REMINDER: Subject selection information for Year 8 students and parents regarding 2017 electives will commence in the auditorium at 4.30pm on Tuesday 30 August. Student selections must be made online through their portal email by this Friday.

In the March Tech Talk parents are being asked if they could fill out a parent survey for our MindMatters Program.

Survey URL to share;

https://www.mindmatters.edu.au/surveys/survey-start?id=parent-family-survey---090-20e94bc75e084ae3be73

Survey Opens: Tuesday 7th March, 2017 and closes on Friday 7th April, 2017.

Also as part of the wellbeing fees this year, parents, students and teachers have access to Dr Prue Salters online study skills work booklet, videos and pintable's for 12 months.

To access materials you need a username and password which will be sent via SMS to families on Monday 6th March, 2017.

Study Skills Handbook, Helping students develop effective study skills URL Link below;

http://www.studyskillshandbook.com.au/admin/users/login.php?ce=0&group=1&url=www.studyskillshandbook.com.au/inside/index.html%3f

Public Education Scholarship

Well done to Chester Cao who has started his accelerated course in Engineering at Griffith University Queensland. Chester is the recipient of a scholarship from the Public Education Foundation, valued at $1000.

The Public Education Foundation is a charity arm of the Department of Education dedicated to providing life-changing scholarships to young people in public education, as well as their teachers and principals. They work in collaboration with schools, communities, individuals and the government to help students achieve their full potential. The foundation also advocates for public education. Scholarships are open now. For more information, go to http://www.publiceducationfoundation.org.au/

Welcome Year 7

Welcome Year 7 students and parents to Sydney Technical High School. The first week has been an exciting and action-packed with many more thrilling activities in the coming weeks. The transition into high school can be a daunting experience but always reach out to your friends, classmates, Year 9 Peer Leaders, teachers and Year Adviser with any questions or concerns you may have. Remember you exist as a brotherhood of Techies now and that anything can be resolved in communication.

For the students and parents I have not personally met yet, allow me to introduce myself. My name is Nin Eath and I am a Social Sciences Teacher. I have had the pleasure of teaching Geography, Commerce and Business Studies at Tech for 2 and a half years now. I am delighted to be Year 7’s Year Adviser in their high school journey and committed that they have a fulfilling time here.

Upcoming events

  1. Welcome BBQ will be held from 5:30pm-7:30pm on Thursday 9 February
  2. Year 7 Swimming Pre-Test will be held on Friday 10 February
  3. Swimming Carnival will be held on Tuesday 14 February
  4. Year 7 Camp will be held from Wednesday 22 February to Friday 24 February
    • Please ensure the medical and consent form is completed as soon as possible.
  5. Year 7 Parent Partnership Program will be held from 9am-10am on Thursday 23 February

Reminder

Please drop-off and pick-up students along Anderson St or Ethel St entrances. Do not enter or use any of the carparks to drop-off or pick-up students.

Nin Eath

Year 7 Adviser

What an amazing week for Jordan Ka Truong 2016 UNSW EAA - The Home of ICAS medalist.

On Friday 25 November 2016, Jordan Ka Truong was awarded the ICAS Science Medallion at UNSW Kensington Campus for achieving a top mark in the Year 11 ICAS Science Competition, a one hour competition comprising 45 multiple choice questions. This is an internationally recognised competition, with over 20 countries and 1 million students sitting for the ICAS competitions in 2016. Tech annually participates in this competition, and has shown great results in previous years.

I encourage all students to work hard and reach their full potential, so they may be the future leaders of tomorrow.

Jordan Ka Truong

"Every individual has the right to realise himself: that is to fully develop the power and capacities, physical, mental, moral and spiritual; with which nature endowed him."

 − JA Williams (the first Principal of Tech writing in 1912)