Newsletter #4374 August 2017
From the PrincipalBack to Top
A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words
School newsletters fulfil a myriad of purposes – they inform, encourage, celebrate and capture moments in time.
Room 1
Over the holiday period, Room 1 enjoyed participating in a lot of discussion and planning about their days.
Room 2
During the holidays, Room 2 were able to spend time exploring, learning and playing at Hills Grammar.
Room 3
During the school holidays, a few children from Room 3 visited the Sydney Observatory and when they came to ECEC, they enjoyed sharing their experiences with their peers.
Campanellas
Miss Arnold has welcomed new members from ECEC to Campanellas this term at their weekly rehearsals on Thursdays.
Junior SchoolBack to Top
“Better tomorrow than we were today”: An Invitation for Feedback
I have always believed wholeheartedly that in whatever we are doing we should always strive to be better tomorrow than we were today.
ICAS
Pictured above are our students who received an award of Merit or higher in the ICAS Digital Technologies Competition and the Science Competition.
Year 2 Stem Project
Students in Year 2 have embarked on an integrated STEM Inquiry related to the transdisciplinary theme ‘How The World Works’.
Premier's Reading Challenge Almost There
We have our best participation rate and number of students completed ever!
Year 6 Reading Circles Launched
Last week Year 6 excitedly came to select books for the launch of their Reading Circles.
Year 3 Investigation
As part of their ‘How the World Works’ Unit of Inquiry, Year 3 have been learning about the changes that occur on the Earth’s surface.
Mindfulness
On Monday, the Junior School staff participated in a professional development session on Mindfulness.
Book Week
Book Week 2017 has the theme “Escape to Everywhere” and will run Monday August 21 Week 6 until Friday August 25.
New Junior School Assembly Structure
From the start of Term 3 I have introduced a new, more varied structure to our Junior School assembly program.
Spelling Intervention Pilot
Throughout this semester we will be trialling a new spelling program as an intervention strategy for groups of students in Years 1 to 6.
Fundamentals of Debating Year 6
On Friday 28 August, Mr Clendinning and Ms Zarebski visited The Year 6 Centre to deliver a workshop on the Fundamentals of Debating.
Sports Report
The Sports Report includes information on Key Dates, Athletics Carnivals, and more.
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
English is Lit: English for thought; Who owns English?
In a modern and globalised world, the spread of English has occurred and subsequently dominated as an international language for a complexity of reasons in a range diverse contexts.
Model UN Glenhaven Rotary Presentation
On Tuesday 25 July Julia Neary, Ethan Redman and Angel Zhang of Year 10 presented their Model UN experience at the weekly Glenhaven Rotary meeting.
Advocate for Children and Young People
In Term 2 2017, the School participated in a formal discussion hosted by the Advocate for Children and Young People.
Sports Report
The Sports Report includes information on Key Dates, Athletics Carnivals and more.
Year 11 Business Studies Trade Display
Year 11 have been working on their major assessment task since last term; developing a business proposal for the property adjacent to Gate 1.
School TV
In today’s digital environment, the internet can be viewed as a valuable tool for education, research and entertainment.
CommunityBack to Top
Sympathy
We extend our sympathy and heartfelt support to the John family (Oliver – Year 6, Ava – Year 1) on the passing of their Grandfather.
Congratulations To
Mr Mitchell Clendinning (Head of English) and his partner Ruth on the recent birth of their son, Sebastian Miles.
Nexus Knitting to Parramatta Needy
Thanks to all those who came into Nexus and knitted rows for scarves for distribution to the needy at Parramatta's Albert Park soup kitchen.
Hills Grammar on Show
Over the next few weeks we will be attending the North Shore Schools EXPO and the Hills Schools’ EXPO.
Class Parents
Class Parent Meeting and Functions.
Woolworths Earn & Learn
This year we will be participating in the Woolworths Earn & Learn program.
PAFA Red Cross Blood Donation
The Engagement Sub Committee has organised a group to attend the Red Cross mobile blood bank at Castle Hill RSL Club on Wednesday 30 August.
Bonjour and Sayonara
Our Engagement Sub Committee has been busy organising get togethers for our visiting French and Japanese students and their hosts.
Calling all Shoppers!
Our annual shopping tour is back!
Tea Towels
Our ECEC and Primary School Students have been busy producing their self-portraits for the annual tea towel drive.
Jersey Day
Jersey Day is being held on Friday 1 September 2017.
Spring Fair
Volunteers needed, Raffle Tickets, Bakery Contacts, Thank you to our Sponsors.
Fathers’ Day Stall
Save the date – August 31 – for the Fathers’ Day stall.
Enrolling now for 2019
The Enrolments Office will be commencing interviews this term for our 2019 intake.