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National Anthem: Ensemble, Caleb and Phoenix

Assembly leaders: School captains Alysha and Matthew

Acknowledgement of Country: Hayley Langton

Principal’s Address – The Triple Jumper

Mr Green thanked the Tech Crew who manage Assembly every week and promoted the school’s production of The Great Australian Rock Musical this weekend, a not-to-be-missed event.

Mr Green then related the story of a young triple-jumper who won the event at school level.  Encouraged by the win, he asked his coach what he could do to improve for the next event. Over time he calculated the extra distance he needed to improve and was given further strategies for improvement to do with acceleration, arm strength, core strength and balance by his coach.

The triple-jumper was keen. He had his goal and 6 strategies to work on. In the first week, he worked for 6 days on each strategy. In the second week, he felt okay with the improvement and dropped a strategy off his training schedule.

Yet, after 5 weeks, the triple jumper was only training occasionally as each week he decided to drop a strategy or a day.  He had lost sight of the goal and the work he needed to do by focusing on the coach’s strategies.  He turned up for the event and his results were worse than for the initial event. He had actually gone backwards.

Mr Green related the story of the triple jumper to every student and their results for subjects. He reminded students of the strategies to improve they had worked out with their Form Teacher in coaching lessons in week 2 and acknowledged that, “It’s hard for any of us to sustain change in the long term.”

Mr Green went on to explain that even though our strategies may have been working well, now is the time to ensure they haven’t fallen away. Reporting is coming up again, Mr Green urged students to check that the strategies need to be working so that students can build on wins and not go backwards.  “Work hard to make it happen.”

New Leaves

Josh Arnold introduced the music documentary that he produced with students from the EAL/D department over last the week published by Small Town Culture. Congratulations to all participants.

Interhouse Athletics Carnival

Sports prefects Jack and Taylor announced the Age Champions.  Students were presented with certificates and trophies by Mr Wilkes and Mr Green.

Age Division and Place Boys House ​Girls ​House
12 years and under 1st Joshua Mackay BON Elina Schmidt DHR
​2nd Jim-Martin Rodriguez DHR Kylie Janes BAR
​3rd Damien Beresford BAL Marisa Gabuogi BAR
13 years and under - 1st Mason Hughes BAR Savannah Moon BON
​2nd Jordan Parkinson BON Kailyn Thayer DHR
​3rd Jayden Castles BAL Grace Wright DHR
14 years and under -1st Kyle Boyd-Lowick BAL Chloe Walther DHR
​2nd Lochie Tolputt DHR Kaleshia Janes BAR
​3rd Lachlan Paech BON Zoe Parker BON
15 years and under - 1st Richard Hayden BAR Mikaela Ribot de Bresac BON
​2nd Kyle Petersen BON Cassidy Forster BAR
​3rd Brendan Cross BAL Hayley Gray BAR
16 years and under - 1st Denzel Burns BAL Kiara Taylor DHR
​2nd Chris Tate DHR Torrie Thies DHR
​3rd Callum McFeeters BON Analiese Carter BAL
19 years and under - 1st Gerome Burns DHR Keely Beutel DHR
​2nd William Grundon BAR Tayla Gray BAR
​3rd Jake Tolputt DHR Taylor Reeves BON






Records that were broken included:

  • Gerome Burns equalled the 19 Boys 100m record of 11 secs and also broke the 200m record from 1972 with a time of 22.6s.
  • Mykaila McIntosh threw 11.62m in the 13 Girls Shot Put
  • Joel Thornton threw 16.51m in the 19 Boys Shot Put.
  • Olivia McDermott equalled the 19 Girls Shot Put record with a throw of 10.90m.


Congratulations to all competitors. The Overall House points were announced as below.

​Girls ​Boys ​March Past ​Overall


970 points


800 points


4 points


1667 points



731 points


754 points


​3 points


1431 points



629 points


699 points


1 point


1428 points



624 points


696 points


​1 point


1386 points

Dherwain House is the winner of the Max land Cup for Overall Total and the Quinton Relay trophy. The Interact Club Participation Trophy and Interact House Spirit awards were won by Barang House.  Balkuin house won the March Past.

Congratulations to all of the students who participated over the two days.  Thank you to all staff and students who helped to make the day run smoothly in what was our biggest carnival yet.  Let’s hope we have beautiful weather again next year.