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					                         Kedron State High School   Park Road, Wooloowin Q 4030
                                                  Phone: 3630 3333 Fax: 3630 3300
                                  E-mail: Website:              CRICOS No: 00608A

                                                    29 JULY 2013 No: 11
                                                         13 No: 6
FROM THE PRINCIPAL                                                  Parent surveys
EVERY STUDENT in EVERY CLASS (and activity)                         Last week the annual School Opinion Survey was run by
EVERY DAY of the school year (in uniform including                  Education Queensland in all schools. Thank you to the
hats).                                                              random sample of families and Year 8 and 11 students who
Kedron Week                                                         completed the survey along with all staff members. We are
Kedron Week was spectacular.                                        also conducting a brief survey of our own that parents had the
The morning assemblies were a                                       opportunity to complete during the Parent Teacher Conference
positive showcase of student                                        night.
talent and diversity enjoyed by                                     The purpose of this survey is to ascertain the feelings of the
students, staff and parents.                                        parents toward the curricular and extra-curricular programs
Congratulations to Mrs Lacey,                                       offered by Kedron SHS. This information will inform the
Ms Heath and Mrs Hall for their                                     discussions of the School Council and a staff working party.
leadership of the week and to all staff and students who            There are currently no plans to change the curricular or extra-
prepared the performances, activities and food. This is a           curricular offerings of the school.
unique and wonderful part of Kedron SHS school life that I          Parents are welcome to complete the survey once for each
am sure the students will remember and talk about for many          student they have currently attending Kedron SHS. The link to
years after they graduate.                                          the survey is
Athletics Carnival
Lutwyche      continued     their                                   Year 12 OP students
dominance of sporting carnivals                                     A reminder that Year 12 Op eligible students are expected to
taking out the Interhouse                                           complete the tutorial on offer on Tuesday night to prepare
Athletics Carnival on Thursday                                      them for their block exams and QCS test towards the end of
the 18th of July, fighting off a                                    this term. This tutorial has been moved to 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
strong    challenge    from     a                                   in response to requests from our students. It is available on
resurgent Wickham house. The                                        line up to the time of the QCS test for students who cannot
staff and students are to be commended for the way they             attend live on Tuesday nights. Students have received the
adjusted to the wet conditions early and kept the fun and           material they need and the link to the tutorials via their school
competition going throughout the day. Well done to Mr               email.
Blanshard and his team for the organisation and running of the      I look forward to working with you and your students across
carnival. We wish the team well for the District competition to     the term.
be held on August 5 and 6.                                          Geoff Latta - Acting Principal

A night of Disney magic                                             COMING EVENTS
Interestingly dressed in Disney                                     JULY
character costumes students and                                     30     Junior Sport Round 7
staff capped off Kedron Week                                        31     Senior Sport Round 7
with the annual dance. Thank you                                    AUGUST
to Mrs Maguire, Mr Thwaites and                                     1      Australian Maths Competition P1-3 Old Hall
the Interact team who organised event and those who gave up                Yr 10-12 QTAC/QSA Information Night
their Friday night to run and supervise the fun.                    2      Yr 10 Earth Science Field Trip
                                                                           Year 9/10 AIME Programme
Parent Teacher conferences                                          5      1/2 Day District Athletics – Wavell
The link between home and school is a vital component in            6      Junior Sport (Spare Round)
student success. I was very pleased to be part of our second               Full Day District Athletics – UQ
Parent Teacher Conference night for the year. This time we                 Year 11/12 AIME Programme
trialled 5 minute interviews in an effort to allow more parents     7      Senior Sport (Spare Round)
to see the teachers they would like to speak with. I would like     8      Yr 12 Earth Science Field Trip
to hear any feedback regarding this change via email to                    Vaccinations: Boostrix/Vac – Yr10 9am Nearly 300 families                      Chermside Library Art Exhibition 7pm
booked just under 1500 conferences on the night, this is an         9      Yr 8 Science (Rock me Galileo Performance)
increase on the similar event last year. Very few families were            Year 9/10 AIME Programme
not able to book a suitable time on the night due to the trial of   12     Snow Trip 12 – 16th
the 5 minute timeslots.                                             14     EXHIBITION DAY PUBLIC HOLIDAY
                                                                                                             29 July 2013
Jordan Marozza who competed in the                               SOCIAL MEDIA EXPLAINED- ASK.FM &
Level 9 Open, Men’s Artistic Gymnastics,
Nationals Competition held at Sydney
                                                                 In simple terms, is a website that allows users to
Olympic Park on the 11th - 19th July.
                                                                 ask questions of, or make comments about another user.
He performed exceptionally well placing
                                                                 In many cases, the questions are often deemed too
2nd on Rings and being awarded a Silver
                                                                 offensive or inappropriate to ask in person, and are
Medal! Having competed on all apparatus (Rings, Floor,
                                                                 therefore often posted anonymously.
Pommel, Vault, High Bar and Parallel Bars) during the days
                                                                 Kik Messenger is a free texting application available for
of competition, Jordan has received an overall National
                                                                 iPhones, Android, Windows, and Blackberry phones
ranking of 11th.
                                                                 which is rated 17+ in the App Store. The ‘app’ allows
Jordan’s final night of competition was held on the same night
                                                                 users to send messages or images to others through the
as the final State of Origin clash. Somewhat challenging
                                                                 internet. In many cases, this application allows
being in Sydney wearing a maroon Queensland Team track
                                                                 communication between ‘strangers’, or users who are not
suit only steps away from where the game was being
                                                                 personally known to one another.
played. Talented and brave! Well done, Jordan!
                                                                 As a school, we don’t believe that there is any benefit to
                                                                 students using these programs as they fail to produce any
Sarah Crisp (Year 12) who has been selected                      positives outcomes, and in fact, significantly increase the
in the Queensland Under 18 Women’s                               risk of students being bullied. These programs offer
Handball team. This team will compete at                         functions and possess a nature which facilitate those who
the Nationals that are being held in Brisbane                    wish to misuse technology against others. We have seen a
this year. Sarah is one of a number of                           significant spike in cyber bullying incidents involving these
students who have recently discovered the                        two modes of communication, and would advise that
game and who took part in the Qld All                            students do not access these programs. We would strongly
Schools Tournament at the end of last term.                      encourage parents to actively monitor their child’s access
Handball is also offered as an after school sport on Thursday    to programs or websites such as these.
afternoons in the Sports Hall and we would encourage any
new players to come down and join us. We wish Sarah all the
                                                                 To help your children stay safe online, Kedron State High
best at the Nationals.
                                                                 School is hosting a Cybersmart Outreach—Internet Safety
                                                                 Awareness presentation on September 9th at 6:30pm.
                                                                 Designed for parents, teachers and students, this
SUCCEED IN UNIVERSITY STUDIES                                    presentation      is   provided     by      the    Australian
WHILST IN YEAR 12                                                Communications and Media Authority (the ACMA) as
Marnie Mailata participated in the                               part of a national program of cybersmart initiatives. More
Enhanced Studies Program (ESP) at UQ                             specific information, including how to register your
this semester. This meant she successfully                       interest, will be made available closer to the date.
completed all requirements of the course,
ENGL1800 – Literary Classics, achieving
a credit whilst still completing her school                      YEAR 9 COMPUTER TABLET
studies. That is no easy feat. Well done                         DISTRIBUTION
Marnie!                                                          At last, the cases for the tablets have arrived and we plan to
Is this for you/your son or daughter?                            distribute the computers during Period 3 on Monday 5th
Studying a university subject whilst in Year 11 or 12 can be     August. For your student to receive one, their contract must be
rewarding (although very challenging to balance a full school    completed, signed and returned to the Middle School office by
study workload). It is important to discuss this option with     Thursday 1st August.
parents/students and the Guidance Officer to understand the
costs and benefits. For more information or to enrol for 2014,   Contracts were distributed during the parent information
click on:                                                        evening, and also through student form rolls. If your student
UQ:                                    has not brought one home, please contact the school so we can
QUT:                     ensure they receive one. The booklet contains a great deal of
programs/start-qut                                               information regarding the conditions of the take-home
GU:          program.
USQ:               Please remember that:
students/head-start                                                   • The tablet and all accessories remain the property of
USC:                              the school.
programs/headstart-program-year-11-and-12-students                    • The tablet MUST be carried around in its case or
ACU:                     warranty does not apply.
ssion_and_profile/equity_pathways/access2/uni_step-up                 • Acer is very specific regarding warranties and
If applying, the student needs to make an appointment to see              careless behaviour.
me (applications are online) and bring their completed           Let’s encourage the return of the contracts and the careful use
application form please. Thanks, Fiona Lyon, Guidance            of the equipment.
Officer. ☺                                                       Jean Heath (HOD IT & Business)
                                                                                                               29 July 2013
“A NIGHT IN DISNEY LAND”                                           BORNEO BOUND
Last Friday night, our hall went                                   Year 12 student Lucie
under some special alterations and                                 Brown from Mt Samson
became an enchanted Disney Land                                    has taken the challenge of
for our annual school dance. There                                 participating in a World
was a huge sea of different                                        Challenge Expedition to
characters- from Stitch to Jack                                    Borneo with Kedron State
Sparrow to Cinderella. These                                       High School in 2013.
fantastic costumes however, no
matter how crazy, did not stop our                                 This experience of a
students from dancing. They were                                   lifetime provides students the opportunity to experience the
all out on the dance floor showing                                 wonders of the developing world while unlocking their true
off their best moves.                                              potential. World Challenge programs are entirely student led
Thank you to all who came and                                      and Lucie will be involved in every aspect of the expedition
allowed for a magical night, while giving to a great cause. All    preparation from raising her own funds to planning the team’s
the profits from the dance will be combined with the money         overseas itinerary.
collected from the free dress day and the teacher slave auction.   While in Borneo, Lucie will rotate roles with the other
This amount will be donated to the Brisbane Homelessness           students and assume the responsibilities of leader, accountant,
Services Centre (BHSC). We do not yet know the exact               accommodation manager and transport manager. The team
amount raised, but watch this space: it is sure to be at least     will undertake a volunteer project that will significantly
$1000. What a great job!!                                          benefit a local community. The team will also complete a 7
Thank you to all who made the night possible- those who            day trek, designed to challenge the team in a mental, physical
helped with preparations and on the night. A huge thank you        and emotional capacity.
to Mrs Maguire and Mr Thwaites
for all their support and                                          Throughout the program Lucie will learn and demonstrate
organisation- without them it                                      many transferable life skills. These include leadership,
couldn’t have gone ahead. Overall,                                 teamwork, initiative, decision making, planning and
it was a great event to celebrate                                  communication while embracing the World Challenge ethics
and end our beloved Kedron Week,                                   of Challenge, Participation and Environment.
but at the same time give back to
the community.                                                     One way in which Lucie is hoping to raise funds for this
Interact Executives                                                expedition is to complete a sponsored skydive to raise $3000.
                                                                   If she reaches this target, her maths teacher Kymberly Webb
                                                                   (who is also going on the expedition) is willing to let Lucie
                                                                   “push” her out of the plane – wearing a parachute of course!

                                                                   Lucie would like to thank the two main sponsors: Mirka of
                                                                   Sunshine Coast Skydiving at Caloundra and Norris VW

                                                                   If anyone would like to sponsor Lucie they can make
YEAR 10S & YEAR 12S                                                donations at any branch of the Bendigo Bank – BSB: 633-000
QUEENSLAND TERTIARY ADMISSIONS                                     Account number: 149806077 or call 0427 176 255 for more
CENTRE (QTAC) PARENT & STUDENT                                     details.
                                                                   Story from: The Village Pump, Friday, July 19, 2013-Page 3
THURSDAY 01 AUGUST 2013 –School Hall
A detailed information letter was sent home with Year 10
& 12 students and emailed to parents last week. Spare              GET STARTED RETURNS FOR ROUND 2
copies of the letter are available from the Senior School          The second round of the Queensland Government’s Get
Office.                                                            Started program is now open, offering vouchers worth up to
Program:                                                           $150 to help families pay membership fees for children to join
5.30pm-6.30pn:                                                     a registered sport or recreation club.
Year 10 into 11 (2014) Subject Selection for Year 10s (QTAC)
6.30pm-7.00pm:                                                     Children with a parent or guardian who holds a health care or
Careers Information-how to support your son/daughter               pension concession card are automatically eligible to apply,
(Guidance Officer) open to Year 10 & 12                            while other families will need to submit recommendations
7.00pm-8.00pm:                                                     from two referral agents. Applications are processed on a first
Year 12 QTAC Process presentation (by QTAC)                        come, first served basis.
Parents/Carers & students are invited to attend the evening
together, to be informed about subject selection (Year 10) and     Details are available from the Department of National Parks,
the QTAC application process (Year 12) and helpful tips and        Recreation, Sport and Racing’s Get in the Game website.
                                                                                                                 29 July 2013
KEDRON CAMPUS CANTER 2013                                         RECORD BREAKERS
The annual Campus Canter was held on Monday 15th July             At the Athletics Carnival we had a number of school records
with the competitors running approximately 800m in and            broken in phenomenal performances by our students. Three
around the school. Students were inspired by the music            long standing school records were broken. These were
“Chariots of Fire”. Congratulations to the winners for each       achieved by the following boys:
category who will have their names engraved on the perpetual      Connor Granzien broke the 100m record for the 18 Years
trophy. Special mention must go to Chris Lofaro who has won       Boys with a time of 11.91 seconds. Connor had previously
5 years in a row (Yr 8 through to Yr 12) and Chelsea Vincent      broken the triple jump record at the half day athletics.
who has won 4 years in a row (Yr 9 to Yr 12).                     Chris Lofaro broke the Long Jump record for the 17 Years
Junior Male: Tim Vincent (2.10)                                   Boys with 6.75 metres.
Junior Female: Stephanie Vincent (2.32)                           Tre Witehira broke the Shot Put record for 17 Years Boys
Senior Male: Chris Lofaro (2.09)                                  with a throw of 14.50 metres.
Senior Female: Chelsea Vincent (2.26)                             These boys are all in their final year of school at Kedron so it
Mr Farrelly                                                       is a wonderful memento for their last ever school athletics

This year the school sports
carnivals have been all about
two houses, Lutwyche and                                          CENTRAL DISTRICT ATHLETICS
Wickham. Lutwyche was                                             CARNIVAL
looking to complete another                                       Mr David Sharp is the manager of the Kedron Athletics Team
clean sweep of all events                                         that will be going to Wavell SHS and the University of
while Wickham won their first                                     Queensland for the Central District Athletics Carnival. The
Cross Country title in over two decades.                          carnival is in Week 5 and the dates are Monday the 5th of
On a very wet and windy day Kedron’s students gathered to         August, from 9am – 1pm for going to Wavell SHS. The
compete in a variety of running and field events. Despite         following day, Tuesday the 6th of August is when we go to the
having two rain delays and some very miserable looking            University of Queensland Athletics track for the all-day meet.
athletes the day went off without a hitch. This is due entirely   To qualify for the Kedron team a student needs to have
to an impressive effort by the students to get “stuck in”,        finished 1st or 2nd in an event. If a student is unsure if they are
whatever the weather. I was extremely proud of the behaviour      eligible or not please come down to the HPE Department to
of the students in such uncomfortable and trying conditions,      see Mr Sharp to find out.
as well as the staff who soldiered on.
As is always the case the highlight of the day were the house 4   MET NORTH CRICKET TRIALS
x 100m relays which took place along the 100m straight, in        Trials are on soon for Met North cricket. These trials will be
between to walls of spectators. Kedron saw some outstanding       taking place over the next month or so in preparation for the
running by its fastest runners that should put us in good stead   upcoming summer season. Please see the list below for age
for the Central District Athletics Carnival in Week 5.            categories, trial dates and locations. Any students who are
Ultimately it came down to higher levels of student               unsure who to nominate please see Mr Blanshard in the HPE
participation by Lutwyche as they pipped Wickham by just          Department to pick up the relevant forms. More information
over 100 points, 3478 to 3323. Congratulations to house           can also be found on the Met North website:
captains Bennett Chiltern and Markella Maverick.        
The only draw back to the weather was the cancellation of the     Girls 15 Years Cricket is on Tuesday the 13th and 20th of
Discus events, due to safety concerns over students being able    August at St Margaret’s, Albion from 4pm until 5:30pm.
to control a heavy, wet discus. As a result that event will be    Boys 14 Years Cricket is on the Tuesday the 10th of
run in Week 3. At time of going to press we are unable to         September at Brisbane Grammar Playing Fields, Northgate,
announce the result, which means we cannot                        from 9am until 3pm.
name our Age Champions. We will do so in                          Boys 19 Years Cricket is on the Tuesday the 10th of
our next newsletter.                                              September at Everton Districts Cricket Club, Chermside West,
                     Thanks once again to the                     from 9am until 3pm.
                     students and staff who                       Please see Mr Blanshard for all paperwork.
                     overcame the difficult
                     weather conditions to make
                     it such a fun day.
                                                                                                                29 July 2013
FREE JUNIOR GOLF AT NUDGEE                                         both within school hours (lunch times), and after school, in
Nudgee College is offering free coaching to children aged 4 –      different buildings across the school campus- as indicated on
15 years old. This is for all levels, from beginner to more        the timetable. You, or your child, do not need sign up to any
experienced. The classes will take place at Nudgee College         of these tutorials; students are welcome to come and go as
(2199 Sandgate Road Boondall).                                     they require.
All lessons will take place from 2pm – 5pm. The dates are as
follows:                                                           Please also note the two Homework Club sessions which take
Sun 25th of August                                                 place on Wednesday and Thursday afternoons. These are run
Sun 1st of September                                               by carefully selected senior students who have volunteered
Sun 8th of September                                               their time to offer assistance to Years 8, 9 and 10 students in
Sun 20th of September                                              the core subjects of Maths, Science, S.O.S.E. and English.
Sun 27th of September                                              These sessions take place in the library, and are supervised by
Sun 3rd of September                                               a staff member. Homework Club is ideal for students who
All interested parents ask to call (07) 3865 0595 to make a        wish some additional support with homework, or assessment
booking. Places are limited and parents must be in attendance      tasks, or who may simply want a quiet space to work with
during the lesson.                                                 computer access. Once again, you do not need to sign up for
                                                                   these sessions at all.
                                                                   Should you wish to know more information about the content
PRESENTATION                                                       of specific tutorial sessions, then please do not hesitate to
On Wednesday, 10 July, presenters Andy                             contact the specific supervising teacher listed on the timetable
Roy and Stephen Halsall presented to                               directly. Should your questions or concerns relate to your
Kedron parents about a the teenage brain                           child's performance in a particular subject area, or whether
(in explaining behaviours of adolescents),                         your child would benefit from these tutorial opportunities,
the transition youth AND their parents                             please direct the enquiry to their classroom teacher or the
experience as they mature, keys for                                relevant Head of Department.
effective parenting- providing practical ideas about managing
technology, diet (minimising sugar intake), sleep (the
necessity for 8-9.5 hours/night minimum to learn),                 UNSW        INDIGENOUS             WINTER         SCHOOL
communication and more.                                            CAMP
Andy also provided valuable insight into ‘letting go’ (of                                 During the first week
frustrations and emotions), avoiding conflict and gave the                                of this Term 3, year 10
analogy, ‘only fixing a leaking roof when the sun shines’ (as                             students,       Alanna
opposed to when the storm is brewing) and in general, how to                              Keogh & Lani Fabila
avoid costly mistakes as you assist your son/daughter grow                                attended            the
and develop into well-rounded adults.                                                     University of New
It was a very informative and had some great hands-on ideas        South Wales Indigenous Winter School. They were selected
to take home. I think, most importantly, it was good for           out nearly 300 applicants from all over Australia wishing to
parents to hear that generally, they felt like they were doing a   participate in the school. The school is an initiative of the
‘good job’ and that it is okay to let their son/daughter make      Nura Gili Indigenous Unit and is a program specifically for
mistakes (i.e. not have to be a ‘hovering helicopter parent’ or    Indigenous students in years 10, 11 and 12 who are
a parent who must make everything ‘perfect’ for them- let          considering further studies beyond high school. The week
them experience challenges, errors and own and fix their own       long residential program is designed to provide students with
problems rather than always bailing them out). Feedback I          the opportunity to experience what university life is all about,
received was that they gave positive examples, useful              through participation in academic lectures and tutorials,
                    strategies to implement (and a few             presentations, study sessions, team building activities,
                    laughs)☺. Thank you to parents and staff       interacting with university staff,
                    who attended (it was a cold and wet            current    students    and     fellow
                    evening to come in from your cosy, warm        applicants, and cultural activities.
                    homes) and our guest speakers for their        Lani chose the subject of Law and
                    informative presentation. Fiona Lyon,          Alanna chose Business. Both girls
Guidance Officer.                                                  have reported that they enjoyed the
                                                                   experience, in their words, “It was amazing” and made many
TUTORIAL OPPORTUNITIES                                             new friends. Congratulations Alanna & Lani.
This is just a brief notice to make you aware of some fantastic
                                                                   BORNEO WORLD CHALLENGE GROUP ARE
tutorial opportunities that are currently available for your
                                                                   PROUDLY SPONSORED BY:
son/daughter at Kedron State High School each week.
                                                                   Like to contribute to the amazing cause?
                                                                   Contact Miss Kymberly Webb at
Please find at the back of the newsletter a timetable that
outlines all of the current tutorial opportunities available
throughout the school. Each tutorial session is targeted to a
specific year level and/or subject area. These tutorials rely on
the generous donation of time by staff volunteers, and operate
                                                                                                             29 July 2013
KEDRON WEEK 2013                                                   Language Performances - Kedron Week 2013
As Kedron Week festivities opened on Monday 15 July to             With Japanese, Chinese, French, Spanish and Auslan being
Budda McCarthy’s “Welcome to Country” and Geoff Fabilla            taught at the school, the Languages faculty was very well
on the didgeridoo, teachers and students alike knew it would       represented during Kedron Week celebrations. Chinese
be a wonderful week embracing and celebrating the rich             dancers performed a spectacular live Gongfu dance on
multicultural fabric of our school. Each day students were         Monday, followed on Tuesday by Mrs Fedrizzi’s junior
welcomed to assembly by classmates speaking some of the            Spanish classes dancing “This is Africa”. Mr Von Rentzell
50+ languages spoken at our school. Students and staff were        and Mr Boland (honorary Japanese teacher) practised their
treated to musical and cultural performances including             “Shrimp and Prawn aerobics” with all the Japanese students in
Polynesian dancing, a fashion show of national costumes and        front of the whole school on Wednesday and Mrs Saunders
clothes and a digital presentation by deaf students. Run by        Year 12 French class became French Eurovision stars with
student leaders from each year level, performances showcased       their rendition of “Elle me dit” (She tells me). Well done to
student excellence in music, sport and culture.                    all of our very talented students! It is so much fun to learn
Instrumental music featured heavily in every assembly with         languages!
performances by the Percussion Group, Wind Symphony,               Language students also ran the Athletics Carnival sausage
World Ensemble, String Orchestra and the award winning             sizzle which raised funds for the Japan trip in September.
Kedron Acapella. Thank you to Mr Hardy and his team of
dedicated music teachers who continue to provide so many
opportunities for students to cultivate and refine their musical
Lunchtime activities such as K factor, the Kedron Campus
Cantor and Spelling Bee added to the festive spirit, which
culminated on Thursday with the Interschool Athletics
Carnival and Friday with International Food Day and the
Interact dance.
Special thanks to Mrs Hall, Mrs Heath, Mrs Lacey and Mrs
Dannenberg for their organisation and the many teachers,
support staff and students who made Kedron Week another
enormous success this year. We look forward with much
anticipation to Kedron Week 2014!
International Food Day
Each year International Food Day
is one of the most highly
anticipated and popular events
during Kedron Week celebrations
and this year was no exception.
Students and staff provided over
thirty-five dishes from a range of
different    countries    including
cannoli from Italy, cassava cake
from Malaysia, chicken adabo
from the Philippines, chapati from
Uganda and cornish pasties from
the UK.
With long queues stretching for most of first break on Friday,
every morsel of food was sold to hungry students (and
teachers) keen to try a variety of delicious foreign food.
Thank you to the many families who contributed to the
success of International Food Day by preparing and providing
tasty dishes, and the many teachers, support staff and students
who gave time on the day. Special thanks to Mrs Nagel for
her logistical co-ordination and
Prefect, Jenny Fang for her
organisation and inspiration to the
student body.
                                                                                                                    29 July 2013

Another huge Term 3 ahead and it’s already gotten off to a flying start! In Week 2 we all celebrated Kedron Week for 2013 with
performances from our Percussion Ensemble 1, Wind Symphony, World Ensemble, Wind Ensemble, Harp program students, String
Ensemble and our award winning Kedron Acapella group. The groups performed wonderfully and were complemented by some
amazing musical performances from Fin Taylor, Alex Zhou and Kunchana Meregngnage smashin’ out some John Butler Trio (a
Banjo on Kedron Week?!) and Winnie Li’s incredible performance on the Chinese Zither. Thank you to Mr Farquharson, Ms
Lutherborrow, Mr Lang, Ms Van Gaalen, Mr Boughen, Ms Lin and Ms Hardy for all their efforts organising each of the performances
throughout the week!

Backing straight up from Kedron Week was our inaugural Cabaret on Friday night! Featuring comedy, musical performances, drama
monologues and Commedia Del Arte sketches and student art displays from around our Arts Department, the evening helped us raise
funds for our extra-curricular programs supported by the P&C. Our instrumental music students performed in small ensembles
alongside our vocal program students, drama students and visual art student displays in a great show of our Arts program’s diversity
and strength at Kedron SHS.

A massive thanks to our Arts Faculty teaching staff Ms Want, Ms Holden, Ms Faber, Mr Lang, Ms Barnes and Ms Hardy for their
support and commitment to continually inspiring and nurturing the artistic development of the students at Kedron. A big thanks to our
Arts teacher aides Jessica Breen and Alison Desmond for their hard work and support behind the scenes organising catering, tables,
promotional material and installing art displays. Thanks too, to our raffle sponsors on the night, including Merlo Coffee, the Brisbane
Powerhouse, Morris Brothers Music, Campo Di Fiori and the Queensland Youth Orchestra and Mrs O’Leary’s CD Packs! Lastly,
thank you to all of the families (including our parent volunteers) for attending the rehearsals and to the students for putting your
amazing work together for us.

Next on the instrumental music calendar are our showcase evenings coming up toward the end of August commencing with our
Percussion Showcase on Monday the 26th of August and our Brass and Woodwind showcase on Tuesday the 27th of August.
Our second Symphony Orchestra workshop will follow on Saturday the 31st of August. Letters for all of these events will be
available shortly from outside of the I Block staffroom.

Also pushing on into Term 4 this year we’re already planning for our Gala Concert, Summer Jazz Tour with the Big Band and our
Vocal Showcase, all within the first three weeks of term! Stay tuned for more events to follow in the coming months!!
Rohan Hardy
A/HOD The Arts
29 July 2013

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