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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May 2019

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  • Year 11 Half Yearly Examinations Year 11
  • Girls Open Soccer
  • Mock Trial Round 2
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  • Gymea North PS Cross Country @ GymeaTHS
  • Year 11 Half Yearly Examinations Year 11
  • Visual Arts 12VA Task 2:Progress of a Body of Work 12
  • Music 8Y Task 2:2A: MUSICOLOGY ASSIGNMENT Year 8
  • Music 8G Task 2:2A: MUSICOLOGY ASSIGNMENT Year 8
  • English Advanced - The Tempest 12
  • Boys Touch Knockout Round 3
  • Technology 7TEA1 Task 3:Movie Making Moodle Quiz 7
  • Technology 8TEA5 Task 3:Movie Making Moodle Quiz 8
  • Technology 8TEA6 Task 3:Movie Making Moodle Quiz 8
  • Music 8G Task 2:2A: Musicology 8
  • Music 8Y Task 2:2A: Musicology 8
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  • Year 11 Half Yearly Examinations Year 11
  • Technology 8TEA4 Task 3:Movie Making Moodle Quiz 8
  • Technology 7TEA3 Task 3:Movie Making Moodle Quiz 7
  • Forensic Archaeology Task 2:Essay- JFK Assassination 10
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  • Year 11 Half Yearly Examinations Year 11
  • Music 12 MUSIC Task 3:TASK 3B 2 ELECTIVES Year 12
  • History 7A Task 2:Historical Investigation 7
  • History 7E Task 2:Historical Investigation 7
  • History 7M Task 2:Historical Investigation 7
  • Music 8E Task 2:2A:MUSICOLOGY ASSIGNMENT 8
  • HSC Minimum Standards Tests - Writing 10
  • HSC Minimum Standards Tests - Numeracy 10
  • Technology 7TEA2 Task 3:Movie Making Moodle Quiz 7
  • Food Technology 10FOOD1 - Group A Task 1:Whats New - Visual & Oral Presentation 10
  • Food Technology 10FOOD3 - Group A Task 1:Whats New - Visual & Oral Presentation 10
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  • Year 11 Half Yearly Examinations Year 11
  • Music 9MUSIC Task 2:MUSICOLOGY Year 9
  • Science Task 2:Practical Task 9
  • School Cross Country Carnival
  • HSC Minimum Standards Test - Reading 10
  • UOW Information Session - Library
  • Computing 10IPT Task 1:Major Project Stage 2 10
  • Food Technology 10FOOD3 - Group A Task 1:Whats New - Visual & Oral Presentation 10
  • Food Technology 10FOOD2 - Group A Task 1:Whats New - Visual & Oral Presentation 10
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  • Year 7 2020 GAT Assessment Students
  • Year 11 Half Yearly Examinations Year 11
  • Geography 7G Task 2:Class Task-Skills and Tools 7
  • Geography 7Y Task 2:Class Task-Skills and Tools 7
  • Forensic Archaeology Forensic Archaeology 2 Task 2:Research Presentation-Modern Funerary Practice 9
  • Music 8M Task 2:2A:MUSICOLOGY ASSIGNMENT 8
  • Music 8A Task 2:2A:MUSICOLOGY ASSIGNMENT 8
  • Boys Open Soccer Round 2, 2019
  • Personal Training and Coaching 7Y Task 1:Research Task 7
  • Food Technology 10FOOD2 - Group A Task 1:Whats New - Visual & Oral Presentation 10
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  • Year 11 Half Yearly Examinations Year 11
  • Digital Thumbprint Year 9
  • Sutherland Shire Tertiary Day
  • Digital Thumbprint 7
  • Food Technology 10FOOD1 - Group B Task 1:Whats New - Visual & Oral Presentation 10
  • Food Technology 10FOOD2 - Group C Task 1:Whats New - Visual & Oral Presentation 10
  • Holocaust Museum Year 10
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  • Year 11 Half Yearly Examinations Year 11
  • Digital Thumbprint Year 9
  • Digital Thumbprint Year 11
  • Taronga Zoo Excursion 7
  • Food Technology 9FOOD1 Task 1:Body Basics - Development of an Educational Campaign 9
  • Food Technology 9FOOD2 Task 1:Body Basics - Development of an Educational Campaign 9
  • HSC Minimum Standards Tests - Writing 10
  • Food Technology 10FOOD1 - Group C Task 1:Whats New - Visual & Oral Presentation 10
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  • Zone Cross Country Carnival Yrs 7-12
  • Visual Arts 8ART3 Task 2:BODY OF WORK Year 8
  • History 7A Task 2:Historical Investigation 7
  • History 7M Task 2:Historical Investigation 7
  • History 7E Task 2:Historical Investigation 7
  • Personal Development, Health & Physical Education 9E Task 2:Performance Unlimited 9
  • Debating 11
  • Technology 7TEB4 Task 2:Laser Lights Moodle Test 7
  • Technology 7TEB5 Task 2:Laser Lights Moodle Test 7
  • Technology 7TEB6 Task 2:Laser Lights Moodle Test 7
  • Technology 7TEB7 Task 2:Laser Lights Moodle Test 7
  • Personal Training and Coaching 7Y Task 1:Research Task 7
  • Personal Training and Coaching 7Y Task 1:Research Task 7
  • Food Technology 10FOOD3 - Group C Task 1:Whats New - Visual & Oral Presentation 10
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  • NAPLAN Yrs 7&9
  • English Advanced 12 Task 3: Module A: Comparative Essay and Imaginative Writing Year 12
  • History 10G Task 2:Source Based in-class task 10
  • History 10Y Task 2:Source Based in-class task 10
  • Geography 10M Task 2:Class Test- Skills and Tools 10
  • Geography 10E Task 2:Class Test- Skills and Tools 10
  • Science Task 2:Chemistry Skills Task 8
  • History 8G Task 1:Historical Investigation- Medieval Europe 8
  • History 8Y Task 1:Historical Investigation- Medieval Europe 8
  • Sydney Metro DebatingCompetition 11
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  • NAPLAN Yrs 7&9
  • Music 11 MUSIC Task 3:3A AURAL Year 11
  • Visual Arts 8ART4 Task 2:BODY OF WORK Year 8
  • PDHPE 8Y Task 2:Locomotion Test 8
  • Personal Development, Health & Physical Education 9M Task 2:Performance Unlimited 9
  • Personal Development, Health & Physical Education 10Y Task 2:Practical task 10
  • Personal Development, Health & Physical Education 10E Task 2:Practical task 10
  • Year 12 English Advanced Good Night Viewing
  • Work Readiness Program 11VHO
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  • NAPLAN Yrs 7&9
  • Personal Development, Health & Physical Education 7G Task 2:Movement Skills 7
  • PDHPE 8Y Task 2:Locomotion Test 8
  • PDHPE 8Y Task 2:Locomotion Test 8
  • PDHPE 8Y Task 2:Locomotion Test 8
  • Personal Development, Health & Physical Education 10G :Practical task 10
  • Year 11 Crossroads Camp Year 11
  • University of Sydney - Information Session (Library)
  • Technology 7TEA1 Task 3:Movie Making Project 7
  • Technology 8TEA6 Task 3:Movie Making Project 8
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  • NAPLAN catchup Yrs 7&9
  • Year 11 Camp Year 11
  • Visual Arts 8ART6 Task 2:BODY OF WORK Year 8
  • Modern History Modern History 1 Task 3:Historical Analysis Year 12
  • Modern History Modern History 2 Task 3:Historical Analysis Year 12
  • Geography 9G Task 2:Class Task- Skills and Tools 9
  • Geography 8M Task 2:Class Task-Skills and Tools 8
  • Geography 8E Task 2:Class Task-Skills and Tools 8
  • Geography 8A Task 2:Class Task-Skills and Tools 8
  • Geography 9Y Task 2:Class Task- Skills and Tools 9
  • Personal Development, Health & Physical Education 7A Task 2:Movement Skills 7
  • Personal Development, Health & Physical Education 9G Task 2:Performance Unlimited 9
  • Personal Development, Health & Physical Education 9A Task 2:Performance Unlimited 9
  • Personal Development, Health & Physical Education 9A :Practical task 10
  • Industrial Technology - Timber 9ITW Task 2:Forest to Home Practical Project 9
  • Industrial Technology - Timber 10ITW Task 2:Working with Wood Practical Project 10
  • Personal Development Health and Physical Education 7Y Task 1:Research Task 7
  • Personal Training and Coaching 7Y Task 1:Research Task 7
  • Industrial Technology - Metal 10ITM Task 2:Practical Project 10
  • Geography 9Y Task 2:Class Task-Skills and Tools 9
  • Industrial Technology - Timber 9ITW Task 2:Forest to Home Practical Project 9
  • Technology 7TEA2 Task 3:Movie Making Project 7
  • Technology 7TEA3 Task 3:Movie Making Project 7
  • Technology 8TEA5 Task 3:Movie Making Project 8
  • Technology 8TEA4 Task 3:Movie Making Project 8
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  • English Extension ETA Day 12
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  • Visual Arts 8ART2 Task 2:BODY OF WORK Year 8
  • Photographic and Digital Media 9PDM Task 2:PORTFOLIO Year 9
  • Personal Development Health and Physical Education 9Y Task 1:Research Task Year 9
  • Science Task 2:Zoo Classification Task 7
  • SLA Elections 10 & 9
  • SLA Elections 7 & 11
  • Visual Arts 7ART1 Task 2:BODY OF WORK 7
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  • Music 10 MUSIC Task 3:LISTENING/COMPOSITION Year 10
  • Visual Arts 9VA Task 2:BODY OF WORK Year 9
  • Visual Arts 8ART5 Task 2:BODY OF WORK Year 8
  • Music 8Y Task 2:2B: MUSICOLOGY & LISTENING 8
  • Exploring Early Childhood Task 3:Investigation task 10
  • Exploring Early Childhood 9EEC Task 2:Baby Showers 9
  • Personal Development, Health & Physical Education 7A Task 2:Movement Skills 7
  • Personal Development, Health & Physical Education 7A Task 2:Movement Skills 7
  • Food Technology 10FOOD3 Task 2:Semester 1 Examination 10
  • Forensic Archaeology Forensic Archaeology 1 Task 2:Research Presentation-Modern Funerary Practice 9
  • Forensic Archaeology Forensic Archaeology 1 Task 2:Research Presentation-Modern Funerary Practice 9
  • University of NSW - Information Session (Library)
  • Student Wellbeing Focus Groups 8-12
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  • Visual Arts 10VA Task 2:BODY OF WORK Year 10
  • Personal Development Health and Physical Education 9Y Task 1:Research Task Year 9
  • Music 8M Task 2:2B: MUSICOLOGY & LISTENING 8
  • Personal Development, Health & Physical Education 7Y Task 2:Locomotion Test 8
  • Physical Activity and Sport Studies Task 2:Examination Year 9
  • Physical Activity and Sport Studies 10PAS1 Task 2:In Class task 10
  • Food Technology 9FOOD2 Task 2:Semester 1 Examination 9
  • Food Technology 10FOOD2 Task 2:Semester 1 Examination 10
  • Cat on a Hot Tin Roof - Sydney Theatre Company
  • Visual Arts 7ART3 Task 2:BODY OF WORK 7
  • Visual Arts 7ART6 Task 2:BODY OF WORK 7
  • Computing 10TTP Task 2:Student Choice Project 1 10
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  • White Card Course
  • Visual Arts 8ART1 Task 2:BODY OF WORK Year 8
  • Personal Development Health and Physical Education 9A Task 1:Research Task Year 9
  • Music 9MUSIC Task 3:LISTENING & COMPOSITION Year 9
  • Personal Development, Health & Physical Education 7A Task 2:Movement Skills 7
  • Physical Activity and Sport Studies Task 2:Examination Year 9
  • Food Technology 9FOOD1 Task 2:Semester 1 Examination 9
  • Food Technology 10FOOD1 Task 2:Semester 1 Examination 10
  • Universities Admission Centre - Information Session
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  • Personal Development Health and Physical Education 9Y Task 1:Research Task Year 9
  • Personal Development Health and Physical Education 9Y Task 1:Research Task Year 9
  • Biology Task 1:Depth Study Year 11
  • Music 8G Task 2:2B: MUSICOLOGY & LISTENING 8
  • Music 8E Task 2:2B: MUSICOLOGY & LISTENING 8
  • Music 8A Task 2:2B: MUSICOLOGY & LISTENING 8
  • Physical Activity and Sport Studies 10PAS1 Task 2:In Class task 10
  • Visual Arts 7ART2 Task 2:BODY OF WORK 7
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  • Music Performances - Oyster Bay Art & Craft Festival
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  • Music 12 MUSIC Task 4:TASK 4A CORE COMPOSITION Year 12
  • History/Geography Exam Year 10
  • Maths Exam Year 7
  • Science Exam 8
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  • University of Western Sydney - Information Session (Library)
  • Vivid School - Workshops Yrs 9, 11, 12
  • English Exam 10
  • English Exam Year 8
  • Science Exam 7
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  • History/Geography Exam Year 9
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  • Educational Access Scheme - Information Session (Library)
  • Maths Exam Year 9
  • English Exam 7
  • History/Geography Exam 8
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  • Year 10 and HSC Careers Expo
  • Mathematics Extension 1 Task 4:Class Test Year 12
  • Personal Development Health and Physical Education 11PDH 1 Task 2:Research Project Year 11
  • Commemoration Service for Servicemen and Servicewomen
  • Maths Exam Year 8
  • Science Exam 9
  • Maths Exam 10
  • Personal Development Health and Physical Education 11PDH 1 Task 2:Research Project Year 11

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