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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

The most important skill to teach your child

One common trait all successful adults have is resilience. The ability to bounce back from disappointment is something we have the opportunity to teach our children every day. As our kids constantly remind us, life isn't always fair. Is it a parent's role to constantly try to make life fair? How do we balance the desire to shelter and protect our children with the need to teach them how to cope with life's disappointments? The School A to Z website asked top teachers all over NSW for their tips for parents on developing resilience so children... Read more

Year 11 Parent Information Night

Parents of Year 11 students are invited to attend an information night on Wednesday 19th March 2104 in the School LIbrary. The topic is "Expectations of Senior Studies" and presentations include: Elevate Education ~ How to support your child through the HSC without becoming the enemy; HSC and ATAR myth busters; What is a syllabus and how should students tackle assessment tasks?; Making plans for post school options. Invitation notes are being issued this week. The registration slips are to be returned to your child's L2L teacher by Wednesday... Read more

Help with your child's homework in one click

The School A to Z app has been created by the NSW Department of Education to help parents and their school-aged children, wherever and whenever they have homework and study questions. It's available free for Android and Apple mobile devices, and is an essential tool containing: English A to Z - more than 350 definitions of commonly used English terms from primary and high school. Each word has an easy-to-understand definition based on the current school curriculum, with illustrations and help sheets explaining the rules of grammar. Maths A to... Read more

National HPV Vaccination Program

All year 7 plus the year 9 boys will be vaccinated under the National HPV Vaccination Program. The first of three vaccinations will be on Monday 24th February 2014. Please return the consent forms ASAP. If you would like more information about the program there is an educational animation available which shows how the HPV vaccine works in the body to protect against HPV related cancers and disease. The video can be viewed on the HPV website http://hpv.health.gov.au/ The HPV vaccine is being provided free in schools as part of the National... Read more

High Resolves Global Citizenship Program for Year 8

All year 8 students will be participating in the High Resolves Global Citizenship Program starting this week. High Resolves is a not-for-profit, non religious organisation that has developed this unique educational program for school students.The program involves participation in two full day sessions covering the concepts of Collective Identity and Justice. A copy of the student information note can be found under the Links and School Forms tab or further information is available at their website: High Resolves... Read more

Planning for success in 2014

Each year in high school brings new academic and personal challenges for parents and their teens. The School A to Z website has created a year-by-year guideto help you navigate the challenges and decisions your child will face as they commence Years 7,8,9,10,11 and 12. For example, if your child is commencing Year 8 or 10, they'll need to start thinking now about the electives they want to choose later in the year. All students can use a helping hand learning organisational and planning skills, regardless of whether they're settling into Year... Read more

Back to school

School Return Dates 2014

Please click the "Read More" link below to see information about return dates for 2014. Infomation about Stationary needs for 2014 can be found under the School years tab. Information about Course Fees can be found under the Our School tab. Tuesday 28thJanuary 2014 All staff return Wednesday 29thJanuary 2014 Year 7 and Prefects commence Thursday 30thJanuary 2014 Years 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12 return... Read more

Books to ignite summer reading

The school holiday period doesn't have to be a time when children's reading and comprehension skills take a break. If you're wracking your brains for gift-giving ideas and summer activities, why not encourage your child to dive into book one of a series? Literacy experts advise that even reluctant readers and children who struggle with reading tend to be more likely to get bitten by the reading bug when they discover a book they enjoy is part of a series. By the end of the first book, the reader is familiar with the style, the setting and many... Read more

The new curriculum and your child

How do teachers decide what your child will study each term at school? How do composite or combined classes work? Why do students at different schools seem to be studying entirely different things, despite being in the same year? And what will happen next year, when the new Australian curriculum starts in NSW for both primary and secondary schools? Understanding how the curriculum relates to the real world of the classroom and to your child's daily lessons can help you better support them with their homework and study. It will also help you... Read more

Prefects

Remembrance Day 2013

Remembrance Day. This day marks the anniversary of the armistice which ended the First World War. The bell was rung at 11 am because at 11 am on 11 November 1918 the guns of the Western Front fell silent after more than four years of continuous warfare. The school community observed one minute silence at 11 am today, in memory of those who died or suffered in all wars and armed conflicts. The School Prefects braved the inclement conditions to pay their respects by the School flagpole.... Read more

Time to party - safely

Parties are part of a teenager's social life and a way for your teen to develop social skills. While most parties go off without a hitch, celebrations can go wrong and get out of hand – particularly if the party is unplanned. If you are hosting a party there are some simple ways to ensure your teenager and their friends have fun but remain safe. Communication and careful planning are the keys to hosting a successful party. While the internet and social media channels such as Facebook and Twitter are great tools which can be used to spread the... Read more

Solar car Vogue

Congratulations! 2nd place in Solar Car Challenge

Congratulations to our Solar Car team who came 2nd at the State Solar Car Challenge at UNSW on the 5th and 6th September. Our team comprises of four year ten students: Ashlee Edgecombe, Samantha Lejeune, Natasha Sharma and Renee Small. The girls will now compete in the National competition at Scienceworks in Melbourne on 22nd- 24th November. We wish them every success!... Read more

Annual Art Exhibition

Moorebank High School Annual Art Exhibition

Our annual art exhibition is on again. Opening night is Wednesday 6th November from 6pm. Selected student works, including HSC Major Works, will be on display in the School Hall. Everyone is welcome!... Read more

Allsorts Music night

Allsorts Music Night

Parents, students and friends are all invited to come along to our Variety Concert being held in the School Hall on Wednesday the 13th November 2013 from 7pm. Tickets are available from the school office for $5.00.... Read more

adidas School Fun-Run

Success of adidas School Fun-Run

On Wednesday September 4th 2013, our students put on their running shoes to participate in the adidas School Fun-Run. The students put in a fantastic effort to raise $3981 to go towards new sporting resources for our school and Liverpool Hospital, our chosen local charity. A special mention goes to Dylan Russo for putting in a tremendous effort by raising the highest amount in the school with a total of $340. Significant amounts were also raised by Akhil Kumar ($300), Ryan Bannerman ($260) and Abi Wade ($240). All participants enjoyed the day... Read more

A better way of funding our schools

The NSW Government is introducing a new funding model for all NSW public schools that is simpler, fairer and more transparent. The funding model is a key part of a broader education reform called Local Schools, Local Decisions, which places students at the centre of school decision-making. It gives principals and their school communities a greater say over how they allocate and use their available resources to best meet the needs of their students. When fully implemented, schools will manage more than 70% of the state public school education... Read more

Newly elected Prefects 2013-2014

Prefect Induction 9th October 2013

A formal assembly was held on Wednesday the 9th October 2013 to induct the School Prefect body for 2013-2014. The Prefect body is led by our newly elected School Captains Maree Cassimatis and Ryan Webster. Mr Brian Dill, Principal of Newbridge Heights PS, was the guest speaker. Our newly elected Prefect body with Mr Robinson (Prefect Master) and Mr Magriplis (School Principal)... Read more

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