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Hawk Assembly News

National Anthem: The Ensemble
Assembly Leaders: Kurtis and Perri
Acknowledgment of Country: Jakiah Boyle

Principal’s address 

Mr Green extended a welcome to the team from the School Improvement Unit as part of the full school review. He reminded students that consistency counts and used an anecdote to illustrate the need to exercise consistency by reading for 10 minutes every day and by revising learning from classes for 10 minutes each day.

Chess club

Assembly enjoyed viewing the Wizard’s Chess scene during entry.
Chess club captains, Kara Brown and Ben Frost encouraged students to learn to play chess, explaining that playing and learning chess will help you with:
  • Reading – to perfect the game, you need to read chess strategy books
  • Writing – by scoring the game
  • Arithmetic – each piece on the board has a value and some can be captured. You need to calculate mentally to protect your stronger pieces.
  • Remembering – playing chess improves your memory and organisational skills
  • Respect – chess is about respecting yourself and your opponent
  • Responsibility – chess encourages you to make decisions to be responsible for your pieces and not lose them.
Starting in week 4 of term 2, all chess players interested in developing their game should attend chess coaching by Toowoomba Chess Club Coach David Stephson each Tuesday during first break in classroom B21.  Mr Stephson would like to assist all players master the royal game. If you would like to play in the Toowoomba District Individual Chess Championship on the weekend of June 10 and 11, collect a flyer from Mr McNicol after assembly.

Volleyball Queensland Beach Schools Cup

Mr Martin and the Volleyball Academy Captains, Daniel, Courtney, Richard and Clarrisa, spoke about the recent Volleyball Queensland Beach Schools Cup where 132 teams from around the state competed.
In the Intermediate Girls Fours, we won both a Gold and Bronze medal. The Bronze medal team was comprised of Gabby Rowe, Bre Fry, Tayler Gillies and Tomikah Shaw. The Gold winning team included Jacinta Gilson, Mackenzie Docherty, Nikki Smith, Layla Carter and Savannah Moon.
In the Intermediate Boys Fours, our Year 9 and 10 Boys also finished with a Bronze Medal. Their team was made up of Keegan French, Thomas Waterson, Jayden Castles, Kynan Haddock and Zain Carr.
In the Senior Girls Fours, we entered three teams from Year 11 and 12. They placed 15th, 9th and 3rd. The Bronze medal team was represented by Clarrisa Janes, Courtney Gilson, Brooke Hart, Chloe Koch, Tiarna Stocks and Juanita James. Our sole pairs team were entered in the Senior Girls pairs division and finished 10th.
We entered two teams in the Senior Boys Fours with the Year 11 boys finishing 5th and the Year 12 Boys finishing with the Gold medal. They were represented by Kurtis Griffey, Daniel Apsey, Richard Irwin and Jayden Cauley. Please congratulate all of the students who represented our school so well.
Lucy Leadbetter, Sophie Thornton, Jake Jarick, Jack Innes, Bevan Fry have recently returned from Thailand where they participated, as 15 and 16 year olds, in the U21 Asian Volleyball Championships representing Australia. They had a great time, also represented us fantastically, and learnt lots to bring back to the Home of Hawk Volleyball for the benefit of the rest of us. Please congratulate these students.
Assembly enjoyed a video made by that Year 11 student Adeng Santino once again put together to remember her great weekend. At the end of the video was a promo for the World League Volleyball which is coming to Queensland. Harristown are taking a bus load of kids to the Commonwealth Games venue on the Gold Coast on the first Saturday evening of the holidays to watch the Word League semi-finals and if you are interested in attending, whether in the Volleyball Academy or not, please see Mr Martin.


Thank you to the year 11 Construction classes who are paving the area where the Bottle tree was removed near E Block.  Students please stay off the work area where levelling is occurring.  This work is part of the student’s assessment and your help will ensure they do their best.  Mr Jones
Free dress day this Thursday – Gold coin required.  Must be dressed appropriately for school.  Including enclosed footwear.
Litter – areas of particular concern tables and chairs near bottom oval as well as the oval itself

 Beach Schools Cup Memories


 World League Volleyball Promo