With much of today’s media coverage often focused on job losses stemming from automation, a recently published report from Deloitte Access Economics, The Path to Prosperity: Why the Future of Work is Human, looked at how robots and technology is increasingly taking over monotonous and repetitive tasks, resulting in the creation of more interesting jobs for humans. Principal, Mrs Kim Kiepe, said she is encouraged by the findings and is proud of how they validate the academic, social and emotional learning opportunities available to all students at a school such as Somerville House.
The Cotton and Seymour Libraries are currently participating in the Great Book Swap, and are seeking donations for their own Big Book Swap on Tuesday 18 June. Hosted in the Seymour Library, students and staff can purchase donated books for a gold coin, with all proceeds of the event going toward supporting the work of the Indigenous Literacy Foundation.
With our 120 year celebrations set to take place in the second half of the academic year, it is fitting the School take a moment to reflect on our history of strong leadership, and the significant achievements from previous Principals and their positive influence on the School.
Last night (16 April), sixteen students from Years 10 to 12, along with teachers, had the opportunity to attend the Australian Broadcasting Association (ABC) Q&A Election 2019: Battle for Queensland debate.
With the 2019 Year 12 cohort among the last students in Queensland to undertake the Queensland Core Skills Test (QCS), Somerville House has implemented new initiatives and ongoing strategies to optimise student outcomes in preparation for the final test.
With a specific focus on the Middle School, the School has recently appointed four Middle School Curriculum Co-ordinators in key learning areas, and an Assistant Dean of Literacy, Learning and Development. These key staff members work behind the scenes tailoring and revising educational programs to support individual student needs.
120 Commemoration Day service and lunch
Join us at the 2019 Somerville House Open Morning on Thursday 15 August from 11.00am to 1.00pm to explore our modern inner-city campus and discover the diverse academic, pastoral, spiritual and co-curricular opportunities for your child.
The School is hosting a Parent Information Session for 2020 and 2021 entry on Wednesday 24 July from 6.00pm to 7.30pm in the Chamber Room, Chambers Building. Please join us and hear from Principal, Mrs Kim Kiepe and the Head of Junior, Middle and Senior School.
The Boarders' Support Group invites you and your family to 'Boarders' Chapel and Brunch'. DATE: Sunday 25 August 2019 TIME: 9.00am, followed by brunch. Please RSVP below by Monday 19 August 2019.
Join us at one of our regional events in 2019 to learn more about boarding opportunities for your daughter.
|2019 Term Dates|
|Term 1||Tuesday 29 January – Thursday 4 April (Friday 5 April - Student Free Day)|
|Term 2||Tuesday 23 April – Friday 21 June|
|Term 3||Monday 15 July – Friday 20 September|
|Term 4||Tuesday 8 October – Friday 6 December|
|2020 Term Dates|
|Term 1||Tuesday 28 January – Thursday 2 April|
|Term 2||Monday 20 April – Friday 19 June|
|Term 3||Monday 13 July – Friday 18 September|
|Term 4||Tuesday 6 October – Friday 4 December|