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Assembly Leader: School Captain, Chloe

Acknowledgement of Country: Kiara Taylor

Music: The Ensemble

Principal’s Address

Ms Monagle asked students to reflect on their completion of another term of schooling. “What have you achieved? What are you working towards achieving?” she asked students. She reminded students that we know  that athletes, dancers, singers and musicians all practise, rehearse and are dedicated to perform to the best of their ability. It is important to have a focus and work towards it.

Students will receive their Term 1 Report Card as follows:

  • Year 9 – during lesson 6 Form Class Wednesday 23 March
  • Years 7, 8, 10, 11 and 12 – lesson 6 Thursday 24 March

The report card is in an envelope addressed to the parent/carer. Students were reminded that the parent/carer should open it, not the student. Students were asked to take the report home, pass it to your parent/carer and take the time to discuss it with your parent/carer.

  • Attendance: Is this the best it can be?
  • Effort/behaviour ratings: Are they the best they can be?
  • Achievement rating (for Years 10, 11 12): Is this the best I can do?

Ms Monagle encouraged students to do better and find the part of the report where you can do better and set yourself a goal to improve that part. Next term students will set goals during Healthy Hawks. The student challenge: be the best you can be.

Harmony Week

Wearing a costume from Estonia, EAL/D Coordinator, Ms Peters, explained the history and the role of Harmony Day in our school. Harristown High takes pride in the many cultures that make our student body.  “The challenge to everyone”, Ms Peters said, “is to set aside differences and work towards making Harristown High a better place to learn and have fun.”

She introduced our Parade of Nations, with students in national dress from the following countries: Australian Aboriginal Nations, Afghanistan, China, Congo, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Turkey and Zambia. Assembly thanked the students with applause.  Ms Peters encouraged everyone to acknowledge the vibrant diversity in our school and the importance that everyone belongs.  Rahila Abdul Hadi spoke about her experiences as a refugee and the rights of humans. She spoke about her love of Australia and thanked everyone for their kindness and humanitarian actions.


Captains Saxon and Najwa spoke about the recent Queensland Beach Volleyball Schools Cup:

  • 29 Senior Volleyball Academy Students competing
  • 5 of the 7 teams competing playing in Finals rounds
  • Year 11 Girls – two teams playing in the Open 4s Division, finishing 5th and 9th

  • Year 12 Girls – narrowly losing Bronze medal playoff and placing 4th in the Open 4s division
  • Year 10 Girls – Gold in the Year 10 4s Division. Well done to Lucy Leadbetter, Sophie Thornton, Kaleshia Janes, Maddi Burns, Zoe Glasby and Tahlia Edards.
  • Year 10 Boys – Silver in the Year 10s 4s Division. Well done to Jake Jarick , Jack Innes, Zach Manly and Bevan Fry.
  • Year 11 Boys – Bronze in the Open Boys 4s Division. Well done to Richard Irwin, Jayden Cauley, Dan Apsey and Kurtis Griffey.
  • Year 12 Boys – Gold in the Open Boys Pairs, with an epic quality playoff. Scott Schultz and Ethan Farquharson achieved against the Craigslea pairing who are both members of the Queensland Academy of Sport for Beach Volleyball.

Thanks to Mr Lau for his organisation and to Mr Martin and parents for their help and support. Listen to notices for the Year 7 Volleyball Competition next term.