Chess News

On Tuesday some of our Senior and Intermediate Chessmen spent the day at the Brisbane Secondary Interschool Chess Championships at Anglican Church Grammar School (Churchie). This is a gathering of some of the greats of Interschool Chess.

Our results were amazing considering how early in the season it is!

We competed in two divisions: A Grade (two teams) and B Grade.

Our A Grade 1 team came in seventh behind teams from Churchie, BSHS and Nudgee (the big guns!). They also beat Churchie and Nudgee teams!

Our A Grade 2 team came in twelfth out of 27. Great effort when we filled the team with Intermediate players who had never competed at this level.

Our B Grade team came in an incredible fourth only 2 points behind the winners.

Our players showed great sportsmanship and team spirit and put in wholehearted efforts. It was an impressive display that showcased our Chessmen’s dedication to their game.

With the AIC season fast approaching all I can say is …WATCH THIS SPACE !!

Chess Club

All students interested in playing chess or learning how to play are welcome to attend Chess Club.

Senior Chess Club for students in Years 9 to 12 will be held on Monday afternoons from 3pm to 4:30pm

Junior Chess Club for students in Years 5 to 8 will be held on Tuesday afternoons from 3pm to 4:15pm

Expert coaching will be provided by Mr Mark Stokes of Redcliffe Chess Club.

Afternoon tea, cordial and biscuits, will be provided. You may bring an alternative snack if needed.

Chess Club is a fun environment where you can learn the skills to play for the College in the AIC competition in Term 2.

If you require any more information please feel free to contact me.

Mrs Rosemary Butt - Coordinator

QDU Debating

Round 1 of QDU Debating commences for both our Year 9 and Year 11 Teams. Please see below for full information on each debate.

Year 9 are the Negative Team and will verse Padua College at 8:15pm on March 1 2017 at Albany Creek State High School. The topic will be: That we should allow corporate sponsorship for schools.

Year 11 are the Affirmative Team and will verse Sunshine Coast Grammar School at 7:00pm on March 1 2017 at Craigslea State High School. The topic will be: That we should ban offensive art.

Mr Dennis Clough - Debating Coordinator

Film Crew

Junior Film Crew – Years 7 and 8, Junior Lunch 12.30-1.20pm, Wednesdays Week B in Room B1T1 Christian Brothers Building. (Mr Samuels)

Senior Film Crew (SFC)

  • The meetings for the SFC will continue Wednesdays. In week A in B1A1 (Art Room) and week B in in B1T1 (media room).
  • There will also be additional meetings on Thursday after school from 3.30 until 5.00 in room B1T1. This is so that we have time to download film/images etc. Lunchtimes is not enough for this. First meeting will be on Thurs 23rd Feb. (Ms Wissmann)

Art Club

Junior Art Club: Thursday 3:15pm- 4:15pm, Christian Brothers Building in Room B1A2 (Ms Catalan)

Senior Art Club: Friday 3:15pm - 4:15pm, Christian Brothers Building in Room B1A1 (Mr Royes)


Theatresports will begin this Friday 24 February.

I look forward to our first training session on Friday 24 February from 7.30 am – 8.15 am. Please see days and times below:

Tuesday: 3.15 pm – 4.00 pm - Location: W205

Friday: 7.30 am – 8.00 am - Location: W205

Mr Adam McPhee - Theatresports Coordinator

College Musical Information

Sunday Rehearsals: (9:30am - 4:00pm) at St Patrick’s College.

March 19th, April 23rd, May 7th and 21st.

Monday rehearsals: (3:30pm - 5:30pm) are at St John Fisher College. Students who do not catch the Thompsons Bus please meet Br Pritchard near the pool area before 3:15pm for transportation to St John Fisher by mini bus. Students must arrange pick up from St John Fisher College after rehearsals finish at 5:30pm.

Friday rehearsals: (3:30pm - 5:30 pm) are at St Patrick’s College.

Matinee Performance: St Patrick’s College, 11.00am May 24th

Evening Performances: St Patrick’s College, 7.00pm May 25th - 27th

Mr Geoff Samuels - Head of Culture