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

News
Upcoming Events

June 2017

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
1
  • Mr Burns - Belvoir St Theatre
  • 8MuM Music - Task 3 Class Test
  • 8MuG Music - Task 3 Class Test
  • Buckley Shield Rugby League
2
  • Mathematics General 2 Task 2:In Class Test Year 12
  • Mathematics Task 2:In Class Test Year 12
  • Mathematics Extension 1Task 2:In Class Test Year 12
  • HSC and Careers Expo at Moore Park Year 10
  • 8MuE Music - Task 1 Class Test
  • 7MuY Music - Task 1 Class Test
  • Technology - Designers research Task Year 8
  • Forensics - Woronora Cemetery Site Study Year 9
  • 7MuM Music - Task 1 Class Test
  • Debating Yrs 11/12 Debaters
3
4
5
  • Technology-8TIA1, 8TIA2, 8TIA3 Task 3: Inovations and EmergingTechnologies - Research Task Year 8
  • Piano Workshop with Anita Beuthien
  • Chemistry - Task 3: Second Hand Investigation Year 11
  • Sutherland Court - Forensic Archaeology Year 9
6
  • Speaking 4 The Planet (Public Speaking)
  • Year 7,11,12 Parent Teacher Night
  • Year 7,11,12 Parent Teacher Night
  • Hospitality Cluster E - Practical Assessment Year 12
  • Project Day 10IPT
7
  • Elevate Young Leaders Forum
  • NSW Netball Schools Cup
8
  • Forensic Archaeology - Task 3 - Site Study - Till death do us part Year 9
  • Hospitality Cluster E - Practical Assessment Year 12
  • 7MuA Music - Task 1 Class Test
  • Year Assembly Year 10
  • Year Assembly Year 9
  • Year Assembly Year 8
  • Year Assembly Year 7
  • HSC Legal Studies Day Year 12
9
  • PDHPE Task 2: Research Task Year 11
  • Food Technology-11FT1 Task 3: Experiments Year 11
  • PDHPE Task 2: Research Project Year 11
  • PDHPE Task 2: Critical Analysis Year 12
  • Food Technology-11FT2 Task 3: Experiments Year 11
  • Geography Task 3 Extended Response - Ecosystems at Risk Year 12
  • SDD Task 4 - Programming Project - Stage 2 Year 11
  • AIME Outreach Program (Yrs 9 & 10)
  • 8MuY Music - Task 3 Class Test
  • 7MuE Music - Task 1 Class Test
  • Nursing Day at UOW Yrs 11/12
  • Zone Athletics Carnival at Sylvania Athletics Track
  • Debating - Years 11 & 12 - Round 3
10
11
12
13
  • P&C Meeting
  • Mathematics Extension 1 Task 2: In Class Test Year 11
  • English Advanced Task 3 Module B:Listening Year 12
  • English Standard Task 3 Module C: Listening Year 12
  • Food Technology Task 4: Design Work Year 12
  • Commerce 1 Task 2 - Skills Test - Employment Issues Year 10
  • Commerce 2 Task 2 - Skills Test - Employment Issues Year 10
  • Sutherland Dance Festival @ Sutherland Entertainment Centre
  • SLA World Vision Youth Conference SLA
  • Europe Reunion
  • P&C Meeting Parents
14
  • Regional Athletics - Miranda Park
  • Regional Athletics - Miranda Park
  • Community and Family Studies Task 2: Individuals and Groups Year 11
  • ICAS Spelling Competition Year 7
  • ICAS Spelling Competition Year 8
  • ESL Study Day Year 12
  • Junior Debating
15
  • Mathematics General Task 2: In Class Test Year 11
  • Mathematics Task 2: In Class Test Year 11
  • Visual Arts Task 3: VAPD Year 11
  • Dance Task 4: Task 4 Year 12
  • Forensic Archaeology - Task 3 - Jack the Ripper Report/Mock Trial Year 10
  • SDD Task 3 - SDD Major Project - Stage 2 Year 12
  • Digital Media Workshops
16
  • Personal Training and Coaching Task 3: Journal and Performance Year 12
  • Hospitality Task 1: Cluster D - Written Part 2 Year 12
  • ITM Task 3 - Group Project Stage 1 Year 11
  • Hospitality Cluster E - Hand in Assessment Year 12
  • Make a difference day
  • Breaking the Barrier Mufti Day
  • SLA Mufti Day - Breaking the Barrier
17
18
19
  • Hospitality VET Work Placement Year 11
  • Yr 11 Hospitality Workplacement Year 11
  • Work Experience Year 10
  • Yr 11 Hospitality Workplacement Year 11
  • Work Experience Year 10
  • Legal Studies Task 3 Research Report - Family Year 12
20
  • Hospitality VET Work Placement Year 11
  • Work Experience Year 10
  • Work Experience Year 10
  • Modern History Task 3 Research Essay - Personality Year 12
  • Junior Company Dance Festival at Seymour Centre
  • Hospitality Cluster E - Practical Assessment Year 12
  • Sharks Anti-Bullying Presentation Yrs 7/8
21
  • Hospitality VET Work Placement Year 11
  • Work Experience Year 10
  • Work Experience Year 10
  • HSC Business Studies Day Year 12 Business Studies
  • HSC IT Multimedia Major Project Workshop Year 12 IT Multimedia
22
  • Hospitality VET Work Placement Year 11
  • Work Experience Year 10
  • Work Experience Year 10
  • Economics Task 3 Extended Response - Economic Issues Year 12
  • Senior Company Dance Festival at Seymour Centre
  • Young Womens Leadership Seminar
  • Digital Media Workshops
23
  • Hospitality VET Work Placement Year 11
  • Work Experience Year 10
  • Work Experience Year 10
  • PDHPE Task 3: Critical Analysis Year 12
  • Business Studies Task 3 Bus 1. Marketing Case Study Year 12
  • Business Studies Task 3 Bus 2. Marketing Case Study Year 12
  • Bandfest 2017
  • Year 7 & 8 Debate - Round Two Yr 7/8 Debaters
24
25
26
  • Year 8,9,10 Parent Teacher Night
  • Year 8,9,10 Parent Teacher Night
  • IPT Task 4 - Major Project Stage 2 Year 10
  • Society and Culture Task 3 - Personal and Social Identity - Research Task Year 11
27
  • English Standard Task 3: Module C: Viewing Year 11
  • English Advanced Task 3 Module B:Listening Year 11
  • Dance Task 2: Dance and Interview Year 11
  • Dance Task 3: Jazz Routine Year 9
  • Gymeas Biggest Morning Tea
  • Kirrawee Primary Athletics Carnival at The Ridge Yrs 9/10 PASS
28
  • Ancient History - Task 2 - Historical Investigation Year 11
  • Society and Culture Task 3 Depth Study - Research and In-class reponse Year 12
  • Rock Platform Ecosystem Excursion to Cronulla Beach Year 11
29
  • Mock Trial Year 10
  • Dance Task 5: HSC Trial Practical Year 12
  • Modern History Task 3 - Historical Investigation Year 11
  • HSC Dance Trials Year 12
  • VHO1 and VHO2 Hospitality Practical Assessment - Cluster B Year 11
  • Digital Media Workshops
30
  • Physics - Task 3 - Practical Task Year 12
  • Brainstorm Production Year 7/8
Moodle Login
Please enter your Moodle credentials below:
-