Moruya High Newsletter - 16 August 2019
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Moruya High School Newsletter
Friday, 16 August 2019
Year 7 student Kale Hensler represented Moruya High School in the Men’s Artistic Championships at the NSW Combined High School Championships (CHS) on 6th - 8th August at Hunter Sports Centre, Glendale.
Whilst artistic gymnastics is such a demanding sport both physically and mentally, Kale placed extremely well for the South Coast Region – Division D, with the following apparatuses:-
2nd in Floor, 3rd in High Bar and Pommel, 4th in Parallel Bars, and 5th in Rings and Vault.
Kale also placed 4th overall in his division after competing against students from high schools across the state of New South Wales. Well done Kale, a fantastic result at state level.
Ruby Park Stud have generously loaned the ag department these three lovely heifers. They will join Louis and Baguette in training and prep for the show circuit. The Show Team have already started work on breaking the girls in.
Moruya High student Marni Batchelor is currently completing work experience in our school library and has been an integral part in setting up our book display for Book Week. Library staff admire the creative talents and imagination Marni has shown whilst working in the library.
Book Week 2019, which is conducted by the Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) will take place between 17th - 23rd August and the theme is ‘Reading is my Secret Power’.
Library staff have been busy organising activities for all staff and students.
After almost a year of preparation and many months of rehearsals, Southern Stars 2019 COME ALIVE is in the final and most exciting week – show week!
This term, our school is taking part in the Tell Them From Me student survey. The survey will provide us with valuable feedback on what our students think about school life, how engaged they are with school and the different ways that teachers interact with them. Schools in Australia and around the world have used the Tell Them From Me survey to help them improve. The survey is completed on-line and is run by an independent research company, The Learning Bar, which specialises in school-based surveys.
Staff in schools will not be able to identify individual students from their responses. To ensure confidentiality, participating students will receive a unique username and password. Where fewer than five students respond to a question, the results will be suppressed. The survey typically takes 30 minutes or less to complete and will be administered by the school during normal school hours. Once the surveys are completed by students, reports are prepared and in most cases are available to schools within three business days.
This survey will help our school better understand how to improve student wellbeing and engagement. It will help the school identify what works to improve student outcomes.
Participating in the survey is entirely voluntary. Your child will not take part if either you or your child do not wish. If, during the survey, your child is uncomfortable, he/she can choose to stop the survey at any time. The majority of questions in the survey can be skipped.
If you do not want your child to take part in the survey, please complete the form your child is bringing home and return it to the front office Friday August 23rd.
More information about the survey and the research is available in English on the CESE website: http://surveys.cese.nsw.gov.au/information-for-parents
There is a lot of information that can be accessed from the app including:
The news section allows you to find and get notifications for specific years such as information of events and excursions.
Parents/carers can select what lists they would like to see simply by going into the settings icon on the app and selecting or deselecting the appropriate list.
The app is available now and will be constantly updated with more information when it becomes available.