Learning. Believing. Achieving – Term 4 Week 3
Date: October 23, 2017 Posted by: Sue Wicks
Optiminds at the State Championships
Congratulations to our Optiminds team who travelled to Brisbane last weekend to compete in the State finals. Whilst they didn’t win, they performed very well and learnt much from the experience. The team are keen to use the experience from this year and return to the competition next year which we are looking forward to. Thanks especially to Ms Warlters-Hill for her guidance of the team.
Well done to our VET students – including award winner Andrew Ottosen
Congratulations to a group of our VET students who recently graduated with their Certificate II in Aircraft Line Maintenance. Andrew Ottosen, Elisha Robati and Isaak De Jongh now have an industry-recognised qualification in this growing industry. Special congratulations to Andrew who was awarded the Diane McClintock Award for Achievement on the day.
Welcome to the new Playground Shade Sails at WRJ – thanks to our wonderful P&F
Thanks to the wonderful TAS P&F for buying the school these new shade sails for the WRJ playground. They look great and will help keep our kids sun smart.
Terrific results for our Chess Teams
Well done to our girls Chess team. Regional Champions and placed fourth in the state. The team consisted of Myuri Gopalapillai, Frances Gale, Angela Xiang and Joanna Chen. In addition, Frances Gale won a medal for Third Individual in the Regional and Angela was Second Individual in the Regional. Well done Mr Long and the team.
The following day was the Queensland Interschool Chess State Finals. Our TAS team did really well and finished third in their Regional. Special congratulations to Andrew who won the Regional Board Two Prize. Well done Andrew Robertson, Jackson Bosel, Marcus Carruthers and Angela Xiang. And, of course, thank to our Chess Guru Mr Long!
Bond Scholarship winner announced
Congratulations to Lam Nguyen (Year 12) on receiving the Bond Excellence Scholarship at Bond University last week. Lam has worked hard on his studies this year and this is a fitting reward for his efforts.
Wow – what a wonderful opportunity for 10 students from our TAS Senior and Junior choirs. These students participated in the Choral Songfest at the Cairns Convention Centre last Friday, singing alongside the prestigious Sydney Children’s Choir, the Gondwana choirs and the sublime Vienna’s Boys’ Choir! The growth and standard of the TAS singing program continues to impress. What a terrific night. Thanks Mrs Long.