Year 9 Textiles students have created 60's inspired shift dresses embellished with hand or machine embroidery detail. Congratulations to Louisa, Jayna, Sarah, Annabel, Serene, Jasmine, Sophia, Elsie, Suzie, Atondrila and Isabelle.


Last Friday 6th September, Year 5 went on a trip of a lifetime to Bathurst! We arrived at school at 5:45am! We were all jumping around waiting for our excursion to Bathurst. Our first stop was at Echo Point and we saw The Three Sisters.

Finally, we arrived at Bathurst Goldfields. We had a tour guide called “Uncle Merv.” He showed us the Gold Digger Museum, and how in the shaft mines, the miners used candles made from animal fat. We also learnt about how they used a dolly and dolly pot to crush quartz to find gold.

In the Gold Museum, we were shown how people dressed in the 1850’s, and how women used to have dresses down to their ankles. There was a lot of entertainment on the gold fields which we learnt about; such as pianos, fiddles, singing, playing cricket and playing made up games. We saw how people made butter, washed clothing and boiled hot water. There were NO machines back then!?

We saw a windlass worked by horse, and we saw a stamper battery machine. Then we went to the Blacksmith’s workshop, we were shown how metal or steel poles to help carry buckets.

Next we met Uncle Merv's wife, Debbie. She showed us how a replica of their wattle and daub house, how women used to wash clothes. Then we played some games from the Gold rush era. We made damper, mud bricks and played games. The final activity was gold panning. Most of us found gold! Eureka!

Thank you to Mrs Laird, Mrs Hallman and Mrs Dent for organising such a memorable excursion!


Written by Selena, Jasmine and Eva (5 Rust)



As part of our study on sports for people with a disability, students in Year 10 took part in the Wheelchair Sports NSW Roadshow program this week. This program consisted of a short presentation on road safety and the consequences of taking risks, disability sport and living with a disability.

The talk was made more powerful by the fact that the presenter could explain first-hand what life is like living in a wheelchair. This was followed by a presentation on wheelchair basketball, where the students were given the opportunity to participate in a game. The students thoroughly enjoyed the experience!

- Written by Tricia Eckersley, Head of PDHPE

Congratulations to the 2020 Captains! They will take up their roles after an Induction Ceremony in the last week of this term.

Amy Weber

Teresa Cullen

Catherine Murphy

Monica Furcciniti

Stephanie Isaac

Amy Haryanto

Jasmine Aitken


VC - Phoebe Farag
C - Tatiana Avinante

VC - Hannah Sakr
C - Annique Wolter

VC - Sumika Nishihara
C - Sarah Woodbury

VC - Natalia Nader
C - Larissa Rajakariar


Our Tangara Fathers had a fantastic morning at their special Father’s Day Breakfast last week! Thank you to all the Mums who helped out with preparations!