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RGS Year 10 student Lachlan Moulds
(left) has qualified for the late July State
Final of Score IT! 2017, a state-wide film-
scoring competition challenging young
composers to create an original composition
to accompany a short film produced by
the Griffith Film School. Lachlan entered
the Junior Section and was required to
compose a score for the film G reb. Using
the music notation software Sibelius,
Lachlan was able to input melodies and
themes for any combination of instruments
he chose before editing the work, printing
scores and exporting for sharing. Score
IT! requires students to think about the
instruments or combinations of instruments
that could be included before finding hit
points in the film. Entrants are judged by
an expert panel including QMF Artistic
Director Katie Noonan, and award-winning
screen composer and orchestrator Cameron
Patrick, known for orchestrating films such
as Star Trek Into Darkness, Jurassic World
and Zootopia, as well as industry leaders
from Griffith Film School, Queensland
Conservatorium Griffith Universit y and
Queensland School of Film and Television.
A journey in learning about kindness led
children at the RGS Early Learning Centre
Kindergarten to visit some special new
friends at the Bethany Aged Care Facility in
south Rockhampton this term. The young
and old played cards, worked on puzzles,
enjoyed reading books and made Playdough
creations. The visit was an extension of
the children’s lessons on having a Thankful
Heart and Random Acts of Kindness. “To
see the residents’ smiles and the children
interacting and having conversations was
heart melting,” said teacher Mrs Natalie Bain.
Rural and remote RGS families unite
Given the significance of RGS in education for
rural and remote families in Queensland, and the
calibre of RGS past students, it is not surprising
that there are so many RGS parents and past
students associated with the Isolated Children’s
Parents’ Association, whose mission is Working
together for Equity of Access to Education for all
Students who live in Rural and Remote Australia.
Over the years, dozens of RGS
Boarder Parents have ser ved as branch
delegates across Queensland and/or on
the State or Federal Committees.
The School maintains a direct connection with
ICPA as a major sponsor of the annual State
Conference, this year hosted in St. George with
the theme of Inspiration Through Education.
RGS Director of Boarding Stewart Norford
at tends ICPA State Conference annually.
Pictured at ICPA State Conference in St
George June 8-9 are: Ainsley McArthur
Capricornia BOTA Branch Delegate and current
RGS parent. Andrew, Year 9); Tammie Irons
(nee Austin RGS 92-93. ICPA State Council
Vice President); Natalie Kenny (nee Heelan,
RGS 91-95. ICPA State Council Publicity
Officer); Anna Appleton (nee Heelan, RGS
95-99. ICPA State Council Treasurer); Tina
Barrett (Mount Isa BOTA Branch Delegate.
Married to Matthew Barrett RG S 91-95.
Current parents. Claire, Year 8); Claire
Mactaggart (nee Wyland, RGS 89-92.
Capricornia BOTA Branch Delegate. Current
RGS parent: Anna, Year 8; Eliza, Year 7) and
Stewart Norford (RGS Director of Boarding).
Ahead of the pack
Year 11 Industrial Design and
Technology students have taken the
flat pack to a new level designing and
constructing flat pack fire pits. RGS
Industrial Design and Technology
teacher Mr Jeremy Harmswor th
said the idea for the flat pack fire
pit came about last year when
students were going to 5 Rocks
National Park on camping trips and
regulations stated that you had to
have your camp fire off the ground.
“T he flat pack design allowed them
to conveniently pack it in to the
back of their utes for transport,’’ Mr
Harmsworth said. Some prototypes
were made last year before the
project was implemented into the
Year 11 Tech Studies program this
year for the first time. The students
had to draw the fire pit on AutoCAD
and then impor t the drawing into
the Lincoln Torchmate CNC plasma
machine. The edges are then hand
finished for safety and ready to use.
“Barbecue plates and billy boilers
where added to the design by the
students,’’ Mr Harmsworth said.
“CNC operations are common place
in industry now and this experience
gives our students the upper hand
when applying for apprenticeships
and work placements.”
Pictured above: Aiden Torrisi with various
pieces of his flat pack fire pit project.
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