Celebrating Student Success

Young Masterminds Programme 

Congratulations to Lily Durdev, Year 4

Lily  recently graduated from the Young Masterminds Programme held at University of Queensland in St Lucia. The eight session programme focused on the extension of maths and science knowledge through investigation and experiments, to enhance scientific thinking skills and mathematical understandings. Each week the participants were provided with a set of 10 complex and challenging mathematical problems to solve, and return the solutions. Lily achieved second place overall in the programme and was awarded a gift certificate for her achievement. Well done Lily!

Showcase Regional Dance Championships 

 Congratulations to Breeanna Lavin (Year 10) and Hayley Lavin (Year 5)

The girls had a very successful weekend competing at the Showcase Regional Dance Championships, and both qualified for Nationals at Showcase National Dance Championships. 

Breeanna qualified in all senior sections for Nationals with Gold Awards in Broadway Jazz, Miss Future Broadway Star, Tap, Song and Dance and Waltz Tap. Then on top of that, she placed 1st in Waltz Tap, 3rd in Broadway Jazz, 3rd in Miss Future Broadway Star, as well as qualifying for Dancer of the Year! 


Hayley qualified in all junior sections with Gold Awards in Tap, Ballet, Lyrical and Jazz. She then placed 2nd in Ballet, 2nd in Tap and 3rd in Lyrical. Hayley placed 3rd overall out of all the dancers who competed, and received a special award for Most Beautiful Lines. She also qualified for Dancer of the Year.


The girls had a fantastic weekend and cannot wait to compete at Nationals in January 2015. 

Hockey Finals

 Congratulations to Alexander Rosen, Year 7


Alexander is a member of the Burleigh Hockey Club team, the Tomahawks. Last Friday, his team played in the Under 14 Boys' Grand Final at the Gold Coast Hockey Centre. After a very tightly contested game, Alexander’s team won 3-1 against Labrador Gold, to finish the season as undefeated Under 14 Boys' Premiers. Well done to Alexander and his team!

Appointment by Southport Yacht Club

 Congratulations to Justin Wise (Year 9), who has been elected as Junior Vice Commodore of the Southport Yacht Club. This position is for the next two years and, amongst officiating at various events, he also acts as a mentor for the junior sailors each Sunday morning. Last weekend he took the salute with the Commodore and other office holders at the Southport Yacht Club for the annual blessing of the fleet. This was to officially commence the sailing season. Well done, Justin!