06 May Toolooa State High School
THANK YOU to our school community! The past couple of months have been exceptionally challenging for communities around the world. Our school has worked seamlessly together – teaching and non-teaching staff, students and families – in order to ensure smooth continuity of learning. Of course – as with anything new – there’s been bumps along the way, but words cannot express how grateful we are for the way our community has banded together during this difficult time.
We are incredibly proud of the way that everyone has banded together and truly epitomised over school’s core values of respect, achievement and responsibility.
No doubt, 2020 will be a year to remember. When looking for the silver lining in all of this, we will remember the way that our community stuck together and did the best for each and every student within our school.
Justin Harrison – Principal
With our growing enrolments, we have been fortunate enough to open up a brand new learning area in 2020. This $5 million facility includes a design centre, instrumental music rehearsal area, and some general learning areas. The undercover area has also come as a welcome addition to our school, providing a nice shady area for about 100 students every lunch break.
Our STEM Squad has expanded to over 50 students in its second year – how exciting! This group of high-achieving, enthusiastic students meets weekly to work towards a range of challenges and competitions. Whilst we’re in the current mode of remote learning, they’re keeping their minds stimulated through a STEM Enrichment OneNote Package. We’re looking forward to seeing what they can achieve in 2020!
Congratulations to our elected 2020 captains (Jack Ryan and Heath Laner) and vice-captains (Hannah Gorton and Hannah Ryan). They have had a great start to the year, working towards leadership projects, and working with their cohort in their final year of schooling. The team is also successfully leading the school through our first-ever stint of remote learning, and doing a great job!
2019 TSHS Outstanding Graduates
We are so proud of all our 2019 graduates. Across the board, our graduates achieved such great things in their final years of schooling. Once again, we had a QCE attainment rate of 100%, outstanding QCS and OP results, and a range of impressive post-school destination outcomes.
Our graduates received a number of impressive university offers, including Bachelor of Education, Bachelor of Engineering, Bachelor of Business, Bachelor of Laws, Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice. Of particular note, we’d like to acknowledge Rohan Rahman, who was offered entry into a Doctor of Medicine (MD) at the University of Queensland, following years of hard work and dedication at TSHS.
In addition to those going on to tertiary studies, we also had a range of graduates secure apprenticeships, traineeships, and full-time work. Again, we are so proud of our students, working towards their goals and being rewarded with such impressive outcomes.
Kynan Elliott graduated Toolooa SHS in 2019 with an impressive array of achievements. Not only did Kynan exit TSHS with an OP1, he was also our 2019 Dux, GPC Student of the Year, Albert Mills Humanitarian of the Year, All-Rounder, and he was also awarded the ADF Long Tan Leadership Award. All of this was in addition to Kynan topping several of his subjects across Year 12.
The start of 2020 has been a busy and exciting one for Kynan. He has completed training with the Royal Australian Navy as a Maritime Warfare Officer. Next year, he plans on commencing a Bachelor of Computing and Cyber Safety.