Hervey Bay State High School staff and students have had another action-packed week of learning and extra-curricular activities.
Our year 11 and 12 Agricultural Science students took part in a Queensland first Pilot Schools Project with Timber Queensland. Students had the opportunity to explore opportunities that exist in the forestry sector from seedling plantations, harvesting machinery, milling operations and all the way through to the timber on the shelf at your local hardware store. It was a fully submersive day, complete with virtual reality headsets for the bus trip - much better than a normal bus video! Thank you to HQPlantations, DTM Timber, Hyne Timber, SunChip, The Forestry Hub, Maryborough Industry Training Hub and Timber Queensland for a great day.
Hot donuts and cold weather - who could ask for more? Our Year 10 Student Leaders planned a very successful National Donut Day treat for staff and students, with the aim to raise vital funds for The Salvation Army. We would like to thank Coles-Stockland for the wonderful support they provided our Year 10 students on National Donut Day. Coles very generously supplied all of the donuts for our event. This enabled our students to sell the donuts and make a profit. We are looking forward to donating all of the proceeds from our event to The Salvation Army. Thank you Coles Bay Central - our event was a huge success due to your generosity and support.
Our students didn’t stop there - they also decided to surprise some of our emergency services personnel with a delivery of delicious donuts. Our students popped into the Emergency Department at the Hervey Bay Hospital and presented staff with a card and boxes of delicious donuts. Our students also made a surprise visit to the Hervey Bay Ambulance Station, where they were warmly welcomed by some very grateful ambulance officers. Our students expressed their appreciation for the diligent work that our emergency service personnel are doing, during trying times, to keep our community safe.
Hervey Bay State High School would like to thank Coles Bay Central for the generous donation of donuts which enabled our students to complete this kind gesture, and bring joy to so many. Thank you to the Wide Bay Hospital & Health Service for allowing us into your very busy workplace.
On Tuesday, a number of Year 10 students were invited to participate in the Experience USC day. This day provided our students with an opportunity to explore the study options available through the University of the Sunshine Coast. Our students were able to explore the range of career paths available and listen to a number of current USC students speak about their experiences.
Students will be able to make more informed decisions and be better prepared for their SET Plan interviews in Term 3. One of our students also had a starring role on our local news with WIN News Wide Bay.
Our first two enrolment sessions for Year 7, 2023 were held during the week. Prospective students and their parents/carers were treated to a guided school tour on arrival, before meeting with staff to collate the completed enrolment paperwork. It was very pleasing to hear the positive feedback from both parents/carers and students about our beautiful school and facilities. Our next enrolment sessions will be held in Term 3 (Tuesday 2 August) and Term 4 (Tuesday 25 October). We look forward to meeting you all.
Music Night was held in the Creative Arts Complex on Thursday evening to showcase the amazing work of our students. The artwork in the Senior Art gallery was outstanding. There was an array of mediums on display, and it was a wonderful opportunity for our students to showcase their artistic ability and technique. Throughout the evening the audience was entertained by our talented musicians and singers. The Instrumental Band played a number of items, whilst the audience also enjoyed performances by our choir and individual artists.
to our talented staff and students.
On Friday we celebrated School Cleaners Day in recognition of the hard work our cleaners do every day in our school. Our cleaning staff work tirelessly to ensure the school is clean and safe for all. School Cleaners Day is an opportunity for students, staff and parents to say a big THANK YOU and let all school cleaners know that their work is greatly appreciated.
Term 2 has continued to be an extremely busy time for our sporting students with a large number of students attending trials throughout the term. Students have been preparing for the upcoming Athletics Carnival which will be held on Friday 24 June, the last day of the term. This is a compulsory school day for students and staff. This year’s theme is ‘Wonderful Winter’ which will coincide with raising awareness, support and money for ‘Beanie’s for Brain Cancer’. We encourage students to come dressed in their costumes, house colours or school uniform. Students will need to wear sun safe appropriate clothing and have sunscreen and a hat.
Head of Middle School