Tell Them From Me

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Sep 132017

The Tell Them From Me student feedback survey

I am delighted that this term, our school, like many other public schools in the state, will participate in a Department of Education initiative: the Tell Them From Me student feedback survey. The survey aims to help improve student learning outcomes and measures factors that are known to affect academic achievement and other student outcomes. The focus of the NSW-wide survey is on student wellbeing, engagement and effective teaching practices.

You may remember that our students also participated in a Tell Them From Me student survey in Term 1 this year. Asking students to complete the survey twice in one year allows us to identify trends in student responses as well as track engagement and motivation across the school year.

More information about the survey is available at:

The survey is a great opportunity for our students to provide us with valuable and quick feedback on what they think about school life, how engaged they are with school and the different ways that teachers interact with them. Schools in Australia and around the world have used the Tell Them From Me survey to help improve how they do things at school.

I want to assure you that the survey is confidential. The survey is conducted online and will typically take less than 30 minutes to complete. It will be administered during school hours between 21 August and 13 October. Participating in the survey is entirely voluntary.


The Partners in Learning parent feedback survey

This Term, our school will be participating in the Partners in Learning parent survey, another part of the Tell Them From Me suite of surveys (student, teacher and parent surveys) on student engagement. The survey asks parents and carers questions about different factors that are known to impact on student wellbeing and engagement.

Running this survey will help our school understand parents’ and carers’ perspectives on their child’s experience at school. These include: communication between parents/carers and staff, activities and practices at home and parent/carer views on the school’s support of learning and behaviour. This valuable feedback will help our school make practical improvements.

The survey is conducted entirely online at home or on public computers. The survey will typically take 15 minutes or less to complete and is completely confidential. The parent survey will be conducted between 21 August and 13 October. Participating in the survey is entirely voluntary, however, your responses are very much appreciated.

More information about the survey is available at:


Parents who wish to complete the survey can do so by following the link below.

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Children’s Health the Priority: Energy Drinks Banned

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Sep 012017

Children’s Health the Priority: Energy Drinks Banned

Just a reminder to parents/guardians and students that Energy Drinks such as Red Bull, Mother, V and Rockstar are banned in NSW schools by the Department of Education. These drinks have been proven to have a negative affect on student’s health and learning. Students with these drinks at school will have them confiscated. Some of these drinks have more then 108 grams of sugar (22 teaspoons) and 240 mg of Caffeine (3 standard coffees).


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SGHS visit to Bali and Java 2018

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Aug 292017

Next year we are organising a study tour for South Grafton High School students to Bali and Java in Indonesia. The excursion will be for approximately 19 days from the 17th April to the 5th of May.

This excursion is open to all students at South Grafton High School. If you are interested please contact Mr Avery in the Languages staff room (B1) to collect an Expression of Interest form.

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Reconciliation Challenge

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Aug 292017

A new competition! Open to all students, find out more about our local Clarence Valley Aboriginal community and create either a written response (no more than 300 words) or an A4 artwork. Sound interesting? – find out more at HERE or ask your teachers, SLIKK members or anyone in the Cultural Centre. Look forward to seeing what you can do! Entries close 22/9/17.

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Star Search Finale Concert

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Aug 292017

The amazing talent of SGHS will be on display at the Star Search finale concert :

When – Monday 4th September 2017

Where – SGHS Hall

Cost – Free


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NAPLAN results issued

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Aug 212017

Students in years 7 and 9 will receive their NAPLAN results during English on Tuesday 22 and Wednesday 23 August. These are to inform parents and carers of their results.

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