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CHARACTER AND SCHOLARSHIP
Workshop empowers young women to plan, lead and support
A local roadtrip of sorts has provided RGS
students with a healthy insight into being
the best version of themselves they can be.
Year 11 students Madelyn Sparrow (left)
and Lily Burnham represented RGS at the
Country to Canberra’s Empower Workshop
in Term 2, a programme that helps young
women reach their leadership potential.
“I first heard about it when I was in Primary
School. I wanted to develop my leadership skills
and self- confidence in social situations,’’ Lily said.
“The workshop covered the importance of
being yourself, no matter what. It cer tainly lifted
my spirits and helped me... realise that someday
I can develop a sense of great leadership
and I will be prepared and determined.”
Par ticipants consulted each other on
“important ingredients for success” including:
goal setting, action plans, presentation,
reflection, self-belief, setbacks, support
networks and building resilience.
“It was great to feel empowered, to throw
away my fears ... [and] meet other young
leaders from other schools,’’ Madelyn said.
RGS teacher Miss Annie Belonogoff said Lilly
and Madelyn represented the School with pride.
“All of the speakers had an underlying
message: it doesn’t matter where you come
from, you can achieve anything if you set
your mind to it,’’ Miss Belonogoff said.
Project Empower focuses on five key areas:
• To empower young rural women (between
13-18) to pursue leadership opportunities at
school and within their communit y, by providing
skill-building, networking and education
opportunities, and by inspiring self-belief.
• To actively work to achieve gender equality,
by increasing youth discourse and awareness
about gender equality issues in rural
Australia, and by targeting programmes
to improve gender equality outcomes.
• To facilitate and offer mentorship
and sponsorship opportunities to
young rural women to build their
skills, networks and capacities.
• To build career networks, increase self-
belief and provide ‘résumé booster’
opportunities for rural and remote girls.
• To encourage more young rural women to
pursue careers in local, state and federal
politics or aim for leadership roles in
their chosen field, whether it be primar y
industries, business, education or another.
• create and analyse perspectives
and representations of concepts,
identities, times and places;
• use aesthetic features and stylistic
devices to achieve purposes and
analyse their effects in texts;
• use grammar and lang uage
structures for particular
• make language choices for
particular purposes and contexts.
Psychology will be offered
in Year 11 next year and is a
new offering for Queensland
senior students. At the core of all science
endeavour is the inquiry into the nature
of the universe. Science uses a systematic
way of thinking, involving creative and
critical reasoning, in order to acquire
better and more knowledge. Scientists
recognise that knowledge is not fixed,
but is fallible and open to challenge.
As a science, psychology prov ides
opportunities for students to engage with
concepts that explain behaviours and
underlying cognitions. In Unit 1, students
examine individual development in the
form of the role of the brain, cognitive
development, human consciousness and
sleep. In Unit 2, students investigate the
concept of intelligence, the process of
diagnosis and how to classify psychological
disorder and deter mine an effective
treatment, and lastly, the contribution
of emotion and motivation on the
individual behav iour. In Unit 3, students
examine individual thinking and how
it is determined by the brain, including
perception, memor y, and learning. In
Unit 4, students consider the influence
of others by examining theories of social
psychology, inter personal processes,
attitudes and cross-cultural psychology.
An Introduction to Psychology course is
presently on offer to Year 10 students w ith
the intent of ensuring they are aware of the
course content along with required skills.
Psychology teacher, Nigel Farley states
“psychology can establish a basis for further
education and employ ment in the fields
of psychology, sales, human resourcing,
training, social work, health, law, business,
marketing and education.”
If you have any questions regarding the new QCE/
SATE system please contact the School’s Director
of Teaching and Learning, Ms Reniece Carter,
on 4936 0609 or email@example.com
Amplify your learning in Senior School
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Kevin Del Aquila
Original Music and Lyrics by
George Noriega &
Licensed exclusively by Music Theatre International (Australasia).
All performance materials supplied by Hal Leonard Australia.
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SCHOOL PRODUCTION OF DREAMWORKS
MADAGASCAR A MUSICAL ADEVENTURE JR.
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