COMMUNITY NEWS & EVENTS
Last week, the Grade 10 Cohort of St Eugene College travelled down to Sydney and Canberra for 6 days. With our peers, we were immersed in educational and recreational activities- learning an abundance of new, valuable lessons. We visited sites that are useful to our learning curriculum currently at school, such as the High Court, the Parliament houses, Museums and the Australian War Memorial. It's agreed that the majority of the grade's favourite aspect of the trip was visiting the snow, and spending the day in the snowfields skiing and playing. The bonds between people in our cohort have strengthened greatly, friendships were formed and great experiences were shared with one another. The trip not only allowed us to grow personally, but also allowed us to grow and mature as a cohort. We're sure that the 2016 Canberra trip will remain a highlight of our school lives for many years to come.
Nicole & Ben - Year 10 students
CATHOLIC EDUCATION WEEK - ACT OF KINDNESS DAY
As part of Catholic Education Week celebrations, Catholic schools across Queensland will ‘simultaneously’ take part in the Act of Kindness this Friday 29 July. The Act of Kindness highlights the Gospel values of justice, compassion and kindness. It helps promote a sense of community responsibility that is at the heart of the ethos of Catholic education. It also serves as a reminder that we are linked with other Catholic education communities. We are part of a much bigger picture.
Here at St Eugene College we are organising a tinned food collection, which will be passed on to the St Eugene Chapter of the St Vincent de Paul Society. We will be gratefully accepting cans of soup, vegetables and fruit etc. Please bring all donations in to reception. Together, we can open doors in this Year of Mercy by living out Jesus’ message of kindness and compassion!
In August families will get a chance to sit for scholarships that can be worth 2 years of school fees and a variety of bursaries that may cover levies and uniforms. The awards will be for two year periods. The leadership team also retains the right to offer partial scholarship for outstanding results in the scholarship exam.
The exams are written and corrected by ACER (Australian Council for Educational Research) known as ACER scholarship tests. Applicants will pay the fee charged by ACER ($93) and nominate online when the process commences.
The scholarship process is offered to any family with children currently (2016) in grade 6, 8 and 10, covering fees for the next two years. The Year 6 winner will have school fees paid for Years 7 & 8; the Year 8 winner will have fees paid for Years 9 & 10; and the Year 10 winner will have fees paid for Years 11 & 12.
Scholarships are open to any family from within or outside the college who meet the college enrolment criteria. They will be held each year around the same time so that every family entering year 7, 9 and 10 will have the opportunity to apply and sit the scholarship exam.
Here is a link that will take you to the Acer Welcome page and then you can register online for your child to take part in the exam process. Acer will advise the College of the students sitting the exam.
The scholarship date will be the Saturday 27th August 2016 and students will be seated in a Tempier classroom for the exam.