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Hawk Assembly News

14/06/2018
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​Interact Captains Britney and Russell

​National Anthem

Assembly Leaders: School Captains, Jye and Adeng

Acknowledgment of Country: Tayla Kuhn

Principal’s address

Mr Green captured attention by sweeping the stage. He raised the topic of ‘menial work’ or labour and spoke of his own work as a young person delivering papers and selling chocolates, washing bottles in a pharmacy, packing bread rolls at a bakery overnights. He told the story of another boy who, sweeping the floor in a barbershop, stated: “I’ve never met anyone I would want to be like when I grow up.” Students could echo these words today.

We can all live in a world where there is an absence of good role models. Adults who should know better behaving in ridiculous ways and thinking they can get away with it. We are missing role models.

When our PRIDE values were selected, students, staff and community considered the question: What type of person do we want our students, staff and community to be? Our values were selected after input from each group: What does it mean to be a Hawk?

  • Integrity – to be truthful and model honesty
  • Diligence – to be hardworking
  • Relationships – to show respect in our relationships to everyone else by controlling our behaviours
  • Participation – to have a go
  • Enthusiasm – to participate with a great attitude

‘Broken Bat Competition’

2018 Softball Captains Zac and Hayley spoke about the Harristown teams’ participation in the interschool’s Golden Glove softball competition with the boy’s team placing 2nd and the girls team placing 4th against a number of seasoned local teams and players. Thanks to all players and supporters for making the competition and its lead up a memorable and enjoyable experience.

The intra-school ‘Broken-Bat’ competition is open to all year levels and teams can be made of mixed ages and sex.
Details are:

  • Round-robin style fun competition playing one game per week during lunch breaks
  • Teams of 7 players to be registered with Mr Parker in L4
    morning training sessions available before school from 7:30am – 8:30am
  • completely free and there is no softball experience needed.
  • Winning team will have their name carved onto the ‘Broken Bat’; an honour which will be recorded forever in Harristown’s sporting history

Interact

Captains Britney and Russell spoke about Harristown’s participation in its 12th consecutive Relay For Life. Relay for Life is a chance for communities to recognise and celebrate those who have overcome cancer or are undergoing treatment, as well as the people who care for them. The relay also provides an opportunity to celebrate the memory of loved ones lost to cancer. Teams participate in a relay-style walk or run for 18 hours and raise money and awareness for cancer research and support services.

This year a record number of 127 students participated forming 12 teams. Congratulations to The Sleep Walkers who completed 914 laps on the night. Special congratulations goes to the following students who completed 100 laps or more: Adeng Santino, Jessica Tate, Samantha Bonell, Nyaruach Yak, Shakira Madden, Kirstyn Sanderson, Georgia Collins, Isaac Budde, Isaac Kleidon, Kieran Pollett, Zedoni Cottier, Jade Williams and Jessica Paech.

Congratulations to The Sleep Walkers who raised a total of $640.00, the most of any team this year. On top of the free dress day which raised $1300 dollars, and the numerous fundraising efforts from all students who participated, Harristown has raised $5404.05. Well done on a great effort. This money will go directly to cancer research and cancer support services.

A massive thank you needs to go to the teachers who gave up their time to supervise the event on a very, very cold Saturday Night. Without them this event would not have been able to go ahead. A special thank you to Ms Kath Mazzanti for supplying the relayers with goodies to get us through the night. We would strongly urge you next year to get your friends together to participate in this meaningful event and help raise money for the fight against cancer.

Senior Ball

Senior Ball tickets (Years 10, 11, 12) are available from the P&C Shop for $10. The first 50 ticket purchasers go in the draw to win a $10 canteen voucher. 

Chocolate Fundraiser

HSHS/P&C Chocolate Fundraiser commences on Thursday, 14th June. Chocolates can be collected from the P&C Shop each afternoon at 3.00pm provided a signed permission form has been handed in. The Fundraiser runs until 12th October with participating students receiving $15.00 credit to their school account for each box of chocolates sold. We also have great prizes for students selling the most boxes. Students are requested not to sell or bring their chocolates to school.