From the Principal

We have enjoyed a smooth start to the school year as we embraced new curriculum structures and school routine. Our students have begun each day heading straight into formal lessons, with the roll mark conducted within the first teaching period of the day. The change has enabled increased teaching time in each class and ensured each of our students are prepared and ready for learning as they start their day. I am impressed with how positively our students and staff have worked with the new routine.

Our teachers have been preparing for the changes associated with the new Australian Curriculum, which will be officially implemented in the junior school for English, Mathematics, Science and History in 2014. Many other courses have draft syllabuses soon to be finalised that our teachers are working from. The introduction of the new curriculum provides our teachers and students with exciting opportunities to blend curriculum content with learning activities that draw together student skills and interests. Teaching approaches will build on improving literacy skills, while utilising appropriate technologies across the curriculum, to enable our new generation of learners to gain deeper understanding in their learning. The first two days of term 3 have been allocated as School Development Days to allow teachers to prepare new programs that ensure quality delivery of the new curriculum. Students will resume school in Term 2 on Wednesday 1st May.

Our new website was launched at the beginning of the year and will continue to develop with functionality to enhance our communication with both students and parents. A strong partnership between home and the school is critical to student success and is something that my staff and I highly value. I encourage you to look around the site and draw upon the increasing number of posts that inform you of student learning and activity.

During the last holidays we completed extensive work in the refurbishment of a number of classrooms to provide teaching environments for 21st century learning. Based on significant research and planning, the Design2learn project has seen older style classrooms transformed into vibrant, engaging and flexible learning spaces. Our teachers and students have access to modern technologies and classroom layouts that lend themselves to both traditional and collaborative learning spaces. We will share the successes and development of the project at an upcoming P&C meeting and in further news items.

We will farewell three staff members this week. Mr Gardiner in science has retired and will teach his last lesson on the last Friday of this term. He has contributed many years to Gymea both within science and across the school. He was one of the first few that established the direction of technology at Gymea and has always remained a man of reason, and a teacher dedicated to the learning outcomes of our kids. He will be missed and we wish him well in his retirement. Mrs Ware in Mathematics has successfully gained a transfer to Port Hacking High School commencing day 1 term 2. She has enjoyed many good years at Gymea, forming so many positive relationships with students and taking on a number of whole school roles. We wish her the best in her new teaching position in her new school. Our school counsellor Mrs Geary has gained a promotion as a District Guidance Officer in the Southern Highlands area. Mrs Geary has provided much guidance and advice to students, parents and staff in many different ways as she has undertaken her role here at Gymea, and we wish her well in her new role.

Our students this term have enjoyed many successes in classroom learning, extra-curricular activities, performing arts and opportunities with new arrangements for sport and sporting competitions. The increasing number of individual news items within the news post of the website highlights some of the achievements that our students have accomplished.

I remain proud of the ongoing achievements of our staff and students this term, and continue to boast about how wonderful our school, our students, our staff, and our families are. I wish everyone a safe and enjoyable holiday break.

Peter Marsh

Principal

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August 2017

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  • Year 8,10 Subject Selection Evening
  • Year 8,10 Subject Selection Evening
  • PDHPE 10m Task 4: Investigation and Careers Task Year 10
  • PDHPE 10g Task 4: Investigation and Careers Task Year 10
  • NCSS Coding Challenge Year 8
  • NCSS Coding Challenge Year 9
  • NCSS Coding Challenge Year 10
  • ICAS English Competition Year 9
  • ICAS English Competition Year 10
  • Ancient History Task 3 - Research Task - Ancient Societies Year 12
  • Science - Task 4 - Practical Task Year 7
  • Science - Task 4 - Practical Task Year 7
  • Science - Task 4 - Practical Task Year 7
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  • Create 2017
  • Geography Task 3 - Senior Geography Project Year 11
  • Physics - Task 1 - Motion Assessment Year 11
  • Iceskating Yrs 7 & 9 PASS
  • Sydney East Regional Athletics Carnival 2017 Students
3
  • Science - Task 5 - Research Task Year 8
  • Science - Task 5 - Research Task Year 8
  • Science - Task 5 - Research Task Year 8
  • Workshops Year 10
  • Sydney East Regional Athletics Carnival 2017 Students
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  • Workshops Year 10
  • 12ART.1 Visual Arts - Task 6:Trial HSC - Resolution of BOW Year 12
  • Visual Arts - Task 3:Development of a Body of Work Year 11
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  • Trial Exams Year 12
  • Year 8,9 online Subject Selection
  • Trial Exams Year 12
  • Year 8,9 online Subject Selection
  • Construction and Landscaping Task 5: Exam Year 12
  • PDHPE 10e Task 4: Investigation and Careers Task Year 10
  • Community and Family Studies Task 5: Written Examination Year 12
  • PDHPE Task 4: Trial Examination Year 12
  • Visual Arts - Task 5:Historical/Critical Study Year 8
  • Student Well Being Day (CANCELLED) Year 11
8
  • Trial Exams Year 12
  • P&C Meeting
  • Trial Exams Year 12
  • IST Task 4 - Class Test Year 10
  • P&C Meeting Parents
9
  • Trial Exams Year 12
  • Subject Selection Interviews Year 10
  • Trial Exams Year 12
  • Subject Selection Interviews Year 10
  • First Aid Course Year 11
  • Indigenous Storytelling 7G/7E
  • Indigenous Storytelling 7M/7Y/7A
10
  • Trial Exams Year 12
  • Trial Exams Year 12
  • Economics Task 3 Research Report - Operation of Markets Year 11
  • CBA Start Smart Workshops
  • Zone Debating Year 9
11
  • Trial Exams Year 12
  • Trial Exams Year 12
  • PDHPE Task 3: Essay Year 11
  • Community and Family Studies Task 3: Communities Year 11
  • AIME Outreach Program (Yrs 9, 10, 11 & 12)
  • PASS 10 pass2 Task 4: Investigation Task Year 10
  • PASS 10pass1 Task 4: Investigation Task Year 10
  • 40 hour famine Fundraising BBQ SLA
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  • Trial Exams Year 12
  • Trial Exams Year 12
  • Beijing Dongcheng Junior High School Visit
  • Visual Arts - Task 4:Body of Work-Shell Studies Year 7
  • Visual Arts - Task 4:Critical/Historical Study Year 9
  • Academic and HSC Focus Workshops Year 11
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  • Trial Exams Year 12
  • Trial Exams Year 12
  • Beijing Dongcheng Junior High School Visit
  • Visual Arts - Task 5:Critical/Historical Study Year 10
  • IPT Accelerants Trial HSC Examination Study Day Year 10
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  • Trial Exams Year 12
  • Trial Exams Year 12
  • Beijing Dongcheng Junior High School Visit
  • PASS 1&2 - Task 4 - Practical Task Year 9
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  • Trial Exams Year 12
  • Trial Exams Year 12
  • Science - Task 4 - Natural Hazards Task Year 9
  • Beijing Dongcheng Junior High School Visit
18
  • Trial Exams Year 12
  • Trial Exams Year 12
  • Legal Studies Task 3 - Research Project - Law in Practice Year 11
  • Forensic Archaeology Task 4 - Azaria Chamberlain - Source Study Year 10
  • Forensic Archaeology Task 4 - Azaria Chamberlain - Source Study Year 10
  • Beijing Dongcheng Junior High School Visit
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  • PDHPE 10g Task 5: Movement and Composition Task Year 10
  • PDHPE 7a Task 5: Movement Composition Year 7
  • PDHPE 7m Task 5: Movement Composition Year 7
  • Dance Production all day rehearsal
  • Visual Arts - Task 5:Historical and Critical Study Year 7
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  • Mathematics Task 3: Class Test Year 10
  • PDHPE 9a Task 5: Movement and Composition Task Year 9
  • PDHPE 9y Task 5: Movement and Composition Task Year 9
  • PDHPE 10m Task 5: Movement and Composition Task Year 10
  • PDHPE 8g Task 5: Practical Assessment Year 8
  • Food Technology-11FT1 Task 4: Design Work Year 11
  • Dance Task 6: HSC Trial Written Examination Year 12
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  • PDHPE 8e Task 5: Practical Assessment Year 8
  • PDHPE 7e Task 4: Research Task Year 7
  • PDHPE 7g Task 5: Movement Composition Year 7
  • PDHPE 7y Task 4: Research Task Year 7
  • PDHPE 9g Task 5: Movement and Composition Task Year 9
  • Food Technology-11FT2 Task 4: Design Work Year 11
  • Geography G - Task 1 - Research Assignment Year 8
  • Geography Y - Task 1 - Research Assignment Year 8
  • 2017 Sutherland Shire Oz Tag Championships
24
  • Mathematics Task 3: Class Test (8E) Year 8
  • Mathematics Task 3: Class Test (8G/8Y/8M) Year 8
  • English Standard Task 4: Module B:Listening Year 11
  • English Advanced Task 4 Module A: Viewing Year 11
  • PDHPE 8y Task 5: Practical Assessment Year 8
  • PDHPE 7m Task 4: Research Task Year 7
  • PDHPE 7a Task 4: Research Task Year 7
  • PDHPE 7y Task 5: Movement Composition Year 7
  • PDHPE 10y Task 5: Movement and Composition Task Year 10
  • Shine Vocal Performance
  • Canberra Mountain Biking excursion
25
  • PDHPE 8g Task 4: First Aid Assignment Year 8
  • ITM Task 4 - Group Project Stage 2 Year 11
  • Canberra Mountain Biking excursion
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  • PDHPE 8m Task 5: Practical Assessment Year 8
  • PASS 9pass1 Task 4: Practical Task Year 9
  • PDHPE 8e Task 4: First Aid Assignment Year 8
  • PDHPE 7e Task 5: Movement Composition Year 7
  • Design and Technology - 11DAT1 Task 4: Completed Year 11 Design Project & Folio Year 11
  • Ancient History - Task 3 - Case Study - Source Analysis Year 11
  • Business Studies Task 3 Bus 1. Business Plan Year 11
  • Business Studies Task 3 Bus 2. Business Plan Year 11
  • PASS1 - Task 4 - Theory Task Year 9
  • History G & Y - Task 1 - Research Assignment Year 9
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  • Head Start to High School
  • Mathematics Task 3 Class Test 7Y Year 7
  • Mathematics Task 3 Class Test 7E Year 7
  • Mathematics Task 3 Class Test 7G Year 7
  • Mathematics Task 3 Class Test 7M/7A Year 7
  • Head Start to High School
  • PDHPE 9e Task 4: Research Task Year 9
  • PDHPE 9a Task 4: Research Task Year 9
  • Science - Task 4 - Chemistry Skills Task Year 10
  • French Feast 2017
30
  • PDHPE 8y Task 4: First Aid Assignment Year 8
  • PDHPE 9m Task 5: Movement and Composition Task Year 9
  • PDHPE 10e Task 5: Movement and Composition Task Year 10
  • Food Technology- 9FT2 Task 3: Food in Australia Research Task Year 9
  • Food Technology-9FT3 Task 3: Food in Australia Research Task Year 9
  • Food Technology - 9FT1 Task 3: Food in Australia Research Task Year 9
  • PASS 2 -Task 4: Theory Task Year 9
  • Geography G & Y - Task 2 - Class task (Skills) Year 10
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  • Valid Test Year 10
  • Valid Test Year 10
  • PDHPE 9e Task 5: Movement and Composition Task Year 9
  • PDHPE 9g Task 4: Research Task Year 9
  • PDHPE 9y Task 4: Research Task Year 9
  • Drama Task 4: Monologue Year 11
  • Visual Arts - Task 4:In class Essay Year 11
  • English Task 4: Creative Writing 7G Year 7
  • English Task 4: Creative Writing 7Y & 7E Year 7
  • English Task 4: Creative Writing 7Y and 7E
  • Commerce $20 Boss Market Day Year 9
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