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Hawk News in June

25/06/2014
Darling Downs Volleyball Representatives
Darling Downs ​Volleyball Representatives

June heralded not only the beginning of winter but busy times for Harristown students.  

On Assembly, we acknowledged students who have been selected as Darling Downs Representatives for the following sports:

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Cross Country AWD
  • Football
  • Hockey
  • Rugby League
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Touch Football
  • Volleyball

​The full list of Representatives will be published at the end of the sporting year. 


Other celebrations for June included:

  • Students and teachers who supported Relay for Life were thanked on Assembly for giving up their weekend to participate in this worthy cause.  

  • The Reader's Cup Team celebrated a fourth place in the Darling Downs Regional Reader's Cup Competition. 
  • Girls in the Under 16 Girls team were named Champions in the SWQ Futsal Championships and the Under 19 girls were named runners-up at the same competition for their division. 
  • The Under 19 and Under 16 Boys both won the title in their divisions of the SWQ Futsal Championships.  
  • Emily Innes, one of Harristown Volleyball Academy’s Captains, was part of the Queensland Open School Girls Volleyball team​ who the Gold Medal in New Zealand going through the tournament undefeated, and overcoming New Zealand’s North Island 3 sets to nil in the Grand Final.  After a successful week on court for Gold Medal winners Queensland, Emily was presented with the green and gold, being named to represent Australia in the Trans-Tasman Test Match against New Zealand. The match was won by the Aussies three sets to one.


Well done to all Hawk competitors and participants. You'll find the complete Sports and Arts Round Up under Related Links on this page.

A big thanks must go to Alex Marstella and the Rebel Sport team who donated Mat Richards a set of 2XU compression gear which will allow him to get back into training after his accident last year.

After productively engaging in the exam and assessment period of the term, Seniors enjoyed the Senior Secondary Sleep-In last Friday, organised by Year Co-ordinator Amy McAleer.  Thanks to students and teachers for supporting this stress-busting activity. Students braved the chill to participate in the Interhouse Athletics trials on Tuesday, with top four competitors being nominated for each event in preparation for the Carnival in July. Thanks to Ms Joss and Mrs Hollman for organising the day and well done to all student participants.

Mr Green, on behalf of staff, extended a farewell on Assembly today to two staff members in particular. Ms Walsh is on six months leave to travel to England, pursuing her interest in drama and working with the Royal Shakespearean company.  Mr Green also farewelled Ms Priebe, thanking her for her work as Dherwain Deputy for the last three years. She will take up the position of Deputy Principal at Oakey SHS while their present Deputy, Mr Greg Sellars, will be joining us at Harristown SHS next semester. 

Mr Green asked students to do the hard work of visualising their future, recognising the frustrations of life and the hard reality of seeking employment.  He reminded students, as reports are finalised, that teachers insist on results of B or better because it is in students' best interest and encouraged all students to use the holidays to reflect on their performance, visualise the best possible future and resolve to work towards it. Mr Green finished Assembly with the wish that students have a happy and safe holiday.

Year 8 and 9 students will enjoy Rewards Day on Friday to finish off the term. Reports will be mailed home on Friday.