NASHS Newsletter

Week 6 Term 2 2020



On Monday the 25th May, 30 keen students braved the wet and windy weather to attend the first trial for the new NASHS AFL squad. The skills on display and the enthusiasm demonstrated by the students, despite the conditions, were exceptional and validated the decision to introduce an AFL squad.

The squad has been introduced this year with the aim of improving the football skills and team work of selected students. Interested students are invited to participate in 4 trial sessions before the final squad of 30 is selected.

Trials are being conducted in accordance with the Current COVID-19 Public School Operating Guidelines on the NASHS School oval.

Students who are selected may be given the following opportunities:

  • Participation in high level training sessions
  • Coaching and leadership opportunities
  • Umpiring clinics
  • Selection in school AFL carnivals
  • Selection in a NASHS Country Week AFL team


After selection, students will attend weekly training sessions conducted by NASHS staff members Regan Poett and Jordan Heil, who are experienced coaches and players.

They look forward to facilitating the AFL development of the selected students and enhancing the general football culture across the NASHS community. 


Year 9 Magazine Covers

Class 9.1 and 9.4 students had a real challenge on their hands, completing magazine covers and analysing their work using SWAT codes while the school was closed during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read on to view a few of the excellent results.

With persistence and problem solving, including many phone calls, emails and even a couple of Webex meetings, the classes managed to create magazine covers of a high quality.

SWAT codes are Symbolic, Written, Audio and Technical codes that are used extensively in all Viewing material. These include the use of gestures and colour, camera angles and fonts to make covers engaging and appealing to the consumer.

Well done Year 9’s! You did a top job.

Ms Steed


Deadly Sista Girlz Program at NASHS

The Deadly Sista Girlz Program at NASHS aims to empower, engage and enable young First Nations girls to make informed decisions about their personal health, education and wellbeing to lead a positive and healthy lifestyle.


This term, week 2, the DSG mentors prepared and delivered hampers to all of our DSG and their nominated families in need. The girls received pamper packs and hygiene packs and a number of families received pantry hampers and fruit and veg hampers. Thanks Wirra Foundation for supporting our students and families during this time. 


D&T Students Getting Creative

Mr Cunninghams students have been busy designing and creating with wood and metal.

Albany City Library Offering Free Help with Homework

The Albany City Library is offering free 24/7 online homework help. Studiosity can help with online subject specific tutoring to support students in year 7 to 12.  For more information Click Here Or contact Dora Adeline / Youth Services Librarian at the Albany City Library.

National Reconciliation Week

National Reconciliation Week (NRW) is a time for all Australians to learn about our shared histories, cultures, and achievements, and to explore how each of us can contribute to achieving reconciliation in Australia

Some of our indigenous students painted hands and wrote messages on them and then placed them on the wall outside the entrance to the Library. The hand theme continued inside the library, where students were invited to write a message of friendship and respect to fellow Australians, and these were placed atop our bookcase as you can see in the photo.

Special thanks to:

  • Graeme Simpson for very kindly lending his art collection, created by Treasy Woods and Fiona Simpson, and allowing us to exhibit it
  • Ms Kneebone’s Year 8 HASS class also provided some work for display on Australian identity
  • The HASS teachers who sent their students, in small groups, over the week to enjoy the displays, write messages and to watch the thought-provoking short video Resilience and Reconciliation featuring Adam Goodes

And thank you to all those who viewed the display and wrote messages.  We certainly demonstrated that we are ‘in this together’.

Cross Country Run

Friday June 29 a selected group of runners were selected to participate in Cross Country. In trying conditions, all participated to the best of their ability and with a smile.

There were some excellent times recorded and was a true testament to the student’s hard work and training during the cross country unit.

The Year 10 boys race was particularly impressive, Oliver Dall winning the 4km event in a time of 14:55 minutes just ahead of Jayden Kowalski, Angus Bowles and Hamish Wilkes.

Below are the results for the top 3 for each year group.



Holiday Reading

NASHS Library has eBooks and eAudiobooks that are available to all enrolled NASHS students to borrow 24/7. Follow the steps above to take you to the Wheeler ePlatform full of reading and listening pleasures. You can contact us at