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Please see our latest school newsletter: 22nd September, 2017 (pdf 1928 KB)... Read more


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NDIS continues its roll out across NSW

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) started in NSW in July 2016, rolling out across half of the state. The rollout for the rest of NSW started on 1 July 2017 and the NDIS will be fully rolled out by mid 2018. The NSW government is writing to the families of children and young people with disability who currently receive disability supports in the rollout areas to advise how and when they will enter the NDIS. How will people move into the NDIS? There is a planned approach to the way people enter into the NDIS. The first people to... Read more

NAPLAN Online School readiness test

NSW schools will participate in the NAPLAN Online School Readiness Test from 14 August to 22 September. There is a lot of information for schools, students and parents on the NAPLAN Online transition website. The school readiness test is a ‘practice run' for schools to assess their technology as we prepare to transition to NAPLAN Online. It provides an opportunity for schools to become familiar with the NAPLAN Online assessment platform but is not an assessment of student ability.... Read more

Subject Selection - Year 10 into 11 - 1 August 2017

Dear Parents and Caregivers, Please see attached information from last night's Year 10 into 11 Subject Selection Evening. Year 10 into 11 Information (pdf 207 KB) Kind regards, Ms Jo-Anne Drayton... Read more

Education Week 2017

Next week (Monday 31 July – Friday 4 August) is Education Week, a statewide annual event to celebrate public education in NSW. The week highlights the achievements of public education and local schools, putting the spotlight on our students, our educators and the communities that support them. This year's theme is I Learn, We Learn. It is a celebration of the commitment of the NSW Department of Education to ensuring that our students are at the heart of learning and that all our schools improve every year. Education Week is also a time for... Read more

Lego League Robotics Team

One of our First Lego League Robotics teams, Bearly Koalified, made it through to the National Final on December 10. Part of the Robotics challenge is to present a group project that involves researching a contemporary issue or problem and coming up with a solution. The girls have chosen animal testing. Please see the video they created regarding animal testing. Well done to our three robotics teams who made it through to the regional finals and to Bearly Koalified who are in the national final. Your browser does not support the video tag.... Read more

P & C Presentation: The role of chores in Child Development

Dr Shi Li (University of New England) gave a presentation at the May 2017 P and C meeting on the role of chores in the development of the child. Please see the presentation attached: Chores in Child Development (pdf 174 KB)... Read more

Critical Thinking Across The Curriculum

Please click here to view a recent article published by the Big History Project in Seattle, Washington written by Mrs Jillian Turner (History Department) about the teaching of critical thinking at Hornsby Girls High School.... Read more

School Planning and Reporting

Please follow the link to view our Annual School Report for 2016: 2016 Annual School Report. (pdf 2812 KB)... Read more

Presentation by Dr Briggs at P&C Meeting March 2017

Presentation by Dr Briggs (pdf 261 KB)... Read more

Healthy School Canteens

Introducing Healthy School Canteens

The introduction of the revised Healthy School Canteen Strategy increases the availability of healthy food and drink options in school canteens to make the healthy choice, the easy choice. It replaces the Fresh Tastes@School Strategy in NSW schools that was commonly known as the traffic light system. The revised strategy is consistent with the 2013 Australian Dietary Guidelines and classifies food and drinks as either Everyday or Occasional. Sugary drinks will continue not to be sold. NSW public schools will have until the end of 2019 to... Read more

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Our shared responsibility

Welcome back for the 2017 school year. I hope everyone had a relaxing and refreshing break. I'd like to particularly welcome students (along with their parents) and staff starting in our schools for the first time. May the year ahead be engaging and rewarding – a wonderful year of teaching and learning. We know the world is transforming profoundly and quickly, and it is our great responsibility to prepare our children and young people so that they can flourish through such change. When our children finish school and enter the evermore... Read more

Burning Bright

The 2016 edition of Burning Bright is now available via the link below. Burning Bright is the annual publication of Hornsby Girls' High School students' writing. It celebrates the creativity, passion and versatility of our students and we hope that you will enjoy reading it. Burning Bright 2016 (pdf 988 KB)... Read more

2017 Resource Allocation Model funding

In October 2016, all NSW public schools will receive a 2017 Planned School Budget Allocation Report. The report will assist with the management of the total budget delivered to schools through the Resource Allocation Model (RAM). The Resource Allocation Model (RAM) methodology distributes funding based on the individual needs of students and schools. This gives schools greater flexibility to make local decisions. Learn more about the 2017 funding by visiting the Department's website. Watch a short animation about the important role of the RAM... Read more


Biomimicry is an innovative Project Based Learning activity that has been developed for Year 8 students at Hornsby Girls High School by Ms DeLosa (Head Teacher Visual Arts) and Mr Re (Head Teacher Science) that uses elements of Visual Arts, Science and TAS subjects. Students learn how nature has developed solutions to various problems and then consider how these natural solutions can be applied by humans to real world problems in the 21st century. Biomimicry at Hornsby Girls High: Your browser does not support the video tag.... Read more

A new school year

Welcome back to school for 2016. As we start the year we have high expectations of our students and staff and a commitment to deliver the excellent public education that parents, carers and the community rightly demand. This year we will work towards achieving new priorities announced by the Premier to raise the percentage of students in the top two bands in the National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN). I am proud of our achievements in public education and each year our schools provide our communities with much to... Read more

Burning Bright 2015

Burning Bright

Please read the 2015 edition of "Burning Bright', a publication of student work in English. Burning Bright 2015 (pdf 5107 KB)... Read more

Applications for student travel 2016

From 2 November 2015, a new online SSTS application process is being introduced for schools within the Opal network, coinciding with the introduction of the School Opal card. Schools outside the Opal network should continue to process the existing blue SSTS application forms and send them to the appropriate transport operators. Most parents, guardians and students won't need to apply for a school travel pass for 2016 if they have already been given a school student travel pass for the current year. These will be automatically sent to the... Read more

Old Girls Union 85th Anniversary Celebration

Old Girls Union 85th Anniversary Celebration of Hornsby Girls High School. Saturday 5 December 10am - 4pm at Hornsby Girls High School. Cake cutting at 10:30am and morning tea served. Memorabilia and archive displays, and tours of the school. P and C BBQ lunch served at 12 noon. RSVP: hghsogu@gmail.com See the invitation: 85th Birthday (pdf 41 KB)... Read more

School Dates

Term Dates 2016 - 2020 (pdf 359 KB)... Read more

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