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Hawk Assembly News

14/09/2017
Readers Cup team
Assembly Leaders: Year Level Prefects, Kurtis and Chloe
Acknowledgment of Country: Jakiah Boyle

Principal's Address

Mr Green spoke to the following topics:
  • Welcome back to our students who have been on school camps. Our school features camps in all year levels 7-11 and he encourages students to take the opportunity to go and model the values of participation and enthusiasm.
  • When the market is ‘flooded’ with a product, it becomes difficult to sell that product for a reasonable price. Drawing a parallel with real people, the market becomes flooded in November with school leavers. Can the market offer Year 12 students a job or a place in further education? The Next Step report released for our school shows that 50% of our school leavers are still being educated and the majority of the others are in employment, whether part-time, full-time or looking for work. He encouraged students to future proof themselves and do your best to present yourself as someone others in the employment market will want.
  • Congratulations to Lucky Draw student Connor, who has excellent attendance and report results.

Reader's Cup

Kimba spoke about the 2017 Hawk Reader’s team who came a very respectable 5th place in the Darling Downs Regional Reader’s Cup on Tuesday evening, 13th June.  The students had to answer tough and obscure questions relating to five different novels. They had a great start, winning the round and receiving bookmark prizes. The Team met weekly during Term 2 to discuss the competition and quiz each other on these fantastic books:
  • The Bone Sparrow  by Zana Fraillon
  • Trash by Andy Mulligan
  • Dragonfly Song by Wendy Orr
  • Wonder by R J Palacio
  • Night Vision by Ella West
Congratulations to:
  • Jaimey Bauer
  • Emma Beare
  • Cienna Beveridge
  • and Jeanne Shukurani
The holidays are fast approaching so make sure you visit the Library today or tomorrow to borrow for the break. Happy reading.

Arts Day

Arts Prefects, Claire and Musa led the student leaders and other Year 12s in the Macarena Dance before introducing the Inter-House Arts Dance Off Competition - doing the Macarena. Show off your best Macarena moves and earn points for your house during the break tomorrow in the sandstone courtyard. May the best House win!

R U OK? Day

Thursday, 14th September is R U OK? Day. R U Ok? Day is about all of us, looking out for one another and not being afraid to check in with the people around us to see how life is really going for them. Sometimes checking in with our friends can feel awkward, but it can make a big difference in somebody’s life. Assembly watched a video that shows us that we all have what it takes to ask our friends “Are you ok?.

Notices

  • The SRC have organised a clothes donation bin through St Vincent de Paul this October.  Over the holidays have a spring clean and bring in unwanted clothes to donate to those in need. The Clothes Bin will be located near the school pool for easy accessibility for our school community.
  • The SRC are hosting the Free Dress Day on Arts Day this Friday. Please bring a gold coin donation as all proceeds are going to the Brain Foundation for Chiari Malformation, a rare disease. This cause is close to a Year 12 student who has both a grandfather and mum suffering from this incurable disease. Please wear purple to help spread awareness of this disease.