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Leadership Excursion to the National Press Club

Posted on 14 Dec 2017

Students meeting Magda at the Press Club

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:

Super Toyworld
Lanyon HS P&C
Microsoft Canberra & Brian Farnhill
Active Leisure Centre
Ames Arnott Cakes
Vikings Group
Limelight Cinemas – Tuggeranong
Kelly-Anne Guy
Tony Franken, the Socceroos & Tim Davies

Year 9 Giving Projects

Posted on 21 Sep 2017

Giving Project 1

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.

Leadership invitation to the National Press Club address by Tara Moss

Posted on 24 Aug 2017

Leadership invitation to the National Press Club address by Tara Moss On Wednesday 9th of August, four of the Leadership girls were lucky enough to attend the National Press Club to listen to Tara Moss present about Cyber Bullying. It was really good to listen to, as Tara addressed many issues that women everywhere face being online. Her speech was truly great and it was inspirational to listen to such a powerful woman. We ate lunch when we first got there (which was extremely flash and it blew everyone away). Tara then started to give her speech and it was very interesting to listen to, even though it was a bit distracting with the television cameras in our faces. After she was finished, it was time for questions to be asked and listening to the questions and responses was enlightening. Most of the questions that were asked were things that we couldn't think of on the spot. Unfortunately we didn't get to ask any questions, but we luckily did get a photo with Tara Moss. Overall we will never forget this wonderful experience.

bStreetSmart Road Trauma Forum

Posted on 24 Aug 2017

On Wednesday the 16th August, 41 year 10 students and 3 teachers attended the bStreetsmart Road Trauma forum at the Qudos Bank Arena in Sydney. The forum provides students who are most at risk, a realistic look at the trauma caused by road crashes and gives them information and strategies in an attempt to reduce serious injuries and deaths.

It was a fantastic day and all students positively engaged in the presentation. It was quite confronting for a lot of the students, and I hope they all learned something new.

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