S S PORTS PORTS D D INNER INNER AND AND G G ALA ALA C C ONCERT ONCERT The successes and triumphs of our students and teachers were re- cently show-cased during our annual Sports Dinner and Gala Concert. My thanks and congratulations must go to everyone involved in mak- ing these evenings such a great success. A special thank-you to Mr David Robinson and Mr Paul Brindley for organising these events.
S S TUDENT TUDENT A A TTENDANCE TTENDANCE R R EQUIREMENTS EQUIREMENTS To be eligible for their respective certificates and reports Year 12 stu- dents must be in attendance until Thursday 19 November and Year 10 and 11 students must be in attendance until 27 November . O O UTSTANDING UTSTANDING S S CHOOL CHOOL F F EES EES At this stage of the year we request final payment of all outstanding school fees . This is for such things as Shared Text and Resource Scheme (SRS), replacement of lost library books, replacement of van- dalised equipment etc.
We will endeavour to contact all parents with outstanding fees. If no attempt is made to pay outstanding fees either in full or through a payment plan: f Report cards of students ... more. less.
not fully paid will not be withheld, but must be collected from the Principal or a Deputy Principal by the parent and a plan for payment of fees is to be discussed. f Year 12 9s will not receive a Graduation Certificate or Senior Gift.<br><br> No reference will be supplied. This action does not interfere with the educational process and stu- dents have been given access to books and materials . Reports cards are available.<br><br> It is inequitable for additional extras to be supplied to those who have not contributed. Please phone me if you wish to discuss this issue in more detail. R R OAD OAD S S AFETY AFETY With the ever increasing student movement in and around Robert Street it is extremely important for drivers to stay alert and obey road rules, especially in school zones.<br><br> Our School Based Police Officer and members of Queensland Police will be out and about around school zones with the aim of pre- venting serious injuries to children as a result of reckless driver behav- iour. Parents also need to take the time to educate their children in the basics of road safety - wear an approved safety helmet when riding a bike, always use pedestrian crossings, and stop to look before cross- ing the road. Police are reminding drivers about the 40kmh 'school zone' speed limits.<br><br> Police are also reminding motorists not to double park; pull into 'no stopping' zones; drop children off on pedestrian crossings or use mobile phones when driving. T T AKE AKE THE THE L L OW OW C C ARBON ARBON D D IET IET Everyone has a part to play in addressing climate change and reduc- ing greenhouse gas emissions. The Queensland Government 9s To- ward Q2: Tomorrow 9s Queensland has set a target to reduce the State 9s household carbon footprint by a third by 2020 .<br><br> One way that Queenslanders can reduce their individual carbon footprint is by par- ticipating in the Low Carbon Diet program. The program provides information and resources to encourage Queenslanders to work together to reduce their carbon emissions and contribute to the global climate change solution. The 30-day program helps people save money, energy and our environment by challenging households to reduce their carbon emissions by 2000 kilos a year.<br><br> Some simple actions that households can take include: f only using the dishwasher when it 9s full, f washing your clothes in a cold water wash, f hang washing on the line rather than using a dryer, f turning off the lights, f changing to energy saving light globes (CFLs); and f encouraging others to live ClimateSmart. If your household is serious about wanting to address the impacts of climate change in Queensland, now is the time to take action 3 regis- ter your interest for the Low Carbon Diet by visiting the ClimateSmart website at www.climatesmart.qld.gov.au Ross Zelow Ross Zelow Ross Zelow Ross Zelow - -- - Principal Principal Principal Principal 11 November 2009 11 November 2009 11 November 2009 11 November 2009 4 4 4 4 4 4 (07) 4197 0111 B B EHAVIOUR EHAVIOUR P P OLICY OLICY R R EVIEW EVIEW Urangan State High School is currently reviewing its behaviour policy. Comments or recommendations from the school community are most welcome.<br><br> If you would like to have input, please complete our survey by accessing the following link: http:// www.surveymonkey.com/ s.aspx? sm=sC_2bLrtRIzGyKtNalMW0 _2fWA_3d_3d Surveys need to be completed by Friday 13th November. Thank you for your participation.<br><br> W W ORLD ORLD D D IABETES IABETES D D AY AY Did you know? f Every 10 seconds a person dies from diabetes related causes. f Every 10 seconds two people develop diabetes.<br><br> f Each year a further 7 million people develop diabetes. f Diabetes is the fourth leading cause of global death by disease. f Diabetes can affect anyone, anytime.<br><br> World Diabetes Day is celebrated worldwide on November 14 each year and involves more than 160 countries. Millions of people are engaged to take part in diabetes advocacy and awareness. This year is the beginning of a five-year campaign to address the growing need for diabetes education and prevention programs.<br><br> The campaign slogan is cunderstanding diabetes, take control d. For more information visit www.diabetesqld.org.au/ contents/content_files/ FactSheetsA4.pdf to see the following fact sheets: f What is diabetes? f Who is at risk of diabetes?<br><br> f Symptoms and health complications associated with diabetes f What to do if you are at increased risk f What can you do to lower your risk of developing type 2 diabetes. c S S TRATEGIES TRATEGIES FOR FOR S S UCCESS UCCESS d d S S EMINARS EMINARS In the January 2010 school h o l i d a y s , L e a r n i n g Performance will again be holding the popular cStrategies for Success d seminars. There will be four- day seminars for students in years 10, 11 and 12 and two- day seminars for students in years 7,8 and 9.<br><br> Three main areas of learning are covered: 1. Learning skills that help students to learn easier and more efficient methods of approaching study. These include organisational skills, essay planning, note taking, memory skills and speed S S ENIOR ENIOR L L EADERS EADERS 2010 2010 The Senior Leaders for 2010 have been elected.<br><br> They are: School Captains : Gabby Ullmann and Jonathan Postle Vice Captains : Alison Lang and Joseph Quijon House Captains : Baler: Stephanie Palmer and Jay Smith Cowrie: Rachel Frohloff and Tyler Graham Nautilus: Melissa Herlihy and Adam Bell Triton: Carla Frohloff and Casey Mendez Congratulations to all these students on their appointment to these positions and thank you to all the other students who nominated for the positions. The Student Council positions will be finalised and announced in the next school newsletter. Above: School Captains - Gabby Ullmann & Jonathan Postle Below: Vice Captains - Alison Lang & Joseph Quijon Wednesday 11/11 Thursday 12/11 Friday 13/11 Monday 16/11 Tuesday 17/11 J Stone Help needed S MacDonald, S Beu Help needed Help needed Wednesday 18/11 Thursday 19/11 Friday 20/11 Monday 23/11 Tuesday 24/11 S Turnbull Help needed Help needed S Beu Help needed C C ANTEEN ANTEEN D D UTY UTY R R OSTER OSTER It is not necessary to start before 8.30am.<br><br> Finishing time is approx 2.00pm. If you cannot make your rostered day, a tele- phone call would be appreciated. Contact Barb on 4197 0114.<br><br> reading (speed reading in 4-day seminar only). 2. Motivation skills.<br><br> A close look at how self motivation works. Learn how to get motivated and stay motivated. 3.<br><br> Stress management. Simple techniques for relieving stress, especially important at exam time. Students leave the seminar with the skills needed to improve their ability to study, improve their school results and make a success of their years at high school.<br><br> Quality materials are used alongside films, group activities and lectures. Investment in the four-day seminar is $430 and the two-day seminar is $230 (GST included). Seminars will be held QUT Gardens Point Campus in Brisbane and Bond University on the Gold Coast.<br><br> For more information and a free brochure call (07) 3281 1400. B B OMBARDIER OMBARDIER O O PEN PEN D D AY AY Always wanted to know what goes on in that big shed on March Street? Well now is your chance.<br><br> Come and join the team at Bombardier on Saturday, 14th November and find out. There will be a sausage sizzle, drinks and lucky door prizes. Bring the kids along for fun filled entertainment with a free petting zoo, face painting, jumping castle and more.<br><br> Where: 109 March St Maryborough When: Saturday 14 November 2009 Time: 10am-2pm For more information call 4122 5555. S S TAFF TAFF M M OVEMENTS OVEMENTS S S TAFF TAFF P P OSITION OSITION L L EAVE EAVE D D ETAILS ETAILS R R EPLACEMENT EPLACEMENT Ms Rasby English/Drama Teacher 3/11/09-13/11/09 Mrs Lovell Mrs Quigley Science Teacher 09/11/09-11/12/09 Ms Smith D D ATES ATES TO TO R R EMEMBER EMEMBER Tues 10 Nov P&C Meeting, 7pm in School Conference Room Thurs 19 Nov Year 12 Leavers ceremony at school, 5pm for 5.30pm start Fri 20 Nov Year 12 Graduation, Brolga Theatre Fri 27 Nov Last Day Year 10 & 11 Fri 4 Dec Yr 10 & Yr 11 Reports issued Tues 8 Dec P&C Meeting, 7pm in School Conference Rooms Wed 9 Dec Year 9 Reports issued Thurs 10 Dec Yr 8 Reports issued Fri 11 Dec Last Day of school Tues 27 Jan 2009 Yr 8 & 9 students commence Wed 28 Jan 2009 Yrs10, 11 &12 students commence