Newton Moore Senior High School

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Principal’s Address

Message from the Principal

To the Year 12 Class of 2018.

Five years ago most of you joined us here at Newton Moore Senior High School as a group of squirrelly 8th grade students excited and scared as you entered the huge world of high school. Now most of you are members of the graduating class of 2018.

So my message to you all is to continue through life being curious, be open and honest with others, especially those whose interests differ from yours, read and learn something new every day.

As you finish school and scatter into the winds, I urge you to do whatever you do for no other reason than you love it and believe in its importance. So go out and be willing to make mistakes. Do whatever you do for no other reason than you want it and believe in its importance. Resist the easy comforts of compliancy and enjoy life to the fullest. Decide in your heart what really excites and challenges you. Look at who you want to be and start sculpting yourself into that person. And remember you will never in your life have more energy, enthusiasm, hair, or brain cells than you have today.

Our school history shows that graduates from Newton Moore SHS thrive in the next phase of their lives. Students leave our school confident, focussed and ready for what the world may offer – successful and happy young people who want to make a difference in our community and in our world.

Class of 2018, you have created your own personal history over the past 18 years. Your time at Newton Moore SHS has shaped that history and so will always be a part of who you are. Thank you for your contributions to our school. We are confident that you will be great ambassadors for us, for your family and for yourselves.

Be excited and enjoy life!

Susan Kerr M.Ed.Admin, B.Ed,Dip.Teach
PRINCIPAL
Newton Moore SHS

Principal Sue Kerr with the 2018 Student Executive

Principal Sue Kerr with the 2018 Student Executive

Head Boy and Head Girl Report

Year 12 – Over the years

The past five years for the Year 12s have been nothing short of an adventure. From beach excursions, science competitions, to the countless fun runs we ran, longing to be the Year 12’s hosing students down with buckets of water, it has been interesting.

Well, now we’re here, trying to navigate our way through the complexity that is Year 12. No matter how much we say “We’ve got this,” some days certainly feel like we’ve got enough homework to last us several years.

But at the end of the day, once the smoke has cleared and the work (or damage) is done, we can say “we’ve done it”. We’ve made it through high school.

What else can we say? Well, we’ve met incredible people and made amazing friends who always managed to lift us up with a smile and a lame joke. We’ve had the pleasure of being taught by teachers who want nothing more than for us to succeed, even when we constantly chatter and ask random questions about life. We’ve had incredible opportunities, like the MASH Melbourne trip, Country Week, the exchange program in Japan. Even the normal day-to-day things, like early-morning band and after-school drama were a feat in themselves. We will all certainly remember nights like the ball, where everyone looked like royalty, and we completely lost our minds dancing (which was really just erratically jumping up and down on the spot). Don’t forget the feeling of complete and utter joy the moment you first sat on the chairs at the back of the assembly, finally free of sitting on the cold gym floors – what felt like - forever.

I could go on about every antic and moment of our journey, but I’d only be breaking the tip of the iceberg. When you finish your final class, your final exam, and walk out of the auditorium doors, what felt like an eternity of homework and early mornings will seem like mere moments of memories. You’ll hug your friends, high-five your mates, smile at your teachers, thank your parents, and leave knowing you’ve done it.

You’ve survived the feat that is high school. And you’ve had some fun along the way.

Bonnie Cook
Head Girl

Year 12 - 2018

The 2018 Student Executive began our journey at the end of 2017 when we were elected after our school speeches. Our first task was the student exec Perth camp where we stayed in Perth for three days and did an amazing race type activity around the greater Perth area, looking for landmarks. On the camp we were all given the opportunity to display our leadership skills within the team environment. At the end of the camp Bonnie and myself were elected as Head Boy and Head Girl by the Executive group.

For the 2018 year Bonnie and myself have done many tasks as Head Boy and Head Girl of Newton Moore SHS including the laying of the wreath at the Bunbury ANZAC Day service and organising three fundraisers within the school along with the entire Student Executive. We will end our Executive journey at the end of year Graduation Ceremony where we will both speak about our year and our entire schooling journey.

The Newton Moore Student Executive has been involved in many events in 2018. We participated in both the school and community events such as the interschool cross country, athletics and swimming carnivals along with all the other respective school carnivals, the Science fair, F1 in schools, chess club, YoH-fest, the NaNoWriMo writing competition, Battle of the Knights and, best of all, Country Week.

I would like to thank everyone involved for the support throughout the journey; it’s been a pleasure leading the school in 2018.

Zach Rankin
Head Boy

Student Executive

At the end of 2017, the newly selected Student Executive members were lucky enough to pack their bags and head up to Perth for two nights for a camp to get to know one another and display various leadership qualities.

We split into two teams and over the two days we were required to complete some challenges that would require us to work with our team mates, and use our leadership, negotiation and communication skills. It was a fun trip and it was great to get to know our fellow Student Executive members.

Robert van den Dolder & Emmason Tucker
Student Exec

Special Events

ANZAC Day

On the 25th of April the Student Executive, accompanied by Miss Sabourne and Ms Gelmi, attended the Bunbury ANZAC Day Service. We met by the Bunbury RSL just after 10am, along with many other schools, scouts, ex-serviceman and women and members of the general public. At around 10:30am we marched past Bunbury Centrepoint and towards the Graham Bricknell Shell, accompanied by veterans and students from other schools.

Once there we attended the service which included many inspiring guest speakers, multiple songs were performed by the Bunbury Men of Song and Bonnie and myself laid a wreath on behalf of the school. The service concluded with The Last Post, a minute’s silence and the Australian National Anthem. Following this, we marched our way back to the Bunbury RSL along the same route.

Overall, it was a really great experience for all involved.

Zac Rankin
Head Boy

Halogen Leadership Conference

On the 8th of March, the Newton Moore Year 12 Student Executive members and Miss Sabourne attended the Halogen Leadership Conference in Perth, along with many other schools across Western Australia. They listened to four inspirational speakers John Coutis, Sarah Jamison, Andrew Embly and Rick Ardon.

We heard their stories of success and their journeys to get there. Every one of them had a different story to tell, but the one that was the most inspirational was John.

I would like to tell you a bit of what John said to us as it touched all of our hearts; I hope it will do the same to you.

The first thing you should know about John is that he has no lower part of his body. From the hips down, he has nothing. Before he had his legs amputated he had very deformed legs.

This disability made him a target of bullies at school, so he always hid from everyone. But one day, he told himself, “Do you know what? I’m not going to let them drag me down, I am who am, if they don’t like it, well tough luck”. So he went to school with his head held high. Then the bullies saw him.

They pinned him down on the ground, tied his hands and feet together and dragged him to a bin. They threw him in the bin and set it on fire. They left him to burn to death. But a teacher came and saved him. She put her life at risk to save his.

That story touched all of us. Then he said something else that was very inspirational. He told us that no matter what, each and every one of us has meaning and value and no matter how many times somebody puts you down or throws you away, you still have value

The other speakers were amazing as well, sharing their struggles and journeys, but we all found John was the most inspirational out of all of them.

Kiri Head

Wellbeing & Program Coordinator

Where has the year gone? What a year it has been! The culmination of twelve amazing years of formal schooling for our graduating class of 2018. Year 12 is always such a busy year, juggling the pressures to get all assignments and study done with trying to fit in the many social activities, excursions and events that go along with being a student at Newton Moore Senior High School.

At the start of the school year, new courses of study, WACE requirements, OLNA, the Ball and Leavers Jackets were definitely the major considerations on everyone’s mind. Miss Sabourne and the Ball Committee did an absolutely awesome job in preparation for the ‘A Night Amongst the Stars’ themed Ball. I cannot thank the committee enough for all the time and effort they put in to this special event. I must also thank Ms Smith, Felicity Loader and Vanessa Fallows for their commitment and enthusiasm when working with the Ball Committee and getting things ready for the night. So much goes on behind the scenes. It was a sensational evening, everyone looked fantastic and of course represented NMSHS with honour. Special mention must be made of Brodie Kenworthy who painted an amazing backdrop for the ball and to our Belle and Beau, Chantelle Rowden and Michael McConnell. Check out the full page spread of photos from the ‘A Night Amongst the Stars’ Ball elsewhere in the Knight Magazine.

At the end of Term 2, before many of you headed to Country Week, you finally took ownership of your much anticipated Leavers Jackets. I would also like to acknowledge Connor Dunlop and Jade Riley for their roles in designing the unique jackets. Thank you.

A large number of Year 12 students represented our school proudly at what is, arguably, one of the highlights of secondary schooling – Country Week. A huge semester of commitment to training and practice games culminated in a week of competing against all other country schools from around the state during the last week of term two. Not only is Country Week about feats on the sporting field but is also time spent socialising and doing activities out of the sporting arena. From all accounts, you were all fantastic leaders in each of your teams and of course excellent ambassadors for our school. I hope that you all have fond memories of your week away. Notably, Ella Smith and Zack Rankin were great Country Week captains.

We have all hit the ground running this term (Term 3) as your last year of official schooling is quickly coming to an end. Some of the most memorable events are yet to take place as I sit here and write this, including the final Year 12 assembly (always entertaining), Activity Day (full of surprises), Year 12 Dinner (lots of fun), Graduation (a great celebration) and of course exams and final assessments to be done. I have no doubt that all these events will be exciting and memorable.

I would like to both acknowledge and thank Dylan Morris for designing the cover for the 2018 Year 12 Knight Magazine and Graduation Booklet. Love your work, Dylan. Modern, unique and very Newton Moorish! Thank you.

This report would be incomplete and lacking without acknowledging the Student Executive that Jessica Sabourne and myself have had the pleasure of working especially closely with. We started our time together in December 2017 on a fun filled Amazing Race type Student Executive camp in Perth. Ms Sabourne, Mr Ladhams and Mr Smith got a real workout chasing you guys from Fremantle to Joondalup. It became clear to us early on, that you were going to make our year interesting, fun, exciting and extremely rewarding. Miss Sabourne and I nearly had heart failure as we watched the train pull out of Fremantle without us and one of your peers!

Both Miss Sabourne and I feel very honoured and privileged to have worked with you. You planned out our year with ease, which was impressive. However, things didn’t always go exactly as we had planned. I got more gray hairs and Miss Sabourne was quick to problem solve. As a group, you stood up when it was required and remained positive and enthusiastic. Thank you.

As a group, you built some strong bonds that have been evident throughout year. You have represented the student body well, organised assembly items and awareness raising events, ran assemblies and generally been fun to be around. So, thank you to the 2018 Student Executive – you’ve certainly completed the required tasks and cemented your leadership skills for the future.

I would also like to thank the dedicated teachers who have shared your journey, among them Mr Cullen, Mrs Brown, Mrs Earle, Mr Dennis, Mr Fairbairn, Mrs Tuck, Mrs Gaden, Mr Shern, Ms Sabourne, Ms Stapleton, Mrs Stace, Mr Allan, Mr Andrew, Ms Smith, Mrs Weston, Mr Reading, Mr Schuttlofel Mr Hayward Mrs Earle, Mr Vincent Mrs King, Mr Rodsjo, Mrs Nightingale, Mr A Mercer, Mr Monks, Mrs Moore, Mrs Murphy, Mrs Park, Mr Pursell, Mr Lloyd, Mr Allan, Mr D Mercer, Ms Leeder, Mrs Hawkins, Mrs Hall, and Mrs Stewart. I must also mention the amazing Mrs Keall, who has worked tirelessly as the Year 12 Deputy.

I met most of you five and a half years ago when I visited you at your primary school. Bright, lively, energetic, competitive, friendly, clever and athletic are just a few words that come to mind readily and easily when I think back to your first weeks in high school in February 2014. It did not take you long to navigate the busy, noisy corridors and settle into familiar and new subjects under the watchful eyes of dedicated subject specific teachers. With the ease of true champions, you settled into high school and impressed many with your talents and abilities.

Not much has changed. Over the last five years you have further developed and honed those skills, talents and abilities. Believe me, you have what it takes to succeed as you leave NMSHS for the last time in October, 2018. However, I urge you again, as I did in Year 8 and at the beginning of this year….

To make the most of all of the opportunities that present themselves over the coming years as the rewards will be great. Don’t be afraid to make mistakes but, learn from those mistakes and work hard to make your dreams a reality. Most importantly, never give up!

On a personal and final note, you are a lovely group of young people and I have really valued and enjoyed working with you and your parents. Please continue to go through life with the good humour and fun loving, easy going attitudes that I have encountered from you. Always be happy and keep in touch as I look forward to hearing about your achievements in years to come. Have a wonderful summer holiday.

Best wishes, today and always.

Tonia Gelmi
Wellbeing & Program Coordinator

School Ball

A Night Amongst the Stars

One cold and windy March night at the Lighthouse Beach resort, Newton Moore’s Senior Students arrived in beautiful gowns and handsome tuxes, each with luxurious transport, to be greeted by two lovely gentlemen, Mr Mercer of English and Mr. Mercer of Maths.

As the night began and the stars lit the sky, the students began their evening with a delectable meal. After their stomachs were full, they began to dance the night away amongst the stars, while taking photos and cherishing every moment of the night.

Everyone was looking fabulous: However, Briana Gintowt and Dylan Morris, who were looking beyond magnificent, took over the night with their terrific outfits. The night would definitely not have been complete without our lovely and handsome Belle and Beau, Chantelle Rowden and Michael McConnell.

When the clock struck 11 on this amazing night, the students began to leave, feeling exhausted yet glowing and gratified.

However, the ball wouldn’t have been possible without the help of Ms. Sabourne, Ms. Gelmi and the Ball committee, who gave up their lunch times to prepare for this amazing ‘Night Amongst the Stars’.

Sheiskha Albacite

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dFiQXfE-u8c

The Academies in Action

Clontarf Boys Academy

Congratulations to Jayen Farrant, Nick Hansen and Harley Marsh for completing Year 12.

Girls Academy

Congratulations to Jade Riley and Mariah Yarran for completing Year 12.

Athletics Carnival

On the 11th of April 2018 the Newton Moore staff and students gathered on the oval to compete in the 2018 Athletics Carnival. Competitors ran, jumped, threw and had a blast.

The day began when Miss Smith and the Phys Ed staff sent everyone off to their events for Block 1.

The atmosphere was electric, everyone was ready to compete and get points for their house, to see which faction would take out the grand prize at the end of the day.

The sun was shining and the birds were singing while everyone awaited the final result of the day.

Once Miss Smith and the staff had counted all the points competitors had worked so hard for and everyone was seated in their bays, congratulations went out to Galahad for winning the overall shield.

Arthur

House Reports

On Wednesday of Week 11, Term One we had the Newton Moore Athletics Carnival. It was a fun day with lots of activities and sport. There were running events, team events and solo events. The day was filled with fun and rivalry as everyone fought for those faction points that would set them apart from the rest and push their faction even further. Even though Arthur put up a gallant effort, Galahad came in first, followed by Lionheart, Arthur and Lancelot. Although we didn’t come first, we still racked up a substantial amount of faction points totalling 907, and every point counts at the end of the year.

Harley Marsh
Team Captain

Lionheart

Lionheart had a strong level of participation in the Athletics Carnival but, but despite our best efforts, Galahad triumphed over us. However, team spirits were still high as we fought our way to 2nd place, so close to a tie with the winning team. The thing to keep in mind is that winning is not everything, and if I was able to speak for everyone I’d say that the faction carnival was filled with sweat and tears (thankfully no blood). It was also filled with laughter, leadership and teamwork, which at the end of the day, is what the carnival is all about.

Mitchell Potts
Team Captain

Lancelot

Placed 3rd in the 2018 Athletics Carnival, Lancelot did a fantastic job with both our athletes and the supporters on the sideline. It was amazing to see so many people participating and enjoying themselves. It was a great day and I sincerely hope that everyone in both Lancelot and all the other houses enjoyed their day.

Jenna Poyner
Team Captain

Galahad

This year has been a very successful year for Galahad with their triumph at the Athletics Carnival. There was a strong spirit at the carnival, shared by Galahad and foes alike. Participation during the year has been above and beyond expectations. There have been a few stand-out stars with congratulations going out to Roy George and Casara Hill, who achieved Upper School Champion Boy and Girl, respectively. Well done to all students who participated in the events throughout the year. GO GALAHAD!

Emily Jones
Team Captain

Placing

Points

House

Range

House Captains

4th

907

Arthur

A – D

Kiri Head and Harley Marsh

3rd

945

Lancelot

S – Z

Jenna Poyner and Cullen Herbert

2nd

1179

Lionheart

L – R

Jade Riley and Mitchell Potts

1st

1244

Galahad

E – K

Emily Jones and Jack Harrington

Placing

Points

House

Range

House Captains

4th

907

Arthur

A – D

Kiri Head and Harley Marsh

3rd

945

Lancelot

S – Z

Jenna Poyner and Cullen Herbert

2nd

1179

Lionheart

L – R

Jade Riley and Mitchell Potts

1st

1244

Galahad

E – K

Emily Jones and Jack Harrington

Team Captains Jack Harrington and Emily Jones accepting the winners shield on behalf of Galahad

VET Students in Action

Student Learning in Action

Special Activities conducted by Year 12s

Harmony Day

Harmony Day is a time to emphasise the appreciation and power of inclusiveness, respect and belonging for all Australians, regardless of cultural or linguistic background, united by a set of core Australian values.

On Wednesday, 3rd of April, the Student Executive held an activity day in support of Harmony Day. During recess and lunch, a variety of food was sold for students and teachers to indulge in. A gold coin donation was required, which entitled students and teachers to an orange ribbon, a selection of food, and participation in the activities held.

The Student Executive was pleased with the number of people who got involved in supporting the day. Activities consisted of playing musical instruments and placing a handprint on a Harmony Day mural.

The Student Executive would like to thank everyone who helped organise the day, cook food, and supervise the activities. It’s a great way to get involved with the community and student body. We hope that everyone continues to get involved with fundraisers and school events in the years to come.

Thank you!

SAFE Fundraiser

Times Up

RUOK? Day

Annual Events

Whole School Athletics

Country Week

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QqyAuo0849w

Battle of the Knights

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c9u5gbHIYkA

Words of Wisdom

Live your life the way you want but don’t blame others for your decisions or mistakes.

Mrs Davies
Student Services

Find ways around the obstacles in your life. The power lies within you and your ability to change the way you think and act.
Never forget that, and never give up.

Jessica Sabourne
Physical Education

Organisation is the key to success.

Mr Stewart Hendon
Technology and Enterprise

Travel – the world is a huge place, you’ve got to see it.
Be a good person – treat everyone how you would like to be treated.
Listen to your parents or carers- they’ve done it all before you.

Felicity Loader
Teacher

Your life is moving forward perfectly,
Each bump in the road is there for a reason,
Everything is happening according to the greater plan.

Donelle McInerney
Student Services

Believe you can and you’re halfway there.

Teagan Smith
Physical Education

The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today.

Justine van Zyl
Student Services

Always be true to yourself and remember that your life is your own to make or mar!
So make the most of every second!

Tonia Gelmi
Student Services

Life is a journey, with problems to solve, lessons to learn, but most of all, experiences to enjoy.
The road may be long and winding but it’s all about the journey and who joins you on that ride.
That’s what really counts.
That’s what makes life FANTASTIC.

Michelle Lathwell
Library

May the road rise up to meet you and the wind be always at your back.

Ms Stapleton
English Teacher

Just Being Year 12s

Year 12s and their cars

Shavani Ralm

What you think it is worth in $’s

$400.00

Make and model of your car

1999 Hyundai Excel GLX

Best and worst thing about it

Theres a hole in the exhaust, so it sounds like a really loud race car which is what I absolutely loved about it. However, it sputters a lot, being an old car.

What you call your car

The Red Rocket

Robert van de Dolder

What you think it is worth in $’s

$4000.00

Make and model of your car

2007 Ford Fiesta WQ

Best and worst thing about it

Its pretty good on fuel, faster than the Getz I used to drive but its ugly, and its a Ford.

What you call your car

Not just A Fiesta. Its The Fiesta

Jordan Curtis

What you think it is worth in $’s

$850.00

Make and model of your car

2005 Ford Falcon

Best and worst thing about it

The worst thing about my car is that it is a Ford and needs some work done to it.

The best thing about my car is that it gives me independence.

What you call your car

The Hit and Run

The Magnificent 14

After reaching Superhero status in September 2017 the majority of the Magnificent 14 donned their blue capes and attended the Superheros Training Camp in Perth, where they learnt all of the necessary skills to be Superheros at Newton Moore Senior High School.

Teamwork, communication, negotiation skills, responsibility and wellbeing were high on the agenda of the training camp. These skills and attributes were utilised, developed and honed throughout the year by Harmony Day activities, the Safe Fundraiser, Amnesty International Fundraiser and the Times Up awareness raising and fundraising activity.

This awesome team will be difficult to forget. Their many and varied characteristics and traits are embedded in our minds……

Magnificent 14 (AKA 2018 Student Executive)

Bonnie “Fantomah” Cook, the original female Superhero, an ageless Egyptian woman in modern day with super powers to fight evil spent much of her tour of duty as part of the Magnificent 14 striving for inclusivity, fairness and equity for all. She was a great leader among the superheroes.

Zac “Superman” Rankin, demonstrated his strong sense of purpose, morality, and compassion during his tour of duty on the Student Executive. Like Superman, Zac was raised to believe that his abilities are gifts not to be abused. And gifted he is, on the sporting field and in the classroom.

Emmason “Black Widow” Tucker, has beauty and intelligence by the bucket load. She cares deeply for those in her universe and, like Wonderwoman, stands for love, justice and kindness.

Robert “Mr Incredible” Van Den Dolder possesses tremendous strength and durability. He also has enhanced senses, is very organised and reads situations well. Always fully aware of what is going on we admired the way he dotted his i’s and crossed his t’s!. Mr Incredible was a pleasure to work with.

Justin Gemmell, our very own “Captain America.” Our nice guy. He is kind, honourable and stands for everything that is good. The most kind and moral out of all the heroes in the group, we admire him because of his bravery and willingness to make sacrifices. He transcends his circumstances, something that inspires us, because we all hope that we can do the same thing.

Adam “Martian Manhunter” Anderson is distant and mysterious but possesses an enormous amount of compassion and empathy. We miss him and his beautiful smile when he is not around.

Jack “The Hulk” Harrington, was the green machine of the Student Executive. A very caring and compassionate superhero of few words. An amazing leader for team Galahad. We love your work, Jack!

Cullen “Wolverine” Herbert, was born with super-human senses and the power to heal from any wound. A keen sportsman on both the cricket and hockey field, he spent most of his Student Executive tour of duty on the phone!

Kiri “Cat Woman” Head was always all feminine power, on the prowl with a creative and artistic streak and a dark allure. Our very own Catwoman has been a compelling figure at NMSHS.

Emily “Supergirl” Jones has super strength, super speed and endurance. She has been known to collude with the Invisible Woman to avoid Student Executive meetings.

Harley “Thor” Marsh, whose nobility, honour and humility make for excellent characteristics for the stoic hero he is. He is a wonderful protector of Newton Morons.

Mitchell “Batman” Potts is fiercely passionate about his cause and unwavering in his morals. He has superhuman persistence when it comes to his missions. He has a lot of love for his school and the people in his life and has dedicated his life to their protection

Jenna “Invisible Woman” Poyner with her beautiful long blonde hair is able to create invisible force fields of any shape and is able to turn herself and anything she’s in contact with, invisible including herself and Emily, during Student Executive meetings!

Jade “Wonderwoman” Riley, stands for choosing love, justice and kindness. We believe that Jade was also often touched by the Invisible Woman, when it came to Student Executive meeting.

The aging Superhero advisers at Superhero Control Jess Sabourne, Felicity Loader, Vanessa Fallows and Tonia Gelmi, would like to thank the Superhero Team for their contributions to our universe this year.

Your efforts have been commendable. We wish you all the very best for the future!

The 2018 Student Exec handing over the reins

Through the Ages Albums

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J46C54Ylih8

Year 12 Creativity

Acrylic painting on canvas, influenced by the Surrealist painters, describing emotion through the theme of "the Innocent Eye"

Abbey Baker

I developed this painting by using other artists’ ideas and coming up with something of my own. I used acrylic paint for my painting, as it suited the canvas.

I did this painting because it meant something to me and it’s a little message about my life. The meaning to my painting you guys probably will not understand like I do, so have a look and see what you think my artwork means or the message in it.

Claire Cantwell

The initial concept for this piece was based on a book I was reading at the time. The idea was played around with for about a week, using concept and colours. The overall design wasn’t changed a whole lot from the initial concept to final design, during production. Acrylic paint on canvas was used to create the piece. The house represents a person’s mind and internal thoughts.

This art was made with acrylic paint on canvas.

When developing this artwork, I first drew many different pictures and then combined the aspects that I liked most into one picture. I also wanted to incorporate space into the art, so I added the planets in the background.

The meaning this artwork is trying to portray is the unknown of the future, amongst other things.

Kristina Ellem

To develop this piece, I went through a series of ideas and personal concepts, then drew them all down and connected them together to create the finished piece. In terms of materials, I used acrylic paint.

The message and meaning is something personal for me but you will see it in another perspective, and then that becomes the meaning. Interpret it as you please.

Rhiarn Hogan

The idea from my painting was influenced by an activity from a camp I went to that focused on mental health. I used acrylic paint on stretched canvas as well as paint pens, for the detailing.

The painting is meant to show the chaos of emotions people carry with them every day, shown by the wild lines representing Anger, Sadness, Happiness and Fear. I used the help of my other class mates, who also showed their own experiences with emotions.

Jordan Howarth

I developed and made my art piece through trial and error drawings and ideas until I had a good idea that I wanted to paint. Once I had an idea, I made a design on paper. Once the design was done I started on my canvas with pencil, before painting it, when the sketch was done.

The meaning behind my painting and the ideas incorporated are that it represents dark and light, the known and the unknown, as well as a piece of my inner world, to show myself in it.

Kaine Inall

Dance performance at YoH Fest

On the 15th of August this year, Allen Manuel, Shavani Ralm and Kiri Head participated in the 2018 YoH Fest dance category, with the theme being ‘Pushed to the Limit.’ Their piece, named ‘Limits of Love’, was a contemporary/dancehall routine to the songs of ‘This Bitter Earth’ by Dinah Washington and the contemporary and ‘Blue Gangster’ by Michael Jackson, for the dancehall.

This dance piece told the story of two people who were in love. Everything seemed to be going fine in their relationship, until things started to get rocky. The character of Allen started to see another girl (Shavani), whilst still in a relationship. The character of Kiri was upset but was still trying to mend their relationship. Eventually, Allen left Kiri for Shavani. After this, Kiri was pushed to her limits and took out her anger by dance (Blue Gangster). Allen returns to take out his anger as well, until it ends up in a dance battle between them. At the end of the dance, Kiri and Allen sort out their differences. Kiri also accepts that Shavani is with Allen and they all end up as friends.

The team put in tireless effort into rehearsals for three months prior to the competition, giving up recesses and lunches to make the choreography perfect. The final product of Limits of Love was a show stopper, with multiple audience members going out of their way to give the dancers feedback in person. Over all, the dancers received an award for ‘excellent delivery of storyline through dance.’

Kiri Head

Music

Music has been flourishing over the course of 2018 at Newton Moore. From band rehearsals, solo acts, the Queen’s Cup and the Showcase evening, students – new and old - have certainly been getting into the groove.

At the start of the year, the newer students joining the band had the opportunity of attending the annual school Band Camp in Busselton. Certainly getting the idea of ‘practice, practice, practice,’ students began working on the year’s pieces, and had some fun along the way (Band Camp quiz nights never fail).

There was never a dull moment in Monday and Thursday band practice. In spite of the early mornings, conductor, Mr Jenkin’s puns and jokes definitely got some laughs and life going.

The multitude of practice and hard work eventually lead to the band’s biggest competition of the year, the Queen’s Cup. In short, the school’s music students simply out-did themselves. Our Jazz Band won runner-up in B Division, and the school’s Concert Band won first place in C division! Year 11 student Brodie Cook also took out first place in the Solo Acts, with his incredible guitar performance.

Overall, music at Newton Moore has been outstanding this year. I would like to give a big thanks to Mrs Moore & Mr Jenkins, who put their hard work and time into conducting the bands, and to the instrumental teachers, including Mr Toft and Ms Smart. They have put so much time and dedication into the school’s music program over the years; thank-you to them for all the hard work they put in. I would also like to make a special mention to Mrs Moore, who runs the music program, teaches ATAR music after school, co-organises the Queen’s Cup and conducts the Jazz Band on Monday mornings. Music at school wouldn’t be what it is without you!

Music is simply amazing at Newton Moore! Congratulations and well done to all the students for their great effort and amazing performances.

Arts Spectacular

The Newton Moore Arts Spectacular was held on the 7th September and was a showcase of visual and performance art of Newton Moore Students. Year 12 performances included the pieces entered in the 2018 YoH-fest, on the theme of “Pushed to the Limit”. The play was written by the students, led by Jordan Howarth, and the dance piece was choreographed by Allan Manual and Kiri Head.

Year 12 music student Bonnie Cook played her exam piece and Jordan Curtis sang for the joy of performing.

Leavers Jacket

Talk about perfect timing! Although two weeks late, the leavers jackets finally arrived on Tuesday 29th May 2018 with our first real burst of cool weather and rain! Many thanks to the Leavers Jacket Committee and in particular, to Connor Dunlop, Kiri Head and Jade Riley for their innovative and creative design work! Your time and effort was sincerely appreciated.

Stars of Newton Moore

Ella Smith

Ella Smith in Year 12, over the school holidays, travelled to the Gold Coast to represent WA in the State Under 18’s AFLW championship. WA placed third overall. Well done, Ella!

Ella has also won the Pierre De Coubertin Award (or the True Spirit of Sportsmanship Award) for 2018. The award is named after the founder of the modern Olympic Games and recognises students who demonstrate sporting prowess, whilst exemplifying the Olympic values of excellence, sportsmanship and respect.

Bonnie Cook

Bonnie was awarded a Highly Commended in the Women in STEM award at the National F1 in schools competition held in Tasmania.

Zac Rankin

Zach played league football for Eaton Boomers Football Club in the SWFL and was selected in the Peel Thunder (West Australian Football League), where he played Colts Football.

Tanner Allen

Tanner played League Football for Eaton Boomers Football Club.

Emily Jones

Emily played in the State Under 18s basketball team.

Connor Gadecki

Played League Football for Eaton Boomers Football Club

Nathaniel Butler

Nathaniel played League Football for South Bunbury Football club.

Jayen Farrant

Jayen played League Football for Bunbury Football Club.

Shining Knights

Students who maintained excellent school attendance and conduct devouring their reward of free pizza!

Year 12 Teaching Staff

Staff Member

Learning Area

Staff Member

Learning Area

Deb Hall

English

Stephen Ahern

HASS

Tiffany Leeder

English

Kate Nightingale

HASS (HOLA)

Dean Mercer

English

Jason Schuttloffel

HASS

Colin Monks

English

Gavin Andrew

HPE

John Reading

English

Kent Rodsjo

HPE

Lesley Stace

English (HOLA)

Amy King

Languages

Gwen Stapleton

English

Steve Pursell

Languages

Tracey Vincent

English

Stephen Dennis

Maths

Judith Weston

English

Andrew Mercer

Maths

Jess Moore

Performing Arts

Ashley Stewart

Maths (HOLA)

Jacky Brown

Science

Alastair Allan

T & E

Athena Hawkins

Science

Kingsley Cullen

T & E

Kevin Lloyd

Science

Claire Earle

T & E

Celeste Park

Science

Robert Fairbairn

T & E

Kate Gaden

T & E

Gaynor Tuck

T & E

Graduation Dinner and the ‘Not So Serious’ Awards

The Principal’s ‘Not so Serious’ Awards

The Loch ness Award

Harley Marsh

for the person who no one can find when they need them….

Selective Hearing Award

Kiri Head

for only hearing what you want to hear

Early Bird Award

Bonnie Cook

for always being first in line or first to class

The Model T Award

Austin Kennedy

for having the oldest car in the car park

The Bermuda Triangle Award

Cullen Herbert

for the person who has the school bag where things go in but never come out

Bandwidth Hog Award

Emily Jones

for always being on their devices at school

The Jaw Breaker Award

Zac Rankin

for getting in the way of someone just to get a free night in hospital

The Continually Late Award

Steven Emery

for always managing to sleep in and have an excuse for being late to school

The Brave Heart Award

Dylan Morris

for daring to destroy school equipment…
“the poor microwave”

The Brave Heart Award

Joel Buswell

for daring to destroy school equipment…
“the poor microwave”

The Foot ‘n Mouth Award

Michael McConnell

for saying too much and often at the wrong time

The Foot ‘n Mouth Award

Isaac Thomson

for saying too much and often at the wrong time

The 2018 Student Exec Teacher Awards

The Sarcasm Award

Schutty

The Wisdom Mum Award

Miss Leeder

Jokestar of the Year

Miss Brown

Maths Mercer Most Sporty (Haha)

Mr Andrew Mercer

Most Elaborate & Crazy Stories

Miss Moore

Workaholic Award

Miss Sabourne

Best Fellow Classmate

Miss Boyd

Fastest Walker

Mrs Gelmi

Best Engineering Teacher

Miss Warrington

Best Playlist

Miss Smith

The G.O.A.T.

Mr Hayward

Lesson Objective

Miss Nightingale

Best Underage Teacher

Mr Dean Mercer

The 2018 Student Exec awards to Students

Most Appropriate Uniform

Hailey, Ella, Emily Jones, Jess,
Jenna, Michelle & Jade Riley

Work to Grade Ratio

Robert and Dylan

Quietest Gal

Emily Jones

Most Likely to Say
“I’m Gonna Fail This Test”

Bonnie and Emmason

177cm Tall

Shinae Starr

Most Argumentative

Dale Luke

Best IT Lads Out

Kody Burgess and Harley Marsh

Highest Attendance at Exec Meeting

Emily Jones and Jenna Poyner

Greatest Underachiever

Aaron Copeland

Best Haircut

Corey Gintowt, Nat Butler & Ben Williams

Loudest Student

Kristina Ellem

Canteens Biggest Fan

Nic Hansen

Most Injury Prone

Zach Rankin

Most likely to attack you with a water bottle

Charli Perkins

‘Are the marks up yet?’

Michelle Hazledon

Married at 20

Brianna Gintowt and Nat Butler

Dad of the Group

Jayen Farrant

Most Likely to be Famous

Nic Hansen

Best Looking Twin

Ben Obal

Biggest Foot to Head Ratio

Colby Gilmore

Best School Bag

Shavani Ralm

Most Boyfriends at Any One Time.

Emily Jones

Most Likely to Make it Big #state

Ella Smith

Best Dad Bod

Joel Buswell

Warmest heart

Allen Manual

Tallest Kid in Town

Sheiskha Albacite

Drama Queen Award

Kiri Head

Gopnik Engineering Award

Lachie Mason

“Can I Have Some” Award

Jordan Howarth

Most Likely to Scab Marks

Ella Smith and Dale Luke

Teacher Awards to Students

Presenting Miss Leeders Awards…

Host with the Most

Allen Manuel

For always having a pot full of scalding tea, ready to serve at any moment of a Drama class.

Invisibility Cloak

Harley Marsh

For being the only student not involved in some sort of non-Drama drama throughout the year.

Been There, Done That

Kiri Head

For already having reached a height of fame the rest of us mere mortals can only dream of attaining.

The Real MLP

Mitchell Potts

For not being ashamed of any pop culture references, even if they do come from kids shows. Friendship really is magic!

The Bard

Jordan Howarth

For writing, directing, and acting in the YOH-Fest drama production

En Pointe

Shavani Ralm

For blowing us all away with her dancing ability at YoH-Fest, and for being the True Queen

Presenting Mr Aherns Awards…

Drama Queen/Best Performance as a Cat in a Supporting Role

Kiri Head

If I Spell Your Name Buroughs then it’s Damn well Buroughs – not Burrows Award

Hailey Burroughs

Joker Award

Michelle Hazledon

I’m Not Ethan Award

Mitchell Potts

Chatterbox Award

Sheiskha Albacite

I’ll Argue Until He Just Gives In and Gives Me The Extra ½

Aaron Copeland

Siamese Twins Award

Jenna Poyner & Aaron Copeland

Sooky La La Award

Charli Perkins

Dark Horse/Hoon Award

Jessica Quadrio

Overbearing Award

Brooke Finnie

Final Assembly

Year 12 Assembly Speeches

Year 12 farewell 2018 – Susan Kerr, Principal

Good morning and Kaya welcome to this special farewell assembly.

Well congratulations to our Year 12 graduating students of 2018. Three cheers hip hip hooray, hip hip hooray, hip hip hooray.

You have been a fantastic group known for your sense of humour, your quirky outlook and I have heard… you know how to enjoy life.

Today is a very special day as it marks the culmination of 13 years of hard work and time here at Newton Moore.

It is often not until the last day of school that many of you turn your attention to the future and the possible changes ahead.

The next stage of your life is going to be a very exciting one, you will meet new people, go on adventures, hopefully travel, and do and try things you have never experienced before.

There will be lots of changes. Moving out of home, completing further study, getting your first full time job, going off to university or TAFE, managing your own money and meeting new people are among just a few of the challenges that lie ahead.

Looking back over the past years, you have already undergone lots of change.

  • You have grown physically and have become accustomed to being young adults.
  • You have tackled exams, assignments and many other educational challenges.
  • You have learnt to work as a team and take on leadership roles in the school
  • Many of you can now drive, vote and drink.

Of course like any journey through life there are many people who have been there to support you and it is now time to thank these people.

Firstly, your parents and families, a big thanks to those who have persistently loved and supported you.

To the teaching staff and other school staff who have supported you at every turn, thank you.

To your tireless hard working wellbeing coordinator Ms Gelmi, another special thank you. I know she has worked incredible hours, ensuring your time at school could be the best it could be.

To Mrs Keall who has had many, many, many meetings with you, to ensure you were on track for graduation.

To the Executive members, ball committee and other groups who helped organise events on your behalf.

Finally, a big thanks to the whole student group for all the support you have given each other. Friendship is a valuable gift to be cherished long into the future.

As you leave today you can look back on your school years, and I am sure will feel a broad range of emotions including happiness, excitement, reluctance to leave friends and anticipation for the future.

Tomorrow you start your new lives, a life without school. Stay safe. Remember us as we will remember you, with fondness.

I know that we have equipped you well but I hope the one big lesson you have learned from us is how much better life is when you follow your passion.

Keep smiling, be positive, and commit yourself to the challenge of making your life the best it can be.

I would now like everyone to put your hands together to say:

Goodbye and good luck to the Class of 2018!

Farewell Class of 2018 - Ms Gelmi, Wellbeing & Program Coordinator

Special guests, teachers, parents, families, friends, and most importantly, the Class of 2018. On behalf of the Newton Moore Senior High School community, I would like to thank you all for the contributions you have made to our school and the wider Bunbury community over the past five years. You have made it, your last day of high school! Congratulations!

You began your journey as fresh faced Year Eights at Newton Moore in 2014. Over their five years with us, you have certainly been active and enthusiastic participants in the many programs and opportunities that Newton Moore has offered you. We are very proud of your achievements and thankful for your outstanding and passionate representation during your time at Newton Moore. You have made an impression and we want to acknowledge and thank you for your loyalty and passion towards our school.

Firstly, I would like to acknowledge those who have helped support you through the last five years. Your families have been there to offer assistance and encouragement when you have needed it, and to share your successes and achievements. They have sacrificed time and money to put you through schooling. They allowed you to participate in extracurricular activities such as the ball and sporting carnivals such as Country Week, which many of you have identified as your fondest memory of high school.

Secondly, all past and present Newton Moore staff. Those who worked behind the scenes to help you reach your potential or have helped get you over the line in the last few weeks. Those who kept on your backs, despite your every effort to do the opposite of what they were asking of you. Their actions have helped you to get to where you are today, and many of them have put in countless hours of their own time to mark your work, talk to you, attend homework classes, prepare for school excursions and attend extracurricular events.

At times we take these people in our lives for granted. If you haven’t yet, please take the time to thank these important people, whether it be today, or sometime in the future. Through the dedication and hard work of your family and teachers, you have begun to develop into amazing young people with lots of potential and we are all very proud of you.

I cannot finish this speech without mentioning the Student Executive. What a marvellous group of young people! Jess Sabourne and I are truly thankful we were able to work with such a delightful bunch. You all certainly demonstrated what it means to be a leader at Newton Moore.

Class of 2018, you are really remarkable young people. It’s really hard to put into words the impact you have had on our whole school community. Know that we are very proud of each one of you and of your contributions to our school.

The future is out there, waiting for you.

Over the last set of holidays I found a card that caught my eye and I thought of you guys. I purchased it and want to share it with you now.

Life is an opportunity, benefit from it.
Life is beauty, admire it.
Life is a dream, realize it.
Life is a challenge, complete it.
Life is a game, play it.
Life is a promise, fulfil it.
Life is sorrow, overcome it.
Life is a song, sing it.
Life is a struggle, accept it.
Life is a tragedy, confront it.
Life is an adventure, dare it.
Life is luck, make it.
Life is too precious, do not destroy it.
Life is life, fight for it.

Today, as you embark on this very new chapter of your lives, I urge you to use the transferable skills you have developed and refined over your last 12 years and do each of those things mentioned on that card. You leave here today with our very best wishes for a safe, very bright, healthy and happy future.

Thank you and congratulations.

Farewell Speech – Zachary Rankin, Head Boy and Bonnie Cook, Head Girl

Zach:
Good morning students, teachers, parents and guests welcome to this morning’s final assembly for our Year 12 students. My name is Zach Rankin and this is Bonnie Cook, and we are the 2018 Head Boy and Head Girl of Newton Moore Senior High School.

Bonnie:
This is the part where Zach and I are supposed to give our speech about our cohort’s five year journey at Newton Moore. It would be an understatement to say we were a bit stumped about what we would speak about today - should it be funny, heartfelt, or serious? We’ve settled for something in between.

Zach:
We all have so many fond memories of our days at Newton Moore and perhaps none more than those of our time spent in Lower School. From Winter Carnival to the Science Fair, to those which were probably not the brightest of ideas - such as coming to school for days on end and not even putting pen to paper. Looking back now, actions such as this and many others would be considered mistakes, but mistakes that we are sure everyone is glad we have made, as they have shaped the people we have become today. And also because talking to your mates is much more fun than listening to Miss Stapleton trying to explain what SWAT codes are to a group of Year 9s. These very mistakes are the actions we have gained experience from and learnt from, as we moved forward into upper school and now head beyond our time here at Newton Moore.

Bonnie:
I remember that on my first day at Newton Moore, I was incredibly nervous. Every-time other students tried to speak to me, I was that scared that instead of speaking, I just nodded my head convincingly and tried to creep back into the shadows. But, in spite of my nerves, I felt really welcome, and these students made me feel like I belonged. Our past, as embarrassing as our fashion sense, music tastes and cringey jokes were, always has a way of making us smile.

I’m sure most of us have a basic idea of what we might want to do after school finishes, or maybe not. School ends up becoming such a big part of our lives, it’s hard to imagine not being here, exchanging jokes with teachers and trying to suppress the biggest laugh during a quiet part of a lesson.

Zach:
So what have we learnt? Well we have learnt that it is okay to make mistakes, like when our leaver’s jackets appeared to be ordered 100 years in advance and we still almost didn’t get them in time. We have learnt how to procrastinate effectively enough to still pass, which takes some serious talent. We’ve learnt that our teachers are probably right. Even if they’re trying to convince us that the sun is just a kid pointing a flashlight back at Earth, they’re probably right.

Something major we’ve learnt is to try and find the joy in all things. As crazy and stressful as exams and tests can be, we have learnt that we must enjoy the time and opportunity we get to spend day upon day with our closest friends and create memories we will remember for life.

Zach:
So at the end of this, what do we truly want? To be happy? Neither of us are Zen masters, but I think it’s safe to say that so many happy memories have come from our time over the years in this school. This entire group, as different and unique as each and every one of us is, has found common ground in the friendships built over the past five years.

Bonnie:
It’s difficult to think that after today, we won’t be coming back here,

  • we won’t be fighting for the toastie maker in the cafeteria,
  • we won’t be chatting to our friends about what we had for breakfast, on our way to class,
  • we won’t be studying,
  • playing kahoot,
  • kicking the footy on to the roof,
  • or absolutely losing all sense of sanity as we laugh about the smallest thing in the middle of class.

And yet, as these things are left behind, they won’t ever be forgotten.

Zach:
We won’t forget when Austin got 6% in his first Year 8 Science test, or when many of our other friends got amazingly low test scores. We won’t forget the debates in Miss Stapleton’s class, Schutty making fun of everyone, the late nights at Country Week or the many school trips we have loved during our time here.

We’ll carry these memories with us, and one day in the years to come, one will spring to mind and remind us of the good old days at Newton Moore.

We couldn’t be more grateful to be a part of this school, and this year group. Standing up here in front of you all right now, we think it’s safe to say we’re all thinking similar things; remembering the friends we’ve made and the laughs we’ve had. Whether we knew each of you personally or watched from afar, this group has been nothing short of crazy, kind and amazing.

Bonnie:
This school has given us the opportunities to do our very best in our first chapter of adult life, to learn from the teachers who want nothing but the best for us and to make friendships with people who, are with us forever.

We both feel privileged to have gotten to know this group of Year 12s, and we both wish you all nothing but the best in the future. Every single one of you has something different and special to offer, and we just know that you are going to do great things. We all started this together, and we’re going to finish it the same way. At the end of the day, it has all been worth it.

Thank you Newton Moore and everyone who has supported us along the way. All the best and good luck, to the graduating Class of 2018.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZhUUgs4aHAE

The A to Z of Newton Moore

A

ZACH

A is for absolutely, amazing and awesome

The absolutely amazing and awesome support from parents. Thank you guys so much for your sacrifice and dedication to the students of this school.
Your contribution is greatly appreciated.

B

EMILY

B is of Battle of the Knights

The oh-so-exciting time of the year where the school comes together in flashes of red, green, yellow and blue to have fun and run from water guns… Battle of the Knights!

We want to hear you cheer for your House as the flags come in,,,

are you ready! (People with flag run in from he back door and end up across the front, then sit down)

Are you;

  • a Leaping Lionheart
  • an Athletic Arthur
  • a Glorious Galahad

Or

  • a Lightning fast Lancelot

C

JENNA

C is for Cadets

Saving the world, one collection of rubbish at a time. The Cadets program has been an amazing opportunity to get involved in the community and environment. Not to mention the Rottnest trip too.

Thank you to all the teachers and supervisors that make this program possible.

D

MITCHEL

D is for Drama

Ever since we first came to the school as a fresh, ambitious batch off year 8’s students such as Kiri, Harley and I took to drama and begun to learn a mass of amazing skills in the field such as using lighting/audio tech, playwriting, script reading and how to deal with pre-YoH-fest panic attacks.
I won’t get started on the other kind of drama that went down throughout the years but the subject will forever be in our hearts with hilarious improv scenarios and bond-making script performances.

E

JACK

E is for Extra-curricular Activities

The extra-curricular activities at NMSHS were always brilliant, with countless camps, excursions, sports days and much more. At Newton Moore we never felt that we didn’t have a place where we belong. There is the newly formed Drama Club where we could improve and act away our week’s stress, After-school Study where we were given food and some sass from teachers. And many more that taught us invaluable life skills and gave us vital friendships that we will treasure forever.

F

JACK

F is for Fun Run

The Fun Run during Battle of the Knights is something that will definitely be missed among our year group. We spent the last 4 years sprinting through buckets and jet-streams of water that were launched at us by the previous Year 12s, but this time it was our turn.
Chasing down and water-soaking anyone that was brave enough to attempt to sneak past the finish line for their icy-pole was some of the most fun I’ve ever had.
To all that tried to avoid us; nice try.

G

JOSH W

G is for Golden Knights

The astronomical effort that every student put in to achieve this was amazing. Receiving Shining Knights for four terms in a row granted you Golden Knights which was a rewarding day of fun activities in Busselton.

Newton Moore has always been great at supporting student behaviour and rewarding us for when we showed great character, cooperation and taking ownership for our own behaviour.

H

CULLEN

H is for Houses

The students and staff are very competitive when it comes to the house they represent. We have Arthur, Lancelot, Lionheart, Galahad

The competition really shone brightly this year with Galahad winning the Athletics carnival and Battle of the Knights.

I

JUSTINE

I is for Inclusivity

Inclusivity is one of the school values and I believe we do this really well.

For example this year has the first year that the Ed Support Centre has had student representatives in the Student Executive.

Inclusivity is when we are working well as a team and including everyone to get the job done.

J

HAILEY

J is for Journey

And what a journey it has been, from entering Newton Moore as small, scared and timid 12 year olds to now.

The journey has been epic, exciting and educational.

Newton Moore will forever be a big part of our life’s journey. Our life journey that will hopefully be joyful, jazzy and jam packed of amazing experiences.

Can all the Year 12s stand up for a round of applause for completing their High School journey.

K

ROBERT

K is for Kitchen or shall we say Canteen –
(we know that starts with a C but we really needed to talk about the Canteen).

We all know we can’t live without food. Where would we be without our morning hash browns and hot chocolates? Also the amazing cheesies and milo icecreams. School just wouldn’t be school without the canteen.

We would like to thank the lovely ladies in the canteen for their support in our daily food intake.

L

ROBERT

L is for Leadership

Leaders are people that give us guidance, management, supervision and direction. We believe we have some amazing leaders within our school, to name them all would take all day.

Something we will say is thank you to those leaders that helped mould us into the people we are today. Thank you for motivating us and inspiring us to leap into the future with an open mind and open heart.

Because of you, we will follow our dreams.

M

SHINAE

M is for meeting people

Newton Moore has provided us with the opportunity to meet new people from all different cultures, backgrounds and abilities. We will cherish these moments and they have made us better people along the way. Some people we have met have inspired us and will be life-long friends.

N

CHARLIE

N is for New

We are all feeling different emotions about finishing high school and closing this chapter in our lives, but we are so so so excited to start our NEW chapter.

New daily routines, new experiences, new jobs, new friends, new challenges and new EVERYTHING.

O

EMMASON

O is for Opportunities

We certainly get a lot of opportunities at Newton Moore. From Country Week, the Japan and Indonesian tours, F1 in schools, MASH Camp, Athletics Carnival, Lightning and Winter Carnival, YoH-fest, school productions to Battle of the Knights. Even from learning fashion tips from Mr Ahern, we all had the opportunity to do something worthwhile.

Now our Country Week captains Ella Smith and Zach Rankin will lead you in a school chant you all need to know.

SKIT: Ella and Zach led one of the Country Week chants.

  • Moore fans in the stands let me hear you clap your hands….
  • Moore fans in the stands let me hear you stomp your feet…
  • Moore fans in the stands can I get a Whoop Whoop…

P

EMMASON

P is for Peers

Being a good peer is enjoying time with our friends; it’s about always trying to make our peers happy and having us working together well.

Everyone give yourselves a pat on the back for being positive when interacting with your peers.

Q

BONNIE

Q is for Queens Cup

Queens cup is a music competition the school competes in every year. In 2018 the Newton Moore Jazz Band won 2nd place, and the Concert Band won 1st place.

The band gave us a little demo of how good they are.

R

KIRI

R is for The Revels (Drama Club)

This year, a new after school club was formed. This club accommodates those students who have a passion for the Arts. This means stagehands, lighting crew, actors, script writers and more.

This year, we have accomplished so many things in such little time. We have performed in skits that have been showcased during school time. We have written scripts to be performed at the 2018 showcase and have all grown to be a close knit family.

S

HARLEY

S is for Science

Newton Moore is a science specialist school, led by the passionate Mrs Ellis. The list of science opportunities at this school is endless, from engineering and specialist, to biology and chemistry, to wetland studies.

Thank you so much to all the science staff in our school, we appreciate your hard work.
Can all the science teachers please stand up for a round of applause

T

ELLA

T is for Teachers

And where would we be without the amazing teacher here at Newton Moore. We are extremely lucky to have so many dedicated and passionate teachers here.

Can all the teachers here in the gym please stand up for the biggest slow clap ever!

U

TANNER

U is for Uniting as a School

Some of the best days in the year are when the whole school unites and shares the same goal. The whole school Athletics Carnival and Battle of the Knights are uniting days of spirit, fun and friendly competition.

Whether you are a Leaping Lionheart, an Athletic Arthur, a Glorious Galahad or a Lightning fast Lancelot, these days would not happen without two amazing women who are so passionate and hardworking.
Can Miss Smith and Mrs McInerney please stand up for a round of applause.

V

JADE

V is for Values

Here at Newton Moore we live by a set of five important values; (I wonder if the teachers know all the values?)

Inclusivity
Respect
Global awareness
Teamwork
Success

These five values will be something we carry forward into our future endeavours.

W

BROOKE F

W is for Winter Carnival

In Year 9 and 10 we were given the fantastic opportunity to represent the school in a variety of sports. Here at Newton Moore we pride ourselves on our high level of sportsmanship, hard work and skillful competition.

We would like to thank any teachers that coach a winter carnival team for us, you are all legends.

X

Mr SCHUTTY

X is for xenodochial ..

our Year 12s are xenodochial,
just like what the dictionary says…
hospitable and kind to people we don’t know.

Y

SHAVANI

Y is for YoH-Fest

This year, the Year 12 General and ATAR Drama class along with help from some year 11s and 10s, performed in the 2018 Youth on Health festival. This is a festival where schools from across WA perform a drama or dance piece to emphasise a given theme. This year’s theme was ‘Pushed to the Limit’. The class entered both the drama and dance categories, taking home a merit award for both, Most Comprehensive Coverage of Health Messages for the drama piece, ‘The Take Over’ and Excellent Delivery of Storyline through Dance for the dance piece, ‘Limits of Love’.

Z

MICHELLE

Z brings us to the end of the alphabet,
conveniently the end of our year
and the end of an era.

One of the best era’s ever.

The Last Day…

Activity Day

Tuesday the 16th of October marked the final day of secondary schooling for our Year 12 students. The day started with an assembly that was well attended by parents. Stuart Hayward shared his words of wisdom with the Year 12s for life after school.

The NMSHS P & C and Student Services joined forces with the NMSHS Canteen and the Home Economics Department to provide an amazing morning tea that was enjoyed by all.

Students were then briefed for Activity Day, before being transported by Buswest to Turkey Point, where the fun really started.

It was a wonderful finish for our Year 12 students and we would like to thank Paul Tucker and his team at Buswest and the NMSHS P & C for making it all possible. Their ongoing support and professionalism was sincerely appreciated.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=coLWWWNEfzI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zBd8M75Li0w

Graduation

Keynote Speaker Allira Hanczakowski (2011 Graduate)

Graduating class of 2018,

What a mixture of emotions you must be feeling right now- excitement, pride, and a whole lot of relief. But you’re probably also feeling a bit uncertain, anxious and apprehensive, and that’s completely okay and normal too. I was definitely feeling those same things when I graduated in 2011. After having such a clear path in front of me for 13 years, from primary school at Maiden’s Park, and then high school at Newton Moore, it was a strange feeling to suddenly have the power to decide what to do. I remember thinking ‘but what if I make the wrong decision?’. Looking back, I realise there is no such thing as the wrong decision.

It’s nice that I can share this day with you, I didn’t attend my own graduation as I was in South America for the World Figure Skating Championships at the time. I remember completing my ATAR exams in a hotel room in Brazil and thinking about how lucky I was to be able to pursue both my sporting and academic goals simultaneously.

The support and encouragement Newton Moore provided me meant I was able to succeed in both my sport and study. But it definitely didn’t come easy, it was full of prioritising and compromising. It meant learning how to find balance between my commitments, and how to manage time effectively.

When I was in Year 9, Newton Moore had a partnership with a high school in Italy and I decided to take Italian as an elective, because this meant I could adopt a real-life Italian sister for 2 weeks. At the time I had no idea where that one ‘random’ subject would take me; it led to me falling in love with everything Italian and I’ve gone to Italy every year since then.

After graduating high school, I went to the University of Western Australia and completed a double major in Italian and Linguistics, and I studied multiple other languages on the side. During my undergraduate degree I spent a semester abroad in Milan, and after I graduated I went back to volunteer as an English teacher in a high school. By this time, I was fluent, and I had developed the desire to become the bridge between these two languages and cultures. I went on to do a Master of Translation Studies also at UWA and wrote a thesis on translating emotion between Italian and English.

After completing an internship as a translator in Sicily, I graduated from my postgraduate degree with distinction and as the valedictorian. During these five years of Uni, I lived in Bunbury, so I could continue with my sport, and also help take care of my grandma who had Alzheimer’s. Juggling all of these commitments was made possible because of the mindset and skills I had developed throughout high school, along with the support of my family. I was able to compete in 7 world championships while balancing school and Uni.

So now, I’m 24 and live in Melbourne, I’m a published translator and I’m on a scholarship to do a PhD in Italian translation at La Trobe Uni. I’m translating my second book and researching how to maintain culture in translation. I intend on staying in academia, researching, travelling, and passing on my love of Italian to others. As for skating, once I gave everything I had to give, I decided to change sports and so now I run ultra-marathons.

I have no secret to success. My achievements have come from a place of persistence, passion, and a lot of hard work. My advice is to maintain balance, look after your physical, mental and emotional health. Be thankful for the people around you, who encourage and inspire you to grow. But also, be that person in return, offer support to your friends and family. Honestly, you don’t need to decide ‘what you want to be’ right now (or ever).

I now realise you don’t need to have your life ‘figured out’ in your twenties, and if someone says that they do have things ‘figured out’ then they’re probably lying. Don’t compare your path to someone else’s, not even your best friend’s. We’re all different, and now is the time that you get to discover this difference. Don’t worry about where it will take you or where you’re going, just make a start and you’ll be surprised. Focus on cultivating your own interests, it will lead somewhere.

Opportunities will definitely arise for you, as they have for me- but you can’t sit back and wait for them to come to you. Seek them out but then say yes to anything that sounds exciting. Newton Moore has given you everything you need to reach your full potential, now it’s up to you to make that happen. Replace fear of the unknown with curiosity. Good luck to each and every one of you.

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Awards

Semester 1 Subject Awards

Award

Student

ATAR Biology

ATAR English

Bonnie Cook

ATAR Design

ATAR Chemistry

ATAR Psychology

Aaron Copeland

ATAR Engineering Studies

Robert van den Dolden

ATAR Physical Education Studies

Zachary Rankin

General Children, Family and Community

Laura Harris

General English

Chantelle Rowden

General Food, Science, Technology

Hailey Burrows

General Mathematics Essentials VET

Austin Kennedy

Certificate II Aquaculture

Shinae Starr

Semester 2 Subject Awards

Award

Sponsor

Student

Mathematics Essentials General

BTS Technology

Kody Burges

Mathematics Applications ATAR

Adroit Maintenance

Michelle Hazledon

Mathematics Foundations

Adroit Maintenance

Tahlia Mills

Mathematics Methods ATAR

Bus West (ATG)

Robert van den Dolder

Mathematics Medallion (Ron Newberry Award)

CHOOSEMATHS

Bonnie Cook

Human Biology ATAR

Cam Contracting

Dale Luke

Chemistry ATAR

Apprenticeship Support Australia

Aaron Copeland

Biology ATAR

Dr Foster and Associates

Bonnie Cook

Steve Isopenko Science Medallion

Aaron Copeland

Engineering Studies ATAR

GHD Pty Ltd

Robert van der Dolder

Certificate II Aquaculture

Barry Allen Electrical

Shinae Starr

Certificate of Excellence in Engineering Studies

Engineers Australia

Robert van den Dolder
Lachlan Mason

English ATAR

Mr P Smith

Bonnie Cook

English General

SOS

Emily Cicchillitti

English Foundation

Ziggies Educational Supplies

Jordan Curtis

Phil Smith Literacy Award

P&C

Jordan Curtis

Music ATAR

Campion

Bonnie Cook

Children, Family & Community General

ATC Work Smart + WINC

Laura Harris

Materials Design & Technology General

Bunnings

Joshua Ward

Special Awards

Sir Newton Moore Family Award

This award is an award reflecting the core values and leadership qualities of our founder, Sir Newton Moore. The recipient of this award is a student who has demonstrated marked determination, vision, courage, responsibility, leadership and initiative.

Awarded by:

Diana Forman

Awarded to:

Hailey Burrows

Caltex Best All Rounder Award

The Caltex Best All Rounder Award is given to a student who consistently excels in all areas of school life including in the classroom and on the sporting field and encourages school and community spirit.

Awarded by:

Don Punch

Awarded to:

Ella Smith

Student of the Year - Female

A student that has maintained excellent attendance and attitude and has a strong sense of commitment to her school community.

Awarded by:

SOS Office Equipment

Awarded to:

Emmason Tucker

Student of the Year - Male

A student that has maintained excellent attendance and attitude and has a strong sense of commitment to his school community.

Awarded by:

Hon. Adele Farina MLC

Awarded to:

Zachary Rankin

Aboriginal Education Achievement Award

An Aboriginal student who consistently excels in all areas of school life and embraces the school and community spirit.

Awarded by:

SWAMS

Awarded to:

Harley Marsh

Forrest Medal Leadership Award

Demonstrates leadership, commitment to the school ethos, excellence in attitude and achievement, strong participant in school and community activities, and exhibits awareness of others.

Awarded by:

Nola Marino MP

Awarded to:

Mitchell Potts

Edith Cowan University Personal Excellence Award

Edith Cowan University Personal Excellence Award is given to the student who can demonstrate academic excellence and endeavour, leadership, and a commitment to Edith Cowan University’s core values of Integrity, Respect, Rational Inquiry and Personal Excellence.

Awarded by:

Edith Cowan University

Awarded to:

Bonnie Cook

Edith Cowan University Scholarship Award

Awarded by:

Stott Hoare

Awarded to:

Robert van den Dolder

Long Tan Leadership and Teamwork Award

The ADF Long Tan Youth Leadership and Teamwork Awards recognise students who demonstrate leadership and teamwork within both the school and the broader community and who display strong values, such as doing one's best, respect for others and “mateship”, that are integral to Australian society.

Awarded by:

Australian Defence Force

Awarded to:

Robert van den Dolder

Sportswoman of the Year

Awarded by:

Slater Gartrell Sports

Awarded to:

Ella Smith

Sportsman of the Year

Awarded by:

Slater Gartrell Sports

Awarded to:

Zachary Rankin

Female Student of the Year

Awarded by:

SOS

Awarded to:

Emmason Tucker

Male Student of the Year

Awarded by:

Hon. Adele Farina MLC

Awarded to:

Zachary Rankin

DUX – Vocational Education and Training

Awarded by:

Susan Kerr

Awarded to:

Laura Harris

DUX – Australian Tertiary Admission Rank

Awarded by:

City of Bunbury Mayor Gary Brennan

Awarded to:

Aaron Copeland

Profiles

Sheiskha Albacite

Known for saying:
Nothing

Known for doing:
Secret.

Advice to Year 12s:
Have Fun!!!

Most memorable moment at NMSHS:
Graduation Day.

In 10 years’ time:
I don't know.

Most afraid of:
Not sure.

Inspired by:
People doing their best.

Tanner Allen

Known for saying:
Movie references.

Known for doing:
Half-heartedly attempting high school and still getting the grades and also having Superior Intelligence.

Advice to Year 12s:
"Manners make a man." - Harry Hart, Kingsman: The Secret Service

Most memorable moment at NMSHS:
Being in Schutty's Geo class #canadaisn'treal #alwayslate #roastingsessions.

In 10 years’ time:
Having a midlife crisis.

Most afraid of:
Repeating.

Inspired by:
Big dreams.

Sabrina Anderson

Known for saying:
I love my snakes and dogs.

Known for doing:
Dancing and talking about my animals.

Advice to Year 12s:
Be yourself and try your best.

Most memorable moment at NMSHS:
The most memorable moment at NMSHS, is when I went to Japan, with Mrs. King it was a great experience.

In 10 years’ time:
Hopefully with some who loves me and with a stable family and job.

Most afraid of:
Heights.

Inspired by:
Audrey Hepburn.

Abbey Baker

Known for saying:
Aw, yeah.

Known for doing:
Smiling and laughing at the most random things.

Advice to Year 12s:
The best revenge is success.

Most memorable moment at NMSHS:
Country Week 2018.

In 10 years’ time:
To have completed my goals in life.

Most afraid of:
Failing at life.

Inspired by:
The way my teachers haven't given up on me and put up with my weirdness during class.

Noah Birchenall

Known for saying:
Oi.

Known for doing:
Helping others.

Advice to Year 12s:
Never give up. Try your hardest and stay positive.

Most memorable moment at NMSHS:
Winter Carnival & Year 12 Ball.

In 10 years’ time:
I'll be working non stop.

Most afraid of:
Losing friends.

Inspired by:
No-one.

Kaleb Blaszczyk

Known for doing:
Being average.

Advice to Year 12s:
To try your hardest and keep going forward.

Most memorable moment at NMSHS:
Outdoor Ed camps with friends.

In 10 years’ time:
I hope I have a steady job and I’m happy.

Most afraid of:
Feeling left out of things.

Inspired by:
Mum.

Cody Broddesson

Known for saying:
You what mate?

Known for doing:
Making inappropriate jokes.

Advice to Year 12s:
Year 12 is easier than Year 11.

Most memorable moment at NMSHS:
Year 12 Ball.

In 10 years’ time:
I would like to be a carer.

Most afraid of:
There being more than two genders.

Inspired by:
My Pop.

Kody Burgess

Known for saying:
"Pretty Standard" in response to "How are you going?"

Known for doing:
Fixing problems with computers for both students and teachers.

Advice to Year 12s:
"If you are a VET student I suggest that you do two days of work experience and get your hours up, instead of doing another certificate, that is unless of course you have not already completed a certificate, in that case you should definitely choose to do a certificate and you have to make sure that you complete the chosen certificate within Year 12 so that you are able to graduate."

Most memorable moment at NMSHS:
Being the Captain of the winning rugby team in Year 9.

In 10 years’ time:
I hope that I will have a house, job and hopefully a family as I will be 27.

Most afraid of:
Letting people down.

Inspired by:
The wonders of the universe and all that it can hold and teach.

Hailey Burrows

Known for saying:
follow @bigsummerblowout

Known for doing:
Filming everything.

Advice to Year 12s:
Watch lots of Vine compilations.

Most memorable moment at NMSHS:
Country Week.

In 10 years’ time:
Still at Baker's Delight and married to Ethan Dolan.

Most afraid of:
Matthew Obal.

Inspired by:
Andy Mercer

Joel Buswell

Known for saying:
Wouldn't mind a pie and a Coke.

Advice to Year 12s:
Enjoy it while it lasts.

Most memorable moment at NMSHS:
Dad bods.

In 10 years’ time:
Working and stacked.

Most afraid of:
Losing the boys.

Nathaniel Butler

Known for saying:
Ben's been robbed.

Known for doing:
Dropping Tomato Town with the boys.

Advice to Year 12s:
Don't drop Tilted.

Most memorable moment at NMSHS:
Witnessing Buzzy's dad bod.

In 10 years’ time:
Hopefully improve my game play and drop Tilted with the boys.

Most afraid of:
Brianna.

Inspired by:
Ali A.

Niamh Byrne

Known for saying:
I’m too keen for Leavers.

Known for doing:
Sleeping in.

Advice to Year 12s:
Wing it.

Most memorable moment at NMSHS:
Country Week.

Most afraid of:
Corey Gintowt.

Inspired by:
Jayen Farrant.

Claire Cantwell

Known for saying:
If you saw “X”, what would you do?

Advice to Year 12s:
Okay, so when you get kidnapped, the place where the guy grabs ya, in the biz we call that the primary location. Your odds of coming back alive from the primary location, about 60%. But if you are taken to a secondary location, your odds of coming back alive are slim to none.

Most memorable moment at NMSHS:
Japan Study Tour 2016.

In 10 years’ time:
It'll be 2028.

Most afraid of:
The last 30 minutes of HEREDITARY (2018).

Inspired by:
Edgar Wright.

Rhealou Caseres

Known for saying:
"Hai, arigatou gozaimasu!!!"

Known for doing:
Korean heart sign and being clumsy. :))

Advice to Year 12s:
Never give up! If they can do it, you can do it! And never, never, never procrastinate!!!

Most memorable moment at NMSHS:
Japan Study Tour, cooking/making Japanese foods.

In 10 years’ time:
I will be a cardiothoracic surgeon and HAPPY!

Most afraid of:
Snakes.

Inspired by:
My family and friends.

Keelie Chapman

Known for saying:
Hun.

Known for doing:
Trying hard to achieve to the best of my ability until I get it!

Advice to Year 12s:
Don't give up on what you really want to achieve in life!

Most memorable moment at NMSHS:
The Year 11 Ball

In 10 years’ time:
I'll be a nurse and kicking back with a cup of tea and a good book.

Most afraid of:
Spiders, and failing.

Inspired by:
My Dad, for being such a strong hard working role model when things get tough.

Emily Cicchillitti

Known for saying:
Wow [insert name] is really annoying me today.

Advice to Year 12s:
Work hard because it pays off.

Most memorable moment at NMSHS:
Year 12 Ball.

In 10 years’ time:
I hope to be alive and kicking.

Most afraid of:
The Cat in the Hat circa 2003 (live action).

Inspired by:
My Mum.

Bonnie Cook

Known for saying:
I think I failed.

Known for doing:
Passing anyway.

Advice to Year 12s:
Listen to ‘Africa’ by Toto.

Most memorable moment at NMSHS:
No one noticing I edited a small picture of Tom Hiddleston into my HASS PowerPoint

In 10 years’ time:
Realising I answered this question 10 years ago.

Most afraid of:
The ocean/dark.

Inspired by:
Anyone who can hold their tears back in a Pixar movie.

Aaron Copeland

Known for saying:
You want that?

Known for doing:
Better than everyone else.

Advice to Year 12s:
Unlucky.

Most memorable moment at NMSHS:
Beating everyone.

In 10 years’ time:
I’ll still be smarter than all of the school.

Most afraid of:
My cat running away to start a new life with a new family, leaving me to feel empty, with no purpose or meaning.

Inspired by:
Not wanting to be like my brother.

Jordan Curtis

Known for saying:
That's hilarious.

Known for doing:
Talking all the time.

Advice to Year 12s:
Hope you all had fun while it lasted because the world is about to hit us all in the face.

Most memorable moment at NMSHS:
Year 11&12 Balls.

In 10 years’ time:
I hope to have started my own family.

Most afraid of:
Getting distant after high school with all my friends and family.

Inspired by:
Friends and family to do my best and be myself no matter what.

Shaun Divall

Known for saying:
Teachers deserve respect.

Known for doing:
Not a lot.

Advice to Year 12s:
Hand stuff in on time.

In 10 years’ time:
Living a happy life.

Most afraid of:
Birds swooping.

Inspired by:
Ms Gelmi.

Connor Dunlop

Known for saying:
Insulting friends every way possible. Ranting about customers.

Advice to Year 12s:
Choose a workload that you can achieve.

Most memorable moment at NMSHS:
F1 in Schools and Country Week.

In 10 years’ time:
Hopefully a happy family and a sustainable lifestyle.

Most afraid of:
Not having friends.

Inspired by:
My Year 10 Science/Engineering teacher.

Teanne Dunwell

Advice to Year 12s:
Best advice I can give the year 12's Is try your best and If you fail never stop trying. You will never succeed in life if you just give up after that one mistake. Learn from your mistakes and try again because life is not about getting it right. It is about making mistakes, learning from them and finding ways to fix those mistakes and succeeding from those mistakes.

Most memorable moment at NMSHS:
Catching up with my friends from Primary school and meeting even more people that have become some really good friends that I will cherish forever after graduation.

In 10 years’ time:
I hope to own my hairdressing salon and own my vet clinic hopefully.

Most afraid of:
Spiders, snakes, clowns, height and needles.

Inspired by:
Everyone around me has inspired me to never give up on what I want to be. I am very proud of myself and what I have accomplished this year and the challenges that are in store for me.

Nikko Ecobisag

Known for saying:
I am the ultimate Asian joker.

Known for doing:
Being silly in class and also helping others.

Advice to Year 12s:
"I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can't accept not trying” – Michael Jordan

Most memorable moment at NMSHS:
Getting free pizza at the end of every term and also hanging out with my friends.

In 10 years’ time:
Study I.T courses then Engineer study.

Most afraid of:
Getting caught playing games and getting sent to upper school.

Inspired by:
Ms Hall, Mr Monks, Ms Stace, Mr Reading and also other teachers.

Kristina Ellem

Known for saying:
Nothing

Known for doing:
Tripping over my own feet?

Advice to Year 12s:
Don't procrastinate and try your best in your subjects.

Most memorable moment at NMSHS:
Japan Study Tour.

In 10 years’ time:
I will hopefully have a good paying job that I like and be happy.

Most afraid of:
What exactly is at the bottom of the ocean and cockroaches.

Inspired by:
Some of my family members and friends and kind, caring people.

Steven Emery

Known for saying:
Follow stevenlogan9.

Known for doing:
Telling people to follow stevenlogan9.

Advice to Year 12s:
Follow stevenlogan9.

Most memorable moment at NMSHS:
People following stevenlogan9.

In 10 years’ time:
1 million followers on stevenlogan9.

Most afraid of:
Not having enough followers on stevenlogan9.

Inspired by:
Logan Branks.

Jayen Farrant

Known for saying:
BEN BROWN!!

Known for doing:
Drinking UP@GO's

Advice to Year 12s:
Good luck.....

Most memorable moment at NMSHS:
Winning the Country Week AFL 2016.

In 10 years’ time:
Still alive.

Most afraid of:
Nick Hansen....

Inspired by:
Ben Brown.

Mason Filsell

Known for saying:
Come Canteen.

Known for doing:
Anything but Maths.

Advice to Year 12s:
Don’t drop out at Year 11 and get a job.

Most memorable moment at NMSHS:
Anytime I’m with Matthew Obal

In 10 years’ time:
Anything with Matthew Obal.

Most afraid of:
Shaun.

Inspired by:
Shaun anytime we’re at a hotel.

Brooke Finnie

Known for saying:
Cool.

Known for doing:
Defending Jurassic World.

Advice to Year 12s:
Reduce. Reuse. Recycle.

Most memorable moment at NMSHS:
When I failed Japanese.

In 10 years’ time:
Haha.

Most afraid of:
Chicken Run (2000).

Inspired by:
The Jurassic Park theme.

Connor Gadecki

Known for saying:
Yeah alright.

Known for doing:
Sports.

Advice to Year 12s:
Watch what you say.

Most memorable moment at NMSHS:
Winning Country Week in Year 10.

In 10 years’ time:
Have a great job.

Most afraid of:
Failing.

Blake Gilmore

Known for saying:
Yeet.

Known for doing:
Just worse than the next guy in the book, but still trying.

Advice to Year 12s:
Don't be annoying, do work good, SMILE MORE. Na seriously make the most of your time, find a way to motivate yourself in class, and don't get down when you don't achieve what you might want. (ATAR kids I'm looking at you!).

Most memorable moment at NMSHS:
All the dumb stuff my mates and I got up to at Cadet Camps and Country Weeks.

In 10 years’ time:
Hopefully enjoying whatever I'm doing.

Most afraid of:
My lack of care to succeed (too real).

Inspired by:
F.R.I.E.N.D.S

Colby Gilmore

Known for saying:
Boov.

Known for doing:
Just better than the guy before me in the book.

Advice to Year 12s:
You don't have to do ATAR.

Most memorable moment at NMSHS:
Easy, Country Week.

In 10 years’ time:
Struggling to find a decent job.

Most afraid of:
Mum.

Inspired by:
Glenn Robbins in All Aussie Adventures.

Brianna Gintowt

Known for saying:
I get my P's soon @isaacpesce.

Known for doing:
Being an adult before I get my licence.

Advice to Year 12s:
Get your licence before you're 18.

Most memorable moment at NMSHS:
Goodnight : *:

In 10 years’ time:
Uni.

Most afraid of:
Not passing my PDA.

Inspired by:
Benjamin Williams.

Corey Gintowt

Known for saying:
Logans the GOAT.

Known for doing:
Stealing your girl ;)

Advice to Year 12s:
Don't go to Ludlow.

Most memorable moment at NMSHS:
When Lightning McConnell had a fight with Jordan.

In 10 years’ time:
Holly will still be sooking.

Most afraid of:
Mason Filsell.

Inspired by:
Logan Branks and Slowthai.

Nicholas Hansen

Known for saying:
I'm hungry

Known for doing:
Getting all the Yorgas.

Advice to Year 12s:
Do your work and hand it in!!

Most memorable moment at NMSHS:
2016 Country Week when the footy team went through undefeated and won the Grand Final.

In 10 years’ time:
l'll be in the AFL playing for West Coast Eagles.

Most afraid of:
No one.

Inspired by:
Joel Buswell.

Jack Harrington

Known for saying:
The Subaru can go anywhere and is reliable.

Known for doing:
Breaking the Subaru and getting bogged .

Advice to Year 12s:
You can't afford a Subaru. Just. Don't.

Most memorable moment at NMSHS:
Sutho's Canoe Camp.

In 10 years’ time:
CEO of FUJI HEAVY INDUSTRIES LTD. (Subaru).

Most afraid of:
Blowing a head gasket in my Subaru.

Inspired by:
Bret and Jamaine (Flight of the Chonchords).

Laura Harris

Known for saying:
Shut up.

Known for doing:
My work.

Advice to Year 12s:
Do your work, try your hardest and don't waste time. But have fun amongst it all.

Most memorable moment at NMSHS:
Being in Ms Tucks class and hearing all her "funny" jokes.

In 10 years’ time:
I hope to be living in my own house and working as a nurse/midwife.

Most afraid of:
Dying at a young age.

Bianna Hay

Known for saying:
Nothing cause I'm quiet.

Known for doing:
Nothing.

Advice to Year 12s:
Good luck in the real world and I hope you achieve what you've been trying to accomplish.

Most memorable moment at NMSHS:
Making good memories here.

In 10 years’ time:
Hopefully be somewhere else than Australia.

Most afraid of:
Facing the big world.

Inspired by:
My close friends.

Michelle Hazledon

Known for saying:
What's the question?

Known for doing:
Pretending to know what's going on in class and scabbing food.

Advice to Year 12s:
Wing it.

In 10 years’ time:
Living it up.

Most afraid of:
Charli's attitude.

Inspired by:
Zachy boy.

Kiri Head

Known for saying:
Everything and anything at any given time!!!

Known for doing:
The most weird and extravagant things...but mainly anything to do with acting.

Advice to Year 12s:
Live life to the fullest. Live, laugh and enjoy every moment of your precious life.

Most memorable moment at NMSHS:
When I was given the role of the main character Puss in the 2017 school production 'Puss in Thongs'.

In 10 years’ time:
I hope to be a famous actress who is walking down the red carpet at the Oscars.

Most afraid of:
Not having a happy life.

Inspired by:
Hugh Jackman as he is an Australian actor and he inspires me to keep trying even when I feel like giving up.

Cullen Herbert

Known for saying:
Is it lunch yet?

Known for doing:
Eating a lot.

Advice to Year 12s:
Just relax, it’ll all work itself out.

Most memorable moment at NMSHS:
Country Week

In 10 years’ time:
I hope to be working a job I actually enjoy.

Most afraid of:
Living a life where I regret not doing certain things.

Inspired by:
My parents, for always helping me, no matter what the circumstances, and always putting me before themselves.

Rhiarn Hogan

Known for saying:
A lot.

Known for doing:
Not much.

Advice to Year 12s:
"Michael Jordan didn't quit when he didn't make the basketball team, now we have Space Jam. Moral - Don't ever quit."

Most memorable moment at NMSHS:
Going to YOH Fest.

In 10 years’ time:
I'll still be in Year 12.

Most afraid of:
Ms Stapleton.

Inspired by:
Mr Reading.

Jordan Howarth

Known for saying:
You know what?!

Known for doing:
Drawing....... constantly.

Advice to Year 12s:
COOL IT!

Most memorable moment at NMSHS:
Year 10 Drama. Y'all know what’s up.

In 10 years’ time:
Yeah.

Most afraid of:
Yeah.

Inspired by:
Wisdom Mum (Mrs Leader).

Kaine Inall

Known for saying:
Praise J.L.S.

Known for doing:
Talking constantly in class, drawing and playing Re:Monster.

Advice to Year 12s:
Pass Year 12 and be successful.

Most memorable moment at NMSHS:
Meeting my friends.

In 10 years’ time:
I want to be somewhat successful and not be disowned.

Most afraid of:
Being alone in the dark.

Inspired by:
Myself and my friends.

Emily Jones

Known for saying:
Well everything, you can’t shut me up.

Known for doing:
My bad story telling.

Advice to Year 12s:
Know what you want to do before you get there.

Most memorable moment at NMSHS:
When I stole the Tim Tams out of the English office and still think that Miss Stace hates me for it! Or does she not know?

In 10 years’ time:
Rich and famous.

Most afraid of:
Big girl Michelle.

Inspired by:
The Kardashians.

Benjamin Kelly

Known for saying:
I've been robbed.

Known for doing:
Getting robbed.

Advice to Year 12s:
Don't play well just run.

Most memorable moment at NMSHS:
Getting robbed MVP 2 years in a row.

In 10 years’ time:
Hopefully getting MVP.

Most afraid of:
Getting robbed.

Inspired by:
Getting robbed.

Austin Kennedy

Known for saying:
Come Austro ways for a drive.

Known for doing:
Wasting heaps of money at the canteen.

Advice to Year 12s:
Don't do things that get you banned from country week!!

Most memorable moment at NMSHS:
Country Week 2018, for sure.

In 10 years’ time:
I'll be 10 years older.

Most afraid of:
Mr Mercer's neck beard (the English one) #fearthebeard.

Inspired by:
Alan Watts.

Dale Luke

Known for saying:
You're wrong.

Known for doing:
Not much work.

Advice to Year 12s:
Work efficiently. Doing large amounts of hard work is unsustainable.

Most memorable moment at NMSHS:
Dislocating my shoulder playing rugby in Physical Education.

In 10 years’ time:
Too far in the future to have any solidified plans.

Most afraid of:
Shavani's driving.

Inspired by:
Reddit.

Allen Dave Manuel

Known for saying:
Sis.

Known for doing:
Spilling tea.

Advice to Year 12s:
You'll spent the next 148 980 hours of your life for a piece of paper and a handshake.

Most memorable moment at NMSHS:
The school nurse and psych drove me to Emergency.

In 10 years’ time:
I'll own my own business.

Most afraid of:
I'm scared of failing.

Inspired by:
Patterned fabrics.

Harley Marsh

Known for saying:
Never underestimate the power of the Scouts Code.

Known for doing:
Endless hours of online gaming.

Advice to Year 12s:
In this world it is yeet or be yeeted.

Most memorable moment at NMSHS:
Whats a memory?

In 10 years’ time:
It will be 2028.

Most afraid of:
My Mother.

Inspired by:
All the voices echoing in my mind.

Lachie Mason

Known for saying:
Huh? Yeah nah.

Known for doing:
Building and fixing just about anything.

Advice to Year 12s:
Actually do your homework... seriously.

Most memorable moment at NMSHS:
Country Week 2016/17/18.

In 10 years’ time:
CEO of drone delivery express service.

Most afraid of:
People damaging my car.

Inspired by:
People that live life to the extreme.

Michael McConnell

Known for saying:
Wouldn't mind a stunner meal aye.

Advice to Year 12s:
Do what you want and have as much fun as possible.

In 10 years’ time:
Chilling in my mansion.

Most afraid of:
Leaving all the boys.

Inspired by:
Money.

Daniel McLachlan

Known for saying:
Ye RIIIIIIIGHT.

Known for doing:
Serious, hard-core gaming.

Advice to Year 12s:
Don’t drop out now it’s not worth it as you are so close to graduating.

In 10 years’ time:
Work for a powerful retail company.

Most afraid of:
Not achieving my goal.

Inspired by:
Bethesda Game Studios.

Tahlia Mills

Known for saying:
Lol.

Known for doing:
Childcare.

Advice to Year 12s:
Work as hard as you can so you pass.

Most memorable moment at NMSHS:
School ball.

In 10 years’ time:
I hope to have kids, fiancé and a career.

Most afraid of:
Losing my friends.

Inspired by:
Sarah's Day.

Dylan Morris

Known for saying:
Wack.

Known for doing:
DJ'ing.

Advice to Year 12s:
Head down, work hard!

Most memorable moment at NMSHS:
Choking out Corey Gintowt.

In 10 years’ time:
Millionaire.

Most afraid of:
Mason Filsell (The Butcher).

Inspired by:
Head Boy.

Ben Obal

Known for saying:
How ya garn?

Known for doing:
Robbing Ben Kelly of MVP both years!

Advice to Year 12s:
Don't waste your money on massages in Bali because you will get robbed and will be poor for the rest of the trip.

Most memorable moment at NMSHS:
Corey and Mason in Building and Construction.

In 10 years’ time:
Still be on my L's.

Most afraid of:
Moths.

Inspired by:
Michael McConnell.

Matthew Obal

Known for saying:
I don’t know, I say a lot of things.

Advice to Year 12s:
Don’t follow your dreams, follow my Instagram- Virgin.privv

Most memorable moment at NMSHS:
Obviously Country Week.

In 10 years’ time:
Being 27 years old.

Most afraid of:
Mason Filsell.

Inspired by:
Mr Mercer's neck beard.

Sharni Pegler

Known for saying:
I want a dog or she’ll be right.

Known for doing:
Complaining.

Advice to Year 12s:
Good Luck.

Most memorable moment at NMSHS:
Year 12 Ball.

In 10 years’ time:
Alive, hopefully.

Most afraid of:
Not being able to get a job.

Inspired by:
Dogs.

Charli Perkins

Known for saying:
Shut up.

Known for doing:
Yelling at Tanner and Dylan.

Advice to Year 12s:
High school is just a big yeet, have fun, but graduate!

Most memorable moment at NMSHS:
Every time Schutty had a bit of banter.

In 10 years’ time:
I will be anywhere but here.

Most afraid of:
Tanner becoming famous for his singing.

Inspired by:
Shinae Starry.

Isaac Pesce

Known for saying:
Hey.

Known for doing:
Saying Hey.

Advice to Year 12s:
Don't be too whipped for someone because you'll get your heart broken.:(

Most memorable moment at NMSHS:
Corey and Mason in Building and Construction.

In 10 years’ time:
Still be friends with Ben Obal.

Most afraid of:
Matt Obal.

Inspired by:
Ben Obal.

Mitchell Potts

Known for saying:
Comments of low intelligence.

Known for doing:
Excessive amounts of swearing at video games.

Advice to Year 12s:
Year 12 is much more forgiving than Year 11, it is the calm after the storm.

Most memorable moment at NMSHS:
Falling off a stage and injuring myself in drama.

In 10 years’ time:
Still bothering my friends while they are busy.

Most afraid of:
Not being Mr Sutherland's favourite student.

Inspired by:
My friends' sarcasm.

Jenna Poyner

Known for saying:
Do I know you?

Known for doing:
Every course in the curriculum.

Advice to Year 12s:
You do you sis.

Most memorable moment at NMSHS:
Being told by Schutty to smile more.

In 10 years’ time:
Probs still in Year 12.

Most afraid of:
Getting told I look like Aaron.

Inspired by:
People who actually graduate.

Jessica Quadrio

Known for doing:
Not coming to school.

Advice to Year 12s:
What @ Keely Porter said.

Most memorable moment at NMSHS:
Meeting Michelle Hazledon.

In 10 years’ time:
Married.

Most afraid of:
Falling from heights.

Inspired by:
Matthew Smith.

Shavani Ralm

Known for saying:
You're a poo head.

Known for doing:
Nearly killing everyone in my car.

Advice to Year 12s:
Acknowledge all the good and bad times you've had throughout high school. As cheesy as it sounds, it makes you the person you are today.

Most memorable moment at NMSHS:
The ball and making it to nationals in F1 in Schools.

In 10 years’ time:
I hope to be a midwife.

Most afraid of:
Small spaces.

Inspired by:
My mum.

Zach Rankin

Known for saying:
"Our Father, which art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy Kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive them that trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen."

Advice to Year 12s:
Good luck.

Most memorable moment at NMSHS:
Winning Country Week footy in 2016.

Most afraid of:
Charli.

Inspired by:
Not Dillon

Tristan Reichardt-Jones

Jade Riley

Known for saying:
I'll do it tomorrow.

Known for doing:
ATAR as an aboriginal kid.

Advice to Year 12s:
Figure it out yourselves.

Most memorable moment at NMSHS:
Going home each day.

In 10 years’ time:
Not doing ATAR.

Most afraid of:
Spiders and ATAR Engineering.

Inspired by:
Mrs Kerr and her speeches.

Chantelle Rowden

Known for saying:
Got any paw paw cream?

Known for doing:
Just being a ditsy person in general ahaha.

Advice to Year 12s:
It’s your last year so try and make it a good one.

Most memorable moment at NMSHS:
Year 12 Ball.

In 10 years’ time:
Hopefully a full time job doing something I love, living in my own home.

Most afraid of:
Growing up.

Inspired by:
The one and only Niamh Byrne .

Banchima Sinwech

Known for saying:
I would like to say thank you to everyone in here for teaching me!

Known for doing:
I actually talk too much. You guys always saw me as a quiet person but it wasn't me, I’m just quiet when I'm studying in class. I don't know too many people. When outside, I always talk too much, talk as much as I can.

Advice to Year 12s:
Whatever you do, just be a good person.

Most memorable moment at NMSHS:
I just arrived in NMSHS last year and I did not know anyone here and now I've got really nice friends. They teach me everything and I would like to say thank you so much again.

In 10 years’ time:
I will get a part time job and study more languages.

Most afraid of:
I’m afraid of cockroaches.

Inspired by:
I don't get inspired. I just be myself.

Holly Slater

Known for saying:
Delete it.

Known for doing:
Roasting Emily Jones.

Advice to Year 12s:
Don't waste your time.

Most memorable moment at NMSHS:
Country Week, Melbourne MASH Trip.

In 10 years’ time:
Hopefully pursuing a career as a nurse.

Most afraid of:
Getting old.

Inspired by:
My Mum.

Ella Smith

Known for saying:
Tings.

Known for doing:
Quoting Vines with Shinae.

Advice to Year 12s:
Yolo your way through life.

Most memorable moment at NMSHS:
Beating Aaron in a maths test in Year 10 .

In 10 years’ time:
I’ll be 10 years older.

Most afraid of:

Inspired by:
Bichelle

Matthew Smith

Known for saying:
Don't touch my hair or my face.

Known for doing:
Fixing my hair.

Advice to Year 12s:
Know your goals and work hard to achieve them.

Most memorable moment at NMSHS:
Meeting my friends.

In 10 years’ time:
In New York, doing makeup on runways, travelling the world.

Most afraid of:
Being poor.

Inspired by:
Beyonce.

Shinae Starr

Known for saying:
I'm offended.

Known for doing:
Getting a lil' angry sometimes.

Advice to Year 12s:
Start assignments when you get them.

Most memorable moment at NMSHS:
Tanner's singing sessions all day, every day.

In 10 years’ time:
I will be 28.

Most afraid of:
Nothing.

Inspired by:
Charli Perks.

Isaac Thomson

Known for saying:
How do I reverse trade on AFL Fantasy?

Known for doing:
Being a mad West Coast Eagles supporter.

Advice to Year 12s:
Don't listen to advice in Yearbooks.

Most memorable moment at NMSHS:
Completing Cert 2 in Building and Construction.

In 10 years’ time:
Playing Fullback for Williamstown Seagulls

Most afraid of:
Gremlins.

Inspired by:
Nic Naitanui.

Helena Truong

Known for saying:
Don't touch my hair.

Known for doing:
Providing Spring rolls.

Advice to Year 12s:
Good luck everyone, enjoy your futures.

Most memorable moment at NMSHS:
Year 11 & 12 Balls.

In 10 years’ time:
Hoping to be married and starting the next chapter of my life.

Most afraid of:
Most afraid of losing my friends over the years after school.

Inspired by:
I'm inspired by my Mum and Dad with how hard they've worked to make my life the way it is and I hope to do the same for my children.

Emmason Tucker

Known for saying:
I have eyebrows.

Known for doing:
Drawing on my eyebrows.

Advice to Year 12s:
Don't do what I did, like I did with this survey...leaving it to the last minute.

Most memorable moment at NMSHS:
Year 10 Outdoor Ed Camp.

In 10 years’ time:
Leading a righteous protest in support of rangas around the world.

Most afraid of:
Mr Lloyd's Valency Tests.

Inspired by:
Tia Taingahue.

Robert Van Den Dolder

Known for saying:
Yeah righto.

Known for doing:
No homework.

Advice to Year 12s:
Don't follow my example. I have no idea how I passed this year but, actually do your homework...

Most memorable moment at NMSHS:
Absolutely destroying my phone after putting it in water to prove that it wasn't water proof.

In 10 years’ time:
Graduate university and then we'll see...

Most afraid of:
Angry Dale.

Inspired by:
My older brother.

Dayna Walton

Known for saying:
Get a dog, not a boyfriend.

Known for doing:
Complaining.

Advice to Year 12s:
Don't do ATAR.

Most memorable moment at NMSHS:
F1.

Most afraid of:
Being in Shavani’s car.

Inspired by:
DOGS!!

Joshua Ward

Known for saying:
Um.

Known for doing:
Being the quiet one in the group.

Advice to Year 12s:
Do your work and you may pass.

Most memorable moment at NMSHS:
Year 11 and 12 Ball.

In 10 years’ time:
I would like to be a Combat Engineer.

Most afraid of:
Being alone.

Inspired by:
My Grandad.

Benjamin Williams

Known for saying:
You’re looking fine as.

Known for doing:
Clutching up the squad win.

Advice to Year 12s:
Enjoy high school while you can.

Most memorable moment at NMSHS:
Witnessing the dad bod in action.

In 10 years’ time:
Probably homeless.

Most afraid of:
Leaving the boys.

Inspired by:
Zucc

Mariah Yarran

Known for saying:
Nothing, because I’m quiet.

Known for doing:
Bringing food to share with others at school...

Advice to Year 12s:
Don't quit!

Most memorable moment at NMSHS:
Going to Canberra for the Academy.

In 10 years’ time:
I don’t know...

Most afraid of:
Falling from heights.

Inspired by:
My older sister (Elisha Yarran) for never quitting.

ESC Graduates

Akisha Gibbons-Percival

Known for doing:
Drawing, singing, playing piano and cooking.

Advice to Year 7s:
Study hard, have fun, be smart, watch your language at school and be respectful.

Most memorable moment at NM ESC:
Going to Crown Theatre to perform.

In 10 years’ time:
I don’t know...

Most afraid of:
Falling from heights.

Inspired by:
My older sister (Elisha Yarran) for never quitting.

Dwayne Heppleston

Known for saying:
Hey Miss!

Advice to Year 7s:
Stay in school and make the most of all the great opportunities.

Most memorable moment at NM ESC:
Country Week.

In 10 years’ time:
Hopefully working and driving.

Most afraid of:
Financial problems

Inspired by:
Grandparents.

Justin Gemmill

Known for saying:
Good Morning.

Advice to Year 7s:
Do tasks, actively listen and use your manners.

Most memorable moment at NM ESC:
Making friends at school and doing the Super Hero Skit.

In 10 years’ time:
Have a home with friends or family.

Most afraid of:
Not afraid of anything.

Inspired by:
I inspire myself.

Adam Anderson

Known for saying:
Pineapples.

Known for doing:
Gaming.

Advice to Year 7s:
This is a great school so make the most of it.

Most memorable moment at NM ESC:
Getting my traineeship.

In 10 years’ time:
Working.

Most afraid of:
Losing all my friends.

Inspired by:
I inspire myself to keep moving forward.

Josh Tait

Known for doing:
Cracking jokes and telling funny stories.

Advice to Year 7s:
Don’t follow people blindly.

Most memorable moment at NM ESC:
Camps.

In 10 years’ time:
Working.

Inspired by:
Hirohiko Araki – the Japanese manga artist.

Keelyn Regan

Known for doing:
Dancing.

Most memorable moment at NM ESC:
Country Week Dance.

In 10 years’ time:
Dancing and living with Mum.

Most afraid of?
The dark.

Inspired by:
Dad.

Logan Keep

Known for saying:
I’m not sure.

Known for doing:
Dancing.

Most memorable moment at NM ESC:
Country Week Dance.

In 10 years’ time:
Living out of home.

Most afraid of?
The dark.

Inspired by:
Not sure.

David Halliburton

Known for saying:
My whole name – David James Mason Halliburton.

Known for doing:
Letting ladies go first.

Advice to Year 7s.
Just have fun.

Most memorable moment at NM ESC:
Cooking.

In 10 years’ time:
Singer in the Opera.

Most afraid of?
Snakes.

Inspired by:
Andrea Bocelli.

Sarah House

Known for saying:
I don’t know.

Known for doing:
Silly things.

Most memorable moment at NM ESC:
Country Week Dance and School Ball.

In 10 years’ time:
Working at Sammys’s and dancing.

Most afraid of?
Not coming to school.

Inspired by:
Mum.