ABC Journalist  Jessie Davies to feature at the Feast of Words !

Jessie Davies will be joining our annual Feast of Words as a presenter this year which is fabulous. Hailing from a farm east of Coonabarabran, Jessie now lives in Dubbo and works as a journalist for the ABC. Her job involves reporting on the latest news from the Western Plains for television, radio and digital audiences. She says her job is fun, fast-paced and fascinating. She travels a lot for her work and earlier this year she even travelled to Norfolk Island for a month to report on the island’s growing political tensions. She’s passionate about gender equality and in her spare time she volunteers for an organisation called Country to Canberra which encourages girls from rural Australia to reach their leadership potential. Our current Year 11 female students benefited from this great program last year.

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2019 Feast of Words

It’s time to write again!!! Not that we don’t write all the time, but the Feast of Words is the time for words and the writing to them to truly shine!

The 2019 Feast of Words, Wednesday 3rd April to Friday 5th April, promises to be another great year to celebrate all things written, with a total of 5 presenters taking students through areas such as performance poetry, picture books, journalism and the writing of narratives. Year 6 students from around the region will be involved in transition activities on the Thursday of the festival.

The Feast of Words dinner for this year will be held on Thursday 4th April at the Acacia Motor Lodge, 6.45 for a 7pm start. All our presenters will be coming to the dinner, so it would be great to get a lot of people from the community coming along and sharing in our great Feast. Tickets are $55 and they can be purchased from Prezzies or the High School Accounts Office. RSVP 2 April for catering purposes.

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HSC English Lectures

On Friday 15th February, Coonabarabran High School had the great privilege to host a day of HSC English lectures featuring the combined talents of Jane Sherlock and Deb McPherson. These two lecturers are experienced classroom teachers, HSC markers and have also worked with various government departments concerned with the English syllabus.

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