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Term Success Stories
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Treasure Hunt
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  1. 1. TERM FOCUS:STRIVING FOR EXCELLENCE www.wyong-h.schools.nsw.edu.au 1 Achieving success for Respectful and Responsible Learners ISSUE 4 | TERM 3 2013 + Wyong High School[0.1 Report sub title sits here in Arial 18 pt. IMPORTANT DATES WEEK 6 Wednesday 21st August Open Boys Netball Gala Day, Baker Park WEEK 7 26th - 30th August Year 12 Work Placement 27th - 30th August Year 11 Ski Trip WEEK 8 Tuesday 3rd September Year 9/10 Open Oz Tag Gala Day 5th - 7th September CHS Athletics Homebush Friday 6th September Wyong Community Market Day WEEK 9 Tuesday 10th September Year 7/8 Oz Tag Gala Day Thursday 12th September Chess Competition 13th September Year 11 Preliminary Exams Start WEEK10 16th - 20th September Year 11 Preliminary Exams Week FRIDAY 20th September Year 12 Farewell Assembly TERM 4 WEEK 1 8th October First Day Term 4 WEEK 3 21st - 25th October Year 10 Gold Coast Excursion WEEK 4 31st Oct - 1st November Year 11 Zoo Snooze COMMUNITY NEWS Wyong High School 53 Alison Road Wyong NSW 2259 T 02 4353 1088 F 02 4351 2591 E wyong-h.school@det.nsw.edu.au Walking Inspiration To celebrate Multicultural week on 18th June the SRC were honoured to meet Somalian refugee, Ahmed. He explained to us the journey that he took through the sandy and rugged terrain to escape his war torn homeland. Today he is a positive and remarkable Australian who is in his final years of University. Once he finishes university, he would like to volunteer at a refugee camp for a period of time to give back to the community he was raised in. Thank you Ahmed. STALLS WANTED Ph: 4353 1088
  2. 2. TERM FOCUS:STRIVING FOR EXCELLENCE www.wyong-h.school.nsw.edu.au 2 ISSUE 4 | TERM 3 PPTW Graduation Ceremony Participation Pathways That Work was a 2 part course consisting of a four day outdoor recreation leadership camp followed by a 10 week course in Creative Industries involving:  Recording music  Organising a musical event  Designing fashion items  Organising a fashion parade  Creating animation  Working with colours  Creating design works Graduates:  Cody Bulmer  Darcy Field  Jade Field  Trevor Fleming  Liam Fozzard  Harrison Hill  Tanaya Jackson  John Retford  Jorja Southwood  Adrien Steane  Caine Turner All students thoroughly enjoyed their experiences in this initiative and Wyong High School looks forward to maintaining this collaboration with Wyong TAFE. Wyong LMG Performing Arts Showcase was held on 13th August at the Wyong High School MPC. Performances from Wyong HS and local primary schools were on show. The night was a huge success. Congratulations to all those involved.
  3. 3. TERM FOCUS:STRIVING FOR EXCELLENCE www.wyong-h.school.nsw.edu.au 3 ISSUE 4 | TERM 3 Term Success Stories Megan Johnson Principal Phil Reynolds Deputy Principal Rod Carter Relieving Deputy Principal Certainly the highlight for me this past term was the Creative and Performing Arts Night. It was fantastic to see the huge support from the community and the outstanding performances on stage from all our students. I look forward to an even bigger and better night next year. We’re shaping up for a very busy Term 3. Our Year 12 students are currently sitting for their Trial HSC and we wish them all the best. I’m sure that the students will have something to celebrate at the Year 12 farewell assembly on Friday 20 September. Year 11 will be heading off for the much anticipated annual trip to the snowfields in Week 7. It’s not all fun and games though, as they will be sitting for their final Preliminary Course exams in Weeks 9 and 10. Congratulations to Grayson Cooper of Year 10 who was 16 years age champion at the Sydney North Regional Athletics Carnival. Wyong Grove Public School once again held their athletics carnival at Wyong High School on 30th July. It was great to see our Year 9 Sports Coaching class assisting on the day. They were extremely helpful and responsible. It was wonderful to see the older students caring for and encouraging the younger ones. A great day was had by all! Student Principal Being student Principal was going to be a walk in the park…NEWS FLASH, no it wasn’t. The opportunity of being the student Principal for the day was so exciting that I only had a brief moment to compose myself. I greeted the student body at the front gate; on assembly took a walk through the office, attended a P&C meeting and the list goes on and on. The highlight was a visit to Wyong Grove Primary School to address Stages 2 and 3 about my day. This was truly a day that I’ll never forget and urge people to try and go for the position in years to come. This is Mr Burgoyne, signing out!! Dept Housing Scholarships The Gift of Life Red Cross Blood Bank took pride of place in our carpark as staff and students generously donated blood. Did you know only 1 in 30 people give blood, but 1 in 3 people will need blood in their lifetime. We urge those who can to donate blood to give the gift of life. Congratulations to Keira Metcalfe on her scholarship.
  4. 4. TERM FOCUS:STRIVING FOR EXCELLENCE www.wyong-h.school.nsw.edu.au 4 ISSUE 4 | TERM 3 Treasure Hunt Year 7 participated in a treasure hunt that wasn't all fun and games, it was also educational. They learnt where north, south, east and west were around the school., Charlie Smith and Angela Stone took out first prize with a twenty dollar gift voucher for Westfield. Library Quest Brittany Player from Year 7 designed a Library Quest board game to be rewarded with a Principal’s award, class award and a block of chocolate for her incredible effort! Brittany's Library Quest themed board game included a professional box, hand made playing caricatures, instructional cards and rules. Congratulations Brittany! Brand New Star Arielle Dimech, a Year 12 music student is involved in ‘Brand New Star’ a competition for upcoming artists on Today’s Country 94.1. Arielle performed ‘My Life Again’ by the McCylmonts and ‘Sweet Surrender’ by Aleyce Simmonds on 19th July at Toukley RSL. Music News  Wyong High band ‘Off Limits’ has successfully auditioned for Central Coast Showcase. They will be performing at Laycock Street Community Theatre on Monday 19th August.  Year 12 music students will complete their HSC practical Examination this term on Wednesday 11th September. Goodluck to all students. “READING ACROSS THE UNIVERSE” The theme for 2013 is “READING ACROSS THE UNIVERSE”. The Book Club will release a claymation film for Book Week. The still shot here is a taste of their skill and creativity. Well done Jatzia, Dakota, Jack, Jade, Taysha, Hayley and Geordan! BOOK WEEK Saturday 17th – Friday 23rd August. Winners of the prestigious Children’s Book Council Awards to be announced on Friday 16th August. Check out the display in the library of the Short-listed Books. BOOK CLUB School Book Club meets every Tuesday break 1 in the Library to share their reading, exchange books and participate in fun activities. We also have a delicious morning tea and would love to welcome new members. LITERACY WEEK To celebrate Literacy Week the Book Club interviewed many of our teachers and students about their reading favourites and their relationship with books. For some inspiration on great books the interviews have been published on Blog Ed “Wyong High School readers”. NEW BOOKS The library added lots of new books to our collection in Term 2, particularly in the Fiction area. Check the School Website for new titles or better still, visit the library! Spelling Bee During term 2 Year 7 participated in a spelling bee as part of literacy and numeracy week. Thirty winners won a series of both major and minor prizes some of which included $20 Westfield gift cards, lolly bags and chocolate! Students cheered for and encouraged their friends and class mates while pumping Miss Ball's iPod! Well done to Year 9 helpers Michael Nutt, Geordan Hart and Jacob Jones who provided expert technical support.
  5. 5. TERM FOCUS:STRIVING FOR EXCELLENCE www.wyong-h.school.nsw.edu.au 5 ISSUE 4 | TERM 3 Fashion Workshop Students went to the Hunter School of Fashion workshop on Wednesday 26th June. The students learned new skills and produced some great work. Congratulations to Emma, Stella, Rochelle, Tahlia and Tamara. 2013 NSW TRAINING AWARDS Congratulations to Year 11 student Henry for his success at the Training Awards presentation evening on Thursday 27th June. Henry received a Highly Commended Career and Transition award. Jonathan, a previous student of Wyong High School, received the winning award for his Information Technology Traineeship. Jonathan works at Wideline Pty Ltd whilst undergoing training at TAFE. Careers Expo Students from Years 10 and 12 who attended the Careers Expo on the 25th June found the day to be very informative. The students were wonderful ambassadors for Wyong High School. Many thanks to Mr Sugitha, Ms Hayward, Miss Dashwood and Mr Neate for their assistance on the day. Yr 10 Interviews Year 10 interviews held on the 27th June were very successful. The students presented themselves very well. Their research into their chosen careers was excellent and we were very impressed with their appearance and ability to communicate. Many thanks to Mr Sugitha, Ms Hayward, Mr Carter, Mr Hearn, Mrs Bayliss, Mrs Penni, Mr Bracher, and Mr Blanch for their assistance on the day. Students of year 7 and 8 IT classes were asked to help make the year 6 orientation day better and easier for the year six students to understand, as well as put a fun technology spin on it to make it interesting. We found ourselves creating posters, QR codes and writing information to be seen on the day. We learned a lot about our school system, the history and how a QR code works. Overall it was a productive learning experience and one I hope will be useful, especially for the year 6’s as it is a scary time when transitioning from primary to high school. Courtney McDermott Year 8 Technology Spin
  6. 6. TERM FOCUS:STRIVING FOR EXCELLENCE www.wyong-h.school.nsw.edu.au 6 ISSUE 4 | TERM 3 SPORTING CHAMPIONS Kaitlyn Shears has been successful in making the Sydney North Gymnastics team for Rhythmic Gymnastics. Kaitlyn competed in the NSW CHS Gymnastics Carnival in Glendale this week and came 2nd. Great work Kaitlyn! Nicholas Hickson has successfully made the Sydney North Softball team for the second year running. An outstanding achievement for a Year 8 student! Nicholas will compete in the NSW CHS Softball Carnival later this month. Good luck Nicholas! Facebook Want to keep up to date with what's happening in the school? 'Like' the Wyong High School Facebook page for frequent updates, information and reminders. Meet Our Amazing Staff Member Mr Mangovski What is your favourite food? My own hickory-smoked BBQ beef ribs. Who is your idol and why? Mr Henry as he is awesome. What is your favourite thing about Wyong High School? The diverse range of students leads to entertaining and informative lessons. When did you start teaching at Wyong High School? I started at the beginning of term 2, 2012. What is the best advice you have ever been given? Believe in yourself and chase your dreams. Please finish this sentence: Education provides................ opportunities for future success. Go-Kan-Ryu World Cup On the 20th July, Year 8 student Tiffany Bradford competed at the Go-Kan-Ryu Karate World Cup held at Sydney Olympic Park. She competed in a number of events and managed a 5th in Kata. This was an excellent result and Wyong High School is proud to have Tiffany as a student. Year 10 student Grayson Cooper competed at the Sydney North Athletics Carnival at Homebush. He finished in the top two in 100m, 200m, high jump and long jump. Grayson will now progress to the NSW Combined High Schools Carnival, where he will compete against students from across the state. Well done Grayson! Year 11 student Stephanie Biviano represented Sydney North at the CHS Hockey Carnival last term. This is the 4th consecutive year that Stephanie has represented Sydney North in hockey. She also just returned from a trip to Capetown, South Africa where she represented the U/18 NSW hockey team. What an experience, go Steph! Important Message: A local accord between the retail outlet proprietors at Wyong Plaza and Wyong High School has been established. The accord stipulates that students are encouraged not to be in Wyong Plaza before school or at any time during school hours. As part of our duty of care, we expect students to come directly to school in the morning and to remain on school premises at all times during the day. The school would appreciate the support and cooperation of all parents and carers of our students in observing this agreement.

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