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2 Dutton Street, MURGON QLD 4605


Ph: (07) 4169 9222 Principal Mr Greg Smith

Fax: (07) 4169 9200


Deputy Principal Ms Tania Hawthorne

Deputy Principal Mrs Karen Mead

- Believe, Challenge, Strive

13th September


Principals Report
During the week I have had a number of students and parents voice disappointment at the student not being allowed to attend rewards day because they missed the deadline for submitting their paperwork. As an educator I feel it is the role of the school to prepare students for the outside world and deadlines are part of that world. We have worked hard in making sure all students were aware of the deadlines and the need to submit paperwork on time. Our NAPLAN results are being released this Friday and I am looking forward to have a look at them. The Wide Bay All Schools Touch Carnival was held last Sunday, unfortunately we did not make the finals but it was a great day for all of the 42 teams that competed. It is very important to see the youth of today keeping fit. The leadership camp I spoke about last week was a great experience for all of the participants with the staff sleeping well on the Friday night. I did some work with the students on public speaking and we have some real potential in that area. Our Science and Engineering Challenge students departed for Townsville on Monday I look forward to seeing how they go in the state final.

Attached to the newsletter this week is copy of a draft uniform policy tabled at this weeks P&C meeting. The school is interested in getting some feedback on this policy before the next P&C meeting on the 9th of October. Please email any comments to

Keep a watch on our school these holidays

Parents and students can help take care of our school by reporting any suspicious afterhours activity to School Watch on 13 17 88. By keeping an eye out we can work together to create a safer school community and help to reduce vandalism, theft and arson in our school. If you see something suspicious, please dont intervene. Call the School Watch number and let the local police or State Government Protective Security Service deal with the matter.

Murgon State High School

Interested in swimming?
Want to be part of a club?

Murgon orcas Swim Crew wants you!

Come along to our first club nights of the season and sign up! September 10th and 17th Sprints and fun events First two club nights free 7pm start Sausage sizzle Murgon Swimming Pool

Coming Events
SEP 14 Rewards Day Movieworld Last Day Term 3 First Day Term 4

Have a good week.

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Murgon SHS Leadership Camp

On Thursday & Friday (5/6th September), selected Murgon State High School students (years 8-11) participated in our first Leadership Camp, hosted by Innovative Challenge. At our outdoor adventure held at Wattlecamp, the camp pushed our potential future leaders to their limits, both mentally and physically undertaking a range of challenging and fun activities. Students showcased their leadership, teamwork and problem solving skills in:

Assembling their shelter in the dark (some members of their team blindfolded) 3 person sling shot challenge Impromptu public speaking A bruising obstacle course

Water-based activities and much much more. The students must be commended on their participation and behaviour whilst on camp. All staff were overwhelmed with their skills and abilities shown no matter what was thrown at them. Congratulations to Kelsie Smith for winning the Best and Fairest award and also to the Red Back Spiders team who took out the overall shield. This camp could not have been possible without the generous support of our school, P & C Association and local businesses that supported our camp by donating money to subsidise the overall costs for our students. A huge thank you also to our hosts Tanya and Laila of Innovative Challenge for your support and helping make the event such a success. We look forward to doing it all again next year bigger and better. Dont miss out on this wonderful opportunity. Jade Cluff

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Word Play
Students in Years 8, 9 and 10, travelled to Queensland University of Technology on Friday 6 October to attend the Brisbane Writers Festival. Students experienced Facts and Fiction: Exploring Science and Philosophy. As with all excursions, lunch and a fternoon tea were deemed to be the most exciting part of the day, with students exploring the food court of the University campus. On arrival, students were exposed to the power of philosophy in writing through Mike McRae and Tom Dullemond. These two authors asked the question, what makes a belief true or false? To the frustration of some of our students this question was never answered, nor was the time honoured problem of what came first, the chicken or the egg? For Mrs Etherington, the highlight of the day was Dr Karl Kruszelnicki, otherwise known as Dr Karl from tv fame. Dr Karl g ave us an insight into the future, while this still means the older generation will pass on, he raised the possibility of current students achieving immortality. Some interesting discussions ensued about the moral questions surrounding the potential of immortality and advantages and disadvantages. Finally, fantasy author, Sean Williams spoke to students about using your personal knowledge and experiences to create fiction, even science fiction. As always our students displayed perfect behaviour.

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Macbeth: A Porters Tale

On Friday 11 October 2013, Artslink Queensland and Zen Zen Zo Physical Theatre will present Macbeth: A Porters Tale at our school. Macbeth: A Porters Tale, is told from the Porters perspective and takes the age old knock know, whos there? joke to a new level. He offers a comic commentary on the Macbeths crimes delivering a hilarious and fresh perspective on Shakespeares blackest, fastest paced and most action -packed story. SHOW: Macbeth: A Porters Tale DATE: Friday 11 October 2013 TIME: 12 noon at St Jospehs Hall COST: $6 per student

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Come play the latest game without any pain

Its back the latest craze is back at the South Burnett PCYC. All welcome come along for a day of fun and excitement

40 Macalister Street Murgon

Thursday 3/10/13

Bookings essential $20 per player for Primary Schoolers and $25 for High schoolers

Times and Age 11am-3pm Prep-Grade 7 3.30pm-7.30pm Grade 8-12

Fully supervised and canteen open

Bookings Essential
Ph:4168 1889
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