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the boy who was afraid
​Your greatest fear: illustration from Sperry's "The boy who was afraid"
Acknowledgment of Country: Tallis Martin

Principal's Address - Your Greatest Fear

Mr Green spoke about the following topics:
  • Important as Harristown family of Hawks to value our time together
  • Congratulations to Barang who achieved 2nd place in the Inter-house Attendance competition based on attendance last week.
  • Congratulations to students who competed in Optiminds over the weekend with one team in the Regional final.
  • What is your greatest fear? Mr Green posed questions to Assembly and discussed a number of fears, fatal and otherwise. He referred back to the novel "1984", where the main character, Winston, has a fear of rats. He spoke about how the Government took advantage of that knowledge. Mr Green then linked back to the image we have in our heads of our lives and our future and the question: 'What if my life doesn't work out the way I dreamed it?' He encouraged students to seek to future proof themselves and make every day count.
  • Mr Green spoke about a colleague's favourite childhood story, "The boy who was afraid" where a young boy sees mother die at sea and his fear of the sea but decides to overcome his fear. He grew courage on a long canoe voyage.
  • He encouraged us to take from this story to live your life in a way that any fear you have of who you want to become is negated and to read, read and read.

Sleep out

The Vinnie's School Sleep out allows students and school communities to get a glimpse of the realities of homelessness on a personal level by 'sleeping rough' for one night. The Sleep out encourages students and teachers to gain a deeper understanding of homelessness, raise awareness of the realities faced by people experiencing homelessness and raise funds to support Vinnie's homeless services in our local community.
This year, the Interact Club and SRC are joining forces to raise funds for St Vincent de Paul and for our Chaplain, Josh. The cost for the night is $20 and is payable to the P&C shop. This includes a donation and dinner on the night. The Chaplaincy committee is kindly donating breakfast the next morning as our reward.
  • Students invited: Year 10 - 12 students
  • Date: Friday 8th September - Saturday 9th September
  • Time: 5:30pm to 8:00am
For more information see Mrs Clarry or Mr Lau