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From The Junior Secondary Head of Department With Ashton Shonhan

 ​From The Junior Secondary Head of Department 
With Ashton Shonhan
Orientation Days
We are very excited about the Year 6 into Year 7 Orientation Days being held on Monday and Tuesday of week 9 this term! The orientation days provide students with an opportunity to meet some teachers and learn about high school culture. They will have a guided tour around the school with our Junior Secondary leaders, participate in some learning activities, play some games and provide some work samples for 2019 teachers. These days are mutually beneficial for both students and teachers alike.  
Students will receive a timetable for the Orientation Days when they arrive on the Monday. Each class will be supported and escorted by two Junior Secondary Leaders from year 7 to year 9. It is very normal for students to be feeling nervous leading up to Orientation, but rest assured, they will be well looked-after. 
If you have any questions leading up to the Orientation Days, please feel free to contact our Year 7 Co-ordinator, Craig O’Connor (49 714 335), or our Junior Secondary Head of Department, Ashton Shonhan (49 714 347). 

Extended Form
This term, extended form lessons are a little bit different. Activities have been designed by our Year Level Co-ordinators to be inter-year level, engaging and fun! Last week we saw the start of many get to know you activities across the school. Students made comments such as “this is the best form class ever” and “it’s really cool to get to know students from different grades”. Thank you to our Year Level Co-ordinators and teachers for organising and running such engaging activities. Bring on week 4! 

Premiers Reading Challenge
The Premier's Reading Challenge for 2018 recently closed. 
Last year, an outstanding 156,000 students from 850 schools took part in the challenge, reading a total of 2.19 million books.
This year, we had many Toolooa State High School students participate in the challenge, with 5 students successfully completing the 15 book benchmark to receive a signed certificate from the Premier of Queensland.
Congratulations to the following students: Summah-Angel Ward (9D), Boden Jinnette (7A), Chanelle (8D), Maya Dixon (9H) and Darcy Ryan (8K). Featured below are some of our enthusiastic readers with their certificates: