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Schoology @ Mt Stromlo High School

Schoology, our schools digital learning management system, is an important part of Mount Stromlo High School. It is used within our classrooms as a place of learning, providing a platform for developing engaging and dynamic content that reflects the Australian Curriculum.image00

Each year level has its own specific group and provides a place for staff and students to share information that is relevant to a specific year level. For example notices relating to work experience and college transitions would be posted as an update on the Year 10 page.

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Our school library has its own page on Schoology that is accessible to students and staff. This is a great resource for students. It provides information on newly available books and includes resources that are important for their class and assessment work. A valuable section of the Library page includes resources on how to write a bibliography and the Writing Framework. The Writing Framework was developed by staff at Mount Stromlo High School includes a variety of templates they can use when completing their assessments. For example if they have to write a scientific report, there is a template available that they can refer to.

 

image01Schoology is also used as a way engaging with the wider school community. All the parents, staff and students have access to a page called the Mount Stromlo Community Page. Staff and students are able to share upcoming events, what has been happening in their classroom and the achievements of our students from competitions such as school sport and academic competitions.

 

Mural Club @ Mt Stromlo High School

Each Monday after school a group of students meet in the Art rooms to create and revitalise murals around the school. We have just completed an abstract mural at the front of the Technology and Arts building. The design was created by two students in The Graphic Design class during semester 2 last year. It took more than a term to complete the painting and we are very pleased with the positive feedback from staff and students.

We have also just hung another mural outside the SPACE. Designed by our current male school captain the mural depicts the House mascots aptly dressed in spacesuits.
New participants are always welcome!

 

Gold at the National Eisteddfod

On Sunday 22nd May the Mount Stromlo High School Concert Band performed at the Australian National Eisteddfod. We performed 3 pieces – Sway arranged by Michael Brown, Man in the Mirror arranged by Paul Jennings and And All That Jazz arranged by Michael Brown. The band performed at an exemplary standard and were awarded Gold in our section. Well done.

We would like to extend our congratulations to Lyneham High School who also received a Gold award in our section.

2016 School Board Elections

At the beginning of each school year we ask students, staff, parents and friends of our school to get involved with the School Board.  No prior experience is necessary, just a commitment to represent your community and contribute to our fantastic school.  Meetings are held twice a term on a Monday evening.

Nominations will be open for two weeks; 11am Monday, 1st of February to 11am Monday, 15th of February 2016. 

The following vacancies will be available from April 1, 2016:

  • 1 staff member (2 year appointment)
  • 3 parent and citizen members (2 x 2 year appointments and 1 x 1 year appointment)
  • 2 student representative (1 year and 2 year appointments)

 

Please collect a nomination form from the front office during school hours (8:30am to 3:30pm, Monday to Friday), or contact the Assistant Returning Officer, Melissa Wales on 61413433 to request one be emailed or faxed to you.

Voting, if required, will take place from 11am 22nd of February – 11am 29th of February.

You can submit your nomination by:

  • hand delivery to the front office
  • email to Melissa.Wales@ed.act.edu.au
  • fax to 02 6142 3443
  • mail to ARO c/- Mount Stromlo High School, Badimara Street, WARAMANGA ACT 2611

For more information, contact the Assistant Returning Officer, Melissa Wales on 61413433

Scheduled maintenance of Tech Block these holidays

Information for parents, carers and students

The Education and Training Directorate will undertake maintenance activity at the school. This maintenance will involve the replacement all of the building eaves in the Technical block. The eave sheeting contains small amounts of asbestos. The material has been assessed as non-friable and will be removed in accordance with relevant guidelines. To minimize any potential risk the removal of this non-friable material will be undertaken during the Christmas and January holidays. The work will commence with site preparation and on Saturday 19th December and removal to be completed by 27th January 2016. The Directorate is working closely with us, to ensure that the removal process is completed with minimal disruption to the school the removal is to be completed in the Stand own period.

The safety and welfare of our students and staff is our paramount concern and we will continue to monitor the situation and advise of any developments.

Further information about asbestos is available from the Work Safe ACT website http://www.asbestos.act.gov.au

Year 7, 8 & 9 Pool Day

Attention Parents and Carers of students in Years 7, 8 & 9.

The Mount Stromlo High School Pool Day for 2015 is being held on Tuesday 15th December at CISAC Indoor Aquatic Centre. The day is set to be very exciting for the students with access to water slide, aqua run and various pools.

For students to secure their spot on the excursion, $20.00 needs to be paid to the Finance Office and the Permission Notes need to be returned to the students TEAM teacher.

The cut off date for all notes and money to be returned is Friday 11th December.

Please note: This is a normal school day and no alternate activities are being conducted at school as all staff will be supervising students at the pool day. If your child is not attending the excursion, they are to remain at home and please let students records know via email or phone call.

If you have any questions regarding this day, please contact Ryan Bissell on 61423444.

2015 Year 10 Graduation

Parents, friends and families are cordially invited to attend the 2015 Year 10 Graduation Ceremony on Monday December 14th in the Hall at Mount Stromlo High School.

Arrivals are scheduled for 6.00pm for a 6.30 start

RSVPs: by Wed 9th December

For seating please book tickets at:

http://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/mount-stromlo-high-school-2015-year-10-graduation-tickets-18624659859

Students unable to attend are requested to advise Ms Dianne Rose by email @ Dianne.rose@ed.act.edu.au

 

2016 Year 10 Shirts and Hoodies

Attention Yr 9 Parents and Carers:

With 2016 fast approaching, we are getting ready to order the optional Year 10 Senior uniforms (polos and hoodies) for next year.  Order forms and payments are due by Monday November 23. The order forms have been handed out to students, emailed home, or may be found here. If you have any questions regarding the orders, please contact Jane Hubbard (jane.hubbard@ed.act.edu.au).

2016 Year 10 Uniform Order Form

Student Aspirations Mura Awards

Three Mount Stromlo High School students (Ben Walther, Alyssa Seden and Elijah Duke) were recently nominated for a Student Aspirations Mura Award. We are pleased to be able to congratulate all three students for receiving an award. Nominees must have shown good attendance at school and a commitment to their learning. Each student will received a bursary from the Department that they can use in 2016 for educational purposes.

World Education Games – Mount Stromlo Results

During week 1, term 4, students from Mount Stromlo were invited to participate in the World Education Games (WEG). Over 8 000 000 students from over 30 000 schools and 200 countries competed. Once logged into the WEG website, you were able to then choose to participate in Maths, Spelling or Science competitions. Only the first 20 games at the various levels counted towards your score for each competition. The points were then tallied to produce a World Education Games score.

The results are in and the students of Mount Stromlo have excelled again!

As a school, in the overall category, we finished first in Australia for years 8, 9 and 10 and second for Year 7. Our world rankings as a school were Year 7 – 24th, Year 8 – 31st, Year 9 & 10 combined – 20th.

In Year 7 we finished 3rd in Australia for Spelling and 5th for Science.

In Year 8 we finished 3rd in Australia for Spelling and 8th for Science.

In Years 9 and 10, we finished 1st in Australia for Spelling, Maths and Science.

As a participant in the competition you could see how you ranked against other students within your school, Australia and the World.

Timothy Cooper (7) had an outstanding competition and finished 80th overall in the world and 4th in Australia for Year 7 students. He also finished 5th in Australia for Spelling.

Aedan Jaeson (7) finished just outside the world’s top 100 and finished 84th in the World for Spelling and the 7th in Australia for Year 7.

Timothy Lofts (7) finished 85th in the World for spelling and 8th in Australia for Spelling in Year 7.

 

In Year 7, the top 10 places overall within the school were: Timothy Cooper, Aedan Jaeson, Harry Wardale, Timothy Lofts, Harry McGinnes, Samuel Anderson, Elizabeth Whitbread, Anthony Alabaster, Isla Ward and Gabriel San Augustin.

 

In Year 8, the finishers overall within the school were: Kaitlyn Senturias, Michael McAlister, Joel Foyster, Isabella Heal and Shane Lee.

 

In Years 9 & 10, the top 20 overall with the school were: Kiera Joyce (9), Wilbur Nelson (9), Jenna Perkins (9), Flynn Attard (9), Neve Foxcroft (9), Alex McDonald (9), Lauren Sealey (10), Catriona Emanuel (9), Matilda Wardale (9), Emily Neuendorf (10), Maya Ward (10), Jessica Sandberg (10), Laura Skinner (10), Riley Rawiri (9), Eva Zhang (10), Rachel Gallagher (10) and Ana Davidovic (10).

These are awesome results and we should feel proud as a school in obtaining them.

Congratulations to all those students that participated.

Please note that the results are still be formalised.  However, we do not believe the above results will be adjusted.



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