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Cybersafety resource

Brush up on the latest information about cyberbullying, sexting and rules for internet privacy with Cybersmart's new, interactive cybersafety guide. The guide has been created by the Australian Communications and Media Authority and uses videos to provide a snapshot of common scenarios, with practical tips that parents can use with their children and teenagers. These can be viewed on screen or downloaded for later use. The Cybersmart website also has six downloadable brochures for parents, covering: cyberbullying sexting socialising on the... Read more

OctoberReturn to top

Whooping cough alert

NSW Health is warning parents to be on the alert for whooping cough following an increase in the number of school-aged children diagnosed with the disease over the last few weeks. Whooping cough – also known as pertussis – is a serious respiratory infection that causes a long coughing illness, and can be life-threatening for babies. Older children can bring home whooping cough from school or childcare and the infection can then be passed on to babies in the home. Boosters are important Whooping cough boosters are important for older children... Read more


Year 10 assessment timetable (doc, 60 KB) ## Please Note ## The School Certificate Exams are compulsory on the set days and times . "If you do not sit the exam you will not receive a School Certificate". Week 2 18th-20th October Assessment week. School Certificate Trial Exams. Week 3 25th-29th October Assessment week. (Timetable & Exam Rules attached) Week 5 8th November School Certificate Exam 9.20-11.30am English-Literacy School Certificate Exam 12.50-3.00pm Science 9th November School Certificate Exam 9.20-11.30pm... Read more

SeptemberReturn to top

The power of numbers

Girls listen to pop music, use the internet to stay in touch with friends and enjoy playing netball. Boys prefer rap, use the internet to play games and nominate AFL or soccer as their sport of choice. These were some of the findings of a national survey of more than 20,000 students, of which more than a quarter came from NSW. The Australian Bureau of Statistics CensusAtSchool for 2010 was open to students from Years 4 to 12, with the aim to spark students' interest in statistics and to improve their statistical literacy. Striking results... Read more

News story

NSW MINISTER'S AWARD FOR EDUCATIONAL ACHIEVEMENT Nathan Jamieson was one of 39 year 12 students from across NSW who was awarded a NSW Minister's Award for Educational Achievement by Michael-Coutts-Trotter on September 13th at the DET Offices in Bridge St, Sydney. Nathan will complete his Higher School Certificate studies in 2010. Nathan is an exemplary student in a number of areas – academics, student leadership, public speaking, cultural activities and community involvement. In addition, he is highly regarded by his peers both inside the... Read more

News story

GIYANHA DIRRABUU MURRI AWARDS Bevan French - Outstanding Sportsman, Secondary School In his time at primary school, Bevan won many awards for his success in a number of sports. In 2009 he was also named Inverell Young Citizen of the Year as part of the Australia Day Awards. Now Bevan is one of our students at Inverell High School and he has continued to excel in a number of areas including sport. We are fortunate to have such an outstanding athlete, Bevan French, as part of our student body. It is not only Bevan's sporting prowess that... Read more

AugustReturn to top

News story

EDUCATION WEEK AWARDS 2nd-6th August is celebrated as Education Week across NSW. In the New England North Region, each community of schools group has a special evening ceremony where members of their school communities are recognised for special achievement. On Thursday 5th August, Inverell High School was part of the Sapphire Community of Schools ceremony. Our award winners were Student Achievement: Cassandra Murray and Callum Drake Teacher Achievement: Keron Davidson and Miranda McHattan School Community: Shirley O'Brien Members of the... Read more

National Partnership Survey

Our school is receiving funding under National Partnerships. As part of this funding, we are required to do regular evaluations with our community. If you go to the link below you will see the questions. The survey closes on September 15th 2010. Thank you for your support with our survey. Read more

Flash mobs celebrate Education Week

Communities around the state got a glimpse of the performance talent of NSW public school students who sprung into action at a series of flash mobs to celebrate the start of Education Week 2010. About 500 students descended on Sydney's Circular Quay for an energetic performance as part of a flash mob - an event where a group of people are organised to quickly assemble in a public place to do something unexpected and then disperse. Concurrent flash mobs, involving almost 200 other NSW public school students, were held at Miranda and Orange.... Read more

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News story

NAIDOC Week Awards Night The annual NAIDOC Week Awards Night was held on Tuesday 29th June. The awards recognise our Aboriginal students in a number of areas - academics, attendance, most improved, public speaking, sport. The night is an excellent opportunity for our school to celebrate the students' achievements with their parents and families. Community Volunteer Awards Dick Blair, Kim Jerrard, Brian Donnelly. Attendance Ebony Adams, Brandi Holzhauser, Patrick Binge, Jack Jeffery, Stanley McGrady, Michael Jerrard, Ainsleigh Thomas,... Read more

Inter-school visit

On Friday 24th June two busloads of students travelled to Armidale for our annual inter-school visit with Armidale High School. the event was held at the Sporting Complex at the University of new England on what was an exceptionally warm and sunny winter's day in Armidale. It was fantastic to see and hear the exceptional level of school spirit as we contested thirty individual games in sports such as rugby league, table tennis, basketball, netball, beach volleyball, fishing and soccer. Although Armidale High School was the overall winner... Read more

Back to school tax refunds

Parents are encouraged to keep their receipts from education related expenses to take advantage of a federal government initiative. The Education Tax Refund (ETR) provides parents with refunds of 50% on a range of primary and secondary school education expenses. Parents can receive refunds of up to $375 per primary school student and $750 per secondary school student. A family with two kids in high school and one in primary school could potentially get a refund of almost $2,000 on eligible education expenses. Items you can claim Parents can... Read more

Your child's resilience

Next time your child is furrowing their brow and staring off into space, ask them whether they're thinking dolphin or shark thoughts. That's the advice from resilience specialist Andrew Fuller on helping your child to recognise the positive or negative approaches they may be taking on life issues. "Dolphin thinking can help you out and shark thinking can eat you up. It doesn't matter how old your kids are, they can still understand it," Andrew says. "The things that are most important are teaching children what a good life is, how to live life... Read more

JuneReturn to top

Cyber-safety tools

A new cyber-safety website provides parents and teachers with easy-to-understand information about how to create safe online environments for children. The ThinkUKnow website helps parents and teachers to understand new technologies and the safety risks that the online environment can present to children and young people. The website provides interactive training and information on key topics, including the digital channels kids commonly use how to stay in control of your child's cyber activity how to report inappropriate content advice on... Read more

Regional Education Awards

Inverell High School was presented with two awards at the recent Regional Education Awards - School Student Leadership and Individual Student Achievement. STUDENT LEADERSHIP Inverell High School promotes the benefits of student leadership and the development of leaders throughout the school through a wide range of opportunities. The Student Representative Council (SRC) is established using a preferential election system after speeches by nominees to student peers at year assemblies. Executive positions are elected at an SRC leadership camp,... Read more

MarchReturn to top

Ready, set, read!

Kids who get a head start on this year's Premier's Reading Challenge (PRC) could win early bird rewards. The challenge officially runs from 1 April to 1 September, but NSW public school students can log on now and start attacking those reading lists. Each child who completes the required number of books from the PRC booklist receives a certificate signed by the Premier. The aim is that along the way they'll also enjoy discovering quality literature from a wide range of authors. They'll also find out that quality literature doesn't mean boring... Read more

FebruaryReturn to top

Swimming Carnival 2010

Our annual school carnival was held Friday 12th Febuary 2010. Despite stiff competition and lots of house spirit from ALL houses, OXLEY WON THE DAY!... Read more

Presentation Night Awards

PRINCIPAL'S AWARD FOR ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE 2009 YEAR 7 Callum Dolby YEAR 8 Madeleine Bower Nicholas Hawkins Eloise Collins Alicia Johnstone Brittany Hawkins Ellen O'Rourke Erin Murray Alexander Smith Chelsea Saunders Isabelle Thompson YEAR 9 Clara Fittler YEAR 10 Clare Angel-Auld Rachel Hinton Indi Angel-Auld Rebecca Laidlaw Breanna Craddock Caitlin Mepham Asher Cribb Emily Savage Vanessa Hunt Charles Witherdin-Costigan Hayden Izsolt Victoria... Read more

JanuaryReturn to top

Back to school tax refunds

Parents are encouraged to keep their receipts from education related expenses to take advantage of a federal government initiative. The Education Tax Refund (ETR) provides parents with refunds of 50% on a range of primary and secondary school education expenses. Parents can receive refunds of up to $375 per primary school student and $750 per secondary school student. A family with two kids in high school and one in primary school could potentially get a refund of almost $2,000 on eligible education expenses. Items you can claim Parents can... Read more

Cool lunch ideas

Keeping your child safe from food poisoning could be as simple as packing a frozen drink in with their lunch each day. Sandwiches packed at breakfast time can sit for up five hours in a school lunchbox before the lunch break, giving bacteria plenty of time to multiply - especially during the warmer months. A recent survey by the NSW Food Authority indicated only 29% of lunches were being stored safely, by using an ice brick or frozen drink which can keep lunchboxes up to 12 degrees cooler. The survey also revealed that while the majority of... Read more

My School website explained

This is a new website launched by the Australian Government on 28 January, 2010. The My School website provides a snapshot of every government and non-government school in Australia. The website offers a short description of each school and its community, the number of students and teachers, student attendance rates, and student results in new national tests in reading, writing and maths for Years 3, 5, 7 and 9. These tests took place in 2008 and 2009 and are known as the NAPLAN tests (the National Assessment Program - Literacy and Numeracy).... Read more