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Wednesday 21st August Open Boys Netball Gala Day, Baker Park
26th - 30th August Year 12 Work Placement
27th - 30th August Year 11 Ski Trip
Tuesday 3rd September Year 9/10 Open Oz Tag Gala Day
5th - 7th September CHS Athletics Homebush
Friday 6th September Wyong Community Market Day
Tuesday 10th September Year 7/8 Oz Tag Gala Day
Thursday 12th September Chess Competition
13th September Year 11 Preliminary Exams Start
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
21st - 25th October Year 10 Gold Coast Excursion
31st Oct - 1st November Year 11 Zoo Snooze
Wyong High School
53 Alison Road
Wyong NSW 2259
T 02 4353 1088
F 02 4351 2591
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
Ph: 4353 1088
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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
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
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Term Success Stories
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!
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!!
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.
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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.
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.
Wyong High band ‘Off Limits’ has successfully auditioned
for Central Coast Showcase. They will be performing at
Laycock Street Community Theatre on Monday 19th
Year 12 music students will complete their HSC practical
Examination this term on Wednesday 11th
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
– Friday 23rd
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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Students went to the Hunter
School of Fashion workshop on
students learned new skills and
produced some great work.
Congratulations to Emma,
Stella, Rochelle, Tahlia and
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.
Students from Years 10 and 12 who
attended the Careers Expo on the
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
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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!
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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
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
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!
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.