Newsletter #43523 June 2017
From the PrincipalBack to Top
Thread – Membership
To conclude the term I want to once again encourage the whole community to be proud members of Hills Grammar.
Term Dates 2018
Key dates for students and families in 2018.
In Memoriam
Tomorrow, 24 June 2017 marks one year since we lost our Principal Robert Phipps.
From the Chair of CouncilBack to Top
Change
As a foundation parent and School Council member, Leonie Coombes is in a good position to comment on changes that have occurred at Hills Grammar over the past 35 years.
Aunty Wendy Visit
On 9 June, ECEC was fortunate to have a special visitor.
Room 5
This term in Room 5, we have been enjoying focusing on our unit of inquiry.
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
Grandparents and Friends Day
On Friday 9 June, the Junior School played host to our annual Grandparents and Friends Day.
The SEAT Project - Year 5
Earlier this year, we wrote about the S.E.A.T project that our Year 5 students are involved in.
Roots and Shoots Program - Year 4
We were fortunate to have Dr K-Lynn Smith visit the Centre for Innovation and Creativity during Week 7, and present to Year 4 about the work of the Jane Goodall Institute.
Music
Junior Music Concerts, Private Tuition – Cessation of Lessons, AMEB Violin Examinations.
Sports Science Workshop
The Sports Science Workshop was the Inaugural ‘Think Tank’ Event hosted by Hills Grammar.
Sport Congratulations
Cross Country CIS Results and Equestrian.
Year 3 Gala Day
All of Year 3 attended the HZSA Gala day on Tuesday.
Holiday Sport Clinics
Hills Grammar Football and Netball Holiday Clinics, Max Tennis Camp.
Parent Forum and Athletics Carnival
A reminder to all parents and students that on the first day back of Term 3 July 18 the Year 3-12 Athletics Carnival will take place at SOPAC.
Commendations
Congratulations to the students who received commendations.
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
Year 12 Study Conference, Trial HSC and SMH Study Guide
This week we have had our Year 11 Parent-Student-Teacher Evening.
Senior School – McGrath House 8 AUSLAN Program
Throughout Term 2, students in McGrath House Group 8 and selected members other McGrath house groups have engaged in activities which teach them the AUSLAN sign language.
Year 12 Science Update
Science Excursions, Guest Speaker, Year 12 Physics.
Year 7 Ancient Egypt
Year 7 studied Ancient Egypt as part of the History course.
English is LIT: Year 7 TED Talk Convention
During Term 1, Year 7 completed a ‘Digital Communication’ unit.
Year 7 French Breakfast
On Tuesday morning, the Year 7 French students celebrated the end of a successful and productive semester with a traditional French breakfast.
Japan Tour 2017 ‘Ittekimasu’ ‘We are going!’
On Sunday 25 June 43 students and 4 staff will be participating in the Japan Tour 2017.
Hosts Required
We are seeking hosts for nineteen students from our visiting school from Kanagawa Japan, Jishukan.
Holiday Sport Clinics
Hills Grammar Football and Netball Holiday Clinics, Max Tennis Camp
Sport
Parent Forum, Athletics Carnival, Volleyball, AICES Netball and Futsal.
Sport Congratulations
Cross Country CIS Results and Baseball.
CommunityBack to Top
Uniform Shop
Uniform Shop trading hours during holidays and Term 3.
Congratulations To
Mrs Kara McBrien (Head of ECEC) and her husband Greg, on the birth of their new baby daughter, Millie Lucille, sister to Aston.
Sympathy
We extend our sympathy and heartfelt support to those in the school community who have lost a loved one.
PAFA
Music Showcase and Annual General Meeting.
PAFA Spring Fair Update
Raffle Tickets, Gazebos/Tents and Fair Information.
Book Fair
This year’s theme of ‘’Bookaneer” saw the Pavilion decorated with wonderful colouring in from our Kindergarten to Year 6 students.
Go Foundation Fundraiser
While the end result of Wednesday night's big game may have left some feeling blue there was some good news to be had.