Excting new books in April, no fools here.

Growing up Aboriginal in Australia, edited by Anita Heiss. First person accounts by First Australians. Waterhole, by Fiona Bell. Sunny Maguire has lost her mum. Her processing of her pain is disrupted by the mystery around missing teenager, Dylan Koslovski. Neverland, by Margot McGovern. Kit returns to her island home to find everything has changed….

Easter Scavenger Hunt.

Now, I could have been generous and just hidden chocolates around the library, but instead I gave the students a challenge. They were given a sheet with 28 tasks on it, finding books about certain subjects, findng out the favourite books of particular teachers, or locating resources. The buzz generated over Recess and Lunch was…

Positive Choices Competition.

A great oportunity has been promoted to the school by our fabulous AEO Raylene. Students of Aboriginal and/or Torrest Strait heritage can enter a fantastic competion to share with the world the story of the great choices they have made in their lives. Take a look at the flyer and if you have children who…

The Premiers Reading Challenge

A greeting from the 2018 PRC coordinator As a newbie Teacher Librarian I am usually up for anything that will improve opportunities for our students. With this in mind we are participating in the Premiers Reading Challenge this year despite a lot of our kids not really being so comfortable with spending time with a…

Harmony Day at NHS Learning Hub.

The school enjoyed a fabulous Harmony Day assembly on Wednesday. Students and staff came to school wearing orange to raise money for the SRC. We were priviledged to hear an informative and interesting speech from the father of two of our students, Mr Sipendi, all about his home in the Highlands of Papua New Guinea….

National day against bullying and violence.

Today, 16th March, is National Day against Bullying and Violence. At Nyngan High School we will be opening a conversation with our students and teachers around this. The Project have made and released a very powerful video message featuring people most influential to young people. This is particularly pertinent in light of the tragic death…

Technology free sessions in the Learning Hub.

Some of you may have heard that we have instigated a couple of techonolgy free sessions during the students break times. On Tuesday lunchtime and Thursday recess the students are unable to access the Wii or the PCs in the hub for entertainment, of course, this does not affect access to technology for school work….