Archive for March, 2014

Non-uniform day- Friday 4th April

The SRC have organised a non-uniform day for the whole school THIS Friday.  Students are asked to wear appropriate casual clothing to school on Friday and make a $2 donation.  Members of the SRC will come around to each classroom during period 2 to collect the donations from each student.  This is the first fundraising event for the new SRC team and they look forward to your support in this event.

Chirp, chirp, chirping!

Chicken The eggs have hatched! The senior Horticulture class have had a busy week taking care of our brand new baby chickens.  Our carefully tendered eggs began hatching last weekend and we returned to school on Monday to find 4 chickens happily chirping away. Students are now responsible for their day-to-day care until they are big enough to live outside in our newly renovated inner courtyard.  The baby chickens will continue to chirp away in our classroom, making lessons a little more noisy than usual.  Once they have a full set of feathers, they will be outside to enjoy the Canberra winter and we can all look forward to some fresh eggs!

Indonesian Market This Saturday

The Indonesian Embassy is hosting a market this Saturday – “Pasar Senggol”, or the “bumpy market” (there’ll be so much to see, and so many people, you’ll be bumping into things).

Mount Stromlo High School hosted fifteen Indonesian students this week, and these students will be performing at the markets. So go along to see some Indonesian wares, eat delicious Indonesian food, and support our talented visitors!

When: Saturday 29, 10am-3pm
Where: 8 Darwin Ave Yarralumla (Indonesian Embassy)

European Union Visit

Visit of Dr Bruno Scholl to Mount Stromlo High School

On Tuesday 25 March, Mount Stromlo High School hosted Dr. Bruno Scholl, the Head of the Political, Press and Information Section of the European Union. Dr. Scholl visited the People, Power and Politics class where he fielded many questions about his employment and the journey to his current role. Dr. Kindler and the students asked many questions about this work and were fascinated at the role the European Union plays in Australia. Alastair T. gave a vote of thanks and presented Dr. Scholl with a Stromlo mug. This visit concludes a successful series of guest speakers from the political and diplomatic community to the PPP class at Mount Stromlo High School.



Bell Shakespeare Excursion

Please note there has been a change of date for the Bell Shakespeare Actors at Work excursion.  The excursion will now be on Wednesday 2nd April.  Students will depart at 9am and return at 11am.  Please contact Rebecca Cusick if you require further information.

NAPLAN Information

The National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) is an annual assessment for all students in Year 7 and 9.  All students are required to participate in Reading, Writing, Language Conventions and Numeracy tests.  The testing will be held in Term 2, Week 3 (13th – 15th May).  For more information or a Parent choice to Withdraw form please use the links below.  If you have any questions please contact Rebecca Cusick.

NAPLAN Information for parents

Parent choice to exempt form



Japan Trip Fundraiser

Students participating in the 2014 Mount Stromlo High School Japan Trip congregated at Harvey Norman in Fyshwick last Sunday March 23rd for a Sausage Sizzle Fundraiser. A big thank you to those families who donated items and who stayed to help out on the day. This was a great success with over 300 sausages sold!


Japan Trip fundraiserJapan bbq







Visit to People, Power and Politics Class

Last week Mr. Esteban Melgarejo, Deputy Head  of Mission  at the Embassy of Uruguay kindly agreeed to visit the People, Power and Politics class at Mount Stromlo High School. People, Power and Politics is a senior elective humanities class with a focus on Civics and Citizenship.

Mr. Melgarejo talked to the class about his beautiful country of Uruguay and the political and trade relationship  between Uruguay and Australia. The class were interested in the career options presented by the Diplomatic Corps and another means of representing Australia away from the sporting field. Pictured is senior member of Mount Stromlo High School; Liam S. presenting Mr. Melgarejo with a school mug. Future guest speakers to this class include members of the European Union and Gai Brodtmann, MP, Federal Member for Canberra.

Lance Photo 2

Gifted and Talented Students Policy 2014

On 28 February 2014 the Minister for Education and Training launched the Gifted and Talented Students Policy 2014. A copy of the policy is available at

At Mount Stromlo High  School the Gifted and Talented Liaison Officer is Ms Kristina Collins who can be contacted on 62056166 or by email at

PE in the AM

Dear Stromlo Community,

Staff at Mount Stromlo High School are putting together a proposal to implement a free community fitness program – PE in the AM. Please take five minutes to provide us with some data so we can tailor the program to your needs – your responses will help us shape the proposal.  We hope to develop a program of physical activity and nutrition sessions aimed at improving the overall health of our community.

We appreciate your time in completing this survey and ask that you do so by 9:00am, Monday (24/3/2014).

Many thanks,

Mount Stromlo High School

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