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‘Young Starters Entrepreneurs’ Winner

Congratulations to Year 11 student Grant Sampson who won the recent ‘Young Starters Entrepreneurs’ Competition’ held at Steve Baxter’s River City Laboratory in Brisbane.

Grant’s business development was a fishing app called ‘Brag Tag’. It won him $45,000 worth of start-up prizes to help him enter the world of young entrepreneurs.

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A Busy Week of Concerts

A busy week of concerts signed off the first semester in the Perfuming Arts with a special evening Chamber Music Concert hosted by the iCentre and catered by the Friends of the Arts (FOTA).

The audience was treated to a variety of small ensemble performances, including the flute, junior and senior string quartets and quintets, and the Senior Piano Trio.

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Barefoot in the Park

As part of Under 8s Week, students in Prep to Year 3 participated in our annual Barefoot in the Park morning, which honours all the fun of being a child and learning through play.

Barefoot in the Park is traditionally held during Children’s or Under 8s Week. Schools, child care centres, community groups, churches libraries, businesses and federal, state anf local government agencies all celebrate in many ways, with Barefoot in the Park events being just one of these.

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Science and Engineering District Champions

    A group of 32 Saint Stephen’s College Science students were crowned overall champions at the recent renowned Newcastle University Science and Engineering Challenge.

    Head of Science, Mr Iain Taylor said the students, who worked in eight groups of four, were engaged in exciting activities that included designing a Mars Rover to navigate a bumpy replica of the planet’s surface. “Other activities included designing towers for structure stability in an earthquake simulation with the ability to hold weight, encoding messages and designing a bridge,” said Mr Taylor. “What the team lacked in experience - this being our first trip for a couple years - it made up for in enthusiasm, teamwork, persistence and resilience, a key quality for success due to the fact that many groups had to adapt their previous plans.” According to the presenter, Saint Stephen’s College consistently finished in the top three places. “This was a credit to the whole team. Their teamwork led to their victory; Saint Stephen’s College was crowned overall champions on the day,” said Mr Taylor. “I feel that these types of activities are excellent in skill building for the types of problem solving skills these students will need in an increasingly competitive job market, and it aligns well with the STEAM culture that is currently developing in the College.”

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