As we come to the end of the 2020 school year I would like to thank everybody who has helped us all to get through one of the most challenging years. It is through the support of all our families, the determination of our students and staff that we have navigated the ever-changing restrictions and environment.
The Port Broughton Picnic yesterday was a wonderful way to celebrate the year in a very informal setting with students across the year levels interacting throughout the day. With perfect weather we were delighted this event was able to continue after so many events have been cancelled or modified this year. The Presentation Assemblies for Year 8-11 and Year 12 were held on Monday and they were certainly very different events without the family and friends presence to celebrate student successes. If any families would like access to the photos from either of the assemblies please call the school and we will determine the best way for you get a copy.
During the assemblies we farewelled a number of staff: Daniel Seidel, Michelle Baynes, Jordan Smith, Eden Caputo and Angela Spiteri. We wish them all the best in the variety of different roles they will be undertaking.
We are excited to announce the following new staff will be joining us in 2021:
Toby Cocks- Design and Technology teacher, Kate Seidel – Middle School Coordinator, Nathan Gillard – Student support, Ali Gulin- Clerical support.
Wishing you all safe and happy holidays. We look forward to seeing all of the students back at school on Wednesday 27th January.
On Thursday and Friday of Week 8, the Year 8’s of 2021 visited Gladstone High School for transition. The students were able to take some time to get to know the school and participated in an Amazing Race to identify the key places around the school. Students spent some time getting to know other students from other schools will be transitioning to GHS and experienced some usual lessons in high school. They experienced Science, Ag, Tech and Home Economics practicals and learnt some new skills. We are looking forward to a smooth transition at the beginning of 2021 with our new Year 8’s.
On Wednesday 9 December, the students of Gladstone High School made their way to Port Broughton for a lovely sunny beach day. Students enjoyed the day, some went swimming, jumping off the pontoon, fishing, sports on the grassed area and lots of yummy food was enjoyed from the local deli’s and bakery. Everyone had a great time and it was certainly a lovely way to start winding down after a busy year.