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Hawk Assembly News

​Reader's Cup Team

Assembly leaders: Year-level Prefects, Phoenix / Emily-Jane

Acknowledgment of Country: Jamie and Antoine

Principal’s address

Mr Green began by welcoming new students and staff to the school. Next week will be a NAIDOC week special assembly and Clontarf foundation
He reflected on the busy 8 weeks since the last full school assembly and set the scene for this term by speaking about the Hawk value of diligence.
Key points included:
  • It may be easy to model participation, effective relationships, integrity and be enthusiastic.
  • Life is about doing hard things and demonstrating the value of diligence (or sheer hard work).
  • This school depends on each person working hard.
  • Diligence habits include such things as getting out of bed and make it straight away; putting clothes and items where they belong when you get home from school; cleaning up straight after a meal.
  • "If I can't be bothered then life falls apart in both the small things and in big ways."
  • You can set goals but you need diligence cause if you can't be bothered it will all fall flat.
  • Turn around your results through diligence.
  • It is possible to be working hard on the wrong things. We want students to change quickly to be doing right things diligently.

G’day USA Program

Narelle Newhouse offered students in years 8-11 an opportunity to travel at end of 2016 as part of the G’day USA program. It is a 20 day trip with 10 days with a host family and 10 days sightseeing on west coast with other students from Toowoomba. Interested students were able to collect a flyer after Assembly with an expression of interest slip to be returned to the office. A parent information evening will be held at Toowoomba SHS on the 5th August.

Reader’s Cup

Caitlynn Patterson spoke about the 2015 Hawk Reader’s team who came a very respectable 4th place, competing against many other school’s teams in the Darling Downs Regional Reader’s Cup on Tuesday evening, 16th June.  The Team met every week during Term 2 to discuss the competition and quiz each other on these fantastic books:
Don’t call me Ishmael by Michael Gerard Bauer
Loyal creatures by Morris Gleitzman
Night vision by Ella West
The ruins of Gorlan by John Flanagan
Wonder by R J Palacio
Mr Green presented the following students with their Participation Certificates.
  • Savana Adams,
  • Nikita Barnes,
  • Rebekah Clayton
  • Toby McDonough
The students were congratulated for their hard work.

Sporting presentations

Jack and Taylor announced the students selected in Darling Downs teams to compete at State Championships held throughout the year. Mr Green presented certificates of achievement to these students.
Jayde Austin
Ryan O’Connor
Shane O’Connor
Baseball & Football
Zachary Erlandson
Lochie Tolputt
Baseball, Football & Softball
Jake Tolputt
Cross Country
Jayden Castles
Amir Holland
Football (Soccer)
Danielle Bigby
Rachel Cox
Brandon Dixon
Jayden Formosa
Kimba Kibombo
Amylea Leadbetter
Jack Liddelow
Thomas Lister
*name withheld
Angela Potter
Beau Quinlan
Elyse Reeves
Taylor Reeves
Mannyx Smith
Travis Stark
Caitlyn Stocker
Joel Thornton
Sophie Thornton
Steffi Wilson
Rebecca Zimmerman
James McQuade
Bradley Groves
Lachlan Paech
Congratulations to these students.

Art Expo

Tesi and Emily-Jane spoke our nine Visual Art students who were selected as finalists in the Junior Art Expo about the Toowoomba Art Society and Chronicle Junior Art Expo. Selected artworks were hung at the Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery.
From nearly 400 entries in the high school section, 74 were selected for display. An impressive 9 Harristown State High School student entries were selected.
The work of our year 8 student, Rahila Abdul Hadi, was published in The Chronicle to publicise the exhibition.
Mr Green presented certificates to the exhibiting students
  • Vicki Andrews
  • Rahila Abdul Hadi
  • Chloe Walther
  • Somayeh Ghavamjoo
  • *name withheld
  • Bella Eyers
  • Caitlynn Patterson
  • Christine Byers
  • Jacinta Beutel
Students enjoyed a screening of these students’ works. As you move through the school office, you may notice an artwork hanging on the wall (pictured right). This is the school’s “Artwork of the Month” which will be displayed in the office for the school community to view. Congratulations to year 12 student Jacinta Taylor for being the first student to have her work displayed as Artwork of the Month. Congratulations to these very talented Visual Art students.

Athletics Carnival

House Meetings were held in lesson 6 with the following themes announced for Athletics carnival. Students are encouraged to wear House colours and the theme on Friday. Form class will be in the locations listed below.
Balkuin – Hall - Army
Barang – Blue gym - Pyjama Party
Bonda – Yellow gym - Horror (black, white and red)
Dherwain - Theatre - Hippies