Newsletter #43128 April 2017
From the PrincipalBack to Top
Welcome Back to Term 2
Welcome back To Term 2. I trust everyone had an enjoyable break away from normal routine and have returned refreshed in readiness for the term ahead.
Crimson Thread
Over seven nights toward the end of Term 1 we held a conversation with parents entitled The Crimson Thread: What unites Hills Grammar in 2017 and beyond?
Lest We Forget
For as long as I can remember April means ANZAC, and so it was again in 2017.
From the Chair of CouncilBack to Top
Thank You
Hills Grammar can only be successful if we have the support of the families who trust the school with the education of the most precious thing in their lives – their children.
Calendar of Events
ECEC Drama and Mother's Day.
Our Holiday Learning Program
The holiday period provides a fantastic opportunity for the children at ECEC to spend time unwinding after the busy term.
Learning in Room 2
Term 1 has been a very fun and exciting time for the children in Room 2.
Junior SchoolBack to Top
Guided Inquiry – Learning at Hills Grammar
On Monday morning, our K-12 teachers met together to hear my presentation on our Whole School Pedagogy entitled ‘Guided Inquiry - Learning at Hills Grammar’.
Premier's Reading Challenge 2017 Completed
Avid readers Scotty Elliott of 6L and Harrison O'Neill of 6P completed the Premier's Reading Challenge on April 3.
Commendations
Congratulations to the students who received commendations for Citizenship, Effort, Improvement and Proficiency.
Junior School – Music
HICES Music Festival Years 5-8, Music Co-Curricular and Term 2 Performances.
Positive Education
Discovering, Dreaming, Designing and Delivering Exceptional Staff and Student Wellbeing at Hills Grammar.
Sports Updates
Cross Country, Basketball and Upcoming Events.
Senior SchoolBack to Top
Guided Inquiry – Learning at Hills Grammar
On Monday morning, our K-12 teachers met together to hear my presentation on our Whole School Pedagogy entitled ‘Guided Inquiry - Learning at Hills Grammar’.
Four Secrets to Bringing out the Best in our Teens
On Monday 8 May from 7.00 - 8.30pm in the RJ Phipps Performance Centre PAFA Presents Four Secrets to Bringing out the Best in our Teens with Dr Justin Coulson.
Maths Drop in and Peer Tutoring session
The Maths Department is offering peer tutoring during lunch and recess (beginning in Week 2).
Year 11 Body of Work Exhibition
For the Preliminary Body of Work Exhibition 1 students used the newspaper as a starting point to engage with the conceptual frame work.
SchoolTV
The latest edition of SchoolTV explores the topic of Sexting amongst teenagers.
Leadership in Action – Girls Night In – Women’s Cancer Awareness Evening
On 31 March the student leadership team led by School Vice Captain, Zoe De Castro, hosted the annual Girls Night In event.
Swimming
Congratulations to the students who achieved outstanding results at the AICES Swimming Carnival at the end of last term.
Sports Updates
Cross Country, Volleyball, Basketball and Upcoming Events.
Year 8 Harmony Day
Year 8 students were given the task to plan and implement an activity/event to raise awareness and communicate the importance of cultural diversity through Harmony Day.
English is Lit: The Power of the Teenage Voice
Throughout Term 1 both Years 7 and 9 engaged in a study of speech craft and the way composers use language to voice and communicate their concerns.
English Drop In Roster
English Drop In Roster for Years 7-9 for Term 2.
HICES Music Festival and Jazz Academy
The HICES Music Festival and Jazz Academy will be held from Sunday 13 to Wednesday 16 August at the Tops Conference Centre, Stanwell Tops.
Languages
Language Perfect Subscription and Japan Tour 2017 Update.
CommunityBack to Top
Relay for Life
We have recently entered a team called Hills Grammar in the Hills 2017 Relay For Life to make a difference in the fight against cancer.
Sympathies
We extend our sympathy and heartfelt support to those within the Hills Grammar community who have lost a loved one.
Class Parents
Year 8 end of term dinner and next Class Parent Meeting.
Spring Fair: The Countdown is On
We have only 6 months left until the big day and the next few months are packed with activities.
Mother's Day
Online orders are now open for PAFA's Mother's Day stall which will be held on Thursday 11 May for K-Year 6.
Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea
PAFA is hosting an ABMT on Thursday 25 May in the Hills Grammar Pavilion from 8:45am and have set a target to raise $500 for the Cancer Council.
PAFA Updates
Bliss Ball Challenge, Next PAFA Meeting, New PAFA Supporter Wear.
Accounts Reminder
Kindly note that Term 2 2017 fees are due today – 28 April 2017.