Wassa Wassa, the West African percussion ensemble from Red Hill Primary School, performed a lively set of traditional rhythms and songs at the Botswana High Commission for Africa Day 2014. The ensemble were very well received by the audience and distinguished guests which included all the official representatives of the African countries with consulates and embassies in Canberra and also the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Julie Bishop. The ensemble was honoured to receive such recognition and certificates of participation from the Ambassador of the Kingdom of Morocco. After their performance students enjoyed eating different African dishes and deserts. Wassa Wassa can be very proud for performing at such a high level at a prominent cultural event.
05 Jun 2014
The Australian School Climate Measurement Tool survey
All ACT Public schools staff, students (years 5-12), and parents/carers are invited to complete the Australian School Climate Measurement Tool (ASCMT) survey. This survey provides a valuable lens through which to understand your student, staff and parents/carers’ perceptions of the school environment.
The Australian School Climate Measurement Tool survey has a particular focus on a school ‘social’ environment with a focus on:
• Relationships – being valued, respected and listened to in our dealings with others.
• Connection – a sense of belonging and connection to the school and what it stands for.
• Engagement – investment in and enthusiasm for school.
27 May 2014
Red Hill School now has its very own app. It is a free download available from both iTunes and Google Play. The app has a number of useful features incluing a school calendar, the ability to send in student absence information and also an e-form to update contact details. The school newsletter will also be sent out through the app as well as being uploaded to the website each fortnight. There will also be a link to our online banking site which will allow families to pay for camps, excursions, band, voluntary contributions etc. More information about this service will be sent home shortly. We intend to use the appto send out information and reminders about school events. Within the app's settings you may also select the year level of your child/ren. This will allow us to send grade specific information to parents. We welcome any feedback about the app itself.
05 Mar 2014
Notes about Mathletics will go home tomorrow. THere are two separate notes. New students will receive an information note plus the 'permission to use third party web based educational services'. Both of these are also available for download from the website. Please go to the School Notes section of the website. This can be accessed from the Our School menu. Lastly, continuing students will also receive a note letting them know that their account from last year is active again. This note is also availabe from the School Notes section. If your child needs thier username or password sent home again please don't hesitate to contact either their classroom teacher or myself.
05 Mar 2014
The school swimming carnival is Wednesday 5 March. Please make sure you complete a permission note. Notes are available for download in our notes section of the website or from your child/ren's teacher. Please hand notes in by 10:00am on Monday 3 March please.
28 Feb 2014
The 2013 Wassa Wassa students appeared on TV recently during the ABC's 7:30 report. The piece was orginally scheduled to air at the end of last year. Congratulations to Mr Graetz and the Wassa Wassa group.
10 Feb 2014
Thank you to our two year six students, Alex and Toby, who recited The Ode and lead the school in one minute silence this morning to mark Remembrance Day.
11 Nov 2013
If we have not yet received your child's 'Acceptable Use of IT' permission note they will no longer be able to log on to and access the school's computer network. The permission slip is availabe for download from the Notes section of the school website, or hard copies are availabe from the front office.
11 Nov 2013
RHIPP starts this week. The students particpate in multi-age (K-6) groups every Friday afternoon. The students have made their selections for this term. All students meet in the hall before moving to their respective groups. Thank you to all the parents and other volunteers who are helping out this term by assisting and in some cases running groups. Your time and skills are greatly appreciated.
28 Oct 2013
The Fun and Family Fitness walking activity starts tomorrow. Each Wednesday and Friday at 8:30am students and their families are invited to start the day off with a nice walk around our school grounds. Pedometers are available to measure your steps and we are going to keep a record of the distance travelled. Fruit will also be supplied at the finish. The program will run for 6 weeks and finish on Thursday 5 December. Please contact Miss Campbell if you would like further details.
28 Oct 2013
Mr Heywood and Mr James will be meeting with some people from Mac1 over the holidays to set up the iPad trolley and the new iPads which were purchsed recently. It has been great to see the iPads being used for a variety of learning activities.
27 Sep 2013
On Monday 16 September students from Year 2 to Year 6 participated in Red Hill's performance at Floriade. We had a busy line up with seven ensembles performing. We opened our set with Wassa Wassa our West African drumming ensemble who performed two traditional Guinean rhythms. The Junior Choir made up of students from Year 2 and 3 boogied their way through their set singing a number of songs including Funky Town. The Senior Choir made of students from Year 4-6 performed three songs to their adoring Red Hill fans (and larger audience) as the rain began to fall. The Year 5 band was up next playing three of their favourite pieces including the 'Hey Song!' where they played instruments and yelled out Hey! The Year 6 band performed their favourite piece, 'Pirates of the Caribbean' to a rousing applause by parents and peers in the audience. Last up were Petit Wassa Wassa and Wassa Wassa Junior. Petit Wassa Wassa (our year 4 drumming ensemble) performed two rhythms and were accompanied by a dancer. Wassa Wassa Junior (year 5 drummers) brought our performance to its conclusion with two different West African rhythms.
Despite the rain parents, students and teachers alike had a fantastic day! This performance signalled the end of a busy term with our ensembles already having performed at numerous events including assemblies, bandfest, and our Musical Spectacular just last week.
The school was also featured on 'The Musical Offering' website on the performers page. There are some photos of the event. The Musical Offering project aims to have music in Canberra every day of 2013.
27 Sep 2013
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26th Sep 2014
Term 3 Ends
29th Sep 2014
Family & Community Day
6th Oct 2014
13th Oct 2014
Term 4 Begins
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