Assembly : Wednesday, 1st
was opened by Deputy Principal, Mrs Jayne Kennedy.
Form Class Captains: Mrs Kennedy thanked the students who had nominated for Form Class
Captains. The voting is now complete
with both Deputy Principals and Mrs Barker having scrutinised the finalist
list. Successful candidates were notified by email yesterday and formal letters
will be sent home today. Official
presentation of 58 Form Captain badges will occur next Wednesday during an
Stymie Ambassadors: Mrs Hughes will be holding a meeting today at second break in D01
for students who are interested in becoming Stymie Ambassadors. Any students who have some passionate
approaches to help prevent bullying and can represent our school values are
most welcome to attend.
Head of Department - Mrs Jo Beil
Debating: Round 1 for our debating teams is occurring tonight. Mrs Beil thanked
our Year 7/8/9 students for all their hard work preparing speeches for tonight. Mrs Beil wished the teams all the best and
encouraged students to enjoy themselves and speak confidently.
Principal – Mrs Sharon Barker
Debating: Mrs Barker also wished our debating teams the best of luck and
mentioned that they had some very interesting topics to debate.
Staffing: Mr Norris is unwell and will be away for the next week. Mr
Pukallus will be acting as Deputy Principal with Mr Dean acting as Head of
Department. Mr Andrew Kidd will be
filling in as Class Teacher for Mr Dean.
A Positive Topic - Visitation by Senior Constable Brameld: Snr Const. Brameld visited Mrs Woolford’s Year 9 class yesterday
and spoke about how to become a police officer. It was a very lovely session to
attend and Mrs Barker was very impressed with the interesting questions that
were asked by students.
A Negative Topic - Before and After School Behaviours: Mrs Barker was disappointed that
she has had to raise this topic on assembly but with nearly 700 students at the
college it is unfortunate that some students are not doing the right thing when
on their way to school, or in the afternoons after school.
Before school - Students are not to be at the shops unless they are with their
parents. They are requested to come
straight to school and come inside the school gates. Students are not allowed
to hang around the car parks and at MacDonalds.
Food purchased at MacDonalds is not to be brought into the school
After school – Students have three options.
Option 1 is if they are
walking or riding home – when the bell rings at 3pm, please leave the school grounds
and head home straight away. Option 2 is if students are being
picked up by car or bus – please wait at the front of the school where students
are supervised by an adult until 3:20pm. Option
3 is for students catching the late bus – students can stay at the front of
the school until 3:20pm. Once the supervising adult leaves, all remaining bus students are to go to
the Library. A Teacher Aide is on duty
in the library to supervise these students until the late bus arrives. No
students are to be playing games/music/handball/sport in the undercover area or
any other area around the school. These
rules are simple and put in place to ensure the safety of all students.
HPE Head of
Department – Mr Jamie Pukallus
Interschool Sport: Students should be familiar with the routine now for Interschool
Sport and are reminded to be prepared and move quickly to the respective areas
so the playing times at venues are not reduced.
Our Futsal and Cricket groups
have been showing some great sportsmanship and we are very proud of the respect
they are showing by displaying the ‘Highfields
Way’ when competing against other schools.
Laura Geitz Netball: Thank you to our netballers for achieving great things last
weekend at this Carnival.
Friday Night Basketball: Thank you to our basketballers for their ongoing efforts in this weekly
INZ and DD Trials: There are lots of trials still occurring at the moment, so
students are requested to listen to the daily notices as it is their
responsibility to obtain the relevant paperwork and have it returned on time.
Tomorrow morning will be a
Freeman House assembly.
Assembly was closed by Mr