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. He is looking at securing an OP1 and going in to study Engineering.
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.
Congratulations to Lachlan Scott, Angus Loft and Anisa Nadaula who recently became Queensland Champions.
Lachlan Scott won the Intermediate Division of the English Speaking Union Public Speaking Competition for Secondary Schools.
Angus Loft won his division of the Qld Weightlifting Championships.
Anisa Nandaula won the State Final of the Plain English Speaking Competition and repesented Queensland at the National Finals in Canberra.
STUDENT FREE DAY - Monday 25/1
SCHOOL STARTS Yr7, Yr9 and Yr11 - Wednesday 27/1 for Years 7, 9 and 11 in the Sports Hall
SCHOOL STARTS Yr8, Yr10 and Yr12 - Thursday 28/1 - whole school meets in Sports Hall
RUNCORN SHS SWIMMING CARNIVAL - Friday 29/1 at Logan Aquatic Centre
SCHOOL PHOTOS - Thursday 4/2 (catchup on Friday 5/2)
STUDENT LEADERSHIP INDUCTION CEREMONY - Tuesday 15/2 at 9am in the Sports Hall
YEAR 7 & 8 PARENT INFORMATION NIGHT - Monday 22/2
INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC ORIENTATION DAY - Tuesday 23/2
INTERSCHOOL SPORT STARTS - Wednesday 24/2
ARTS IMMERSION WEEK- Monday 29/2 - Friday 4/3
YEAR 7 CAMP - Wednesday 16/3 - Friday 18/3
YEAR 12 QCS PRACTICE 1 - Tuesday 22/3 - Wednesday 23/3
RUNCORN PSE DAY - Thursday 24/3 (inlcudes Cross Country Carnival)
SCHOOL HOLIDAYS - Friday 25/3 - Sunday 10/4
YEAR 10 CAMP - Wednesday 20/4 - Friday 22/4