Newsletter Number 6 11 April, 2003 Longreach State High School Newsletter "Giving Our Students A Future" Phone: 4652 8333 Fax: 4652 8300 E-mail: The.Principal@longreacshs.qld.edu.au Web Address: http//www.longreacshs.qld.edu.au students still working towards their Farewell Miss Brown From the Merit Award. Since our Year 8 Principal’s students and any new students have Our students and Desk only been with us for one term, all their staff are sad to Term Awards will be Level 1. farewell Ms Sandy Dear Parents, Brown. Ms Brown Students and As our Student Awards Scheme is now joined our staff on Staff in its fourth term of implementation, the first student- some students in Years 10, 11 and 12 free day this year Mid-Semester Reports have become eligible for the first of and then our Bronze Awards. To achieve this completed a ten-week internship Our mid-semester reports have now award, a student must have first gained program which concluded last Friday. been fully computerised thanks to a Merit Award, and then two further Ms Brown’s commitment and some great work from Mrs Moulds and Term Awards. These students have contribution to our school in that time also members of staff. I believe their demonstrated four consecutive terms of was most appreciated. appearance is first class, with the cover excellence in behaviour, attendance, of each report summarising some of punctuality and work effort. Well Ms Brown now leaves our school to the key achievements and activities of done! complete her university studies by our school and its students during first midyear, after which she commences term. A number of Year 9 students have also her full-time teaching career. demonstrated four consecutive terms of These reports will be mailed today, excellence, however they will require We wish Ms Brown all the very best together with information regarding one further Term Award to achieve for a wonderful future and trust that her our parent-teacher interviews to be their Bronze, due to different time lines time at Longreach High contributed held in the second week of next term, applying to different year levels during towards an excellent preparation for Thursday 8th May. the early years of implementation. her future. Thank you, Ms Brown. A new booking system is being trialed Special Assembly Guest Volleyball for our interviews this year to seek to News make the afternoon more ‘efficient’ for Local and national celebrity, Bridget both parents and teachers. Adams, recently addressed our school A very big assembly prior to the commencement thank you to Please ‘read all about it’ when the of Youth Week and of National No Australian reports arrive home. Tobacco Day. volleyball representative Term Awards Update Bridget spoke briefly of her life Peggy Sullivan for making her annual experiences and encouraged all visit to our school to run a volleyball Included with this newsletter are students to feel free to ‘dream’ and to training camp for our Senior Physical comprehensive lists of all students who turn one’s dreams into life’s goals. Education and Recreation students. have gained Term Awards for this current term. Congratulations to these The senior boys were very keen to 147 students, representing 74% of our challenge Miss Sullivan to see just how student population. good she is at her chosen sport. As I write, I still await the result of this Term Awards are classified as either challenge match, however Peggy’s Level 1 or Level 2. Level 2 Term sister, Miss Amanda Sullivan, assures Awards are given to those students me that the boys will be disappointed who have already received a Merit in the result. Award; Level 1 Awards are for those Longreach State High School Newsletter Page 2 Date Claimer – QCS Parent teams in the Open and 15 Years age Christie Hoad, Renea Johnston Information Evening groups respectively. Angela Kerrigan, David Le Page Rachel Lee, Tyler Luck As mentioned in a previous newsletter, Zac Ballard, Jessica Barbeler and Ashton Marks, Mark Naish our Year 12 students have already Renea Johnston were selected as Mitchell Neuendorf, Nathan Oates commenced their Queensland Core shadows. Well done to all students. Jamie O’Neil, Thomas O’Neill Skills (QCS) Test preparation. Kylie Patterson, Clayton Perkins Rugby League James Rawlins, Peter Richards To assist parents with understanding Kristin Saunders, Angela Skaines this very important test and to also help Congratulations also to Trent Hoad and Steven Waldron, Daisy Walton understand what their students are Casey Peacock, and Jesse Bell for their Rhys Wiseman, Selina Woodfield ‘going through’, our school holds an selections in the NW Regional Rugby annual Information Evening for parents League teams in the Open and 15 Year 11 of Year 12 students. Parents of students Years age groups respectively. Lynton Ankor, Zac Ballard in Years 8 to 11 are also most welcome Kirrily Douglas, Ian Fairweather to attend. Netball Becky Hoad, Timothy Jenkyn Cameron Kleinschmidt, This evening occurs after the May Day Well done Kasey Jackson, Rebecca Chloe Richards, Nikita Schmidt Long Weekend and is scheduled for Lees and Erina Ormond, and Jessica Wednesday 7th May, from 7:30 – Barbeler, Ashleigh Helder and Jessie Year 12 8:30pm. McPhee for their selections in the Kay Ankor, Jennifer Brown North Western Regional Netball teams Janelle Cavill, Nathan Dare Please come along and enjoy being a in the Open and 15 Years age groups Tom Eggerling, Jade Fuller ‘lifelong learner’. respectively. Casey Lees was selected Luke Jones, Michael Le Page as a shadow for the Open team. Casey Lees, Erin Martens National Academic Competitions Timothy Naish, Roxanne Pidgeon Soccer Carmen Rogers, Madonna Smith Term 2 is a big term for our students as Peter Thurecht, Marnie Waldron it means that the National Academic Congratulations to Brodie Lymbery Courtnee Wegert, Ivan Woodfield Competitions commence. Key dates upon his selection as a shadow for the Petina Wright are as follows: Northern Regional Soccer team following the visit of three of our Longreach State High School Science Competition - 6th May students to Townsville for the trials last Level 1 Term Awards – Computer Studies Competition - 21st weekend. Thank you to the parents Term 1, 2003 May who helped make the weekend trip English Competition - 18th June possible. Year 8 The Westpac Mathematics Tyson Ballard, Jessica Barbeler Competition occurs in third term. The year is not yet over and already Katale Branfield, Emma Cavill our students who gained 47 District Melissa Corling, Cody Daley I’m expecting big things from our sporting representations and 25 Carly Daniels, Regan Douglas students this year. We are determined Regional sporting representations. Bradley Fuller, Grace Jones as a school to ‘lift’ our performance These numbers exceed the numbers Wray Kleinschmidt, Hugh MacIntosh against national benchmarks and to given on the covers of our Mid- Hamish Martens, Todd McAndrew increase the number of certificates of Semester reports, as some students Hayden Megaw, Heath Millar High Distinction, Distinction and were selected in Regional teams after Sara Milligan, Brendon Morris Credit that our students receive. the reports went to print. Nathan Peake, Samuel Pitt Cameron Quilty, Kyle Spence The chances of this occurring are Lachlan Tindall, Rachel Tindall increased by improving our preparation Stephanie Turnbull, Nicholus Watson methods for these competitions, and Sophie Wilkinson, Jesse Williamson we will be seeking to do this in the Ken Green Principal Tyne Wiseman weeks leading up to these competitions. Year 9 Term Awards Liam Thurecht Representative Sport Longreach State High School Bronze Awards – Term 1, 2003 Year 10 Touch Jade Bowen, Emma Degoumois Year 10 Amy MacIntosh, Tara McIntosh Congratulations to Jade Fuller, Casey Christopher Parker, Jaime-Lee Penrose Peacock, Blake Williamson, and James Acton, Elizabeth Angus Madonna Smith, and Jesse Bell and Jesse Bell, Tania Britton Melissa Cavill, Emily Curtis Year 11 Megan Ellison for their selections in Deborah Eyre, Tiffany Fickling the North Western Regional Touch Chloe Fuller, Brodie Hatherall Brodie Jackson, Kasey Jackson Longreach State High School Newsletter Page 3 Nathaniel Johnston, Rebecca Lees Tom Eggerling, Jade Fuller Legal Studies Excursion Natasha McCann, Lloyd Moloney Luke Jones, Michael Le Page Reece Pacey, Pauline Peake Casey Lees, Erin Martens On Wednesday, 12 March the Year 11 Denise Quilty Isabel Meissner, Timothy Naish Legal Studies students took part in an Casey Peacock, Alisha Penrose excursion to reinforce their Year 12 Roxanne Pidgeon, Carmen Rogers understanding about the law. Morgan Lithgow, Erina Ormond Madonna Smith, Karen Tanks Kenny Walton Peter Thurecht, Marnie Waldron We have covered an introduction to Courtnee Wegert, Ivan Woodfield law this term and we had the chance to Longreach State High School Petina Wright see it working in real life. Level 2 Term Awards – Term 1, 2003 Longreach State First we visited the Police Station High School where Carolyn Doyle was fantastic in Year 9 Merit Awards – explaining her job. She demonstrated Jacquetta Arnold, BJ Bernie Term 1, 2003 equipment, gave us plenty of Ferghal Berry, David Bielenberg information and showed us around the Tamika Cook, James Cuddy Year 10 station. Alexandra Dean, Megan Ellison Tara McIntosh, Jaime-Lee Penrose Lesley Fraser, Ashleigh Helder Students were particularly interested in Rheanna Hoad, Rebecca Johnston Year 11 the watchhouse. Wayne Kerrigan, Leah Leask Brodie Jackson, Nathaniel Johnston Shadae Lewis, Julian Luke Rebecca Lees, Natasha McCann Jessie McPhee, Joan Morgan Lloyd Moloney Richard Parkinson, Charlene Rosenkranz Year 12 William Whittaker Morgan Lithgow, Kenneth Walton Carissa Wiseman Anzac Day Year 10 Commemoration, 2003 James Acton, Elizabeth Angus Jesse Bell, Tania Britton Our school’s Anzac Day Anna Brooke, Melissa Cavill Commemoration ceremony will be Emily Curtis, Chloe Fuller held at the Multi-purpose Shelter on A big thank you must go to Carolyn for Brodie Hatherall, Christie Hoad Thursday 17 April, commencing at giving up her time and agreeing to take Graeme Hoad, Renea Johnston 10.00 am. All parents, us on the ‘tour’. Angela Kerrigan, Rachel Lee guardians and community David Le Page, Tyler Luck members are welcome to Carla Luke, Brodie Lymbery attend. Ashton Marks, Sarah Martyr Mark Naish, Aidan Nelson Our school will be Mitchell Neuendorf represented in the Anzac Day March Jamie O’Neil, Thomas O’Neill on Friday 25 April. Students able to Nathan Oates, Kylie Patterson attend are asked to assemble at the Sarah Peatey, Clayton Perkins Longreach RSL at 8.45 am and at Megan Pitman, James Rawlins Ilfracombe at 10.45 am. Students are Peter Richards, Kristan Saunders required to wear school uniform. Angela Skaines, Steven Waldron Daisy Walton, Rhys Wiseman Selina Woodfield Changes To Assessment Calendar For the remainder of the morning we Year 11 attended a session of the Magistrate’s Lynton Ankor, Zac Ballard SOS567 From: 2 May Oral Court. Luke Dorrstein, Kirrily Douglas To: 26 May Assignment Ian Fairweather, Becky Hoad SOS565 From: 6 May Oral Students could apply the concepts Timothy Jenkyn To: 6 May Prac they’ve learned over the last few weeks Cameron Kleinschmidt SOS567 From: 10 June Exam in class to actual situations and Mia McIntyre, ,Chloe Richards To: 17 June Exam hopefully understand the legal process Chloe Rossberg, Nikita Schmidt Year 11 Hospitality From: 19 May a little more. Ben Tindall, Blair Williamson Assignment To: 22 May Assignment TEH562 From: 11 June Prac Kym Rumsey Year 12 To 12 June Prac Legal Studies Teacher Kay Ankor, Jennifer Brown TEH562 From 12 June Assignment Janelle Cavill, Nathan Dare To: 16 June Assignment Longreach State High School Newsletter Page 4 Photography Competition Longreach Athletics Club 2. Who is the young hero raised by wolves in Rudyard Kipling’s Jungle News As part of Youth Week, the local Book series? Youth Council held a Photography Mowgli The Longreach Competition. For this, fourteen Athletics Club is students of Longreach State High 3. Which 100m star lost his gold medal holding a Club School were each given a disposable at the 1988 Olympics after failing a Meet on Sunday 13 camera and asked to create photo drugs test? April starting at 9 collages based on the idea of ‘River Ben Johnson am, with a warm up Days’. at 8.45 am. A Reminder Notice If you saw some enthusiastic young The next Club Meet will be Sunday 27 photographers snapping away down April. Outback Musical Adventure Camp near the Thomson River recently, this at Ilfracombe. would explain what they were doing. Educational Tour of New This very exciting live-in holiday The students involved were: Jenny Caledonia 2004 program, loaded with lots of fun for Brown, Isi Meissner, Roxy Pidgeon, Grades 5 to 9, starts Easter Monday Ken Stevenson, Sara Milligan, Sophie This meeting was previously scheduled 21st April and finishes with a public Wilkinson, Sam Pitt, Tim Jenkyn, for Monday 24 March but was concert on Saturday night 26 April. Tanika Robinson, David Larrigan, Will postponed to the new date. Krcmar, Tereeza Poi, Shadae Lewis Cost $115 all inclusive and Selina Henchen. All interested students and their parents/guardians are invited to attend Please register by Tuesday 15th On Friday April 4, an exhibition of an information evening. Contact Dave or Pauline Peake, these works was held at The Gallery in Scripture Union, Longreach Ibis Street, where more than fifty This meeting will now be held on people attended. Sophie Wilkinson and Monday 14 April 2003 at 7:30 pm in Phone: 4658 0471 Jenny Brown were announced as the the French Room (A047). Fax 4658 2856 winners of the junior and senior Email: email@example.com categories, respectively. The meeting will cover such things Important Dates – Term 2 Congratulations to the girls and to all as cost of the tour of those who participated. Thank you and fundraising Student Free Day 28 April for your creativity and involvement options. P & C Meeting 28 April Day 1, Term 1 29 April Katrina Laurie Students or parents/guardians wishing Labour Day Holiday 5 May Art Teacher to go on the tour but are unable to Australian Schools Science attend the information night are to Competition 6 May contact Mrs Moffat at the school on QCS Test Parent Information Health Tips Evening 7 May 4652 8333. Parent Teacher Interviews 8 May Five more ways to love your body: Show Day Public Holiday 14 May Quick Quiz Education Week 19 – 23 May Keep a list of 10 positive things about School Council Meeting 19 May yourself – without mentioning your 1. The pyramids were burial chambers Australian Schools Computer for the rulers of which country? Studies Competition 21 May appearance. Add to it! P & C Meeting 26 May 2. With what style of music is Queen’s Birthday Holiday 9 June Put a sign on each of your mirrors State of Origin 1 11 June saying, “I’m beautiful inside and out.” American band Nirvana associated? Interhouse Cross Country 18 June Choose to find the beauty in the world Australian Schools English and in yourself. 3. In which Alfred Hitchcock movie Competition 18 June did actress Tippi Hedron make her P & C Meeting 23 June Start saying to yourself, “Life is too movie debut? State of Origin 2 25 June short to waste my time hating my body End-Semester 1 Reports this way.” Answers to Last Newsletter’s Quick Mail out 27 June Quiz Final Day – Term 2 27 June Eat when you are hungry. Rest when 1. What is the smallest bird in the Please note that Term 2 is a 9 week you are tired. Surround yourself with world? term. people that remind you of your inner strength and beauty. The Bee Hummingbird: It’s less than 7 cm from the tip of its beak to the tip of its tail. Longreach State High School Newsletter Page 5 OUR SUCCESS STORIES A profile of a past student Highlighting our students who have used their senior education as a springboard to becoming successful adults. Jodie Browning (nee Harris) Date Of Attendance 1989 - 1993 Current Working Product Manager Position Sydney Senior Subjects English Studied Mathematics I Modern History Economics Accounting Geography Post School Education University of Queensland - Bachelor Of Arts (Double Psychology Major) Securities Institute - Post Graduate Diploma Finance and Economics Memories of LSHS It seems like just yesterday that I was at high school, yet at the same time myself and my classmates have all come quite a long way since then. Like everything else in life (and in nature generally), your roots are what help you to grow. Therefore, in no small way LSHS helped me to become the person that I am today. Thinking back, there are several things that I clearly remember contributing to my desire to succeed. Key amongst these were the support that I was provided with from both my teachers and my Principal, and of course, the support of my family (without which my life may have been very different!). The colloquialism "Great things come in small packages," fits in well with my experience of LSHS. LSHS is a small school (in comparison to other larger 'city' schools), yet this, combined with its relative isolation, did not seem to impede the dedication of teachers in the provision of support and guidance, nor did it seem to impact upon critical resources. In fact, my Accounting class in Grade 12 was quite remarkable. It consisted of 2 students, one of whom was myself! This is probably the best teacher-student ratio ever (no big class sizes to detract from learning!). Whilst at school, I was the School Captain and as such was involved with many aspects of the School's operations. From the Student Council, to participating in a range of school sports (including Inter-School, Regional and State competitions), to drama and school plays, LSHS offered an entire spectrum of opportunities to develop new skills and to foster new relationships. All in all, we did quite well with what we had and if there was something that we 'didn't' have, then we didn't seem to miss it! Whilst I was unsure of what direction I wanted to head when I was at school, the opportunities presented (both via direct schooling and 'extra-curricular' activities) allowed me the freedom of choice once I was more sure of what career path I wanted to pursue. After completing a Bachelor of Arts degree, I then went on to pursue a career in the finance industry beginning with Marketing, then through various opportunities, into stockbroking and then settling into a career in Product Development (Finance). I also pursued additional studies and qualifications specific to the finance industry in order to further my knowledge and to support promotions throughout my career. I have now begun the most difficult, but most rewarding career ... motherhood (and there is nothing that I would do to change it!). Message for Present You never know where life will take you ... and a little luck, plus a calculated risk could send Students your career in directions you may never have imagined. Don't be afraid to reach for the stars, but sometimes the moon is all you need to be happy! Good luck!
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