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SSHS students

Uniform Shop Special Opening Hours and Online Ordering

The uniform shop will not be open on Friday 18th December 2015. The uniform shop will be open during the school holiday period on the following dates and times: Friday 8th January 8am-12pm Tuesday 12th January 8am-12pm Friday 22nd January 8am-12pm Monday 25th January- Order pickups only In addition, it will open the week that school returns on the following dates and times: Wednesday 27th January-Friday 29th January 8am-12pm For online orders please visit: www.mysshs.com.au For more uniform information visit here.... Read more

Students

2015 Presentation Day

South Sydney High School will be celebrating the achievements of year 7 to 11 on Tuesday 15th December 2015 at 10am at our annual Presentation Day Ceremony. Award winners will receive a certificate or medal acknowledging their achievements and will be presented to the community on stage in the school hall. Award winners will be notified in writing in the coming week. The formalities will be followed by light refreshments in the school courtyard. We hope family and friends can join us for this special event. D. Haggart... 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

Assembly

Year 6 into 7 Orientation Day

We look forward to seeing our 2016 Year 7 students and their parents at our Orientation Day--Thursday 3rd December 2016. It all begins at 9am in the School Hall- See you there!... Read more

NovemberReturn to top
Year 10 boys

Good Men Good Relationships- Manhood Day

On Thursday the 20th November all Year 10 boys were invited to participate in a cutting edge program called "Good Men Good Relationships-Manhood Day". It was day where together with male mentors from the corporate world, actors, police officers, athletes and ex teachers, our boys discussed in the safety of our school, issues to do with how they felt about entering manhood. Topics that were dealt with included; what it means to be a man, domestic violence, pornography and the internet and resilience. Hosted by Ben Flewellen and with... Read more

White Ribbon Day Walk

White Ribbon Day 2016

The White ribbon Campaign aims to end violence against women and girls, through public education and culture change. On 25th November all males are being asked to swear that they will ‘NEVER COMMIT, CONDONE OR REMAIN SILENT ABOUT VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN'. Although most men will never commit acts of violence towards women, by remaining silent about this issue, we are allowing it to continue. The White Ribbon Campaign is a call to all men of all ages to take action. 25th November is WHITE RIBBON DAY which is the United Nations International Day... Read more

Taylor Minslow

Taylor Minslow awarded with the prestigious CHS Blue Award

We would like to acknowledge and congratulate Taylor Minslow of Year 12 who was awarded the CHS Blue award which is the highest sporting award possible in the NSW Public Education system. On Tuesday 10th November Sydney East School Sport held its annual ‘Blues' presentation night. The event is the most prestigious on the sporting calendar- it acknowledges the outstanding sporting achievements by students in the Sydney East Region across the Combined High School's sporting landscape. This year Taylor Minslow, our school captain for 2015 was... Read more

Pam Bregonis

Pam Bregonis receives Regional Principal Award

Congratulations to Pam Bregonis who is a recipient of the 2015 Ultimo Networks Principals Awards for Botany Bay, Marrickville and Port Jackson Principals Networks. Pam was presented with her award on Thursday afternoon at a special presentation at Sydney Secondary College, Blackwattle Bay Campus. Pam is an outstanding member of our school community; one who is highly valued by teachers, students and other parents. As a school we feel that she is a most worthy recipient of this award. Pam has been associated with South Sydney High School since... Read more

Dress for success

Dress for Success

On Tuesday the 10th November 10 girls were selected to participate in the "Dress for Success Program" at Marrickville as a part of the Beacon and Opportunity program . We were privileged to participate in a program that not only showed us what was appropriate professional make-up, deportment and attire, but we were styled and fussed over, and then given outfits and shoes for the purpose of preparing us for when we go for job interviews. Needless to say, our self-esteem was lifted also. We had a fantastic morning. Thank you South Sydney High... Read more

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Assembly

Year 7 2016 Family Interviews

Family interviews for Year 7 2016 will be held between 8.30 am – 3.30 pm on Thursday 19th and Friday 20th November, 2015. Click here and follow the simple instructions to book a family interview. The school event code is: DX8E3 The online booking system will close at 10.00 am on Wednesday 18th November, 2015. Parents that are unable to secure a suitable time should contact the school directly on: 93493868 and speak to Ms Kelso.... Read more

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

Year 9/10 SSCIM camp

Project Based Learning at South Sydney High School

At South Sydney High School we have successful project based learning experiences including Ms Blair's ‘Big Picture Learning' course which was last offered in 2014 and SSCIM (South Sydney's Club for Intelligent Minds): a weekly club where students can gather at lunch time on a Monday to pursue areas of aptitude and interests. SSCIM Camps are three day intensive learning days devoted to project based learning. The year 9/10 SSCIM camp was held in Term 3 and the year 7/8 camp will be happening in Week 3 of Term 4. In planning project based... Read more

2016 School Leaders

2016 School Leaders

We would like to congratulate our newly elected 2016 School Leader Team. School Captains: John Heamans, Hayley Wells Vice Captains: Kagara Maling and Kylie Wessels Prefects: Jacqueline Loh, Josiah Walker, Jonah Walker, Isobelle White, Serina King, Leonardo Calli- Trejo, David Mould, Seina Arakawa.... Read more

Souths Cares Homework Club

Souths Cares Homework Club at South Sydney High School

We have been lucky to have the Souths Cares Homework Club at our school on Tuesday afternoons during Terms 2 and 3 this year. This program has helped students with assignments and homework and provided support and motivation for students who participated. Brock Schaefer, General Manager of Souths Cares, said that more than 50 students from South Sydney, Matraville Sports and Tempe high schools have actively participated in the Souths Cares Homework Club during Term 2 and 3, this year. "Our Homework Clubs are delivered in partnership with the... Read more

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Year 12 2015

Year 12 Graduation Night 2015

We would like to invite family and friends of our year 12 students to the South Sydney High School Year 12 Graduation Night for a celebration of their achievements. Our Year 12 Graduation Ceremony will be held on Thursday 17 th September in the School Hall from 6.30pm. Refreshments will be served after the ceremony. This is the Year 12 final week schedule for parents/students: Year 12 Final Week Schedule (docx 15 KB)... Read more

Katie Clarke's artwork

HSC Showcase

The last few weeks have been extremely busy for those students and teachers involved in practical submissions for the HSC. We were able to share some of the student projects with family, friends and other staff members last week. On Tuesday afternoon an appreciative audience watched some solo performances from Year 12 Drama. Thank-you Ms De Paor and the students involved for organising this opportunity and congratulations to the students on their marvellous performances. On Wednesday night students from HSC Visual Arts (Ms Hardy),... Read more

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Students and Dr Karl

Science Festival 2015

Year 8 Science Violet and 9 Science Blue attended the Science Festival at the Australian Museum with Ms Mifsud and Mr Spencer as part of National Science Week celebrations. Their day at the museum included being in the audience of the Big Science Show, where they observed experiments and demonstrations. They also listened to an engaging thought provoking talk by the Sleek Geek, Dr Karl Kruszelnicki about future directions and careers in Science. Year 9 students enjoyed a workshop on Australia's First Scientists where they investigated... Read more

The Great Engineering Challenge Year 9 team

The Great Engineering Challenge

South Sydney High School was well represented at The Great Engineering Challenge hosted by UNSW and Engineers Australia on Wednesday 5th August. On the day students were given discreet problems that were to be solved in a given time period and then their solutions were scrutinised and tested in front of the 30 other schools participating in the challenge. This year students developed a basic car with its own air propulsion system that was required to make it through a rough terrain driving track, build a simple suspension bridge... Read more

Portrait prize

Year 7 Portrait Prize

On Tuesday 28 th July the CAPA Faculty held the inaugural prize for Year 7 portraiture. The evening was a great success with most of Year 7 and their families attending to watch the performances, view the exhibition and applaud the portrait prize winners. Thanks to our judges Ms Matthews, Mr Wagg, Mr Wood, Ms Fiala, Taylor Minslow and Anthony Leung for selecting our winners. The prize winners were: First Prize Angie Fokas Packers Prize Campbell Weal Highly Commended Olivia Pena Garcia Rafael Marcelino Tadiwa Matende ... Read more

Formula 1 workshop

Formula 1 Racing Workshop

Year 9 IT Engineering students enjoyed a workshop presented by the Confederation of Australian Motor Sport (CAMS) on Thursday week 3, Term 3. This class is designing their own Formula 1 Model Cars using 3D computer aided drawing. The winning designs will be put forward by their team members and these are to be milled out using state of the art CAD CAM Technology. The cars will require some finishing and will then compete in the area competition to hopefully qualify for the state finals held at UTS. A big thank you to CAMS for... Read more

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School

Year 9 Subject Selection Information Night

A Year 9 Subject Selection Evening has been organised by the school to support you and your child to choose the most suitable subjects. It will be held in the School Common Room on Tuesday 11th August 2015 from 6.30 pm – 7.30 pm. Head Teachers of each faculty area will be available to discuss the requirements of each subject. The Careers Adviser will also be available to talk with you. PLEASE NOTE: This is an information night for parents and students.... Read more

Speaking at Parliament House

Public Speaking at Parliament House

On Friday 5 th June, 5 South Sydney High School students participated in public speaking at Parliament House. Brooke Copeland, Ryan Daniels, Harrison McKimm, Jessica Newport and Jayden Slater participated in impromptu speeches and training. They represented the school well and each student had a turn speaking. Next term, the students will go back to present an impromptu and prepared speech at Parliament House in front of an audience. They are working hard to prepare for that occasion, spending each Wednesday lunchtime practising.... Read more

Drama prize

Drama Success!

Congratulations go to Easton in year 7 who attended SSCIM club this term to prepare for competing in the City of Sydney Eisteddfod in Drama. Easton won first prize in this prestigious competition. Well done also to our year 11 actors who presented lunch time theatre in the drama room on Friday 19 June to a packed audience. Their narrative play built performances made clever use of physical theatre techniques to tell stories of people coming to moments of realisation and change in their lives.... Read more

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Chess

Interschool Chess Victory!

Chess is very much all the rage this year at South Sydney HS, as numbers grow of students wishing to test their skill in this engrossing game of strategy. We are extremely proud to reveal that these students were awarded first prize in the recent Inter-School Chess Challenged hosted by our school and conducted by Sydney's Academy of Chess. This exciting event took place on Tuesday 16 June in our school hall. Mr Cameron Anderson the Mathemathics Department's enthusiast for all things chess was there from early in the morning to encourage... Read more

Students

HSC Study Guide

The 2015 HSC Study Guide has been released today. The 2015 HSC Study Guide, produced by the Sydney Morning Herald (SMH) and BOSTES. The guide has practical information about the HSC and timely advice for students on how to succeed in the HSC exams. For the first time it has been written by BOSTES Curriculum Inspectors and staff, experienced NSW teachers and 2014 high achieving students. The guide is designed to be a useful resource for students, teachers and parents. Students will be emailed a Students Online Bulletin with information and a... Read more

Students receiving their certificates

Koori Art Expressions

Every year there is an exhibition of works created in schools across the Sydney Region which displays artworks created in class rooms based on the study of Aboriginal Artwork. Last year our school had a Year 7 group work selected to be exhibited. The boys involved in creating this artwork were presented with certificates on assembly last week. Year 7 will be offered the opportunity to be selected for the 2015 exhibition when they complete their artworks next term.... Read more

Debating students

Debating Team Success!

Congratulations to the South Sydney High School Year 9/10 Debating Team who were victorious in their second round clash of the Premier's Debating Challenge against Newtown High School of the Performing Arts. The team performed much better this time in their second debate. They were unlucky in the first round against the Newtown High School team. This allowed our team to reflect and prepare more thoroughly for the second debate. The topic was "That we should impose life-long bans on athletes who commit serious off field offences." South... Read more

Front of school

Year 7-11 Parent/Teacher Interviews

7-11Parent/Teacher/Student interviews for Years 7-11 will be held 3.30pm-7.30pm on Tuesday 21st July, 2015. Use this report night link to book inteviews at times that suit your family best. The 'school event code' for our school is 6HRHQ. The online booking system will close at 10am on 5th May. See the document below for full instructions. Online booking system (docx 106 KB)... Read more

Jess ready to lay a wreath

National Reconciliation Week

As part of National Reconciliation Week, the Indigenous Veterens Commemoration Ceremony to commemorate the service and sacrifice of indigenous veterans was held on Friday 29th May 2015. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders have fought for Australia in every major conflict since the Boer War. Each year South Sydney High School is represented by our Year 7 and 8 Aboriginal students. It is an opportunity for those students to learn about the contributions of these veterans and witness them being honoured in a respectful manner. Students... Read more

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Genworth Excursion

Empowering Young Women Workshop

On Thursday the 31st of March, 30 female SSHS students travelled to Genworth in North Sydney to learn what it means to be "empowered". We talked about and watched great video clips that taught us about leadership, opportunities, resilience, making better choices in life, goal setting and the importance of working towards our dreams. What was really great about the day included the fact that 8 successful corporate women from Genworth and DB Schenker mentored us, and spent time with us sharing their stories of how they dealt with life... Read more

Duke of Edinburgh Award 2015

Duke of Edinburgh Award Training Walk

Our Duke of Edinburgh training walk was completed in the Royal National Park on May 19-22nd. 2 x Bronze groups, a Silver group and a Gold group navigated and hiked for 3 or 4 days carrying all their equipment, tents, food etc in their back packs. It was a challenging walk and the students did a fantastic job completing it in good spirits. This expedition was a training walk which will lead to a qualifying expedition later in the year. These adventurous journeys are a part of the Duke of Edinburgh Award Program run at South Sydney High School... Read more

Students using the computer

Cyber Safety Workshop for Parents

South Sydney High School would like to invite all parents to a Cyber Safety Workshop. This session aims to help parents learn about cyber safety for your children in order to help keep them safe online. Cybersafety guide. DETAILS: Date: Tuesday 12 May Time: 7 pm Where: Teachers Common Room Facilitator: Senior Constable Rachel Martin All parents are welcome – no RSVP required.... Read more

Jack- public speaking

Public Speaking Competition

On Friday 1st May South Sydney High School hosted the Plain English Speaking competition. Nine schools participated, with a total of seventeen speakers. Each contestant spoke on a prepared topic for 8 minutes, and completed a three minute impromptu. Kylie Wessels and Jack Stout from year 11 represented South Sydney, and spoke well. Kylie spoke on the topic "Not enough hours in the day" and Jack spoke on "The weakness of man". We are very proud of their efforts.... Read more

The netball team

Netball News

South Sydney High School Netball teams were recently invited to Matraville High School to take part in a friendly netball competition. We took teams from year 11/12, 9/10 and 7/8. All students put in 100% effort demonstrating a high level of skill and team spirit; they were a credit to South Sydney High School. This was the first time the girls have worn our new school netball dresses and they all looked fabulous. All members of the netball teams regularly attend netball training on a Tuesday morning from 7:45-8:30am to practise and refine... Read more

Empowering young women workshop

Empowering Young SSHS Women

On Thursday the 31st of March, 30 female students travelled to Genworth in North Sydney to learn about what it means to be "empowered". We talked about and watched great video clips that taught us about- leadership, opportunities, resilience, making better choices in life, goal setting and the importance of working towards our dreams. What was really great about the day included the fact that 8 successful corporate women from Genworth and DB Schenker mentored us, and spent time with us sharing their stories of how they dealt with life... Read more

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Duke of Edinburgh Award

Duke of Edinburgh Award Program Update

Adventurous Journey Training The South Sydney High School Duke of Edinburgh program is becoming very popular with new registrations now at almost 20 students. The Duke of Edinburgh students have been very busy and have begun their training for the Adventurous Journey component which is to be completed in Term 2. The schedule for training on Wednesdays after school 3.15-4.30pm is as set out below: Term 1 Week 9 – First Aid and Emergency Response training Term 1 Week 10 – Camp Equipment and Nutrition Term 2 Week 1 – Map Reading and Navigation... Read more

Yr 9 students with the Harbour Bridge

Harbour Bridge Engineers

The TAS Faculty organised a great excursion for the Year 9 IT Engineering class to go and get up close to the spectacular Harbour Bridge. Students enjoyed a guided tour of the Pylon Lookout on the southern side of the bridge and had a great vantage point over the structure and the harbour itself. The history of the bridges design, development and construction was presented exceptionally well by our tour guide. The IT Engineering class have been busy all term working on their scale models of the Harbour Bridge and were well rewarded with this... Read more

Yr 11 Drama students

Lunchtime Theatre at SSHS

There was a lot of excitement in our school's drama room on Monday 30 March as droves of students arrived to enjoy this year's year 11 Drama play, ‘Cyberbile' by Allana Valentine. Valentine, one of Australia's most respected verbatim playwrights wrote this play in 2011. It offers a candid, moving and sometimes shocking glimpse into the online world of today's teen generation. Based on interviews conducted by students with teachers, parents and fellow students, Cyberbile speaks to young adults about the dangers of the online world and certainly... Read more

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Excursion

WiseTech Global Excursion

Year 10 and 11 students attended an excursion to WiseTech Global which was held on the 19th March 2015. This opportunity was a brilliant and interesting experience which offered the students a wide knowledge of the company and what they do. This workplace had a sense of flair which intrigued all our students. At the end of the day everyone left with a helpful understanding of what it's like to work for an innovative IT company. In addition, this experience took us one step closer in what we would like our work place to look like in the future.... Read more

Chess tournament

Chess tournament success!

Congratulations to our wonderful chess players. The South Sydney Chess team came overall third at the recent inter-school competition held at the French School on Friday 6 March. Mr Cameron who took the team to the competition was very proud of their efforts and the manner in which they conducted themselves on the day. Our trophy is proudly displayed in the trophy cabinet in the school's reception area. The Sydney Academy of Chess will be running chess lessons at South Sydney on 30 March, 27 April, 25 May and 15 June. The four lessons will... Read more

Matthew Smith, Year 11

TAS student excels in woodturning

Matthew Smith (Year 11) has been a Technology and Applied Studies (TAS) student since he came to South Sydney High School in Year 7. He has excelled in the Industrial Arts Department where he has honed skills in the Industrial Technology Timber area. Matthew has found a true passion and made a private purchase of his own lathe used most commonly for woodturning. Ms Brown steered Matthew in the direction of wood and pen turning understanding his interest and skill levels. Matthew has grabbed this with both hands and now has a beautiful array... Read more

Qantas A380 tour

QANTAS Excursion

Year 11 and 12 Engineering Studies students visited the Qantas Jetbase at the International Airport on Wednesday 25thFebruary. Aeronautical engineering is a major component of the HSC course and our dedicated tour guide Mr Daniel Gregoire from Qantas was exceptional in his presentation of the Airbus A380 and Boeing 747 aircraft which students were allowed to board and interact with. Daniel and Sunil, both Engineers with Qantas showed students the major features of the craft and discussed many of the issues that are particularly relevant to... Read more

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Drama students

Yr 12 Drama Student Success- On Stage

It was an honor to witness our year 12 drama students of 2014, Nick Rae, Akos Toth and Lucas Christian wowing audiences at ‘On Stage', the annual showcase of outstanding HSC Drama performances. Year 10, 11 and 12 Drama students attended a matinee performance on Tuesday 10 February and were justifiably proud of the accomplished actors representing our school with their wonderfully entertaining performance, ‘Quest'. Ms Matthews, our school principal and Ms de Paor, drama teacher attended a prestigious awards ceremony hosted by the Board of... Read more

Painting the giant chess board

New Giant Chess Board at SSHS

There is a lot of excitement about the giant chess set that the P&C provided funding for at the end of last year. It has now been completed and is already in action! Mr Askounis, South Sydney's Head of Mathematics, has been generously giving up his time at weekends and after school to get the chess board painted in the courtyard of F Block, with some help from his SSCIM chess friends in year 9. Students have already been enjoying Giant Chess games and there are plans for chess tournaments to be held soon. We will be entering a school chess... Read more

Ex-Student Sporting Success

Previous South Sydney High School student Sifa Talakai will join the Rabbitohs' under 20s squad at the completion of the 2015 SG ball season. In his bio he is described as a strong running, tough and competitive second rower. We would like to congratulate him on his success and wish him all the best in his football career.... Read more

P&  C parents

You are invited to the next P&C meeting 24th Feb.

We would like to invite parents to our next P&C meeting on Tuesday 24th February. At this meeting you will be able to become financial, enabling you to vote at the AGM on Tuesday 10th March. See you in the Common Room @ 7.30pm !... Read more

Students

School Photo Day Information

SSHS School Photo day will be held on Monday 23rd February. Students have each been given an envelope which they will need to return directly to the photographer on the day. Only one student per envelope All students must fill in sections 1 and 3 Students paying by cash or cheque must enclose the correct amount in the envelope and fill in section 2. Make sure the correct Option is completed. Payment by credit card can only be done online using the online code which you can find in the black strip in the top right hand corner of the envelope.... Read more

Open night 2015 details

Open Night 3rd March

Prospective students and their familes are invited to our Open Night. It will be held on Tuesday 3rd March from 6-8pm. All are welcome!... Read more

SSHS Homework Club

Opportunities at SSHS you should know about!

The Homework Club and the Breakfast Club are 2 of the many opportunites available for students at SSHS. HOMEWORK CLUB SSHS has a Homework Club that runs every Tuesday afternoon. This club is available to all students. It runs from 2.35 – 4.00 pm and is supervised by teachers and teachers' aides. This is to allow students to get assistance for homework and assignments. They will have access to computers during this time in the Learning Centre. They will be provided with some afternoon tea which has been funded by the P and C. This Club starts... Read more

Welfare Team 2015

Introducing the 2015 SSHS Welfare Team

Our welfare team at South Sydney High School includes the Welfare Head Teacher- Mr Benischke, the Year Advisors from year 7-12, our Student Support Officer Ms Maynard, our Counsellor Ms Markus, our Careers Advisor Ms Brookes and of course our Deputy Principals Mr Haggart and Ms Walton and our Principal Ms Matthews. We have already started planning for the year ahead and are organising a number of great experiences from REACH workshops and transition programs to Study Skills sessions for our students, to support them as they move through high... Read more

Assembly

Welcome to SSHS 2015

As a new year begins, we would like to extend a warm welcome to our new students and their families joining our community here at South Sydney High School. The SSHS P&C are organising a new parents/carers social night to be held on Tuesday 10th February in the courtyard from 6-8pm and would like to invite all parents/carers of new students along. For more details and to RSVP : Social night invitation (docx 85 KB) We would love to see as many parents on the night as possible.... Read more