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Impression of new Alexandria Park Community School

More new classrooms, preschool places and teachers in $17.3 billion education budget

NSW Budget 2018 features historic firsts for education, including record funding to expand the number of new and upgraded schools, unprecedented investment to air condition more classrooms and universal pre-school for three year olds. Above: Artist impression of the new Alexandria Park Community School. Credit: Design | TKD Architects, Visualisation | Narrative. Treasurer Dominic Perrottet, Education Minister Rob Stokes and Early Childhood Minister Sarah Mitchell outlined a range of new initiatives funded by the $17.3 billion education... Read more

Professor John Buchanan speaking

Report shows pathways to success in brave new world

Schools will need to open their doors to stronger relationships with employers and workplaces if students are to thrive in a future world rich with artificial intelligence and disruptive technologies. The finding is contained in a report, 'Preparing for the best and worst of times', commissioned by the NSW Department of Education to examine the skills Australia's children will need as AI and other technologies "transform Australia's economy, the workplace and the community". "This report reflects the NSW Department of Education's commitment... Read more

The successful team of students

Gamechanger Challenge finalists announced

The 16 teams selected to compete in the inaugural Game Changer Challenge in Education Week have been announced. Superfast scooters to transport students between classes, time travel excursions to key moments in history, sustainable schools that are self-sufficient in power, water and food and real-time brain scans to track student learning and wellbeing. These are just some of the futuristic visions that helped propel 16 NSW school teams into the finals of the Game Changer Challenge which will be held in Sydney during Education Week from... Read more

Mark King

A Lasting Legacy

A Lasting Legacy Mark started his teaching career in 1984 as a Science Teacher at James Meehan High. Prior to that he did a double degree and was head hunted (this is what Mark says) by the Public Service but he found that boring so he decided to give teaching a go and for this, we are grateful. Mark has never been a micro manager, allowing teachers to get on to doing what they are best at, that is teaching. This is evident, by the letter from Murat Dizdar – Deputy Secretary School Operations and Performance congratulating our school of our... Read more

Jack Clewley and Mr Beila

Rescue Education 2018

Highlighting the importance of road safety. On Thursday 13 June Corrimal High School was fortunate enough to host Mr Peter Biela and the Wollongong Fire Department to engage Year 10 students in the Rescue Education Program. This program is a practical simulation of the dangers associated of a high speed car accident rescue and the steps necessary to remove a trapped casualty from a vehicle. Year 10 are to be commended on their behaviour and attitude during the program as they were attentive, asked questions and engaged with the Wollongong Fire... Read more

NCCD

NCCD Data Collection 2018

What is the NCCD? All government and non-Government schools across Australia are required to participate annually in the Nationally Consistent Collection of Data on School Students with Disability (NCCD). This simply means we will be collecting data on students who are receiving adjustments to meet additional learning and support needs. This data will then be provided to the Australian government to assist in the development of a national picture of the education needs of students with disability. Further information can be accessed on the... Read more

A little helper

English Catch Up

We have had a busy term in the English faculty with a variety of learning experiences and opportunities for our students. This term our tutoring program has been continuing and has been extended to senior students. We have several University of Wollongong, Masters of Teaching students, employed to provide one on one literacy tutoring to our junior students. Each of our students have a personalised learning program developed by their English teachers, to ensure that our tutors can target areas for extension. We have also been lucky enough to... Read more

The team

Boccia Competition 2018

What a great day! On Tuesday 19th June, five students from the Corrimal High Support Unit contested the 2018 Public Schools Boccia Knockout at Figtree High School. This year's event consisted of a round robin tournament where we played Figtree High, Moss Vale High and Peterborough. We had two players making their debut this year and they quickly picked up the tactics of the game in our first match. Unfortunately, they narrowly lost their first two matches but finished the competition strong with a comprehensive victory in their final match.... Read more

Reconciliation Walk 2018

Reconciliation Week 2018

Celebrating diversity Reconciliation Week is a very significant date on the annual calendar. It is a time where we celebrate and build on the respectful relationships shared by ATSI people and other Australians in an open forum. This year, Corrimal High School again participated in Reconciliation Week events which included the Morning Tea and Reconciliation Walk. Four of our students – Gemma Shepherd, Jacob Teo, Cain Shepherd and Angela Cameron – along with Principal Mark King represented our school at the Reconciliation Principal's Morning... Read more

Are you the Game Changer we're looking for?

Education Week will be a game changer

Excursions to the moon, teleporting between classes, face recognition roll call or a school without bell times or walls – the school of the future is only limited by your imagination. That is the message from the organisers of an exciting new challenge being launched today in the lead up to Education Week 2018. The inaugural Game Changer Challenge will showcase the theme of this year's Education Week, Today's schools – creating tomorrow's world, which highlights how NSW public schools are equipping young people with the skills and capabilities... Read more

On the trip!

A Whole New Food World

THREE times the Experience!!! Both the 9/10 Food Technology and 11 Hospitality classes took part in a cupcake decorating day this term. All the students experimented with fondant and buttercream icing. The students made four cupcakes designed around the theme of animals and they had the opportunity to decorate two cupcakes with whatever they liked. All had a great day and produced some excellent designs. Our PBL classes have been working hard looking at Textiles and specifically focusing on fibres, yarns and fabrics. They have produced some... Read more

Taking a stand!

National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence 2018

Taking a stand! Friday the 16th March was the eighth National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence. Australian schools stood united in their communities to imagine a world free from bullying and share their BIG ideas. Throughout roll call last week, students engaged in activities to help educate, build awareness and encourage students to take a stand together to stamp out bullying here at Corrimal High School. Bullying is repeated verbal, physical, social or psychological behaviour that is harmful and involves the misuse of power by an... Read more

What a treat

Year 11 Hospitality

Serving up a treat! The Year 11 Hospitality class operated their first catering function at a recent parent/carer information evening at Corrimal High School. The level of professionalism demonstrated by all students was exemplary. During our preparation time they were consistently motivated, followed instructions efficiently, demonstrated initiative, thoughtfulness and care worked well independently, and as team members, worked hygienically and safely and produced high quality end products. I would like to give a huge congratulations to the... Read more

Event/Activities organised for the evening

Meet and Greet/Open Night 2018

Corrimal High School shows that it has it all! The 2018 Year 7 Meet and Greet, along with the Year 4, 5 and 6 Open Night, was held on Thursday 1 March. Year 7 students, parents, carers and families received useful information from the 2018 Year Adviser, Mr Wellings, along with information from in2uni representatives and the transition team regarding the Individualised Learning support offered by Corrimal High School. Parents/Carers received a Personalised/Individualised Learning Plan (PILP) to beginning discussions with their child and will be... Read more

Life Choices Seminar

Corrimal High was fortunate to have Andrew "Fishtail" Fisher visit us recently to conduct his Life Choices seminar. Andrew is not just a successful race driver but he has had a successful business career. He shared how he walked away from the height of his career as CEO of a public company and the significant salary that went with it so he could volunteer his time speaking in high schools, gaols and detention centres across the country. "Fishtail" has won lots of races but more importantly he inspires others to take control of their lives and... Read more

Theme: Today's schools – creating tomorrow's world

EdWeek 2018 - theme and dates announced

This year's Education Week will be held from Monday 6 August to Friday 10 August 2018 (Term 3, Week 3). The theme for Education Week is ‘Today's schools – creating tomorrow's world'. This theme communicates how NSW public schools are equipping young people with the skills and capabilities they need to thrive in a rapidly changing, globalised world. Video: Mark Scott announces theme for EdWeek 2018 You tube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ULMFWr7_OzU... Read more

Students in action

Engage 2518

The Engage 2518 program is an alternate offer facilitated at the Bellambi Neighbourhood centre. The program provides an opportunity for students to achieve positive social, community and educational outcomes. In its inaugural year we delivered some quality outcomes and are looking to build on these in 2018. The environment is informal where students feel more empowered and willing to engage in learning. Content is built around the core subjects of Maths & English and supported by qualifications such as Cert III Retail Operation and Cert II... Read more

Some of our CHS performers

Carols in Corrimal 2018

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Corrimal Friday 1st December marked the second annual Carols in Corrimal and what a fantastic night it was. Corrimal High School students were one of eight groups performing at the event which showcased musical talent from local Community of Schools students and community groups along with starting the Christmas cheer in the final month of the year. All students should be congratulated for their outstanding vocal performances and a big thank you must go to Mr Heugh, and all of the leading staff... Read more

Graduation 2017!!!

Celebrating Year 12 2017

Moving on to bigger and better things but always welcome back for a visit! On the 22nd of September and the 16th of November, Year 12, Corrimal High School staff and family and community acknowledged and celebrated the final milestones marking 13 years of education. How do you describe a group of students who, over six years, have demonstrated outstanding leadership, continuously superb academia, unrivalled sportspersonship and game play, unbreakable mateship, unmatched community support and by far the best sense humour? The 22nd of September... Read more

Getting involved

7E Science/TAS Project

Making a connection and engaging the class As part of an initiative developed by Corrimal High School, Year 7E have been offered the opportunity to take part in a extra-curricular enrichment project. Over five sessions, the students of 7E will receive firsthand knowledge about the Aboriginal cultural heritage, dreaming, tools and more. In the first session, and under the guidance of Mr Jade Kennedy (UOW and Wollongong Lands Council), the students found out about the geographical breakup of the area, studied the local plants and wildlife,... Read more

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