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 Annelie Pienaar for winning the Griffith Connect Academic Excellence Bursary for $3000. This will assist greatly in her career goal of Occupational Therapy. We wish Annelie all the best in her studies in 2016 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 Anton Pienaar - Year 12 Dux of 2016. Anton secured an OP1 (huge congratulations) and will be studying Engineering at The University of Queensland.
Stephanie Crosby's artwork has impressed the community, so much so that the Logan Art Gallery has decided to mentor her and she will have her own solo exhibition in April 2016. Exciting times ahead for Stephanie.
Well done to Irshaad Ali for being selected to represent the youth of Qld for 2016 in the Lord Mayor's Youth Advisory Council. A fantastic achievement and an honour for Irshaad.
Congratulations to Grace Mantova, Xiao Chen Sun, Harrison Goh and Ceasar Dilla Akeri for being accepted into the prestigious STEM Horizons 4 Day camp in Semester 2, 2016.
Congratulations to alumin 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.
English Speaking Union Qld champion two years in a row - Lachlan Scott recently won the Senior Division after taking the Junior Division title in 2015. Well done Lachlan.
Congratulations to the following students for their recent achievements:
Tahni Auda won selection into the Budgies Australian Indigenous Netball team to compete at the 2016 World Sport Gold Coast Netball Carnival.
Yasmin Atwani won the Camp Hill branch of the Lions Youth of the Year.
Maia Tonga-Puata and Myah Creswell-Tino have been selecetd to perform in the Creative Generation State Schools Onstage 2016 showcase. Maia is singing in the massed choir and Myah is dancing in 4 items.
Kai Mace was selected to represent Qld in the OZ Tag State of Origin 2016 series.
Whetu Te Huia-Graham won gold at the 6th Australian Karate Nationals. Whetu is an Australian champion and her goal is to make the 2020 Australian Olympic team.
Natalia Bradjic has once again been selected in the Qld FUSTAL team. This is her second year in a row. Well done.
Angus Loft has been crowned Qld Youth Champion for U15 Weightlighting. This is his second year in a row. Good luck at the Australian titles in July.
KARAWATHA DISTRICT INSTRUMENTAL WORKSHOP - Monday 16/5, Tuesday 17/5 & Thursday 19/5
PINK STUMPS DAY - Thursday 26/5
YEAR 10 to 11 PARENT INFORMATION EVENING - postponed - new date TBA
CAREERS & EMPLOYMENT EXPO - Friday 27 May - Brisbane Convention Centre
IMMUNISATIONS (HPV2 & C/Pox) - Yr7 & 8 - Tuesday 7/6
ATHLETICS CARNIVAL - Field Events - Monday 20/6 (competitors only)
ATHLETICS CARNIVAL - Track Events - Friday 24/6 (whole school)
IMAGENATION - Tuesday 18/10