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Year 12 Happenings

Term 4, with 7 weeks remaining of schooling for the Year 12 cohort, it is a very busy time of year.
On the last day of Term 3, I was lucky enough to accompany Kate Brown and attend the Secondary Schools Citizenship Awards at Parliament House. The Order of Australia Association recognised Kate’s hard work in the community at a ceremony where 11 Certificates of Community Service and 12 Secondary Schools Citizenship Awards given out. We are fortunate at our school to have so many members of the student population willing to spend their time giving back to the community. Congratulations to Kate for her Secondary Schools Citizenship Award.
The first week of the holidays, 46 Caboolture State High School staff and students descended on the slopes of Perisher Blue and Ski Rider Resort, in the Kosciuszko National Park. We spent four magical days snowboarding and skiing the slopes of Blue Cow and Perisher, completing creek challenges and carving up the dance floor on our final night in Ski Rider. While there were a few spills and thrills, with a few (too many) trips to the local medical centre, by “Magic Day Three” our students, and Mr Everett, were beginning to master turns and even a few who were landing jumps. Special shout out to Ty Coutts and Jasmin Jensen, as well as returning ski trippers, Corey Carroll and Steele Ford, for their patience and helping hand in lessons and taking groups out on the slopes. The trip wouldn’t have been possible at all without the staff who came along for the ride, “G-Dawg”, Everett and Miss Hayes. The annual “Ski Trip Video” is currently being compiled by Mrs D’Arcy’s Year 12 ICT class and we will have a formal “Video Viewing” at the end of the term.
The graduating class of 2016 have celebrated together at the school’s Pre-Formal function and School Formal at Victoria Park. One hundred and twenty-six elegantly dressed ladies and well-dressed young men attended the formal function on Friday evening at Victoria Park. Adrian Van Katwyk was our MC for the evening and did a remarkable job. He was ably supported by Corey Rufus and Marie Aiiloilo. Staff from the school and the venue commended the students on their manners and behaviour, as well as on their gorgeous gowns and suits. Photos are being uploaded and edited by the photographer. As soon as the photos are available, students will be given details regarding the ordering of photos during House Group. An essential reminder to students to attend those important ten minutes each morning in House Group as this is when they will receive the important information regarding assessment, valedictory and formal photos.
November 17 is the final roll call for the 2016 graduating class. Early this week a letter will go home with students with the information regarding rehearsals and very shortly an invitation will be sent home for the students and three family members to attend the evening. Because of seating arrangements in the School Hall, a limit of three seats per student is required, however there MAY be additional seating available once final numbers are known. Students will be asked to arrive 6.30 for a 7.00pm start and the evening will run for approximately an hour and a half.
With such a busy time ahead for students, I’ve encouraged students to enjoy the last few weeks of their high school journey, remember the people who are there with them for the ride, those who helped them get there, and the hurdles they’ve had to overcome. Enjoy formal, enjoy the final school camps, and enjoy one another’s company but set those last few goals, and work to achieve them. An exciting few weeks ahead so please enjoy the experience.
Kristy Paskin
Year 12 Coordinator