State High School
Robina Qld 4226
Phone: 07 5562 3444
Fax: 07 5562 3400
21 October, 2010 - Volume 31
Don’t forget that CO09 is open every lunch time
IMPORTANT DATES except Wednesday, if you need computer
Nov 4 Awards Night technology help or you need to complete school
Nov 8-11 Year 12 Exam Block and homework
Nov 15 Year 12 Graduation
Nov 17-23 Year 11 Exam Block GUIDANCE OFFICER: JODIE DEKENS
Nov 16 Last day for Year 12
Nov 19 Year 12 Formal
STUDENT PATHWAYS DIRECTOR: Social networking describes a variety of online services
JEANETTE MCDONALD like Facebook, YouTube, MySpace, Twitter and online
2011 STUDENT LEADERSHIP- progress games such as World of Warcraft and RuneScape.
We had a record 22 students nominate for our 2011 Social networking sites are a great way for your child
Student Leadership positions. Each student acquitted or teen to stay in touch with their friends and family.
themselves very professionally in their interviews and However, sometimes it’s easy for children to forget
speeches to the student body. Voting took place on with whom they are communicating online and who
Thursday. Positions will be announced at the Awards might see the information they post. It’s easier to say
Evening on November 4th. The House Captain and do things online that they might not in ‘real life’.
positions and International Prefects will be filled once As a result, it’s important for children to stop and think
the Student Executive has been announced. about how their behaviour will affect others, as well as
Year 8 & 9 ALTERNATIVE WEEK ACTIVITIES themselves.
So far we can confirm we will be offering Year 8 & 9 There are other risks. Cyberbullying, people making
students the opportunity to go to Wet ‘n Wild, the new inappropriate contact, identity theft, scams and
10 Pin Bowling centre at the Town Centre and the new possible exposure to adult content can make places
installment in the Narnia series. Letters should be like social networking sites risky. But if your child or
going home by the end of next week. We do offer teen plays it smart they can stay safe online.
varied educational and physical activities at school as
well as the costed excursions.
HEAD OF BUSINESS EDUCATION: JANET SMITH
Business Education Stay involved in your child’s use of new
Computer Technology Tip # 29 technologies.
Check the age guidelines on any site or game
AutoSum in Excel your child might want to engage in.
One of the niftiest tools in Excel is the AutoSum. Help your child set up their profile to make sure
that they don’t put much personal information
Simply highlight the numbers you want to add, online. No dates, addresses or similar.
and press the AutoSum key. It is all done in Check the privacy settings for each service and
one simple calculation. find out how to block other users and report
Ask one of the Business teachers in staffroom 2 for Talk to your child about who they should
more information on how you can use AutoSum communicate with or make ‘friends’ with online.
‘Believe and Succeed’
Discuss the amount of time your child can spend activity improves psychological wellbeing and can
online and ensure they maintain a balance. reduce depression and anxiety. People who
exercise report feeling less stressed or nervous …
Be active in getting help – it is important for us
to understand and mange our feelings, and get
help if we need it …
Think before you post. Content posted online Be active; get the facts – if you or someone
can be there forever. you know is not feeling well get the right
Check with your parents before you give out information.
personal information. No dates, addresses or Be active, break down stigma - whether you
similar. have, or have had a mental illness or not stigma
Use the privacy settings. Learn how to make can affect you. Considering that one in five people
your profile private. are affected by a mental illness at some stage in
It’s still public. Even if your profile is private their lives, if it hasn’t affected you directly, then it
you can’t control what your friends do with the surely has had an impact on someone you know.
information you post. Take up the challenge…
Remember, not everyone is who they claim to Get connected
be. Get connected to your community – connect
Keep your online friends online. If you do with a group or go along to community events.
want to meet someone you haven’t met in person, Join a club or volunteer. Participate, you'll feel
ask a parent or another trusted adult to go with great…
you. Get connected with nature - Next time you are
Say No! Free offers are usually too good to be feeling like a lift, explore a national park, go
true and can end up costing you a great deal. bushwalking, camp near the beach…
Be considerate. Only post comments you would Get connected to yourself – take some time
be happy to receive yourself. out to do what’s important to you. Do some
Don’t respond if someone sends you unkind or gardening, meet a friend, take the dog for a walk.
bullying messages or asks you to do something Make a list, have plan…
that makes you feel uncomfortable. Tell your Get connected with others – make time for
parents or someone you can trust. family and friends…
For further information to all these tips please visit Stay involved
www.cybersmart.gov.au Stay involved - having a sense of belonging, and
having a purpose in life all contribute to happiness
SCHOOL BASED YOUTH HEALTH NURSE: and good mental health. Join a club, help out …
HELEN DREDGE Stay involved, volunteer - health experts say
that doing good deeds adds meaning to our lives
and helps our self-esteem.
Stay involved, commit to treating yourself
The theme for Mental Health Week in Queensland is well – have balance in your life. It's important
'Be active, get connected, stay involved’. that you schedule "me time". Taking just one
Mental health is a state of wellbeing. It’s not just the hour, once a week to do something for yourself
absence of illness, but also the ability to maintain can do wonders for your wellbeing.
relationships, cope with stress, contribute to the Stay involved with your community – take up
community and enjoy life. Unfortunately not a cause, help in a working bee, chat to a
everybody experiences good mental health all of the neighbour…
time. INDUSTRY LIAISON OFFICER: ROBYN ALLEN
Mental Health Week aims to stimulate, educate and
engage Queensland around mental health and related *** Details for all positions listed can be provided
issues. We ask people to ‘be active, get connected, by Mrs Allen at Student Pathways***
Here are some suggestions of how you can build on
the theme’s key messages.
School based Apprenticeships/Traineeships
Be active in looking after your mental health Student Pathway Opportunities for
staying healthy means looking after yourself traineeships, work experience, post school
physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually, opportunities and courses are available from
take a walk, go for a swim, take up a hobby, read Mrs Allen at Student Pathways or on the
a book … Robina State High School Website:
Be physically active – being physically active ROBINA STATE HIGH SCHOOL - STUDENT PATHWAYS LINK
can improve your mental health. Regular physical
‘Believe and Succeed’
Certificate II Sports Coaching Little St Kilda – Palm Beach
Burleigh Waters Zarraffas 19th Avenue
Year 11 student Certificate II Horticulture (Turf)– Glades
Please phone Lorraine on 5572 3619 Golf Club
to make an appointment for an
interview. Please take your resume to Certificate III Horticulture (Turf) – Paradise
the interview. (B) Point Bowls Club
Certificate III Business Administration Certificate II Horticulture – Runaway Cover
Group Training Organisation in Varsity Lakes Biggera Waters
This role would suit someone who is interested in a Certificate II Retail – Subway - Burleigh
career in Finance or Human Resources. You will learn Waters and Worongary
payroll processing and HR administration duties,
including data entry, filing, booking interviews, lodging Kings International College are
job advertisements, answering phones, filing and offering a variety of Certificate
photocopy. (OnQ) courses. Please see Mrs Allen at
Certificate III Business Administration Student Pathways for further
Robina / Varsity area information or check out the Post
School options located on the School
Certificate III Hairdressing - Year 10 or Year 11 intranet or on the website at: Courses
student - Robina and Opportunities. The courses
Student must be interested in a career in the available are:
hairdressing industry and be reliable and enthusiastic.
Bring resume to Mrs Allen, Student Pathways. Certificate III in Health Services Assistance
Certificate III Hairdressing Certificate II Automotive
Navarna Hairdressing – Broadbeach Certificate III Business Administration
Year 11 students interested in a career in hairdressing. Certificate II Hospitality Operations
Must be reliable and enthusiastic. Send resume to: Material fees are included in the course fees are listed
firstname.lastname@example.org on the website above.
Closing date for application is 19th November 2010.
Certificate II Retail (M)
Donut King in various locations
Certificate II Retail STUDY AT ADFA IN 2012
Subway – Burleigh Waters and Worongary REMINDER - Applications for the Australian
Defence Force Academy (ADFA) are open for the
The following positions are still available – 2012 intake. Although this seems like a long time
Further information can be accessed for these away it is important for current Year 11 students to
positions on the Student Pathways link apply early in order to give them the best opportunity
provided: to prepare for the selection process.
ROBINA STATE HIGH SCHOOL - STUDENT PATHWAYS An ADFA Information Session to provide students with
Direct ALL enquiries for these positions to Mrs information about ADFA and the selection process is
Allen at Student Pathways. Please DO NOT being held on Thursday 28 October at 5:30pm
approach Business’ directly. QLD time.
If you require further information please refer
Certificate III Hospitality – Various to last weeks newsletter or follow this link
locations: Robina SHS Newsletter for 14 October 2010
Red Pear Catering – Burleigh
Café Liaisons – Southport
Celtic Organic – Southport
Café Sorrento – Sorrento
Garlic Clove – Carrara
Certificate III Hospitality – Aztec New Ballet Program - Official Announcement!
QDSE is pleased to announce a pilot PRE-
Certificate III Hospitality – Various PROFESSIONAL BALLET PROGRAM for 2011 in
locations: partnership with Queensland Ballet and Kelvin Grove
Currumbin Bird Sanctuary State College.
Elephant Rock Café, For almost three decades, QDSE has proudly offered a
Vegas Café – Surfers Paradise unique program combining full-time dance training
Currumbin RSL with senior school studies which allows students to
‘Believe and Succeed’
obtain a tertiary entrance ranking (OP Score) through Student Exchange Australia New Zealand Ltd
face-to-face classroom instruction. Building on this
tradition of dance and academic excellence, the school
will now pilot a specialised pre-professional ballet Scholarships are open to students between 15-18
stream alongside its existing program. years of age and offer the unique opportunity to live
Program Features: and study overseas for a semester or year. Students'
• Ballet training under direct supervision of language skills improve, their independence and
Queensland Ballet Artistic Director, François Klaus, maturity is enhanced and they gain an important edge
and Artistic Associate, Robyn White. when it comes to future career and study
• All dance teachers selected and approved by opportunities.
Queensland Ballet. 11 scholarships are available in 2010.
• Ballet classes taught EXCLUSIVELY by former 1 x Indigenous Scholarship. Valued at up to
professional dancers. $10,800 each these scholarships are available to
• Special classes with Queensland Ballet Principal eligible indigenous students from Australia and
Dancers, Rachael Walsh, Clare Morehen and New Zealand.
Christian Tatchev. 6 x Language Scholarships. Valued at up to
• All ballet classes with live accompaniment. $3,500 each these scholarships offer language
• Opportunities to observe Queensland Ballet students the chance to immerse themselves in the
dancers in rehearsal and class. language and culture of their choice.
• All dance classes conducted from 8.30am to 12.15 3 x Creative Arts Scholarships. Valued at up to
pm, Monday to Friday, at Queensland Ballet’s 35% of the program price these scholarships are
headquarters at The Thomas Dixon Centre, West in the form of an on-line t-shirt design competition
End. called 'Make Your Mark'.
• Program content includes classes in ballet, pointe, 1 x International Affairs Scholarship. Valued at up
repertoire, pas de deux, contemporary and jazz. to $3,500 each, these scholarships offer those
• Transport provided between The Thomas Dixon with a keen interest in international affairs a
Centre and KGSC for face-to-face senior studies chance to sample the world first hand.
(1.45 pm to 5.00 pm, Monday to Friday). Students can also make a saving of up to $1000 off
• No senior studies conducted by distance the program fee with an Early Bird Discount:
education. * $1000 discount for programs of 10-12 months
Auditions - October 31, 2010 * $750 discount for programs of 5-7 months
* $500 discount for programs of 2-3 months
Audition applications and comprehensive information
* $250 discount for Group Study Tours
available from www.kelvingrovesc.eq.edu.au or by
The deadline for Early Bird Applications is:
Sunday 31st October.
PLACES STRICTLY LIMITED Deadline for Student Exchange Scholarship
Applications is Sunday 31st October.
Year 12 Final November Exam Block Schedule
Monday Nov 8 to Thursday Nov 11
Session Monday 8 Tuesday 9 Wednesday 10 Thursday 11
Maths C Science 21 Chemistry
Per Maths A
Biology Physics Modern History
0, 1, 2
Per Maths B Ancient History BCT Exam Catch Up
Per Pre Voc Maths Hospitality Communication
CPR Catch Up
7,8 CPR Catch Up
‘Believe and Succeed’