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.
SCHOOL RESUMES - Year 7, 9 and 11 = Monday 23/1; Year 8, 10 and 12 = Tuesday 24/1
SCHOOL PHOTOS - Thursday 2/2 - All students must be in formal uniform
SWIMMING CARNIVAL - Friday 3/2 - compulsory for all students
LEADERSHIP INDUCTION CEREMONY - Tuesday 7/2 - 9am
PRINCIPAL'S AWARDS - Thursday 9/2
PHOTO MAKE-UP DAY / YR12 GROUP PHOTO - Friday 10/2
INTERSCHOOL SPORT STARTS - Wednesday 22/2
CLEAN UP AUSTRALIA DAY - Friday 24/2
QUT POWER OF ENGINEERING - Thursday 2/3
RUNCORN P&C ANNUNAL GENERAL MEETING - Monday 13/3 - 5.30pm
YEAR 7 CAMP - Wednesday 15/3 to Friday 17/3
YEAR 11 BIOLOGY EXCURSION - Monday 20/3 & thursday 23/3
YEAR 12 QCS TRIAL 1 - Tuesday 28/3 & Wednesday 29/3
RUNCORN PSE DAY / CROSS COUNTRY CARNIVAL - Friday 31/3