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Assembly News for 23rd August 2017

23/08/2017
Assembly : Wednesday, 23rd August 2017
Assembly was opened by Deputy Principal – Mrs Jayne Kennedy
Year 8 Debating: The Year 8 Debating students who were runners-up in the Grand Final last week presented Ms Reinbott with a box of chocolates and a bouquet of flowers to say thank you for her coaching and support.
Student Representative Council School Social: Year 10 students ‘The Peasants’ did a role play to encourage students to attend the school social tonight from 6:30-8:30pm at the Highfields State School SmART Space. The theme is ‘Famous People’ and the cost is $4 each.  Students will need their ID card and the P&C will be operating a canteen.
Vivo Prizes: Vivo prizes were awarded to Cameron Gough, Emily Saunders, Blake Lane, Liam Paterson, Mackenzie Treasure and (no media permission).
House Rubbish Bin Challenge: Mr Dean will be running another ‘House Rubbish Bin Challenge’ for students to participate in. Some Year 7 boys have already been involved with this and were acknowledged on last week’s assembly with Values Certificates.  The aim of the challenge is to achieve a much cleaner school.  Recently with the windy days it has been noticed that large amounts of rubbish have been blown against our fenceline and this damages our image.  It reflects that we are not ‘taking care of this place’ as well as we should be. The challenge will involve each house collecting rubbish and once they have a full bin of rubbish and take it to Mr Dean, he will fill a bin full of lollies for that house. At the end of the term the winning house will collect the lollies earned and share them amongst the students from that house.
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llah Wright then gave a very passionate speech about the impact rubbish has on the environment. She talked about the global effect plastic bags has on our marine life and how the role we play in our day-to-day lives can impact on the survival rates of some species.
Mrs Barker reiterated that students need to be responsible for their own rubbish and that our neighbours do not want to see rubbish blown up against the fence or indeed into their properties.
School Musical: The cast from the musical were asked to stand so they could be acknowledged for the fantastic performances given last week. A formal acknowledgement to these students will occur at a future assembly.
Assembly was closed by Mrs Kennedy.
Photographs from today’s assembly will appear in next week’s newsletter.