Term 3 Week 4

Revitalising Canterbury’s Marketing Visuals

Dear Parents and Carers,
You will have seen by now the new College branding that we have introduced over the past few weeks. A revitalised crest, font style and colour palette on campus signage, new letterhead, social media and our website. 

All of these elements combine to bring Canterbury to a dynamic, modern new space that matches were we already were in our minds – forward thinking, inclusive, many opportunities and a great place to work and study. And now we have the colourful visuals to match!

The new logo also represents the shortened vernacular that as Australians we tend to do in conversation about people and places we love – that is, we shorten things and/or use acronyms. For instance:

“Where do you go to school?” “Canterbury”.
“What is your dance group called?” “Canterbury Dance Company”.
“Which teams are those playing over there?” “Canterbury vs St Paul’s”.

Even though the logo may not include it, we are still very much Canterbury College; our key mission is still to teach our young people and transform them into world ready citizens. We will still refer to ourselves in formal documents and in published articles as Canterbury College for instance.

I look forward to developing the new branding further and I will share that with you all in future communications.

Ms Nancy Fadden
Director of Community Engagement

It Is Time To Dab.
Dear Canterbury Community,

My name is Debbie Ayres and I am the new College Nurse.

I am pediatric trained and have been nursing for 20 years. I trained in the UK, and I started out on a Medical Ward before transitioning into a specialist area of Critical Care. I worked within the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit and the High Dependency Unit before moving to Brisbane.

My focus is now on the Canterbury Community and ensuring we all remain in good health so we can participate at our full potential academically and in sport.

Although we are only halfway through the flu season, winter has certainly hit. To minimise the spread of influenza, I encourage everyone to:
• Wash your hands, this decreases the spread of germs.
• Cover your coughs and sneezes.
• Stay home if you are sick with a temperature.
• Go to your doctor if you feel concerned and unwell.

It sounds the same every year, so this year do the dab! This has been shown to be effective in the slowing of the spread of the germs.

I will be keeping my eyes open for our Canterbury "Dabbers".

Mrs Debbie Ayres
College Nurse

Meet a Farmer at the Ekka
Meet a farmer at this year's Royal Queensland Show "Ekka" from Friday 9 August to Sunday 18 August 2019 at the Brisbane Showgrounds.

This iconic show is your greatest chance throughout the year to find out what life on the farm is really about. Attracting about 400,000 visitors from across the country each year, the Ekka is a true Queensland experience not to be missed. There are over 300 activities throughout grounds including animal adventures, rides, live music, showbags, cooking demonstrations, family shopping, children's entertainment, monster trucks, firework displays and much more!

Buy tickets at and enter the promo code GATE2019 to receive 10% off entry tickets. The offer ends 18 August 2019 and excludes 10 Day Passes. See Terms and Conditions online at for full details.

Family Fun Day
Bolton Clarke is having a Family Fun Day and would like to extend a warm welcome to our Canterbury Community.

There will be free children's activities, an animal farm, jumping castle, movies and free face painting. There will also be a car show and a variety of  stalls, local services, food, drinks and of course ice cream!

Bolton Clarke (formally RSL care) is a non-profit organisation who look after the elderly in a variety of individual, hi and low care.