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UNIFORM 2011

On Friday the 28th January, 2011 - the uniform shop at IHS will be open from 9am to 3pm. This is Staff Development Day, the day prior to Year 7 , 11 and 12 returning. New purchases may be made on this day and during Week One of 2011 the Uniform Shop will be open from 8.30am – 10am Monday 31st Jan, 1st and 2nd Feb. Each week after that the shop will be open on a Thursday morning from 8.30am – 10am , If the hours change these will be posted on the website and an sms will be sent to all families. Uniform Order Form (pdf, 10 KB) If your child... Read more

NovemberReturn to top

Cybersafety resource

Brush up on the latest information about cyberbullying, sexting and rules for internet privacy with Cybersmart's new, interactive cybersafety guide. The guide has been created by the Australian Communications and Media Authority and uses videos to provide a snapshot of common scenarios, with practical tips that parents can use with their children and teenagers. These can be viewed on screen or downloaded for later use. The Cybersmart website also has six downloadable brochures for parents, covering: cyberbullying sexting socialising on the... Read more

OctoberReturn to top

Whooping cough alert

NSW Health is warning parents to be on the alert for whooping cough following an increase in the number of school-aged children diagnosed with the disease over the last few weeks. Whooping cough – also known as pertussis – is a serious respiratory infection that causes a long coughing illness, and can be life-threatening for babies. Older children can bring home whooping cough from school or childcare and the infection can then be passed on to babies in the home. Boosters are important Whooping cough boosters are important for older children... Read more

Email Addresses - Parents

If you are a parent or caregiver of a student at our school, please let us know your email address ASAP. This will enable prompt information dissemination and you will not have to rely on your child getting crumpled newsletters out of their bag, when they remember, to inform you of school information. email your address to: deanna.knapman@det.nsw.edu.au or ingleburn-h.school@det.nsw.edu.au... Read more

SeptemberReturn to top

The power of numbers

Girls listen to pop music, use the internet to stay in touch with friends and enjoy playing netball. Boys prefer rap, use the internet to play games and nominate AFL or soccer as their sport of choice. These were some of the findings of a national survey of more than 20,000 students, of which more than a quarter came from NSW. The Australian Bureau of Statistics CensusAtSchool for 2010 was open to students from Years 4 to 12, with the aim to spark students' interest in statistics and to improve their statistical literacy. Striking results... Read more

Colourful, Hairy Day for Cancer

A group of Year 12 students approached Mrs Mannell and asked if they could coordinate a charity event in honour of Mrs Mannell's seriously ill daughter, Kari, who has cancer. These Year 12 students wanted to "give something back" as they recognised the amount of time and effort Mrs Mannell always put into supporting students, charities and the school - and now Mrs Mannell's own family could do with some support. The idea was to have a "Wig for a Day" fundraiser to focus on raising money for wigs to be used by cancer patients who lose their... Read more

Mad Mad Hatter's Teaparty

What a fantastical, totally mad day was had by our Year 7 students on Wednesday 7th September at our first Mad Hatter's Teaparty. This was the culmination of months of work by students in their Visual Arts classes to create their own fantastic clay creations inspired by Wonderland. Students hooped the hoola, played egg and spoon and teacup races and were involved in ferocious tug of wars, watched over by the wicked Queen of Hearts (Mrs Pilgrim), The maddest of Hatters (Mrs Waters), the elusive (but everywhere) Cheshire Cat (Mrs Walsh) and... Read more

Golden Sisters

Gold Level Excursion - Blue Mountains Monday 28th June, Gold Level students rocked into the Blue Mountains to gain a breath of fresh air while grooving on down! The bus driver was playing DJ all the way up and back with singalong to Thriller, Pretty Woman, Single Ladies and Baby amongst many more. A look around Echo Point at Katoomba and the Three Sisters then on to Scenic World where Mrs Duval's 10 minute walk turned out to be over an hour of walking steep downhill from the top down to the valley below. It wasn't all bad though. A lot of... Read more

A VERY bad book

On Thursday 2nd September, the popular Australian children's author, Andy Griffiths, attended our school as part of the tour to release his new book, "A Very Bad Book". Students from many local primary schools in the region attended as well as our students of Year 7. Andy told lots of stories, amongst them about his very unfortunate dog and challenged students to work out how to escape a shower that was filling up with water with the aid of only a rubber duck. Andy also showed us his "Killer Koala" that features in his new book.... Read more

AugustReturn to top

Celebrating 50 Years

Our 50th Anniversary Jubilee week was hugely successful giving current and former students and staff of the school time to reminisce and celebrate the proud traditions of education at our school. On Tuesday 24th August, a special Jubilee Assembly was held for all students where the Mayor of Campbelltown, Aaron Rule (a former Ingleburn High School Student) addressed current students about his memories of the school and wished us well for the future. On Friday 27th August, many former students toured the school in the morning and were hosted at... Read more

Intensely Great Concert!

Intensity Concert 2010 On Thursday 24th June we had our second annual Intensity Concert. True to its name, it really was intense! After lunch, over half the school watched and danced away to all the talented performers within the school. Our students have fantastic performing skills and many have professional careers waiting for them once they leave school. (Never forget us guys!) A huge thanks to Ms Young and Mr Camrass for their tireless efforts and enthusiasm that have allowed this to come together and be a huge success.... Read more

Subject Selections

Weeks 4 and 5 is when year's 8 & 9 are completing their Subject Selections online. Students will be emailed the password to their education email addresses and will need to log in to www.edval.com.au/login Once on the site, studens will need to use their education email addresses and relevant password to access the siimple form to complete their subject selections online. If families or students have any concerns - please contact: Mr Weatherstone or Mr Wilson for Year 10 into 11 Ms Knapman or Mr Kelly for year 8 into 9.... Read more

Flash mobs celebrate Education Week

Communities around the state got a glimpse of the performance talent of NSW public school students who sprung into action at a series of flash mobs to celebrate the start of Education Week 2010. About 500 students descended on Sydney's Circular Quay for an energetic performance as part of a flash mob - an event where a group of people are organised to quickly assemble in a public place to do something unexpected and then disperse. Concurrent flash mobs, involving almost 200 other NSW public school students, were held at Miranda and Orange.... Read more

Jeans for Genes Day

Ingleburn High School students are creative, celebrate fashion and raise money for a great cause! Mrs Holden was the passionate driving force behind this year's Jeans for Genes Day fundraising events. Instead of just doing a mufti day students in roll calls explored what it meant to be a teenager today and then decorated one pair of jeans per roll call to have for display at a whole school fashion parade. There were sparkles, buttons, emblems, peace signs, soccer balls, mobile phones, awareness ribbons and so many more images representing teen... Read more

JulyReturn to top

Back to school tax refunds

Parents are encouraged to keep their receipts from education related expenses to take advantage of a federal government initiative. The Education Tax Refund (ETR) provides parents with refunds of 50% on a range of primary and secondary school education expenses. Parents can receive refunds of up to $375 per primary school student and $750 per secondary school student. A family with two kids in high school and one in primary school could potentially get a refund of almost $2,000 on eligible education expenses. Items you can claim Parents can... Read more

Your child's resilience

Next time your child is furrowing their brow and staring off into space, ask them whether they're thinking dolphin or shark thoughts. That's the advice from resilience specialist Andrew Fuller on helping your child to recognise the positive or negative approaches they may be taking on life issues. "Dolphin thinking can help you out and shark thinking can eat you up. It doesn't matter how old your kids are, they can still understand it," Andrew says. "The things that are most important are teaching children what a good life is, how to live life... Read more

JuneReturn to top

Programs for Mental Health

Self Help Programs for Mental Health Young people often use the Internet for help and support, as well seeking help from parents, friends, teachers and counsellors. Online self-help programs can help to prevent and manage mental health problems such as depression and anxiety. The ANU e-hub team provides online self-help services that can be used free of charge and anonymously 24/7. All programs are based on the best available evidence and can help you fi nd out about preventing and coping with anxiety and depression, as well as the many types... Read more

Cyber-safety tools

A new cyber-safety website provides parents and teachers with easy-to-understand information about how to create safe online environments for children. The ThinkUKnow website helps parents and teachers to understand new technologies and the safety risks that the online environment can present to children and young people. The website provides interactive training and information on key topics, including the digital channels kids commonly use how to stay in control of your child's cyber activity how to report inappropriate content advice on... Read more

MayReturn to top

Student Volunteering Awards

Premier's Student Volunteering Awards The NSW Premier's Student Volunteering Awards program is the Premier's way of acknowledging the contribution of young people to their community. It's aimed at students in Years 9 and 10, in NSW public schools. Following is the website with printable pdf brochures and powerpoints that detail the program. Premier's Student Volunteering Website (click here) If students in Years 11 & 12 are interested in these awards they can certainly ask us about how they can get involved. For more information students... Read more

MarchReturn to top

Ready, set, read!

Kids who get a head start on this year's Premier's Reading Challenge (PRC) could win early bird rewards. The challenge officially runs from 1 April to 1 September, but NSW public school students can log on now and start attacking those reading lists. Each child who completes the required number of books from the PRC booklist receives a certificate signed by the Premier. The aim is that along the way they'll also enjoy discovering quality literature from a wide range of authors. They'll also find out that quality literature doesn't mean boring... Read more

JanuaryReturn to top

Back to school tax refunds

Parents are encouraged to keep their receipts from education related expenses to take advantage of a federal government initiative. The Education Tax Refund (ETR) provides parents with refunds of 50% on a range of primary and secondary school education expenses. Parents can receive refunds of up to $375 per primary school student and $750 per secondary school student. A family with two kids in high school and one in primary school could potentially get a refund of almost $2,000 on eligible education expenses. Items you can claim Parents can... Read more

Cool lunch ideas

Keeping your child safe from food poisoning could be as simple as packing a frozen drink in with their lunch each day. Sandwiches packed at breakfast time can sit for up five hours in a school lunchbox before the lunch break, giving bacteria plenty of time to multiply - especially during the warmer months. A recent survey by the NSW Food Authority indicated only 29% of lunches were being stored safely, by using an ice brick or frozen drink which can keep lunchboxes up to 12 degrees cooler. The survey also revealed that while the majority of... Read more

My School website explained

This is a new website launched by the Australian Government on 28 January, 2010. The My School website provides a snapshot of every government and non-government school in Australia. The website offers a short description of each school and its community, the number of students and teachers, student attendance rates, and student results in new national tests in reading, writing and maths for Years 3, 5, 7 and 9. These tests took place in 2008 and 2009 and are known as the NAPLAN tests (the National Assessment Program - Literacy and Numeracy).... Read more