Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Junior School Break Up Fun

The Junior scchool students took to the slip and slide and had  a swim in the pool to help celebrate the end of the  school year. They also had a party after all that exercise.




Monday, November 26, 2012

Jessee Santo Sizzles at Australian Athletics Championships

After being selected in the Qld  Primary School Athletics team to compete in the 100m and the relays, Jessee went to Adelaide to compete in the Australian Athletics Championships.Jessee had some days in the Qld team training camp before the Championships started.
Jessee ran a personal best time of 12.62 ,which was a mere .44secs off the record, to claim 2nd place. To top it off her relay team came 1st , so she received a gold medal for her efforts in that race. Congratulations to Jessee.  We are so proud and excited for her.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Primary Excursion

Students from Year P-6 went to Townsville to visit Billabong Sanctuary. Thanks to CAP funding and the P&F the cost of the trip was covered. Students enjoyed the crocodiles and snakes....especially the snake crawling over Mrs Cerqui's hat. A good day was had by all. Thanks To Ms Fry for organising the excursion.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Valedictory Dinner

Year 12 , families, friends and staff gathered for the Valedictory Dinner at the Arthur Titley Centre. The students were presente one at a time with a short  overview read about them while photos of them as babies and youngsters were being screened. Throughout the evening  slide shows including the students most memorable moments and photos of them at school,  were shown. Maree Ballantyne spoke of her early days as teacher aide with some of the students in Year1 while also talking about the boarding students and their journeys as they grew up around the dorms. Mr Innes spoke about his involvement in teaching and working with the finishing Year 12's. Student who made  speeches included Cassie Jones and Callum Smith, who had been at BTC from Preschool to Year 12 and from Ross Leggett and Stella Batt as the Boarding House Captains.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Year 12 Final Assembly

After the arrival of the Class of 2012, Mr Fairbairn welcomed the Assembly.  Marble Mukurati offered a prayer to begin proceedings. The boys enjoyed belting out the Thornburgh College Hymn for the last time as students, before settling down to listen to reflections and words of wisdom from past College Captain Jonathan Crawley. Jess and Stella Batt entertained the crowd with Jess's beautiful voice bringing a tear to many an eye. Chairman Chris Hesp reminded the students to always remember their roots and their family as they embark on the next chapter of their lives. After singing the Blackheath Hymn, Vice Captains Melinda Ryan and Scott Cerqui adressed the gathering. melinda had everyone smiling with her accurate summary of each of her classmates while Scott reviewed highlights of the year. The entire assembly had their feet tapping to the final musical item by Ross, Callum , Ben and Mannie Tuiqali who made the trip up from NSW to send off his former classmates. Mr Wager provided the trumpet chorus and with Jess co-singer and Stella on the piano the effect was fantastic. Needless to say they received a standing ovation.

After the College Song, it was time for the formal  presentations by our three wonderful Preps- Thomas, Patrick and Kalys ,Mr Fairbairn and P & F President Mrs Cerqui. Finally it was time for the War Cry and then through the guard of honour to leave the College grounds for the last time as students. Goodbye class of 2012........ may all your dreams and aspirations be fulfilled.