Archive for November, 2014

Mount Stromlo at Curves

Over the past 5 weeks Mount Stromlo has taken over Curves Weston. 11 students and 4 teachers have enjoyed the 30 minute circuit each Thursday afternoon. We have participated in various workouts including arms, abs, power and finally Zumba!

A big thankyou to the staff at Curves for giving us this great opportunity and being so friendly. Thanks to Ms Julia Gale for organising this great community partnership. Plans are already in place to offer this great experience again next year.

Curves  Working outThe Curves Crew


Mount Stromlo High School are the 2014 Art and Innovation Competition winners!

Principal Michael Kinder and Art Teacher Clare Incher with the winning students

Principal Michael Kindler and Art Teacher Clare Incher with the winning students

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I am very proud to announce that both my Sculpture and Creative Textiles class entered with selected artwork and won FIRST PRIZE! The competition was open to all schools in the Canberra region, as part of National Recycling Week which goes from Monday 10th November to Sunday 16th November. The challenge set was to “Think like an artist or inventor and dare to dream of doing things a different way. How creative can you be?”.  Our students rose to the challenge with flying colours and we submitted the following creations to be judged by ACT NOWaste.

Reinvent your Wardrobe Class – Upcycled a pair of Denim Jeans into…

Hannah Mcgregor – A blue whale

Kristie Li – A back pack

Sharon Li – An apron and a wallet

Haylea Bourne – A reversible bucket hat

Sculpture Class – Used only plastic recyclable materials and a hot glue gun to create…

Madelyn Ferguson – Robecca: A ballerina Dog

Laura Van Der Zwart – Cute little Elephant with a multi-coloured slinky for a trunk

Andrea McQuirk – Clank: A see thorough plastic robot with a heart

Aleisha Prentice – A cheeky little robot with a mouth that can open.

I would just like to take this opportunity to say how proud I am of my students, they worked so hard on their pieces and it showed in the First Prize result. The award was presented to our students at a ceremony in Westfield Woden by Minister Shane Rattenbury and the prize was $250 in Bunnings vouchers. The exhibition runs all week and can be viewed in Westfield Woden Level 2 outside the shops – Veronica Maine and Country Road.

By Mrs Clare Incher Visual Art and Creative Textiles Classroom Teacher



Charity Fundraising Week at Mount Stromlo High School – Week 6

In week 6 of this term (16-20 November), the Community Projects class are coordinating a charity fundraising week. Students have chosen charities they would like to support and have come up with activities to raise money, collect donations and raise awareness.

Here is a list of the activities that will be taking place throughout the week:

All Week
– People can donate new or pre-loved toys. These will be donated to Ronald McDonald House. Toys can be dropped off to the Front Office or Student Services.
– People can donate non-perishable foods (cans, boxes, bottles). The food will be donated to The Salvation Army. Food can be dropped off to the Front Office or Student Services.
– There will be a lolly guessing competition to raise money for The Orangutan Foundation.

– There will be an ice block sale at break 1 and 2 in the inner courtyard. The money will go to the Cancer Council.

– Cupcakes and brownies will be for sale at break 1 and 2 in the inner courtyard. The money will go to The Orangutan Foundation.

– Students are encouraged to wear non-uniform clothing for a gold coin donation. The money raised will go to the RSPCA.

– There will be sponge throwing in the quad to raise money for the World Wildlife Fund. Students will get the opportunity to throw sponges at members of staff, all for a good cause!

We encourage everyone to get involved in at least one activity during the week.
“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” — Winston Churchill

Student Absences

Dear Parents and Carers,

When your child is absent or late to school you can ensure this is listed as approved leave by emailing the schools absence account.  Simply state your child’s name, year level and a short explanation for their absence and email Alternatively, you can call 61423448.

Thank you.


Lake Tuggeranong College Transition Day

The schools in the South Weston Network are offering an excursion to Lake Tuggeranong College as part of the transition process from high school to college.  Lake Tuggeranong College aims to support the students enrolled there for 2015 in a smooth transition from Mount Stromlo High School.  This visit enables students to ask questions, make friends and become more familiar with the college and its expectations.

This excursion will take place on Thursday 20th November (Week 6) from 11:30am-3:15pm. Year 10 students who have enrolled at Lake Tuggeranong College in 2015 will come to school for their first two classes and then leave at 11:30am, transported to the college on the school bus or in teacher’s cars. The teacher in charge of this event will be Julia Gale and Lake Tuggeranong College staff.

If students are interested in attending this excursion, they need to return their completed permission notes and medical forms to Julia Gale by Tuesday 18th November (Week 6).

Permission Note Link

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