Next Tuesday and Wednesday we will be involved in an External School Review with Rob McLaren and Liam Whitwell. They would like to meet with a small group of parents on Wednesday morning at 8.50am – 9.35am. A couple of Governing Council members have already volunteered, however, we are keen to have a few more join the group. You do not need to prepare for the meeting. If you would be keen to come in and share your views of how teachers support students in their learning and the partnerships that are developed with parents to improve student learning we would appreciate you letting the school know by Tuesday 17th November.
I would like to acknowledge our Year 11 student leaders, Tanisha Wakefield, Tyrell Crosby-Woods and Max Crouch, who represented our school at the Remembrance Day Ceremony.
Over the last few weeks Stephen Bosch, Asia Brand, Max Flowers and I have visited the primary schools to meet with the Year 7’s who will be starting here next year. It was a great opportunity to discuss what they could expect and for them to ask questions of Asia and Max, who were able to confidently speak about their experiences of starting high school.
We are busy finalising subject choices for students as well as class sizes for 2021. If there any changes to enrolments please let us know as soon as possible so that we can accommodate these.
Jackie McAllister and Nicola Ettridge have been working very hard to get the school magazine finalised and ready for printing. Despite a very different year with school activities the magazine is certainly full of photos and stories of the year and will be a wonderful memento of 2020.
Our school has detailed plans in place to keep your child safe in the event of a bushfire.
On catastrophic fire danger days in the Mid North fire ban district our school will be closed and no one is permitted on site. After school sports or activities will also be cancelled.
Whilst our school’s bushfire risk rating is R3 (medium to low risk), we are in close proximity to a nearby R1 or R2 (extreme to very high risk) school/preschool.
This change allows for a consistent approach to the management of school and preschool closures in our immediate area.
If a catastrophic fire danger day is forecast, we will inform you of a closure after 4pm the day before.
If the CFS upgrade the fire danger rating to catastrophic on the day, our school will remain open. This is in line with the department’s processes and allows us to more easily manage communication with parents and caregivers in the event that a closure of the school is recommended by the department.
Gladstone High School Governing Council wish to advise the approval of the school’s 2021 Materials and Services charge as a result of a successful poll that gained majority support of the proposed charge.
We were very pleased to again be invited to attend the local RSL Remembrance Day ceremony in Gladstone. Tanisha Wakefield, Tyrell Crosby-Woods and Max Crouch represented the school to lay a wreath whilst the rest of our students and all staff also attended the service at the Gladstone War Memorial. A few of our students also spoke to Mr Harslett (ABC radio) at the conclusion of the ceremony to share what Remembrance Day means to them.
The Gladstone High School Year 8 and 9 students participated in an all-day tag rugby carnival, on Thursday 29th of October. Students travelled to Jamestown Community School to play other MNSEC teams.
All students demonstrated sound teamwork and thoroughly enjoyed the day meeting new people and learning new skills. All teams won a few games throughout the day, with one boys team making the finals, however unfortunately no Gladstone team made the grandfinal.
The students enjoyed their time and developed their knowledge and understanding of the skills, techniques and tactics used within tag rugby, where they will transfer their knowledge to further contexts of life.
Eden Caputo Physical Education Teacher
MNSEC Cricket Carnival Preparation
In preparation for the MNSEC Cricket Carnival, the Year 8’s and 9’s are practising their skills and tactics in Physical Education. In our first lesson of cricket, Mr Bartlett and Miss Caputo combined the two Year 9 classes to practise hand-eye coordination in team activities. Students will continue to practise cricket in PE until the carnival in Week 9.
The Stage 1 Food and Hospitality students worked individually to investigate historical and contemporary trends of creating cakes for special occasions. Students identified changing trends, cake types and methods of cooking cakes and decoration techniques using a range of utensils and ingredients. Each student worked individually to design, create and produce a cake which showcased their skills to make a cake of their choice. Students learnt the fundamental techniques for baking, and used this knowledge to make a final decision. Class time was spent trialling different techniques and preparing various components that utilised a variety of technologies and ingredients. Each student put a number of hours into each cake and the development of their individual skills throughout the practical was great to see. The girls should be really proud of all that they have achieved throughout this topic.
The Agricultural department will once again be selling dressed meat birds. The carcases range in weight from 1.2kg to 3.1kg. There are 7x whole chickens @ $6/kg and 10 x chicken pieces @ $7/kg. To buy one of our plump birds, contact front office 8662 2171. Be quick before they are all gone.
Isa Brown Layer Hens for sale -$22.00
Will be ready for pick up (week 6) 16th November until 10th December 2020
This Year Gladstone High School is collecting items of non-perishable food,toys or vouchers for the Salvation Army Christmas Appeal. We have attached the flyer that may assist with what would be suitable and needed the most. You can drop off your items unwrapped under the Christmas Tree at Gladstone High School Front Office and the goods will be collected prior to Christmas for those in need.
We would love to see our school community support us in helping those most in need.