Welcome Back Term 4!
Northcote High was a hive of activity over the holiday period with teacher led VCE revision sessions along with Connect Education sessions run by ex-student Lex Ituarte and his brilliant team of recent graduates who partner with schools to ‘supercharge revision - learning with student.’
The Class of 2016 are in the last week of formal classes as they begin preparation for the exam period.
Language Oral and Performance exams – music and drama began last week – with many smiling faces as they return from the exam venues.
End of course work and SAC completion - There was a lot of high fiving at the end of Friday, as many delighted VCEs realised the completion of their last SAC – congratulations to all students on their efforts to date and thank you for staff for their ongoing support.
Please see Shane Gemmola’s report later in the newsletter regarding SWOT VAC and VCE learning supports and expectations – our experience tells us students gain much from participating in the regular class sessions in the week prior to the scheduled exam.
Special events include:
Year 12 Farewell Assembly (Tuesday),
Farewell Breakfast (Mon 17 Oct) at school and Class of 2016 Graduation (Wed 19 Oct) at the Grand Hyatt.
Welcome Back and Farewell
The language trip to France was a great success – thanks to Audra Keane and Pierrick Hubert for their leadership.
Speaking with students and families the experience has certainly provided many brilliant experiences, deeper cultural understandings, language immersion and a thirst for the next travel adventure!
This week we farewell the 9 NHS Victorian Young Leaders to China for 6 weeks in Beijing and Shanghai led by Liz Lenthall. This program is an initiative of the Victorian Government and is the third time NHS has participated. We will be joining 70 students from Public and Catholic Schools across Victoria. We look forward to regular updates.
This weekend 40 Antipodeans Adventurers from Years 10 and 11 spent the weekend camping and tramping in Knglake in preparation for 4 weeks in Cambodia. The Antipodeans adventure is focused on student leadership, cultural understanding and a philanthropic project. Thank you to Kylie Witt, Jamie Lethborg, Luke Barrett and Michael Grose for leading the group.
We wish the tour group great times and safe travels.
State Schools Spectacular
A highlight every year for public school students is the opportunity to perform in the Department of Education and Training’s ‘State School Spectacular’.
Over 3000 vocalists, musicians, acrobats and other performers came together for a fantastic celebration of the talent we have in our schools. The science themed show was accompanied by a 64 piece orchestra with students from 200 schools across the State. Congratulations to Rizzie Rotunno, Greta McNab, Katrina Rotunno, Tristan Knight and Theo Carbo, all of whom represented Northcote High School magnificently at Hisense Arena. The special Spectacular broadcast will air on Channel 7 on Saturday 3 December at 7pm.
This week at Northcote High you’ll be greeted by large cardboard boxes waiting for your donations. The year level giving projects are in full swing.
- Year 8 – Blankets, Pillows, Towels, Toys and Leads for RSPCA - Random Acts of Kindness
- Year 10 – Donating Toiletries for Women and Children – Women of the North - Supporting Victims of Domestic Violence
- Year 9E – Donating Toys
- Year 7 - Walk for Hudad: on the 28th October Yaer 7s will be walking to improve access to education for the remote Hudad Community in remote Ethiopia. The young people in Hudad need a school and our support. To raise money the Year 7s will walk for 3 hour along the Merri Creek to replicate the 3 hour walk the Hudad children take each day to school.
- Show your support for this great cause by hitting the link and Donating Now
Northcote High (29) Top 50 Public Comprehensive Secondary Schools In Australia
Congratulations to our student, families and teachers.
Last weekend the media published the annual Your School information in The Australian. The "Your School lift out" is a feature on almost 10,000 schools cross all Australian states and territories. There is also a Your School portal that ‘provides a snapshot of the key characteristics of a schools performance’ and highlights it is ‘an easy evaluation tool to browse all schools within your own search parameters’. The media compile this information annually from their own sources i.e. public sources not ACARA.
Although, Northcote High does not support league tables, we are committed to providing current and longitudinal data on our website that reports on school performance. Northcote High students, teachers and families are doing well, which is highlighted in this data.
We also encourage school visitors to consider review of the myschool https://www.myschool.edu.au/ website as a nationally consistent source of data on school performance.