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Blue Day Assembly

27/03/2013
prisoner hawk
​Mr Green - a model of persistence!

This week's assembly was ably led by Lauren Dalamaras and Tom Keighran.

Mr Green began the Principal's address with the news that Mrs Priebe will be returning to the role of Deputy Principal for Dherwain house. Mr Potter, who has been acting in that position, will begin to act in the new role of Head of Department for Junior Secondary, incorporating the Accelerated Academic Academy and students who have English as an additional language. Mr Green publicly thanked Mr Potter for his fabulous effort as Deputy.

Mr Green then spoke about Persistence, one of our Habits of Mind. The symbol of a mountain reminds us that persistence is not giving up, striving for the top and keeping focus. He then described what Persistence may have sounded like in yesterday's cross country race for runners: "Keep running! Don't stop! Keep running, don't stop! That's not a hill, I'll get up that. Keep running, beat Mr Green, keep running."

He then related what persistence would sound like in the classroom: "What do I need to know? How can I persist? What past knowledge can I apply? Who can I ask? What is the focus? How can I achieve? I've done it before, I'll do it again."

He enthused, "Students we are a great school. We model the Habits of Mind. We model persistence."

Mr Green then went off on a tangent about how he is a model of persistence. He stated that if the police ever tried to convict him, they'd have nothing to pin on him. A police siren began at that moment. Mr Green leapt off the stage and escaped through the crowd attempting to evade being apprehended by the police. He was thrown to the ground, cuffed and imprisoned publicly. Mr Green was escorted back to stage, along with the Mayor Paul Antonio, both in prisoner garb.

The charges against Mr Green were read out and included telling bad Dad jokes on Assembly, leaving his mobile phone on during Assembly and wearing purple lycra.  Mr Antonio's charges included living in Millmerran for many years.

Sergeant Cam, who supervised the 'arrests' spoke about the  Police Citizen's Youth Club and the many programs, sports and markets that are run to help raise money for crime prevention programs. Dusty Wilson, the Indigenous Sport and Recreation Officer, spoke about the big youth festival 'Crash the Streets' which will run on Friday 5th April from 1-9pm (refer to the flyer in the related links).

Ms Monagle gave a character reference for Mr Green. Ms McAleer, on behalf of the Student Representative Council, presented $1150, money raised from the blue free dress day for the PCYC, as bail to ensure the release of the prisoners.

Thanks to all who contributed to another memorable, uniquely Harristown assembly.