Opens Netball wins at Wee Waa

The Opens Netball team travelled to Wee Waa on Tuesday 3rd July 2018 to play their Opens side.  Coonabarabran High School played a fantastic game and easily came away with the win 37-12.  The defence end (Ale, Alirah and Wilmie) combined well together and kept their scoring to a minimum.  The attack end (Sophie, Claire and Molly) were accurate when shooting and kept running for the full 50 minutes.  The centre court players (Kate, Kiara, Meg and Claudia) allowed the play to move freely to the attack end by continually breaking, passing and attacking the ball.   Congratulations girls on a well deserved victory.

Experiences of The Real Mulan – a diary entry by Declan Eshman

How dare they! Father is too old for such violence! If only… I was a boy. I could serve in his place, I could save my family, the grief of the loss of a father. He had already served for so long, why burden him with this? Maybe… just maybe I could… I can.

The ground is tougher than rock, when it’s not it’s more muddy and bogged than anything. The air either rips and tears the moisture from your throat or clings to the lungs as tar would. The training! Oh it breaks your bones, and scrapes your feet bare… but I still don’t regret it, every labour I endure is a labour father does not have to. I love him and mother… love them more than anything.

The plates of armour feel heavy against my aching back. Days of marching ahead make everyone grumpy. It’s more painful than most things. Food is also scarce, and only the bare necessities are given to each soldier, no meat only rice. Although, the general doesn’t get much better.

I will stay strong for my parents, for my family! I will be strong for them, for father, I will endure.

Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) Camp

Six of our students from yr 7 to 10 along with Mr Ashby are attending a STEM Youth Development Camp at Lake Keepit Sport & Recreation Centre.  This camp is supported by NSW AECG (Aboriginal Education Consultative Group). STEM is designed to challenge students to be active learners in their education and provide opportunities to develop skills in leadership roles.

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Australian Youth Aerospace Forum (AYAF) 2018

Whilst most students will be keen to take a well-deserved break during the upcoming holidays, one Coonabarabran High School student will spend a week pursuing his passion of all things aeronautical at the Australian Youth Aerospace Forum in Brisbane from 9-13 July.

Angus Lambert (Year 11) was delighted to receive word of his successful application to the AYAF – a five day interactive conference designed to showcase the aerospace industry to Year 11 and 12 students across Australia.

The aim of the program is to provide a platform for students to connect with like-minded peers and gain a clearer understanding of the pathways available to them after high school.

Students will have exclusive access to aerospace industries and learn about opportunities in aerospace engineering, aerospace trades, military opportunities and pilot training.

We wish Angus all the best for the program, and look forward to hearing about it upon his return.

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