- Principal Report
- Up and coming dates for November
- Mobile Phone Policy
- Year 7 Report
- SEIA Report
- Jungle Fantasy
- Cricket Championships
- Athletics Carnival 2022
- World Teachers Day
- Shout Out
- Senior Formal
- Save the Floods - Sausage Sizzle
- North West Regional Schools Netball Championships
- COVID-19 Update
- Devonport Tennis Club
- Professional Learning Day
- Roller Skating Club!
- School Association Nominations 2023
- STEM Activity Program - HIVE
- Junior League
Up and coming dates for November
|Week 4 & 5||Year 11/12 Exams|
|Friday 11 November||Year 12 Dinner @ Buttons|
|Saturday & Sunday 12/13 November||High School Basketball Championships|
|Tuesday 15 November||USC/DON Course Enrolments|
|Thursday 17 November||Whole School Social|
|Tuesday 22 November||Art Excursion - Launceston|
|Wednesday 23 & Thursday 24 November||Athletics Carnival!!|
|Friday 25 November||Public Holiday|
It’s hard to believe we are already into Term Four and our Year 7 students will soon be in Year 8.
Last Wednesday, we took all Year 7 students to see our school production Jungle Fantasy. It was a great opportunity for them to see their peers on stage and help celebrate the performance. Overall, the students behaved well as an audience member, and we hope this encourages more students to be involved in our next production.
In Week 6, students will be involved in our whole school athletics carnival. This is held over two days at the athletics track in Penguin. More information regarding the carnival will be passed on in week 5.
Last week during REBOOT time, we held a grade assembly. The focus on this assembly was on our school value, RESPECT and how we need to treat others the way we would like to be treated. We also spoke about the process for students wanting to put themselves forward for SRC in 2023. It was good to see a handful of students grab nomination forms and put themselves forward. We encourage students to take on every opportunity that comes their way. In our assembly, we also announced the winners of our Term 3 ‘Top Dog’ award. This went to 7B, who were deemed the most respectful class during the final week of last term.
Also, well done to Hayley in 7C. Hayley participated in the Tasmanian State BMX Championships in Hobart. She came 5th in 13-year-old girls’ 20-inch bike race, 4th in the 15–16-year-old cruiser race, third in the 13-year-old race and 2nd in the 13–14-year-old girls’ cruiser bike race.
Congratulations to the following students who have received a good note this term: Khatijah, Jakobi, Logan and Kobi all from 7F. A special mention must go to Jarrod (7D) for taking it upon himself to keep the Grade 7 area tidy. Also thank you to Corban (7B), Seb (7B) and Ash (7D) for helping Jarod last week.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact one of us either via email or the school phone number.
Wendy Leonard (Assistant Principal) and Shaun Conkie (Grade Coordinator)
During terms two and three, students from years nine and ten created and conducted their own science investigations to be submitted into the UTAS Science and Engineering Investigation Awards. Students spent the upcoming weeks of the competition designing and completing interesting and creative poster boards that displayed the contents of their investigation. These poster boards were displayed in the MPA, ready for members of the UTAS team to score. On judging day, each group had ten minutes to explain their investigation to the UTAS team and discuss what their findings were. Students had the chance to learn about the judges and what their careers had been like in the field of science and engineering. The day was spent learning about new ideas and the findings from our peers’ investigations. Overall, the day was a great opportunity for students to ask questions about their future careers and learn about the different ways they can be a part of the science and engineering industries.
Well that’s a wrap and all has been revealed.
Will the Jungle Queen’s secret remain a secret? No
Will Catalina ever be able to play the sacred horn correctly? Yes
Will Moonchie become a Movie Star? Yes, he was actually hired to play an extra in the movie King Kong and went on to become a famous movie star!!
The cast, band and crew performed 5 evening shows and 6 matinees. Every show was thoroughly enjoyed by both performers and audience alike.
A huge shout out to the 1999 cast, crew and band members who joined us for the special Reunion Show, we really enjoyed meeting you and keeping the production tradition alive.
Thank you to the following people or organisations who were 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
On behalf of the Jungle Fantasy team, “thank you very much.”
On Tuesday 8 November we took three USC cricket teams to Devonport for the Hurricanes High School Cricket Championships. The boys team participated in the Pitch competition at Byard Park, and the girls competed in the social competition at Meercroft Park.
Overall a fantastic day was had by all, with a few wins for all teams and plenty of fun had. Well done to all students that participated in the day showing our school values and wonderful sportsmanship.
On Friday 28 October, we celebrated World Teachers’ Day. The theme was ‘hats off to teachers’. During morning tea, teachers wore hats to support the day.
The Senior Formal, held at the end of Term 3, was a highlight for many Year 10, 11 and 12 students. The Senior Formal was put on in the school Gymnasium, with fairy lights, a balloon archway and dancing all night, the Gym transformed into what could have been an American prom. Mrs King and Mrs Williams found their calling, interviewing the fabulously dressed students as they arrived for the Facebook live-stream. Families could watch each student walk the red-carpet from the comfort of their own homes. By all reports, the 2022 Senior Formal will go down as one of the most fun formals we have ever had. Thank you to all the students and staff who contributed to the success of the night.
North West Regional Schools Netball Championships
Late Term 3, USC’s best netballers represented the school at the NW Regional Schools Netball Championships. The competition was split between Year 7/8 and Year 9/10. The games were competitive, clean and well fought. All the girls played well, worked hard as a team and learned loads!
Well done to all participants:
GRADES 7 & 8:
GRADES 9 & 10
On Friday 5 November, teachers engaged in professional learning focusing on trauma and how it affects the brain. This was an engaging, hands on session which was very informative and provided us with strategies to better meet the needs of learners who have experienced trauma.
School Association Nominations 2023
A message from David Robinson who will be starting a after-school STEM activity program at the HIVE. Please keep reading if you are interested!
If anyone has questions re this program or looking to share STEM ideas, I live in Ulverstone and would be happy to connect and chat.
Thursday 24th November 3:30PM - 5:00 PM
Thursday 1st December 3:30PM - 5:00 PM
Thursday 8th December 3:30PM - 5:00 PM
Thursday 15th December 3:30PM - 5:00 PM
About this event
Join us as we trial Hive's first after-school STEM Club! Sessions will be run over 4 weeks, with each session including a short STEM presentation, plus dedicated time for project-work or free play. The Club will include a range of STEM activities including:
Using Logic and Basic computer programming
Building STEM Kits and controlling them
Working on a major project as a group for the community
Using approved STEM Websites to learn
Help with STEM related homework
Please bring a personal Laptop or Tablet along to use with STEM Devices and Toys. We have limited laptops available for use by the students.
Students in Y5 - Y9 are best suited for the STEM Club however we welcome anyone who would like to come along.
To enable flexibility, you have the option of booking one, or all sessions.
After-school STEM Club will be run by David Robinson. David has worked as an engineer in IT (Information Technology) roles for companies, large and small, including government departments.