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cross country winners

Anthems: The Ensemble

Assembly Leaders: Vice-Captains, Scott and Brittania

Acknowledgement of Country: Denzel Burns

Principal’s Address

Mr Green began by speaking about his pleasure to be back, thanking students for their welcome and acknowledging Ms Monagle, as Acting Principal, and Ms Ryman, as Acting Deputy Principal, for a job well done in his absence.

Mr Green related a story about a young man with a problem, using a prop as his visual reminder. The young man had difficulty with his relationships, tending to be disrespectful in his words. A wise person asked him to take stock of his behaviour. The young man hammered a nail into the fence every time he was disrespectful or damaged a relationship. He was shocked when he had hammered in 21 nails on the first day. Over time, he concentrated on his relationships and whittled it down to no nails being hammered in. The wise man asked him to remove a nail for each day he lived with out disrespect to others. After much time, the young man removed the final nail. The wise man asked him to look closely at the fence. In the fence were many holes. “You may think you have repaired the relationships,” the wise man said, “but every hole represents damage to a person. While you may work on repairing relationships, the damage is still there.”

Mr Green reminded the Assembly that our school values are not just part of a poster but exist to be put into practice. Some students have breached the value of relationships and that needs to change.  He congratulated the Year 7, 9 and 12 students who, on their mid-semester reports, achieved targets of B or better for either effort or behaviour. He reminded students that for many, they missed it by only one satisfactory result and encouraged students to keep working. The Interhouse Trophy for Attendance was won by Balkuin for Term 1.

Cross Country

Students who achieved in the Cross County and Hawk Walk were presented with the medallions and trophies for their efforts. These results were published separately in the Cross County and Hawk Walk articles. Well done students.

The winner of the 10-3 Trophy for Overall Interhouse Cross Country Champions is Balkuin house on 697 points. Balkuin House is also the winner of the Participation Trophy with a combined number of competitors for the Cross Country and Fun Run of 290. Balkuin House Captain, Liam thanked all students for their participation and congratulated Balkuin house.

Our next sporting event is the Interhouse Athletics Carnival taking place on 28th and 29th July.

Shave for a Cure

Melissa Hollman spoke about her best mate Jake Simpson, his passing in March and her help with his bucket list.  So far, $14 300 has been raised for cancer research. She has been changing her hair colour in anticipation of her shave on Sunday, 1st May and invited students to take part in a family fun day from 12 -3pm in the auditorium with funds raised going towards the Leukaemia Foundation.