Our Head Of Technology & E-Learning, Mrs Cathy Lamb, has recently had her article published via the Digital Technologies Hub website on how Clayfield College went about organising and implementing drones into the school curriculum.
The saying goes that we are teaching children for a future that does not yet exist, and for jobs that are yet to be created. What a thought! But imagine this, a mere ten years ago jobs such as ‘Social Media Manager’ and ‘Mobile App Developer’ simply did not exist, and it is clear that this trend of emerging jobs is showing no signs of changing any time soon.
The fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths, otherwise known as STEM, continue to capture headlines in the media due to the importance these subjects hold for the future of our young people.
Technology students Cassidy (Year 12), and Sarah, Hannah and Eleanor (Year 10), attended a QUT excursion for Myriad High and were inspired to hear from women who are achieving amazing and innovative things in technology at the moment.
Congratulations to Year 10 student Luisa Alberti who recently received the Highly Commended Award from the 2017 Buy Smart Competition where she created a Scams brochure raising awareness of Fake Charity Scams.
Yona has recently completed her LMUS A exam on viola and in 2015, completed her AMUS A. She has also performed as a member of the Queensland Youth Symphony, which is a wonderful achievement at only 15 years of age.
Ava Pearson and Yui Saito, two Year 10 students at Clayfield College, are currently on a trip of a lifetime to Texas where they are participating in an International Study Program with NASA at the Houston Association for Space and Science Education (HASSE) Space School.
Last Friday, many wonderful parents and contributors joined us for an evening event run by the Clayfield College Foundation, hosted by our sponsor Brisbane BMW. Those who attended were inspired and entertained by our guest speaker former Wallabies Captain, Stephen Moore.
Our STEM garden is now well and truly up and blooming, and as part of this after school extension program students will use their creative, scientific, mathematical and technology skills to design the water piping and sprinkler system for our garden through automation.
This year, Learning Support & Enrichment Teacher, Ms Rachel McDonald, along with 8 other professionals, attended the ‘Gone Fishing Kenya Program’. This program is an immersion conducted by Edmund Rice Foundation which support projects across Australia, Kenya, Timor, Philippines, Sudan and Papua New Guinea. Rachel said “The 10 day immersion has impacted my more than anything I have experienced in my life to date and opened my eyes to the vulnerability of our human race and the strength of individuals who must fight for a better life”.
Our Year 12 Economics students appearing in the Annual Report of the Reserve Bank of Australia in the Community Engagement section after attending a lecture delivered by Dr Karen Hooper addressing our current development in the Australian economy.
Clayfield College Foundation Annual Ladies Lunch 2016
A truly lovely afternoon was had by all at the recent Clayfield College Foundation Annual Ladies Lunch 2016. Held at Victoria Park Golf Complex in Herston, the event attracted 120 ladies who came together to enjoy a relaxed afternoon whilst raising funds for the future development of Clayfield College.
On Sunday 18 September, our Year 10 "Study Buddy" team of Brigette Bloom, Rebekah Meyer and Fleur Wrakuale were announced State Champions at The Cube, QUT, by Leeanne Enoch MP, Minister for Innovation, Science and Digital Economy in the "Search for the Next Tech Girl Superhero" competition run by the Tech Girls Movement.
PRESENTATION OF PRINCE ALBERT CUP BY THE HONOURABLE KATE JONES MP
Yesterday, we were joined by The Honourable Kate Jones MP, Minister for Education, to present the Prince Albert Cup to Clayfield College in recognition of Rhodes Scholarship recipient, and past student, Harriet Horsfall (2006-2009). The Prince Albert Cup is awarded each year, and displayed for 12 months at the school attended by a Queensland Rhodes Scholar.
Last Saturday, 12 Clayfield students attended the regional round of the RACI Titration Comp at UQ. This is a chemistry competition that tests technical chemistry skills and, attention to detail, as well as the ability to work quickly and efficiently under pressure.
A wonderful example of College spirit was on display this morning as our girls came together in the Spirit Tunnel to cheer on our QG Cross Country Team. The CC War Cry could be heard loud and clear all over the campus. LET'S GO CLAYFIELD, LET'S GO!!!
Congratulations to all students who participated in the Years 1 – 6 Interhouse Cross Country Carnival at Brisbane Grammar Playing Fields. We are so proud of all students, who ran well and represented their house, and school, with pride. Well done to Campbell House, who were the overall champions.
Congratulations to our Years 7-12 girls who participated in the Interhouse Cross Country competition. Our girls put in a sterling effort despite the torrential rain at times. Congratulations to Henderson House who were overall winners, and to the Age Level Champions and Runners Up.
Our girls carried on the tradition of CC Interhouse Cultural Capers with a fine display of lip-synchronicity, teamwork, costuming and dramatic enthusiasm. Congratulations to Youngman House who took out the shield for the second year in a row.
Congratulations to CC Student and Boarder, Natasha Ho, who was yesterday crowned the Under 13's overall QLD State Gymnastics Champion. Well done Natasha, we all know how hard you have trained for this accolade. Your commitment to excellence in your chosen sport is commendable.
The Years 4 & 5 students, along with their teachers, travelled to Camp Mapleton for their annual Outdoor Education experience. The children were engaged in a wide variety of physically and mentally challenging activities including; archery, indoor rock climbing, the giant swing, canoeing, swimming, low ropes, flying fox and the bush tucker activity.