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1 Friday 4 th December, School Website: School Address: Phone: Fax: Photo and story reprinted with permission from the Port News: Page 1 of 8

2 On Friday 27 th November Mrs Holland, Mrs Wells, Jo-anne Sherwood, Samantha Brennan, Alyssa Spinks, Lucy Dunn, Casey Neal, Faith Elliott, Lewis Kranitis, Abbey-May Lytinski, Chloe O'Neill, Leah Elliott, Jake Wells, Towa Henry, Xanthe Cassidy and Tayla Walsh travelled to Sydney to support our Choir. The Hastings Secondary College Port Campus School choir was made up of our talented teachers Ms Farmer and Mr Heddles as well as our students Brianna Abel, Shannon Beck, Ashley Carrick, Grace Doblo, Liam Eastwell, Christian Familar, Layla Forbers, Elijah Hargraves, Zara Hellman, Alaina Menzies Camilla Moen, Leah Wattus and Miriam Woof. The show was explosive, literally, with pyrotechnics, hundreds of lights and sound that did not disappoint. It showed the best of public school education in the Creative Arts in a jammed packed three and half hour show. Our choir performed beautifully, but was especially outstanding during a tribute to our Anzac s in a Lee Kernigan song where they swayed with poppy s in their hands looking amazing and sounding harmonic as they weaved through the audience. The theme for School Spectacular this year was THIS IS OUR WORLD, it captured the dreams and hopes of young people through the medium of music and dance. As the leaders of tomorrow, our students showcased their place in the world by celebrating diverse cultures in exciting performances where costuming was a real highlight. Blake O Connor sung the iconic anthem Supernova, a song co-written by Blake and a group of extremely talented men and women his age. Riley Dure s sung a number of times throughout the show but was very memorable in a medley that paid tribute to songs from musicals that have delighted us in our world. Her voice was a standout in the song from The Sound Of Music Do-Re-Mi. Ms Farmer, Mr Heddles, Mrs Wells and Mrs Holland Page 2 of 8

3 What s happening in Week Ten Wednesday 9 th December: Celebrating Success Evening Friday 11 th December Year Assemblies LIONS YOUTH OF THE YEAR Congratulations to Ashley Carrick and Sam Harris who were contestants in the recent Lions Youth of the Year competition. This involved an interview process where they were asked about their experience in : Leadership Sporting activities Cultural activities Citizenship and Community involvement General knowledge Academic interests They were each asked to prepare a five minute speech to deliver to the Lions Club, on a subject of their choice. Ashley spoke of her passion for Equality and Sam gave a well-considered presentation on Youth Radicalisation. The speeches were greatly enjoyed by the club members. The impromptu questions were challenging and included: You are at the Melbourne Comedy Festival and you have two minutes to sell your shirt. Both our contestants were outstanding, and while they were not the eventual winner, they each conducted themselves with great maturity in this international competition. Mrs Von Schoenberg Public Speaking Co-ordinator. Jaren Clark Congratulations to Jaren Clark for his wonderful result of highly commended in the Dorothea Mackellar Poetry Competition with his poem Duck s Waddle. Thank you to Diana Gammon and the Rotary Club of Port Macquarie for their support of youth. Their donation of $500 was very welcome; it has been used to purchase books for students in English. Thanks also for their sponsorship encouraging students to strive for excellence in competitions. Page 3 of 8

4 Careers News Year 10 Work Experience in Week 9 Jayman Lisk University of Sydney Marine Science Ashley Carrick Port Macquarie Primary Chianna Rumble-Sala Bangalay Childcare ` Lachlan Kirwan Extreme Velocity Engineering Dakota Barnes Hastings Primary Megan Whitehouse Thompsons Truck Sales Mr White Careers Adviser Page 4 of 8

5 CORRECTION: Rugby Year 10 students Brent Hutton and Dan Averillo were recently selected in the training squad of 30 players for the Junior Gold Cup in Rugby (not golf as stated last week). They will participate in training and then a further selection in Coffs Harbour to decide the 2016 playing squad of 25. If they make this, it will involve playing representative games for this Northern NSW provincial side in both NSW and Queensland. Well done boys, we wish you the best in the next round of selections! Mr Duck Parents Students You are invited to your Hastings Secondary College, Port Campus, Year Level Assembly on Friday 11 th December at the Port Macquarie Campus Multi Purpose Centre at the following times. Year am until 9.27am Year am until 10.24am Year am until 11.51am Year am until 12.48am Year pm until 2.15pm All family members welcome. Please be on time and seated quickly for a prompt start. Zone Cross Country Cassie Hoy came 2 nd in the 12 years Zone Cross Country. Kingslee Marks came 3 rd in the 12 years Zone Cross Country Page 5 of 8

6 THANK YOU TO OUR SUPPORTIVE LOCAL WORK PLACEMENT EMPLOYERS FOR 2015 Year 11 and 12 VET Students undertake Work Placement as a mandatory course component. Work placement allows students to gain invaluable experience in the commercial work environment. Many students have also gained part-time employment after their successful work placements well done! On behalf of our VET teachers and students THANK YOU to the following establishments and organisations for their outstanding support given to our students during work placement. We look forward to ongoing links with each employer in 2016 and beyond. Ms Judith Cowan VET Coordinator Year 11 Entertainment Big Band Blast Association Coastside Church East Coast Staging and Audio Head AV The Slim Dusty Centre / Country Music Festival Years 11 and 12 Hospitality Margaret and Sons Pasta Place Flynns Beach The Pancake Place Hope Cafe Luxe Cafe Port Macquarie Private Hospital - Kitchen Garden Village Port Macquarie Hospitality Pure and Natural XSFood Year 11 and 12 Metal and Engineering All Small Engines Bale Defence Industries ( Asia Pacific) Pty Ltd Dorvik Steel Extreme Velocity Engineering Pty Ltd Miedecke Auto Body Repairs. Mud and Tar Motorcycles Macquarie Exhaust and Mechanical Centre Oxley Refrigeration / Amertec Pty Ltd. Port Muffler and Brakes SKM Engineering Spray Paint Perfection Tru Blue Bodyshop Year 11 and 12 Retail Allsorts of Sweets Amart Sports Anaconda Port Macquarie BCF (Boating Camping Fishing) Australia Bels Gordon Street Bakery Big W Bunnings Warehouse Tourism and Events Clark Rubber Coles Supermarket Lighthouse Beach Coles Supermarket Port Macquarie Hastings Co-op IGA Port Macquarie Hope Shop Jon s Family Jewellers Khodary s Pharmacy Port Macquarie Lincraft Lovely Locks Hair and Beauty Mitre 10 Office Works - Port Macquarie Priceline Pharmacy Ryan s Bakery and Café Saltwater Wine Port Macquarie Spotlight Port Macquarie St Vincent De Paul Society Supacheap Auto Port Macquarie Target Australia Port Macquarie Telstra License Shop Trendz Nail and Beauty Care Wauchope Colonial Florist Shoppe Willing and Able Your Discount Chemist Lighthouse Plaza Hastings Secondary College Port Macquarie Campus School Canteen Year 11 and 12 Automotive All Models Service Centre BM Automotive Andrew Miedecke Motors Services Dept. Rock Motorcycles Warren Plowright Toyota Children s Services Bangalay Childcare Education Centre Good Start Learning Port Macquarie Year 12 Electrotechnology MID Electrical Work Placement and Employment Page 6 of 8

7 Port Macquarie Hastings Council Glasshouse Year 12 Certificate III in Disability Services ACES Inc. Certificate II in Business Services Trainees ANZ Bank Port Macquarie Oxley Branch Certificate 3 in Allied Health : Physiotherapy Mid North Coast Area Health Service Preparation Program Employers Big W Donna s Pool and Spa Centre Port Macquarie Community Preschool RSPCA Port Macquarie St Vincent De Paul Society Shop Supercheap Auto Port Macquarie Trendz Nail and Beauty Care Your Discount Chemist Horton Street Page 7 of 8

8 'Ocean' features local photos from the Hastings region along with a few others from around the world. - A4 Wirebound (A3 when opened) printed on 240 GSM paper - Cost: $20 - with FREE Postage or Delivery on all orders - Contact Josh at Page 8 of 8