The ConocoPhillips Science Experience (TCSS)

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Feb 212018

During January, two SGHS students, Myra Cross and Scott Rose, attended The ConocoPhillips Science Experience in Brisbane. The event was hosted by the University of Queensland and Young Scientists of Australia, to promote interest in tertiary education and careers with STEM. The three-day program utilised university resources to present hands-on activities involving engineering, chemistry, neuroscience, soil science, forensics and innovation.

The ConocoPhillips Science Experience is also available in 2019 at the University of New England in Armidale for any students in Year 9 or 10 interested in science, technology, engineering or maths.

Many thanks to Grafton Rotary for their continued support of youth opportunities.

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NCSS – National Computer Science Summer School

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Feb 212018

During the recent school holidays, SGHS student Scott Rose attended the National Computer Science Summer School at the University of Sydney.


The ten-day intensive course included university style lectures and project-based learning, where students learnt about computer programming, web design and other related skills. Students were also given guided tours of industry workplaces, such as Google, WiseTech Global and Atlassian.

Any student going in to years 11 or 12 are eligible to apply for the program, which is an excellent way learn more about occupations in STEM.

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Year 7 “getting to know you day”

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Feb 152018

We had a fantastic day at Grafton pool with Year 7 on Wednesday 7th February. The students participated in a variety of pool activities, games and the water slide. The day was a great success with all students involved and having a good time. Thanks to all the staff that made it a great success.

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State Award Youth Frontiers

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Feb 152018

Youth Frontiers State Award for Ayla Dunn
Year 9 student, Ayla Dunn, has received a Highly Commended Award from the NSW Government for her “Stop Bullying” Youth Frontiers Project. This is very exciting recognition as there were over 3,000 students across NSW who participated in the Youth Frontiers program and only the top 5 in each of the 8 categories received an Award. Congratulations Ayla for your great work.

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New House Captains for 2018

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Feb 152018

Congratulations to our new House Captains
Alpha – Captains:
Jethro Carthrew and Emersyn Burton
Alpha –Vice Captains:
Caleb Barker and Kyra Blackwell-Gerin
Beta – Captains:
Sam Hearfield and Amanda Gallagher
Beta – Vice Captains:
Taylan Ellis and Maeve Grant
Gamma – Captains:
Mitchell Lentfer and Tanisha Martin
Gamma – Vice Captains:
Sonny Roberts and Jess Roberts
Delta – Captains:
Erica Tillman and Michael Wright
Delta – Vice Captains:
Megan Tillman and Charlotte Sommer

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Youth Frontiers 2017

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Dec 122017

Youth Frontiers was a successful community based program run this year with three students. See a gallery here

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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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