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Managing depression in children

One in four kids over the age of 12 has significant depressive symptoms. For girls, depression generally appears between the ages of 11 through to about 14. For boys, depression generally appears between 12 and 16. Signs your child may be suffering from depression If you see a number of these problems starting to develop, it's time to ask the question, could this be a more significant emotional disturbance than general teenage moodiness or attitude? A persistently bad, often irritable mood withdrawal not experiencing pleasure not reacting to... Read more

Solar car junior team

Solar Car challenge results

Congratulations Ty! He won the Mini Sprint section! Overall results ~ Mini Sprint: We entered two teams in this year's Mini Sprint. Sean and Liam in Yr 7 competed with their car 'Vanish', which had a double series wired panel. They won one race and lost the other, so they were knocked out in the second round. Ty in Yr 8 competed with his car 'Steve', which had a single panel. It POURED for the event so unfortunately it was a battery event rather than a solar event as there wasn't enough sunlight to power the cars. Ty won the event and... Read more

Solar car team

Sunsprint Model Solar Car Challenge

Moorebank High School will once again be competing in the Sunsprint Model Solar Car Challenge at UNSW on the September 5 (time trials) and September 6 (finals). This year we have a senior team (yr 11 girls) and two junior teams (yr 7 & 8 boys) who will compete in the Minisprint races. Moorebank High School has a history of success at the Model Solar Car challenge and competes against up to 30 cars at a state level each year. The annual Model Solar Car challenge aims to raise awareness about solar energy and engineering in schools whilst... Read more

School Captains and Prefects for 2014-2015 announced!

Congratulations to the following students who form the Prefect executive: School Captains: Nina Koracek, Issa Kaadan Vice-Captains: Brooke Hilaire, Anthony Deligiannis Senior Prefects: Cindy Ngo, Ahmad Joumaa Congratulations also to the Prefects: Rianna Winardi, Abigail Widjaja, Christina Vu, Aslee Edgecombe, Brittany Napier, Aamina Khan, Bhavana Yalandur, Brooke Strickland, Nichole Mitsos, Samantha Lejeune, Jamie Prasad, Alex Valois, Nerim Radaca, Ahmad El Ayoubi, Scott Pryde, Rio Son, Fenton Lam, Ethan Kwasnica, Dennis Kypriotis,... Read more

Kaleidoscope art exhibition

Kaleidoscope Art exhibition

An art exhibition by the students from Moorebank High School from 19 August until 12 September 2014. Please join us at the opening on Thursday 21 August 2014 at 6pm in the Margot Hardy Gallery at the University of Western Sydney (Bankstown Campus). More details on the flyer below:... Read more

Senior showcase

Senior Showcase evening

HSC Showcase Date: 25 Aug, 2014 Time: 06:00pm-09:00pm Venue: School Hall Come along to the Hall to see a showcase of our HSC Candidates Major Projects in Art, Music and TAS. Light refreshments will be served. All welcome!... Read more

Managing exam stress

As students prepare for end-of-year exams, child psychologist Kimberley O'Brien, from Sydney's Quirky Kid Clinic, has some good advice to help families manage pre-exam stress. "Stress isn't necessarily a bad thing – adrenalin can be useful in helping kids stay on track, study longer and finish tasks more quickly," Kimberley says. "The problems arise when it takes over and your teenager starts to feel overwhelmed and even isolated." In a perfect world, your teenager will have organised their study and revision into manageable chunks... Read more

Annalee

Congratulations to five students who have made it to STATE ATHLETICS

Great news! Five students have qualified for State Athletics at Homebush on the 4th, 5th and 6th September: Laikyn (yr 7) 12yrs Girls Discus; Annalee (yr 7) 13yrs Girls Shot Put; Sara (yr 7) 13yrs Girls Javelin; Ellesse (yr 10) 17yrs+/Open Boys 3000m; Nicola (yr 11) 17yrs Boys 1500m. What a great effort! Congratulations to all!... Read more

Skoolbag app

New Skoolbag app

Following a very successful trial, our School now has our own Skoolbag iPhone and Android App to help us communicate more effectively with our Parent/Student community. We are asking parents to install our Skoolbag School App. To install it, just search for our school name "Moorebank" in either the Apple App Store or Google Play Store. For further instructions on how to install the app see the attached files: Download instructions (pdf 2844 KB) Once installed touch ...more then setup then choose which year/s you would like to receive push... Read more

Building your child's reading skills

Here are some simple tips to encourage your child to become a strong reader and a book lover for the rest of their lives. Share a book at home Children love to hear a story read aloud. Try reading with different voices, lots of emotion, invented sound effects and funny faces. Change the tone in your voice and vary its loudness or softness. Have fun and enjoy it. It's a good idea to practise reading before sharing a book. Listen to your child talk about the story and the pictures. Try asking your child which parts of the books they found... Read more

Parents & Community Information Day @ Sydney Uni 31/07/14

Parents and community representatives are warmly invited to the Parent and Community Information Day at Sydney University on Thursday 31 July from 10:00am to 1:30pm. For more information download the brochure here: Information flyer (pdf 451 KB) Map of meeting area: Sydney Uni (pdf 97 KB)... Read more

Too sick to go to school?

Sometimes it's hard to know if your child is really coming down with something or just suffering a bout of Mondayitis. For safety's sake, if your child seems unwell you should always keep them home from school and seek medical advice. However, if they miraculously recover by 11:00am, ready to race around the backyard, keeping them in bed all day may send the message that staying home isn't nearly as much fun as going to school. The School A to Z website's Too Sick For School? chart will help answer your questions about common childhood illness... Read more

Surviving the HSC

If your child is studying for the HSC, you're probably feeling the stress too. Many parents want to help but don't want to interfere. As well as pre-exam tension, there are other common factors that can make life seem even more challenging for the whole family. Year 12 is often the year when students: lose interest in school develop an intense relationship with a boyfriend or girlfriend get their driver's licence experiment with legal or illegal drugs have a part-time job develop an eating disorder suffer from depression. If any of these... Read more

Shuffle Night

MHS CAPA presents Shuffle Night

Music, Drama, Art and Dance! School Hall, Wednesday 28th May 2014, 7.00pm-9.30pm. Tickets $5 available at the door.... Read more

Social media, kids and privacy

Regardless of your child's age, the world may already know a lot more about them than you suspect. According to recent research: 92% of children under the age of two have a digital presence (it starts with proud parents posting newborn baby photos on Facebook or Instagram) a quarter of Australian children aged between eight and 12 use Facebook, despite the minimum age for a user being 13 more than 20 per cent of tweens publish photos of themselves on the photo-sharing website Instagram young people between the ages of 14 and 19 have an... Read more

Your path to Sydney Uni 2014 - An information evening for students and parents

If you're considering university next year, you probably have a lot of questions. What can you study? How much will it cost? What marks do you need to get in? What happens if you don't get that mark? These questions and more will be answered at an information evening this month. Come along and meet staff and students who will tell you all about the many pathways to study at the University of Sydney, and how to secure your place there. When: Wednesday 21st May 2014 6pm-9pm Where: Whitlam Room, Revesby Worker's Club, Brett St., Revesby For more... Read more

What parents need to know about Kik

It seems that every few months a new social media platform or mobile app emerges and becomes popular with young people in our school community. Suddenly "everyone" is on it, according to our children. It's hard for most adults to keep up. Many parents will have recently heard about Kik Messenger and are wondering if it's safe for children. Here are some facts from the School A to Z website's technology guide: What is Kik Messenger? Kik Messenger is a free texting app available on iPhone, iPad, Ipod touch, Android, Windows, Samsung Galaxy and... Read more

The benefits of team sports

Winter sports are getting underway and many parents will soon be getting out of bed early on cold weekend mornings to transport their children to sports fields across town. The good news is that even if your child's team never scores goal, they're benefitting significantly from simply being active and involved. The long list of benefits for your child includes the development of: cooperation and teamwork skills leadership skills respect for teammates, opponents and officials a sense of belonging and team membership social interaction skills... Read more

Meeting your child’s teacher

Meeting teachers to discuss your child's progress or behaviour can be daunting, but there's no need to feel anxious. Remember, you and the school are partners in your child's learning. Whether it's regular parent -teacher interviews or a one-off request for a chat, these useful tips will help you get the most out of your meeting. Do your homework Take a few minutes before your meeting to jot down any questions or comments you have. Go with the right attitude Try to approach the interview with a positive and relaxed attitude. Don't be afraid to... Read more

Resources for parents from Bridges to Higher Education

Is University for my child? Resources for parents from Bridges to Higher Education Bridges has developed a flyer and video for parents, to answer some of the key questions they may ask when considering whether higher education is right for their child. Click the link below to view the video: The flyer is now available in six languages as well as English. Click the link below for information in Vietnamese, Mandarin, Farsi, Arabic, Samoan and Hindi. http://www.bridges.nsw.edu.au/resources/resources_for_parents... Read more

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