Sunflower Competition results
1st place The Shortest Plant
3rd place The Largest Flower
1st place The Largest Flower
3rd place The Heaviest Flower
1st place The Tallest Plant (1.9m)
1st place The Heaviest Flower (530g)
2nd place (tied) The Largest Flower
1st place The Biggest Flower Pod
2nd place The Most Ornamental Plant
2nd place The Heaviest Flower
2nd place (Tied) The Largest Flower
2nd place The Biggest Flower Pod
3rd place The Tallest Plant
3rd place The Most Ornamental Plant
The RACI Regional Chemical Analysis competition was held at
the Sunshine Coast University on Saturday.
Our students performed very well and we congratulate them
all on their efforts in this challenging event.
Special mention for outstanding Individual results were:
A huge congratulations to our senior team of Poorna
Jayasinghe, Ethan Makaresz and Kelsea Haupt were placed second in the
competition and so have achieved a place in the National Finals in
September. This is the second year this team has qualified for the finals. So
it is back to the lab for training for this team.
Students enjoyed an afternoon at Sealife at Mooloolaba to
relax after all their hard work.
The Award for the best performing XCAT of 2018 is therefore
still up for grabs. Kelsea Haupt won this award in 2017. Leading the 2018
competition at the moment is Raemah Krause.
Apex Debating Semi
Finals at Xavier Catholic College
Last night saw local
high school debating teams go head to head in the semi-final of the 2018 Apex
Schools Debating Competition. Xavier hosted the evening, which started off with
the Year 7/8 team from Xavier facing Fraser Coast Anglican College Team 2 with
the proposition in front of the house stating, “that rough play leads to
violent behaviour in children” – a statement that Xavier wholeheartedly
rejected in their role as the negative. In a closely fought war of words the
Xavier team of Isabelle Brittain, Kirra Byrnes and Stella Ignatenko came out on
The Junior teams were
next to take the floor with again, Xavier Team 1 contesting against Fraser
Coast Anglican College Team 2. The matter before the house in this case was
now, “that TV shows and movies that glorify crime should be banned”. The
quality of the competition was evident from the outset with both teams trading
highly developed insightful arguments. The timing of Xavier team in presenting
their position was impeccable with each speaker being within a few seconds of
their allotted six-minute window. Quite a feat considering that large chunks of
their debates are created on the fly. Replicating the results of the debate
earlier in the evening, the Xavier Junior team of Jazmyn Hanily, Jasmine
Miller, and Lachlan Maag were humble in their victory!
The Fraser Coast Apex
Grand Final is scheduled to be held on the 19th of June with the
location yet to be named. In the 7/8 category Xavier Team 1 will face Fraser
Coast Anglican College Team 1 – a team we have lost to earlier this year! It
will be a challenge! For the Juniors, again Xavier Team 1 will face Fraser
Coast Anglican Team 1. The winners of the Junior competition will get the
opportunity to progress to the Queensland State Debating Titles on the Sunshine
Coast later in the year. Good luck to everybody!
The teams would like
to thank all the parents that are critical in the hours of practice, meetings
and late evening. Without your support, the teams couldn’t experience the
success that they do.
Georgie invites the Xavier community to opening night on the 22nd of June at 6pm. The exhibition explores Scripture, faith and a variety of historical images used throughout the course of Christianity.
The opening is free to public, family-friendly and no RSVP is required. Alcohol will be available with complementary nibbles and live music.