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Activity Days 2015

Various activities took place over the last 2 days at APHS. Students could choose a variety of options including: Jamberoo, fishing, Colouricious, relaxation, Pixar, Hogwarts, leisure, Star Wars, cycling, origami, shopping, table tennis, swimming, car washing, martial arts, strolling and many more. Thanks to Ms Poole, Ms Nelson and Mrs Keen for their hard work overseeing the organisation and to all staff who spent time organising their activities.... Read more

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School Spectacular - 2015

I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate and sincerely thank the students, staff and school communities that participated in the 32nd Schools Spectacular - This is our World. This year, over 3,600 of the most talented singers, dancers, instrumentalists and actors from 491 NSW public schools took part in the show's final performances at the Qantas Credit Union Arena. The show will be broadcast on: · Saturday 5 December, from 7.00 pm – 10.00 pm, on the Nine Network; and · Saturday 12 December, from 12.30 pm – 3.30... Read more

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Bridge to Asia Day 2015

On Friday 27th November we welcomed the year 5 students from Mt Terry and Albion Park primary schools for an adventure through Asia. Many of the staff were dressed in regional costumes, from Japan, China, Vietnam, Indonesia, India and our intrepid PDHPE department who were Nepalese trekkers from the Himalayas! The students arrived excited and ready to explore our region with our year 7 guides. The primary school students were issued their passports and escorted through ‘customs' and onto various lessons around the school. The aim of the day is... Read more

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Victor Chang Award - 2015

On Friday 6 November Claire Phillips from the Science faculty had the great pleasure of accompanying Hallam Patrikka to the Victor Change Awards at Figtree High School. This award program is sponsored by the Victor Change Cardiac Research Institute and is awarded to students in recognition of outstanding efforts in Science. The Science Faculty of Albion Park High School nominated Hallam due to his excellent efforts to achieve the highest mark in both Preliminary Chemistry and Biology. The keynote speaker at the ceremony was Professor Jamie... 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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Stage 5 Food Technology News

Year 9 In a recent assessment, Year 9 Food Technology students designed and produced individual Novelty Cakes to celebrate a 5 year old's birthday. A huge effort was made by all students to decorate and present their cakes and party theme. Themes included; Minney Mouse, Frozen, beach, rainbows, butterflies and Cookie Monster cakes, just to name a few. A wonderful effort was made by all and I was very proud of their commitment and determination to succeed in the task. Year 10 In Term 4, Year 10 Food Technology students have been learning... Read more

Student leaders for 2016

It is with enormous pleasure that I present to our community our new captains, vice-captains and prefects for 2016. The voting went ahead smoothly and was amazingly close. These students are fine young people who have deserved their positions. I look forward very much to working with them all next year. CAPTAINS Katelyn Todd Jack Twist VICE CAPTAINS Georgia Moore Will Worthy PREFECTS Nick Davies Michael Fielder Melissa Gibbons Brittany Jolliffe Aaron Schloeffel... Read more

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Try A Trade

Students from Albion Park High School have been busy building a toolbox, learning about motor vehicles and constructing brick walls with our Try a Trade initiative across TAFE Illawarra Shellharbour and Wollongong. The one semester customised commercial program is an extension of the Career Pathway Taster and gives selected students from local high schools an opportunity to gain essential practical skills in a cross-section of trade areas. Deborah White, TVET coordinator, says the program is an innovative way to engage future students with the... Read more

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Activity Week in Week 11

This year as you will be aware we are running the inaugural "Activity Week" and all students have now chosen what they intend doing. This involves running two days (Monday 14th and Tuesday 15th December) of a wide range of activities; these activities are designed and run by staff who chose them because of their exciting and relationship-building factor. This is a wonderful opportunity to have fun, be involved, spend time with friends, get to know other people, be active, get your Christmas shopping done and make great relationships with new... Read more

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Fit I a.m Fitness and Breakfast Club

Fit I a.m Fitness and Breakfast Club has recently received substantial sponsorships and donations from various local community organisations, including a generous donation from the Albion Park Crows Junior AFL Club. The funding will allow for new fitness equipment, club jerseys and cover ongoing running costs next year. Fit I a.m has resumed for Term 4 and runs every Tuesday and Friday morning at 7.30am. FIT I a.m provides all students and teachers with the opportunity to begin their school day participating in a range of physical activities... Read more

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The Confidence Man

On Friday 16 October twenty four students and Mrs Roth went to see the play "The Confidence Man" by Zoe Pepper and Adriane Daff. The performance had six characters which were volunteer audience members, donning a mask and a headset. The actors were given stage directions and sometimes their inner thoughts through the headset. Christie Ann Shaw and Ryan Hilton from Year 10 both eagerly volunteered. The audience was given a smartphone with headsets with the ability to listen in on each of the characters individually. This form of interactive... Read more

The Australian Mathematics Competition

The 38th annual Australian Mathematics Competition (AMC) took place in August in primary and secondary schools all over Australia. Hundreds of thousands of students from Year 3 to Year 12 compete on the same day, making it possibly one of the largest single events on the Australian education calendar. Students of all levels of ability, from all types of schools in vastly different locations around the country, sat a 75-minute secondary paper, which contained quirky questions with an emphasis on fun and problem solving. The AMC is also the... Read more

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Debate Roundup

The final debate for our junior debating team saw them compete against Moss Vale High School early this term. The team, comprising Aleiya Jolliffe, Aliya Picker, Chloe Flynn and Chloe Clifford were victorious in their argument that "we should ban the Naplan test". On such a contentious topic, the team put forward key arguments based heavily around statistics and facts about educational standards. They dominated the debate and each spoke to a time above the 4 minute mark. This was a wonderful way to conclude the debating competition this year... 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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Year 12 - Class of 2015

The end of Term 3 saw a wonderful graduation ceremony for our Year 12s. This emotional experience took place in the school gym and the students looked splendid in their graduation gowns. It was wonderful to see the way these students approached the ceremony as they prepared to leave Albion Park High School. These Year 12 students are currently preparing to sit for their HSC examinations. These commence in Week 2 and I know the entire Albion Park community wishes them all the best in this regard. The HSC is an internationally recognised... Read more

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Albion Park High School Footy Teams Kicking Goals

Albion Park High School has always had a strong tradition in rugby league and we have had another successful year with a number of our teams. Under 14's Buckley Shield Report Our Under 14's boys CHS Buckley Shield team were regional champions and reached the final 16 in NSW. Not many teams in the school's history have reached this stage in rugby league and it is a credit to the boys, Mr Georgiou and the parents who positively support their children. First game was against Lake, Round 2 a 18-16 win. We were up 18-0 at half-time then... Read more

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CAPA Night

I would like to congratulate Ms MacIver "Ms Mac" and her students for holding a terrific CAPA (Creative & Performing Arts) event last Wednesday evening. The performances were wonderful, and the lighting, sound and set-up very professional, thanks to her trusty ‘entertainment crew'. Not only did the evening showcase the talent of the students, some of the talent was extraordinarily good; it also provided an opportunity for our students no matter what age, to grow and develop in a safe and caring environment. When parents were surveyed... Read more

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B street smart Crossroads excursion

We had a group of sixty seven, Year 11 students who attended the ‘b street smart' excursion at the Acer Arena in Homebush, Sydney earlier this term, along with 5000 other high school students. Crossroads is a compulsory 25 hour course in NSW DET schools which helps to transition students from Years 11 to 12 by giving them vital life skills. We have attended this road safety course last year and felt that it had a great impact on the students who attended, so we decided to make the trip up again in 2015. We caught the bus up to... Read more

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Shine - Term 3 2015

On Monday 7 September, eleven girls from Years 8 and 9 graduated from SHINE for Term 3. SHINE is a self-esteem program for girls highlighting their worth, strength and purpose. The girls attend the course one period a week on a Monday for the whole term with the last week being a graduation lunch held at Murphy's Bar and Grill.Thank you to Mrs Pack (Year 8 Advisor) for also attending the luncheon. Congratulations to all girls who attended SHINE. Feedback is always positive from the girls doing the course. A big thank you to the P... Read more

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Southern Stars - Beyond the Frame Overview - 2105

This year we had such an amazing variety in the students representing Albion Park High School at Southern Stars. Here is an overview. Southern Stars Performing Company Josie Barkeit and Jessie Ingram are two fantastic dancers who auditioned and were successful in becoming part of the Southern Stars Performing Company. They make up part of an elite group of dancers who feature in this year's show. They performed brilliantly and their school and community are very proud of you. Fabulous Vocal Ensemble The Fabulous Vocal Ensemble was... Read more

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M@ster of ChefsCook Off

Congratulations to the year 10 students who were successful at being selected in the 2015 M@ster of Chefs Cook Off. Throughout the M@ster of Chef Unit, Year 10 Food Technology students learnt about food styling and photography techniques and applied these techniques in a range of practical experiences. The best of the best students, throughout the unit were then selected to participate in the final cook off. Well done to all the students who competed, you all showed great commitment to the competition and prepared and presented your... Read more

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Year 7 in 2016 - Information Session

Year 7 2016 Information Session When: Monday 7 September Time: 4-5pm Where: In the library Come along to meet the staff, collect your information packs and find out all there is to know about starting at APHS in 2016.... Read more

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A Cheesy Grin for Some Lucky Students

Albion Park High School was one of several NSW schools making their own camembert cheese through an innovative Dairy Australia program, Cows Create Careers – Camembert in the Classroom. The program is designed to encourage secondary school teachers and students to learn about the Australian dairy industry while introducing students to dairy manufacturing careers and pathways. Students made their own camembert cheese in the classroom and completed tasks from the information pack, including a multimedia advertisement addressing ‘Why Dairy is... Read more

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Inbound Japan Visit

Albion Park High School recently hosted another successful visit from our sister school in Saitama, Japan. Ten students and two teachers from Omiya Kita High School spent eight nights with host families and enjoyed a full program of activities. This is the fifth time that staff and students from Omiya Kita have visited our school. Having travelled from their rather hot and humid summer, the group found the cool weather at Albion Park a little difficult to adjust to but did not let it dampen their spirits. The school program included sports... Read more

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Bedtime Stories for Young Brains

By PERRI KLASS, M.D. AUGUST 17, 2015 A little more than a year ago, the American Academy of Pediatrics issued a policy statement saying that all pediatric primary care should include literacy promotion, starting at birth. That means pediatricians taking care of infants and toddlers should routinely be advising parents about how important it is to read to even very young children. The policy statement, which I wrote with Dr. Pamela C. High, included a review of the extensive research on the links between growing up with books and reading... Read more

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Carrington Falls Walk

Albion Park High School ED Unit explored the Carrington Falls area on Friday 24 July. We were fortunate enough to get a clear sunny day, albeit with some mud on the ground, but not enough to stop our crew. We were suitably impressed with the height of the waterfall and the expansive valley that flowed beyond. There were numerous walking trails that lead to more impressive views over the Kangaroo River and beyond.... Read more

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Uniform Shop - 20% off Sale!

The Uniform Shop is having a 20% off sale in the last 2 weeks of this term. See the image below and click here (pdf 549 KB) for more details.... Read more

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Southern Stars - “Beyond the Frame”

Not long now before the big Southern Stars event "Beyond the Frame"; have you purchased your tickets yet? Click here to buy now! I wish to thank all of our fabulous staff who took extra periods to teach Year 4 last week in Education Week. All the reports have been extremely positive and we are thrilled that out little people enjoyed being at Albion Park High.... Read more

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Education Week

On Tuesday 4 August Albion Park High School celebrated Education Week in the best way possible. One hundred and eighty five Year 4 students from our Community of Schools joined us for a day celebrating public education and having a lot of fun. The primary school students got involved in a variety of classes including Japanese, Science, Music, Library, Dance, Art, Maths, English, TAS, PDHPE and even a session on Positive Behaviours. This is the third year we have combined our Education Week celebrations with the primary schools and many of... Read more

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Albion Park High School Student Boxing Around the Globe

We currently have one of our Year 11 students over in the US competing in the World Ringside Championships. Sam Goodman, of Year 11, is over in Kansas City for 3 weeks competing in the 56kg division in the 16-18 years age group. This has been funded by the PCYC Academy. Sam has had plenty of success already in his young boxing career. Some of his achievement include: Winning State titles in the 16-18 years 56kg division Finishing 2nd in the Australian title in the 16-18 years 56kg division Currently holding the Golden Gloves title- which... Read more

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Regional Athletics Report

Mother Nature has not been kind to us this year and our sports carnivals have suffered! Zone Athletics was no exception, wet weather meant that the carnival was rescheduled twice, and ultimately, cancelled entirely! In turn, we needed to submit distances and times to the zone convener, knowing that only the best three would go through to regional. Twenty nine of our students made it through for a number of events and represented Albion Park High School at the AIS athletics track on Friday 31 July. We had an extremely successful day with 13... Read more

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Enriching and Extending Through Year 8 Personal Interest Projects

Personal Interest Projects (PIPs) are undertaken with the aim of developing students' skills in independent learning, research, higher order thinking and time management skills. This annual project allows students the freedom to research, learn and create projects on a topic of personal interest to them. This year's topics included a vortex cannon, a working model of an Archimedes screw, research into human anatomy, watercolour and acrylic art and a guinea pig retreat, just to name a few. The PIPs were demonstrated, (and eaten... Read more

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Congratulations YEAR 7 on your Personal Interest Projects

Erupting volcanoes, environmentally friendly birdbaths, projects on pollution and interactive web pages, this years Year 7 Personal Interest Projects (PIPs) were fantastic. Students in Year 7 were encouraged to select an area of study that interests them, formulate an action plan and work towards it , producing a finished product for display. The project develops a wide range of skills including: research, higher order thinking, independent learning, communication and time management skills. The quality of work and variety of topics... Read more

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Whooping Cough Alert

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We warmly welcome our Japanese visitors from Omiya Kita High

Principal's Message I would like to warmly welcome our Japanese visitors from Omiya Kita High. This is the fourth visit from our sister school and we have already shared many fun and exciting activities together. Mr Paul Ryan welcomed them all on last week's assembly with an impressive ability to relate that welcome in Japanese. We exchanged gifts and all of the ten exchange students introduced themselves to us. This is a fantastic program which helps our students connect on a global level; as the students share interests, stories and... Read more

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Congratulations to Malita Moran, Winner of the Friends Photographic Prize 2015

Congratulations to Malita Moran, Winner of the Wollongong Art Gallery – Friends Photographic Prize 2015 in the Student Category Term 2 saw the Year 12 Photography class capturing the traditional area of Portraiture. It also coincided with the Wollongong Art Gallery's Friends Photographic Portrait Competition, opened to the general public in areas of Professional, Amateur and Student categories. The opportunity was offered to the entire class and one student, Malita Moran, decided to enter in the student section. Malita's entry, My Brother,... Read more

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Drama News

This year's Work in Progress Days were held in the school's Performing Arts Theatre on Tuesday 27 and Wednesday 28 May. The days provided the opportunity for Regional Drama classes to come together to perform their theatre pieces in front of their peers to encourage, learn and support each other in a relaxed atmosphere. Across the two days we had nine visiting schools, totalling over 230 very keen and talented young students, eager to perform their pieces. Some students performed scenes from texts studied in class, others performed group... Read more

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Staff and Students Serve it up in City Serve Project

Staff and students from Albion Park High School joined members from local churches, businesses and community of Albion Park to do much needed work in and around the Car Park and Skate Park between the Library, Museum and Swimming Pool in central Albion Park on Saturday the 20th June. City Serve is a project based setup in conjunction with Shellharbour Council where local community members can join together and give much needed facelifts to beautify areas within our communities that our local council is struggling to finance and complete. ... Read more

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Albion Park teen's artwork to appear on AIME Apparel T-shirts

Straight from the Illawarra Mercury. http://www.illawarramercury.com.au/story/3181888/teens-art-features-on-t-shirts-for-new-label/ An Albion Park teenager is proud to have helped launch a new national clothing label and can't wait to see people wearing her design. Rideika Wright, 16, took part in the Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience and was invited along with 21 others to participate in a paid internship, with her artwork featured on AIME Apparel T-shirts. The square graphic features a lizard to represent the year 10 student, as... Read more

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Woolworths Earn & Learn

This year we will be participating in the Woolworths Earn & Learn program. Through this program we will be able to get new educational resources for our school – and all we need you to do is shop for your groceries at Woolworths! From Wednesday 15th July to Tuesday 8th September, we are collecting Woolworths Earn & Learn Stickers. You will get one Woolworths Earn & Learn Sticker for every $10 spent (excluding liquor, tobacco and gift cards). Place the Woolworths Earn & Learn Sticker onto a Woolworths Earn & Learn Sticker Sheet and when... Read more

Parent Teacher Night for Years 8, 9 and 10 (and Year 7 again)

The Parent Teacher Night for Years 8, 9 and 10 and Year 7 again will be held on Tuesday July 21st, 2015. Families will receive either an email or letter that contains their unique booking code and an outline of the process. Parents of Years 8, 9 and 10 From June 22nd 8:00am (week 10, term 2) to Tuesday 14th July 7:00am (week 1, term 3) the website will be open for parents to nominate which teachers they would like to see. Tuesday 14th July 7:00am to Wednesday 15th July 3:30pm scheduling will occur based on staff availability and parent... Read more

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Successful Athletics Carnival

Our school Athletics Carnival was held on Friday the 5th of June, 2015. Previously postponed due to wet weather, we awoke to more rain in the early hours of the morning!! Many other local carnivals were announcing cancellations and we were feeling the pressure to make a decision. After much deliberation and a thorough investigation of the grounds and the rain radar, we decided to go ahead with it (Bianca Dye from i98 even labelled our kids as tough), and aren't we glad we did! Although it was a little brisk during the morning, it turned out... Read more

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South Coast Dance Festival 2015

This year Albion Park High School participated in the South Coast Dance Festival Performance for the second year in a row. The group of 10 students from year 7 – 10 have been working hard on their performance for the past term and a half and represented our school beautifully with a contemporary dance item. The students performed in two evening performances and were invited to attend an exclusive closed performance where they were provided the opportunity to watch other items involved in the show. The students should be congratulated on the... Read more

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Debating Report Premier’s Debating Challenge

After a successful Round 1 debate against Kanahooka High School in Week 5 Albion Park High School's Senior Debating Team attended Dapto High School to compete in Rounds 2 and 3 of the Premier's Debating Challenge on Tuesday 16 June. Emily Clifford opened the first debate against Dapto High School in a confident manner and quickly defined the topic and established the team model for the banning of contact sports for under 18's. She presented a series of strong affirmative arguments to support this model and established a solid base for the... Read more

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Congratulations to Year 11 Drama

Year 11 drama, with the talented guidance of Mr Paul Ryan, performed an extraordinarily complex piece for their parents and friends on Wednesday night: Cocteau. The talents of this group were showcased and I have no doubt that that they will certainly do very well in their HSC. The devotion to their acting and their commitment to the piece was astounding. Thanks also to the sound and lighting crew. Well done!... Read more

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Chess Competition

Congratulations to the students who represented Albion Park High School in the NSW Junior Chess League competition. Kyle Mounfield (Yr 10) Bryce Vandenberg (Yr 8), Daniella Walker (Yr 8), Ben Bacon (Yr 7) Gabriel McBride Vasquez (Yr 7), Kate Lynn (Yr 7) and Ayden Goldberg (Yr 7) played Nowra Anglican College and although they played well (and learnt a few tricks along the way), they were defeated on the day. This competition provided students with valuable playing experience and they were excellent ambassadors for our school. Any students... Read more

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Zone Cross Country Report

On Monday the 18 May, 55 students from Albion Park High School competed at the Zone Cross Country Carnival at West Dapto Integral Energy Cross Country Course. The carnival had been previously washed out, however, we had a beautiful sunny day for the rescheduled event. Our students had to run a little bit further than our school course with our 12-13 years boys and girls running 3000m, 14-15 years boys and 14-18 years girls running 4000m and our 16-18 years boys running 6000m. We saw some great results on the day we had 23 students... Read more

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Albion Park Rugby League Success

Albion Park High School and students from Albion Park High School have been experiencing plenty of success on the footy field this year. Our highly successful Under 15's team have had a dream run in the Country Cup competition in 2015. Previously, this team has been South Coast All School Champions and South Coast Country Cup Champions and this year hopefully they will go one better. Our Under 15's team won the Southern Illawarra Zone Country Cup, then went on to win the South Coast section of this competition earlier in Term 2. This means... Read more

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Reconciliation Walk

This week a small number of our Aboriginal students travelled with Mr Fogliada to Shellharbour to participate in the Reconciliation walk. Mr Fogliada was high in his praise of our students, their respect, their maturity and their responsibility. Well done!... Read more

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Reece Mastin thanks Albion Park High for speaking out about domestic violence

From Illawarra Mercury: Pop star Reece Mastin performed for students at Albion Park High School on Friday to reward the school for its efforts in raising awareness about domestic violence, and trying to ‘‘strengthen a culture of respect''. Picture: SYLVIA LIBER Read the article from the Illawarra Mercury here... Read more

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Sorry Day 2015

National Sorry Day is annual event that is held in Australia on the 26th of May since 1998. It is a day for both Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians to remember and reflect on past injustices and mistreatment experienced by Indigenous Australians. As well as reflecting and remembering, it is a chance for all Australians to come together and share the steps towards healing for the Stolen Generations and their families. There are many ways Sorry Day is commemorated around Australia, including reconciliation walks, concerts, barbecues and... Read more

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Athletics Carnival postponed until 5th June

We have been unlucky with the weather, and unfortunately, we have had to Postpone our Athletics Carnival scheduled for today. It is school as normal. The carnival will now go ahead in two weeks time, Friday the 5th of June.... Read more

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‘Wrap with Love’ Program

There are millions of people in the world suffering extreme cold. In 1992 ‘Wrap with Love' began with the idea to help as many people as possible by providing warm wraps to ward off hypothermia. Wraps are now sent all around the world as well as being distributed in Australia. Albion Park High School students will be creating wraps this winter. If you have 8 ply wool or size 8 knitting needles you can donate, please drop your donations off at the front office.... Read more

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Parent Teacher Night Years 7, 11 & 12

The Parent Teacher Night for Years 7, 11, 12 and Support will be held on Wednesday 3 June, 2015. Families will receive either an email or letter that contains their unique booking code and an outline of the process. Key dates From Friday 15th May (week 4) to Tuesday 26 May (week 6) the website will be open for parents to nominate which teachers they would like to see. Wednesday 27 and Thursday 28 May (week 6) scheduling will occur based on staff availability and parent requests. From noon Friday 29 May to 3pm Tuesday 2 June parents can go... Read more

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White Ribbon Night

It was with great pride that I attended the fundraising event for White Ribbon in viewing the film 'Pitch Perfect Two' last week. To see our students involved in such a worthwhile cause and see our staff turn out in droves to support White Ribbon was humbling. We established last year that one of our key school directions for the next three years is to concentrate on improving student excellence and sense of global citizenship, and one of the fundamental parts of this is to improve student leadership and communication. What a wonderful... Read more

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FIT I A.M

Did you hear about FIT I A.M Fitness and Breakfast Club?? Get involved! The aim of FIT I A.M at Albion Park High School is to build a healthy, active community in which students have the opportunity to have fun in a supportive environment. FIT I A.M provides students with the opportunity to begin their school day participating in a range of physical activities as well as enjoying a nutritious breakfast. Through FIT I A.M we aim to allow students to feel a sense of belonging whilst strengthening links to our schools PDHPE curriculum. DETAILS:... Read more

A concern that everyone needs to know about ...

You will have no doubt heard on both radio and on television the very real and disturbing stories about the growing use of the drug Ice in Australia, some of you may have seen the 60 minutes special. I read a comment by Superintendent Wayne Starling from the Illawarra Local Area Command in the local Advertiser, about the concern that local police have, that in fact statistically the Shellharbour area is showing higher levels of Ice usage than even Wollongong. This is a very frightening scourge on our local community, and in a more global sense... Read more

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State of music education 'a disaster'

Richard Gill, internationally respected music educator and artistic advisor to the Musica Viva program explains why and how Australia's music education system needs to be addressed on a national level to vastly improve this important part of the curriculum. View the video below to find out more. (https://vimeo.com/120658148) Vimeo video: http://vimeo.com/120658148... Read more

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What young people think about domestic violence

White Ribbon Research Projects Young people's attitudes towards domestic and dating violence In 2014, White Ribbon Australia and Youth Action NSW asked young Australians for their views on domestic and dating violence. Over 3000 young people shared their opinion through an online survey. The survey results were analysed by researchers at the University of New South Wales and published on 24 March 2015. Youth Survey: Press Release Full Report: Gender, Age and the Perceived Causes, Nature and Extent of Domestic and Dating Violence in Australian... Read more

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FLAME

WHAT IS FLAME? FLAME is a very structured learning method which uses a writing scaffold to support students. This learning method has already been implemented at a number of high schools across the state. HSC students at those schools have made significant gains in the results for various subjects. This program, originally titled ALARM, is most important for both successful study methods and for refining quality responses to all HSC style questions. Year 11 students will participate in 3 seminar / lecture presentations over three days from key... Read more

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Online Payments

Starting next term it will be possible for parents to make online payments to the school for amounts owing for students, via a secure payment page hosted by Westpac. Payments can be made using either a Visa or MasterCard credit or debit card. The payment page is accessed from the front page of the schools website by selecting ‘$ Make a payment'. Items that can be paid include voluntary school contributions, subject contributions, excursions, sales to students and creative and practical arts activities (these include band, drama and dance).... Read more

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Swimming Carnival

2015 saw us hold our first whole school swimming carnival in many years. The carnival was originally postponed due to Albion Park's unique weather cycle! A heavy downpour of rain the night before our carnival resulted in puddles of water surrounding the pool and covering the area in which our students needed to sit. After rescheduling the carnival to Tuesday 10 February, Mother Nature was much more kind, producing a beautiful sunny day with around 90% humidity! It was hot and sticky which prompted many students and teachers alike to jump in... Read more

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Harmony Day - Thank You

Thank you to all involved in making Harmony Day 2015 an absolute success at Albion Park High School in 2015. Have a look at some photos in the Harmony Day gallery. For more information about Harmony Day visit: http://www.harmony.gov.au/... Read more

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School Cross Country

Our school Cross Country carnival is being held on Thursday the 19 March, 2015, during sport time. This carnival is a compulsory whole school event that takes place right here at Albion Park High School! Parents/caregivers as spectators are welcome! All students will complete the track marked within the school grounds and the bushland on the southern side of the school. Check out our facebook page for a program of events and a course map. What to bring: A water bottle, hat, sun cream, money for a drink and your house spirit!! Students need to... Read more

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Pollutia and the Forest Fairies

Pollutia and the Forest Fairies is a pantomime for Years 1-5 and is making steady progress. The students involved in this production vary in their roles. Our backstage crew have almost completed the designing, building and painting of our set and properties. In fact one Sunday was a flurry of activities and many a magic wand was fluttered – finalising the painting of our set and our newly constructed sound and lighting box. A witch or two could be heard cackling in the Music block and the staff room was a hive of activity as the students... Read more

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Uniform

This is a timely reminder about uniform, now that we are half way through Term 1. We began the year exceptionally well but lately there are more students who are unfortunately choosing to wear the wrong items. The biggest issues are the following: Girls Skirts – The straight skirt is NO LONGER part of the school uniform and students must purchase the pleated skirt. Shoes – a number of senior students are wearing black and white gym boots. These are NOT school uniform. Sport Shorts – can only be worn on Thursdays and NO other day. I ask that... Read more

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Bullying No Way

At our school we aim to create a safe and supportive school community for everyone. Sometimes, it can be difficult for parents or carers to know what to do when their child talks to them about bullying. You are an important part of our work to prevent bullying and to respond effectively if it happens. Stopping bullying involves everyone. If your child talks to you about bullying: 1. Listen calmly and get the full story. Your calm response is important to allow your child to tell you all about the situation. After they've told you their story,... Read more

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White Ribbon Fundraiser

White Ribbon is the symbol of the ‘treating women with respect' campaign. Our school is proud to be a part of this, and has pledged to never 'be violent or silent' regarding the issue of violence against women. Last year on White Ribbon Day, 25 November, eight teachers and the school captains took the pledge to act against violence. A welcoming and friendly school working with and for our local community This year, Year 12 are hosting a fundraiser for the White Ribbon Foundation. On Thursday 7 May, at 7pm we invite you to join us at Greater... Read more

swimming

Zone Swimming Report

On Tuesday 17 February, 44 students represented Albion Park High School at the Southern Illawarra Zone Swimming Carnival, held at Dapto Pool. This was our largest team entry in some years which made for some excellent school spirit and a great day for all involved. It was another hot day which made the pool very inviting. Unfortunately, unlike our school carnival, the teachers didn't get to have a dip, but the students were definitely enjoying it! A big thank you to all of the students who stepped up to participate in many relay teams. As the... Read more

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Energy Bills

Assisting Family Households in your Community with Energy Bills

For more information: Assisting Family Households in your Community with Energy Bills (pdf 627 KB)... Read more

tally

House Cup Running total now available on Website

Keep updated on how your house is going here... Read more

open day

Open day at Albion Park High School

Albion Park High School would like to invite all prospective students for 2016 and 2017 to the Open Afternoon on 3rd March 2015. A general information session will be held in the Performing Arts space followed by tours of the school. We look forward to seeing you there.... Read more

your p&c

P&C Meetings - Change of Date

Our parents & citizens' association (P&C) brings the school community together. Parents, teachers and community members can help meet the needs of the school community and contribute to decisions about the school. The P&C also raises funds that help finance improvements to our school and provide additional resources. The P & C now meets on the FOURTH MONDAY of the month at 6.30 pm in the staff common room. Membership of the P & C is $2 per family. You need to be a financial member to vote on any issues.... Read more

schools spec

2015 Schools Spectacular - Applications now open!!!!

2015 Schools Spectacular APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN!!! Applications are now open for the 2015 Schools Spectacular. Please see Mrs Keen in the Music staffroom if you are interested in applying. For more information, or to apply online, visit www.schoolsspectacular.com.au/auditions Applications for most categories close on Thursday 19 March. Don't miss out on your opportunity to be involved in this world-renowned showcase of public education, performed live to over 20,000 people and beamed via television into the homes of 1.2 million people... Read more

South Coast Trial Dates for 2015

South Coast Trials: Students need to go and see Ms Amy Greig for an entry form before the ENTRY CLOSE date if they wish to enter. TERM 1 SPORT ENTRY CLOSING DATE DATE OF TRIAL 15 Years & Open Girls Tennis Week 2: Mon 2nd Feb Tues 3rd Feb Boys Baseball Week 2: Mon 2nd Feb Fri 6th Feb 15 Years Boys Tennis Week 2: Thurs 5th Feb Tuesday 10th Feb Open Boys Tennis Week 2: Thurs 5th Feb Tues 17th Feb Girls Basketball Week 3: Mon 9th Feb Fri 13th Feb 15 Years Boys & Girls Touch Week 3: Fri 13th... Read more

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Welcome to 2015 at Albion Park High School

Welcome to another great year at Albion Park High School. We look forward to working with our students and our community to ensure the best outcomes for all. We would just like to remind anyone seeking an out of area enrolment to APHS to ensure they follow the correct process. The required forms can be found on our website under 'Our School', 'Rules and Policies' and then 'Albion Park High School Policies'.... Read more