Newsletter #43212 May 2017
From the PrincipalBack to Top
Threads
I have taken it upon myself this year to clearly identify the things that unite us as a School and in particular to explicitly state what these are.
Government Funding of Education
Parents will have been following media reports in regard to the changes to government education policy, specifically the funding debate has once again reared its head.
Change of Plans – 35th Annual Presentation of Awards
I am writing to advise all members of the School community of a change to our end of year dates and events.
From the Chair of CouncilBack to Top
Introducing Gillian Wilson, new Council Member
Gillian joined School Council in March and along with Gary Honan is one of our newest Councillors.
Visitor to ECEC
This week at ECEC we were lucky to receive a visit from an ex-Hills Grammarian, Michael Ezzy.
ECEC Character Dress up Day
On Monday 1 and Friday 5 May, the ECEC students came to ECEC dressed as their favourite movie, story or theatre character.
Calendar of Events
Multicultural Week and World Day.
Junior SchoolBack to Top
NAPLAN (Years 3, 5, 7 and 9) and HSC Minimal Standards (Year 9)
This week students across Australia have been sitting their NAPLAN tests.
Grandparents' and Friends'
Grandparents’ and Friends’ Day for Kindergarten to Year 6 and LEC will be held on Friday 9 June.
1 Minute Film Competition
The 1 Minute Film Competition is now open for school students.
Year 1 Visit the Hills Grammar Museum & Archives
Last week, Year 1 students enjoyed a visit to the Hills Grammar Museum and Archives.
They Read, They Conquered the 2017 Premier’s Reading Challenge
Every Junior School Year now has at least one student that has read and conquered the 2017 Premier’s Reading Challenge.
Sport
Sport Review, HICES Cross Country, Football Club and Basketball Presentation.
Leadership in Action- Love Your Sister Cancer Fundraising Campaign
On 10 May the Junior Volunteer team organised the ‘Love Your Sister’ big heart cancer appeal.
Science Update
Science Clubs have begun!!
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
NAPLAN (Years 3, 5, 7 and 9) and HSC Minimal Standards (Year 9)
This week students across Australia have been sitting their NAPLAN tests.
Senior School Student Wellbeing
During Term 1, a number of students were negatively impacted by the actions of others online.
English is Lit: Watch your child’s English teacher in action!
What was your experience of English in high school? Did you suffer in your study of Shakespeare, or were you inspired by literature and the opportunity to write?
V-Team in Action for Nexus
On the last afternoon of Term 1, Year 9 members of the V (Volunteer) Team came to the rescue in Nexus.
Languages
Japan Tour 2017 Meeting, Language Perfect, Southern Cross Cultural Exchange.
Sport
Sport Review, CIS Swimming, HZSA Cross Country, HZSA Rugby, Football Club, Basketball Presentation and Badminton.
Music
Co-Curricular Ensemble Rehearsals and Senior Music Camp – Term 4.
Justin Coulson - Four Secrets to Bringing out the Best in Your Teen
On Monday evening, Senior School parents were treated to a presentation by Australia's leading parenting expert, Dr Justin Coulson.
2017 Creative Arts Carnival
A call for entries for the 2017 Creative Arts Carnival.
Science Update
Science Drop in, Science Club Co-Curricular
Service In Action- Salvation Army
On 3 May all Year 10 students took part in a youth homelessness seminar which was run by representatives of the Salvation Army.
1 Minute Film Competition
The 1 Minute Film Competition is now open for school students.
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.
Spring Fair Update
Spring Fair Prizes and Gifts Needed.
PAFA
Mother's Day, Teen Talk, Australia's Biggest Morning Tea, PAFA Presents, Sports Kiosk, Supporter Wear, Next Meeting.
Community Relations
Class Parents, Year 11 Presentation Ball and Scholastics Book Fair.