Schools of Creative Excellence – QLD

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Earlier this week I visted three Queensland Education Schools that are part of the Schools of Creative Excellence Program. Forest Lake State High in Brisbane, Merrimac State High on the Gold Coast and Tullawong State High in the Sunshine Coast.

Each of these schools are leading the way in Queensland with the use of their newly gained Adobe Creative Cloud software to help enhance creativity in the learning and teaching process.

Banner1At Forest Lake, I was invited to take a Year 8 Science class and show them how to present their learning in video format.

ForestLake1Here is Keith Netscher (Deputy Principal of Forest Lake State High School) reflecting on the impact of the SOCE program so far at his school.



Merrimac State High School, in the heart of Queensland’s Gold Cost was my second visit.

Chris Tobin, the Principal of Merrimac, made the Creativity Pledge and recorded his reflections on the program. Stay tuned for the video.

Principal Pledge

Chris Tobin, Principal of Merrimac State High School.


Steffi (Merrimac’s School Captain) took the creativity pledge.

Special thanks to Nathan Pugliese and Rose Duggan for organising the Merrimac visit



My third and final visit for this trip was Tullawong State High School located at the south of the Sunshine Cost.

I was guest speaker at their open day and official launch of the Schools of Creative Excellence. One of the many displays included a computer lab full of student samples of work made with Adobe products.

Deb Murphy, Principal of Tullawong, gave her creativity pledge – video to follow.

Principal Pledge

Deb Murphy – Tullawong Principal

I would like to thank Geoff Hooton and the other Adobe Education Leaders at Tullawong for helping to make this event such a success.


Geoff Hooton, Tullawong Adobe Education Leader