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)
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We are proud to announce that our school has registered a pledge to create 1000 stars to support the National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence -Schools Stars Challenge.
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
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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.
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The recent NSW Youth and Junior Athletic Championships were held at the Sydney Olympic Park Athletic Centre. These championships bring together the best youth and junior athletes in NSW as well as visiting athletes from other States.
Four students from SGHS competed at the championships achieving some incredible results. Erica Tillman and Nathalie Avery both received gold medals in their respective events; Erica was placed 1st in the U18 Triple Jump with a best jump of 11.44m. She also placed 3rd in the U18 High Jump. Nathalie Avery won the U15 100m defending her title from last year.
The other athletes to compete were Megan Tillman and Natasha Rudder who also performed very well throughout the championships. All the girls will now be training hard for the Australian Youth and Junior Championships to be held in Sydney at the end of March. A full list of results is included below.
Erica Tillman: U18 Triple Jump 1st, U18 High Jump 3rd, U18 100m hurdles 5th and U18 Long Jump 5th.
Megan Tillman: U18 Triple Jump 6th, U18 High Jump 6th, U18 Javelin 5th and U18 Long Jump 6th.
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Dear NSW Schools, This week the ABC went Back to Schoolalong with thousands of students, teachers and parents across NSW.
Below you will find links to several of our most popular Back to School radio segments and online stories with practical tips and tricks to make the start of the school year as smooth as possible.
Please feel free to share this information with your students and parents, on your Facebook page or in your e-newsletter. We’ll continue our Back to School coverage for another week with more great stories and interviews.
Meet six-year-old Maddy who had diastrophic dysplasia, a rare form of dwarfism that affects joints in her body and her mobility. But her disability does not stop her from tottering about the classroom or doing wheelies around the playground.