NASHS Newsletter

Week 5 Term 4, 2020

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Have Sum Fun

 

The Have Sum Fun Competition is an exciting mathematics initiative organised through MAWA (Mathematical Association of WA) that uses a quiz-night format. Teams of six students race against the clock to solve four intense rounds of eight challenging problems.

Students from NASHS, ASHS, Denmark and Bethel competed on Friday evening 23rd October.
NASHS had two year 7/8 teams and a 9/10 team.

Congratulations to Pieter Austin, Liam Cash, Oliver Cullen, Emily Gadean, Archer Gordon and Simone’ Labuschagne who won the 7/8 division.

Students Thornton Hambley, Daniel Berwick, Sophie Moore, Callum Offer and Rebecca Beebe came fourth in the 9/10 competition. With a special mention to Daniel and Thornton, year 8 students, who competed up in the 9/10 division at very short notice.

Well done also to our second year 7/8 team of Mattey Duncan, Deva Kusuma, Connor McAllister, Joshua Cunningham, Cooper Sanford and Hayley Shanks.

It is hoped this competition will run again next year. The mathematics department is keen to develop our students’ skill set to tackle these challenging problems.

Thank you to Robert Berwick (ASHS HOLA) for facilitating this activity and Paula McMahon from MAWA for travelling to Albany to run the event. A special shout out must go to the fantastic Maths staff, Ms Kai Khoo, Miss Cathy Wang and Mr Gordon Bishop, for attending on the evening.

Mrs Jo Stevens
HOLA Maths

North Albany Clontarf Academy

The Clontarf Foundation held its annual Wadjemup Cup football carnival, held at Rottnest Island. Academies from as far north as Carnarvon and as far south as Esperance and everywhere in between were there.

In total there were approximately 130 Clontarf members from year 8 and 9. The North Albany Academy had seven members attend and teamed up with Champion Bay Academy from Geraldton. The team name was the sharks, played fifteen aside and played four games.

The weather was glorious, 25 degrees and no wind with plenty of spectators (tourists) watching from the sidelines. Corporate partners of Clontarf were also present, and they were involved in the day, by taking part in the tug a war contest with students vs staff/partners. And the long bomb kicking competition was won by our very own North Albany member, Jackson Mason winning with a 65m kick.

Over the weekend our members took part in a cultural tour of the Island, participated in a football carnival, enjoyed a bbq and bonfire on the beach and best of all meeting and having fun with so many other Clontarf members.

State Chess Competition

The NASHS school chess team participated in the State qualifying in October. The championships held online had five senior high schools participating. These included Perth Modern, Wesley, Esperance, North Albany and Leeming High Schools.

The Competition was fierce with year 9 student Ryder Coleman awarded the most improved player from the tournament. Overall we finished fourth which luckily enough qualified us for the National Chess Championship to be held again online in December.

Go NASHS chess team!

Important Orange School Bus Information

It’s that time of the year again and School Bus Services (SBS) have commenced planning for the 2021 school year. To ensure your child/ren’s school bus transport requirements are passed along to SBS, it will be appreciated if you consider the following questions and take action where appropriate:

ORANGE SCHOOL BUSES ONLY

Dear Parents and Carers

It’s that time of the year again and School Bus Services (SBS) have commenced planning for the 2021 school year.

To ensure that your child/ren’s school bus transport requirements are passed along to SBS, it will be appreciated if you consider the following questions and take action where appropriate:

CHANGE TO CIRCUMSTANCES

  • Is your child changing schools in 2021, including changing from primary school to high school and will need to catch a different bus?
  • Are you moving address before the 2021 school year commences?
  • Do you have an additional child that will require orange school bus transport for the first time in 2021?

If you have answered YES to any of these questions you will need to submit a new application for Transport Assistance. This can be completed online through the SBS website at: www.schoolbuses.wa.gov.au

You are not able to use the Change of Details form on the website in place of submitting a new application.

If your child no longer needs to catch their current orange bus in 2021 please complete and print the form here, and return to the driver by 1/12/2020.

Thank you for your cooperation.

 

Updating Your Childs Contact Details

If you need to update contact details for NASHS it can be easily done on the NASHS website. Fill out the form here or from the NASHS homepage under the Parents tab, then press submit.

Saver Plus Help With School Fees

Saver Plus may be able to help match your savings towards school fees. Click on read more for further information. Saver plus info

Uniform Store Opening

Perm-A-Pleat are opening a store on Cockburn Rd, on November 17 and will be selling NASHS uniforms from there.  Uniforms are no longer available from the NASHS Canteen or the NASHS website.

Tip of the Week from Teen Triple P

Tip of the week from TTP is “stay in touch” Have regular positive conversations about day to day activities so you know what your teenager is doing,keep up to date with new technology. Ask them to show you what they’re interested in and how it works,

For more information: www.triplep-parenting.net