Manly Selective Campus THE WEEKLY PINES From the Principal Northern Beaches Secondary College

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Manly Selective Campus THE WEEKLY PINES From the Principal Northern Beaches Secondary College
THE WEEKLY PINES
Manly Selective Campus
Northern Beaches Secondary College
Academic Excellence Personal Best Giving Back to the Community
Principal : Mr Tony Rudd
Deputy Principals:
Ms Cath Whalan
Ms Barbara Bannister
10 October 2014 – Newsletter No. 30
From the Principal
Staffing Update
It is with great pleasure that I can now announce to
our school community, following the Department
of Education and Communities Merit Selection
Process, that Mrs Bianca Hewes has been
appointed to NBSC Manly Selective Campus as
Head Teacher, Teaching and Learning. Mrs Hewes is
currently a member of the English faculty at
Davidson High School and will take up her
appointment at our school from the beginning of
2015. This position was made available in our
school through the retirement of Mrs Lyndall
Hutton. Mrs Hewes has extensive experience
teaching within the English faculty and is also very
interested in students’ holistic learning through
Project and Technology based learning
environments. We look forward to welcoming Mrs
Hewes to our community.
In other staffing news, we have also recently been
given approval to advertise for Head Teachers in
both the Mathematics and Human Society and Its
Environment Key Learning Areas. Again, these
positions became available through the retirement
of Mr Jim Johnston and Mr Rob Dean respectively. I
anticipate that both of these positions will be filled
for the start of 2015.
Student Successes
Following on from the successes of our HSC Drama
students being selected for the DEC OnShow
showcase of outstanding student performances, I
can now report that Year 12 student Grace
Shepherd has now been notified of her selection in
the equivalent performance showcase for HSC
Dance students – CallBack. Grace, who studied this
subject at Mackellar Girls Campus, has been
included in CallBack for all three components of her
HSC practical; Core Composition, Core Performance
and Major Study Performance. This is an
outstanding
result for Grace and augers well for her final result
in that course for her HSC.
In addition, congratulations need to be extended to
another Year 12 student, Angela Zhao who recently
completed the requirements for the Gold Award in
the Duke of Edinburgh Scheme. To undertake this
level of Duke of Edinburgh Award requires
extremely high levels of commitment and
dedication across a number of areas and to
complete this while also preparing for the Higher
School Certificate is a wonderful achievement.
WotOpera Camp
During 2013, a number of our students participated
in the WotOpera program where, working with
other schools from across the Sydney area and
musicians and directors, the students wrote and
performed in their own opera. From this program,
Year 11 student Matthew Wilson was selected as
one of 44 students from 22 schools across Australia
to participate in a WotOpera camp held during the
recent school holidays. Students on the camp
composed two unique operas during the course of
the week and performed them to family and
friends. Matthew had a wonderful time at the
camp, making new friends and no doubt learning
more about the production and performance of
operas.
Fencing Classes
These classes will continue again in Term 4
following the success of our junior students in
various competitions during Term 3. Classes will be
held on Monday afternoons from 3:30 until 4:30pm
and Thursday mornings from 7:30 until 8:30am. The
cost for tuition is $145 for the 7 week program at
one session (morning or afternoon) per week.
Lessons begin next week and students should wear
T-shirt, tracksuit pants and trainers. All other
equipment is supplied.
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Manly Selective Campus
138 Abbott Road, North Curl Curl NSW 2099
Phone: 9905 3982 / Fax: 9905 7772
Email: [email protected]
P&C website: www.manlypandc.org.au
HSC Begins
Finally, we are very much looking forward to
welcoming our Year 12, G14, back to school on
Monday for the start of their HSC examinations.
Many of these students have been regular visitors
to the school both in the recent holiday period
where many teachers ran specific subject related
revision courses and in the past four days for those
final tips and tricks which might help them in the
coming weeks. We are all very confident that the
hard work and dedication shown by G14 over the
last two years will pay rich dividends when results
become available later in December.
Tony Rudd, Principal
From The Deputy Principals
Welcome back to Term 4. The spring holidays are
always delightful as everything is in bloom, new
lambs and calves are on the ground and the grain
crops will begin to fill over the next few weeks. This
is an orchard I drove past in the holidays in full
bloom.
Welcome back to Term 4 – I hope everyone had an
enjoyable holiday and are ready for a busy and
enjoyable term. Best wishes to all Year 12 students
for the HSC examinations which start next Monday.
Students are reminded to ensure they arrive at
least 30 minutes before the first English
examination and 15 minutes prior to their other
papers to ensure there is enough organisational
time for the examinations to start on time.
Year 10 students have a busy term ahead with end
of year assessments in most subjects, presentation
of their Independent Learning Project, the Problem
Challenge, finalisation of their Volunteering and
ABW or Work Experience. Further details regarding
dates and expectations will be provided next week.
Year 8 students have chosen Elective Subjects for
Year 9 2015 during last term. The vast majority of
students will be given their first choices although,
since some courses will not be running, a few
students will be allocated their back up choices.
Further details regarding elective classes will be
given to students later in the term once the
timetable lines have been finalised.
Cath Whalan
Deputy Principal Years 8, 10, 12
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR HIGH ACHIEVERS
The following students achieved High Distinction
Awards in statewide competitions held last term:
Year 11 have moved into their Year 12 studies and
at a Year meeting on Thursday this week they
received their print copy of the assessment
schedule and Assessment Policy. It is important
that families discuss the assessment schedule to be
able to plan all activities for the next 12 months. A
parent information evening will be held later this
term.
Years 7 and 9 are working away at their final term
for the year. It is a time to consolidate the work
covered so far to ensure any end of year
assessments can be completed to the best of their
ability. It is also a time for subject choices to be
implemented for the following year or so. This
process has been ongoing since last term but will
be finalised in the next week or so.
Barbara Bannister
Deputy Principal Years 7, 9, 11
ENGLISH
Year 7 - Iris Rivera, Matthew Wong, Jamie Bell,
Olivia Bennett, Henry Builth-Snoad, Benjamin
Crimp, Ben Hepburn, Maia Hopf, Jasmine Lau, Kate
Meehan, Luke Nelson, Bronte Nicholls
Year 8 - Jesse Dransfield, Louis Festa, Tea Hosmann,
Harrison Keys, Phoebe Tulk
Year 9 - Claire Cooper-Southern, Grace Hawkins,
Callum Hoy, Julian Raubenheimer, Phoebe Russell
Year 10 - Madeleine Bosler, Ruby Divola, Alex
Gearing, Alex Harding, Katie Healy, Taylor Rowe,
John Troughton, Jordy Wattle, Khika Withnell
MATHEMATICS
[See separate article]
SCIENCE
Year 7 - Jamie Bell, Olivia Bennett, Benjamin Davis,
Evan Foo, Alex Glanville, Ben Hepburn, James
Thornton-Chen, Dawei Yuan
Year 8 - Heidi Fang, Tyler Holliday, Katherine Jones,
Evan Michell, Hannah Ryder, Mitchell Wood
Year 9 - Jonathan Barrett,Calvin Bruun-Plener,
Isobel Klein, Kevin Li, Jessica Moore, Brendon
O’Young, Olga Popovic
Year 10 - Austin Davis, Luke Kario, Cameron
Maclean, Kieran Nolan, Harrison Scott, Callum
Sutton, Daniel Wang
CHEMISTRY QUIZ
Year 10 - Jack Bennett, Robert Cantwell, Austin
Davis, Toby Kovacs
please be aware that teachers are available at the
school to assist you.
Robert Harris
(Maths Faculty)
Year 7 Sport - Term 4
Week
Wk 1
Wk 2 & 3
Year 11 - Oliver Fahey, Conrad Martin, Sola Ogata,
Johnathan Seggie, Fraser Stott, Shelley Wang
Wk 4-10
Year 12 - David Cantwell, Rhys Collins, Adam
Gearing, Brodie Gillieatt, Oisin Lee, Kevork
Mouradian, Kartikeya Shastri, Dane Zhang, Tong
Zhang
FROM THE MATHS FACULTY
Congratulations this week go out to all those
students who gained success in the Australian
Mathematics Competition.
Students in Years 7, 8, 9 and 10 gained a total of 11
High Distinctions, 118 Distinctions and 239 credits.
Particular congratulations go out to our High
Distinctions award winners who scored at or above
the 98th percentile.
The students were:
Year 8 - Evan Michell, Filip Novakovic and Tyler
Holliday.
Year 9 - Ryan Foo, Sam Hobson and William
Hawkins
Year 10 - Jonathan Findlay, Jack Matthewson, Yifan
Li, Sean McDonald and Toby Kovacs.
Congratulations also go out to Lu Jun Wi (Year 8)
who entered the “EducationPerfect World Series
2014”. He scored 3095 which placed him in the top
2% of 20,000 competitors from around the world.
For this he received a Gold Award.
For Year 8 parents/ guardians, you should have
received a letter regarding the acceleration
program leading into 2015. If you have not, please
contact me.
To all the students studying for HSC – good luck. If
you are doing past papers and need assistance,
Sport
Court SportsBadminton and
Volleyball
Hockey Skills
Development.
(NSW Hockey
Development Officers)
Learn to Swim or
APOLA Surf Survival
Certificate
Venue
School
Frank Grey
Fields
(walking
distance)
Dee Why
Beach
Students will
catch a bus to
and from the
venue
MUSICAL WASHUP
My Fair Lady is now a lovely memory ... but the
costume room is overwhelmed! Spring is here; it’s a
wonderful time to get everything shipshape before
we think of next year’s extravaganza.
What needs to be done?
PAINTING The new extension has to be painted
(brickwork, new formwork).
FLOORING Ideally everything is going to be kept
cleaner if we have flooring on the old concrete that
can be easily swept. Any ideas?
SORTING All costumes have been washed (many,
many thanks to Bev Shoebridge for this) and are
ready to be returned to their racks and rails.
CLEANING Dust proof lungs are an advantage. The
reward at the end is life affirming!
If you would like to accept this challenge and join a
coalition of the very willing, please come along.
WORKING BEE Let’s make a start on Saturday 11
October from 10 to 4. Many hands can probably
perform miracles in that time. Lunch will be
provided. Please let me know if you are interested
in coming for catering purposes.
Judy Boylan
Tel: 0403 960 116
or email [email protected]
CANTEEN NEWS
The updated volunteer roster for Term 4 is
attached to this edition of The Weekly Pines. The
volunteer contact list has been emailed to
volunteers and we ask that if you are not able to
work on a particular shift please try to arrange a
replacement/swap with another volunteer on the
list. We will also continue to notify our volunteers
of their upcoming shifts by text message, so make
sure we have your up to date contact details. If you
do not receive a reminder text please do still attend
for your shift.
We always welcome new volunteers. If you would
like more information, call Mel during school hours
on 9939 7835 or download and return the
Volunteer Form on the canteen page on the P&C
website (http://manlypandc.org.au/?page_id=20).
No experience is necessary, Mel and Brenda will
train you in everything you need to know and your
commitment of a few hours a month or term gives
you a great opportunity to make new friends, catch
up on the gossip, slot in meetings at school and
meet your children’s friends!
CALENDAR – TERM 4
Please note that these dates may change. You are advised to check closer to the time.
WEEK 2
13/10/2014 HSC Examinations
Year 10 Scripture Period 2
14/10/2014 HSC Examinations
Year 8 ESSA Practice Test
15/10/2014 HSC Examinations
16/10/2014 HSC Examinations
Year 8 Science Snake Tails Incursion p. 3&4
Year 10 Debating, State semi-final at Hunters Hill High school
17/10/2014 HSC Examinations
Student Leadership Conference (NBSC)
18/10/2014 Bronze Duke of Ed Qualifying Hikes
19/10/2014 Bronze Duke of Ed Qualifying Hikes
WEEK 3
20/10/2014 HSC Examinations
Year 10 Scripture Period 1
21/10/2014 HSC Examinations
22/10/2014 HSC Examinations
ACCoP, 8-10am
Principal's Tour, bookings essential, 9.30am-11am
Years 10 & 12 Elective Music excursion to Meet the Music Concert, 6-8.30pm
P & C Meeting, 7pm
23/10/2014 SRC Camp
HSC Examinations
Year 10 Chinese Listening & Reading task p.4
Year 10 Japanese Listening & Reading task p.5
24/10/2014 SRC Camp
HSC Examinations
Year 10 Chinese Writing task p.6
Year 10 Japanese Writing task p.2
Australian Business Week 2014
Monday 24th November – Friday 28th November 2014
How You or Your Organisation Can Become More Involved in
ABW Enterprise Education
ABW is a one week program involving students in teams of ten learning about business by
running their own computer simulated company, guided by a mentor on loan from business.
ABW is a community based self help program which now operates in all Australian States and
provides programs at the School, State and National Level.
Students in their thousands across Australia are developing a better understanding of
business, its role in the building of a more prosperous nation and gaining a better appreciation
of themselves, as the challenge of ABW stimulates them to rise above perceived limitations.
Your role in making this happen is invaluable, but perhaps through your circumstance or
organisation, you can do even more.
Many organisations are making a contribution at the State or National level, through
sponsorship, the provision of mentors, speakers or in kind sponsorship. If you would like to
find out more about ABW and how you or your organisation can participate further, just
photocopy the section below, complete and post to: Northern Beaches Secondary College,
College Administration Centre, Harbord Rd, Freshwater NSW 2096 or fax to our office on
9939 6904.
I would like to know more about being involved in ABW as:
As a Sponsor:
As a Mentor:
As a Guest Speaker:
Contact Person: _____________________ Position: ___________________________
Business Name: _________________________________________________________
Address: _______________________________________________________________
State: _________ Postcode: _________
Phone: _______________Fax: ______________Email: _________________________
MSC CANTEEN ROSTER T4 2014
Week
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Monday
Tuesday
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06-Oct-14
07-Oct-14
LABOUR DAY
Sue Lovely
Deborah Miller
Lele Jiang
14-Oct-14
Harriet Cunningham*
Michelle Zaunders*
Wednesday
Brenda
Nat
08-Oct-14
Alison Tourle
Kim Healy
Jane Tang
Thursday
Mel Brenda
09-Oct-14
Teresa Kelleher
Vanessa Tam
Jen Cincotta
16-Oct-14
Jillian Holt
Jocelyne Howteinfat*
Geoff Campbell*
13-Oct-14
Sibila Thompson
Ann Collins
Val McHale
Tina McMorrow-Dermody*
15-Oct-14
Linda Nord
Cecilia Wan
Natta Talak*
20-Oct-14
Anja Agius
Jacky Tonin*
Linda Davis*
21-Oct-14
Kirsty Almond
Karen Brocklebank
Lily Yang*
22-Oct-14
Lina Arshad
Helen Benn
Karen Willetts
23-Oct-14
Geanette Harris
Evan van Leeuwen (1/2)
Lala Yu
27-Oct-14
Sufi Soegimin
Pip Bakker*
Peter Reilly*
28-Oct-14
Peggy Brittain
Magda Lambrou (1/2)
Marguerite Kraft*
30-Oct-14
Ann Perks
Sam Kovacs
Valerie Buono*
03-Nov-14
Sanja Vidaic
Sharon Nolan
04-Nov-14
Sue Lovely
Alison Hulton*
Margo Joyner (1/2)*
29-Oct-14
Nancy Heywood
Christine Drake
Kate Michell*
Robyn Vaughan*
05-Nov-14
Alison Tourle
Kim Healy
Linda Nord
10-Nov-14
Julie McDonald*
Leslie Wait*
Fiona Jones
12-Nov-14
Samantha Lumsdaine*
Val Braun*
Susan Hay*
13-Nov-14
Veronica Vare*
Elana Roseth*
Gill Canning (1/2)
17-Nov-14
Sibila Thompson
Ann Collins
Val McHale
11-Nov-14
Lele Jiang
Helen Davies*
Renata Brown
Deborah Miller
18-Nov-14
Beth Dowdle
Julie Separovich*
Ellie Carew*
20-Nov-14
Jillian Holt
Mylene Mitchell
Sam Kovacs
24-Nov-14
Catherine Ciret (1/2)
Anja Agius
Kirsten Mizon*
25-Nov-14
Kirsty Almond
Karen Brocklebank
April Rowe*
19-Nov-14
Linda Nord
Cecilia Wan
Pic Andrews*
Stephanie Bridgland*
26-Nov-14
Lina Arshad
Helen Benn
Karen Willetts
01-Dec-14
Yvette Bauder
Sufi Soegimin
Anna Rushton*
02-Dec-14
Deborah Miller
Peggy Brittain
Magda Lambrou (1/2)
03-Dec-14
Nancy Heywood
Christine Drake
Kate Waddington*
04-Dec-14
Ann Perks
Linda Nord
08-Dec-14
Sanja Vidaic
Sharon Nolan
Catherine Ciret (1/2)
09-Dec-14
Sue Lovely
Lele Jiang
Marguerite Kraft*
10-Dec-14
Alison Tourle
Pauline Chui*
Jane Tang*
11-Dec-14
Teresa Kelleher
Vanessa Tam
15-Dec-14
Ann Collins
Val McHale
16-Dec-14
Beth Dowdle
Harriet Cunningham*
17-Dec-14
Linda Nord
Cecilia Wan
Updated 9/10/2014
06-Nov-14
Teresa Kelleher
Jen Cincotta
Mylene Mitchell
27-Nov-14
Geanette Harris
Evan van Leeuwen (1/2)
Lala Yu
18-Dec-14
Pupil Free Day
Friday
Mel Brenda
10-Oct-14
Sheenagh Tierney
Hwei-Choo Soh
Nicole McLeod*
Meryl Campbell*
17-Oct-14
Sandra Salmon
Sue Palmer*
Kim Mackechnie*
24-Oct-14
Maggi Smith
Renate Jaegar
Jen Webster
Margaret Martin*
31-Oct-14
Jennifer Jordan
Hong Mi Lee
Jan Nuttall (1/2)*
Beatriz Ladbrook*
07-Nov-14
Jen Webster
Hwei-Choo Soh
Meredyth Irvine*
14-Nov-14
Sue Lumb*
Amanda Dee*
Sheenagh Tierney
Katie Day
21-Nov-14
Sandra Salmon
Annabel Cotton*
Helen Dransfield*
Jessica Layden*
28-Nov-14
Maggi Smith
Renate Jaegar
Shwei Ballico*
Jennifer Ure*
05-Dec-14
Jennifer Jordan
Hong Mi Lee
Jayne Pirola*
Sharon Glanville*
12-Dec-14
Jen Webster
Hwei-Choo Soh
Louise Clark*
19-Dec-14
Pupil Free Day
MSC
MSC ARTClub
Starts Term 4 Week 2, Wed 2.30-3.20
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Northern Beaches ADHD
SUPPORT GROUP
A problem shared is a problem halved
The Northern Beaches ADHD Support Group is a voluntary group offering support for parents of children or teenagers with ADHD via regular meetings. The group is run by parents and aims to provide a supportive environment to discuss and learn more about ADHD in order to best help parents and kids alike. SPEAKER EVENING: PHIL NUNN “ADHD – THE GOOD, THE BAD & THE UGLY – DISABILITY OR DIFFERENT ABILITY?” Phil Nunn a Psychologist, counselor and educator with over 20 years experience working primarily with
marginalised, disadvantaged and vulnerable young people, also lectures in communication and
counseling skills, crisis intervention, stress management, mental health issues, suicide risk
assessment and working with ‘at risk’ people and has a special interest in ADHD, Autism Spectrum
Disorders and the use of music making and creative expression as therapeutic tools. Phil is an engaging
speaker with “real world” stories about those struggling with mental health issues and the help they need.
In his talk Phil will be reflecting on some of his own experiences with ADHD as a Psychologist helping
others but also his own "take" on this perplexing condition!
Phil will also address comorbidity with other diagnoses, adolescent brain development, drugs (prescribed
and otherwise!), what seems to help and ultimately the importance of a "strengths focus" when
supporting those with ADHD.
Monday 27th October 2014 @ 7.00-­‐9.00pm The Pittwater RSL, Main Sail Room, 82 Mona Vale Road, Mona Vale Ticket reservations essential via
http://www.eventbrite.com.au/org/4222746751
https://www.facebook.com/BeachesADHDSupport [email protected]
www.northernbeachesadhdsupportgroup.com.au Venue kindly sponsored by Pittwater RSL Club