Letters of Appreciation
We are extremely fortunate to have such wonderful grounds and facilities at St Joseph’s Regional College and I would like to sincerely thank Mr John Sprague and Mr Martin Loane for their work in maintaining the College grounds. As such, the College became the chosen venue on Monday, 24th July for students from Macksville to Laurieton Primary Schools to come together for their Primary Zone Athletics Carnival which was held on our College Oval.
I would like to congratulate and thank Thomas Cornish, Mahala Hopwood, Dylan James, Oliver Nosworthy and Hugh Stewart who assisted throughout the day and by all accounts were true ambassadors for the College.
It is always pleasing when I receive feedback in regards to outstanding behaviour and participation by our students. This week, following the carnival we received several emails of appreciation by carnival organisers. I refer you to two emails below.
I would just like to let you know how impressed I was with some of your students today at the above carnival.
I was a place judge and there were who I believe to be three Year 10 boys with us as timekeepers.
I spent hours with them today and I have to say they are a credit to your school – they were so supportive and encouraging of the primary students and conducted themselves in an impressive manner with both the students and us parents.
Experiences like today just reinforce what a wonderful school Regional is.
Thank you for the important part the school plays in helping to point our children’s feet in the right direction.
Mr Mike Cannon also received an email from Dan Evans, Convener, Hastings Primary School Zone.
Thanks Mick for sending the Year 10 students. They worked well all day. As an appreciation, they were given a $10 voucher for the school canteen. Thank you, John Sprague, for his assistance also, John made setting up and packing up a breeze.
The Hastings Zone is lucky that you are able to share your facilities.
Alexander Ross- Anzac Day Presentation
At Wednesday’s assembly we were privileged to have Mr Greg Laird, Port Macquarie Sub-Branch President, acknowledge the contribution that our College Captain, Alexander Ross made at the Anzac Day Dawn Service when he presented the keynote speech.
Congratulations, Alexander on receiving this award of recognition.
Year 7-10 Semester One Award Ceremony
Last Friday, our Semester One Award Ceremony for Years 7-10 was held. Congratulations to the many students who received awards, including students who received Community Service awards for the generosity in volunteering their time to the community.
To receive an Outstanding Achievement Award students must have gained the following:
6 or more Excellence and Application Awards in Years 7 and 8
5 or more Excellence and Application Awards in Year 9 and 10
Congratulations to the following students.
|Molly Cassar||F02||Estelle Cassegrain||H02||Samuel Kobelke||I01|
|William Hazell||F02||Will Dakin||H02||Demi Magnus||I02|
|Amelia Stennett||F05||Grace Robb||H02||Bridie Reynolds||I02|
|Chloe Eichmann||F06||Tessa Connors||H05||Piper Seale||I02|
|Gabrielle Coles||M02||Kaitlyn Ashcroft||O03||Abigail Gammon||W01|
|Julian Hiam||M03||Jordan Lynch||O03||Kate Hazell||W02|
|Ebony Williams||M03||Georgia Smith||O05||Eve Slater||W02|
|Eilidh Aldridge||M04||Ocia Chapman||W03|
|Jonah Garven||M04||Ella Handley||W03|
|Will McCoubrie||M04||Joseph Lewis||W03|
|Claire McIntosh||M04||Ashley Middleton||W03|
|Monique Rudder||M05||Hannah Freeman||W05|
|Alexander Knight-Viale||M06||Eden Lewis-Bain||W05|
|Lucy Westcott||M06||Charlotte Schrader||W05|
To receive an Outstanding Application Award students must have gained the following:
8 or more Application Awards in Years 7 and 8
7 or more Application Awards in Years 9 and 10
Congratulations to the following students.
|Tahnee Holland||F01||Kiarna Cordell||H01||Tahlia Bell||I01|
|Georgie Bate||F02||Courtney Fyffe||H01||Matthew Gleeson||I01|
|Phoebe Bentley||F02||Jessica Daley||H02||Amahli Kennedy||I01|
|Ty Bonney||F02||Kasey Fletcher||H02||Katie Van Der Houven||I01|
|Jadzea Gooch||F02||Max Roods||H02||Aimee Jai Dietrich||I02|
|Shan-Del Studders||F02||Remi Bampton||H03||Fay Phelps||I02|
|Elka Gibson||F03||Hannah Dakin||H03||Laney Taylor||I02|
|Lily Stace||F03||Sofia Roods||H03||Brianna Ducker||I04|
|Javana Ballinger||F04||Hannah Sanders||H03||Luka Marshall||I04|
|Aynslea Bambling||F04||Joshua Bartlett||H04||Stephanie Palmer||I04|
|Alyssa Morton||F04||Jacob Fletcher||H05||Zoe Groth||I05|
|Kassia Chen||F05||Tiarne Gray||H05||Jaspa Calicetto||I06|
|Aislinn Doyle||F06||Ashely Garth||H06||Chloe Gilder||I06|
|Annabelle Instrell||F06||Rebecca Moss||H06||Hayden Green||I06|
|Lachlan Paynting||H06||Leo Hunt||I06|
|Kirsten Griffiths||M01||Nicola Abi-Saab||O01||Taylor Bulley||W01|
|Mahi Modi||M01||Madeline Lynch||O01||Layne White||W01|
|Scott Bartlett||M02||Hugh Stewart||O01||Lachlan Wright||W01|
|Tamara Batty||M02||Hannah Abi-Saab||O02||Jayden Barker||W02|
|Nerida Flanagan||M02||Jane Archer||O03||Jocelyn Bleasdale||W02|
|Lily Cooper||M03||Jayde Attkins||O03||Jazmin Lindsay-Favelle||W02|
|Bailey Faddy||M03||Matthew Burke||O03||Maddison Baxter||W03|
|Lauren Brown||M04||Hannah Dobson||O03||Jayde Jackson||W04|
|Grady Bull||M04||Ella Smith||O03||Abby Moores||W04|
|Georgia Tarrant||M04||Sarah Stewart||O03||Lillyana Baldwin-Davies||W05|
|Prada Hanlan||M05||Calvin Nguyen||O04||Anais Bleasdale||W06|
|Eliza Lynch||M05||Molly Couttie||O05||Jazmin Lawrence||W06|
|Madelaine Goodridge||M06||Harrison Freudenstein||O05||Amelia Stubbs||W06|
|Emily Krige||M06||Ruby McAndrew||O05||Taylor Bulley||W01|
|Lexie Williams||M06||Christopher Sakayan||O05||Layne White||W01|
Congratulations to the following students who received a Principal’s Award at this week’s assembly.
Tatiana Gobius, Madeline Lynch, Ruby McAndrew, Daniel Ryan and William White
Year 11 2018 Enrolment Information Night
Nights like the recent Year 11 2018 Enrolment Information Evening come together with the aid of many hands, working as a team.
Thank you to Mr Tim McCosker, Assistant Principal- Curriculum and Administration and Mrs Tanya Daley, Acting Assistant Principal- Pastoral Care and Staff for your outstanding facilitating of the Year 11 2018 Enrolment Information Night. I would also sincerely like to thank Mrs Michelle Reynolds for her administrative assistance in preparing enrolment packs and for her ongoing work organising interviews.Further information regarding Year 11 2018 enrolment can be found on page 7.
I would like to sincerely thank Legacy, Port Macquarie for their generosity in sponsoring our four students with the Legacy Leventhal Scholarship to attend the summit. Thank you also to Mrs Jenna Mynott for accompanying the students to the summit.
Now in its fifth year, the Summit aims to inspire young individuals to work towards the best version of themselves and feel empowered with the skills, knowledge and confidence to pursue hard goals. This year’s theme focused on exploring “dangerous ideas” through the lens of courage, collaboration and creativity.
Presenters wowed a crowd of over 300 local youth delegates and attendees as they delved into concepts such as self-compassion, kindness and giving, creative risk-taking, leadership, entrepreneurship and goal-setting, to name a few.
The ‘lumo buzz’ was felt as attendees moved from main-stage presentations to their chosen workshops and master-classes. Superbly curated, the line up of presenters combined local and national role-models across a wide range of interests and industry sectors and with 22 presenters in total, there was something for all walks of life. Actor, ‘Survivor’ contestant and ‘Livin’ co-founder Sam Webb, kick-started Day 1 with the message that ‘it ain’t weak to speak”; a phrase encouraging young people to speak up about mental health and ask for support when needed. Founder of Limitless Vision, Ben Pettingill, role-modeled the strengths of hope, grit, and optimism as he shared his story of living a full and meaningful life despite being 98% blind. Imagineer of Art Tech fashion, Nixi Killick, empowered individuals to dare to take creative risks and “dream the future awake”, while Founder and CEO of School for Life, Annabelle Chauncy, brought tears to faces as she shared her incredible journey in building schools in Uganda to provide communities with primary and secondary education opportunities.
A full list of speakers can be found on the Summit’s official website www.luminosityyouthsummit.com.au.
The Summit, a not-for-profit event organised by volunteers and fully funded by local business, is held yearly and is a wonderful opportunity for young people to not only be inspired to develop themselves personally and professionally but to network with like-minded individuals and potentially forge lasting friendships and mentorships outside of their day to day environments. Those interested in attending next year’s event are encouraged to head to the website or contact the committee directly via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
It was interesting to note that all students felt very differently about their future after this experience. We asked the students:
“How do you feel now that you have attended the summit?”
“Luminosity was a great experience for my peers and I to develop skills essential for our future endeavours. The keynote presentations master-classes run by motivational speakers were a great opportunity which I thoroughly enjoyed. The conference has changed my perspective on life and has given me a greater confidence to chase my dreams now that I believe I am capable of anything. I would like to thank the College and Legacy for this wonderful opportunity.” Lucy Westcott
“Luminosity was a great experience for me and for my peers. The motivational speakers really inspired me when they spoke about their accomplishments that have helped people in need. It helped me to understand what I could do as a young student in the community.” Ty Bonney
“Luminosity was a really inspiring and motivating experience. It really changed my perspective on the power just one person has to make a difference.” Zoe Groth
“Luminosity was a great program to really think out your future. The talks were inspirational and gave you a different perspective of the world.” Hugh Stewart