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The School

The St Philip's Christian College group of schools lead the way in Whole of Life Education. The College spans across six schools and caters to students from Pre Kindergarten to Year 12.

At St Philip's Christian College we passionately believe in the need for an independent school which develops the 'whole child' - intellectually, socially, physically and spiritually; a school that maintains high academic and behavioural standards while keeping the truth of the Christian Gospel at its core. 

The Project

As part of Red Room's annual Poetry Object competition, students from St Philip's Christian College will participate in poetic workshops with poet Ivy Ireland on 6 August 2018.

Students will create unique poems based on their own objects. They will then submit their poems to Poetry Object, to be published in the digital library

The Poet

Ivy Ireland

Ivy Ireland is a poet who haunts a second-hand bookstore café in her spare time. Ivy has worked as many things in her curious life, including a magician’s assistant, a harpist and a casual lecturer in Creative Writing at the University of Newcastle, where she completed her Ph.D. in 2012. Ivy’s first book, Incidental Complications, was published in 2007 and her more recent collection, Porch Light, was published in 2015. Ivy was awarded the Australian Young Poet Fellowship in 2007 and has won the Harri Jones Memorial Prize and the local section of the Newcastle Poetry Prize. Ivy’s poems and reviews have been published in various magazines and anthologies both in Australia and overseas.