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Cultural captains
​Cultural Captains

National Anthem: Performance Ensemble

Assembly Leaders: School Captains, Jye and Adeng

Acknowledgment of Country:  Chloe Gray

Principal’s address

Mr Green spoke to the following topics:

  • Act with integrity: some individuals or small groups of students are damaging our school with vandalism. Mr Green reminded students of the famous saying that all it takes for evil to prevail is for the good men, women and children to do nothing. It is your responsibility and integrity to report knowledge of these acts.
  • Positive behaviours. Well done to the students who wrote letters to our cleaners thanking them for their work.
  • Lucky draw and recipient of the JB Hi-Fi voucher is Year 9 Balkuin student Callan who received 16 ratings of excellence and 97.61% attendance on his mid-semester report.
  • Farewell to Crystine Skerman, the Operations Manager for the P&C. Crystine started in school as a parent 24 years ago and commences retirement tomorrow. She has been friendly, gracious, super-organised and quick to reply and has the time for you whatever need: a fabulous Hawk. The Gold Leaders presented Crystine with farewell gifts.
  • Winner of Term 1 Interhouse Attendance Competition: A late change to the points draw with last week’s best attending house Dherwain; best attending on Friday Dherwain and most improved house also Dherwain who gained a massive 6 points. Dherwain Captains accepted the trophy for their house.
    • 22 points Barang
    • 23 points Balkuin
    • 27 points Bonda
    • 31 points Dherwain

ACOSTA Japanese study tour

Cultural Captain, Alyssa introduced the ACOSTA Japanese study tour. The school welcomed visitors from a variety of schools in Japan. They bring energy and excitement to the school, bring exposure to a different culture and participate in a range of activities at the school. It has been a pleasure to have the students stay and make the visit memorable in this exchange of learning about culture. On behalf of the school, Alyssa wished the visitors all the best of luck in their return home and presented an artwork, designed by Daniel Blades.

Duke of Edinburgh Awards

Ms Beare spoke about the opportunities for students to use their extra-curricular activities to count towards attainment of the Duke of Edinburgh award.

She explained the three levels of awards starting at Bronze, for which you have to be 14 years old. To gain the award, you need to have demonstrated

  • Service – helping an elderly person, extra-curricular service
  • Physical Recreation – count a sport or exercise you are currently doing
  • Skill – learning a language, cooking, musical instrument or other skill
  • Adventurous journey – often bush walks but possibility for urban journeys

Duke of Edinburgh award is all about challenging yourself and gaining an award that assists to QCE and resumes. Visit Ms Beare in A2 staffroom for information on this and the Young Endeavour (tall ships) program.