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Come play this summer

Come play this summer

These holidays, school playgrounds at 42 NSW public schools will be open for neighbours and others to enjoy under a NSW Government initiative to broaden community recreation and open space options. Schools in the program will be open from 8am to 6pm from 23 December to the end of the school holidays in late January. You can find out which schools will be open through the Come Play pilot by visiting School Infrastructure NSW.... Read more

Principals Presentation Evening Speech 2017

I would like to welcome our newest school captains & vice captains into their respective leadership positions: Emily Harris - captain Dallas Harrison – captain Daniel Gonzalo – vice captain Macayla Hilton – vice captain Well done to our many award recipients, be proud in your success, be both grateful and gracious in your achievements. Remember to thank your teachers and your parents. I've built what I have to say tonight around the theme of pride. I must admit I have drawn some of my inspiration from the YES vote on same sex marriage.... Read more

2018

Diary Dates - 2017/2018

School finishes for the 2017 year this Friday 15 December, 2017. School recommences for the 2018 year for: - Years 7, 11, 12 Tuesday 30 January, 2018 - Years 8, 9, 10 Wednesday 31 January, 2018 We wish you and your loved ones a Joyous Christmas and a relaxing and safe holiday season.... Read more

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Child Studies Playgroup Christmas Party 2017

We had a great time at our Playgroup Christmas party on Tuesday. We celebrated together in the spirit of Christmas with carols playing while the kids participated in lots of fun activities and ate yummy Christmas treats. It was great way to finish our year together and we absolutely loved seeing the excitement on the kids faces when Santa came bearing gifts! Thank you to all the parents/ grandparents and carers who continue to support our school playgroup. And a massive thank you and well done to all of the Year 9 Child Studies students, you... Read more

Bombaderry Creek

Year 7 & 8 Indigenous student excursion to Bombaderry Creek

Year 7 and 8 Indigenous students and their friends travelled to Bombaderry Creek National Park to learn about their Indigenous culture from National Park Rangers. Students walked the trails alongside the creek and learnt about the Dharawal people living in this region, and experienced tasting some of the bush tucker plants, as well seeing the plants used for medicinal purposes. Rangers shared with the students the emotional heartbreaking stories of some of the children that were removed from their families as young as new borns and taken to... Read more

Ron, Helena and Adara with Leighton and Stephanie

Year 10 Writer's Book Launch

Mrs Cable's Year 10 English class has been working with the South Coast Writers' Centre to extend and enrich students' writing skills. Working with Helena, Ron and Adara, students have composed a variety of unique writing pieces which have been published into a book. The official book launch was held on Friday, December 1st, in the APHS Library. Hosted by Leighton Murphy and Stephanie-Chase Horton, the launch included readings by several of the students and expressions of thanks to Helena, Ron and Adara from the Writers' Centre, as well as Mrs... Read more

christmas

Playgroup Christmas party Tues 5th Dec 10-11.30

Come and celebrate our year together with yummy Christmas treats, craft activities and Santa If it is wet weather there will be no outdoor play but we will still run as planned in the PA Hall.... Read more

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2017 CAPA Showcase

CAPA Showcase - 28th November 2017 See photos and videos of the event at https://www.facebook.com/Albion-Park-High-School-Official-1424049274334340/... Read more

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White Ribbon @ APHS

On Monday 27th November 2017 at APHS the Year 11 boys stood up, spoke out and acted by speaking to all students within their year groups and placing a white ribbon on the front fence of the school for White Ribbon Day. Great work Year 11!... Read more

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Uniform Shop - January hours and 2018 prices

January 2017 - Opening hours Monday 23rd January 9am - 2pm Tuesday 24th January 9am - 2pm Wednesday 25th January 9am - 3pm Thursday 26th January CLOSED Friday 27th January 9am - 2pm Monday 28th January 9am - 2pm Then every Tuesday: 1pm - 3pm and Friday: 8am-11am and 1pm-3pm.... Read more

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Uniform changes in 2018

After much consultation, we have decided to move to BLACK pants and shorts for our official uniform. What does this mean for your child? You can purchase new items from the uniform shop by the end of the year or at the beginning of 2018. Alternatively, you can keep wearing the grey and purchase new items as they are needed in 2018, you have 12 months to change over. If you are in Year 12 you may continue to wear grey although you will need black pants for the graduation ceremony. PRICES: PANTS - $39 SHORTS - $33... Read more

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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

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

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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

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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

wrapped with love

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

forum

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

20 percent off

Uniform Shop 20% off Sale!

Albion Park High School SALE 20% OFF Weeks 8 and 9 this term Tuesday 5/9 and Friday 8/9 Tuesday 12/9 and Friday 15/9 Tuesday 1pm to 3pm Friday 8-11am and 1.3pm NO EXCHANGES... Read more

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NDIS continues its roll out across NSW

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) started in NSW in July 2016, rolling out across half of the state. The rollout for the rest of NSW started on 1 July 2017 and the NDIS will be fully rolled out by mid 2018. The NSW government is writing to the families of children and young people with disability who currently receive disability supports in the rollout areas to advise how and when they will enter the NDIS. How will people move into the NDIS? There is a planned approach to the way people enter into the NDIS. The first people to... Read more

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naplan online

NAPLAN Online School Readiness Test

Our school, along with other NSW schools will participate in a school readiness test on the 4th and 5th of September. The school readiness test is a ‘practice run' for schools to assess their technology ahead of NAPLAN Online. The readiness test is not an assessment of student ability. All Year 7 and Year 9 students will need to bring a working set of earbuds/headphones to complete the test on both days. For more information, please read the attached factsheet (pdf 1212 KB) There is also a NAPLAN Online newsletter and a video available which... Read more

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P&C Meeting

P & C MEETING Monday 28 August, 2016 at 6pm in the Staff Common Room... Read more

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Year 7 information evening

YEAR 7, 2018 INFORMATION EVENING! IN THE PERFORMING ARTS HALL 4 - 5 PM TUESDAY 5 TH SEPTEMBER, 2017... Read more

survey

‘Tell Them From Me’ Parent Survey

The ‘Tell Them From Me' survey is designed to help those people involved in making improvements at APHS know how teachers, parents and students feel towards the school in general, any problems that may be occurring at the school, and ideas for making the school better. More information regarding participating can be obtained in the latest Park Press. For frequently asked questions regarding the student and parent survey, please click on the links below: Link to TTFM Parent Survey FAQ for parents (pdf 67 KB) Link to TTFM Student Survey FAQ for... Read more

debating

Year 9/10 Debating Team at the Regional Debating Camp

In an exciting development in the school's public speaking and debating program, our Year 9/10 team have been pronounced Zone winners in the NSW Premier's Debating Challenge. The team, comprising Daniel Mayo, Chloe Flynn, Aliya Picker and Aleiya Jolliffe, participated in a round robin style debating day under the supervision of Mrs Louise Turk in Term 2. Their victorious performance against local schools Corrimal High School and Keira High School enabled them to progress through to the next level of competition at the Regional Debating Camp in... Read more


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Subject Selection information for Years 8, 9 & 10

Subject Selection for 2018 is now closed. Students in year 7, 8, 9 and 10 who have not selected their subjects online please see Mr Ridgway or Mrs Campbell ASAP. Subject Selections need to be completed by Monday 14th of August. Students who did not receive their package need to see Ms Harris in the office. Below are the Subject information booklets for each year group selecting new subjects for 2018. (Click to download) HSC Preliminary selection Booklet 2018 (pdf 1325 KB) Yr 10 Booklet 2018 Stage 5 (pdf 286 KB) Yr 9 Booklet 2018 Stage 5... Read more

elephant

Giving a Voice to the Elephant in the Room

Did you know, of every 30 students in Australia, 7 will be dealing with a mental health issue, yet only 2 will reach out for support and 5 will suffer in silence? During Week 4, Year 10 students participated in a Batyr workshop focusing on preventative education in the area of youth mental health. Batyr (meaning ‘Hero') tries to combat the false ideas surrounding mental health by helping young people talk about the "elephant in the room" in a fun and engaging way. During the presentation students explored some of the misconceptions... Read more

education awards

Education week awards

Education Week this year has been particularly special in that Albion Park High received the regional School Excellence award, this award from the Director of Education Ms Mandy Shaw was for the work we have done in literacy and the improvements in results, which have been quite stunning. Staff associated with these awards received thanks for their contribution to education last Wednesday in Figtree. I wish to thank all of my hard working staff but in particular the literacy team led by Head Teacher Teaching and Learning Mrs Elizabeth... Read more

NAPLAN Online School readiness test

NSW schools will participate in the NAPLAN Online School Readiness Test from 14 August to 22 September. There is a lot of information for schools, students and parents on the NAPLAN Online transition website. The school readiness test is a ‘practice run' for schools to assess their technology as we prepare to transition to NAPLAN Online. It provides an opportunity for schools to become familiar with the NAPLAN Online assessment platform but is not an assessment of student ability.... Read more

Kora

Kora sets her sights on career in country music

Music Scene with Glenn Haworth Glenn Haworth 2 Aug 2017, 1:30 p.m. From Illawarra Mercury: http://www.illawarramercury.com.au/story/4826172/kora-sets-her-sights-on-a-career-in-country-music/ Fifteen-year-old Kora Naughton picked up a guitar just over two years ago and taught herself how to play and write songs, but it wasn't until she attended the Tamworth Country Music Festival in January this year that she decided to take her music career more seriously. Kora applied and was accepted at the CMAA Junior Country Music Academy and began... Read more

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Christmas in July

SRC - Christmas in July - Fundraising for the homeless in our area

Abigail Bowes and Seth Phillips, our School Captains, along with our SRC are raising funds and goods for homeless people in our local area. Students and families are encouraged to bring in non-perishable food items, clothes, hygiene products or any other gifts. Please put them under the Christmas Tree in the front office.... Read more

Education Week 2017

Next week (Monday 31 July – Friday 4 August) is Education Week, a statewide annual event to celebrate public education in NSW. The week highlights the achievements of public education and local schools, putting the spotlight on our students, our educators and the communities that support them. This year's theme is I Learn, We Learn. It is a celebration of the commitment of the NSW Department of Education to ensuring that our students are at the heart of learning and that all our schools improve every year. Education Week is also a time for... Read more

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CAPA Committee's Biggest Morning Tea

A big thank you to everyone who came and supported the CAPA Committee's biggest morning tea on the last Wednesday of term. It was wonderful to see so many staff and students come and share a cuppa, a bite to eat and a conversation. The CAPA Committee really appreciate the overwhelming support of the event and were thrilled to be able to show off their baking and hosting skills.... Read more

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chess 2017

Interschool Chess Challenge - 2007

Congratulations to Samuel Mawbey, Caleb Bates, Matthew Longhurst (Year7) and Bryce Van Den Berg (Year 10) who participated in the Interschool Chess Challenge held at Edmund Rice College on 20 June. The boys played in a round robin style tournament both challenging and improving their chess skills. All boys received certificates of participation, however, special mention must be paid to Bryce who earned a trophy for placing second place overall out of fifty players. Special thanks to Mr Astin who organised the boys and to Mr Hawker for... Read more

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Trial HSC Examination - Student Schedule - 2017

Please view the schedule here (pdf 1241 KB)... Read more

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NCCD 2017 Information for Parents

The Nationally Consistent Collection of Data on School Students with Disability (the national data collection) is an annual collection that counts the number of school students with disability and the level of reasonable educational adjustment they are provided with. Read more about the data collection by clicking here. (pdf 340 KB) Please note that if you do not wish to have your child included in this data collection, you must write a letter to the Principal indicating your reasons not to be included by COB Thursday 20th of July.... Read more

P&C

P&C Meeting - 26th June 2017

P&C Meeting 6:30pm In the Staff Common Room Come and be involved. 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. Image Source: https://ashmoress.eq.edu.au/SiteCollectionImages... Read more

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National Sorry Day

Albion Park High School commemorated National Sorry Day, an Australia-wide observance on Friday 26 May. This gave the school community the chance to remember and commemorate the mistreatment of the country's indigenous population, and share the steps towards healing for the Stolen Generations, their families and communities. The school would like to acknowledge and thank the presenters who participated during the commemoration. Our school captains Abigail Bowes and Seth Phillips welcomed our visitors and school community. Keana Dobeson led the... Read more

Flanno

BBQ, Beanie and Flanno Day for Anthony

On Wednesday 7 June, Year 11 held a "BBQ, Beanie and Flanno Day" to raise money for Anthony Pietrobelli and his family. The response from the school community was outstanding. It was wonderful to see so many staff and students get behind this great cause and luckily, it was perfect beanie and flanno weather. The sausage sizzle, lolly bags and drinks were also a hit with all items selling out well before the end of lunch. Albion Park High School is very excited to announce we raised a massive $1,144.70! A big thank you must go out to all the... Read more

media

Parks Media Mark Group

I would like to congratulate the PARKS MEDIA MARK group who have, in their Year 11 Skills for work course, created a lunch time radio segment. The nine boys in Ms MacIver's class have done a truly marvellous job in learning how to use digital technology to ensure that the segment works from a technical point of view, they have investigated current music trends, researched iTunes and interviewed students for their opinions to choose music that will ‘work'. The students use one period a week to pre-record their show with Ms MacIver in class, in... Read more

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sorry day 2017

Sorry Day - 2017

Albion Park High will commemorate National Sorry Day at a School Assembly on Friday, 26 May at 10.45am. All family members are welcome to attend and share this day of observance. A light lunch will be served afterwards. RSVP: by Tuesday 23 May, 2017. Please call the office 4257 1744 to confirm numbers for catering purposes.... Read more

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The Chess Team

Albion Park High chess team had their first round match against Calderwood Christian School at home in the school library at the end of term 1. Being a newly assembled team with three Year 7 students (Samuel Mawbey, Caleb Bates and Matthew Longhurst) and one Year 10 student (Bryce Van Den Berg) it was a good test coming up against a quality side like Calderwood. Captain Bryce led from the front and played a clever game to slowly dominate his opponent over the board. The checkmate was sealed with Bryce utilising his piece advantage and... Read more

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Albion Park High School and Zone Swimming Carnivals

May 2017 Update: Huge congratulations to Amy Lucas (Year 12) who represented the South Coast at the CHS Swimming Championships at Homebush in the last week of Term 1. Amy qualified for five events at this years' meet, which vindicated the hard work that she has put into her sport for so many years now. Her times leading up to this event were also extremely promising and those in the know were hopeful that she would qualify for some finals at this prestigious and highly competitive carnival. What we can now announce is that Amy has become a... Read more

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Youth Expo Day @ APHS - 2017

In the very last week of last term we had a Youth Week Extravaganza which involved all students from Year 7-11. Thanks very much to our surrounding community who supported this day and in particular Ms Christine Campbell who oversaw it. Our students did us extremely proud in their wonderfully responsible and mature manner during the event. For their support of the Youth Week Expo Albion Park High School would like to thank the following services Albion Park Village Meats Albion Park Youth and Community Care Child & Youth Adolescent Mental... Read more

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Illawarra Schools Careers Expo - 2017

The Illawarra Schools Careers Expo has been organised annually for nearly forty years by the Illawarra Careers Advisers Network and will again be held at the Illawarra Sports Stadium, Waples Road, Unanderra. High school students from across the region will have the opportunity to attend sessions. Year 10 and 12 students from Albion Park High School are booked in to attend on Tuesday 9 May. Permission notes have been distributed and the cost to travel to the Expo is $7. Members of the public are also invited to attend the Parent Session on... Read more

digitally

Podcast - Growing up digitally

I am a very active listener of ABC podcasts and heard one the other day which I believe EVERY parent should hear. The podcast is called "Growing Up Digitally" and the link is below, I urge you all to have a listen: Website Audio link Digital technology is rapidly changing our lives - we socialise, we're entertained, and we learn online. Today's kids have only ever known a digital world of connectedness with smart devices, search engines, and social media platforms and while growing up digitally offers exciting opportunities, it also... Read more

Claire

Restoration of the memorial garden

Claire Hansen Arthur undertook the project of restoring the memorial garden in front of the school library as part of her Youth Frontiers program. The garden was originally established as a memorial to students and staff who have passed away, but had become less obvious in recent years with the growth of trees and shrubs in the garden. Claire decided that it needed to be made more prominent and so went about organising a stone and plaque to place in the garden. Claire raised money through a BBQ to purchase the stone and plaque which was... Read more

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cross country 2017

APHS Cross Country 2017

WHEN - Friday 31 March (Week 10, 12.30pm - 2.35pm) WHERE - Right here at Albion Park High School! You will walk the course during PE before the event WHY - It is a COMPULSORY WHOLE SCHOOL EVENT, Your participation will earn points for house colours! HOW - WEAR YOUR HOUSE COLOUR TO SCHOOL, bring a drink bottle, running shoes, hat, sunscreen and your house spirit!... Read more

uow

UOW Early Admission - 2017

This year, UOW will offer students the chance to earn a place to UOW in the UAC November Round via UOW Early Admission. Early admission will be open to applicants who are in Year 12 in 2017 and completing the HSC and eligible to receive an ATAR. UOW will still be providing indicative criteria as part of the program. This criteria is based on how students should be performing at school if they hope to succeed in the course at University, and is not exclusionary – students who don't meet this criteria can still apply to be considered for Early... Read more

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International Women’s Day in the Illawarra

Tahlee Parsons, Sara Lindsay and Alyssa Matthews attended the International Women's Day function at the Nan Tien Temple hosted by the Australian Centre for Leadership for Women. The Keynote speaker was the Hon. Jenny Macklin MP inspiring woman about ‘Gaining the Unexpected' and her journey growing up in Brisbane to being involved in politics for over thirty years. A panel of seven women from all walks of life shared their personal journeys ‘Achieving the Unexpected'. They were all inspirational but one of the women who had had so much... Read more

money

Transition to the new NSW public schools’ finance system and how it will affect you.

Dear Parents and Carers, Albion Park High School will transition to the new NSW public schools' finance system and a new bank account on 24 July 2017. To ensure a smooth transition, there will be changes to the way we accept parent or carer payments. Direct deposits: As of 30 June 2017, we will no longer accept direct deposits into our current school bank account as we prepare to close this account and transition to the new one. Any payments made using direct deposit after this date cannot be properly allocated to a student's account in a... Read more

Launch of Student and Parent Portal - coming soon

Everything about a student at your fingertips Parent portal Sentral's parent portal provides parents with 24/7 access to their childs data. Parents can log in to access their child's report, attendance information and wellbeing details as well as updating family contact details. Student portal Sentral's Student Portal is a one-stop shop for everything your student community need. Using their current individual login for the school network,students can access their timetable, assessment marks, attendance history and reports from anywhere at... Read more

Tell Them From Me student feedback survey (Term 1, 2017)

I am delighted that this term, our school, like many other public schools in the state, will participate in a Department of Education initiative: the Tell Them From Me student feedback survey. The survey 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: http://surveys.cese.nsw.gov.au The survey is a great opportunity for our students to provide us with... Read more

BBQ

Year 12 Bunnings BBQ Fundraiser

Year 12 Bunnings BBQ Fundraiser Twenty-two of our current Year 12 students volunteered their time for their year group on Saturday the 18th February to raise money for the "Year 12 Events" of 2017. Many skills were learnt on this particular day - customer service skills, the handling of money and how to cook the perfect sausage. For most of us, the new-found knowledge that many individuals in our society come to Bunnings just for the sausage sizzle was a revelation. A huge thank you to these twenty two volunteers, in particular to... Read more

expo

Successful Annual Expo 2017

I wish to thank all of my staff in attendance at our second EXPO afternoon, along with our fabulous students who generously ‘showed off' their school. We hosted nearly three hundred people at Albion Park High on Wednesday from 4-6pm, including staff from our partner primary schools and our Schools' Director Ms Mandy Shaw. It is a testament to our local community who see that it is important to attend what is becoming a key event in our school calendar. To showcase our school, students, our staff, our venues along with some exciting activities... Read more

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Healthy School Canteens

Introducing Healthy School Canteens

The introduction of the revised Healthy School Canteen Strategy increases the availability of healthy food and drink options in school canteens to make the healthy choice, the easy choice. It replaces the Fresh Tastes@School Strategy in NSW schools that was commonly known as the traffic light system. The revised strategy is consistent with the 2013 Australian Dietary Guidelines and classifies food and drinks as either Everyday or Occasional. Sugary drinks will continue not to be sold. NSW public schools will have until the end of 2019 to... Read more

captains and principals

Our 2017 Captains and Principal

See the whole feature published by the Ilawarra Mercury here... Read more

reading

Regular Reading Supporting Literacy Skills

Reading for pleasure is one of the best things your child can do to improve their literacy skills. Subsequently, a reading program is part of every student's nightly English Homework: between fifteen and twenty minutes per night. A reading log to record English Reading Homework will be given to students in both Years 7 and 8 and we ask parents to sign it each week. As a joint English/Library initiative, students in Years 7-9 are also encouraged to participate in the Premier's Reading Challenge (PRC). It requires students to read twenty books... Read more

fit i am

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

swim carn 2017

Swimming Carnival - Thursday 16th February 2017

Compulsory All Day, Whole School Event Meet at school for normal roll call at 8:25am. We will depart for Albion Park Pool after rolls have been marked. The carnival will conclude at 2:35pm. What to bring: $2 for pool entry, swimmers, hat, sun cream, towel, lunch, drink and money if you would like to buy something from the canteen. What to Wear: Something in your house colour or school PE uniform!! House races, novelties and usual events will be held on the day. Which House will win?? Buru, Guruwin, Gugara or Munda?... Read more

p&C

First P&C Meeting - Monday 27th February 2017 - 6pm

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 school motto is "CHALLENGE THE FUTURE". As our school culture and traditions continue to grow and develop the P & C would like to encourage both students and parents to join in the "CHALLENGE" as new... Read more

rain

Swimming Carnival Postponed

We have had to make the unfortunate decision to postpone our SWIMMING CARNIVAL today. The pool grounds are quite wet and with more rain forecast for today, our students would have no where dry and comfortable to sit! Stay tuned for more information about our new carnival date! Students will need to attend school as normal, prepared for periods 1-5 today!... Read more

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Welcome back to school - 2017

Welcome Back to 2017! It was a dramatic start for Year 7s this year with forty three degree heat on their introduction to High School. Despite the uncomfortable weather the cohort was wonderful and the day was successful. Thanks to Year Adviser Michelle Hutchins who sweltered with the students ensuring that they were in the shade, ‘watered' and looked after! Thanks also to Year 12 who kindly had spray packs of water to cool the students down. We have a record number of new staff to welcome into the Albion Park High family. New permanent staff... Read more

Dramactive

DRAMACTVE - A new option for Sport!

Want to learn to explore life's ups and downs in a creative way… on your feet and not behind the desk? How about learning some new strategies on how to cope with stressful situations? Are you interested in learning skills to enhance your confidence, make you a better public speaker? Do you have a passion for performance and would like to be involved in excursions to the theatre? Then DRAMACTIVE is for you!! DRAMACTIVE is a new sport program being offered this semester and is open to all students. Dramactive will focus on physical theatre,... Read more

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Our shared responsibility

Welcome back for the 2017 school year. I hope everyone had a relaxing and refreshing break. I'd like to particularly welcome students (along with their parents) and staff starting in our schools for the first time. May the year ahead be engaging and rewarding – a wonderful year of teaching and learning. We know the world is transforming profoundly and quickly, and it is our great responsibility to prepare our children and young people so that they can flourish through such change. When our children finish school and enter the evermore... Read more