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dimensions of learning hand

Assembly Leaders: Alysha and Matthew

Welcome to Country: Gerome Burns

Principal’s address

Ms Monagle presented with Harry the Hawk on the topic of our Learning Framework, using the posters that are placed in every classroom as a visual reminder. They reminded students about how we use the hand to represent and remember the different aspects of the framework including:

  • our attitude and perceptions
  • our habits of mind.
  • acquiring knowledge
  • extending our knowledge
  • using knowledge meaningfully

Ms Monagle spoke in more depth about the two types of knowledge we acquire as part of Dimension 2: declarative knowledge (facts, etc.) and procedural knowledge (such as knowledge about a skill that requires practice).

Bloom Youth Music Event

Phoenix and Connor promoted the Blossom Out Tournament on June 5th, sharing a video. More information via the Event's Facebook page:

Junior School Social

Junior Secondary Leaders Jack and Mackenzie promoted the Social this Friday from 6.30pm for all Harristown SHS Year 7, 8 and 9 students.

  • Harristown SHS Auditorium
  • Pay $10 at the P&C shop for your entry: no ticket, no entry.
  • Wear white to stand out under the black (UV) lighting. Lots of games, activities and dancing.
  • Drinks, chips, chocolate, lollies and glow sticks will be available to purchase.
  • Professional DJ will play your requests
  • Mr Schick will wear a dress if 150 tickets are sold.

First Coat

Ms Parker spoke about the First Coat Arts festival that is on this weekend. Queensland's only street art festival returns with 61 artists set to paint murals in Toowoomba, over three days from May 16 to May 18. More information via their website:

Interact Sausage Sizzle

Christine and Courtney spoke about the sausage sizzle happening this Friday under E block to raise funds for Relay for Life. Bring $2.00 for a sausage on bread with sauce, extra for onions.

Crossing Safety

Constable Rebekah reminded students to use the crossings, especially at Burton Street after getting off a bus. She asked students to use Hennessy Street crossing at all times and make sure you are making eye contact with drivers of vehicles.
Safety initiatives coming up are Walk safely to school day next Friday 22 May and Fatality free Friday on Friday 29 May.

Subject Selection Evenings

Notes were handed out in Year 8 and 10 Form Class today about the evenings next Monday, 18th May.  We encourage students and parents to find out about choices for Semester 2.