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University Preferences Closes Soon

Date: September 12, 2017

Please note that the due date for online applications is 28 September.   The QTAC website has some great resource including

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Students Rose to the Challenge in Debating Competition

Date: September 12, 2017

Suncoast has had a successful debating season with the involvement of 21 students across Years 6 – 12. Students rose

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Athletes Shine at Regional Track and Field Trials

Date: September 11, 2017

We have again watched in awe as our athletes competed at the Regional Track and Field Trials last week and

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Students Excel at Opti-Minds Tournment

Date: August 29, 2017

Last Saturday night, three teams of Year 5/6 students competed at the regional Opti-Minds Tournament at Caloundra Christian College. Students

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Resilience in the Face of Adversary

Date: August 29, 2017

Even though Suncoast is the youngest chess club to compete in the Inter-school Chess Tournament for 2017 on the Sunshine

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MLTAQ Speech Competition

Date: August 29, 2017

Last Sunday, four of our Year 5 students represented Suncoast at the Modern Language Teachers Association Queensland’s (MLTAQ) 10th Annual

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  1. Sep 13

    Spotlight

    September 13 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

    Spotlight is Suncoast Primary School’s premier performance event of the year to be held on

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  2. Sep 15

    Prep – Year 2 Junior Primary Sports Day

    September 15 @ 9:15 am - 12:30 pm

    The Junior Primary Sports Day is to be held on Friday 15 September commencing at

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Email: info@suncoastcc.qld.edu.au

Telephone Main: 07 5451 3600

International: + 61 7 5451 3600

Facsimile: 07 5442 2212


Absentee Line: 07 5451 3602

Primary Office: 07 5451 3652

Secondary Office: 07 5451 3628

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QCS Test Preparation

Date: August 14, 2017

The very important QCS Test (Queensland Core Skills) is fast approaching. These state-wide exams, compulsory for all OP-eligible students will be held on Tuesday 29 and Wednesday 30 August. Students on a Selection Rank pathway can choose to sit the QCS as a way of boosting their rank. Students who have elected not to sit QCS are not required at school on these days.

Preparation for the tests has been progressing well and students are ready to tackle these challenging tests.

QCS Tests

 Day OneDay Two
MorningPaper 1
Writing Task
(2 hours)
Paper 3
Short Response
(2 hours)
AfternoonPaper 2
Multiple Choice I
(1 hour 30 minutes)
Paper 4
Multiple Choice II
(1 hour 30 minutes)

There are several ways that parents can assist their Year 12 student for the tests:

  • Have all equipment/stationery – see Instructions to Students QCS Test 2017 for equipment lists
  • Ensure they are well rested for each day of testing
  • Help students limit and make wise choices regarding part-time work and outside school commitments in the lead up to and during the testing period
  • Read the Parents Guide – QCS Test, produced by QCAA, for further information and advice

On the testing days, students may wear day or sports uniform. The College will also serve a healthy breakfast on both mornings from 7:45am in the Taylor Centre. This is a great way for students to settle their nerves and get fuelled up for the day. The testing sessions will begin at 8:30am and are held in the Taylor Centre Gym. Students with approved special provisions will sit in the Taylor Centre Meeting Room. Students will have access to Bean at the Chapel during their break between tests.

If a student is unavoidably absent for one or both days of testing, and wishes to remain OP eligible, the College will need to complete the Application for absentee exemption on the student’s behalf. This application will require a medical certificate, detailing the specifics of the medical condition (ie. chicken pox) and must not simply say ‘a medical condition’. Please contact Mrs Waters immediately if this situation occurs.

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