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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.
UncategorizedComments Off on Back to School with the ABC may be of interest to parents and carers
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.
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Congratulations to all students who completed their HSC year and gained the skills for future years. Some outstanding results were achieved this year, with 17 band 6 results and 46 band 5 results.
Relieving Principal, Greg Court gave credit to the hard work and dedication of both teachers and students in making these results possible.
“We want to congratulate the students on all they have achieved in the exams this year, but also thank their family and the staff for the work they have done behind the scenes to support these young people in reaching their goals”, he said.
The students’ year adviser, Vanessa Fraser praised the spirit of cooperation among the students who did so well, saying “they were good friends who encouraged and supported each other through their studies. When they found work difficult or stressful, they were not only able to speak to their teachers but they could rely on their friends to explain the tricky concepts, or be there to listen”.
The Head Teacher of Teaching and Learning at South Grafton High, Peter Johnstone noted that, “what is pleasing is that so many of our students achieved their personal milestones and have been enabled to go on to pursue careers they have chosen for themselves.”
Jai Brown who achieved an ATAR of 98.35 was extremely pleased with his results and acknowledged that “hard work goes a long way”. Jai has been aiming for an Engineering course, while Thomas Lancaster with an ATAR of 93.65 is also hoping for Engineering.
Hayley Duroux praised the Norta Norta program saying “it was really good with teachers who were supportive and easy to access”. Hayley is aiming to study Nursing at SCU.
Kiara Hankinson is keen to pursue her fabulous talent in Animation and Griffith University; Corey Hunt is keened to pursue his career as a Geneticist; Angela Beshaw is aiming for Architecture; and Bersheena Burnett has to decide between a double degree in Criminology and Law or Teaching.
Sixteen Indigenous students matriculated this year. Of the sixteen, five students achieved Band 4’s and one student achieved band 5. Three students are completing school-based traineeships at Clarence Valley Council while studying for a Certificate II in Business Studies. Several Indigenous students have received early entry into the universities of their choice
Mr Kevin Hogan, Federal Member for Page, opened the newly constructed Trade Skills Centre on 6th December 2016.
The new facility has been in use from May this year with the first group of students undertaking training within the Construction Industry. Students are developing skills and competencies that work towards achieving the Certificate II qualification. Recent activities have students experiencing skills in WHS, Carpentry and Basic Levelling. See more images here
SGHS Presentation day will be held at 10.00 am on Tuesday 13th December. Students will receive their end of year academic awards, and student performances will entertain the audience. All parents and carers are asked to be seated by 9:50am.
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UPDATE rocket has reached NASA space station orbiting Earth.
Today sees the launch of the NASA space station payload from Japan and SGHS students and GHS students have coded experiments for this. We have worked hard with coding in Python of experiments to test in Space. Students are taking pat in a Skype session with GHS students for the launch. Check out Cuberider #Mission2016 Launch.
The Academic Achievement Prize Draw was drawn at the school assembly on Thursday with winners receiving $25 Target voucher courtesy of the SRC. Winners were Makayla Nicholl (Year 9), Megan Tillman (Year 10), Simone Thompson (Year 10) and Ben Liyou (Year10).
Simply make a <5min short film or documentary with an ability/disability theme and submit by June 30, 2017. Our website is now up to date with the 2017 details. Whilst there you can still watch all of our 194 2016 finalists.