The Saints Magazine - Summer 2018 Edition

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A YEAR IN REVIEW The awards edition & highlights from 2018 + ALUMNI STARS |

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CONTENTS End of year celebrations 2018

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Congratulations to award winners

Some of our legendary sportspeople

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A tribute to athletes who excel in the left field

Turning the page to a new chapter

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How the library is modernising for the tech age

Students getting back to nature

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Duke of Edinburgh providing essential life skills

Plus 17 Students travel to world’s cultural epicentre

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Upskilling for careers of the future All Saints’ star performing arts alumni: where are they now?

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Girls shine in Rugby 7s

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All Saints creates the right formula for science education

34 Giveathon inspires a ‘Whole New World’

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Headmaster’s Letter

TO OUR FUTURE LEADERS It is my sincere pleasure to once again invite you to settle down with a cup of tea and peruse a few of the remarkable stories that collectively make up the unfolding story that is All Saints. Hopefully you will find many of the articles in this edition as inspiring as I have. Throughout history people have lived lives that have acted as an inspiration to the whole world - people like Nelson Mandela, Joan of Arc, Martin Luther King and Ghandi. There is so much we can learn from such people about courage, and humility, and grace, and compassion; about their refusal to succumb to the limitations of their circumstances, and their faith in their own ability to thrive despite often appalling circumstances. Such people have become famous because they intersected with key moments in history. Without the evil of apartheid, Mandela would never have been forced to embrace political activism by joining the ANC. If Joan of Arc hadn’t heard her voices at a time when her native France needed deliverance from the English, then she might have remained a misunderstood peasant girl. Martin Luther King’s legacy was shaped by the scourge of racism; Ghandi stood against the indignity of a hostile occupation of his homeland. We know about these people because history has required things of them at pivotal moments. Each of them has had a moment when they have had to choose between self-preservation and principle. Some of you might be familiar with Shakespeare’s famous words from ‘Twelfth Night’, which appear in a letter set as a trap for the hapless Malvolio:

“Be not afraid of greatness. Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them.” In the case of the leaders I have mentioned, they all had greatness thrust upon them. They were quietly going about their business, when history intervened to make heroes of them. What this school requires of our senior students each year is that they be leaders every day. There are certain qualities that seem particularly important when undertaking a leadership role, and if I was to offer some advice to the many students who will take on leadership positions in 2019, it would go something like this: BE COURAGEOUS Without courage, it is almost impossible to manifest the other qualities that I see as important for effective leadership. The qualities we need to be effective leaders will often require us to risk the disapproval of our peers. This takes enormous courage. It involves intervening when we feel someone is being victimised, extending the hand of friendship to the person no-one wants to know, challenging authority when it is being used irresponsibly, being strong enough to step outside the conventions of our time and place in order to be compassionate and responsible. BE KIND It takes courage to be kind. We live in a culture where looking after number one is encouraged and looking after number one will normally involve not looking after others. We need leaders who have the courage and the confidence to be kind; who understand that praising and supporting others will not diminish their own status. Kindness is a much underrated quality and one that is linked closely with humility. Most

of the effective leaders I have known have been both kind and humble. BE OPTIMISTIC We need leaders who are positive. The most attractive people we encounter are the ones whose glass is always half full. Such people help us to put our anxieties into perspective, and they remind us that life is to be lived moment by moment. Optimistic people tend to believe that anything is possible, and that every day is an opportunity for something wonderful to happen. They still have their trials of course, but their lives tend to be dominated more by hope and the promise of things to come than by a sense of their limitations. Such people seem to make good leaders. And finally... BE PRINCIPLED Our principles, the things that we have decided to believe in, help us to become reliable and dependable. Effective leaders tend to have a clear set of principles. They are not swayed by the tide of public opinion. They do not jump thoughtlessly onto whatever bandwagon tends to happen along. Rather they have decided at some point to hold certain values that are non-negotiable, values like honesty and compassion and a determination to help others whenever they can. There are many more characteristics that we might desire of our leaders, but these strike me as being of particular importance. It is the quality of the leadership that our students provide that helps all of us to thrive, and which thus brings about the stories and celebrations that I hope you will enjoy reading about in the pages that follow.

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Success for 6H sporting trio

TAKING IT UP ANOTHER NOTCH

There was something in the air in 6H this year, where three of All Saints’ budding sports stars achieved stellar success on the national stage. Max Allars (swimming), Levi Ashcroft (AFL) and Nina Murphy (hockey), Year 6 students in Luke Halcro’s class, each represented Queensland in their respective sports. Junior School sports teacher Ross Kingsley said it marked the first time in All Saints’ history that three students from the same junior class competed for the state in the same year. “It’s amazing that three kids from 6H would make three separate Queensland teams. I don’t think in my 23 years at All Saints I’ve ever seen that before,” said Mr Kingsley. Not only did Max, Levi and Nina kick major goals as athletes this year, Mr Kingsley said the students also put in the hard yards academically. “All three are very bright students, even though they are representatives and travelling for numerous sporting events, academics is still very highly valued by themselves and their families,” he said. All Saints aims to provide an ideal environment where students like the 6H trio can succeed in all areas. Mr Kingsley has commended the students on their personal dedication. “These kids need to have a lot of selfdiscipline to succeed in representative sport. It doesn’t just come from being naturally gifted.”

It’s amazing that three kids from 6H would make three separate Queensland teams. I don’t think in my 23 years at All Saints I’ve ever seen that before. - Ross Kingsley

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As the world becomes more reliant on technology, we turn to digital solutions to fix many of our problems, both big and small. That’s why All Saints has pioneered a new subject aptly named Digital Solutions, to teach kids how to solve everyday problems using self-created tech. Head of French Jerome Richalot developed the subject which was introduced under the new senior Queensland curriculum to Year 10 students in Term 4. Mr Richalot says the subject goes beyond the boundaries of simple IT education, instead teaching students how to build entirely new interfaces using complex coding. “It’s interesting because IT education used to involve advanced use of readymade software, like Photoshop for example. But now with Digital Solutions we’re actually on the other side, we are creating new things using code,” he explains.

gather information using geolocation techniques on campus. For example, students wanted to discover where the most foot traffic occurred on campus, so they set up a geo-fence that can track the number of people walking by. The information gathered could be particularly useful in the future development of the school, such as when deciding where to place a new building or classroom. Another project involved creating a geofence on the perimeter of the school, which could be used as a streamlined check-in or check-out process for students who needed to arrive late or leave early. “Currently if students are late, or need to leave early, they must go to the office and sign in, which in turn means they miss out on more school to accommodate that process,” says Mr Richalot.

“We’ve only just started in the Senior School but already it’s exciting. We decided to concentrate during this initial term on the aspect of geolocation.”

“So a student created this geo-fence system as an automatic sign in/sign out, where kids can use their device to instantly register whether they are at school or not.”

Working under that broad subject topic, Digital Solutions students were given a task to solve a problem or

Mr Richalot looks forward to continuing Digital Solutions throughout Years 10, 11 and 12.


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DIX ANS CELEBRATING

It has been ten years, or ‘dix ans’ as the French would say, since All Saints and New Caledonia’s Collège Sacré Coeur became sister schools. Since 2008, All Saints and Collège Sacré Coeur have formalised the reciprocal exchange program, allowing our students to experience what it is like to be a student in a French speaking country. Headmaster Patrick Wallas recently travelled to Bourail in New Caledonia to commemorate the anniversary. The visit included a day of celebration where a town mass was held at the local church and the Melanesian choir performed.

The program is not about tourism at all, it’s about the whole language experience. - Mary Spinella

A highlight was when Mr Wallas addressed the assembly with his official thank you speech entirely in French. Reciprocating the joy, All Saints also hosted its own special assembly in May to commemorate the schools’ prosperous and ongoing relationship. “When Collège Sacré Coeur came to visit us in May, we held a special assembly

for them where their headmistress made a speech in English, which was a really lovely thing for her to do,” says Mary Spinella, Middle School French teacher at All Saints. “So Mr Wallas reciprocated by doing a speech in French which was beautifully received by the students; they were quite impressed.” Mrs Spinella says the ongoing exchange benefits students from both a cultural perspective and as an opportunity to immerse themselves in French. “The program is not about tourism at all, it’s about the whole language experience,” says Mrs Spinella. “They have to work out how to get their message across in the family context and often the parents don’t speak English.” “A lot of the kids have never travelled overseas. One of my students said to me that she not only learned French, but she came away learning about who she was.”

ALL SMILES AT MLTAQ JAPANESE COMPETITION After taking top honours in a Queensland contest, All Saints Year 12 student Belinda Ho came second in the national final of the Australian Japanese Language Speech Contest held in Sydney on 6 October 2018. Her visit to Sydney was sponsored by the Japan Foundation and her speech was titled The Purpose of Life. Selection for the state competition flowed from Belinda’s participation in the Modern Language Teachers’ Association of Queensland’s (MLTAQ) Speech Contest held at Griffith University in August, with 1,200 students competing across six languages. All Saints Japanese students thrived at the contest. All Saints took first and second place in Year 9 with Ivy Feng and David Uptin respectively, while in Year 10 Madeline Rorie came third. Students who were highly commended included Erica Lau (Year 10), Jessica Wood (Year 10), Victoria Ten (Year 11) and Daniela Gaspar (Year 12). “Our students have to write their own speeches and deliver it in front of a panel of judges they don’t know. They then also have to answer questions in Japanese,” says Senior School Japanese teacher Hiro Suita.

“I never put pressure on them to win, but I cannot emphasise enough that these students work extremely hard for weeks, sometimes months, to be ready for competitions. That is why our students do outstandingly well.” “I only ask that they try their best to express their feelings, opinions and thoughts in another language. It’s about testing their knowledge and also challenging them by seeing how they are able to answer previously unseen questions in Japanese.” Ms Suita says the contest is a great way to meet new people as well. “They make so many friends and I also form friendships with other language teachers, it’s a great social occasion. If they win prizes it’s a bonus but I have been blessed with such hardworking students that I’ve had six senior Queensland Champions in the last seven years.” she says. I think this type of contest can encourage students to put in extra study beyond their textbooks and exam papers, and it shows them that learning a language can open up many oppurtunities such as making new friends and being able to experience new things.” All Saints Anglican School

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When it comes to dealing with social issues through adolescence, starting the right conversations is key.

BIG ISSUES

As students mature, it’s important that they have the right guidance and assistance for becoming respectful and responsible adults. This is why All Saints launched the Mates Night initiative for the boys of Year 8 as a counterpart to the successful Year 8 Girls Night which has been running for the past couple of years. Assistant Head of Middle School (Pastoral Care) Julie Deane led the new initiative which aims to help the boys build a healthy understanding of their role as a man, for example in a relationship, as part of a team, at school and or in society. “I think that our young males have been left almost disenfranchised because they can see how women are taking their place in society, and in some instances it’s like there’s been a role reversal,” says Mrs Deane. “The whole idea of this initiative is that we want to support the development of self-awareness, responsibility, respect and resilience. They are essential life skills and we want to help our students be resourceful adults.” Mates Night broke the ice with fun at bubble soccer, slot car building, rock climbing, drama and music activities, before the boys were grouped with

other male staff members and parents to engage in meaningful discussion. The boys relayed their thoughts on topics including hopes, aspirations, fears and confidences using the Manmade Toolbox resource created by educational consultant and teacher Andrew Lines to get the conversations started. “These discussions were based on the whole idea of interaction within a respectful and confidential relationship, where there is no judgment,” says Mrs Deane. “We talked about many of the things our boys think about through the transitional stage from child to manhood all within the context of that night.” Mrs Deane says the Mates Night initiative is particularly important as society, social media and technology continue to swamp young people with negative, confusing or inappropriate messages. “These kids are constantly bombarded with confusing messages about the world and their place within it,” she says. “The best thing that we can do is provide them with education that allows them to think critically and helps guide them to make mature informed choices throughout their lives.”

THREADS A TIGHT-KNIT SUCCESS The annual All Saints Threads Fashion Show was held on 15 October, showcasing a vibrant collection of student designs from Years 9 to 12. All students were able to display their creative ability and technical skills in a professional setting, while several Year 12 students also chose to display a mini collection of three cohesive looks. The students have total freedom when it comes to conceptualising and making their mini collections. Over the years, collections have ranged from activewear, bridal, swim, streetwear and even children’s wear. Senior School teacher and Threads coordinator Jill Shehab says the show has grown substantially since it was first launched 12 years ago. “The Year 9 students used to do a fashion parade as part of a presentation night and then Senior School became involved and we moved from the theatre to a catwalk presentation,” Mrs Shehab says. “In 2006, it started as Threads and it had an audience of about 250 people which was all we could seat, then we moved into the HPE

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where now we have an audience of 600, plus the students who come in to watch.” Year 12 student, Isabella Charles took out the top award for Designer of The Year and Mrs Shehab says it was amazing to have her full collection on display which was launched in October at the Brisbane Designer Q Red Carpet Fashion event. The Year 12 award recipients were Paris Waters, Gemma Stubbs, Lilli-Rose Brown, Nat Taki, Elise Ballantine, Lily Slater and Anna Lutz. The Year 11 Award recipients were Brooklyn Taylor, Helena Buchegger, Caysara Beric and Eliza Campbell. The winners of the All Saints Fashion Award for Excellence in Design and Construction in Year 10 were Elisha Grofski, Chloe Mathers, Sophie Montgomery and Delia Niekrawietz, with Chloe Gao winning the Fashion Illustration Award. Anna Lutz was awarded both Collection of the Year and People’s Choice award for her 1920s inspired collection. The 2019 Threads Fashion Show will be held on 14 October next year.


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MORE THAN LANGUAGE SKILLS

The weather was just about perfect for most of the All Saints Japan Trip in September, except for a super typhoon that put students’ disaster training to the test. The arrival of Typhoon Jebi as the strongest to hit Japan’s coast in a quarter-century failed to dampen students’ impressions of the country, which included visits to heritage sites and a week-long homestay organised by sister school Chiba Eiwa just outside Tokyo. “They just learned, enjoyed the experience and made lots of friends,” says All Saints Senior School Japanese teacher Hiro Suita. “They were surprised how much their Japanese improved. They really enjoyed putting their language skills into practice. “Most of the students said that staying at Chiba Eiwa was the highlight of the trip.” A deep impression was left by a visit to the site of one of the most horrific events of human history – Hiroshima, one of two sites where nuclear bombs were dropped by the US Air Force at the end of World War II. “Many of the students were very touched by their experience in Hiroshima at the Peace Memorial Park,” says Ms Suita. “They said it was a big highlight for them, in that they learned so many important things about history and human resilience.”

Other famous landmarks the group visited included Japan’s tallest building the Skytree in Tokyo, Todai-ji Temple at Nara and feudal icon Himeji Castle, which until 2016 had been the subject of extensive repairs. In total there were 20 students on the trip from Years 9 through to 12, with other areas visited including Kyoto, Miyajima and Tokyo. Typhoon Jebi meant the group had to spend one extra night in Hiroshima, where students needed to apply more than just language skills. “I was monitoring the typhoon even before we left for Japan and had backup plans in place,” says Ms Suita. “We had to stay indoors all day. Luckily, we didn’t have to evacuate although some people in the area did. We were all safe. “I taught them what to do and we practised drills of how to stay safe during natural disasters such as a typhoon or earthquake.These are things that are taught to all children who grow up in Japan since these kind of events are so common. So they really had a well-rounded learning experience this trip.” All Saints’ relationship with Chiba Eiwa and Japan has been ongoing for almost 30 years. Ms Suita looks forward to immersing more students in Japanese culture on future trips.

Finding bonds over leadership

Year 11 student Genaya Bardsley discovered valuable leadership insights at the recent AB Paterson and Bond University Leadership Experience Day, while the initiative also helped foster a closer bond amongst her peers. Genaya, who will be both academic and debating captain in 2019, says three Year 11s and seven Year 10s took part in the day with different activities around leadership and participants from schools from across the Gold Coast. “We did a survey and were split into four different types of leadership groups,” she says. “Then we were able to mix with people who were our type of leader, see how they would tackle leadership issues and the way they would lead. “That was really insightful, the main speakers provided really detailed information and it was overall a very positive experience.” The leadership day also gave Genaya a chance to interact with students she had never spoken to before. She is excited about making a positive difference in the All Saints community, especially as academic captain in 2019, where she plans to set up study groups to help all her peers achieve the best results possible in the final year of OPs to end on a high. “And as debating captain I’d just like to be able to make improvements to have an even more successful season than we did last year,” she says. “We were runners up this year in the Senior B grand final at the Gold Coast Debating Competition so we’re hoping to do one better.” All Saints Anglican School

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END OF YEAR AWARDS

2018 Dux of the School, Kelvin Nakahashi, receiving his award

SENIOR SCHOOL The ADF Leadership & Teamwork Award Cooper Thomson & Kelsey Carr

The Armstrong Family Sports Honour Award Leah Davidson

CALTEX All Rounder Daniel Mason

Vocational Student of the Year Emily Pascoe

Excellence in Arts Madeleine Stephens

The Archbishop’s Award Cindy Rao & James Phillips

School-Based Trainee of the Year Marissa Dover

International Student Prize Ulrich Xu

Duke of Edinburgh Gold Level Lily Kenway & Leila Ishizaka

Foundation School Council Award Matthew Taylor

The Headmaster’s Award Zane Beattie, Olivia Broadley, Daniela Gaspar & Sam Shaw

Bond University Business Bursary Kira Bailey

The Ron and Kay Burling Award Lana Reynolds

Bond University Vice Chancellor’s Elite Scholarship Tayla Coulson

The Arman Family Bursary Stefanie Allocca

Foundation Day Awards Lily Kenway & Fenlan Miller UQ Create Change Achievement Award Kevin Kim Sportswoman of the Year Sophie McPhail Sportsman of the Year Samson Conochie

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The PSA Award Eve Lutze The Neil Sharp Prize for Citizenship & Care of Environment Morgan Sanderson The Ainsley Haldane Prize for Outstanding Commitment to Community Service Lilly Smith

The Headmaster’s Presentations Lily Kenway, Kevin Kim, Daisy Rice & Angus Reardon The P&F Good Samaritan Award Leila Ishizaka The Heads of House Award Caitlin Ross The McIntosh Cup Lily Kenway The Dux of the School Prize Kelvin Nakahashi


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2018 Headmaster’s Award recipients (L to R) Zane Beattie, Olivia Broadley, Sam Shaw and Daniela Gaspar

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Year 11

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Specialist Mathematics | Tom Hauck

Accounting | Brooke Napper

Accounting | Zane Beattie

Psychological Sciences | Kento Seki

Ancient History | Katie Wainwright

Ancient History | Electra Carpenter

Physical Sciences | Yasmin Sparks

Biology | Jackson Wuoti

Biology | Kelvin Nakahashi

Physical Education | Rishi Bliss

Business Management | Jack Carroll

Business Management | Kira Bailey

Philosophy and Reason | Yasmin Sparks

Cert III in Business | Maclane Newton

Cert III in Business | Kelsey Jones

Music Extension | Kento Seki

Cert III in Hospitality | Patrick Shapland

Cert III in Hospitality | Emily Pascoe

Music | Kento Seki

Cert III in Visual Arts | Jade De Cinque

Cert III in Sport & Recreation | Morgan Sanderson

Modern History | Kento Seki

Chemistry | Genaya Bardsley

Cert III in Visual Arts | Lilou Breslin

Mathematics | Kevin Chen

Chinese | Lucy Webster

Chemistry | Ulrich Xu

Legal Studies | Grace Bopf-Lewis

Diploma of Business | Brianna Delpopolo

Chinese | Bianca Zhang

Japanese | Madeline Rorie

Drama | Lily Forbes

Diploma of Business | Luke Harding-Smith

Industrial Technology Skills | Cooper Thomson

Economics | Grace Georgilopoulos

Drama | Ellen Irwin

Hospitality | Ebony Leong

Engineering Technology | Jonathan Sun

Economics | Ulrich Xu

Health & Physical Education | Thomas Koenig

English | Katie Wainwright

Engineering Technology | James Phillips

Health | Krystal Pericleous

English Communication | Sean Thomson

English | Lily Kenway

Geography | Taylor Timpani

French | Izma Haider

English Communication | Hallie Della

French | Nicci Moore

Geography | Caitlin Dorrough

English Extension | Kelsey Carr

Food and Nutrition | Cherish Semaan

Graphics | Rachael Fogarty

French | Lilou Breslin

Fashion | Ruby Dean

Home Economics | Eliza Campbell

Geography | Tayla Coulson

Extreme Mathematics | Tom Hauck

IT Systems | Jade De Cinque

Graphics | Lily Kenway

English | Yasmin Sparks

Japanese | Maria Suzuki

Home Economics | Gemma Stubbs

Engineering Technology | Felix Featherstone

Legal Studies | Mitchell Leishman

IT Systems | Lachlan Sutherland

Economics | Katrina Ng

Mathematics A | Jade De Cinque

Japanese | Hana Yamano

Drama | Krystal Pericleous

Mathematics B | Jackson Wuoti

Legal Studies | Daisy Rice

Digital Solutions | Tom Hauck

Mathematics C | Jackson Wuoti

Mathematics A | Caitlin Ross

Design Studies | Grace Bopf-Lewis

Modern History | Katie Wainwright

Mathematics B | Kelvin Nakahashi

Creative Writing | Ally Shorter

Music | Brian Lieu

Mathematics C | Ulrich Xu

Chinese | Tori Robinson

Physical Education | Cullin Cooper-Jones

Modern History | Samantha Gage

Chemical Sciences | Maddy Weir

Physics | Genaya Bardsley

Music | Madeleine Stephens

Business | Krystal Pericleous

Science 21 | Sophie Yeh

Music Extension | Madeleine Stephens

Biological Sciences | Ryo Takamizawa

Technology Studies | Fraser Mackay

Physical Education | Sam Shaw

Art - Foundation Studies | Ruby Dean

Visual Art | Allie Harrison

Physics | Echo Wen

Art - Digital and New Media | Elena Nairn

Citizenship | Janea O’Donnell & Henry Collins

Science 21 | Leah Davidson

Ancient History | Taylor Timpani

Technology Studies | Hana Yamano

Accounting | Molly Jackson

Visual Art | Isabella Charles

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MIDDLE SCHOOL Year 7

THE ARCHBISHOP ASPINALL AWARDS - Sahara McCarthy & Taye Grant THE CASE CUP - Katura Halleday FOUNDATION DAY AWARDS - Charlie Blond & Jude Hendriks

Year 9

ACADEMIC Xavier Alderson Mia Bock Jenny Cheng Liam Davis Tyson De Hoop Hillary Hains Oscar Harrison Oscar Henderson Benjamin Huang Charlie Jacobs Bronte Jobson Ruby McDougall Sadie Melville Luke Negas Elle Nicholls Caleb Robert Tara Sabet Emma Steele Bayden Steensma-Collins Kyan Sutcliffe Anna Suzuki Zali Williams

CITIZENSHIP Mone Genet Ava Hartnett Bali Kohring Matthew Lim Zachary Stevenson Montana Summergreene Emma Taylor Mollie Tucker Elena Turner Jason Zhong

ACADEMIC Charlie Blond James Bourne Abbey Burchill Tess Cummins Taylor Delpopolo Gabrielle Dern Briana Dorrough Emily Exell Ivy Feng Conyll Forbes Elsie Franklin Siegfried Frattner Amy Halliwell Liam Hamley Jude Hendriks Jasmine Hong Tiffany Johnston Angelina Lane Lilyan Lei Sophia Lynch Emily May Sahara McCarthy

ENDEAVOUR Lachlan Bosiljevac Luke N Brown Primrose Dean Shayla Ennis Lucy Fleming Oliver Hains Riona Kim Annalise Mutton Sienna Orr Kira Wheeler Nicole Zhou

Mia McConaghy Marcus Ng Luke Orchard Emily Potter Jack Taylor Juliette Taylor David Uptin Jin Yoo Sacha Zarew CITIZENSHIP Ian Brand Charlize Challen Jade Crisp Eliza Dyde-Nairn Mitchell Henderson Eliana Katsanevas Karissa Liu Zahli Martin Ty Parer Riley Paterson Kate Wainwright Aiden Weber

CITIZENSHIP Charlotte Bull Annabelle Dwyer Sage Knocker Leon Lee Candice Liu Ellie McMahon Harry Nairn Shannon Nolan Kaela O’Shea Amelia Pauli Sienna Paull Madison Pawson Hannah Schwindack Sakura Sugiyama Amy Suzuki Bodhi Uwland

Year 8 ACADEMIC Emily Bowler Charlee Carr Keely Dart Chloe Flanagan Sophie Humbert Matilda Leslie Kiandra Loch

Xabian McKay-Mavin Daniel McLarenKennedy Evelyn Mulcahy Charlotte Phillips Renae Tilgner Conrad Vernon Priya Virdee-Hero

ENDEAVOUR Sienna Abrahams Dan Boulton Holly Buckley Sarah Butcher William Chen Annalisa Choy Finley Cook

JUNIOR SCHOOL

Eva Doblo Cooper Douglas Samantha Downie Lara Duggan Charli Harpur Tia Hinze Bowen KimberleyMastalir

Eliza Lee Thomas Leeds Ben Leishman Sarah Maddock McKenzie Maynard Finn Nicolson Ben Pearce Stephanie Pericleous

Croft Philips Andie Powell Georgia Robin Libby Tohme Luca Velardo Caitlin Watts Ray Winson

CITIZENSHIP Kyle Allen Bridgette Buckley Isla Campion Brodie Gardiner Saffron Macdougall Danielle McMahon Bella Waters

FOUNDATION DAY AWARDS - Alex Galt & Yvette Challen PARENTS & FRIENDS CUP - Oakey | Captains: Scarlett Terry & Max Allars ARCHBISHOP’S AWARDS - Nina Murphy & Zach Allen JUNIOR SCHOOL CUP - Adelaide Hooper

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6

Specialist

ACADEMIC Lennox Boles Courtney Leeds Isabella Lo Emily Norton-Knight Toby Pearson Daisy Vincent

ACADEMIC Jonathan Button Asher Ciobo Eloise Cooke Nathan Kowald Eddie Liu Tian Will Pascoe Hamish Slater Ava Sutcliffe

ACADEMIC Rinne Kodo Jonathan Lo Rhiannon Mahon Isabella Ngo Lily Pearson Ruby Petty Olwen Powell Dylan Terblanche Maree Tilgner Matilda Wilson Annabella Zhang

ACADEMIC Zach Allen Yvette Challen Sophia Harrison Joy Lin Nina Murphy Priscilla Musolino Finn Pascoe Aimee Shang Ruby Sparks Lucy Wilson Isabelle Young

ENDEAVOUR Amy Emerton Georgia Seaton Sarah Hartnett Harriet McIvor

ENDEAVOUR Sophia Doerr Scarlett Terry George Pericleous Tom Todorovic

LOTE Sophia Baxter TECHNOLOGY Angus Walker VISUAL ARTS Keeley Clark SPORT Levi Ashcroft INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC Alex Caban PERFORMING ARTS Bronte Reed DANCE Courtney Sutherland

CITIZENSHIP Luca Nakagawa-Morrison James Mullineux Phoebe Letchford Jerome Challen

CITIZENSHIP Kumi Kishida Luka Potter Sophia Brown Gemma Ping

ENDEAVOUR Ethan Chipps Jerrod Henderson Ella Wenzel CITIZENSHIP Hannah Black Charlotte Le Duc Harry Blond

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ENDEAVOUR William Burling Antonio Fadle Adam Davis Sophia Whittle CITIZENSHIP Charlize Rowles Bridie Murphy Evie Frattner Tahlia Ennis

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DRAMA & COMMUNICATION

Maddison Souz DILIGENCE & APPLICATION Xavier McWaters


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Growing the

SEED

It’s been a decade since the first seed was planted at the All Saints Farm Garden and now it’s grown into something truly special. The Farm Garden aims to become a place where students can engage with sustainability firsthand and study food, nutrition and primary production on campus. Over the past few months, the garden has been transformed under the care of volunteer manager Mostafa Shehab and his wife, Senior School teacher Jill Shehab. Mrs Shehab says the garden is designed to play a vital role in the education of students from all age groups. “It helps students understand where their food comes from and allows them to learn about nutrition, about sustainability, about soil health and that whole cycle from seed to table through a hands on learning approach,” says Mrs Shehab. The garden is now home to ten chickens and four beehives, not to mention the earthworms that are teeming among the healthy soil. Classes who come to the garden say the highlight is working with the chickens, as many of the students have never interacted with the animals before. Food and nutrition classes have been recycling food waste from the canteen while home economics classes have been providing compost to help feed the chickens, getting a chance to experience sustainability firsthand. The Farm Garden sits at the end of a ‘food trail’ which runs throughout the School, beginning with the Year 1 vegetable patch in the Junior School, continuing through the canteen’s herb and citrus garden plus the brassica patch in the Senior School. Several students and staff are looking forward to taking part in the first introduction to beekeeping course which is likely to take place this year at the Farm Garden. Mrs Shehab says the beekeeping course will require the participants to be available four times a year for hive management sessions which will include harvesting, spinning and bottling honey as well as general maintenance. “We are aiming to get more people involved and develop the skills of a budding beekeeper,” she says. “Hives have to be managed. It’s a major element. It’s not just about telling students ‘this is how a beehive works’, it goes right down to how to care for the bee itself.” Students will begin growing their own food in 2019 and the space will also be open to teachers across the whole school. Claire Morrison will be running a 10-week gardening unit which will cover setting up irrigation, soil health, composting, setting up a worm farm, seed raising and companion planting. All Saints Anglican School

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VERVE 2018 By Leila Ishizaka, Year 12 Visual Arts student

Every year presents a new challenge for art students - to see how far we can take our creativity and express from within ourselves something that words could not achieve. The artworks produced have been something to be proud of, and the 2018 Senior School Visual Arts exhibition, Verve, has been nothing short of a great success. Proudly displaying the Senior students’ array of original creations from the year to family and friends, it was rewarding to see every student’s individuality beautifully reflected in each impressive piece. From the Year 10 and 11’s beautifully imagined acrylic paintings and concrete creations to the Year 12’s unique pieces of art, the atmosphere was set by live music and nibblies. Whether from the Visual Art subject or Certificate III in Art, students presented an outstanding collection of artworks to which they dedicated much of their time and effort to in 2018. The All Saints art community is lucky to have been so strongly supported by so many fellow students and family members, and it was truly a wonderful night that couldn’t have been possible without these special people. The art room is a beautiful space where students are fortunate to have such an extraordinary opportunity to create and to be inspired surrounded by the most delightful people and environment. At Verve, we were just as fortunate to be able to celebrate the incredible achievements and talents of the Year 10, 11 and 12 students in such a special and warm way.

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SHINDIG FILM FESTIVAL 2018

SEE IT, THINK IT, FILM IT The Shindig Film Festival once again wowed crowds at Event Cinemas Robina in October where 16 student-made short films debuted on the big screen. Shindig organiser and Director of Multimedia Steve Lewis says the night was an authentic film premiere experience where students had the opportunity to work with industry standard equipment including the cinema’s $150,000 projector. “Shindig is a unique festival and competition where we show student work and try to emphasise excellence in multimedia, while providing a vehicle for students to be able to share their ideas,” says Mr Lewis. More than 350 audience members turned out to watch the films which each had a 10-minute time limit, and all proceeds from ticket sales went to Giveathon. Taking out the top award on the night was Kevin Kim’s masterpiece titled The All Saints Conspiracy. Kevin’s film got the crucial scoop on a serious affliction among All Saints’ male staff members and asked the hard-hitting question: why is it that so many male staff in the Senior School are bald? The people’s choice award, voted on via

SMS, went to the film Hi Darrel created by Adam Smith and Alex Clarey. The winner of the 2018 Filmmakers Award went to Byron D’arcy who went on the win the Bond University Film and Television Awards (BUFTA) Best Music Video and Outstanding Gold Coast Filmmaker awards. He also received a Bronze award from the Australian Cinematographers Society Queensland. Mr Lewis says the diversity of films entered this year was exceptional.

the Australian Cinematographers Society and has worked on a couple of major productions,” says Mr Lewis. “Hemma Kearney (Class of 2004) has a company called Show and Tell Productions with offices in Brisbane, London and the US, Bodhi Connolly (Class of 2013) works with a drone company called Opener Aircraft in San Francisco and Briony Benjamin (Class of 2003) works with Mamma Mia.”

“We had a whimsical animation, a few cutting-edge comedies, music videos and dramas. A suitably diverse mix,” says Mr Lewis.

“Many of the past students I still keep in contact with, that have had their work in Shindig, still look back and say, ‘I can’t believe a film I made was up there on that screen’.”

“We also introduced a new segment this year called ‘one-minute films’, this meant that those students who were a little bit time-poor could still take part.”

No matter what industry students decide to enter after graduation, Mr Lewis says that having a basic skillset in multimedia can be useful in just about any job.

What started with several rolls of VHS videotape and a few enthusiastic students almost 16 years ago has since grown into an annual spectacle. Many alumni who got their first taste for film and TV through Shindig have gone on to build exciting careers in multimedia.

“I think content creation is so allencompassing these days, I can’t think of a profession where it wouldn’t be useful to be able to do something with media, at the very least using your phone’s ability to be able to take videos and stills to sharing your ideas on the many platforms that exist today,” he says.

“Jarryd Hall (Class of 2005) works as a cinematographer and colourist out of his own studio in Sydney and has made quite a name for himself. He is a member of

“Across the board, you can safely say it’s a useful area for people to explore and add to their skillset.”

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The Idea of North In July, Australia’s brilliant and award-winning jazz a cappella vocal group The Idea of North workshopped with our choirs during the day and then performed to a very enthusiastic audience in the Nairn Theatre at night. In the first half of the concert the singers and vocal percussionist from The Idea of North performed with our ensembles and then by themselves in the second half. Some highlights from the concert included All Saints students conducting The Idea of North and the whole audience singing in four-part harmony, Stevie Wonder’s hit Isn’t She Lovely which closed the concert.

PERFORMING Gold Coast Eisteddfod

Musical Showcase

One of the highlights each year is performing at the Gold Coast Eisteddfod in Term 3.

To quote the first line of a song from Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons - Oh, What a Night! - and there was something for everyone! Year 10 pianist, Ryo Takamizawa opened the concert with an incredible performance of George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue accompanied by the Malcolm Arnold Wind Ensemble.

All Saints had over 30 ensembles entered this year with most ensembles getting placed.

Year 9 violinist, Ingram Fan dazzled the audience with Charles de Beriot’s Ballet Scenes, a piece he played in his AMusA Violin exam which he gained with Distinction, and the choirs all performed a cappella (unaccompanied) with contemporary music including Say Something from the vocal group The Pentatonix and Stevie Wonder’s Sir Duke. The Senior and Amadeus Strings orchestras combined to perform Norman Leyden’s Serenade for Strings and the Grainger and Malcolm Arnold Wind Ensembles combined forces with over 100 musicians on stage performing All Aboard!, a medley of music about trains featuring the trombonists in the bands.

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Theatrefest Have you ever presented a memorised speech of more than five minutes? Better still, have you given a themed performance of six to eight minutes duration involving various performing arts disciplines, such as a monologue, poem, song and mime, from memory in an engaging manner? The 40 performers in the Middle School and Senior School sections of the Theatrefest did just this in style. Two very entertaining evenings with some stunning performances. The placings were: 1st– Alexander Andersen (Senior School Section) and Taye Grant (Middle School), 2nd– Kiki Mezzina (Senior School Section) and Georgia Ogge (Middle School), 3rd– Rishi Bliss (Senior School Section) and Sebastian Andersen (Middle School)

ARTS 2018 Harpsichord Thanks to a generous donation from the Parents and Friends, All Saints now has a harpsichord. A harpsichord was the main keyboard instrument of the Baroque Period (1450 – 1650) and composers such as Bach, Handel and Vivaldi composed prolifically for this instrument. Pictured is Ryo Takamizawa playing this beautiful instrument.

By Scott Mason, Director of Performing Arts

Music Honours Students Share their Music The Music Honours students often take their musical talents out into wider community to play for residents at various retirement centres. This year they performed to the residents of Merrimac Park Private Care and on a special day for one of the resident’s Alma, who was celebrating her 100th birthday.

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STEALING THE SHOW

Both entries were very sophisticated with really talented kids. - Chantelle Flint

Theatre-goers and families were treated to “very well polished” performances from All Saints students at this year’s Gold Coast Secondary Schools Drama Festival, with the seniors’ play Adam winning top prize. Directed by Senior School drama teacher Chris Cherry as well as past students Savannah Crasto and Sebastian De Viana (both Class of 2017), the play earned Year 11 student Erin Hegarty one of the eight outstanding actor awards on offer, with the best actor in a supporting role going to Meg Jones, also in Year 11. The intermediate play Stop Means Go also came in second at the festival, with Rishi Bliss in Year 10 receiving one of the six outstanding actor trophies and the adjudicator awarding highly commended certificates to the entire cast and the lighting design team. “It was a really exciting year. Both entries were very sophisticated with really talented kids,” says Head of Drama Chantelle Flint.

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“They were very well polished. They were a committed class with excellent direction. “The senior play used a lot of multimedia and it was stylised, using a lot of symbolism which the adjudicator loved.” Mrs Flint said it was lovely to have past students back on board. “They had a great time employing skills that they learned at All Saints into action in the real world,” she says, adding another past student Emily Brieger (Class of 2017) helped in the direction of Stop Means Go as well. Cast members of the seniors’ play also included: Maddie Stephens, Aroha Atkinson, Alex Clarey and Thomas McCluskey. Lara Salamacha, Elaina Mullins, Franky McBain and Jade De Cinque supported the show technically. Students who acted in the intermediate play also included: Ava Cunningham, Khyja Miller, Heath Slater, Michael Smith, Lucinda Chipman, Leah Humbert, Krystal Pericleous and Maddy Weir. Lara Salamacha supported the show technically.


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Journey to the world’s cultural

EPICENTRE All Saints performing artists were immersed in the experience of a lifetime when they journeyed to Europe in June for the biennial Performing Arts Tour. The whirlwind two-week tour included visits to London, Stratford-upon-Avon, Vienna, Salzburg and Munich where the group of 32 students was treated to 16 shows and concerts among other cultural spectacles. Highlights included many West End musicals and plays, Shakespeare performances and workshops by the Royal Shakespeare Company, seeing the Gladiator score performed by a live orchestra with Lisa Gerrard at Royal Albert Hall and a visit to the Viennese opera.

This trip shows how well the students’ passions are celebrated in other places of the world. - Chantelle Flint

Wasting no opportunity, a group of students even took to the stage at the Salzburg Fortress putting on a spontaneous show using the restaurant’s own piano. “Two of our students jumped on the piano and were accompanied by one of our opera singers,” recounts Head of Drama and trip organiser Chantelle Flint. “They dazzled the restaurant with an impromptu performance. It was an amazing highlight.” Mrs Flint says the trip is an essential learning experience and source of inspiration for students considering a career in the performing arts. “We have such passionate students and it was about immersing them in the cultural epicentre of the world for music and drama,” she says. The next Performing Arts Tour is currently in the early stages of planning and will take place in 2020. All Saints Anglican School

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LEFT FIELD All Saints has a proud history of producing some spectacular athletes, yet some students go over and above to participate in some less conventional sports and are succeeding at them too. From squash to kart racing, and motorcycle racing to professional league soccer, All Saints students are not only enjoying what they do but also excelling while they do it. Director of Sport Fergus Leslie says All Saints works to support these extremely talented young athletes, even if their chosen sports aren’t available at school. He says that while these students may be high-flyers in their field, each are humble players who still love participating in compulsory APS sports every Friday afternoon with their classmates. “The School gives a great support network to these students – and they are still chuffed to bits to represent All Saints on a Friday afternoon, even though they’re on the national stage every other weekend,” says Mr Leslie.

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Charlie Carroll | Athletics Charlie Carroll came to All Saints in 2018 as a Year 10 student and is a fantastic addition to the school’s strong athletics cohort. Carroll is a long and triple jumper and placed first in the Queensland Championships earlier this year for both events. During the triple jump event, he broke his personal best on every jump.

Leah Davidson | Soccer At just 17, Leah Davidson in Year 12 has signed a deal with the Brisbane Roar’s powerhouse women’s team. She’s already had some time on field and is set for bigger and better things in the world of soccer. Leah is following in the footsteps of Tameka Butt, an All Saints alumna from the Class of 2008, who also played for the Brisbane Roar team. Tameka now plays for the Matildas Australian team and Melbourne City.

Seth Crump | Motorcycle racing Following in the footsteps of his father, famous for a career in motorcycle speedway racing, is Seth Crump. Seth is a motorcyclist racing in the Australian Supersport 300 championships. The competition is open to all ages, meaning the teenager is competing against adults. He’s already had significant success, having won a competition in Hidden Valley in July. At the moment he is placed 5th overall in Australia and is travelling all over the country to compete. Seth says his favourite event of the year is in Darwin and hopes to be able to compete in Moto3 in the near future.

Leah Davidson playing for Brisbane Roar FC

Broc Feeney | Kart & car racing You may have tried your hand at kart racing at a mate’s birthday party once upon a time, but professionals like Broc Feeney in Year 10 mean serious business. Broc is All Saints’ resident kart racer, and he’s extremely good at it. In karting, Broc scored second place in the Australian championships in the 16 and over category. This year he has also been racing in the Toyota 86 car racing series, making him one of the youngest rising stars in the car racing world. In fact, Broc recently became the youngest winner ever of a race in round three at Tailem Bend.

Ethan Eyles | Squash Ethan Eyles may have farewelled All Saints in 2015, but he’s gone on to represent the School as a proud alumni ambassador. His sport is the classic game of squash. The highoctane racquet sport suits the 16-year-old who is already playing the game in the professional leagues in Australia, India and Argentina. Ethan is currently ranked number 543 in the world and is set to become a big name in the sport.

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GIRLS SHINE IN With Australian women’s teams coming further into the spotlight across several sporting codes, it’s little wonder our younger girls are feeling inspired to go out and give something new a try. That trend was on full display during the Queensland Rugby 7s competition which was held at All Saints in Term 4. This year there were 54 teams from around Australia, including one team from Singapore, which descended on All Saints for the annual event. The competition is supported by Queensland Rugby Union (QRU) and both private and state schools are invited to take part. Middle School Chaplain Brendan Callaghan was one of the organisers and said it was great to see a big turnout,

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including such an impressive involvement by the girls who fielded the majority of teams, 30 in total.

Mr Callaghan said this reflected the growing visibility of women playing sports at an elite level. “I think it’s a flow on effect form a number of things,” said Mr Callaghan. “Women’s sports are certainly in the spotlight with the development of the national AFL competition and things like the national cricket side in the women’s Big Bash. The advancement of women’s rugby in Australia has also played a huge part, especially with the women’s success in the 7s making it to the final of the Commonwealth Games - they have done very well over the years.” The All Saints Rugby 7s competition was supported by the local school community, as well as fans from the Gold Coast and afar, who enjoyed the spectacle while being treated to culinary delights from local food vans.


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Steve Jones and the All Saints grounds staff rose to the mammoth challenge of creating eight pristine temporary rugby fields for the event, adding to All Saints’ existing rugby field and main oval which was not in use due to cricket season. Mr Callaghan says the competition was a great opportunity for students to mingle with kids their age that they normally wouldn’t have much contact with. “The teams came from all over Queensland,” says Mr Callaghan. The rugby field breaks down a lot of social barriers. It is wonderful for our girls to mix with others. They get along well on and off the field,” says Mr Callaghan. All Saints’ dedication to rugby has been a launch pad for some of All Saints’ best athletes in the past; particularly Lauren Brown (Class of 2012) and Joe

Pincus (Class of 2014) who have both been selected to represent Australia in Rugby 7s. “Rugby 7s provides a great avenue for people who aren’t traditional rugby players,” says Mr Callaghan. “Maybe they’re a bit smaller and quicker, but they have all the skills and it allows them to play the game that way; a mixture of touch and rugby.” In terms of rugby at All Saints as a school sport, Mr Callaghan hopes involvement will continue to grow. “Our numbers have been sensational, especially in the girls’ teams. We have had somewhere between 50 to 60 girls training every week through Term 3 in the mornings before school,” he said. “I would like to see that maintained and grow even further. We want them to keep developing in confidence, camaraderie and just in their ability to enjoy one another’s company in sport.”

The rugby field breaks down a lot of social barriers. - Brendan Callaghan

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Academic

Middle School students participate in The Power of Engineering workshop at All Saints

When it comes to science, the students at All Saints have worked hard to create a successful formula for academic achievement. Seniors won prestigious awards at the Science Olympiad, where Year 10 students Ryo Takamizawa and Leo Xu both came away with a high distinction in Physics, while Ryo also took out a high distinction in Biology. Tom Hauck, also in Year 10, received a high distinction in Earth and Environmental Science while classmate Kento Seki performed admirably yet narrowly missed out on top accolades. Not only did the boys blitz the competition this year, the girls at All Saints also left an exceptional mark. The Peter Doherty Awards for Excellence in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) recognise students who demonstrate brilliance and an innovative contribution to STEM in Queensland. School Captain Lily Kenway won the Outstanding Senior STEM Student Award at the 2018 Peter Doherty Awards, which were announced by the Minister for Education in August. Year 11 student Genaya Bardsley, who in 2019 will be academic and debating captain, competed in the International Youth Physics Tournament and participated in the QUT Vice Chancellor’s STEM Camp alongside classmate Lucy Webster. Recognising her passion for science and education, Genaya was also named a finalist for the Empowering Young Women’s Award at the Gold Coast Women in Business Awards in October. Adding to the ever-growing list of All Saints’ successful women in STEM, Maddy Anderson from Year 12 took part in the National Youth Science Forum which is a 12-day residential program designed to give participants a broader understanding of career options available across various STEM fields.

The gender distribution of people completing higher education degrees in STEM is still heavily skewed towards men, with women only making up 16 per cent of total graduates across Australia. This is one of the reasons why Head of Science at All Saints Mark DavidTooze says it is particularly wonderful to see girls flourishing in these areas. “Our percentages of girls involved in science is very high, I think we are well ahead of the curve in that respect,” says Mr David-Tooze. “At the moment in universities, not many girls are going into engineering or science, but that’s not the case here, we have many students picking careers in biology, physics, chemistry, psychology and medicine.” Middle School science teacher Meredith Siegmann echoed this sentiment, adding that she promotes science to all genders and ages and is proud to see so many girls becoming interested in science at a younger age. Ms Siegmann manages the Middle School science labs at All Saints and runs initiatives which are focused on building confidence for girls and helping them discover that science is becoming less of a male-dominated field. Ms Siegmann introduced the nationwide Power of Engineering initiative to All Saints, where successful women in the field come to the school and work with groups of girls on different projects and challenges.

We have many students picking careers in biology, physics, chemistry, psychology and medicine. - Mark David-Tooze

“The girls really loved being a part of it, they look at the event as being fun and because they are having fun through science, they develop a desire to go into that area,” says Ms Siegmann. “The women who presented at this event all think outside the box. They talked about thinking differently, how to cope with working in a male-dominated area and building a network of other successful women around you who are good mentors.” All Saints Anglican School

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TURNING THE PAGE

Engagement between the staff on the front desk and the students is essential in terms of maintaining what All Saints is all about. - Alan Trueman

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What relevance does a school library hold in the age of palm sized tech? That’s the question All Saints and its passionate team of librarians faced when redesigning the library.

and how to retrieve information from that rather than traditional print resources,” says Mr Trueman.

What they’ve come out with is a sight to behold: a perfect integration of the old and the new, with a serious focus on collaborative spaces and an insistence on student contact.

However, the library staff noticed that students and staff were both still hungry for the physical version of a resource; eBooks haven’t entirely taken over.

With the One to One Program soon to roll out across the entire Middle and Senior School, it might seem as if the concept of a library was outdated, but that could not be further from the case. As part of the redesign of the library, the team sat down to determine what role they played as librarians in 2018. That role, according to Director of Information Services Alan Trueman, is teaching students how to access whatever information it is they need. “In the last few years one of the things that has happened a lot more is that we teach kids how to access technology, access databases,

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“There’s also been a big move toward eBooks, audiobooks and databases, creating a greater need for us to teach kids how to reference correctly from online sources.”

The new library space reflects these changes. Packed with computers, interactive screens, spaces to work together on projects, numerous projectors and TVs, as well as an emphasis on fiction books, the library is well prepared for years to come. It’s not only the library that has changed, but the role of a librarian too. Mr Trueman says the School made a conscious decision to keep staff on the front desk at all times rather than automating that process. “Many libraries these days have their front desk entirely automated – like a self-checkout. But the engagement between the staff on the front desk and the students is essential in terms of maintaining what All Saints is all about when it comes to that personal connection,” says Mr Trueman.


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Maths competitors take big piece of the π All Saints students shined in this year’s UQ/QAMT Problem Solving Competition with top spot placings across two year groups in the prestigious state mathematics event. All Saints was the only school with students achieving joint first place in the state for both Years 11 and 12, represented by Declan Barry and Ulrich Xu respectively. Head of Mathematics Adrian Gaterell describes the two-hour written maths competition as gruelling and challenging, not to mention “surprisingly difficult” for a Queensland competition given the state usually comes second to New South Wales and Victoria in national results.

Middle School Librarian Jan Curran says the design upgrades have encouraged students who normally wouldn’t care about the library to rediscover the pleasures of what’s inside. “We went to a lot of effort to try and find really comfortable, inviting furnishings that were going to stand the test of time and cater for all types of students,” says Mrs Curran. “We’ve had students walk through the door who had never been inside the library. It was suddenly the cool place to hang out.” And whilst eBooks and digital learning is clearly becoming more popular, Mrs Curran says having books and a library is an essential element of All Saints that will never go away. “Some schools got rid of libraries and all their books, and they have rued the day. They are now realising what a mistake that decision was and they are now reordering books and trying to find more space in the school for a library,” she says. “They just filled the library with computers and nobody was teaching them how to research or how to use the computers. But kids still love a hard copy book. They tell me that will never die.”

Gaterell added 2018 School Dux Kelvin Nakahashi also came third in the competition for Year 12. “The Year 12s really stood out as our most consistent year,” says Mr Gaterell, adding Year 12 student Echo Wen received a commendation. “In Year 11, Declan Barry topped Queensland. He is a very good maths competition taker and he has topped Queensland in this competition before. “In Year 10, Tom Hauck was second in Queensland.” David Uptin came in third place in the Year 9 cohort, while commendations also went to Alex Broadley (Year 9), Liam Hamley (Year 9) and Xabian McKay-Mavin (Year 8). Soon after Mr Gaterell started teaching at All Saints, the School

came first in every single age division from Years 8 to 12. “In recent years it’s become more competitive with Terrace in Brisbane and Brisbane State High fielding lots of competitors.” He said it’s gone from a competition with only a handful of schools to now usually 20 to 30 schools taking part. “But you can certainly see the ones that take it more seriously than others. Generally, an All Saints student will win one of the divisions but to get two first and a second this year we were really pleased.” Mr Gaterell adds curious minds tend to be drawn to the competition as it entails a problem-solving aspect that is not usually seen in mainstream mathematics, as well as many topics that are not in the Syllabus. “That’s why I leave it up to them as to whether they enter this competition, because it could be two hours of pain and a bit of a waste of time if it’s not really their thing,” he says. “I like them to have a look at past papers so that they know what they’re in for and they’re not expecting to get all the questions right. “I advise them to hand in all their rough working because sometimes on their rough working there’s a bit of gold there and they don’t even realise that they’ve come up with a brilliant thought or suggestion. The marker will pick that up.”

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2018 Vocational Education students

Upskilling for the future Nailing those final exams, attaining a high OP and attending university are all important ways to get a foot in the door when it comes to securing the career of your dreams. However, as the workplace becomes a rapidly evolving beast due to the rise of technology and flexible working environments, students need to rely on more than just their academic knowledge alone if they want to succeed. In fact, for the careers of the future, students are encouraged to start building on what have traditionally been dubbed soft skills. An independent work ethic, critical thinking prowess, the ability to work in a team and problem-solving aptitude are just a few of the many skills that employers are more commonly prioritising over high grades. While these skills can’t necessarily be taught, they can be learned through practical experience which is why All Saints has emphasised their importance throughout its Vocational Education and Training (VET) programs. Director of Careers and Vocational Education Alison Weeks says it is essential for students to have hands-on career

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training and hone their skills before they graduate, as the nature of work continues to become more complicated. “Students often think soft skills are easy skills, but they aren’t,” says Ms Weeks. “They are the ones you grow into and you develop in many ways while you’re going through school and beyond. Employers aren’t looking for just a report card or just a degree, they want to see that students have practical skills.” All Saints’ VET programs allow students to go out into the workplace and obtain practical experience while still studying. The School also employs VET students to work in fields of sport and recreation, screen and media, live production, early childhood education, and education support. Some students also work with external businesses covering areas including hospitality, business, carpentry, tiling, automotive and plumbing. The students who enrol in these programs quickly realise that employers often aren’t solely looking for the best grades on paper. “Many students learn more effectively through ‘doing’ rather than theoretical learning. Vocational subjects allow students to learn ‘on the job’ in a much more practical, hands-on way,” says Ms Weeks.

Ms Weeks says that the media often bombards parents and students with news about how technology is replacing the need for human workers and how the workplace is changing forever. While some might fear doom and gloom, Ms Weeks believes these kinds of changes can create opportunities for the astute learner. “I think that these things can be very scary for students to hear, and for parents there is that unknown of how to help their child choose if they don’t even know where the opportunities will lie,” says Ms Weeks. “That’s where it comes back to having those transferrable skills and those soft skills. I always say to students that what they should move onto after school are the things that they have a passion for and they enjoy.” “Then they will develop their skills in that area and by then they will know what the work is going to be relative to those areas.” Ms Weeks says the VET program at All Saints is helping students look beyond the textbooks to see what the world of work is really like after school. “It doesn’t matter what students learn from a computer screen, it’s about the practice of actually doing it,” she says.


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THOUGHT Year 12 students were given a rare opportunity to see what their futures could hold at the annual ‘Explore, Dream, Discover’ Careers Dinner held in August. The Careers Dinner, which is organised by Director of Careers and VET Alison Weeks, is the only event of its kind on the Gold Coast. It helps students learn more about their potential choices and hear about pathways they may not have previously considered. This year the event was held at the Mercure Gold Coast Resort where more than 120 professionals across various industries were seated at tables with students based on their career interests. “Students have the opportunity to speak with people who spark that desire for the direction they want to go - it’s the night that the lights go on in the mind of our students and their career path becomes a bit more real,” says Ms Weeks. “It is a unique event because we match every student specifically to a professional in their chosen career. For example, we don’t just put a couple of architects in the room and let our students who are interested in architecture seek them out.” Many alumni were invited back to share their professional expertise, which Ms Weeks says was very valuable considering the Year 12s could relate so easily with people who have already walked in their footsteps. Founder of Teaspoons of Change d’Arcy Lunn was the keynote speaker on the night. For the past 18 years, Mr Lunn has travelled across more than 90 countries and delivered more than 850 presentations based on the common thread of how the decisions and actions of one person can help make a positive impact on the planet. Ms Weeks says it was a coup to have a global entrepreneur and humanitarian leader of Mr Lunn’s calibre to help inspire the students. “He shared with the students the opportunity to explore the world, to look beyond the Gold Coast and beyond Australia to what is outside,” says Ms Weeks. “He also emphasised the importance of giving back to the community. That resounds with what we do at the School in everyday life.” Bond University, the University of Queensland and Griffith University supported the Careers Dinner and several academics from each institution attended the event. It’s safe to say that many students walked away from the night with a clearer picture of their future careers in mind.

Students have the opportunity to speak with people who spark that desire for the direction they want to go in - it’s the night the light goes on in the minds of our students. - Alison Weeks

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STAR POWER One of the hallmarks of an All Saints education is diversity. Whether you’re an academic genius, sporting prodigy, brilliant performing artist or anywhere in between, there will always be a place for your talents to shine. The list of All Saints alumni who have gone on to succeed in their chosen fields continues to burgeon, however a special mention must go to those who have built international careers in the performing arts. Whether on the stage, in film, television and beyond, the arts industry is a notoriously tough one to crack.

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Overcoming rejection, landing pivotal roles, gruelling long hours and sometimes spending months away from home is all in a day’s work for these exceptional alumni. Courtney Bell, Bonnie Page and Adele Parkinson have at least one thing in common; they are all successful stage performers and discovered their love for the craft while at All Saints, notably through school musicals Grease and Beauty and the Beast. The Saints caught up with these three superstar alumni to talk about their life on the stage and how All Saints helped kickstart their careers.


Courtney Bell Courtney Bell (Class of 2004) knew the potential risks when leaving her psychology degree to pursue a career in the arts but, looking back, she wouldn’t have had it any other way. Performing has always been in Courtney’s blood and she says one of her favourite things about the stage is being able to express stories and bring characters and people to life. Her career has included roles in Dot the Kangaroo, Shakespeare’s As You Like it and most recently Madiba the Musical. “Madiba is about the life story of Nelson Mandela, it’s a bit of a mix of fictional storyline with historical events,” she says.

Community Courtney is in the ensemble and plays Stephanie who is one of the antagonists, in addition to understudying the lead role of Helena. “I’m always rehearsing for the lead role as well as doing my main role in the show. I have a few performances that I will be going on for the lead.” She fondly remembers her time at All Saints, where in Beauty and the Beast she played the role of Mrs Potts. “We grew up and did our whole schooling in theatres and facilities which were of professional standards - that’s an opportunity that not everyone gets.”

Bonnie Page Bonnie Page (Class of 2009) may have spent a large amount of time performing on ships, but her dedication to her craft has been anything but cruisy. Straight out of school, Bonnie moved to Ballarat where she completed her Bachelor of Arts in musical theatre at the Arts Academy. Since then she’s been cast in several roles that have taken her all around the world performing for cruise lines including her first gig with Aida which she auditioned for in Budapest. Most recently Bonnie scored the role of Lorraine in one of her favourite musicals, Jersey Boys, which she rehearsed for in Tampa, Florida.

“It’s one of my dream shows, I am super stoked to be doing it. The casting agents are very picky because of the fact it is a true story and a lot of the characters are still alive,” she says. After Jersey Boys wraps up, Bonnie looks forward to moving back to London and continuing to pursue the ultimate goal of landing a gig in the West End. “I’m looking forward to hitting the ground running when I get back to London, and now with Jersey Boys on my CV I hope to break into the West End.”

Adele Parkinson A self-proclaimed ‘extra-curricular kid’ while she was at school, Adele continued to tenaciously apply herself in the arts after her graduation in 2007. After honing her craft at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) her very first role was in Legally Blonde, where she first worked as a female swing ensemble member and later understudy for the lead role of Elle Woods. “I got to perform as Elle Woods in the show in Brisbane and Melbourne a couple of times. It was seriously the best,” she says. “To be entrusted with that sort of responsibility to carry an enormous commercial musical like that when I

was only 23, I was pretty chuffed and that is still a career highlight.” Since Legally Blonde, Adele has worked on various TV and stage productions including Horrible Histories, Splash Dance on the ABC and the understudy role of Fantine in Les Miserables. Most recently Adele played Marion in Priscilla Queen of the Desert. To this day, Adele is grateful of the opportunities in performing arts that she seized while at All Saints. “The school wasn’t ever the kind of place where you felt like you were only going to be recognised for succeeding in one discipline or another. It was the greatest gift.”

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It fosters resilience, independence and gives people a broader view of the world around them. - Stacey Ward

As it gets harder for young people to unplug from screens and the online world, programs like The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award become an essential part of learning and life. In 2018, a group of intrepid All Saints students accompanied by staff coordinators went on several expeditions through nature as part of the initiative. Across the three levels of the Duke of Edinburgh - bronze, silver and gold - students went on six journeys which included a paddling expedition on the Clarence River, a hiking trip on Moreton Island and a three-day trek up the Yuragir coastline in New South Wales. For the first time, bronze level students also got to experience a night of solo camping at Mount Barney. Although staff were close by, Duke of Edinburgh coordinator Stacey Ward says this experience encouraged students to be independent and destress in a natural setting. “When the students are out there, they absolutely disconnect and you can actually see them relax,” says Ms Ward. “There’s not that stress of checking the next text message, and it’s so good to get them to relax, appreciate nature and challenge themselves.”

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After having braved the wilderness on expeditions and finishing other components of the award including service volunteering and skill building, several students were recognised for their achievements. In Semester 1, Carl Rudolph (Class of 2017) was awarded his gold level from none other than the Duke of Edinburgh’s son Prince Edward during his visit to Australia. Jacob Hammett in Year 11 and Fenlan Miller in Year 12 were accepted to attend the 2018 International Young Leaders Conference, a week-long summit held at the University of Queensland facilitated by the Chrysalis organisation. Fenlan, who in 2018 was the Duke of Edinburgh captain, received a full scholarship to the Conference while Jacob’s application impressed the committee enough to warrant the creation of a half-scholarship. For his dedication to the Duke of Edinburgh program and commitment to hands-on learning, Fenlan was also awarded the prestigious Kurt Hahn Prize. School Captain and Foundation Day Award winner Lily Kenway achieved her gold level this year, after having completed all six expeditions available through bronze, silver and gold. Leila Ishizaka in Year 12 also claimed her gold level.


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Ms Ward says she is proud of each student who took part in Duke of Ed and is grateful to the staff and All Saints alumni who assisted as mentors and expedition coordinators. “Bridget Ryan and Peter Carroll graduated back in 2013 and were two of the best Duke of Ed captains we have had, we brought them back as alumni to help work on the program,” says Ms Ward. “We’ve also had more staff getting involved, some who have never been been camping before and decided they wanted to give it a go. “As much as I get a real kick out of seeing the students challenge themselves, it’s also a major highlight to watch new staff and past students come to work on the program.” Ms Ward believes the program is unique and essential to experiential learning outside the classroom. “It fosters resilience, independence and gives people a broader view of the world around them,” she says. “It offers a challenge that is different to what they get in the classroom. It’s a meaningful challenge to rise to and when kids do rise to that challenge, the selfesteem and confidence they build is amazing.”

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Class of 2008

10 YEAR REUNION By past student Rebecca Coleman

For some, days spent wearing blue uniforms, stressing about exams and planning formal outfits at All Saints seems like a lifetime ago but the general consensus amongst the class of 2008 is disbelief that somehow 10 years has passed. On Saturday 10 November, 10 years to the day since their Year 12 formal, more than 75 past students met at Edgewater Dining to celebrate their 10 year reunion. The class of 2008 reminisced on the good old days over cocktails and canapes. Mr Wallas made a cameo appearance before the past students headed to The Star for the after party. Here’s to the next 10 years!

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Class of 1998

20 YEAR REUNION By past students Julie Drakes (nee East), Jacki Egan (nee Whitlock) and Candice Ahu (nee Rowe)

It feels like just yesterday the Class of 1998 graduated All Saints with hopeful hearts and big plans! As we started arriving to our 20 year reunion, there were nerves a plenty but they soon disappeared when we all realised we hadn’t really changed that much. A night of emotion, fun and lots of laughter was made possible with the help of past student and chef, Trent Scarr, and his partner Leisha Novy (both Class of 1995). Their restaurant, Ally Chow delivered amazing food, drinks and a fabulous atmosphere for our celebration. Certainly a night we will all remember for years to come! “Really fun night, thanks for making it happen.” - Melissa Bowerman “Such a wonderful night! It was really great to reconnect with everyone.” - Liz Lipinski (nee Osachuck) “Thank you to all, that was the best night out I’ve had in a long time.” - Michael O’Bree “It was such a wonderful night. So many belly laughs.” Hayley Roberts (nee Mallinson) All Saints Anglican School

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Giveathon 2018 creates

We are helping and learning at the same time. - Mother Ann McGuinness

A WHOLE NEW WORLD A small gift from one charitable person can mean a whole new world for somebody less fortunate.

Causes supported this year included Perry Cross Spinal Research Foundation, Cyclone Relief in Tonga, Paradise Kids and preservation of the Orange Bellied Parrot.

This was the driving theme behind this year’s Giveathon which raised more than $74,000 on behalf of nine different local, national and international charities.

On All Saints Day, November 1, the School celebrated the end of Giveathon 2018 and dressed up as their favourite Disney characters inspired by the theme “A Whole New World.”

The Giveathon initiative is spearheaded each year by a zealous team of Year 12 students who comprise the Saints Outreach Service Committee.

Mother Ann believes Giveathon is an opportunity for All Saints to not only help those in need, but to learn from them also.

Under the guidance of Mother Ann McGuinness, these students worked throughout the year to raise awareness about the nine charities which were chosen on recommendation by members of the All Saints community including students, staff and parents.

“The Christian directive to ‘love one another as I have loved you’ inspired Giveathon into being. The responsibility is to those who are struggling, but not only a responsibility that says ‘we need to give’ but rather ‘we need to learn’,” she says.

“Giveathon is a wonderful experience because it includes everybody,” says Mother Ann. “We put out a request for our community to propose charities that they are involved with, then the team chooses nine. Three for Junior School, three for Middle School and three for Senior School.”

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“What lessons can we learn from people living in wartorn Afghanistan, the lessons from the Orange Bellied Parrot that is on the brink of extinction, from those people who are homeless? “There is that real sense of mutual dignity that is involved in all of the charitable work we do. We are helping and learning at the same time.”


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A partnership born from ‘Ofa’

2019 scholarship recipient Taliai Manuofetoa with Tupou High School’s principal Ms Mele Taulanga (L) and All Saints Headmaster Mr Patrick Wallas (R)

The ongoing scholarship program with All Saints’ sister school Tupou High School in Tonga has demonstrated the continued generosity of the school community. Thanks to the supporters of the scholarship program, All Saints has warmly embraced several students on exchange and is set to welcome another next year. Senior School Chaplain Mark Gladman and Headmaster Patrick Wallas recently visited the Kingdom of Tonga to announce next year’s scholarship recipient and to further strengthen ties with the school. With both schools being part of an international network of Anglican schools Mr Gladman says he was impressed by the sense of community he saw in Tonga. “I believe our students have as much to learn from Tonga as Tonga has to learn from us,” says Mr Gladman. “The first year I was there I learnt about ‘ofa’ which is the Tongan word for love and that’s not just saying ‘I love you mate’, we’re talking ofa is the reason why there’s no homelessness.” “If I end up without a roof over my head, there’s family members that will say ‘you’re living with me’, If I’m hungry family members will say they’re feeding me, if I’m in dire straits family members will say ‘I’ll give you some work’. That is ofa.” “We really want our young people to get a grip on what that means for us as a school community.” Tonga has certainly had a rough year. In February 2018, Tropical

Cyclone Gita swept through the country; the most intense tropical cyclone to impact Tonga since reliable records began. The storm destroyed an entire half of the school, decimating access and effectively rendering the school unusable. Following the cyclone, students at All Saints who work as part of the Saints Outreach Service Committee decided to raise money to help with repairs to the school in Tonga. The generosity from students and the wider school community did not stop there. Staff and parents have been assisting with support for the Tongan students who study at All Saints. The scholarship program welcomes one gifted student from the sister school to attend All Saints for their final year of school, allowing them to graduate with an OP score and giving them access to Australian university programs. Past Tongan scholarship recipients are currently studying at Australian universities, hoping to take skills they have learned back to Tonga. Teisa Lanivia (Class of 2016) is studying business and law at Griffith University, whilst 2017’s scholarship recipient Marianne Prescott is studying nursing at Griffith. The 2018 recipient, Mele Fifita, has just been awarded a place at Griffith for Nursing. Thanks to some very generous All Saints families, Marianne, Teisa and Mele have the funding to continue living in Australia whilst they complete their degrees. All Saints Anglican School

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GRANDPARENTS DAY On Grandparents Day 2018, close to 700 eager All Saints students welcomed their grandparents to the John Fradgley Centre.

with musical items performed by the All Saints Corelli and Delius String ensembles with a sneak peek snippet of the 2018 Junior School musical, The Lion King.

The day celebrated this one-of-akind relationship giving students the opportunity to express gratitude for their grandparents’ unconditional love.

Most importantly, the day gave grandparents and their grandchildren a chance to spend quality time together and the event highlighted the family values held by the All Saints community.

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FAIR-LY AMAZING On Saturday 4 August 2018, the All Saints Fair again proved to be a huge success, providing the community with a day of live music, rides, entertainment, food stalls, fireworks and more. The Fair was organised by the All Saints Parents & Friends Association and was run entirely by hundreds of volunteers from the school community under the

tireless direction of All Saints parent and fair convenor, Annette McLaren-Kennedy. The day was a great example of the All Saints spirit and highlighted the school community’s dedication to fundraising. All money raised on the day will be donated back into school projects under the direction of the Parents & Friends Association.

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Danielle McMahon competing at the Australian Interschool Championships for Equestrian in September 2018

Riding up the ranks Year 8 student Danielle McMahon was one of the youngest competitors at the Australian Interschool Championships for Equestrian event in September, but her age was no impediment to her trotting into third place. As the only representative of the School, and in fact all of Queensland, Danielle took part in the event in Werribee, Victoria over the September holidays. Riding Remi Laurie’s Joy, she came second and fifth in the test which meant she was titled Reserve Champion in Novice Dressage, while placing second and third in Elementary Dressage took her up to the bronze spot overall. “The category she’s in now is from Years 7 to 12, so the results she achieved were really good,” says Lyn Ireland, who heads up All Saints’ equestrian program. “She’s such a delight. She’s a happy, eventempered, common-sense girl. I think the trip down was probably the highlight because it takes so long to float the horse all the way down to Victoria and then get it all the way home,” says Mrs Ireland. “That’s why I always thank our parents because without the parents these kids wouldn’t be doing this.

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It’s the parents who give up their weekends and holidays to go local, state and interstate.” Mrs Ireland says equestrian requires a different kind of dedication to more mainstream sports like football and tennis, as it takes place completely in the students’ own time. While the number of students taking part in the sport fluctuates depending on other commitments, Mrs Ireland says there is a strong sense of camaraderie among the horse riders. “They make good friends and they are very supportive of each other when they do go to the different events,” she says. “The kids do it for the love of it.” She adds the personal achievement cultivated through horse riding also has positive flow-on effects to other areas of students’ lives, including academia. “They work hard at it and because they work hard, they achieve. That achievement transfers over to other things as well.” Students must have their own horse to participate in the sport, and they need to register for interschool competitions and Equestrian Queensland.

They work hard at it and because they work hard, they achieve. - Lyn Ireland


JANUARY Tue 29 Term 1 commences, Year 9 Parent Information Night

1 MARCH

Performing Arts Staff Concert

Wed 30 Year 10 Parent Information Night

FEBRUARY

UPCOMING EVENTS

Mon 4 P&F Committee Meeting Tue 5 Pre Prep to Year 6 Parent Information Evening Whole School Tour Wed 6

Year 12 Parent Information Evening

Tue 12 Senior School Photo Day Junior School Swimming Carnival Year 7 Parent information Night Wed 13 Middle School Swimming Carnival Year 12 Academic Honours Assembly Year 11 Parent Information Night Thu 14 Middle School Photo Day Senior School Swimming Carnival Fri 15

Junior School Photo Day P&F New Parent Welcome Drinks

Tue 19 PSA Committee Meeting Wed 20 Year 12 Commissioning Thu 21 Year 8 Parent Information Evening Sat 23 Scholarship Day Sun 24 Year 5 and 6 Family Service

MARCH Fri 1

Performing Arts Staff Concert

Mon 4

P&F Committee Meeting

Thu 7

Junior School Cross Country Carnival

Sat 9

Rugby Tour Fundraising Night

Tue 12 Year 11 and 12 Parent Teacher Interviews Tue 19 Whole School Tour Thu 21 Harmony Day, Year 12 Music and Scholarship Student Performance Sat 30

P&F Trivia Night

APRIL Mon 1 Middle and Senior School Cross Country Thu 4

Junior School Hat Parade, End of Term 1

Tue 23 Term 2 commences Mon 29 P&F Committee Meeting Tue 30 Senior School Parent Teacher Interviews, Celebration of Sport Chapel Service

MAY Thu 2

Middle and Senior School Tour

Sat 4

Year 1 and 2 Messy Church

Thu 9

P&F Mother’s Day Morning Tea

Thu 9 Strictly Ballroom Musical -Sat 11 Tue 14 PSA Committee Meeting Tue 14 NAPLAN -Thu 16 Thu 16 Strictly Ballroom Musical -Sat 18 Mon 20 Middle and Senior School -Tue 21 Athletics Carnival Wed 22 Pre Prep and Prep Sports Carnival Junior School Athletics Carnival (Field) Thu 23 Year 1 and 2 Sports Carnival Junior School Athletics Carnival (Track) Fri 24

Year 11 Social

Sat 25

Pre Prep and Prep Messy Church

Mon 27 P&F Committee Meeting Thu 30 Strings / Choral Twilight Concert

JUNE Sun 2

Year 3 and 4 Family Service

For more information about upcoming events visit asas.qld.edu.au/calendar.

Mon 3

Music Honours & Chamber Music Concert

Tue 4

Senior School Theatrefest

Wed 5

Green Day

You can also download the All Saints Anglican School app to view our calendar, term dates and all Saints Alive newsletter editions.

Thu 6

Junior School Tour

Sat 8

P&F Ball

Wed 12 Middle School Theatrefest Thu 13 DNK, GT & Futsal Carnival Tue 18 Year 8 Family Eucharist PSA Committee Meeting Thu 20 End of Term 2 All Saints Anglican School

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Global Creatures’ production of Strictly Ballroom

“With this musical we can break all the rules. It will be bright, colourful, quirky and above all a zany comedy. We have big plans for something new and unique that’s never been done in an All Saints musical before. We have fantastic singers, great dancers, amazing actors - it’s going to be dazzling!” - Chantelle Flint