The Salvation Army would like to thank the following students who donated their time and energy to collect for the Annual Red Shield Appeal:
Megan Young, Gemma Tyler, Anna Ly, Kayla Burbidge, Blake Cawthorne, Jessica Gibson, Jeevika Lalchandani, Jacob McIver, Austin Pontey, Margaret Song, Zara Vandermaal, Melissa Davidson and Sophie Kay,
These students were awarded a Port Hacking High School Opal Award at a recent ‘thank you’ morning tea. Mr McGrath and Lt. Brad McIver from the Salvation Army attended and praised the students for their community spirit.
A total of $1500 was collected by Port Hacking students. This much needed money will be used in a variety of practical ways to help people who are in need. Well done!
As part of our school’s program on raising awareness of the serious impact of bullying, our Visual Arts students were invited to create posters. The theme of the poster brief was ‘Say No To Bullying’. Students from Years 7-10 responded with outstanding, highly imaginative poster designs. The choice of media and technique was diverse and students communicated very thoughtful, powerful messages on the impact of bullying in the school and wider community. After displaying the posters extensively around the school corridors and in the library, the competition was judged. The following students achieved outstanding results based on both technique and concepts communicated and were presented with certificates and prizes on assembly.
Yr7 – Charlee Grove, Ashley Ford, Mitchell Goyen, Kseniya Yanchuck
Yr8 – Jessica Vandermaal, Daniel He
Yr9 – Katiya Kraljevski
Yr10 – Lauren Lee
World of Maths is an event in which Yr8 students participate in problem solving activities. For three hours in Week 8, students engaged in brain twisters and mental challenges with a mathematical concept at the centre of each activity. These activities were presented by a visiting company and were set up in the auditorium. The hands-on activities were designed to enable students to experiment and explain mathematical and physical properties relating to gravity, path finding, electricity, 3-dimensional space and puzzles, cogs, probability and even animal conversation.
The students thoroughly enjoyed the activities and benefited greatly from the experience. Feedback from students will ensure that this event will run in 2016. Yr7 students will have the opportunity to participate in this event next year.
As a special note, the presenter said that our Yr8 students were very respectful and extremely well behaved. Well done Yr8.
For two years now, Yr11 Physics students from Port Hacking High School have been attending Luna Park as part of their ‘Moving About’ Preliminary Course. They were encouraged to go on every ride at Luna Park to study speed, gravity, forces, momentum, impulse and inertia. The rides included the Ferris Wheel, Wild Mouse, Rotor, Tumblebug, Hairaiser, Spider, Moon Ranger, Joy Wheel, Tango Train and many more. The students had a great time and found it worthwhile while at the same time, were able to observe the concepts of motion that they study in class. This year, the students’ enthusiasm and behaviour throughout the day was exemplary and this excursion will no doubt be a yearly outing for Yr11 Physics.