Entries by Jon Dugdale

Children’s holiday program with horses

A nature and art based school holiday program for children aged 7 -13. Activities include meeting the horses. Leading, grooming and general care of horses and ponies. Problem solving and obstacle courses involving horses. Supervised riding where appropriate. Painting, sculpting and camp-fire cooking. Facilitated by a registered primary teacher/equine assisted learning practitioner Dates: Dec 20th […]

From the Principal

Hello everyone, What a wonderful week we have had this week. There have been many activities happening across the school and we have also received some very exiting news. I am really pleased to let you know that we have been notified that we have received Capital Grants funding from the Commonwealth government so that […]

New Enrolments

We would like to warmly welcome the following families to the school: The Djula and Colvin family, with Claudia Colvin in Year 10. The Ben Harush family, with Naomi in Class 5, sister to Omri in Year 12. Apologies for last bulletin, D’arcy and Romany Woods are in the reverse classes, D’Arcy in Year 10 […]

HSC Update

As Deputy Principal, I am thrilled to announce some of the amazing successes of the leaving Year 12 students. We have had a Drama Major Project Group Piece nominated and SELECTED for OnStage in Sydney. This means their piece was one of the best in the state. Congratulations to Inez Brooks, Lee-El Vaknin, Indiarose Thomas […]

Science Triumph

Congratulations to Jet in Year 12 and Avryl in Year 9 who applied to represented our school in the Questacon invention convention, after their visit last term and have successfully been awarded a five day all expenses paid trip to Canberra this Christmas. The theme of this Questacon Invention Convention is REUSE, RE-PURPOSE, RECYCLE – […]

HSC English Extension

Our HSC English Extension class was lucky enough to have Sarah Armstrong, published author and parent of a Kindy child, come to our class. Sarah shared some writing exercises with us and gave us many useful tips for writing and creating our Major Work compositions. We are hoping Sarah will come back and share our progress!

Class 4 Camp

Class 4 enjoyed a wonderful camp at Lake Ainsworth in Lennox Head. The accommodation was 5 star, as was the gourmet food created by Craig and the parent body. We shared many adventures together, including having fun canoeing, rock climbing, snorkelling, swimming in the pool, building sand sculptures etc.. I had no idea when I […]

Tree planting & Environmental rehabilitation

A number of classes have been assisting our neighbour to plant 11,000 trees to create a continuous wildlife corridor from the Byron Escarpment to the Belongil Forest. This will incorporate our Melaleuca Forest, to the north of the school that we planted some 10 years ago. As part of the process Ben from “Eco Recharge” […]

Class 2 Sleepover

Class Two children had their first school camp experience with a sleepover on the oval next to the COLA. We pitched tents after school on Friday and in the early evening the children and I went to night class to make thank you cards. After that we explored the grounds to meet some of the […]


We have many upcoming excursions for the school. It would be greatly appreciated if parents could read the information in the parent lounge (click on the paper clip) on details and what to bring for each excursion when you are accepting permission for your child to attend. With many swimming events for both Primary and […]

Updated Action Plan for Tick bites

We have recently had an increase of students reporting tick related allergies to our school. Please note that we will now be following the latest action plan suggested by ascia (Australian society of clinical Immunology and allergy) which is to kill the tick by using ether-containing spray. Following is an excerpt from ascia, you may […]