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From The Junior Secondary Head of Department With Ashton Shonhan


From The Junior Secondary Head of Department 

With Ashton Shonhan 

Well Done, Year 7 & 9 Students! 

With NAPLAN done and dusted for another year, I’d like to congratulate the year 7 & 9 students for their commitment to doing their best in the tests. It was wonderful to see all students putting their best foot forward and attempting every task to the best of their ability.  
A BIG thankyou to our wonderful Toolooa SHS P&C for their generous support of the NAPLAN breakfast, as well as the many staff members who gave up their time to cook and serve the breakfast. This is yet another example of what makes our school community so amazing!  
Results for NAPLAN tests will arrive in the coming months. Schools will receive individual reports which will be sent home as soon as possible. 
Premier’s Reading Challenge 
The Premier's Reading Challenge is OPEN for 2018 to all year 7-9 students at Toolooa State High.   
The challenge is not a competition but aims to improve literacy and encourage children to read widely for pleasure and learning. Reading plays an important part in students’ lives during their school years and beyond.  
It allows children to actively engage their imagination and opens up a world of educational opportunities.  
Last year, an outstanding 156,000 students from 850 schools took part in the challenge reading a total of 2.19 million books.  
For Year 7 — Year 9 students to successfully complete the challenge they must read 15 books and complete a reading log during the reading period (14th May-24th August).   
The following activities can be counted towards the challenge:   
      • reading independently
      • shared reading  
The following literature forms can be counted towards the challenge:   
      • printed books
      • e-books, virtual books and digital publications
      • graphic novels and comic books
      • audio and braille books
      • newspapers, magazines and recipe books
      • books in additional languages (other than English).  
Children and students who complete the challenge will have their efforts recognised through the receipt of a Certificate of Achievement signed by the Premier of Queensland.   
For Further Information Please See Mrs Shonhan In The Library.   
For more information about the Premier’s Reading Challenge, please visit:   
Some Of The New Books We Have In Our School Library: