Principal Piece with Justin Harrison Term 1 Week 4 2023


Principal’s Piece — Justin Harrison

With all year levels having been back a number of weeks, I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate the vast majority of students on their level of engagement, sense of enthusiasm and overall commitment to the school’s core values of respect, achievement and responsibility. It is terrific having students back at school undertaking their education and from all reports, they are really trying to achieve their best in a respectful manner.

Student Code of Conduct
Last year, like all Queensland State Schools; Toolooa SHS implemented their Student Code of Conduct (SCOC). The SCOC outlines policies and procedures that each school uses to help create and maintain a safe and supportive school environment. It clearly outlines the school's core values of Respect, Achievement and Responsibility and the specific behaviours that are expected in all settings at Toolooa. The SCOC outlines the school reward system for reinforcing appropriate behaviour and also outlines the possible consequences that may be used to manage inappropriate behaviour. It also identifies the differentiated processes that may be used to support and manage both behaviour at Toolooa. In addition the school’s SCOC, Toolooa has significantly invested financially into  the Wellbeing Team that provides support to all students. This support is also differentiated based on the needs of each student. The levels of support are outlined in the SCOC. The SCOC can be found on the school’s website and in the student’s success journal.

All students will have received their 2023 Student Success Journal. The Success Journal provides students with the sections of the SCOC that are of particular importance to students at Toolooa. The expected behaviours can be found in the behaviour matrix on p 4A of the Success Journal. All staff at Toolooa are involved in the explicit teaching of these behaviours. Conversely, the Success Journal also outlines the list of the possible consequences that could be applied, should students not be demonstrating the appropriate behaviours. The Success Journal also provides students with a wealth of information with regards to uniform, late arrivals, early departures and assessment.

It is important for all parents/carers to be aware of the SCOC and its contents and I encourage you to discuss these with your child. Information from the SCOC will be being discussed with students at whole school and year level parades, and in class. Different year levels will all have specific focus areas, which will be determined based on the specific needs of the cohort.

If you have any questions in relation to the SCOC, please do not hesitate to contact the school office.

School Photos:
We have our annual school photographs being taken at school on Wednesday 1st and Thursday 2nd March. Envelopes and order forms have been provided to students in form class and will need to be brought to school and handed to the photographers when students have their photo taken. Students who are not ordering individual prints will still have their photo taken for upload to our internal school records and for provision of student ID cards. A more detailed schedule of photo times for students will be published closer to the date.

Term 1 Recognition Parade
Over the course of this week, Toolooa State High School has formally recognised students who excelled academically last year. More specifically, the students who achieved a majority of A’s on their end of year report card in Term 4 2022, were present with a certificate recognising their hard work and dedication to their studies.

In addition to these students who excelled academically, Toolooa State High School also recognised the 2022 Dux Raghav Chawla. Raghav achieved our highest ATAR Score of 99.85. He has accepted his first preference offer of a Bachelor of Advanced Finance and Economics (Honours) at the University of QLD. Congratulations Raghav! This is a well-deserved accolade and we wish you all the best in your future studies and in life.

Below are the year level award winners:

Year 8 – Gold Awards For Term 4 2022
Jarvis, Mikayla Bultreys, Robert Dobson, Jasmine Ervine, Jasmyn, Mia Hetherington, Cooper Kornbrekke, Joshua Pentsa, Lacey, Aleena Quadri, Jehan Sadi, Aiylah Scott, Isaac Slack, Justine, Abraur Ullah and Caitlin Wyatt.

Year 9 – Gold Awards For Term 4 2022
Faisal Agha, Connagh, Jakada, Lachlan Coward, Arshiya Imran, Kodi James, Flynn, Andrei Lumbre, Khyati Mehta, Isaac Neilsen, Kiralee, Kate Russell, Kionah, Yukie Sorrensen, Niel Torres, Sam Warren Sophie Whitehouse, Kobi Young and Tairui Zang.

Year 10 – Gold Awards For Term 4 2022
Back row - left to right
Amalia; Fynn; Riley Townsend; Samantha Rigley; Phoebe; Sophie Slack; Dakota Glindon; Lola Noy; Mia Bye; Marianne; Ava; Mily Jalass.
Front row - left to right
Ashlyn Martin; Isabelle Pearce; Finlay Heiland; Casey; Benny Wyatt; Tristan; Zavier; Ava Hetherington; Laura McArdle; Xander Bruhn

Year 11 – Gold Awards For Term 4 2022
Left to Right: Tiah, Matt Torres, Olivia, Jiexi Zang, Benjamin Campbell, Ciara and Amanda.
Absent: Reagan Khalu and Aleeya Jones.

Year 12 – Gold Awards For Term 4 2022
Back Row: Elle Hetherington, Mackenzie Ryan, Aria Heiland
Front Row: Kody Kent-Ford, Alyssa Pease, Kaye Ng, Aleia Golding, Tage Bergstrom, Taylah Cunningham

Absent: Emily Kajewski & Ace Pearce 

2022 School Dux Raghav Chawla pictured with Senior Deputy Mr Mark Thomas and Principal Mr Justin Harrison.

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Last reviewed 16 February 2023
Last updated 16 February 2023