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National Anthem: The Ensemble

Assembly Leaders: Arts Prefects, Jasmine and Ryan

Acknowledgment of Country: Richard Hayden 

Principal’s address – The meaning of a 'Coach'

Mr Green spoke to the following topics

  • Welcome to Debbie Hails, Assistant Regional Director
  • Interhouse Attendance Competition – figures for last week saw Balkuin still leading, narrowly beating Barang who picked up the bonus point for Friday’s attendance last week. The current positions for the houses are Dherwain (4), Barang (3), Bonda (2), and Balkuin (1)
  • Gold Leaders, Ms Clarry and Chaplaincy Captains enjoyed a recent breakfast listening to Guest Speaker Sean Hart, a former Brisbane Lions player awarded the 2001 Norm Smith Medal as best on ground in the Lions' first premiership win. Mr Hart spoke about coaching, providing a different definition, looking back to the original meaning of a stage coach, an object with wheels and applied that definition to today: something that provides protection and carries person of importance from where they currently are to where they want to be.
  • A coach is a person who provides protection and assists you in your journey from where you are now to where you want to be. All of your teachers, including your Form Teacher, are your coaches, seeking to assist you to get to where you want to be. This can happen around our school in
    • Attendance – move from 90% to 95%; 80% means 1 day out of every week; would your employer tolerate that?
    • Achievement – Bs or Better; make your improvement measurable – let’s work on lifting from where we are.
    • Effort and Behaviour – all ratings can be Very Good or Excellent; as Principal, if Mr Green’s rating was 'Very Good', but 'Excellent', it wouldn’t cut it. He cannot afford to be 'Satisfactory' or 'Needs Attention' at any time and neither should you.
  • Season 1 Episode 2 - MAJR Movement “Fess up”: Our elite superheroes are working throughout the school on integrity.

Library News

Hawk-I Captain Alyssa and Hawk-I Jeanne spoke about

  • PRC: It is time again to engage in reading as the Premier’s Reading Challenge begins this week. Can you make it to fifteen books before the end of August?  Record your reads each week in the Library. As part of your reading lesson, the Library has registered Year 7 students. Year 8 and 9 students, please register for the challenge at the Library Counter.
  • Study Zones: The national Library and Information week next week usually heralds time for students to get busy with assessment and prepare for exam block. The Junior and Senior study zones are ready for you to find yourself studying in the Library.
  • Reading in Unusual Places: We were delighted when QSLA announced the winners of the recent inaugural Queensland School Library Week competition. The judges had a tough time choosing a winner from all of the wonderful, creative and artistic entries, including many entries from Harristown students. The students were presented with recognition of their excellent submissions.
    • Farah Al-Najafi
    • Britney Cawkwell
    • Coen Griffiths
    • Ryan Swartz
    • Kellie Schroeder
    • John Bwira, winning a $30 book voucher with a highly commended photo.

Congratulations to all of the students who entered the competition.

The Harristones

Mrs Beare introduced the reimagined choir, The Harristones. They performed a song from the "Matilda - The Musical": "Revolting Children".

Chess News

Chess Captains, Sarah & Murtaza promoted the chess club: Chess is life. Consider your next move.


 Reading in Unusual Places


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