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From The Junior Secondary Head of Department with Ashton Shonhan


From The Junior Secondary Head of Department

  with Ashton Shonhan


A final reminder that NAPLAN is on for all year 7 and 9 students on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of week five this term. Please ensure your child has all their equipment for the tests (pencils, pens, eraser, sharpener and calculator). All year 7 and 9 students will be provided with breakfast on the testing days. I’d like to thank the Toolooa SHS P&C for their generous support in providing this breakfast. Additionally, I must thank the wonderful staff who have volunteered to cook and serve the breakfast to our students. Remember, I’m happy to answer any questions you have in relation to NAPLAN, so feel free to contact me on 49 714 347 or via e-mail at
Junior Leaders Receive Badges
It was wonderful to see such a large group of Junior Secondary leaders standing at the front of this term’s recognition parade to receive their badges. I’d like to congratulate these students on being selected as leaders and for the work they’ve already completed this year. I’m looking forward to working with the leaders at upcoming events. These students are also developing some strong plans to implement later in the year, so watch this space!

Super Student-Sarah-Jane
For those who don’t know me, my name is Sarah-Jane and I recently participated in the Leukaemia Foundation’s World’s Greatest Shave on the 22nd of March 2018. My fundraising goal was $250; however, I raised a total of $557.15.
My experience with the Leukaemia Foundation was nothing but amazing. They were super supportive along the way, from sending weekly emails, to donation packs, to a congratulatory phone call.
The World’s Greatest Shave provides crucial funding for cancer research and provides housing and travel for those battling cancer.
Approximately 35 people are diagnosed with blood cancer per day in Australia. As you can infer, that’s a lot of people per year (about 12,775). Sadly, not all of those 12,775 people survive. As you can see, something must be done about this and that is why World’s Greatest Shave began in addition to the Leukaemia Foundation.
People may ask why I chose to take part in this year’s shave, the answer I find, is quite simple. I chose to do it to raise money and have some fun whereas others may have a personal connection to blood illnesses.
In addition to his, the hair clippings can be donated to Sustainable Salons to create wigs for people with cancer, compost or oil spill clean-up kits.
I would highly recommend this event to anyone considering fundraising for a good cause as its fun, you feel good, you contribute to saving lives and you get a brand-new look!
Feel free to talk to me anytime about this cause.

Year 8 Toolooa State High student
Junior Secondary Leader