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Superchallenge 2013.

13/06/2013
Super Challenging but Super Fun!
 
The Toolooa State High School (TSHS) Annual
SuperChallenge was held on Thursday, 6
June with over 300 primary school students
competing for not one, but two, trophies.
The event saw primary schools from across
the district nominate teams of Year 5, 6 and 7 students to compete in a full day of activities in one of nine different curriculum areas.
Each of the 11 schools competing this year
had an even chance of winning the cup as it is awarded by earning SuperDollars for actions that embrace TSHS core values of respect, responsibility and achievement.
Event coordinator and deputy principal Bryan
Townsend said that although students were
trying to master the activity they had been
nominated for; SuperChallenge was about
getting together with students from across
the district and showing how they embrace
teamwork, positive behaviour and school
spirit.
“It’s really hard at the end of the day to award the cup to just one school. Everyone has had such a great time – really, they’re all winners.” “A new event with its own trophy was introduced this year, allowing schools the opportunity to compete academically across all curriculum areas significantly based on problem solving,” said Mr Townsend.
The new activity called ‘Super Problem? Super Solve It!’ saw a team of three students from each school undertake multiple-choice, short answer and problem solving activities in the hope of winning the new Super Solve It trophy.
The competition was fierce and only nine points separated first and third places, with
the Grand Champion SuperChallenge Trophy being presented to Star of the Sea.
The ‘Super Solve It’ trophy was taken out by Kin Kora State School, with commendations
going to Gladstone.

Year 7 Students won't mis anything at Toolooa.
 
Regarding Toolooa State High School’s (TSHS) Flying Start Program (transition of Year 7 to high school), I am often asked “will my child miss out?” The short answer is no. Students may compete in any age applicable activity, whether they are at TSHS or a local primary school.
From instrumental music, sport or academic competitions, we ensure Year 7 students are able to participate. Our Year 7 students recently attended a leadership camp - an activity that many people last year considered to be particularly important. Year 7 student Lily Furness recently attended the State Honours Ensemble Program (SHEP) instrumental music camp in Rockhampton. There she joined other students from across the region to further develop their talent. Jarrod Norris has sat the International
Competitions and Assessments for Schools (ICAS) academic competitions and Zoe Alley was selected for the primary school Capricornia Softball Team.
Toolooa is one of only 13 high schools across Queensland to pilot Year 7 and the program is receiving wonderfulfeedback. If you have a student due to start either
Year 7 or 8 in 2014, come to our Junior Secondary Information Evening. Here you will have the opportunity to meet students and staff and hear about their experiences firsthand. There is no missing out. Year 7 students at Toolooa can participate in any of the extracurricular activities other Year 7 students can, while integrating into high
school via junior secondary.
 
Article courtesy of Gladstone News Weekly.