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Blessed Are the Geeks

Date: November 7, 2017

Congratulations to our grand finalists and runners up in the recent First Tech Challenge Regional Robotics Competition. Our team of

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Self Talk – What Are Your Children Saying

Date: November 7, 2017

A sign on the back of a tanker once said, “What’s getting in your way is probably you.”  It hit

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Football Club Players Play at Brisbane Roar Game

Date: November 7, 2017

Recently one very lucky Suncoast Football Club team had the opportunity to play on the pitch at half time at a

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Year 6 Strength & Shine Program

Date: November 6, 2017

Throughout this last semester, we have been facilitating two courses which are specifically targeted at Year 6 students as they navigate

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Presentation and Celebration Events

Date: November 5, 2017

We are looking forward to welcoming you to our annual Presentation and Celebration events this year where we celebrate the

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Grow Week

Date: October 24, 2017

At Suncoast we are committed to the idea of a growth mindset.  We commonly use the language speaking about growth

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  1. Nov 15

    Senior Years Presentation Night

    November 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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  2. Nov 17
  3. Nov 18

    Senior Graduation Formal

    November 18 @ 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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  4. Nov 22

    Middle Years Presentation Night

    November 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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  5. Nov 23

    Year 9 Graduation Dinner

    November 23 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    The Shed – Aussie World

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  6. Nov 24

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Telephone Main: 07 5451 3600

International: + 61 7 5451 3600

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Absentee Line: 07 5451 3602

Primary Office: 07 5451 3652

Secondary Office: 07 5451 3628

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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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