The annual Summer Ensembles concert will be on Monday 27 November in our school auditorium.  The concert will showcase our musical ensembles for 2017.    The concert will commence at 5pm.  All families are welcome.


My congratulations to Adam Robey who has been selected to attend this prestigious
summer school in Canberra, as a result of his outstanding achievement in the science
Olympiad exams. Adam will be hoping to gain selection for the International Science
Olympiads being held in Thailand next year, and the school would like to wish him
every success.


Earlier this year, the national Science Olympiad Exams were held. These were
competitive exams based on the senior science courses, in which more than six
thousand students competed to earn a place at the Australian Science Olympiads
Summer School. This summer school is held at the Australian National University
and is an intensive training program held over three weeks, where students also
compete to earn a place in representing Australia at the International Science
Olympiads.


One of our Year 10 students Adam Robey has achieved highly, gaining Distinctions in
Chemistry and Biology, as well as a High Distinction in Physics and Earth and
Environmental Science. He has also gained a placement at the summer school, one of
the 91 students to do so from around Australia. The summer school will be held in
January 2018, at the Australian National University.

Jordan Ka Truong was awarded a 2017 Minister’s Award for Excellence in Student Achievement on Wednesday 13 September in the William Wilkins Gallery, NSW Department of Education at Bridge Street, Sydney.  The award recognises outstanding Year 12 students who have excelled in their secondary years across academic excellence, sporting, cultural, community and leadership.

Jordan is a gifted and insightful mathematician who has been recognised for his outstanding abilities through multiple prizes and prestigious awards.   He has won multiple awards in the Australian Mathematics Competition and in 2015 he obtained a high distinction in the Intermediate Australian Mathematical Olympiad and was invited to go on the Australian Mathematical Olympiad Committee senior contest.  Jordan is also a keen participant in the Australian Science Olympiads.

Elected as a senior prefect, Jordan has established the STEM program, mentoring and helping students.  Leadership of the group has enhanced Jordan’s organisational and negotiating skills and further developed his leadership ability.  Jordan is committed to his volunteer work and outside school he is a keen participant in Taekwondo and has achieved Bo Dan.

Jordan is a worthy recipient of this award and is pictured below with his parents and the Minister.

It has to be noted that the Awards Ceremony is the last to be held in the beautiful Department of Education’s William Wilkins Gallery.  The building was constructed over many years and construction started in 1912.

    

The Board of Studies has a program to help students with practical support in their Higher School Certificate examinations. This practical support, known as provisions, assists students to read examination questions and to write their answers. Provisions include rest breaks and extra time. The use of any provision is not written on the student’s results.

Please view the Sydney Technical High School slide show here:

http://www.sths.nsw.edu.au/attachments/article/243/A%20parent%20guide%20to%20the%20HSC%202018.pdf

View the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Documentation here: 

http://www.boardofstudies.nsw.edu.au/parents/

Attachments:
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Tech Alumni Day 2017

On Friday 25 August we held a Tech Alumni Day.  This was a new format where we invited four different year groups 1996, 1997, 2011 and 2012.  We had approximately 40 alumni attend and a few ex staff.  The alumni who attended enjoyed the opportunity to catch up with old classmates and find out some interesting facts about the school since leaving.  They were able to view the Year 12 HSC Visual Arts students’ major projects and have a tour of the school.  They attended the school weekly assembly where they watched the Year 10 Commerce Political Campaign speeches. 

Mark Youssef, one of the alumni, spoke at the assembly about his experiences since leaving Tech and his involvement in school life while he was at school.  He encouraged our students to make the most of their time at Tech and take advantage of all it has to offer.  This was followed by a morning tea, where the alumni caught up with current staff.  Some of the alumni were able to stay longer and visit some technology classes.

Please read Mark Youssef's speech with the link below;

http://www.sths.nsw.edu.au/2-uncategorised/240-sths-alumi-day

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