Prefect Induction

Outgoing Captains help the incoming Captains into their jackets.

The Captains, Vice Captains and Prefects for 2016/17 were officially inducted at a special assembly on Tuesday, 20 September. The Prefect body are:

Captains:  Eugenie Martin and Tyson Bennett

Vice Captains:  Alison Green and Oska Brooker

Prefects:  Daisy Andrews, Molly Atkinson, Teaghan Barron, Lydia Harris, Osea Kaloumaira, Hayley Korff, Jed McEvoy, Brooke Meier, Kurtis Meier and Torren Whale


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Gold Medal for Osea

w_oseaDuring week 8, 11 students from Coonabarabran High School travelled to Homebush to compete in the NSW Combined High Schools Athletics Carnival. They had all qualified for this carnival by finishing first or second at the North West Carnival held in Tamworth earlier in the term.

The outstanding performance from our students came from Osea Kaloumaria in the 16 years shot put when he beat his more fancied rivals to place first and bring home the gold medal.

Osea recorded a distance of 14.5 metres to beat his nearest rival by more than a metre. Although this result was a little unexpected it’s not surprising as Osea is a strong all-around athlete with tremendous natural ability. The CHS carnival often produces a “bolter” from the country and this year it was Osea’s turn to stun the crowd and officials with an incredible moment at the Olympic stadium.

Other students who recorded strong results were: Brad Fuller 12th in 12 years shot put, Meg Walton 13th in 14 years javelin, Maddi Heywood 14th in 13 years Javelin and Harry Willoughby 16th in 13 years high jump.

2016 Major Projects Exhibition

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Last Thursday night the HSC Art, Design and Technology and Industrial Technology (Timber) students held an exhibition of their major works.  The display, held in the school hall, was well attended by students, parents, staff and people from the wider community.  The students who created these amazing projects were on hand to explain the design process and manufacturing methods undertaken during the completion of the final products.

This event allowed the students to share their success with the wider community following the culmination of many, many hours of hard work. They received great praise for their outstanding achievements.  Thank you to everyone who supported this exhibition and for making it a great success.

Big Science Competition


The Big Science Competition is an easy way to challenge students from years 7 to 12, and track their performance against state or national averages. It is an International competition with three competition levels, Junior (Year 7 and 8), Intermediate (Year 9 and 10) and Senior (Year 11 and 12)

Questions test critical thinking and problem solving skills, not just factual recall. Questions are set in real-life, contemporary contexts, making them relatable (and interesting). Last year questions covered faecal matter transplants, garbage gyres, life on Mars, 3D printing, control of feral cats, carbon capture, space junk and predicting earthquakes, just to name a few.

Girls League Tag

w_girls-league-tag-team League Tag is a non-contact version of Rugby League that is very quickly growing in popularity. It has been played as part of the senior Castlereagh Cup competition for two seasons and our school has been offering it as a school sport to encourage our girls to play a less traditional sport.
On Wednesday 31 August, a League Tag Gala Day for U14s was held in Narrabri and we had such high interest that we were able to send two teams. Both teams were successful in winning several of their five games on the day and all girls were in raptures with League Tag as a fast and skilful sport.
The teams were accompanied by Mrs Jenner and Mr Stewart who were both impressed with how quickly our girls have adapted to the game and the sportsmanship they displayed on the day. We look forward to more opportunities to play this exciting sport.

AMEB Exams

w_music-awardsRecently some of our CHS musicians travelled to Tamworth to participate in the AMEB (Australian Music Examinations Board) examinations.  Four of the Coona High students took this opportunity of developing their instrumental techniques, extending their knowledge of music, completing listening and general knowledge requirements, as well as performing technical studies, scales and a selection of performance pieces for their chosen instrument.  All four students, who study their instruments with Aimee Rossler, successfully completed the AMEB examination for their grade and instrument.  They are: Milly Smith – flute (Grade 3), Cobey Smith – trumpet (Grade 1), Lachlan Eshman – trombone (Grade 2) and Erin Tym – flute (Grade 3).  Congratulations to these students for completing these rigorous examinations in fine style!  Well done.

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