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​Year 8 cohort


Tuesday, 27 January 2015 certainly was an historic day.  Year 7 became part of Wynnum State High School.  After years of preparation and anticipation, the big (very hot) day arrived and by 10.00 am they were already “high schoolers” with their timetables, student planners, House Groups and Core Teachers all sorted!  We also welcomed our new Year 8 students to Wynnum High.
I insisted that all students be present at 9.00 am on Day One so that the message was clear “Holidays are over, we are back at work!”

Students were reminded of what PROUD means here at Wynnum High and being Positive about our place at the school, being Respectful towards other people and remaining On Task are vital for success.  I discussed how the idea of Unified partnerships between students and teachers and being Determined leads to better outcomes for students throughout their time at school and beyond.  I emphasised that being at school at least 95% of the time goes a long way to ensuring they achieve their best.
I look forward to the 2015 school year with great anticipation and enthusiasm.  We welcome over 200 new families to the school as well as 19 new staff members.  We are happy to welcome the following new staff members to our Wynnum High community:
​Ms Carolyn Anderson ​Instrumental Music Teacher
​Ms Jodie Appleby ​Master Teacher
​Mr Michael Barnes ​Year 7 Civics & Citizenship, English and Humanities teacher
​Ms Estha Chand ​Special Education teacher
​Ms Priscila De Almeida Leone   ​Year 10 Maths Extension, Year 10 Science, Year 11 Chemistry, and Years 11 & 12 Maths teacher
​Ms Yvonne Dickie    ​Years 8 & 9 Maths and Years 8 & 10 Science teacher
​Ms Jane Kelly     ​Year 7 English and Humanities teacher
​Ms Lina Law     ​Guidance Officer - Wednesday
​Mr Ben Niland-Rowe    ​Year 9 Humanities, Years 9, 11 & 12 English teacher
​Ms Gabrielle Nolan    ​School Health Nurse - Tuesday & Thursday
​Ms Dimeng Pang    ​Years 7 & 8 Maths and Year 8 Science teacher
​Mr Bryce Peters    ​Year 9 Business Studies, English and Humanities teacher
​Ms Shannon Redsell    ​Year 10 Maths & Science and Year 11 Prevocational Maths
​Mr Andrew Ryan    ​Years 7 & 9 Maths and Science and Year 10 Geography teacher
​Ms Margot Shave    ​Year 9 Humanities and Years 9 & 10 English teacher
​Mr Damon Stone    ​Year 7 Civics & Citizenship, Years 7 & 10 Core PE and Years 10 & 11 English teacher
​Mr Cory Thompson    ​Head of Department HPE & Sport, Years 8 & 9 Core PE and Year 11 Certificate II in Sport and Recreation teacher
​Ms Helen Trovas    ​Teacher-Librarian, Years 10 & 11 English teacher
​Ms Nicole Watson    ​Year 7 Science, Years 7 & 10 Design Technology Food 
Technology and Year 12 Certificate II in Hospitality teacher
​Ms Amanda Wingate    ​Years 7 & 9 Japanese teacher