19 December 2018 Kevin Elgood | News | Whole School  

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School Resumes on: 

Tuesday, 29th January, 2019 - Staff Only Day

Wednesday, 30th January, 2019 - Year 7, Year 11, Year 12 & All New Enrolment Students

Thursday, 31st January, 2019 - Year 8, Year 9 & Year 10

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19 December 2018 Emily Yong | News | Whole School  

On Friday 14th Week 9, 7A and Ms Yong collected and raised money for the UNHCR foundation during assembly and lunch outside the canteen. In case you don’t know what the UNHCR foundation is, it is a foundation which raises money for the refugees in need. We promoted the fundraiser by asking students to bring in their lunch from home and to donate the money intended to spend on lunch to the UNHCR.

7A students Shaasi Maheswaran, Ayman Chaabou, Zane Hamad, Aditya Tiwari, Sameen Roka  and Aarav Sharma spoke at assembly, informing the school about the fundraiser and the UNHCR. “Lunch Money for Refugees” cause provides severely malnourished children with type of peanut butter substance that helps gain weight rapidly and safely. Every year around three million children under five die due to causes related to malnourishment. Yet even a severely malnourished child has a 98% chance of survival if they receive support in time.

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17 December 2018 Cheiban Elaro | News | Year 11   Extra-Curricular  

Mrs Lea mentioned the Teachers Federation writing competition and strongly encouraged me to enter. I then ran the idea past my parents and they also encouraged me to enter it. At the time, my mind was not about winning, but it was the idea of participating and doing more external competitions, which I really enjoyed.

Of course, I would be competing against people who are also good writers and since this was an open competition about the theme of "Teachers Make a Difference", I believed that there would’ve been a lot of entries in an essay format. I also knew that many entrants would write poems. Finally, I took up the challenge and wrote this "epic" poem while I was busy with my Trials preparation.

My friends and teachers were inspiring me to write an epic poem. An epic poem has a distinctive form which allowed me to include some of my research into the journey of the history of Teachers Federation. I thought the epic form was suitable to reflect the long struggle of the Federation for better education of children. But I needed the appropriate vocabulary and tone for the epic structure.  I looked into epics such as the Odyssey and Beowulf which provided me with the register for the poem, but the research also made me realise how different my choice of words could be.

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