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23/03/2015
he term has finally come to an end and the Year 8 students have now settled into the life that is high school. The Year 8 cohort have once again managed to show the rest of the school what a fantastic group of students they are.

They have upheld the school’s reputation, showing exemplary behaviour as they participated in the first session of the High Resolves Global Citizenship Program, “Collective Identity”, where students learnt how to develop skills to recognise and critically evaluate the differences that exist in society and to work together more constructively to overcome these differences.  This unique program aims to inspire, challenge and motivate students to contribute meaningfully to both the Caboolture State High School community and the wider community.

The students were also forwarded the opportunity to engage in health talks. These ‘Real Talk’ classes are an important part of facilitating student growth and development. It involved students collaborating in small and large group activities, giving students yet another opportunity to make new friends.

In order to motivate the Year 8s to participate in the school community, the Year 8 cohort are involved in “The Spirit Games”. This exciting program tracks student participation and creates friendly competition between the 6 house-group classes. So far, 8B1 are ahead with a whopping 47 points. The house-group to win the Term 1 Spirit Games will receive a special class prize. So students, “You’ve got to be in it to win it!”

To top off what has been a fantastic start to the year, the 2015 Year 8 leaders were formally acknowledged at this year’s first Junior Secondary Assembly.

The 2015 Year 8 House-Group Captains are:
8B1 - Taylah Carlson and JJ Barry
8F1 – Michael Rooney and Mickayla Bugden
8F2 – Alara Saroglia and Danielle Hayward
8M1 – Riley Forrester and Shontah Kunert
8S1 – Stephanie Marriott and Ryann Duignan
8S2 - Storm Manning and James Hawley

These dedicated and enthusiastic young students have been accepted in an important role, a role that I am sure they will carry out with PRIDE and diligence. Congratulations House-Group Captains.

To finish, I will leave the Year 8s with a quote…

““You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.” ― Dr. Seuss

Miss Jade Pinney
Year 8 Coordinator