Dolphin Issue 4 2016 - Great Lakes College Senior Campus

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Dolphin Issue 4 2016 - Great Lakes College Senior Campus
Issue 4 – Term 2 – Week 8
Friday, 17 June 2016
e are now a SCHOOLS SPECTACULAR SCHOOL!
Earlier this year a dance piece was created, filmed and sent off to the audition panel to be a part of a combined dance
item in the 33rd year of the School’s Spectacular. Last week, we received confirmation that our audition was successful.
We have now secured a place in this year’s show, to be held at ACER Arena in Sydney and covered by Channel 7. An
audition will be held soon for all dancers at Great Lakes College to fill the 12 places.
One College
Three Campuses
Unlimited Opportunities
A proud member of the Great Lakes Learning Community
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY:
CHS Boys Touch ............................................................................................................................................ Jun 21-23
Hunter Girls Tennis ............................................................................................................................................ Jun 21
Hunter Rhythmic Gymnastics .......................................................................................................................... June 24
CHS Squash ........................................................................................................................................................ Jun 28
Naidoc Day......................................................................................................................................................... Jun 28
CHS Squash ................................................................................................................................................... Jun 29-30
End of Term 2 ....................................................................................................................................................... Jul 1
Start of Term 3.................................................................................................................................................... Jul 19
Hunter Athletics ............................................................................................................................................ Jul 27-28
Education Week ....................................................................................................................................... Aug 1-Aug 5
CHS Lawn Bowls............................................................................................................................................. Aug 9-11
COLLEGE SPORT
Open Girls Soccer Team – CHS Puma Cup
Great Lakes College played Wingham High School at Wingham for Round 2 of the CHS Puma Cup. The girls
were victorious, coming away with a 9-0 win. We then went on to play Taree High School in Round 3 and
won 3-2. The team now progresses to the regional finals to be played at Lake Macquarie Football Park on
Thursday June 9.
Wendy Yarnold & Kate Sanders
PDHPE Faculty
Forster Campus
Photos
Back (left to right): India Dinnan, Kiah Carmody, Aisha Chapman, Anita Handono, Abby Whitton, Kyra Simon
Front (left to right): Montana Rayner, Inde Rayner, Laura Schubert, Jessica Henwood, Samantha Bestwick
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CHS RUGBY LEAGUE
Two extremely talented students from Great Lakes College competed in the CHS trial competition that took place
from the May 28 to June 1.
Max Buderus from Forster Campus
was selected in the Hunter team
and Kaiawha Walker from
Tuncurry Campus was selected in
the President’s team.
Both of the boys competed and
demonstrated exactly why they
were selected for the tournament;
both being involved in winning
sides throughout the competition.
Unfortunately
neither
was
selected for the State team, but
both boys should be congratulated
on a very impressive achievement
making it to the top 50 or so
players in the State.
Congratulations Max and Kaiawha!
Tom Freeman
Relieving Head Teacher PDHPE
Tuncurry Campus
Photos
Top: Max Buderus, Kaiawha Walker and
Harry Croker- all selected to trial for CHS
from the Hunter team
Bottom left: Kaiawha Walker hitting up
Bottom Centre: Max Buderus kicking off
Bottom right: Max Buderus passing
Buckley Shield Rugby League Super 8’s Finals
On May 17, GLC under 14s rugby league team competed in the Buckley Shield finals against the region’s winning
sides from the Hunter area. GLC competed strongly against their first opponent, unfortunately going down to a
tough Callaghan College from Wallsend Campus. Kahn Ridgeway had an outstanding game, scoring two impressive
individual tries to put up a great fight.
The second game saw a rejuvenated attack from GLC where the boys got home in a nail biter. The opposition scored
on the siren with a kick to draw the game and send the match into extra time. With the boys behind the posts willing
the ball to miss, the kick was waved away to finish the score at 18 to 20.
A big thank you to all parents who transported the team, and a special thankyou to Vaughan Doherty for coaching
the team. Vaughan also coaches the under 14’s Forster Tuncurry Hawks and is seeking additional players, for anyone
interested in playing rugby league this season.
The boys will also be competing in the Knights Knockout and Country Cup Competitions on June 7, with a chance to
advance in further competitions.
Tom Freeman
Relieving Head Teacher PDHPE
Tuncurry Campus
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Under 13 and 15 Knights Knockout and Country Cup Rugby League
Taree Recreation Grounds hosted the annual Manning Region under 13 and 15 boys combined Knights Knockout and
Country Cup Rugby League competitions. Teams from the Manning zone competed to advance through in both the
Knights Knockout and Country Cup competitions in a ‘winner takes all’ style competition. GLC dominated the
competition in both grades with comprehensive wins over Wingham and St Clares in both grades.
Both teams went through the competition undefeated, with only a single point being scored against them
throughout the entire competition, coming from an impressively struck field goal from the St Clares under 15s team.
Both the age groups will now advance to the finals in both competitions. The Country Cup finals will take place in
Port Macquarie on June 15 and the Knights Knockout finals on June 21.
From the outstanding performances also came the ‘Player of the Tournament’ awards, both of which were awarded
to players from Great Lakes College. In the under 13s, Hayden Dargen-Green won this award and in the under 15s
Jed Butterworth was awarded best on field. Both players were presented with a prize pack and bag and should be
congratulated for their effort and skill demonstrated throughout the competition.
Tom Freeman
Relieving Head Teacher PDHPE
Tuncurry Campus
Photos
Top: U15’s Team
Bottom: Under 13s Country Cup Knights
Knockout
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Open Girls CHS Touch
The Open Girls Touch team
were Manning Zone Champions
and travelled to Newcastle to
play in the regional finals on
May 13.
The girls played Singleton High
School in the first game and
won 3-2. They then beat
Warners Bay High School 3-1
and played Tomaree High
School in the Semi Finals,
eventually going down in a hard
fought game 4-1.
Congratulations to all the girls
who played very well.
Wendy Yarnold
PDHPE Faculty
Forster Campus
Photos
Back L-R: Lalirra Simon, Jessica Henwood, Ashleigh Chambers, Georgia Ellery, Kiah Carmody,
Jade Astorini, Allie Edwards.
Front L-R: Olivia Snow, Grace Camilleri, Abby Whitton, Claire Horn, Jade Burke, Montana
Rayner.
P&C NEWS
Our latest meeting was well attended, especially as it coincided with Game 1 of the State of Origin.
After a recent request, and further fact finding, it was decided that the P&C will offer some financial support to the
Chill program offered at the senior campus. The program, overseen by GLECCA, provides a non-judgmental,
supportive environment, as well as the option of some food, to any student who wishes to avail themselves of the
service.
School principals discussed the changes in electronic access to the school, particularly with the introduction of
SENTRAL. This is essentially a student information database portal. Parents and carers can access this database to
determine absences from classes (and provide an online explanation if needed), as well as, accessing information
regarding timetables, monitoring reports and semester reports. Access to SENTRAL is free, and can be arranged
through the college.
The canteens continue to report a profit to date, and the P&C may be in a position to provide a donation to the
school in the next month or so. Ongoing support of the canteen allows the donations to be periodically managed.
Some recent concerns have been raised regarding price increases, and the P&C is planning to meet with both
canteen supervisors to discuss same.
Parental concern was also raised regarding the introduction of the widely reported “Safe Schools Program”. At
present, teacher training in the program is proceeding at Forster Campus, and the committee is planning to ask
Jennifer Miggins a bit more about the program and what it entails at the next scheduled meeting.
Our next meeting is planned for August 3 at the Forster Campus library. All the best for the upcoming holidays.
Guy Laden
P & C President
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FORSTER CAMPUS
Principal’s Report
Welcome to Mr Ian Dillon, Head Teacher TAS, who started on Monday 6th June.
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Project Presentation Evening was on Thursday June 2 in the
MPH. The evening included:
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Extra testing of each Group’s toothbrush powered car to conclude the competition of the best ‘Rescue Vehicle’.
A ‘race off’ to determine the fastest vehicle (fun race).
A presentation to the best designed rescue vehicle’s Group.
It was such an engaging night with lots of fun, laughter and learning. Thank you to all the parents who turned up to
support their children. CONGRATULATIONS to all the students for accomplishments in this successful program.
CONGRATULATIONS to the school canoeing team who returned home from the state championships yesterday as
Champion School in both the Combined High Schools and All Schools category. Additionally Kristian Fiebig (year 12) was
the overall male champion and Ashley Naylor (year 10) was the overall female champion.
Well done to all our representatives who were outstanding for the 4 days, including Matthew Moulder and Tristan Yule,
(year 12), Breanna Truett and Alexander Fiebig, (year 10), Miah Kellett, (year 8) and Jock Sweeney (year 7). Please
congratulate the team if you see them around your school. Next stop for this group is in January, when we co-host the
Australian Schools Championships at Glenbawn Dam.
A huge thank you to Mr Phil Koch, Teacher at Forster Campus who has given up a number of weekends to support the
team. Also a huge thank you to Susan Fiebig, who has been there as a parent and support person.
CONGRATULATIONS to the staff who organised, and the students who attended, for a very successful Girls’ Day and
Boys’ Day for Year 7 and 10 on Monday 6th June. The flexibility to organise new or different events for the students
as a result of the significant weather event over the weekend was outstanding.
CONGRATULATIONS to Kyra Simon, Georgina Livermore, Jed McDonagh, Toby Elliott, Malakai Oxley and Brayden
Henwood in their completion of their Surf Rescue certificate which was conducted during Term 1 and 2.
THANK YOU to Will Knight, Charlotte Loyd and Lily Hadenham for being so community spirited. They, along with Ms Clark
and Ms Summers, helped one of our local residents who was unwell the other morning, on her way home. Their actions
ensured that she arrived safely. Well Done!
Bon Voyage and Best Wishes to Ashley Naylor who leaves on July 14 for her Premier's Anzac Memorial Scholarship trip
through France and Belgium. We look forward to hearing of her experiences.
Jennifer Miggins
Principal
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY:
Year 7 Immunisation ......................................................................................................................................... Jun 23
Yr 10 to Yr 11 Subject Selection Interviews ................................................................................................ June 28-29
Naidoc Day....................................................................................................................................................... June 28
Term 2 Formal Assembly ................................................................................................................................. June 30
Reports Issued ................................................................................................................................................. June 30
Last Day Term 2 ...................................................................................................................................................July 1
First Day Term 3 ................................................................................................................................................. Jul 19
Careers Expo Taree Yr 10 ................................................................................................................................... Jul 29
Education Week .............................................................................................................................................. Aug 1-5
P&C Meeting Forster Campus ............................................................................................................................ Aug 3
Year 10 Snow Trip ........................................................................................................................................ Aug 14-17
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STEM Presentation Evening – WHAT A NIGHT!
What a night it was! 36 very proud parents and relatives attended the finale of the STEM (Science, Technology,
Engineering and Mathematics) Project at Forster Campus.
Photos Left: Ryan Williamson, Finn Carroll & Oscar Muter with their
winning trophies.
Right: Brooke Horvath, Jade Cremin & Anabelle Adamsom constructing
their toothbrush powered rescue vehicle.
On the evening of Thursday June 2 , saw the culmination of months of planning and a term of intensive research,
thinking, collaboration, building, re-assessing, re-building and testing, to determine the best ‘rescue vehicle’ that
could be produced by the young 7 Athens budding engineers.
Science teacher, Liz Higgins and Mathematics teacher, Wendy Orman, worked together to prepare 9 groups of
students in 7 Athens at Forster Campus, with the skills necessary to collaborate and design a rescue vehicle with little
more than a tub of household items, including an electric toothbrush, bottle caps, cardboard and rubber bands.
During the evening parents were asked to complete the judging of the cars and determine the overall group winner
of the project.
After the dust settled and the judge’s scores were in, Group 8, consisting of Oscar Muter, Finn Carroll and Ryan
Williamson, had the highest tally and won the coveted ‘golden toothbrush’ award.
Parents on the night were delighted with how well the students worked in groups and how good it was to see a cross
curriculum program that really put subject matter into real life activities.
Teachers and students alike are keen to see STEM activities continue to be integrated into the school curriculum.
Liz Higgins
Head Teacher Science
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The Hurting Game
On Tuesday 31st May Brainstorm Productions presented their student wellbeing program ‘The Hurting Game’ for
Year 7 and 8 students.
The performance saw two actors reliving the highs and lows of
high school and growing up.
There were some powerful
messages
and
topics
depicted in the performance
including peer pressure,
building
relationships,
teenage insecurities, bullying
and mental health issues and
how caring for yourself and
others can positively impact
these issues.
The performance ended with
an opportunity for the
students to engage in a
question and answer session
with the performers about
particular aspects of the
performance relating to the
above mentioned topics and
messages.
The
Hurting
Game
performance aims to inspire
students to develop healthier
and happier relationships,
both online and in the real
world.
Annette Whiting
Student Support Officer
‘Mates Day’
The Forster Campus annual ‘Mates Day’ targets year 7 and year 10 boys working together to strengthen
relationships and understand what mateship is all about.
This year, we had a day of activities planned at Tuncurry Rockpool, however the recent extreme weather conditions
made several changes to the day’s planning, including the change of venue to Tuncurry Bowling Club.
We still managed to have a lot of fun activities both indoors and outdoors, even though we were relegated to the
local dog park, which turned out to be a beneficial site, as it was one of the driest spots in town.
One highlight for the day was an insightful seminar focusing on mental health in adolescent males, run by Registered
Nurse and Male Mental Health Specialist at Forster Tuncurry Community Health, Phil Long.
Other activities included an engineering challenge using basic items, some traditional Indigenous games and some
other physical activities games. One year 7 and 10 boys also went undefeated in the Tug-o-war competition,
including flogging the teachers.
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A massive thank you goes to the local community groups who are more than willing to contribute to the day and to
the boys who actively participated in all the activities, making it an enjoyable experience for everyone.
Year 7 and 10 boys competing in tug-o-war with Anthony Thomas staff
member.
Bake Sale
On Friday June 3 the SRC held a bake sale. Together, they baked and sold a range of cakes, cookies and slices which
saw them working as a team and encouraging the staff and students to support their school. The toffees were a
favourite and sold out fast. At the beginning of the year, the SRC chose a number of school based projects to
support, and all money raised will be used to further support these initiatives.
Danielle Kirkland
SRC Coordinator
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Girls’ Together Day
Our annual Girls’ Together Day took place at Club Forster on Monday 6th June with our Year 7 and 10 female
students attending.
We were supported on the day by staff from
Homebase Youth Service, The Youth Refuge, WEA
Coast, BreakThru People Solutions, Manning
Mental Health and Donna Rankin who all gave
their time to join us on the day and facilitate
workshops on resilience, positive self talk, body
image, conflict resolution, healthy relationships
and much more.
The girls were organised in groups of
approximately 30, selected by the Year Advisers.
They stayed with their group for the day,
providing the opportunity for meeting new
people and establishing new friendships.
The groups participated in five workshops during
the day with a surprise visit from Jaqui from the
SweatSHED who came in and lead the girls in
Zumba, which was enjoyed by all. The day ended
with the girls participating in some team work
activities led by the teachers before heading back
to school.
Annette Whiting
Student Support Officer
Photos
Top: Bonnie Charters, Rebecca Agar, Ella Baragry, Charlotte Brady
Centre: Sienna Robins, Tamzyn McSweeney, Imogen Maddock
Above: Mia Williams, Tamzyn McSweeney, Sophia Graham, Josie
Peterson, Maddy Jansen, Jessie McCarthy
Right: Amela Randall, Veida Vasquez, Charlotte Brady, Bonnie
Charters, Ella Baragray, Zara Derriman, Josie Petersen, Laylah
Mossman, Rebecca Agar, Emma Deudney, Brooklyn Ballas
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Socceroos - Australia V Greece International Match
On Saturday June 4, 41
students accompanied by
four staff members from
Great Lakes College, Forster
Campus, made the trip to
Sydney to watch Australia
take on Greece at ANZ
stadium.
Participation in the Premier’s
Sporting Challenge earned
Forster Campus 40 tickets to
the international match. Gold
Rap students were part of a
lucky draw to determine who
would go.
Students participated in a
march past around the
stadium, in front of the
Greek players, before the
game began. This was an
excellent opportunity for the
students to witness soccer at
its best.
Thank you to all students who attended this event. Your behaviour was
exceptional and you should be congratulated on this. Australia won 1 – 0.
Carla Clough
Mathematics Faculty
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15s Girls Bill Turner Trophy
Forster Campus Girls 15s soccer team are the Manning Zone Champions for the Bill Turner Trophy. The girls played
games against Taree High School, St Clare’s High School and Tuncurry Campus winning all of these. They will now
represent the zone as they play the regional final against St Joseph’s College next week.
Wendy Yarnold & Kate Sanders
Back L-R: Indi Simon, Eva Dunn, Sophie Freebairn, Gabby Simon, Brooklyn Mooney, Sarah McBride, Sarah Maloney, Eden Flower.
Front L-R: Kyra Simon, Akaysha Simon, Chloe Maidment, Rosie Newman, Jessica Henwood, India Dinnan, Natalie LeRougetel, Inde
Rayner.
Absent Shari Lawrence.
Year 7 & 8 Sport Cardio Tennis
This term years 7 & 8 at Forster Campus
have experienced a new sport playing
Cardio Tennis at Forster Tennis Courts.
Both boys and girls have enjoyed the
experience which is a combination of
fitness and tennis skills.
PDHPE Faculty
Photo: Lachlan Frappell and Flynn Parker
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TUNCURRY CAMPUS
Principal’s Report
Firstly, congratulations to Mrs Lawton on the birth of her daughter, Hadee Peta Lawton.
Mrs Lawton will be on maternity leave for the remainder of the year with Miss Warren becoming the Year 7 Advisor
2016 and Mr Riley the relieving Sports Organiser during this time.
This round of RAP will be the last to be mailed out to parents. From next term, students will be given their RAP
scores in roll call and parents will be notified by SMS, email and / or Skoolbag of their distribution.
Recently, the Half Yearly Examinations took place. Overall the student behaviour was excellent. Staff are now busy
marking the exams, collating marks and grades and writing reports. Reports will be handed to students on
Wednesday June 29.
Mrs Leiberman is once again running the Enrichment program. The program commences next week and will occur
every Tuesday for 10 weeks. Students from the Year 7 and 8 GaTS classes have been invited and any Year 9 student
who is interested.
Students have continued to be involved in a variety of extra-curricular activities this term. A few highlights include:
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The success in Dance, Drama and Music at the Eisteddfod. The dance team gained a first place, the College
Band were awarded a Highly Commended and Keegan Gibson won overall highest score in his age group
which included a substantial scholarship, amongst his achievements of firsts and highly commended awards.
A group of year 8 and 9 students have been trained as graffiti busters and were a feature on the Channel 9
news.
Our u13s and u15s Rugby League teams won their matches to progress into the Knights Knockout and
Country Cup.
40 students and five staff attended the Australia v Greece Football match at ANZ stadium last Saturday. The
tickets were a part of the Campus’ involvement in the Premiers Sporting Challenge.
The girls College Tennis team made it through to the Hunter Semi Finals and the boys team was knocked out
in the Quarter Finals.
Year 7 had the opportunity to go to Inflatable World as part of the Year 7 Rewards Day. My scouts inform me
that all students had a great day and no one was more enthusiastic than Miss Buttsworth.
Due to the occurrence of students being distracted during class time and being a cause of bullying, harassment and
intimidation by other students using mobile phones, it has been decided by the Executive of Tuncurry Campus that
the following will occur:
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At Tuncurry Campus, mobile phones and other electronic devices are not to be seen or used at school during
lessons.
If a staff member sees a mobile phone or electronic device during lessons, it is to be removed immediately.
The device is to be placed into an envelope labelled with the name of the student, name of teacher, the date
and time confiscated. The envelope is to be taken to the Deputy’s Office where it will be locked in the safe.
If it is a student’s first offence for the term they are to collect the phone at the end of the day.
A student’s second offence for the term will result in them receiving an ‘Official Warning of Suspension’ for
‘Continued Disobedience’ and lunch detention. A parent or carer is to collect the phone at their earliest
convenience.
A student’s third offence for the term will result in the student being suspended for Continued
Disobedience. The student will be banned from having a phone or electronic device at school for the period
of time they are on Deputy Mentoring.
The use of social networking sites including Facebook and the use of a mobile phone to bully, harass and intimidate
others during school time will result in the student having their phone banned from school immediately.
If you need to contact your child please contact the school on 65550500 and a message will be delivered to your
son/daughter.
Paul Rosenbaum
Relieving Principal
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Make Online Payments
It is now possible for parents to make online payments to the school for amounts owing for students, via a secure
payment page hosted by Westpac. Payments can be made using either a Visa or MasterCard credit or debit card.
The payment page is accessed from the front page of the schools website by selecting $ Make a payment
Items that can be paid include voluntary school contributions, subject contributions, excursions, sales to students
and creative and practical arts activities (these include band, drama and dance). There is also a category called Other
this to cover items not covered in the previous headings, Other can be used to make a complete payment of a school
invoice.
When you access the $ Make a payment you must enter:
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the student’s name
class and reference number
OR
the student’s name
date of birth
These details are entered each time you make a payment as student information is not held within the payment
system.
There is also the option to enter the Student Registration Number and Invoice number if you are aware of them,
these are optional fields OR ere is also the option to enter the Student Registration Number and Invoice number
these are not used at our school, please leave blank.
This is a secure payment system hosted by Westpac to ensure that your credit/debit card details are captured in a
secure manner, these details are not passed back to the school.
You have the ability to check and change any details of the payment before the payment is processed. Receipts can
be emailed and/or printed.
Details of the payments are passed daily to the school where they will be receipted against your child’s account.
As a receipt has been issued from the payment page a further receipt will not be issued by the school.
For any enquiries regarding the Online Payment process please contact the School Administration Office.
Vaccinations
The second round of Year 7 Vaccinations are occurring on July 21 (Week 1,
Term 3).
Can students who have not returned their forms please do so before this date
if they intend to receive their injections at school.
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DATES FOR YOUR DIARY:
School Disco .................................................................................................................................................... June 21
NAIDOC Day..................................................................................................................................................... June 30
Reports Issued ................................................................................................................................June 29 @ 2:45pm
Last Day Term 2 ................................................................................................................................................... July 1
Staff Development Day .................................................................................................................................... July 18
First Day Term 3 ................................................................................................................................................. Jul 19
Vaccinations ...................................................................................................................................................... July 21
Careers Expo..................................................................................................................................................... July 29
P&C Meeting Forster Campus ............................................................................................................................ Aug 3
SES Cadet Program ........................................................................................................................................ Aug 8-12
Drama News
On May 4, our amazing and talented year 10 Dramatic Arts students embarked on a journey to the annual Taree
District Eisteddfod. These students were given the task of returning with a first place award specified by their
teacher Sharynne Donegan in previous lessons. The pressure was on.
These students performed in the Playbuilding and Unscripted (improvisation) sections against a multitude of district
schools.
Though the competition was tough, due to their talent and improvisation skill, these students not only achieved their
goal of a first place award, they achieved twice over, as well as a 3rd place.
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Unscripted Drama
1st – “On thin ice” (Jarrod Hillyer, Clair Davis, Lyndsay Hoare, James Lyle, Makahley Pressnell)
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Play Building
1st – “Puppets of Pop Culture” (Lucy Coyle, Cody Clayton, Clair Davis, Lyndsay Hoare, Mckenzie Walter,
Mikayla Strahorn)
3rd –“Limbo” (Makahley Pressnell, Jarrod Hillyer, James Lyle, Dylan Parsons, Morgan Griffin, Emily Currie)
Not only this, but of these incredible actors, three of them also brought home a tasty $50 prize each for their
exceptional acting skills.
They were:
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Jarrod Hillyer
Cody Clayton
Lyndsay Hoare
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Overall, this experience was very influential in these young actors’ lives and judging from their results, they will
continue to succeed in the future. So look out for us on the big screen or on the stage, because we are here to stay
and we will make it worth your time.
Clair Davis, Jarrod Hillyer & Makahley Pressnell
Year 10 Drama
Photo:
Emily Currie, Jarrod Hillyer, Makahley Pressnell, Morgan Griffin, James Lyle, Lyndsay Hoare, Cody Clayton, Dylan Parsons, Lucy
Coyle, Mckenzie Walter, Clair Davis, Connor Morrisby, Jay Stoddard, Mikayla Strahorn, Anita Handono, Mrs Sharynne Donegan
Taree Eisteddfod
The Tuncurry Campus 7 to 10 dance group competed and WON the area’s High Schools Dance section at the Taree
Eisteddfod on Monday May 23rd at the Manning Entertainment Centre. 40 dedicated and committed students
rehearsed in their lunchtimes every week to prepare for the event.
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All students involved should be congratulated for their excellent effort. We will now start preparing for our next
event. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the students and their families as it is events such as these that
give our students such varied and valuable experiences at school.
The Tuncurry Senior Campus Dance students from the year 11 and 12 HSC Dance classes took out 2nd place in the
same section at Taree Eisteddfod and will be performing in the Port Macquarie Dance Festival later in the year.
The Dancers from both groups will be auditioning for this year Shine On concert at Forster RSL.
Leisa Beavis
PDHPE Teacher
Socceroos Experience RAP Reward
On Saturday, (yes a weekend) 4th June Tuncurry
campus took 40 students down to Sydney to
see the mighty Socceroos take on Greece.
These students were selected as part of the
RAP reward for their outstanding RAP scores
and were given the opportunity to participate
in a march on the field of ANZ Stadium along
with free tickets to the game.
The day started with a flurry of phone calls
from concerned parents to Mr Freeman about
the weather but after a phone call to ANZ
stadium the decision was made to take the
chance and go.
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The trip down was very uneventful and the weather seemed to be holding so, as we got closer, the students got
more excited.
Due to the threat of rain, we marshalled for the march inside the Olympic Swimming Centre, which gave some
students an opportunity to work on their ‘selfie’ skills. During the march, students got to see some of the players
from Greece and see what it is like to be on the pitch. The
seats were at the Greek end of the ground and their
supporters were loud and proud.
It took a cracking shot in the dying second to secure a
Socceroos win and the college were on their feet showing
their support. There were a few spits of rain but amazingly it
stayed away until we got back on the bus and finally the
heavens opened.
Another marathon drive back home through the pouring rain
with most of the students fast asleep. All the students had a
blast and their behaviour on the trip was outstanding.
Tom Riley
PDHPE Teacher
Photo:
Jemma Attkins, Jake Nash, Anita Handono, Matthew
Miller and Dylan Parsons
Inflatable World
Friday June 4 wasn’t an ordinary day for Year 7!
As Mrs Lawton was going on maternity leave she
organised for us to go to Inflatable World.
It was a great day for Year 7 to Socialise and really
get to know each other.
When Year 7 arrived at Taree Inflatable World,
we were given a safety brief and then let loose.
After several hours of endless fun it was time to
go.
We went to Taree Service Centre to buy our lunch.
When we got back to school we said our goodbyes
and thanked the teachers for taking us.
It is agreed that it was a fantastic day had by all.
Luckily we went on Friday as Mrs Lawton went
into labour the next day.
Isabella Sweeney, Janaya Drinkwater and Jasmine
Axisa
Year 7 students
Photo:
Top: Year 7 boys enjoying the Velcro wall
Centre: Charlotte Antidormi and Kaila Hall
Bottom: Year 7 girls battling it out on the podium
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Survivor Rock Climbing
Survivor is an amazing course offered by GLC Tuncurry. It is
based around surviving in, and enjoying the outdoors, with
many lifelong skills embedded within the course. Students
take part in hands on and outdoor activities from building
shelters, locating and sourcing water, starting fires,
orienteering and the list goes on. The course also contains
on site opportunities such as the Rock Climbing
Experience at the Centre of Gravity at Port Macquarie. The
students are instructed on safety and basics of rock climbing
before testing their skills and progressing through the
difficulty levels.
Survivor students are also currently planning for an
overnight camping, hiking and canoeing experience through
Booti Booti National Park which will take place in week 8.
Tom Freeman
Head Teacher PDHPE
Photos:
Top: Jack Roberts scaling the wall
Right: Liam Richardson coming down after scaling the
wall
Above: Jemma Martin and Blayne Smith
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Gamers Get Together
The library has been witness to some exciting student inspired learning lately. Year 12 students Lewis Yoole, Tom
Percy, Oliver Zarb and Brayden Poole are running a 6 week ‘learn to program’ unit of work with Tuncurry Campus
students during lunchtimes every Thursday. Around 20 students have been coming to the session for the last 4
weeks and learning how to create computer games.
Lewis approached the Teacher Librarians about his idea to teach gaming to the Tuncurry Campus students because
he learnt so much in Senior Campus that he wished he knew when he was younger. So far, Tuncurry Campus
students have been quietly absorbing every little detail that the older boys are able to pass on. It has been a huge
success and there are many games in creation. There have even been a few extra tutorials going on during the week!
Thank you to Lewis and the boys for their time and inspiration to the Tuncurry students.
Carla Gillis (SC) and Joanne St Hill (TC)
Top left: Tom Percy & Lewis Yoole
Left: Oliver Zarb and Kye Stokes
Above: Kye Stokes, Lilly Fuller, Josh Kirton, Levi Steber, Gabriel Zarb, Bradley Dilger, Grace
Atkinson, Lewis Yoole, Lachlan Mills, Keenan Porters, Lean Baxter, Zen Vassall, Montana Mowll,
Oliver Zarb, Adeline Lightfoot
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SENIOR CAMPUS
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY:
Open Day ......................................................................................................................................................... June 18
CSU Open Day ................................................................................................................................................. June 24
Experiment Fest ......................................................................................................................................... June 24-25
Formal Assembly ............................................................................................................................................. June 28
Year 11 2017 subject selection due ........................................................................................................... June 28-29
University of Newcastle Open Day .................................................................................................................. June 30
Great Lakes College Senior Campus OPEN DAY
This annual event will be held on Saturday 18th June at the Senior Campus at Tuncurry from 10am-2pm.
Year 10 students and their parents or carers along with interested members of the public are invited to come along
anytime between 10am and 2pm.
Student leaders will take small groups around the campus where staff from all faculties will be in attendance
showcasing their courses and in some cases, students will be found workshopping projects such as Hospitality,
Design and Technology, Computing, Sciences and Visual Arts.
Key personnel will be available to discuss with you both general queries through a short address or more specific
enquiries.
Information about both Board Endorsed courses as well as Vocational opportunities will be available.
The Senior Campus is located on the Northern Parkway, Tuncurry. Park at the front car park and make your way
down the open walkway to the entrance to the theatre B Block which is opposite A Block (the second block back
from the car park.
A sausage sizzle is available between 11am and 1.30pm.
Any enquiries can be made to Brad Germon or Lee Ralston on 65550555.
Taree Future Options Expo 2016
The Taree Future Options Expo will be held at Chatham High School MPH on Friday 29 th July from 9 am – 12 noon.
The event is targeted at Year 12 students and coincides with the opening of university applications with the
Universities Admissions Centre (UAC).
The day is organised by a team of local Careers Advisers from the Taree and Great Lakes area and each year
approximately 1000 students from all of the region’s schools have the opportunity to attend free of charge. The
event is sponsored by the NSW Department of Education and Communities, and there is something there to interest
each student, regardless of their aspiration. Over 60 exhibitors will be in attendance on the day, including employer
groups, specialist trainers such as NSW Police and Defence, private colleges, TAFE, apprenticeship centres and
universities from NSW, ACT and QLD will be in attendance.
It is important that all Year 12 students in particular, make the most of this opportunity to research course options,
early entry schemes and employment prospects, as well as scholarship opportunities, on campus accommodation
options and financial assistance that may be available for study in the form of Youth Allowance from Centrelink.
Year 10 and 11 students and parents are also welcome and encouraged to attend! Decision making about the future
is best made as a family, and research and knowledge is the key to success. Further information about the expo will
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be sent home with students early in Term 3. Any parent or caregiver who needs assistance in helping their child in
decision making and planning for the future should contact their school Careers Adviser and make an appointment
to discuss options, opportunities and strategies for success.
Year 11 RYDA Program 2016
Learning to drive is an exciting part of the lives of our senior students. This year, for the second time, local Rotary
clubs from Forster, Tuncurry and Taree
presented a federally funded driver
awareness program called RYDA to 174 Year
11 students on campus.
Students participated in sessions such as
learning to avoid hazards and distractions on
the road, rights and responsibilities and
listened to stories from crash survivors.
Students realised that there are reasons for
speed limits, what fines and demerits exist
and that stopping a car at speed is not as easy
as it seems and can take some distance.
The Rotary clubs provided lunch for all
student participants on the day and Quota
catered for the staff involved.
The Senior Campus provided the RYDA
program as part of the compulsory FOCUS
program that all Year 11 and 12 students
complete. The Rotary clubs are looking
forward to joining with the Senior Campus in
presenting this program to Year 11 students
again next year.
Lee Ralston
HT Student Services
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GREAT LAKES COLLEGE
One College
Three Campuses
Unlimited Opportunities
Senior Campus
 View modern
educational facilities
 See young adult learners
working on various types of
coursework
 Speak to key personnel
about senior school, careers,
vocation courses (VET),
traineeships, work
placement, university entry
 Speak to students and
teachers about learning in
an adult learning and
working environment and
about specific courses
Saturday June 18, 2016
10:00am – 2:00pm
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EXTERNAL NOTIFICATIONS
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GREAT LAKES COLLEGE CANTEEN ROSTERS
FORSTER CAMPUS CANTEEN ROSTER
Ph: 6554 5259 or Ros 6554 8434
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
20 June 2016
21 June 2016
22 June 2016
23 June 2016
24 June 2016
David Baker
Jackie Whitbread
Jill McSweeney
Cathy Harris
Patricia McVean
Brenda Hefferan
Pam Crawley
Daphne Stockey
27 June 2016
28 June 2016
29 June 2016
30 June 2016
1 July 2016
David Baker
Rachel Marsdale
Jackie Whitbread
Cathy Harris
Tammy Randall
Patricia McVean
Natalie Hile
Brenda Hefferan
Pam Crawley
Daphne Stockey
Sharon Deacon
TERM 3
18 July 2016
19 July 2016
20 July 2016
21 July 2016
22 July 2016
Cathy Harris
Patricia McVean
Brenda Hefferan
Pam Crawley
Daphne Stockey
25 July 2016
26 July 2016
27 July 2016
28 July 2016
29 July 2016
David Baker
Rachel Marsdale
Jackie Whitbread
Cathy Harris
Tammy Randall
Patricia McVean
Natalie Hile
Brenda Hefferan
Pam Crawley
Daphne Stockey
Sharon Deacon
1 August 2016
2 August 2016
3 August 2016
4 August 2016
5 August 2016
David Baker
Ian Yule
Jackie Whitbread
Cathy Harris
Patricia McVean
Brenda Hefferan
Pam Crawley
Daphne Stockey
Sibella Ellery
8 August 2016
9 August 2016
10 August 2016
11 August 2016
12 August 2016
David Baker
Lisa Murphy
Belinda Lancaster
Jackie Whitbread
Cathy Harris
Patricia McVean
Brenda Hefferan
Pam Crawley
Margaret Caldwell
Daphne Stockey
TUNCURRY CAMPUS CANTEEN ROSTER
Ph: 6555 0500 or Belinda 6555 0575
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
20 June 2016
21 June 2016
22 June 2016
23 June 2016
24 June 2016
Jannene Elford
Amy
Gerry Ryall
Janelle Elford
Gerry Ryall
27 June 2016
28 June 2016
29 June 2016
30 June 2016
1 July 2016
Jannene Elford
Amy
Gerry Ryall
Janelle Elford
Linda Nye
TERM 3
18 July 2016
19 July 2016
20 July 2016
21 July 2016
22 July 2016
Jannene Elford
Amy
Gerry Ryall
Janelle Elford
Gerry Ryall
25 July 2016
26 July 2016
27 July 2016
28 July 2016
29 July 2016
Jannene Elford
Amy
Gerry Ryall
Janelle Elford
Linda Nye
1 August 2016
2 August 2016
3 August 2016
4 August 2016
5 August 2016
Jannene Elford
Narelle & Bob Duff
Gerry Ryall
Janelle Elford
Gerry Ryall
8 August 2016
9 August 2016
10 August 2016
11 August 2016
12 August 2016
Jannene Elford
Narelle & Bob Duff
Gerry Ryall
Janelle Elford
Linda Nye
If you are able to assist in either canteen, please contact the phone numbers above. Help is always appreciated.
The Great Lakes College Canteen Rosters
If you are unable to attend, please try to swap with someone else. If not, please telephone the contact person
at the top of your roster. Thank you for supporting the canteen as we could not function without your help
and support. If possible, please be at the canteen by 9.00am.
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College Contacts
Great Lakes College Principal:
Mr Graeme Jennings
Phone: 6555 0555
Forster Campus Principal:
Mrs Jennifer Miggins
Cape Hawke Drive
Forster 2428
Phone: (02) 6554 6062
Fax: (02) 6555 6904
Canteen Phone: (02) 6554 5259
Tuncurry Campus Principal:
Mr Paul Rosenbaum
The Northern Parkway
Tuncurry 2428
Phone: (02) 6555 0500
Fax:
(02) 6557 6511
Canteen Phone: (02) 6555 0575
Senior Campus Principal:
Mr Bob Henry
The Northern Parkway
Tuncurry 2428
Phone: (02) 6555 0555
Fax:
(02) 6557 6511
Canteen Phone: (02) 6555 0575
[email protected]
www.glcforster-h.schools.nsw.edu.au
[email protected]
www.glctuncurr-h.schools.nsw.edu.au
[email protected]
www.glcsenior-h.schools.nsw.edu.au
College Office Hours
All Campuses
8am to 4pm Monday to Friday
Preferred Uniform Supplier
LOWES
Stockland Shopping Centre
Breese Parade
FORSTER 2428
Ph.6555 3870
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MYSTIC SOUL
1 Trades Court
FORSTER 2428
Ph.6555 6116
JUNGLE SURF
Manning Street
TUNCURRY 2428
Ph. 6555 8556
www.junglesurf.com.au
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