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PBL Focus of the fortnight - RESPECT

A Message from the PBL Team. This fortnight the PBL team would like to acknowledge our positive student of the fortnight Bailey Neaves of Year 11/12 and our positive teacher of the fortnight Mrs Casie Horton. Our focus for the fortnight will see us continuing to look at RESPECT and more specifically the we in which we interact with the staff and with each other. We want to encourage all students at Albion Park High School to respond positively to their teachers instructions and to speak to everyone with kindness. Thanks Beck Keen and the PBL... Read more

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Stronger HSC Standard

Update 16/11/17 Parent information on the trial online tests can be found here (pdf 881 KB) You tube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zec61nOzB34 To help support high school students achieve their best, the Higher School Certificate (HSC) is being reformed. The changes are designed to help motivate and challenge students to achieve at their highest possible level, reduce excessive stress and give students more skills and career options. The reform will create stronger HSC standards by focusing on: a minimum literacy and numeracy... Read more

Remembrance Day

Remembrance Day

Last week, for Remembrance Day, Albion Park High formulated a very special way of remembering and commemorating its significance. Through the HSIE faculty; as part of Project Based Learning; students in Year 9 created specialised projects which looked very deeply into specific aspects of the World Wars. These students' projects are a far cry from the projects students did in the past. With the gold standard projects we are all aiming for at Albion Park High School, there is a very real authenticity, a real audience and the stakes for the... Read more

AIME

AIME Taster Day

Year 7 and 8 Indigenous students experienced a day at the UOW AIME program. Students were inspired by various programs and mentors to aim high and achieve their dreams, whether that be improving their educational or leisure goals. Students were motivated by the activities and are now looking forward to the 2018 Year 9 & 10 program which will be held during Terms 2/3. Piper Lucas, Courtney Brook and Rory Brown (Years 9 & 10) enjoyed the end of term session at AIME, celebrating moving out of their comfort zone to try new experiences. Many... Read more

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Halloween

Happy Halloween

The Creative and Performing Arts Committee at APHS really ramped up some Halloween spirit this year by having dress up competitions for both staff and students. It was embraced with scary enthusiasm, but underneath the makeup were some big smiles. The CAPA Committee also organised a cake stall, and the results were amazing, with Halloween themed cakes all round. However, possibly the highlight of the day was the inaugural Amazing Halloween Race. Teams of teachers and students were given a series of clues to follow on a race around the school... Read more

Artists Award

Winner of the Ability Artist Competition!

Shane DuMughn - prize winner of the Ability Artist Competition! Rod Clark from Ability Artists presented Shane with his prize. Shane won with his entry of the amazing modern Aboriginal painting he is holding. Shane also came in the top three for the people's choice award. This was out of eighty five artists ranging from primary school students right through to adults. A massive achievement from a well-deserved recipient!... Read more

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Skills 21 Update

The Year 9 Skills 21 class have worked tirelessly all year on planning, designing and now building a Living Classroom and Permaculture Garden. This will be a resource that can be used by the whole school and it will create an awesome platform for project-based learning tasks. In addition it will promote principles of sustainability, health, nutrition and be a beautiful space to learn and commune. This year, the students have accomplished a vast amount. This has included: selecting possible locations, surveying staff, acquiring feedback and... Read more

Grandparents Day

Grandparents' Day 2017

On Monday APHS celebrated Grandparents' Day: a special day that recognises the significant contribution that grandparents make to their families and communities. It was also an occasion for acknowledging the efforts and devotion of grandparents who are often full-time carers for their grandchildren. Congratulations to the many Year 7 students who spoke about their progress and work in a variety of faculties this year. Some of the displays were game oriented and showcased the skills of the students to their proud grandparents. Displays... Read more

Booklaunch

Early Childhood Picture Book Launch

An official book launch for Year 9 Child Studies Picture Books was held on October 24th. Students were required to create and produce a picture book for an early childhood audience. This included the story and illustrations and some of the results were nothing short of amazing. Parents and community members attending the APHS Playgroup on the day were invited to participate in the launch by perusing and providing feedback to students on their books. Congratulations Ms Drummond and Year 9 Child Studies.... Read more

2018 Resource Allocation Model funding

In October 2017, all NSW public schools will receive a 2018 Planned School Budget Allocation Report. The report will assist with the management of the total budget delivered to schools through the Resource Allocation Model (RAM). The Resource Allocation Model (RAM) methodology distributes funding based on the individual needs of students and schools. This gives schools greater flexibility to make local decisions. Learn more about the 2018 funding by visiting the department's website or watch a short animation about managing the total school... Read more

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Albion Park High School teacher honoured with ASG National Excellence in Teaching Award

Story from: Illawarra Mercury http://www.illawarramercury.com.au/story/5009154/albion-park-teacher-illawarras-only-national-award-winner/ Shannon Farrugia loves his job and reckons he's a pretty good teacher. But the folk at Albion Park High School P&C reckon Mr Farrugia is better than pretty good and nominated him for the prestigious ASG National Excellence in Teaching Awards (ASG NEiTA). On Tuesday he was the only Illawarra teacher to be honoured with the award which rewards ‘'only the finest teachers who have made an impact in their local... Read more

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Updated HSC Assessment Policy 2017

Please find the updated HSC Assessment Policy 2017 here (pdf 827 KB)... Read more

LUNA PARK EXCURSION POSTPONED DUE TO BAD WEATHER

Year 7 / 8 excursion to Luna Park has been postponed to Friday 3rd Nov due to poor weather forecast. Apologies.... Read more

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Wet start to Term 4

Students and staff are back to school Monday 9th October. Stay dry and enjoy your first day back.... Read more

Australian Reading Hour

Australian Reading Hour

APHS celebrated Book week and Australian Reading Hour in late Term 3 with some great prizes up for grabs. As all students in Years 7-10 should be doing 10-15 minutes of reading every night as part of ongoing English Homework, they were given the opportunity to formalise it over 6 nights and submit an entry to Mrs Hoole. Regular reading not only improves literacy skills but engages creativity allowing readers to escape into the imagination of an author. The first prize winner of a $25 QBD Bookshop voucher was Jaxon Thomas. Second and third... Read more

Cyber Safety

Parents Cybersafety Presentation

Presented by Senior Constable Scott Burgess School Liaison Officer Parents are invited to come to Lake Illawarra PCYC for a 1 hour information session about Cyber Safety. The session will cover how to keep children safe, online grooming, online bullying, safety and security online and sexting. Please feel free to come down and find out how to keep your children safe online. Where: Lake Illawarra PCYC, Reddall Pde, Lake Illawarra When: 4th October 10am start Any questions please contact Senior Constable Scott Burgess on 0437 885 532 Flyer to... Read more

Year 12 2017

Year 12 of 2017

As we conclude the term, the class of Year 12 2017 is also coming to an end. Next week we farewell our largest cohort of students, with 120 young men and women about to launch into the next phase of their lives. On behalf of the staff at Albion Park High we wish them well for their HSC and for whatever future they map for themselves. We have armed them with the skills to go forward and participate in higher education or enter the work force. The rest is up to them. I would like to publically thank Year 12 Adviser Mr Michael Todd who has gone... Read more

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Wrapped With Love

Congratulations to the staff and students of Albion Park High for participating in the Wrapped with Love program: designed to provide blankets for the needy. Each blanket consists of 28 knitted squares which take approximately 3 hours each to knit: so each blanket takes roughly 90 hours to make. That's 90 hours of kindness and generosity for the Albion Park School community. The blankets are collected at the end of the month to be distributed to homeless shelters and refugees. A huge thank you to people who donated wool.... Read more

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Crossroads Excursion 2017

Albion Park High School Students in Year 11 travelled to Sydney on the 15 August to attend the ‘Bstreetsmart' program as part of the Stage 6 crossroads initiative. ‘Bstreetsmart' is held because our youth are being severely injured and killed due to potentially preventable road crashes. The NSW statistics in 2016 for 17-25 year olds showed 78 fatalities and 2479 injuries. These young people hold only 14% of licenses, but they are involved in 21% of fatal crashes. The forum provides students who are most at risk a realistic look at the trauma... Read more

RUOK?

R OU OK? campaign

This week the whole school stopped for a few moments to consider R U OK? Under the leadership of Mr Todd Wilcoxen, in period one, staff showed a very short but powerful on-line clip about the R OU OK? campaign. It is timely for us to remember, when emotions are high especially around the HSC time, that we should be checking in with our friends, family and loved ones to ensure that they are in fact OK. Issues around mental health in Australia are at an all time high, and as the adage goes, ‘it takes a village to raise a child', so remember to... Read more

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