Principal’s Report – Mr Peter Marsh

 It has been a busy term 3 both academically but also with the wide variety of non-class based activities that are offered.

Our Year 12 students have commenced their Higher School Certificate examinations and day 1 of the English examination saw many happy faces feeling success and satisfaction. Our journey with our Year 12 is not yet complete as many are still arriving for last minute revision sessions and that encouragement and support prior to the examinations starting during the day.  My congratulations and thanks to the teachers who have supported our Year 12 students throughout their journey over the last six years.  Our District office joins us in wishing them all the very best in their final weeks.  The official sign out day for Year 12 is on 13th November (1.30pm – 3.00pm) and a special morning tea with Year 12 students and their teachers has been arranged for Thursday 17th December at 10:00am here at school.

Term 4 marks the beginning of the study of HSC course work year for our Year 11 students. Many Year 11 students contemplating changes to their pattern of study which would see some withdrawing from courses and enrolling into extensions for others. It is an important decision to make and should not be rushed into without discussion at home and with teachers at school. Information has been distributed to students that will enable them to reflect on where they are at and make informed decisions about adjusting their courses. Most courses will schedule their first HSC assessment task this term, so the course work that our Year 11 students are completing now, is in direct preparation for their HSC. Year 11 students will be working right up to the end of term.

The work each of our junior students have completed this year comes together in their final round of class activities, tests and other assessments. It will be a busy time for each one of them as they continue to explore the opportunities of the curriculum but finish off and prepare for these final assessments. Student reports and awards for the year’s accomplishments will occur in the last week of this term. I have enjoyed walking into many of their classes and talking with so many of the kids about their work at hand. It is very exciting to see so many happy and engaged as they explore their learning and working with others.

There have been many physical changes occurring around the school, in the school grounds but also within classrooms. The Degin2learn project has enabled the redesign of some student learning spaces to enable students to better engage and be inspired with their learning. To complement that project, the Connect2learn project is currently being launched that is focused on engaging our current generation of students with their learning by bringing their own personal contemporary mobile devices to school to use with class activities, tasks and homework. Much investigation and planning has been undertaken with both of these projects and we are ready to now launch broadly with our school community. Information will be communicated through meetings, learning sessions as well as web and email notices. This is an exciting time for education and for our school as we are equipping ourselves through solid educational program and assessment design coupled with teaching and learning practices that reflect the needs and demands of our 21st century learners.

I do look forward to a very successful and positive last term of learning and activity for everyone in our community.

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November 2017

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  • HSC Exams Year 12
  • Food Technology-9FT3 Task 4: Food for Special Needs Practical Task and Portfolio Year 9
  • Forensic Archaeology - Task 5 - Miscarriage of Justice - Exam Year 10
  • Forensic Archaeology - Task 5 - Miscarriage of Justice - Exam Year 10
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  • Valid Test Year 8
  • HSC Exams Year 12
  • Food Technology - 9FT1 Task 4: Food for Special Needs Practical Task and Portfolio Year 9
  • PDHPE 7a Task 6: Examination Year 7
  • Dance Troupe - Schools Spectacular
3
  • Valid Test Year 8
  • HSC Exams Year 12
  • PDHPE 10e Task 6: Yearly Test (moodle) Year 10
  • Technology -7THE4, 7THE5, 7THE6, 7THE7 Task 2: Inspired by Me- Porject and Portfolio Year 7
  • Technology - 7TIA1, 7TIA2, 7TIA3 Task 2: Souvenir Shop - Project and Portfolio Year 7
  • HSC Geography Pyrmont Fieldwork Year 11
  • 3D Game Training Workshop Series
  • PASS 10pass1 Task 5: Movement and Composition Task Year 10
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  • HSC Exams Year 12
  • Industrial Technology - Timber - 9ITW1 Task 4: My Design - Practical Project and Portfolio Year 9
  • Industrial Technology - Timber - 9ITW1 Task 5: Yearly Exam - Units 1, 2, & 3 Year 9
  • PDHPE 8g Task 6: Moodle Test Year 8
  • PDHPE 10y Task 6: Yearly Test (moodle) Year 10
  • Industrial Technology - Timber - 9ITW2 Task 4: My Design - Practical Project and Portfolio Year 9
  • Industrial Technology - Timber - 9ITW2 Task 5: Yearly Exam - Units 1, 2, & 3 Year 9
  • 8 Music Y Task 6: Class Test - Practical Year 8
  • 7MusicY Task 4: Class Test - Practical Year 7
  • NSW Schools Constitutional Convention
  • Sydney Uni Junior Debating Day
7
  • HSC Exams Year 12
  • PDHPE 10m Task 6: Yearly Test (moodle) Year 10
  • PDHPE 9a Task 4: Yearly Examination Year 9
  • PDHPE 7y Task 6: Examination Year 7
  • PDHPE 9e Task 6: Examination Year 9
  • PDHPE 7e Task 6: Examination Year 7
  • PDHPE 7a Task 6: Examination Year 7
  • Community and Family Studies Task 1: Independent Research Project Part 2 Year 11
  • 8 Music M Task 6: Class Test - Practical Year 8
  • 7MusicM Task 4: Class Test - Practical Year 7
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  • PDHPE 8y Task 6: Moodle Test Year 8
  • PDHPE 10g Task 6: Yearly Test (moodle) Year 10
  • Food Technology - 9FT1 Task 5: Yearly Exam Units 3 & 4 Year 9
  • Dance Troupe - Schools Spectacular
  • 7MusicA Task 4: Class Test - Practical Year 7
  • 7MusicG Task 4: Class Test - Practical Year 7
  • NSW Stale Library - Society and Culture Research
  • English Exam Year 10
  • Science Exam Year 8
  • T20 Cricket Competition
9
  • HSC Exams Year 12
  • Forensic Archaeology - Task 5 - Presentation - Shipwrecks Year 9
  • Maths Exam Year 7
  • English Exam Year 9
  • History/Geography Exam Year 10
10
  • HSC Exams Year 12
  • PDHPE 7g Task 6: Examination Year 7
  • PDHPE 8m Task 6: Moodle Test Year 8
  • Technology-8THE1, 8THE2, 8THE3 Task 3: Designers Research Task Year 8
  • Technology-8TIA4, 8TIA5, 8TIA6 Task 3: Inovations and EmergingTechnologies - Research Task Year 8
  • 3D Game Training Workshop Series
  • Geography Task 1: Field Work Report Year 11
  • Music Musicology Year 9
  • PASS 10pass1 Task 6: Research Task Year 10
  • PASS 10pass2 Task 6: Research Task Year 10
  • Maths Exam Year 9
  • Science Exam Year 10
  • History/Geography Exam Year 7
  • Black Dog Cup Soccer U15
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12
  • Como Riverview Markets Performance
  • Synergy Sunday Rehearsal
13
  • PDHPE 8e Task 6: Moodle Test Year 8
  • Technology - 7TIA1, 7TIA2, 7TIA3 Task 3: Yearly Exam Year 7
  • History/Geography Exam Year 9
  • English Exam Year 8
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  • PDHPE 9g Task 6: Examination Year 9
  • PDHPE 9m Task 6: Examination Year 9
  • PDHPE 9e Task 6: Examination Year 9
  • Formal at LAqua (Darling Harbour) Year 12
  • Maths Exam Year 10
  • History/Geography Exam Year 8
  • Prefect Leadership Day @ Gunnamatta Park Year 11
  • Science Exam Year 9
15
  • Semester 2 exams Junior
  • Sign out Year 12
  • Technology -7THE4, 7THE5, 7THE6, 7THE7 Task 3: Yearly Exam Year 7
  • Maths Exam Year 8
  • English Exam Year 7
  • Swim Test Excursion 10 PASS
16
  • Semester 2 exams Junior
  • Child Studies Task 5: Class Test Year 9
  • Business Studies Task 1: Operations Research Task Year 11
  • Industrial Technology - Multimedia Task 1: Major Project Stage 1 Year 11
  • Music Task 6b Listening - Examination Year 9
  • ITM task 4 - Class Test Year 9
  • Science Exam Year 7
  • Womens World Cup Rugby League (CANCELLED) Yrs 7-10
  • Digital Graphics Design Workshop Year 7
17
  • Semester 2 exams Junior
  • Music G Assignment - Composition Year 8
  • Caffeination Station Training
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  • Chemistry Task 1: Open Ended Investigation Year 11
  • Music Y Assignment - Composition Year 8
  • Peer Leader Training Year 9
  • Caffeination Station Training
  • Digital Graphics Design Workshops Year 7
21
  • Information night Year 6
  • Dance Task 6: Practical Dance for Audience Year 9
  • Music E & M Assignment - Composition Year 8
  • Childrens Theatre Kirrawee Excursion Year 9
22
  • Dance Troupe - Schools Spectacular
  • NAIDOC Assembly Students
  • NAIDOC Activities Year 7
  • Mathematics Extension 1 Task 1: In Class Test Year 11
  • Year 9 Music - Task 6: Composition
  • Caffeination Station Training
  • International Students Careers Presentation
23
  • Mathematics General 2Task 1: In Class Test Year 11
  • Mathematics Task 1: In Class Test Year 11
  • Accelerated Computing Task 4 - Class Test Year 7
  • Accelerated Computing - Task 4 - Class Test Year 8
  • School Cyber Safety Presentation
  • Dance Troupe - Schools Spectacular
  • Legal Studies Task 1: Crime Research Report Year 11
24
  • Dance Troupe - Schools Spectacular
  • Modern History Task 1: Source Analysis Task Year 11
  • Design and Technology Task 1: Major Design Project Year 11
  • Caffeination Station Training
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27
  • Hospitality VET Work Placement Year 11
  • Hospitality Work Placement Year 11
  • Food Technology Task 1: AFI Case Study Year 11
  • Society and Culture Task 1: PIP Proposal Year 11
28
  • Hospitality VET Work Placement Year 11
  • Family Interviews
29
  • Hospitality VET Work Placement Year 11
  • Dance Production Rehearsal
30
  • Hospitality VET Work Placement Year 11
  • Information Processes and Technology Task 1: Major Project Stage 1 Year 9
  • Modern History Seminar Year 12
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