Some important reminders for all co-curricular Music students as well as Year 5 and 6, Debating information and Showcase details.

Music Night Term 4

All Year 5 and 6 students, and co-curricular Music ensembles are participating in the Music Night next Tuesday 20 October.

The concert will commence at 6:30pm in the Callan Centre. All students will be required to be present from 6:00pm. Parents and friends are more than welcome. The concert will conclude at 8:00pm.

For the latest updates on Music, please refer to the Cultural Connect pages - link here».

St Columban's College Concert Band Spectacular

The St. Patrick's College Senior String Ensemble and Contemporary Band are competing at the St Columban's College Concert Band Spectacular this Saturday 17 October. This event will be hosted by St Columban's College at their campus in Caboolture and the event will be a great chance to showcase the school's ensembles in a regional event (with prize money on offer!).

Please note the following key times:



Arrival time

Performance time (10mins)

Contemporary Band

Mr Andrew Will



Senior String Ensemble

Ms Kelly Simmers



Each student will be responsible for getting to the event on Saturday 17 October.

  • St Columban's College - Mary MacKillop Performance Centre (use entrance off Pettigrew Street)
  • 100 McKean Street, Caboolture.
  • A canteen, sausage sizzle and coffee shop will be in operation.
  • Tickets are $10 per family or $5 single entry.
  • Tickets available from the St Columban's Finance Office Ph - +617 5433 7311.

We would love to have your support in attending the performance.

Showcase and Night of Excellence

Many ensembles are also involved in the Showcase on 29 October, and the Celebration of Excellence on 6 November. Please refer to the Co-curricular Music page on Connect for more details - link here».

Australian Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra in Sandgate

Sunday 18 October 3.00pm at Sandgate Town Hall is a great opportunity for parents and students to witness a wonderful orchestra in action.

As part of its 2015 Spring Tour, Attilla Sautov will return to Sandgate for a performance with the newly formed Australian Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra. The beautiful new program will feature Antonio Vivaldi's The Four Seasons plus works by Bach, Corelli, Handel, and Paganini. He will also be joined by Brisbane soprano, Anna Butterworth.

For details, including ticket purchase follow this link: Spring Tour - link here ».

For the latest updates on Music, please refer to the Cultural Connect pages - link here».

Mr Justin Hockey - Acting Program Leader Music (

Debating News

QDU Debating News – Mrs Lorraine O'Sullivan - Debating Coordinator (

A reminder that the final round of the 2015 Junior Round Robin Debate for our Year 7 Team will be held:

  • All Hallows School
  • 7.00pm Wednesday 21 October
  • Debating against St Margaret's Anglican Girls School


This year’s SHOWCASE evening will be staged on Thursday 29 October in the Callan Centre.

The evening will commence with a BBQ on the oval from 5:30pm. Access to the hall is somewhat restricted this year due to the construction of the new building so all entry and exit from the Callan Centre will be via the back door (on the oval side). This door will be open from 5.45 pm to allow entry by parents, family members and guests only. This year ALL STUDENTS will be seated on the oval and watch the show on a large outdoor television screen with concert style speakers. This is to reduce the numbers inside the hall during this year’s event due to the construction restraints on the building.

The program for SHOWCASE 2015 is:

Once again we will have a variety of entertaining acts performing between each House choir to round out a great night of entertainment.

If you are able to assist with cooking or serving at the BBQ for an hour or so throughout the evening, your help would be greatly appreciated. Please send a short email to Carmel Moir to register your availability and we will schedule you for a time slot that doesn’t coincide with your son’s performance.

Mr Geoff Samuels - Head of Culture