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14/03/2014

​Term One continues to be eventful at  Harristown SHS. Many students have been acknowledged for participating and achieving. The news below captures some of these moments as well as detailing more opportunities for students to participate in coming weeks. 

Assembly 5 March

Assembly on the 5th March was opened with the Ensemble's performance of the National Anthem and the Acknowledgement of Country presented by Travis Turnbull. 

Mr Green spoke about the importance of attitude in your life.  He related the story of two boxers equal in every way but the audience couldn't predict the outcome of their match because they were missing the knowledge of what was inside each boxer's head. For one boxer, the thought was, "I think I can win this."  The other boxer was thinking, "I hope I can win this."  Attitude separated them and it is not so much ability but attitude that determines our destiny.

Mr Green then spoke about the attitude of good students: I'm on time, I'm starting on work now, I can achieve, I can follow directions - affirmations that confirm your attitude.  He encouraged students to say to themselves often, "I think I can win this."

Mr Rogers spoke about the GRIP Leadership conference, a national organisation developing students leadership skills and attitudes.  GRIP stands for generosity, responsibility, integrity and people - values that great leaders possess. 20 students attended representing our school with amazing participation and integrity, demonstrating our values. Congratulations to those students.

Opportunities for Participation

Cross Country is on the 2nd April.  Participation in the Cross Country requires students to complete a permission and medical form that should be returned to their form teacher. These students will receive a wrist band to board the bus and attend on the day.  Any student who would like to be a helper on the day should see Ms Joss in Q block.

The Inter-form volleyball competition has begun for Year 8s.  Students from Year 8 are needed to be part of the games as spectators and players at lunch times.

Next week we celebrate Harmony Day with a week of activities all about enjoying our cultural diversity. The schedule is as follows:

  • Monday 1st break Badminton (yellow gym)
  • Tuesday 2nd break Bollywood Dance (hall)
  • Wednesday Assembly - National Dress Parade
  • Wednesday 2nd break African Drumming (hall)
  • Thursday 2nd break Cooking Demo (Y block kitchen)
  • Friday Multicultural Luncheon (Y Block courtyard)

Attend any or all of the activities and enjoy our week of harmony! The message for Harmony Day is "Everyone Belongs!"

Wednesday the 26th March will be Crazy Hair day to raise money as a part of the Shave for a Cure. Donations will be $2. You may also wear appropriate free dress on this day. There will be something exciting happening on Assembly!
 
It is the last call for students to participate in the NCSSF Laptop Scheme.  We still have quite a number of laptops and some tablets available for students in Years 9 to 12 who wish to participate in the NSSCF program. Please advise any students that you think may be interested that the deadline for involvement in this program is the end of this term. Students can collect a form from the Library front counter. From Term 2 onwards, the program will only be available to new enrolments.