At Brisbane State High School, we are committed to developing young people to achieve their potential intellectually, personally and socially. We love learning, knowledge and curiosity and would like to invite students to engage in a Monday Afternoon Enrichment Program.
Each term, we offer different learning experiences in which students can engage through external providers. The places in these programs are limited and there is a small fee to participate in some programs. Please check the program offerings for Term 1 below. To confirm your child's place in a program, please complete the consent form and make payment (if applicable) to B Block Student Services by Friday 7 February 2020 (please note that programs may reach capacity prior to this date). Payments can be made in cash or by credit card.
Please note, only eligible students can register for a program (please check the program suitability) and places are not confirmed until a completed consent form and payment (if applicable) is received by B Block Student Services.
During Term 1, all Year 7 students will participate in our Peer Support Program. The following Term 1 programs are on offer to students in Year 8 to 12.
Suitability: Year 11 students Cost: Free Date: Monday 10 February Time: 2:45pm – 3:45pm Venue: BSHS
The Learner (L) Program explores the phases of learning to drive and provides real-world approaches to improve the quality of and access to driving lessons. Students will discover practical information and strategies to assist them in passing their practical driving test and unpack what it means to be a good mate in the passenger seat, brainstorming tangible strategies to do so.
For more information, please visit the RACQ website.
Suitability: Year 12 students Cost: Free Date: Monday 10 February Time: 2:45pm – 3:45pm Venue: BSHS
By creating awareness about the ongoing driver journey and associated responsibilities, this program aims to empower provisional drivers to survive and thrive in this phase. Students will explore practical, real-world strategies for dealing with passengers as drivers and discuss the crash triangle. The differences between breakdowns and accidents will be examined and tangible strategies for what to do in such events will be unpacked.
Suitability: Year 11 students Cost: Free Date: Monday 2 March Time: 2:45pm – 3:45pm Venue: BSHS
This program provides opportunities for students to explore their relationship with their Money Whisperer and the impact this has on their financial control. Using interactive technology, students will evaluate some of their current financial behaviours, what it means to be a conscious spender and the role their 'inner voice' (the Money Whisperer) may be playing. Strategies for managing their Money Whisperer will be explored to empower students to make positive financial decisions which consider the bigger picture of their lives.
Suitability: Year 12 students Cost: Free Date: Monday 2 March Time: 2:45pm – 3:45pm Venue: BSHS
This program explores the connection between financial control, personal relationships and goals as students are introduced to the Golden Triangle of Happiness. Modern society presents numerous challenges to maintain balance, so students will work through interactive financial dilemmas to evaluate the impact of their choices on their happiness. Throughout the session, students are involved in developing strategies to empower them to exhibit positive financial behaviours to make responsible financial decisions now and into their future.
Suitability: Year 8, 9 and 10 students Cost: Free Date: Monday 10 February, 17 February and 24 February Time: 2:45pm – 4:00pm Venue: BSHS
Students will engage in three workshops, all of which discuss problems created from a lack of resources in developing countries due to social and economic constraints. The need for creating appropriate, sustainable, and cost-effective technological solutions is explored.
Workshops include: Water filter, Prosthetic Leg, and Appropriate Housing (floating houses).
Suitability: Year 8, 9 and 10 students Cost: $80 per student Date: Commencing Monday 10 February for seven consecutive weeks Time: 2:30pm – 4:00pm Venue: BSHS
The workshops give a comprehensive understanding on the different steps involved in the entrepreneurship journey: from the entrepreneur's trait and personality, to the customer discovery, product development, business modelling, pitching and storytelling and basic revenue/costing models. This workshop is very suitable for students with an advanced interest/understanding in entrepreneurship, ideally with business ideas in a developing stage.
Problem solving/Analytical thinking in preparation for the OzCLO competition
Suitability: Year 9, 10, 11 and 12 students Cost: $15 per student Date: 10 February– 2 March (4 sessions); Time: 2:45pm – 4:00pm Venue: BSHS
The program is designed to provide coaching sessions for the students who plan on competing in the Australian Computational and Linguistics Olympiad on Wednesday 4 March 2020. Each year, students from Year 9 to 12 take part in the Australian Computational and Linguistics Olympiad in March. Students participate in teams to solve problems in languages of which they have no knowledge. They analyse the patterns in languages to be able to understand and reproduce that language in new situations. The skills of de-coding and analysis are critical to success in the competition.
If you are interested in trying your skills, you can access problems (and answers) from past competitions on the OzCLO website: www.ozclo.org.au
Suitability: Year 10, 11 and 12 students who require assistance with English skills. Cost: Free Date: Monday 10 February– each Monday of the school year Time: 2:30pm – 3:30pm Venue: BSHS
Peer mentoring – supporting students in essential English skills in the State High community.
Students assist with method in the question and writing up maths and science reports and assessments. They offer a course on academic integrity and mentor students on transitioning to Senior School. An emphasis is placed on independent learning, study skills and time management.
Please note, if you register to receive support, students will be contacted by Ms Jan Holland, EALD Coordinator, to discuss their eligibility and level of support required.
Suitability: All students Cost: Free Date: Commences Monday 10 February – each Monday of the school year Time: 2:30pm – 3:00pm Venue: BSHS
The program explores questions about life and faith within different streams of faith. You will sign up to explore one stream.
If you have any questions in relation to the Monday Afternoon Enrichment Program, please contact Ms Rebecca Johnson via email – firstname.lastname@example.org.
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