NTHS Senior Hockey Team
Yesterday marked the end of the senior hockey roster. Eight teams played in the competition, with New Town High finishing 2nd on the ladder. The team played 1st placed Taroona High in the Grand Final last night. The game finished as a 2-2 draw. Taroona were awarded the win because they had finished higher on the ladder.
Our team has been outstanding this year, with great sportsmanship and encouragement of each other. Well done to our boys. It was a fantastic season.
Well done to all of the team – Sam, Liam, Callum, Lindsay, Harris, Oliver, Oscar, Magnus, Nicholas, William, Jasper.
Year 9 – Tasmanian Under 15 AFL Representatives
Congratulations Braidy Simpson and Callum Thompson Year 9 students, on being selected to represent Tasmania in the Under 15 Tasmanian AFL team.
The boys play in the competition against Victoria, Western Australia and Northern Territory initially at the end of July to early August in Launceston, hoping to progress to the finals.
Well done Braidy and Callum and we wish them all the best.
Charlie Pilkington – State Winner Rostrum Voice of Youth
Congratulations to Charlie Pilkington on his weekend success, winning the State Junior final of the Rostrum Voice of Youth Competition for the second year in a row. Charlie spoke on the topic ‘Timing is everything’ and will represent Tasmania at the National Competition on July 27 in Hobart. Kelly Stone was the Runner-Up in the Senior Final. Charlie’s achievement is quite something and we can be very proud of his achievements.
Australian Defence Force Visit – Year 9
ADF visit for our year 9 future pathways students, learning about the huge range of career paths and opportunities in the Australian Defence Force. The boys were very well behaved, our visitors even complimented their excellent engagement and great questions to our office staff on their way out.
LUCAS ROBINSON BOOKS AWARD
New Town High School congratulates Henry Gell and Jayden Lampkin on their success in the Lucas Robinson Books Creative Writing Competition. Henry has been awarded the Runner-Up First Prize for his story Pipes, an intriguing story with a heightened sense of drama. Jayden’s story, a western with a twist in the tail, earned him the Encouragement Award. Henry and Jayden will be presented with their awards in the upcoming Assembly
Inter High Cross Country
Our Inter High Cross Country team were very successful last week! The boys represented the school faultlessly, running hard, cheering others but also led the way with behaviour.
We’re really pleased to announce that we had a number of boys excel at the carnival, we had four students on the final podium for their age groups, and eleven top 10 finishers out of the four grades!
We’d also like to announce that due to the boys’ combined efforts we were able to win the Inter High Shield back from Taroona. This is a huge achievement and all boys should be proud of their efforts.
Outdoor Education – Panorama Track
Today the Outdoor Education class took advantage of the milder weather and higher cloud to walk the Panorama Track. The track is situated close to the summit of Mt. Wellington. It is only a short walk, but as the name suggests it has stunning views from the North right across to the Tasman Peninsula. Check it out some time!
Science & Engineering Challenge
The 2019 Science and Engineering Challenge took place on May 31. New Town High School registered a group of 18 students to take part in the day long competition that sees teams compete in a series of problem-solving trials. The challenges test student communication and teamwork skills, their ability to think creatively, and their aptitude for design and construction using common materials. It is always a fun day with a great atmosphere and a chance to meet students from other schools.
New Town High School had the top score in 4 activities during the day earning us fourth place in our heat. Southern Tasmanian schools competed at the University of Tasmania Activities Centre over 4 days. Our team ended up in a very respectable overall 7th place out of 29 competing southern schools. Congratulations to the 9/10 STEAM Team, your school is proud of you!
National History Challenge
Grade 7,8,9 and 10 students completing the National History Challenge. 50 multiple choice questions to be completed in 45 minutes. Fantastic to see a large number of boys taking up this highly academic challenge!
Grade 9/10 Construction Class – Building for the future!
This term the Construction class have been learning real life construction skills by designing and building a kitchen. So far, they have marked out, cut and secured the floor joists to lay the timber floor. Next, they had to measure, construct and stand the stud walls in place and secure and tension them. The boys have now hung all the plaster sheets and filled in the screw holes and the joints ready for sanding. Stay tuned for the next update!
NTHS Cross Country
Well done to all students who ran in the Cross Country on Tuesday 28 May in very brisk conditions. There was stiff competition across all grades! Special thanks to Dejen Gebreselassie for returning to New Town High for the day to lend a hand and pacing every grade’s first runner, he had a pretty good workout!
The Cross Country trophy was presented to Jarvis house this morning in Junior and Senior assemblies – House Captains Brad and Alec were proud of their House’s efforts to take out the points tally.
Congratulations to the top place-getters from each grade who were presented with their cross country badges in assembly:
Grade 7 Winner – Lachlan F, runner up – Edward R
Grade 8 Winner – Indi W, runner up – Bertie T
Grade 9 – Winner – Haney M, runner up – Jordy B
Grade 10 – Winner – Brad J, runner up – Dylan C
Grade 8 – 150 Years of Public Education
Grade 8 celebrated 150 years of Public Education and 100 years of education at New Town High today. We focused on My Education and our grade listened to 3 exciting entrepreneurs speak about their careers: Actor and comedian, John X, mountain bike track designer, Simon French, and technology leader/virtual reality guru, James Riggall. For the remainder of the day our students explored careers using www.myfuture.edu.au and started to develop their resume. A great success for all! Video below (NTHS segment starts at 8 minutes 50 seconds).
NTHS Rugby – Adam Coleman Cup
New Town High School has a long tradition with the sport of Rugby Union, this has been re-invigorated in recent years in work led by the principal Mr Kilpatrick. Last year NTHS formed a senior rugby union team to play against the best players from other schools in the Adam Coleman Rugby Cup. Adam Coleman is a former student, current Wallaby and Melbourne Rebels player.
NTHS won the Adam Coleman Rugby Cup and now we are affiliated with the Melbourne Rebels. This week we received a very generous donation from the Rebels of playing tops, polo tops, jackets, trousers and hoodies for our 2019 players.
The boys are now extremely excited to represent their school as part of the New Town High School Rebels. I think this photo captures the Rebels team values of Respect, Excellence, Balance, Ethos and Leadership that map perfectly with our school purpose of producing good young men.