ACT Education and Red Hill School hosted the launch of The Australian Human Rights Commission's new interactive educational resource about the Magna Carta on Monday 15th June 2015, coinciding with the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta. The Human Rights Commissioner, Mr Tim Wilson, was joined by the parliamentary secretary for Education, Senator Scott Ryan and the South Weston Network Leader, Mr Wayne Prowse in addressing our year six students at the launch.
Commissioner Wilson explained that "The sealing of the Magna Carta on 15 June 1215 created a snowball effect that led to the modern idea of human rights." This is particularly relevant for our year six students leading into our next inquiry which has a focus on inequality.
The resources include a short video, an interactive infographic and teacher resources. The students listened respectfully to our guest speakers, however, as reported on the SBS News were prepared to ask some insightful questions.
Along with wanting to know how asylum seeker policy fitted with universal human rights, students wanted to know why racism and dictators still existed, how the principles had spread all over the world and why King John didn't just cut the heads off the uppity barons back in 1215.
All the guest speakers commented positively on the high level of engagement our students had with their learning. We look forward to utilising this fantastic interactive resource in year six as part of our learning in our next inquiry.
22 Jun 2015
Last Friday the SRC held a very successful movie day fundraiser. Students made gold coin donations and purchased fresh popcorn. With funds previously made by year 6 students selling pop corn at the bush dance ($260), the SRC will be making a combined donation over just over $1,000 on behalf of our school to the Red Cross Nepal Earthquake Appeal.
Well done to all involved and special thank you to the parents working behind the scene tirelessly popping all of that fresh popcorn. Well done everybody, I am sure the funds will be greatly appreciated.
18 Jun 2015
Last Tuesday we held a presentation for the year 3 students involved in the SPARK reading program. The program involves students working with and reading with volunteers from KPMG, a local business. The program is coordinated through the Australian Business and Community Network (ABCN). We would like to thank both organisations for their support.
The students were presented with a certificate of participation and a book. The mentors (buddies) from KPMG were also presented with a certificate of appreciation.
We are very fortunate to have such a valuable partnership and we look forward to running another SPARK reading program later in the year with selected year 2 students.
11 Jun 2015
Last Wednesday night we held our annual Art Show. The night was an opportunity to celebrate the artistic talentof our students and to raise funds for our visual arts programme.
This year's theme was connection. The gallery in the hall featured magnificent sculptures made with lego, pottery, boxes, cardboard and many other assorted purchased and recycled materials. There were also well crafted photographs and a spectacular range of pictures produced with pencils, paints, crayons, textas, charcoal and pens.
We would like to thank all the students who produced and entered a piece of work for the art show and also to the students and teachers of the choir who entertained us on the night. Secondly, we would like to thank all the parents, family and friends who attended on the night. A special thank you goes to the very generous people who donated prizes for the raffle. The raffle was a great success as a result of these generous donations and the support of everyone who purchased a ticket.
Lastly, the event would not have happened without the support and hard work of the wonderful staff at Red Hill School. Thank you to the art committee and all the other staff members who helped before, during and well after the event itself.
05 Jun 2015
We will be hosting a special Book Week assembly this Friday. Students are encouraged to dress up as a character from a book.
The assembly will start at 12:00pm sharp and the majority of the items will have a book week focus.
26 Aug 2014
We received some fantastic news last week when we found out that Red Hill School were the state winners of the ANZAC Day Schools' Awards.
See below for the officail media release
The school won $2,000 and a plaque will be presented to the school by senator Zed Seselja at an assembly on 29 August 2014.
The judges said Red Hill School was acknowledged for the significant amount of work that the school puts in to teaching and commemorating ANZAC Day to all year levels. The judges were particularly impressed with the level of involvement in school activities and also the standard of presentation of the entry itself.
We would like to say a special thank you to Lyn Davidson, our DSTA, for coordinating the entry itself and also to all of our wonderful teachers for the incredible job they have done in teaching and commemorating this significant event.
17 Aug 2014
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
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 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
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
Red Hill ACT 2603 Australia
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