Issue 7 - autumn 2012
Cannon Hil Anglican Col ege magazine
providing the right
the noblest of professions
the art of role model ing
PSA gains momentum
Pax et Bonum
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Inspiring one another
Meet the Chairman
The highest form of pure thought
In Term 1, Dr Gavin Nicholson took
When asked about his thoughts on his new role
as the Col ege continues to develop and grow,
up the position of Chairman of
as Chair of Council, Dr Nicholson said:
there are changes coming to fruition such as the
The noblest of professions
Council, following endorsement of
construction of the new Science Centre and the
"It is certainly an important role, if not highly
expansion of the Col ege to provide a Prep to
The art of role modelling
his appointment by His Grace the
visible. Moving into the role of Chair has been
Year 12 campus.
Most Rev Phillip Aspinall, Archbishop made much easier by having a good Council
Food for thought
and a wel -established system, thanks to the
"At the heart of all this change is making sure
outgoing Chairman, Cannon Maughan, and
we prepare our students to be effective global
Dr Nicholson comes with a wealth of experience the support of staff, the Anglican Schools
citizens and that we remain focussed on the
in corporate governance and strategy, having
Commission, and the Church. CHAC's
‘whole' student, to provide them with a solid
lectured extensively at home and abroad,
management team is also great to work with.
foundation on which to build the rest of their
researched in the areas of governance policy
"It is an exciting time for the Col ege, with a
and practice, contributed to leading journals in
number of significant changes on the horizon.
his field, advised organisations from large public There are the broader systemic changes in
companies to not-for-profits, and co-authored
education, not least of which is the movement
and published books and manuals on the
of Year 7 from Primary to Senior school. And,
PSA gains momentum
Next Practice - labs for the future
"I am constantly inspired by the progress of our students throughout their life at CHAC. As we share their journey toward adulthood, it is a privilege to play a part in helping them shape their
Pax et Bonum supplements the fortnightly
special niche in the world."
newsletter in maintaining links with parents, grandparents, friends and supporters of
Wil iam Watts (Year 6) receives his winner's medal ion, having won the 12 Years' category
the Col ege. The magazine keeps the CHAC
at the Inter-House Cross-country.
On Foundation Day, Dr Gavin Nicholson
community informed of current activities and
presented John Paterson with his framed
achievements, and highlights Faculty and
certificate, in acknowledgement of ten years
Col ege initiatives throughout the year.
Adopting an annual College theme
Inspiration comes from many sources –
of service to the Col ege.
Thank you to all staff, parents and students
is easy; putting it into practice is the
especial y the people and the activities that
for your contributions.
surround us – when we look careful y. I am confident that you, dear reader, will be inspired
The role of the College Council is to:
by the stories of students past and present,
The stories recorded in this Autumn edition
• ensure the Col ege is focussed on fulfil ing
of Pax et Bonum give some insight into our
teachers, and activities that have motivated us
its objectives by:
progress so far in 2012 in embedding our theme in the first half of this year. Enjoy the chal enge of Inspiring One Another.
of matching staff names with the array
- setting strategic directions and
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The highest form of pure thought
According to Plato, the highest form of pure thought is in Mathematics.
At CHAC, the equation is simple – add passion to differentiation and the
Calculating the benefits "I've always had a love for Maths, and I am
get out of bed in the morning and to come to
enjoying revisiting my favourite subject with
work with a sense of excitement and great joy!"
solution is high achievement.
my daughter as she begins to real y enjoy a
and feedback equate
It was apparent that there was something
"Australia is struggling to maintain student
As always, the proof is in the pudding subject that will be useful to her for the rest of
The fruits of the Maths Faculty's labour are
exceptional about our Maths Faculty when, at
enrolments in advanced Maths at school and
and Year 8 student, Olivia van der
her life. While I am sitting next to her, we are
evident enough with past CHAC graduates
an Open Day, Mr Gary O'Brien was overheard
university, and to attract and retain enough
Drift, new to CHAC in 2012, had this
both students, helping one another. We are also undertaking research at Oxford University,
chal enging a prospective student. The young
Last year, the teachers of the Maths Faculty
enjoying time together on an entirely different
running international IT companies, and
lady's nose had crinkled at the mention of
conducted a Teachers as Researchers program
level than we have ever experienced and we are training as fighter pilots for the RAF, and more
Maths, in response to which Mr O'Brien made
CHAC bucks the trends in Maths
aimed at identifying, implementing and
"I have been inspired by many of the teachers
both getting joy out of our work."
recent graduates studying towards Science,
her promise to come and see him when she
measuring a differentiation program. Each
here to strive for the best I can be. Although
Engineering, Accounting and Commerce
graduated from CHAC– at which time he
With a Mathematics Faculty of eleven staff, 82%
student was assessed, with the aid of
many of the teachers have stimulated me to
Mr Gary O'Brien, Head of Curriculum (and overt
guaranteed she would be passionate about
of whom have been at CHAC for over five years
diagnostic tools, to measure and evaluate
aim high, I have definitely taken a turn towards
Maths advocate) is not surprised by Olivia's
It was Sam Cooke who sang that he didn't know
Maths. If the 2011 OP 1 to 5 graduates' quotes at
(four of which are in their tenth year or higher),
their different levels in thinking in relation
Maths. Mr Bothma is my teacher for Year 8
much about trigonometry. He should have come
the 2012 Honours Assembly were anything to
CHAC is in the enviable position of having a
to their Maths studies. Results were produced
Maths and has been so amazing with his style
"It is very easy to take for granted the great
go by, he spoke the truth. More than the truth,
highly qualified, stable and committed team of
in graph form which gave a clear visual
of teaching. He is guiding not only me but
people and opportunities we have here at
Maths teachers. Between them, they boast four
representation of each student's potential,
the whole class in learning and becoming
CHAC. The teaching staff are second to none
Masters, 13 Degrees (including Aero Mechanical
clearly identifying areas for intervention in
Honours students pay homage to the
in terms of the commitment, dedication and
Systems Engineering), and numerous post
order to encourage the student to strive for
passion they have for the students, in preparing
graduate qualifications. And in 2012 alone,
his or her best possible results based
Even Olivia's father is getting excited about
them to strive to fulfil their individual potential.
Graduate after graduate paid homage to their
44% of students are studying Maths B and an
on individual ability.
Maths and is studying alongside his daughter, in an effort to keep pace with her learning.
It is students like Olivia that drive each of us to
Maths teachers for not only helping them to
impressive 21% of the cohort is tackling the even
pass Maths and, in most cases, exceed their
more chal enging and higher grade Maths C.
"An A student may look like intervention was not necessary but these diagnostic
own expectations, but for also instil ing in
The subject is certainly alive and well at CHAC.
them a love of Mathematics. There was an
tools could highlight areas of weakness,
explore and discover
amusing and memorable moment when one
Part of the reason must also be attributed
even in top-performing students. The graph could highlight that they avoided study, for
the intrinsic beauty
of the graduates, nervous about speaking
to Head of the Mathematics Faculty, Mr Paul
to an Auditorium full of people, and having
Bothma. Spend just ten minutes with Mr Bothma
example; this could then be discussed with
and power of the
just thanked staff for helping her through the
and it is not hard to see why students become
parents and a strategy for improvement agreed," said Mr Bothma.
subject so that they
difficult Maths B, referred to 99% of hard work in excited about what could be considered, in one breath, and the "other 10%" in the next. The some quarters, a dry and difficult subject. His
"The other fascinating aspect of the research
are equipped to meet
Maths Faculty just shook its col ective head!
passion and enthusiasm for the subject, his
was the documented increase in results as a
the demands of the
teaching team, and the students, is infectious.
But it is consistent and heartfelt praise from
But more than that, his desire to see each
direct correlation to the feedback given to the student. This is feedback that goes beyond
current and past students that stand testament
student achieve beyond their own self-belief
to CHAC bucking the trends for the number
is inspirational. And this is achieved by paying
the norm; speed of feedback and individual
of students undertaking higher level studies
more than just lip-service to working with each
focus being of prime importance."
in Maths. Kim Arlington commented in the
student on an individual level.
Sydney Morning Herald, 15 February 2012, that
Head of Faculty – Mathematics
Did you know?
Passion + Differentiation
In a previous role, Ms Vicki Strid, Head of House Russell and Maths teacher, was
= high achievement
the International Deputy Chief Examiner for Mathematics for the International Baccalaureate. Based in Cardiff, Wales, at the time, Ms Strid also wrote a text book on Mathematical Studies that is still in use today.
Tablet technology aids differentiation
Open Day guests were eager to join in as the Maths Faculty prepared its engaging
and speed of feedback.
and interactive display in readiness for CHAC's March Open Day.
Academic excel ence adds up when the correct equation is applied.
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The noblest of professions
Did you know?
The art of role model ing
One of the many recognised and esteemed aspects of life at CHAC, that is revered by parents, staff and students alike,
- Our teachers include past lawyers, a
Congratulations to Visual Art teacher, Ms Colleen Boyle, who was recently
is the wonderful interconnectedness and mutual respect shared between our teachers and pupils.
research scientist, an artist, a translator
awarded Exemplary Teacher status.
for the United Nations, and several State Representatives or Champions encompassing touch footbal , cross-country, athletics, rowing and middle distance running. And it pays to behave in class as the team also includes a first degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do.
- Life experiences among CHAC's teaching
staff include trekking the mountains of Nepal, being stalked by white rhinos in Zimbabwe, sky-diving in New Zealand, starring in film and television alongside actors from Harrison Ford to Agro, and escaping a Maoist coup in Kathmandu – at 3am in the morning…. in a rickshaw!
- Teachers have taught from Punchbowl to
Philadelphia and Portsmouth, Dimbulah to Dubai, Laos to London's East End, and Biggenden to Bogotá.
- Col ectively, our teachers can converse in
a plethora of languages, including Russian and Zulu!
- Some CHAC staff use their down time,
including long-service leave, to embody CHAC's mission of service. In the last twelve months, this work has included working with orphanages in Bolivia and Burma, volunteering in Tanzania, and teaching English in China.
Ms Col een Boyle (right) and Mrs Maree Dugan were recognised recently for twenty years of service to CHAC, and were congratulated by State Member for Bulimba, Mr Aaron Dil away.
Once a year, on World Teachers' Day (WTD), the
"When people ask me what I value most about
Owen Burton agreed.
Senior Leadership Team take time out to serve
the Col ege," said Chelsea Enright, "the first
"From draft feedback to words of wisdom, you
Ms Boyle is one of a small number of
such exemplary teachers have a very significant
breakfast – kindly prepared by our P&F – to our
thing that comes to mind is the teaching staff
have always been there to support us. In truth,
appointments in Queensland Anglican schools
influence on the positive learning outcomes of
staff and use the opportunity to focus attention
and their respect shown to the students. I am so a day is not nearly enough time to fairly or
awarded the Exemplary Teacher classification
students and have the capacity to provide high
on what is often referred to as the noblest of
thankful for the support my teachers have given, accurately recognise the impact you have had
to date, fol owing a thorough, evidence-based
quality mentorship to col eagues with whom they
professions – teaching.
particularly over the past two years.
on our lives. Thank you for changing our lives
application process that scrutinised professional work.
At the most recent WTD, Mrs Robyn Bell
"Your continued guidance, friendship,
knowledge, practice and engagement.
Ms Boyle joins Ms Jo-Anne Hine (Visual Art),
welcomed guests with inspirational words of
inspiration and discipline have shaped the
Our marketing materials state that we
The aim of the Exemplary Teacher provision
Mrs Marion Rutter (Health and Physical
people we are today. The amount of time and
provide "strong connections and supportive
in the Queensland Anglican Schools Enterprise
Education) and Mme Darya Gunn (Languages
dedication you have provided to the students
"Congratulations on your vocation – anyone and
relationships with students and their families
Agreement (2012) is:
Education) who have already been awarded
does not go unnoticed.
every one of us can change the world – we are
that nurture a sense of belonging". How
Exemplary Teacher status.
To be at the forefront of initiatives across the
doing the most important work in the world –
"We are all thankful for the time spent before
satisfying to know that our students are walking,
national and international education community
right here in this beautiful place."
and after school, and on weekends, whether it
talking evidence that CHAC ‘does what is says
to identify exemplary teachers in Queensland
is the last minute Maths tutorials till 5pm or 7am on the tin', to quote a wel -known advertising
Mrs Elizabeth Mor – a long-term CHAC staff
Then the words spoken by our 2011 Vice
Anglican Schools and also to reward and retain
Music and Sport practices for upcoming events,
member (21 years) – spent some of her recent
Serving as a desirable model;
Captains resulted in more than a few misty eyes
exemplary teachers who consistently demonstrate
you are always there wil ing to provide us with
long-service leave volunteering for the School
representing the best of its kind
among the appreciative audience.
high levels of professionalism and performance in
of St Jude, in Tanzania.
the classroom. It is recognised by Employers that
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Food for thought
In our Mission Statement, we state that Cannon Hill Anglican
Physical – Dietary Needs
College is a dynamic Christian learning community which strives Part of the Health and Physical Education
to offer a balanced and holistic educational environment, in order curriculum for Year 8s is a core unit (if you
to develop the intellectual, social, physical, emotional, aesthetic
will pardon the pun!) which develops the
and spiritual dimensions of each of its members. Using food as
prerequisite skil s associated with life-long learning and decisions regarding personal
the focus, we examine how this one theme impacts on the many health and physical activity. Students examine
and varied aspects of life at CHAC.
dietary needs for adolescents, healthy eating plans based on the five food groups, junk food, the facts about fad and crash diets, and body
Intellectual - Brain Food
Social – Staff Wellbeing
image, including the role the media plays in
El a Campbel
the latter. In Year 10, students learn about the
Year 4 student, Timothy Christie, best summed
Under the Smarter Schools National Partnerships
importance of diet and body weight in relation
up the idea of Brain Food when he said:
funding, CHAC is participating in a school-based to fuel ing and affecting sports performance.
project to support the development of a deeper
"We have a break from hard work. We eat fruit
whole school approach to the physical, spiritual, Past student Sal y Baumann (Class of 2006),
and sit down and listen to a story. The little rest,
who is completing her Master of Dietetics at
Emotional – Pastoral Care
Aesthetic – Visual Art
Spiritual – Ministry
emotional and psychological wel being of staff.
and the fruit, gives us energy."
University of Queensland, believes that this
Underpinned by significant research and
Who of us hasn't used food, at one time or
The stil -life watercolour and fine-point-pen
At CHAC, through Life and Faith and our
education is vital.
Hannah Hammill and Benjamin Harms agreed,
participation in professional learning in the area
another, to celebrate, to comfort, to support
drawings produced by Year 8 students saw the
pastoral care program, we endeavour to instil
when they said, respectively:
of workplace wel ness, this initiative facilitates
someone in need, to woo, or to share
culmination of a unit in which they learned how
in our students the importance of practices
"Proper nutrition is absolutely essential for
"It is a long time between morning tea and
a proactive, rather than reactive, approach to
hospitality? In an actual as well as metaphorical
to engage the right side of their brain, in order
which strengthen them spiritual y – such as
children and adolescents so that growth, both
lunch time – we get hungry and want to eat
sense, CHAC's pastoral care program feeds our
to be more effective in their art studies. Through prayer, reflection, and community service. We
physical y and mental y, is optimised. It also can
something. The little break helps our brain."
students – physical y, mental y and spiritual y.
the use of observational techniques such as
encourage students to be inclusive which, in
ensure that academic potential is achieved. I'm
Nicknamed Get CHACtive, one of the strategies
And, "If we didn't eat the fruit, we would
Whether it is meeting and making new friends
blind contour, opposite hand and upside down
turn, nourishes others.
glad that CHAC has woven it into the curriculum
employed to promote the health and wel being
concentrate on being hungry rather than on
over dinner at camp, bonding at a House BBQ,
drawing, students switched on the right side of
as early as it has because nutrition education
of CHAC staff is the provision of healthy
The theme of food and nourishment is a
supporting one another through the Big Sister
their brains (visual – images and patterns) rather
has the ability to affect change not only in the
morning teas, hosted by different faculties and
and Big Brother programs, sharing House pizzas, than limiting creativity by relying on the left
common one in the Christian tradition. From the
short-term, but can set students up for a lifetime
Mrs Abbey Jane, teacher of the Year 4 class,
departments, in turn. On these occasions, fruit
or connecting with both older and younger
side, which is more oriented to words, symbols
earliest stories of God feeding his people with
of healthy lifestyle choices. It empowers and
encourages the students to have fruit each
and low-fat snacks replace the sometimes lesser
students through the vertical House system –
‘manna from heaven' while in the desert, God
enables students to take control of their
day, for both their health and to help them
students are nurtured, fulfil ed and blessed with
has been a source of both spiritual and physical
sustenance for the body and soul.
sustenance for believers.
Jesus took up this theme with great enthusiasm, using food and hospitality as the central metaphor for the kingdom of God. He describes God's kingdom variously as a feast, a banquet or a celebration, to which all people are invited, even the most lowly or marginalised.
Jesus changed water to wine, fed thousands with fish and bread, and encouraged his fol owers to share what they had with one another, so that all could be fil ed. Holy Communion, which lies at the heart of the Christian tradition, continues to provide spiritual nourishment for mil ions.
Food – so ordinary but with such power as a symbol of inclusion and life.
Zoe Wil iams
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Welcome to the Diakonos noticeboard. Diakonos, the Biblical Greek verb ‘to serve', describes the mission of service at CHAC. Our Col ege provides opportunities to serve our community and our environment by actively supporting and creating links with community groups and organisations to enable students to be connected and engaged with ‘real world' activities. Four Committees are overseen by the Diakonos Coordinating Committee, led by the Col ege Chaplain: Boys' Education Committee, Environment Committee, Girls' Education Committee, and Social Justice Committee.
Members of the Social Justice Committee present
Ms Claire Duvenage, occupational therapist at Royal
Did you know?
Brisbane Women's Hospital (RBWH) – and CHAC
College Captain 2005 – with a cheque for $200. The
CHAC – through the Boys' Education
Shave for a Cure
funds were raised for the Eat Walk Engage program
Committee – supports the Anglican
at RBWH, which supports long-stay elderly patients.
charity Mission to Seafarers (MTS). Bein
A huge crowd of cheering CHAC students gathered to support Gina Ramsay
so close to the Port of Brisb
(Year 10) as she said goodbye to her flowing locks, as part of the World's
a natural choice. O
Greatest Shave. Gina's brave move raised in excess of $2500 for the Leukaemia
ver the years the
Foundation, while her freshly-shorn hair was sent to the Princess Charlotte
n has sought to help seafarers in
Alopecia Foundation, to be used in making wigs for alopecia sufferers.
all kinds of practical ways, as they are
Although Gina does not know any person with cancer, she is a diabetic and
often away from their families for long
is keen to support any organisation that is in search of a cure for life's tough
periods and may face loneliness and
ill-health or injury. The welcome from the
MTS Chaplains and volunteers may be
the only onshore hospitality they receive.
International Women's Day
Development Studies (University of Sydney).
On 7 March, a day prior to International Women's Day
(IWD), Ell Harrison, Anna Reynolds, Isabel a Hine and
Carly was joined by Jacquie FitzGerald, Secretary
Nicola Bignell (above) joined 110 CHAC mums, students
of the Brisbane Chapter of UN Women. Jacquie works
and staff for the Girls' Education Committee's fifth
for the Department of Education and Training in Human
annual IWD breakfast, held this year at the
Resources, and sees education as vital to enabling
women to take greater control over their lives and
g One Another
improve the financial circumstances, health
At the recent MOCHA Coffee Morning in the
Carly Stephen, Project Manager at the Foundation
and wel being of their children and families.
rlier this year, the Boys' Education Committee welcomed
Wetlands, parents helped to raise funds for cancer
for Development Cooperation, was a guest speaker.
6-year-old Mr Jack Sinclair to their Boys for Success Breakfast.
Carly has had several years' experience managing and
A day later – on IWD day itself – eight students also
research, as part of Australia's Biggest Morning Tea.
ver 90 guests were inspired by Jack's attitude, determination
working on development projects in the Asia-Pacific
attended the Brisbane UN Women International
and self-belief, and were engrossed by Jack's tales of feats of
region, in areas including governance and leadership
Women's Day Breakfast at the Brisbane Exhibition
endurance, including cycling across Australia, running solo
and resource sector community development. She holds
& Conference Centre.
around Tasmania, and completing the Gold Coast Marathon.
a double degree in Political Science and International
These events continue to develop leadership skil s amongst
Business, a first class honours degree in International
our students, as well as providing welcome opportunities for
Relations (University of Queensland) and a Masters of
‘bonding over breakfast'!
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"The grounds were amazing!"
At our recent Open Day, the aspects
Comments like ‘lovely grounds', ‘like the natural
learning space – complete with creek – as part
of the College which attracted the
environment', ‘the grounds were amazing', ‘very of our campus. And what better environment
most comments were the politeness
impressed with the natural environment', and
could we have for our Cross-country training
As a Col ege built very much on community, we
‘access to Wetlands and natural environment'
and friendliness of the students, the
look forward to sharing with family, friends and
were some of the thoughts documented in an
passionate teachers, the wonderful
neighbours our upcoming Wetlands Festival
Open Day survey.
As a Col ege based on pathways rather than
‘feel' of the campus, and the beautiful
corridors, and trees for natural shade rather
on 27 May. Environmental tours, tree planting, and conservation displays are a very important
environment, the latter being one
While we are thril ed to be set among towering
than man-made structures, it is not surprising
gums and to be so close to the stunning, and
therefore that visitors quickly appreciate the
part of this significant day in CHAC's biennial
of the elements that took first-time
protected, Melaleuca Wetlands, that create the
serenity of such a natural setting and the beauty
calendar, which celebrates Environment,
visitors by surprise.
tranquil atmosphere so appreciated by al , there of being nestled among mature trees – which
Community and Sustainability.
is also the added advantage of an authentic
create a sense of continuity and establishment.
The Wetlands is used for a variety of educational
opportunities, from science experiments
and flora and fauna monitoring, to providing
inspiration for Eco Artists' Books. The latter is a
Days of Excel ence program for Year 10 students
from independent schools across Brisbane.
Participants learn mono-printing and transfer
techniques, to create pages for a hand-made
book, which is completed using Coptic binding
Years 11 and 12 Biology students utilise the Wetlands to assist with their understanding of Ecology, in particularly habitats. The 2011 Year 9 students had a particularly engaging assignment when they were tasked with producing an educational pamphlet for the Wetlands. This included identifying five key species and their relation to the Wetlands, threats to the species, and the creation of eco-tours – which were presented to Year 7 students. The eco-tours were also conducted on the Col ege's Open Day, in March.
Two major tree-planting programs will take
MOCHA coffee morning
place this year, thanks to the coordination of the Col ege's Environment Committee which,
On May 15, a group of CHAC parents gathered
in 2012, is enjoying the largest volunteer
for coffee. Instead of the usual hustle and bustle
membership ever. During our Wetlands Festival,
of a local café, the setting for this MOCHA Coffee
in May, and National Tree Day, in July, a number
Morning was our very own Wetlands. Coffee was
of native species will be planted on campus by
available from a mobile coffee van, birdsong
students and visitors. The recently acquired
provided the background soundtrack, and the
worm farm will doubtless come in handy for
warm morning sunshine enhanced the relaxing
providing the necessary nutrients for the
ambience of the natural environment.
All images were taken on the CHAC campus
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The National Youth Science Forum
computing, chemistry, biomedicine, animal and
The aim of the forum is to inform, inspire, and
That past student Jessica Barnes
"My Senior Science teachers at CHAC were
Physiological Mechanisms of Executive Control –
(NYSF) is a two-week residential
plant biology, earth and environmental sciences, chal enge students to consider what working in
(Class of 2002) would enter the field
obviously passionate about their subjects and
at the Queensland Brain Institute."
conference for Australia's best and
different fields is real y like. They have a unique
of science was obvious. In only Year 9, also hugely encouraging and supportive of my
opportunity to talk to dozens of practicing
interest in science during Years 11 and 12.
The thing that strikes instantly about Jessica,
brightest science students entering
"While at the forum, held at the National
Jessica knew – beyond any shadow of
is her obvious and enduring passion for her
scientists and engineers at, and about, their
Year 12 – tomorrow's leaders in the
University in Canberra, we were given a hectic
a doubt – what she wanted to do.
"And so I specialised in neuroscience in my
sciences – who are thinking about
schedule of events," said El ie. "In one day,
undergraduate degree, did a research project
"I've always been interested in science, but
"The brain still manages to astound me on
a career in science, engineering or
we picnicked at Pine Mountain, mingled with
"The most amazing part of the forum was
in cel ular neuroscience for my Honours year,
it was during some Year 9 Biology classes
discovering some of the future avenues of
worked in a developmental neuroscience lab
pretty much a daily basis, like it astounded me
the country's top scientists, and held a video conference with the CERN Large Hadron Col ider
about psychology and neuroscience that I was
science, like using air to power an engine to fly
for two years, and have spent the past three-
back in those Year 9 classes. At the moment I'm
properly introduced to how fascinating and
from Brisbane to London in 40 minutes," said
and-a-bit years doing my PhD in cognitive
analysing data that I col ected to see what's
Not surprisingly, selection to attend the
research facility in France."
captivating the brain is. From then onwards
El ie. "We were fortunate enough to experience
neuroscience. I am now completing the last
happening in the brain when a person makes
conference is very competitive, with only
Another benefit of the NYSF is a network
I knew I wanted to learn about the brain, at
current developments in science and be
six months of my project - Neurochemical and
a mistake while performing a task. Even if you
around 20% of the 2000 applicants proving
of friends, col eagues and support groups
have absolutely no idea that you've made a
successful. Securing a highly sought after spot
immersed in real-life situations as opposed to
throughout Australia, which will be of value to
mistake, your brain still notices and registers
on this prestigious Forum was our very own
reading from a textbook.
participants for the whole of their lives.
it on a certain level and subtly adjusts your
2012 Vice-Captain – Elizabeth (El ie) Deeb, who is
"Thanks to Ms El yett who encouraged me to
behaviour to lessen the likelihood of future
interested in studying engineering at University, "It was a fantastic way to meet like-minded
apply! And many thanks to the Rotary Club of
errors being made. Pretty amazing!"
with a view to working international y.
students, who are now my new network of
Brisbane High-Rise; without their support and
friends across the country," said El ie. "NYSF
From the seed that was sown in a Year 9
According to the NYSF website, one of the most
considerable sponsorship, I would not have
also opens up many future opportunities,
classroom, Jessica has gone on to be awarded a
important elements of the January Forum is
been able to attend."
with University seminars across Australia and
place in the Advanced Study Program in Science
the program of half-day visits to research and
at UQ, three Dean's Awards for Academic
industry facilities covering physics, maths and
Excel ence during her undergraduate degree, and a University of Queensland Research Scholarship to fund her through her PhD.
Jessica certainly embodies CHAC's commitment
"We were fortunate
to our students, among which is the commitment to build the capacity of students
enough to experience
to be critical, creative and reflective thinkers and
problem solvers, contributing to the wel -being of society. And the CHAC spirit is reflected in
in science and be
her excitement and humility, which is most endearing.
immersed in real life
"My PhD has also taken me overseas to
conferences, to present my research and to attend various workshops and col aborations in Paris, San Francisco, Montreal, New York, London, Dublin, Melbourne, Edinburgh and Toronto. I still kind of can't believe it myself!"
Did you know?
According to Wikipedia,
Neuropsychopharmacology is an
interdisciplinary science related to
psychopharmacology (how drugs
affect the mind) and fundamental
El ie enjoyed running her fingers through freshly minted coins at the Royal Australian Mint, in a room that contained
Jessica attended the 24th Congress of the European Col ege of Neuropsychopharmacology, in September 2011, at the Palais des Congrès de Paris.
over two mil ion dol ars' worth of coins.
When not increasing her knowledge on the latest research in the neuropsychopharmacology/neurochemistry field, the field to which her PhD is contributing, Jessica took time out to enjoy the sights of Paris.
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Issue 07 - Autumn 12
CHAC blazes a trail through Trimester 1
The end of the first trimester of
of margins - just two games. However, our Year
team managers and coaches – is a winning
Days of Excel ence
9s comfortably beat John Paul Col ege to secure combination," said Mr Spindler.
sport for 2012 was a cause for great
our second tennis Premiership. The titles were
With superior facilities such as a professional
In Term 2, we welcomed Mr Geoff Govier to
what I was doing. I am very proud to be part of
celebration, as CHAC placed four
"We look forward to defending titles in Trimester
made all the sweeter by both teams enjoying an
recording studio – suitable for a full orchestra
CHAC. The new Director of Performance Music
this industry; music education is a passion that I
well-deserved and hard-fought
2, and to bringing home some more silverware
undefeated run through the season. Game, set
– music students at CHAC were proud to
chats, in his own words, about the path that led
don't believe will ever fade. My time at Cannon
premiership trophies in its display
for the trophy cabinet! But I particularly look
share their facilities with their peers from
to his passion for music education.
Hill Anglican Col ege has been exciting thus
forward to the continuation of our mighty CHAC
other schools, as part of Independent
far and I know that, through team work and
They say good things come in threes. That
spirit – irrespective of the results."
Schools Queensland's Days of Excel ence
Music has been a part of my life for as long as I
commitment from students and staff alike, it will
Not even the Cricket World Cup could have
was certainly true for our talented Year 10
can remember. It real y is true that it is a journey
Special mention and congratulations go also
become a special place of which to be a part.
produced such a tense and exciting finish as that Vol eyball team, which triumphantly secured the
of discovery. My first passion for music was
to our Swim Team, which placed a bril iant
seen at the final between our Second XI Cricket
Premiership for the Col ege, for a magnificent
Mr David Quinn presented a session which
musicals, particularly Roger and Hammerstein,
third in the blue division at the TAS Swim
team and John Paul Col ege. The match came
third year in a row.
introduced students to the basic techniques
and Andrew Lloyd Webber. These were the
Carnival. This is a huge leap forward from the
down to the final bal , from which we needed to
and processes involved in the modern
musicals that my mum would watch over and
Director of Sport, Mr Mark Spindler, was pleased sixth placing the previous year. In age group
score two runs. With a wide bal , courtesy of the
recording studio, including acoustics,
over when I was a child, along with Grease (yes,
but not surprised by the results.
categories, our 13 Years Boys placed first while
bowler, and one run, courtesy of Adam Rumore
microphone operations and technique,
even the second one). My favourite film of my
our 15/16 Years Boys and 16 Years Girls each
(Year 11), the Premiership was CHAC's.
and a hands-on approach to the recording
childhood was definitely High Society, starring
"The commitment to training, team spirit, and
achieved a credible third.
process. Students played and then recorded
Bing Crosby, Grace Kel y, Frank Sinatra and, of
In Girls' Tennis, our valiant never-say-die Year 8
excel ent sportsmanship – combined with
a piece of music, before mixing and
course, Satchmo himself - Louis Armstrong. I
team beat Canterbury Col ege by the narrowest
the dedication and motivation of captains,
mastering the final product which they took
knew from a very young age that this music
would influence me for the rest of my life.
I always knew that I would be a music educator. I was very fortunate to have had some great teachers when I was in primary school and into early high school. I always enjoyed studying with these teachers, but what I remember more is the relationships they had with their students. Music has a unique opportunity to create moments that can't be taught and searched for, but which are discovered through exploration and hard work.
I recently crossed paths with some of my old teachers and I can honestly say that I saw a smile or two sneak across their faces when they knew
CHAC's new Director of Performance Music – Mr Geoff Govier – conducts publicly at CHAC for the first time, on Foundation Day.
Laura Bentley (Tennis Year 9), Sam Battel (Second XI Cricket), Jack Houghton (Vol eyball Year 10) and Shelby Til ett (Tennis Year 8) proudly display the trophies for their premiership wins.
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Issue 07 - Autumn 12
PSA gains momentum
On 20 April, around 60 graduates
Formalities for the evening included the
"We will hold Foundation events every year, with
As we approach our 25th year in 2013, we are proud to now count
of Cannon Hill Anglican College
establishment of the Cannon Hill Anglican
a date in April to be marked as a celebration of
a second-generation student among our numbers.
gathered to celebrate the relaunch of Col ege Past Students' Association, under
Cannon Hill Anglican Col ege Alumni. Towards
the terms of the Constitution as ratified by
the end of each year, we also hope to organise
Baxter Logan – Year 5 – is pleased to be fol owing in his mum's
the Past Students' Association (PSA)
the Col ege Council, and the appointment of
an activity for the graduating Year 12 students,
Honorary Office Bearers.
in order to start getting them involved in the
Guests ranged from 2011 graduates to past
"I am real y, real y excited to be at CHAC because Mum tel s me
activities of the Association. Final y, we aim to
students that were at the Col ege on the first day Megan Wooldridge (2002) was official y
stories about what school was like."
be as involved in the Col ege community as
the school opened – with just three buildings
accepted as President, Sam Walpole (2010)
possible, providing contacts and assistance at
and a toilet block – in 1989. The latter certainly
Lana graduated in 1996, having completed Years 11 and 12 at CHAC.
as Vice-President, Sarah Reedman (2006) as
Col ege events, when required.
had some tales to tel , including the make-shift
Treasurer, and Yasmin Murry (2011) as Secretary.
"I moved to CHAC as the staff were completely supportive of my
netball court – with a hoop nailed to a tree and
"The rest of 2012 will involve promoting the
training program. As a member of the National Synchronised
the court marked out with flour!
In her maiden speech as PSA President, Megan
Association, increasing membership, finalising
Swimming team, on the Olympic Athlete Program in the lead up to
outlined her vision for the future of the PSA.
membership benefits and developing the PSA
With quality entertainment provided by past
the 2000 Olympics, I had to balance senior studies with an extensive
into a functioning financial organisation."
students Mikaela Ward and Leana Chritchel ,
"Our goals are ambitious. We would like to
training program. Unfortunately, my previous Col ege was not flexible
and delicious finger food contributed by our
organise at least one reunion per year for the 10
and accommodating and so I made the move to CHAC," said Lana.
If you would like further information on CHAC's
wonderful homebakers, the evening was a great year graduates as well as eventual y moving into alumni, please visit the Alumni section of the
"I wanted Baxter to come to CHAC because of all the good things
success. The images of past Year 12 cohorts and
20 and 30 year reunions. when the Col ege is
Col ege website (www.chac.qld.edu.au) or email
I remember about a wel -rounded and supportive education, with
staff group photos generated a great deal of
old enough, of course," said Megan.
the PSA on [email protected].
open doors for students to fol ow their own paths, thanks to so
interest (not to mention chuckles!).
Past students represented graduates from across the 24 years of the
"I also remember the trees! It was lovely to have a nice place to sit
Col ege's history – from 1989 to 2011.
and have a quiet moment. And I remember two or three bril iant teachers that had great connections with us students."
Not surprisingly, Lana's favourite subject was Health and Physical Education (HPE), to the extent that it reflects significantly in her career path.
"I am currently completing my fifth year at University, with one more year to go to complete my Masters in Sports and Exercise Psychology. I would like to work with adolescents, probably Senior students."
We look forward to welcoming many more second-generation children to the Col ege, but doubtless have a long wait for a third-generation student!
Suzanne Grasmeder nee Doocey (1990) and Kerrylyn Doocey-Craft (1992) enjoyed showing Mrs Maria Woods old class photos.
Yasmin Murry, Sam Walpole, Megan Wooldridge and Sarah Reedman cut
Lana and Baxter relax outside of the Research Centre, which was
the ceremonial cake at the PSA evening on 20 April.
opened in 1996 – Lana's year of graduation.
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Next Practice - labs for the future
Construction will soon be underway on CHAC's state-of-the-art Science Centre, fol owing months of necessary and in-depth research and planning. A thorough investigation into the design and resourcing of the labs was essential in ensuring that the Science Centre meets not only the needs of our current students, but also of those that will use the facility in years to come – particularly when it comes to technological innovation.
"Next Practice describes a future-
focused approach to teaching
and learning, enabled by new
technologies. It is characterised
by student engagement in relevant,
authentic learning experiences
which integrate the learning
environment with the real
world of global citizenship."
Mrs Robyn Bel , Principal
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