At the end of last week, in consultation with our students and staff and the MNSEC schools, we regrettably made the decision to cancel the MNSEC Formal. It was felt that with the current restrictions in place that the enjoyment of the evening would be compromised. Whilst for us it feels like we are continually planning and then having to re-organise events I have appreciated the students’ understanding and resilience during this year. Staff are continuing to schedule in camps and events, constantly aiming to reduce any risks and with the acknowledgement that flexibility is required. Thank you for your patience and understanding,
Work has started on our change rooms and toilets which is very exciting. After two years of planning it is fantastic to see the progress of the demolition.
On Monday we held our Open Day with tours at 9.30am and 6.00pm. Congratulations to our two student leaders, Madeline Hansen and Georgia Wegner, for conducting very informative tours with a large number of families. The hot chocolates and coffees available to consume whilst on tour was a very popular choice, with thanks to Ms Edge, Ms Roberts, Mr Palmer and Kiara Taylor and Acaccia Wilsdon. If there are any families that missed out on attending the tours please contact the school and we can organise a personalised visit.
Today we held our Term 3 Assembly recognising achievements of our students from the previous Term. Congratulations to all of those students below receiving certificates and also to those who made improvements in either their subject achievements, attendance or own personal goals.
Outstanding Academic Awards Subjects Year 8
Laura Rackham Cooper Seidel
Francis Venning Layla Willsmore
Dougal Ashby Asia Brand
Chloe Crawford Lily Emms
Crispin Harness Caryn Yaba
Outstanding Academic Awards Subjects Year 9
Ammelia Chapman Connor Cowin
Matilda Heinrich Reuben Hughes
Mark Richards Max Smart
Jaxon Brand Tyler Davenport
Luke Hansen Jezalia Hartman- Gronmyer
Connor Hoskin Ronald Nash
Oscar Pedler Brett Roesler
Outstanding Academic Awards Subjects Year 10
Ben Flowers Angus Gilby
Shaquana Gurr Luke Hombsch
Mackenzie Myers Samuel Shepherdson
Eliza Stubbs Lara Zanker
Outstanding Academic Awards Subjects Year 11
Jackson Barberien Casey Cleggett
Jessie Harslett Chelsea Hombsch
Alex Reynolds Tanisha-Jaye Wakefield
Outstanding Academic Awards Subjects Year 12
Kiara Taylor Georgia Wegner
Elyce Malycha Jamie Magnay
Ayzia Arnold Madeline Hansen
100% Attendance Awards Term 2
Overall Academic Achievement
Laura Rackham Yr 8 Lillie Shepherdson Yr 9
Asia Brand Yr 8 Luke Hombsch Yr 10
Chloe Crawford Yr 8 Lara Zanker Yr 10
Lily Emms Yr 8 Chelsea Hombsch Yr 11
Caryn Yabba Yr 8 Tanisha Wakefield Yr 11
Jaxon Brand Yr 9 Ayzia Arnold Yr 12
Luke Hansen Yr 9 Madeline Hansen Yr 12
Jamie Magnay Yr 12 Elyce Malycha Yr 12
Georgia Wegner Yr 12
The Year 8 cohort are focusing on developing their spelling. They have been partaking in ‘hands on’ activities to increase their memory and the recall/retrieval process of the vocabulary they are learning. It is important to have fun while learning!Eden Caputo
On Wednesday 5 August 2020 all of our female students were involved in a PPEP Talk at GHS. This stand for Periods, Pain, Endometriosis Program. It was a free health and well-being education program for students. The PPEP Talk is an initiative of the Pelvic Pain Foundation of Australia, funded jointly by the SA Department of Education, SA Health, and the Federal Department of Health.
The program included:
- A 1 hour positive, fun, educational and interactive program discussing pain, periods and endometriosis
- An opportunity for individual girls to discuss their personal pain circumstances with a medically trained educator following the presentation
- A guide to further resources, information and services for girls and their families to use if pain is distressing
On Thursday 30th July, Gladstone High School participated in the annual Year 8/9 MNSEC Soccer tournament held at Booleroo Centre District School. This modified version of soccer includes a reduced number of players on each team, smaller playing field and no offside rule. The school entered 3 male student teams and 2 female student teams in the competition and required 6 volunteer Year 10 students to referee and coach.
The day was extremely successful and for the second consecutive year Gladstone High School won the male competition and was runner-up in the female competition. This year however was more impressive as Gladstone High School won the day as all our teams finished the amongst highest-ranking teams.
The students competed to the best of their abilities and showed exceptional sportsmanship. I would like to thank all our Year 10 volunteer referees and coaches as they fulfilled their responsibilities as well as offering additional assistance to other schools. I would also like to thank all the staff from Gladstone High School for assisting with the organisation that is required to attend this event and Booleroo Centre District School for hosting this event.
On Tuesday, 28th July, Year 8/9 students from Booleroo, Jamestown, Maitland and Gladstone came together in the Gladstone Stadium to play in a knockout netball competition. The GHS team included Hailey Hodgson, Chloe Crawford, Asia Brand, Lily Emms, Lillie Shepherdson, Chloe Dickin, Takeria Crosby-Woods, Matilda Heinrich and Ammelia Chapman. We played against each of the schools and, although we had no success in winning a game, we all still managed to have a wonderful time. We loved how people who hadn’t played netball before gave it a go, as it was really good to see them out of their comfort zones. The team’s sportsmanship and encouragement was exceptional, which our coaches Miss Roberts and Mrs Gaunt were pleased to see. The girls would like to say a big thank you to Tia Waters for giving up her time and umpiring our games also, as the day wouldn’t have gone ahead without you.
Hailey Hodgson & Asia Brand
The South Australian Living Artists (SALA) Festival is a statewide festival of visual art.
The SALA Festival was established in 1998 to promote and celebrate the many talented visual artists in South Australia. The aim was -and remains- to extend visual arts audiences, and as an umbrella organisation, we have continued a policy of inclusiveness allowing all artists at any level and working in any medium to be part of our annual SALA Festival every August.
This year Gladstone High School Students and Staff are invited to submit work for our exhibition under the theme of Illuminate. Any medium or size accepted. Save the date of our opening night, which will also see our wine launch of the 2019 GHS Vintage.
This Event maybe Subject to change due to Covid 19
We’re holding the School Fun Run’s Crazy Colour Day as a major fundraising event this year! The event will be held on 25th September (Week 10 Friday). Our goal is to raise $4000 to assist improving the schools grounds, including new basketball rings, outdoor furniture and outdoor fitness equipment.
Keep your eyes peeled for the sponsorship forms and a parent letter which will be sent home with your child Friday 7th August (Week 3 Friday). Once you have the form, you are encouraged to sign up for a Student Profile Page at schoolfunrun.com.au. You’ll be able to access online fundraising and can win a $20,000 Ultimate Family Experience!
Students who raise $10 or more will receive a reward, and the more money you raise the better the reward, and the more you help the school!
We’re hoping for all students to participate and we’re organising a great day for our community, so we’d love everyone to come down to support the kids.
If you have any questions about the Crazy Colour Day please contact Gladstone High School on 8662 2171.
We very much look forward to your support of Gladstone High School and we would love to see you at the event!
Whats new in the library this term!
The second book in the epic series about a squad of misfits, losers, and discipline cases who just might be the galaxy’s best hope for survival.
First, the bad news: an ancient evil—you know, your standard consume-all-life-in-the-galaxy deal—is about to be unleashed. The good news? Squad 312 is standing by to save the day. They’ve just got to take care of a few small distractions first
100 Facts Inventions book for kids is bursting with exactly 100 fascinating facts, awesome images and fun activities to help children learn everything they need to know about discoveries, developments and creations.
100 Facts Inventions book for kids covers key topics about the history of inventions in simple numbered facts. Every page is covered in fantastic illustrations and photographs that support a child's understanding of the text.
As a boy living in the Dinka tribe in what is now South Sudan, the youngest country in the world, Ayik Chut Deng was a member of the Sudanese People's Liberation Army (SPLA). During his time as a child soldier, he witnessed unspeakable violence and was regularly tortured by older boys. At age nineteen, he and his family escaped the conflict in Sudan and resettled in Toowoomba, Australia. But adjusting to his new life in small-town Queensland was more difficult than he anticipated. He was suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder that was misdiagnosed as schizophrenia, leading to years of erratic behaviour on the wrong medication. He struggled with drugs and alcohol, fought with his family and found himself in trouble with the law before he came to the painful realisation that his behaviour was putting his life, as well as the lives of his loved ones, at risk.
As an adult now living in Brisbane, Ayik is a father, working as an actor and volunteering at his local youth centre. Overcoming a childhood filled with torture and war was a process of lifelong learning, choices and challenges that included a remarkable chance encounter with a figure from his past, and an appearance on national television.
The Lost Boy is an honest and revealing account of the complexities of trauma, and one man's story of how he got to where he is today.
This fact-filled book is the perfect guide to all 118 elements in the periodic table, the ingredients that make up our world.
Packed with stunning new photography, Eyewitness Periodic Table begins with a concise history of chemistry, scientific pioneers, and the creation of the first periodic table, then launches into a visual tour of each individual element. Along the way, you'll find out where each element comes from and what it is used for.