Somerset Times

Senior School News

Year 11 Presentation

By Nalin Batra and Jina Hong, Academic Captains

Recently, we had the opportunity to talk to Grade 11’s regarding their transition to their senior years, stress management and study strategies. The major strength of our presentation was that it was primarily based on the perspective of us as senior students. We used our personal experiences to detail some tips which we feel other people might find beneficial. For instance, we covered our strategies for tackling distractions and staying productive while working, as well as effective time management.

2017 - W4 - T2 - Theatre Arts

Collaboration is key in IB Theatre Arts

By Anna D'Arcy, Assistant Head of Performing Arts

Rosie Bensley and Xenavee Goldsmith are in the process of completing the Theatre Arts curriculum as part of their IB Diploma. This student centred course encourages each learner to engineer their own learning experience, by selecting the practitioners, performance conventions, styles and plays they wish to study. One of the four assessment tasks the girls must submit in 2017 is the Collaborative Project and they completed the performance component on Thursday the 27th of April in the Performing Arts Theatre.

2017 - W4 - T2 - Start Up Weekend 1

Entrepreneurial Tech Innovators @ Somerset

By Elke Schneider, ICT Teacher

Congratulations to the Somerset College students involved in the recent Startup Weekend Gold Coast event, hosted by Bond University. The Overall Favourite and the Crowd Favourite winning team was Waterways, a team of seven members which included Year 10 and Year 12 Somerset students: Jordan Murdock, Mitchell Murdock, Zachary Lai and Tim Shen. The High School Favourite winning team was Yetti Wear, a team of six members which included Year 11 Somerset student; Valerie Fang.