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Best Female in Mathematics Award - Brianna H and Shanaea H
Posted on 01 May 2018
On Thursday March 8th, UNSW Canberra presented the Best Female Student in Mathematics Award to years 8 and 9 brightest. The award was to recognise the outstanding work completed by those in 2017. 54 girls representing 27 schools across Canberra came first and received $250, while those placing second and third received double pass movie vouchers. Winners also received a $5000 undergraduate scholarship if they choose to enrol in a Bachelor of Engineering degree. By awarding young female students, UNSW Canberra hopes to encourage more women in continuing their studies in STEM fields and ultimately, pursue a career. The event was also held on International Women's Day. The young ladies were welcomed by guest speaker Ms Narelle Devine who spoke about the future of women in IT, Digital Security, Cyber-safety and Anti-Terrorism. Brianna and I enjoyed a morning tea after and an array of STEM activities were also available for the guests to explore. It was extremely kind for UNSW to acknowledge young females in male dominated fields, it certainly would encourage young women to explore science, technology, engineering and mathematical fields in the future.
Posted on 27 Apr 2018
The Principal and staff of Lanyon High School invite all parents and students to our open evening.
Starting in the Learning Space
Thursday 3rd May 2018
5.30 pm - 7.30 pm
An opportunity for prospective parents and students to tour the school, view activities in curriculum areas, and meet staff and current students.
Leadership Excursion to the National Press Club
Posted on 14 Dec 2017
On the 28th of November four students were lucky enough to be able to attend The National Press Club where Magda Szubanski, internationally acclaimed actor, comedian and activist was giving a talk. She was speaking on what it’s like to be a guinea pig in a social experiment, referring to the national plebiscite on same -sex marriage. She outlined the severe effects, consequences and also the joys and the challenges faced by the LGBT+ community during this time. Throughout the duration of her talk there was lots of laughter, tears and a few irish jigs.
Several moments which stood out to me where when she begged the audience, the government and anyone listening to not go through this process ever again, so terrifying and damaging the experience had been for her. Lastly, her mention of Anna Karenina of how the two lovers only wanted some help to achieve their love, she teared up as she asked and thanked everyone for their help, for their support.
Ky Jones and I, both in year 10 and Tobie Atherden and Charley Reed from year 9 all enjoyed this experience immensely. It was a profound and engaging experience. Only made better by the promise of an Irish jig from Magda if the same-sex marriage bill passed through the senate that very day. The timing could not have been better, Magda Szubanski speaking on LGBT+ rights the day same-sex marriage was making its first steps to being legal. After a lot of anxious waiting and listening. Finally the results were released in the positive and the crowd erupted into joyful cheers. Magda herself was crying at this momentous occasion. Thus an actual Irish jig, prior to the her last one was performed to a cheering audience. It is an experience I will never forget and I am extremely grateful to have been given this opportunity.
Claire Henry - yr 10
Posted on 16 Nov 2017
Lanfest was a huge success. We had a large crowd of parents, friends, students and community members here to see the fantastic work our have done throughout the year. We would like to thank all of the staff, stallholders, cluster primary schools and our fantastic P&C for the contributions.
We raised just over $2000 which will go towards a school based project. Keep an eye out in the next newsletter for more specifics on what this project will be.
The big LanFest Raffle and the auction of the signed Socceroos shirt were a huge success, raising $391 for our P&C who directly support our students’ learning. All prize winners have been notified by phone.
We would like to thank the following businesses and people for their generous donations of prizes:
Year 9 Giving Projects
Posted on 21 Sep 2017
This week our Year 9 students exhibited their work from their community giving projects which has been the culmination of a term of work on giving and the benefits of giving back to the community – particularly for the person giving. The students set up stalls and presented their group and individual projects to their families, members of the community and local primary school students. Ms Gai Brodtman Member for Canberra also came to see the Giving Projects and all students had the opportunity to explain their projects to her personally and have a photo taken. It has been wonderful to see the students and their work towards their projects and their efforts in our local community. A big thankyou to Cameron Steer, Emma Menzies and Luke Foran for their work throughout the term to prepare for this. Another thanks goes to Jennifer Nott who helped oversee the projects.