From the Principal
The recent Student Life Awards Night and Speech Night were wonderful celebrations of student achievement. The number of students receiving awards is a testimony to the vast array of sport, activities, creative arts and academic offerings at TSAC, designed to challenge and enrich our students. To receive an award, students must satisfy specific criteria to meet the high standards expected of them and I congratulate all award winners on their well-deserved achievements.
Our Year 9.1 debating team consisting of Gabriella Gigliotti, Charlee Hennessy, Yulia Pisareva and Audrey Taylor contested the finals of the Queensland Debating Union Competition and were awarded 2nd place. The team was coached by Year 12 Students, Everly Hart and Judy Magirin. Over 120 teams participate in this competition and this is an outstanding achievement by our students. The Year 9.2 team made the first round of the finals and the Year 10 teams competed through to the second round of the finals. A hearty congratulations to all our debaters and their coaches.
The inaugural Greater Springfield Rotary Club Public Speaking competition will take place on Thursday 25 November. Representing TSAC will be two Year 10 students, Olivia Harding and Elana Tony.
We have some amazing teachers at TSAC and four Primary Campus teachers, Lorraine Breingan (Prep), Danielle Egan (Year 1), Michelle Sayer (Year 2) and Chris Hetherton (Year 3) were nominated in the Courier Mail’s Best Teacher of the Year Award for Ipswich and Springfield. This is great recognition for our teaching staff. Congratulations to Lorraine Breingan for being awarded the Best Teacher of the Year for our region.
Our 2021 Yearbook will be distributed to students on the last day of Term 4, Thursday 2 December. Students who are absent on the last day of Term will be able to collect their Yearbook when the College resumes in 2022.
As part of the Springfield-Greenbank Arterial duplication works, the Ipswich City Council will be sealing the underpass drain and redirecting the drainage at the front of the Secondary Campus. This work requires the existing drain to be filled in and will necessitate some removal of trees. The Ipswich City Council have notified that this work is scheduled to begin on 20 November and there may be some disruption to campus traffic as a result. Although the area will look bare for a while, the drainage work will be beneficial to the College when we begin construction of our new sports centre at the end of 2022.
We continue our tradition of service with the Christmas Giving Tree. Students are asked to bring in a gift and place under the Christmas Trees located on each campus. Gifts will be donated to Anglicare Southern Queensland and distributed to families in need in the lead up to Christmas. We are asking for gifts up to the value of $20. If possible, could female students bring presents for girls and male students bring presents for boys.
My best wishes