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2019 Youth Week
This Tuesday, our year 7 students were treated to an afternoon of engaging activities to celebrate 2019 Youth Week. Thank you to Caitlin Roffey, Dave Roby and Josh Hicks for their organisation of this event, along with Nurse Kerry, Chappy Geoff, our Indigenous Team and our Junior Leaders for creating plenty of fun, educational activities. 

Paint the Port
Year 10 student, Khushi Patel, was recently awarded winner in the high school category of the 2019 Gladstone Ports Corporation’s Paint the Port competition. Entrants were asked to submit a piece of artwork that showcased their interpretation of Gladstone’s port. Well done, Khushi!  

Khushi Patel 
Last term we reported that one of our year 10 students, Khushi Patel had participated in the 2019 Girl Power STEM Camp in Brisbane and is now a selected Ambassador! Over the holidays we received a pleasing email from Karen, Project Officer, regarding Khushi’s time in Brisbane. We have attached the email below: 
Khushi, congratulations once again on your achievement in being selected as a 2019 STEM Girl Power Ambassador!  
As you are aware, fifty-nine Year 10 girls and 10 teachers were selected to participate in the Department of Education’s 2019 STEM Girl Power Camp, which was held on 19-23 March to coincide with the World Science Festival Brisbane. Students travelled from all over Queensland, from Cooktown to the Gold Coast, to represent their school in Brisbane, where they participated in a variety of festival events, innovative STEM workshops and networking opportunities with experts from science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields. 
Students met inspiring role models from diverse fields including astronomy, Antarctic ecosystems, theoretical physics, ecology, mathematical modelling, engineering, marine science and the nature of sound. Camp students explored and discussed the science behind exhibits to primary students at the Gallery of Modern Art to build their STEM communication skills and used hydrophones (underwater microphones) to investigate the sound of the Brisbane River ecosystem. 
Students developed their understanding of STEM and its importance to our society, as well as their leadership and communication skills. The 2019 STEM Ambassadors will now collaborate in their regions to plan and deliver a STEM event to celebrate National Science Week in August 2019 during Term 3, which aims to encourage others to consider STEM subjects and careers.  
We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for actively engaging in the 2019 STEM Girl Power Camp and being an excellent role model that your school can be proud of!
On behalf of the Department, we would also like to thank your school for supporting you in this prestigious program. We look forward to working with you throughout the year and celebrating your success as an Ambassador at the Term 4 Alumni Event!  
Best wishes,