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TERM 3 WEEK 8 - MONDAY 4 SEPTEMBER 2023

PDHPE

With the change in seasons there has been change in the air in PDHPE this term and late in Term 3. Mr McCallie is readying the student population for the summer sports season and many of the students and staff have their finals coming. Good luck to Ms Dooley with her football finals over the coming weekends.

Year 7 have been honing their skills in soccer and building upon their spatial awareness in some basketball. In the theory lessons they have studied how they get the most out of living a healthy lifestyle and ways to improve overall wellbeing.

Year 8 have been working well throughout their 'Mental Health' unit and are completing their support network assessment task. In practical lessons, Year 8 have participated in volleyball and fitness and will be moving into some body weight gym tasks as the term wraps up.

Year 8 perfecting their volleyball skills in a 4 on 4 match

The Year 9 'Commit to be Fit' unit focused on ways increasing ones physical activity with their task of designing a simple circuit completely at a high standard. Year 9 also participated in Fitness testing, circuit training and league tag this term and their skill level and game sense has improved markedly. Year 9 PASS studied 'World Games' and where they experienced a number of games from overseas. They excelled in USA games such as modified American football and softball.

Year 10 looked in depth at the sources of truth when it comes our personal health and reviewed various health apps and websites. In practical lessons the have been eagerly participating in basketball, ultimate frisbee and lacrosse while building their repertoire of skills throughout the term.

Tayne draining a shot in Year 12 SLR

Our senior students have continued their hard work in CAFS, PDHPE, SLR and Sports Coaching as they progress towards their final HSC exams. We wish them all the best for the upcoming exams.

Mr Josh Edwards - Head Teacher

“WE FOSTER AN INCLUSIVE LEARNING COMMUNITY, INSPIRING STUDENTS TO ACHIEVE THEIR PERSONAL BEST BY BECOMING LIFELONG LEARNERS, CRITICAL THINKERS AND HEALTHY CREATIVE MEMBERS OF A GLOBAL SOCIETY.”
A busy time

It has been a busy few weeks at Banora Point High School, which doesn’t look like slowing down in the run down to the end of term.

A few activities to note:

  • Year 12 completed their trial HSC exams and are now completing course work and fine tuning in preparation for the upcoming HSC examinations. Thank you teachers for your ongoing hard work in preparing our students for this milestone event.
  • Year 12 Industrial Technology - Wood and Multimedia major projects were marked by an external marking team last Tuesday 29 August. Thank you Mr Les Hala and Mr Andrew Smith.
  • The Year 12 Music HSC concert for parents and caregivers was held last Thursday 31 August. Thank you to Mr Richard Timbs for his hard work in preparing the students and organising the evening. By all reports it went very well.
Year 9 EKKA Excursion

By Mrs Kim Clurey

On Tuesday 15 August, 46 Year 9 students travelled to the EKKA in Brisbane. While there, the students got to experience many aspects of rural communities, which complimented the work on ‘Sustainable Biomes’ which is a unit studied in Geography. This included having the opportunity to spend time in the animal nursery, watch the animal judging, check out the horticultural displays and taste test many different types of foods. This was a great day and the students should be congratulated on their maturity and cooperation while on the excursion.

YEAR 9 & 10 COMMERCE EXCURSION TO ROBINA

By Mrs Kim Clurey

On Tuesday 29 August, 64 Year 9 & 10 Commerce students travelled to Harbour Town to undertake research for the two units they have been studying in class. The Year 10 students have been looking at running your own business, so the excursion gave them valuable information they could use in their business plans for the Earn & Learn program. The Year 9 students have been studying the topic ‘Promoting & Selling’. While at Harbour Town, the students had to complete an assessment task, where they had to investigate and evaluate the marketing strategies being used by businesses to sell their products. All the students had a great time at Harbour Town and their behaviour & work ethic should be congratulated. They were excellent ambassadors for Banora Point High School.

Thank you Kim for your organisation of these student learning experiences.

Bushfire danger period information for parents and carers

Mr Rob Devoy - Relieving Principal

  • Monday 4 - 8 September - Beyond Broncos Canberra Leaders
  • Friday 9 September - Year 12 Barbeque Fundraiser - Recess and Lunch
  • Tuesday 12 September - Year 11 Exams Commence
  • Tuesday 12 September - Year 7 and Year 10 vaccination 'make up' day
  • Tuesday 12 September - 2024 Japan Trip - Parent Information Night - 5:30 - 6:30pm
  • Thursday 14 September - R U OK Day - Mufti Day
  • Friday 22 September - Year 12 Graduation - 9:00am - BPHS Hall
  • Friday 22 September - Last day of Term 3

ROUTINE SCHOOL VACCINATIONS - MAKE UP DAY

Is your child in year 7 or year 10 and missed out on their vaccinations at our school's vaccination day earlier in the year? Please be advised that Banora Point High School will be holding their catch up day on Tuesday 12 September, 2023. If you haven't already, please provide consent online via the button below or through the QR code found in the NSW Health image below.

REMINDER - EDUCATION HARDSHIP FUNDS

This is a reminder to utilise Education Hardship Funds before the end of the school year. The funds will be available to use until Tuesday, 19 December. At Banora Point High School, these funds are able to be utilised for:

  • Canteen vouchers up to a value of $200.00
  • Uniform shop orders
  • Excursion payments
  • Subject and course charges

Please note, that the Education Hardship Fund cannot be utilised for the payment of voluntary contributions such as the voluntary school contribution, the voluntary technology levy and the new P&C voluntary contribution.

If you have not previously contacted the school, either by email, by phone or in person at the school office, to advise that you would like the Education Hardship Funds allocated to course/ subject charges or in the ways as outlined above, please do so at your earliest convenience.

If you have any queries in relation to your statement of account or the hardship fund, please don’t hesitate to contact the school administration office either by phone on 07 5513 1960 or by email at banorapnt-h.school@det.nsw.edu.au

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Orders can be placed online directly with Daylight Sportswear. Order forms are also available for both the BPHS Junior School (Years 7 to 10) and the BPHS Senior School (Years 11 and 12) on our website. These can be completed and given to the uniform store directly during the hours listed below. Payment can be made to the Daylight Schoolwear Store by EFTPOS/Mastercard/VISA card or cash. No cheques accepted. Payments for school uniforms can be made at the uniform shop only , not the school administration office.

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TS Vampire Australian Navy Cadets are a leading provider of youth development experiences with a maritime focus with the support of the Royal Australian Navy.

Experiences include water based activities such as sailing, kayaking, canoeing and swimming, international and national adventure training trips, weekly land based training parades undertaking the new training continuum with drones, robotics, STEM, cooking, Skills at Arms and other fun maritime activities include tall ship sea rides.

Cadets have the opportunity to climb through the ranks while undergoing such training, developing their leadership and teamwork skills in a safe, fun environment run by skilled staff trained in a variety of areas.

The TS Vampire Australian Navy Cadet unit operates on Saturdays and we are currently looking for new recruits to join our team.

Please make contact via email at TSVampire@navycadets.gov.au or via phone on 07 5524 2527