Showcasing highlights of Secondary School
The Livingstone Christian College Agricultural Show Team competed at the Calvary Christian College Livestock Inter-schools Challenge over the weekend. The day began with all 16 show team members converging at the schools grounds for a 6am sharp start. From there we had one hour to wash and load for the trip to Calvary. There were six schools in competition:
This amounted to over 125 students. Livingstone student presentation and performance was impeccable, I think we can all agree that they stood out and stood proud for the college.
Samual Hardie took out first place in the handlers competition, that is first in over 125 students. In the same competition we received two highly commended awards - Chelsea Taunton and Jordan Rye. More importantly there were only six highly commended prizes given. I am very proud of our students and I think you can agree that gaining these places in the first show of the year is a great way to kick off the year.
Agricultural Technologies Coordinator
Year 11 and 12 physics students enjoyed a trip to Evandale Lake at Surfers Paradise to experience an introduction to SCUBA diving. This was part of the term-one contextual study unit Visiting the Reef which covers topics such as buoyancy, pressure, behavior of gases, underwater optics, and temperature. Students were able to see first hand how scuba equipment works, breathe underwater, and feel the effects of pressure on their bodies.
The event was fully supervised by the professional and experienced team from Devocean dive, based on the Gold Coast. The senior instructor gave the students an informative lesson on the physics of scuba diving, along with several personal anecdotes from his decades of diving. The students that participated thought the experience was fantastic and agreed that it was "much better than watching a video about diving"!
The Australian Society for Music Educators (ASME) Young Composers' Competition, is a state wide competition, designed to encourage and foster the music students who are interested composition.
Young Composers from Years 1 to 12 attending a Queensland school can enter their works across three sections in 2017 Electronic/Film Music, Song Writing and Vocal/Instrumental.
This year we have been blessed to win two categories in the competition:
- Middle School Song Writing - 1st Place Winner, Lauren Taylor (Grade 7)
- Senior School Song Writing - 1st Place Winner, Casey Klein (Grade 10).
Livingstone Christian College has a strong track record of success in this competition. We have now had first place entries in 2015, 2016 and 2017. This year, other catgories were won by students from:
- Sheldon College
- St Joseph's College, Terrace
- Brisbane Grammar School
- Brisbane Girls Grammar School
- Brisbane Boys College
- Hillcrest Christian College
- Brisbane State High School.
Both Lauren and Casey performed their compositions live yesterday (22 October, 2017) at the Award Ceremony at Vivace Pianos and Strings, McGregor.
As winner of the middle school section, Lauren receives a cash prize. As winner of the senior school section, Casey gets to have her composition professionally recorded at James North Studios.
Congratulations Lauren and Casey.
Mr Sam Smith
Head of Performing Arts
Congratulations to all Performing Arts students who performed at Midnight 2017.
Midnight is our annual middle school Performing Arts concert for Dance, Drama and Music students. Midnight concerts have happened at the college since 2009 and always feature the Grade Nine Curriculum Drama students who present a one act play for their major Semester Two assessment item.
This year our Grade Nine Drama class presented the play Scattered Lives by Sally McKenzie. Scattered lives is based on research that draws from the real-life stories of people who have found refuge in Australia. This political work seeks to illuminate the ‘human face’ of the refugee and provide an alternative picture to the stereotype sketched by the media. It was wonderful to see our students engage with an Australian work that challenges an alternative view on what life is like for refuges in Australia. Our students were fantastic. Thanks go to our Grade Nine Curriculum Drama teacher, Mrs Rachael Hayes.
The night also featured our amazingly talented dance students in grade 7, 8 and 9.
“The Performing Arts Department at LCC are Fantastic! The Year 9 Drama Performance was very good. Well done to all teachers and staff involved” (Mrs Anne Garton, Head of Secondary.)
“How great was this evening?! As per usual group of staff gave up their time to give our kids this amazing opportunity. Your efforts are much appreciated” (Mrs Keri Herbohn, Parent.)
“I enjoyed the dance routines and thought the drama by Year Nine students was excellent”. (Mrs Vivienne Mohr, Teacher.)
Thank you to all the College families and staff who attended the event. Thanks also go to our resident sound engineer, Caleb Ferris.
Mr Sam Smith
Head of Performing Arts
Last night our senior Dance, Drama and Music students performed at our very first senior performing arts evening, PULSE.
The performances were assessment items and results will form apart of semester two report card results. Special thanks goes to the performing arts staff and students who have worked hard to ensure all performances were of a high standard. Thank you also to the parents and families who came to support the event.
Mr Sam Smith
Head of Performing Arts
The Royal Brisbane Show (EKKA) is a jam-packed teaching experience used to better our students' fundamental knowledge in different key areas. Before we get into that, I’ll start by setting the scene outlining what is required of our exceptional students.
On the 15th of August the Agricultural Show Team arrived at the RNA showgrounds at 1:30pm with 6 stud Dorper sheep. By 6:00pm our animals were penned, our display was set up and bunks made ready for the night. A Queensland Biosecurity stock inspection is customary, with students in attendance to better link taught protocol and procedure to the ovine industry.
Our students awake at 5:30am, along side the other 7 schools in attendance, a total of 170 student entries. They are required to muck out their pens and replace the sawdust for their own sheep, about three barrow loads. Then they need to replace their water and feed their animal. From there their animal needs to be groomed and feed tidied up for the arrival of the public from 8:30am. Students grab breakfast and begin liaising with the public, answering any questions they may have about our sheep, school or agriculture on the whole. Working in shifts throughout the day, our 12 students were seamless and professional in addressing the public and meticulous in the care they provided for their animal. In true country fashion, our students aided a nearby Dorper stud owner in her late 60’s with her muck out and maintenance for the duration of the EKKA. This was a massive additional undertaking, of which only Livingstone students aided; a true example of our Christian charity and response to those in need.
The 'Young Judges' Competition' is one of the main competitions that enhances student's inter-personal communication, public speaking and analytical processing. This competition requires students to assess 12 sheep of at least three different breeds, accounting for each breed’s individualistic traits. Overall the selection of the best animal(s) must be made from a judgement taking into account carcass quality and quantity. Inherently this requires students to call on memory of learned concepts, palpation methodologies to best assess the animal, and their decision-making processes to make a sound judgement. All animals involved in the Young Judges' Competition are ranked by a renowned judge and placed in order of 1-12, a student’s order of the best 1-4 must be in line with the judge's 1-4. If a student successfully matches the judge's selection based on the above criteria the student will move to the next round, and if successful again onto Nationals. This process is extremely reaffirming and consolidates much of the students' knowledge and work ethic.
The 'Young Handlers Competition' is created for students to display their abilities in handling, presentation and ability to adjust their technique in response to different animals and events. With 170 entries, the students were grouped into 20 odd and each had to bring their animal into the sand arena. Here the judge asked each student to move their animal, watching for the handler’s response to her position and demeanour. Often the judge will swap handlers so as to assure the student's capability of handling any animal, not just theirs. One of our outstanding students, Phoenix Whaiapu, made it to the top 10. This is quite a feat considering the variables and much greater degree of handling difficulty that our Dorpers are.
By Saturday the pack up begins, with tired students who never failed to listen to instruction and gave 110%. Overall we had a successful show interacting with thousands of members of the public, winning ribbons on the animals backs and bringing everyone home safely with a bit of the Gospel shared across the board.
To all Agricultural Show Team students, your professionalism, determination and work ethic were a banner for Christ displayed to many people far and wide. Congratulations!
Check out our slideshow of photo highlights below!
Ag Science Department
The QCS Test is a state-wide achievement (not intelligence or aptitude) test for Queensland Year 12 students. It offers individual results on a five-point scale from A (highest) to E (lowest). It also provides group results for calculating OPs.
TWO DAYS, FOUR TESTS. OUR STUDENTS WERE FANTASTIC - BUT TIRED.
Earlier this term students from the year 11 physics class went on an excursion to Dreamworld. By going on various thrill rides the students were able to experience first hand the underlying physics of energy transfers and accelerations that make them fun. It was a great opportunity to turn a theme-park into our classroom, and hear some screams from even the quietest members of the class.
On Thursday 17 and Friday 18 August, the Heads of Department (Ms Matthes, Mr Sloper, Mr Miles and Mr Smith), Mrs Taylor and Mrs Garton met with Year 10 students and their parents as part of their Years 11 and 12 subject selection process.
The aims of the SET Plan Interview
Purpose of the SET Plan Interview
These two days were very successful. We thank all Year 10 students and their families for their support and engagement in these conversations.
For more information, contact Anne Garton, Head of School - Secondary.
Some great moments in STEM today with our Chinese students. They really are great role models for our students.
In a double lesson students designed and created an apparatus that would protect an egg that was dropped from a great height. Students then tested these and modified their designs based on the outcome of their experiments.