South Grafton High School is having a Parent Teacher Night:
Who: All parents and carers of students years 7-12
Date: 4th April 2017
Time: 4:30pm to 6:30pm
Where: SGHS hall.
Registrations for this session are now open until 1:00pm on the 4 April 2017 via the schools webpage under the link Sentral
All parents are invited and welcome to attend.
Important information for parents of current year 9 students at NSW schools.
“Stronger HSC Standards reforms announced by the NSW Government require that from 2020, Year 12 students must reach a minimum standard of functional literacy and numeracy for award of the HSC credential.
Students can demonstrate they have met the standard by achieving a pass in new online reading, writing and numeracy tests, first available to students in Year 10 in 2018.
The standard is set at a practical level, mapped against the Australian Core Skills Framework Level 3 – a nationally agreed standard of functional literacy and numeracy…….
From this year, early identification and support for students most at risk of not achieving the minimum standard will be available through the NSW Literacy and Numeracy Strategy 2017-2020.”- Chief Executive Officer NESA (formerly BOSTES)
Please follow the link in the Other links table on the left.
On Monday evening four of our School Representative Council (SRC) members, Carlton Williams, Wade Hughes, Charlotte Sommer and Maeve Grant, attended the Grafton Rotary clubs meeting to say thank you and pass on what they had learnt from attending the RYTS (Regional Youth Transition Seminar) in late December. Students recounted how they were taken out of their comfort zone through various team building and leadership challenges. South Grafton High School would like to thank President Russell Jones and the Rotary Club of Grafton for their continued support of our students, enabling them to attend such event.
Travis Gardner-O’Connor is off to France for the International Junior Dragon Boat Championships event. Come along and enjoy a trivia fundraising night
Miss Peisley and our Student Support Officer, Sarah have created a group who will be weaving stars to raise awareness about bullying and violence in relationships. All students are welcome to come along at lunchtime in B6 (every Tuesday) to help weave stars.
Once we reach our target the stars will be sent to Queensland to contribute to an art installation that will be on display at the Commonwealth Games in 2018!
#starsschoolchallenge #bullyingnoway #onemillionstars #embracing2018
Success at Qld Athletic Championships- Go the Blues!
Last weekend two of our students, Nathalie Avery and Natasha Rudder competed in the Qld Athletic Championships. Natasha was striving to get a qualifying time for the Australian Junior Athletic Championships to be held in Sydney at the end of February. Under trying conditions where the track was reversed because of strong headwinds, Natasha ran a great race but was unsuccessful in achieving the time required. She will now focus on the Oceania Regional Championships to be held in Fiji later in the year.
Nathalie Avery competed in the Girls U15 100m sprint. After a strong performance in her heat, Nathalie was the fastest qualifier for the final. In the final she had an excellent start and led the field to take first place, adding the Queensland Championship to her NSW championship. She will now focus on the NSW Little A’s State Championships to be held in mid-March, followed by the Australian Junior Athletic Championships to be held at the end of March. Erica and Megan Tillman will also be competing in these championships.
Here is a link to the article in The Saturday Paper, published 25 February 2017
On Wednesday 15th February our swimming carnival was held at the Grafton Olympic Pool. It was a great success with a large number of students participating. The results are shown below:
ALPHA – 392, BETA – 214 , GAMMA – 508, DELTA – 244
Age Champions – Girls: Viola Campbell 12, Montanna Petch 13, Charlotte Cooper 14, Isabelle Lancaster 15, Laynae Okkonen 16, Kirstian Knight 17+. Boys: Lachlan Wilcox 12, Nathan Banks 13, Matthew Barker 14, Finn Ellaby 15, Scott Rose 16, Nathanial Okkonen 17+.