Farm Vehicle Safety Course

Well done to Jono, Charlie, Cameron and Matt on their efforts and attitudes throughout the excursion.

On 16 and 17 November, four Year 11 Primary Industries students attended a Farm Vehicle Safety Course at the Dubbo TAFE.  The aim of the course was for students to learn the latest safe operation of both 2-wheeler and 4-wheeler motorbikes. This required the students to get hands-on experience with riding these motorbikes under the watchful eye of their instructor Tom Toule.  They received a helmet and leather gloves as part of the course. Despite the students actually having all had quite some experience in riding motorbikes, all of them learnt extra skills over the two days about how shifting their weight around corners and up and down slopes, improves the stability and safety of the bikes. The weather was hot and windy but this did not deter the students who completed these competencies successfully, both practically and with a written knowledge test.

The students were exceptionally behaved over the two days with the instructor impressed with their level of maturity and their determination to demonstrate the new-found riding styles. Tom commented that this group was one of the best he had seen for a while, and that they all had the employability skills that he was looking for in an employee.

School Blue Awards 2020

“Nomination Forms” for the Coonabarabran High School P&C Blue Awards can be obtained from the office at the High School.

Nominations close Wednesday, 3.00pm, 2 December 2020 and can be returned to the High School Office.

To be eligible the person nominated must be a student at Coonabarabran High School. Teams may also be nominated.

The criteria for consideration for an Award is for outstanding achievement in a

school-based or school-related activity, in any of the following areas:

1 Academic – HSC ATAR Result 95 or higher

– Top 10 in HSC State Subject List

(HSC Awards will apply to students of the previous years HSC)

– A minimum of 3 High Distinctions in National or International Competitions in different subject areas

2 Sporting – 1st, 2nd or 3rd in State Competitions

– State or National Individual or Team Representative

3 Other Fields of Endeavour

– 1st, 2nd or 3rd at State/National level or attainment of excellence consistent with the rigor above eg Whitlam Institute National Writing Competition, HSC Selection for participation in ArtExpress State tour, Design/Industrial Technology display Powerhouse Museum and Music Encore Concert at the Sydney Opera House.

Note: Consideration will be dependent on the number and quality of competitors in the nominated field of endeavour, and provided such achievement also reflects positive attitudes and participation in the school community.


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