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Assembly Notes

28/08/2013
Harristown Hawks U15 Girls win Bill Turner Cup State Championships

Assembly Leaders: Jordan Symes and Theresa Barnes

Mr Green began his address by welcoming the six teachers from Central Java, Indonesia who are visiting classes over the next four weeks.  Mr Green also spoke about the events of the weekend. He advised that, in a community where very sad things happen there is the issue that families can be disturbed by stories circulating. He encouraged students to be mindful of the family in this time.

Mr Green spoke about Fear - and how it is inhibiting the progress of our students. He reflected on stories of childhood, including that of the Three Little Pigs. He remembered his own fearsome images of the wolf and how they affected him as a young boy until he learnt about the actual size of a wolf. He acknowledged the subtle fear of not wanting to achieve and his sense that students are holding back and how this may be affecting student overall performance. He encouraged students to name the fear so that it can be dealt with and we can achieve success together.

Arts Captains Katelyn Barr and Taylee Luchterhand spoke about Arts day and the 15 different sections students can enter. Whether your talent lies in Music, Dance, Drama, film or Visual Art, you can participate. The new section for this year is Wearable Art.  Check the rules that tell you everything you need to know about each section on display outside the G26 dance room.  One new rule this year is that if you have music or a backing track, it MUST be handed in on the Wednesday or Thursday before Arts Day.  Entry forms are available from G block staff room and must be returned by Monday 9th September.  Earn points for your house on the last day of term by participating in Arts Day.

Mel Baker acknowledged the achievements of the Bill Turner Cup team, who won the State Championship recently. They will travel to Newcastle for the national semi-final against Hunter Sports High School. We wish them all the best and hope they make the national final.

The Chaplain, Pete, spoke about Father's Day and the mixed emotions that can occur. He encouraged student to take the opportunity thank the male role models in their life for making a difference.