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NEWCASTLE GRAMMAR SCHOOL Ref: 0728 - 30 August 2007 Phone: 4929 5811/Fax:4926 2976/ Website: www.ngs.nsw.edu.au Table of Contents: From the Headmaster ........................................................................................................................ 2 From the School Chaplain................................................................................................................. 2 From the Registrar ............................................................................................................................. 2 From the Senior School..................................................................................................................... 5 From the Middle School .................................................................................................................... 8 From the Junior School..................................................................................................................... 9 From the Director of Music ............................................................................................................. 10 From the SATU ................................................................................................................................. 11 From the Speech & Drama Coordinator......................................................................................... 11 From the Head of Sport ................................................................................................................... 12 From the Visual Arts Department ................................................................................................... 16 COMING EVENTS Middle / Senior Schools Junior School AUGUST AUGUST Friday 31 Friday 31 10:00am Poetry Reading Performances: “Pick a Peck of Year 8 Snowy Mountain Experience concludes Pickled Poems” - Kinder to Year 2 11:15am - “Pick a Peck of Pickled Poems” - Years 3 & 4 SEPTEMBER SEPTEMBER Tuesday 4 AICES Athletics Championships - Homebush Thursday 6 10:00am Rehearsal - Recovery Concert Thursday 6 Year 11 Preliminary Examinations conclude Friday 7 Recovery Concert Tuesday 11 Year 9 (2008) Parent/Student Information Evening Tuesday 11 CIS Primary Athletics Carnival - SWPC, 7:00pm to 8:30pm CIS Primary Athletics Championships - Homebush Wednesday 12 Years 5 - 8 Parent/Teacher Interviews 4:00pm - 7:00pm Tuesday 18 CIS Secondary Schools Athletics Championships - Homebush Years 5 and 6 Excursion to Canberra commences NOTICE TO PARENTS: Reminder that it is a requirement that the Programme Book must be signed each week. The Federal Government has launched a new NetAlert website, which offers free content filters and comprehensive net safety advice. Families can download free internet filters, which will help protect children from both inappropriate web-based images and from email and chat room predators. www.netalert.gov.au SPRING FAIR COMING SOON! Gspn!uif!Ifbenbtufs! Congratulations to the following students who represented the School at the HICES Middle School Music Festival which was a three day music camp culminating in a concert at the Sydney Town Hall last evening - Samuel Hall, Jessica Carson, Angela and Elizabeth Collins, Alena Harvey, Kathryn Bowler, Zachary Hamilton-Russell, Phoebe Macintosh-Evans. The performance was exceptional, concluding with a combined choir of over 300 young voices who delighted the capacity audience. Also last evening was the meeting of the Spring Fair Committee and planning is well advanced. The Spring Fair is to be held on Saturday, 22 September at the Park Campus. All families should receive raffle tickets within the next week and I would encourage everyone to participate in this major fundraiser. I would like to thank all those members of the School Family who have donated prizes. This Saturday continues the finals series for the winter competition. Commencing the day with an early start at 7:30am is the B Grade Girls Hockey final, with the D Grade Boys’ final taking place later that day at 10:00am Also on Saturday, I would like to wish the NGS12 Netball team all the best for their Grand Final, which will be played at the National Park Netball Courts at 1:15pm. Coached by Mr Peter Hopson, the team consists of Grace Gore, Sophie Bonkowski, Rebecca McCabe, Tasneem Badat, Loren Walsh, Nikala Brown, Kristie Windeyer, Kaela Affleck and Amy Probert. A reminder to all School Families that the Swansea Bus run has been extended and is now picking up and dropping off at the Caves Beach shops. Mr A G Green Gspn!uif!Tdippm!Dibqmbjo! ADMISSION TO HOLY COMMUNION AND CONFIRMATION Each year the School prepares students to receive Holy Communion. This is an important aspect of the total life of the School and once admitted this allows students to receive communion at the School Eucharists and at other Anglican Churches in the Diocese of Newcastle and beyond. Students who are in Year 4 or above are eligible to be prepared for admission to Holy Communion. Preparation involves some sessions with the School Chaplain after School (usually on a Monday afternoon) in the Cathedral. The responsibility and meaning of receiving Holy Communion is explained to the students and they have the chance to practice this before admission. Admission usually takes place in the Cathedral on a Sunday during the 9:30am Eucharist. Students in Years 10, 11 or 12 who would like to be confirmed are also encouraged to contact the School Chaplain and classes can be organised to explain the significance of Confirmation. In the Anglican Church, people are usually baptised as babies and then at a later time they confirm the promises made for them in their Baptism by their godparents. Confirmation is a significant step of faith for young people who thereby take upon themselves the responsibilities of adult membership of the Church. Parents or students who would like to enrol for either admission to Holy Communion or Confirmation are asked to contact the School Chaplain (Fr Brian Douglas) and register their names. Please either ring (4908 4062) or send an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) and register a student for classes. Fr Brian will then contact you at a later stage when classes are being planned. Parents may also wish to ring and discuss this matter with Fr Brian. The Rev’d Canon Dr Brian Douglas Gspn!uif!Sfhjtusbs! SPRING FAIR Saturday, 22 September 2007 The Spring Fair Committee needs helpers as follows: 1. To help set up the stalls on Friday, 21 September 2007 between 4:00pm and 6:00pm. 2. To help run the Chocolate Wheel stall for one hour on the day between 1:00pm and 2:00pm. 3. To help run the Bookstall on the day. Depending on the number of helpers, likely to be a commitment of 1 hour on the day. 2 4. To help sell Raffle tickets on the day. Depending on the number of helpers likely to be a commitment of 1 hour on the day. 5. To help on the Cake stall. Likely to be a commitment of one hour on the day. 6. To help run the Garage stall. Depending on the number of helpers likely to be a commitment of 1 hour on the day. The Spring Fair Committee is grateful to receive donations as follows: 1. From Year Kindergarten parents and Year 7 parents – cakes, slices etc. in the box to be provided. Donations from other parents most welcome. Please supply a label advising regarding ingredients and leave preferably at Park Campus on Friday or bring to the Fair. Any questions ring Christine Englund on 49295897 or Sharon McCabe on 49812360. 2. From Year 10 parents - sweets and lollies. Please drop off the sweets and lollies at Hill Campus. Donations from other parents most welcome. 3. From Year 1 parents and Year 7 parents plants of any size and description except for aloe vera. Please drop off if possible at Park Campus on the Friday or bring to the Fair. If you are able to assist with assembling bunches of natives, please ring Mrs Angela Armstrong (see below). 4. Bottles for the bottle stall to either Campus. 5. Any items for the Garage Sale can be dropped off at Park Campus to be stored there from a date to be notified in the next Newsletter or by flyer. 6. If you wish to order Krispy Kreme donuts please remember that you can pre-order them on the form below and return the order to either Senior/Middle School and Park Campus Reception areas. 7. Prizes for the Tombola stall. Small items such as toys, hair care products, small gifts worth in value about $5 - $10. - If anyone has a roll of carpet suitable to be used for the Golf putting game that could be used on the day please let us know. - If anyone has a portable fish-tank, they do not need please let us know. Sadly, these items were damaged in the storm. If you have plastic-bags at home please bring them on the day (lots of them!) to be used by the stalls particularly the Garage Sale. Thank you Spring Fair Committee Any questions email to Felicity.Wardhaugh@Newcastle.edu.au or telephone 4927 0047 or email to Rob Baxter email@example.com Spring Fair Native Flower Stall Mrs Angela Armstrong is organising bunches of natives for sale for the Spring Fair. If anyone can help her assemble them on Friday night 21 September could you please call her on: 4944 7417 or 0403346261 YEAR 8 & YEAR 10 Dear Parents of Year 8 & 10, We are running the Sweets and Lollies Stall at Spring Fair on: Saturday, 22 September 2007 So that our stall is a success, we are in need of homemade sweets. Some ideas are: 3 - Toffees (a great seller!) - Rocky road - Fudge, butterscotch, peanut brittle - Marshmallows - Rum balls, chocolate balls - Turkish delight - Caramel Slice/ Cherry Ripe Slice / in fact any slice!! Please package and label your sweets with ingredients and drop off to SWPC at Park Campus on Friday, 21 September at 2:30pm or bring to the stall on the morning of the Fair. Some ideas for packaging are cellophane bags or plastic snaplock bags. Also if you are able to help at the stall on the day or have any questions please call Dimity Megalos on 0411 279 711 or firstname.lastname@example.org Many thanks in advance. KRISPY KREME DOUGHNUTS ARE COMING TO THE SPRING FAIR! There will be a small quantity of doughnuts available to purchase on the day of the Spring Fair, however our stall at the Fair will principally operate as a collection point for the doughnuts that you PRE-ORDER. Please return the pre-order form to the Junior, Middle or Senior school offices by Wednesday, 12 September. Alternatively, email: email@example.com the due date, ensuring that you provide the same details as included in the form below. We will be unable to accept any orders after this date, so please return your form by the due date to ensure that you do not miss out! Should you have any queries regarding Krispy Kreme at the Spring Fair please contact Mrs Tracey Luker on the email address as detailed above. ___________________________________________________________________________ KRISPY KREME AT THE SPRING FAIR Please order _______ dozen Glazed Krispy Kreme doughnuts @ $14.00 per dozen for collection at the Spring Fair on Saturday 22 September 2007. I understand that I must collect the doughnuts by 2.00pm * and that $_______ will be charged to my Term account. Parent / Guardian signature Child’s Name Child’s Class Contact Number Any doughnuts not collected by close of the Fair will be donated to a local charity. SWANSEA BUS SERVICE CHANGE: As of Monday, 27 August, our Swansea Bus Service will now commence and terminate at Caves Beach. The pickup will be at the shops on Caves Beach Road at 7:25am and drop-off at approximately 4:35pm and 6:15pm. 4 The Founders’ Day 2007 is now online for viewing: (includes CCC, SATU Passing Out Parade, Park Campus, and Founders’ Day Dinner) www.ajmphoto.com.au/albums Photographs from the Tam-tams, Tom-toms, Tim Tams and Timpani night are now online for viewing /ordering: www.ajmphoto.com.au/albums Miss J Wotton Gspn!uif!Tfojps!Tdippm! FROM THE HEAD OF SENIOR SCHOOL YEAR 8 SUBJECT SELECTION EVENING FOR YEAR 9(2008) A reminder that the Year 8 Parent/Student Information Evening will be held in the Sandi Warren Performance Centre, Park Campus, on Tuesday, 11 September (7:00pm - 8:30pm). This Information Evening has been set aside to discuss Year 9 (2008) electives and the School Certificate (2009). Faculty Coordinators will be in attendance to discuss courses that are available to students next year and to answer any questions that you may have about various subjects. A reminder to Newcastle Grammar School students that this is an official School function and that School uniform is to be worn. There is an expectation that parents and students will attend the evening. Mr M Filby Tournament of Minds Tournament of Minds is a problem-solving programme for teams of students from both Primary and Secondary years. The teams of seven students are required to solve demanding, open-ended problems over a five-week period, as well as respond to a ‘Spontaneous Problem’ on the Tournament Day. This year our School entered a Primary and a Secondary team into the Regional Tournament Day, which was held on Saturday 25 August. The Primary team entered the Social Science category with a solution to ‘It all adds up!’ The team members were: Phoebe Macintosh-Evans, Alena Harvey, Afeeya Hossain, Elizabeth Collins, Kellie Middleton, Rosina Stellar, and Chantal Van Leeuwarden. The facilitator for the Primary team was Mr Watt. The Secondary team worked on ‘Generating Genre’ which was the Language Literature Problem. The team members were: Angela Collins, Imogen Blackie, Tess Porges, Samantha Wardhaugh and Jonathon Hiley. The team facilitator was Ms Parezanovic. Whilst no scores were given out to the teams at the end of the Tournament Day, and neither of our teams won their division nor achieved Tournament Honours, they were magnificent in their teamwork and gave entertaining presentations to the judges. Thank you to our students and their facilitators for making this huge commitment over the past five weeks and to their parents for assisting them to attend after-school practice sessions and attend the Tournament Day at the University of Newcastle. Thank you also to Mrs Muddle who served on the Tournament of Minds Committee for the Hunter Region. It is wonderful to have so many involved in providing opportunities to extend and challenge our students. You can find more information about Tournament of Minds on the TOM website at: http://www.tom.edu.au/. Mr Peter Sanders, Coordinator of Gifted Education The Year 12 Formal Interested in helping decorate the City Hall? For anyone with decorating ideas and/or anyone who would like to help on the day (Monday, 24 September), a meeting is to be held on: Wednesday, 5 September 2007 At: the Harts’ house - 1 Lemnos Parade, The Hill at 7:30pm If you are unable to come to the meeting but would like to help in any way, please call Judy Hart on 4926 2472 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org 5 Exhilarated English Extension 2 Students in a Whirl Clockwise from top left: Anna Braye, Liam Brown, Nicholas Ferguson, Ella Rubeli, Grace Murray, Caitlin Boulter, Sophie Boyle. HSC English Extension Two students submitted their major works on Wednesday August 22 for assessment by the Board of Studies. Each project is the culmination of a year’s work researching the student’s chosen form and concept in order to craft a major work. Projects this year included short stories (6-8,000 words) as well as a play script and a short feature film. These projects explored a range of diverse subjects such as Jane Austen’s take on modern day relationships and the conflict between the institution of the church and sin as an inescapable part of the human condition. Students have recorded the process of research and crafting of their major works in their journals, which are submitted together with reflection statements, which analyse and evaluate each student’s unique creative journey. While Year 12 students find Extension 2 projects very time consuming, they also find the completion of their creative visions extremely rewarding. Mrs B Proudfoot - English Faculty Need HSC help? HSC PREP days will get you sorted! The University of Newcastle is offering HSC students a helping hand with their studies, and the opportunity to gain new perspectives on their subjects, through a series of workshops next month. The HSC PREP Days give students subject-specific advice, useful study strategies, tips for subject assessments and stress management advice. At this time of the year, students will find the sessions provide them with an extra insight into how the HSC exams are structured. The presenters are all experienced senior teachers and HSC markers who will focus on the exams, techniques for maximising marks and what markers actually look for. Sessions will be held at the Newcastle and Central Coast campuses of the University of Newcastle, and students can book online at www.newcastle.edu.au/hsc . Subjects to be covered in the workshops include English, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Personal Development, Health and Physical Education, and Music. Additional sessions will be held on stress management and time management. Sessions will be held at the following times and locations: - Friday 7 September 2007 - Music workshops at the Conservatorium of Music, Cnr Auckland and Laman Streets, Newcastle. Cost $33. - Friday 14 September 2007 - The University of Newcastle, University Drive, Callaghan. Cost $50 inlcuding lunch. 6 - Friday 21 September 2007 - The University of Newcastle, Central Coast campus, Chittaway Road, Ourimbah. Cost $50 including lunch For further information please go to www.newcastle.edu.au/hsc or by phoning: Sandra Gilshenan Ph: 02 4921 6330 (Callaghan) Catharina Boer Ph: 02 4348 4184 (Ourimbah) Proposed SATU Ancient and Modern History Tour of France and Italy 2008 Attend Australia’s first official Dawn Service held in France – Anzac Day 2008 Last day for payment of deposit Friday, 7 September 2007 Please see Mrs Grace for further information and/or a Deposit Form DATE PROPOSED TOUR ITINERARY 14th:Mon 3:40 PM: Fly from Sydney to Rome with Singapore Airlines 7:10 AM: Arrive Rome Morning guided sightseeing - Colosseum. Afternoon Naples Museum 15th:Tue touring. Overnight Naples 16th:Wed Full day touring Pompeii. Overnight Naples 17th:Thu Full day touring Herculaneum. Overnight Naples AM: Fly to Brussels. Coach to Leper transfer to hotel adjacent to town square. Afternoon to 18th:Fri explore this beautiful town. Evening attend Menin Gate ceremony. Battlefield touring: Leper Salient including Passchendaele, Messiness, Tyne Cot, Cobber 19th:Sat Memorial, Fromelles, VC Corner, Hitler’s bunker. Overnight Arras AM: Battlefield touring: Windmill, Pozieres, Thieval, Lochnagar Crater. Afternoon transfer to 20th:Sun Paris. Evening Seine River cruise. Paris by night sightseeing. Full day Paris sightseeing: Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, Champs Elysee, Arc de Triumphe, Sacre 21st:Mon Coeur, Montmatre, Latin Quarter, Left Bank 22nd:Tue Louvre / Paris Euro Disney / Palace of Versailles AM: Visit the Louvre. PM: to Peronne, visit Aust Museum, evening dinner reception with local 23rd:Wed dignitaries. Battlefield touring: Moquet Farm, Mont St Quentin, Le Hamel. Late afternoon rehearsal for 24th:Thu battle re-enactment & march. Anzac Day AM: battle re-enactment, march commemoration service, march, luncheon. Villers 25th:Fri Bretonneux town ship welcome. Afternoon at leisure in town. Battlefield touring: Incl Bullecourt, Sailly Le Sec, Diggers Memorial, Villers school. Finale night 26th:Sat tour dinner. 27th:Sun AM: Transfer to Paris. 12:25 PM Dept Paris with Singapore Airlines th 28 :Mon 8:25 PM: Arrive Sydney Mrs C Grace 7 Sweeney Todd Matinee: Wednesday, 17 October 2007 Performances: Thursday 18, Friday 19 and Saturday 20 October 2007 7:00pm for 7:30pm Gspn!uif!Njeemf!Tdippm! FROM THE ACTING HEAD OF MIDDLE SCHOOL Middle School Parent Teacher Interviews will be held on Wednesday, 12 September in the Stewart Building. Last week a note was sent home outlining the details and procedure. Students are requested to negotiate available time slots with their teachers. These will then be confirmed by being written in the booking sheet in the student’s Programme Book (p38-39). Please understand that it is essential to book times as it will not be possible to simply turn up on the night expecting to be given an interview. THE FOLLOWING STUDENTS HAVE RECEIVED GOLD CERTIFICATES: Year 5: Thomas Barter, Nicholas Patsan, Samara Thambar, Indya Toner, Stefan Barrie, Afeeya Hossain, Anne Robertson, Year 6: Zachary Luker, Felicity Mullens Year 7: Xanthe Tusek, Sian Brown, Ashley Kerkhoff, Charlotte Chapman THE FOLLOWING STUDENTS HAVE RECEIVED MERIT CERTIFICATES: Year 5: Caitlan Baxter, Sophie Baxter, Matthew Bennett, Arthur Blunden, Katherine Bowler, Steven Cha (2), Angus Fisher (2), Samuel Hall, Alena Harvey, Miya Jensen, Freya Porges, Thomas Barter (2), Nicholas Patsan (3), Samara Thambar (3), Mitchell Palmer (2), Imogen Bilinsky, Emma Geary (2), Afeeya Hossain (2), Hamish Maher (2), Indya Toner, Joshua Merritt, Stefan Barrie (2), Christopher Givney, Zachary Hamilton-Russell, Jessey Nikoletatos, Elizabeth Collins (2), Haylee Moncrieff, Anna-Marie Proietto, Rachel McGowan, Anne Robertson, Jessica Carson, Tim Moore, Henry Logan, Ege Eroglu, Mitchell Cole Year 6: Zachary Luker, Brittaney Banks, Lara Van Buuren, Nicholas Stace, Felicity Mullens, Nathan Li, Phillipa Hart, Darcy Corbett, Ragnhild Austreid Year 7: Xanthe Tusek, Caitlin Brennan, Gwen Thomas, Gabriella Tiernan, Christopher Whare, Kathryn Hickey, Darcy Kilvert, Katherine Barter, Emily Forbes-Morton, Eoghan Matthew, Kate Roddick, William Cesta, Matthew Martin, Matthew Cole, Alasdair Barrie, Sian Brown (4), Ashley Kerkhoff (2), Charlotte Chapman (2) Year 8: Tristan Barrie THE FOLLOWING STUDENTS HAVE RECEIVED ACADEMIC AWARDS: Year 7: Brittany Markey (2), Clancy Byles, Kate Roddick, Matthew Cole, Angus Geraghty, Zanthe Tusek, Gabriella Tiernan, Reshma Roy Year 8: Eliza Phillips, Eloise Casinader, Anne Seah, Jonathan Waugh, Amos Noon, Huw Calford THE FOLLOWING STUDENTS HAVE RECEIVED CITIZENSHIP AWARDS: Year 5: Phoebe MacIntosh-Evans, Alena Harvey, Afeeya Hossain, Elizabeth Collins Year 6: Kellie Middleton, Rosina Steller, Chantal Van Leeuwarden, Pano Sklavos Year 7: Angela Collins, Imogen Blackie, Tess Porges, Samantha Wardhaugh Mr S Stretton 8 Spring Fair Canteen for Year 5 (THIS IS A COPY IN CASE YOU DO NOT GET ONE VIA YOUR CHILD) Spring Fair - Saturday, 22 September 2007. Once again our Year is running the Morning Tea / Lunch Café from the Canteen. We shall continue with the cakes, rolls, wraps and quiches, adding cold rolls, cheese plates to the list this year. Again we ask for donations of baked goods (as listed below) and time spent preparing food and serving all the customers. We have kept the list short for baked items as these are the easiest to deal with and are usually popular, especially cupcakes for the young and not so young. Please contact (with any queries) either: Judy O’Callaghan 4929 6721 or Victoria Hamilton-Russell 4963 7987. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Name:______________________________________ Donation of Baked Foods (please tick one or more): Chocolate Cake or Slice Chocolate crackles Cup cakes (not muffins) Fruit cake Slice Gluten free Cake Lemon or Lime Tart Quiche Time helping on the day (please tick): 8:00 - 9:00am (preparation) 12:00 - 1:00pm (busy) 9:00 - 10:00am (preparation) 1:00 - 2:00pm 10:00 - 11:00am 2:00 - 3:00pm (clearing up) 11:00 - 12noon Return this slip by Friday, 14 September to Class Patrons or Mrs Davis, Middle School Reception or email email@example.com Gspn!uif!Kvojps!Tdippm!! FROM THE HEAD OF JUNIOR SCHOOL Congratulations to the 10 Years Soccer Team who made it to the Finals at Cessnock on Saturday. They played in a determined fashion against Woodbury showing some good team skills and courage when 2 goals down to come back and make the score even. The final score was 3 - 2, a win to Woodbury. However, our players acquitted themselves well and can be proud of their effort. Well done all! BRONZE CERTIFICATES Well done to all the following students who were presented with Bronze Awards this week: Kinder Kate Dundas, James Lillyman, Blaine Stubbs Year 1 Harry Bennett, Lillian Bennett, Elly Nikoletatos, Lachlan McLardy, Zane Walker, Olivia Zullo Year 2 Hannah Everett, Victoria Gill, Cameron Utiger, Jaycob Younan Year 3 Connor McDonald, Ryan Peters, Jack Rose, Isabella Tonks RECOVERY CONCERT Rehearsals continue this week for items to be presented by the students. A note has been sent home with Year 2 parents for assistance with supper. We look forward to the Year 2 parents supporting us in this regard and are asked to contact either Tracey Luker (4942 2754) or Kim Rae (4942 6670). We will be doing our Dress Rehearsal on Thursday, 6 September commencing at 10:00 am. Parents or friends who may not be able to make the evening concert are welcome to attend. The Sandi Warren Performance Centre itself will be very crowded on the evening and we ask your forbearance in this regard. Seats are not being booked - entry is by donation. HRIS "ART ON THE MOVE" Our School is involved with other Hunter Region Schools in a Travelling Art Exhibition. Works from around eight other schools are on display in the corridor outside Year 2P Room. There is a wonderful selection of children's work, including some of our own students. Parents and friends are most welcome to call in and see the work which will be on display for the next two weeks. 9 PARKING AROUND PARK CAMPUS Courtesy to our neighbours is appreciated when parking around Park Campus. You are asked to obey normal Parking rules - use the 5 minutes drop off zone only for the quick stop, don't park across driveways or on footpaths and do not use the Rodgers Court area. Parents help is appreciated. NEWCASTLE GRAMMAR JUNIOR SCHOOL invites you to the Friday, 7 September 2007 at 7:00pm Sandi Warren Performance Centre Park Campus Pre-school to Year 4 performances and more!! Admission: By donation All proceeds to the Newcastle Disaster Relief Fund. Miss A Baker FOOTBALL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME Congratulations to Bronte Capone who has been selected to trial for the Newcastle Girls’ Football Development Squad for the 2008 season. Bronte will be trialing for the 10 years team in September. This opportunity caps off a great season by Bronte and the NGS Under 10 Eagle team who missed out last week in a place in the Grand Final narrowly going down to Woodberry in a 3 -2-nail bitter. Bronte gives her success to a great coach in Mr Peter Juchniewiez and a fabulous team around her. We wish Bronte the best of luck in these trials and look forward to seeing her playing for the Matildas in the future. Miss C Byrnes - Junior School Sports Coordinator Following the resounding success of the Year 2 Sleepover in 2006, plans are now well underway for this exciting event, which will take place on Thursday, 20 September. On this day, Year 2 students will attend School as usual, go home, shower and change and then return to School at 5:30pm for dinner and an evening of fund and games. Plans for Friday’s activities are also being finalised and Year 2 parents will receive more detailed information in a few weeks. Miss G Richards - Director of Stage 1 Gspn!uif!Ejsfdups!pg!Nvtjd! Stop Press! HSC Music Student Recitals - Sunday, 2 September - Arts Space and Sunday, 9 September at 3:00pm at Sandi Warren Performance Centre This Sunday afternoon September 2 - HSC Music students will be presenting their performance recitals to an audience of friends and family. Come along to the Arts Space this Sunday at 3:00pm and hear these fine young musicians perform. On Sunday, 9 September, the recitals will start at 3:00pm and be held at the Sandi Warren Performance Centre. 10 Join ArtsLink for an hilarious evening with the Goons at YING TONG – Friday, 14 September 2007 A walk with the Goons by Roy Smiles A Goon Show is underway but Spike Milligan (Geoff Kelso) is losing his lines. He falls down. He wakes up. Spike’s been institutionalised. Undeterred, he writes anyway, under his hospital bed sheets, typing incessantly. But no civilised member of society can write like this: Catholic and Jewish leprechauns keep interrupting. And why do they look awfully like his fellow Goons Peter Sellers (Jonathon Biggins) and Harry Secombe (David James)? The problem is Spike can’t write any more. It’s 1959 but its war, you see – Spike’s marbles have been stolen by Moriarty and Grytpype-Thynne. Eccles, Bluebottle and Neddie launch an offensive inside Spike’s head to recover them. Will Eccles get deaded again? Who’s fallen in the wah-tah? Can Spike find his own marbles? Pre-show talk by Jonathon Biggins "De-mystifying the Goons!" Roy Smiles’ play took the UK by storm last year. Inspired by the much-loved style and sounds of The Goon Show, Smiles has crafted a work of joy, sadness and ingenuity. “The show has an invigorating spirit of insanity. I recommend it with relish.” - Sunday Times, UK $65.00 per head includes preconcert talk “demystifying the Goons” champagne and hor- douvres at the John Miller Gallery in Darby St before the show from 6:30pm to 7:30pm, and then a short stroll to Civic Theatre for the show at 8:00pm. (If you already have purchased your tickets but would like to join the pre-theatre talk and champagne at the gallery, tickets are available for $10.00) This is a fundraiser for ArtsLink, an organisation dedicated to supporting the Arts at NGS. For bookings, please call Newcastle Grammar School on 49295811. Don’t dally……….. the show is selling fast! Miss R Saunders Gspn!uif!TBUV! FROM THE SERVICE AND ADVENTURE TRAINING UNIT PROMOTIONS COURSES Those cadets who are seeking Cpl, Sgt or CUO promotions positions within the unit will be attending the AAC promotions courses held from Saturday, 29 September until Sunday, 06 October. They will also be attending a Pre-Course training weekend from 17-19 August at the Adamstown Army Depot to help prepare for the promotions courses. Information sheets have been issued for this weekend's activity. Capt. (AAC) R Barter/OC Cadets Gspn!uif!Tqffdi!'!Esbnb!Dppsejobups! Congratulations to Nathan Van Leeuwarden (Year 9), who represented NGS at the recent Abermain Schools Eisteddfod in the Public Speaking sections. Nathan gained two 2nd places and a Highly Commended. Entries have closed for the Abermain Eisteddfod solo and duo sections to be held at the end of this term so if you still have not submitted your entry do so as soon as possible and your entry should still be accepted. Likewise, it is urgent for my students that you send in your entries for the LAKE MACQUARIE EISTEDDFOD to be held early next term as these too have 11 closed but will accept entries up until the end of this week. Do not return the entries to me; mail them to the address shown on the entry form. All students have by now most of their Exam pieces selected and their programmes in place so they should begin on the memorising now...don't leave it until the last minute. Mrs S McBurney Gspn!uif!Ifbe!pg!Tqpsu! FROM THE HEAD OF SPORT SOME (important) GENERAL REMINDERS WET WEATHER ON TRAINING AFTERNOONS If the weather is inclement on a Mondays or Thursdays, a decision on training will be made by 1.00pm on those days. A notice is posted on the Sports Notice Boards by this time and a message will also be left on the NGS Sports Information Line, 49084001, by this time. If the rain comes after 1.00pm, a decision on training will be made as soon as possible, students notified before the end of school and a message left on the Sports Information Line as soon as possible. WET WEATHER ON GAME DAYS For Netball - please call 1900 920 279. For Hockey - only extreme weather will cause the postponement of games. Unfortunately there is no official ‘wet weather number’ for Hockey. The International Hockey Centre’s number is 4952 8899. For Tennis - Please call either Head Coach, Nathan Cooke on 0404062174 or the District Park Tennis courts on 49622531. CRICKET The cricket season is fast approaching. Training will begin in Week 8 and will take place on Monday and Thursday afternoons at Howzat and/or Empire Park. Any student from the Middle and/or Senior Schools who is keen to play and who has not yet seen Mr Smith must do so as soon as possible so that numbers in each age division can be assessed and teams formed. Students from the Junior School must contact Miss Byrnes. Teams must be finalised before the 25/9/07. Key Dates: Training begins: Monday, 10 September 2007 Competition Start Date: Saturday, 13 October 2007 (The last Saturday of the October holidays) Mr D Smith - MIC Cricket TOUCH The 2007-08 Touch season is fast approaching and registration and team selection needs to begin very shortly. To this end, please note the following important dates:- Training Training will be held at National Park, Union Street each Monday and Thursday afternoon for the season. Students will be bussed there and back, returning to NGS by 5:00pm. Training will begin on Thursday, 20 September. Competition We will once again be playing in the Wallsend Touch Association’s Junior Competition, which is held on Tuesday nights at their Wallsend grounds. Age groups this year will be Under 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18 for both boys and girls. There will be no mixed teams. The competition begins on Tuesday, 30 October, playing 8 rounds up to and including 18 December at which time the competition will break for holidays. The competition recommences on Tuesday, 29 January and will finish in early March. If you have any questions regarding the upcoming Touch season, please do not hesitate to contact me at School. Mr L Carroll MIC - Touch PRIMARY SCHOOL RUGBY DIGBY RAYWARD SHIELD RUGBY GALA DAY YEARS 5/6 Hunter Valley Grammar School is running a Years 5 & 6 RUGBY GALA DAY on Wednesday, 27 September 2007. Newcastle Grammar School will be entering a side in this competition. Any interested players are to place their names on a list in Martin Cottage at the earliest possible time or see Miss Byrnes at the Hill Campus. Please note that is favourable that any interested student is currently playing Rugby Union or Rugby League and has a clear knowledge of the game. 12 HRIS (SECONDARY SCHOOLS) ATHLETICS TEAM The Athletics team to represent HRIS at the 2007 AICES Athletics Championships has now been selected and the NGS members of that team appear below. The AICES Championships is on Tuesday, 4 September at Homebush. If you feel there are any discrepancies in the list below please contact me as soon as possible. 1. Atallah, Zachary - Male - Age: 14 - Comp#: 500 - 11. Marshall, Jack - Male - Age: 16 - Comp#: 447 #111 Boys 13-14 Triple Jump 9.77m #62 Boys 16 800 Metre Run 2:16.96 2. Brown, Brandon - Male - Age: 14 - Comp#: 475 #116 Boys 16 1500 Metre Run 4:43.91 #34 Boys 14 200 Metre Dash 25.33 6 12. Mullens, Alison - Female - Age: 15 - Comp#: 571 #138 Boys 14 400 Metre Dash 1:01.97 #122 Girls 15 Shot Put 7.21m 3. Burgess, Georgina - Female - Age: 17 - Comp#: 490 13. Pohlner, Tess - Female - Age: 15 - Comp#: 433 #107 Girls 17 1500 Metre Run 6:45.17 #47 Girls 15 800 Metre Run 3:05.29 #129 Girls 17 400 Metre Dash 1:09.69 14. Reddy, Rithvik - Male - Age: 17 - Comp#: 639 4. Clifton, Georgia - Female - Age: 15 - Comp#: 422 #152 Boys 15-19 4x100 Metre Relay (4) 48.08 #127 Girls 15 400 Metre Dash 1:10.68 15. Sanderson, Kristen - Female - Age: 14 - Comp#: 620 5. Connell, Alex - Male - Age: 16 - Comp#: 482 #121 Girls 14 Javelin Throw 19.88m #36 Boys 16 200 Metre Dash 25.07 16. Schalit, David - Male - Age: 18 - Comp#: 567 #55 Boys 16 Shot Put 11.58m #43 Boys 18-19 Discus Throw 29.95m 6. Dunn, Jonathon - Male - Age: 18 - Comp#: 487 17. Speers, Liam - Male - Age: 15 - Comp#: 502 #38 Boys 18-19 200 Metre Dash 23.64 #13 Boys 15 Long Jump 5.73m #57 Boys 18-19 Long Jump 5.66m #19 Boys 15-16 Triple Jump 11.68m #95 Boys 18-19 100 Metre Dash 11.64 #54 Boys 15 Javelin Throw 44.84m #142 Boys 18-19 400 Metre Dash 54.44 #78 Boys 15 Shot Put 16.64m #152 Boys 15-19 4x100 Metre Relay (1) 48.08 #92 Boys 15 100 Metre Dash 12.22 7. Harvey, Rhys - Male - Age: 17 - Comp#: 484 #109 Boys 15 Discus Throw 54.24m #71 Boys 17 Long Jump 5.68m 18. Taylor, James - Male - Age: 16 - Comp#: 481 #141 Boys 17 400 Metre Dash 56.40 #36 Boys 16 200 Metre Dash 24.86 #152 Boys 15-19 4x100 Metre Relay (3) 48.08 #93 Boys 16 100 Metre Dash 12.00 8. Lander, Travis - Male - Age: 18 - Comp#: 640 19. Waugh, Jonathon - Male - Age: 14 - Comp#: 539 #152 Boys 15-19 4x100 Metre Relay (2) 48.08 #77 Boys 14 Shot Put 10.85m 9. LeBas, Sophie - Female - Age: 12 - Comp#: 413 20. Weeks, Michael - Male - Age: 16 - Comp#: 600 #44 Girls 12 800 Metre Run 3:02.23 #134 Boys 16 Javelin Throw 35.18m 10. Lowe, Georgia - Female - Age: 16 - Comp#: 426 0 RELAYS #48 Girls 16 800 Metre Run 2:36.65 1. Newcastle Grammar - 'A' #106 Girls 16 1500 Metre Run 5:32.29 #152 Boys 15-19 4x100 Meter Relay #128 Girls 16 400m Metre Run 1:08.95 48.08 6/09/2006 #487 Dunn, Jonathon 18; #640 Lander, Travis 18; #484 Harvey, Rhys 17; #639 Reddy, Rithvik 17 Mr L Carroll - Sportsmaster HRIS PRIMARY NETBALL We have girls representing our School at two HRIS Netball Gala days. There is a Primary one today and the Secondary competition will be held at National Park Netball Courts. Good luck to the following team: Secondary HRIS teams – Thursday, 6 September Lucy Clifton Madison Allen Georgia Lowe Kate Roddick Emily Jay Farrah Othman Nina Graham Emma Bissaker Sally Dunn Xanthe Tusek Alison Mullen Avril Kay Courtney Wholohan Paige Campbell Emily Killin Rebecca Roy Georgia Clifton Ella Weiss Kate Hickey Alexandra Kemp Sophie White Katherine Barter Lulu O’Sullivan Clara MacAdam-Kellie Caitlan Brennen Ellie Hewitt Amy Ferguson Brooke Campbell Coach: Mrs K Brennan Coach: Mrs C Rowntree Coach: Mrs L Peterson Acting Middle School Sports Coordinator - Miss J Webber SOCCER RESULT - PRELIMINARY FINAL U/10 - Lost 3-2 MATCH AWARD U/10 - Jacob Burnham for his outstanding effort. MATCH REPORT The mighty Eagles faced off in the Preliminary Final against the Woodberry Seniors. The winner would go to the Grand Final, the runner-up left to ponder what could have been. The game started at a hectic pace with some incredible speed shown by our opposition. Their silky skills and tremendous shooting gave them an early 2-0 lead. The chips were down but the Eagles were not going to give up so easy. 13 A classy strike by our young Matthew Griffiths pinched one back late in the first half and that sparked the U/10's into life. Not a minute later a Matty Laycock left-foot bomb smashed the net and the Eagles were back in business. With a spot of hydration and a motivational speech from Coaching Co-coordinator Mark Pepperall our young Eaglets took the field for the second half and the crowd was on the edge of their seats. A chess-game developed and the battle was intense. Finally, the nail was sunk and the Woodberry team celebrated a winning goal five minutes from time. The game was lost, but pride, honour, dignity, and sportsmanship were maintained. Well done Eagles, well done. Mr P Juchniewicz - MIC Soccer FOOTBALL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME Congratulations to Bronte Capone who has been selected to trial for the Newcastle Girls Football Development Squad for the 2008 season. Bronte will be trialing for the 10 years team in September. This opportunity caps off a great season by Bronte and the NGS Under 10 Eagle team who missed out last week in a place in the Grand Final narrowly going down to Woodberry in a 3 -2-nail bitter. Bronte gives her success to a great coach in Mr Juchniewiez and a fabulous team around her. We wish Bronte the best of luck in these trials and look forward to seeing her playing for the Matildas in the future. Miss C Byrnes - Junior School Sports Coordinator NETBALL Congratulations to our 11 Years Division 5 team who won their Major Semi-Final on Saturday, winning 12-7 against South Wallsend Swans. This team will play in their Grand Final on Saturday, 8 September. Well done to their coach Miss Naomi Simpson and manager Miss Alana Partridge on a team that displayed great skills on the day. Congratulations also to coach, Mr Hopson and his 15 Years Division 3 side which won their Preliminary Final against Kotara South Sandpipers 35-22 on Saturday. This team has come a long way throughout the season and displayed some good teamwork and skills on the day. The standard of their shooters on the day was excellent. This team will play their Grand Final next Saturday, 1 September at 1:15pm on Court 5. Our Senior team tried extremely hard to be the third NGS team to make it through to the Grand Final, however, they were narrowly defeated by a more physical team on the day. The C2 team consisting of all Year 12's took on the Fire Station Hotel and were defeated 22-27 in a hard fought game. These girls have had a wonderful season and I am sure they have enjoyed all their netball games along the way. Congratulations to the team and their coach Miss Parazenovic on a very successful 2007 season. All the very best of luck to the two teams in their endeavours to win their respective Grand Finals. Please, if you have some time and can come along and support these teams down at National Park next Saturday and the following Saturday, the girls would really appreciate it. Mrs C Rowntree - MIC Netball NGS TEAMS TO CONTEST THE HRIS SECONDARY SCHOOLS NETBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS - Thursday, 6 September Lucy Clifton Madison Allen Georgia Lowe Kate Roddick Emily Jay Farrah Othman Nina Graham Emma Bissaker Sally Dunn Xanthe Tusek Alison Mullen Avril Kay Courtney Wholohan Paige Campbell Emily Killin Rebecca Roy Georgia Clifton Ella Weiss Kate Hickey Alexandra Kemp Sophie White Katherine Barter Lulu O’Sullivan Clara MacAdam-Kellie Caitlan Brennen Ellie Hewitt Amy Ferguson Brooke Campbell Coach: Mrs K Brennan Coach: Mrs C Rowntree Coach: Mrs L Peterson Acting Middle School Sports Coordinator Miss J Webber TENNIS A reminder that if you are unable to meet your commitment on any Sunday, you must contact Nathan Cook before that day so that he can organise a replacement for you. Mrs V Dart - MIC Tennis LAKE MACQUARIE HALF-MARATHON Last weekend three of our students participated in events in and around the Lake Macquarie Half-Marathon. Congratulations to Georgia Lowe (Year 10) who completed the 22km event in 1 hour and 36 minutes, to Ben Chapman (Year 10) who finished the 10.5km event in 49 minutes and to Clara MacAdam-Kellie (Year 10) in finishing the 10.5 event in 1 hour and 6 minutes. A great effort by all in anyone’s view. ROWING New eight arrives at the shed - yes, NGS now has a racing eight with blades - making our rowers even more formidable. We purchased this Head of the River Winning Boat from Newington College. The boat and blades are in beautiful condition and will undoubtedly give us an edge in the local competition in September. (Wanted: a sponsor for this - our flagship of the fleet). Rowing Open Day – all welcome! 14 The shed is holding an Open Day for all interested students and parents on Saturday morning September 1, starting at 8:30am. There will be talks, demonstrations and some rowing for those new rowers wishing to give it a go! A complimentary breakfast will follow at 9:30am for all those attending - please be our guests. New Rowers are needed! If you want to be part of this exciting sport and join a team of young men and women who have already made Newcastle Grammar a force to be reckoned with - then come along to the Open Day and see what you might be missing! We urgently need some Year 9 & 10 boys and girls to swell the ranks as well as new juniors from Year 7& 8 - get involved - you’ll love the travel - you’ll love the challenge! On-Water Training is underway for all current rowers. As of Tuesday September 3 - training will be each Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday morning at 6:00am and Tuesday and Thursday afternoons at 4:00pm and again on Saturday and Sunday at 7:00am. Please see your coach this week for the days you are training from next week. The timetable for training from October until December will be decided in the next few weeks and posted in the newsletter. A bus will run from the shed to School in the mornings - see Mr Cameron for travel on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons. Riley Lewis and James Shafren – Winners of the Year 10 Double Sculls Championship on the beautiful Hinze Dam (below) on the Gold Coast last month Gym Training starts next Monday afternoon (3:30 - 4:30pm) for boys and Wednesday afternoons (3:30 - 4:30pm) for girls. A qualified instructor will take both groups through a strength conditioning circuit. It is at the Howzat Gym and is free of charge to rowers - thank you to the School for picking up the bill on this expensive session. A reminder to all rowers that they must have a 10mm spanner for this season. Regattas - September 8 and 9 see the shed travel to Morpeth for the first two regattas of the season and training has stepped up as a result. All those attending are to collect a permission slip and information sheet from Mr. Cameron this week and return the permission slip to Mrs Sanders in D Block by Tuesday of next week. No slip - no row! This weekend promises much excitement and some fantastic eight races - come along and support at Berry Park, Morpeth. Boat Sponsors are still needed for some of our new boats for this season’s competition. Your name or business name and logo will be proudly borne all over Australia on our boats and you will be our very special guest at our blessing of the fleet and naming of boats in October. Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to assist us with our quest to be the greatest rowing school in the country. The Rowing Challenge finishes next Tuesday - so don’t miss your chance to give it a go and be in the running for some great Canteen Lunch Vouchers (each age in boys and girls). The Year 7’s results are amazing! This competition shows what hidden talent we have at the School in rowing. What’s coming up? Rowing Open Day - September 1 at the shed - First Street, Booragul - be there! Newcastle University Regatta - September 8 - starting at 11:00am at Berry Park, Morpeth. Endeavour Rowing Club “Henley on Hunter” Regatta - September 9 - starting at 8:30am at Berry Park, Morpeth. See you at the shed! Mr G Cameron Mr L Carroll-Sportsmaster 15 Gspn!uif!Wjtvbm!Bsut!Efqbsunfou! FROM THE HEAD OF VISUAL ARTS NEXUS 9 Art Exhibition Arts Space, Newcastle Grammar School Cnr Church and Newcomen Streets, Newcastle Phone: 4929 5811 Opening Night - Friday 21 September 7:00pm 9:00pm Exhibition Dates: September 22, 23 29, 30 September 10:00am to 4:00pm Exhibiting Artists: Brett Alexander, Angela Armstrong, Gillian Benke, Karen Brown, Rachell Burgess, Sandra Burgess, Kerrie Coles, Brian Cox, Jan Downes, Caroline Hale, Kate Hansen, Varelle Hardy, Anne-Maree Hunter, Sue Jones, Alice Lees, Joy Longworth, Barry Maitland, Nikki Marsh, Tonia Martin, Margaret McBride, David Middlebrook, Julie Owers, Jane Parkes , Giselle Penn, Rae Richards, Pippa Robinson, Bruce Rowland, Phillip Samuels, Ruth Samuels, Gillean Shaw, Natalie Sherrin, Toni Shuker, Pam Sinnot, Sue Stewart, Paul Thomas, Darrell Tickner, Pauline Tickner, Sharon Tompkins, Julie-Ann Ure, Delilah Van Wyk, Dorothy Wishney, Michelle Yates. Mrs M McBride Christ Church Cathedral Flower Festival The Very Rev’d Graeme Lawrence Dean of Newcastle Invites you, your family and friends to the Cathedral Flower Festival Twilight Wine and Flowers Saturday, 1 September 2007, 7:00pm to 9:00pm Appreciate the beauty and splendor of the Festival of Flowers Enjoy Hunter Wine – Splendid Classical Music Tickets - $18 per person (at the door) The Flower Festival opens on Friday, 31 August and continues to Monday, 3 September 2007 Please join us! Information – 4929 2052 HILL CAMPUS CANTEEN – Week Commencing: Monday, 3 September 2007 Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday 3 September 4 September 5 September 6 September 7 September Sue Whare Cushla Hodgett Philippa Killin Carrol Langford Sue O’Sullivan NEED HELP NEED HELP Edwina Forrest Sue Murtagh Cheryl Anderson PARK CAMPUS - Vanessa Litchfield - Gina Nikoletatos Cathy Banks 12:00 - 2:00pm CANTEEN PRICE LISTS Parents are reminded a copy of Canteen price list is available on the School Website: www.ngs.nsw.edu.au Click on PARENTS then scroll down to Resources then click on The School Canteen. 16 The truth about learning and behaviour difficulties Help your children perform better through movement - vision - learning FREE information evening: Tuesday, 25 September 2007 at 7:00pm in Charlestown Library Presented by: Susan Walton, Behavioural Optometrist Dorte Bladt, Chiropractor Call 4926 4799 to reserve your seat now! 17
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