Monday, February 28, 2011


Students from P-12  were recently treated to an Arts Council Performance.It was based around environmental education  with the emphasis on saving money through saving power. Turning off appliances, turning off power points at the wall and not having  on any electrical appliance  that you are not using ,were all highlighted in the performance. The show was enjoyed by all students.


Wednesday, February 23, 2011

AFL in Primary School

AFL players delivered an information presentation on AFL. Every week Primary students have a 30 minutes AFL fitness session under the guidance of developmental officers.The students look forward to these sessions where they can improve their kicking and ball skills

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Valentines Day Dinner

On the 14th February the dorm staff hosted a Valentines dinner for all residential students. Heart shaped name tags were made with all the girls’ names on them. The boys had to draw a name out and then go to girl’s dorm and escort their date to dinner. Much fun and laughter was heard all over the campus. On arrival to escort the girls the boys gave them a heart shaped lollipop and the girls handed out homemade chocolates.

They were all asked to dress in their best attire and many of the students went to a lot of trouble to look their best. We were all treated to a scrumptious meal of roast lamb and meringue filled with cream and fruit.

The prize for the best dressed boy and girl went to Sally Carrington and Colin Rayment. Cutest couple was Michaela Henry and Hayden Holdcroft. A special mention went to Errol Miller for his effort in dressing up.

Over the period of the night the kitchen staff noticed one young lad treating his date with extra care. This young man Ben Smith waited on his young lady all night so they felt he deserved a mention and a prize. He certainly showed the true spirit of Valentine’s Day.

A good night was had by all.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Drama Trip to Brisbane

 18 Drama students , accompanied by Ms O'Keefe and Mrs Black set off to Brisbane last Tuesday. We were all very, very, very excited to say the least.For Kristen and Sheridan the plane ride was an adventure in itself. We finally arrived in Brisbane around1.30pm and then drove to the Gold Coast to see the Australian Outback Spectacular. Everyone enjoyed the backstage tour of the Outback Spectacular. The show was amazing and the food was pretty good as well. On Wednesday we woke up and headed to the Griffith University at Mt Gravatt. We watched a group of 3rd year drama students perform an upcoming play. The drama students at BTC are part of a research project to do with theatre. This is a big project that is being conducted all over Australia and to be part of this program is a privilege.After a tour of the campus, we headed back to our hotel and all had a rest before heading out to QPAC to see"Wicked". "Wicked" was sensational! It was such an amazing experience and we were all gobsmacked throughout the whole performance. The next morning was the earliest wake up as we had to be at Movieworld at 8.30am for a theatre workshop, which was eye opening. After the workshop we were very keen to get on the rides and after spending the whole day at Movieworld , still managed to fit in some shopping. We were exhausted that night, slept in the next morning, managed to squeeze in some more shopping before we finally headed for the airport.Luckily Toby found his lost belt in his bag and we all made it home safely. The students , who had a chance to experience so much in Brisbane, would like to thank Ms O'Keefe and Mrs Black.(More photos to come from students!)

Wednesday, February 2, 2011


Students commenced their first school day for 2011 : returning  students excitedly swapping news with friends while new students smiled shyly at fellow students all eager to  find out which teachers, which rooms and most importantly what was for lunch! Unfortunately with Cyclone Yasi threatening NQ, all schools and businesses have been closed students will have another "first day" next week..........