25 May 2018

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Replacement Opal Cards

Please be aware that a $10 charge may be applicable to students requiring a replacement Opal card from Transport for NSW.

Beyond the Woods

An Original CCAS Musical Production

​Strange things are happening in the forest of Arden. Boy meets girl. Naturally, they fall in love. Then fate intervenes and they are torn apart only to find each other again. But love is never that easy and things are not quite as they seem in the woods...

This winter, 1-3 July, CCAS has the pleasure to present a heart warming retelling of Shakespeare's topsy-turvy romantic comedy, As You Like It.

Featuring a mix of popular and original music written and performed by secondary school staff and students, we are delighted to present this wonderful showcase of home grown talent.

Special thanks to our fabulous cast, live band and creative team featuring Ashlee Bennetts, Leylah Harvey, Jared Walton, Jordan Polson, Mr Raethel & Mr Robartson.

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​Looking back…

by Mrs Donna Robertson

Last week we had a few fun filled theme days in the Library.

Team Work Tuesday saw students form teams to create all sorts of interesting things. This was a great way to have fun as well as meet other students.

The Runaway Trains (Matilda L, Scarlett, Charlie & Belle) made an enormous train track going under the reading chairs and weaving around through into the reading area.

The Blocks (Lennex, Eli, Ben & Alanna) built all things wonderful with the blocks and worked really well as a team.

Cool Colours (Anya, Eva, Amelie) continued colouring the giant picture that has been a part of the Make-it Monday activities.

Wacky Wednesday ended up being a little crazy with students wearing shoes on the wrong feet, walking backwards, and generally being a little wacky.

Book Fair 2018

by Donna Robertson

So much has been happening in the library over the past week or so. We are dog-gone excited to have so many purr-fect books to look at for our ‘Paws for Reading’ Book Fair 2018.

Students came through last Friday to sniff-out some good books for their wish lists and when Monday arrived they all came running in with their tails wagging.

We were hoping no one would let the cat out of the bag when guessing ‘Who’s the Teacher’s Pet’? Come in and have a look next week we will have all of the teachers matched with their pets - did you guess who had an elephant?

Thank you to everyone who participated and hope you all had a fun time!


Year 7-10 Science Study and Revision Challenge

25 May - 22 June 2018

Revise for your exams while competing against schools in your area, and around Australia, by answering as many science questions correctly as you can.

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Students earn points competing against their classmates and local schools, answering questions aligned to topics they are studying this term.

Go to www.educationperfect.com to register.

Year 8 PBL Journey

by Mr Andrew Bateman & Mr Jordan Dennis

Students have commenced their PBL (Project Based Learning) groups for Term 2 and it has been an exciting start.

The Grub Club

Yesterday, the Year 8 PBL group, “The Grub Club”, started their deconstruction and clearing of the old high school veggie gardens! Students have completely cleared the old garden beds from the area. They are now ready to redesign and plan a new garden using the ‘Ridgi’ garden retaining wall system. This will involve mathematical and construction skills such as calculating angles, volumes and students will be ordering the garden supplies to build the structure, as well as using a laser level and string line.

Tool Box for Life

"Tool Box for Life" is a term long project where students will be improving with home maintenance, employment skills, bike equipment care, online employment and purchasing and many other current skills that students have chosen to study. We look forward to sharing many of the experiences from “Tool Box for Life” in the coming term.

URGENT - Host Families Needed

by Mrs Marilyn Grange

If you have been postponing making a decision about hosting an exchange student, now is the time to take the plunge :)

We have one student currently with us here at school however, there are many others, anxiously waiting to hear that they have a host family and a school to attend.
If you are interested in hosting or would like more information, please contact Mrs Grange on 0415923275 or via email: mgrange@ccas.nsw.edu.au

Legal Studies Excursion

by Mrs Hayley Ferris

​Yesterday the Year 11 Legal Studies class visited the Downing Centre Law Courts in Sydney. They got to sit in on real cases and see the reality of the theory and terminology that they have learnt about in class. They saw a variety of cases in both the Local and District Courts.

There were some quite intense drug cases, although they were very sad it was a good life lesson as it allowed our students to see the devastating flow on effects of taking drugs.

A group of students got to have a one on one conversation with a judge after a case, which was lovely of him to give of his time to our wonderful students.

Reconciliation Week Art Exhibition Opens

by Mrs Jenny Davey

​Our Year 9 Art students have submitted an artwork in the Sean Lonergan Schools Project organised by the Gosford Regional Gallery as part of Reconciliation Week.

Our students entered two artworks, one from each of the 9 Art classes. Both artworks were planned and constructed with the guidance of Ron Smith, a local indigenous artist.

The exhibition opened earlier this week in the Main Gallery where our students were represented along with local, indigenous artist Ron Smith. The exhibition will run from Reconciliation Week in May to NAIDOC week in July (26 May - 15 July).

Exhibition Invitation


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