Archive for October, 2013

NAPLAN Results Distribution

NAPLAN results for those students that participated this year will be distributed via students tomorrow morning in TEAM (1/11/2013). Some parents will have already collected the results during the recent parent-teacher evening. We apologise for the delay in their distribution.

2014 Electives

Year 7 students have received Elective Choice forms for 2014 – due back to the Front Office by Monday the 4th of November.

Questions about specific subjects can be directed to the Executive Teachers in charge of those faculties:

Arts – Jo Power

Technology – Bruce Fuda

Indonesia Day at ANU

Bu Ce and 18 Stromlo High students of Indonesian visited
the ANU on the 24th of October for a day of dance, food, art, language and culture.The day opened with some talks from some experts from the university and other professionals working with Indonesia and Indonesian. Stromlo students did their school proud, listening respectfully to the talks. After watching a traditional “warrior dance” from Indonesia, students split up into workshop groups. Bu Ce followed the “Stromlo Boyz” to a market run by ANU staff and students, where they took part in a challenge to tawar-menawar (bargain) the cheapest prices for fruit, lollies and Indonesian kue (cake). Thanks to their superior skills in Bahasa Indonesia, the young gentlemen came second in the challenge, saving 14,000 Rupiah ($1.40) on their
purchases. There were also performances and workshops for ukulele and many kinds of Indonesian dancing. After a traditional Indonesian lunch, the verdict was in: 9 out of 10 Stromlo students would come to Indonesia day again!

Indonesian Day at the ANU

On Thursday 24th of October, “Bu Ce” (Ms Edwards, the Indonesian teacher at Stromlo) will be taking Indonesian students to an exciting event run by the ANU Faculty of Asian Studies.

Indonesia Day is a free event, open to ANU students as well as secondary school students from the ACT and the surrounding region. It will immerse students in the rich and unique culture that Indonesia has to offer. This year’s event will commence with a presentation by an ex-Indonesian studies student followed by a musical performance. Students will also have the opportunity to participate in various workshops in Indonesian language, music and dance followed by a traditional Indonesian lunch. At the end of the day students will be invited to participate as a group in the traditional Papuan ‘Sarjojo’ dance.

Indonesia Day 2013 is sure to be a fun-filled day that will equip students with a new set of skills and a deeper understanding of our closest Asian neighbour.

Permission notes have been sent home with year 7 Indonesian students – please get them back by Monday 21st or contact Ms Edwards in the English faculty for a new note.

Photos for the event:

In order to encourage students to engage with social media on the day the organisers of the event would like to publish photos of the students on the College of Asia and the Pacific facebook page. If you would like to give consent for this, please fill out this survey:

From the P&C

Please note that orders for mangoes are due this Friday (25th October).
Please submit number of boxes required to
Payment due at the same time. $24 per box. BSB 062908 Acc 00910361.
Delivery should be Dec 6th. Will contact you to confirm.

The car boot sale is on Nov 2nd. Book on $15 per space.
Sellers from 0900. Sales from 10till 1pm. Sausage sizzle and drinks available. Great way to have a clean out and make some money!

For those who are finishing with their school uniforms….if they are in good condition, please consider donating them for our second hand sales. Place in marked bag (second hand uniforms) and leave at student services. Thank you.

Any suggestions on how the P&C could contribute to the school community are welcome. Contact details under “community” on school blog.

Jenny Usher
P&C President.

More than 1,000 attend Parent & Teacher Interviews


More than 1,000 Stromlo Community members participated in our recent Parent & Teacher Interview evening on Wednesday 16th October. Visual Artworks and Textile projects were on display and there were plenty of student helpers to assist parents and serve tasty treats.

Bring Your Own Digital Device (BYOD) in 2014: Notice of meeting for all Year 7 next year

Thank you for choosing Stromlo High School to further your child’s education. Stromlo provides a quality education for every student, and our reputation as a successful provider already extends well beyond our enrolment area because of what students at Stromlo achieve. In 2014 Stromlo will adopt additional learning areas of the Australian Curriculum as they become available online.

Stromlo High School is a technology rich wifi ready school that aims to integrate digital learning within our existing and emerging curriculum. Ongoing investment in school infrastructure and equipment ensures that all of our classrooms are equipped with interactive teaching and learning tools such as IWBs, projectors and color television monitors.

In recent years, the Digital Education Revolution equipped schools with computers, and in 2013 Stromlo High received National Secondary Schools Computer Funds to replace aging units with 48 MacBook Pros. Every Stromlo teacher has an iPad, and our mobile phone policy allows students to bring smart phones to school, and use them for educational purposes. For details please see the school website.

Despite falling prices, we cannot provide every student with a digital device of their own. Some students already bring phones, tablets or note/lap top computers to school, and use of USB sticks is also encouraged, as is e-mail. The cloud further facilitates transmission, storage and retrieval of school work.

So that incoming students can maximize their digital learning opportunities, the Board of Stromlo High School has approved a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) program for Year 7 in 2014, which will see students come to school with their own technology. This may be a new concept for parents and students and we want to ensure that you are provided with as much information as possible to prepare you for your child’s start at Stromlo High School in 2014. To assist with this, we will be holding a 2014 Year 7 Student Information Night for parents, carers and students to discuss the BYOD program on Tuesday, 5 November (Week 4, Term 4) starting at 6.00pm in the School library. During the evening, we will provide families with information about the program, including:-

• Rationale
• Expectations
• Logistical considerations of a BYOD school;
• Device choice
• Preparation of teachers for the program;
• Q&A

We look forward to meeting with you on Tuesday 5 November.

Reminder about the Collection of Data for School Students with a Disability.

Stromlo High School has been selected to be a lead school in the first phase of the nationally consistent collection of data for school students with a disability. Students included in this collection of data are those that meet the definition of disability (keep in mind that this is broad and includes areas such as mental health). Parents of students that Stromlo High School make educational adjustments for in relation to students with a disability received a letter in the post a couple of weeks ago and we now need the information back from parents urgently. Please direct any queries to Kendal Achurch-Ihle.

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