Thank you to everyone who was able to come along to the student showcase on Monday. It was a great opportunity for our students to share an example of their Growth so far this year. It was also a valuable opportunity for teachers to talk with students together with their parents or carers. Special thanks to our prefects helping to host the event, including serving the delicious local pizza. After the meet and greet in Term 1 and the parent-teacher night last term, this is the third after school opportunity for parents and teachers to meet this year. We value these opportunities to share with and hear from parents, which is why we have increased the number this year and continue to look for ways to make them more appealing and accessible.
Our prefects are also involved in preparations for another free pizza event, this time during the holidays at the Derwent Valley Community Garden in support of Mental Health Week. On Sunday 8th of October from 11 am to 2.30 pm there will be free wood fired pizza and entertainment. This is another event, support by the Derwent Valley Council and the Derwent Valley Community House, arising from suggestions made during this year’s Derwent Valley Youth Summit. Please come along if you have the chance and support our young people’s endeavour.
Finally, we wish our students competing in the interschool AFL 9s Gala Day at Bayview College today all the best and congratulations to all those who successfully completed their White Card training this week. At our Assembly this week, I will be sharing a video message sent to us by Matilda’s goal keeper Mackenzie Arnold about getting out of your comfort zone, having a go and doing your best. It is wonderful to see so many students who are already demonstrating the New Norfolk Way by doing exactly that.
Mr Stuart Lord
Wednesday 27th September
- P4 Values Assembly
Friday 29th September
- Last day of school Term 3
- Footy colours day
- Staff vs Students Pickle Ball @ lunch
Monday 16th October
- First day of Term 4
Friday 20th October
- Mental Health Day Event
Monday 23rd October
- Newsletter published
Wednesday 25th October
- 10-12pm School Vaccination program
Thursday 26th October
- HOBART SHOW DAY PUBLIC HOLIDAY
Friday 27th October
- Student Free Day (Years 7-10)
Thank you to everyone that came to our Student Showcase event last week. Students prepared learning that they were proud of during their MERR classes to present to their families during the showcase. There were great examples of student learning that the students were proud to share. A thank you goes out to all our staff for their commitment to improving student outcomes and engaging positively with families. Other thanks go to Paul from Pauly’s Pizza for providing the pizzas for the evening and to our prefects for being involved in the event.
Evidence of Learning
Teachers have been busy preparing evidence of learning to be sent home and shared with families. Evidence of learning will be sent home for all subjects or for student learning plans. If you wish to discuss anything about your child’s progress, application to learning or wellbeing, please contact the school.
Focus on Learning - Grade 8 Sport
This term the Grade 8 students have been working through a variety of different net sports and striking games, this has given the students a great chance to refresh their skills in some popular favourites. This has also introduced them to some new sports and games they may have never played before.
Mr Jason Shelton
On Friday, the NNHS Prefects attended the Derwent Valley Community Garden to try their hands at making Wood Fired Pizza. The trial run was a lead up to the Mental Health Week Event - Bringing community together.
In conjunction with The Derwent Valley Council, New Norfolk High School students are hosting a free Pizza and live music event.
This initiative stems from the grant New Norfolk High School students won after their Youth Summit submission.
Please see the below flyer for more details.
We have had a somewhat quiet couple of weeks on the sporting front. PE is still running along as usual and is only getting better as the weather begins to improve allowing us to get outside and really enjoy it. Our staff vs Students Friday sports are continuing. Last week we played a game of dodgeball in what was a tight competitive game. For the first time this year, the students took home the win over the teachers to carry bragging rights around the school until the next match - Pickle Ball on Friday 29th September. Today, a group of our students travellled to Bayview High School to battle it out in an AFL 9s round robin - results still pending. Lastly, we have our Footy Colours Day being held at school on Friday the 29th September. Be sure to show off your team colours proudly.
Tell us about your term at New Norfolk High School...
We’ve had many fun days here. During Science Week, we would either be doing experiments or showing primary students around. It’s been amazing learning at New Norfolk High. I’ve learnt lots and can’t wait to see what is in store for me in the future. - Lilian VE
In Term 4 we got a new option, Media, where we learn about the media in the world around us. We had two large events which were Science Week and Book Week - Ryan C
In Term 3 at New Norfolk High School, staff and students participated in lots of amazing learning opportunities. Some of there include Science Week, which students got to participate in a lot of fun science experiments. Book Week which students got to participate in fun quizzes and win a book for your home group. - Payton S
This year in Term 3 New Norfolk High School staff and students were focussed on Book Week and Science Week. Lots of students participated in the science expo and lots of other science related learning activities. In Book Week the home groups participated in Book Week related quizzes to win a prize for their home group. There were also other Book Week related activities. Term 3 Was filled with lots of exciting learning opportunities. - Sharna C
This Term the students and teachers at New Norfolk High have engaged in some fun activities like Science Week, Book Week and other fun things. With Science Week they all had a visit from some primary students and taught them how to do experiments. There were drones, dry ice, electrics, fire, paper planes and sherbet making. Along with Science Week can an excursion to the Science Expo where students met with proper scientists and got to learn new things with them. There was also a Science Week morning tea that was made by the Grade 8 cooking classes. Alongside Science Week was Book Week. For Book Week, the students wrote down on some paper anything begging with the letters on a poster, and whatever grade got the most correct answers picked new books for the library. - Bo C
In Term 3, NNHS has engaged in two notable events, those being Science Week and Book Week. In Science Week, NNHS had brought students from the nearby primary schools to participate in various science experiments. In Book Week there was various quizzes each day, providing cool challenges. Classes that won the quizzes had been rewarded with book vouchers / sweets of some kind. Option classes have also gone pretty well this term. I loved all my options and classes! - Blake C
At NNHS we started inter-school sport vs other schools, such as Bayview, Glenora, and Cosgrove. The first sport was AFL 9s at NNHS. I enjoyed matching the good sportsmanship with all the schools. There were students from NNHS who volunteered to umpire, such as Bobby N, Sophie McN, and the P.E teacher, Isaac Manson. In the grand final, NNHS took on Bayview and unfortunately lost. Congratulations to Bayview for taking home the trophy! - Bobby N
This week, our Grade 11 students had a pantry challenge where they were tasked to design and produce a recipe using excess ingredients from other Food practical lessons. Here are Abbey and Aislin’s results!