Newsletter #44511 December 2017
From the PrincipalBack to Top
Celebrating 2017
As I write, it is hard to believe that this is the last Newsletter for 2017 and we come to the conclusion of our year.
35th Annual Presentation of Awards
The following details may be of assistance tomorrow in getting to the Presentation of Awards:
Rural Fire Service Visit
On Thursday 30 November, Rooms 1 and 3 were lucky enough to have a visit from some very special firefighters from the Rural Fire Service.
End of Year Concert (Rooms 1 and 3)
After many rehearsals, Rooms 1 and 3 were very excited to perform at the ECEC End of Year Concert on Tuesday.
End of Year Concert (Rooms 2, 4 and 5)
On Tuesday 5 December, ECEC families, children and staff gathered together in the RJ Phipps Performance Centre at Hills Grammar for our End of Year Concert.
Junior SchoolBack to Top
Changes to the School Day 2018
This year the School Executive reviewed the organisation of the School Day in relation to the delivery of the three core programs – Academic, Student Wellbeing and Co-curricular.
Co-curricular Program
REMINDER: Co-curricular Activity selections are due by COB Monday 11 December.
Junior Music
Private Tuition, Student Instruments – Please Collect, Music Co-Curricular 2018, Term 4 Concerts and Concerts Feedback.
Premier’s Reading Challenge
The Premier’s Reading Challenge 2017 saw the best ever completion by Hills Grammar students from Kindergarten to Year 7.
Nexus
Junior School library book returns, E-books for holiday reading and Nexus closing time.
Commendations
Congratulations to the students who received commendations in weeks 8 and 9.
Sports Bulletin
The Sports Bulletin includes information on key dates, football, netball, basketball, tennis, ice skating cricket, badminton and more.
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
Years 7 – 9 Academic Enrichment Program – Thinking Big!
This week, our students are involved in three different interdisciplinary programs of learning where they get to practice what might be called the 4Cs.
Changes to the School Day 2018
This year the School Executive reviewed the organisation of the School Day in relation to the delivery of the three core programs – Academic, Student Wellbeing and Co-curricular.
Changes to the Class ‘Codes’ in 2018
In 2018 we will be naming our classes in the Core Areas after Hills Grammar School (H—G—S), rather than “H, 1, 2, 3” as it was in 2017.
Co-curricular Program
REMINDER: Co-curricular Activity selections are due by COB Monday 11 December.
Science Achievements
Science Olympiad and Young Scientist Competition Winners.
English is Lit: Farewell from Team English
The English department wishes to thank everyone for reading our fortnightly ‘English is Lit’ piece this year.
English is Lit: Year 12 English Master Class with Graduate Anna Coote
At Hills Grammar, we pride ourselves on providing students with the tools and tips they need to maximise their learning.
Senior Music
Private Tuition, Student Instruments – Please Collect, Music Co-Curricular 2018, Concerts Feedback and Congratulations.
Drama: Year 7 Theatre Sports
The annual Year 7 Theatre Sports competition was held on Friday, 1 December.
Australian Business Week
Last week Year 10 students were involved in the Australian Business Week Café simulation.
Sports Bulletin
The Sports Bulletin includes information on key dates, football, netball, basketball, tennis, ice skating cricket, badminton and more.
Service Learning Team
Toys n Tucker Christmas Hampers for Families and Refugees.
Premier’s Reading Challenge
The Premier’s Reading Challenge 2017 saw the best ever completion by Hills Grammar students from Kindergarten to Year 7.
Nexus
Senior School library book returns, E-books for holiday reading and Nexus closing time.
School TV
The final year of secondary school is a year of hard work and a huge commitment for students.
CommunityBack to Top
Class Parents
Once again we thank all our Class Parents for their assistance throughout the year and their never-ending efforts to engage our parents in social activities.
Reunions
We held two reunions in November; for the Classes of 1997 and 2007.
PAFA
Blood Donations, Save the date for the 2018 Junior School Disco, Thank you and Merry Christmas.
Uniform Shop
Trading Hours for Term 4 and Back to School Trading Hours.
Message From the Accounts Department
Kindly ensure your Family Account is brought up to date before the end of December.
From the Archives
A big thank you to Anne Maley for her help in the Archives this year.
Camp Australia
This week’s newsletter content provides families with more information about what's on at our upcoming Holiday Club program, 'Passport to Summer', these school holidays.
Excess Library Shelving Heading for the Solomon Islands
This Year Nexus and CIC have been partnering with Parramatta Lions to send funds, equipment, books and library shelving to schools in The Solomon Islands.
Alliance Catering
Alliance Catering at Hills Grammar are looking for staff.