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Leading Remarkable Learning Conference Inspires OneSchool RPsTuesday 29th August, 2017

The OneSchool Global Regional Principal team, Teacher Academy Directors and Global Team members gathered in New Jersey, USA recently to attend the Sterling Leading Remarkable Learning conference. Held during the week of August 7-11 it was a chance for leaders to....

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Walk Like You Want To Be Here

Walk Like You Want To Be Here Congratulations to the recipients of the WLYWTBH awards, Savannah Mead [Year 3, 4], Dexter Millar [Year 5, 6], Hugo Parker [Year 7, 8, 9] Fletcher Hawkins [Year 10, 11, 12] we hope you enjoy your $20 gift card!These prestigious awards are....

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Beverley Hume: Changes I have seen

Agnew teacher Beverley Hume has been teaching for more than 30 years and in that time she has seen a phenomenal number of changes in the educational system.  Gone are the days of blackboard and chalk – today’s teaching is all about collaboration....

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The Leading Remarkable Learning ConferenceMonday 27th March, 2017

The Leading Remarkable Learning Conference was held in Auckland and Christchurch. OneSchool’s Westmount Regional Principals Phil Muir, Jon Bowen and Hugo Vaughan give their feedback on the event.  More than 200 teachers from Australia and New....

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CANVAS Learning Management System Makes DebutSunday 2nd April, 2017

The new CANVAS Learning Management System being phased in across AU is proving to be a winner. “The main priority from an educational standpoint was usability for students and teachers, as well as fully featured for curriculum and resource sharing, combined....

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VC: Hard work, but rewarding

 Agnew School Wide Bay Campus teacher Genevieve Fitzpatrick is new to teaching via video conferencing (VC). She admits she finds it challenging, but also sees the benefits it offers for both students and teachers. “Meeting and working with students....

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Nambour Primary Australian Neighbours Assessment

In Geography with Ms Farell, the year 3/4 students had to research a neighbouring country to Australia and then find the differences and similarities. They were then asked to present these projects wearing a traditional costume and also provide a tasting plate of....

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Nambour August Music Concert

Once again the students practiced hard and performed extremely well. From Primary Choir, Primary Instrumental, High School Choir and the Senior Band, doing better than ever. The room was packed with parents, and families who come to enjoy the performance each....

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Simon Brooks Culture of Thinking Strategy No. 7 – What Questions Did You Ask Today?

The sixth Cultures of Thinking Strategy for parents in supporting their children to become self-directed learners was sent out last Friday. We hope found it very informative and useful. If youmissed this email, click here to view Strategy No. 6. Strategy No. 7....

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What SDL Means For Students

 Agnew is in its third year of implementing the Self-Directed Learning (SDL) principles and teacher Nicole Smith sees that the end result of such a system– preparing students for the world after school – is one of the benefits of this teaching....

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Simon Brooks Culture of Thinking Strategy No. 6 – Focus on the Learning Over the Work

The fifth Cultures of Thinking Strategy for parents in supporting their children to become self-directed learners was sent out last Friday. We hope found it very informative and useful. If you missed this email, click here to view Strategy No. 5  Strategy....

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Simon Brooks Culture of Thinking Strategy No. 5 – What Makes You Say That?

The fourth Cultures of Thinking Strategy for parents in supporting their children to become self-directed learners was sent out last Friday. We hope found it very informative and useful. If you missed this email, click here to view Strategy No. 4 Strategy No. 5....

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Simon Brooks Culture of Thinking Strategy No. 4 – Seek First to Understand, Then to be Understood

The third Cultures of Thinking Strategy for parents in supporting their children to become self-directed learners was sent out last Friday. We hope found it very informative and useful. If you missed this email, click here to view Strategy No. 3 Strategy No. 4....

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Simon Brooks Culture of Thinking Strategy No. 3 – Who’s Doing The Thinking?

The second Cultures of Thinking Strategy for parents in supporting their children to become self-directed learners was sent out last Friday. We hope found it very informative and useful. If you missed this email, click here to view Strategy No. 2 Strategy No. 3....

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Vision 4 Learning Seminar: Outcomes

OneSchool Global recently completed the rolling out of its Vision 4 Learning seminars in Australia, New Zealand, America, Europe and England. This was a timely reminder of where we are as a community and what our vision is with regard to the education of our....

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Primary School News - Science Excursion to Planetarium

Near the end of last term, Agnew’s Brisbane campus’s primary school visited the Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium in Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens. It was the first time the whole primary school had been on an outing together. Opened in 1978, the....

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New Senior System Delayed

The Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority (QCAA) has announced that they will be delaying the implementation of the new senior system by one year.  It was going to be put in place for students who would be in Year 11 in 2018. It will now be going....

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Simon Brooks Culture of Thinking Strategy No. 2 – Support Your Child in Developing a Growth Mindset

The first Cultures of Thinking Strategy for parents in supporting their children to become self-directed learners was sent out earlier this week. We hope found it very informative and useful. If you missed this email, click here to view Strategy No. 1 A growth....

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House Names For OneSchool Global

From January 2017 OneSchool Australia will adopt new house names and emblems for the purposes of sporting and scholastic events. These new names and emblems will represent the spirit of the school’s global house teams. The decision to have names was taken....

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10 Tips To Help You Through Exams

It’s the last semester, which also means it’s exam time, and stress levels at school are about to go through the roof.  However, the anxiety can be mitigated if students are prepared. Here are some tips that might come in handy as both students and....

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Tips For Parents During Exams

Last week we put up some handy hints for students during exam time. Students aren’t the only ones who need a regime during this time; parents and siblings can also help make things easier for those hitting the books. We’ve put together a few ideas that....

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Simon Brooks Culture of Thinking Strategy No. 1 – Name and Notice Thinking

Recently Simon Brooks presented an Awareness Session presented on the Cultures of Thinking. If so, you would remember Simon outlining 10 strategies to assist parents to develop their children in becoming critical and creative thinkers and self-directed....

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The Achievers Conference inspires Senior Students

The Achievers’ Conference was held on September 16 at Qudos Bank Arena in students from Years 10-12. The purpose of the event was to inspire and inform business leaders and budding employees about the secrets to success. The occasion also gave students....

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OneSchool On Right Track Says RP After Journey to Harvard

Agnew Regional Principal (RP) Damien Barry recently completed a visit to the prestigious Harvard University in Boston, Massachusetts where he became immersed in Project Zero’s Cultures of Thinking (CoT) course. “This course...is essentially a think tank....

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Midnight Masquerade

On Friday 6th May, the senior girls had a Midnight Masquerade Event and served canapes and mocktails to young working girls. This event was very successful with a profit of $335 for the school. It challenged the girls ability to work in the kitchen effectively and....

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An Inspiring Day with Sir John Jones

Staff from across Australia attended an exclusive presentation with inspirational educationalist Sir John Jones. Over 150 staff, including our New Zealand colleagues, were in attendance. Sir John’s book, the Magic Weaver, has been one of the most....

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American Retro Cafe - San Minto

The Year 11 and 12 students from Nambour Campus held ad Anerican retro Cafe for their hospitality assessment. 

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Caboolture Historical Village

Thursday 17th March the Year 5 and 6 Students vsited Caboolture Historical Village.

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Tech Ed at Nambour

The Students, both boys and girls have made many great items over the years.

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Sport at Nambour

Students really love sport time, whether at lunchtime or organized sport time. 

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Mt Coot-ha Botanical Gardens Excursion

This term the Year 3 & 4 students from Brisbane Campus enjoyed an excursion to the Mt. Coot-ha Botanical Gardens at Toowong. 

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Brisbane Hospitality

The Year 11 and 12 Hospitality students have made an excellent start to the year!

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Student Leadership Forum

The Student Leadership Forum combined the strengths and personalities of all the Student leaders across Australia, which resulted in an effective collaboration of ideas and enthusiam to ensure the persuit of the OneSchool vision.

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Agnew Athletics Carnival!

A combined event for all four Queensland Schools- Brisbane, Nambour, Maryborough and Toowoomba.

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Brisbane Year 3 Health

The Year 3 Students at Brisbane Campus presented their Health plays to the students who were visiting the school on Orientation Day. They covered many positive topics showing the younger students how to create healthy food.

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Indigenous Excursion to Ngutana-Lui

The Brisbane Campus Year 3 and 4 students enjoyed a day of cultural enrichment when they visited the Ngutana-Lui Indigenous Centre in Inala.

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Questacon Visit

The Darling Down's campus was extremely priviledged to have the Shell Questacon travelling science circus visit & perform some science shows for us!

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Big City Fusion Buffet Breakfast

The Darling Downs Year 11 Hospitality Students ahve been working on their food service unit.

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Darling Downs Police Visit

WOW! Did we ever have the best time out of class yet?? Yes we did.

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Music at Nambour Campus

Music at the school is progressing nicely and the school choir is proving to be a success.

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Nambor Home Ec & Hospitality

Pizza's, wedding cakes & more...!

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Brisbane Campus Photo Competition

The Brisbane Yr 12 Leadership Team invited all students at Agnew Brisbane campus to let their creativity shine in a photo competition!  

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1920's Inspired Dessert Buffet

The Brisbane Yr 11 & 12 Hospitality students hosted a 1920's inspired dessert buffet. 

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Grandparents & Book Fair Day!

A big thankyou to all of those involved in our fantastic Grandparents Day and Book Fair.

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Home Economics

See the talents of years 8-10 shinning in their Home Economics classes!

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