From the Leadership Team

As Term 1 draws to a close, I imagine for many families there will be a slight sense of relief at the end of what has been yet another unpredictable and change filled season!

As a College, we are so thankful for the caring, compassionate and grace filled community culture that we enjoy at Genesis. Thank you for your contribution in continuing to foster and strengthen these cultural elements. I pray that you and your family are able to take some time across Easter to rest and recharge the batteries before the return to school on Tuesday 19 April.

Easter is a special event on the Christian calendar and it encourages us to reflect upon the sacrifice of Jesus as he was crucified on the cross for the sins of each one of us. When Jesus died on the cross, it looked as bad as it could possibly be. His followers at the time, would have felt hopeless, perhaps overwhelmed with the suffering and injustice associated with the crucifixion of Jesus. I am sure we can all relate to feeling a of lack of hope for the future in the midst of the global pandemic. What we know is that there is hope on the other side of the cross – the hope of the risen Jesus, the Saviour of the world. Even when things are not looking hopeful in our life – the story of Easter shows that we can find a beacon of hope even in uncertain times and we are reminded that God is in control, God has the answers that we need and God is a God of the miraculous.

Please take a moment to watch my end of Term message here.

I wish your family a safe and refreshing Easter break.

Blessings,

Paul Sterling

Principal

 

Welcome to “The Brave Room”

This year, the Primary School has introduced a new space for students called, The Brave Room. The Brave Room is located upstairs in Upper Primary. …

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Welcome to “The Brave Room”

This year, the Primary School has introduced a new space for students called, The Brave Room.

The Brave Room is located upstairs in Upper Primary. The concept behind this space is to give students who may be feeling overwhelmed a quiet, less stimulating place and the opportunity to regulate their emotions and refocus. This can be done independently or with the support of a member of our Pastoral Care Team.

There are a number of tools available to aid the students with self-regulation, such as sensory tools (e.g. pop-its, playdough, cushions), books, lego and a weighted blanket.

We are so pleased to be able to offer this space to our students. During Term 1, The Brave Room  has proven to be a wonderful new addition to our school.

 

Blessings,

Melanie Keane

Acting Primary Admin Assistant / Primary Sports Admin Assistant

Introducing Study HQ

This term, our Academic Prefects, Robert and Hannah, have done an excellent in launching Study HQ, the site for all your study needs. In addition …

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Introducing Study HQ

This term, our Academic Prefects, Robert and Hannah, have done an excellent in launching Study HQ, the site for all your study needs. In addition to launching Study HQ, Robert and Hannah have also created weekly study videos for our Secondary school students.

Study HQ includes a huge range of resources and also a weekly, Study Tip of the Week. The site can be found on the Student Intranet.

Please take a moment and watch two of our most popular videos so far!

Study HQ Launch

 

Study Space Tips & Tricks

 

Blessings,

Fiona Hogan

Director of Innovation & Learning Middle School

You Matter Day

On Friday, 18 March  our College joined the rest of the nation to participate in our National Day of Action Bullying and Violence (NDA), better …

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You Matter Day

On Friday, 18 March  our College joined the rest of the nation to participate in our National Day of Action Bullying and Violence (NDA), better known here as, You Matter Day.

It was so heart-warming to actually have an opportunity be together as a school community. We were surrounded by a sea of orange colour from delicious cupcakes with orange icing to orange shirts, balloons, hats, and badges. How blessed we were to hear the singing of the choir along with many other activities and to simply feel the joy of experiencing community and fun together after months of COVID restrictions, it made this year’s YMD extra special.

This year’s theme for YMD was Kindness with a major of focus on kindness online. To support kindness online NDA has released a new animation series, Be Kind Online. This series promotes and encourages young people to block content, report it, and support each other. Take a look at the information here.

Kindness in essence is the opposite to being mean which tends to be at the heart of any bullying situation. As simplistic as it sounds if we promote kindness, meanness won’t have a voice. Kindness is also a value held by Christians and modelled by Jesus.

Apart from kindness to each other online the expression of kindness across all aspects of our community goes a long way to build a sense of people feeling they do matter.

To further promote YMD’s kindness theme, here’s a challenge for us all. Let the sight of something orange throughout this year, serve as a reminder to be kind to one another. Let’s act on the value of kindness and remember that every single person really does matter!

Blessings,

Sherrie Brook

Pastoral Care Team

 

Year 4 Incursion

Year 4 are Busy Bees! This week the Year 4’s rounded out their Science studies with a surprise visit from Year 11 student, Daniel. In …

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Year 4 Incursion

Year 4 are Busy Bees!

This week the Year 4’s rounded out their Science studies with a surprise visit from Year 11 student, Daniel. In class the children have been busy learning about plant lifecycles and the importance of bees and pollination. As a fun finish for the term, Daniel visited the Year 4 classes and taught them about many other cool facts about bees, including the honey making process. As an added bonus, the children all left with a honey sample for them and their family for afternoon tea! Thanks Daniel – we love your work!

Kind regards,

Mrs Kate Johnson

Primary & Innovation Learning Leader – Year 4

 

Year 11 Hospitality Excursion

xThis month our Year 11 Hospitality students embarked on an excursion into the City for the day. Class member, Chloe K, has written a review …

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Year 11 Hospitality Excursion

xThis month our Year 11 Hospitality students embarked on an excursion into the City for the day. Class member, Chloe K, has written a review of the day!

On the 11th March, the Year 11 Hospitality students attended an excursion to further develop front and back of house knowledge. The first destination was Wolff Coffee Roasters. They students viewed the process of roasting coffee beans and tasted a variety of single origin roasts and were challenged to consider the flavour wheel. There was time for a relaxing morning tea at the café section of the warehouse before getting back on the bus.

The next place that the students attended was the Emporium Hotel. The students were absolutely dazed by the hotel’s facilities. They started off by meeting two beautiful ladies who took them on a tour, Anita and Celeste. Anita gave the students an in-depth backstory of her jobs and her career progression to show where she is today. They then took the students on a tour where they viewed many different places within the hotel.

The first place they visited was the roof top bar and pool. The view was gorgeous, and the students were so amazed that they had to take many photos. After that they made their way to the penthouse and words can not describe the look on their faces. They were overwhelmed by the quality of the room and astonished by the price ($9,000 per night!). They then looked at the regular rooms to compare the difference before making their way to the back of house. The students found the back of house sketchy and were shocked by the difference between what guests see compared to those who work there. After that they enjoyed a lovely lunch that was provided by the Emporium Hotels kitchen staff and went to Southbank until the buses arrived.

Overall, it was a lovely experience and well enjoyed.

Written by Chloe K (Yr 11) 

 

Campus Round Up

We’re excited to introduce a new segment to our newsletter, Campus Round Up, showing a quick glimpse of life at our wonderful College! Year 8 …

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Campus Round Up

We’re excited to introduce a new segment to our newsletter, Campus Round Up, showing a quick glimpse of life at our wonderful College!

Year 8 Science Revision

  • Mrs Hogan asks, “Would you wear this?”. This biologgically accurate shirt was a handy study tool that our Year 8 Science students used to revise for their Biology exam!

Genesis Aquatics – Promoted to the Brisbane Premiership League!

  • Congratulations to Genesis Aquatics, who recently topped the 1st division of the Brisbane Premiership Swimming league.
  • Next year the Club will be reinstated in the premiere division

Genesis Alumni – Artwork on Display at GOMA!

Congratulations to Genesis Alumni, Jaeve, whose artwork will be on display at GOMA between 28 May and 21 August for the Creative Generation Excellence in Visual Art exhibition.

Each year, the ‘Creative Generation Excellence Awards in Visual Art’ recognises and celebrates the artistic achievements and creative talents of senior high school students from across Queensland.

This exhibition showcases the work of the 37 excellence award recipients selected in 2021 from over 500 entries submitted by students from metropolitan and regional schools throughout the state.

Make sure you celebrate the success of our 2021 Genesis alumni by visiting the exhibition!