On Wednesday the 6th of September, Music students travelled into the Queensland Performing Arts Theatre to immerse themselves in the Musical: Kinky Boots. Students have been studying Musicals and Music within the Media – looking at a multitude of different art forms that utilise Music. With no barrier between the performer and the audience, students were able to experience a deeper level of engagement which they thoroughly enjoyed! This was a wonderful musical experience where students learnt about standing up for who you are and what you believe in.
STUDENT ACTION TEAM
A dedicated group of young people from Year 9 have made the shift from student engagement to student empowerment by volunteering their time to be the Student Action Team at St Eugene College. This opportunity is part of the ‘Voices in Action’ initiative, a partnership between the College and the Student Well-being team from Brisbane Catholic Education (North Lakes office). The ‘Voices in Action’ initiative believes that engagement and learning is supported in the process of ac-tive collaboration with students and highlights the following three statements. 1. Young people are creative and capable of making serious and important decisions about issues that are important to them. 2. Students can do important and valuable things in their community. 3. Students have the skills, expertise and a knowledge of the needs of their college community. Adult facilitators assisted the Student Action Team in deciding what were the worthwhile areas to act upon and provided the team with important links to the outside community and the greater Brisbane Catholic Education family. The students were trusted, enabled and supported by the College Leadership to decide on and carry out the activities and actions to achieve their goals.
Student Action Team
The theme this year is “Escape to Everywhere” and all of our families are invited to come and see the Library foyer decked out to suit this theme. Thank you to the wonderfully artistic abilities of the staff who prepared the decorations and spent endless hours doing it, often after school and over the weekends-Mrs Jo Falzon, Mrs Annette Tatkovic and Mrs Helen Gibson. A reminder the that the Bookfair will close on Monday, 11th September so remember to come and browse or buy before it’s too late. These books make great holiday reading!
Bookweek Parade Occurred last Friday with the majority of Junior students (with some baby and toddler siblings) joining in with the fun. The Parade started at the roundabout near the church and continued down Keelty Way led by our 8 school drummers and flag bearers creating a fun atmosphere for all as parents cheered us on. The students looked wonderful thanks to our many very supportive parents. Staff joined in with dressing up as well which added enormously to the fun. Well done everyone! Photos are being displayed on the big screen in the Library currently.