Newsletter #4349 June 2017
From the PrincipalBack to Top
Thread - Belief
At Hills Grammar we believe that education is valuable for its own sake.
From the Chair of CouncilBack to Top
The Importance of Our Alumni
We have literally thousands of Hills Grammar former students, who are our alumni.
Room 4
During Term 2, the children in Room 4 have been exploring many aspects of Literacy.
Learning at ECEC
The children at ECEC enjoy engaging with all aspects of their environments.
Campanellas
Ms Arnold invites 4 and 5 year old singers from ECEC to join the Campanellas during term time from the start of Term 3.
Junior SchoolBack to Top
More than the ‘Top 100’ at Hills Grammar
The School's personalised learning approach taken to subject selection and guidance emphasises maximising individual ATAR potential.
Designing Learning Spaces
We are doing some research on how schools are making use of both traditional classroom space, and more innovative ‘open learning spaces’ to promote creativity and collaboration.
NSW da Vinci Decathlon- Knox Grammar School
On Thursday 25 May, sixteen students from Junior School represented Hills Grammar at the annual NSW da Vinci Decathlon, held at Knox Grammar School.
Northside G&T Network Blast-Off Workshop
On Wednesday, 31 May, two Year 6 students attended a workshop at Sydney Grammar, St Ives Preparatory School.
Year 6 Excursion
On Tuesday 30 May, Year 6 went to the Seymour Theatre to watch the Sydney Symphony Orchestra perform.
Kindergarten Excursion
On Friday 2 June Kindergarten ventured to Muogamarra Nature Reserve on the outskirts of Sydney to explore and learn about some aspects of Aboriginal culture.
Launch of Hills District ‘Think Tank’ Network
The Hills District ‘Think Tank’ network is a collaboration of seven local independent schools, working together to broaden opportunities for high ability students.
Commendations
Congratulations to the following students who received commendations for citizenship, effort, improvement and participation in the 2017 Open Day.
Year 2 Visit to the Muru-Mittigar Cultural Centre
On Wednesday 31 May Year 2 visited the Muru-Mittigar Cultural Centre in Rouse Hill.
AUSTA NSW String Festival
Congratulations to the following violin students for their efforts at the annual AUSTA NSW String Festival held over the weekend at Sydney Grammar School.
Music
Upcoming Concerts, Cessation of Lessons, Maintenance Notice.
Music Showcase
The Music Department will present our annual Music Showcase concert on Thursday 22 June in the RJ Phipps Performance Centre.
Athletics Carnival
Please note the Years 3-12 Athletics Carnival will be held on the first school day of Term 3, July 18.
Rugby
Our Year 3-6 boys and girls finally got to take part in their rugby competition that had been postponed since Term 1.
Junior School Dance Group
On Thursday 1 June the Junior School Dance Group competed in the Penrith Eisteddfod at the Nepean Creative and Performing Arts High School in Emu Plains.
Senior SchoolBack to Top
More than the ‘Top 100’ at Hills Grammar
The School's personalised learning approach taken to subject selection and guidance emphasises maximising individual ATAR potential.
Designing Learning Spaces
We are doing some research on how schools are making use of both traditional classroom space, and more innovative ‘open learning spaces’ to promote creativity and collaboration.
Salvation Army Red Shield Door Knock Appeal
The School would like to acknowledge Julia Tan, Adithya Bose and Troy Colgar for their service to the community by participating in the Red Shield Door Knock Appeal.
The 2017 da Vinci Decathlon
Over two exciting days in May, selected students from Years 7, 8 and 9 proudly represented Hills Grammar at the 2017 da Vinci Decathlon.
Sports Report
AICES Cross Country Carnival, Hills Zone U15s Football, Australian Gymnastics Championships, Fencing, Athletics Carnival, Football and Netball Club Holiday Clinic, Max Tennis.
Mercedes Benz First Gear Driving Program
On Monday 5 June our senior students with either a learners permit or provisional licence were invited to undertake the Mercedes Benz First Gear Driving Program.
Year 8 Latin
This term, Year 8 Latin prepared and performed two short plays as part of their learning program.
English is Lit: Year 8 Are Becoming Well-Versed in Culture
This term in English, Year 8 are studying poetry from other cultures.
Music Showcase
The Music Department will present our annual Music Showcase concert on Thursday 22 June in the RJ Phipps Performance Centre.
Music
Private Tuition – Cessation of Lessons and Maintenance Notice – Music Department Refurbishment.
Year 9 Altitude Leadership Development Day
Altitude day was an exciting leadership development experience for ten students from Year 9.
Speaking 4 the Planet - Eco Drama and Public Speaking
The School was invited to participate in the Speaking 4 the Planet event - a Public Speaking and Drama competition.
Nexus Knitting Club
The Nexus knitting club has been working hard contributing to the the production of knitted scarves for the homeless of Parramatta.
CommunityBack to Top
Ronald McDonald House Meals from the Heart
On Monday night our PDHPE staff and Principal had the privilege of preparing meals for families staying at Ronald McDonald House Westmead.
Ronald McDonald House Westmead Fundraiser
Join us for a night of fun and the latest instalment of the hilarious Despicable Me franchise!
Politics and Sport
Is it ever good to mix politics with sports?
Sympathy
We extend our sympathy and heartfelt support to those in the school community who have lost a loved one.
Congratulations to
Congratulations to the Seale family and Damian Hempstead.
Camp Australia School Holidays
Your kids are invited to...Spok's Party!
PAFA
Book Fair, Supporter Wear, AGM.
PAFA Spring Fair Update
Sponsors, Fundraising and How You Can Help.
PAFA Presents
On Monday 5 June PAFA presented 'The Parents Guide to Surviving the HSC'.