Duke of Edinburgh
The Duke of Edinburgh team went on an expedition to the Grose Valley, in the Blue Mountains National Park, from the 9 - 11 June.
The group featured 26 participants in total, nine of whom were on their silver award (all on their practice expeditions) and 17 participants on their bronze award (10 on their practice and seven on their qualifying expeditions).
The group navigated from Blackheath, down the steep descent from Perrys’ lookdown into the world heritage listed Blue Gum Forest, camping at Acacia Flat on the first night. On the second day, the group split into its bronze and silver components, with the bronze group ascending the spectacular Govetts’ Leap back to Blackheath, and the silver group following the Grose River to camp at Burra Korain on the second night. They then ascended Mount Victoria, via Victoria Falls, finishing at the township of Mount Victoria on the third day.
The expedition was both a challenge and enjoyable experience for everyone involved, with fitness levels tested and a real sense of achievement at the finish of the walk.
SYDNEY TECHNICAL HIGH SCHOOL
Invite you to…
Tuesday 28th June – 6.30pm
Sydney Technical High School
Concert & Stage Bands
Intermediate Concert Band
Strings, Choral, Small Ensembles & Soloists
Cost: $4 Concession; $8 Adults; $20 Family
Supper will be provided for a small cost and satisfaction is free.
Forest Road, Bexley. Parking on front oval via Forest Road
Principal: J. Lyons Phone: 9587 5899
STHS Music Students, Teachers and Parents thank you for your support.
Parent Partnership Program
Over the last two weeks the school has been very pleased to see so many parents attend our parent partnership meetings. Debbie Demetriadis, Head Teacher English, presented the Year 9 English program and spoke about the BOSTES requirements for teaching the course. Parents were interested to know how to best encourage wide reading and creative writing.
Kirk Grinham spoke on the topic ‘Adolescents and Computer Games’ to a large group of Year 8 parents, and as a consequence was invited to appear on Radio National this Tuesday 31 May 31 at 9.30 am. He will be talking with Ellen Fanning on the ‘Life Matters’ program on the issue. Do listen in! We will be able to put up the podcast later on Tuesday afternoon.
Our librarian, Ellen Campbell, gave Year 7 parents a tour of the library, which has been extensively refurbished, thanks to your generous support. The library is an extremely popular environment for our students to study, play chess and read the latest novels and journals, as well as access library catalogues and information across the world. Ellen presented Year 7 parents with the latest popular titles for Year 7 readers that are available to borrow. She informed the parents that the most popular series that Year 7 enjoyed reading are: Magnus Chase Series and Percy Jackson Series by Rick Riordan, and the Brother Band Series by John Flanagan.
Many Year 10 parents attended an information session from our Careers Adviser, Arthur Zigas, who gave a most informative session about curriculum choices for Year 10 as they move into Senior Studies, and what sorts of factors should be considered when choosing subjects for the HSC. Arthur’s advice is that students should go with their interests and passions, their strengths and with an understanding of what is required for them to achieve their career aspirations. This is a view fully endorsed by the school. Students who achieve good ATARS do so in any subject from Arts and Humanities to the Sciences. The key factors for HSC success are commitment and effort. As Arthur mentioned students are best placed to choose their subjects.
Year 11 Driver Education Program
WATCH OUT ROAD USERS, Year 11 Driver Education Program is on today , Some of the topics covered included things like, stopping distances and speeding, hazard perception, an in depth look into real life motor accidents, police presentations, survival stories, driving instructor talks, the effects of alcohol and drugs on driving, as well as an informative presentation on how to buy a car, car safety, finance and insurance.
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