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Goulburn High School Phone: 48214022 Fax: 48221437 Goldsmith Street Goulburn NSW 2580 03/14 2nd April 2014 GoulBurn High School Newsletter 5/15 27 May 2015 goulburn-[email protected]It has been a busy few weeks at Goulburn High School. Our annual Cross Country Carnival went oﬀ without any rain and the junior netball teams enjoyed well earned success. We also sent our debang team to bale Crookwell High on the topic of ‘schools should replace all assessment tasks with examinaons’. Year 9 enjoyed vising Chinatown in Sydney and the Internaonal Studies class dressed up in tradional Indian clothes.
Goulburn High School · 2019-10-10 · Goulburn High School Phone: 48214022 Fax: 48221437 Goldsmith Street Goulburn NSW 2580 2nd April 2014 03/14 GoulBurn High School Newsletter 5/15
Expression of Interest The school farm is selling a registered Poll Hereford Cow and Calf, registered Cow in Calf and maybe a registered Poll Hereford Heifer. If you would like to purchase these cattle see Ms Hope by Friday 29th of May. Expressions of Interest must be in writing.
Congratulations to all those students who represented the
school at the recent Zone Cross Country held at Mulwaree High
School. Overall Goulburn High School was placed 2nd in the zone.
The Parent Portal is up and running and it appears that most
parents are pleased with the information that we are able to
provide for them. Additional new features are being added
regularly, for example, a survey for parents is now available to
indicate the level of school satisfaction.
Last week we hosted a number of students from the Crescent
School for a day due to some electrical issues with their school.
I would like to thank my staff for their quick response in
reorganising our school to accommodate the Crescent School.
Thank you to all those parents who attended the recent Y7/11/12 Parent/Teacher Evening. We would
appreciate any feedback in relation to the new electronic booking system.
During last term we began using a new attendance software program and are currently reviewing any errors
that may have occurred during the changeover. To assist with this process, we will be sending out letters that
indicate your child’s absences and we request that you check the details and then confirm with the school if
any discrepancies have occurred. We want to ensure that our information is accurate. Again thank you for
your support in relation to this matter.
Goulburn Country Outfitters no longer stock uniforms.
All uniforms are now for sale at WORKLOCKER 310 Auburn Street, next to Blooms Chemist.
PBL at GHS - POSITIVE BEHAVIOUR FOR LEARNING
At Goulburn High School, students are encouraged to demonstrate respect
for themselves and others through their positive actions and efforts in the
classroom and playground. Our PBL values are important for school and for
life. Students are encouraged to aim high in all aspects of life, making wise
choices and taking responsibility for their actions, as well as doing their best
to be considerate and positive members of our school at all times.
We will be holding a Recognition Assembly later this term to acknowledge
students who have achieved the various levels in our school merit program.
Year 7 and 8 students attended the Netball NSW School Cup on 28th of April in Goulburn.
GHS entered a boys and girls team. The girls won 4 of their 8 games. The boys team won 6
of their 8 games and are now progressing to the School Cup Final in Queanbeyan in late July.
Both teams had a very successful and enjoyable day out. A big ‘thank you’ to Taylor, Ricci
and Hannah for umpiring and coaching on the day.
Ms Belinda Crain
Deputy Principal’s Report
Back to work
I am pleased to be back at my desk after relieving for four and a half
weeks as principal at Crookwell High School. It was very interesting
to see how a different school operates and I was made very wel-
come by the school community. I hope I was able to take some
Goulburn High School wisdom to Crookwell as well as bring back
some Crookwell High School wisdom to Goulburn. A very big thank
you to Mr Mani for filling in my role and Mrs James for relieving as
Head Teacher HSIE. Thanks also to Mr Browne for taking on my
Physics class whilst I was away.
I believe our school uniform is the best looking in town. It is a symbol of our school and we expect our
students to wear the full school uniform with pride. As the weather cools down, I find an assortment of
colours and styles come out of the wardrobe to be worn to school. It is vital that parents are aware of
what their children are wearing to school and ensure that it complies with our uniform code. If financial
stresses make purchasing items of uniform difficult, please contact our school office as we can help
families purchase uniform items.
Our school planning team is working hard on the milestones phase of the planning process. This involves
mapping out the strategies and budget required to support the directions in our school plan for 2015-
2017. This is being supported by surveys of parents, students and staff. We would appreciate it if parents
could please complete the survey found at https://goo.gl/Ot0NHd . The survey can also be accessed using
a link on the Parent Portal. Please contact the school if you are having difficulties accessing the portal.
Some Important Dates:
Year 9 and 10 Examinations begin 25th May Year 7 and 8 Examinations begin 28th May
Year 7 vaccinations 28th May PBL recognition assembly 12th June
TAFE Taster Day year 10 24th June Last day of term 2, 26th June
Staff Development Day term 3, 13th July All students return for term 3, 14th July
Goulburn High’s Cross Country Carnival was once again a big success. The rain held off just long enough to get
through all age groups. Student participation was very high which is always good to see and we would like to
congratulate all students who ran on the day. We would like to thank all of the
students who assisted with the BBQ and with the running of the carnival. The top 6
runners from each age group made it through to the zone competition which was
held at Mulwaree High School on Friday 15th May.
We had approximately 20 students make it to the Regional Carnival. We are now
awaiting confirmed results from the zone carnival and these students will be
acknowledged in the next school newsletter. A special mention must go to Amber
Lepre and Ben Staines who were age champions at zone. We wish all our regional
runners the very best for the 29th of May.
On the 13th of May, the Year 10 International Studies class was able to try on Indian clothing. There was a range of
saris and kurtas. Mrs Mani showed us how to put on the traditional clothing and explained where one might wear
the clothes. Saris are a traditional clothing for women. A sari consists of a midriff blouse and a drape. They are
most commonly made out of silk. Saris are brightly coloured and covered with shiny objects. The women also
wear lots of jewellery. Kurtas are long shirts that go down to your knees. They are most commonly made out of
cotton, or silk for special events. The kurtas are mostly in dull colours like white and brown.
GOULBURN HIGH’S DEBATING TEAM ARGUES WITH CROOKWELL
On the 15th of May, the senior debating team, Dallas Strettles, Bethany McGoogan, Charlotte Hargan and Tiffany Edwardson, met Crookwell High School for their first showdown in the ‘Premier’s Debating Challenge’. The topic, ‘We should replace all assessment tasks with examinations’, was approached with great tenacity and enthusiasm. The team, led by Bethany McGoogan, had some very good arguments. The team highlighted that assessing students through examinations would combat plagiarism issues in schools and allow everyone to be assessed under the same conditions. Unfortunately, Crookwell took the debate out. I would like to congratulate the team on their efforts in round one. Stay tuned for more updates as the competition progresses.
Ms Kristy Hayes
WE ARE AUSTRALIAN
In International Studies we have been learning about being Australian and what it means to be Australian.
Last Friday (8th of May) in our double period we had a stereotypical Australian barbeque because
barbeques in Australia are ‘traditional’. We cooked sausages and ate them, then we went out to the front
of the school and had a thong throwing competition. Thongs are associated with Australian culture and
these ones had the Australian flag printed on them.
Hannah Rudd and Tiarni Weston
GHS BREKKY CLUB
GHS offers free breakfast to our students every Monday,
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. The facility is offered
by volunteer GHS staff, and I would like to thank them for
giving up their time.
We believe it is important for students to have a great
start to the day and we offer toast, juice and hot milo.
Breakfast is served from the canteen between 8:20 and
8:55am. All students are welcome.
China Town Excursion
China Town was amazing and we were able to experience lots of different foods and learnt a lot about
Chinese culture as well as Chinese history.
First we went on a tour guided by George Kee. He was amazing and showed us the golden water mount
tree which was a preserved eucalyptus tree with golden colouring and water dripping from it which is
meant to be good luck. We also saw the spiritual angel hanging from the sky in an alley and walked
through the main street and walked under the archways demonstrating that we were welcomed. While
we were standing on the side of the street, a Chinese couple asked a few of us girls for a photo as it is
rare to come by blonde haired people in China. On the tour we passed a store that was owned by the 34th
descendant of a former Emperor.
After the tour we had a relaxing walk through the Chinese Gardens. In the centre of the Chinese Gardens
we had the chance to try on some traditional clothing and get some photos taken which was a lot of fun.
We looked pretty slick … including the boys.
For lunch we had Yum Cha at a restaurant called Emperor’s Garden. First we were served chicken feet
which was quite interesting as a lot of us had never tried it before. We were also served pork rolls which
were savoury but sweet, then we tried the traditional fried rice and spring rolls. We attempted to use
chopsticks which was quite difficult as some of
us had never actually used or succeeded in
using chopsticks. To wash down our food we
had some nice traditional tea.
Overall the day was really pleasant and was a
great experience and we look forward to ex-
ploring the culture in the future.
We would like to thank Mr Mackay and Mr
McMahon for putting up with us and allowing
us to have a great experience and a fantastic
Emily-Mae Strickland and Hayley Cooper
KEY DATE: The HSC and Careers Expo 2015: 28th – 31st May: Royal Hall of Industry, Moore Park
Sydney. Go to www.hscandcareers.com.au .
The latest AUSTRALIAN JOBS statistics have been released by the Department of
Employment. Some interesting points to note:
One third of all jobs are not advertised. They are obtained through word of mouth and by
What employers are looking for:
Experience: work experience, volunteer work.
Employability Skills: team work, communication, initiative.
Personality Traits: enthusiasm, reliability, presentation, work ethic
(employers will not compromise on these).
Education and Training: complete Yr 12, post-school qualifications
cert lll/lV, diploma, university.
Looking for a job ?
What do employers expect from a young job seeker ?
Positive attitude and motivation
Willingness to learn and take direction
Willingness to stay the course
Being punctual and dependable
Are your expectations realistic ?
Do you understand the demands of the job ?
Are you willing to start at the bottom ?
YEAR 10 WORK EXPERIENCE:
Congratulations to the following students who have completed Work Experience. A big thank you to the
employers for supporting the students and providing them with such a valuable opportunity.