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2016 Junior Secondary Leaders

​Assembly Leaders: Callum and Hsarshee

Acknowledgment of Country: Abigail Budden

Principal’s Address

Mr Green congratulated students on their attendance, noting that the attendance rates this week are better than last year on the same day.

Every day counts – every 2 days you’re here counts as 1% on your attendance. Mr Green reminded students of the importance of attendance, explaining that teachers are currently reporting and making decisions on students for every subject; one off day can influence opinion. Diligence is not easy but you need to be on your game so that what teachers rate you on is accurate and typical of your whole semester not a decreasing effort.

Integrity – telling the truth. Mr Green related an anecdote from his own childhood where he was caught out in a lie. Knowing that a truth can sometimes hurt, he lied to avoid the punishment. Diligence and integrity is about facing the truth. It can be difficult to be a Hawk and model integrity but we expect our Hawks to do this.

Garden Project

Mr Howard spoke about the recent visit of Year 10 students from St Catherine’s School, Waverly in inner-city Sydney as part of their work experience project. They helped students to redevelop and build a garden at the front of Y block. The students who participated were presented with certificates and congratulated on their work.

2016 Junior Secondary Leaders

Mr Knott explained the application process for the Junior Secondary Leaders. This included students preparing a written application seeking endorsement from staff, students results and staff feedback. Shortlisted students then participated in a formal interview. The eight successful applicants were then presented on Assembly as the 2016 Junior Secondary Leaders.

  • Farah Al-Najafi
  • Kiarna Anderson-Sullivan
  • Emilee Bradford
  • Nikki Smith
  • Mehran Ali Amini
  • Jayden Castles
  • Thomas Clerte
  • Malachai Hallas

Zumba for Zonta

Students from the African Drumming Group performed last week for Zumba for Zonta, raising awareness for White Ribbon Day on the 25th November. The drumming was electric and helped create a fantastic atmosphere. The President of Toowoomba Zonta Club, Mrs Helen Miller, gave an insight into the activities of the Zonta Club including their work with White Ribbon Day to show that violence against women is not acceptable. Mrs Fraser and Mrs Miller presented certificates to the drummers and dancers. Congratulations students.