Discover Engineering

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May 252017

All High School students interested in an exciting career in Engineering can attend South Grafton Ex-Services Club, 2 Wharf Street, on 07 / 06 / 2017 – 06:30 pm to 08:30 pm. Registration for this Free event closes 02 / 06 / 2017 06:30 pm.

The evening will provide secondary students, their parents and teachers the opportunity to hear real life experiences from young engineers, starting from the time they first enrolled at TAFE or Uni through to their current day positions.

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SGHS Academic Achievement Centre opening this Tuesday!!

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May 192017

The SGHS Academic Achievement Centre will start operating in the from Tuesday 23rd May, Week 5 term 2, 2017. The library will be open to students of all years who would like a quiet place to work, where they can ask experienced staff for some help, specifically with their homework or assignments.

Please see the attached letter to consent for your student to attend.

Time:     Tuesday  –       8.00am-8.50am

Wednesday – 3.20pm – 4.30pm

Where:  SGHS Library

Who:     All students

Subject Information night for years 8 and 10

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May 172017

An information night will be held for students and parents or carers, about subjects on offer in Years 9 and 11 in 2018. Staff will be on hand to answer questions about their subject areas and the Principal Mrs Johnson will discuss NESA (formerly BOSTES) aspects as well.


TIMES:   5.30 pm to 7.00 pm

5.30 PM – Year 10 in Library
5:30 PM – Year 8 in Hall

6.15 PM – Year 8 in Library
6:15 PM – Year 10 in Hall

Some recent Sporting Results

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May 092017

Girls open Touch

6-1 loss to Coffs Harbour High

4-1 Win against Dorrigo High

Boys open Touch

6-2 loss to Coffs Harbour High

5-3 loss to Orara High

Open Girls Soccer

5-3 Win against Grafton High

15s Girls Soccer

6-1 Win against Maclean High

15s Boys Soccer

2-2 draw with Maclean (Boys Won on penalties)

Open Boys Soccer

loss 5-0 to Toormina High

Congratulations to Carla Ryan

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May 092017

Carla Ryan of year 11 has been accepted in the 2017 University of New South Wales (UNSW) Indigenous Winter School for Visual Arts. The theme of this years program is ‘Change’ and participants are encouraged to think about how to make the world a better place; and how they can contribute positively to outcomes for Indigenous Australians.

Carla will be flown to Sydney by Nura Gili, the Indigenous Programs unit at UNSW, where she will attend a week long residential program that gives student an insight into university life, participating in academic lectures and tutorials, presentations, study sessions, team building activities, interacting with university staff, current students and fellow applicants, cultural activities and more.

ICAS unlocking student potential

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Apr 272017


South Grafton High School has adopted the world’s leading assessment program, ICAS

ICAS is the most comprehensive educational assessment program available and it will allow our students to be the best they can be.

Amongst the many assessments available, we have chosen ICAS because it offers:

  • Assessments covering the largest number of skill areas¾English, Mathematics, Science, Writing, Spelling and Digital Technologies
  • A reliable external benchmark backed by over 30 years’ assessment expertise, gained in delivering assessments in over 20 countries
  • Detailed reports that allow us to target our teaching to address student weaknesses
  • Longitudinal data that allows us to track year-on-year progression and drive our school forward.

 ICAS will provide our school with powerful insights into:

  • Where individual students are succeeding and where they may need extra focus
  • Performance across year levels, classes and other subgroups
  • Strengths and areas for improvement at whole school, grade and class levels
  • Student performance in comparison to peers nationally and internationally
  • Student development over time.

Participating in ICAS helps students:

  • Identify which skills are their strongest
  • Be aware of the skills they could work on in order to improve
  • Track progress over time
  • Understand how they compare with other students within their school and region
  • Gain valuable experience in taking international assessments
  • Understand why their teachers might be suggesting changes in the classroom to help everyone reach their full potential.

To find out more, see videos and download information and resources about ICAS visit: