Newsletter #44113 October 2017
From the PrincipalBack to Top
Term 4
Welcome back to Term 4, summer uniform, daylight saving, inspiring and innovative learning opportunities and the Spring Fair.
Staff
Staff returned on Monday 9 October and participated in professional conversations during which we explored a range of topics and issues.
A Cautionary Tale
As parents and teachers as we are often challenged by the choices and behaviours of our children / students.
Room 1
Over the course of the two week School holiday period, Room 1 has enjoyed an array of exciting and interesting learning experiences.
Room 2
Room 2 have had a fun and memorable two week School holiday program.
Room 3
During the school holidays, the children in Room 3 had a wonderful time walking around the School grounds, exploring the Hills Grammar Campus.
Junior SchoolBack to Top
From Barcelona to Hills Grammar
During Term 3 I took long service leave to work on my doctorate, including spending the month of September at a Writer and Artist Residency in Barcelona.
Transition - Leaping into Year 7
Following on from their enjoyable Taster Day in September, Year 6 students will continue their transition into Year 7 this term.
It’s Child’s Play – Adults Step Back!
Throughout the second half of term 2, I focused intentionally on visiting the various playground areas before school, at recess and at lunch.
Northside Gifted and Talented Network
As part of our membership of the Northside Gifted and Talented Network, selected students from Stage One attended a workshop at Masada College.
Inside a Kids Head
On 20 September the Junior Drama Ensemble performed their production of Inside a Kids Head in the Blue Box Theatre.
Sports Bulletin
The Sports Bulletin contains information on Key Dates, Football, CIS Athletics, Girls AFL, Triathlon, Cricket, Touch Football, Basketball and Equestrian.
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
From Barcelona to Hills Grammar
During Term 3 I took long service leave to work on my doctorate, including spending the month of September at a Writer and Artist Residency in Barcelona.
Subject Selection Update
This is a very busy time for the School Office in terms of managing the subject selection process for students.
Year 8 Visual Arts
Budding Picassos from Ms Haworth’s Year 8 Visual Arts class have created wonderful cubist sculptures made out of cardboard, papier mache and acrylic paints.
English is Lit: Exams
English Yearly Exams (Years 7-10): How to help your child prepare.
A Street Car Named Desire
A Street Car Named Desire is being directed by ex-student Sophia Bryant (Class of 2016).
Maths Drop in and Peer Tutoring sessions
Maths Drop in and Peer Tutoring sessions begin in Week 2, Term 4.
Castle Hill Library - HSC Students
Castle Hill Library will open their doors exclusively for HSC students on Sunday mornings, from Sunday 1 October to Sunday 22 October, between 9.30am to 1pm.
Sports Bulletin
The Sports Bulletin contains information on Key Dates, Football, CIS Athletics, Girls AFL, Triathlon, Cricket, Touch Football, Basketball and Equestrian.
School TV
Every year, more and more emphasis is placed on achieving good results in exams causing many students to feel extraordinary pressure and having unrealistic expectations.
CommunityBack to Top
Spring Fair
The excitement is in the air and we cannot wait to share this amazing day with everyone!
PAFA
Save the date – November 10 – for our annual staff appreciation breakfast.
Term Dates
Term Dates - Term 4 2017 and 2018.
Congratulations To
Mrs Sue Watts (Head of Administration and Planning pre K to 12) on the birth of her grandson, Riley Corey.