Somerville House News

New School Council members appointed

Allison Muller Bridget Cullen Colleen Clur Fleur Wilkinson Sally Kift The PMSA Board has appointed five outstanding female executives as new members of the School Councils at Brisbane Boys’ College (BBC), Clayfield College and Somerville House. Past parent Colleen Clur has been appointed to the BBC Council, current parent Bridget Cullen and Sally Kift have …

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PMSA congratulates Somerville House on 120 years

As Somerville House celebrates the historic milestone of 120 years this month, we congratulate the visionaries and forward-thinking educators both past and present for their vision in educating young women. To celebrate, here’s a little bit of history about how the name Somerville House came to be and how they came to be at Cumbooquepa …

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PMSA Teacher Education Scholarship applications now open

If you’re a Year 12 student at or a recent graduate from a PMSA school who is planning to study teaching in 2020 (or you know someone who is), you might want to check out the PMSA Teacher Education Scholarship. Applications for a limited number of 2020 scholarships open today and will close on Friday …

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Good teams stick together – Tomorrow’s leaders learn leadership skills from the Bible

Primary students from PMSA schools converged on Brisbane Boys’ College (BBC) today to discuss leadership and to find inspiration for good leadership in the Bible. Eighty-four students from Years 3-6 at BBC, Clayfield College, and Somerville House workshopped what leadership means as a Christian. The Junior Inter-School Christian Fellowship (ISCF) conference is run by BBC …

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Chapel and Faith Week Celebrations

The Somerville House and Clayfield College communities respectively celebrated Chapel Week and Faith Week with events over the past two weeks. Acknowledged and celebrated each year at the schools, parents, students, teachers and staff gather and hear stories of Christian faith and worship. PMSA’s mission is to provide outstanding teaching and learning environments for our …

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Application submitted for National Redress Scheme

On behalf of our four schools, the PMSA last week completed all the relevant documentation to become a part of the Federal Government’s National Redress Scheme. We look forward to this being processed very soon. Since we committed to join the Scheme in November 2018, our Group Office staff have been preparing the necessary documents …

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Robotics champs talk talent on ABC Radio

Robotics students from Brisbane Boys’ College and Somerville House introduced Kat Feeney from ABC Radio to the world of automated robots yesterday following their respective wins at the Robocup Regional Heats on Saturday. Hosted at Somerville House, students competed in three divisional competitions – Soccer, Onstage and Rescue. BBC’s robotics teams were well placed going …

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Sharing the Plan for the Future

In addition to PMSA Open Day, our PMSA CEO Sharon Callister and several Board Members have been meeting with our school staff, P&Fs executives and members, Foundation members and alumni groups at our four schools over the last few months to share and discuss our Strategic Plan. Last night, we presented to a group before …

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Clayfield / BBC / Somerville ISCF Camp

Over the May long weekend, students from Brisbane Boys’ College (BBC), Clayfield College and Somerville House combined to attend an Inter-School Christian Fellowship (ISCF) camp in the beautiful Gold Coast Hinterland. Enjoying the fabulous weather together, students met new friends and joined to get to know God better and ventured into the rainforest and the …

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