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Dear Parents and Caregivers,
There have been recent announcements           in an advertisement in this newsletter.     capsule to be opened upon their
in the media regarding changes to              Performances are also on Thursday 27        graduation in 2014. In each capsule
the Education Act in that Principals of        May and Friday 28 May.                      will be a letter from each student,
schools are to be given the authority to       AIOP…                                       written to themselves. There will be a
exclude students. This is presently in the     Congratulations to Renee Nothdurft,         brief ceremony to mark this occasion at
process of being passed by parliament          who last week was awarded the AIOP          1:20pm next Wednesday. Parents are
(by the time you read this it most likely      (Australian Institute of                    welcome to attend.
will have) to take effect from September.      Office Professionals)
Currently Principals can recommend the         Scholarship           in
exclusion of a student and that must then      a     ceremony        in
be approved by a Regional or District          Toowoomba.          The
Director.                                      presentation of the
The proposed changes mean that                 award coincided with
Principals now have the additional             the presentation of the
accountabilities as well as increased          Office Professional of
authority. Personally I don’t envisage         the Year Award.
that this amendment to the Education Act       The ceremony was
will have any impact on the processes          attended    by   over
for student behaviour management at            300 people including
Pittsworth SHS. We have a community            Renee and her mother
endorsed Responsible Behaviour Plan            along with staff from
and that clearly outlines the expectations     the school.
and      possible    consequences       for
                                               Block Exams:
inappropriate behaviour. Exclusions                                                 Photo courtesy of:
or recommendations for exclusion are           Block exams for Year 11 and 12 students
considered as a last resort for extreme        commence on Thursday           17 June. QCS:
behaviours.                                    Students need only attend school when
                                                                                           Year 12 students will be involved in their
                                               they have an exam scheduled. Students
School Musical:                                                                            final practice QCS test during the next
                                               are required to wear full school uniform.
Alice in Wonderland the school’s                                                           fortnight (Tuesday 1 and Wednesday
                                               There will be no regular classes for Year
musical performance for 2010 opens on                                                      2 June) at the Community and
                                               11 and 12 during this time. Students will

Tuesday 25 May at the Pittsworth Town                                                                       ntre.
                                                                                           Technology Centre. These sessions
                                               be issued with an exam time-table next
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Hall. Students and teachers have been                                                      will operate under similar conditions
working hard practicing and preparing                                                      of the test proper. The school has
for opening night.                             Year 8 Time Capsule:                                        ve
                                                                                           arranged to have papers graded by
                                               The four Year 8 classes are involved QCS markers. Each student

Tickets are on sale and I hope to see
                                               in a project that will culminate next will be provided with ided
as many people as possible attend and

                                               week. On Wednesday 26 May each written feedback            back
support our students and our school.
                                               Year 8 class will be burying a time relating to
Details regarding ticket prices are outlined
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                                                         CALENDAR 2010
their performance on the practice tests. This will
form final preparations for the QCS test in August.
Ministerial Student Free Day:
A notice, again, to remind everyone that Friday          MAY
13 August is the Ministerial Student Free Day for         Friday 21 May      Newsletter #0810 distributed
Pittsworth SHS and all other Education Queensland        Saturday 22 May     DD Sub Chamber finals
schools in the Gore Cluster (Pittsworth SS,              Tuesday 25 May      UNSW ICAS Computer Skills comp; Year 12 Ag & Hort USQ
Millmerran S P-10, Brookstead SS, Southbrook SS                              Sunflower Competition; Full Day Musical rehearsal; OPENING
                                                                             NIGHT PSHS MUSICAL Alice In Wonderland 7:00pm Pittsworth
and Mt Tyson SS). There will be no classes run at                            Town Hall
school on this day.                                      Wednesday 26 May    Young Women in Leadership Day; QMEA 4Girls2 Forum, USQ
Uniform Issues:
                                                         Thursday 27 May     Year 10 RE; Year 12 QCS prac; Defence Force presentation
I have recently been made aware of changes to                                Years 10, 11 and 12, 2:00pm; Year 9 HRE; PSHS MUSICAL Alice In
two documents that impact significantly on schools;                           Wonderland 7:00pm Pittsworth Town Hall
the Workplace Health & Safety Act and Risk                Friday 28 May      PSHS MUSICAL Alice In Wonderland 7:00pm Pittsworth Town Hall

Management Procedures which are being reviewed           JUNE
by the Department of Education. One issue that has        Tuesday 1 June     Year 12 QCS Full Day Practice Test; Farmfest; Year 9 and 10
                                                                             Art excursion to Brisbane; DD Cross Country
been identified as a potential concern in the revised
                                                         Wednesday 2 June    Year 12 QCS Full Day Practice Test; Year 10 Shakespeare Per 2
documents is that of students wearing what could be
                                                         Thursday 3 June     Fanfare Toowoomba; Interschool Sport - all day Millmerran;
deemed as footwear that does not provide adequate                            Masterchef Grand Final
cover. I refer to the ballet style, slip-on shoes that     Friday 4 June     IMPSG Meeting 7:45am Resource Centre; Year 11/12
many female students have taken to wearing and                               Biology excursion Renal Unit Toowoomba Base Hospital;
                                                                             Newsletter #0910 distributed
the canvas slip-on style shoes that male students        Wednesday 9 June UNSW ICAS Science
are prone to wear. This is of particular concern in
                                                         Thursday 10 June    Year 12 RE
practical classes such as Home Economics, Manual
                                                           Friday 11 June    Toogoolawah Show - Cattle Team
Arts, Art and Science.
                                                         Monday 14 June      Queens Birthday Public Holiday
The P&C Association rightly point out that such
                                                         Tuesday 15 June     Year 10 Restaurant excursion 10.30-12pm; P&C Meeting
footwear does not conform to the school uniform                              7:00pm in Admin Block
policy. As revised risk management procedures            Thursday 17 June    Year 9 RE; Year 11/12 Exam block
are rolled out, I envisage that the wearing of such       Friday 18 June     Year 11/12 Exam block; Year 10 Restraurant excursion 12-
footwear will be prohibited at the school. As such, I                        1.30pm; Newsletter #1010 distributed
would encourage parents when replacing shoes for         Saturday 19 June    Chaplaincy Dinner at Pittsworth Motor Inn
school - not to purchase uniform items that do not       Monday 21 June      Year 11/12 Exam block
provide adequate coverage. We will provide more          Tuesday 22 June     Year 11/12 Exam catch-up day only; UNSW ICAS Spelling &
details in relation to footwear, on what is and is not                       Writing competition

deemed as adequate from a safety perspective.            Wednesday 23 June   Trade Ability Workshop; Term 2 social
                                             Regards     Thursday 24 June    Year 8 RE; Year 9 HRE P1; 11/12 Home Ec Housing Excursion
                                       Tony Kennedy       Friday 25 June     Last day for Term 2
                Year 9                                   JULY

          NAPLAN                                          Monday 12 July     Student Free day

              TESTS                                         2010 Career & Course Events Calendar
         Year 9 students have now
         completed their NAPLAN tests
     and will settle back into a normal school
     routine. I’d like to congratulate all the
  Year 9s on the mature manner with which
    they approached the tests. It was great
    to catch up with students before school
 for fruit and milo. Many of the Year 9 students
     took advantage of this pre-NAPLAN

     food and used the time to discuss
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       concerns they had for that days’
         testing. So well done team!

                            Ruth Prust

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                         DEFENCE FORCE PRESENTATION                    students were successful in winning valuable scholarships
                       Thursday 27 May                                 to various institutions. Closing dates come up quickly so it is
                       Students in Years 10, 11 and                    advisable to commence the research now. Each University
                       12 considering a career in the                  has a website where scholarships are outlined and details
                       Defence Forces are able to attend               provided. Students eligible for Government allowances
                       a presentation by them at school in             such as Youth Allowance are entitled to apply for Equity
                       period four in the Resource Centre.             scholarships. Many Universities have schemes to assist
                       These talks are generally well                  students from rural areas.
received and this event is worthy of consideration by those            Accommodation can be in short supply particularly in larger
students who are interested in joining the Defence Force at            centres where rental properties are in high demand. It is
Officer, Trade or General entry level.                                  therefore preferable to apply for on-campus accommodation
                                                                       sooner rather than later. Once again QTAC Guides and
ASG Get Smart Guide and Get Smart Scholarships
                                                                       Institution websites list information on accommodation with
                                                                       contact details.
The Australian Scholarship Group is a non-profit friendly
society committed to supporting young people’s participation           Year 12 What Next?
in education. Their Get Smart and Get Smart Scholarships               This Federal Government publication was given to students at
Guide provide comprehensive and up-to-date information                 Year level parade this week. Its purpose is to assist students
on such factors as the cost of study, how to access support            to plan their post-school education and training, learn about
and entitlements, and scholarship entitlements as well                 future work opportunities, and find out where to access help
as containing the tips and traps involved with dealing with            and information. It provides many useful website addresses
government regulations and criteria. Government policy                 which cover areas such as skills shortages, employability
changes pertaining to Youth Allowance and student support              skills, going to university, job services and so on. Parents
are outlined and details provided on what the changes mean             may also be interested in reading this information.
for students and their families in city, regional and rural            QTAC Guide
locations. These guides are able to be downloaded free of              Year 12 students will receive their copy of this publication
charge by visiting the website at             towards the end of term. A presentation will be provided at that
and it is recommended that Senior Phase students and their             time to assist students to short-list courses of interest. The
families make use of this valuable service.                            Guide lists all the courses available through the Queensland
FEAST (The University of Queensland)                                   Tertiary Admissions Centre including TAFE, university, and
The Future Experiences in Agriculture, Science and                     colleges such as QANTM and QIBT. Applications open in
Technology or FEAST five-day residential camp for Year                  July and close in September. Generally students are able to
10, 11 and 12 students will be held at the University of               apply for courses and defer for up to twelve months, but this
Queensland’s Gatton Campus from the Friday 4 to Tuesday                depends upon individual institution’s policy in this regard.
8 July. Students are asked to nominate which subject area              Scholarships are frequently not able to be deferred but this
is of interest to them: Agribusiness, Agronomy, Agriculture,           also varies.
Animals and Wildlife Science, Environmental Management,                USQ Faculty of Sciences
Food, Horticulture, Veterinary Science, or Veterinary                  Psycholoy Profession Experience Day : Friday 28 May
Technology. Students are able to apply online at www.                  Nursing Profession Experience Day : Monday 31 May by Friday 28 May. The cost is $325               Sciences Profession Experience Day : Wednesday 2 June
and covers all meals, accommodation and travel during the              These professional experience days are aimed at Year 11
camp. It is expected students will make their own way to and           or 12 students interested in a possible career in science
from Gatton. See Mrs Schiller or Mrs Raymond for more                  and finding out more about the areas of specialisation. The
information if required.                                               programs run from 8:30am - 2:00pm.
OPEN DAYS                                                              The guidance office is manned Tuesdays, Wednesdays and
It has been pleasing to see a number of our students attend            Thursdays. Students and parents/carers are able to make
recent tertiary education Open Days at various locations.              an appointment by contacting our ever-obliging office staff.
These events are advertised through this column and are                In addition, parents/carers are able to call the office direct
well worth attending for students towards the end of their             on 46198104.
secondary schooling. Students are able to visit campuses                                                              Dot Raymond
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to ask questions of lecturers in their field/s of interest and to                                                 Guidance Officer
research their career/s of choice.

It is imperative school leavers research the many and varied

scholarships on offer and apply for those for which they

are eligible. Please do not assume it is not worthwhile to
apply. Last year, as previously mentioned, five or six of our
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                      own Hall                        PITTSWORTH STATE HIGH SCHOOL
                            7, Friday                                           Production of
             5, T hursday 2
   Tuesday 2          7:00pm
         28 May at
               Admission      $10
    Adults            ents      $8
    High S chool Stud
                         dents $6
     Primary  School Stu        $8
     Pensione rs

                                                            Music and Lyrics by Sammy Fain and Bob Hilliard, Oliver

 Musical Insights                                            Wallace and Cy Coban, Allie Wrubel and Ray Gilbert,
                                                                 Mack David, Al Hoffman and Jerry Livingston

                                                                 Music Adapted and Arranged and Additional
Disney’s Alice in Wonderland Jr is adapted from                             Music and Lyrics by
the popular animated classic and features popular
                                                                              Bryan Louiselle
Disney songs such as I’m Late and Zip-A-Dee-
Doo-Dah. The story follows Alice’s inquisitive
journey through Wonderland as she goes                              Book Adapted and Additional Lyrics by
through a process of self discovery and meets                                David Simpatico
zany characters such as the White Rabbit, Mad
Hatter, Tweedles, Cheshire Cat and the Queen of              Based on the 1951 Disney film “Alice in Wonderland”
                                                            and the novels “The Adventures of Alice in wonderland”
The production began with auditions in February,
                                                               and “Through the Looking Glass” by Lewis Carroll
open to all students at Pittsworth State High School
and from there we have ended up with a cast of 21
characters, approximately 18 chorus members and                 By arrangement with Hal Leonard Australia Pty Ltd,
10 crew members as well as a creative team who                 exclusive agent for Music Theatre International, NY
have been in charge of making sets and props.
There has been strong assistance and support
from various staff at the school and parents to bring together all the different components of production such as costumes,
sets, administration and direction. On average there are six hours of rehearsals per week including time during school, lunch
and after school.
Our cast includes: Candice Eising and Jaden Auchterlonie as different size Alices; Jim Weymouth, Naomi Ott and Amie Luck
as the Cheshire Cat; Leslie Kofe and Matthew Sharp as Tweedle Dee and Dum; Jessie Hintz as the White Rabbit; Adam
Keeley as the Mad Hatter; Natalie Symes as the March Hare; Lauren Nikolic and Simon Playford as the King and Queen of
Hearts as well as other minor characters.
On deciding on the production we considered the popularity of the Alice in Wonderland story, the catchy tunes of the
performance and the ‘fun’ incorporated into the characters and staging opportunities. What is unique about doing this
production is the opportunity it provides for fantastic characters and sets full of colour. We are very appreciative of the
people who have given up their own time.
                                                                                                          Sarah Christoffel
                                                                                       Performing Arts Coordinator/ Director

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         e o se                                    Queensland Museum. After a two and a half hour journey that felt

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                                                                                   like eternity, we finally reached our much anticipated destination;
                                                                                   BrisVegas! Rushing off the bus like a herd of elephants, we could
                                      o ut a        d ag
                                                            ain                    stretch our legs at last.
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                                              one                    d             The Sciencentre consisted of four different work stations including
                                         no                   t fo o
                                  With                o u gh             !         the Imagination Factory which focussed on cogs and pulleys; the
                                         ad   all br          n’t sue d
                                   We h         er s  were                         Show Zone which was an interactive display about air pressure
                                        te ac h       r nt a
                                  T he        e lea                 d ot           using balloons; the Body Zone which enabled us to measure our
                                                        ll s aw a                  heart rates, height and reaction times just to name some activities
                                               us e a              n
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                                                     he h                          and last but not least, the Action Zone; possibly the most popular
                                              On t               a c on
                                                         asn’t                     part of the entire excursion. Here students could battle it out to
                                             T h at w             s un
                                                          s the                    establish who would be the next Usain Bolt or Shane Warne.
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                                                      day w            B           The second half of the day was at the museum where breath-taking,
                                               T he
                                                                                   life-like exhibits inspired many for their own museum designs.
                                                                                   Perhaps the most moving exhibit was the Victorian Cross Courage
                                                                                   display which featured some of the letters that were sent home
                                                                                   from the war. This display was also really useful in demonstrating
                                                                                   how powerful museum exhibits can be in positioning its audiences
                                                                                   to empathise with those who suffered for the sake of our freedom,
                                                                                   and no I don’t just mean the soldiers themselves.
                                                                                   It will be great to see how much impact this excursion has on those
                                                                                   war museum displays that will open Week 10 for viewing by the
                                                                                   general public. Keep your eyes peeled for more details!!
                                                                                                                                      By Jess Clapham

                                                 Do you recieve your newsletter by email?
           Just a reminder to families to clear out their mailboxes to enable emails to reach them
             successfully. Please notify the school office if you have changed your email address.
Home Ec Happenings
Students were invited this year to enter the Make & Model competition run
in conjunction with the Toowoomba Royal Show. Libby Uebergang in Year
11 entered and was the winner of the Class 1 category, which was to use
90% natural fibres.
Libby made a stunning gown from a black cotton and spandex blend which
                                       featured blue and purple sequins.
                                        The outfit was a shift style, above
                                        the knee length dress featuring
                                        a belt. Congratulations to Libby
                                        who will now go on to the State
                                        final at the Brisbane Exhibition.
                                           Danielle (a model for the
                                           Toowoomba Show Society)
                                           modelled Libby’s dress each
                                           day of the show at the Fashion
                                           Parade segment.
                                           Libby won $100 and was
                                           presented with a show ribbon.
                                           She was excited about entering
                                           (and winning) and said that
                                           she may pursue her interest in
                                           dress making and design in the
                                                         Theresa French
                                                        Home Economics

                                                 Instrumental Music Support Group
Nine Amnesty students
                                                 This term our fundraising project is to cater for the musical Alice in
                                                 Wonderland. This event is a great way to meet other parents whilst
                                                 supporting the students.
                                                 We will be running a canteen during interval so we need people to bake
                                                 cakes, biscuits or slices and people to serve at intermission. Baked
attended the ACTIVATE                            items can be delivered to the hall before the performance. The musical
conference      held in                          starts at 7pm and servers need to be ready for intermission. We will
Brisbane at Moreton Bay                          also be running a raffle with the prize of a fruit tray. We also need some
College last Friday.                             tablecloths for the night if anyone has some that we could borrow.
Workshops      included;                         Thankyou to those who have already replied to me so quickly about
Stop Violence against                            helping out with the musical canteen next week.
Women, Human Rights
                                                 Please fill out the form below and return it to the office ASAP
Act, Refugees, Youth
Activism and students                                                           Please tick where available
could participate in a Visual Art Mural                Jobs
                                                                   Tuesday 25 May     Thursday 27 May     Friday 28 May
Super Hero activity.
Dr Ron Frey, a QUT lecturer, gave an                  Baking
informative address on indigenous issues             Serving
from the perspective of a native American
Indian, having found out about this                Name_______________________________________
relationship in recent years.
                                                   Phone number_________________________________
Mrs Julie Lack assisted generously with
                                                 If you would like to receive minutes from the monthly meetings, and
transport this year and all students arrived
                                                 notes directly from the IMSG via email, please send me an email to the
home with enthusiasm for future Amnesty
                                                 address below.
endeavours. Stay tuned!
                            Theresa French                                                    Thanks for your assistance.
                     Amnesty Co-ordinator           Jenni Murphy ~ President IMPSG
      terchef                                                                            ?
 Masterchef Update
                                                    Well the end of
                                                    the competition
                                                    is        rapidly
                                                    approaching and
                                                    the competition
                                                    is truly hotting
                                                    up. Both classes
                                                    have    students
                                                    that    standout
                                                    as       obvious
                                                    for the title of     Week 6
                                                    Masterchef 2010
                                                    and it will be a    PAIRS ‘2’
                                                    shame that only
one can win.
Speaking of the winner, special mention must go to Ashtons Butchery
who have come on board to supply the prize for the winner. Many
thanks to them and if anyone else would like to be part of this event
by helping with the cost of prizes please don’t hesitate to call.
Last weeks key ingredient was dairy products so the variety of dishes
presented was amazing. Next week is soups, so I am looking forward
to another wide variety of dishes to be presented in this category.
The following week is the semi final -
Mystery Box Challenge. With all students
given one week to plan a dish using three
of the four ingredients listed in the box on
the task sheet. The dish can be entrée,
main or dessert and needs to be plated
to the best of their ability.
From the semi final, two students will be
chosen from each class to participate in
the grand final on Thursday 3 June.
Good luck to all.
                                Pam Tandy

                                               Week 7
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                                                                                    S H AP
               The Latest From the Resource Centre
This week we celebrated the return of Jessica Watson to                                          developed into a film. Some
Australian soil with a display of her journey in the Resource                                    are reading The Shawshank
Centre. We also placed the Jesse Martin story, Lionheart out                                     Redemption, 84 Charing Cross
for students to peruse. Jessica’s journey should rightly stand                                   Road and the Teacher Librarian
as an inspiration to our teenagers thinking about and planning                                   has plunged into The Girl with
their own adventures. Coming soon will be our annual State                                       the Dragon Tattoo. This novel
of Origin display and accompanying competition.                                                  has been on top of the best seller
We have received another collection of books from Standing                                       lists for over a year and thus far
Orders and included in this set was the book described as an                                     it is a ponderous read.
‘international sensation’, Beautiful Malice. It was reviewed                                      Our preparation for the Readers
in glowing terms in last weekend’s ‘Sunday Mail’ and the                                          Cup has picked up with our
author, Rebecca James, is from New South Wales. Melina                                            team reading more of the novels
Marchetta has also raved about another book we received                                           set for the competition. The
and that is Will Grayson, Will Grayson. In an unusual step                                        Teacher Librarian is almost
it is written by two authors. Mrs Silcock read Beautiful                                          finished A Wrinkle in Time which
Monster by Kate McCaffrey. Kate is an established author              was written in 1962 and can’t be said to have stood the test
and this novel, Mrs Silcock says, very effectively charts life        of time. The next book to be tackled is Skulduggery Pleasant
as a teenage anorexic.                                                by Derek Landy.
‘Pageturners’ met last week and discussed The China                   With winter closing in and the days shortening, how about
Garden by Kristina Olsson. The consensus was that, for                borrowing a book and burrowing under a blanket for an
a debut novel, it was well written and some of the imagery            enjoyable read?
was particularly engaging. For the forthcoming month, the                          Jenny Sullivan, Jane Silcock and Tania Garratt
‘Pageturners’ have undertaken to read a novel that has been

                                                                      Jordan D’Arcy and Jared Pukallus will travel to Kearney
                                                                      Springs in Toowoomba in the coming weeks to contest the
                                                                      Darling Downs Cross Country. Jared recently travelled to
                                                                      Brisbane to test himself against State Cross Country runners
Last week Lachlan Althaus travelled with the Darling
                                                                      and came 7th in his division. The winner set a very hot time
Downs Open Rugby League team to Roma for the State
                                                                      of 13 minutes, 28 seconds and Jared believes that he will
Championships. Lachlan usually came off the bench during
                                                                      have to go under 14 minutes to make the State team in his
the games playing lock or in the second row. The team came
                                                                      age group.
sixth in the competition only losing by two tries (that came
from dropped balls off the kick off) to eventual winners, North                                                    Jenny Sullivan
Queensland. Matt Berwick from Warwick was selected from                                                        GAP Co-ordinator
the Darling Downs team to play for Queensland.

  elcome back Steph
WMath/Science staff are thrilled to welcome Steph Mylonas to
 their classes. She is a very likeable young lady and has a very y
     y                       g
 easy manner when assisting students who need her help. The
                                          students enjoy having
                                          Steph in their classes
                                          as her smiles and good
                                          humour are infectious,
                                          helping to break down
                                          inhibitions    students
                                          may have with learning
                                          maths and science.
                                          Steph’s help is going to be invaluable and certainly greatly appreciated.
                                                            es                  State of Origin
                        t ion Not
P&C             Associa                                                         Specials @ the
A big thank you to all of
you who braved the          ‘State of
cold on Tuesday night
to come out to the
P&C meeting. The
P&C Association is
                            Spider &                                              Wednesday
currently working         Cupcake Day
on a Gambling
Communit y                 Wednesday 26 May                                       Morning Tea:
                                                                             Maroon and Blue Cupcakes-
Benefit Fund
application to           Bring some money and
gain funds for
the     resurfacing
                        support your state/team!                                      $1.50
                          Cupcakes @ morning
of     the     tennis
             Should we             tea                                                     Maroon or Blue
be successful with this
application the P&C will
                             Spiders @ lunch                                           spiders-$2.50
contribute the remaining necessary funds to complete the
project. The support we have received from the community with
this project has been overwhelming and we thank them for this               Trade Ability Workshop
support. So, fingers crossed we are successful with the application
as this is a job that desperately needs doing.
The issue of uniforms was raised at the meeting again, and
particularly the safety issues regarding the footwear being worn
by girls with their formal uniform. The P&C fully supports any
stance being made by teachers in practical subjects in regard to
footwear. Formal shoes should be black enclosed leather shoes,
not ballet flats which offer no support for the feet and no protection
from spills. This is becoming an issue particularly in the Home
Economics and Hospitality subjects. The last thing the P&C wants
to see is any Pittsworth High student burnt or injured by falling in
these work areas. Should you wish to discuss this issue please feel
free to come to the next P&C meeting. While on uniform matters,
just a reminder that school bucket hats and caps are still available
from the tuckshop.
Next Wednesday the Tuckshop will have on sale some State of Origin
specials - maroon or blue cupcakes at morning tea and maroon or             The T d Abilit V will b visiting us
                                                                            Th Trade Ability Van ill be isiti  s
blue soft drink spiders at lunch time (see the advertisement in this
newsletter). Items do not have to be pre-ordered, just rock up on           one day each term. Next workshop will
the day and purchase from the tuckshop. This is just a bit of fun to
                                                                            be Wednesday 23 June. Any interested
help get everyone in the mood for the game that night.
Thank you to Ailsa Ziebell, for her donation of a boot load of              students please see Mr Skerman.
pumpkins to the tuckshop, for making pumpkin soup. As the
weather starts to get colder Kaye will be making her popular soup
for sale so watch out for it in the coming weeks.
The next meeting of the P&C Association will be held on June 15 at
                                                                                Do You Have
7:00pm, so we look forward to seeing you all there.
                                                    Kerry McIntyre
                                                                              LOST PROPERTY?
                                                                                Please collect lost property
    STUDENT FREE DAY                                                         from Mr Ogston in the Facilities
                                                                               Officers room and lost USBs
              Friday 13 August
                                                                              from Mr Muir in the Resource
   Ministerial Student Free Day                                                           Centre.
                                                                            Tony Kennedy

   Fundraising                                                              Doug Maxwell
                                                                           Deputy Principal
Date Claimers:
                     Chaplaincy Dinner                                       Dan Norris
                      Saturday 19 June                                     Deputy Principal
                   at Pittsworth Motor Inn
                                                                           David Rogan
     2 course dinner, guest speaker, and guest musician
                                                                        HEAD OF DEPARTMENT
                       Tickets $40each                                     HUMANITIES
                  Chaplaincy Bushdance
                   Saturday 11 September                                   Kristy Thomson
                with Ridgee Didge Bushband                               Head of Department
Clothing Pool:                                                                Languages
The school second hand Clothing Pool has plenty of school
jumpers available in all sizes. Also boys formal uniforms,                 Bob Baguley
girls formal blouses and skirts (small sizes only) plenty of            Head of Department
sports shirts and shorts in most sizes and some instrumental            Mathematics/Science
music black trousers, black shirts, shoes and a tie.
All clothing is kindly donated and proceeds support our                   Chenyl Burwood
School Chaplaincy Program. Thank you! Please see Jane                    head of department
Ott at school Mondays/Wednesdays/Thursdays or the                           HPE & Sport
office at other times.
                                                                           John Skerman
                                                                        HEAD OF DEPARTMENT
Human Relationships                                                         Technology

                                                                           Tim Van Wunnik
Education Program                                                           Head of Special
                                                                          Education Services
                Year 8 & 10 Students
                                                                          Carole Boatwright
                       Term 3 2010                                       Year 8 Co-ordinator
HRE involves education about sexuality which is a lifelong
process of acquiring information and forming attitudes, beliefs and          Ruth Prust
values about identity, relationships and intimacy. It encompasses        Year 9 Co-ordinator
a diverse range of issues to provide young people with the
information and skills to take care of themselves and encourage           Audrey Williams
them to acquire the skills to make decisions for now and in the         Year 10 Co-ordinator
HRE is a component of the School curriculum; these issues                 Sarah Christoffel
are also covered in subject areas such as Health & Physical             Year 11 Co-ordinator
Education and Science. This education does not aim to replace
the information you give your child at home as a parent/guardian,
                                                                          Chenyl Burwood
it is merely additional information for some students or may be
                                                                        Year 12 Co-ordinator
new information for others.
Parents who do not wish students to attend these sessions for                 James Evans
religious reasons are to write a note to this effect. Please forward
                                                                           IT Co-ordinator
this note to the School Office as soon as possible.
I encourage parents and guardians to discuss these issues with            Carole Boatwright
their children and if they require further information contact Fiona
                                                                         Voc Ed Co-ordinator
Flegler on 46 198111.
                                                       Fiona Flegler
                                                                         Heather Whittaker
                                         School Youth Health Nurse
                                                                       Business Services Manager
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The 29th annual Tertiary Studies Expo (TSXPO) is the ideal way for students to access the latest information
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Features of the event this year are:-

                         MORE seminar sessions – now over 60 presentations on offer
                                                                                                                                  Gambling Help is a free, confidential service for             This service is provided
                         $2,000 bursary competition                                                                                         anyone affected by gambling.                          by Lifeline Darling
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                         Chance to win a laptop valued to $1,000
                         Record number of exhibitors                                                                                 Business hours Face-to-face counselling for
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Please encourage your students to visit our website at Click on the tabs for a number of very useful               relationship counselling around issues with prob-
links for both students and teachers including:-

                          Bursary & competition details
                          Seminar presentation listings
                          Student Worksheet
                          Editorial for inclusion in school newsletter (on-line soon).

Please feel free to include basic event details in your upcoming newsletters.
                                                                                                                                (Mobile) Women’s Health Nurse
Further information, as well as posters and bookmarks will be sent to your school early in June.                                     Barbara Milne will be at
                                                                                                                                    Millmerran Health Service

Should you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact our office.

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