School cap­tains for 2016

Isis Town and Country - - News - By PRIN­CI­PAL AL­LAN COOK

THE fi­nal term for 2015 is un­der­way, as usual a very busy term as fi­nal work and as­sess­ments are com­bined with cel­e­bra­tions for our se­nior grad­u­ates.

Con­sis­tent hard work, through to the end of the school year, is the key to achiev­ing the best pos­si­ble out­comes.

The very im­por­tant 2016 nom­i­na­tions for school cap­tains and se­nior lead­ers con­tinue.

Th­ese are very im­por­tant po­si­tions within a school and so the se­lec­tion process of writ­ten ap­pli­ca­tion and in­ter­views and for school cap­tains, speeches and bal­lot is rig­or­ous.

This has en­sured the Isis High School com­mu­nity has en­joyed a long tra­di­tion of ‘high cal­i­bre’, qual­ity stu­dent lead­er­ship, with our school cap­tains Vanessa, Ri­ley, Coby and Thomas cer­tainly no ex­cep­tion.

Th­ese se­lec­tion pro­cesses will con­tinue over the com­ing weeks and the 2016 school cap­tains will be an­nounced on awards evening Tues­day, Oc­to­ber 27 is a very sig­nif­i­cant school cel­e­bra­tion.

Th­ese are op­por­tu­ni­ties to sup­port our stu­dents and school high­lights not to be missed.

In­vi­ta­tion to awards cer­e­monies

There will be two cer­e­monies con­ducted on this day at the Childers Com­mu­nity Sta­dium in the school grounds.

A morn­ing pre­sen­ta­tion cer­e­mony will com­mence at 10am and will ac­knowl­edge stu­dents re­ceiv­ing awards for mer­i­to­ri­ous be­hav­iour through­out the year, as well as mu­sic awards, sports merit awards and bronze awards for sport­ing achieve­ment.

In ad­di­tion, house tro­phies from through­out the year will be pre­sented to the win­ning house cap­tains.

The evening awards cer­e­mony will start at 7pm and recog­nises achieve­ment in aca­demic, sport­ing, ser­vice and cul­tural fields, as well as spe­cial awards.

The cer­e­mony will also fea­ture the nam­ing of the School Cap­tains for 2016.

Par­ents and friends are in­vited to at­tend th­ese most en­joy­able func­tions and cel­e­brate stu­dent achieve­ment.

Mary­bor­ough Hu­man Pow­ered Ve­hi­cle (HPV) Tech­nol­ogy Chal­lenge

The Isis High Hu­man Pow­ered Ve­hi­cle team com­peted very suc­cess­fully in this year’s 24 hour en­durance race held around the city streets of Mary­bor­ough on the last week­end be­fore the spring va­ca­tion.

While the ma­jor­ity of the field are sin­gle oc­cu­pant re­cum­bent trikes, Isis High has cho­sen to con­test the tan­dem cat­e­gory with a school-built ma­chine where the rid­ers are seated back to back.

This odd ve­hi­cle is a crowd favourite and is re­port­edly fun to ride.

In close rac­ing with last year’s win­ner, Bris­bane Bay­side State Col­lege, the Childers crew took the win by only seven laps.

While the event is mostly lots of fun, there were some im­por­tant learn­ing mo­ments about re­silience as stu­dents man­age the in­evitable ma­chine break­downs un­der stress­ful con­di­tions, such as fa­tigue and sleep de­pri­va­tion.

The Isis High HPV Team con­sisted of Josh, Caleb, Billy, Lley­ton, Jymi, Vic­tor, James, Thak­danai.

I would like to con­grat­u­late the stu­dents who com­peted in the Mary­bor­ough Tech­nol­ogy Chal­lenge.

Their be­hav­iour was out­stand­ing and I look for­ward to tak­ing them again next year.

An­drew Cole - ‘HPV Ge­nius’

Year 7 kitchen gar­dens

Our Year 7 veg­gie ‘kitchen gar­dens’ are in full swing and stu­dents (and teach­ers) are get­ting very ex­cited about the prospect of a sec­ond har­vest this year.

The bok choy is leafy; the zuc­chi­nis look green and shiny and the snow peas are abun­dant.

For Year 7 stu­dents Phoebe, Xan­the and Ebanie, Agri­cul­tural Sci­ence is one of their elec­tive sub­jects and it is great that stu­dents get ‘hands-on’ ex­pe­ri­ence of both an­i­mal and plant food pro­duc­tion.

School So­cial

In the last week of last term, the Stu­dent Coun­cil held a very suc­cess­ful and en­joy­able ‘dance’ at the Childers Cul­tural Cen­tre.

The theme was Dis­ney, which stu­dents took up with en­thu­si­asm and which saw a va­ri­ety of Dis­ney char­ac­ters.

The so­cial was an­other great suc­cess thanks to the very good or­gan­i­sa­tion of Ms Nguyen, to­gether with the sup­port of a small, but ca­pa­ble, group of Year 12 stu­dents.

Ms Kirk­land, Deputy Prin­ci­pal

State Hon­ours En­sem­ble Pro­gram

The Queens­land State Hon­ours En­sem­ble Pro­gram is a highly re­garded mu­sic pro­gram that brings to­gether the finest young Queens­land string, wind, brass and per­cus­sion mu­si­cians, un­der the tute­lage of a team of em­i­nent in­ter­na­tional and na­tional con­duc­tors, in a world-class en­vi­ron­ment.

The in­ten­sive four-day pro­gram of tu­ition cul­mi­nates in a gala con­cert in the Main Per­for­mance Theatre, Qld Con­ser­va­to­rium of Mu­sic at Grif­fith Univer­sity, South Bank, Bris­bane.

Isis High was rep­re­sented in the wind in­stru­ments sec­tion by ta­lented Year 11 stu­dent and clar­inet­tist, Matthew.

Matthew re­ports it was a very hard four days of mu­sic, but in­cred­i­bly re­ward­ing.

He said he learnt a lot and en­joyed the con­cert fi­nale.

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

ISIS DIS­TRICT STATE HIGH SCHOOL: Prin­ci­pal Al­lan Cook.

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