The Korowal NOTICeBOARD

This NOTICeBOARD is the place to find communications from the school to the Korowal community.

The most recent post appears at the top of the list.

To open the post, click "Read more".

You can find information by using any of the three methods listed in the right hand column of this page.

  1. You can look in the ARCHIVE to find posts according to the date they were posted; OR
  2. You can click on one of the CATEGORIES. (The number in brackets indicates how many posts there are in that category); OR
  3. You can click on one of the topics listed under TAGS. (The size of the word indicates how many posts there are in that topic).

You can print information if it is in PDF format. Press "click here to donwload..."

We encourage you to open all posts in the Korowal News category so that you know what is going on across the school and so that you don't miss important notices.

The Connections category contains information about community events and businesses connected to the Korowal community. Feel free to open these if they interest you.

If you have difficulty operating this page, or feedback about how it could be improved, contact Peter Muirhead, NOTICeBOARD editor, at  noticeboard@korowal.nsw.edu.au

RSS
Subscribe

If you are familiar with RSS, you can subscribe to the NoticEboard with RSS, so that you can receive posts automatically in your RSS client.

Latest news
 

Jun
12
2018

Window with a View, Week 6, Term 2, 2018


Our highlight for Week 6 at Korowal has to have been Pyjama Day, Year 12’s first fundraising event[Read More...]




Jun
10
2018

Pathways School Holiday Workshops


Dear Families & Students,See attached for the upcoming School Holiday Pathways Workshops.

Notice re Holiday Pathways Classes.pdf (116.26 KB)



Jun
03
2018

Bush Care Blue Mountains


See attached community flyer

Explore Hazelbrook-DL-0418 WEB (1).pdf (160.57 KB)



Jun
03
2018

PJ Dress Up Day - TUESDAY 5th JUNE


Year 12 are holding a dress up day for students and staff this Tuesday 5th June. Come dressed in[Read More...]




Jun
03
2018

Macbeth Excursion - Year 9 & 10


See attached Excursion Permission Note for Years 9 & 10 English.

Macbeth Excursion.pdf (1.11 MB)



Jun
03
2018

Window with a View, Week 5, Term 2 2018


A Window with A View In Week 5 we had many excursions and interschools activities, and excitement is[Read More...]




Jun
03
2018

Unidentified Fees Payment - Is it yours?


A payment was made into the schools ANZ bank account on the 30th of May. Unfortunately we are unable[Read More...]




Jun
01
2018

Year 5/6 Camp - Running 30mins late - ETA 6pm







May
29
2018

A Window with a View - Week 4, Term 2 2018


A Window with A View

 

After spending Sunday burning the undergrowth in the bushland on Korowal and the surrounding bush perimeters to our north, we enjoyed several visits from the fireys as they kept a watch on the hazard reduction zone throughout Monday. We commenced Week 4 with smoke rising from the peat in our bushland, and the occasional sighting of a lyrebird turning the parched soil.

 

On behalf of us all, thank you to the city and rural fire services who successfully conducted a huge hazard reduction burn through Sunday and Sunday night. It is a great relief to us that this has been conducted after being scheduled, on and off, for over ten years. The volunteers in our RFS are wonderful community minded people, and we owe special thanks to them.

 

Friday was the final day of Semester 1 for our high school, so Monday will see changes apply to the timetables. Year 7 will commence Japanese and Year 8 will commence Drama, while Years 9&10 may continue with the same electives or change in some cases. Alistair will step across to teach Year 8 English as Kelly moves from this and into Drama. It was delightful to be entertained by the Drama elective group on Thursday afternoon and Friday evening, as they presented ‘Nightfall’ with Edgar Allen Poe. Kelly and her students created an evocative atmosphere and engaged us with Poe’s haunting poetry. Congratulations to you all!

[Read More...]





May
29
2018

A Window with a View - Week 3, Term 2, 2018


A Window with a View

 

The joy of writing this weekly post comes in reviewing the week and registering how many great things are happening at Korowal. Week 3 was again dynamic, filled with opportunity for our students and community.

 

On Monday our Pathways Years 11 and 12 students were overjoyed as a labradoodle named Daphne visited them. Daphne is part of a pets for therapy program and several staff have been keen to introduce our senior students to this program as the HSC exams approach. Reducing stress is the aim. It worked a treat and we are keen for a return visit.

 

The Naplan tests were run with over half of our primary parents electing to withdraw their children. We hope that this is the last round of Naplan tests as discussions around the reform of the current system progresses. We acknowledge that we do not teach to the test. We provide the opportunity for the students to see papers, to test themselves against the clock, and to understand the nature and meaning of the questions likely to be posed. For many of our students it is the first test they encounter, which is why we ask Years 7 and 9 to give it a serious attempt. It is for them to understand how they respond to testing requirements, working to a time limit, sitting quietly without distracting others if they finish early, and having a go at a challenge. To this end we can report that our students aced Naplan!

[Read More...]




1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 ... 214