Sophie v highly commended Ipswich Poetry Feast

Sophie van der Helder in Year 12, has had her poem ‘This System’ awarded a Highly Commended at the 2019 Ipswich Poetry Feast. ‘This System’ is a journey into a teenager’s mind, questioning and challenging the world around them. Read her imaginative and insightful poem in full below. They say you better get an A…

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Victoria Z a Year 11 student, recently spoke at assembly about her wonderful and fulfilling experience working with St John Ambulance. Victoria joined St John in February 2018 as she was contemplating pursuing a career in paramedicine or nursing and knew joining St John would provide some valuable experiences. Since joining, she has been through…

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The CHOOSE MATHS Student Awards celebrate mathematical achievement, creativity and excellence in Australian schools. The awards encourage students to get creative as they step beyond the classroom to bring their understanding of mathematics to life on film. Some of our accelerated maths students recently entered the Choose Maths Competition where they had to make a…

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Danebank Junior School launched Passion Project as an initiative for Year 6 students to campaign and spread awareness about issues they are passionate about. Our aim is that students will continue to advocate and use their voice to bring about change at school, at home and perhaps in the wider world. Recently, Nadine H chose…

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Fast-fashion is a phenomenon that has only existed for about 20 years, but the rise of social media, online shopping and smarter advertising has created the throwaway culture that we live in today. It’s not uncommon to buy a ‘trendy’ shirt for less than $10 and throw it away next season after just one wear.…

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Last week the second group of Year 10 girls experienced first hand why the Newtown Mission is a vital community service, helping people in need not only with food and shelter, but to see people transformed through God’s love. Engaging and experiencing first hand the work of Pastor Sam Stamos, the extraordinary man who runs…

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Last week, what has traditionally been a highlight for our Year 5 girls the annual Year 5 camp was on!  A special time for all the girls to escape the classroom, learn new skills and make new friends. Despite the inclement weather, the girls were able to into the ‘great outdoors’ and they all participated…

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