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From The Junior Secondary Head of Department With Ashton Shonhan


From The Junior Secondary Head of Department 

With Ashton Shonhan


Out & About in our Junior Classrooms
Mrs McDonald’s 7E class have recently been developing collaborative writing tasks. Watch this space for their finished masterpieces!

Year 7 Info Night & School Tour
This term we will be holding our annual Year 7 Info Night & School Tour to acquaint new families with our school in preparation for 2019 enrolments. Our Junior Secondary Leaders will be there on the night to facilitate the school tours, which will complement an information session in our school shelter. Enrolment information will be available on the night. Any questions regarding this session can be directed to our Junior Secondary HoD, Ashton Shonhan on 49 714 347.

Premier’s Reading Challenge
The Premier's Reading Challenge is still OPEN 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.
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).
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:
At the end of last term, our Junior Leaders ran some chilled-out lunch time activities in the library. Members of our community had recently recognised Super Boss Day to raise awareness for children with congenital/childhood heart disease. Therefore, the activities had a superheroes focus to further raise awareness across our school community. Below are some pictures of students participating in activities such as superhero trivia and bingo!
For more information on how you can support HeartKids, please visit their website:

Year 10 History-Pop Culture
The end of Term 2 was marked with final submissions for year 10 History classes. Students were required to research an event, person or product that has impacted on popular culture. They researched and wrote an essay on their chosen topic before finishing their assessment with a multi-modal diorama or poster. Mr Fraser’s class has proudly displayed their work in our school library. The hours of effort have all been worth it for these final pieces. Well Done.
P.S. They are still on display so check them out!
STEM Punks
On Thursday June 28th, two groups of year 7 students were given the opportunity to work with Damien from STEM Punks! STEM Punks develop programs for kids and young adults to learn about STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) in a fun and interactive environment. Their programs are developed to inspire students to become creative and innovative thinkers. Damien spoke passionately about the future of drones around the world while teaching students how to code and fly drones using an Ipad. Thank you to Damien for a thoroughly engaging and educational afternoon and thank you to QMEA and QGC for their generous support in making activities like this happen.