It’s hard to believe that we are in Week 7 already – this term is flying by! As we move into the second half of the term, attendance becomes more important as assessment takes place. If students must be away due to illness, please encourage them to catch up on work missed, seek out assistance from their teachers if required, and come along to Thursday afternoon homework club for some extra support.
On Saturday last weekend, we held our annual Relay for Life event. This event
has become school tradition over many years and is greatly supported by staff and students alike. Our school community was also joined by teams from Urangan Point State School. We look forward to posting our final fundraising tally once all donations are in.
to our dedicated students and staff for their efforts in raising much needed funds to fight cancer, and also to our school community for your support.
On Tuesday last week, our School Based Police Officer (Officer Damon) led a session with all Year 7 students on a number of safety issues. Officer Damon discussed with students important information regarding physical misconduct, and seeking help. Our support staff also joined the session to give some valuable information to our students, with Nurse Deb discussing the dangers of vaping. Thank you to staff for your supervision of classes, to Debbie for her organisation, our fantastic student support team and Officer Damon!
On assembly last week, Ms Welton presented awards to our Year 7 APEX students for achievements in the National History Competition. We had two students who were in the top 5% of the country, and a further five who were in the top 10% - what an achievement! Thank you to Mrs Portbury for providing this opportunity for our students to achieve.
Thursday last week, we had Year 5 students visiting for their second STEM junior academy day. The days' theme was rockets. The morning session was about scientific investigation and performing fair tests. The afternoon session was focusing on design and building suitable fins for their water rocket. We look forward to seeing you all again in Term 4.
On Saturday this weekend, our Hervey Bay State High School Dance Team competed in the Ooh La La Dance Extravaganza with their contemporary routine, ‘Where is my Mind’. All of the hard work and commitment has paid off as the team of 35 proudly took out first place!
to our amazing dancers, and to our wonderful Arts Staff for their dedication to provide these opportunities for our students.
This week is Book Week, and we look forward to seeing students participate in a variety of events throughout the week to celebrate books and reading! Share with you student this week your favourite read.
Head of School - Junior