Marist College Ashgrove | College Newsletter 2010
From the Deputy Head of School - Teaching and Learning UMAT 2010 Year 12 students interested in sitting the UMAT 2010 Test ((Undergraduate Medicine & Health Sciences Test) on Wednesday, 28 July 2010 can collect an Information Booklet & Practice Questions from Mrs Keetels’ office. This test assists with the selection of students into medicine, dentistry & health science degree programs at undergraduate level at universities. All registrations are online. Registrations close Friday, 4 June 2010. For more info visit http://umat.acer. edu.au SPECIAL PROVISION FOR QCST 2010 The Information Package and Application Form for students wishing to apply for Special Provision in the Queensland Core Skills Test has arrived. Copies of documents may be collected from Mrs Zande in the Studies Office and a register of names will be taken. Please note that your application for Special Provision in QCST must be accompanied by documents from professionals. Applications must reach the Qld Studies Authority by Friday, 21 May 2010. If you intend to apply, please collect the documents and start preparing your application now. 2010 Queensland Core Skills (QCS) Test: Approved Calculators The calculator to be used by students is to be hand-held, solar or battery operated, noiseless and not attached to a printer. The calculator should be able to perform basic functions – addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, square roots and powers. Graphing calculators (without computer algebra system (CAS) functionality) may be used. Mobile phones are not permitted, students will not be able to use the calculator functions of a mobile phone during the test. No form of personal computer is permitted. VOLUNTEERS NEEDED Any parents who could spare half a day, one day or two days to help voluntarily supervise the Queensland Core Skills Test in The Champagnat Centre on Tuesday, 31 August 2010 and Wednesday, 1 September 2010 please give your name to Marg Keetels by phoning 3858 4515 or email at email@example.com. Session times are 8:30am – 11:30am & 12:15pm – 2:30pm on both days. Lunch will be provided. QUT – Creative Industries For those Year 12 students interested in applying to courses in the Creative Industries faculty at QUT the application closing dates for 2011 intakes are: 27 August 2010 15 October 2010
Music 13 September 2010 Dance Acting, Fashion, Sound Design, Technical Production and Visual Arts
Please be aware that you must apply both to QTAC and QUT for these courses. For more information please go to www. creativeindustries.qut.edu.au and click on Undergraduate Additional Entry Requirements or phone 3138 8114. NATIONAL MATHEMATICS DAY The College will celebrate National Mathematics Day on Friday 21 May. The day will offer many different experiences for our Maths students. Any parents or the College Community who would like to contribute to ideas or activities to celebrate National Mathematics Days are invited to email Jacqui Klowss on firstname.lastname@example.org. GLOBAL YOUNG LEADERS CONFERENCE Congratulations to Nicholas Rigby (12D) and James Rigby (11D) on their selection to attend the Global Young Leaders Conference in the USA later this year! This is an outstanding achievement. YOUNG SCHOLARS’ PROGRAM Designed to nurture and develop exceptional Year 11 students while they are still in high school, the program is a unique opportunity for extension and enrichment, without compromising a student’s ability to focus on his/her senior studies. UQ Young Scholars will have an opportunity to discover, learn and engage with like-minded students from throughout Queensland, as well as the University’s academic community. The UQ Young Scholars Program draws on the type of programs that a number of leading international universities have in place to ensure that very able high school students are developed and supported during their transition to university. Congratulations to Joseph Christiansen, Nick Rigby and Nathan Hearn (Year 12) who are undertaking this program at the University of Queensland in 2010.
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