I graduated from Runcorn State High School in 1989. I found the staff to be more than willing to help with schoolwork and encouraged me to achieve my goal of becoming a Doctor. I started medical school the following year and graduated in 1995. After 2 years at Royal Brisbane Hospital, I decided that General Practice was my vocation and after 3 years of specialty training I became a fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners. I have completed further studies in the sub specialty field of skin cancer and hold a master of medicine in this field. Skin care takes up a proportion of my practice now but I still very much enjoy working as a General Practitioner.
I must say that without the help I had from staff at Runcorn High School, I would not have had the confidence or belief that I could have achieved my goals and ended up where I am today.
I spent two years of my student life at Runcorn State High School as a year 8 & 9 student, back in 1989 & 90. That was the most enjoyable time of my student life. As alumni I am proud to see Runcorn State High has developed from strength to strength in becoming a leading school in the area.
Congratulations to Kayj McManus for winning the Griffith Connect Academic Excellence Bursary for $15000. This will assist greatly in her career goal of Business and Commerce. We wish Kayj all the best in his studies in 2017 and beyond
Fantastic achievement by Matthew Hoult in securing a Silver Medal recently in the World Skills Trade Competion in the Engineering/Metals section. Matthew was nominated by his school-based apprenticeship employer because of his expetional skills and workmanship. Matthew has a promising career ahead in the engineering and manufacturing industry.
Good luck to Yasmin Atwani- Year 12 Dux of 2016. Yasmin secured an OP1 (huge congratulations) and will be studying Education at Griffith University.
Congratulations to alumini student Megan Arnold (2007-11) for obtainig a $45000 advance scholarship from the Qld Government to assist her in her PhD studies at Griffith University. Megan is studying prophylatic drugs to fight malaria
Congratulations to the following students for their recent achievements:
Huge performance by Angus Loft in late 2016. Angus won a sliver medal in the Australian U15 Weightlifting competition. Angus also won gold in the QLD All Schools U15 Weightlighting competition. Keep an eye in years to come for Angus as he moves into the open ranks.
Well done to Natalija Bradic for being selected in the Australian U15 Futsal team. A wonderfull achievement by Natalija who has made state represenation in the previos 2 years.
Well done Zitina Aokuso (2011-2015) in your MVP performance in the final of the FIBA U18 Oceania Championships, and congratulations on helping Australia make it to the U19 World Championships. The FIBA Under-19 World Championships for women will be held in Italy from July 22-30
Another huge performance in late 2016 by Desiree Lavea on her silver medal winning performance at the Australian School Athletics Championships. Desiree competed in the shotput event throwing 12.01m which earnt her second place. She has now gained selection in the Australian squad to compete at a later date.
KARAWATHA INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC GALA CONCERT - MAY 18
NERD DAY - MAY 26
FIELD EVENTS - JUNE 19
TRACK AND FIELD - JUNE 23
OPEN AFTERNOON - SEPTEMBER 11
STUDENT FREE DAY - OCTOBER 16
ART SHOWCASE CONCERT - OCTOBER 18
AWARDS NIGHT - NOVEMBER 1
PUBLIC SPEAKING COMPETITION - NOVEMBER 8
YEAR 12 FORMAL - NOVEMBER 13
YEAR 12 GRADUATION - NOVEMBER 17
FINAL DAY FOR YEAR 10 & 11 STUDENTS - NOVEMBER 24
DUKE OF EDINBURGH CEREMONY - DECEMBER 4
FINAL DAY OF SCHOOL - DECEMBER 8