Good News Stories
2019 Relay for Life Interact Team
Saturday 27th July 3pm the fun started and went all night until Sunday 28th 9am. Twelve Interactors along with Mrs Read and Mrs Patzwald spent 18 hours relaying around Chanel College oval in order to celebrate, remember and fight back. Each year the Cancer Council holds Relay for Life events around the country to raise much needed funds to fight cancer.
Toolooa Interactors took part again this year and were fortunate enough to be in the VIP tent as a result of their fantastic fundraising efforts. All students exhibited exemplary behaviour and enthusiasm making for a memorable event. The Toolooa "Tree of Hope" was appreciated by relayers who could add their own personal message for loved ones or pledge their commitment to fighting the insidious disease of cancer.
The team was awarded the Highest Youth Fundraiser for 2019 with an amazing ~ $4500 raised. A special thank you must go to South Gladstone Rotary who provided fantastic support by donating an initial $500 and then following a meeting an additional $118!! THANK YOU South Rotary.
Thank you to all Interact members who assisted with fundraising this year, the students who braved the cooler weather to relay, Mr Bruce Hunt who delivered some much appreciated hot food at midnight, Mrs Read and Mrs Patzwald for once again giving up her time to support not only the Cancer Council community event but also provide the Toolooa students with their team supervisors.
Term 2 Gold Award Recipients.
Toolooa State High School prides itself on high achievement and we celebrate student success in a variety of ways. Every day students are encouraged to perform to the best of their ability in accordance with our school’s expectations of Respect, Achievement and Responsibility.
Each term Toolooa recognises students who strived to achieve fantastic results. On Monday the 29th of July, Toolooa State High School held our recognition parade to celebrate the academic success of our students for Term One of 2019. To all gold award winners, congratulations on a very successful term.
Last week, a group of Year 7 students entered the annual Search for the next Tech Girl Superhero challenge. The vision of this competition is to inspire young women to solve important community problems with technology skills and business acumen. Teams identify a problem in their local community to solve, then research and document solution in a business plan, build a working app prototype and pitch it in a public video. Read about our team’s submissions below:
Team 1: Our team have designed an app to help people deal with stress. Our app gives useful tips on how cope with stress. In our app we have two major sections; one that helps children (especially school students) and one that helps adults. Because, no matter your age you still need help. This app is aimed at everyone having a hard time. Recent research has found 87% of students experienced stress, 77% of students experienced anxiety and 48% of students experienced panic when in school. Furthermore, 74% of adults have felt so stressed they have been overwhelmed.
Team 2: Our app, Charities Australia, provides communities all around Australia a way to donate to charities and make the world a better place online. It is completely free of cost to download and is a simple and uncomplicated way of fundraising for Australian charities. All you have to do is sign up with an email address for the app and start to donate to the charities in need of donations. Our app is recommended for anyone over the age of 16 and the unique value that our app provides is access on the app to any charity in Australia without having to send loose cash over.
We are so proud of your efforts and wish you all the best in the competition.