Newsletter #43818 August 2017
From the PrincipalBack to Top
HICES Co-educational Schools
HICES is a collegial group of Heads from more than 40 independent co-educational schools across NSW and the ACT representing over 32,000 students.
HICES Music Festival and HICES Athletics Carnival
Hills Grammar and its students benefit from our association with HICES in many and varied ways.
From the Chair of CouncilBack to Top
Extraordinary Education
How do we know when we’re delivering on our Vision of Extraordinary Education?
Room 5
Over the course of the last few weeks the children of Room 5 have embarked on a learning journey based around the ocean.
Room 4
This Term in Room 4, everyone is very interested in building, so we have been exploring construction and building as part of our Unit of Inquiry.
Upcoming events at ECEC
Upcoming events include Book Week and the Father's Day Breakfast.
Junior SchoolBack to Top
Kindness
In Junior School this term, we have been focusing on the importance of kindness; particularly kindness in the way in which we speak to each other.
World Book Online
Junior School teachers recently spent an afternoon of professional development with the representative of World Book Online as part of our subscription renewal.
100 days of Kindergarten
Last Tuesday marked 100 days of Kindergarten and we certainly celebrated in style.
International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program Evaluation Visit
On September 4, Hills Grammar Junior School will undertake an evaluation by the International Baccalaureate Organisation.
Student Wellbeing - Transition
We will be holding our annual Year 7 Taster Day on Friday 8 September.
Visual Arts
Operation Art and Travelling Art Show.
Premier’s Reading Challenge Closing Next Friday
Congratulations Awesome Premier’s Reading Challenge 2017 Readers!
Commendations
Congratulations to the following students who received commendations:
Sports Bulletin
The Sports Bulletin includes information on Key Dates, Inter-House Athletics Shield /Championship Races, and more.
Senior SchoolBack to Top
2017 NAPLAN Results
The 2017 NAPLAN results have been received by the School and will be posted home this week to parents and carers of Year 3, 5, 7 and 9 students.
Science Update
STEM Project for Year 7, Science and Engineering Challenge and Year 12.
Tertiary Awareness Market
It is now the business end of the year for all Year 12 students who are finalising 13 years of schooling and are preparing to embark on a voyage of lifelong learning.
English is Lit: ICAS and Educational Assessment and the University of New South Wales
The English Department endeavours to deliver extraordinary education to students.
Year 7 STEM Unit – Solar Citizen
At the start of Term 3, Year 7 students undertook the first dedicated STEM unit of work.
HSC Showcase
HSC Showcases will be held for Visual Arts, Extension 2 English, Music, Industrial Technology + Design & Technology and Drama.
France Tour 2018
All students studying French in Years 7-10 (2017) and their parents/guardians are invited to an information evening on at 7pm on Wednesday 23 August.
Japanese and French Short Stay Students
After welcoming our overseas guests, we have now said au revoir to the 4 CIE French students and sayonara to the 19 Jishukan students.
Languages Afternoon
Our Year 8 students had a wonderful time celebrating their language studies on Wednesday 2 August.
SALSA Program
This term Year 10 PDHPE students are running the Students As Life Style Activists program for Year 7 pupils.
Year 8 Demonstrate Fun Ways to Move with our Japanese Visitors
Our visitors from Jishukan School in Japan spent a PE lesson with Year 8 during the unit Fun Ways To Move.
The Samba Experience
Year 8 students were part of a hands-on percussion workshop this week with Tom Harding.
Sports Bulletin
The Sports Bulletin includes information on Key Dates, Inter-House Athletics Shield /Championship Races, and more.
School TV
In today’s digital environment, the internet can be viewed as a valuable tool for education, research and entertainment.
CommunityBack to Top
Class Parent Events
Our Class Parent meeting will be held on Tuesday 12 September at 8:45am.
Father's Day Stall
Save the date – August 31 – for the Fathers’ Day Stall.
Spring Fair
Volunteers needed, Raffle Tickets, Bakery Contacts, Thank you to our Sponsors.
Tea Towels
Our ECEC and Primary School Students have been busy producing their self-portraits for the annual tea towel drive.
Calling all Shoppers!
Our annual shopping tour is back!
Sympathy
We extend our sympathy and heartfelt support to the Goradia family (Sahil – Year 7) on the passing of his Grandfather.
Congratulations
Congratulations to Damian Hempstead who will reprise his role as Brett in 13 the Musical.
Jersey Day
Jersey Day is being held on Friday 1 September 2017.
Help to Find a Cure
Past student Rebecca Denes (Class of 2006) is appealing to Hills Grammar families to support this local fundraiser.
Orange Blossom Festival
The Kenthurst Fair will be held on Sunday 10 September at John Benyon Rotary Park.