Posts Tagged 'year 10'

Stromlo Athletics Carnival

The Stromlo High Athletics Carnival is fast approaching.  The event will be taking place on the 12th of September, at the Chapman playing fields.  PE classes are currently practisng the various disciplines so that all students can confidently participate on the day.  PE staff will be organising music, barbeques, dancing and of course, a well-run carnival that includes all the major events.  This will be a normal school day and we look forward to seeing all students there to represent their Houses!

Daffodil Day 2013

The SRC will be selling fresh Daffodils during Week 4 to raise money for Daffodil Day and the Cancer Council. Students can order them at Recess or Lunch at the stall that will be set up on the outside Canteen Steps. Daffodils will cost 1 for $2 or 5 (bunch) for $7 and students can write a special message to go on them! The daffodils will be delivered to students on Thursday 22nd August (Week 5). Please help us to raise money to support people in our community that are affected by cancer.

The 40 Hour Famine

The 40 Hour Famine is being run on Friday 30th August – Sunday 1st September (Week 6, Term 3). Students are encouraged to participate in the 40 Hour Famine and raise money for World Vision projects in Malawi, Ethiopia, East Timor, Nepal, Tanzania and Uganda. There have been lots of suggestions of things that students can give up for the 40 Hour Famine besides food and some of the best suggestions were: no Facebook, no mobile phone use, no talking or no X-Box for 40 hours!

Students are encouraged to participate in the 40 Hour Famine as part of a House Competition at school. All students who participate in the 40 Hour Famine will get House points and senior students can also get Grad points. The House that raises the most money will get a free sausage sizzle, which will be put on by the SRC.

If students are interested in participating in the challenge, they need to get an sign-up sheet from Andrew MacMillan, Ruby Whalan and Max Jasinski (Year 10) or Ms Haley (English Staffroom)

Please help us to meet our fundraising target of $2000! Remember that $40 can feed a family of six for a month!

Sydney Trip 2013

The trip to Sydney will be held again this year on Wednesday July 3,  week 10 term 2.

There are still a few sports available on the trip, with notes and monies due to the finance office by Friday 28th July.

The trip is now open for any student in year 9 or 10 studying Humanities. The trip will include a behind the scenes look into the kitchen of Sydney Tower then followed by a buffet lunch.

After lunch we will be travelling to the Police Justice Museum and participating in a tour.

The cost of the trip includes the above activities, bus travel to and from Sydney, and teacher cover for the day. Total trip cost is $105.

If you would like to attend the excursion please see Mr Yu or Miss Makowski for a note and send your money to the finance office as soon as possible. No money or notes will be accepted after Friday 28th July.

CareersXpo 2013

The CareersXpo 2013 is being held at EPIC on Wednesday 31st July, 2013 for Stromlo High School year 10 students and accompanying staff.  Details of the programs are in the attached PDF’s. Notes coming soon through your TEAM teacher.

Try a Trade Flyer 2013

Careers Expo Flyer 2013

Local MP faces the tough questions from Stromlo High Students

On Tuesday, 11 June – the Federal Member for Canberra, Ms. Gai Brodtmann (ALP) came to the senior elective class of People, Power and Politics run by Mr. Yu to talk about her work as a politician and to field questions from students. The students had written questions beforehand and copying the ABC television show “Q&A” gave Ms. Brodtmann an intense questioning session on the topics of the daily workings of a politician, why the National Plan for School Improvement (Gonski) was beneficial for all, the importance of education and other associated issues.

Liam and Gai

Vice-Captain Liam McMurtrie and Ms. Gai Brodtmann MP

The students were very impressed by how seriously Ms. Brodtmann took the students questions and how open she was with her answers. In return Ms. Brodtmann was surprised that the students had written thoughtful and articulate questions.

At the end of the session, Vice-Captain of Stromlo High School Liam McMurtrie presented Ms. Brodtmann a school mug as a token of appreciation. We hope that Ms. Brodtmann continues to visit Stromlo High School and returns for future sessions of meeting our future leaders of Australia.

Ski Trip 2013

The Stromlo High School Ski Trip is being held on Friday 23rd August (Week 5, Term 3) at Thredbo, NSW. The cost of the excursion is $170 per student, which includes travel by bus to Thredbo, lift pass, two hour beginner group lesson, ski boots/stocks hire or snowboard/boots hire and helmet hire. This is a fantastic opportunity for all students, whether they are beginners or pros, to have a great day at the snow! This excursion is being filled on a first in, first served basis, so get your permission note from Ms Haley in the English Staffroom! Any questions, please contact Julia Haley (

Music Soiree

The Music Industry Basics class are holding a Music Soiree to express and share their talents through singing and playing musical instruments. The concert will be held on Thursday June 13th, at 6pm in the Stromlo High School SPACE. The concert will include students from year 7 to 10 performing a range of musical items. Parents, friends and family are encouraged to come along, enjoy some refreshment and listen to some great performances.

English and Writing Competitions

UNSW ICAS English CompetitionsDear Parents

It is time for ICAS again! ICAS provides an opportunity for all students in Years 6 to 10 at Stromlo to gain a measure of their own achievement in an external testing situation. It provides teachers, parents and students with comprehensive reporting of results in the areas of English and Writing. The tests are an excellent preparation for national tests and the student report is useful for highlighting your child’s strengths and weaknesses against a national and international cohort.

All students receive a certificate and an individual student report indicating which questions they answered correctly and their score compared with the rest of the students tested. The certificate and individual student report are also suitable for your child to include in a portfolio.

Please return the ICAS Stromlo Permission Note with payment to the finance office ASAP, that would be wonderful!

Please do not hesitate to contact Dion Oxley or Rebecca Cusick for further information.

World Vision Global Leadership Convention

Andrew Macmillan, Max Jasinski and Ruby Whalan attending the World Vision Global Leadership Convention on Tuesday 28th May (Week 5, Term 2) to learn about the issues in Malawi and also about poverty and hunger around the world. The students participated in several activities, which increased their understanding of the work that World Vision does and how our school can work together to stop children around the world from going hungry. Andrew, Max and Ruby were equipped with all the skills need to lead the 40 Hour Famine here at Stromlo High School next term. Great work!

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