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Rachel Lockart 2015 HSC Artwork –Mumbai Mansions

Moving on the Express

It's Official! Congratulations to Rachel Lockart on having her Year 12 HSC artwork - Mumbai Mansions - selected to be included in ARTEXPRESS 2016. Rachel's excellent work ethic and dedication to achieving her best across all areas has again paid off for her. ARTEXPRESS is an annual exhibition featuring a selection of outstanding student artworks developed for the art-making component of the HSC examination in Visual Arts in NSW. It includes a broad range of approaches and expressive forms, including ceramics, collection of works, documented... Read more

Applications for student travel 2016

From 2 November 2015, a new online SSTS application process is being introduced for schools within the Opal network, coinciding with the introduction of the School Opal card. Schools outside the Opal network should continue to process the existing blue SSTS application forms and send them to the appropriate transport operators. Most parents, guardians and students won't need to apply for a school travel pass for 2016 if they have already been given a school student travel pass for the current year. These will be automatically sent to the... Read more

NovemberReturn to top
Students involved in the project

Aboriginal Community Mural Opening

Community Involvement in Every Way! On the 30th November 2015, in front of representatives of local Parliament, football associations, participating organisation representatives, Elders and community members, the Community Mural was officially unveiled and opened at Ziem's Park Corrimal. Around 20-30 students worked on the project from both Corrimal High School and Woonona High School under the exemplary guidance of local Indigenous Artist Zac Bennett-Brook. The collaborative piece demonstrates the importance of a continued link to, and the... Read more

Moon Light Movie

Community Moonlight Movies

Moon Light Movies The local region is hosting a Moon Light Movie on the 5th December 2015. There will be some great entertainment on the night so come along and check it out.... Read more

Working together on the project

Aboriginal Community Mural

As Corrimal High School is our community's school, naturally we hold our community in very high regard. To assist some of our students with connecting to their community, several Corrimal High School students, along with several Woonona High School students, worked collaboratively with Corrimal Leagues Club and local Indigenous Artists to produce a locally inspired mural that will be unveiled and displayed at Ziem's Park, Corrimal. The collaborative piece demonstrates the importance of a continued link to, and the sharing and recognition of,... Read more

Ryan Foster (Year 12) and Principal Mark King

Letting Excellence Shine

Letting excellence shine at the 2015 Illawarra Schools Excellence in Vocational Education and Training (VET) Awards. Students often receive acknowledgement for the amazing and outstanding work they do from within the school, however, last night several students were recognised for their outstanding efforts at the Regional VET Awards. Ryan Foster (Information and Digital Technology), Jordan Laird (Information and Digital Technology) and Jarrod Latimer-Charles (Construction) were among a range of students recognised and rewarded for their high... Read more

Rachel Lockart (Yr 12)

HSC Creative Arts Success

Recognition for Outstanding Work ARTEXPRESS is an annual series of exhibitions of exemplary artworks created by New South Wales visual arts students for the Higher School Certificate examination. Bodies of work nominated for ARTEXPRESS represent all the expressive forms described in the Visual Arts syllabus - drawing, graphic design, painting, printmaking, photomedia, designed objects, textiles and fibre, sculpture, documented forms, ceramics, time-based forms and collection of works. Congratulations to Rachel Lockart (Yr 12) for having her... Read more

Peer Support Mentors and Facilitating Teachers

Year 10 Peer Support Training

Leading the way to Positive Support and Well-being! Congratulations to the following Year 10 students who recently completed their 2 day Peer Support Leadership Training Course with Mr Foster, Mr Luskan and Miss Craig at the Bellambi Surf Life Saving Club: Kaylan Bruton-Waite, Aiden Cartwright, Kias Chalmers-Mulder, Kye Chamberlain, Jordan Foster, Claytyn Gehrke, Shahne Hocking, Kiah Matthews, Savannah McDonagh, Oscar McFarlane, Jye Plumb, Ryan Ren, Phoebe Todman, Bernadeth Valentin, and Patrick Vallance. These students showed tremendous... Read more

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Year 7-10 Examinations

Examination Preparation It is again the Year 7-10 examination period at Corrimal High School. Below is a list of examination dates for Science, English and Mathematics (all other subject examinations will be in class during scheduled periods). In order to better assist your child, the home work centre will be in operation with assistance from Corrimal High School staff members. Please encourage your child to use for added assistance and tuition. If you know that your child will be absent on any of the examination days please contact the school... Read more

Shoe list

Corrimal High School (ALL SEASON) Uniform

Preparing your child for the 2016 uniform. In preparation for the 2016 school year at Corrimal High School, we would like to remind all parents and carers of the uniform requirements. Corrimal High School is a "UNIFORM" school. Parents, staff and students have previously decided that students who attend Corrimal High School are required to wear uniform. Uniform is considered to be very important as it: identifies you as a Corrimal High student enhances the image of the school in the community gives you a sense of pride prevents competition... Read more

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Indigenous Education

Corrimal High School is currently working on a 2016 Indigenous Education Policy. This will outline the aims and goals that Corrimal High School and our community wish to achieve together for both current and future students and is in line with current Department policy. This policy has been drafted and tabled with the NIAECG to discuss with community Elders. If you are a parent of an Indigenous student attending, or who will be attending, Corrimal High School we would also love your input and thoughts on the planned goals. If you would like to... Read more

2016 school funding allocations

All NSW public schools are currently being advised of their 2016 Resource Allocation Model (RAM) funding. RAM distributes funding based on individual needs of students and schools, and gives schools greater flexibility to make financial decisions. The way schools use their RAM funding will vary based on local needs. Some support will be for the entire school, and some will be for particular groups of students or individual students. There is an overview document about the RAM available on the Department of Education website. If you would like... Read more

Jack Clewley

'String-Art' and 'Button Mosaics'

Our Special Education classes have been working on 'String-Art' and 'Button Mosaics' in DAT with Miss Jenna Apolloni over the past two terms, and these are the amazing results. The students were allowed to take these home yesterday to some very impressed parents. Happy holidays to all the students and their families, and we look forward to another busy and exciting term after a well deserved break.... Read more

HSC Stress No More

220,000 young Australians are about to go through one of the most stressful times of their lives: Year 12 exams. Reach out to a Year 12 student this month to let them know there's life after the HSC by sharing a video from Reach Out Australia. Check out the ReachOut YouTube channel You tube video: Read more

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A Tale of a Visit

On the 1 st September Mr Monty Boori Pryor took time from his busy schedule to pay a visit to the staff and students of Corrimal High School. Over the one hour session, Boori spent time with students from years 7, and students from our neighbouring primary schools, telling tales and jokes to his audience. It wasn't all stories and fun though. Boori came with a message which he told all the students was one of the most important life lessons that he has learnt and wishes he learnt earlier than he did. The award winning author wanted all to... Read more

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Sport Report 4 August 2015

South Coast Regional Athletics The South Coast Regional Athletics Championships was held in Canberra last week. I have heard the weather was lovely and there was definitely no snow on the track this year! I am awaiting the official results; however, I have it on good authority that we performed really well and will see a few students off to State. Stay tuned for the results in the next newsletter. Open Girls Netball On Monday 27 July the Corrimal High School Open Girls netball team travelled to Berkeley Netball Stadium to compete in... Read more

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Earn Rewards and Learn

Help support the school to support you. Every time you spend $10 of more at Woolworth you will get an Earn and Learn sticker. Bring this to Ms Craig in the Support Unit to help Corrimal High School get some awesome new school items for you. For more information click here .... Read more

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Supporting the Support Unit

Corrimal High School Support Unit will be hosting a fundraising sausage sizzle at Bunnings Warehouse Wollongong this Saturday 20th June. Come and enjoy a sausage sandwich and help raise funds for much need resources in the Support Unit. There will also be a raffle with prizes donated by Bears Auto Hospital and Hair by Jackie.... Read more

J Foster, O McFarlane and K Chamberlain working

AYCC Switched on School – Bin for the Win!

Sustainability is one of the most important areas that requires a well-informed corpus who understand what sustainability is, how we can prevent continued unsustainable practices. We need to ensure that any changes to our environment are minimal and take in to consideration every aspect of fauna and flora locally, nationally and internationally. Students from Corrimal High School were seven of over 100 students who participated in a two day summit on sustainability, hosted by AYCC – the large youth led organisation – in partnership with... Read more

Google Comp

See Ms Cutsforth in the library for more information (pdf 232 KB).... Read more

Kiara's Nomination Poster

Garuwanda Awards 2015

As a continuous commitment to Reconciliation Week, the Northern Illawarra schooling area nominates several students to recognise and celebrate their continued achievements. Students can be recognised in any area including academic achievement, academic excellence, excellence in a particular subject/sport/talent, continued effort in school and the possibilities roll on. Corrimal High School has supported these local awards and has nominated many students in the past. This year we saw two Corrimal High School students recognised. Kiara... Read more

Students support Reconciliation

Reconciliation Walk 2015

As part of Corrimal High School's continued support of Aboriginal Education, reconciliation and general harmony, students were offered the opportunity to partake in the local Reconciliation walk. This event is held nationally and, following to opportunity to participate in a local walk, students were eager to be involved. On the 29th May, Year 10 students along with students from local primary schools and community members assembled and walked together to Bellambi Surf Club in a joint effort to highlight Reconciliation Week and draw attention... Read more

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Students in attendance at the Reconciliation Lunch

Reconciliation Lunch 2015

Reconciliation week is a highly significant period of time for both Indigenous and non-Indigenous persons alike. True reconciliation is an important goal to achieve and involves not just accepting difference but acknowledging history and moving forward to ensure harmonious and equal relations in the future for all people without discrimination or exclusion. On the 28th May 2015, four student representative, Kiara Fensom (Year 10, Makenzie McMullen (Year 11), Maddison Osborne (Year 11) and Ryan Foster (Year 12), accompanied by the Principal... Read more

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Rostrum NSW 2015

On Wednesday the 22 April, Rostrum NSW held a regional final of the Rostrum Voice Of Youth Public Speaking competition and I am very pleased to say Corrimal had a strong entrant. Jack Chalmers-Mulder represented our school in the senior section of the event which was held at Smiths Hill High School. Jack presented an engaging and thoughtful speech on the issue of ‘Friend or Foe' and using his extensive general knowledge he discussed the nature of humanity and what makes some people evil. It was very entertaining and although not the winning... Read more

Waiting in line to check out some of the rides

IT in Action – WnW Excursion

Computer technology is inherent in all work places and found in all facets of our lives, but do we really notice it in the real world? We see our updates on social media, we talk over the phone and we send hundreds of text messages over a week but what about the technology that is behind the scenes? On the 2 nd April 2015, Year 9 through to Year 12 Information Technology and Computer classes left on a bus to travel no more than one and a half hours to arrive at what some might consider the best IT excursion EVER. They arrived just at the... Read more

Cross Country 2015

The annual Corrimal High School Cross Country was held today (25th March 2015) with students from 12 years of age to 18 years of age participating in the day. Held during normal sport time, student completed a series of circuit courses with distance representative of their age group. It was great to see not only so many students participating in the event at a competition level but also great to see so many students completing the course for fitness and exercise. A big congratulations to the organisers of another successful event and a big... Read more

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Students learning about domain configuration

IST Work Experience

Over 2 days (25th and 27th March 2015), Year 10 Information and Software Technology have had the opportunity to experience what it is like to work in the field of technology. During our first day we had the chance to listen to a former Corrimal High School student, Mr D Gleeson, who has progressed from his HSC to a successful technology career including both TAFE and University degrees. Mr Gleeson talked about his experiences when he was applying for a job at Facebook and his current position at ANSTO (Australian Nuclear Science and Technology... Read more

Cross Country Update

AT this stage, the Cross Country Carnival will still go ahead tomorrow (25/3/15) during sport. If we have to postpone, a decision will be made in the morning and a normal sport afternoon will occur (all students will be staying at school). Come prepared to run in full sports uniform and appropriate footwear.... Read more

Youth Gala Opportunities

Two excellent student opportunities have become available for students who may be interested in basketball or skating. The Office of Sports have two programs running as follows: Shellharbour Youth Skateboard Gala - Limit 50 people, register by 2 April When: Tuesday 9 April Where: Albion Park Skate Park, Russell Street, Albion Park Time: 10am-2pm Who: Newcomers aged 12-17 Cost: Free Wollongong Youth Basketball Gala, register by 9 April When: Tuesday 15 April Where: Snake Pit Stadium, Beaton Park, Foleys Road, Gwynneville Time: 10am-2pm... Read more

Students involved in the discussions

Travel Safe 2015

How to be safe while on the move This travel safety presentation delivered by Kate of the Nicole Fitzsimons Foundations aims to educate our senior students on the potential risks of travelling overseas, especially during end of year celebrations. Besides highlighting the inherent risks of riding motorbikes on foreign roads, Kate also makes students aware of other various dangers to look out for overseas including drink spiking, passport scams, as well as the serious legal trouble tourists can land themselves in by ignoring local laws and... Read more

South Coast Football Nominations

A big congratulations to Kias Chalmers-Mulder, Leon Tiere and others. They received a South Coast Football Tryout nomination after their outstanding display of teamwork, leadership and absolute talent at the recent Rugby League Gala day. These students have utilised their own time to conduct training with the school and coach and played with great sportsmanship on the day. Best luck with the tryouts!... Read more

Students enjoying the Party Safe day

Year 10 Party Safe, Live Safe

It is difficult growing up. You need to attend school, possibly take on part-time employment, complete all homework and assessment tasks and somehow manage to have a safe social life. But unfortunate circumstances can still happen and life can become very difficult. As such, it is crucial for us to know what to do and who we can talk to about it. It is also just as important for us to know how to avoid and minimise risky behaviour that might allow our circumstance to change from good to bad. With this is mind, Corrimal High School... Read more

FebruaryReturn to top
Camp setup

Year 10 Leadership Camp

Great leaders are not born, they evolve and transform over their lives as they see, learn and develop. As a Year Adviser you get to see some of the awesome qualities that students possess and the potential they have to be all they can be. On the 25th of February, 14 students began their journey to Booderee National Park for a three day camp. These students all volunteered to complete a leadership camp to assist in developing their own personal skills, as well as the skills needed to become mentors for younger students as they start out in high... Read more

Talented Maths Day

On Friday the 28thof November, 10 students from Year 8 and 9 attended a special day hosted by the University of Wollongong. The purpose of the day was to encourage and motivate students who had performed well in Mathematics and show them how they can use Mathematics in the real world. The students were treated to morning tea, pizza and afternoon tea, and also had a tour of the University. Here are some comments from the students: " Useful information, great food, challenging and enjoyable" Victoria "The Uni day was an enjoyable experience,... Read more

Lions Club Youth Of The Year

On the 11th February Ryan Foster and Jack Chalmers-Mulder represented our school in the Lions Club Youth Of The Year, hosted by Corrimal Lions Club. This is a wonderful competition where students are assessed based on their public speaking skills, citizenship and leadership skills. Both students were wonderful ambassadors for our school. Ryan presented a very informative speech on the use of technology in conservation and Jack presented a sophisticated speech on the nature of good and evil. I cannot commend these students highly enough. They... Read more