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Our Skoolbag Smartphone App & Communication Centre

Our Skoolbag app gives parents easy access to information such as newsletters, events, calendar and much more. Please download our Skoolbag Smartphone App which we will be using to send you important information. Search for our school name in either the Apple App Store, or Google Play Store. If you don't have a smartphone, you can still access this information by clicking the 'Communication Centre' tab on this website. Click 'subscribe for email' inside the Skoolbag Communication Centre' to have the notifications emailed instead.... Read more


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Year 12 Graduation

Our Year 12 Graduation was on Thursday 21 September and celebrated the achievements of our amazing students. There were many smiles and hugs, some tears, and a whole lot of joy! Thank you to our dancers, band and music performers, everyone who helped backstage, our distance education students who travelled to attend, all those who gave speeches, and the parents and teachers that have supported the students over the course of their education. We are so proud of their efforts and wish them all the best for their future endeavors. Congratulations... Read more

2018 Resource Allocation Model funding

In October 2017, all NSW public schools will receive a 2018 Planned School Budget Allocation Report. The report will assist with the management of the total budget delivered to schools through the Resource Allocation Model (RAM). The Resource Allocation Model (RAM) methodology distributes funding based on the individual needs of students and schools. This gives schools greater flexibility to make local decisions. Learn more about the 2018 funding by visiting the department's website or watch a short animation about managing the total school... Read more

Printing School Newsletters

Good news for the parents and community members who still prefer a printed newsletter - access our Newsletter via the Skoolbag Communication Centre and open the link, then click the three dots '. . .' in the top right corner of the screen and select print. Happy reading!... Read more

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NDIS continues its roll out across NSW

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) started in NSW in July 2016, rolling out across half of the state. The rollout for the rest of NSW started on 1 July 2017 and the NDIS will be fully rolled out by mid 2018. The NSW government is writing to the families of children and young people with disability who currently receive disability supports in the rollout areas to advise how and when they will enter the NDIS. How will people move into the NDIS? There is a planned approach to the way people enter into the NDIS. The first people to... Read more

NAPLAN Online School readiness test

NSW schools will participate in the NAPLAN Online School Readiness Test from 14 August to 22 September. There is a lot of information for schools, students and parents on the NAPLAN Online transition website. The school readiness test is a ‘practice run' for schools to assess their technology as we prepare to transition to NAPLAN Online. It provides an opportunity for schools to become familiar with the NAPLAN Online assessment platform but is not an assessment of student ability.... Read more

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School Travel Update

Information for parents, guardians and students Our school has partnered with Transport for NSW to use the new online School Portal for endorsing School Drive Subsidy and Private Vehicle Conveyance subsidy attendance checks. You can now manage all your school travel needs online including tracking the status of your School Drive Subsidy application and payments online. Attendance check information for students participating in the School Drive Subsidy and Private Vehicle Conveyance subsidy will be available for schools to complete following... Read more

Education Week 2017

Next week (Monday 31 July – Friday 4 August) is Education Week, a statewide annual event to celebrate public education in NSW. The week highlights the achievements of public education and local schools, putting the spotlight on our students, our educators and the communities that support them. This year's theme is I Learn, We Learn. It is a celebration of the commitment of the NSW Department of Education to ensuring that our students are at the heart of learning and that all our schools improve every year. Education Week is also a time for... Read more

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Careers Expo

On Thursday 28th July, the school will host a Career's Expo for Year 10 and 12 students and their families. Universities, local employment agencies, Defence, Police, TaFE and support agencies will engage with prospective clients to discuss and provide information about the wide range and ever changing opportunities available to youth today. Over 60 exhibitors will be available in the MPC from 9am – 12 noon to answer questions about life after school as well as provide information for Year 10 student who are moving into their final years of... Read more

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Leadership Program NSW Parliament House 2017

Year 12 student leaders (Secondary School Captains) from all NSW secondary schools were invited to attend a leadership day conducted at the Parliament, including a visit to Government House to meet the Governor. Our two school captains, Max Wilson and Taylah Murray, accompanied by their year adviser Mrs Devine, visited NSW Parliament House. This excursion was for student leaders across NSW to see how Parliament works and the democratic processes involved with leadership at many levels. Max and Taylah enthusiastically reported back of their... Read more

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DE Camp 2017

During the last week of Term One, 25 Distance Education students attended the Distance Education Camp based in Port Macquarie. These camps are an ideal opportunity for students to get support from teachers, participate in group activities and also to socialise with their peers (something they cannot do as often compared to face to face students). This year's camp focus was called ‘Building Socially', this was achieved through activities where students had to work together in small groups to achieve set goals. This was especially evident in... Read more


Year 7 Camp Update

Year 7 Camp will be held in Week 1 of Term 3 19th to 21st July 2017. Coffs Coast Adventure Centre, Bonville. Please note the revised dates on your calendar. Thank you to families who have paid and returned notes, your support is very much appreciated by staff and students. There are places still available, so please take advantage of the extended time to make payment so that your child may attend. The permission note with the revised dates must be completed and returned please. These notes were issued to Year 7 students on Tuesday.... Read more

Cross Country Age Champions 2017

Cross Country Age Champions

Congratulations to the following students who were awarded with their age championship medallions at this weeks assembly 12 Yrs - Erin Gunton & Jake McDonald 13 Yrs - Mia Bales & Reeve Anderson 14 Yrs - Elen Miller & Brock Roberts 15 Yrs - Krystal Clarke & Connor Cook 16 Yrs - Olivia Stevens Seers & Lleyton Smith 17 Yrs - Tasha Lorenz & Tom Lewis 18 Yrs - Molly Fraser & Ben Morgan Winning House Watson 1st 821 points Camden 2nd 692 points Taylor 3rd 674 points Haven 4th 639 points... Read more

School ANZAC Service

ANZAC Services

ANZAC Day is an important event in our school year. This is an opportunity for the school community and the wider community to unite and to remember why we have such freedom in the 21st century. ANZAC Day services were held in the community where our school captains Taylah Murray and Max Wilson and vice captains Emma Eggins and Jordan Frith delivered moving speeches about the 100 year anniversary of the Battles of Sinai, Passchendale and Ypres and the impact of the ANZAC legend. The school service involved past and present servicemen and women... Read more

Year 7 Camp has been Postponed

Our camp has been POSTPONED due to limited student numbers and poor weather conditions. We have renegotiated with Coffs Harbour Adventure Centre to confirm a date in Term 3. So: If you have already paid a deposit and/or the full amount for camp, it will be kept for Term 3 camp. You do not need to do anything else. For those who may like to consider attending, now is the opportunity to return permission slips and a small deposit to let us know your interest. We will forward to Year 7 parents, a new closing date for early Term 3. The camp will... Read more

P/T Interviews

Parent Teacher Interviews

For more instructions on how to book a Parent Teacher Interview click on the links below: Year 7 - 9 Year 10 - 12... Read more

Borneo Itinerary

Borneo Excursion Itinerary and Wish List

We are getting very excited as the days roll closer to our departure date, April 1. Why are we excited? Have a look at the itinerary! The Sintang Orang-utan Centre has also sent us a wish list of specific items that they need to help the orang-utans in their care. There is a limit to how much we can bring over, but if you see something on the list that you think you would like to contribute, please contact Jim Rourke on 65568126 or Sally Baker on 65568137. Jim Rourke... Read more

Bruce Cable delivering his DUX address

DUX 2016 - Bruce Cable

Family and friends gathered together with the student body to congratulate Bruce on attaining an ATAR of 97.55. He was also named a Distinguished Achiever in the 2016 HSC. Bruce personally thanked his teachers for their support throughout his senior years. He also spoke about what it means to be smart and how any student can learn any skill, in a motivating speech that all students should emulate throughout their schooling. Bruce was officially presented with his Dux Award and a cheque by Louise Dix of Higgins and Dix Lawyers, Laurieton. The... Read more

Great Australian Rock Musical 27-29 March

The Great Australian Rock Musical Tickets are live

Get in quick as there is limited seating for our evening performances. The Great Australian Rock Musical tickets are now available to purchase online. A limited number of tickets will be available at the school office or at the door. To avoid disappointment, online purchases are recommended. www.ticketebo.com.au/chhs... Read more

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