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Volume 33 No. 1 April 2017
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student as a whole person through a balance of academic, sporting, co -curricular and social activities. Our School motto is
Macte Virtute et Litteris or Grow in Character and Scholarship.
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04 Briefly speaking
Diverse post-school pathways; Musical
lightweights; Students in the shark tank; Cyclone
Debbie flood damage; RGS flag bearers; Made
in Japan; and more starting on page 4.
10 Leading for all
Students begin to discover their own
leadership potential and take action.
12 Mustering support
Boarding families from the north explain
their reasons for choosing RGS.
14 Distinguished Past Students
Queensland’s first Supreme Court Judge
to hold a university degree in law and a
world champion fencer are honoured.
16 Finally pulling rank
RGS Director of Teaching & Learning Reniece
Carter tackles the upcoming changes to Senior
assessment in language we can all understand!
17 A chapter in our lives
In a new book, RGS Teacher Aide Linda Curtis
opens up about an event in her family’s life
almost a decade ago that changed everything.
18 Put down that sausage roll!
Are you prioritising food in your
daily routine? Four local experts spill
the beans on healthy eating.
19 Reach all the way
down to the top
Five RGS students and staff explain that
sport success comes down to exercising
your mind as much as anything else.
20 RGS Sport Highlights
22 RGS Photo Album
and doing the
and a world of
On the cover
Year 8 Boarder Jack
Nielson on Annandale
Station, a 12140
hectare beef property
in Coppabella, about
160 kilometres south
of Mackay near Nebo.
Knowing, doing and being, in education terms, are fundamentals of
learning and teaching. These three steps, in no particular order, form
a basis from which we all grow in character and scholarship.
Tightly linked, this trinity is able to engage students in the practical
application of what they are taught. In other words students learn to
put what they know into action, and as simple as that sounds, that
is an enormous and courageous step for any of us to make.
Business leaders and teachers know translating
knowledge into practice is a significant
challenge. It means tackling the hard work,
rolling up sleeves and getting stuck into it,
whatever it may be, in a fixed time frame.
At School that often means getting students
to actively engage and contribute their own part
to the class. It means facing fears. It means
remaining agile, nimble and open to other
persons’ ideas and knowledge. It means being accountable for learning
but also accepting of mistakes we (and others) make along the way.
Ultimately, it means making “knowing” and “doing” virtually the same thing.
The example of Sandra Brady’s class on Page 6 is a great demonstration of
knowing and doing. You will find numerous other examples in this edition of ,
from our Distinguished Past Students to our new School leaders and more.
Combining knowing and doing, or contextual learning, holds
meaning for students and teachers. Nurtured over a period of time,
you will notice a “culture of action” developing within yourself and
you will begin to see a world full of opportunities open to you.
Dr Phillip Moulds
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