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Bunnings barbecue and cake stall flyer

Bunnings BBQ and Cake Stall 28 Oct

Cakes and Helpers Needed! Sat 9.30am-4pm | 28 October 17 Bunnings Eastgardens | 148 Denison St, Hillsdale SSHS P&C are running a barbecue/cake stall to raise money for school learning resources. PLEASE bring cakes, muffins, slices, cookies, savoury or sweet, and join us at Bunnings and help on the stalls. Helpers are needed - to sell cakes, hotdogs and drinks and to work on the barbecue. - Come for an hour, two hours, three hours ... any time will be appreciated - Parents and students are welcome - Please bring aprons Check out the attached... Read more

Family Interviews for Year 7 2018

Family interviews will take place on Thursday 23rd and Friday 24th November 2017 between 8am and 4pm in the school hall. Each interview will take approximately 15 minutes. Both prospective students and their parents should attend the interview. The purpose of the interview is for us to get to know yourself and your child and this information will assist the transition to high school life. Please go to www.schoolinterviews.com.au to book your interview. The online booking system will close at 10am on Wednesday 22nd November. The school event... Read more


Chris, Giancarlo, Jessica and Luti with cupcakes

R U OK? Day

On Thursday the 14th September, the SRC held our annual R U OK? Day. R U OK? Day is a day to raise awareness about how to prevent anxiety, depression and suicide, by asking someone if they are okay. This hopes to spark life-changing conversations between people who may or may not know each other well, or with someone who might be able to help cheer another person up and smile for the day. This year the SRC baked and sold over 330 cupcakes to raise money for beyond blue. This is an organisation to help with further research in mental health... Read more

Noah and Harrison give their presentation

Stage 4 Project-Based Learning Presentations

On the 13th and 14th of September, students, parents and staff members gathered in our staff common room to celebrate the project-based learning that our Stage 4 students have been engaged in. These projects offered students an opportunity to embrace the challenge of investigating a self-selected topic. Students then had to devise a driving question that would direct their research and the products they would eventually create. It was wonderful to hear students describe their learning journeys as they presented their discoveries to parents,... Read more

Some of our volunteers on the day

SSHS Volunteers helping out on Election Day

The SSHS Volunteer students were outstanding in their efforts on Election Day! They welcomed, cooked, sold and cleaned up. The students were great representatives for our school, and they were: Easton Churchill, Brendan Wardrop, Jess Vu, Daniel Suttner, Amy-Lee Targett, Bailey Targett, Kelsey Taylor, James Grimshaw, Aleesha Moodley & Liam Parkee. The school thanks them for their dedication to representing our school so well. Please consider joining the SSHS Volunteer Program – in order to lead, you need to serve first! For details see Mrs... Read more

Group of International students

Luna Park Excursion for International students

On Monday the 4th of September, 20 International students went to Luna Park accompanied by Ms Maynard and Ms Wilson for an excursion. They thoroughly enjoyed the day and lovely scenery around Sydney foreshore.... Read more

Group of students and teachers at the Observatory

Sydney Observatory Excursion

Year 11 Physics Excursion to Sydney Observatory On Thursday 31st August, the year 11 Physics class, along with some other keen students, travelled to the Sydney Observatory at The Rocks for an evening tour of the facilities. The 24 dedicated students travelled after school in their own time for a syllabus driven event, including the use of the new $250,000 telescope to look at the Moon, Jupiter and Saturn. Our party was greeted and hosted by Education Program Producer, Geoff Wyatt, who is actually a former Science teacher at South Sydney High... Read more

Students watch Ms Corlija perform science magic!

Science Week 2017

The Science faculty organised a great week of Science activities as a part of National Science Week. We would like to thank all the students and teachers for getting involved! Activities included team problem solving activities, documentary watching, an excursion to the Science Festival at the Australian Museum, a sold out Science Show at school, paper plane throwing competition and a hotly contested teachers vs students team Science Quiz. Check out this video to see some of the cool activities that were on throughout the week!... Read more

Isabella Mytka changing nappies

What's Happening in Year 9 Child Studies?

We have been studying the "Caring for the Newborn" unit as part of the Child Studies syllabus. As part of the course we spent some time learning how to bathe and clothe a new born baby. The students had to record the process and send it to the teacher as part of their assessment. As you can see the students got very involved in the whole process.... Read more

Students at the Ritz cinema Randwick

Year 10 Geography Elective Events

Ritz Cinema Excursion As part of our Sustainability topic within Year 10 Geography Elective, a small group of students found a deeper understanding of climate change through an inspirational viewing of An Inconvenient Sequel at the Ritz Cinema in Randwick. Solar My School Project As part of the Year 10 Geography Elective Research Action Plan, James Grimshaw welcomed Waverley council to SSHS for a feasibility study into the potential use of solar energy at SSHS. Our appreciation is extended to Ms Alison Maynard and Mr Rick French for... Read more

Crystal competitors receive their awards

Science News

Success in the Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI) NSW Crystal Growing Competition! We are very pleased to announce some excellent results in this year's Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI) NSW Crystal Growing Competition. The aim of the competition is to grow the best possible crystal in six weeks and our students were competing against students from 26 other schools (including non-government schools). We are very pleased to announce that not 1 but 2 Year 8 teams achieved top 3 positions in this competition! 1st place winners... Read more

The students display their work

Exciting Projects in Tech Mandatory

Year 8 B and G have just completed their electronics unit. This involved designing a plaque with a "call to action" sign on it. It incorporates basic electronics; including soldering wires onto an electric circuit that was made by the students and connecting a switch and battery terminal to make LED lights go on and off. Pictured above are just a few of the final results.... Read more

The students at the theatre

Drama Lovers Head to Eternity

Students who have decided to study year 9 elective drama in 2018 joined with members of South Sydney's Drama Ensemble on Wednesday 16th August to attend a production of ‘Kindertransport' by Diane Samuels at the Eternity Theatre in Darlinghurst. Following the performance of this wonderful show and the discussion afterwards, we took a look at the ‘Walking in Wiesbaden' by Ella Dreyfus exhibition at the theatre. Our students enjoyed listening to Ella's account of this work and its connection to the play they had just seen. It is wonderful to see... Read more

The group after some muddy adventures

Year 11 Crossroads and PDHPE Camp

On Monday 7th August, year 11 boarded the bus to Morisset to attend the 3 day camp. The trip went very quickly and we were there to enjoy three days of fun and activities. The PDHPE students spent an extra night camping in tents. While they were there, the students attended two crossroad lectures, participated in the flying fox, high ropes, leap of faith, the giant swing, canoeing and mud world. I would like to congratulate all students on their behaviour and their level of participation in all the activities. You were a credit to the school... 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

Beacon Charter Signing

BEACON Charter Signing

Today our year 10 students made a pledge to follow a positive pathway into education and further training. The Charter Signing Assembly inspires students to reach for the stars. It was witnessed by guest speaker Reihana Nathan from the Beacon Foundation, corporate friend of SSHS Stephanie Williams of T.Rowe Price and our P&C representative Mrs Jane Grimshaw. Thanks to Ms Stell and Ms Brookes for their hard work organising this ceremony.... Read more

Mock Interview

Year 10 Mock Interview Program

On the 8th of August Year 10 Students had the opportunity to meet with businessmen and women to conduct a job interview under all the same conditions as a real interview. The interviewers, ranging from Police Officers and Stockbrokers to HR specialists and Journalists, asked plenty of questions about the specific job students were applying for. By the end of the interview, they gave helpful feedback about how students conducted themselves during the interview and explained things they did well and things they can improve on. This experience... Read more

Year 7 Portrait Prize Winners

Year 7 Annual Portrait Prize

Congratulations to the prize winners of the 2017 Year 7 Portrait Prize. First Prize Maddison McGuigan Second Prize Dima Salo Third Prize Ryan Hescott Highly Commended Weston Dyordyevic Ms Walton, Ms Mifsud and Mr Szallasi performed the difficult task of judging a very close field this year. Well done to all the students for their effort in capturing their personality on canvas.... Read more

Representing Indonesia

Multicultural Flag Day 2017

On Friday 28th June, we celebrated our fourth annual Multicultural Flag Day. The important event is looked forward to by students and is well attended by parents and members of our school community. It is a celebration of the cultural diversity at South Sydney High School and an opportunity to reflect on what makes Australia great- its people. Students were treated to some inspiring speeches from our principal Robyn Matthews, Hon Matt Thistlethwaite- Member for Kingsford Smith, and our keynote speaker Jenevieve Chang. Ms Chang is an actor,... 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

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