Deputy Principal – Academic

Deputy Principal – Academic

Amy Byrnes

As most of our students return to face-to-face schooling this week, we recognise that students have encountered a range of learning experiences during the Learning@Home period.  Please be assured teachers will work closely with students as they transition back into normal routines.



2021 Subject Information Presentations

Due to COVID-19, Subject Selection for 2021 will differ to previous years.  The College is unable hold an evening this year, as such, the presentation will be made available electronically from Tuesday, 9 June 2020.    

2021 will see a change to the curriculum junctures. Year 7 students will experience the full range of subject areas on offer at the College, while Year 8 and 9 are a paired together to deepen the subject learning across a two year period. Students will then enter into Year 10 as a stand alone preparatory year, before undertaking Year 11 and 12. 

To accommodate this change,students will be choosing subjects as follows:

  • Year 7, 2020   – will choose electives for their Year 8 & 9 program beginning in 2021
  • Year 8, 2020   – will choose electives for their Year 9 program only, beginning in 2021
  • Year 9, 2020   – will choose subjects for the new stand-alone Year 10 preparatory year beginning in 2021 
  • Year 10, 2020 – will choose subjects for Year 11 & 12 beginning in 2021

Further information regarding the subject offerings and process for choosing subjects for 2021 will be emailed students and their parent/guardian closer to the Subject Selection Presentation date. 

To assist in the subject selection process, students in Years 7, 8, 9 and 10 will be involved in subject presentations throughout Weeks 6 and 7 to learn about the possible subject options for 2021.  Heads of Faculty will present this information to ensure students are aware of subject offerings and possible pathways linked to specific subjects – presentation times have been emailed to students.  Any students that are absent on the presentation days will be provided with presentation notes.


Year 11 – Unit 1 Subject Changes

Year 11 students considering subject changes or pathway changes for Unit 2 are encouraged to make a time to meet with myself. Subject changes for Unit 2 will close on Friday 5 June 2020 (Week 7, Term 2).  Unit 2 officially commenced on Wednesday 27 May 2020 (Week 6, Term 2).


Local Schools Community Fund

In 2019, the College applied for an Australian Government ‘Local Schools Community Fund’ grant. We are very excited to announce that our College was successful in securing a grant for 2020 to purchase a suite of high quality, interactive laptops and a charging cabinet for the Learning Support Department. These devices will be invaluable for our students, enabling access to specialist applications and software to support their learning needs in the classroom. We would like to take this opportunity to thank the Australian Government, Phillip Thompson OAM, Federal Member for Herbert and the local committee for approving this grant for our College.