Home' Capricornus Quarterly : CQ October 2017 Contents Teaching a treasure for Jewell
Lachla n Jewel l (RGS ‘16) is
converting a love of learning Industrial
Design and Technology studies to
teaching his passion to others.
The CQUniversity Bachelor of Education
(Secondary) student, major in IDT
and Mathematics studies, returned to
The Rockhampton Grammar School
(RGS) this Semester, this time blending
the role of teacher and student.
Lachlan said it was definitely
different being back at School as
the teacher and not the student.
“It’s strange getting the students to say Mr
Jewell and not Lachlan, as they knew me,
and calling my teacher by his first name
and not Mr Harmsworth,’’ Lachlan said.
RGS IDT teacher Jeremy Harmsworth
has welcomed the opportunity to
further instruct his past student.
“Lachlan will be observing and doing a
bit of teaching,’’ Mr Harmsworth said.
“We’ll also learn more about new
technology. Lachlan has knowledge from
a student’s point of view but now it will
be from an instructor’s point of view.”
Having been a student in the
Grammar School’s IDT cla ssroom
Lachlan is now preparing to learn
more about what happens behind the
scenes, w ith lesson plans and other
required paperwork and reporting.
For the first five weeks of his placement
Lachlan was a supervisor, taking notes
on what happened in the classroom
and noting the students behaviour.
The following five weeks he started
working with small groups of students
and writing lesson plans.
“In the final two week block I was
teaching every day,’’ Lachlan said.
A teaching career was not a long term
goal for Lachlan but he admits he has
always liked to pa ss on his knowledge.
“I have a lot of cousins who are
younger and when they would come
out to [my family’s] property I always
loved teaching them to ride bikes
and do this or that,’’ Lachlan said.
“I never thought of teaching and one
day in the car mum said to me have
you ever t hought about teaching.”
Lachlan is enjoying his early days of study
at CQUniversity, particularly welcoming the
opportunity to expand on his IDT interests.
“It’s a really hands on subject. I’ve
always loved building and designing,
and helping people,’’ Lachlan said.
CQUniversity student, and RGS Past Student, Lachlan Jewell is engineering
his own teaching career. Photo: Rachael McDonald
Jessica Kahl (RGS ‘12)
dreams big at uni
The CQUniversity Engineer graduate (pictured
below) was recently awarded the University’s
Associate Vice-Chancellor’s Campus Medal
in recognition of community engagement and
academic achievement. Jessica established,
implemented and toured the Dream Big
programme, encouraging teen girls to consider
careers in Engineering. In 2015, the Dream Big
Project was awarded a ‘High Commendation’
under the Engineers Australia Gender Diversity
Awards and the CQUniversity Opal Award for
Engaged Service Learning and Excellence in
Engagement. Engineering and Technology School
Dean Professor Col Greensill says that “the Dream
Big Project ’s vision aligns well with the School and
University’s engagement agenda and strategic
intention. In particular, it supports our aim to
develop a culture of engaged education, research
and service by encouraging active participation
in engagement activities that contribute to the
promotion of educational, social, cultural and
economic well-being of our communities.”
Katie Emmert (RGS ‘16)
takes trainee award
Katie Emmer t has been presented with the
Bob Marshman Trainee of the Year award by the
Queensland Training Awards. Katie undertook
a Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance at
Rockhampton’s Mater Misericordiae Hospital,
a course she started while completing her Year
12 studies at RGS. The Certificate III in Allied
Health was a great stepping stone for Katie
who is now studying to be an Occupational
Therapist at CQUniversity. The Australian
representative outrigger will now represent
Queensland at the Training Awards National
Finals held in Canberra on 23 November
This year more than 800 nominations were
received and 86 individuals and organisations
competed for the State’s top training awards.
Vale: John Humphreys
15 March 1932 – 14 September 2017; RGS: 1945 – 1949; RGS Distinguished Past Student, 2017
RGS mourns the passing of John Humphreys,
born in Springsure on 15 March 1932. In 1945
he arrived at The Rockhampton Grammar
School as a boarder from Blair Athol, near
Clermont. Fencing was not a sport offered
at the School, but John soon discovered
a talent for fencing when he moved to
Brisbane for work. John fenced for Australia
in two Olympic Games and two Empire (now
Commonwealth) Games. John made his
Olympic fencing debut at the 1960 Olympic
Games in Rome where he competed in the
teams event. He would return for a second
Olympic Games campaign at the Tokyo
1964 Olympic Games where he reached the
semi -finals of the singles competition and also
competed in the teams event. At the 1962
British Empire and Commonwealth Games
in Perth John won a silver medal with the
Australian team and also competed in épée
singles. John again fenced for Australia at
the 1966 Commonwealth Games in Jamaica
where the team won a bronze medal and he
also competed in the singles competition.
John also won numerous Australian and
Queensland fencing titles during his career.
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