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.
Anisa Nanduala spoke in the Lions Youth of the Year branch heat on 11 February 2015 and was very successful- including two impromptu speeches. She will now go through to the district finals in early March. Congratulations to Anisa. Considering Anisa won the Qld Final of Rostrum Voice of Youth in 2014, she will be will well poised to repeat those efforts again.
Congratulations to Grace Zylstra who was successful in winning one of eight Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarships (Elite Athlete) to study at Queensland University of Technology. The scholarship was based on merit, including academic performance and sporting excellence. Grace will receive $30,000 to help her in her studies and other benefits which may include membership of the QUT College of Excellence, the opportunity to represent QUT through the Student Ambassador Program and access to QUT’s Leadership, Development and Innovation Program. Grace will be studying a Bachelor of Biomedical Science.
Winning such a prestigious scholarship is due to Grace’s dedication, motivation and goal setting in relation to academia and sporting achievements. We wish Grace the best of luck in her studies and her future endeavours with sport.
IMMUNISATIONS Yr8 and 10 - Wednesday 25/3
Year 7 CAMP - Wednesday 25/3 - Friday 27/3, Mt Tambourine
PINK STUMPS DAY - Friday 27/3 (students can wear a pink accessory for gold coin donation)
ERIC BAILEY - INSPIRATIONAL SPEAKER - Talking to Yr10 students on 27/3 about futures
Year 12 QCS PRACTICE - Monday 30/3 - Wednesday 1/4
Year 7 and 9 NAPLAN PRACTICE - Tuesday 31/3
RUNCORN PSE DAY and CROSS COUNTRY CARNIVAL - Thursday 2/4
ANZAC DAY Ceremony - Friday 24/4 at 9am in the Sports Hall
SUNNYBANK RSL DISTRICT COMMEMORATIVE SERVICE AND MARCH - Saturday 25/4 at 7.30am
PARENT-TEACHER INTERVIEWS - Tuesday 28/4, 3.20pm - 8.00pm in the Sports Hall
NAPLAN TESTING Year 7 and 9 - Tuesday 12/5 - Thursday 14/5
IMMUNISATIONS Yr8 - Thursday 14/5