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Outdoor Ed wins Award

St Mark’s Anglican Community School’s Outdoor Education program has received a significant accolade in the Western Australian Outdoor Recreation Awards, taking out top spot in the category of Innovative Program Award.

This award category is aimed at recognising organisations that demonstrate a high level of innovation in program design, participant involvement or subject matter.

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LORDS Students Join Gold Coast Junior Council

The Junior Council is a student leadership program for Year 10 and 11 students from local Gold Coast high schools. The program provides an effective platform to consult with young people, to exchange ideas and learn about local government process, and ultimately foster active and engaged young leaders on the Gold Coast.
2021 will mark the 29th year of Junior Council. This year LORDS will be represented by Harrison J and Maya J from Year 10. Harrison and Maya are looking forward to the connection, opportunities, and skills for the future that Junior Council will bring.
Thank you to Miss Travis and Mrs Ayton for their support of our students. We wish them well on their journey with Junior Council.


A recent study, reported by Independent Schools Queensland (ISQ), showed an increase in the growth of Independent schooling in Queensland during the period 2019 to 2020. Despite the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, enrolment numbers were strengthened through this timeframe with a 4.5% growth, equating to more than 130,000 students across the Independent sector. The search for quality education remained a high priority for parents despite the global disruptions and economic impact experienced by families.


Flinders Student Design for the Future

Students in Senior Primary at Matthew Flinders Anglican College have embraced the challenge to design a new world-class city from the ground up!

In partnership with Queensland University of Technology Design Lab and experts in design, the College hosted a ‘Design for Impact Summit’ at Flinders Performance Centre on October 6 and 7.

A short video of the Summit highlights is shared here.

The Design for Impact Summit involved our Year 5 and Year 6  students, with assistance from some of our Years 9 and 10 students, as part of an exciting design thinking immersion experience, inspired by real-life city planning.

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2021 - A New Year, New Initiatives

Kimberley College is a co-educational non-denominational school providing education to students from Prep to Year 12, located in the unique and peaceful bayside suburb or Carbrook.  Kimberley College adopts a multi‐aged classroom structure in both Primary and Middle school.  This methodology requires a genuine commitment to cater to the needs of individuals. Our teachers are dynamic educators, who are passionate and knowledgeable about learning, with a strong understanding of contemporary, evidence‐based teaching and learning practice. 

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Emanuel School Teacher wins NSW Premier’s Prize for STEM teaching

Emanuel School’s Head of Innovation and Digital Technologies (K-6), Sophie Poisel, has been awarded the
coveted Premier’s Prize for Innovation in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM)
Teaching in NSW.

IMG 0376“In a year that has provided our teachers with unprecedented challenges demanding ingenious solutions,
Sophie Poisel from Emanuel School is a deserving winner of the Premier’s Prize for Innovation in Science,
Technology, Engineering or Mathematics Teaching in NSW,” said NSW Chief Scientist & Engineer Professor
Hugh Durrant-Whyte. “The commitment of teachers like Sophie will ensure that today’s students are the
future prize recipients at events like this.”

Read more: Emanuel School Teacher wins NSW Premier’s Prize for STEM teaching

A New Entrepreneur Program for Carmel School

Following the decision to introduce a new entrepreneur program at Carmel, we set about investigating the best of the best currently available. After a period of intensive research our Principal, Shula Lazar, headed to the USA to find out more about her preferred option: the Uncharted Learning course.

The task seemed simple enough (NOT!): uncover the best high school entrepreneurship program in the world and work out how to offer this program at Carmel.

Honestly, I didn't know much about entrepreneurship, but I do know about education. Like all the successful teaching implemented here at Carmel, I knew the program needed to be explicit, comprehensive, knowledge-based and experience enhanced.

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