The cold and the rain didn’t dampen the spirits of the CHS Equestrian team at this year’s North West Equestrian EXPO.
The Coonabarabran High School Team consisted of the following students:
Baxter Young, Jazmin Webster, Jack Rapley, Sierra-Rose Birks, Jake Deshon, Elsie Kearney, Hannah Evans, Eden Allen, Isobelle Deshon, Alana Hungerford, Alex Letts, Eleanor Rapley, Sophia Bunting, Sahvanah Hunt-Faulkiner, Lachlan McGill and Melinda Ryan.
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Students of D7 regularly participate in a program known as Community Access. We have been to see how the local Tourist Centre works and what’s on offer – the Bakery (went out the back and iced cakes); Post Office and saw how the mail is sorted; photos are at Space Gallery. Today we purchased a milk frother from Betta Electrical and had a ball out the back, seeing ourselves on CTC footage. This program allows us to fully engage with the community, building the students’ social skills and enabling access to recreation tasks building rapport for students with a disability within their community.
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Resin art created by D2 students
This term, students in D2 have been working on a class project where they have been learning how to mix and pour resin, to make pendants, bookmarks, vessels, coasters and dominoes. The results have been very successful. Students also learned that when the weather does not cooperate and is wet and/or humid, the resin does not set properly!
Students in D2 have also been working on Food Technology as part of their technology lessons this semester. They have been making mini pizzas, noodle dishes and bacon and egg rolls, which have been very tasty. The big focus in these lessons is on hygiene and working as part of a team.
Miss Emma Rankmore
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Year 12 Advisor Ms Christoff, with Year 12 parents and Year 12 student Nick Wham-Campbell following the meat tasting event
Year 12 are continuing to raise funds for their Year 12 formal that will be held in Term 4 after the H.S.C. exams. This term we earned $1000 by holding a meat tasting event organised by UNE. It was wonderful to have so many Year 12 students and their families participate in the event. Hopefully, we will run another meat tasting event early in Term 3 to help us reach our fundraising goal.
On Thursday 10 June, a group of twenty one Year 9 and 10 students competed in the University of Newcastle’s Science and Engineering Challenge at Narrabri. All teams did their best in their events and several of our teams won challenges. At the end of the day, the Coonabarabran High team placed second.
Claudia Eastburn and Jimmy Whalan meet Her Excellency The Honorable Margaret Beazley
On Tuesday 8 June our school captains Claudia Eastburn and Jimmy Whalan attended a Youth Leadership program at Government House and Parliament House in Sydney. Our Captains had the pleasure of meeting and spending time with the NSW Governor, Her Excellency Margaret Beazley AC. Throughout the day Jimmy and Claudia met members of parliament, including our local member for Barwon, Roy Butler. Jimmy and Claudia found the experience a valuable insight into our NSW government and how it operates. Both students were an excellent representation of the Dhirrabuu values of Coonabarabran High School.