Leeton High School notes | May 19

Amelie (right) and her sister Madeline.

Amelie (right) and her sister Madeline.

IT ISN’T every day a student gets to represent their state as a result of their musical talents. 

Leeton High School’s Amelie Sachs will be able to do just that after gaining a position in the State Senior Wind Band 2017.

Amelie will perform at the Opera House at the Department of Education State Instrumental Festival on July 31 and August 1.

She will be representing LHS by performing in school uniform with students from across the state.


THE year 6 into year 7 transition program commenced last Wednesday with really great feedback from the feeder primary schools.

Students enjoyed a selection of the many subjects on offer such as science, Japanese, woodwork, food technology and metal technology, learning new skills and how to make some pretty fantastic products such as pizza wheels and wood and metal creations.

Parents that would like more information on the transition program and what Leeton High School has to offer should contact the school.


THE open girls basketball team travelled to Lithgow last Thursday to compete against an experienced Lithgow High School team.

The girls went down 63-36, but came away with a renewed vigour to learn from the fast paced game to improve for next year.


CONGRATULATIONS to Dearne Hunter-Boyd (year 11), Madison Teerman (year 9) and Emika Gooley (year 7), who have been successful in their video audition to be selected as part of the NSW Public Schools Dance Festival and School Dance Ensemble.

A huge achievement girls. We are very proud of you.


LHS hosted the regional HSC music study day for students across the Riverina last Friday.

This was a large organisational feat, so a massive thank you to Mrs Van Den Heuval, guest presenters/performers and our support crew for such an informative and well run day which not only our students but students across the Riverina gained enormous benefit from.


THE debating season has commenced for 2017 and two debates have already been held.

These were between Leeton High School years 7 and 8 teams, and LHS years 9 and 10 teams.

Both teams argued about different issues relating to education – the value of NAPLAN, and the need for school work after school hours. All teams demonstrated some skill and the potential to be strong opponents against other schools.

Several new faces are in the debating teams this year. In particular it was exciting to watch the year 7 team who were strong in their delivery. The teams from years 8 and 9 were winners this week, and all four teams will go up against Coolamon Central School and Yanco Agricultural High School on June 1.


THE Riverina squash trials were held at Griffith Leagues Club last Friday, with Leeton High School students making up the majority of participants playing for selection.

Congratulations to Sarah Quinlivan, Siarne Deeves, Emily Jennings, Jack Quinlivan, Cooper Holmes and Maanu Alexander for gaining selection into the Riverina team.

They will compete in the CHS Championships at Thornleigh in Sydney from June 27 to 29.


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