Newsletter #44015 September 2017
From the PrincipalBack to Top
Farewell Year 12 - Class of 2017
As the term comes to a close yet another group of students is about to graduate from Hills Grammar.
Spring Fair
Spring has certainly sprung, and as such it is time for a Fair.
Room 2
Over the past 2 weeks the children of Room 2 have been further developing their social emotional skills in preparation for Kindergarten in 2018.
Room 4 - Thursday/Friday Group
This term has been busy with our Unit of Inquiry titled All About Me, which aims to focus on children’s sense of self and developing confidence.
Room 5 - Thursday/Friday Group
During Term 3 the Thursday/Friday children in Room 5 have been investigating and learning more about our bodies.
Kindy and Year 1, Campanellas, and ECEC/Kindy Violin Concert
This concert will be held on Tuesday 19 September at 2.15pm.
Junior SchoolBack to Top
Year 1 Creating and Making
Last Friday, Year 1 students hosted a ‘Creating and Making’ afternoon to culminate their inquiry into how ‘People apply their understanding of forces and energy to invent and create’.
Junior School Students Visit the AIE Trailer
A selected group of primary students had the opportunity to participate in a 3D animation workshop this week, run by the Academy of Interactive Entertainment.
Year 7 Taster Day
Last Friday Year 6 participated in Year 7 Taster Day.
Junior School Teachers Leading Learning at 2017 AIS Conference
We celebrate Hills Grammar teachers contributing at State and National level to the learning and development of teachers.
Junior School Music
Kindy and Year 1, Campanellas, and ECEC/Kindy Violin Concert and Spring Fair Performances.
LEC PDHPE
The LEC students have been participating in all PDHPE lessons with enthusiasm.
E-Books
E-Books are now available at Hills Grammar.
Hills Think Tank Network
Hills Think Tank Network - Debating Skills Workshop for Stage 2.
Sports Bulletin
The Sports Bulletin contains information on Key Dates, Touch Football, Cricket, European Handball, Tennis, School Sport, the 2018 Sports Tour, Netball, Football and Badminton.
Commendations
Congratulations to the students who received commendations.
Grade Blogs
Please login to view the grades by blogs (K-6). The password is provided in the email link for newsletter sent to school community members.
Senior SchoolBack to Top
Inside a Kids Head
The Year 7 and Year 8 Junior Drama Ensemble presents Inside a Kids Head by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee.
Year 10 Drama - Under Pressure
On Tuesday 19 September, Year 10 Drama will present their Theatre as Education play Under Pressure.
Senior Music
Performance Evenings and Senior Music Camp.
LEC PDHPE
The LEC students have been participating in all PDHPE lessons with enthusiasm.
Solar Challenge Co-curricular Program
On Saturday 2 September, 7 Hills Grammar students from the Solar Challenge Co-curricular Program participated in the 2017 UNSW SunSprint Model Solar Car Challenge.
Year 9 and Year 10 Forensic Workshop
On 28 August, the Year 9 and year 10 students attended a 2-hour workshop on the study of Forensic Science.
Year 7 STEM Presentation Evening
Well done to all Year 7 students who participated in the STEM Challenge.
Young Scientist Competition
The Young Scientist Competition is an annual competition that is organised by the Science Teachers Association of NSW (STANSW).
Year 11 and 12 Science
Year 12 Chemistry Revision session with Bronwen Hegarty, Farewell Year 12 and Good Luck Year 11.
English is Lit: Speaking Out in Year 8 English
Speaking Out in Year 8 English: facing fears and embracing the inner performer.
Hills International Creative Writing
To conclude our term of work, Hills International students apply the language and content they have acquired in a group guided inquiry project.
Student Leadership – Whitlam Institute Education Centre Program
On Monday 12 September, 10 Year 8 students and I visited the Whitlam Institute Education Centre at WSU.
eBooks
eBooks are now available at Hills Grammar.
Sports Bulletin
The Sports Bulletin contains information on Key Dates, Touch Football, Cricket, European Handball, Tennis, School Sport, the 2018 Sports Tour, Netball, Football and Badminton.
School TV
This month on SchoolTV - The Impact of Gambling.
CommunityBack to Top
PAFA - Shopping Frenzy
Congratulations to our 21 shoppers who took the challenge of our annual shopathon on Sunday 10 September.
PAFA - Staff Appreciation Breakfast
Save the date – November 10 – for our annual Staff Appreciation Breakfast.
Spring Fair
Raffle tickets, Ride tickets, Picnic Blankets and Volunteer plus Last Day of Term: Spring Fair Fun.
Sympathy
We extend our sympathy and heartfelt support to the Murphy family (Joshua-Patrick – Year 5, Jemima-Audrey – Year 2) on the recent passing of their Grandfather.