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Somerville House students recognised at Literary Awards

Once again, Somerville House students performed extremely well in this year’s Literary Awards, sponsored by the English Teachers Association of Queensland, the Queensland Independent Education Union, Penguin/Random House and James Cook University.  Our winners are: Isabella O (Year 12) – First Place, Non-Fiction Prose Harriet B (Year 12) – Second Place, Non-Fiction Prose Abby M (Year 12) – Highly Commended, Non-Fiction …

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Somerville House above National Average in 2016 NAPLAN Results

Results published for 2016 NAPLAN testing reveal Somerville House students have achieved above the national average for Years 3, 5, 7 and 9.  Somerville House is very proud of our students who consistently achieve outstanding results in NAPLAN testing. With the expertise of our teachers, Heads of Department, Heads of School, Dean of Teaching, Learning …

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Somerville House Year 12 Student Finalist for Brisbane Women in Business Awards

Somerville House student Kayla Reimann, has been selected as a finalist for not one, but two categories in the Brisbane Region Women in Business Awards for 2016, an accolade for outstanding businesswomen and industry achievers.  Nominated for her exemplary volunteer work, and leadership within the Somerville House community, Kayla has been named a finalist in …

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Somerville House student selected for Tuckwell Scholarship

Somerville House student, Isabella Ostini, has been named as one of only twenty five young Australians to be awarded a Tuckwell Scholarship, worth up to $108,500 over five years. The Year 12 student will be following her dream to move to Canberra to study a double degree in International Security and Political Science at the …

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Libby Trickett joins Somerville House as Swimming Ambassador

The Somerville House community is delighted to welcome Olympic, Commonwealth Games and World Championship gold medallist and Old Girl, Mrs Libby Trickett ‘back’ to Somerville House as she takes on the role of Swimming Ambassador. Libby Trickett (nee Lisbeth Lenton) attended Somerville House from 1998 – 2002. She was a gold medallist at the 2004 …

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Somerville House Student Tops the State in 2015

In 2014, the Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority (QCAA) introduced an award to recognise and reward Queensland’s top-performing senior students for outstanding academic achievement. These prestigious awards, known as the Queensland Certificate of Education Achievement (QCE) Award, were presented by the Minister for Education last Saturday, in a ceremony acknowledging Queensland’s top Year 12 students …

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Mary Somerville set to be honoured with image on £10 notes

Mary Somerville set to be honoured with image on £10 notes The Royal Bank of Scotland has announced that Mary Somerville will appear on its new polymer £10 notes, set to be issued in the second half of 2017. Originally founded as The Brisbane High School for Girls, Somerville House was renamed to honour Mary Somerville, …

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Somerville House celebrates opening of new building with a visit from the Governor

On Wednesday 11 March 2015 the Somerville House community celebrated the official opening and naming of The Somerville House Foundation Building by the Governor of Queensland, His Excellency the Honourable Paul de Jersey AC, accompanied by Mrs Kaye de Jersey. This building is the latest addition to the Somerville House campus and accommodates the School’s …

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