Archive for April, 2014

Mount Stromlo Open Night for 2015 students

Mount Stromlo Open Night for 2015 students will be held on Tuesday 20th May, from 6.00pm to 8.00pm.

New Logo


In 2013 Minister Joy Burch approved the name change from Stromlo to Mount Stromlo High School. This resulted in a search for a logo, either retaining the existing logo or designing a new logo, to best represent what our school is about. To this end, a design competition was held and several options were surveyed among students, staff and the wider community last term. The majority vote went to the following design, which has now been adopted as our new logo starting second term. This design manages to retain the school colours, while also emphasizing our partnership with Mount Stromlo Research Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics. The Centre gave the school a Dobsonian Telescope in 2012, and this is now featured in the logo. The circles around the logo indicate stellar movement. In coming weeks, you will see the logo changing on letterheads, e-mails and school badging. Existing school uniforms will remain and do not require replacement until stock with new logo becomes available.


The existing signage out the front of the school will be replaced with upgraded electronic signage, and once the logo transition is advanced, we plan to celebrate this next stage of strengthening the school with a community event later this year. Thanks to all students and the wider community for supporting the way we are modernizing the learning at Stromlo with an improved curriculum, a stronger emphasis on science and scientific literacy, with Bringing their own Digital Devices (BYOD) and for your overall support for everything we do to ensure a quality education for each and every student.

Excursions: information for parents

A new feature has been added to the school website that allows parents to download a copy of current excursion permission notes. On the homepage you will notice a new tab called ‘Excursion’ simply click on the tab and select the appropriate excursion.

Students will continue to receive a paper copy of all excursion notes from their classroom teacher.

We hope you find this additional feature helpful.

Have a happy and safe Easter weekend.

School Sport Term 1 Review 2014:

Term 1 has been extremely busy for school sport at Mount Stromlo!

Congratulations to all students whom have participated and represented the school in sporting teams and a big thank you to all the teachers who have given up their time to coach, train and ultimately lead their teams to glory.

One of the major events in Term 1 was the Swimming Carnival. Congratulations to all students who came on the day. It was another fantastic carnival and we had over 350 students attend on the day. We then had a group of 20 students qualify for South Side Zone which was held in Week 8.  ACT qualifiers will be announced in the near future so make sure you keep an eye out if you have qualified!

Below are the results of our sporting achievements in Term 1 2014:

20/20 Cricket – Tied for 1st place in the ACT.

Girls Water Polo – Finished 6th overall in the ACT.

Boys Basketball – Senior and Junior Boys made it through to the finals.  Junior Boys finished the day unbeaten!

Girls Basketball – Junior Girls finished 3rd overall and the Seniors had a fun day playing.

Softball ACT Finals – Had a great day and finished 4th overall in the ACT.

Boys Water Polo – Excellent result finishing 5th in the ACT.

Rugby League – Junior boys finished 3rd and the other teams had fun participating.


Upcoming Events in Term 2!!!

Wk 1 – Boys and Girls Volleyball

Wk 2 – Mount Stromlo X – Country CARNIVAL! (Festival of the Shoe)

Wk 2 – ACT Swimming

Wk 4 – u14 Boys AFL

Wk 4 – Sth Side X – Country

Wk 4 – Brumbies Rugby Shield

Wk 6 – ACT X – Country

Wk 9 – ACT AFL Finals

Wk 10 – Girls and Boys Hockey


Enjoy the opportunities in Term 2.

Congratulations to Jamie Clayden!

Congratulations to Jamie Clayden in Year 10!

Jamie has been selected in the national squad titled Junior Beach Volleyroos squad by Volleyball Australia.

As a Junior Beach Volleyroo, Jamie will have fantastic opportunities to grow her beach volleyball game to a level where can potentially be representing Australia at World Championships and Olympic Games.

Jamie was the only male or female ACT athlete selected from any age group where a total of 50 athletes from across Australia from ages ranging from U’17 to U’23.

Good luck Jamie and we hope to see you in the Olympics one day!!!


Year 7 Jindabyne Camp Day 2

Day 2 started with heavier rain than the pervious day but that did not stop a number of students going for a run around the athletics track at 6:15am. A yummy breakfast was had by all and we were into activities at 9am.
Team initiatives, mountain biking and archery were in full swing. The rain continued but we then had a water and paintball session that included everyone. There was a running and screaming competition that defies explanation. The end result was a great deal of fun, very wet and muddy students and smiles all round.
Showers and dinner were now the main priorities. Having enjoyed beef stew or chicken for dinner we then created the Jindi markets.
Students produced a range of stalls that brought smiles and laughs to everyone’s faces. Some of these included nail painting, arm wrestling, dance offs, ice cream stalls and much much more! The night came to an end and the second day proved to be a blast even with the rain!!!
The Year 10 peer support leaders have been outstanding during the first two days. The photo shows some of the leaders reflecting on Day 2’s activities.


Year 7 Jindabyne Camp Day 1

The weather couldn’t dampen our spirit first thing in the morning. We enjoyed a smooth coach ride through to Jindabyne.
Having arrived and settled in, we then had lunch and left for our first activity. These included mountain biking, archery and a high ropes course. Some students experienced these activities for the first time and without doubt really enjoyed them.
After some free time, we then dined on spag bol, salads and jelly fruit and ice-cream for dessert.
After some more free time, the night activities are now in full swing with the students having a blast. Bring on Day 2!!!

Have Your Say: Vote for the New School Logo

Dear Students, Parents and staff

Mount Stromlo High School has shortlisted 4 potential logos. Please help us select the preferred option here.  The poll will be open until 24 April 2014.

The winning logo will be announced next term.

Thank you

Dr Michael Kindler

Supporting students with reading, writing and organisation skills

The ACT Education and Training Directorate is running a free parent workshop to explore the ways iPads can support children who have difficulty reading, writing and getting organised with school work.

When: Tuesday 8 April
Where: Hedley Beare Centre for teaching and Learning,
51 Fremantle Drive Stirling
Time: 4 – 5:30pm
Presenter: Greg O’Connor (Spectronics)

RSVP For further information phone 6207 2331

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