Thank you to the parents and community members who attended the Governing Council AGM last week. A couple more parents have since volunteered to be part of this important group. We still require two more parents to join and I encourage anyone who may be thinking about it to ask what is involved and volunteer to help in this group.
The welcome rain and cold weather have seen many students wearing long pants, and I encourage parents and students to take note of the current uniform policy. One to particularly note is pants should be navy blue. Several students are wearing grey pants at the moment. Currently, they are not part of the uniform; however, if that is a desired change then it is essential to let Governing Council and student leaders know as the uniform policy is due for review this year.
We are currently experiencing significant absences both from staff and students for various reasons, including different sporting activities. Thank you to parents for keeping us informed of student absences; this is crucial to maintaining the safety of all students as much as possible.
We have a planned Student Free Day on Friday, June 24th combined with Jamestown Community School. Staff will share programs and plan common tasks as part of the moderation process. Working on editing and drafting to improve the self-editing process for students will also be undertaken. This links in perfectly with our School Improvement plan to improve students’ writing.
Congratulations to all of the students who continue to make the most of the opportunities provided to them, and thank you to the staff for ensuring these events can happen. When we look at our school calendar, it is quite full of a range of activities.
Tyler Hogan - Principal
Congratulations to the following students for their Term 1 awards.
Overall Academic Achievement GPA
|Daisy Coe||7||Iysha Cunningham||7|
|Chloe Nettle||7||Jacob Rushworth||7|
|Mirra Tunbridge||7||Tess Cleggett||8|
|Madison Clogg||8||Imogen Cunningham||8|
|Georgia Emms||8||Jackson Fudge||8|
|Aaron Hombsch||8||Hannah Zanker||8|
|Isaac Smart||9||Elisabeth Court-Demell||9|
|Max Pedler||9||Sataya Spencer||9|
|Hanna Woodlands||9||Asia Brand||10|
|Laura Rackham||10||Aimee Smallacombe||10|
|Francis Venning||10||Chloe Crawford||10|
|Cooper Seidel||10||Caryn Yaba||10|
|Jaxon Brand||11||Luke Hansen||11|
|Samuel Shepherdson||12||Tealia Spencer||12|
Outstanding Academic Awards - Subjects Year 7
|Benjamin Cameron||Brian Court-Demell||Leani French-Sherlock|
|Mharlly Gilby||Alexis Gurr||Oliver Heinrich|
|Jye Johnson||Lucy Kleinig||Breanna Maynard|
|Ebonee Nitschke||Farley O'Brien||Henry Prest|
|Eli Tucker||Keira Willsmore||Logan Wurst|
|Hailey Zwar||Daisy Coe||Iysha Cunningham|
|Jakobe Evans||Jayden Green||Gemma Haines|
|Nate McInerney||Chloe Nettle||Jacob Rushworth|
|Mirra Tunbridge||Mitchell Cameron||Mia Duke|
Outstanding Academic Awards - Subjects Year 8
|Tess Cleggett||Madison Clogg||Eloise Cowin|
|Imogen Cunningham||Georgia Emms||Jackson Fudge|
|Jed Griffin||Aaron Hombsch||Riley Hoskin|
|Hudson Seidel||Jobe Stevens||Hannah Zanker|
|Mia Chapman||Hamish Hillyer||Billi Nicolson|
|George Rackham||Tanika Simic||Amelia Venning|
Outstanding Academic Awards - Subjects Year 9
|Tobey Dwyer||Eliza Heinrich||Hayden Laird|
|Haylee Magnay||Aleesha Nitschke||Antwan O'Brien|
|Thomas Redden||Isaac Smart||Nicki Zanker|
|Jonah Amey||Isabelle Batchelor||Liam Coe|
|Elisabeth Court-Demell||Samuel Ford||Danyl Haskell|
|David Nash||Max Pedler||Lauren Rowe|
|Sataya Spencer||Jed Witty||Hanna Woodlands|
Outstanding Academic Awards - Subjects Year 10
|Asia Brand||Hailey Hodgson||Tate Nettle|
|Laura Rackham||Aimee Smallacombe||Francis Venning|
|Layla Willsmore||Bridie Anderson||Amelia Barberien|
|Chloe Crawford||Lily Emms||Will Griffin|
|Callum Hunt||Danika Olsen||Cooper Seidel|
|Caryn Yaba||Seth Mcallister|
Outstanding Academic Awards - Subjects Year 11
|Jaxon Brand||Luke Hansen||Connor Hoskin|
|Oscar Kleinman||Oscar Pedler||Mark Richards|
|Lillie Shepherdson||Max Smart||Connor Cowin|
Outstanding Academic Awards - Subjects Year 12
|Tealia Spencer||Eliza Stubbs||Mackenzie Myers|
|Bodi Freer||Bella Zwar||Samuel Shepherdson|
100% Attendance - Term 1
|Henry Prest||Madison Clogg|
|Jackson Fudge||Hudson Seidel|
|Daniel Summers||Riley Evans|
|Isabella Laird||Billi Nicolson|
|Jonah Amey||Hayden Laird|
|Nicki Zanker||Tyler Davidson|
|Will Crawford||Lara Zanker|
Congratulations to the winners of our canteen vouchers:
- Year 12 - Samuel Shepherdson
- Year 11 - Luke Hansen
- Year 10 - Asia Brand
- Year 9 - Hanna Woodlands
- Year 8 - Kathryn Zanker
- Year 7 - Gemma Haines
On Wednesday, 1st June, our middle school (Yr. 7-9) students attended a performance by Backflips Against Bullying. The performers used backflips, tumbles and dialogue to engage the students in a conversation about the real-world consequences of physical, verbal and social harassment. During the session, the students were shown what targeted and repeated harassment and cyber-bullying looks like. The performers also highlighted the effect of uneven power dynamics in relationships and suggested ways that young people can manage these difficult relationships. The students were then taught resilience tactics for handling bullies and were told the two key tactics, which are, firstly, not to get upset and, secondly, to treat the bully like they are your friend. It was a dynamic session, and the students were able to gain a meaningful understanding of what bullying is and how they can manage bullying in their day-to-day life.
MNSEC football was held on the 19th of May at Memorial oval in Port Pirie. MNSEC was able to enter three teams into the competition: Years 7/8 boys, 9/10 boys and 7/8/9 girls. To be selected for the teams’, the students travelled to Jamestown to participate in trials.
Yr. 7/8 Boys
Hudson Seidel was selected as the 7/8 boy’s captain. They started off their day with a big win against a Burra/Eudunda combined side in which Gavin O’Brien kicked 7 goals! The second game was much tougher against St Marks, with the team going down by over 10 goals.
St Marks 115
Yr. 7-9 Girls
The Yr. 7-9 girls won by 5 goals against Maitland in their only game and the Gladstone High School girls featured strongly in the best players. As the umpire of the game, the girls played the game in great spirits and were respectful to all involved.
Yr. 9 & 10s MNSEC v Maitland
The first game for the Yr. 9/10 MNSEC students was against Maitland, with Connor McCallum from Booleroo named the captain of the side. MNSEC started the match dominant in the midfield, with Jayden Walker and Kaden Groves getting plenty of the ball early. This clear ball out of the centre allowed our forwards to go to work with a fast five goal to zero first quarter. The side never looked back after their quick start with players performing their roles all over the ground. The lead continued to grow throughout the game and ended up a comfortable win of 100 points. Cooper Seidel was a standout performer with five goals in the match playing forward pocket. Joel Finlay from Quorn was strong across the half-back line, and as a group, the defenders managed to hold Maitland to 1 goal throughout the entire game.
Yr. 9/10s MNSEC v Clare High School
The winner of this game would progress to the next round of the State-Wide competition after both teams recorded a round one win! The competition was fierce in the centre of the ground with some big tackles laid. Clare eventually broke the deadlock and was able to surge the ball forward. Antwan O’Brien played a ‘Ben Rutten’ like the game, despite being outsized, and didn’t allow his opponent any chance to score. Playing back to back games was always going to be difficult for our boys, and eventually, Clare began to kick away.
Clare High School 51
I want to congratulate all students on their selection to the team and a massive thank you to all parents, coaches, umpires and officials who made the day possible.
On Tuesday, 31 May, a group of 15 Gladstone High School students, accompanied by two staff members, travelled on the Crystal Brook Community Bus and Mr Bosch’s car to Port Pirie for knockout hockey. The competition took place at the hockey complex. Four schools were in attendance, Whyalla High School, Samaritan College, St Mark’s and Gladstone High School. GHS played three games of hockey on the day. The first game was incredibly competitive, with Francis Venning an iron fortress in the goals. Despite Francis’ valiant attempts, the other team scored a goal in the dying seconds of the game resulting in a loss of 1-0. The second game was played against Whyalla High School and also resulted in a disappointing 1-0 loss for GHS. The third game was played against Samaritan College, the strongest of the teams. Samaritan College defeated us 2-0, despite everyone on the GHS team playing very well. The students finished out the day with a welcomed visit to Maccas. Thank you to all the students who participated and to Stephen Bosch and Ali Gulin for helping organize and run the day.
Angus Gilby & Bodi Freer
On Wednesday 1st June 2022, girls across all year levels attended the knockout netball carnival at the Port Pirie netball courts. Every age group played four games, each with one bye. The year 7-8 won 3 out of 4 of their games, almost winning their last game against Saint Marks but just missing out on the chance to move on to the competition in Adelaide. The year 9-10 won 2 out of 4 of their games while, unfortunately, the open team lost all their games. Despite a few losses, it was a great time and a fun day for all. Saint Marks won overall in all age groups, but Gladstone High School gave them a run for their money. At the end of the day, we all celebrated together and went to Maccas. Thank you to everyone who came out and supported us, to all the girls that participated and to Miss Edge for organising and coaching, as well as Sara Treasure and Mrs Davis for coaching.
Lara Zanker, Eliza Stubbs and Tealia Spencer
Last week a group of our students represented Gladstone High School as part of the MNSEC Swimming team at the Secondary School Carnival. This event was held at the SA Aquatics Centre, having been postponed from Term 1.
The students selected for the team (based on their competition times from the summer season) were:
The team represented our school very well and helped to fill a few blank spaces. Some results from the day were:
Tess Cleggett – 2nd - 14U Backstroke, 2nd - 14U Breaststroke
Max Smart – 3rd - Open Backstroke
Eli Tucker – 3rd - 13U Breaststroke
Isaac Smart – 3rd - 15U Breaststroke in a very close finish!
Well done to everyone, and thank you to the parents who took swimmers to Adelaide and helped with organisation and timing on the day.
The Year 7s have been participating in the Gotcha system for the last two weeks. Each week there is a focus, such as kindness, listening skills, etc and when staff observe the students following and practising the focus they are given a Gotcha ticket that goes into a weekly prize draw.
Week 3 focus: Kindness
Winners: Kira Gable and Iysha Cunningham
Week 4 focus: Positive listening skills
Winner: Jakobe Evans
The focus for Week 5 is: Time Management. Therefore, this week we will be observing our Year 7’s arriving to class on time, using break times for drink and toilet stops, completing work in class on time and perhaps even using some homework time effectively.
Kate Cameron - Wellbeing
Immunisation providers will be visiting Gladstone High School on Tuesday June 21st at 0900 to administer the following vaccines:
Year 10 students
Dose 2 Meningococcal B (Bexsero)
Catch up vaccinations will be given to year 8 students who were away on the March visit.
Any queries contact Dymph, Gladstone Health Centre ph: 86622158