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Cross country

Cross Country Report - 2018

On Thursday 29 March, we held our annual School Cross Country. It was the perfect weather for a fun run and a great way to finish school before the Easter long weekend. The PDHPE faculty want to thank all students for their participation and positive behaviour during the event. Students who finished in the top 10 places for their age group have qualified to compete in the Zone Carnival.The Zone Carnival is to be held at Integral Energy Park, Tuesday 8 May, Week 2- Term 2. A special mention and congratulations goes to our age champions: 12 Yrs... Read more

Turning in to Teens

Tuning in to Teens program information

Registrations are open for the program commencing 16 May 2018.... Read more

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Tell Them From Me student feedback survey (Term 1, 2018)

I am delighted that this term, our school, like many other public schools in the state, will participate again in the 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: The survey is a great opportunity for our students to provide... Read more


PBL Focus of the fortnight and PBL Students of the Fortnight

The focus for students is 'After a break, get to class straight away and get settled quickly. Be calm, sit down, get your equipment out and quietly wait for instructions'. The PBL students of the fortnight for Week 9 are: Emma Drinkwater and Mikala Koechel Congratulations!!!... Read more

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HSC minimum standard changes

What is the HSC minimum standard? A minimum standard of literacy and numeracy is required to receive the HSC from 2020 to reflect the importance of literacy and numeracy for success in daily life. HSC students will need to meet the HSC minimum standard in three areas – reading, writing and numeracy. The standard is set at level 3 of the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF), which means students will have the basic reading, writing and maths skills needed for everyday tasks and future learning after school. It includes skills for tasks... Read more

aboriginal excellence award

Albion Park High School wins Aboriginal education excellence award

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brain exercise

The brain-changing benefits of exercise

Reference: What's the most transformative thing that you can do for your brain today? Exercise! says neuroscientist Wendy Suzuki. Get inspired to go to the gym as Suzuki discusses the science of how working out boosts your mood and memory -- and protects your brain against neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's. This talk was presented at an official TED conference, and was featured by our editors on the home page. Watch the video here... Read more


PBL Focus of the fortnight and PBL Students of the Fortnight

PBL Focus for the Fortnight is around RESPECT and Following Instructions. We want to see students reacting to teacher instructions straight away and following what they have been asked to do. The PBL students of the fortnight for Week 7 are: Jane Griffiths and Keely Nolan... Read more


NAPLAN Information - Year 7 and 9 Students

National Assessment Program - Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) 2018 Information for parents In May 2018 the National Assessment Program - Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) will be completed by students in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9. NAPLAN has the support of all State and Territory Education Ministers and will assess the literacy and numeracy skills of students across Australian schools. The NAPLAN tests will be conducted from 15-17th May 2018. The schedule is as follows: Tuesday 15th May 2018 Language Conventions (Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar)... Read more

International Women's Day

International Women’s Day

Piper Lucas, Madison Coric, Shataya Parsons and Isabella Di Noro attended the International Women's Day Function at the Illawarra Women's Health Centre. All the women who attended the celebration were treated to a sensational high tea experience. This was a fabulous opportunity to chat over a cuppa to the many women there and hear their story. A couple of the ladies were in their nineties and chatted about their families and past memories. The guest speaker Maliha Reece was born in Hollywood to a black mother and white father. She shares her... Read more

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Right place, right time

PBL Focus of the fortnight and PBL Students of the Fortnight

The PBL Focus for the Fortnight is around COMMITMENT and BEING IN THE RIGHT PLACE, AT THE RIGHT TIME. We want students responding quickly to the warning bells after lunch and recess and moving to straight to class. We also want students to get to the correct sport on time and being committed to the choices they have made for sport. The PBL Student/s of the Fortnight are: Olivia P, Jacob V and Cheyanne T. These 3 Year 7 students have all received 27 positive entries in Sentral since the start of the year. Congratulations!!!... Read more

P&C Meeting Tonight - Mon 26th February at 6pm

Reminder: P&C Meeting Tonight - Mon 26th February at 6pm... Read more

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Swimming Carnivals Update

The last few weeks have seen us drowning in swimming organisation, with our School Carnival February 2, 2018 being followed closely by the Zone Carnival at Dapto Pool last Wednesday February 21, 2018. See the latest newsletter (Term 1 Week 5) for the age champions and record-breaking achievements.... Read more

Study Tip 3


Decide with your parents how long you will set aside for homework each day – think about your goals when you're deciding what is the right amount of time for you.... Read more

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Does your Year 11 or 12 student study a VET course?

If the answer to this question is yes, then you should read on… VET courses including Business Services, Construction, Hospitality, Information, Digital Media & Technology and Metals & Engineering all have a compulsory work placement component of 70 hours over two years (mandated by NESA). Sport Coaching has 35 hours of work placement over 2 years – most of this is completed as part of the course work. In most cases students are provided with a list of employers to select from for their placement. These employers are registered with Workplace... Read more

Higher education admission information is improving!

What's happening? The Australian Government, in partnership with higher education institutions, is making changes to the way universities and other providers explain their admission processes. These changes are intended to make the processes for applying to study higher education easier for students to understand, and to compare. Some changes are already in place, with more coming in 2018, to support students enrolling in 2019. Find QUICK REFERENCE for students and parents here (pdf 383 KB) (Source:... Read more

Study Tip 2 Tell your family and friends about you

Study Tip of the Week

Share your Goals! Tell your family and friends about your goals and how you will achieve them¿it helps keep you on track!... Read more

Theme: Today's schools – creating tomorrow's world

EdWeek 2018 - theme and dates announced

This year's Education Week will be held from Monday 6 August to Friday 10 August 2018 (Term 3, Week 3). The theme for Education Week is ‘Today's schools – creating tomorrow's world'. This theme communicates how NSW public schools are equipping young people with the skills and capabilities they need to thrive in a rapidly changing, globalised world. Video: Mark Scott announces theme for EdWeek 2018 You tube video: Read more


Special Study Skills evening with Dr Prue Salter from Enhanced Learning Educational Services

Hi parents, Is your child's education important to you? Do you want to help your child get the best results they can? Well here is an important date for your diaries. We are super excited to invite parents and students from years 10, 11 and 12 to a special Study Skills evening with Dr Prue Salter from Enhanced Learning Educational Services. WHEN? Thursday 14th of June at 6pm Our goal for the evening is to help students cope better with the academic demands of school by building their skills around study. More information will follow in weeks... Read more

Mrs Clapham

Principals Message

Welcome back to Albion Park High School 2018, we have had an amazingly smooth and stress-free start to the new year with Year 7 settling in brilliantly and the seniors starting straight into their studies. The new black shorts look fantastic and the uptake has been great. Thank you to all of the parents who purchased the correct items. As always the BLACK LEATHER SHOES continue to be a focus for us and the vast majority of students are appropriately attired. I wish to congratulate Year 12 2017 on gaining the best HSC results in the history of... Read more


Chicks a hit with Albion Park High School students

preparing for Sydney Royal Easter Show competition The "cutest little chicks" at Albion Park High School are a hit with students and teachers alike. But Liam Sheil and his fellow classmates are trying hard not to get too attached. This though has proven to be "almost impossible" since Steggles delivered 14 of the one-day old chicks to the school earlier this week. Albion Park HS is one of 75 NSW schools taking part in the Steggles Sydney Royal School Meat Bird Pairs Competition. Continue reading on the Illawarra Mercury wesbite here).... Read more


Swimming Carnival Information - 2018

SWIMMING CARNIVAL 2018 Dear Parents and Caregivers Our annual swimming carnival will be held on Wednesday 7 February, 2018 from 8.30am to 2.35pm at Albion Park Pool. Students from Years 7-12 are eligible to compete but competitors must be capable swimmers. Students must swim in the age that they are turning this year. The carnival will involve the following swimming activities: • 100 metres Freestyle • 50 metres Freestyle for 12 – 17 + year olds • 50 metres Breaststroke for 12 – 17 + year olds • 50 metres Butterfly for 12 – 17 + year olds • 50... Read more

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Help for parents to help keep teenagers safe online

Technology is an integral part of life for all of us. As parents, it can sometimes be hard to keep up with the constantly evolving new developments in technology that attract children and teens. While we may not always be able to keep up with every latest thing, we can introduce a framework for our family so that the younger members can develop a healthy and safe relationship with technology. Here you'll find our top tips and conversation starters to encourage your teenager to use technology responsibly. Technology is a part of life. Help... Read more