Newsletter #4283 March 2017
From the PrincipalBack to Top
A Day in the Life of Michael Smith: Principal, The Hills Grammar School
Michael Smith has long been focused on providing extraordinary education.
School Leadership
The School Executive oversees the daily management of Hills Grammar and impacts directly and positively on the daily lived experience of our students, staff and parents.
2017 Student Residential Address Collection
Notice from the Australian Government Department of Education and Training (the department).
From the Chair of CouncilBack to Top
Is Hills Grammar Providing Value for Money?
This is a fundamental question parents ask themselves when faced with the fee invoice each year.
Specialist Lessons
Specialist lessons and administration details.
Upcoming events
We are looking forward to some wonderful experiences and activities in the next month. Closer to the dates more information will be available near the sign in books at ECEC.
ECEC/Kindy Violin Terms 2 and 3 with Naira Yusufova
Small group violin lessons for ECEC and Kindergarten students will commence on Wednesday 3 May between 3:00pm and 3:30pm in the Music Department.
Junior SchoolBack to Top
Academic Endeavour – Balancing Innovation and Tradition
Information on Academic Endeavour and the Honours and Scholarship Information Evening.
Junior SRC Induction and Training Day
The SRC induction and training day was held on Monday 27 March in the RJ Phipps Performance Centre.
Camp Yarramundi - Outdoor Education
Last week Year 6 went to Camp Yarramundi for our Outdoor Education experience.
Stage 1 Drama
Years 1 and 2 have started their afternoon Drama co-curricular.
The NSW Premier’s Reading Challenge 2017
The NSW Premier’s Reading Challenge 2017 opens Monday 6 March and completes August 25.
Gifted and Talented Program
The Junior School Gifted and Talented Program endeavours to involve students in a wide variety of enrichment and extension opportunities.
Commendations
Congratulations to the following students who received commendations:
Music
Term 1 Performances, Co-curricular Music Rehearsal schedule and attendance, Music Department student recognition protocols, Music Badges and Year 12 Music Ensembles Award.
Senior SchoolBack to Top
Academic Endeavour – Balancing Innovation and Tradition
Information on Academic Endeavour and the Honours and Scholarship Information Evening.
STEM
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths), Senior School Curriculum Documentation and Year 12 Half Yearly Examinations.
Music
Term 1 Performances, Co-curricular Music Rehearsal schedule and attendance, Music Department student recognition protocols, Music Badges and Year 12 Music Ensembles Award.
Sydney Symphony ‘Meet the Music’
Each year, our senior music students subscribe to the Sydney Symphony Orchestra ‘Meet the Music’ concert series.
English is Lit
Year 8 English - Dystopia in the Real World.
Sport
Congratulations, Triathlon, Women in Sport, Basketball, HICES Swimming, Football Club and Netball Club.
Drama - Rehearsals Begin
Rehearsals have begun on the plays for season 2017.
Science Update
Welcome, Budding Scientists, Hills Grammar Originals, Drop-in for Science, Good Luck.
Student Wellbeing
Goal Setting Meetings and Positive Education.
Year 7 Languages Start
French, Latin and Japanese in Year 7.
Congratulations
Congratulations to the following students for their outstanding achievements.
NewsflashBack to Top
World's Greatest Shave
The World’s Greatest Shave event was held on Friday 17 February.
Staff Development
International educational research has identified teacher learning which improves teaching practice as one of the top three determinates of student learning outcomes.
Payments Update
All recurring bank account direct debit setup via the School’s Pay Fees Online and PayWay being payment of ECEC fees only will attract a surcharge of $0.38 per transaction.
CommunityBack to Top
PAFA
New Parents Welcome Event, Community Fundraising, Spring Fair, Sports Kiosk and Next Meeting.
Upcoming Events
Junior School Disco and Class Parent Events.
Carpooling Required
We have a Year 2 family who are interested in carpooling from Blacktown.