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Hawk Assembly News

27/11/2017
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​International Students with their buddies

National Anthem: Ensemble

Assembly Leaders: Junior Secondary Leaders, Jessica and Jim

Acknowledgement of Country: Angel Bates 

Principal's Address

Mr Green discussed the following topics:

  • Final assembly for Year 10 and Year 11 students: congratulations on completing a year of senior secondary and we look forward to seeing you back next year.
  • Well done to Junior Secondary Leaders on coordinating a holiday food appeal that will provide hampers to families in need.
  • Welcome to the new Gold Leaders fpr 2018 who joined Mr Green on stage.
  • Congratulations to the Silver Leaders for 2018:
    • Balkuin Captains: Zac Erlandson and Tahlia Edards; Vice Captains: Ryan Cartwright and Renz Buencesiao
    • Barang Captains: Lucy Leadbetter and Riley Knox; Vice Captains: Angelica Gosling and Billy Haynes
    • Bonda Captains: Connor Purcell and Sasha Pankowski
    • Dherwain Captains: Callum Ward and Chloe Walther; Vice Captains:  Kieran Pollett and Kira Thompson
  • Bronze leaders will be announced in Term 1.

Mr Green conveyed the message that every standard of dress and behaviour and every expectation of our school is the same for the next few weeks. We are not winding down towards the end of the year and our expectations regarding submission of work and attendance remain high. Please maintain the standards of participation, relationships, integrity, diligence and enthusiasm.

International Students

Mr Brackstone spoke a farewell to our visiting International Students

Mr Green presented a special pen to each of the students and a backpack of goodies. Each of the students then spoke a few words about their experience. Our International students were:

  • Kai Kikuta 
  • Kako Shiraiwa with buddy Alisha
  • Andy Iida with buddy Aden
  • Francesco Vlancancich with buddy Xander
  • Sara Borsetti with buddy Mirra

Thank you students for your participation in our school. Thanks also to buddy students, Ms Apsey and the host families for their commitment to this experience.

Premier’s Reading Challenge

The Premier's Reading Challenge (PRC) is an annual state-wide initiative for state and non-state schools and home-educated students up to Year 9. The majority of the Year 7 English classes were involved and we also had a few Year 8 students reading in the challenge too. The challenge is not a competition but aims to improve literacy and encourage children to read widely for pleasure and learning. For a student to successfully complete the challenge they must read 15 books during the reading period.

Why read? Literacy skills are vital to ensuring children have the best chance to succeed in their schooling and life. The Premier’s Reading Challenge is an opportunity for students to be enthusiastic about reading, writing, authors and illustrators. Reading a variety of books builds vocabulary and knowledge, improves spelling and comprehension, can improve confidence, and it’s also a great way to relax. Well done to all participants from Years 7-9.

The class with the most number of books read over the challenge was Mrs Campbell’s 7C English class. The next class with the most number of books read was Mr Parker’s 7I English class. Well done to these two English classes. The students who achieved the 15 books during the reading period were:

  • Anastasia Dioth
  • Jeanne Shukurani
  • Kiza Mwibusa
  • Masoumeh Ghavamjoo
  • Braiden Gunst
  • Danielle Holley
  • Emilie Hynes
  • Sara Hemsworth
  • Lisa Williams
  • Madison Brown
  • Taylah Alchin
  • Anisa Anderson
  • Annabelle Richmond
  • Brayden Thompson

Over the next few weeks, the library will be working on a large project to make reading more exciting in 2018. Due to this, the library has to close to move furniture and shelving. Moving and relabelling of the books will also be occurring for ease of access. The library thanks you for your understanding at this busy time of the year.

Assembly practiced a lockdown from the Auditorium and Theatre location