Posted on 24 September 2009
Tamsin, a Year 8 at Cornerstone is the latest student to scoop a major award from a National Competition.
Australia Post ran a competition to celebrate 200 years of service to the Australian community, and to support Australia Post’s commitment to enhancing the literacy skills of young Australians.
Primary and secondary students throughout Australia were invited to think creatively about what it might be like to have been, or to be, a postie in Australia either some time in the past 200 years, in 2009, or even some time into the future. Miss Lisa McCreddan encouraged her students to participate, and the College is delighted to announce that Tamsin came third in this national competition.
Tamsin designed artwork that demonstrated Posties over time and her skill caught the eye of the judges.
Tamsin has won some great prizes for her work which makes the win even better!
Well done Tamsin. An outstanding achievement.
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Posted on 15 September 2009
The College is delighted to celebrate with one of our Year 11 students who has come away from the Australian Dancing Championships with a win.
Rebecca, who has been dancing for as long as she can remember, participated in the Westside Championships on the weekend at the Craigie Leisure Centre. Her enormous trophy bears the words “Australian Dancing Championship, New Vogue Adult Level 1 winner”. In addition to this award, Rebecca also came away with several significant placings.
She and her dance partner have been together since the beginning of the year, and have worked hard to obtain this outstanding result. ”We practice two nights a week and it is a lot of hard work”, she said at the College on Monday.
Still showing the tell-tale signs of competition with a touch of glitter on her face, she delightedly showed her trophy to her teachers and other students.
Well done Rebecca, your hard work has brought a terrific result and the College celebrates with you.
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Posted on 10 September 2009
Each year, the Australian Mathematics Trust hosts a National Competition which aims to give students an opportunity to discover talent in mathematics. Schools nominate students they wish to have participate and their skills are then tested against others from across Australia.
The students at Cornerstone Christian College have performed exceptionally well according to recently released results, and 10 students all gained Distinctions or higher in this test of mathematic skill. The College is incredibly proud of the recognition these exceptional students are gaining at a National level.
Year 5 student, Jack, has received a percentile rank of 99 out of the students who have participated. He has been part of the College’s Overdrive Program for the past two years, which has allowed him the opportunity to work beyond his traditional year level. Overdrive has been successful in aiding Jack and other students like him to reach their potential.
Joining Jack with exceptional results in this recent competition are students from all year groups within the College. Students from Year 5 to Year 12 have participated and in each year group a participant has been honoured with well above average results.
The vision of the Australian Mathematics Trust is to challenge and encourage Australian students in their understanding of mathematics and to realise their intellectual potential. Those from Cornerstone who participated have undoubtedly been positively influenced by their participation and will soon be in receipt of their certificates of recognition.