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We have a range of leadership and teaching positions available for Term 3. Like and share with those you think would like to be apart of our vibrant school community. Heads of Department: Industrial Technology and Design (known as Built Environment, Aeronautical Science and Technology) Mathematics Humanities Learning and Enrichment Head of Year: Year 8 Teaching positions: Senior Biology & Junior Science Senior English English & Manual Arts Senior Maths Senior Physics & Science HPE English & Humanities Visual Arts & Media Arts German The successful applicants will significantly contribute to a high expectations school culture that is focused on continuous improvement to maximise each student’s performance and potential. Applications and further information (including closing dates) for these positions can be found on smartjobs.qld.gov.au.
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Good luck to all our Year 7 and 9 students sitting the NAPLAN testing over the next three days.
Our Rugby 7s Girls Team have returned from Japan with one win under their belt, finishing 8th overall. They also won the tournament award for the team with the best manners/courtesy, which is very important in Japan. Great work to everyone involved.
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The Student Representative Council has collected a total of $520.00 for the Red Cross. No doubt they will be very grateful for this donation at such a needy time.
Day 34- Leadership #100DaysofLearning We learned from our Guest Speaker, Air Marshal Ray Funnell, at our Foundation Day Ceremony that, “The getting of wisdom with leadership is when you realise that leadership is not an attribute that one possesses or does not possess but a process in which we are all engaged. Leadership works best, leaders do best when everyone is actively involved. Leaders encourage and motivate us as we head towards goals that everyone understands because everyone has been involved.”
Day 32- Leadership #100DaysofLearning Here are some more views from our 2014 Prefects… - Being a leader has taught me to appreciate the exceptional culture of achievement that State High cultivates. J. Bingley - That no matter where we are, the State High Spirit has a way of bringing us all back together. J. Chen - The best way to do things is through working together in a team. S. Raeside - Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard. W. Chan
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Day 37- QCS #100DaysofLearning It has been a big two days for our State High Year 12s. We take our hats off to you all for your persistence and commitment. Now the fun beings, Year 11 and 12 Block Exams start tomorrow. Good luck to all students.
Day 37- QCS #100DaysofLearning Well day 1 of the QCS Test is now over; here is what some of our Year 12 students learnt… - Time management is essential - Don’t stress too much about QCS. Just try your best and you’ll be fine. - You have to go into it with an open mind. - The world’s energy solution is right in front of us. Good luck for day 2 tomorrow!
Day 36- QCS #100DaysofLearning Tomorrow our Year 12s start their QCS Test. This is putting all their hard work and dedication to the test; we wish them the best of luck.
Day 35- Leadership #100DaysofLearning Today we learned Ralph Waldo Emerson’s great insight into leadership, “What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” “To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.”
Day 30- Science Week #100DaysofLearning - Today I learnt about many different things, including: 1. The Global Expansion Theory 2. Different types of tectonic movements and their results including; earthquakes and tsunamis, mountains and volcanoes and the change in land position (continental drift) 3. The different layers of Earth (including mantle and crust) 4. The subduction of crust under continents and seafloor spreading and subduction are processes involved in creation and destruction of crust. A. Nanayakkara - How to complete experiments that involved using static electricity, chemical reactions and the separation of substances. L. Shen
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Day 27- Science Week #100DaysofLearning - Today in physics I learnt how to calculate the 3rd half-life of something. R. Gurrin - Today I learnt ethanol can cause blindness as it is a small molecule and will penetrate the optic nerve and cause it to dehydrate. B. Robinson - Cycloalkanes are structures in which the ends of the carbon backbone are joined together in a ring. D. Van Kranendonk - Today I learnt that you can’t find carbon in its pure form. M. Hampson
Day 25- Performing Arts #100DaysofLearning Here is what some of our students learnt during our school production of Roger Mullaney… - Rehearsing for the play, you learn things without even realising, not just what goes on to produce a play, but to produce anything as a group really. You come to realise every little role or job is important. J. Murtagh, Year 9 - Being a part of the 2014 BSHS School Production taught me a lot about organisation - you couldn't clap your hands and demand things to be done for you. Heading into the final year of my schooling career, I think the lessons I have learnt about organisation during Roger Mullaney will be invaluable. S. McCarthy, Year 11
Day 24- Poetry/Shakespeare #100DaysofLearning Ms Aloizos Year 12 English is currently studying ‘Brave New World’. Students explored the notions of happiness and utopia as presented in the novel. They then applied them to the real world. Here is what they learnt… - Utopia is different to each person. - That even though our world isn’t perfect it is still better than it would be if the world was perfect. G. To - Reality isn’t actually that bad compared to the ‘Brave New World’. - That our wold is filled with respect and love. - That societies are never perfect because no one is perfect. M. Medris Have you read this book? What are your views?
Day 29- Science Week #100DaysofLearning As part of Science Week QUT came in to speak to our girls about careers in Engineering. Here is what they learnt… - Biomedical Engineering is one of the sections of engineering. It has to do with the manufacture and design of prosthetics etc. - Today I learnt that engineers can design entire houses to help people who have lost limbs. - I now know that engineering takes you to a wide variety of career choices and exotic countries.
Day 23- Poetry/Shakespeare #100DaysofLearning On Tuesday Ms McGeady’s Year 11 English had a lesson on how to prepare an introduction in 5 minutes – it was a very challenging activity. Here is their valuable thoughts on the process… - This was difficult with little time and little information for it, however it was helpful. A. Barker - Group work produces a myriad of stronger ideas than if you sit on your own. G. Kane - It’s hard to quickly think up an introduction and then recite it while keeping it interesting. O. Carnew - I learnt different ways to start an engaging introduction and how to brainstorm for ideas in an essay/introduction. Y. Tseng
Day 22- Poetry/Shakespeare #100DaysofLearning Mrs Bufalino’s Year 8 English class is learning about Reader’s Theatre – turning a story into a play script. This was in preparation for the imagination play script assessment. Here is what they learnt from today’s lesson… - How to adapt play scripts and how to convert short stories into a speech. We also learnt how to analyse characteristics of a character from the story and delivering all the extra information on stage. Y. Kim - The thoughts and processes of creating an entertaining play script. Also, the importance of the opening scenes and how they portray a character. A. Immaraj - How to develop characters through dialogue. I now understand why opening scenes are so important in scriptwriting because they set the theme of the play and intrigue the audience for what will happen next. J. Stockdale - Today we learnt the skill of inference and imagination regarding the creation of play scripts with the existence of dialogues. Furthermore, we understand the significance and impacts of the aspects of characters and the way they influence our thinking. M. Shobeiri Nejad - How to infer and create dialogue to produce a play script, even when there is no dialogue in the first place. I also learnt how to adapt text to better fit the play script model with its vocabulary structure. T. Baker-Jones
Congratulations to our Symphonic Band who, for the second time in a row, has won the Fanfare Grand Final!
Day 21- Poetry/Shakespeare #100DaysofLearning Ms Hill’s Year 10 English class is currently learning to write a Reflective Feature Article – with a focus on ‘100 years of war’ – a perspective of war, how war poetry constructs an experiences of war and its effects to help a readers understanding (of war). Here is what they have learnt… - That The Great War has shaped our Nation and 100 years of war poetry has helped convey the message (of war) and give us a deeper understanding. S. O’Kane - Poetry can paint a picture using a hidden meaning behind a word. J. Hwang - How poetry helps convey the emotional state and well-being of soldiers throughout the ages. This allowed me to have a deeper understand of war history. - The history of WWI and how to analysis a poem by its techniques and the features of newspaper accounts. L. Gan - That writing about poetry can open you mind to a new world of language and meaning. V. Zhang
Day 20- LOTE #100DaysofLearning Mrs Dewar’s Year 10 Japanese students have been learning about the four seasons in Japan and how special activities and festivals occur in each season. - Today I learnt about Mt Fuji and how difficult it is to climb it. I also learnt about the four different seasons and how there are special ways of differentiating them. - I have learnt a lot about seasonal culture as well as famous landmarks. Additionally, we have learnt derivation of different works e.g. how certain words fit together. - Many different aspects of Japanese culture including their huge reliance on the seasons and how these relate with their culture. For example, Snow Festival in Sapporo (winter) and Hanami in spring. - Today I learnt that I learn easily with interactive exercises, where we read things out loud. Also I learnt a lot about Mt Fuji and when it is a beautiful time/season to visit Japan. - About Japans distinct seasons and seasonal festivals. For example, summer in Japan is associated with watermelon, wind chimes, beaches, festivals and fireworks.
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Today we celebrate the work of all of those in the teaching profession. We reflect on the powerful difference that teachers can make in the lives of young people and their families. At this school we are blessed to have dedicated staff who take pride in their work. We thank and honour all of our teachers on this day.
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Best of luck to our Year 12 students who are sitting the QCS Test over the next two days.
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Today we celebrated a significant event in our school calendar, the 2015 Foundation Day Assembly. Foundation Day marks the birth of Brisbane State High School, with this year being the 94th anniversary. Thank you to our special guest speakers, and Legends of State High, Mr Sterge Karas and Mr Wally Lewis for giving the students an insight to their careers.
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