Well done to our Year 8 debaters who defeated their opponents in the Grand Final of the Queensland Debating Union's Secondary School competition. Our fine debaters are the Grand Champions, from 140-teams from the Gold Coast to the Sunshine Coast, and inbetween. This is an outstanding achievement and they are to be warmly congratulated. These talented students contested the Grand Final against Somerville House in August.


Congratulations to Stephen Andrews, Head of Faculty-Mathematics, and Year 1 teacher, Carolyn Troughton, for featuring in articles in Families Magazine, on the current approach to teaching Mathematics. They are well worth a read, especially if you enjoy buying shoes or need advice on retaining information!

The articles are part of a series of three features on Mathematics, with the third story scheduled for publication in September.

To read the online versions, simply click on the links below:

Learning Maths in Primary School

How to Prepare for Maths Exams


The Australian's annual leagues table publication Your School - reporting on 2014 NAPLAN results across Australian schools - was published on 21 June. The College was listed as 9th in Queensland, and was ranked 40th in a listing of the top 50 co-educational schools in Australia.

Congratulations to two CHAC staff, on completing their Master's in June. Director of Senior Secondary, Chris Nastrom-Smith completed his Master of Educational Learning, while Science teacher, Leonie Butler, completed her Master of Educational Studies (Science). Leonie has also been admitted to the University of Queensland Doctor of Philosophy program from July.

Ten CHAC teachers are currently completing post-graduate qualifications at Master's level at the present time - a wonderful commitment to ongoing professional learning and great role models for our students.

Over 30% of CHAC teachers hold Master's or Doctoral qualifications, in addition to their Bachelor/Diploma of Education qualifications.


Hearty congratulations to our Cross Country team - TAS Champions for 2015! Well done to the entire CHAC team - we are very, very proud of you!

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CHAC won the following trophies:

2015 Cross Country Champions

Boys Champions
2nd overall for the girls
Boys percentage trophy
Girls percentage trophy
12 Years Girls
13 Years Girls
13 Years Boys
14 Years Boys
Open Boys