16 November 2018 Lidia Budanovic | News | Year 10   Year 11   Year 12  

As many senior students prepare to leave school at the end of this year and embark on further education or a new career, a whole batch of students are preparing to join the ranks of the senior students next year.

As students approach the senior years, they are expected to start taking more responsibility for their own learning. For many students part of this is a realisation that they need to do their schoolwork for their own sake, to keep options open for their own future – so they start to work for themselves, not just because their teacher or parent says they have to. Other students come to realise that in order to cope with the increased workload in the senior years, they need to work more efficiently at home and in the classroom, small changes like changing who students sit next to can make a big difference to how much work is completed in class.

So for students who are commencing their senior studies next year, the final term this year is important in taking stock of your approach to school and your studies. Do you work well in the classroom? Who do you sit next to? What are your listening and research skills like? Do you have systems in place to manage your homework and assignments? Do you know how to study effectively and have you tried different study techniques?

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14 November 2018 Kellie Whelan | News | Year 12  

Year 12 sign out day is Wednesday 21st November 2018 - Period 1 to 4 in the School Hall.

Please bring any books belonging to the school and a donation of any canned food for the Exodus Foundation. In lieu of a can a $2 donation will be accepted.

School references will be issued from this day once the sign out form is complete and all outstanding fees are settled.

All Donations go to THE EXODUS FOUNDATION to provide hundreds of nutritious free meals for disadvantaged and homeless Australians every day of the year.

If you’re not in year 12 but wish to donate please give generously.

12 November 2018 Louise Symonds | News | Whole School  

NSW School of Languages allows students to learn a language that they might never have considered learning. It was the learning experience and culture of the NSW School of Languages, where I learnt Japanese as a HSC course, that changed my outlook regarding my future, not only in terms of schooling and education, but in terms of developing of a passion and love for the Japanese culture. 

On my first day at the NSW School of Languages, Orientation Day, I remember it was just my four friends and I, eager to just dive into the experience of learning a language. However, that soon changed as I realised just how much the school offered other than just learning a language. This was because the teachers, fellow classmates and friends, all had one thing in common. We all shared the desire to not only learn the same language, but shared the same love and interest in all things Japanese. Attending the NSW School of Languages, I realised how great it was to be able to share this love and passion with other people.

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