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BMST SHOW SEASON STARTS | The Berakah Miniatures Show Team 2024 set off for Kingaroy on Sunday 5 May. Departing from the Sunshine Coast at the break of dawn, our miniature horses were loaded into our newly refurbished truck. We held our breath, praying the rain wouldn't dampen our day. As we neared Kingaroy, the sun broke through the clouds, painting the sky in a vibrant blue.

Arriving at the Kingaroy Showgrounds, the team was excited as our 15 horses calmly exited their spacious travelling stables. As the day began, the team gathered to feed the horses and receive a briefing from our captain, Charlotte Gale. In the background, parents worked tirelessly, purchasing event tickets and setting up the NCC marquees for the day's shelter.

After the horses had fed, students launched into action to prepare their horses for the ring – cleaning, brushing, spraying, adding product - getting them looking their best for a day in the show ring. We have 22 students new to the team this year, with another 17 experienced handlers working hard to train and mentor them in their horsemanship journey. Kingaroy Show is always a significant learning curve for the newbies as it is the first show and the horses aren't always "in the groove"! A few of them played up and tested their young handlers, who have been working so hard to learn the art of showing a horse! Though challenging at times, in the end, this always builds patience, perseverance, confidence and teamwork.

It was a wonderfully enjoyable show, which set the season of shows off to a great start. It was fantastic to see all the new parents on the team getting involved and helping with whatever was required.

Our Youth Champions for Kingaroy Show were:
Youth Champion 9 - 11 Years: Rebecca Burchell
Youth Reserve Champion 12 – 14 years: Olivia Read
Youth Reserve Champion 15 – 18 years: Olivia Brooks
Youth Champion 15 - 18 years: Heidi Smith
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BMST SHOW SEASON STARTS | The Berakah Miniatures Show Team 2024 set off for Kingaroy on Sunday 5 May. Departing from the Sunshine Coast at the break of dawn, our miniature horses were loaded into our newly refurbished truck. We held our breath, praying the rain wouldnt dampen our day. As we neared Kingaroy, the sun broke through the clouds, painting the sky in a vibrant blue.

Arriving at the Kingaroy Showgrounds, the team was excited as our 15 horses calmly exited their spacious travelling stables. As the day began, the team gathered to feed the horses and receive a briefing from our captain, Charlotte Gale. In the background, parents worked tirelessly, purchasing event tickets and setting up the NCC marquees for the days shelter.

After the horses had fed, students launched into action to prepare their horses for the ring – cleaning, brushing, spraying, adding product - getting them looking their best for a day in the show ring. We have 22 students new to the team this year, with another 17 experienced handlers working hard to train and mentor them in their horsemanship journey. Kingaroy Show is always a significant learning curve for the newbies as it is the first show and the horses arent always in the groove! A few of them played up and tested their young handlers, who have been working so hard to learn the art of showing a horse! Though challenging at times, in the end, this always builds patience, perseverance, confidence and teamwork.

It was a wonderfully enjoyable show, which set the season of shows off to a great start. It was fantastic to see all the new parents on the team getting involved and helping with whatever was required. 

Our Youth Champions for Kingaroy Show were: 
Youth Champion 9 - 11 Years: Rebecca Burchell
Youth Reserve Champion 12 – 14 years: Olivia Read
Youth Reserve Champion 15 – 18 years: Olivia Brooks
Youth Champion 15 - 18 years: Heidi SmithImage attachmentImage attachment+7Image attachment

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What an amazing experience for our team… I was amazed at how each and every one of our kids supported and encouraged each other. Being a new family to the school and the BMST I am truly humbled with our experience 😊 Thanks so very much Phil and Cherraine for your dedication to the students and ponies 💜

UQ PHILOSOTHON | On Saturday 11 May, a group of NCC philosophers attended the UQ Philosothon. Competing against 150 Year 11-12 students, they drew on content knowledge and Socratic dialogue skills to consider:

1. Happiness is the most important thing. Or is it?
2. What does it mean for a society to progress?
3. Do we anthropomorphise too much?
4. Is our relationship with nature too transactional?

Despite the challenging nature of these topics, our students demonstrated exceptional intellectual prowess, providing profound insights and constructing intricate theoretical frameworks to delve into them.

I couldn't help but feel a surge of pride as our students effortlessly referenced the philosophers we had studied and seamlessly integrated relevant quotes into their discussions. Equally impressive was when UQ lecturers and fellow Philosophy and Reason teachers approached me to compliment our NCC students.

It's heartening to know that our future decision-makers are not only knowledgeable but cognisant of the views of others and are guided by Gospel values.

I'm disappointed I missed Ethan Polkinghorne's summary of Christianity and its relevance to the topic, "Happiness is the most important thing. Or is it?" A colleague told me he was exceptional!

- Mrs Alana Gread-Power
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UQ PHILOSOTHON | On Saturday 11 May, a group of NCC philosophers attended the UQ Philosothon. Competing against 150 Year 11-12 students, they drew on content knowledge and Socratic dialogue skills to consider:

1. Happiness is the most important thing. Or is it?
2. What does it mean for a society to progress?
3. Do we anthropomorphise too much?
4. Is our relationship with nature too transactional?

Despite the challenging nature of these topics, our students demonstrated exceptional intellectual prowess, providing profound insights and constructing intricate theoretical frameworks to delve into them.

I couldnt help but feel a surge of pride as our students effortlessly referenced the philosophers we had studied and seamlessly integrated relevant quotes into their discussions. Equally impressive was when UQ lecturers and fellow Philosophy and Reason teachers approached me to compliment our NCC students. 

Its heartening to know that our future decision-makers are not only knowledgeable but cognisant of the views of others and are guided by Gospel values. 

Im disappointed I missed Ethan Polkinghornes summary of Christianity and its relevance to the topic, Happiness is the most important thing. Or is it?  A colleague told me he was exceptional! 

- Mrs Alana Gread-PowerImage attachment

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Congratulations and well done team!

SUNCOAST SCIPHA CHESS TOURNAMENT | On Friday 3 May, four teams from the NCC Chess Club battled it out at the Suncoast SCIPHA Chess Tournament alongside some of the best school teams across the Sunshine Coast.

As defending champions in the Open Division, NCC’s A Team (Sonny M, Levi Z, Isak S, Leroy M) brought the heat and retook the gold this year with a whopping 24 out of a possible 28 points. The Open Division B Team (Leon G, Odette Z, Eliza L, Luke C) surprised everyone with their skill and tenacity, narrowly missing out on second place by a mere 1.5 points, nabbing the bronze medal with 16 points.

Our two Novice teams put up a mighty fight in a division with almost 20 teams, securing 7th and 13th place, with everyone coming home with 3+ game wins for the day. A huge congratulations to Noah H, Emery B, Lucien B, Julian B, Hunter G, Margot Z, Ivy M, and Xander B for giving it their best in such a well-represented and skilled division.

Individual medals were also awarded to the following players for their outstanding performance on the day:
Open Division
1st - Sonny M
2nd - Isak S
3rd – Levi Z
Merit Award: Leroy M, Leon G
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SUNCOAST SCIPHA CHESS TOURNAMENT | On Friday 3 May, four teams from the NCC Chess Club battled it out at the Suncoast SCIPHA Chess Tournament alongside some of the best school teams across the Sunshine Coast.

As defending champions in the Open Division, NCC’s A Team (Sonny M, Levi Z, Isak S, Leroy M) brought the heat and retook the gold this year with a whopping 24 out of a possible 28 points. The Open Division B Team (Leon G, Odette Z, Eliza L, Luke C) surprised everyone with their skill and tenacity, narrowly missing out on second place by a mere 1.5 points, nabbing the bronze medal with 16 points.

Our two Novice teams put up a mighty fight in a division with almost 20 teams, securing 7th and 13th place, with everyone coming home with 3+ game wins for the day. A huge congratulations to Noah H, Emery B, Lucien B, Julian B, Hunter G, Margot Z, Ivy M, and Xander B for giving it their best in such a well-represented and skilled division.

Individual medals were also awarded to the following players for their outstanding performance on the day:
Open Division
1st -  Sonny M
2nd - Isak S
3rd – Levi Z
Merit Award: Leroy M, Leon GImage attachmentImage attachment

JUNIOR SCHOOL STUDENT OF THE MONTH—OPTIMISM | Congratulations to the following Junior School students: Aviana A, Lilli T, Andre DP, Millaa G, Judah R, Maddison L, Eli C, and Sebastian L. These exceptional students have been awarded our Outstanding Student of the Month Award for "Optimism."

They strive to think the best possible thoughts and show hope when facing challenges. They are excellent examples to their peers and teachers by approaching all situations with a positive attitude and not getting burdened by life's obstacles. They remain optimistic and tackle their day with determination. What a fantastic group of students! We hope you enjoyed your well-deserved pizza and fruit lunch with Mrs Baker and Mr Buchan in the Junior School Office
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JUNIOR SCHOOL STUDENT OF THE MONTH—OPTIMISM | Congratulations to the following Junior School students: Aviana A, Lilli T, Andre DP, Millaa G, Judah R, Maddison L, Eli C, and Sebastian L. These exceptional students have been awarded our Outstanding Student of the Month Award for Optimism.

They strive to think the best possible thoughts and show hope when facing challenges. They are excellent examples to their peers and teachers by approaching all situations with a positive attitude and not getting burdened by lifes obstacles. They remain optimistic and tackle their day with determination. What a fantastic group of students! We hope you enjoyed your well-deserved pizza and fruit lunch with Mrs Baker and Mr Buchan in the Junior School OfficeImage attachmentImage attachment+6Image attachment

ELEVATE PARENT WEBINAR SERIES| REGISTER NOW

This term, Elevate Education will deliver high-impact workshops to our students that help develop their study skills, motivation, and exam preparation. Parents, you're invited to join their parent webinar series, where you can help support your child at home by reinforcing the skills they're learning at school.

Register for the series by clicking the link below and learn some great practical strategies to help support your child this year. go.elevateeducation.com/auschoolwebinars
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ELEVATE PARENT WEBINAR SERIES| REGISTER NOW

This term, Elevate Education will deliver high-impact workshops to our students that help develop their study skills, motivation, and exam preparation. Parents, youre invited to join their parent webinar series, where you can help support your child at home by reinforcing the skills theyre learning at school.

Register for the series by clicking the link below and learn some great practical strategies to help support your child this year. https://go.elevateeducation.com/auschoolwebinars

NCC MONDAY NIGHT NETBALL |

- Our NCC Jnr Green Team had another win this week. They are currently at the top of the ladder in their division. There's one final round of fixtures next Monday night, but it looks like the team should be in the finals regardless of whether they win or lose that game!
- NCC Jnr Red also had a great win and is currently third on the ladder in the Jnr C division.
- Jnr White and Inter Green both had close losses by 1 point.
- Inter Red played a MUST-win game but, unfortunately, were unable to get across the line.
- Unfortunately, Inter White had a tough season due to being low on numbers. However, they all played well and gave it their all
- Senior Green, despite a close loss in Div Senior A reserve, is currently positioned fifth on the ladder. With the opportunity to secure more points next week, they have a promising chance to make it to the finals. Let's keep our hopes high for them.
- Senior Red also lost in Senior C -Pool 1 Div. They are sitting fifth and may have a chance at the finals, but it rests on the outcome of several games next week.

We wish all of our teams the best in their next games. Go get them girls!
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NCC MONDAY NIGHT NETBALL | 

- Our NCC Jnr Green Team had another win this week.  They are currently at the top of the ladder in their division. Theres one final round of fixtures next Monday night, but it looks like the team should be in the finals regardless of whether they win or lose that game! 
- NCC Jnr Red also had a great win and is currently third on the ladder in the Jnr C division. 
- Jnr White and Inter Green both had close losses by 1 point.
- Inter Red played a MUST-win game but, unfortunately, were unable to get across the line. 
- Unfortunately, Inter White had a tough season due to being low on numbers. However, they all played well and gave it their all
- Senior Green, despite a close loss in Div Senior A reserve, is currently positioned fifth on the ladder. With the opportunity to secure more points next week, they have a promising chance to make it to the finals. Lets keep our hopes high for them. 
- Senior Red also lost in Senior C -Pool 1 Div. They are sitting fifth and may have a chance at the finals, but it rests on the outcome of several games next week.

We wish all of our teams the best in their next games. Go get them girls!

NCC EQUESTRIAN TEAM | Madison H and Georgia-Ray P competed in the Scots PGC College Show Jumping Extravaganza in Warwick at the start of May.

Madison finished 6th Place overall in the 80cm riding Toruk.
Georgia-Ray got Overall Champion rider in the 60 cm riding Pepsi and Overall Champion in the 90 cm riding Stella
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NCC EQUESTRIAN TEAM | Madison H and Georgia-Ray P competed in the Scots PGC College Show Jumping Extravaganza in Warwick at the start of May. 

Madison finished 6th Place overall in the 80cm riding Toruk.
Georgia-Ray got Overall Champion rider in the 60 cm riding Pepsi and Overall Champion in the 90 cm riding StellaImage attachmentImage attachment

NCC MUSICAL CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY | LAST TWO PERFORMANCES TODAY

Immerse yourself in a chocolatey world with its colourful costumes, delectable props, masterful lighting, and mesmerising sequences.

This is your last opportunity to witness the wonder of Wonka! Months in the making and only moments away, you want to experience the fabulous feast of colours, choreography, and delectable goodness!

Take advantage of this unforgettable experience! Last-minute tickets are still up for grabs. Secure your seat now by following this link: www.trybooking.com/CPEPR

Matinee performance today at 1.30pm on:
- Saturday 18 May

Evening performance this evening at 6.30pm on:
- Saturday 18 May
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NCC MUSICAL CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY | LAST TWO PERFORMANCES TODAY

Immerse yourself in a chocolatey world with its colourful costumes, delectable props, masterful lighting, and mesmerising sequences. 

This is your last opportunity to witness the wonder of Wonka! Months in the making and only moments away, you want to experience the fabulous feast of colours, choreography, and delectable goodness! 

Take advantage of this unforgettable experience! Last-minute tickets are still up for grabs. Secure your seat now by following this link: https://www.trybooking.com/CPEPR 

Matinee performance today at 1.30pm on:
- Saturday 18 May

Evening performance this evening at 6.30pm on:
- Saturday 18 May

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We went last night and were blown away at how wonderful it was! It was just amazing what the students have achieved and it had all the feels of a great production! Awesome job NCC.

Awesome performances by the students. Well worth seeing!!

NCC MUSICAL CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY | The room is awash with colour and excitement as electric energy fills the air. Young children sit on their parents' laps, counting down with the clock on the screen. 5, 4, 3, 2, 1. The second performance has just started.

We sit in amazement as the multitalented students of NCC wow us with their heartwarming, hilarious, and enveloping performances. Who knew the comedic timing of Wonka, the lyrical song of Charlie, or the confidence of Veruca? When you come to see the NCC masterpiece Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, you will.

Don't miss out on this unforgettable experience! Last-minute tickets are still up for grabs. Secure your seat now by following this link: www.trybooking.com/CPEPR.

Evening performance at 6.30pm on:
- Saturday 18 May

Matinee performance at 1.30pm on:
- Saturday 18 May
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NCC MUSICAL CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY | The room is awash with colour and excitement as electric energy fills the air. Young children sit on their parents laps, counting down with the clock on the screen. 5, 4, 3, 2, 1. The second performance has just started.

We sit in amazement as the multitalented students of NCC wow us with their heartwarming, hilarious, and enveloping performances. Who knew the comedic timing of Wonka, the lyrical song of Charlie, or the confidence of Veruca? When you come to see the NCC masterpiece Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, you will. 

Dont miss out on this unforgettable experience! Last-minute tickets are still up for grabs. Secure your seat now by following this link: https://www.trybooking.com/CPEPR.

Evening performance at 6.30pm on:
- Saturday 18 May

Matinee performance at 1.30pm on:
- Saturday 18 MayImage attachmentImage attachment

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Absolutely Brilliant! Still wowed by the performance of the cast for Willy Wonka! QPAC worthy 🙌🏻🥳🥳🥳Well done 🥰

We had such a great time!!! Well done to everyone on their amazing performance last night!

What a performance! Huge congrats Mrs. A and cast and crew. Amazing night!

What an incredible show! Very talented young people and amazing special effects!🤩

Was absolutely amazing fantastic and well done to all of the crew actors performers production digital input and staff and teachers. Imagination is the 🔑 key. Loved the 🎵 songs. Wow.

Wow, wow, wow. What an awesome show. Congratulations to EVERYONE involved . We thoroughly enjoyed the show. Thank you.

Woweee! This was by far one of the most amazing shows!! From the actors & singers to the set design and cartography just awesome!!! Well done to all!! ❣️

Absolutely fantastic! well done to all involved. What an uplifting evening. Thank you.

So worth the drive up from Brisbane to see. Fabulous performance by all

A sensational performance by all cast, crew, orchestra, sound and lighting! Well done everyone involved. 👏🏻🎩🍫

I just got home! It was awesome!!!!

Fantastic Production!!! Just wow!! ⭐️

It was amazing

Great job 👏

Amazing show! Our first view of NCC performances was at the next level! Great job everyone! So many superstars! Absolutely love the set design and the artistic talent in creating an atmosphere of wonder and excitement!

So much fun.

Well done team!! You’ve pulled off an incredibly full, funny and technically challenging show and really wowed us all! Such talent in song and dance! And costumes and staging! Just fantastic! 💕👏👍✅💐

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CHOCOLATE NEWS … Our first golden ticket winner has been found!!!
Hugh Cordwell, a student from Prep S, was the first Golden Ticket winner at the grand opening of NCC’s ‘Charlie & the Chocolate Factory’ last night.
This lucky youngster found his golden ticket in a Wonka bar bought from the Candy store in the foyer, and received a scrumbdidiliumptious prize.

It’s not too late to reserve your tickets with 3 more Fantabulous shows still to go and a guaranteed golden ticket winner at each and every one.
Hope to see you there to witness this breathtakingly Wonkalicious performances for yourself, and also a chance to win your very own golden ticket.
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CHOCOLATE NEWS … Our first golden ticket winner has been found!!!
Hugh Cordwell, a student from Prep S, was the first Golden Ticket winner at the grand opening of NCC’s ‘Charlie & the Chocolate Factory’ last night.
This lucky youngster found his golden ticket in a Wonka bar bought from the Candy store in the foyer, and received a scrumbdidiliumptious prize.

It’s not too late to reserve your tickets with 3 more Fantabulous shows still to go and a guaranteed golden ticket winner at each and every one.
Hope to see you there to witness this breathtakingly Wonkalicious performances for yourself, and also a chance to win your very own golden ticket.

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How awesome!!! Well done Hugh!! 🤩

How exciting Hugh!

Good on you Hugh🥳

How exciting.

Stuart Roberts

Rene' Fischer

Allira Cordwell 🤩

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We wish all the best to our teams competing today at the Vicki Wilson netball tournament at Fishermans Rd. We know you will represent NCC with great sportsmanship and determination. You’ve worked hard this season!! Special thanks to Mrs Tyler, Mrs Grummett, Mrs Farrell and Ms Gibson for ensuring the teams are well prepared. GO KNIGHTS!! ... See MoreSee Less

We wish all the best to our teams competing today at the Vicki Wilson netball tournament at Fishermans Rd.  We know you will represent NCC with great sportsmanship and determination. You’ve worked hard this season!! Special thanks to Mrs Tyler, Mrs Grummett, Mrs Farrell and Ms Gibson for ensuring the teams are well prepared. GO KNIGHTS!!

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Played so well!! Excellent sportsmanship & their respective victories were well deserved 👏👏

The girls did us proud!

Game will be broadcast live on 🔴🎥 Live here: ⤵️⤵️⤵️ class-streaming.ticket-vip.com/netball.php And don't forget to share with all the fans of your favorite team. Thanks you

SCIPHA CHALLENGE DAY | On Wednesday 8 May, four Year 6 students attended the Sunshine Coast Independent Primary Heads' Association (SCIPHA) Challenge Day.

The day focused on 'Building the Innovations of Tomorrow' and 'Unleashing STEM Potential' through laser cutting and tensegrity. Students worked on understanding forces in motion and using a range of mechanisms to design and create.
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SCIPHA CHALLENGE DAY | On Wednesday 8 May, four Year 6 students attended the Sunshine Coast Independent Primary Heads Association (SCIPHA) Challenge Day. 

The day focused on Building the Innovations of Tomorrow and Unleashing STEM Potential through laser cutting and tensegrity. Students worked on understanding forces in motion and using a range of mechanisms to design and create.Image attachmentImage attachment+1Image attachment
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