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IHS Fishing Club

Fishing competitions will be held regularly and there will be three categories: During Term Competition The weekend following week 4 & 8 of each term. Competition will commence at 3.10pm on the Friday and end at 5pm on the Sunday. School Holiday Competition This competition will run the entire length of the school holidays Competition will start 3.00pm on the last day of term and run until 5pm on the day prior to school going back. When pupil free days occur, the pupil free day is counted as the day school goes back. Whole Year Competition... Read more


Impression of new Alexandria Park Community School

More new classrooms, preschool places and teachers in $17.3 billion education budget

NSW Budget 2018 features historic firsts for education, including record funding to expand the number of new and upgraded schools, unprecedented investment to air condition more classrooms and universal pre-school for three year olds. Above: Artist impression of the new Alexandria Park Community School. Credit: Design | TKD Architects, Visualisation | Narrative. Treasurer Dominic Perrottet, Education Minister Rob Stokes and Early Childhood Minister Sarah Mitchell outlined a range of new initiatives funded by the $17.3 billion education... Read more

Professor John Buchanan speaking

Report shows pathways to success in brave new world

Schools will need to open their doors to stronger relationships with employers and workplaces if students are to thrive in a future world rich with artificial intelligence and disruptive technologies. The finding is contained in a report, 'Preparing for the best and worst of times', commissioned by the NSW Department of Education to examine the skills Australia's children will need as AI and other technologies "transform Australia's economy, the workplace and the community". "This report reflects the NSW Department of Education's commitment... Read more

The successful team of students

Gamechanger Challenge finalists announced

The 16 teams selected to compete in the inaugural Game Changer Challenge in Education Week have been announced. Superfast scooters to transport students between classes, time travel excursions to key moments in history, sustainable schools that are self-sufficient in power, water and food and real-time brain scans to track student learning and wellbeing. These are just some of the futuristic visions that helped propel 16 NSW school teams into the finals of the Game Changer Challenge which will be held in Sydney during Education Week from... Read more

May Newsletter

May Newsletter

The May Newsletter is such a great read with lots of photos and information about our school. May Newsletter (pdf 9519 KB)... Read more


News from English..

We have been delighted with the quality of assessment tasks submitted over the past few weeks. Please see below a selection of poems composed by students in 9E1. All students submitted an image they chose as stimulus to assist with generating ideas and inspiration for their poems. Enjoy! Everything still, silent Cast in a deep, heavy black Weary, drowsy, half – awake They cuddle back – to – back Soft, distant chirping Shadowed thickets thinning Grudging fade of predators lurking The rising fire winning The brilliance of the sun awaking First... Read more

Are you the Game Changer we're looking for?

Education Week will be a game changer

Excursions to the moon, teleporting between classes, face recognition roll call or a school without bell times or walls – the school of the future is only limited by your imagination. That is the message from the organisers of an exciting new challenge being launched today in the lead up to Education Week 2018. The inaugural Game Changer Challenge will showcase the theme of this year's Education Week, Today's schools – creating tomorrow's world, which highlights how NSW public schools are equipping young people with the skills and capabilities... Read more


Term 2, Years 9-10 Sports Selections

SPORT VENUE TRANSPORT Venue Weekly COST Max No. Ten Pin Bowling 1 Leisure Way Raymond Terrace BUS $35 $7 60 CrossFit Peter Dron St BUS $35 $7.50 20 PCYC – Gymnastics/Aerobics Sturgeon St Raymond Terrace BUS $35 $5 45 Netball Bailey Street BUS $35 Nil 20 Girls Rugby League Lakeside Oval BUS $35 Nil 20 Soccer Kings Park Sporting Complex BUS $35 NIL 30 Touch/oztag Lakeside oval BUS $35 NIL 30 Lawn Bowls Raymond Terrace Bowling Club BUS $35 Nil ... Read more


Real Futures Foundation Sponsors Breakfast Club

The Real Futures Foundation "OUR MISSION is to assist secondary school students in Port Stephens in reaching their full potential through job preparedness, motivation and skill development. "Real Futures - making futures real for our youth" The Real Futures Foundation a not for profit based organisation based in Port Stephens, was first formed in 2003 and supports many programs to high schools in Port Stephens, including Irrawang High School. Funding for the Foundation comes from two sources; sponsorship by local businesses in the Port... Read more


News from the English Faculty

It's a busy time of year in the English Faculty with all students working on upcoming assessments. For parents, it is helpful to know what tasks are coming up and when they are due: Junior (Years 7-10) Unit Description of Task Due Date Year 7 Stand Up, Speak Out Students are to deliver a 3 minute oral and digital presentation on a self-selected topic which relates to the concepts studied in the unit. Week 8 – 23 March Year 8 Journey to the New World/Life Stories Part A: Creative Composition Students are to compose a... Read more


Soldiers Point Marina and RFF Scholarships NOW OPEN

The Real Futures Foundation and Soldiers Point Marina take great pleasure in announcing the 2018 Soldiers Point Marina Scholarships for school leavers. Applications will be short listed to motivated 15-18-year olds showing commitment to their career goal. The Soldiers Point Marina Scholarship Program is designed to assist students with funds to be used to further their education and, or purchase tools of trade for their chosen career path. A total scholarship pool of $3000 is available and this will be shared between applicants based on the... Read more

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Medowie Buses Timetable Changes for Roadworks

From TUESDAY FEBRUARY 20TH Hunter Water will be carrying out works on Grahamstown Rd at Medowie for approx 5 weeks, causing disruption to our school bus routes and timetables on Hunter valley Buses.... Read more

Theme: Today's schools – creating tomorrow's world

EdWeek 2018 - theme and dates announced

This year's Education Week will be held from Monday 6 August to Friday 10 August 2018 (Term 3, Week 3). The theme for Education Week is ‘Today's schools – creating tomorrow's world'. This theme communicates how NSW public schools are equipping young people with the skills and capabilities they need to thrive in a rapidly changing, globalised world. Video: Mark Scott announces theme for EdWeek 2018 You tube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ULMFWr7_OzU... Read more


News from the English Faculty

It has been another positive start to the year in the English Faculty! It has been great to see students settling into new classes, arriving in class prepared to learn and taking pride in the quality work they complete each lesson. We would like to take this opportunity to remind both parents/guardians and students about the organisation of classes in our faculty. In all Junior classes (7-10) we have one top class and a number of mixed ability classes. In Senior classes (11-12) students are organised by the course they are completing, with... Read more


Yr 7,8 & 9 students taught valuable study skills

Students in Years 7,8 and 9 gained valuable study skills knowledge when Elevate Education came to school for the morning. Study Skills Kick Start – Year 7 This seminar breaks down the transition process from primary to secondary education, introducing students to the fundamental skills that they need to be using over the coming years. Skills covered: Dynamic reading – How to read a text and pull out the key points, not just summarise every sentence. Note taking – How to get those ideas the students have extracted from their readings into an... Read more


Swimming Carnival Bus Information

Our whole school compulsory swimming carnival will be held on Monday Feb 12th at Lakeside Leisure Centre Raymond Terrace. There will be lots of novelty competitions such as Tug of War and Boogie Board races - so something for everyone. The inaugural BELLY FLOP competition will be held but students will have to get a separate permission note from Mr Hosking for this event. Every student who attends the swimming carnival will receive a raffle ticket and go into the draw for one of five $20 vouchers to spend at Cafe Irrawang....and we all know... Read more

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2018 School Hours and Bell Times

This year there will be an alteration for the Wednesday timetable. Every Wednesday school will now finish at 2.30pm. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday timetables will remain the same. School buses will collect students on Wednesdays as per last year between 2.30pm and 3.00pm. Families will be advised if there is a change to the bus timetables.... Read more

book packs

Year 7 Stationery Packs

Stuart & Dunn Office Choice can provide stationery packs for Year 7 students for $36. The purchased packs can be collected at school or available from their Beresfield office. Please see attachment for all the information Year 7 Stationery Pack (pdf 196 KB)... Read more

Nov newsletter

November Newsletter Online Now

Our November Newsletter is now online and full to the brim of stories about our school, students and supporters. November Newsletter (pdf 8776 KB)... Read more

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