Pendulum 35 - 13 November 2015

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Pendulum 35 - 13 November 2015
Issue No 34: 13 November 2015
Riverside High School
Key Dates for 2015
NOVEMBER
Wed
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Wed
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Fri
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Grade 10 Maths Exam
Uniform Sales 8:15-12:15pm
Grade 10 Science Exam
NHSSA Athletics Carnival
Grade 10 History Exam
Grade 10 English Exam
Grade 6 Orientation at RHS
Grade 7 & PSL Aquatic C
Triathlon, D’port Bluff
Grade 7 Immunisations
DECEMBER
Wed 9
Mon 14
Tue 15
Thu 17
Thu
17
Thu 17
Presentation Evening
Graduation Dinner
Grade 10 Picnic
Graduands Assembly 10:00am
Gr 7, 8 & 9 Assembly 1:30pm
Term 4 ends
Key Dates for 2016
Book & Uniform Sales (all Grades)
Wed 27 Jan 8:00am – 2:00pm
Thu 28 Jan 8:00am – 2:00pm
Fri 29 Jan 8:00am – 2:00pm
Term 1 Wed 3 Feb to Fri 8 Apr
Easter Fr 25 Mar-Tu 29 Mar
(Fri 8 Apr SFD Moderation)
Term 2 Tue 26 Apr to Fri 1 Jul
Term 3 (Mon 18 Jul SFD)
Tue 19 Jul to Fri 23 Sept
Term 4 Mon 10 Oct to Wed 21 Dec
(Fri 21 Oct SFD)
Riverside High School
Department of Education
RESPECT, RELATIONSHIPS, ACHIEVEMENT, SAFETY AND FAIRNESS
PRINCIPAL:
ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL:
ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL (A):
ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL:
ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL:
PSYCHOLOGIST:
SOCIAL WORKER:
CHAPLAIN:
NURSE:
BUSINESS MANAGER:
Dr G Morgan
GRADE LEADERS:
Miss C Cox
7 Mrs L Dalzell & Mrs D Dave
Mrs A Claridge
8 Ms L Gibson & Mr T Musovic
Mrs S Matkovich
9 Mrs J Wise & Miss M de Jong
Mr D Hanson
10 Mrs C Elliott & Mr P Bodell
Ms Libby Grubert (Mon, Tue & Thu)
Mrs Laura Fitzgerald (Mon-Wed)
Mr Thomas Macqueen (Tue)
Lee Vanderslink (Tue-Wed)
Mr Paul Cox
From the Principal
Changing trends in technology use and speech delays in children
Schools all over the country are working hard at integrating technology into their
learning programs, as are we at Riverside. At the end of the day though, technological
devices are no different from other age-old teaching devices, like a piece of chalk. They
don’t replace the teaching, or do it for the teacher and guarantee learning. They need
to be used creatively to add value to teaching and learning.
And while the risks of cyber-bullying, plagiarism and other inappropriate
phone/computer use are very real, so too are the potential benefits. We, like many
other schools, are gradually shifting from a flat ban of personal technology to exploring
how we might exploit it productively for learning. As many schools find the costs of
maintaining computer fleets increasingly challenging to meet, there is a national move
towards a ‘bring your own device’ approach, including by us at Riverside. It’s early
days, but this is a direction in which we are heading.
Many of the same concerns about technology use apply outside of school, especially
the impact of teenagers’ immersion in social media. Similarly, researchers are curious
about to what extent parents are using technological devices to entertain their
children rather than conversation, story reading, playing games and make-believe, and
other forms of quality interaction.
An energetic parent with headphones on is briskly pushing a stroller along a street.
The child is distressed but the parent doesn’t notice.
A parent chats on a phone while waiting for a coffee and a
drink for her young child. The parent pulls an iPad from her
bag and passes it to the child while she continues talking.
A parent is sitting in a doctor’s waiting room with a wriggly
child and passes his mobile phone to him to play with while
they’re waiting.
One early trend of interest to researchers is to find out if there
is a link between the increasing use of technological devices and
the increasing need across the country for schools to provide
speech therapy for students with speech development issues.
One UK study linked technology gadgets, with a 70% leap in
speech problems in the past six years.
The advice from teachers and psychologists is that there is a
great role for technological devices with young children, but as
active tools providing quality interactions, not as pacifiers. Apps
and games have great educational potential which is not utilised
when they are used to just amuse children. The same concerns
were expressed when television first appeared in the 1950s. The
big difference is that current technological devices today go
everywhere with us.
The general advice – as with most things in life – is about
balance, moderation and purpose. Speech, language and social
skills are learnt from real interactions with people, not from
virtual interactions via technological devices.
Greg Morgan
SUCCESSES AT LAUNCESTON
COLLEGE 2015
Congratulations to the following former Riverside High students
who have won awards at the Launceston College Awards
Ceremony:
Introduction and Welcome
Student Host
Victor Wilson
Outstanding Achievement in VET Hospitality Operations
(Kitchen Operations) – Commercial Cookery
Casey Brown
Musical Item
LC Symphonic Band with vocalist Beth Hinds
Achievement Awards in Level 1, 2 & 3 Subjects
Freya Allen
Sophie Bodell
Nathaniel Bott
Christopher Bounds
Monte Bovill
Sarah Bovill
Alexander Brough
Timothy Burgess
CUA20213 Certificate II in Live
Production and Services
Musical Theatre Production – Cast
Musical Theatre Production – Cast
Philosophy 3C
Chemistry 4C
Media Production – Foundation 2C
(Radio)
Art Production – Photography 3C
SIS30313 Certificate III in Fitness
Information Systems & Digital
Technologies 3C
Olivia Campbell
Blair Cannon
Portia Cash
Janele Celebre
Jesse De Bruyn
Abbie Donnelly
Alexander Eaton
Claire Farrell
Stephanie Francis
Sarah Giles
Matilda Hannan
Mitchell Hansen
Isabelle Hardinge
Jack Hardman
Matthew Harland
Jack Harvey
Fariba Heidari
Joshua Henry
Lauren Hill
Matthew Hill
Beth Hinds
Bronte Hume
Toby Jordan
Brock Kaye
Stacey Knowles
Shannon Lambert
Christopher Lewis
Zoe Ling
Hannah Matthews
Nicholas McKerrow
Emily Nason
Darcy O’Malley
Isabella Paley
Xakiya Parish
Jordon Partridge
Alissia Pearson
Grace Peart
Nathan Phillips
Imogen Pinnington
Jack Poxon
Lachlan Robertson
Oliver Robinson
Cameron Schwabe
Hayden Scott
Solomon Scott
Marie Stewart
Matthew Tomlin
English Communications 3C
General Mathematics – Foundation 2C
Art Production – Foundation 2C
SIR20212 Certificate II in Retail Services
Music Technolgy Projects
General Mathematics 3C
English Applied 2C Year II
Music Performance (Conservatorium
Music)
Musical Theatre Production – Cast
Theatre Performance 3C
Life Science 2C – Human Science
Media Production – Radio 3C
ICA20111 Certificate II in Information,
Digital Media and Technology
Outdoor Leadership 3C
Workplace Maths 2C
Working with Children 2C
English Communications 3C
Practical English IB EAL
Basic Computing
Everyday Maths IB
Technical Graphics – Foundation 2C
English Communications 3C
English Communications 3C
General Mathematics 3C
Music Performance (Advanced Practical)
Health Studies 3C
French 3C
Physical Recreation IC Year 11
AUR10112 Certificate 1 in Automotive
Vocational Preparation
Environmental Science 3C
Psychology 3C
General Mathematics 3C
Audio Design – Foundation 2C
Life Science 2C – Biology/Chemistry
Art Production – Photography 3C
Contemporary Music 2C
Legal Studies 3C
Music 3C
Musical Theatre Production – Cast
Student Directed Inquiry 3C
Workplace Maths 2C
Athlete Development 2C
Art Production – Graphic Design 3C
Practical English IB
Art Production 3C
General Mathematics – Foundation 2C
Drama – Technical Production 2C
Electronics – Foundation 2C
Sport Science 3C
MSF10113 Certificate I in Furnishing
Business Studies – Foundation 2C
Technical Graphics – Foundation 2C
Physics 4C
Sport Science 3C
ICA30111 Certificate III in Information,
Digital Media and Technology
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Belle Paley
Launceston College Caltex All Rounder Award
Sophie Bodell
Pride in Our School Award
Tyrone Blair
Australian Defence Force Long Tan
Leadership and Teamwork Award
Tyler Hindrum
Peggy Pedley Award
Commendable Service Awards
Nathaniel Bott
Courtney Van Der
Spek
Bronte Whish-Wilson
Hayley Wilson
Victor Wilson
General Mathematics 3C
Drama 3C
General Mathematics 3C
Physical Sciences 3C
English Literature 3C
Dance Item Triumphant Trio, Take 2
Christopher Bounds
Tristan Eskenderi
Oliver Vogel-Reed
Hannah Wilcox
Freya Allen
Nathaniel Bott
Stephanie Francis
Isabella Paley
Hamish White
Tyrone Blair
Teghan Bon
Nathaniel Bott
Tyler Hindrum
Jack Keenan
Tia Pike
Lianna Turner
Oliver Vogel-Reed
Connor Claridge
Jacob Collings
Jesse De Bruyn
Claire Farrell
Emma Forbes
Tayla Foulkes
Tea Gibson
Emily Harvey
Beth Hinds
Lucy McDonald
Darcy O’Malley
Travis Parkinson
Imogen Pinnington
Emily Scott
Harrison Sondergeld
Matthew Tomlin
Victor Wilson
Tyrone Blair
Nathaniel Bott
Monte Bovill
Claire Farrell
Fariba Heidari
Phoebe Meyer
Tyler Hindrum
Phoebe Meyer
Oliver Vogel-Reed
Mathematics
Mathematics
Mathematics
Mathematics
Performing Arts
Performing Arts
Performing Arts
Performing Arts
Performing Arts
Student Representative Council
Student Representative Council
Student Representative Council
Student Representative Council
Student Representative Council
Student Representative Council
Student Representative Council
Student Representative Council
Music
Music
Music
Music
Music
Music
Music
Music
Music
Music
Music
Music
Music
Music
Music
Music
Music
LC Writers Club
LC Writers Club
LC Writers Club
LC Writers Club
LC Writers Club
LC Writers Club
Debating
Debating
Debating
Mary Woodhouse Memorial Prize for Music
Darcy O’Malley
Zonta Endeavour Award
HEALTHYCHATTER WITH LEE, THE
SCHOOL HEALTH NURSE
We have established a ‘Brunch Club’ for those students who
arrive at school without eating breakfast and do not have a
packed lunch.
Skipping breakfast may have been because of poor time
management skills or sacrificed eating for a few extra minutes in
bed. What-ever the reason, not eating hampers the ability to
focus on learning and impacts on physical health and wellbeing.
The ‘Brunch Club’ will be a simple affair of toast, with a choice of
vegemite or jam and will run from Monday through to Thursday
at recess in the Gym kitchen.
We would like to thank Woolworths Riverside and the store
manager Mr Wesley Poulton for the donation of the food for the
Brunch Club.
24 HOUR FUTSAL TOURNAMENT
What
:
24 hour Futsal tournament (indoor soccer)
(under standard Futsal rules)
Why : Fundraising for research and support for
Motor Neurone Disease Tasmania
Teams : Each school can provide 1 boys’ and 1 girls’
team consisting of 10 players each (preferably
from Grade 9/10)
When : 12 to 13 December 2015
Time : 9:00am to 9:00am (24 hour)
Where : Elphin Sports Centre, Racecourse Crescent
Launceston
Contact : Miss Hall (RHS) for more information
Donation: Each team is encouraged to raise a target of $1000
($100 per player). Donations are to be made through the My
Cause website, which is accessible via the school’s Facebook
page or the link below.
Donations can be made at any time (starting today) through this
link. https://www.mycause.com.au/page/113585/beat-thebeast
Check out this small film about MND, titled Beat the Beast.
https://vimeo.com/143141061
Phoebe Meyer
Sue Napier Civics Award
Hamish White
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TAMAR VALLEY JUNIOR FOOTBALL
CLUB
Annual General Meeting
When : Wednesday 25 November 2015
Where : Grubb Street, Beaconsfield
Time : 7:00pm
Contact : Alison Ashlin  0438 281 704
Daryl Griffiths  0419 145 016
Wendy Harper  0438 113 812
Sherree Richards  04075 510 48
2016 Season, U13 U14 U15 & U16 Parents, Coaching & Support
Staff & Committee please attend.
LEGANA CAROLS
Legana Christian Church indoor community event held at 1
Gerrard Close (off Bridgenorth Road). All welcome and supper
provided.
When : Friday 18 December 2015
Time : 7:30pm
www.legana.org
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Housing Design is a new course that was introduced to Grade 9 and 10 students this year. This course explores the nature of the
building environment, the structure of a typical house, current design trends and the demands that modern architecture need to
comply with such as solar design and sustainable practices. During this course we are building a small studio/ flat. Whilst building this
structure to be sold at a later date, we are being taught to build a stud wall, install a window and door and plaster and paint the
interior of our structure. With Mr Hughes’ guidance the students have been working on a wide range of projects including a final
assessment piece that had to meet certain criteria; this incorporated samples of work that were completed throughout the course
of the second half of the school year. This course also included an excursion to the University School of Architecture and a walk to
a Hotondo Homes display home where students learnt the finer details and back-story behind designing and building a home. This
class would not be possible without the generous support and donations made by the following local businesses; Becks Launceston,
Glass Supplies Invermay, Plastamasta Invermay and Timber World Meander.
WEEK 6
Monday
Tuesday
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Nov
Nov
EXCURSIONS
Wednesday
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Nov
Thursday
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Nov
Friday
Saturday
Sunday
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Nov
Nov
Nov
Grade 7E Science/Physics, Airtime (RB) 1:15-3:00pm
Grade 9/10 Bronze Medallion, LC Pool (CE) 1:15-2:50pm
Grade 9/10 Outdoor Ed, Cable Hang Gliding (AJ) 1:00-2:50pm
Grade 9/10 Forensic Science, Launceston Police Station (TR) 1:00-3:00pm
Grade 8 Girl Power, Airtime/Laser Tag (KG) 10:45-12:10pm
Grade 9/10 Golf, Casino (AJ) 1:25-2:50pm
Grade 9/10 Racquet Sports, Tennis, Trevallyn (RG) 1:20-2:50pm
Grade 9/10 Sport & Rec, Indoor Sports Arena (DW & LG) 1:15-3:05pm
Grade 9/10 Sport Science, PYSCAM (DW) 11:00-12:40pm
Grade 7-9 Basketball
NHSSA Inter-High Athletics
Parents/Carers, please ensure that your child’s contact details we have on file are up-to-date. Please notify the school if there are
any changes to information previously provided.
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“RIVERSIDE RIPPERS”
GRADE 7
The members of the Grade 8 Council are all Riverside Rippers. Their recent planning and organisation of their
Halloween Social showed just how amazing they are. From the very first idea, to the selling of the leftover lollies the
day after the social, all members contributed in some way to the success of the night. Roles were shared so that
everyone was involved and even those who could not be there on the night contributed. The event was a huge
success due to the enthusiasm and spirit of involvement displayed by the Council. Special mention needs to be made
of the students who stayed behind after school on the night to set up the decorations, canteen, music and games:
Charlotte Edwards, Isabella Hay, Chiara Hull, Bailey Hume, Ryan Hume, Tom Meyer, Patrick Nothrop, Sean
Pollington and Kade Renshaw.
GRADE10
GRADE 9
Milly Ransom 7G
Milly’s infectious laugh is one of the
great pleasures that can be heard in
7G. She is a happy and motivated
student who has become much more
settled in class as the year has
progressed. She follows all of our
school values but in particular has developed great
relationships with both teachers and her peers. Milly
actively involves herself in all areas of school
life. Congratulations Milly.
GRADE 8
We value: RESPECT, RELATIONSHIPS, ACHIEVEMENT, SAFETY and FAIRNESS
Toby McKnight 7G
Toby is a kind and considerate student
who enjoys school life. He constantly
represents all the school values of
Respect,
Relationships,
Safety,
Achievement and Fairness. Toby has
been a class representative for the
Grade 7 Council in the first half of the year and his work
was invaluable when collating the food items that were
collected for charity. An asset to our class and to the
school, Toby should be congratulated for his positive
approach to school life.
Ebony Anderson 9B
Ebony is a delightfully mature, young
lady who is thoroughly deserving of
this week’s Grade 9 Ripper
award. She is forever displaying a
happy smiling face which is infectious
to all her meet her. Ebony is a quiet
achiever who consistently displays the school values in
everything she does. She is very supportive of other
students and willing to assist students and staff alike at all
times. Ebony is an incredible asset to our
grade. Congratulations Ebony for just being you!
Jay Spinks 9E
Jay is this week’s Grade 9 Ripper as
he is always willing to give 100% to
everything he does. Jay is a kind young
man who will go out of his way to say
hello to people to make them feel
happy. He has an infectious smile and a kind nature and
his commitment to trying his best is admirable to staff
and his peers. Well done Jay on being a lovely friend to
all and consistently upholding our school values.
Corrina Renshaw (10H)
Corrina has been nominated as a
Ripper this week to acknowledge the
mature and sensible way in which she
conducts herself both in and out of the
classroom. Her willingness to offer her
assistance to staff, most recently with
the Riverflicks Markets, has been appreciated. Corrina
upholds all the school values and maintains positive and
respectful relationship with all members of the school
community.
Sharnee Patterson (10F)
Sharnee is a quiet and responsible
young lady who is demonstrating
maturity in her approach to schooling
and in her relationships with other
students. She is punctual and reliable
and can be trusted to do the right thing at all times.
Sharnee is always polite and respectful to both staff and
students. She is new to Riverside High this year and has
done an amazing job of settling into a new school.
Congratulations, Sharnee!
Riverside High School
354 West Tamar Road, RIVERSIDE Tas 7250
 (03) 6327 6333 / Fax: (03) 6327 1455
Email: [email protected]
Web: http://education.tas.edu.au/riversidehigh
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