This week in Culture we have news of two College students appearing in the musical 'Oliver', reminders about QDU Debating, Music ensemble rehearsals, Theatresports and Chess.

Oliver the Musical

We have received some exciting news about an upcoming musical Oliver, which has two of our Year 6 students, Kyle Armstrong and Cooper Mitchell, sharing the lead role as Oliver. The musical is produced by Squids Theatrical and will be performed at the Redcliffe Cultural Centre from 27 May to 4 June 2016. Tickets can be obtained from

Congratulations to both Kyle and Oliver on being cast in the lead role.

QDU Debating

QDU Round 2 Debates for Years 10 and 12 will be held at St Patrick's College on Wednesday April 20, 2016. Please see below for details of the debates:

  • Year 10 - St Patrick's College will be versing St Benedict's College 10.1 Team, at 8:15pm. Topic: Short preparation topic
  • Year 12 - St Patrick's College will be versing St Columban's College 12.2 Team at 8:15pm. Topic: That the EU should force its members to accept a minimum number of refugees based on their population.

Ms Rebecca Hewitt - Debating Coordinator

Co-Curricular Music

A reminder that all ensemble rehearsals have now commenced for Term Two.

Mrs Kelly Jensen – Program Leader - Music

AIC Chess

Last Friday saw our Chessmen compete in a trial match against Villanova. This was a great opportunity to prepare for the upcoming AIC season.

Our first match is a home game against Iona on Friday April 29. Teams will be announced on Wednesday and players MUST sign on before the end of school Thursday. Our season is looking strong as we have many players vying for team positions in each division.

Last month saw our 2nd Annual College Chess Championships. Our winners were: Junior Division – Fletcher Dudley (Year 6); Intermediate Division – River Brunsmann (Year 8); Senior Division – Matthew Pollard (Year 11). Congratulations to all who competed. It was fabulous to see so many keen players.

During the April school holidays some of our Chessmen competed at Nudgee College in a graded competition. We are extremely pleased with the efforts of those who competed and obtained some terrific results. Matthew Pollard and Nathaniel Lake were both victorious in their sections with Jake Baker coming in second and Abbed Akbery awarded a merit.

Chess Club

Please note the finishing times of Chess Club:

Senior Chess Club (Yrs 9 to 12) – Monday 3:00 to 4:30

Junior Chess Club (Yrs 5 to 8) – Tuesday 3:00 to 4:15

SPC Chess – Play Well, Be Awesome

Mrs Rosemary Butt – Chess Coordinator


Training Times


Date Claimers

  • Team A: Tuesday 26 April at Nudgee College
  • First V: Tuesday 3 May at St Patrick's College
  • Team C: Monday 16 May at Dakabin State High School
  • Team B: Wednesday 25 May at North Lakes State High School

Mr Adam McPhee - Theatresports Coordinator