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NovemberReturn to top
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

Owning the Art

Mural Opening 2017

Building a connection... On Wednesday the 1st November, Corrimal High School and artists Lani Balzan and Aunty May officially opened the local and cultural narrative piece which students have been designing over the last term. Lani, Aunty May and a small group of students worked collaboratively to create an outstanding mural depicting Birri Birri (Whale) using the ocean and sunset in the background. The piece was unveiled to staff, students and community during a small luncheon for those who contributed to the final artwork. Staff, students... Read more

OctoberReturn to top

2018 Resource Allocation Model funding

In October 2017, all NSW public schools will receive a 2018 Planned School Budget Allocation Report. The report will assist with the management of the total budget delivered to schools through the Resource Allocation Model (RAM). The Resource Allocation Model (RAM) methodology distributes funding based on the individual needs of students and schools. This gives schools greater flexibility to make local decisions. Learn more about the 2018 funding by visiting the department's website or watch a short animation about managing the total school... Read more

SeptemberReturn to top
Race Day in Action

CoS F1 Racers 2017

What a spectacular day... On the 6th of September participating students from our Community of Schools were invited to attend the CHS F1 in CoS Schools Race Day. The Year 4 students from Corrimal East, Corrimal, Towradgi and Bellambi Public School had been working on their F1 racers, folios and pit displays over terms 2 and 3 with Mr Foster and Mr Jacques as part of an interschool STEM initiative. While working in the program, student designed and built an F1 racer, with 3D printed front and rear wings and a complete folio and pit display.... Read more

Racing Roos 2017

F1 in Schools Regional Finals 2017

Hop to the Future! On the 5th of September, Corrimal High Schools team, the Racing Roos, entered the F1 in Schools Regional Competition. The students, Dylan Kramer, Ashton Vreman-Naughton, Tameryn Burchell and Dear Winitsinthu, had been working on their entry over the last month which included a fully coded website, two CNC milled racers, promotional material, pit display and more. The students were exceptional on the day, receiving 1st place in the Engineering Specification round and 2nd overall on the day. The students also earned the right... Read more

NDIS logo

NDIS continues its roll out across NSW

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) started in NSW in July 2016, rolling out across half of the state. The rollout for the rest of NSW started on 1 July 2017 and the NDIS will be fully rolled out by mid 2018. The NSW government is writing to the families of children and young people with disability who currently receive disability supports in the rollout areas to advise how and when they will enter the NDIS. How will people move into the NDIS? There is a planned approach to the way people enter into the NDIS. The first people to... Read more

AugustReturn to top
Speakers

South Coast Public Speaking

Speaking up a storm On the evening of August 22, Holy Spirit College held the annual South Coast Public Speaking Competition and this year saw us have a record field of 9 speakers. Unfortunately last minute illness meant the lovely Madeline Devitt was unable to compete for us, but the remaining team of Pirerangi Chase, Brandi Uppaphong, Steph Walford, Alliyah Sybell, Natalina Liberti, Tameryn Burchell, Maddison Lloyd and Vanessa Marcelo did an outstanding job of representing our school. They spoke impressively and were excellent ambassadors. I... Read more

Speakers

Legacy Public Speaking

Leaving a Legacy On Thursday 3rd August, Madeleine Devitt and Brandi Uppaphong represented our school in the very prestigious Legacy Public Speaking Competition. They competed at Woonona High School in the zone final and despite being in Year 7 they were up against students as old as Year 10 and they represented their school with great pride. The girls put on an impressive show with a 5 minute prepared speech on interesting topics such as bycatch and the value of bees. Then their impromptu speech was ‘Turn On The Light' and they were given 5... Read more

Basketball Term 3

Basketball Competition Term 3

On Friday 18th August, Corrimal High Boys 15s Basketball team completed at Beaton Park in the Regional competition. The team consisted of Arlyn Connolly; Kobe Mamo; Rangiuira Waremaki ; Matthew Coyne; Liam Petersen; Nhickkos Valentin ; Shane Jores; Jack Ziems & Lewis Grinshaw. Unfortunately Lewis was carrying a tear to his knee and was unable to play, yet to his credit offered his services in supporting his team from the sideline. Thomas Potts was the self-appointed Team Manager and assisted with admin duties and preparing the team for battle.... Read more

PBL Orange

PBL - Orange Class

How excellent... This term the PBL- Orange Class have been learning to use the equipment in the textiles rooms. They have bee using the iron and practicing their sewing machine skills making a variety of items. So far the class have made heat pillows, aprons, and a big chicken door stop. They should be very proud of what they have produced. Well done boys.... Read more

Cushions

8DAT1 Projects

What excellent designs Year 8 Technology Manadatory have been busy re-discovering their sewing skills. To practise their skills of using the sewing machine they have been involved in constructing a chicken pin cushion. All chickens were very unique and were displayed in the library for all to see. Well done Year 8.... Read more

In the driver's seat

Sydney Boatshow 2017

Sydney International Boat Show On the 16th of August, students from Year 9 and 10s Marine classes headed to Darling Harbour for an excursion to the Sydney International Boat Show. On this escapade, supervisor Andrew Laidler had them observe a bunch of boats - from 10cc to 400cc - and learn about general marine paraphernalia. In addition to being an awesome trip, the students got to learn a lot about marine careers, and even had a VR headset talk them through the layout of a Navy battleship. Big thanks to the organisers. Hopefully it's just as... Read more

Police talks

Crossroads 2017

A step in the right direction... On the 10th of August, Year 11 participated in part one of the teenage health program Crossroads. It aims to educate the age group on youth-related problems, such as drug use, relationships, sexual health and mental health. In addition, the course will assist students to learn about safe driving (which will take place at Kembla Grange Racecourse on the 24th). Part one had students participate in sessions on Mental Health with Headspace, a ‘Save a Mate' Drug & Alcohol course, and Police Youth Liaison session.... Read more

Displays

Year 11 Subject Selection 2018

Making the right choice Type your paragraph here... Focus on one idea per paragraph and use an active voice e.g. The library is now open every lunchtime. Don't include every piece of information on the subject you are writing about - only use information that is central to the topic. On the Web, less is more. On the 14th of August, students of Year 10 attended an information night with their parents in order to discuss the upcoming 10 to 11 subject selections. There, they received valuable information regarding HSC requirements, detailed... Read more

Students involved

Calves To Shine A Light On Dairy Careers

Cows Create Careers Farm Module is a six-week program that aims to increase the awareness of dairy industry careers in a very hands-on way. Secondary students are educated by rearing two three-week-old calves at school and the school is provided with dairy industry curriculum for Year 9/10 to at no cost. This Term Corrimal High School is taking part in this program with the Year 9/10 Agriculture class sharing the tasks of maintaining their shelter, feeding and grooming the two calves, Lucinda and Valentine. It is a big task requiring students... Read more

NAPLAN Online School readiness test

NSW schools will participate in the NAPLAN Online School Readiness Test from 14 August to 22 September. There is a lot of information for schools, students and parents on the NAPLAN Online transition website. The school readiness test is a ‘practice run' for schools to assess their technology as we prepare to transition to NAPLAN Online. It provides an opportunity for schools to become familiar with the NAPLAN Online assessment platform but is not an assessment of student ability.... Read more

On field

Cougars Cup 2017

TITLE WINNERS SECOND YEAR IN A ROW! On the 1st August Corrimal High School butted heads with Woonona High for a second time at the 2nd Annual Cougar's Cup at Ziem's Park. With the sun out, it was a great day for all the parties involved. In the three matches of the day, two of our teams delivered smashing victories - the U14s Boys won at a solid 38-18, while the Open Girls demolished Woonona with a 44-8 victory. Unfortunately, the Open Boys couldn't secure a win with a devastating 46-14 loss, but they still put up a good fight. Our Rugby... Read more

On the go!

Athletics Results

Zone Athletics Results On Friday 23rd June we had a record number of participants at the Illawarra Zone Athletics Championships. All students displayed excellent behaviour and sportsmanship on the day and are to be congratulated for their efforts and enthusiasm. For the first time in a very long time we had a Zone Age Champion. Congratulations to Ramses of Year 7 who was the 12 years boys Illawarra Zone Athletics Age Champion. Thank you to Mr Abbott for his superb job as team manager, ensuring that CHS had entrants in all of the events on the... Read more

The uniform on display

Uniform News

All students in NSW governments schools to follow the school uniform policy. For Corrimal High School this means wearing with pride our school uniform (or sports uniform if students have a PDHPE practical lesson or on a Wednesday sports day). There is also a Work Health and Safety requirement that students wear black leather covered shoes for their protection. The school community has decided that Corrimal High School is a school uniform school. The consistent wearing of correct school uniform is also an important employment related skill.... Read more

JulyReturn to top

Education Week 2017

Next week (Monday 31 July – Friday 4 August) is Education Week, a statewide annual event to celebrate public education in NSW. The week highlights the achievements of public education and local schools, putting the spotlight on our students, our educators and the communities that support them. This year's theme is I Learn, We Learn. It is a celebration of the commitment of the NSW Department of Education to ensuring that our students are at the heart of learning and that all our schools improve every year. Education Week is also a time for... Read more

JuneReturn to top
The girls in action

Social Change through STEM

Making a change for a brighter future As part of an initiative to highlight the need for change and encourage young female students to consider STEM career pathways, local high schools participated in a Young Change Agent workshop/competition called Social Change through STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics) .Teams of stage 5 girls developed a pitch that would solve a global social issue utilising STEM and business principles. The Corrimal High School team of Macey Fensom, Tameryn Burchell, Athitta (Dear) Winitsinthu, Stephanie... Read more

The Cougars Cup

COUGARS CUP 2017 SIGNUP

SIGN UP NOW! In 2016, the Corrimal High School Under 14s Boy, Opens Boys and Opens Girls Rugby League teams were successful victors in the first Cougars Cup competition against Woonona HS. The second annual Cougars Cup is coming up in Term 3 Week 3. If you are interested in signing up, see Mr Foster for a permission note. Students displaying outstanding PBL values will also be invite to be spectators on the day.... Read more

CoS STEM F1 in Schools

CoS F1 in Schools

An inspired young group of future STEM racers! Over the last half of Term 2, students from Corrimal East, Corrimal, Towradgi and Bellambi Primary Schools have had teams working in the CHS CoS F1 in School Challenge. School teams attend CHS every Wednesday and design, build and 3D print components to produce a final F1 Racer. All students involved have been excellent and should be congratulated for an outstanding Term 2! Mr Foster and Mr Jacques look forward to continuing you F1 Racer projects in Term 3!... Read more

The team!

Our Wonderful Debaters

So very proud! On Friday the 16th June, our school hosted the Premier's Debating Challenge for our zone. Keira, Albion Park and Bowral attended for a day of rigorous debating. We debated three times. In our first debate we were defeated by Keira on the topic ‘That contact sports should be banned for under 18s' but I was amazed at the general knowledge of our team as they came up with many examples of contact sports and accidents. Next we debated Albion Park on the very difficult topic ‘That single sex schools should be banned' and finally we... Read more

MayReturn to top
Year 12 - Class of 2017

Year 12 - Class of 2017

Year 12 are quickly approaching the end of their high school career and it has been an amazing journey to watch the young students of 2012 grow in to mature adult by 2017. As such, Mr Joel Foster (Year Adviser) has been working hard to ensure Year 12 have a Graduation Celebration worthy of the outstanding students of Year 12 2017. A Year 12 Graduation Pack has been compiled and distributed to students with information regarding the final week of Year 12, Graduation and the Formal. An interactive guide is also available here. Please make sure... Read more

Enrichment Class Students

Enrichment Excursion

Fox Studios Excursion... In Week one of Term 2, the Year 7, 8 and 9 Enrichment classes were lucky enough to be audience members at the first ever taping on the new television show Little Big Shots. This program showcases the talent of Australian children – including everything from musical talents to sports skills to setting Guinness World Records! It was a long but incredibly entertaining day and the students were all exceptional audience members and very well behaved. But what did the students have to say? On Thursday the 27th of April, the... Read more

AprilReturn to top
Year 12 Afternoon

Year 12 Parent and Teacher Afternoon 2017

Parents/Care Givers of Year 12 students, you are invited to the upcoming Year 12 Parent/Teacher Afternoon. Speak with classroom teachers regarding student progress, discuss post school options with the careers adviser and hear from experts regarding HSC Stress Management. It is essential for all parents/care givers and students to attend. Information on how to make a booking has been distributed and sent home. Students and parents/care givers will also receive student Half Yearly Academic Reports on the afternoon. We look forward to seeing... Read more

Agriculture Students

An Easter Surprise

An Easter Surprise What a result! Year 9/10 Agriculture attended the Easter Show with their Agriculture submissions receiving 3rd place in the secondary regional schools section. What an outstanding result. Well done!... Read more

Colour Run 2017

Cross Country 2017

Cross Country with a twist... What a super end to the term! A great Cross Country, outstanding competitors and a colour run at the finish. Well done to all participants and organisers. Congratulations to all competitors and to the following age champions for 2017: Age Group Boy Girl 12 Ramses Munro Meripa Teo 13 Bradley Dawson Finley Dignam 14 Matthew Coyne Ruby-lee Paterson 15 Lewis Grimshaw Erin Grimshaw 16 Cain Shepherd Tigerlilly Cassidy 17 Lachlan Theobald Tatum Etherden 18 Kye Chamberlain Phoebe Todman... Read more

MarchReturn to top
NRL Gala Day

Sport Leadership at its Best!

Keeping in local and engaging! On the 13th March 2017, six students across several year groups continued in the training for their refereeing and coaching qualification. This qualification is conducted as part of a partnership between Corrimal High School (Mr J Foster) and PlayNRL and the Dragons Community Team (Mr L Potter). On the day, our CHS students acted as the referees at an NRL Gala Day with over 250 local primary school students playing across the day. Not only did this aid them in completing the third component of their qualification... Read more

FebruaryReturn to top
Healthy School Canteens

Introducing Healthy School Canteens

The introduction of the revised Healthy School Canteen Strategy increases the availability of healthy food and drink options in school canteens to make the healthy choice, the easy choice. It replaces the Fresh Tastes@School Strategy in NSW schools that was commonly known as the traffic light system. The revised strategy is consistent with the 2013 Australian Dietary Guidelines and classifies food and drinks as either Everyday or Occasional. Sugary drinks will continue not to be sold. NSW public schools will have until the end of 2019 to... Read more

The trainers!

More than Just a Sport

An opportunity to get involved... As part of an initiative to engage students in more than just the playing aspects of sport, and keeping active, Mr J Foster organised an opportunity for students to gain their Rugby League Coaching and Refereeing qualification through NRL NSW and the Dragon's Community Team. On the 11th November, students completed their first round accreditation. This involved acting as referees and coaches for the Brokers Region Dragon Tag Gala Day which required 7-8 games of refereeing/coaching primary school students and... Read more

Swimming EventsK

Starting the Year off with a Splash

School Swimming Carnival The annual Corrimal High Swimming carnival was held last week. We had a record number of competitors who enjoyed the festivities of the day. Students dressed in their best "Hawaiian" outfits and got into the spirit of the day. As well as competitive races, students enjoyed 25m races, pool noodle races and kickboard challenges. Year 12 provided the social entertainment with lolly guessing competitions and the most popular event of the day which was the wet sponge throw at the teachers. Thanks to all the... Read more

Some of the players during the event

Cougars Cup 2016

The first on many.... As part of a local area competition, Corrimal High School and Woonona High School students participated in the first annual Cougars Cup (League), coordinated by Mr Foster (CHS IT) and Mr Adams (CLC Representative). The day consisted of three matches (U14s, Girls League Tag and Mixed League Tag) refereed and MC'd by representative from Rugby League NSW. The first match saw the U14s Boys Team line up against a tough opposing squad but the boys were up for the challenge. Taking the kick off, the U14s team showed great signs... Read more

Ag Winners 2017

A Reward for our Efforts in Agriculture

Setting up for success! We have always known that Corrimal High School produces quality fruit and vegetables from our gardens but now we have a ribbon to prove it. The addition of a vertical garden in agriculture donated by the Royal Agricultural Society gave us the opportunity to enter our produce in Nowra show on the 10th and 11th of February. We were entered in the School Vertical Garden category and had to supply a box of produce containing one crop from the vertical garden and at least five other edible crops. Our box contained chillies,... Read more

Mark Scott photo

Our shared responsibility

Welcome back for the 2017 school year. I hope everyone had a relaxing and refreshing break. I'd like to particularly welcome students (along with their parents) and staff starting in our schools for the first time. May the year ahead be engaging and rewarding – a wonderful year of teaching and learning. We know the world is transforming profoundly and quickly, and it is our great responsibility to prepare our children and young people so that they can flourish through such change. When our children finish school and enter the evermore... Read more