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1st December 2016 : Term 4 Week 8

Principal David Lloyd Deputy Principals Helene Hamilton Kathleen Maksymczuk (Rel) Narelle Small (Rel) Head Teacher Admin Kylie Winslade (students) Aaron Routh (Rel) (staff) Head Teacher Welfare Kerrie Chopping Year 7 Advisor Josh Thacker Year 8 Advisor Cassie Coates Year 9 Advisor Alice Bright Year 10 Advisor Sophie Healey Year 11 Advisors Sarah Townsend Year 12 Advisor Aaron Routh Careers Advisor Glen Pearson School Counsellors Susanna Brown Liz Franks Sport Co-ordinators Anthony Wharton Tegan Dray Student Representative Council Leader Peita Mages

Congratulations to the Prefects, Student Representative Council and Sports Council on their election and formal induction on Tuesday Evening as our Student Leadership Team for 2017. Student Representative Council

Sports Council


Tori Writer

Hugh Duffield

Vice Captains

Isabel Harris

Joshua Punivai

BOURKE Captains Vice Captains


Rebecca Hooper Lucy Cooper Gabrielle Lloyd Georgie Clarke

Joe Grindrod James Cashen Lynton Robbins Christian Presslaber

ELLIOTT Captains Vice Captains

Joshua Jensen Taylah Fanning

Georgia Fraser Amy Hooper

Year 11 Representatives

Connor Dawson Eliza Owens

Leighlany Fenualelei Malakai Talanoa

MACQUARIE Captains Vice Captains

Mariah Robinson Sarah Kirkness

Kobe Mansell Eva Reith-Snare

Year 10 Representatives

Lucy Johnston Cain Selwood

Thomas Radnedge Connor Swords

Year 9 Representatives

Mitchell Cooper Madeleine Owens

Anna MacPherson Tabua Tuinakauvadra

PARKES Captains Vice Captains

Milika Tuinakauvadra Lily Westcott

Elijah Smyth Libby Smith

Year 8 Representatives

Thomas Anderson Darcy Climpson

William Burdack Jessica Elliott

Joe Almond Samuel Murphy

Taylah Allen Natasha Antonio

Indigenous Representative Nick Robbins

I am passionate about student leadership in our school as I believe it is the training ground for leadership in life beyond school. It is the opportunity for representative students to directly contribute to our schools priorities and direction. Further, student leadership ensures prospective future leaders are coached and mentored in a supportive and nurturing environment about the complex and multilayered aspects of true leadership. At Orange High we are determined to develop sophisticated and caring leaders, that have a deep understanding beyond the one-dimensional populist leadership that results in simplistic single actions such as ‘building a wall’ or ‘stopping the boats’. Many thanks to our Indigenous parents and wider community for their attendance at our final Indigenous event ‘Christmas’ for the year on Wednesday. These events have been tremendously successful each term throughout 2016. We look forward to a continuation and further development of the partnerships with our wider Indigenous community in 2017. This Friday’s Year 12 Graduation is in some ways a sad event as it is the last formal link with our school for our 2016 Year 12 students. This cohort has been an inspirational group of young people at Orange High and I am very confident they will go onto amazing things personally and also as positive members of our wider community. In the theme of the above SRC Induction, I would like to finally publicly recognise the efforts and leadership talents of our 2016 Captains in Chloe Barrett and Tom Milson and also Vice Captains, Ash Littlewood and Cooper White. Chloe and Tom demonstrated very different leadership styles but both were incredibly effective in their own right ably supported by the talents of Ash and Cooper. Their collective efforts made our school a more passionate and nurturing place for many students. Well done and thank you! Please remember from last week’s newsletter that there is a strong expectation that all students, including those in Year 10, attend school up until the last day, Friday 16 December. There is a clear understanding, all students will be actively engaged in learning up until this time. David Lloyd Principal

Orange High School's 2017 SRC Induction was held last night. Members of the 2017 Prefect Body, SRC and SPC were presented with their badges by Mr Lloyd, special guests & family members. A very special night for our students acknowledging & celebrating their fantastic achievements with family & friends of the OHS community!

Congratulations to students from years 7 - 10 who competed in the Big Science Competition and the ICAS Science exam. This year students received outstanding results with many students receiving High Distinctions, Distinctions and Credits! Well done!

Year 7 & 9 girls had a fantastic time at the Robogals Workshop held on Wednesday at the Canobolas Rural Technology High School! Robogals is an international, student-run organisation that aims to increase female participation in engineering and technology through fun and educational initiatives aimed at girls in primary and secondary school.

OHS Newsletter - Term 4 Week 8