Somerville House 2017 ANZAC Premier’s Prize

Congratulations to Year 10 student, Charlotte Solomon, for her winning entry into the 2017 ANZAC Premier’s Prize. Her thoughtful documentary links the spirit demonstrated by all Australians in World War I to the sacrifices of the men and women who serve in the contemporary Australian military and to examples of mateship and selflessness on the part of …

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Clayfield College Shining with the Reserve Bank of Australia

Clayfield College Year 12 Economics students appearing in the Annual Report of the Reserve Bank of Australia in the Community Engagement section after attending a lecture delivered by Dr Karen Hooper addressing our current development in the Australian economy. http://www.rba.gov.au/publications/annual-reports/rba/2016/pdf/community-engagement.pdf

Somerville House Strings win Platinum Award

Somerville Strings dazzled the audience and impressed the adjudicator in the A Grade String Section of Music Fest on Tuesday 18 October, scoring above 90% in all nine elements. Their musicianship, precision, pure intonation and stage presence received special mention. Congratulations to all students in this fine ensemble! This is the 9th Platinum Award for …

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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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Clayfield Teacher recognised as a state leader in her field.

After just one-and-a-half years’ teaching, Carole Berry is already recognised as a state leader in her field. The popularity of Spanish has soared at Clayfield College under Miss Berry, who has been selected as part of the Expert Writing Team in the current redevelopment of Queensland’s senior language syllabuses. This year, more than half of …

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Clayfield College in The Search for the Next Tech Girl Superhero competition

Clayfield College was featured on the ABC News, Friday 16 September, for its entry in the “Search for the Next Tech Girl Superhero” competition run by the Tech Girls Movement. This is an initiative to encourage women into information technology jobs.  http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-09-16/stem-girls-compete-develop-apps-techology-jobs/784747 Our Year 10 “Study Buddy” team of Brigette Bloom, Rebekah Meyer and Fleur Wrakuale …

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Appointment of Clayfield College Principal

The Presbyterian and Methodist Schools Association has today announced the appointment of Mrs Kathy Bishop as the Principal of leading independent school, Clayfield College. Mrs Bishop has over 35 years’ educational experience including recent roles as Acting Principal at Clayfield College and executive positions at Ipswich Girls’ Grammar School and St Margaret’s Anglican Girls’ School.  In …

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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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