Newsletter #44424 November 2017
From the PrincipalBack to Top
2017 and 2018
It is always an interesting time in a school as the year comes to a close.
Volunteers' Morning Tea
I was pleased to join parents and friends at the Volunteers’ Morning Tea this week.
From the Chair of CouncilBack to Top
School Council Changes
This week there have been two changes to your School Council.
Room 4
During Term 4 the Thursday-Friday children in Room 4 have been busy in preparation for either Kindergarten or another year at ECEC.
Room 5
This term Room 5 Thursday and Friday children have been focusing on getting ready for Kindergarten.
Important Dates
Important upcoming dates include Graduation Photos, the End of the Year Concert and the Mini-Beast School – In School Excursion.
Junior SchoolBack to Top
Co-curricular
NEW Co-curricular period in the school day – Important information for all parents.
Sharing the Planet
Year 5 are currently inquiring into the Transdisciplinary Theme: Sharing the Planet.
Music
Private Tuition, Student Instruments, Scheduling of Lessons, Music Co-Curricular and Congratulations.
CIC and Nexus News
Time to Return Books and Enjoy E-Books over the Holidays.
Sports Bulletin
The Sports Bulletin includes information on key dates, football, netball, basketball, cricket, badminton and more.
Year 1 Lollipops Excursion
On Friday 10 November, Year 1 went on an excursion to Lollipops Playland Castle Hill to explore our unit of inquiry ‘Groups are organised and connected to help us learn and play.’
SEAT Project Success
Year 5 students hosted a visit from Christa Silvia, National Project Co-ordinator for the SEAT Project last week.
Success in the 2017 IPSHA Public Speakers Challenge
Hills Grammar achieved great success in the 2017 IPSHA Public Speakers Challenge.
Operation Art
Christian Shahho’s artwork ‘Landscape in the Gully’ has been selected by Operation Art 2017 as part of their Permanent Collection.
Commendations
Congratulations to the students who received commendations.
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.
Senior SchoolBack to Top
Co-curricular
NEW Co-curricular period in the school day – Important information for all parents.
English is Lit: A Literacy Guide
A literacy guide: Keep your child learning in the holidays (without them noticing!).
Drama
Year 9 Drama Production, Year 7 Theatre Sports and Senior Drama Ensemble 2018.
Music
Private Tuition, Student Instruments, Scheduling of Lessons, Music Co-Curricular, Year 9 Performance Evening, Annual Presentation of Awards and Congratulations.
Japanese Film Festival – Sydney
Students in the Year 11 Japanese Beginners and Continuers courses participated in our yearly excursion to the Japanese film festival last Friday.
Post-Graduation Travels in Japan
Safe travels to the Japanese Class of 2017.
Year 9 Leadership Day
On Friday 17 November all of Year 9 were involved in a leadership development and training day.
Sports Bulletin
The Sports Bulletin includes information on key dates, football, netball, basketball, cricket, badminton and more.
White Ribbon Day March
The White Ribbon Day March saw 20 students from the School join various other schools in a march from the piazza in Castle Towers to the Castle Hill RSL.
Learning Lounge Program Draws Maths Teachers from Far and Wide
On November 16, the Hills Grammar Mathematics Faculty hosted a MANSW professional development session.
Nexus
Time to Return Books, Borrow, Re-borrow and Enjoy E-Books over the Holidays.
School TV
The final year of secondary school is a year of hard work and a huge commitment for students.
CommunityBack to Top
A Festive Final Meeting and Volunteers Morning Tea
We enjoyed a festive and entertaining final Class Parent meeting on Tuesday morning.
PAFA
Tea towels, Picnic Rugs and Second Hand Uniform Shop.
Spring Fair
Fundraising Total Exceeds Expectations!
Sympathy
We extend our sympathy and heartfelt support to the Crossling family.
We Need Your Plastic Bottles!
The school will be running a Plastic Recycling and Repurposing STEM project this term and we need to collect all sorts of plastic bottles.
Camp Australia OOSH
Kids are at the heart of everything that we do at Camp Australia.
Student Congratulations
Congratulations to Melanie Sheen who will be competing at the Australian National Synchronised Figure Skating Championships from 30 November until 3 December in Brisbane.