Stu­dents get an in­sight into ex­cit­ing USQ life

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Days at USQ

THE USQ In­dige­nous Con­nec­tions Day was at­tended by Texas stu­dents Mariki and Jakob who were ex­cited for the op­por­tu­nity.

The two stu­dents were able to in­ter­act with USQ cur­rent stu­dents and rep­re­sen­ta­tives from In­dige­nous com­mu­nity or­gan­i­sa­tions.

They en­joyed a tour of the USQ fa­cil­i­ties and par­tic­i­pated in in­ter­ac­tive cul­tural and study area ac­tiv­i­ties.

Stu­dents heard sto­ries from cur­rent stu­dents and in­dige­nous el­ders.

Year 10 stu­dents have been find­ing out first-hand what is avail­able be­yond Year 10 by at­tend­ing a two and a half day ca­reers camp ex­pe­ri­ence at USQ.

Stu­dents were able to ex­plore ca­reer and ed­u­ca­tion path­ways, visit a va­ri­ety of lo­cal Toowoomba busi­nesses and en­joy ca­reer-fo­cused ac­tiv­i­ties.

Stu­dents got to en­joy the ex­pe­ri­ence while stay­ing on cam­pus at USQ’s res­i­den­tial col­lege.

USQ Brain­ways – Annabelle, In­dia, Sally, Alex and Bai­ley at­tended The Quest chal­lenge in Toowoomba in Week 2. The two days saw the stu­dents learn and com­pete in a chal­lenge based on phi­los­o­phy, GPS and rel­a­tiv­ity.

The arts

STU­DENTS from P-9 par­tic­i­pated in a film and arts fes­ti­val with Jed.

The stu­dents were in­volved in a work­shop that had them per­form­ing in front of the camera and learn­ing all about how to op­er­ate the equip­ment be­hind the scenes.

Ev­ery­one had great fun and Jed did some crazy spe­cial ef­fects to the fin­ished clips.

The screen­ing of the clips on Fri­day af­ter­noon was well re­ceived by ev­ery­one.

This ex­cit­ing event was as­sisted by the

Goondi­windi Re­gional Coun­cil with RADF fund­ing.

Prep to Year 9 stu­dents went to watch a fan­tas­tic Queens­land Mu­sic Fes­ti­val, a Youth Tour­ing per­for­mance called Reef UP!.

This won­der­ful show com­bined the lat­est sci­en­tific re­search with the magic of the­atre to share the story of what is hap­pen­ing to our coral reefs, and what we can do to help.

PHOTO: CONTRIBUTED

LIT­TLE GE­NIUS: The Texas School Chess Club had a great time prac­tis­ing chess and com­pet­ing in tour­na­ments.

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