CHAC returned triumphant from the International Space Settlement Design Competition. Having been part of the winning Australian team, CHAC students then took on the world in the international final held NASA Johnson Space Centre in Houston, Texas.

The College is proud to announce that three CHAC students have achieved the top results in Queensland, in their respective ICAS competitions.

The International Competitions and Assessments for Schools (ICAS) are independent skills-based assessments with a competition element. Run by the University of New South Wales, ICAS is unique, being the most comprehensive generally available suite of academic assessments and school tests for Primary and Secondary school students.

Lily was the top student in Queensland in the Year 4 ICAS English competition, which assesses reading and language skills in a range of contexts.

Oliver was the top student in Queensland in the Year 7 ICAS Computer Skills competition, which assesses skills and knowledge in a multitude of areas including databases, graphics and multimedia, internet use, and communications systems.

Joseph was the top student in Queensland in the Year 11 ICAS Science competition, which assesses students’ skills in the key scientific areas of interpreting data, applying data, and higher order skills, including investigating, reasoning and problem solving.

Well done Lily, Oliver and Joseph.

 

Foundation Day 2014 saw the culmination of celebrations for the College's 25th year.

Year 12 student Harry Button represented the states of Western Australia and Queensland in the MIGAS Awards national finals held in Newcastle, as the state winner of the MIGAS School-based Trainee of the Year. Harry and his parents were flown down, along with other winners from around the nation, to be present at the announcement of the Australian School-based Trainee of the Year. It is with great excitement and pleasure that we can announce that Harry was the national winner and is indeed the Australian School-based Trainee of the Year for 2014.

We are obviously very proud of Harry and are delighted that his dedication and commitment have been rewarded in such a way. It also recognises the diverse range of opportunities that are available for students at CHAC, and that every student who has a purpose and a passion is able to achieve great outcomes.

Special thanks need to go to our Careers Pathway Counsellor, Mrs Anne Mitchell, who works tirelessly with all our Senior students to ensure they are aware of the opportunities available to them, and to support them as they pursue their dreams. The time and effort she puts into ensuring every student remains well informed and well prepared is much appreciated by all the College community.

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Congratulations to our CHAC students who were part of a four-school team that last weekend won the Australian finals of the Australian Space Design Competition.