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1 -16 YASS HIGH SCHOOL We value respect, responsibility, safety and learning. Principal: Linda Langton Deputy Principals: Andrew Facer & Ruth Riach From the Principal Professional networks and associations are an increasingly vital part of every teacher’s ongoing development. The sharing of ideas, experience and practice ensures that creativity and best practices flourish. I attended the Secondary Principals Council conference last week with colleagues from across the state representing a variety of schools. The context of these schools varied considerably, but they were all dedicated to providing the very best opportunities to all students. Pasi Sahlberg (Professor of Education Policy and Research Director, Gonski Institute, UNSW) and Adrian Piccoli (Professor of Practice and Director of the Gonski Institute, UNSW) explored issues in education around the world with a focus on what the education policy and improvement landscape should look like in NSW. Eddie Woo (NSW DoE Leader of Mathematics Growth) was as engaging as he appears in his YouTube channel, Wootube. He addressed the role of teachers in looking after students’ academic growth, social development, psychological wellbeing and vocational skills in the face of changes in pedagogy (how we teach), curriculum (what we teach) and assessment (how well have we taught). May Samali (Chief Operating Officer, High Resolves) is leading an initiative to build a new technology platform and ecosystem for citizenship education across Australia and the US. Yass HS will have an opportunity to be involved in this exciting project from 2020. Although it is always difficult being away from school, I have returned full of possibilities…what if we…? how can we…? Education is ever- evolving and rewarding for all as we embrace the present and dream for the future. 20 June 2019

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YASS HIGH SCHOOL W e v a l u e r e s p e c t , r e s p o n s i b i l i t y , s a f e t y a n d l e a r n i n g .

Principal: Linda Langton Deputy Principals: Andrew Facer & Ruth Riach

From the Principal

Professional networks and associations are an increasingly vital part of

every teacher’s ongoing development. The sharing of ideas, experience

and practice ensures that creativity and best practices flourish.

I attended the Secondary Principals Council conference last week with

colleagues from across the state representing a variety of schools. The

context of these schools varied considerably, but they were all dedicated

to providing the very best opportunities to all students.

Pasi Sahlberg (Professor of Education Policy and Research Director,

Gonski Institute, UNSW) and Adrian Piccoli (Professor of Practice and

Director of the Gonski Institute, UNSW) explored issues in education

around the world with a focus on what the education policy and

improvement landscape should look like in NSW.

Eddie Woo (NSW DoE Leader of Mathematics Growth) was as

engaging as he appears in his YouTube channel, Wootube. He

addressed the role of teachers in looking after students’ academic

growth, social development, psychological wellbeing and vocational

skills in the face of changes in pedagogy (how we teach), curriculum

(what we teach) and assessment (how well have we taught).

May Samali (Chief Operating Officer, High Resolves) is leading an

initiative to build a new technology platform and ecosystem for

citizenship education across Australia and the US. Yass HS will have

an opportunity to be involved in this exciting project from 2020.

Although it is always difficult being away from school, I have returned

full of possibilities…what if we…? how can we…? Education is ever-

evolving and rewarding for all as we embrace the present and dream for

the future.

20 June 2019

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From the Deputies

The construction of the new STEM building has begun with machinery arriving and

site safety fences in place. The increase in heavy vehicle traffic through the school

site poses some safety risks and some changes will occur to minimise the risk

associated with this including a reduction in the speed limit on school grounds to

10km/hr. This will apply to all vehicle traffic including staff, students, parents and

contractors. Temporary fences will also be placed along the road edge to control

pedestrian movements. Please be mindful of heavy vehicle traffic when moving

around the school grounds.

A large number of our students have selected a variety of school sports which have

a small financial cost associated with them, predominantly associated with venue

hire. Whilst the benefits of engaging in physical activity is well known, students need

to be aware of the costs of the activities they are selecting. A number of students

have selected sports with fees but have not paid these fees. For fee paying sports

to be able to continue to be offered to students we ask for any outstanding fees to

be paid in full. If you are unsure if your child has outstanding sports fees please

contact the school office to discuss.

Over the last weeks we have both attended a professional learning session based

around developing a whole school programing and assessment review to ensure

YHS compliance with NESA guidelines and expectations. We have since developed

a program to extend the English and PDHPE reviews conduct by previous Deputy

Principal Mrs Pinson and will review the Mathematics faculty next term. This program

will allow us to support the ongoing development of the teaching and learning cycle.

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Captain’s Corner

Hey guys! Welcome to another Captains Corner! We hope everyone is working hard

on their assessments and enjoying the last few weeks of Term 2. The SRC is still

working hard on improving different aspects of the school, we are currently working

on implementing a recycling program, senior student and junior student mentoring

and having heaps of fun attending multiple leadership camps.

Our Teacher of the Week this week is Mr Szota. Mr Szota works extremely hard on

the InTouch each week and always reminds us to get our Captains Corners in on

time. He also recently spent 3 days in Sydney on a HSIE study excursion and spent

his time taking Year 11 and 12 students throughout Sydney and enhanced their

learning experience dramatically. Congratulations Mr Szota!

Next fortnight’s PBS focus will be around arriving and leaving school. This will

include where we can drop off and pick up, waiting for buses and walking to and

from school safely.

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CHS Gymnastics

Congratulations to our amazing CHS gymnastic representatives, Lilli Gallahar,

Jacinta Bramley, Aimee Vitler, Imogen Schultz and Selene Hubber. They compete

at different levels, and have been selected in levels 3 and 5.

These five girls have been selected to compete at the NSWCHS gymnastics carnival

in Newcastle in early August! Thankyou coach Michelle Vitler for all the time and

work you put in with these talented students.

NAISDA Auditions

NAISDA is an Indigenous dance college located on the beautiful Central Coast of

New South Wales. We are conducting our annual auditions for the 2020 intake in

early October 2019. The auditions are open to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander

people in the 16 – 24 age range who are considering a career in dance and/or the

arts. Please contact Ms Vale for more information.

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Regional Cross Country

Congratulations to the 17 years team champions from Regional cross country

Naomi, Cate, and Caitlin. Rhiannon (3rd), Jack (4th) and Joe (10th) have all qualified

for State.

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Year 12 HSIE Excursion to Sydney

Our annual HSIE excursion to Sydney took place on the 5-7th June. Students from

Year 12 Modern History, Year 12 Legal Studies and Year 11 Ancient History

travelled to Sydney to take part in a variety of activities.

Modern History students attended the History Teachers Association study day and

listened to two excellent lectures from historian and educator Ken Webb (who wrote

our Modern History textbook!).

Modern History and Legal Studies students visited the Sydney Jewish Museum and

met a survivor of the holocaust and

took a tour of the museum. Legal

Studies students also visited

Parramatta District court, observing

a bail hearing and drug court.

Ancient History students went to

Macquarie University to learn about

burial rites in Ancient Egypt. They

also conducted analysis of ancient

artifacts and discussed the nature of

ancient history.

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Oliver Twist

This year our creative CAPA team have gifted us with another school musical:

Oliver!, starring an entourage of young talented students. Such as:

Poppy Jones as Oliver, an orphan boy and the main character of the play.

Max Delander as Bill Sikes, the main antagonist of the play and a horrid murdering

criminal.

Bronwyn Kemp as Nancy, a petty thief who eventually becomes a good friend to

Oliver and who is romantically involved with Bill Sikes.

D’Artagnen Lewis as Fagin, a criminal who makes money off of children that he

owns and cares little for their wellbeing.

Mitchell Reynish as the Artful Dodger, a member of the gang of child pickpockets

and one of Oliver’s closest friends.

The story follows Oliver, a boy who has seen nothing but misfortune from his life in

a workhouse until Mr Sowerberry, an undertaker, takes Oliver as his apprentice,

where his stories ensue.

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Trent Robinson, another bright and talented student at Yass High, asked Miss Moss some questions about the play: When are you expecting the musical to be shown? “Week 10, the 3rd, 4th and 6th of July” How have the cast and crew been so far? “They are very talkative, but really good dancers and singers” How much are the entry fees? “Adults are $20, students and pensioners are $10, and the family price is $50” And when are tickets available? “Tickets are available now, people can buy them at the front office”

Miss Moss also has plans to restart the Drama Club next term, so if you do want to be in a musical in the future then Drama Club would be a great place to start!

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Indigenous Leadership Camp

Walanga Muru’s Rising Stars Leadership Camp is an all-inclusive three day

leadership camp to allow Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander YEAR 10 students

the opportunity to experience university. Successful applications will clearly

demonstrate student leadership skills in the fields of academia, culture and/or

community.

Across the three days students will experience an extensive numbers of activities

that focus on building their leadership skills, Aboriginal Culture and providing them

with a taste of university life. There will also be a late afternoon/night excursion to

Sydney CBD. All attending students are expected to get involved in each activity

across the duration of the camp.

Students will be supervised by Walanga Muru staff throughout the entire duration of

the camp, with night staff staying within the NCIE Redfern accommodation each

night.

COST: The three day camp is run at no cost to the student or their school

DATES: Tuesday 17th - Thursday 19th September, 2019

LOCATION: Majority of activities will be held on Macquarie University’s North Ryde

Campus. Students will be staying at The National Centre of Indigenous Excellence

(NCIE), Redfern

APPLICATIONS CLOSE: Friday 16th August, 2019.

Please see Ms Vale for more information.

National Consistent Collection of Data

Every year schools are required to complete a data collection, encompassing a wide

range of disabilities and/or learning difficulties, for students requiring adjustments in

the classroom or for assessment tasks. It includes students who experience anxiety

as well as those who have behaviour management issues.

The Learning and Support staff are currently working on collating this information.

The information collated is confidential and is also used by staff to ensure that

individual student needs are met. If you have any questions about the data

collection, please contact Mrs Margaret Mironov at Yass High on 62261711.

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The RESPECT WHEEL

This term in Wellbeing we are

looking at RESPECT. Check

out the RESPECT BASICS

WHEEL and on a scale of 1-

10 use the wheel to rate

yourself on how well you're

doing at each RESPECT

BASIC today. Write your

rating next to each BASIC.

Now think about this...Which

RESPECT BASIC do you

want to improve the most?

What is one action you can

take to practice this

RESPECT BASIC more?

Drop Off Zone

A gentle reminder

that the area

between the Ag Plot

and the Bus Bay is a

no parking/no drop

off zone. 8:30 -

9:00am and 3:20 -

3:40pm are very

busy times with cars,

buses and students

all using the

entrance/exit to

arrive and leave the

school.

Please follow the

signs posted to make sure we all do our bit to keep our kids safe.

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YHS Annual Careers Expo

Save the date!!

Students, Parents and Carers are

invited to the Annual YHS Careers

Expo Wednesday 31st July in the

IL space. More info to follow in the

next InTouch.

Banana Allergy

One of our students at Yass High has a severe banana allergy. We’re asking

students, parents and guardians to be mindful of this when packing lunches.

School Spectacular

Congratulations to our School Spectacular

singers! Yass High has again been

successful in our audition to be a part of the School Spec. Let the fundraising begin!!!

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Binit Binit Writing Camp

For two chilly days, several Year 7 and 8

students flexed their creative muscles at

the Binit Binit Writing Camp. The

picturesque Warrambui Retreat and

Conference Centre was the perfect location

for students to demonstrate their talent and

interest in this year’s theme of poetry.

Students were entertained by local poets

Harry Laing and Robyn Sykes, who both

explored the power and performance of

poetry.

Whilst the purpose of the camp was to

focus on the writing process, many other

activities were also on offer such as Frisbee

golf, archery and cooking marshmallows over the fire. This is the third year in

which the camp has been successfully run and all students were in agreement that

everyone should attend.

Thank you to Mrs Barlow from Yass Public School for this fantastic opportunity.

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Stage 4 & 5 Problem of the Fortnight

The first student to show Mr. Duncan their complete solution to this problem before

school will be awarded a prize.

Stage 4 s

Stage 5

Congratulations to Ellie Vivas and Tana Waine for solving last InTouch's Problem of

the Fortnight!!! Remember all you need to do is bring your written solution to the

Math’s faculty staffroom before school, after the InTouch is published.

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Y Tally

Congratulations to the following students who have received the most Ys in the last

fortnight. You can pick up your canteen voucher from the front office – but make sure

you do it before the next InTouch is published!

Year 7: Thomas Tritschler (6)

Year 8: Gus Hinds (7)

Year 9: Maddison Leahy (6)

Year 10: Tahlia Pothan (9)

Year 11: Mackenzie Toten (5)

Year 12: Zane M organ (4)

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WED 3rd / THUR 4th / FRI 5th JULY 2019 YASS HIGH SCHOOL HALL

6:30PM (doors open 6:00pm)

Tickets available from Yass High School Office

Adult $20 Student/Pensioner $10 Family $50 Licensed exclusively by Music Theatre International (Australasia).

All performance materials supplied by Hal Leonard Australia

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Coming Events

Date Event

Thursday 20th June Zone athletics carnival - AIS

Friday 21st June Year 11 celebration assembly 1pm

Tuesday 25th June – Thursday 27th June Boys vocal program - Young

Thursday 27th June – Friday 28th June Binit Binit Art and About

Monday 1st July Zone netball knockout - Bowral

Tuesday 2nd July Musical dress rehearsal

Wednesday 3rd July – Friday 5th July Yass High presents Oliver - 6.30pm YHS Hall

Thursday 4th July Year 7-10 celebration assemblies

Thursday 4th July P&C Meeting – 6pm

Friday 5th July Final day of Term Two

Click on the school website for the online calendar

Remember assessment tasks dates due are available on school website assessment calendars