Newsletter #43031 March 2017
From the PrincipalBack to Top
Open Day
Today we welcomed 400 visitors to the School for our annual Open Day – for which the sun returned.
Crimson Thread
As the end of Term 1 approaches, may I thank everyone for their efforts this Term, for their support, for their feedback and for lifting their sights and energy in pursuit of our Vision.
Winter Uniform
Term 2 marks the deadline for all students Kindergarten to Year 10 to be wearing the new uniform, and specifically the new winter uniform.
From the Chair of CouncilBack to Top
Seeking New School Council Members
I invite expressions of interest from anyone who has the appropriate background and qualifications to become a member of the School Council.
Learning in Room 1
Over the past weeks many exciting things have been happening in Room 1.
Calendar of Events
Easter Celebrations and Mothers’ Day.
April Holidays
The April School holidays are from Monday 10 April – Wednesday 26 April.
Junior SchoolBack to Top
Whole School Pedagogy
A Conversation about Learning at Hills Grammar.
Author Gary Eck Visit Tuesday March 21
Last Tuesday ECEC to Year 4 had a wonderful author visit as Gary Eck read his new picture book “Wake up Sleepyhead".
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.
Computational and Algorithmic Thinking Competition
Last week, sixteen Junior School students took part in the Australian Mathematics Trust’s Computational and Algorithmic Thinking competition (CAT).
Term 1 Performances
Parents, friends and relatives are invited to attend end of term concerts.
Cross Country
Finally the rain held off and we were able to run our Cross Country Carnival on Tuesday.
Senior SchoolBack to Top
Whole School Pedagogy
A Conversation about Learning at Hills Grammar.
Year 11 Study Conference
Over the final three days of Term 1, Year 11 students will participate in the Year 11 Study Conference.
Nexus
Nexus Intranet Resources and Premier’s Reading Challenge 2017 K-9.
Japanese Sister School “Takeda High”
The Languages building was abuzz when 32 students and 4 teachers from our sister school in East Hiroshima visited on their yearly tour.
Japanese Extension Excursion
The Year 12 Japanese Extension class attended a series of lectures on their HSC prescribed text, the Japanese movie “Departures”.
Spinedome Artwork Co-curricular
A dedicated group of talented students has started creating artworks to cover the underside of the spinedome in the central atrium of the Languages Building.
Host Families for French students
CEI - Centre D'Echange Internationaux French Program is sending French students to Sydney.
Student Wellbeing: Positive Education
In the Senior School Student Wellbeing program this term our students have been learning about Neuroplasticity: our brain's ability to "re-wire” itself.
Managing Our Children’s Use of Technology
Some Senior School parents have expressed concerns about their children’s use of technology and have requested some information on how best to manage technology use.
For Your Diary: Positive Education – What’s it all about?
Australia’s leading Parenting expert is working with Hills Grammar.
PDHPE
This year the PDHPE Department is focusing on developing more authentic assessment tasks.
English is Lit: Spotlight on Year 12 at The Halfway Point
Our Year 12 students are hard at work consolidating the last two terms of work which have brought them now to the very real halfway mark of their final year of schooling.
Service Learning Team - Year 2 Reading
Year 9 service learning team members have been actively involved in assisting Year 2 students with their reading this term.
HSC 2016 ‘Encore Concert’ – Sydney Opera House
In 2016, 5916 students sat for their HSC in one of 3 Music courses – Music 1, Music 2 and Music Extension.
Sport
Congratulations, Swimming, Volleyball, Netball and Tennis.
Cross Country
Finally the rain held off and we were able to run our Cross Country Carnival on Tuesday.
ANZAC Ambassador
Congratulations to Will Sampson, Year 11, for his successful application for the role of ANZAC Secondary Schools Ambassador.
Term 1 Performances
Parents, friends and relatives are invited to attend end of term concerts.
Careers and Tertiary Awareness News
In fostering each student’s potential for greatness, Hills Grammar strives to provide for its students, opportunities to explore their interests in a number of different ways.
Science Update: Hills Grammar Originals
The Australian Brain Bee Challenge (ABBC) is a competition for high school students in Year 10.
NewsflashBack to Top
How Teacher Learning Directly Impacts Upon Student Learning
Teachers Creating Unique Learning Environments at Hills Grammar.
CommunityBack to Top
Sympathy
We extend our sympathy and heartfelt support to the Nakibuuka family and the Gates family.
Congratulations
Congratulations to Ms Alex Cook (Junior School Teacher) and her partner on the birth of their daughter, Amahra.
Trivia Night
The Hills Relay For Life is running a fully produced Trivia Night.
Junior School Disco
Thanks to a great team of parent helpers’ the disco was a great success with children from ECEC to Year 6 enjoying an evening of 'Rainbow Glow'.
Mother's Day
Online orders are open from today for the Mother's Day Stall.
PAFA Updates
Bliss Ball Challenge, PAFA Supporter Wear and Sports Kiosk.
Spring Fair Updates and Next PAFA Meeting
Thank you to all our class parents and volunteers that are working away on items to prepare for the big day.
Class Parent Functions
There are some exciting Class Parent Events coming up, including The Year 8 Dinner and The Year 12 Dinner.