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Updated Electronic Device Policy

Our revised policy covers the appropriate use of electronic devices at Newcastle High School as well as the appropriate use of the network resources, internet and email system provided at NHS. Please click on the link to read more: Electronic Device Policy (pdf 295 KB)... Read more

Transition to NAPLAN Online

The National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) is an annual assessment for students in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9. Planning has begun to move NAPLAN from a pen and paper assessment to an online assessment. A fact sheet is available for parents and carers to help understand the transition process, which includes a NAPLAN Online School Readiness Test to be held between 14 August and 22 September this year.... Read more


Education Week 2017

Next week (Monday 31 July – Friday 4 August) is Education Week, a statewide annual event to celebrate public education in NSW. The week highlights the achievements of public education and local schools, putting the spotlight on our students, our educators and the communities that support them. This year's theme is I Learn, We Learn. It is a celebration of the commitment of the NSW Department of Education to ensuring that our students are at the heart of learning and that all our schools improve every year. Education Week is also a time for... Read more

Lock Down Drill

Today's lock down was a drill. In keeping with Departmental WHS policy, these drills are undertaken regularly during the year.... Read more

Change of Date for Pupil Free Day

Following consultation with our school community, Term Three's Staff Development Day will be on Tuesday 25th July and not Monday 17th July. Please click on the attached file for more information. Pupil Free Day (pdf 295 KB)... Read more

Change to Bus Route

Please click on the link for information from Hunter Valley Buses about road closures in Lemon Tree Passage. Bus Route Change (docx 263 KB)... Read more

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OZTAG Game Postponed

The upcoming Oztag game has been postponed due to field closure. The new date is Friday 18th August. Good luck everyone.... Read more

Mrs Rochelle Dooley

Welcome Mrs Dooley

My name is Rochelle Dooley and I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself, as I am incredibly excited to begin this term as Deputy Principal at Newcastle High School. Having grown up in the Hunter Valley and completing high school in the local area I completed my Bachelor of Teaching/Bachelor of PDHPE graduating with honours in 2000. After finishing university I was successful in securing employment at Maitland High for 8 years working in both the PDHPE and Maths faculties. In 2008 I relocated to Singleton High where I worked in... Read more

Healthy School Canteens

Introducing Healthy School Canteens

The introduction of the revised Healthy School Canteen Strategy increases the availability of healthy food and drink options in school canteens to make the healthy choice, the easy choice. It replaces the Fresh Tastes@School Strategy in NSW schools that was commonly known as the traffic light system. The revised strategy is consistent with the 2013 Australian Dietary Guidelines and classifies food and drinks as either Everyday or Occasional. Sugary drinks will continue not to be sold. NSW public schools will have until the end of 2019 to... Read more

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Our shared responsibility

Welcome back for the 2017 school year. I hope everyone had a relaxing and refreshing break. I'd like to particularly welcome students (along with their parents) and staff starting in our schools for the first time. May the year ahead be engaging and rewarding – a wonderful year of teaching and learning. We know the world is transforming profoundly and quickly, and it is our great responsibility to prepare our children and young people so that they can flourish through such change. When our children finish school and enter the evermore... Read more

Clark House Champions for 2016

2016 House Champions - Congratulations

Congratulations to Clark House, 2016 champions and winner of the Smith Family Shield. Thank you also to Mr Mark Smith, a former NHS teacher (and legend) and his family for their continued support.... Read more

Exciting New Sports Choices for 2017

Sport at NHS in 2017 has a new look! Students from years 8, 9 and 10 will participate in three 13 week blocks during the year. They will be able to choose from an exciting new range of sports, some within walking distance and some reached by bus. For more information, click on the link: Sport Selection 2017 (pdf 137 KB)... Read more

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White Ribbon Breakfast

Zyleaca delivered the Acknowledgement of Country NHS student leaders attended this year's White Ribbon breakfast at Wests Leagues Club. Our very own Mulloobibna Dance Group performed in front of the large audience and Zyleaca reminded everyone of the importance of the White Ribbon organisation and its acknowledgement of the UN's International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.... Read more

2017 NHS Charity Christmas Tree

Support our Charity Christmas Tree

Once again, NHS has entered a beautifully decorated tree in the Charity Christmas Tree Carnival at the Hamilton Uniting Church. Our theme this year is 'Pink Ribbon'. Vote for our entry with a gold coin donation at the Church. Support a worthy charity and help to make our tree the winning one for the fifth year in a row!... Read more

Ms Louise Dark, HSIE teacher

Award Winning NHS Teacher - Congratulations

Our very own HSIE teacher, Ms Louise Dark, has recently been awarded the prestigious Professional Outstanding Service Award for 2016. The Professional Teachers' Council NSW created this award to recognise the voluntary work undertaken by committee members of professional teachers' associations. the award committee deemed Louise to be a worthy recipient. Congratulations to another one of our great teachers!... Read more

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