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Math Clubhttp://www.spcc.qld.edu.au/news/Pages/Math-Club.aspxMath Club<div>​We aim to support all students at Maths Club by creating an environment which is inclusive, friendly, that enables each student to develop their Maths skills with support from peers and teachers. It is a place to work with friends on assignments, homework and solve problems.<br></div><div><br></div><div>When:  <span style="white-space:pre;"> </span>Monday and Wednesday</div><div>Time : <span style="white-space:pre;"> </span>2nd Break</div><div>Where: <span style="white-space:pre;"> </span>J6</div><div>Who : <span style="white-space:pre;"> </span>Everyone Welcome<br></div><div><br></div><div><div style="text-align:center;"><img src="/PublishingImages/12Math.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:400px;height:243px;" /><br>The fabulous Year 12 Maths Captains and Ms Pham. -  these delightful <br></div><div style="text-align:center;">people are ready to help all students every week.</div><div><br></div><div><div>My story – Declan Arnold    Year 12 Maths Captain</div><div>It wasn’t until high school that I became interested in math and my want to succeed in the subject. The reason for this is because I believe that St Peter Claver College has a great environment which encourages learning which helped me apply myself. In grade 9 I tore my ACL and with all the spare time on my hands, I chose to dedicate that to studying math and I found satisfaction in finding the answer and discussing problems with classmates. When the opportunity arose for math captain, I made sure that I put myself forward for it as I remember myself years before the things that helped me become interested in mathematics. In doing so I hope to create the same environment that I was given in grade 9. ​<br></div></div><div></div><div>Some thoughts from Lily and Huan<br></div><div> “Huan and I are both the math captains of grade 11 for 2019. As part of the responsibilities of being the maths captains, we attend math club every Monday and Wednesday at second break. At first, we were both wary and nervous of coming to maths club as we were afraid of being ridiculed by others. However, as time has gone on, our experience with the teachers and other students have lit our burning passion for maths and assisting others. If we ever needed assistance there was always someone there to help, if it was homework, an assignment or just a challenge, there were the year 12 captains ready to help. So, don’t be afraid to come to Maths club for help, we are always here and will always be there for you no matter the difficulty.”<br></div><div><br></div><div style="text-align:center;"><div><img src="/PublishingImages/11Math.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:440px;height:237px;" /> <br></div><div>The energetic year 11 Mathematics Captains – keen and supportive to all.<br></div></div><div><br></div></div>
Harmony dayhttp://www.spcc.qld.edu.au/news/Pages/Harmony-day-a-celebration-of-identity-and-culture.aspxHarmony day<h1>​​​​Harmony day a celebration of identity and culture<br></h1><div>STUDENTS at St Peter Claver College, Riverview, have sent messages of love and hope to the people of Christchurch following the college’s Harmony Day celebrations.</div><div><br></div><div>Celebrated world-wide, this year marked the 20th anniversary of Harmony Day, which celebrates Australia's cultural diversity.</div><div><br></div><div>It also coincides with the United Nations' International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.</div><div><br></div><div>Assistant Principal for Religious Education Angela Ryan said the college’s Harmony Day celebrations took on even greater importance following the recent events in Christchurch.</div><div><br></div><div>“Last week we were able to celebrate Harmony Day in our community, this week our students have prayed for our human family and created powerful messages of love, care and solidarity to send to the communities in Christchurch,” Angela said.</div><div><br></div><div>“Nurturing cultures of acceptance, encouraging curiosity rather than fear and providing opportunities for mutual appreciation are vital for the future of our world,” she said.</div><div><br></div><div>Year 12 College Captain Sommer Rose Radley said for St Peter Claver students Harmony Day was a celebration of identity and culture.</div><div><br></div><div>“We celebrate all cultures which flourish in our community, and on Harmony Day we take the opportunity to share through story-telling, food, music and dancing.</div><div><br></div><div>“We get to know people more deeply discovering where they come from and how culture has shaped their identity.</div><div><br></div><div>“This is a sacred day for all, and it is cherished amongst everyone in the Claver community,” Sommer said.</div><div><br></div><div>Angela said the college’s kitchen operations class prepared food from different cultures including, Indian, Italian, Australian and Asian.</div><div><br></div><div>She said following the feast of food, the college acknowledged “this sacred country which we are so blessed to share”.  </div><div><br></div><div>“Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students performed a Welcome dance and then entertained the audience with a mosquito dance.”</div><div><br></div><div>Polynesian dancers followed with a traditional Samoan dance, the Sosefina, that represented couples coming together.</div><div><br></div><div>The dance highlighted the oneness or unity of couples when they put aside their differences.</div><div><br></div><div>Year 11 student Eneteti Turnbull then performed a dance from Kiribati where, in society, there were strict gender roles.</div><div><br></div><div>However, Eneteti said, in dance these roles were blurred.</div><div><br></div><div>She said roles within dance were common to both men and women and possessed a shared importance.</div><div><br></div><div>It was followed by Year 11 student, Renita Fereti, who led a Polynesian dance that involved all cultures and celebrated family love.</div><div><br></div><div>Then it was the turn of the Africa United dancers.</div><div><br></div><div>In between performances one student talked about her story of coming to Australia seeking refuge while Year 12 College Captain Tuia Gregory, shared his journey, learning about his own cultural identity.</div><div><br></div><div>He spoke of the importance of culture and encouraged everybody to, ‘find out about your story, your history, your culture’.</div><div><br></div><div>Celebrations finished with a Haka performed by senior boys and the senior band leading the college community in a singalong.</div><div><br></div><div>Year 12 College Captain Benjamin Deutscher said not only was Harmony Day about acknowledging the history of the cultures of the world but so too for celebrating how these cultures make us collectively united.”</div><div><br></div><div>Angela said college Cultural Captain, Cassandra Sua, as project leader, obtained real-world experience leading the organisation and running of the day.</div><div><br></div><div>She said the all-day celebration provided cross curriculum learning as the events, kitchen operations and active volunteering classes organised, ran and catered for the significant event.</div><div><br></div><div>Principal Terry Finan said the college was blessed to have a large number of students from diverse cultural backgrounds.</div><div><br></div><div>“Harmony Day is the ideal vehicle for us to celebrate this rich cultural diversity through song, dance and traditional cuisines,” he said.​<br></div><p><br></p><p><img src="/news/PublishingImages/IMG_0053.jpg" alt="IMG_0053.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:400px;height:267px;" /><br></p>
Opening Masshttp://www.spcc.qld.edu.au/news/Pages/Opening-Mass-and-Blessing-of-the-Senior-Students.aspxOpening Mass<p style="text-align:justify;">​Our College Opening Mass was a wonderful celebration of what it means to be part of a Catholic community. Celebrated by Fr Jojimon Thomas the spirit of the celebration was all embracing.  The words of the opening hymn, <em>come as you are, that's how I want you, come as you are feel quite at home </em>reflected the very meaning of what it means to be part of the St Peter Claver College community; that is to welcome all to our table.<br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">It was a beautiful celebration of our community in which we welcomed all back for another year together. Fr Joji blessed the teaching staff and the College Seniors and Student Leaders were commissioned, blessed and anointed by Fr Joji to strengthen them in their leadership roles.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">The College Captains shared their vision for the year ahead. They encapsulated this vision in four words: Unique, United, Engaged and Empowered.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">We are a unique community made up of diverse cultures, backgrounds and ages. Our gifts and abilities are expansive. This makes us a dynamic community.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Our relationships unite us as we seek to build strong connections with each other across all year levels - in our Home Classes, in our House gatherings, at College events, in our classes and extra-curricular involvement. We get to know each other.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">We are engaged in life and learning. Life is good, learning is good – it makes us stronger and wiser.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">We empower each other to reach our full potential. As we reach for our own goals, we support others in reaching theirs. These are the values we stand for at St Peter Claver College.<br><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><img src="/news/PublishingImages/IMG_3069.jpg" alt="IMG_3069.jpg" class="ms-rtePosition-4" style="margin:5px;width:400px;height:600px;" />​​<br></p>