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Assembly News for 29th March 2017

Assembly : Wednesday, 29th March 2017
Assembly was opened by Deputy Principal, Mrs Jayne Kennedy.
Queen’s Baton Relay: Mrs Kennedy informed students about the Queen’s Baton Relay and how it is a ‘once in a lifetime opportunity’ to be a part of.  The journey of the Baton started at Buckingham Palace in London and will finish on the Gold Coast in time for the Commonwealth Games. Mrs Kennedy encouraged interested students to complete the green nomination form that could be obtained from the Student Support Desk. Nomination forms contain the eligibility rules and need to be returned to the office by 28th April.
Student Awards: Breanna Pledge was presented with her Chisholm House Leader Certificate and Estelle Lancaster was presented with her Values Certificate for volunteering for the Hampton Summer Long Lunch. Both these students were absent at the previous assemblies.
School Property: Mrs Kennedy was disappointed at the lack of respect that some of our students are showing towards our new buildings.  This week there was an incident where ink had been smeared over the floor in K Block (K16) and the cleaners have had to use harsh solvents to remove the ink. Some of the room numbers have also been removed recently from K Block. Students were requested to report any incidents of this type immediately to their classroom teacher or a Deputy Principal as this is one of our school values - Taking Care of this Place.
Religious Instruction: R.I. Lessons for all year levels will be held today in the Lecture Theatre. Years 8, 9 and 10 during Period 1 and Year 7 during Period 2.
Humanities Head of Department - Mr Tony Manteufel
Date Claimer - Cross Country and Fun Run: This event will be held in Week 2 of Term 2 on 26th April.  The Cross Country/Fun Run caters for everybody from the highly competitive students who can go further and compete at district level, to those students who just want to take it easy and raise money for the college by just completing the course. The aim of the day is to spread awareness about general health, fitness and wellbeing. 
This week in Well-being classes sponsorship books were handed out so students can raise money and earn themselves some great prizes.  For students who prefer to receive online sponsorship, they can register online at this website and create a profile, then they will go into the draw for a prize valued at $30,000.
Every student that competes in the cross country or fun run will also receive a free ice block.  This event is a great way to show our college values and show true House spirit.
HPE Head of Department – Mr Jamie Pukallus
STEP Program:
Mr Pukallus and Mr James thanked the STEP students who attended the excursion down to Brisbane yesterday where they attended the Qld Academy of Sport and the Brisbane Broncos Headquarters.  All students were very well behaved and a fantastic day was had by all. Students also managed to see the Bronte sisters, Jack Reid and Wayne Bennett whilst at these venues.   
Wednesday Afternoon Sport: Unfortunately all sport has been cancelled again for the third week - this includes cricket.
SRC Crazy Hair Day: The SRC is holding a Crazy Hair Day on Friday 31st March to help raise awareness and funds for the Leukaemia Foundation.  Students are allowed to wear crazy hair/wigs but only temporary hair colours are allowed – no permanent hair colours.  Gold coin donation to participate.
Principal – Mrs Sharon Barker
SRC Crazy Hair Day: Mrs Barker reiterated that this is a crazy hair day only, not a free dress day.  Mrs Barker has not been a fan of crazy hair day’s in the past, so she hopes students prove her wrong and support this fantastic cause in a good way.
Interim Report Cards: These reports will be emailed home to parents and carers by the end of the week.
Friday, 31st March: Friday this week is a normal school day and students are expected to attend school. If students are not attending, all absences do need to be explained.
Happy Holiday: Mrs Barker wished everybody a relaxing, safe and happy holiday and hopes all students come back refreshed and ready for a busy term 2. 
Assembly was closed by Mrs Kennedy.