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Gorokan High School news and updates

9th December 2020

Gorokan High School Presentation Day 2020 Stage 6


9th December 2020

Gorokan High School Presentation Day 2020 Stage 5


9th December 2020

Gorokan High School Presentation Day 2020 Stage 4


8th December 2020

Welfie the Elfie Support Unit

Welfie the Elfie

 
Welfie the Elfie has been roaming around the Support Unit participating in many fun activities. After learning about COVID-19 safety procedures and sanitising his hands, he had an altercation with a Great White Shark and had to run from near-explosive diorama volcanoes. He practiced his present-wrapping skills on Mr. Glasson's desk and was VERY pleased with himself. He finished his day off by overlooking the school from a high swing, a successful day indeed.


4th December 2020

Welfie the Elfie visiting the front offi

Welfie the Elfie

 
Welfie the Elfie visiting the front office before having an interview with the principal.
 


2nd December 2020

 
Dear Parents/ Carers

Xổ số kiến ​​thiết ba đàiWe are aware that duplicate SMS messages have been sent out to families today. We apologise for this and are working with our provider to ensure this doesn't happen in the future. Can you please reply to just one message to explain student's absence or lateness?

Xổ số kiến ​​thiết ba đàiThank you again for your ongoing support.


2nd December 2020

Welfie the Elfie

Welfie te Elfie


Look who has arrived at Gorokan High School!!! Welfie the Elfie will be making his way around the staffrooms bringing fun times and Christmas cheer. Watch this space for more shenanigans.


2nd December 2020

Top Blokes

Top Blokes

Congratulations to our Top Blokes who have graduated from their program for 2021. These young gentleman continued their program during COVID restrictions, engaging in ZOOM sessions and modules. Well done and congratulation to all.


2nd December 2020

Year 8 Cultural Celebrations

Year 8 Cultural Celebrations

We look at celebrations undertaken at home, nationally and internationally. We focus on African art and its influence on Modern arts, Picasso and Cubism.

Xổ số kiến ​​thiết ba đàiStudents design and create their own ceramic mask and paint using a limited acrylic paint palette.


2nd December 2020

 
Year 10 Clearance Day - 14th December 
 
All year 10 students are asked to check their DET email for an email regarding overdue library resources and/or school textbooks that need to be returned to GHS. Students are asked to bring these resources on the 14th December. If the items have been lost the replacement cost for each borrowed item is included in the email and can be paid for at the school office using cash or eftpos. Students with overdue school resources may not be able to borrow next year until the overdue resources are paid for. Any issues please contact the school library on 43937000.


30th November 2020

Year 8 Literacy

Year 8 Literacy

Xổ số kiến ​​thiết ba đàiLast Friday 50 students selected from Year 8 participated in a literacy and numeracy skills session. The students spent two hours battling it out in teams to try and build their skills and earn the most points. These students are to be congratulated for their excellent work ethic and enthusiastic engagement with every activity. Well done and keep working hard!


30th November 2020

SRC Conference

Annual SRC Conference

Our annual SRC conference was held at DullBoys Social Co. at Warners Bay. We played bowling and putt putt golf, while enjoying pizza and chips for lunch. Our afternoon was then spent organising a survey that will be distributed to the student body before the end of the year. A good day was had by all, without forgetting that Mrs Wallwork beat everyone at bowling! Special thanks to Mrs Barlow and Mr Pascoe for sharing the day with us.


27th November 2020

Parents, carers and students of year 7.

Students are participating in a compulsory beach safety program throughout Week 8 that is designed to improve the understanding and awareness of risks that are associated with water activities and provide strategies to increase their personal safety and the safety of others.

Due to our close proximity to a variety of waterways, the school has identified the need to offer students the opportunity to improve their water and beach safety.

Students have been divided into groups and will attend one day at Toowoon Bay to engage in the program. Students in attendance are encouraged to engage in the water-based activities, however, non-swimmers or students lacking the confidence to participate in these types of learning activities do have the option of observing.

The groups and dates are as follows:

Xổ số kiến ​​thiết ba đàiP & C – Monday the 30th of November I & Y – Tuesday the 1st of December

G & S – Wednesday the 2nd of December R & B – Friday the 4th of December

This training also includes components of the OSSA award to allow students to selected surfing as a school sport in future years. Students will need to bring their own lunch, however, the surf club kiosk can also be accessed.

Xổ số kiến ​​thiết ba đàiStudents are to arrive at school at normal time and will meet in the New Hall. Students will then catch the bus to and from the venue and there is no cost associated with the day.

Please wear your PE uniform, bring a change of clothes to wear in the water and a towel. Remember to be sun safe by wearing sunscreen and a hat.

We look forward to having an awesome time learning how to be safe beach goers!

Xổ số kiến ​​thiết ba đàiLuke Sharpe

PDHPE Teacher

Sport Co-ordinator


25th November 2020

AusMusic T-Shirt Day

AusMusic T-shirt Day

AusMusic T-shirt day was a great success … our students getting the opportunity to perform live in support of the Australian music industry


25th November 2020

YEAR 7 Book Packs for 2021

YEAR 7 Books packs for 2021 are available from the front office from tomorrow Thursday 26th November.

Xổ số kiến ​​thiết ba đàiCOST $75 PER PACK


24th November 2020

Uniform Shop - January 2021 Opening Hours

Thursday 14th & 21st January

Saturday 9th, 16th and 23rd January

9am to 12pm to purchase uniforms

9am to 12pm to purchase uniforms

12pm to 1pm to pickup orders

12pm to 1pm to pickup orders


24th November 2021

2020 Presentation Ceremony

2020 Presentation Ceremony

Xổ số kiến ​​thiết ba đàiTo our Gorokan High School Community,

This year our annual presentation ceremony will be held on Wednesday 9th December during school hours. Unfortunately, we will be unable to accommodate family and friends on school site during the ceremony due to ongoing COVID-19 restrictions. However, we still want the opportunity for our community to celebrate with our students, so a live stream of each of the presentation ceremonies will be on the Gorokan High School Facebook and Youtube pages throughout the day.

Xổ số kiến ​​thiết ba đàiThe following are the start times for each of presentation ceremonies:

Xổ số kiến ​​thiết ba đàiStage 4 - 9:00am

Stage 5 - 11:00am

Xổ số kiến ​​thiết ba đàiStage 6 and Support Unit - 1:15pm ​

Thank you to all members of the Gorokan High School Community for your support and we look forward to seeing you online as we celebrate the many and varied accomplishments of our students in 2020.


23rd November 2020

Energy Drinks at schools

Energy Drinks

 
We have long had issues with energy drinks and their consumption in school grounds. Their side and health effects are considerable and not something we can as a school community condone or support. As a Department of Education school, we are bound by the Nutrition guidelines set out for canteens and these type of drinks fall well outside respective guidelines with particular references to the amount of sugar (up to 10-12 teaspoons in a single can) and caffeine (contained in such beverages). Therefore, if a child comes onto school grounds in possession or drinking an energy drink they will be directed to dispose of it responsibly in a bin provided or confiscated. If you are aware of your child’s taste for such drinks could you please stress with them that they cannot be consumed at school and they will be asked to dispose of them appropriately or confiscated.


23rd November 2020

Vaping in schools

Vaping

We have become aware of some incidents in the school concerning behaviour of Vaping. There are a number of issues related to this practice including the associated effects on individuals and those around them. As a school community we are infinitely aware of the danger this issue presents to young people due to their contents of nicotine, chemical flavourings and in some cases THC or even more sinister substances. When dealing with specific individuals around any such issue we will initially approach the topic from a welfare and harm minimisation approach in cooperation with parents/carers. There will be placement of the student on a behaviour monitoring card (Level 2/3) and the device will also be confiscated.


20th November 2020

NAIDOC Assembly

NADIOC Week

 
Some photos from our NAIDOC assembly last week. A fantastic opportunity to celebrate our Aboriginal culture and hear from our amazing students and staff at GHS.

 

 


19th November 2020

 
Information from NSW Health about keeping COVID safe & the rules & regulations.


18th November 2020


18th November 2020

Xổ số kiến ​​thiết ba đàiStage 5 - Outdoor Pursuits - Canoeing Myall Lakes

Due to the student numbers attending, we will be only running the excursion on Friday. Tomorrow's Canoeing will not be going ahead. All students who have handed their notes (for both days) in will be attending the excursion on Friday.


17th November 2020

Busways

Temporary changes to School Bus Service(s) as of Monday 30th November.

For further information please contact Busways Customer Service on 1300 69 2929.

Alternatively visit their website at



13th November 2020

Reports

We are developing a new process to make accessing school reports more timely. YEAR 11 REPORTS have been emailed today. Please contact us on 43937000 if you did not received this email.


11th November 2020

Ausmusic T-shirt day

AUSMUSIC T-SHIRT DAY

Xổ số kiến ​​thiết ba đàiOn Friday November 20, GHS will be taking part in AusMusic t-shirt day.

Wear your favourite Australian music/band t-shirt (or any music shirt) and make a gold coin donation.

Xổ số kiến ​​thiết ba đàiAll money raised goes towards SupportAct, an Australian charity that has been providing support to musicians during this Covid crisis.

More details to follow.


11th November 2020


10th November 2020

Summer Skills

 
Calling all Year 12 school leavers:  Get ahead and learn, upskill and prepare for 2021.  Enrolments for a new Summer Skill program of fee-free training and skills support is now open, find out more on: 


5th November 2020

Core faculty creative writing comp

Core Faculty Creative Writing Competition

Congratulations to Arian, Lily-Grace, Charlize and Seth for winning prizes in the Core Faculty Creative Writing Comp!

With excellent entries across the board, it was difficult to pick winners so keep up the good work year 7 and you could win in 2 weeks time!


4th November 2020

Attention Year 7 2021

Today a flyer has been distributed to your Primary Schools regarding GHS uniforms for 2021. Covid has presented us with many challenges this year and uniforms is just another one of these. As Parents can't be on site uniforms will need to be ordered online. If there is any issues with sizing once purchased our uniform lady Leanne is more than happy to accommodate exchanges.

Please click on the following link for : Uniform shop prices for 2021 - 


2nd November 2020

Whale Watching Port Shephens

Marine Studies - Whale Watching - 30th October 2020

Xổ số kiến ​​thiết ba đàiMarine Studies - Whale Watching - 30th October 2020

Marine Studies Students enjoyed a whale of a time out on the water at Port Stephens. We observed Bottlenose dolphins, Common dolphins, Hammerhead shark and a very frisky Humpback whale calf and mother . Thankyou to all for a fantastic day.


30th October 2020

White card course

Whitecard Course

The Whitecard course is a compulsory course for all students who would like to do work experience or who in the future would like to obtain a trade in the Construction Industry. It is also essential for students who have chosen to study Construction for Year 11. The White card course is highly regarded amongst many employers as it educates participants about workplace safety.

GHS students attended the Whitecard course on October 28th. All students who attended were successful in gaining their Workplace Health and Safety (Whitecard) qualification.

We hope to hold another Whitecard course later this term for any students who have not already completed the course.

Xổ số kiến ​​thiết ba đàiMark Cooper the presenter of the Whitecard course commented on how well behaved and engaged in learning about safety in the workplace all our students were.

Well done to all students involved.


28th October 2020

Year 7 2021

Xổ số kiến ​​thiết ba đàiInformation regarding upcoming events for the Gorokan High School Transition Program for the incoming Year 7 has been sent out to all Primary Schools earlier this week. We look forward to meeting all our new families soon​.


28th October 2020

Book Week

Book Week

Book week was held in week 2 this term and was celebrated with enthusiasm by staff and students. We had a range of students displaying a variety of book characters and raised $250.00 for the Indigenous Literacy Foundation. We had a variety of winners from Year 7-11 (see photos attached). Winning faculty went to Science paying homage to "Where's Wally" and overall staff winner was Mr Bennett. His portrayal of Sherlock Holmes was outstanding. Bring on 2021.


26th October 2020

Student contact details

Reminder - Please return student contact details this week.


26th October 2020

Sandwich press cookery class

Year 7 - Passion Projects - Sandwich Press Cookery Class

Xổ số kiến ​​thiết ba đàiTerm 4, New group of students for this term concentrating on presentation on pancake day.


23rd October 2020

Pink Day 2020 - Money Raised

 
The money we made from Pink Day ($1500) was donated to Love Your Sister (
 
Samuel Johnson has sent a thank you message to us and I wanted to share it with you all:  .
 
A special thanks to our school community for your ongoing support each and every year.


23rd October 2020

National bandanna

 
National bandanna day is held each year on the last Friday in October.  This year it is being held on October 30.
 
The SRC will be selling bandannas to raise money for CanTeen, an organisation that support young people aged 12-25 who have been impacted by cancer.
 
Bandannas will be available next Friday at recess and lunch - $5 each (or satin bandannas available for $15).
 
See the CanTeen website for more information: 


22nd October 2020

Year 12 Formal

 
Date:  Friday 20th November 2020
 
Location:  
  • Pre Formal photos are at Toowoon Bay Surf Life Saving Club (mmet at Swadling Reserve about the Clubhouse at 4.45pm).
  • Formal is at Mingara Recreational Club, starting 5.45pm and finishing 11.00pm.
Canapes and three-course meal provided + 5 hours soft drinks.
Cost is $80 and needs to be paid by Friday 30th October (online, in person or over the phone at the office).  Once numbers are finalised they will not be changed.
 
*  Anyone attending the Formal, please let me know if you have any special dietary requirements.
 
Yearbook will be handed out on the night and needs to be paid ($40), also by Friday 30th October or you may miss out.
 
Any issues please contact Mr Jeff Costa.


21st October 2020

 
Staff required for school canteen at Gorokan High School.
 
We are recruiting people that enjoy cooking and working with children.  
 
WWCC is required prior to commencement and also 100 point of identification.
 
Please call Rose on 0410481150
Total Canteen Solutions


21st October 2020

 
Marine Studies
 
Marine studies Whale watching trip for (Year 9-12) is now full.  No more payments will be accepted.  Thank you


21st October 2020

Year 12 2021 Central Australia Fundraiser Octber 31st

Year 10 2021 Central Australia Fundraiser - October 31st

Have you felt like something has been missing in 2020?  Has there been an empty hole in your life that you haven't been able to fill?  Are you sick of 2020 and would like to hear something other than bad news?   Well then I have some good news for you!

Bunnings Sausage Sizzles are back!

Our Year 9 cohort has the opportunity to raise some funds for the Central Australia excursion in 2021.  Come down to Lakehaven Bunnings on Saturday October 31st (between 9am and 4pm) for a snag and an ice cold drink served up by our very own students and staff!  This will be a fantastic opportunity to support our GHS families, whilst also scratching the itch for a Bunnings sausage sanga you didn't know you had.

Looking forward to seeing you all there on the 31st!

Mr Pascoe


21st October 2020


20th October 2020

 
Year 12 HSC Students.  Updated NESA COVID Illness/misadventure procedures: 


19th October 2020

Parent teacher night

Parent-teacher night - Thursday 22nd October 2020

 
For updated information regarding parent-teacher night, please click on the following link:  Virtual parent-teacher interview


19th October 2020

Year 9 Business Model

Year 9 Students

Last week I had the opportunity to hear from Year 9 students in Mr Carey's class as they presented their pitch for a business model that solved an existing environmental issue and was sustainable.  The concepts these students presented were well considered and had immediate applicability.  It was a real pleasure to see the level of self awareness the students demonstrated through their collaboration and presentation.

This was part of the Start Up Business Start pItch Competition.  Congraduations team.... the future looks bright!

Mr Boake.


16th October 2020

Good Luck Year 12

Higher School Certificate Examinations

 

Please click on the following link for more information including the HSC timetable: HSC Higher School Certificate Examinations


16th October 2020

Cert 1 Financial Services come to GHS

Cert 1 in Financial Services comes to Gorokan High School

 
Any Year 10 students looking to improve their financial literacy is invited to take this course run by the Smith Family.  Please read the attached document and come and see Ms Manu in the wellbeing hub for an application form.  The course runs over two days in November.  Monday the 2nd November and Monday the 9th of November.
 
This course and qualification is usually $4,500 to complete and we are able to run it for free.

 


15th October 2020

UPDATE FAMILY DETAILS REQUEST

 

Xổ số kiến ​​thiết ba đàiIn an effort to improve communication with our school community, students will be bringing home over the coming days an update contact details form to be completed.  Please amend as necessary and return as soon as possible.

 
 


14th October 2020


13th October 2020


12th October 2020

 
Year 12 Students graduating 2020
 
Your ID cards are available for collection from the front office this week or you can collect from Mrs Cost after the HSC English Exam.


25th September 2020

 

Virtual parent-teacher interviews

Thursday 22nd October via Zoom
 
For more information please click on the following link: goomanias.com/about-our-school/parent-teacher-interviews.html
 
Below is a user friendly video (how to logon to Zoom)
 
 

25th September 2020

Book Week

Tuesday 20th of October Gorokan High School will be celebrating Book Week!!!

 
Calling all curious creatures and wild minds
 
On Tuesday 20th of October Gorokan High School will be celebrating book week!!! Come dressed as your favourite book character and the best thing of all... you have all holidays to plan your costume.  Prizes for best dressed, gold coin donations to the indigenous Literacy Foundation and photo back drops.  More information to come Week 1, Term 4


24th September 2020

Big chair paint out

Pride Group

Do you love art? Want to fill in some time in the holidays?  Our Pride Group at GHS have been working hard to designing some of the artwork that will be painted on the "Big Chair Paint Out".  If you want to join the fun this holidays, head over to Gravity Youth Centre during the holidays and participate in this wonderful opportunity.  The big chairs will be installed at Canton Beach and Budgewoi.  What a great way to contribute to the Community.  Come and grab a brochure from Ms Manu in the hub at recess or lunch time.


23rd September 2020

2020 Marine Studies Students

Marine Studies - Stage 5

Marine Studies students in Stage 5 were completing their Marine Mammals Presentations in class in front of fellow students.  Students presented on their choice of Marine Carnivora, Sirenia and Cetacea.  Discussing their unique biology and ecological significance and evaluating protection and conservation.  Students have also been busy maintaining their tanks with hands on aquaculture management and aquarium care.


22nd September 2020

Year 12 Graduation

 
Please click on the below photo for more information


22nd September 2020

Year 7 Core Creative Writing

Year 7 Core

Xổ số kiến ​​thiết ba đàiThis term year 7 have been entering a series of creative writing competitions culminating in this week's short story task.  Thank you to all the students who entered and well done to the 4 runners-up, Lillian, Indi-Rose, Maddison and Bella.

And a hugh congratulations to Evie who won the $100 prize with a superb story about getting stronger! Well done!

Throughout the term, so many students showed off their stylish, sophisticated, and stupendous writing skills and the good news is the competition will be run again next term so all year 7 students have another chance to impress with their creativity and win the big prize!


21st September 2020


21st September 2020

Webinar - A Local conversation on Careers in the building and construction industry

Webinar - A Local conversation on Careers in the Building and Construction industry

Date: Monday 28th September 2020
Time: 6pm - 7pm
Registration:
 
Designed for students, youth and parents, this webinar will be discussing the range of roles and pathway available in the building and construction Industry.


18th September 2020

Year 7 Humanities Class

Year 7 Humanities Class

Year 7 Humanities classes have been getting their hands dirty lately.  As part of their study on Ancient Egypt students mady clay peasant huts and pyramids.  They have been discussing different theories of how the pyramids were built as well as the reasons behind the distinct design features of peasant houses.


18th September 2020

 
Immunisations
 
Good morning Gorokan High School parents and carers,
 
A reminder that Year 7 Round Two immunisations are on Monday 21st of September.  We will also be doing Year 8 and 10 catch ups on this day.  Year 10 students who missed their last immunisation have been given a new form to return on Monday.  If you have any questions please contact Ms Manu.
 
Have a wonderful weekend.


15th September 2020

Passion projects - Sandwich Press Cookery

Passion Projects - Sandwich Press Cookery

Sandwich press cookery class efforts last week.  Trying to solve the question of whether you can make a cake on a sandwich press.  Vanilla layer cake with cream and strawberry jam and strawberries.


11th September 2020

9P Chemistry working with molecular model kits

9P Science

Year 9 is doing a topic on chemistry in science this term.  The students in 9P worked with molecular model kits to construct covalent bonds.


11th September 2020

Important information for ALL HSC students - regarding exam day procedures.

 
Please click on the following link:  HSC Examinations procedures


11th September 2020

RUOK

RUOK Week

Xổ số kiến ​​thiết ba đàiGHS celebrated RUOK week.  Students and teachers have participated all week in a variety of reflection activities and worked together during period one today on the four steps of RUOK.  Year 11 Drama contributed beautiful by creating a unique performance giving students guidance and ideas for engaging in conversations. #goroCAN #RUOK #continuetheconversation


10th September 2020

Year 10 Music Performance

 
Toby D and Luke V.


10th September 2020

Core faculty creative writing comp

Core Faculty Creative Writing Comp

Congratulations to Evelyn, Carter and Lily-Grace for being runners up in week 8's Core Faculty Creative Writing Comp and a huge congratulations to Lily for winning with her excellent descriptive language and tense story!

Xổ số kiến ​​thiết ba đàiNext is the big one - the $100 dollar prize for a short story.  So year 7, get writing and hand in your short story by the end of week 9 for your chance to win!


8th September 2020

7S students busy maintaining the vegetable and herb garden

7S Students

Our 7S students have been busy maintaining our class vegetable and herb gardens, today they were able to harvest mixed herbs and baby dutch carrots to sell to our staff.

Xổ số kiến ​​thiết ba đàiWell done, a fantastic start to the growing season!


8th September 2020

Year 7 Humanities students learning about the elements

Year 7 Humanities

Year 7 Humanitites students have been learning about the elements of drama.  Yesterday they took advantage of the glorious weather to play some drama games outside where they used movement and space to act out some fun scenarios!


7th September 2020

Year 12 Students

Our Year 12 students remain a prority for Principals across the Central Coast.  Please read the important information on behalf of the Central Coast Secondary Principals.  If you have questions relating to GHS, please contact the Year Advisor or Deputy Principal on 43937000.


7th September 2020

Duke of Ed

Duke of Ed

For more information, click on the following link: 


6th September 2020

Fathers Day

Fathers Day

Xổ số kiến ​​thiết ba đàiRegardless of whether you have the title of "father" or not, thank you to those in our families and communities who fulfill this role.  Happy Father's Day, we hope it was a great one.


3rd September 2020

Year 11 Hospitality

Year 11 Hospitality Kitchen Operations

Hospitality Kitchen Operations Year 11 students were excited to complete another of their catering events for the PBL staff meeting Tuesday 1st September.  They served a variety of hot and cold canapes as well as a Lemon, Lime and Bitters slice that was greatly appreciated by all who were lucky enough to attend.


1st September 2020


1st September 2020

NDIS Information session

Online NDIS information event for students with disabilities transitioning to post school options.

 


31st August 2020

 
An update on COVID testing for HSC students:
 
Prioritising HSC students:
COVID-19 test results for HSC students will be proritised by NSW Health to minimise any impact on HSC preparations.  When HSC students are getting tested, they need to advise the GP or testing clinic that they are currently doing their HSC so their test results can be proritised.
 


28th August 2020


28th August 2020

 
Year 11 Marine Studies students went on a field trip to Bateau Bay with Rumbalara Environmental Education.  Students learnt about the indigenous history and cultural significance of the area.  Completed ecological surveys of the rock platform and delved into human impacts such as microplastics.  Thank you to everyone for a great experience in our beautiful local marine environment.


25th August 2020


25th August 2020

 
Resources for parents of HSC Students
 
Please click on the below links for more information:
 


20th August 2020

20th August 2020

 
Year 7 - Writing Competition
 
Congratulations to winners of the Sizzling Starts Writing Comp.  Good luck to everyone in the next competition, Dynamic Dialogue!


20th August 2020

20th August 2020

 
TAFE NSW - Virtual Open Day - 9th/10th September 
 
Register to secure your place, click on the following link:
 
 


20th September 2020

20th September 2020

 
Marine studies students were processing and preparing fresh food from the sea.  Students developed skills in filleting and cooking fresh flathead and mullet with chips of course.  It was a very tasty day with some dishes right off the scale.  Thank you to everyone involved.


20th September 2020


19th August 2020

19th August 2020

 
It is with sadness that we inform the GHS community of the sudden passing of Ross Smith, a proud Aboriginal man and valued staff member.  Ross inspired many of our students through Didge, Art and being a strong role model.  Ross has impacted schools across Muru Buildi AECG and his art work is proudly on display.  Our thoughts are with his family and close friends at this time and we have support at school available for those students and staff who have been impacted by this news.  There will be an opportunity in the future to celebrate the legacy Ross leaves at GHS and as a mark of respect, his students lowered our Aboriginal flag to half mast today.  Ross will be sorely missed.


Year 7 Humanities

19th August 2020

 
Year 7 Humanities students have been studying Ancient Egypt this term.  Students are having much fun learning about death and funerary customs, particularly the mummification process!
 


19th September 2020

19th August 2020

 
SPORT TOMORROW and for the REST OF TERM!
 
  1. Sport will look a little different for the rest of term due to the new COVID-19 policy.
  2. Students are allowed to come to School in their PE uniform on Thursday's and any day they have practical PE.
 
  • Year 7 Passion Projects will be running as normal in their allocated rooms.
  • Year 7 Passion Projects (Indoor Sports) WILL STILL be attending Charmhaven Indoor, so please bring your money for the Bus and Venue.
  • Years 8-10 Bus Sport and Lake Haven sports are unfortunately CANCELLED for the term.
  • Our Annual Goro Cup competition which is ran during Recess and lunch is CANCELLED for the term.


18th August 2020

18th August 2020

 
Thank you to our families and community for their continued support in adhering to NSW Health and Education advice.  The latest measures communicated to schools on Monday 17/8 will see some changes impact daily school operations.
 
Please see the link below for Department of Education advice to families.
 
 
 


Sanwich Press Cookery - Year 7 Passion Projects

14th August 2020

Xổ số kiến ​​thiết ba đàiMr Penfolds's - Sanwich Press Cookery - Year 7 Passion Projects

More exciting sandwich press cookery.  Churros with sugar and cinnamon.  Salted caramel dipping sauce made by our wonderful SLSO Kylie Mc.


Pink Day

14th August 2020

 
Friday, Week 6 (August 28) is Pink Day here at Gorokan High!
 
Start to get yourself ready for the day - prizes for best dressed , BBQ and other activities.
 
More details to follow.... watch this space!


Future Choices

14th August 2020

 
Further Choices - Virtual Transition Expo for students with Disabilities. 9th September 2020.
 


Webinar

14th August 2020

This webinar is directed to students and parents from Central Coast Schools to build an understanding of local industry capability and demand for young, skilled workforce.  It will assist students to understand and develop the skills they need to get a job within this industry.

 
There will also be the opportunity to ask questions during the webinar via the zoom chat box.
 
Don't miss this opportunity to hear all about the great advancement and innovation in manufacturing, particularly here on the Central Coast.
 


McDonalds hiring

13th August 2020

 
Lake Haven and Wadalba McDonald's are now hiring.  Please see Mr Robertson in the careers office if you need help applying.


Porters Creek Public School

13th August 2020

Well done to Jock C and Lesley A who were both asked to participate in a cremony with NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian.  This was to mark the commencement of Porters Creek Public School building works.  Remour has it they stole the show!


12th August 2020


10th August 2020

 
Get excited Year 7 students and Year 11 Ancient History students.... The Tut Roadshow has arrived at the school ready for your experience tomorrow.  Thanks Ms Drummond for managing traffic to get the truck in the gate!


7th August 2020

 
Check out our new Electronic Device Policy - rolls out in our classrooms from Monday 10th August.
 


6th August 2020

 
What better way to celebrate the end of this year's Education Week than to say thank you to our school community.


5th August 2020

 
Gorokan High School students share their thoughts on this year's Education Week theme 'Learning Together"
 


4th August 2020

 
Congratulations to Mr Pascoe, Mrs Drummond and Mrs Turner on being recognised for their ongoing commitment to the students of Gorokan High School.  They are our recipients of the 2020 Education Week Awards.
Thank you to our Year 12 leaders for taking time out of their study schedule to help celebrate.


4th August 2020

 
Year 7 - Writing competition
Hand your entries in at the Core staffroom to Mr Bennett.
 
Week 3 - Friday 7th August
Week 5 - Friday 21st August
Week 7 - Friday 4th September
Week 9 - Friday 18th September 


3rd August 2020

Good Luck Year 12 as you begin your Trial HSC exams.  2020 has challenged you, yet you keep stepping up!


3rd August 2020

 
This year, in Education Week we are celebrating the theme of 'Learning together".
 
Here are Gorokan High School, we believe the theme of 'Learning Together' reflects the incredible year 2020 has been so far for NSW school students, staff, parents and the wider community.  It highlights how schools have worked together to reshape education in such a short space of time.


31st July 2020

 
Uniform Shop Term 3
Opening hours - 7.30am - 8.30am, Tuesday and Thursday
 
During the current situation of Covid-19, it would be preferred that uniforms be purchased online at gtschool.com.au or students can come to the school shop.
 
Orders will be delivered to the office after 8.30am on the days the shop is open.  A SMS will be sent when the order is ready to be picked up.
 
If parents need to come into the uniform shop, they need to go to the office and sign in before proceeding to the shop.
 
Thanks Leanne
Uniform Co-ordinator


30th July 2020

 
Thank you to GHS students for their cooperation during our Lockdown drill this morning.  These drills are vital to ensuring the safe operation of our school and we greatly appreciate the sudent and community cooperation as we practise these important drills.


22nd July 2020

 
Beyond Blue have released a Check In app that helps to build the confidence in our young people when checking in with their friends.
 
Have a look at the clip here:


22nd July 2020


20th July 2020

Reminder - School Photos - Wednesday 23rd July

Your child has received a flyer with a unique code - follow the instructions to order and pay online for your chosen package.  All students will have their photo taken, even if not purchasing.  Sibling photo envelopes are available from the front office.  See your year advisor if you have any questions.


20th July 2020


3rd July 2020


1st July 2020

Year 7 Humanities

Did you know that scientists are thinking of releasing the Giant Triton Snail in the Great Barrier Reef to keep the Crown of Thorns Starfish under control? Year 7 Humanities students do! This was the topic of the article they critically read this week.

Xổ số kiến ​​thiết ba đàiSince their return to school, Year 7 Humanities classes have hit the ground running.  Thye have developed a range of skills, especially the ability to critically read.  Critical reading is an effective strategy that allows students to gain a deeper understanding of texts through the extension of their vocabulary, being able to make links between paragraphs and also by thinking about the possibilities beyond the text by making predictions.  This skill is now one that they will have forever and will not doubt serve our Humanities students well as they progress through high school.


1st July 2020

School photos are being taken on July 22 (Wednesday Week 1, Term 3)

Your child will bring home a flyer with a unique code - follow the instructions to order and pay online for your chosen package.  All students will have their photo taken, even if not purchasing.  Sibling photo envelopes are available from the front office.  See your year advisor if you have any questions


1st July 2020

Term 2, 2020 - Newsletter is now available, Please click on the following link:

goomanias.com/newsletter.html


30th June 2020

To our new Year 6 families starting GHS 2021,

What a year already!!!  Our transition program has been a little disrupted this year by we reassure you, we have been making every effort to virtually engage with your children.  They have had a virtual tour of the school, virtually met their Year Adviser and Head Teacher Welfare and learnt all about GHS!!  Now you get to have your own faculty and subject tour as a family.  Follow the link below to take a "stroll" through our wonderful subject areas.

We can't wait to meet you all.  Carla Drummond - Year Adviser and Erin Manu - Head Teacher Welfare.


30th June 2020

Xổ số kiến ​​thiết ba đàiThis Friday July 3, GHS will be holding Pride Day, celebrating our diverse community here at school.

Wear mufti, bring a gold coin donation.  Bake sale at lunchtime.

All monies raised go towards refurbishing our drama room.

Xổ số kiến ​​thiết ba đàiSee you SRC reps for more information.


29th June 2020


24th June 2020

Hey all,

The PDHPE faculty are colouring and shaving their hair in order to raise money for further research into finding a cure for Hodgkin's Lymphoma.  We will be holding the "Trim the Teachers" fundraiser next Thursday (2nd July), which will inclue a range of fun games, music, a BBQ, and of course the ceremonial shaving.  If students could please bring in a donation to support our cause, it would be much appreciated.  Money will be collected tomorrow morning, as well as Thursday next week.

Xổ số kiến ​​thiết ba đàiThank you for your support!


17th June 2020


17th June 2020


15th June 2020

Student Notice!

Xổ số kiến ​​thiết ba đàiThanks to your wonderful Year 12 Retail Studies Students, you have the opportunity to buy pre-loved (washed) jumper! From Wednesday 17th June, pick one up for only $5 from the Wellbeing Hub!  Limited stock available.


12th June 2020


11th June 2020

For more information, please click on the following link - Subject selection for 2021


10th June 2020


4th June 2020


2nd June 2020

Busways changes as of Tuesday 9th June 2020.  Click on the following link -  Busways (1.6MB)