Archive for May, 2014

Host Families Needed

Nara University High School students will be visiting Canberra in late October to participate in the Annual Canberra-Nara Candle Festival in the Peace Park. Last year students from Mount Stromlo High School hosted ten students from Nara and found it a very rewarding and enjoyable experience. This year we are again looking for ten families who could host a student from Japan for three nights in late October. If your family has a spare bed or a spare room and are interested in supporting this sister city initiative please ask your child to collect an Expression of Interest form from Ms Collins in the Humanities and Languages Faculty.


A message from the P&C

A unique feature of NAPLAN 2014 is that Year 9 students sitting the test sat the first ever NAPLAN in 2008 as Year 3 students. Parents have been able to see the development of their child over time and track their child’s performance compared with the national average.

ACARA is actively seeking parents or carers with children in Year 9, who have positive stories to tell about how they have been able to use NAPLAN data over the three test periods . We would like to be able to provide those parents’ names to the media and will support them to tell their story. They may appear in the press about the benefits of NAPLAN to them and their child.

If you can help us with any contacts, please contact Robyn Ziino

Pierre de Coubertin Award

“The most important thing in the Olympic Games is not to win but to take part, just as the most important thing in life is not the triumph but the struggle.”   Baron Pierre de Coubertin

The Australian Olympic Committee is offering the prestigious Pierre de Coubertin Award to celebrate the Olympic spirit. Students are requested to nominate themselves if they are active participants in sport and display the Olympic ideals of fair play and sportsmanship.

Students will be assessed and nominated by their school by the closing date: Friday 30 May 2014.

Please contact Ben Davies in the PE department for further information.



On Tuesday 7th May, Mount Stromlo held its X-Country at Stromlo Forrest Park. Although the morning was fresh, the sun was out and the day was a huge success.

We had 380 students attend the day with races held across all age groups and distances ranging from 3000m up to 6000m!

In terms of the winning house on the day, It was one of the closest carnival results in recent history, with only 15 points separating 4th – 1st.

Congratulations to all students who attended the day and those students who have qualified for South Side X-Country, please keep your eye out for information as you will be off racing in week 4!!!

Below are the final House Placings for the 2014 “Festival of the Shoe”

4th – Reef – 194

3rd – Oakey – 195

2nd – Coolo – 207

1st – Taylor – 209 (The first Carnival they have won in 4 years)

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