SYDNEY SECONDARY COLLEGE LEICHHARDT CAMPUS
210 Balmain Road, Leichhardt 2040
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Sunday, 2 October 2011 Term 3, Week 6
Diary Dates Year 8 Gala Day
Term 3 Congratulations to our Year 8 students who competed
30.08.11 College Art Exhibition – see flyer at the gala day last week. Although the weather was
overcast our students were excellent representatives
08.09.11 Primarily Fun Workshop of our school. Our girls’ European handball team and
09.09.11 Combined High Schools Athletics the boys’ soccer team were victorious on the day.
10.09.11 Music in The Park Drama Production
The energy and passion of our drama students is to
22.09.11 - School Certificate Trials be admired. Students are busy rehearsing for our
23.09.11 production “The importance of Being Ernest”, sets are
23.09.11 Last day of Term 3 being designed, costumes made, make-up sessions
held and our ever enthusiastic director, Ms Gavel is
always there encouraging our actors.
Tickets will be on sale from Wednesday from the front
Leichhardt Celebrates Science & Book office and I am sure it will be a sell out.
Our weekly assemblies are a celebration of student Centre of Excellence Update
achievement and talent. Last week Year 8 science An important aspect of being a Centre for Excellence
students showed us the fun side of science through is to establish a strong partnership with the University
a variety of games, compare Aidan Bondfield kept us of Sydney.
entertained while Lawrence Marychurch’s video on
Aliens was enthralling. It was wonderful to see our This week Caroline Paget (HAT) and I presented a
students putting their science learning into action. paper on the importance of partnerships in education.
Dr Di Blomfield was a co-presenter and our audience
This week our English faculty had a celebration of included principals, teachers and university lecturers.
book week. Our student publication “ROAR” hit the
news stand and they have created their own online Throughout the year Caroline has been running
BLOG. Congratulations to Editor Maggie Price and workshops for beginning and pre-service teachers on
supporting teacher Ms Gavel for ensuring the high a range of topics with experienced teaches sharing
quality of this publication. knowledge and strategies. The emphasis is on
improving teacher quality.
Hugo Thompson gave an amazing recitation of the
poem Horn Piper and a definite highlight of our Aboriginal Debating Team
assembly was our first ever Spellathon! The spell This year Leichhardt Campus had two teams
masters Julia Moratis and Louise Jenkins grilled competing in the NSW Parliament House Great
contestants from each year and the very brave Ms Debate and they should feel very proud of their
Campbell and Ms Blomfield. The ultimate winner was achievements. We won both debates.
the amazing Ms Blomfield.
Congratulations to Gabby Larson who was a very
It was also wonderful to see Science & English forceful, articulate and confident as first speaker,
students receive High Distinction, Distinction and Minjali Mumbulla as second speaker developed the
Credit Awards in various Science & English team argument by giving a range of examples of
competitions. programs that enrich our student lives and Luwana
Cunningham’s smooth delivery made her a very
Good luck to our Year 9/10 Debating teams who have strong third speaker.
made it to the next round of the competition. They will
be debating against Fort Street next week. Good luck Our second team Chloe Griffiths, Lauren McConnell
to Emma Leyland, Maddison Greenslade-Silva, Elena and Matthew Broughton debated the topic that having
Sheard & Aidan Sussman and their coach Ms pride in our heritage and diversity will promote
Erakleous. changes in stereotypical image of Aboriginal culture
and image. They debated Rose Bay College
Year 9 Celebration Cakes
I received a special invitation to view the very creative Matthew, as first speaker, was well organized, logical
celebration cakes made by Ms Erakleous’ Year 9 and he presented his own opinions clearly. Chloe
class. I can assure you the standard was high and strengthened the debate with great examples and
the students had put much thought into the research Laura McConnell was a very forceful third speaker.
and creation of their masterpieces. I was very
impressed and I enjoyed seeing the finished products.
I hope some of the cakes made it home.
Congratulations to: Sydney Secondary scrubs up for the
Our wonderful team coaches Emily O’Connell, Rachel Sydney Symphony!
McAusland,,Rebekkah Mooney and Janelle Scott. A review by Bruno Dubosarsky (Year 10 Music,
Janelle’s son James was an excellent opening
speaker for Ashfield Boys.
Ex Leichhardt student, Georgette Rose was one of
the chairpersons of the Great Debate.
Going Green with Doctor Deane The Sydney Opera House has had many pieces of
Doctor Deane Hutton is known for being a futurist and music played, but not until recently has such
has been on many shows such as Curiosity Show as a majestic and enjoyable variety of music been heard.
a writer and presenter, Hey Hey it’s Saturday, The music classes across the campuses of Sydney
Channel Seven news and The New Inventors. Doctor Secondary College tied their ties, cuffed their cufflinks
Deane is also one of Australia’s best known Science and got dressed up in their dresses for an enjoyable
Communicators. In addition to this Deane visits many two hours losing themselves in the music of John
schools in Australia, New Zealand and Singapore to Williams.
present live science shows to young people.
John Williams is a talented composer who is
On the 12.8.11 Doctor Deane came to our school for responsible for the heroic tunes of Star Wars, the
a show called Going Green with Doctor Deane. The intimidating melodies of Jaws and the depressing
main point of the show was to show how we could descant of Schindler's List. Shaun Micallef is a less
help the environment in many ways. He also showed talented composer but a more talented comedian,
us about how the Earth works including how powerful who hosted the performance and helped keep the
earthquakes are, how nuclear energy works and audience entertained while the musicians rested their
many other interesting experiments. In the show hands and mouths for a few short moments. All in all,
Doctor Deane showed how the ancient Greeks it was a night to remember!
believed that the main elements of the earth were air,
water, fire and earth and how we can use these
elements to help us and the earth. The show amazed
many people with Doctor Deane’s ability to show how
many things work. He entertained everyone in the hall
with his spectacular knowledge and skills. Some of
the experiments he did included; making a sizeable
fireball with his hand, creating air donuts using a
rubbish bin as a miniature air cannon (and using a fog
machine to show the air donuts), a water rocket filled
with compressed air (when the pressure reached its
limit, the water rocket blasted off at amazing speed,
slamming into the ceiling).
Overall the show intrigued everyone and surprised
them all. Everyone had a wonderful time and it was
worth seeing it.
Picture By: Matthew Qiu
Jacob Egana and Leo Poon Year 7
A WORD FROM YOUR HAT
(Highly Accomplished Teacher)
Ms Caroline Paget
Leichhardt Campus Transition Workshop
with Primary School Teachers
On Friday August 12 Leichhardt Campus Transition
Team hosted Principals, Assistant Principals and
Stage 3 teachers from nine local primary schools for a
Year 6 to 7 transition planning workshop. The
Leichhardt Transition team, which includes Judy Kelly,
Lani Turner (2012 Year 7 adviser), Emily O’Connell,
Karin Karuso and myself involved primary school staff
in various workshops. At the workshops we planned
various transition activities including inviting Year 6
students to attend a Day at High School. Year 6
students will also have the opportunity to participate in
lessons with high school students, accompany
Leichhardt Campus students on school tours, as well
as taking part in other enrichment programs. In term
4 year 8 students at Leichhardt Campus will host a
series of Connected Classrooms incursions for
primary students. The lessons taught by Year 8
students in the Connected Classroom will include
science and HSIE lessons.
One of the highlights of the day was a panel of year 7
students: Isabella Meza, Ivo Walne, Nicholas Lowe,
Chantel Nielsen, Sera Cirikisuva and Trae Mason who
answered questions about their transition to high
All participants will continue to share ideas and
strategies through an online discussion group that we
have formed on EDMODO.
Year 7 Industrial Technology –
Aluminium Bag tag Projects
News from the P&C
Some trivia night aftermath……
Please have a look through the list of very generous businesses, families and individuals who
donated to our Trivia night earlier this month.
We received vouchers, hampers, books, tickets, jewelry, a guitar and all sorts of fabulous and
Make a mental note, and mention our school and our thanks if you are using their services.
Also, remember that if you did receive a voucher at the trivia night, it probably has an expiry
date, so check and don’t miss out!!
Next P&C meeting
Our next meeting is on Monday 5th of September at 7pm. Please come along if you can.
We have invited representatives of the police force to meet with us and explain the proposed
development and its potential impact on our school. We are hoping they can make it before the
P&C meeting, but have not yet confirmed.
If you are interested in attending this meeting, please shoot an email to the P&C and we can
keep you informed of the date/time it will take place.
Reminder, if you need uniforms, Uniform Shop – Opening Hours for 2011
“Your Uniform Shop” provides the full range of school uniforms and is located within the office
block at the school. The uniform shop is open during school term on the following days:
Monday 10.00 – 11.00 (during Recess)
Tuesday 2.30 – 3.30pm
Friday 2.30 – 3.30pm
Orders can also be placed online at http://www.youruniformshop.com.au/ Uniforms can be
posted to your home address or picked up from the school. If you have any questions, please
call Your Uniform Shop’s head office 9-5pm weekdays on 9905 2711.
Remember this great facility is available to hire by the school community, and other groups. So if the
soccer team needs a bonding weekend, contact us and see if there is a weekend free.
For more information, visit the website at http://lostock-school-camp.wikispaces.com/
Please direct booking requests by email to Lostock-School@hotmail.com or phone Steve Cumming on
9591 1557 or 0402 981 018.
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