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Principal's Newsletter, Week 3, Term 4, 2017

posted Dec 4, 2017, 6:16 PM by Unknown user

Thank you to our Agriculture staff who supervised the Year 8 small farms excursion last week. Students enjoyed learning about a range of enterprises. Thank you to Ms Hameed, Ms Ashhurst, Mr Stevenson, Mr Widmer and Ms Twomey.

Ms Englefield and Mr Gerlach shared the Sculptures by the Sea experience with Year 10 Visual Arts also on Friday. Thank you.

Our Prefects are committed to raising funds for the Smith Family and began their quest with the SPOOKTOBER activities . Thank you to all that dressed up and took part in our festivities.

Year 10 will embark on the Urban Challenge on November 15th. The Urban Challenge provides the ultimate real-world experience to students. Students work in small teams to meet challenges, solve mysteries and adventure around Sydney. Parents are also encouraged to get involved by logging in to the site: .

I recently came across the website - and found the information very useful. As our exams approach in the junior school the following tips might prove useful.

It's never too early - or too late - to develop good study habits. The sooner you get into a good study groove, the easier everything will be and the more your chances of getting good marks will improve. Here are our top tips for getting the most out of study. Click each link for more about each tip.

1. Pick a place and time
 2. Study every day
 3. Plan your time
4. Discover your learning style
5. Review and revise
6. Take breaks
7. Ask for help
8. Stay motivated
9. App it up
10. Look after yourself

The above links access valuable information. Getting organised and writing own notes are the most important skills a student can gain. Encourage students to write notes by hand; it has been proven that more information  is retained through the thought processes involved in handwriting as opposed to typing. Students should also ask their teachers for practice papers or access resources on the intranet .

A small amount of stress is very normal during an exam period, however if you notice your child is not sleeping well, not eating well or feeling too anxious please talk to your child’s  year advisor, our school counsellor (Mr Wong) or Head Teacher Wellbeing (Ms Novotni).

Our Year Advisors for 2017

Year 7  Mr Ng and Ms Samy Pullay

Year 8 Ms North and Ms Zhu

Year 9 Ms Ramsay and Ms Silvestro

Year 10 Ms Fernandez and Mr Wong

Year 11 Mr Gengiah and Mr Hutchinson

Year 12 Ms Hameed and Mr Gerlach


Coming Events

Week 4A                       HSC Examinations

                                  Year 8 and 10 exams


Tuesday 31st October              Visit from Yanco Agricultural High School


Week 5B                        HSC Examinations

                                  Year 7 and 9 exams

Tuesday November 7th             IPT and SDD Excursion to ABC centre and Powerhouse

                                                Year 8 Valid8 Science assessment – 8A, 8K and 8L


Wednesday November 8th        Year 8 Valid8 Science assessment – 8T


Thursday November 9th           Zero Robotics

Have a wonderful week

Megan Connors