Archive for March, 2014

Save the Date – Parent Teacher Interviews

Parent Teacher Night will be 29th April 4-8pm.  Information about booking times with teachers will be sent home with reports in week 10.

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P&C Happenings

The P&C would like to invite you to a wine and cheese evening on March 17th at 7.30 (teacher’s lounge via front entrance). This coincides with our AGM.
Enquiries to Jenny Usher (email: Phone number available from front office.

Instrumental Lessons

In 2014 Mount Stromlo High School has a number of instrumental teachers available to teach private lessons. Students are able to have individual tuition on an instrument of their choice, including Piano, Trumpet, Violin, Flute and Vocals.

During lessons students will have the opportunity to work on music for upcoming performances as well as general improvement of students’ playing which may include work on additional solo repertoire, tone and techniques. If interested, students will also have the opportunity to prepare for and sit AMEB grade exams.

If you are interested in instrumental lessons please contact Alex Morton, or 6205 6139 for further information.

Year 10 Jumpers 2014

Each year as a mark of their seniority in the student body, the Year 10 class is able to wear their own Year 10  jumper. These can be individualised by students and are acceptable uniform for Year 10.

The jumper will be a unisex black Canterbury Clothing hooded jumper with yellow lining in the hood and white piping. It will have an embroidered Stromlo High School logo on the front and a white 14 on the back.

Students will also have the opportunity to personalise their  jumpers with their name on the back. The name can be up to thirteen characters long, including a space. Sizing samples are available for students to try on in Week 5.

If your child in interested in purchasing a jumper, the cost will be $65 and payment and order forms must be handed in by Friday 28th March (Week 8) to the Finance Office. Please note that there will only be one order placed.

Students will recieve notes and order forms from their TEAM teachers and can also pick them up from the Front Office. Please do not hesitate to contact Julia Gale (Year 10 Coordinator)  if you have any queries at

New seedlings!


The senior Horticulture class are the proud parents of brand new baby seedlings.  We have been hard at work re-filling all the plots with fresh top soil and direct planting new seeds into our gardens.  Each group has ownership of a particular plot and will manage the weeds and watering as needed.  Thanks to a healthy dose of rain in the last week, our new plants have grown more than expected and we look forward to a fruitful harvest.

Stay tuned for more baby news when the timer goes off on the incubator.  Fresh baby chickens are always well received!

Yr8 Cell cakes

Cell cake Cell Cakes Continue reading ‘Yr8 Cell cakes’

School Sport

What a start to the year!

Well done to:

  1. The senior girls softball team for making the ACT finals
  2. The 7/8 boys basketball team for winning the Southside competition
  3. The 9/10 boys basketball team for coming second at the Southside competition
  4. The 9/10 boys 20/20 cricket team for being joint winners at the ACT competition

There is still plenty happening this term so keep an eye on the notices and on the Google calendar for upcoming trials and events.

Go Stromlo!

Questacon Science Circus visits Stromlo

The science circus show today by our visiting Questacon crew went off with a bang! Years 7 and 8 classes enjoyed demonstrations involving liquid nitrogen and a vacuum cleaner bazooka fired by our very own Mr Giles. Be sure to check out their public exhibition on Saturday.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Student Scholarship Program

At the end of last year, two year 10 students Isaiah Lane and Amy-Lee Hope began the process of applying for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Student Scholarships.  The process involved developing a portfolio containing examples of their work from years 9 and 10 and discussing how they met a list of competencies.  After constructing their portfolios they had to present them to a panel of teachers and departmental representatives in a 30 minute interview.  Both Amy-Lee and Isaiah shone in their interviews, impressing the panel with their level of preparation and list of extra-curricular activities.There were a large number of applicants from across the ACT, with eight scholarships on offer.  Both Isaiah and Amy-Lee were awarded scholarships to support them through college and into university.

On Friday 21st March, the scholarship recipients were publically congratulated by Joy Burch and Dianne Joseph.  Congratulations to Isaiah and Amy-Lee for this amazing achievement.
Isaiah Lane, recipient of a Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Student Scholarship.

Isaiah Lane – recipient of an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Student Scholarship.


Second Hand Uniforms

Donations of pre loved uniforms are welcome at any time. Please leave labelled bags of clean uniforms at Student Services. The P&C will collect them and hold regular sales throughout the year. $5 is charged for each item of clothing when on sale.

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