Newsletter #44227 October 2017
From the PrincipalBack to Top
The Class of 2018 and Student Leaders
Next Monday we gather at a special assembly to admit Year 11 to the Class of 2018 and to Commission the 2018 Leadership Team.
Spring Fair
The School shone literally in the sunshine last Sunday and metaphorically we put our best foot forward by running an outstanding and wonderful community event.
From the Chair of CouncilBack to Top
Council Succession
Succession planning enables an organisation to refresh its leadership, the aim being to have the right person able to fill a vacancy at the right time.
Term 4
What busy little bees we have been at ECEC as we jump into Term 4.
Room 5
As the end of the year fast approaches, the excitement and anticipation of the transition to School is high in Room 5.
ECEC Community - Save the Date!
Save the Date for our End of Year Concert on 5 December 2017.
Junior SchoolBack to Top
From the Head of Junior School: Challenge and Struggle
We often talk in schools about building resilience in children.
Evaluation Visit - IB PYP
In September, the Junior School was visited by representatives from the International Baccalaureate Organisation.
Raising Digital Kids
Junior School parents are invited to listen to Dr Kristy Goodwin present on Raising Digital Kids on Friday 10 November at 11:00am in the RJ Phipps Performance Centre.
Beginner Drama Groups
Next week will see our two after school Beginner Drama groups present their final performances for 2017.
Year 1 and Year 2 French Plays
At the end of last term the Year 1 and 2 performances of ‘La poule Maboule’ and ‘Le petit chat cherche une famille’ were recorded.
Celebrating Cultural Diversity in Year 4
Year 4 are examining the Central Idea ‘Cultures are represented and influenced by celebrations, rituals and commemorations’.
Music Department Term 4 Concerts
The Music Department will be presenting a range of concerts for students in the following years as part of our class music, private tuition and co-curricular programs.
Congratulations to the students who have received commendations in weeks 1-3 of Term 4.
Many New Titles for the Junior School
There are many new titles for the Junior School both in E-Books and Books.
Sports Bulletin
The Sports Bulletin includes information on key dates, football, netball, basketball, the sports tour and more.
Year 5 SEAT Auction- Don’t miss out!
Our Year 5 students are anxiously watching the online auction of their uniquely designed SEAT’s, as they go to silent auction this week.
Grade Blogs
Please login to view the grades by blogs (K-6). The password is provided in the email link for newsletter sent to school community members.
Music Congratulations
Congratulations to the following students for their achievements in Music.
Senior SchoolBack to Top
The Enrichment of Examinations and After
This week students in Years 7-10 will have received formal assessment notifications for each of their subjects outlining what to expect in the yearly examinations.
Senior Music Camp
A group of 69 musicians from Years 5-11 set off to The Collaroy Centre last week for the annual senior music camp.
Leadership Development and Planning day
The newly elected Year 5, 10 and 11 leaders came together for a leadership development and planning day on 25 October.
Nexus Study Haven
Nexus has been a busy study haven for our Class of 2017.
New Titles in E-Books and Books
There are many new titles for the Senior School both in E-Books and Books.
46th Annual Japanese Speech Contest
On Saturday, 16 September 4 Year 10 Japanese students voluntarily participated in the 46th Japanese speech contest at University of Sydney.
Year 8 Latin Camp
A small group of Year 8 Latin students enjoyed a great weekend together on September 8-10.
Weddings and Travel - Staff News
During the September/October holidays the Languages staff were fortunate to be invited to the wedding of their colleague Mr. Philippe Messer in Bordeaux, France.
Sports Bulletin
The Sports Bulletin includes information on key dates, football, netball, basketball, the sports tour and more.
Senior Drama
Year 11 Drama Production and Senior Drama Ensemble 2018.
Co-Curricular Cake Decorating
This year in cake decorating, we spent the beginning of the course making small cake toppers such as fondant roses and animals.
School TV
Every year, more and more emphasis is placed on achieving good results in exams causing many students to feel extraordinary pressure and having unrealistic expectations.
Music Congratulations
Congratulations to the following students for their achievements in Music.
CommunityBack to Top
Spring Fair
We hope everyone enjoyed the amazing experience of Hills Grammar’s 35th Anniversary Spring Fair.
Class Parents
Thank You Everyone, Class Parents, Staff Appreciation Breakfast, Final School Tour.
Staff Appreciation Breakfast
The annual Hills Grammar Staff Appreciation Breakfast is fast approaching!
Bargain Auction Items!!!!!
We have four fabulous silent auction items left over from the Fair which we are offering to our families with a minimum bid of $50.