The end of the year is always a busy time and this year is no different! We have had an action packed last fortnight here at school with an equally busy last three weeks to come.
Our orientation day was a fantastic success last week. It was a pleasure to welcome our 2024 Year 7 cohort to our school. Staff were really impressed with the respect shown by all students and we can’t wait for them to join our community next year. On this day our current Year 7s went on an excursion to the Salmon Ponds to conduct some learning activities across most learning areas. They all displayed our school values of Aspiration, Respect, Courage and Growth. Last week and this week we have also seen many of our Year 10 students embark on orientation days at a variety of colleges that they will be attending next year.
I am really looking forward to our presentation evening today. It is always a great opportunity to celebrate the achievements made by our students across the year. Thankyou to all of the staff who have worked tirelessly to make this evening possible. I would also like to thank our dedicated staff who volunteered their time to run a stall at the New Norfolk Market last Saturday. We look forward to this becoming a regular event next year.
This Friday will be a new event at NNHS, Rainbow Day. On Rainbow Day we are encouraging students to wear rainbow colours and make a gold coin donation to Walk4BrainCancer, in memory of Chris Woolley and Lisa Cantrell, our treasured staff members who passed away this year. If families would like to make a donation please see our school Facebook page for the link. On Friday we will be aiming to conduct a 12 hr walkathon from 6AM-6PM where we keep 2 batons moving around a 1km track. Students will have the opportunity to participate in a range of fun activities throughout the day. We would love for families to join us after school to walk some laps and share in a barbecue. Please contact me if you have any questions about Rainbow Day.
Tuesday 5th December
- Presentation Evening
Friday 8th December
- Rainbow Day Whole School Activity Day
Tuesday 12th December
- Reports mailed
Thursday 14th December
- Year 10 Grade Day
Friday 15th December
- 1:30pm Grade 10 Final Assembly
Monday 18th December
- Grade 10 Celebration Dinner
Tuesday 19th December
- Years 7-9 Grade Day
Wednesday 20th December
- Beach Day
Thursday 21st December
- Last Day of Term 4 2023
- Esplanade and Pool Day
2024 Term Dates
Thursday 8th February – Friday 12th April
Easter break 29th March – 2nd April
Monday 29th April – Friday 5th July
Monday 22nd July – Friday 27th September
Monday 14th October – Thursday 19th December
End of Year Reports
A reminder to families that end of year reports will be distributed on Tuesday 12th December.
The report will show your child’s learning achievement on a 9-point visual scale for students in Years Prep to 10. The 9-point scale shows where your child’s learning achievement is against the expected standard for their year level.
For more information about reports:
- School Reports FAQs
- Understanding the 9-point scale
- Visit the Department’s website at: School reports - Department for Education, Children and Young People (decyp.tas.gov.au)
Evidence of Learning
Evidence of Learning will be sent home with end of year reports for 2023.
We look forward to providing you with more progress updates and feedback around your child’s learning in 2024.
Throughout 2023 some of year 7s have been participating in the MacqLit reading program with Lisa Joseph. We have recently finished testing students and measuring the progress that they have made during 2023.
The final testing has shown that 59% of students made 2 years growth and 33% of students achieved 3 years’ growth. A huge shout out goes to Samuel Clark, Jayda Krause, Alex Eiszele, Jarrad Gallahar, Chelsea Hepburn and Owen Crosswell for making the larget amount of growth in their reading fluency.
All students should feel proud of the way they have engaged with MacqLit this year and the progress that they have made.
Mr Jason Shelton
Over the last fortnight we have been a little on the light side for sports at school. On Friday 1st December, we continued our staff vs students competition battling it out in a game of soccer on the main oval. The oval is kept in a fantastic condition thanks to our wonderful Education Facilities Assistants, Andy and Leigh. The game was tightly contested with Bobby being the only goal scorer for the first half of the game, leaving the students in the lead. It was looking like another student win until a late foul from Liam ended in a penalty for the teachers, with Brady from PCYC casually putting one into the back of the net. Well done to all involved and we look forward to our next contest.
It has been great being able to get back outside in PE classes with the sunny weather, and we look forward to even better weather to come.
This term in Health, we have been learning about ‘Safe Practices and Emergency Responses’. Last week some of our year 9’s visited the Derwent Valley SES unit for a tour and discussion about how the volunteers ‘Prepare, Respond and Recover’ in the event of an emergency. This was an insightful excursion where students could see firsthand the types of equipment, and tools required for a road crash rescue. We would like to thank our local members for giving up their time to safe lives in our community.
On behalf of New Norfolk High School, we would like to acknowledge and thank our sponsors for their generous contributions towards our successful Bingo Night. The money raised will go towards our year 10 leavers events. We would also like to recognise the dedication and commitment of our fabulous Prefects who continue to display outstanding leadership qualities in organising and hosting such events. Thank you too, to our wonderfully supportive school community, we look forward to seeing you again next year.
Thank you to the below sponsors: