Newsletter #44716 February 2018
From the PrincipalBack to Top
Value of a Private School Education
In the last Newsletter I alluded, not so subtly, to the relentless commentary from politicians, the media and anyone who has ever been to school about schools and education.
2017 Annual Survey Results
In our annual tracking survey of parents and students last year respondents were asked to provide open responses to the most valued aspects of The Hills Grammar School.
From the Chair of CouncilBack to Top
The Future of Learning at Hills Grammar
It’s fascinating to look at the future workplace challenges facing our students and to consider the school’s response.
Room 4
What a wonderful start to the year for everyone in Room 4!
Room 5
Room 5 have had a fantastic beginning to 2018.
Drama
ECEC Drama is off to such a great start!
Junior SchoolBack to Top
One Size Doesn’t Fit All!
Over the past few weeks, amongst other things, I have been reflecting on our school mission statement.
Drama in 2018 is a class act!
The Co-curricular program has also started with a BANG!
Music
We have a number of performance opportunities for students in Term 1.
Sports Bulletin
The Sports Bulletin includes information on key dates, football, netball, basketball and more.
Grade Blogs
2018 blogs have been updated or in the process of being updated. The login password is provided in the email link for newsletter sent to school community members.
Senior SchoolBack to Top
Academic Programs
Curriculum and Assessment Information for Parents and Changes to Assessment for Year 11, 2018.
English is Lit: Welcome Year 7
I wish to formally welcome our Year 7 students to Senior School English and introduce myself as the Year 7 English Course Co-ordinator.
Maths Drop in and Peer Tutoring
A warm welcome to all students from the Mathematics faculty, and in particular to our new students.
HSIE Roundup
The 2018 academic year has started with a flurry of enthusiasm from both teachers and students.
Drama
What a great week Drama has had!
Music
We have a number of performance opportunities for students in Term 1.
From 'House' to 'Connect' and 'Tutor' to 'Mentor'
As you are aware, we have made some exciting changes to House time in the Senior School this year.
Parent, Mentor and Student Meeting Afternoon
The Parent, Mentor and Student Meeting Afternoon (Years 7 – 12) is on Wednesday 28 February 2018 from 3.30pm – 6.00pm.
School TV
School TV provides our whole community with access to outstanding resources related to the wellbeing and health of our children.
SchoolTV
There is no doubt that any school transition is a very exciting time for children and parents.
Sports Bulletin
The Sports Bulletin includes information on key dates, football, netball, basketball and more.
CommunityBack to Top
'Global Educators’ Series
We are pleased to announce The Hills Grammar Learning Lounge Inaugural Hills Region Event.
Class Parents
We welcomed around 50 parents to our first Class Parents and Volunteers (Valentine’s Day) meeting this week.
Hillsbus
Please find attached the updated school bus advice sheet for Hillsbus services commencing 26 February.
PAFA
Invitation to attend PAFA’s meeting on Tuesday February 20 and Volunteers needed for the 2018 Junior School Disco.
Sympathy
We extend our sympathy and heartfelt support to the Tressos family (Nicholas – Year 10, Alyssia – Year 11) on the recent passing of their Grandmother.