School captains for 2016
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.
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.
ISIS DISTRICT STATE HIGH SCHOOL: Principal Allan Cook.