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Leadership lecture highlights – Noel Pearson inspires thousands to consider our Australian identity

https://youtu.be/x3fMyuJSssI Our future leaders – more than 1000 Year 12 students – were challenged to think about what it means to be Australian and what our future identity could be at last night’s very successful inaugural PMSA Annual Australian Leadership Lecture. With Master of Ceremonies BBC Captain Mason Black opening the lecture, Lockhart River Clayfield …

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Annual Lecture tickets now available

The PMSA is proud to launch the Annual Australian Leadership Lecture for the next generation of leaders – more than 1000 Year 12 students from across Australia including our PMSA schools, Brisbane Boys’ College (BBC), Clayfield College, Somerville House, and Sunshine Coast Grammar School. This year’s inaugural lecture will be presented by Noel Pearson – …

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Former Australian of the Year appointed to School Council

Recently appointed first female Head of AFL Queensland Trisha Squires has been appointed to the Somerville House School Council.  A passionate advocate for youth, women and education, Trisha is an experienced and inspirational leader who has a modern governance mindset which will continue to lead the PMSA Group and our schools forward. Of the PMSA Board’s …

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PMSA welcomes back Ness Goodwin

The PMSA is excited to welcome back the 10th Somerville House Principal Dr Ness Goodwin. With an acute understanding of the importance of safeguarding children and staff in a school setting, Dr Ness Goodwin will lead the PMSA’s Child Protection and Safeguarding Committee as Chair. PMSA Chair Morgan Parker said the Board’s appointment of Dr …

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Top students choose teaching careers

Rebecca Hunter Gwyneth Jones Sophie Miles Blake Vause Four top Year 12 graduates from PMSA schools have won PMSA Teacher Education Scholarships for 2021 showing a positive sign for the future of teaching. This year’s scholarship winners were Brisbane Boys’ College (BBC) 2020 graduate Blake Vause, Clayfield College 2020 graduate Gwyneth Jones, 2019 Sunshine Coast …

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PMSA Communique – Term 1, 2021

The PMSA’s quarterly news for Term 1, 2021 to our school community and interested subscribers is out now. View PMSA Communique Term 1, 2021 PMSA Communique provides our broader school community an update on activities and relevant information from the PMSA at the beginning on each school term. We also send this directly via email …

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Welcome to new staff

January means back to school and our PMSA schools welcoming not only new students but also many new staff across our four schools. On Tuesday 19 January, the PMSA held the annual PMSA Staff Orientation Day – and, in what seems to be the norm these days, the day took on an online twist. Because …

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Congratulations to 2020 ATAR graduates

Congratulations to the Year 12s from all of our PMSA schools receiving their ATAR results on Saturday 19 December – the first ATAR results for Queensland. Five of our PMSA school students have achieved the top score of 99.95 – of only 30 in the state! Our schools performed outstandingly. A more detailed analysis will …

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Classy chords, champagne and company at PMSA governance Christmas drinks

Previous Next Somerville House and Clayfield College students entertained a large crowd of PMSA governance officers from across the Group on Monday night held at Somerville House.  Excited to be at a social gathering, the many guests shared Christmas cheer, enjoyed the company of old colleagues, met new ones and heard from CEO Sharon Callister …

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