- PRINCIPALS MESSAGE
- COMING EVENTS
- AP WELLBEING
- HYDRO TASMANIA "RENEWABLE ENERGY" GROWTH INDUSTRY PREPARATION PROGRAM
- VALUES ASSEMBLY
- FEATURE: GRADE 8
- STUDENT VOICE
- QUIZ NIGHT
- WHAT'S COOKING?
- GRADE 7 PARENT INFORMATION EVENING
- FROM THE FOODS BLOCK
- D'FAT FIRST LEGO LEAGUE
- FAIRBROTHER OPPORTUNITY
- NEW NORFOLK REDCAPS
At last week’s assembly, several staff members pointed to the Matildas World Cup journey as an example of our Values focus, Growth. Even if you didn’t live through the drama of their quarter final on Saturday or not, you’ll undoubtedly be aware that the resonance of their example has only continued to grow.
Whether thinking about Sam Kerr erasing the memory of previously missed penalties, Mackenzie Arnold rising from third choice goalkeeper and bouncing back from missing her own penalty, or any one of the other team members myriad personal journeys, they personify the benefits born of perseverance & commitment.
Though they may not gain the same accolades or international attention, we have students living these same values and demonstrating the New Norfolk Way every day. Last week, a group of our Year 11 & 12 students travelled north to spend several days attending the Fearless Festival in Launceston. This was a culminating activity as part of the Duke of Edinburgh Award and, in addition to all the learning & networking, required students to step out of their comfort zones.
The focus on Growth and future pathways is also being explored by the many Y10 students currently engaged in or organising Work Placements or school-based traineeships. Last week also saw the first visit to the school by the team from Claremont College who worked with students on subject selection.
Finally, although we didn’t manage to walk away with the trophy, on Friday we hosted a very successful inter-school AFL 9s carnival. Those taking part & spectators at recess and lunch did an outstanding job of exemplifying all our Values and the New Norfolk Way. Dates for the next inter-school competition are already being organised. This time, the focus will be on netball and, given the ongoing efforts of our two netball teams, will definitely provide more examples of our students living up to the New Norfolk Way.
Stuart Lord, Principal
This week is Science Week
Tuesday 15th August
Brain Break Morning Tea
Wednesday 16th August
Friday 18th August
Festival of Bright Ideas Excursion
Next week is Book Week
Wednesday 23rd August
P4 Values Assembly
Thursday 24th August
G10 PPEP talk
This term our focus value is Growth. Last fortnight our values focus has been having a growth mindset. When we have a growth mindset we believe that our abilities can be improved over time. The opposite to this is having a fixed mindset, where we believe that our abilities are fixed and there is nothing we can do about them. Having a growth mindset allows us all to learn new things and to give things a go. I spoke in assembly last week about how the power of growth mindsets is currently on display in the Soccer World Cup. We wish the Matilda’s all the best for their semi on Wednesday. This fortnight our focus has shifted to including others, we look forward to celebrating our next round of values champions at next fortnights assembly.
From the 28th of this month we will be conducting the annual Student Wellbeing and Engagement Survey. This survey is conducted across all DECYP schools and provides us with valuable data we can use to improve the wellbeing and engagement of all students. Information about the survey was emailed to all families last week, please contact the school office if you require further information.
Ali Walker, Assistant Principal Wellbeing and Engagement
Year 11 and 10 students were offered the opportunity to participate in a GIPP (Growth Industry Preparation Program) at Meadowbank Power Station and at Curringa Farm on Monday 31 July. The program was organised by the Beacon Foundation who partnered with Hydro Tasmania to build awareness in students of local opportunities including operational, trades, engineering, technical and leadership careers within the renewable energy sector.
Students participated in a tour of the Meadowbank Power Station and were then treated to scones jam and cream at Curringa Farm. This was followed by industry discussions with personnel from Hydro Tasmania. A great day was had by all.
Focus: Having a growth mindset
- 71: Jarred G
- 72: Lucas H
- 73: Owen C
- 74: Corey S
- 81: Ammbar B
- 82: Ellie L
- 83: Jack N
- 91: Charlotte M
- 92: Tegan M
- 93: Alianah J
- 101: Taylah N
- 102: Chloe P
- 103: Hayden M
- 104: Thomas C
Congratulations to all award winners.
The focus for next fortnight is Including Others.
Grade 8 Foods
Get ready for a taste bud-tickling treat on Tuesday of Week 4, as our innovative students gear up to transform your morning break into a scientific adventure! In a unique blend of education and creativity, our grade 8 Foods students have designed and produced an array of science-themed delicacies to tantalize your senses during the "brain break" morning tea. But wait, there's a twist! A fun and informative science quiz stands between you and these delectable creations, ensuring your brain gets its exercise before your taste buds do. Plus, your voice matters – don't forget to cast your vote for the “People’s Choice” – best themed and most delicious food on offer. Get set to explore the delicious intersection of science and food, a treat for both the mind and the palate!
Grade 8 MDT
Sparks are flying in MDT as our students dive back into the metal workshop. They're crafting BBQ spatulas, honing their skills in cutting straight and quiet with hack saws. This hands-on project is all about precision and refining their skills. Stay tuned as these spatulas sizzle their way from the workshop to the grill, showcasing our students' skill and passion.
8 Fabric Creations
Our Fabric Creations class is stitching up a storm as they master basic sewing construction techniques to craft their very own pair of elastic-waisted shorts. From threading needles to working those seams, these budding tailors are combining fabric and skill to fashion stylish and comfy PJ shorts. Stay tuned as these shorts go from bolts of cloth to brightly coloured fashion statements, a testament to our students' growing sewing prowess.
Grade 8 English
Year 8 English – Term 3 has seen us dive into our study of ‘persuasive advertising’, analysing a variety of print, digital, visual, and audio advertising examples. Students are discovering media forms and changes over time, while developing their worldviews in the process. Savvy students make for savvy consumers!
Grade 8 Science
What is your opinion on the free lunches provided at NNHS? Do you have a favourite lunch?
Free lunches are a good idea for students who would like a nice, free, hot lunch. My favourite is a classic sausage sizzle. - Riley S
At NNHS there is a free lunch every Monday, Wednesday and Friday which are made by students and teachers. Some people get it to sit down and eat with their friends and others take it away. It is made for people that don’t have enough money, or if they have forgotten their lunch. Most times it’s good, and most importantly, it’s to help students have experience different foods. - Bobby N
The free lunch is a good idea but I don’t really like the foods that much to be honest. The sausage sizzles are probably my favourite though, because they’re simple which keeps everyone happy. - Payton S
I don’t eat the lunches because I don’t like a lot of the foods but it’s good that the school gives out food for lunches. They also give us breakfast options for students, teachers and teacher aids if they haven’t eaten, so it’s a good thing that they have a free food option. - Sky C
I think the free lunch here at NNHS is good. It gives students a chance to eat some food when they don’t have any money to buy some, or they forget to bring their lunch. - Amber B
I think the free lunches are a great idea, especially considering the wider variety of food made. However, I do think it is semi underappreciated by most students as you can often find the food wasted. There isn’t a lot of times I’ve had the free lunch myself, but pizza pasta probably has to be my favourite. - Anonymous
On Friday 4th August, the School Prefects organised and hosted the first NNHS quiz night in four years. It was a fantastic school community event with roughly 90 people attending and 11 teams ready to take on the quiz that the Prefects created. The quiz night consisted of 4 rounds of questions, each round focussing on a different topic; sport, pop culture, general knowledge and local/Tasmania.
The top 3 places were separated by 1 point, the Red Hot Chilli Capsicums took out first prize and we had to do a paper, scissors, rocks for our tie break to decide 2nd and 3rd place, well done Savages Army and Quizzers are Grinners taking out these positions.
Well done to Mr Shelton on edging out Mr Armstrong in the final throw of the game ‘who can land their gold coin closest to the huge block of chocolate?’.
A huge thankyou to the Grade 11/12 Hospitality class and Ms Gardiner for making 2 delicious soups to feed everyone, all staff and student helpers and of course all our wonderful donors, who without them our prizes wouldn’t have been so fantastic.
From the night the student prefects raised over $1000 to go towards students end of year activities. The prefects next community event will be a bingo night on Friday 10th November at 6:00pm, save the date for what will be an awesome night!
This week, the school lunch program served up some butter chicken that was so delicious that we ran out by half-time at lunch! Why not make a pot at home, or even better – double the quantity, freeze some and have a night off cooking through the week.
Meghan Careless and Chelsy Benson from Grade 8 Foods discovered this delicious egg-free cupcake recipe (Leanne, Miss Howard and student taste testers approved). They have prepared it for the Science week morning tea design task and decorated them to look like little green aliens. Students will get to try these on Tuesday during recess for the Science Week Brain Break morning tea, but if you’re not that lucky, they’re really quick to mix up a batch.
Quiz Night Soup Preparation
On Friday the Year 11 Cert II in Hospitality students prepared soup for the Quiz Night that evening. Pea, Ham and Vegetable and Spiced Pumpkin and Coconut Cream were on the menu. These were served with fresh dinner rolls from Banjos New Norfolk. The students did a great job and worked well together. The only tears that were shed were because of the onions!
Year 11 – Cert II in Hospitality – Prepare and Serve Espresso Coffee Assessment
Over the last couple of weeks the Year 11 Cert II in Hospitality students have been completing their practical assessments for Prepare and Serve Espresso Coffee. They have been producing some great results and many Teachers have benefitted from this practical exercise and been able to pass on invaluable constructive feedback.
Senior Hospitality – Year 9/10
Friday was the first practical class of the new senior hospitality class for the second half of the year. As has become a tradition, we made sandwiches and built drinks as a work flow exercise. This class made Classic Club Sandwiches, Iced Chocolates and Iced Strawberries.