PRINCIPAL: Mrs Leesa Daly
DEPUTY PRINCIPAL: Mr Christopher Payne
Semester 1 is about to draw to a close. Time for students and staff to take a break and enjoy some down time with family and friends.
The last five weeks have again been filled with fabulous teaching and learning experiences in the classrooms along with many extra curricula opportunities for students to connect, succeed and thrive in. We hosted another full to capacity White Card training course, the Work Readiness program to all our Year 11 students and the Black Dog Institutes ‘Future Proof’ program to Year 8 students. Students in Year 10 have had the opportunity to complete a week’s Work Experience in a field of interest with awesome feedback from employers being received. As part of National Refugee Week our Year 7-10 students engaged with the local Red Cross as they delivered ‘Pathways to Protection’ seminars. We conducted numerous NAIDOC week ‘Heal Country, Heal our Nation’ activities in week 10 including a Modern Aboriginal Dance workshop, music appreciation lessons on First Nations artists, cooking with native bush foods, Stronger Smarter interactive sessions, and a special guest appearance by Aunty Elaine who taught students some Wiradjuri language.
I would like to congratulate our talented Year 11 Visual Arts students who presented the ‘Object and Space’ exhibition on Monday evening. It really was lovely to hear our students engaging with members of the general public as they talked about how they went about making their pieces and the deep meaning behind each art work. Thankyou Ms Boatswain for guiding and inspiring your students and taking the time and effort to make this event a reality for them.
Another highlight for me this term was sitting in the Albury Entertainment Centre watching our CHS Dance Team perform their inclusive contemporary dance piece to a full house as part of the Riverina Dance Festival. So much positive feedback from members of the public and other schools who watched the performance - and the costumes were just magnificent.
Year 9 Advisor, Acting Head Teacher Wellbeing and Engagement and PDHPE teacher extraordinaire, Mr Robert Plain, will be leaving us at the end of term 3 to take up a new teaching position in Special Education at Cessnock High School. He will be missed at CHS but we know he will be exceptional in his new role. Miss Kaitlin Jenkins, a coded PDHPE teacher, has been appointed to this fulltime position and will commence at the start of term 4. She will be visiting us next term to meet students and staff and to complete a handover with Mr Plain. With the strong support of the Year 9 cohort, I am pleased to advise that Ms Brittney Longmore will be taking over the important role of Year 9 Advisor from term 3. Due to unforeseen family circumstances we will be farewelling Mr Brett McKenzie at the end of this term. We wish him all the very best in his future endeavours and thank him for his commitment and hard work.
Our awesome P&C have acted upon feedback from students and staff and as such are excited to advise that as of Term 3, the Canteen will have EFTPOS facilities for use by students and staff. Any outstanding accounts MUST be paid in full by 30 June 2021, noting that on this date credit will no longer be given.
Construction work will commence on Monday 28th June - first week of the school holidays (weather pending) on the drainage and structural components associated with the cola/roof over our basketball courts. This work will continue until mid-term 3.
I sent an informative email to all parents and carers about the latest national teenage trend 'e-cigarettes and vaping’ a number of weeks ago. CHS is currently working with local police, WHS Directorate and the Tobacco Compliance Officer - Public Health Unit (Wagga Wagga) around how we can educate and support our students, staff and parents/carers around the dangers associated with vaping. Click the link below to watch a helpful video about vaping.
Semester 1 reports were distributed to students in Years 7 to 11 on Thursday. Staff comments mention what students are doing well and areas for improvement. Please do not hesitate to contact teachers if you have any questions or concerns related to your child’s report.
Have an awesome time with your children during the semester break. We will see all the kids on Tuesday 13th July.
With Kind Regards
CHS Calendar - Term 3, 2021
|Aug 2 - 13|
School reports have been posted home for any students who were not at school during the last 2 days of Term 2.
The P&C are excited to announce that as of Term 3, the Canteen will have EFTPOS facilities for use by students and staff.
Any outstanding accounts MUST be paid in full by 30 June 2021, noting that as of this date credit will no longer be given.
Year 7 Science Z have been studying separation methods as part of their ‘Water for Living’ Unit. They competed in an in-class challenge to use separation methods to get the cleanest water from the muddy water provided. Well done to Hallie Kelly, Rylee Blackney, Grace Derrick and Brayden Oddy who won the challenge.