Kindergarten students look forward to our twice-a-week visits to our outside classroom at the South Hobart Rivulet. With so many opportunities to learn, discover and inquire from this rich natural environment, our students are so lucky to have such an awesome resource at their backdoor.
On Monday, Collegiate was joined by guests from Hobart religious communities for an Interfaith Panel. It was wonderful to hear their perspectives in response to a series of questions. Thank you to our panellists from the Baha’i Centre of Learning for Tasmania, the Hobart Synagogue, the Tasmanian Chinese Buddhist Academy of Australia, and St Mark’s Anglican Church Bellerive.
Congratulations to our 2022 Student Leaders who were announced in a special assembly on Friday afternoon. It takes a great deal of courage, planning and resilience to put your name forward for roles such as these, so we congratulate all nominees along with those newly elected.
Our Ethics and Philosophy Short course revisited the concept of The Good Life with particular focus on Buddhism and Virtue Ethics. The students engaged in rich discussion, engaging with unfamiliar world views, questioning assumptions and wrestling with ethical dilemmas through a range of different lenses. Mr Simon Bennett did an outstanding job at leading the days discussion.
This morning our brave Year 12s took to the water at Nutgrove Beach to support Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and the Lions Club of Hobart Town Inc for 'Freezin’ for a Reason'. The water temperature was around 12 degrees! The students had a very chilly swim for about 5 minutes before heading to the warm showers at the Sandy Bay Sailing Club and tucking into egg and bacon rolls. Well done, Year 12!
Our Middle and Senior School students welcomed their Grandparents and special guests to school yesterday. Over 200 visitors enjoyed tours of our classrooms and new facilities, followed by morning tea while being entertained by our wonderful Founders’ Choir and String Musicians.
Yesterday afternoon our Years 10 to 12 students listened to Greg Irons, owner of Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, discuss what they do at Bonorong and the small choices we can all make to affect big changes; such as, reducing our plastic waste and buying products that do not have screw top lids.
Maci, a Year 12 student has received an Excellence Scholarship at Bond University for 2021 based on her academic achievements. She will start the Bachelor of Exercise Science in January. Congratulations!
Congratulations to Glenn Carmichael who recently won the Tasmanian 2020 STEM teacher of the year (secondary teacher). The honour was awarded by the State Government to "recognise people leading the way in STEM, and to inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers".
Meg Bignell (‘92) | Author of Welcome to Nowhere River Huge congratulations to Meg Bignell (‘92) who releases her second publication, Welcome to Nowhere River, today. This is the hilarious and touching story of a place where everybody knows everything, but no one really knows anyone at all.