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31/10/2018
 
 
 
PRINCIPAL’S REPORT              
 
As you receive this newsletter, almost 4 weeks of the final term of 2018 will have passed. The weeks are flying by, particularly for our Year 12 students, who will find themselves with only 2 weeks of their schooling life left after this week.
Week 5 will see the Year 12s involved in their very last school exam block, and we wish them all the best for their final assessment pieces.
Week 5 will also see the school celebrating the successes of our incredible students at our 2018 Awards evening, which will be held at the school on Thursday 8 November. Students have been urged to check noticeboards to see whether they will be receiving an award this year and invites have been sent out to all families of reward recipients. I look forward to seeing as many of you at the awards evening as possible in support of your successful students.
It will be a wonderful evening, highlighting the wonderful achievements of so many of our incredibly hard working and committed students.
We will also shortly be holding the Year 12 Formal, held at the racecourse on Saturday 10 November. Again, this is a wonderful celebration of 12 years of schooling for our tremendous year 12 cohort. I know this is something that all of the students are very much looking forward to.
Our Year 9 students all returned from their camp to Noosa North Shore safe and sound. They certainly had a adventure! Sleeping in small two person tents, the students and teachers had to battle the elements for the first couple of days, with solid rain persisting for much of the time. Amid stories of collapsing tents, soaked equipment and clothing, and torrid conditions, the students did an amazing job and were certainly a credit to themselves and their school.
The teachers reported that despite the cruel conditions, the students showed amazing resilience, leadership, problem solving abilities, and a strong capacity to look out for and support each other. We are all very proud of them and the way they dealt with everything thrown at them on the camp, and I am sure they have all come away with some amazing memories from an unforgettable camping experience.
Thank you again to Mrs Kate Jackson, Ms Ashleigh Harding and Mr Paul Hunter for taking these students away and enabling the students to be involved in such an incredible adventure.
Last week, our potential school leaders for 2019, gave their leadership speeches to the students and staff. I have heard leadership speeches in high schools over many years now, and I can adamantly say that I have never heard a collective of speeches of the quality that the school community listened to at our assembly last week.
Every student displayed incredible maturity, sincerity and a passion for wanting to help lead the student’s in 2019. They were all incredible.
This week, as another part of the selection process, the students will be sitting down in front of a panel to further discuss their reasons for wanting to lead the school, their aspirations for the school and how they will lead the school in 2019.
All candidates have certainly made the selection process difficult, and all of them have shown they have what it takes to be a school leader.
Decisions regarding the leadership positions will be made this week, with the official announcement of the positions being made on the night of the awards evening in week 5.
Our Year 7 students for 2019 participated in their final transition day on Tuesday of week 5, and again enjoyed the high school experience immensely. All are very excited about the prospect of beginning their high school journey at Charleville State High School in 2019.
All students have been issued enrolment packs, can I remind parents that this information must be returned and an enrolment interview must occur before a student is officially enrolled in the school. If you have not already booked an interview time, please ensure that you ring the school office to do so.
 
Take care,  
 
Matt Samson
Principal