Thursday 9 March 2023 so that an accurate account of community needs can be ascertained.
Belief in a Better World – TCS new narrative
Over the last two years, team members in our schools and office, parent groups and members of our communities have been working together to capture the story of Toowoomba Catholic Schools. The story of how together, as a community of 31 schools and the Toowoomba Catholic Schools Office, we are a great place to work, a place where students are inspired and supported to become their best self and where families are welcomed as partners in their children's learning.
These overarching messages have been brought together through capturing images of our students and our staff, and through using words that we believe reflect who we are and what we value. With the help of Wonderkarma, an external 'story-telling' agency, this co-designed story is being shared on TV, radio and online.
We invite you to watch the overarching story video below – very exciting to see how prominently our College, staff and students feature!
Keep your eye out on Channel 7, Channel 9, and social media platforms to see us!
Last Wednesday I had the opportunity to supervise a Re-Creation group with Year 10-12 students (Year 9’s were at camp). Re-Creation is 80 minutes timetabled each week on a Wednesday afternoon, for students in Year 9-12, with the goal of allowing students an opportunity to energise their spiritual potential through utilising their passions, gifts and talents for the betterment of the community. The group I accompanied have chosen Bootcamp at Physical Gym for this term’s activity. They walk to the gym, work with trainers at the gym to “workout” to get physical and concentrate on their physical and mental health each week. It was hot, it was a tough session and they had fun! It is great to be able to work with Physical Fix to offer this opportunity to our students. The options change each term and students can choose which activity they take part in for the term. Other activities this term include Rugby League and Rugby Union skills, cooking, meditation, arts and crafts, Basketball. As adults we know the importance of taking time to do the things we enjoy to re-energise, that life can not just be all work. It is great to allow our Senior students time in their week to realise the benefits of such time.
NAPLAN is a national literacy and numeracy assessment that students in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9 sit each year. It is the only national assessment all Australian students have the opportunity to undertake. The test window for NAPLAN is 15-27 March 2023. Our practice sessions went extremely well with IT working successfully and our students in Year 3, 5, 7, 9 embracing the opportunity to engage with the platform under test conditions.
I encourage parents to explore the NAP website especially the area called Public Demonstration Site that outlines the online test environment and allows both students and parents to explore the functionality of online testing and the example questions. https://www.nap.edu.au/naplan/public-demonstration-site. Another helpful section on this website is information for Parents and Carers https://www.nap.edu.au/naplan/for-parents-carers. This page outlines why tests are conducted, what to expect and how test results are reported and used. If you would like to discuss your child’s participation in NAPLAN please contact your child’s class teacher, Kristen Bennie or Cate Brennan.
Season of Lent
This week Lent commenced with Ash Wednesday. Lent is a season of reflection and preparation before the celebrations of Easter. Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, which was February 22 this year. On this special day of reflection, our students and staff received ashes on the forehead. The ashes are a tangible symbol of our repentance, they show that we are willing to change, to turn our hearts toward God. The day before Ash Wednesday is Shrove Tuesday. Traditionally during Lent, Christians would give up rich, tasty food such as butter, eggs, sugar and fat. Shrove Tuesday was the last chance to eat them – hence the tradition of pancakes! Lent is a time for us to pray, fast and give of ourselves to others, almsgiving not just a time to “give something up”. In each classroom, the office and at the tuckshop throughout Lent we have Project Compassion donation boxes, any spare change dropped in these boxes during Lent will be donated to the amazing work of Caritas, Project Compassion.
Confirmation and Communion – St Joseph’s Parish
St Joseph’s Parish is now taking enrolments for the Sacraments of Confirmation & Holy Communion. To be eligible to enrol in these sacraments, young people must have been baptised and received the Sacrament of First Reconciliation. Bishop Robert McGuckin will hold Confirmation on Thursday, 20 April at 7pm and Holy Communion will be the following Sunday, 23 April at 9am. To enrol or find out more about these sacraments, please contact St Joseph’s directly on 0746624011 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deputy Principal Religious Education
This week, the season of Lent begins with Ash Wednesday, which also marks the beginning of the annual Caritas Australia Project Compassion Appeal. Donations to Project Compassion allow Caritas Australia, the Catholic Agency for International Aid and Development, to work with local communities around the world to end poverty, promote justice and uphold dignity.
The theme of Project Compassion 2023 is ‘For All Future Generations’ and reminds us that the good we do today extends to impact the lives of generations to come. It invites us to make the world a better place by working together now and finding long-term solutions to global issues. We encourage you to put your compassion into action this Lent through prayer, fasting and almsgiving in support of Project Compassion.
All classrooms have a Project Compassion box and students will partake in lessons with short films outlining how Project Compassion has such a huge positive impact throughout the world.
Year 9 Camp
A big thank you Miss Creeley, Miss Mckenzie, Mr Hansen and Mr DeCosta Silva for their efforts on the Year 9 camp. The students have raved about their experiences and we will follow up[ over the next few weeks with the learning that have had from this camp.
Year 10 Workskills
Another thank you to Mr Garside and Mrs Boland for the Year 10 skills that concluded on Monday. Students have come away ready to take on their work experience and look for positive employment opportunities. A student who partook in the whole week will come away with 4 points towards their QCE, supporting their success in moving towards senior.
Without the willingness of our staff to engage in these activities our students would not be able to have such great opportunities.
Attitude is Everything at OLSCC
The attitude our students bring to school and their studies influences our thoughts and actions and the approach we then take to our learning. Attitude will affect how much time you put into schoolwork, how you manage challenges, and ultimately the path to achieving personal and academic goals.
Take the time to determine reasons to put effort into your schoolwork.
Think about which of the following reasons might be motivating for you:
- To achieve the best marks you are capable of at school.
- To give you lots of options for what subjects or careers you may choose.
- To have a personal sense of satisfaction about doing your best.
- To show your gratitude to your parents for giving you an education.
- To avoid getting in trouble with your teachers.
- To avoid getting in trouble with your parents.
- To avoid negative consequences of not working.
- To avoid disappointing your parents.
- So you don’t feel bad about wasting your parents’ time and money giving you an education.
You may have heard about ‘carrot’ and ‘stick’ people. If you want a donkey to move forward, you can either lead it forward with a carrot (a reward) or tap it with a stick (punishment).
Some are motivated by working towards rewards, and positive consequences of doing the right thing, while others are motivated to avoid negative consequences.
Understanding what motivates you and what affects your attitude can make it easier for you to make positive changes.
With assessments coming due it is important that we understand what attitude we are taking toward our education and the respect we need to show to those who are supporting us.
Our assessment calendars and exam timetables are available from our college website at Our Lady of the Southern Cross College (dalby.catholic.edu.au).
If you are at school, we can help you learn.
Our community attendance goal is 93%, if a student is at school, then they are able to engage in their learning, and being engaged in their learning will lead to personal growth and success. 46% of all students in the senior years are currently sitting at 100% attendance, congratulations. Currently with all the different commitments students have this is a great effort, keep it up.
Headspace School Visit
Headspace is visiting our College next week speaking to all senior years students. There will be a parent and carer information session on Tuesday 28/2/23 at 5:00 pm. All parents are encouraged to attend. There will be strategies discussed by Riki families can implement. If you are able to attend, please RSVP via this link Headspace - Parent Session RSVP
Assistant Principal Senior Years
Learning in action across the Early Years
With the half way point of the term upon us, it is timely to share some of the action occurring across the classrooms. It is great to see so many parent helpers engaged in supporting our learners, both in classrooms and in other areas of the College, including tuckshop and the library. Thanks for helping keep our students well fed, and for covering the all important readers so we can get them into classrooms as quickly as possible.
In Prep, students have been learning very important pre-literacy skills, tuning their ears up to what they can hear at the beginning and end of words, and then matching what they hear with what that looks like on a page. This systematic introduction of sounds, combined with putting the sounds together orally by stretching and blending, are important foundational skills for future literacy success.
Observations of the night sky have been a focus for the Year 1 students over the last week. By keeping note of changes that occur to the sky, students have been developing the skills necessary to respond to questions and make predictions. Interestingly, being able to question and predict are ongoing throughout the science curriculum, into a highschool setting.
Year 2 are investigating life cycles and have been excited to welcome meal worms, butterflies and guppies into the classroom to help with this. There should be no excuses for any of these students to be running late this week, as they are also becoming VERY proficient at telling time with both an analogue and digital clock, focussing on o’clock and half past.
Homework has been a hot topic of conversation amongst the Year 3 students, with many of them expressing excitement (Yes! That’s true! Excitement!) at the new and interesting take on weekly homework, with students choosing activities from across a grid to complete over a two week timeframe. They have also enjoyed learning new mental addition strategies, and in doing so, being detectives to crack a code, slowly eliminating suspects on their suspect board. Who will the final culprit be?
Our budding authors in Year 4 are preparing to help Roald Dahl out by adding another chapter to one of his books! They have been identifying different language features that Mr Dahl uses so effectively to make his stories interesting, such as noun groups and verb groups. Next, they will be using their sentence knowledge from Write that Essay to put together their own chapter. In addition, they are extremely focused on exploring the germination process of beans they have planted as they explore living things in Science.
Every Early Years class has also been participating in functional movement skills involving throwing and catching in PE as well as dance and drama as part of the Arts. We are super excited to have an opportunity to showcase our dancing skills at our inaugural Early Years Bushdance and Family Celebration at the end of this term. Look out for the date claimer in this newsletter and stay tuned for more details!
Our focus learning disposition across the Early Years this fortnight is independence. As parents, it can sometimes be difficult, scary and frustrating to facilitate this with your child. Independence within the learning setting sometimes starts with something as simple as being able to walk yourself into school and greet your teacher yourself. Within the classroom, it is about knowing what you can do yourself, and how to go about asking for help when needed. We are looking forward to sharing our learning with you more formally in Week 9, when we undertake Student Led Conferences. Keep your eye out in our next newsletter and emails for more information on these, as we have responded to parent feedback by making some changes to this process for 2023!
Assistant Principal Early Years
The Early Years have been very enthusiastic and practicing their dances in preparation for the Early Years Bush Dance and Family Celebration. This event will take place on the 24 March 2023, from 5:30 – 7:00pm. Students will perform in three different dances, two of those will be a whole sector dance and one of them will be with their year level. More information to come, stay tuned.
Inter House Swimming Carnivals
Age Champions and Runners Up
Under 13 Boys
Innes Dellit (Rice)
Lucas Galligan (McAuley)
Under 13 Girls
Ella Hart (Rice)
Lucinda Conn (Rice)
Under 14 Boys
Lachlan Fraser (Rice)
Luke Griffiths (McAuley)
Under 14 Girls
Macie Allen (MacKillop)
Olivia Ham (Rice)
Under 15 Boys
Hugh Walker (Rice)
Jack Gibson (MacKillop)
Under 15 Girls
Emelia Turner (Rice)
Chloe Manteit (Rice)
Under 16 Boys
Alex Nothdurft (Nolan)
Tobin Smart (McAuley)
Cooper Wedrat (Rice)
Under 16 Girls
Arabella Donaldson (McAuley)
Taylor Marshall (Rice)
Under 18 Boys
Brock Sankey (Rice)
Bailey Brennan (MacKillop)
Under 18 Girls
Abby Marshall (Rice)
Emma Donaldson (McAuley)
Boys 200m Individual Medley
1st Lachlan Fraser, 2nd Alex Nothdurft, 3rd Lucas Galligan
Girls 200m Individual Medley
1st Macie Allen, 2nd Taylor Marshall, 3rd Arabella Donaldson
1st MacKillop, 2nd Rice, 3rd McAuley, 4th Nolan
All Age Relay
1st Rice, 2nd MacKillop, 3rd McAuley, 4th Nolan
Boys Belly Flop Competition
1st Ziggy Utz, 2nd Cooper McDonnell, 3rd Noah Nothdurft
Girls Bomb Dive Competition
1st Chloe Manteit, 2nd Abby Marshall, 3rd Mia Marchant
1st MacKillop, 2nd McAuley, 3rd Rice, 4th Nolan
1st Nolan, 2nd MacKillop, 3rd Rice, 4th McAuley
Pool Toy Retrieval
1st Nolan, 2nd McAuley, 3rd Rice, 4th MacKillop
Across the Pool Relay
1st Nolan, 2nd Rice, 3rd McAuley, 4th MacKillop
Boys Principal’s Gift
1st Brock Sankey
Girls Principal’s Gift
1st Macie Allen
Bunya District Swimming
Congratulations to the following students who were selected in the Bunya District Team to attend the Darling Downs Swimming Trials next week.
Ben Barwick, Ava Boland, Charlotte Colquhoun, Hugo Fraser, Lainey Geiger, Myles Gilliland, Cody Hart, Isabelle Manley, Pippa Smith, Archie Stephens, Charles Sullivan, Ace Utz
Charlotte Colquhoun broke two records on the day:
Girls Under 12 100m Breaststroke 1.34.25
Girls Under 12 50m Breaststroke 40.75
QCIS Swimming Carnival
The QLD Combined Independent Schools Swimming Carnival will be held at the Dalby Aquatic Centre next Friday (3 March). This will involve Downlands College, Concordia College, Toowoomba Anglican Schools and Scots College Warwick. Information will be emailed home to all students selected to represent the College at this event.
Bunya District Under 12 Sports Trials
Sign on sheets will be placed on the Notice Board before each trial date for any students wishing to attend. Depending on numbers, a school trial may need to be held in some sports.
March 14 – Rugby League and Netball (separate Under 11 and Under 12 teams selected)
Inner Downs Cluster 2 Trials
Congratulations to the following students selected to represent Inner Downs at the upcoming Darling Downs Trials.
Under 15 Rugby League
Judd Alderton, Alex Patterson
Under 18 Rugby League
Joey Sankey, Joe Sankey, Brock Sankey, Tom Gillespie, Hayden Taylor, Harry Cooper, Dan O’Callaghan, Lyucian King Togia
Under 18 Basketball
Jackson Brown, Fletcher James, Cobie Wedrat
Under 15 Netball
Carla Nobbs, Monique Smith, Charlotte Bennie
Under 18 Netball
Taylor Marshall, Karlie Falvey, Hannah Taylor, Kaitlyn Harms
Under 15 Soccer
Under 18 Soccer
Darling Downs Selections
Congratulations to the following students selected in Darling Downs Teams following trials in Toowoomba this week.
Under 15 Girls Touch Football
Under 18 Boys Touch Football
Brock Sankey, Dan O’Callaghan
Under 15 Girls Volleyball
Chloe Manteit, Emma Cusack, Charlotte Bennie, Monique Smith, Sophie Taylor
Under 18 Girls Volleyball
Tiffany Ham, Hannah Taylor
Darling Downs Trials
Students will directly nominate to Darling Downs Trials held in March for the following sports;
Under 15 Boys and Girls AFL, Hockey, Squash, Girls Under 16/18 Rugby Sevens, Boys Under 18 Rugby Union. Students interested in attending any of the above trials need to see Mr Lincoln ASAP. Students will need to be of a high playing standard to attend the trials.
Bunya District Touch Football
Congratulations to the following students selected in the Bunya District Touch Football Teams to attend Darling Downs Trials next week.
Boys – Archie Stephens
Girls – Charlotte Colquhoun, Isabelle Manley, Pippa Smith
Middle Leader Sport
Shrove Tuesday is a Christian holiday celebrated annually on the day before Ash Wednesday, which marks the beginning of Lent. Traditionally, it was a time for Christians to confess their sins and receive absolution before the start of the 40-day Lenten fast. In many cultures, this day is also a time for feasting and revelry, with people indulging in rich foods like pancakes, waffles, and donuts before the austerity of Lent begins. In some places, there are even carnivals and parades with colourful costumes and floats. Shrove Tuesday is a day of celebration and anticipation for the coming season of reflection and sacrifice. This week saw the College reignite this tradition with the distribution of pancakes to our community through our respective College houses competing to distribute the most pancakes. It was a heavily contested event with McAuley house pipping Rice house by one pancake to claim the top spot for 2023. Thank you to all who came to share a pancake with us and for contributing toward Project Compassion through Caritas with $230 dollars raised in donations from our community.
Students in the Year 9 Agriculture class had an afternoon of planting on Tuesday in an effort to learn about the effects of seed depth on rates of germination. The students planted a variety of broad acre crop seeds such as cow peas and millet at varying depths. Each space was measured and marked so that data can be collected as the seedlings emerge over the next few weeks. Mrs Hayllor was pleased with the effort the students put into measuring and marking their rows of seeds.
Week 4 and 5 has been an exciting time of year the Year 10 students with a goal to enhance and develop skills and qualifications in their career development. Some twenty-five students from Year 10 completed a three-day barista and espresso coffee course instructed by Rob Hamilton from Aroura Training. Students spent these days learning about the finer points in the art of making coffee, working as a barista, and understanding the basics of running a small business. This course gave students the opportunity to make several variations of coffee with activities including taking orders from staff members at the College, making the coffee to order and delivering them to the appreciative staff. At the end of the three days, the students were awarded with a Certificate II Espresso Machine Barista Course, an impressive array of skills and knowledge and two valuable QCR points. Following the espresso training, the Year 10 cohort then spent the next three days receiving training provided by Downs Group Training. These three days comprised of Safe Manual Handling Techniques, White Card National OHS General Induction Training, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and First Aid. The three days also provided the Year 10 students with valuable workplace training and skills for future work and the ability to meet the basic demands of employers in their placements at work experience at the end of Term 2. Students who successfully completed these three days theory and practical, also receive two QCE points.
Important Dates: Up and Coming Events – Save the Date
- Wednesday 10 May 2023 Industry Dinner (Yr. 9 & 10 Students)- information will be forwarded soon.
- Monday 13 March 2023 St Leo’s & Women’s College (UQ Residential Colleges)
Visit for Yr 11 & 12 Students - PAC
- Tuesday 28 March 2023 UniSQ Experience Day – Toowoomba Campus (See below)
- Thursday 30 March 2023 UniSQ Experience Day – Springfield & Ipswich (see below)
- Friday 21 July 2023 Dalby Careers Expo (information will be sent)
University of Queensland Residential Colleges Visit
St Leo's and Women's College Visit Year 11 & 12 students
Stephen Foley will be visiting the College on Monday 13 March to speak with students who are interested in applying for College Accommodation for University placings (UQ, QUT, Griffith, ACU) for 2024. Please encourage your child to attend this meeting if they are interested in University Accommodation in Brisbane.
Where: Performing Arts Centre
Who: Yr 11 & 12 Students
When: Monday 13 March
2023 Experience UniSQ Days
If your child is in Year 11 or 12, they can get an exclusive sneak peek into study areas to help them explore the different directions for their life after school. They will hear from our world-class lecturers, take part in real-life experiments and activities, and get a feel for life as a university student. Spaces are limited, so register now to secure a spot by clicking on the link below.
Toowoomba Campus 28 March 8.45am - 2.30pm
Springfield Campus 30 March 8.45am – 2.30pm
Ipswich Campus 30 March 8.45am – 2.30pm
Golden West are offering an apprenticeship in Cabinet making in Dalby please see the link Golden West Apprenticeships - Current School-based Opportunities (mailchi.mp)
Urban Paddock is offering a School Based Apprenticeship (SBA) in the kitchen in commercial cookery if a student at the College is interested. Please see Mr. Garside or Mrs. Boland for details or Melissa Harms at Urban Paddock directly.
Opportunities currently exist for several positions.
- CLAAS Harvesters are currently offering a school-based apprenticeship as a parts interpreter at their office located in Dalby.
- Golden West Joinery are currently offering an apprenticeship and school-based apprenticeship in Certificate 3 in Cabinetmaking.
Please speak to Mr. Dean Garside or Mrs. Tracey Boland if you are interested in any of these opportunities.
Mr Dean Garside
Career Development Practitioner
Expressions of interest are invited to apply for the following opportunity
Services Staff | Tuckshop / Canteen Assistant
Casual – new position (on call)
Services Staff Level 1 | $27.94 - $28.95 per hour + loading
Closing date for applications
27 February 2023
Further details can be obtained from the Role Description.
Please submit your expression of interest to Principal, Peter Cuskelly by email email@example.com.
Your application must include
- a cover letter, of no more than two pages highlighting your skills and experience
- your resume
If you have any queries relating to this opportunity, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Administration Officer - Finance
School Officer | Administration | Finance (Level 3)
Permanent | Part time | 20 hours per week
Immediate start (negotiable)
School Officer Level 3 | $30.97 - $32.28 per hour plus super
Closing date for applications
Wednesday 1 March 2023
Administration Officer - Enrolment
School Officer | Administration | Enrolments (Level 3)
Permanent | Part time | 18 hours per week (average)
Immediate start (negotiable)
School Officer Level 3 | $30.97 - $32.28 per hour plus super
Closing date for applications
Wednesday 1 March 2023
Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.
These opportunities have been placed on the Toowoomba Catholic Schools website.