Freshwater 7s Rugby League Carnival-ISC girls triumphant!
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Edition 14—17 September 2019 Freshwater 7s Rugby League Carnival—ISC girls triumphant! On Friday, September 13th Innisfail State College attended the Freshwater Rugby League 7s in Cairns. We took 3 teams: U13 boys, U15 boys and U16 girls. Our U15 boys battled hard all day and finished with 2 draws and 2 losses. It was a fantastic effort considering all but 2 of the squad being 14 years old. Our U13s finished the pool round with 3 wins and 1 loss. This put us up against Smithfield in the semi final. Unfortunately our boys were unable to withstand the online pressure in the dying minutes and went down by a try. Our girls went through the day undefeated and placed us up against Trinity Bay in the final. In an end-to-end game, our girls pulled off a remarkable victory defeating T Bay by 4 tries to 3. Another incredible game from a young group of ladies who never give up and punch well above their weight! Congratulations to all students from ISC for a great day of footy! Shakefest Competition Last week, Latana-Lee Simpson and Brenda Moua participated in the state-wide Shakefest competition at Cairns State High School. Both students delivered charming and engaging monologues, competing against students from the North Queensland region. Brenda had the audience on the edge of their seats with her rendition of Portia’s monologue from The Merchant of Venice, while Latana-Lee found herself with a case of “hard act to follow” yet delivered a very compelling interpretation of the same monologue. Both girls performed exceptionally well and were warmly applauded and encouraged by their fellow competitors. Latana-Lee and Brenda represented the school exceptionally well, and participated in workshops to extend their skillsets, making new and exciting friendships. The atmosphere at this year’s competition was like no other, with all students cheering loudly and encouraging each other after every single performance. Both girls now nervously await their results, which will be announced at the end of the term. We wish them well as they wait to hear whether they get to continue their experience with Shake and Stir Theatre Company in Brisbane, participating in one of their Shakespearean productions. Aquarium excursion Year 10 Geographers traversed the murky waters of the outback towards the pristine coral of the Great Barrier Reef on their recent guided tour of the Cairns Aquarium. Many students were in awe of the amazing species diversity that inhabits our inland waterways, creeks, rivers, estuaries and oceans. Our focus on the sustainability of these varied environments encouraged our students to engage with the many environmental problems that confront us with climate change in 2019. Year 10 geography students are to be congratulated on their commendable behaviour exhibited throughout the day. It is wonderful to have members of the public acknowledge the politeness of our students whilst attending off-campus curriculum-based activities. For sale by tender Innisfail State College has for sale a purpose-built eight-canoe trailer (registered, new tyres) together with 8 Canadian-style canoes and associated equipment including paddles, life jackets and helmets. Tenders in writing for the entire single “lot” of equipment in “as is” condition will be accepted at the school office up to 4pm Tuesday 8th October. Envelopes to be marked “Confidential offer for canoes and trailer”. Equipment can be viewed by arrangement this week (phone 4078 0222) or via photographs on Gumtree. No warranty for any equipment is implied or given. ISC reserves the right not to accept a tender, and delivery is at the cost of the buyer. Submissions must disclose any interests or links with departmental employees. Innisfail State College acknowledges the Mamu People, Traditional Custodians of the country in which this College is located, and pays respect to their Elders past and present and emerging.
Mamu Health Careers Day The Innisfail State College Health Trade Centre was alive with activity last Friday for the Mamu Health Careers Day. Forty-five year 7 & 8 indigenous students volunteered to spend the day with health professionals from the Mamu Health Service, Innisfail Hospital, James Cook University and other health organisations to gain hands on experience in the health industry. These students engaged in pig heart dissections, fish hook removals, dentistry (making a real filling), hand hygiene, personal protective equipment, microscopy and ambulance simulated real-life scenarios provided by Rescue-1. The objective of the day which was fully funded by Mamu Health Services was to target our young indigenous students to start early in considering a career pathway to the health services. They had the opportunity to talk with trainee doctors, registered nurses, trainee dentists, registrar doctors and paramedics. These students were also supported by our own year 12 Health students who also gained further experience in this sector. ISC would like to thank Mamu Health Services and all the organisations that donated their time and resources to empowering our possible wonderful future health professionals! National Assessment Program This year, a sample of Year 6 and Year 10 students from across Australia will take part in a national online sample assessment in Civics and Citizenship. The NAP–CC sample assessment supports the goal of Australian schooling for students to become active and informed citizens. In doing this, the assessment collects information about students’ civics and citizenship-related knowledge and understanding, attitudes, beliefs and behaviours. The purpose of the online assessment is to inform schools, education ministers and the community about the levels of student achievement in civics and citizenship education among Year 6 and Year 10 students across Australia. Innisfail State College has been selected by drawing a random sample of schools in each state and territory across Australia. A sample of twenty year 10 students will be randomly selected to complete the assessment. Parents will be advised accordingly. The online assessment which will be held on Wednesday 16 October at 9am is intended to test students’ levels of knowledge and understanding of civics and citizenship matters. Students are not expected to study for this assessment, and last minute preparation is unnecessary. ISC’s newest trainee Library news Congratulations to For the second month running, year 8 our newest school student Keiren Rawnsley has won the based trainee, ISC Reader of the Month with an Hayden Averkoff amazing 23 non fiction and 25 who is employed by fiction books read during August. Innisfail State Keiren has been exploring the subjects College one day a of human anatomy and manga fiction. week as an IT He receives a prize pack for his efforts. trainee. Hayden will complete a Cert III Yr 11 Aquatics in Information, This term, year 11 Aquatic Digital Media and Practices students have each Technology completing his on-line training with TAFE. built their own fishing rod from Congratulations Hayden! a blank kit as part of the fishing unit. Students learn the parts and skills to construct their rod Primary Schools’ Sports Gala Day as part of their assessment. On Wednesday 4th September, 30 of our Upcoming events senior students Tue 17 & Wed 18 Oct HOTSHOTS for year 6 students attended the Primary Wed 18 September Flying Fish Point SS Multicultural Day Schools Gala Sport Day Friday 20 September Final day of term 3 at Calendar Park. They Tuesday 8 October First day of term 4 were busy officiating Week 1 Mental Health Week soccer, Oztag and Wed 9 October Car crash scenario—year 11 and 12 students netball for the 120 year Thursday 10 October Odd Sock Day (for Mental Health Week) 3 to 6 students who Saturday 12 October Relay for Life -Go ISC teams! attended the day. Our Mourilyan School Fete students did an amazing job encouraging and coaching Monday 14 October P & C Meeting 7pm A block Year 7 immunisations dose 2 primary school students and received plenty of positive Tue 15—Fri 18 Oct Year 11 & 12 AQP camp feedback from primary school staff and students. Monday 21 October Student Free Day
DLC’s 9th Annual Art Gallery Opening On Friday evening, the Diverse Learning Centre held their ninth Art Gallery Opening. The theme this year was – Rainbows – Colours and Shapes. A large group of staff, family and friends of the DLC attended the opening from 6.30 pm. During Term 3, students focussed on Visual Arts on Wednesdays in four week cycles to produce a range of art works using the seven colours of the rainbow. The pieces, this year included: A large ‘Rainbow Serpent’ which was a whole-of-school project demonstrating many indigenous styles of painting Fabric printing onto satin to create table runners and a teepee created from students’ individual art pieces (from the book ‘Rainbow Menagerie’) Tile prints onto pillowcases using the colours of the rainbow Mark Photostories around the moods and feelings created by the colours of the rainbow Printed drawings from the touch screen that students created using the colours of the rainbow 3D depiction from ‘Tiddlick, the Frog’ Many of the students’ artworks were inspired by books about rainbows they have read eg – ‘How the Turtle Got Its Shell’ from which students created a large fabric turtle sewing a range of different beading and stitching effects into the shell The older students delved into some modern graffiti work using pops of colours that describe shape and movement; The Early Childhood group created several projects of their own including a landscape scene and a 3D group project, ‘Under the Rainbow’ Throughout the whole gallery were many paintings completed by students using a range of media and tools, eg, brushes, rollers, scrapers. As we look forward to a larger celebration of our students’ creative skills for our tenth anniversary, we are Ihaka already considering the theme and location on the second last Friday of Term 3, 2020! Jarad Clive Logan Hospitality students On Sunday afternoon, year 11 students Malachi Campbell, Gabby Doyle, Hayley Tamblyn, and Rose Butcher accompanied by Mrs Thompson and Mrs Medley to help with service at the Babinda Harvest Festival Princess High Tea. The students did a tremendous job serving tea, coffee and afternoon tea to over 150 guests. Congratulations to these wonderful students who gave up their own time over the week-end to assist with this function. Boating qualifications Last week, year 11 & 12 Aquatic Practice students attended Ski North, Babinda to complete their boat licence test requirements. Students completed a comprehensive two-day practical session and have all qualified for their motor boat licences. Peppertree Restaurant 2019 season closes Over the last two terms, the year 11 and 12 Certificate II Hospitality students have conducted nine restaurants at ISC’s Peppertree Restaurant. Students prepared, produced and served three course a-la- carte meals to 80 guests each Friday night, along with serving cocktails and other drinks from the restaurant bar.
Student leadership at ISC in Term 3 Student leaders have been busy with numerous events and fundraisers this term. As we commence preparations for the end of term three, the Student Council and Peer Mentors remind you to check in with your loved ones and ask the simple question of ‘R U Ok?’. Our annual breakfast was once again a highlight, with many students and staff having time together to really engage in conversation. On behalf of the ISC community, I wish to express my sincere gratitude to all who have supported student leaders as well as the student leaders themselves for their commitment and acknowledge their dedication to representing the entire ISC student body. Ms Monti Student Council Teacher Co-ordinator. Student Council members volunteered their time to assist the Lioness women in hosting a Pensioner’s Morning Tea. Students were provided with Our wonderful student leaders enjoyed a leadership camp at Daradgee the opportunity to demonstrate their community spirit by assisting the Environmental Education Centre early in term three where they were Lioness women in serving food and distributing prizes. Students were challenged to embrace the attributes that make a good leader and continually congratulated on their assistance with the event and were encouraged to identify their strengths as a leader. requested to return next year! Our Father’s Day raffle was a tremendous success thanks to the support Student leaders recently organised a highly successful RnB disco. Staff and students dressed in very hip gear with cool shades and hats to show off of many students and staff for purchasing tickets and the generous their funky flare. On behalf of all students I would like to thank Miss Monti donations made by many local businesses. for coordinating the student leaders to organise this wonderful extra curricula opportunity.
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