From the Principal
This is our final newsletter for Term 2. Thank you to everyone in our school community for your efforts this term. We have some major events to still occur this term and the last two weeks of school will be action packed.
Careers Day was a huge success and so wonderful that it was able to occur in person for all of year 10, 11 and 12 this year. Of the many presentations our students were able to choose from, twenty three were former North Sydney Girls students. Juliana Warner was our first keynote. Juliana is currently the new President of the Law Society of NSW. A recent article interviews Juliana, a wise person passed her the most important piece of advice she would ever receive. It was a Japanese proverb that said, “Fall down seven times, get up eight.” What fabulous advice to share with our students. This very interesting article can be found at https://lsj.com.au/articles/lunch-with-juliana-warner/.
Our second keynote speaker Annabelle Daniel (OAM) is the inaugural CEO of Women's Community Shelters. She has taken this innovative philanthropic model from an inspired idea to the establishment of seven women's refuges in under a decade. Her leadership, persistence, and unwavering commitment has been acknowledged by numerous awards.
We have attached the Careers Day program later in the newsletter to showcase the wonderful opportunities that our students were exposed to. A huge thank you and round of applause must got to our Careers Advisor, Ms Rita Evangelista. Ms Evangelista has planned all year for this amazing event. Thank you also to our guests, Year 9 helpers, teachers, general assistants, IT staff and our support staff for ensuring the success of this day.
The P&C is hosting a parent webinar on Sleep Connection Wellbeing next Wednesday 16th June at 7pm via zoom. Lisa Maltman our guest presenter has completed workshops with year 7 & 11 and she will be sharing feedback from these student sessions. Before the webinar parents may like to explore the links below:
- Monique was a sleep deprived student who progresses through a sleep program with great success on ABC Series: "Ask Your Doctor-Teenage Sleep with Dr Chris Seton and Monique Year 12" (10 out of 30 mins). Amazing to see the improvement in her mood, personality and concentration at school. Monique did her HSC in 2018 and made the changes half way through Year 11 when she realised how much her sleep was sabotaging her mental health, motivation and school success. The Sleep Connection Interview with Monique
- May 2020 Science Daily-'Loss of pleasure' found in teen sleep study-But easy interventions can improve mental health
- Sleep and Memory: Teenagers that were getting between 8-9 hours of sleep per night on school nights performed the best
- Sleep and mental wellbeing- exploring the links (VicHealth/Sleep Health Foundation)Summary and see Full Report
The Zoom details for the webinar:
Topic: Parent forum with Lisa Maltman
Time: Jun 16, 2021 07:00 PM Sydney
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Next Tuesday 15th and Wednesday 16th June we will hold our Year 10 and 11 parent teacher evenings via zoom. Reports for Year 10 and 11 students will be emailed today. Years 8, 9 will receive their reports after the school holidays.
On Wednesday 23rd June we will host our P&C AGM in the school library. This is a wonderful opportunity to come to school and meet other parents. At this meeting our new P&C executive will be elected. On the same night, before the P&C meeting, our extracurricular rowing programs will hold their information night for students of Year 7 and 8.
Year 8 students have been rotating through a ‘rowing’ rotation for school sport. This has been a wonderful initiative ensuring all our students get a taste of this wonderful sport in the beautiful surrounds of the boatshed. I would like to thank our rowing coaches and also our Year 8 Rowing squad students that have helped lead this activity.
Mocktail night, our premier Alumni event, is being held on Thursday 24th June. We have approximately 50 former students attending and would like all students from Year 11 and 12 to attend as well. This is a wonderful opportunity to mingle and network with our former students, learn from their experiences and discover the careers they have pursued. Thank you to the SRC who has led this event with the assistance of Ms Small, Ms O’Brien and Ms O’Grady.
Charities Day will be held on the last day of school this term – 25th June 2021. Students will wear warm and comfortable clothing for a fun day at school. Different year groups have been developing activities or catering for this event. Students are currently buying tokens which allows them excellent value from buying on the day. We have a concert, jumping castle, sumo suits, fairy floss, games, fabulous food, sweets and drinks ready to showcase. All monies from Charities Day will go towards our identified Charities.
Thank you to our sponsors and particularly Café Eighty Ate who have donated $500 and also 3 vouchers for the winning concert acts.
The three Charities we wish to highlight this year are children, Indigenous Australians, and those people impacted by natural disasters. Through ChildFund Australia, Waltja, and the NSW Farmers’ Natural Disaster Relief Fund.
ChildFund Australia is an independent international development organisation that works to reduce poverty for children in disadvantaged communities. ChildFund Australia directly manages and implements programs in Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Papua New Guinea, Timor-Leste and Vietnam. These programs are funded through sponsorship, donations, and government grants.
Waltja is a community-based organisation working with families from Central Desert (NT) Indigenous communities to address community issues and alleviate social distress, establishing youth services and providing support for families, disabled individuals and elders. Waltja sell goods such as paintings, where the money earned supports their social programs.
The NSW Farmers Natural Disaster Relief Fund is used to support our farmers affected by bushfires, floods, and drought. Recently, NSW Farmers Natural Disaster Relief Fund has been working to repair and replace fencing destroyed by the 2019-2020 bushfires.
In our push to raise monies for the science lab refurbishment project, 2021 we have raised over $40,000. I am so grateful for this wonderful support. We are in the design phase of Stage 1 lab refurbishment (4 laboratories and prep room). If you wish to donate as a tax deduction in this financial year, please see instruction below.
Donate to the North Sydney Girls High School Foundation, please follow the link https://www.parentpayments.com.au/payment/school/1088.
- Please fill in your Given Name, Surname and date of birth only. (we do not see the DoB details)
- Complete all ‘Contact Details’ full name (this is the name you would like the tax-deductible receipt in) phone number and email address so the tax-deductible receipt can be emailed.
- Payment type drop down and choose other. Description is ‘Science Lab Donation’. Amount of your choice.
- Enter credit card details and confirm
Alternatively, you could call the school, 02 9922 6666 and speak with our Finance officer to donate over the phone.