Congratulations to our Stage 1 and 2 Outdoor Education students for braving the weather to undertake their first bushwalking expedition. They departed on Tuesday morning in perfect hiking weather to then have to face the cold front that swept through the state on Tuesday. We look forward to hearing stories of their adventures upon their return. Luke Bartlett’s efforts in making this camp go ahead despite all of the challenges this year, is to be commended.
Congratulations also to Leon Hams who has accepted the position of permanent Farm Manager. His enthusiasm and passion for our school farm makes him a valuable member of the staff. This week the hard work of Nicola Wright, Leon and the students will be put on show when they participate in a version of the Kadina Show with the goats and cattle. With so many cancellations this year it is exciting to have our first competition at last.
A Student Free Day on September 4th was approved by the Governing Council this week. Staff will be working on numeracy, literacy and wellbeing as part of our Site Improvement Plan.
What's been happening in the paddock.......
This week the Agricultural department saw the arrival of a new drinking fountain, already this week numerous students have used the fountain. Commenting on how it is much more convenient to not have to walk back to the main school buildings and miss out on practical time.
We have also seen the arrival of our second lot of chickens, this time we have both layers and broilers allowing the students to see the difference in growth between the two different types of chickens. This will therefore mean we will have another lot of layers to be sold towards the end of the year. Broilers (meat birds carcasses) will be available for purchase in approximately 7 weeks. Speaking of broiler chickens we have 3 whole chickens and 2 cut up chicken pieces still available for sale, if you are interested please contact the school to place an order.
In other news we have been preparing the Goats and Cattle for the upcoming Kadina Show this Friday the 21st. We have seen great growth in both students confidence in leading and the animals abilities to be led and show well. We have also just recently finished preparing videos and pictures for the cattle being entered into the Stock Journal Virtual Competition.
Earlier this year Governing Council financed the installation of a drinks fountain in the Ag block. This has now been installed and means that students will have access to cold water all year round whilst working in the agriculture area, reducing their need to walk back to the regular school drink taps. The suggestion to have this available came from the student leaders and we are proud to be able to work with them to improve outcomes for the students.
Woodblock printmaking is a relief process where a surface (Lino, vinyl, wood) is carved into, ink is layered on the surface, and then prints are pulled either via a press or by hand.
Sharni (Year 12) has been exploring Lino Printing through her folio task in Visual Art and has just pulled prints of a huge A3 Lino carving! The time and persistence taken to do a print of this size is a credit to her.
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 Friday 28th August 2020 5-7pm , which will also see our wine launch of the 2019 GHS Vintage.
Ali Cross is the youngest son of Detective Alex Cross. Ali was the last person to see his classmate Gabe Qualls on their way home from middle school at the start of Christmas Break. Gabe's disappearance has Ali and his friends organizing a search ...
Set against the backdrop of an eerie island town in the dead of winter, The Wife and The Widow is an unsettling thriller told from two perspectives: Kate, a widow whose grief is compounded by what she learns about her dead husband's secret life; and Abby, an island local whose world is turned upside when she's forced
Be as brave as a knight and get to grips with an arsenal of weapons! Discover everything you need to know about combat with this brilliant book. One hundred facts, fantastic illustrations and hilarious cartoons give you the inside story on gladiators, barbarians and many other warriors, while fun quizzes test your knowledge. So what are you waiting for?
Have you ever felt confused, scared or even a little annoyed when an adult has asked, as if it were the most normal thing in the world: What do you want to do when you grow up? If so, you are not alone. Knowing what you want to do with your life is one of the hardest questions you will ever have to answer and it’s one that most adults are still grappling with…
What Can I Do When I Grow Up is a book about the world of work written expressly for young people. It takes us on a journey around the most essential questions within the topic
From micro cars and monster trucks to jet engines and pedal power, and much, much more!
Astonishing facts and incredible photographs on every page…plus sensational stories of the weird and wonderful from Ripley’s Believe it or Not!
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.
Uni Hub Spencer Gulf Inc operates university study centres in Port Pirie and Port Augusta, available free of charge for local students studying with any Australian university. Our facilities provide students with a variety of study spaces, high-speed internet access, printing, computers, large screen and ‘zoom’ facilities, exam invigilation, kitchen and student lounge area.
Students enrolled in a supported qualification with one of Uni Hub’s partner universities enjoy an additional level of assistance throughout their university journey - from enrolment through to graduation. In addition to on-line academic lectures, Uni Hub works closely with the partner university to deliver local tutorials, student mentoring, industry placement and employer networking opportunities.
Locally supported degrees available through Uni Hub’s university partners – Flinders University and CQUniversity – include Engineering, Business, Nursing, Psychological Science, Social Work, Education and Digital Media. We will work with you and your university to coordinate industry placements with local employers and provide student mentoring and scholarships.
Uni Hub is owned and managed by the community – we are responsive to local needs and underpinned by strong partnerships, including with our university providers, local government, schools, local employers, business and industry associations.
Port Pirie’s Uni Hub at 97 Ellen Street will hold an open day on Monday, 14 September, from noon to 7pm. Free tickets for information sessions and tours are available at Eventbrite.com.au