- New Principal - Mr Simon Dent
- Year 7 Report
- SRC Report
- Year 9
- Year 11/12 Newsletter
- Year 11/12 Enrolments ARE NOW OPEN!
- Thunder 3's Basketball Tournament
- Jungle Fantasy Update...
- Sneak Peak....
- Police Academy Fitness Testing
- Girls Football Gala Day
- Youth Leadership Challenge
- Lost Property - Term 3
- Parent Information - DON
- Join the Youth Volunteer Army
- Understanding Families
- Curious Climate
- Breast Cancer
- Next Months Calendar
The Year 7s have been very busy during this term by being actively involved in an array of activities and classes, such as: the football gala day, concert band, Jungle Fantasy rehearsals just to name a few! We believe it is so important for our students to take every opportunity to try a range of activities as they may find it to be something that they become passionate about, or even follow as a career path.
Week 8 of this term is Health and Wellbeing Week. The Year 7s will be participating in some options on offer throughout the week. Some of these include chess tournament, learning some Auslan, ceramic cup making, participating in a bike ride and enjoying an extra cooking lesson. Students will be able to register their interest over the next couple of days. During this week, students will also: have a guest speaker educating them about energy drinks, participate in a morning walk, engage in a team building afternoon and be involved in a homeroom lunchtime activities competition.
Congratulations to those students who have received a good note this term. It is great to see so many students acknowledged.
Good note recipients:
7B: Tahlia, Corben, Trey, Joel, Jordon, Charles, Taron, Jade, Sarah
7E: Paige, Taylor, Abbey, Lachie, Bradley, Lincoln, Brayden, Jaxson, Latisha, Reagan, Stella
7F: Jaxon, Connor, Thomas, Kobi, Ruby
Year 7 Leadership
Last term, the Year 7 Leadership team collected donations which could be used to create some care packs. We had a lot of support from the school community and were able to create fifty care packs. These were passed on to a Salvation Army representative and will be handed out to those who are homeless and in need. The students are currently working on a few other ideas to make the lives of others better.
If you have any questions concerning your child, please contact us via email or the school phone number.
Wendy Leonard and Shaun Conkie
Grade 7 Assistant Principal and Grade Coordinator
This term the SRC will be holding multiple events that may interest you. One of these events will be the spelling bee. The spelling bee will be on from weeks 5 to 7. There will be more information on the student notes regarding dates for each grades spelling bee and finals. We will be having lunchtime activities again this term, however, we’ve decided to cancel our movie lunch today due to multiple events being on. Breakfast club is still on every Tuesday and Thursday from around quarter past eight and will be serving cheese toasties.
Thank you, the SRC Team
Year 9 Report
With the end of the term approaching comes an opportunity to reflect on the events, achievements and learning that have occurred within Year 9 this term. We would like to Congratulate the following people:
- Jacob Gaffney for achieving a High Distinction in the Science Competition.
- Campbell Jones for being selected to represent Tasmania in July with U/16’s basketball team.
Our students have been busy, participating in events and opportunities such as the school’s Freeze MND Day, Cross-Country, Spelling Bee as well as completing their last set of NAPLAN tests.
Students in year 9 have also been diligently working in core classes. When asked what they have learnt this term, students mentioned topics such as Quadratics, Big Science Investigation, Australian Identity and Colonisation.
In Options classes, some of our Grade 9’s are rehearsing for the upcoming Jungle Fantasy production, altering images in Photoshop, working at the local Childcare centre, and enjoying multiple bushwalks/mountain bike rides in Outdoor Education. These are just some of the learning opportunities our students have participated in this term.
As the time to rest approaches, we look forward to what new opportunities and experiences a new term will bring.
Written by - Sam Mawer
Alumni Story: Marlee Johnston
Marlee was among the first Year 12s to graduate from USC in 2017. She was also the first student to finish Year 12 at USC and go on to further study at university. Marlee completed a Bachelor of Psychological Science at UTAS. After graduating, Marlee got a job at the Tasmania Health Services where she is now working with patients who have chronic mental health concerns. Recently she was accepted into UTAS to study her Honours in Psychology, and is now working on completing her thesis focused on the relationship between financial factors such as income-based poverty (relative deprivation) and financial stress and students' academic aspirations. We were really pleased to hear that Marlee is now in the process of applying to study a Masters in Clinical and Professional Psychology at UTAS or a mainland university.
Enterprise at Work
Students undertaking Enterprise at Work have created a new business. They are making button badges to promote school activities and groups. The course is designed to give students hands-on experience in running a business, from idea to completion. It allows the group to collaborate and put business theory into practice, while having fun and giving them experience in different enterprise roles.
Here are some class members manufacturing badges to promote the USC production ‘Jungle Fantasy’. If you have a group, charity or cause you would like to promote, the Enterprise at Work class can create badges using either your own design, or they can create one for you. Rates are very reasonable and there is a discount for bulk orders and charities.
Our students who are studying their Certificate II in Salon Assistant are currently having Year 7 students visit as clients for a ‘pamper session’. This is a great reward for our Year 7s and an excellent opportunity for our Salon students to have real life clients.
2022 Written Examination Timetable
Please find below the 2022 Written Examination timetable.
2023 Enrolments for Year 11 & 12
It was excellent to see students and their families attending our recently held Information Night about Year 11 and 12 at Ulverstone Secondary College. We are currently discussing 2023 enrolment with our Year 11 students and will be having follow up conversations with Year 10 students in the coming weeks.
If you would like to discuss pathways for 2023 further including making an individual appointment, please contact Kate Reynolds through the main office or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Thunder 3’s Basketball Tournament
Once again, the Thunder 3’s Basketball Tournament has proven to be a success. Our year 9 and 10 students travelled to Devonport on Wednesday 6 July, and our year 7 and 8 students on Wednesday 17 August.
The days consisted of teams of four playing anywhere from four to five games then moving through to finals. All students put in a huge amount of effort throughout the day and managed to enjoy themselves and have fun, whilst remaining somewhat competitive. The canteen’s hot chips certainly were a hit during lunch time and plenty of three’s were attempted, successful or not.
We would like to congratulate all teams that gave the tournament a go, we love seeing some different teams than usual get in and give it a crack. A special congratulations goes to our year 8 female team and our year 9 female team for being their winners for their respective divisions. Well done to all.
Sports Administration & HPE Support
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The Technical Theatre class have been extremely busy painting the set and completing props and costumes. They have also taken responsibility for the fantastic poster design and are putting together the program.
The cast and band have just about completed blocking, learnt choreography and the musical score so that we can start to put it all together.
A final rehearsal schedule has been put up at school and posted on the cast and crew facebook page. Please look at this as we will be adding in Sunday rehearsals from 18 September. If you would like a copy of the final rehearsal schedule email Ms Paterson email@example.com
1999 Reunion Show
Do you know anyone who was involved in the 1999 production?
The performance on Saturday 29 October will be a reunion show for cast, band and crew involved in the 1999 show. Mr Cleaver (Director) and Mrs Purnell (Costume designs and making ) are keen to get in touch with those who are keen to attend this event. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com for further details.
How to keep up to date with the latest news:
Don’t forget to join the USC 2022 production Jungle Fantasy facebook page for cast, band, crew members and families to receive the latest information and rehearsal schedules. We will also post dances from rehearsals for you to go over.
Please feel free a request to join this closed group.
A huge thank you to the following people or organisations who have become official sponsors of Jungle Fantasy. We greatly appreciate and value your support.
Show Systems Australia
Priceline Pharmacy Ulverstone
School Purchasing Services
Full Life Pharmacy
Senator Anne Urquhart
Mr Jeremy Rockliff MP
Mr Roger Jaensch MP
Ulverstone Repertory Theatre Society
Will the Jungle Queen’s secret remain a secret?
Will Catalina ever be able to play the sacred horn correctly?
Will Moonchie become a Movie Star?
All will be revealed in this fun, family friendly musical, that features a host of colourful characters, a large chorus of Jungle Cats, Bonglies and Monkeys and a rockin’ live band! This production is suitable for all ages. We can’t wait to share it with you!
On Tuesday 16 August some of our Year 10 students who expressed interest in a career with the Tasmania Police were given the opportunity to try out the Academy Suitability Fitness Testing held at the Burnie PCYC. The testing included a multistage fitness test, push-up maximum test and an agility run test. It was great to see each student give their best effort and push through with grit and resilience. The group even scored praise and commendation from the Sergeant! Well done everyone who came!
AFL Tasmania Girls Football Gala Days
This year the year 7/8 girls football gala day was held on Friday 12 August and the year 9/10 day on Wednesday 24 August at Byard Park, Devonport. It was fantastic to see such high levels of participation from our female students this year.
Our two teams involved students with a variety of level of experience in football. The best part about these gala days is that they are perfect for leaning new skills and leaning how to play the game. We would like to congratulate all female students on their efforts during the day, it seems as though they thoroughly enjoyed themselves.
Overall, our year 9/10 team placed seventh, and our year 7/8 team placed third. Teamwork, grit, resilience, and determination all played a big part in the success of our teams this year.
Sports Administration & HPE Support
Join the Youth Volunteer Army today!
Volunteering Tasmania is seeking young people to join a new initiative called the Youth Volunteer Army.
What is the Youth Volunteer Army?
This exciting new program is adapted from a successful New Zealand program aimed at recognising young people’s volunteering contribution and building a culture of volunteering amongst young people. The Youth Volunteer Army provides a clear and fun way to record volunteer hours, and then translate those contributions into experience, skills, and community contributions.
How do I get involved?
Download the app (click here for the App Store and here for Google Play) and start logging your volunteer hours. Through the app, you can track your hours and achievements through a CV of volunteering (summary of service). You can use this when applying for scholarships, apprenticeships and employment. And you will also work towards earning badges for your amazing volunteer efforts!
To find out more about the Youth Volunteer Army, click here or contact Belinda Gillard at school.
Family Satisfaction Survey Closes 23 September
Below you will find a link to the 2022 Family Satisfaction survey. Please take the time to complete this online survey, because it will help guide our school improvement agenda.
There is also a link to a 1 minute video which explains the purpose of the survey and how the information your provide will be handled.
If you have any questions about the survey or have trouble accessing the link please contact the school.