Athletics Success

Athletics Success

Both our Junior TAS and TAS teams had outstanding success at their recent Athletics Championships.

Our Junior TAS Track and Field Team competed in the Junior TAS Track and Field Championships, and were named overall winners of the competition.

Our Secondary School athletes had an equally great day at the TAS Athletics Championships, winning the Senior Boys, Senior Girls and Junior Girls divisions.

Due to the change in format for COVID precautions, no official Champion School was awarded in this competition; however, across all age groups, Canterbury comfortably accumulated the most points of any school.

Congratulations to all students and coaches, and go Canterbury!


Canterbury announces two staff shortlisted for TeachX Awards

Canterbury announces two staff shortlisted for TeachX Awards

We congratulate Clair Goodall and Laurie Maetam for being shortlisted for the Queensland College of Teachers #TeachX Awards.
Clair, who teaches Prep and is the Kindy and Prep Academic Care Coordinator, was nominated for the Excellent Leadership in Teaching and Learning Award for driving the implementation of key new curriculum programs and improvements across Kindy, Prep and Year 1.
Laurie, who is the Head of Faculty for Science and Engineering, was nominated for the Outstanding Contribution to Teaching Award for his longstanding, highly regarded commitment to Canterbury students, both inside and outside of the classroom, for nearly 30 years.
Winners will be announced at the end of October as part of World Teacher's Day celebrations.

Student Connections at Canterbury

Student Connections at Canterbury

This year at Canterbury we have been looking at how students feel connected to both the immediate Canterbury community and the wider community in which they live.  The involvement of students in discussions about local and international social justice issues such as mental health, wellbeing, tolerance, and environmental problems, has led to student initiatives that begin to address some of these issues.

During Covid-19 these ideas revolved around specific challenges or activities individuals, families and friends could get involved in, while being isolated at home. The ideas encouraged peer support, embraced inclusivity, and showed, if given the chance, students the ability to connect with each other in ways that strengthen emotional and relational ties.

With the resumption of on campus schooling, many students brought back ideas of how they would like to see the Canterbury community develop. From small student led discussions grew projects designed to highlight diversity, reach out to those less fortunate, create spaces for inclusivity and address local community problems. For example, some students felt that there was a need for more understanding within the school community of racial differences. To begin to address this, a multicultural festival was initiated, to help highlight the diversity of the school community. What began as a small idea ended in a celebration involving a large portion of the Secondary School student body. More importantly, while giving many students a sense of pride in their own culture, it brought the student body together in support of one another’s cultures and gave them a greater sense of belonging within the school community.

“While this, along with other student programs, may seem just small beginnings, their success has greater implications for the ongoing development of our school community and the student’s social connectedness,” Director of Student Development, Mr Chris Nield said.

“Their success has given them a sense of community ownership, where they can be heard, their ideas are valued and their contributions help the shaping of their community.”


Canterbury News Term 3 Week 10 2020

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Canterbury's AFL Superstars

Canterbury's AFL Superstars

Canterbury's own Ryden and Milan feature in the Queensland bid to host the AFL Grand Final at the GABBA.

Congratulations to our superstars, even the Premier calls them "Queensland's secret weapon"!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FtftTCG3SVw

 


Spring Arts Festival

Spring Arts Festival

We are delighted to announce the dates of the Canterbury Spring Arts Festival in Term 4, featuring the talented students in Arts ensembles across the Junior and Secondary Schools.

 


Canterbury staff welcomed into Microsoft worldwide program

Canterbury staff welcomed into Microsoft worldwide program

Four Canterbury College teachers have been named Microsoft Educator Experts for 2020-2021.

Each year Microsoft selects educators from around the world to be part of their Innovative Educator Expert program (MIEE).

The program brings together teachers that are passionate about empowering students through the effective use of digital technologies.

Canterbury’s Director of Learning and Innovation, James Jenkins, has been part of this group for 3 years and has found it to be a great way to stay at the forefront of learning innovation and developments in the technology that the College uses for teaching and learning.

“The MIEE community is a global network of teachers that share ideas and learn from each other. The Australian branch is particularly dynamic and collegial, with members continually connected via a Microsoft Team. Each day there are conversations in this group about best practice and effective ways to leverage digital tools in the classroom,” Mr Jenkins said.

This year he is delighted to be joined in the 2020-2021 Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert program by 3 more Canterbury teachers: Mitchell Staples, Jess Traurig, and Hayden Turner.

Principal Daniel Walker was very happy with the Microsoft announcement.

“Having several MIEEs on staff is a great result for Canterbury and is indicative of the innovative attitude that our staff have to teaching and learning,” Mr Walker said.

“Being recognised as an MIEE is a testament to the great work they do at Canterbury in the Digital Innovation space.”


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