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Principal's Welcomehttp://www.sansisto.qld.edu.au/ourcollege/Pages/Principal%27s-welcome.aspx, http://www.sansisto.qld.edu.au/ourcollege/Pages/Principal's-welcome.aspxPrincipal's WelcomeEducating young women in Years 7 – 12 is an extraordinary privilege, and I thank you for expressing interest in our college as the school for your daughter.
Academic Excellencehttp://www.sansisto.qld.edu.au/enrolment/Pages/Our-College.aspx, http://www.sansisto.qld.edu.au/enrolment/Pages/Our-College.aspxAcademic Excellence​As a Catholic secondary college in the Dominican Tradition we are committed to the education of young women. Our aim is to provide a learning environment that supports the individual student to meet the challenges of the future.
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Register for a College Tourhttp://www.sansisto.qld.edu.au/latest-news/Pages/Register for Open Day.aspxRegister for a College Tour<p>​The College hosts a number of events throughout the year enabling families the opportunity to explore what San Sisto College has to offer. </p><p><span>Experience first-hand our holistic learning environment that drives academic achievement and a rich co-curricular program which ensures an engaging and balanced education.</span></p><h1 class="ms-rteElement-H1"><span>College <span>Tours</span></span></h1><div><p class="ms-rteElement-P"><br>College tours are conducted during a normal college day to provide you and your family with a true sense of our San Sisto community. All members of the family are welcome to attend. ​</p><div><p class="ms-rteElement-P">Term 3:          Friday 27 July 2018 at 9 am</p><p class="ms-rteElement-P">Term 3:          Tuesday 18 September 2018 at 9 am</p><p class="ms-rteElement-P">Term 4:          Thursday 25 October 2018 at 9 am​​</p><p class="ms-rteElement-P"><a href="/Pages/college-tours.aspx" target="_blank"><span style="font-size:16px;">Click here to register.​</span></a></p></div></div><p><span><span>​</span></span><span>Nothing replaces a visit to our college to appreciate how much we love our school for experiencing our passion for learning.</span></p><h1 class="ms-rteElement-H1"><span></span><span>Buddy Day</span></h1><p><br>Once you have toured our college facilities, to help you and your daughter with the final decision to choose our college, we offer pre-enrolled students the opportunity to spend a day with us through our San Sisto College Buddy Day Program.</p><div>This program offers prospective students the perfect opportunity to share in the excitement of the college day, have fun meeting new friends and teachers, and experience our programs and our beautiful college.​<br></div><p>To register, please email <a href="mailto:scarina@bne.catholic.edu.au" target="_blank">scarina@bne.catholic.edu.au</a><span>​</span></p><h1>Open Day 2019​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​</h1><p> </p><p>Our next Open Day will be in May 2019.</p><p>Each Open Day we have a wide range of subject talks and displays delivered by academic staff to give you a real taste of the subjects on offer. Teachers and students are on hand at the key locations across our campus to answer your questions.​</p><p style="text-align:justify;">“Our Open Days are a wonderful opportunity for families to experience first-hand our holistic learning environment that supports our academic and co-curricular programs, and ensures an engaging and balanced education," said Principal, Mrs Shelley Hamilton.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Mrs Hamilton added, “We provide our students an education and the skills to engage with and lead their communities, whilst arming them with the tools and resources to confidently shape their circumstances – they are women of integrity shaping the future."</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Various activities and displays are organised for visitors of all ages at Open Day. These provide a unique snapshot of what it feels like to join the San Sisto community. Displays including those from English, Maths, Languages – Japanese and Italian, HPE – Sport and Physical Enrichment, Drama, Textiles, Art, Humanities and Science are always popular, and there will be dress-ups in the Rose Retail Shop. Our café, coffee cart and barbeque provides refreshments for those keen to take a rest and enjoy the Cecilia Square student entertainment activities. Music and voice presentations of all kinds will be on offer, from ensembles to busking. With the smell of food and the sound of music in the air, there will be plenty to see, experience, do, taste and listen to at Open Day 2019.</p>
Robotics - Year 7 Learninghttp://www.sansisto.qld.edu.au/latest-news/Pages/Robotics---Year-7-Learning.aspxRobotics - Year 7 Learning<span lang="EN"><p align="JUSTIFY" dir="LTR">Our Year 7 students have been working with robots as part of the Force and Motion and Earth in Space units. Robotics is an engaging way of introducing STEM skills into the curriculum. It promotes diverse thinking and provides the students with interesting opportunities to practise collaborative problem solving.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY" dir="LTR">Initially, the students utilised robots while conducting experiments that explored the effects of friction. They programmed their robots to push a weight along a variety of surfaces and observed the differences in the time taken to complete the task. The students also adopted the role of NASA engineers and programed their robots to simulate some of the tasks a lunar rover would undertake on the surface of the moon. </p> <p>The students are thoroughly enjoying using robots to explore a variety of important scientific concepts.</p></span><p>​</p>
Vietnam and Cambodian Immersion Triphttp://www.sansisto.qld.edu.au/latest-news/Pages/Vietnam-and-Cambodian-Immersion-Trip.aspxVietnam and Cambodian Immersion Trip<p style="text-align:justify;">Our students who are going on the Vietnam/Cambodia immersion trip in the June/July holidays. This week, they write for your perusal their hopes for the experience and their motivation for travel.  Please keep the group in your prayers over the break.  </p><p style="text-align:justify;">The journey is all about experiencing a cross-cultural immersion, in particular the different culture, food and life issues that people of the majority world face each day. As well as being able to form relationships with, and learn from, each other how we might share those resources we each have in disproportionate abundance. Along with gaining an understanding of how in two places of such horrific history – Vietnam and Cambodia – the people have endured.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">We are going with five other students and three teachers from Emmaus College in Jimboomba, who are all very friendly and like-minded people, as we found out at social afternoons of Putt Putt and also last week's Social Justice afternoon.  We also spent time again as a whole group on Wednesday afternoon and evening.  Already we are firm friends and know that these people are going to have an impact on our lives forever.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">On our trip, we will be experiencing and exploring the countries of Cambodia and Vietnam and have the opportunity to visit churches, kindergartens and schools. A core element of the journey will be to spend some days living within a community at church facilities to engage with local people in a village context to experience life as they live it. The main aim of the trip therefore is to walk in the footsteps of Jesus and experience what everyday life is like for the people of Cambodia. We aim to serve the community and to be able to be an active part of their society.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">We will also have the opportunity to explore historical sites such as the genocide museums in Toul Sleng and go to the many temples such as Angkor Wat and experience the life of the people and even have an elephant ride. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Our personal reasons for going: </p><p style="text-align:justify;">“I want to be a part of this trip as it is an opportunity to experience somewhere different and new; to lead myself into the service of others. It is also an opportunity to learn about the history of both Vietnam and Cambodia and what events in the past have led to the formation of the countries and communities they are today. To experience firsthand how these communities have rebuilt their faith and moved past the war they faced whilst still embracing it." — Alice</p><p style="text-align:justify;">“I wanted to be part of this trip as it is a unique opportunity to experience the unfamiliar in terms of culture and language along with historical importance and everyday lifestyle of a group of people who, despite all the horrible things that have occurred, still find happiness. Also, to learn about how their faith has guided them through the war and the aftermath."  — Charlotte</p><p style="text-align:justify;">“I wanted to go on the trip to be able to learn about a new culture that is so different from our own. It is an incredible opportunity to interact with new people and experience a different way of life, and witness the work of the Church as it meets the material, pastoral and spiritual needs of the communities served by its presence." </p><p style="text-align:justify;">— Rosalie</p><p style="text-align:justify;">“I wanted to go on this immersion because I wanted to walk in the steps of Dominic and gain an understanding of how much we have to be thankful for in our lives. I think it will be amazing and truly eye-opening to see how other people in our world live and how we can work together to improve the lives of others through acts of service for others." — Lauren</p><p style="text-align:justify;">We are all looking forward to the trip and can't wait to come back and tell you all about it!</p><p>​</p>
Visiting Author, Madonna Kinghttp://www.sansisto.qld.edu.au/latest-news/Pages/Visiting-Author,-Madonna-King.aspxVisiting Author, Madonna King<h1>Helping Fierce Teens Become Awesome Women</h1><p> </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Recently, San Sisto parents welcomed guests from surrounding schools to campus to hear an enlightening presentation from journalist and author Madonna King.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Madonna King, award-winning journalist and author, was here to speak to parents about her seventh book, titled Being 14, (released by Hachette Australia). The book captures the views of 200 14-year-old girls, along with teachers, principals, school counsellors, psychologists, parenting experts and police, and shows the importance of parental engagement in a teen girls' life.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Some of the key points Madonna made during her presentation were:</p><ul style="text-align:justify;"><li>A large proportion of 14-year-old girls do not get sufficient sleep and the importance of this for their health and wellbeing. </li><li>It is common for girls to create false identities on social media in response to friendship fall outs. </li><li>Young girls are sending half-naked photographs of themselves to other people. </li><li>Girls are using social media to continue social disagreements online with friends well into the night. </li><li>Between the ages of 12 — 25, young girls are still developing reasoning skills when negotiating risk, confidence, resilience, etc.</li><li>Anxiety issues continue to rise with more girls seeking counselling for assistance. </li><li>Young people don't understand the risks of social media, “a 14-year-old with 650 friends on one social media app could conceivably have 325,000 people able to contact her because of the number of followers each of her friends boasts." </li><li>More young boys are using porn as a “sex educator'', and police and educators say this is effecting how girls are being treated, and how they see themselves. </li></ul><p style="text-align:justify;">A number of guests spoke to College Principal, Mrs Shelley Hamilton after attending the presentation about their appreciation for the opportunity:</p><p style="text-align:justify;">"I appreciated that she, (Madonna King) was the voice of 14 year old girls — this is a time when girls notoriously 'clam up' and share their thought and feelings with friends more than parents."</p><p style="text-align:justify;">"There was a great deal of focus on how we need to really listen to what our young women are saying... and the really, really important role of dads at this time... dads cannot step away, but engage more with their daughters..."</p>
National Reconciliation Weekhttp://www.sansisto.qld.edu.au/latest-news/Pages/National-Reconciliation-Week.aspxNational Reconciliation Week<span lang="EN"><p align="JUSTIFY" dir="LTR">National Reconciliation Week celebrates the rich history and culture of Australia’s first peoples from 27 May – 3 June. It’s the ideal time for people to join the reconciliation conversation and to think about how to turn around the disadvantages experienced by many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. The theme for National Reconciliation Week 2018 is Don’t Keep History a Mystery, exploring the history hidden just beneath the surface, ready and waiting to be uncovered. This year we invited the students and staff to Learn, Share, and Grow – by exploring our past, learning more about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures, and developing a deeper understanding of our national story. The students at San Sisto College demonstrated their support for reconciliation by creating a handprint on a banner showing their understanding about our shared histories, cultures, and achievements, and how each of us can contribute to achieving reconciliation in Australia. Reconciliation must live in the hearts, minds and actions of all Australians as we move forward, creating a nation strengthened by respectful relationships between the wider Australian community, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.</p></span>
San Sisto Triumphant Again at the Australian National Titration Competitionhttp://www.sansisto.qld.edu.au/latest-news/Pages/San-Sisto-Triumphant-Again-at-the-Australian-National-Titration-Competition.aspxSan Sisto Triumphant Again at the Australian National Titration Competition<p style="text-align:justify;">Recently, twelve Year 11 and 12 Chemistry students once again competed in the Australian National </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Titration Competition organised by the Royal Australian Chemical Institute, at the University of Queensland St Lucia campus.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">San Sisto has a rich tradition of excellence in titration, this year is no exception.  Although the final results are not published until later in the semester, we do know that San Sisto won a third place in the Regional competition.  This is no mean feat considering that there were as many as forty teams competing at the University on the day.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">The competition involves a very accurate analysis of the concentrations of solutions of acid and base.  There is a high level of skill involved both at the practical and theoretical levels.  Students have had to be dedicated and put in many hours of training in the laboratory to obtain these skill levels. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Loren Toten, Lucy Quach and Brianna Barron were the team placing third.  Other teams competing included Sabrina Gregory, Brooke Jay, Charlie Enright, Yasmin Barraclough, Tayla Heath, Kiana Heath, Sophie Walden, Maria Leal and Talullah Vinney.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">We would like to congratulate all team members as there were some very accurate individual results as well.</p>

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College Tourhttp://www.sansisto.qld.edu.au/Lists/Calendar/DispForm.aspx?ID=77College Tour26/07/2018 11:00:00 PM
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