Girls Night In | Chess | Term 4 Welcome | Outback Pilgrimage

Girls Night In


Students in the Middle and Senior Schools are invited to enter the Schools Chess Tournament.  It is a whole day tournament on Tuesday October 31 at Avoca State School.  See Mr Whitelum if you are interested.

Welcome to Term 4

I trust that all students had an opportunity to recharge their batteries in preparation for what promises to be a busy but enjoyable culminating term. Term 4 is always very involved for students in the Middle School. Therefore, I would like to take this opportunity to outline some of the major events occurring this term –

  • Monday 16 October – Year 6 into 7 Information Evening, 6.00 pm (Lecture Theatre)
  • Tuesday 17 October – Years 7 into 8 and 8 into 9 Information Evening, 6.00 pm (Lecture Theatre)
  • Thursday 19 October – Cultural Celebration Evening
  • Tuesday 24 October – Service Assembly
  • Friday 27  October – Sports Dinner
  • Tuesday 31 October – Cultural Assembly
  • Tuesday 14 November – Speech Night
  • Tuesday 28 November – Year 9 Celebration Evening

Mr Ryan Collins

Head of Middle School

Outback Pilgrimage

Over the first week of the holidays Miss Tasha Romeo, Shika Umesh, Ruby Herkes, Lachlan Hocking and I, along with 46 other students from Cannon Hill Anglican College (CHAC), went on an exciting trip to the outback. The highlights of the Outback Pilgrimage were vast and included: sleeping in an old shearing shed; exploring the vast open spaces of Bonus Downs Farm Stay and meeting the owners Madonna and Lyle; collecting ingredients and making medicinal soap with an aboriginal woman; hearing an auctioneer and seeing cattle sold at the livestock saleyards in Roma; visiting the Royal Flying Doctors Visitors Centre in Charleville; and going to the Charleville Cosmos Centre Observatory.

The CHAC students were friendly and very welcoming to our small group. It was with sadness that we packed our bags for the long bus trip back to Brisbane where I met my family and waved goodbye to my new friends and assured them I would keep in contact. I consider this trip to be one of the best things I have done in my lifetime. If you have the chance to go, I can assure you, you will not regret it. On behalf of the other Year 8 students who went on the tour, I would like to thank Miss Romeo for giving up her time on the school holidays and for everything she did to organise such a great trip.

Charlotte Wyeth

Year 8 Student