Archive for June, 2013

Sydney Trip 2013

The trip to Sydney will be held again this year on Wednesday July 3,  week 10 term 2.

There are still a few sports available on the trip, with notes and monies due to the finance office by Friday 28th July.

The trip is now open for any student in year 9 or 10 studying Humanities. The trip will include a behind the scenes look into the kitchen of Sydney Tower then followed by a buffet lunch.

After lunch we will be travelling to the Police Justice Museum and participating in a tour.

The cost of the trip includes the above activities, bus travel to and from Sydney, and teacher cover for the day. Total trip cost is $105.

If you would like to attend the excursion please see Mr Yu or Miss Makowski for a note and send your money to the finance office as soon as possible. No money or notes will be accepted after Friday 28th July.

ACT Council of Parents & Citizens Association

This is the parent voice on public education.

Take a look at their website

Currently there is parent training for participation in the P&C offered on June 27th and 29th. See the website for details.

Next year the P&C will need new parents to become involved as students finish their journey with Stromlo High School. Consider whether you can do your bit for your children’s school.

Please feel free to come to our next meeting on August 12th at 7.30.

Jenny Usher
P&C President

CareersXpo 2013

The CareersXpo 2013 is being held at EPIC on Wednesday 31st July, 2013 for Stromlo High School year 10 students and accompanying staff.  Details of the programs are in the attached PDF’s. Notes coming soon through your TEAM teacher.

Try a Trade Flyer 2013

Careers Expo Flyer 2013

Orientation Day for Prospective Learning Support Centre Students

On Wednesday 26th June from 9am-11am Stromlo High School will be holding an orientation session for students and parents who are looking to enrol at the school for 2014.

If you have any questions or enquiries, please contact Karen Irvine via phone or email

Honour an Outstanding Teacher

Show appreciation for and encourage our teachers by nominating them for the Australian Scholarships Group National Excellence in Teaching Awards for inspirational educators. Nominations need to be submitted by July 31st. Nominations can be made online or download a nomination form at

Jenny Usher
P&C President

Yr 7 High School Request for Placement Forms for 2014 Due Friday 14/6/2013

A reminder to all families that the High School Request for Placement form is due to the front office by COB Friday 14th of June. Late applications will be accepted. Please contact the school for assistance.

Local MP faces the tough questions from Stromlo High Students

On Tuesday, 11 June – the Federal Member for Canberra, Ms. Gai Brodtmann (ALP) came to the senior elective class of People, Power and Politics run by Mr. Yu to talk about her work as a politician and to field questions from students. The students had written questions beforehand and copying the ABC television show “Q&A” gave Ms. Brodtmann an intense questioning session on the topics of the daily workings of a politician, why the National Plan for School Improvement (Gonski) was beneficial for all, the importance of education and other associated issues.

Liam and Gai

Vice-Captain Liam McMurtrie and Ms. Gai Brodtmann MP

The students were very impressed by how seriously Ms. Brodtmann took the students questions and how open she was with her answers. In return Ms. Brodtmann was surprised that the students had written thoughtful and articulate questions.

At the end of the session, Vice-Captain of Stromlo High School Liam McMurtrie presented Ms. Brodtmann a school mug as a token of appreciation. We hope that Ms. Brodtmann continues to visit Stromlo High School and returns for future sessions of meeting our future leaders of Australia.

Reporting Information from Education and Training Directorate

Information about how reporting in ACT Government Schools is changing to address the Australian Curriculum has been provided by the ACT Education and Training Directorate in the leaflet available in the School Policies section of the Stromlo High School Website.

For convenience, you can also click here to download a copy.

Animal Farm Is On!

The matinee performance of Animal Farm today by the 2013 Acting Techniques class was a fantastic preview of the show that will be gracing the stage at the Calwell High Performing Arts Centre for the next two nights.

Animal Farm Poster

Animal Farm by Acting Techniques 2013

Upcoming sessions of the show are:

  • 7:30pm both Wednesday 12th and Thursday 13th June
  • 11:30am Matinee on Thursday 13th June

All shows are at Calwell High Performing Arts Centre.

Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the door.

Southside Volleyball Tournament

On the 29th of May the boys school volleyball junior and senior teams competed in the Southside Volleyball Tournament, followed by the girls teams on the 30th. Due to lack of competitive experience the junior boys team struggled on the day, however they gain invaluable experience and will be more prepared next time. the senior boys team went through to win their pool games and are in the ACT volleyball finals on the 25th of June.

Both the girls teams won two out of their three pool games. Both teams progressively improved throughout the day and were only narrowly beaten in their first games.

The teaching staff were assisted by senior Stromlo High School students as assistant coaches; they encouraged the players and demonstrated their knowledge and understanding of the game. In general a completely enjoyable event.

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