Celebrating NHS

Congratulations Willow

Will Rox Medal winning Willow and coach at the Lake Macquarie Games Trampoline Championships. Well done!


Two Awards for Sage!

                                                     Year 8 
Sage Murdoch with two sporting awards.



Sage Murdoch in Year 8 has been awarded the 'Gary Power Rookie of the Year' for 2016 at the Formula Vee NSW presentation at the weekend as well as the 'Stewart McCarroll Sportsman Award' for 2016; this award 'recognises the value of young talent that demonstrates devotion and ambition with extensive family participation.' Well done Sage and all the family.





Children's University Graduates - Congratulations

Graduation for 2016 Children's University students            graduating students


Congratulations to all our graduating Children's University students from 7 Burwood. It was a fantastic night of celebration, well done to everyone involved.

Youth Frontiers Project - Lily's Wall - How Fantastic!

Lily's wall



Congratulations to our Year 9 student Lily, a participant in the Youth Frontiers Mentoring Program. she made a sensory wall for students with autism at Carrington Public School. What a fantastic achievement.Futsal logoCongratulations to Pat and Manoli - part of the team at the international Futsal competition in Scotland, winning against the USA 6-1!!

Youth Frontiers Project

Year 9 student Caitlin has been working on a Youth Frontiers project in conjunction with Dog Rescue Newcastle. Two gorgeous boys visited recently; for more information, go to www.dogrescuenewcastle.com.au 

Puppy from Dog Rescue Newcastle           Puppy from Dog Rescue Newcastle



Robocup Success 

Year 10 girls, Jacqueline and Kahlee were successful in achieving second place at the recent Open Dance NSW Junior Robocup competition. Good luck in the upcoming National competition at UNSW in September.


Drawing of dancing robots.


Year 12 Showcase Performance

                                               Year 12 Music and Drama students.


Talented NHS HSC Drama and Music students perform in Showcase Night - an extravaganza of extraordinary entertainment.


Ronald McDonald House Winter Menu Dinner

                    Winter Menu dinner at RMH.                      Winter Menu at RMH.



Year 11 Hospitality students cooked a Winter Menu for Ronald McDonald House. The dinner included Beef Stroganoff and Chicken Cacciatore as well as Sticky Date Pudding and Mini Pavlovas. Thanks to the students and to Ms Hines.

Sydney Good Food and Wine Show

Group photo from Good Food and Wine Show.          Celebrities at the Good Food and Wine Show.

NHS Hospitality students from Years 10, 11 and 12 had a wonderful three days at the Sydney Good Food and Wine Show.


Congratulations - another bovine babies success

Montage of students and cows.   Cows winning certificate.

Yet again, our Year 8 cow handlers have managed to win the 'Cows means Careers' competition - congratulations.



Students from neighbouring primary schools helped us to celebrate with a smoking ceremony, didge playing and dancing.

Mr Towney and AdamDancingNAIDOC Day

Poppy's Fantastic Pizzas

                                                          Poppy's artworks for 'Love and Guts' and Insight

Some of Year 10 student Poppy Olsen's incredible art work for the recent 'Love and Guts' art show at Bondi in February and 'pizza' themed artwork for Insight clothing launch in Sydney.


National Reconciliation Week 

NHS Mulloobinba Dance and Didge group kick off National Reconciliation Week.

Mulloobinba Dance and Didge group.



World's greatest shave                         Worlds greatest shave

Shaving for a Cure - over $7,000 raised!!!

On Tuesday 15th March.four members of our NHS community helped  raise funds for blood cancer research by shaving their locks. Principal, Mr Towney, staff member and mother, Ms Smith, Year 10 student David and Year 12 student, Siobhan  submitedt to the scissors at the PBL assembly. What a fantastic result - well done everyone. 


Congratulations Show Prize Winner

Congratulations to Sophie Watson in Year 7 for her prize winning handicrafts. Sophie took out several prizes in the junior section at this year's Newcastle Show.


Paint brush painting.  Champion Artists

This year's 'First Class' exhibition of outstanding HSC artworks from across the Hunter, Newcastle and Central Coast region representing public,Catholic and Independent schools is on at the Lake Macquarie Gallery from March 20th. NHS has the most students represented in the exhibition. In fact, our five students selected is actually a record for 'First Class' and an honour for our school. Our wonderful students were supported by the hard work of their teachers Rory Davis and Natalie Sherring - thank you.

Swimming goggles Congratulations to our champion swimmers

Thirteen of our best swimmers competed at the Regional Swimming Carnival on Tuesday 2nd March and three relay teams - boys 13 years, boys 14 years and girls 16 years - have qualified to represent the Hunter Region at the NSWCHS state championships! Well done and good luck.



PBL Shout Outs give the opportunity to recognise some of the great achievements of NHS students, staff and community members. Each fortnight at PBL assemblies, 'Shout Outs' are announced and shoutees acknowledged. Click on the link for our most recent Shout outs

Week 6 Shout Outs (pdf 88 KB)


Chess pieces on a board.K   Chess Champions

Our two Murdoch brothers - Heath in Year 7 and Sage in Year 8 - had fantastic results in a recent lightning tournament.  Well done boys!

                                                            Heath and Sage playing chess

Archaeologists' tools   Our Budding Archaeologist


Year 9 student Jacob Ure has an unusual hobby - digging up the past. Using metal detectors he has uncovered a variety of artifacts from years gone by. "I've found coins and bottles, horseshoes and iron buckles from horse bridles dating back to the 1860s." Jacob's archaeological adventures can be followed on his 'Digging Australia' Facebook page or follow him on Instagram @Digging_Australia. (With thanks to the Lambton Local community newsletter.)