Academic

In recess this term

This course will make you feel more positive about maths, more understanding of how it works, realise the real life applications it has, and how pleasurable maths can be. You will meet wth like-minded people in a non-threatening environment.

Rediscover the joys of Mathematics. With an emphasis on problem solving and real life
applications, those mathematical skills and concepts that may have been forgotten, are
reviewed and applied. Some new mathematical topics and associated principles not
previously encountered are also featured

This is a second course on this fascinating continent (after the first course in 2016-18). It features a travel guide through both the continent itself and surrounding islands. Also exploration since 1922 and down to the present, along with such historic events as the final crossing of the continent through the South Pole in 1957-58. (PowerPoint, DVD and notes.)This is a second course on this fascinating continent (after the first course in 2016-18). It features a travel guide through both the continent itself and surrounding islands. Also exploration since 1922 and down to the present, along with such historic events as the final crossing of the continent through the South Pole in 1957-58. (PowerPoint, DVD and notes.)

EXTRA- TERRESTERIAL CONTACT TODAY AND IN EARTH’S ANCIENT PAST AND
THE IMPACT ON CIVILISATION AND RELIGIO
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This course explores evidence from around the world indicating that Earth has been visited by advanced extra-terrestrial beings, both today and throughout history. We will explore modern day sightings of UFOs and stories of encounters with extra-terrestrials. We will also explore significant evidence that our planet’s ancient civilisations were aided and influenced by extra-terrestrial visitors. Almost every past civilisation has stories of visitors from the heavens, who came and taught them culture, agriculture, animal husbandry, astronomy, and the construction of buildings and cities. The influence of these visitations has shaped religious beliefs and cultures. We will explore the relationship between extra-terrestrial contact, unexplained mysteries, ancient civilisations, religion and spirituality. Course delivery is by formal presentation and group discussion.

In Recess during Terms 2 & 3
This course introduces participants to the wide range of gemstones and minerals in the world.
Classes focus on gemstone sources, historical uses and gemmological properties to enable gemstones to be identified using basic gem testing equipment. A wide range of natural, synthetic, imitation and treated gemstones and minerals specimens will be discussed and handled in a practical
environment.

The class views, studies, and discusses a selected Shakespearean play. The ensuing discussion focusses on the text, its meaning and language – what it reveals at
the time of writing and what it reveals in 2022. Discussion is lively. First text for
2022 – “The Winter’s Tale”.

First week:  ‘Wild rocks – Pet rocks’. Then a serries on the geology of the Toowoomba region