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Congratulations Year 12 2015

Congratulations to our Year 12 HSC students on their excellent results. Jake Boyce has been listed in the ‘All-rounder Achievers List', achieving 5 Band 6s (90 or over), coming 10th in the state in Engineering Studies and achieving 100% in Mathematics Extension 1.Jake, Mitchell Burton and Blake Charman are on the Distinguished Achievers List, recognising those who achieve more than one band 6. Their ATAR scores are equally impressive, with Jake achieving 99.95, Mitchell 93.2 and Blake 92.35. Blake, Jake and Mitchell at our HSC morning tea For... Read more

Adam wins gold in the Surf Lifesaving Championships

Heathcote High School would like to congratulate Adam Newey (Year 10) on his great achievement at the NSW Surf Lifesaving Interbranch Championships at Forster last weekend. Adam won gold the u/17s Beach Sprint and he finished second in the Beach Flags event. The Interbranch Carnival is a collection of the best athletes in the each NSW Branch. Competitors compete in either water or beach events. To even be selected is an amazing effort! To win and place second is astounding! This is a brilliant effort from Adam.... Read more

Applications for student travel 2016

From 2 November 2015, a new online SSTS application process is being introduced for schools within the Opal network, coinciding with the introduction of the School Opal card. Schools outside the Opal network should continue to process the existing blue SSTS application forms and send them to the appropriate transport operators. Most parents, guardians and students won't need to apply for a school travel pass for 2016 if they have already been given a school student travel pass for the current year. These will be automatically sent to the... Read more

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YPS Night Market Flyer

Yarrawarrah Public School - Christams Night Market

Yarrawarrah Public School - Christmas Night market Join YPS on the 27th November from 5:30pm- 7:30pm for their Christmas Night Market. A flyer is attached: YPS Xmas Market (pdf 1636 KB)... Read more

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Vale Mr Noonan

Dear Heathcote High Community, It is with great sadness that I inform you that Mark Noonan, our School Principal, died last night after a long illness. Mark has had a long and rewarding career in education. He began as a Mathematics teacher and has worked in many schools. He was well respected in the teaching fraternity and was a passionate advocate for public education. He saw his role as principal of Heathcote High School as the crowning glory of a wonderful career. He often spoke of his affection for and pride in the students and staff and... Read more

BYOD For Year 7 & 8 for 2016

BRING YOUR OWN DEVICE 2016 Technology has become an essential part of education at Heathcote High School. To be able to live, learn, and work successfully in our information-rich society, students must be able to utilise technology effectively. Many students' lives today are filled with technology that gives them ubiquitous access to information and resources. In the past, the use of computing devices not owned by the school has not been allowed during lessons. With many students owning mobile computing devices and frequently using these... Read more

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2016 school funding allocations

All NSW public schools are currently being advised of their 2016 Resource Allocation Model (RAM) funding. RAM distributes funding based on individual needs of students and schools, and gives schools greater flexibility to make financial decisions. The way schools use their RAM funding will vary based on local needs. Some support will be for the entire school, and some will be for particular groups of students or individual students. There is an overview document about the RAM available on the Department of Education website. If you would like... Read more

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Sutherland Police Youth Project

There will be a Police Community Engagement Day on Wednesday 23rd September, 2015 at Park Menai. Please see the attached flier for more information: Police Youth Project (pdf 185 KB)... Read more

Parenting Teens Course

Sutherland Shire Family Services in partnership with Reconnect Mental Health are running a parenting teens program in term 4. Further information can be found in the attached flyer: Parenting Flyer (pdf 420 KB)... Read more

Japanese students visit HHS

Hitachi Omiya students welcomed to Heathcote High

The Friendship continues.... Students from the Hitachi Omiya Ibaraki Prefecture in Japan recently stayed with some of our welcoming Heathcote families, as a part of an exchange program that sees our students alternate from year to year as hosts, then guests. Japanese students are involved in many varied aspects aspects of Australian life and our students, as usual, were outstanding ambassadors for our school. The above article appeared in the Engadine Pictorial News... Read more

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Heathcote East PS Fair

Saturday 5th September 9am - 4pm HEPS Flyer (pdf 830 KB)... Read more

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HHS Science Team visits Helensburgh Primary School

Heathcote High visits Helensburgh PS during Science Week On Tuesday 18th August, four members of the Heathcote High School Science Team visited Helensburgh Primary School to assist with Science Week activities.Experiments related to density, the creation of gases and the microscopic world of living things were investigated. Our team consisted of Year 8 students Jessica Laarakkers, Kathryn Deverson, Jesse Smith and Benjamin Spowart. Once again, these students impressed with their scientific expertise and enthusiasm. A great time was had by all!... Read more

Yr 9 Geography Excursion Postponed

Due to the inclement weather and the forecast for tomorrow (Monday 24th August), the Year 9 Geography excursion to Cronulla will be postponed. It will be a normal school day and students should pack the appropriate equipment for the day. A revised date will be published tomorrow.... Read more

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HHS Science Team Visits Heathcote PS

Science Day at Heathcote Primary School For the second year running, Heathcote High School and Heathcote Primary School have worked collaboratively to entertain and educate the K-6 students on the first day of Education Week (July 27th). TheUN General Assembly has declared 2015 to be the "International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies". Therefore, nine of our talented young scientists from Year 8 ran activities throughout the day in line with this theme. The students (pictured) were Sarita Singh, Jessica Laarakkers, Casey... Read more

Dau Akol is selected for the Pacific School Games

Congratulations Dau!

Good Luck Dau! HHS Year 12 student Dau Akol has been selected into the NSWCHS Football Team to compete at the Pacific School Games in November. This is just one in a long line of accolades for Dau, however, this is his biggest achievement so far. We wish him the very best of luck during his preparation and hopeful triumph at the Games in Adelaide this November.... Read more

BYOD 2016 Information Night

Heathcote High School is excited to announce the expansion of the BYOD program for Year 7 & 8 students attending Heathcote High School in 2016. BYOD is an initiative that will allow students who have personal technology devices to bring them to school to use them for educational purposes to meet their learning needs under the direction of a teacher. We are expanding BYOD in 2016 after a successful trial, conducted this year. We would like to invite all parents of children who will be in Years 7 and 8 in 2016 to a BYOD Parent Information Night.... Read more

HHS Boccia team 2015

HHS Boccia Champions 2015

The Boys Win Again! The HHS Boccia team has won at Regional level for the 4th year running! The boys now go onto Homebush for the State finals. Bailey Ferguson, an original team member, captained the side. His team mates this year were Chris Piesse and Jake Babbages (it was their second year playing) and Tristan Tuck, the newest member of the team, who has picked up the game very quickly. The boys played with such sportsmanship that the referee commented to the other schools present what a fine example they set. We are very proud of these boys... Read more

Family support workshops and seminars

Please find attached community contacts and information that can assist families with various aspects of support. Magic Parenting (pdf 252 KB) Staying Connected (pdf 537 KB) Relating as Step-families (pdf 174 KB) Salvation Army Counselling (pdf 94 KB)... Read more

Safe Travel to/from School - Important Information for Students and Parents

The safety of all students is always of paramount importance to staff and parents. Please ensure your child knows the possible dangers involved with travelling to and from school. The following guide will assist your child in understanding how to best travel safely and how to avert dangers should they arise: Make sure your parents or another adult you know is aware of where you are at all times. Always walk straight home or to the required destination. Walk near busier roads and streets, or use paths where there are a lot of other people.... Read more

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Interrelate Workshop

Interrelate are running a "Relating as Step Families" workshop at Caringbah on Saturday August 22nd, 2015 from 9:30am - 4:30pm. An information flyer is attached. Bookings are essential. Relating as Step Families (pdf 342 KB)... Read more

Attendance Counts!

School attendance is vital to the academic success of all students. The staff at Heathcote High School work diligently to provide all students with every chance to succeed, however, student absences and late arrivals to school can adversely affect a student's progress. The attached information gives further credence to this and all parents are encouraged to contact the school should attendance issues arise with their children. Attendance Counts (pdf 296 KB)... Read more

Metalwork Students Win Top Awards

Congratulations to Year 12 Student Jesse Shafer who took out first prize in the Senior Secondary category of the "National Metalwork Sculpture of the Year" awards. Chloe Iliff (Year 11) and Lauren Peatman (Year 10) also took out top placings in the awards. HHS is very proud of these students. Their achievements have been recognised in the Engadine Pictorial News (article attached) HHS Award Winners (pdf 549 KB)... Read more

Free Workshops for the Parents of Learner Drivers

To help parents in supervising learner drivers the Roads and Maritime Services (formally the RTA) has set up free two-hour workshops for parents that offer practical advice on how to help learner drivers become safer drivers. The next workshop will be held on Wednesday August 12 at Sutherland Council offices from 7.00 – 9.00pm. The attached flyer provides additional information for interested parents. Learner Driver Workshops (pdf 61 KB)... Read more

P&C Meeting for July, 2015

The next P&C meeting will be held on the Wednesday, 29th July at 7:30pm in the school common room.... Read more

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Parent teacher Night Booking Schedule

Parents of students in Years 10, 11 & 12 can now obtain their schedules for the parent teacher interviews tomorrow night (23rd June). Parents should login to parent.edval.com.au (using their code supplied earlier) to obtain their individual booking sheet.... Read more

Year 10 Marine Excursion for Monday 15th June postponed

Unforeseen circumstances have arisen and the Year 10 Marine Studies excursion to the rock platform has been postponed to a date to be advised. Students are to come to school in full school uniform, prepared for their timetabled classes on Monday 15 th June. We apologise for any inconvenience and thank you for your understanding.... Read more

Pre-loved HHS uniforms needed

We are in need of pre-loved, good quality second-hand uniforms. Please hand these items into the front office if your children have grown out of, or no longer require, any items of the school uniform. Your assistance is appreciated.... Read more

BOOK YOUR YR 10, 11 AND 12 PARENT TEACHER NIGHT INTERVIEWS HERE

Parent teacher night for Years 10,11 and 12, will be held on 23rd June, 2015 from 3:30pm - 7pm. Interviews can be booked via the following link: www.edval.com.au/book An email was sent to parents on the 11th June, advising them of how to use the system, including their individual code. Students whose parents have not supplied an email address will receive written information next week (Week 9).... Read more

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Important information for train travel

Please find attached a letter from The NSW Police Transport Command. It is important that parents of students who travel by train read this information. Police Transport Command (pdf 565 KB)... Read more

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Free workshops for parents of learner drivers

The attached flyer provides information on f ree Graduated Licensing Scheme Workshops for Learner Driver Parents in the Sutherland Shire. Learner Driver Scheme (pdf 46 KB)... Read more

Calculators in Mathematics

Calculators have now been delivered to all students who pre-ordered last term. For those who missed that opportunity, calculators are now available at the office at a cost of $22. All students are now expected to have a calculator with them for every Mathematics lesson, for the upcoming junior exams and for NAPLAN in Years 7 and 9.... Read more

"Ride around the Lake" for Charity

Ride Around The Lake is a charity recreational bicycle ride to raise money for homeless youth. I involves a 40km scenic escorted ride around Lake Illawarra and 10km lakeside ride for the younger kids and families. Information can be directed to www.ridearoundthelake.com.au and event co-ordinator Rob Battocchio on 0413 862676 The following flyer provides further information: Ride around the Lake (pdf 323 KB)... Read more

23rd April - Students to stay at school for sport

NOTICE: Due to the turbulent weather conditions ALL Grade Sport and Recreational Sport will not be travelling tomorrow 23rd April. All students will be staying onsite.... Read more

Email communication between school and home

Recently we sent an email to all parents/caregivers to ensure email address information held was correct on the school's system. If you did not receive this email and wish to either change or add your details please contact the school by: email – heathcote-h.school@det.nsw.edu.au Please be sure to include the relevant student's name and roll class. Or phone the Front Office 9520 9488. We are also advising you that in the future there will be important information processed via the email system. It is a fast, effective way to keep... Read more

Youth Week 2015

Youth Week events taking place in the Sutherland Shire between the 10-19 th April. Please read the flyer for more details: Youth week flyer (pdf 394 KB)... Read more

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HSC Lectures at Sutherland Library

HSC Lectures will be offered for $5.00 each at Sutherland library. Bookings are essential. Bookings can be made online or at any branch of Sutherland Shire Libraries. http://www.sutherlandshire.nsw.gov.au/library/hscstudents Available Lectures are: English Area of Study - Discovery Wednesday 6 May 6-8pm Larry Grumley, head English teacher, study guide author and HSC marker will share his expertise on answering English Paper 1 – Area of Study. Acing your Trial: study and exam tips Wednesday 13 May 6-7.30pm What you need to do to score top... Read more

The HSC Stressless app

The HSC "Stressless" app seeks to assist HSC students to manage their stress levels during the high pressure HSC year. Please click on the link for more information: HSC Stressless app (pdf 500 KB)... Read more

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HHS Open Night 2015

HHS's Open Night will be held on the 10th March, 2015. Parents and students of Year 5 and 6 are invited to participate in hands on activities in all subject areas, see demonstrations by our talented students, visit staff and chat to teachers. The attached flyer provides further information: Open Night 2015 Flyer (pdf 625 KB)... Read more

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"Tell Them From Me" Student Feedback Survey

Tell Them From Me - Student Feedback Survey Like many other schools in the State, HHS will participate in a Department of Education and Communities initiative: the Tell Them From Me student feedback survey. The survey aims to help improve student learning outcomes and measures factors that are known to affect academic achievement and other student outcomes. The focus of the NSW-wide survey is on student wellbeing, engagement and effective teaching practices. More information about the survey is available at:... Read more

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PCYC Blue Star Citizenship Program

The PCYC Blue Star Citizenship Program The Blue Star Citizenship Program is the first step in the Leadership Journey for young people at PCYC. The program introduces them to PCYC and gives them both formal and informal training opportunities in leadership, and self development. In addition to this they get the chance to meet young people from all over NSW, and form friendships to last well into the future. The formal outcomes of the first part of the journey, the Citizenship Program include: • Certificate I in Active Volunteering • First Aid... Read more

Congratulations Kye!

HHS congratulates Year 8 student Kye Mayne who has been selected into the Aussie Sparks Under 15s Softball Development Team representing Australia in New Zealand this coming April. This is Kye's second season playing softball and he has shown great dedication and a natural ability in the game. Aussie Sparks are a supporting partner of Softball Australia, and they provide assistance and opportunities for softball players across the country. Aussie Sparks are hosting a fundraising event to help raise money that will help Kye achieve his goals.... Read more