In this issue

Perspectives Survey Significant Improvements

Student Learning Analytics

Bishop Tyrrell Hunter Region Middle Division Debating Team WIN

Rehearsals for Mary Poppins Jr.

Instrumental Teacher Highlights

Book Week in August

Baby Chicks @ Preschool

Assemblies and Chapel online

Primary School Work

The ABC of Negative Thinking

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A big thank you to the parents, staff, and students who contributed to this year’s Perspectives Survey. We are grateful for your contribution and are excited to see a significant improvement in the results from 2019 feedback to 2021. Increasingly schools are using regular data collection to assist their decision-making …

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A big thank you to the parents, staff, and students who contributed to this year’s Perspectives Survey. We are grateful for your contribution and are excited to see a significant improvement in the results from 2019 feedback to 2021. Increasingly schools are using regular data collection to assist their decision-making and development of strategies to improve processes and deliver outcomes. While fewer parents contributed than the previous survey, the overall survey response rate was 39% which is a valid sample and provides good data from which we can consider any school improvement initiatives in the future.

Positive gains can be seen in each Domain of the survey – School Environment, Teaching and Learning, Student Well Being, Leadership, and Community. Over the coming weeks, we will take the time to undertake a more thorough data analysis as we continue to strengthen our educational programs and growth strategies for the College.

Similarly, our secondary academic team has been encouraging students to track the data from their learning outcomes across the range of subject areas and their wellbeing, using the Learning Analytics program (Athena). It’s one strategy we are using to engage students in data analysis that leads them to take responsibility for their learning progress, tracking their improvement, and ultimately becoming self-motivated life-long learners.

Co-curricular programs are popular with our students ranging from clubs and activities offered each lunch time to external interschool sporting and debating competitions. A special mention today for the winners of the Hunter Region Middle Division Debating Team. Bishop Tyrrell students Caitlin Q, Cooper Y, Bianca T, and Eve C went through four rounds undefeated demonstrating their debating skills. Unfortunately, the competition has been curtailed due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Thank you for assisting us to maintain a safe workplace for our staff and learning environment for our students. It is disappointing when pandemic restrictions force us to reconsider normal school activities. We have cancelled our outdoor education program for Term 3 and 4 in some year levels and postponed others with a review scheduled should the NSW Health Department be able to reduce the restrictions later in the year. I am pleased to see people abiding by recommendations to wear a mask, physical distancing, and hand washing. We need to support one another as a community and be mindful of the needs of those around us by using abundant caution.

 

Suzanne Bain

Principal

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Preschool

Gems The Gems room children have been really excited to come to Preschool each day and observe the chickens and how many are hatching each …

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Gems

The Gems room children have been really excited to come to Preschool each day and observe the chickens and how many are hatching each day or overnight.  When the chickens arrived at Preschool the children had lots of questions about what they wanted to know about chickens such as:

Can chickens see at night?

Do chickens fly high in the sky?

Where are their mums?

Where are their dads?

Why are their beaks so sharp?

We have been exploring these questions as they arise each day at Preschool.

As a provocation, clipboards were placed at the chicken coop so the children could draw their interpretation of the chicks or the eggs. It has been amazing to see the detail of the drawings the children have made each day and the comments about their detailed works.

Matilda – This is the chicken in the cage, it’s under the light to get warm.

Esther –The chicken is bleeding and pooing

Eliza – I drew the chickens, I like that they are fluffy, I even drew the egg cracking.

Charlie – This is the chicken and it’s inside the egg.

Halle – Look I drew the egg and this is the chick.

This learning has also extended into our block constructions with Matilda suggesting, “We need to make a house for the chickens.” Matilda, Zaylee, Eliza, and Halle then worked together using the castle blocks to create a house talking about the construction as they went.

“We need it to be big because if it is too small the chicken will get squished in it,” said Matilda.

“It’s going to be too small they will get really squished,” said Zaylee.

As Halle and Esther added blocks to the castle Matilda said, “We need it to be higher at the sides.” Esther then replied, “It needs to be higher so the chicken can’t escape.”

Through these experiences the children are displaying interest in their natural environment and that they are connected with and contribute to their world. They are displaying their enquiry to learn more about the chickens through their questioning, and are effective communicators discussing the construction of the house and listening and communicating with each other in conversation.

Treasures

A lot of excitement has been generated from the arrival of our Henny Penny Hatchlings, however, the discussions that we expected to take place as a result of our special visitors did not. We imagined that the children would want to explore aspects of the chickens’ lifecycles, growth over time, and their living conditions. Wow! How wrong were we! Upon careful observation, educators discovered that the children’s lines of inquiry were very unique.

Adriel has shown a great concern for our chickens and has been very worried that her peers will not know how to look after them. She is most concerned that everyone is not using quiet voices and has taken it upon herself to educate everyone in the room. Adriel also showed great concern that when she is not at preschool people will not do the right thing.

Ryan, Lachlan, Hudson, and Logan have been heavily involved in making a house for the chickens and their mother. They built two large towers using magnetic blocks. They worked together to connect the towers with an escalator. The children shared similar

concerns as Adriel and decided that instead of telling everyone how to keep the chickens safe, they would add objects to their towers to keep the chickens safe. The children built spikes, alarm systems, and lasers all in an effort to keep people from touching and hurting the chickens.

Hayden and Austin have been most fascinated by the incubator. They have spent large periods of time observing the chickens hatching from their eggs and have formulated their own questions about this process such as ‘Why do the chickens need to be in here to hatch?’, ‘What are all the wires and buttons for?’, ‘ Why is there a light on?’ and ‘How does the incubator make the chickens hatch out of their eggs?’

Phoebe K, Phoebe P, and Heidi felt that the chickens were upset and missing their mummy chicken. The children resourced their own learning and began to use LEGO blocks to build small cars. It was their thinking that the chickens could use these cars to drive back to the ‘farm’ to see their mother.

Frankie, Jayda, and Miller have been concerned about the enclosure and lack of stimulation for the chickens. They feel that the chickens look bored and have been discussing the idea of creating some equipment to keep the chickens occupied. They have talked about ladders, swings, and a Ferris wheel.

Although the children are all exploring different avenues, we can note some similarities among the experiences. The children are all experimenting, hypothesising, researching, and formulating their own knowledge. The children are all using problem-solving skills, collaborating together, and negotiating their play. We are excited to see where all of these projects will go and look forward to sharing these in the coming weeks on Caleb and Seesaw!

 

Sparkles

The Sparkle friends have been engrossed in investigating, exploring, and being curious learners this week with the arrival of Henny Penny Hatching. The group was excited to discover the chickens and eggs with many friends displaying smiles, giggles, and laughter when observing them. This provoked various discussions and questions about a variety of issues relating to the chicks and eggs such as “where are the Mummy and Daddy?” Addison asked, “how do they get out of the eggs?” Harrison questioned and observed ‘They are cute and soft” and “They have tickly feet,” Zoey noticed.

We have looked at the lifecycle of the chicken and will continue to extend the Children’s learning through following the children’s ideas and interest in the Henny Penny Chicks.

We have started our school books which have been popular with the Sparkles, they are being very creative drawing their thoughts about our group times in them. They then share what they have drawn and with the help of an Educator add words to their work.

Dinosaurs continue to be a strong interest in the room with the Children exploring habitats extending on from last terms dinosaur visit and learning about buildings and homes. We will continue to observe the Children scaffold their individual interests in this area.

 

Michelle Neylan
Preschool Director

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Primary

Welcome back everyone to term 3 and while the dreaded COVID-19 returned to front-page news I’m sure the students enjoyed a break to recharge the …

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Welcome back everyone to term 3 and while the dreaded COVID-19 returned to front-page news I’m sure the students enjoyed a break to recharge the learning batteries. While we have restrictions in place, we are hoping many of our activities will be able to continue over the course of the term.

Book Week for the College starts on Monday 23rd of August and will finish with our very popular book parade on Friday the 28th of August. While we were hoping to have parents attend at this stage that will not be possible so we will stream it live again from the courtyard with parents being able to watch the parade from the comfort of their own homes.

Camps for years 3, 4, and 5 are set for week 2 next term. It is too far away to determine if they will be impacted by COVID-19, but as the term progresses, we will keep you informed. Fingers crossed things settle down, so the students get to experience time away with their friends while parents enjoy a quiet couple of evenings on their own.

Assemblies and Chapel remain online and don’t forget these are also available to watch online via the link on Caleb. We use assemblies to recognise student achievements and showcase the talent we have with our budding performers. As an example, we are looking forward to hearing the College Hymn being recorded by one of our year 4 students and played each week. The assemblies are organised by the year 6 students and are lots of fun so tune in each Monday morning from 8:50 am.

This week teachers have been busy before and after school discussing student progress with the parent-teacher interviews being held online. It is an opportunity to discuss how your child is developing both academically and socially in the school environment. If you haven’t been able to arrange a meeting, reach out to your child’s teacher via email or phone call to see how your child is doing at school.

This week we have had 6 teachers from the College participate in some very exciting professional development designed to enhance our teaching skills over time. Known as the Quality Teaching Rounds, this very well-researched program developed by the University of Newcastle is aimed at improving the way we connect with the students in the classroom with our curriculum delivery. It involves teachers being observed by other teachers as they teach and then as a group, they meet to discuss what worked well and how the lesson could be improved. Peer-to-peer support has proven to be one of the most effective professional developments for teachers and research shows it increases student academic outcomes by up to 25%. Over time you will hear more reports from students about other teachers visiting their class for observations.

Kindy

We are ready for a fantastic term and have started our fairy-tale unit off with a stellar performance of ‘The Little Red Hen’ by the kindergarten teachers. During week one we practiced our writing and spelling skills and wrote amazing recounts of all the fun activities we did during the school holidays. In maths we have been learning about money, looking at coins, ordering coins, writing dollars and cents, and having fun in our class shops. We LOVED the funny song on Australian coins. We are looking forward to a fun and exciting term.

Year 1

It was great to hear about the mini getaways that Year 1 families had over the holiday break, including a lot of visits to local areas and sites. The students were very eager to share these experiences with their friends and teachers and wrote all about it in their Winter Holiday writing pieces. Over the next few weeks, we will be learning all about the structure of Narratives. If you are reading a book or watching a movie with your child, please ask them to identify the orientation (characters and setting), the big problem in the story, and the resolution (how the problem was solved). We have already looked at some basic fairytales but will build on this knowledge as the term progresses. The kids have loved shifting their focus to Geography this semester. They are learning about what makes places special, and natural, managed, and constructed features of places. The kids made some amazing artwork to kick off the unit!

Year 2

It has been a very exciting start to the new term for Year 2. On Monday of Week 2, we had a very interesting presentation from Jessica Crow from Hunter Water. It reinforced everything we had learnt in Science the last term and gave us even more ideas for the task we are about to embark on as part of our Deep Learning projects. Students are now ready to begin creating a product that will get the message out to the public about the need to save water. Year 2 has been learning to tell the time accurately on an analogue clock as well as using a calendar and learning more about the months of the year and seasons. We have embarked on an imaginative writing theme for this term and will be breaking into groups across the year to participate in writing workshops. Our Science and Technology topic has got underway and the students have been investigating push and pull forces to move toys or change their shape. In Geography, Year 2 is thinking about where places are located in Australia and how we are connected to them. We are starting ‘close to home’. Year 2 is also about to finish a very successful STEM project that involved the students constructing their own iPad game, with several ‘levels’ for users to work through. Year 2 students are participating in Drama lessons over the next couple of weeks run by the talented Mr. Youman.

Year 3

It is wonderful to have our smiling, cheerful Year 3 students back in the classrooms and we feel gratitude and relief that online teaching has not commenced in Newcastle. We are ensuring that students ‘sanitise to minimise’ on entering classrooms, wash their hands frequently and remain in separated desks whilst working.

We have introduced the new text for this term, which is ‘Bungawitta’ by the well-known Australian author Emily Rodda. This text focuses on community and how each person is valuable and contributes to the life of a small country town. It also looks at resilience and coping with the adversity of drought. Here there will be lessons that we can all draw on as we face times of uncertainty and find the resilience to cope with changes in our lives. Students are beginning to complete their Premiere’s Reading Challenge list which is due by mid-August. Text names need to be uploaded to the website and a total of twenty books is required.

In Numeracy, we have started the term looking at the relationship between multiplication and division and applying these strategies to mathematical problems. Students are getting far quicker and more accurate with their multiplication tables and they are encouraged to keep practicing.

In Geography, Year 3 has started mapping out Australia and will determine landforms and weather patterns across the region. Many students managed to finish joining the puzzle pieces together that made up the Australian continent and could identify the six states and two territories.

We look forward to an exciting and busy time of learning this term. Let the adventure begin!

 

Year 4

Year Four are set on being scientist and engineers this term as our Deep Learning Project and Science unit combine forces, allowing children to explore the design process and conduct incredible investigations. Students are flexing their inventing muscles and developing products to meet various design briefs. We are only in our second week and already students have created futuristic chairs, planned new shoes, built towers, and designed their own COVID-19 safe mask. Students are excited to find out what’s happening next as we head towards our invention convention and expo at the end of Term Three.

 

 

 

Year 5

It has been a busy fortnight in Year 5! We have celebrated NAIDOC week with a range of activities. Students embraced their creativity to design clothing for the ‘Free the Flag’ campaign and have learnt about the meaning of this year’s theme, ‘Heal Country’. Students have also been working on informative texts in writing. They have been learning about the structure and precise language used in informative texts. Year 5 has worked hard to solve challenging rich tasks in Mathematics involving fractions, area, and perimeter. Students enjoyed spending time with their buddies this week, and have begun delving into their new units of rainforests and biomes across Geography, and Science and Technology.

 Year 6

We have had a great start to the term. Our first week back focused a lot around NAIDOC Week, ‘Heal Country’. We learnt some Awabakal words, played Indigenous games in Sport, danced to ‘Move it Mob Style’, learnt about the significance of Country, and read a range of inspiring Aboriginal texts from Aboriginal Elders. To carry on our learning, we will be incorporating Awabakal words into our spelling words each week. We have also begun our new Novel Study which is the Tim Winton book, Blue Back – a beautiful story about family and sustainability set in Western Australia. Science this term will be looking at Energy, last week we made our own roller coasters, collaborating and learning about kinetic and potential energy. Lastly, we began our unit about Asia, with a fun Kahoot testing our knowledge on the largest continent of the world.

 

Mark Durie
Head of Junior School

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Deep Learning Projects 2021 – updates Years 5-8 – City of the Future This week students will be continuing with their project by exploring energy …

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Deep Learning Projects 2021 – updates

Years 5-8 – City of the Future

This week students will be continuing with their project by exploring energy sources and investigating how they work and then implementing these factors into their city design.

Years 9-11 – Business Builders

This week students will be continuing with their project and will be choosing the voice, mission, and purpose of their business. Students will create their brand kit connecting their prototype, customers, and business purpose together.

Study Skills Tip – Evaluating Areas to Improve

Over the mid-year break, it is easy to put all thoughts of school out of your mind and just enjoy the holidays. This is not a bad thing; it is important to have a good break and clear your mind. When you return to school, it is important to take some time and evaluate your approach in these key areas, writing down the changes you will make this semester so you can really focus on them.

Review of last semester:

USE OF CLASS TIME

How well did you use your time in class? Who did you sit next to? Did you work well together? Did you listen to teachers and fellow students when they were speaking? Did you participate and contribute to your lessons? What are the main changes you need to make in this area?

ASKING FOR HELP

If you did not understand something in class, did you ask a question about it? If you were unsure about an assignment or assessment, did you check in with your teacher? If you were struggling with a topic, did you ask for help? What are the main changes you need to make in this area?

TIME MANAGEMENT

Did you do enough schoolwork each afternoon? Did you plan out a timeline to do the work for your assessments? When you were working at home, did you remove all distractions so you could focus? What are the main changes you need to make in this area?

PREPARING FOR TESTS

Did you ensure that you were always clear on what you were being tested on? Did you make study notes along the way, so you had them ready for test time? Did you test yourself on the content as you were learning it to see if it was in your memory? Did you do lots of questions to practice the skills of the subject? What are the main changes you need to make in this area?

Ms Tania Lloyd

Deputy Principal / Head of Secondary

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Secondary Pastoral – Term 3 Week 1 Mindset: The ABC of Negative Thinking If I asked you to stop thinking for one minute, what do …

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Secondary Pastoral – Term 3 Week 1

Mindset: The ABC of Negative Thinking

If I asked you to stop thinking for one minute, what do you think would happen? Most people tell me (and I’m the same) that they can’t.

That is thoughts just arrive – don’t they? We have very little if no control over the thoughts that enter our minds. However, once aware of those thoughts we can decide if they are serving us or not.

If your thoughts are not serving you and you want to interrupt the negative nature of those thoughts, then your thinking becomes more realistic, your language becomes more precise and you replace words like should and must with could or when.

Rather than the imagined “stories” in your mind, you come to see reality as it is.

The table below illustrates how to use the ABC of Thinking to challenge and change negative thoughts.

A =

Activating Event

 

B =

Belief/thought

C =

Emotional and behavioural Consequence

D =

Dispute with evidence / rationality

I have an important exam approaching. I’m going to fail! This is unbearable, I can’t stand it, I’ll never be able to prepare for the exam…I’m useless…Why bother? Anxious. Can’t sleep or focus on anything. Procrastinate. Who can help me? I’ve done well before. I’m just stressed and thinking negatively. How can I relax and focus on one thing that will get me moving?

From the Heads of 7-9 and 10-12

Welcome back to all students to Term Three – and what a term it is! With a number of events planned over the course of the 10 weeks, we hope that these will run as planned in light of the evolving COVID restrictions. With House challenges, Year 12 Valedictory and our ongoing Deep Learning project we have lots to look forward to in Secondary despite things like masks and hand sanitise becoming part of our day-to-day again.

Firstly, a big congratulations from myself and Mr. Bull to Ava Kniest in Year 12 being the second award winner of the Term 2 Merit draw! Over the course of the term students’ names go into the draw for this and Ava earned for herself a $50 voucher to JB HIFI. She nominated Nicholas Allen to take a challenging 3 point shot to potentially win an additional $100 voucher but this time around Nicholas was sadly unsuccessful. Watch this space for the prize draw jackpotting to a total of $200 at the end of Term 3! Remember each teacher gives a student in their classes a merit per week so there will be many opportunities to earn merits in Term 3.

We wish Year 12 all the best as they go into their final term prior to the Higher School Certificate with a few hurdles along the way between now and then. Trial Examinations are a true test of what a Higher School Certificate Examination is like and so we look forward to seeing the hard work and study of Year 12 students come to fruition in the coming weeks. The end-of-term celebrations for Valedictory are always one of the annual highlights for our College community, as we farewell our senior students, and so we are looking forward to sharing in the highs and lows to come during Term 3.

 Mr. Cummings and Mr. Bull

Ms. Tania Lloyd

Deputy Principal / Head of Secondary

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Creative Arts

Creative and Performing Arts News Creative and Performing Arts Fortnightly Event and Rehearsal Calendar Link _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ The AYO is a fantastic breeding ground for the …

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Creative and Performing Arts News

Creative and Performing Arts Fortnightly Event and Rehearsal Calendar Link

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The AYO is a fantastic breeding ground for the next generation of classical musicians. If you are a budding musician or know of one, follow this PROGRAM LINK for all the information about upcoming programs.

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College Music Production 2021 NEWS

Please be advised, rehearsals for Mary Poppins Jr. are continuing. Our Creative Team have met and reviewed the rehearsal schedule, with adjustments to ensure we comply with all current COVID guidelines. Cast members are strongly encouraged to continue to learn and rehearse their musical numbers at home, using the tracks uploaded to the 2021 Musical Production page on CALEB.

 

 

 

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Instrumental Teacher Highlights

Mr. Joshua Rea

Joshua is a multi-instrumentalist teacher and performer from Newcastle, Australia. Born in the UK, he was taught and progressed through the grades on piano and cello, completing grade 8 with distinction on both instruments at the age of 14. Upon moving to Newcastle, aged 15, he continued his musical journey through high school, followed by completing a postgraduate Bachelor of Music, majoring in Cello performance, from the University of Newcastle.  Joshua has been teaching a variety of instruments for a number of years now, as well as writing with various artists, touring and recording as a session musician under the label Universal Music, and restoring vintage pianos through his side project – ‘The Glassfront Project’. Through the years, Joshua has continued to learn and develop his skills in many musical directions. He now performs and records on a professional level on six different instruments.

To enquire about cello or piano lessons for your child with Josh here at the College please email: reaj@btac.nsw.edu.au

 

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Mr. Zach Horne

Zach is a highly experienced and passionate teacher with over a decade’s experience teaching all ability levels and all age groups. He has a wealth of knowledge and skills to impart which he delivers in a relaxed, friendly, and encouraging way. Zach learnt his craft playing throughout Sydney since moving there at 18. At 19 Zach began studying with renowned musicians such as Warwick Alder, Mark Johns, Sean Coffin, and Jeremy Sawkins at the Australian Institute of Music. While in Sydney Zach played in a variety of ensembles from jazz duos like Horne/Niven all the way up to Big Bands and Salsa Bands. Zach is currently performing with his own ensembles ZENNtet and the Zach Horne Trio throughout the Hunter. Although principally a Jazz musician, Zach has a depth of knowledge in a variety of styles including Pop, Soul, Funk, Blues, Rock, and Latin.

In 2017 Zach completed a Bachelor of Music, and in 2019 attained a Master of Education (Secondary). During 2018-2020 he taught at Port Macquarie High Schools before returning to Newcastle to pursue postgraduate music study at the University of Newcastle – investigating the place of Australian Folk Songs in contemporary music styles. Zach currently performs throughout the Hunter region, teaches privately and is involved with NIMA (Newcastle Improvised Music Association) and the Newcastle Conservatorium of Music Jazz Orchestra.

To enquire about guitar lessons for your child with Zach here at the College please email: hornez@btac.nsw.edu.au

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Instrumental Lessons

Here at Bishop Tyrrell Anglican College, we embrace proven research that shows a clear correlation between the engagement in learning and playing a musical instrument, and brain development in young people – even from as early as infanthood.

The skills students develop when involved in music education, and the learning of an instrument, include communication, insight into others, cooperation and collaboration, critical thinking and problem solving, and the ability to make connections across complex ideas. As you know, such skills are imperatives to enhance lifelong learning and are integral in preparing your child for the real world – regardless of their future career endeavours.

I would like to take this opportunity to again share this clip with parents and caregivers.

Instrumental lessons are available on campus before, during, and after College hours. The College proudly boasts some of Newcastle and the Hunter Valley’s most talented and experienced instrumental staff. To enquire about lesson availability, fees, etc, please go to CALEB – Co-Curricular – Instrumental Music Lessons. Here you can follow the links to contact Instrumental staff directly. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Mr. Ross.

rossg@btac.nsw.edu.au

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Gifted & High Potential Music Program                                                                         

Given the number of new enrolments to the College this semester we would like to inform parents and caregivers about the College’s GAHP (Gifted and High Potential) Music Program, which runs each Wednesday afternoon from 3.10-4.15pm. Our dedicated music staff, along with a rotating roster of specialist instrumental staff, offer students the opportunity to participate in Theory & Musicianship Workshops to build their knowledge of the written form and Performance Masterclasses to demonstrate and hone their stage performance skill-set.

If your child has achieved Grade 3 or above they would be very welcome to join this group. Please follow the link below to fill out the Expression of Interest.

https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=V2XI3CTEL0ONDj4XMaht5pJwYU1gOWNNu_q9ywZGh89UM1hTS0sxQTRPM0FHSEVVNks1MjhWTTQ2Ui4u

For further information, please contact Mr. Gareth Ross.

rossg@btac.nsw.edu.au

 

Mr. Gareth Ross
Head of Creative Arts and Performance ­­­­­­­

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Sports Corner

Term 3 Secondary Sport got underway in Week 1 with students attending Revolution Indoor Sports at Maryville, Lake Walking at Warners Bay, Lacrosse, Yoga, Basketball, …

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Sports Corner

Term 3 Secondary Sport got underway in Week 1 with students attending Revolution Indoor Sports at Maryville, Lake Walking at Warners Bay, Lacrosse, Yoga, Basketball, and College Sport. Students were highly engaged in the sports they have selected and were looking forward to Week 2. We are lucky to have Alecia from Lacrosse Australia coming in to teach our Year 7 cohort the skills of Lacrosse.

Primary students in K-2 will begin a six-week program with AFL NSW in Week 2. The program introduces students to the game of AFL and focuses on skill and gross-motor development, communication, and teamwork. We look forward to sharing some news over the coming weeks. Students within Years 3-6 will be participating in striking, catching, throwing, and spatial awareness skills through sports such as T-ball, Soccer, Dodgeball, European Handball, and Futsal. Students selected in the HRIS teams for Soccer and Netball will use this time to complete training.

Whilst we have had a disruptive start to Term 3 Sport with the Secondary HRIS Athletics Carnival being postponed, we are planning for the remaining HRIS events as if they are going ahead as normal. HRIS Under 15 Basketball Gala Day, HRIS Primary Soccer and Netball Gala Days, HRIS Athletics Carnivals, HISSA Basketball, Girls Cricket, and Junior Basketball, HRIS Under 15 Basketball Trials are just some of the events coming up. I look forward to sharing news with you throughout the term.

As mentioned previously, we love to celebrate the achievements of our students within the school environment or through external competitions and programs. If your child has some news on their sporting success, please email me at eddyr@btac.nsw.edu.au

 

Rob Eddy

College Sport Coordinator

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Careers

This week, the University of Newcastle has been delivering a series of webinars on “Jobs of the Future”. Featuring the areas of Computers & IT, …

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Careers

This week, the University of Newcastle has been delivering a series of webinars on “Jobs of the Future”. Featuring the areas of Computers & IT, Engineering, and Science, these webinars explored the wide range of jobs available both now and into the future in these industries, as well as the types of projects you could be working on, the skills you will need to succeed, and the educational pathway to take to make it happen.

Using Australian government statistical data, the webinars showed how careers in these areas are high earning, with low unemployment and strong predicted future growth. Despite the wide range of options for jobs within these STEM fields, one thing they all have in common is the value of the following skills:

  • Analytical thinking and innovation
  • Active learning and learning strategies
  • Creativity, originality, and initiative
  • Technology design and programming
  • Critical thinking and analysis
  • Complex problem-solving
  • Leadership and social influence
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Reasoning, problem-solving, and ideation
  • Systems analysis and evaluation.

Developing yourself in any of these areas will help to prepare you for the perfect job in your future, no matter what this might be.

For more information about degrees at the University of Newcastle, visit https://www.newcastle.edu.au/.

For more Careers Information visit the CALEB Careers Page.

 

Adrianna Demmocks 

Librarian and Careers Advisor • Library

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  A-One Fotomakers Hunter At the annual school photo days, A-One Fotomakers Hunter took the following miscellaneous group photos: School Captains, Primary Leaders, Primary Captains, …

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News & Notices

 

A-One Fotomakers Hunter

At the annual school photo days, A-One Fotomakers Hunter took the following miscellaneous group photos:

School Captains, Primary Leaders, Primary Captains, Secondary Leaders, Year 12 Traditional, Year 12 Fun.

These photos are now available for viewing and purchase for the students involved and are listed below.

Please go to the following website.

www.fotopay.com.au

Click on the Miscellaneous button

School Code: NE2104

Put in your Username and Password

For all photo enquiries please phone 49540499