Newsletter #43326 May 2017
From the PrincipalBack to Top
Educational Experience and Outcomes
School is an experience most, if not all, of us have in common.
From the Chair of CouncilBack to Top
School Council Changes
This week Council held its AGM and Council meeting, the result of which are changes to Council membership.
Mothers’ Day Afternoon Tea
On Wednesday 10 and Friday 12 May, we welcomed families to attend an ECEC Mothers’ Day Afternoon Tea.
Drama in the Blue Box!
On Monday 8 May and Friday 12 May ECEC Drama lessons were held in the Blue Box Theatre.
Calendar of Events
Aunty Wendy’s Mob and Speech Screeners.
Junior SchoolBack to Top
Students Talk about Learning at Hills Grammar
I wrote in March about interviewing some of our students as part of my preparation for a talk with staff about our Whole School Pedagogy.
Year 5 Jump Rope for Heart
On Friday May 5 Year 5 participated in a ‘Jump Off’ for the Heart Foundation.
Science Club Co-Curricular
Junior Science Club were faced with another challenge, task 2 involving the building of a bridge with toothpicks and jelly lollies.
Team App
Team App for Football and Netball Clubs.
HICES Netball
On 15 May, Hills Grammar hosted the HICES Netball Day.
HICES Cross Country and Basketball
We sent a strong team of 45 runners to the HICES Cross Country Carnival in Bowral.
Student Wellbeing
The media coverage of the terror attack at a pop concert in Manchester this week has been deeply disturbing, in part because we can easily imagine own children in similar circumstances.
National Simultaneous Story Time
ECEC to Year 4 participated in National Simultaneous Story Time on May 24, reading a beautiful story about persistence and resilience called “The Cow Tripped Over the Moon”.
Opera Australia El Kid
Students in Years K-4 joined students from the Thomas Pattison School this week at a performance of El Kid, presented by Australia’s national opera company, Opera Australia.
Music Showcase
The Music Department will present our annual Music Showcase concert on Thursday 22 June in the RJ Phipps Performance Centre.
Music
ECEC/ Kindy Violin and Upcoming Concerts.
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
Students Talk about Learning at Hills Grammar
I wrote in March about interviewing some of our students as part of my preparation for a talk with staff about our Whole School Pedagogy.
English is Lit: The impact of Shakespeare on your child
To what extent is Shakespeare Relevant to a Hills Grammar student?
English Drop-In
The English Department drop-in lessons have moved to Nexus on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from 3:30pm – 4:15pm.
Careers and Tertiary Awareness
This term the Careers and Tertiary Awareness Department will focus on developing an increased awareness of the underlying premise of career development.
Science Update
Science Drop In for Year 7-12, The Gifted and Talented Discovery Program at The University of Sydney and Co-curricular Senior Science Club.
Science Excursions
Year 11 Biology, Year 12 Chemistry and Year 12 Biology excursions.
Student Wellbeing
The media coverage of the terror attack at a pop concert in Manchester this week has been deeply disturbing, in part because we can easily imagine own children in similar circumstances.
Year 8 Performance Evening
Congratulations to the students in Year 8 who performed recently at an evening of music items.
Music Showcase
The Music Department will present our annual Music Showcase concert on Thursday 22 June in the RJ Phipps Performance Centre.
Japan Tour 2017 Update
The final Japan Tour information meeting for parents and participants was held in the Languages building open learning area last week.
Drama
On Wednesday 7 June the Senior Drama Ensemble will present The Blue Rabbit. In Week 8, another cast from the Senior Drama Ensemble will present Midsummer Night’s Dream.
Year 10 History – Vietnam Nambus Excursion
From the time of the arrival of 30 military personnel in 1962, until the withdrawal of the last combat troops in 1973, almost 60, 000 Australians served in the Vietnam War.
Sports Updates
Swimming, Rugby, European Handball, Basketball.
Volleyball
On Friday 19 May two Hills Grammar volleyball teams competed in the second NSW State Volleyball Schools Cup in Newcastle.
Team App
Team App for Football and Netball Clubs.
Badminton
Congratulations to the first ever Hills Grammar Badminton team that competed at the NSW Novice Championships on the weekend.
CommunityBack to Top
Class Parents
Last week we held our Term 2 Class Parent meeting where our focus was Year Group planning for the 22 October Spring Fair.
Scholastics Book Fair
A reminder that the annual Scholastics Book Fair is coming very soon and all the kids are getting very excited!
PAFA
Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea, PAFA Presents, Book Fair, Supporter Wear, AGM.
PAFA Spring Fair Update
Year Group Stalls, Silent Auction Prizes, Asian Food Stall and updates.
Congratulations
Congratulations to Mrs Kelly Carrick and Mrs Katherine Wickham on the birth of their babies.