- Principal's Address
- Year 7 Report
- Year 7 English - Lenny's Book of Everything
- Health and Wellbeing Week
- Year 8 - Launceston Trip
- Year 11 & 12 Update
- Year 12 Work Readiness Class
- School Based Media Trainee
- Jungle Fantasy
- HAWKS CUP
- A Message from our Librarian
- Spring is here - Hay fever
- Ride Day
Term Three has been a big term for our Year 7 students where many have been involved in a wide range of extra-curricular activities, developing, and learning new skills as well as showcasing their talents. We have several Year 7 students involved in Junior Band, who demonstrated their skills in the last assembly as well as in the Music Soiree which was held this week. We have a number of students involved in the college’s production, Jungle Fantasy, which is fantastic. All Year 7 students will have the opportunity to attend a matinee and watch their peers early in Term Four. We have students who have just started the spring netball roster and others who participated in the English Competition. We acknowledge Taylor (7E), Bradley (7E), Tomas (7C) and Charlie (7C) who received credits, and to Charles (7B) who received a merit certificate. Students represented Year 7 in the annual Spelling Bee Competition. Our year group section was won by Tannah (7E). Our Year 7 leaders are already thinking about Term 4 and are planning some events ready to celebrate the end of year and many other students continually focus on their learning and are having success in their classrooms. Well done to the year group for taking on so many opportunities!
Term Four will also be a busy time for our Year 7s. We have PAT testing early in the term as well as our two-day athletics carnival. Students will receive information about these days in Week 5.
Finally, a big shout out to Roxy (7F) who participated in the state Gymnastic Championships.
We wish all Year 7 students a happy and safe break. Rest up and get set for an exciting Term Four.
Wendy Leonard Shaun Conkie
Assistant Principal Year 7 Coordinator
This term in English, Year 7s have been examining the novel, ‘Lenny’s Book of Everything’. It is written by an Australian Author Karen Foxlee and is a heartfelt story that focuses on the importance of family, love and growing up. As part of our study, students have also been exploring poetry and have created a range of poems such as haikus, cinquains, limericks, rhyming poems etc. Below are some examples of student work.
The owl flew through the sky so fast, he is invisible
The owl glides to the ground soft as a feather
The owl’s eyes glow fiery and strong
He is lost and alone but happy and free
His screech is a fire alarm, loud and echoing
Another owl glides into view as glamorous and carefree as a rose
He is in love
She is in love
They are together lost but happy
Together forever travelling the world as joyful as a sun.
Rainbow leaves are on the ground
the wind is breezy.
THE MAN FROM THE WEST
There was an old man from the west
He was going to commit theft
He took someone’s dog
Because the man was a hog
Then he ran to his car and left.
I can see the waves
Chirping birds and smelly fish
Taste the salty sand.
The water shimmers
critters crawl in the ocean
Waves crash on the rocks
Kick the soccer ball
The crowd is cheering loudly
We can score a goal.
Bill lost the plot!
He was awful like no other,
He lost the plot over dots!
He is nothing like his brother,
His brother was a decent man,
With many, many fans!
Health and Wellbeing Week
Week 8 was USC’s Health and Wellbeing Week. During the week we had some guest speakers visit grades, teachers volunteer to take some extra activities such as chess, mountain bike riding, cooking, ceramics, Auslan, first aid and board games, staff participate in a wellbeing afternoon, and grade activities such as a morning walk during homeroom and lunch time volleyball competitions. Thank you to everyone who helped put everything together for the week.
During Week 8, we had Lucy from the Pelvic Pain Foundation of Australia talk to some of our senior students about periods, pain and endometriosis. The students found the session information and we received some positive feedback.
- At the end of the session:
- Around 87% reported feeling like they had a medium or high level of information about endometriosis and where to get help.
All students agreed that PPEP Talk® was at least somewhat informative.
- All but one student felt they had learned something they didn’t already know about the human body.
- For those who experience period pain, over 90% said that PPEP Talk® would help them with their pain.
- All students agreed that the session would at least somewhat help them with their general health and wellbeing.
Pit Stop is an initiative by the Tasmanian Health Service. It is marketed as “putting your health over the pits” so much like a car we all need a check-up every now and then.
During week 8, the Year 11-12 students were encouraged to take ownership of their health by visiting a range of checkpoints on offer, designed to explore aspects of their health. The results that came in were quite positive and students enjoyed the experience.
Head Space visit
During Week 8, Head Space spoke to the Year 8 students about strategies and support to help develop resilience. The students were able to reflect on what supports they currently have, for example family, as well as write down and discuss what strategies they felt worked best for them as an individual.
Youth, Family and Community Connections
Bianca from Youth, Family and Community Connections spoke to our Year 7s about energy drinks and the negative effects it has on our bodies. The session was very informative, and the students enjoyed the presentation.
Today, 29 September some of our year 8 students who have shown school values throughout the term were invited on a trip to Launceston to go to Launceston Lanes, Launceston Complex and out for lunch at Burger Junkie.
The Year 12 Work Readiness students had a fantastic excursion to TasTAFE in Launceston recently. They learnt about the huge amount of training options available with TasTAFE and especially enjoyed a delicious lunch at Drysdale.
Congratulations to our School based Media Trainee and Year 12 student Alec Turale on his recent selection as a finalist in the School-based Apprentice/Trainee of the Year Award in the Tasmanian Training Awards. Alec attended a gala dinner at Wrest Point Casino in Hobart where he was presented his finalist certificate on stage (pictured). This is wonderful recognition to Alec, who does an excellent job juggling his VET studies in Information Technology, employment at the college and his Year 12 subjects.
Things are starting to get hot in the jungle and we are looking forward to bumping into the theatre at the start of next term.
We are super busy adding the finishing touches to the set, props and costumes. As well as frantically finishing choreography, and rehearsing, rehearsing, rehearsing.
Tickets are on sale and selling faster than a monkey swinging through the jungle.
Available online https://www.trybooking.com/CBJII Make sure you book your seats now, so you don’t miss out.
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!
Coming to Hive this October, Hi-Vis, the inaugural exhibition of art by secondary students from the Central Coast region.
The first of its kind on the Central Coast, this exhibition incorporates artworks from each of our local secondary schools, including Ulverstone Secondary College, Penguin District School, Leighlands Christian School and North West Christian School. Hi-Vis consists of over 80 works in a range of mediums – from painting and drawing to sculpture – by the artists of tomorrow (Years 7 to 12).
Hive would like to invite the school community to attend the opening on Saturday 1 October at 2pm, to RSVP email firstname.lastname@example.org
Exhibition dates: Saturday 1 October – Sunday 23 October 2022
Hive Art Gallery
Hive, Level 1
50 Main Street