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library and information week

National Anthem: The Ensemble

Assembly Leaders: Year Level Prefects, Denzel and Chloe

Acknowledgment of Country: Tallis Martin

Principal’s address

Mr Green spoke to the following topics on Assembly this week

  • Congratulations to all students for kindness and respect shown to review team last week.
  • Congratulations to Balkuin – the leaders in our Interhouse attendance competition; The most-improved house is Dherwain
  • Thoughts with the Relay for Life participants on the weekend; congratulations to Morgan Hopkins – 103 laps of Queen’s Park circuit – Morgan walked 44.3km; We also honour Ms Walk, who passed away 1 year ago, and send thoughts and prayers to her family
  • Library & Information Week –  Mr Green participated enthusiastically by sharing dad jokes as part of the Library celebrations.
  • Aim high with your results and ‘she’ll be apples’!

CGen & Musical

The CGen and Musical Captains were announced and presented with their badges. Congratulations to CGen captains Maddy Cybulski and Claire Russo and Musical Captains Hannah Budde and Abi Hayden

Popstars: The 90s Musical

The Musical Captains announced that this year’s musical is “Popstars: The 90s musical”. The show is about a battle between a girl band and a boy band in a talent contest.  As you can imagine, the musical is full of awesome songs from the 90s including “U Can’t Touch This”, “Hero”, “Larger than Life”, “Let’s Get Loud” and for all the Billy Ray Cyrus fans out there, “Achy Breaky Heart”.

There will be three shows only of the musical next term on the 18th and 19th August.  Like last time, we will be performing in the Heritage Bank Auditorium which is part of the Empire Theatre complex.  Tickets will be on sale at the beginning of next term from the Empire Theatre - watch notices for details.  Don’t miss “Popstars: the 90s musical” in Term 3!


The CGen captains explained that each year, students from Harristown join the most talented Arts students from around Queensland to stage one of the state's biggest performing arts events – Creative Generation State Schools Onstage.  More than 1500 state school students showcase their talent by starring in this professionally produced show alongside some of Queensland's leading professional artists.  This year Harristown students will be performing in central and massed choir, massed dance and massed strings as well as the Stage Crew.   A number of students successfully auditioned for specialist groups - Isaac Budde and Kira Thompson for Drama, Claire Russo and Hannah Budde for Massed A dance, Shanyn Ambrose for Central Choir and Maddy Cybulski will be in the Senior Dance Ensemble.

Like last year, there will be a school excursion to Brisbane to see the preview show on Friday 14th July which is the first Friday back next term. This is a great opportunity to see your friends on stage and to see how the technical and artistic team put the finishing touches on a performance.  If you are keen to do CGen next year, then make sure you check out this year’s show.  If you would like to attend this excursion, watch notices later this week for details.  Don’t wait to get your tickets – there are only 20 available.  Don’t miss out on seeing this great show – everyone is welcome to go! 

Library Week and Premier’s Reading Challenge

Kimba invited all Years 7, 8 and 9 students to participate in the Premier’s Reading Challenge, which is off to a flying start. We have already had a number of students just one week into the challenge borrowing and finishing their reads. Great job to those students who have been reading every day, just 10 minutes makes a difference! It is not too late for you though; we are sure you can read 15 books by August 25th Just ask how at the library front counter!

This week is Library and Information Week – this year it is all about celebrating our library and the staff. Whether it be physical or online, the role of the library is important to every student, staff member and school community. Shaelie asked students to check out our Facebook page for our daily Library “Dad” jokes and respond to the post asking for your favourite library experience or book.

While Library and Information week finishes on Friday, the Library is still there for you every school day and every day online.  Look for the Hawk-I student who can help you with information or ask a staff member.