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Term 4 Week 9 Newsletter

Julie Hutton Byrne


Published on December 1, 2014

Upcoming Events DATE EVENT Sunday 30 Nov – Friday 5 Dec National Basketball Championships - Canberra Monday 1 Dec Peer Su ort Orientation Beach Fitness – TSP Hockey Support Unit Community Access Excursion Year 5/6 Transition – Band Playout Mt Hutton & Windale Primar School Tuesday 2 Dec TSP Cricket Seniors v Hills Sports TSP Swimming - Newcastle Ocean Baths Year 7 Maitland Gaol Ex erience Dress Rehearsal for School Play Wednesday 3 Dec Mentoring Workshops TSP Netball – Beach Fitness Year 6 Orientation Da HSHS v Wallsend Year 9/10 Cricket Hunter Blues & Sports Awards Presentation –Wallsend Diggers Club Centre 4 Hope Year 7/8 Cricket v Wallsend Thursday 4 Dec Summer 7’s Rugby Union – Endeavour High School PCYC Ka akin Pro ram Year 9 Maitland Gaol Excursion – Australian Communities & Le al S stems Football Trial v IFS Friday 5 Dec Yr 8 Global Issues Ocean Experience – Shark & Ray Centre Iron & Clay Performances Yrs 7-10 Walk on the Positive Side Program Senior TSP Cricket Monday 8 Dec Beach Fitness – TSP Hockey Support Unit Community Access Tuesday 9 Dec Bi Picture Year 9 End of Year Excursion Wednesday 10 Dec School Fun Run HSHS v Westfields Open Cricket Mentoring Workshops Centre 4 Ho e Thursday 11 Dec PCYC Kayaking Program Year 8 Maitland Gaol Experience Big Picture 1000 Words Excursion – Charlestown Square Friday 12 Dec End of Year Presentation Assembly Hunter Sports High Spectator TERM 4 – WEEK 9 BALANCING ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE WITH SPORTING ACHIEVEMENT School Plan 2015 – 2017 As you are aware, the staff and community of Hunter Sports High School are currently in the process of planning for the next three years. Each three years schools are required to develop and publish a plan outlining the intended directions the school will take and the specific areas for development for the next three years. To date, the school staff, students and the P&C have collaborated to write our school's vision statement and school context, all of which are to be recorded on the first page of the school plan and are included below for your information. This will be achieved by our common purpose and three key strategic directions. School Vision Statement We are a diverse learning community encouraging individuality and excellence through a supportive environment fostering respect, responsibility and success. At Hunter Sports High School our goal is to provide a challenging and broad learning environment, balancing academic excellence and sporting achievement. Our aim is to do this through high expectations and community collaboration. Strategic Directions 2015 - 2017 1. Quality Classrooms: To build a culture of teaching and learning that has high expectations. To enable teachers to develop and implement quality and innovative curriculum and assessment practices through the sharing of expertise, reflective processes, supportive systems and inspired leadership. To enable students to think deeply, be innovative and reflective and be respectful, responsible, successful learners. 2. Personalised Learning: To promote a culture of equity and excellence that enhances engagement and fosters wellbeing. To provide a wide variety of experiences and opportunities and support structures that allow for staff and students to build on their areas of strength, talent and interest and to fulfil the diverse capabilities of each member of our school community. 3. Collaborative Community Partnerships: We are committed to connecting with communities and creating strong positive partnerships that bring mutual benefits to maximise student achievement. As part of the Waiyarang Community of Schools, we are committed to the sharing of expertise and resources for the benefit of all our students and stakeholders. We share community aspirations and as public schools we are focused on providing the best education opportunities for responsible citizenship and student success. As we develop our school plan further, more information will be communicated via our school website and newsletter. TSP Raffle Reminder A reminder to all TSP students that all raffle tickets, sold or unsold, as well as money collected, must be returned to the Student Services Office no later than Friday 5th December 2014. The raffle is being drawn at the end of year assembly on 12 th December.