Front Page: Perceptions - Art Exhibition

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Principal’s Note. ............................. 4

Middle Campus News. ..................... 6

Senior Campus News. ..................... 8

Stage 1 Awards. ............................10

Stage 2 Subject Merit Awards. ............12

Stage 2 Graduate Special Awards. .......13

School Scholarship Awards. ...............16

School Leadership Awards. ...............16

Canberra Young Leaders’ Camp 2019. ...17

Pepper Street Art Exhibition ...............18

Philosothon .................................19

Women in Aviation Careers Day. ..........19

2019 Premier’s Reading Challenge ......20

Europe Trip. ................................ 22

German. ................................... 24

Sport News ................................ 26

Rowing News. .............................30

Pedal Prix. .................................. 32

International News. ........................ 34

Takahashi High School Trip . .............. 36

Italy Trip . ................................... 39

Important Dates. .......................... 42

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2019 has been such a great year for

Norwood Morialta High School, which

is evident as we enjoy the customary

celebratory activities at this time of year.

Some special highlights from the past few

weeks include:

The Stage 2 Graduation acknowledging the

achievements of our Class of 2019 and celebrate

their time at Norwood Morialta High School. This

was a wonderful occasion that highlighted how

amazing this special group of talented individuals

are. We wish our Class of 2019 every success in

their next life chapter and hope they will continue

to be an active member in our NMHS community.

The Stage 1 Awards Assembly, Year 10

Graduation Assembly and the Year 8/9

Celebration Assembly celebrating our student’s

successes in their academic, linguistic, community,

service–learning and sporting pursuits.

Congratulations to all award recipients!

The fantastic Shortcuts Film Festival event

highlighting the talents of a record number

of creative filmmakers. WE invite you to view

the winning films via our youtube channel



Over 50 students from Years 9-11 participating

in the engaging Australian Business Week

program in late November. This exciting and

authentic 5-day program promoted collaboration

and entrepreneurial skills, encouraging students

to experience the highs and lows of business

decisions and the creativity of marketing new




Year 10 participants of the Young Leaders

Canberra Trip experiencing the cultural and

educational sights of our nation’s capital. The

action-packed program included Parliament

House, National War Memorial, CSIRO Discovery

Centre and Questacon Science and Technology

Centre, just to name a few that has further

enriched student learning and their global view.

Please refer to the 2019 Canberra Trip Booklet on

our website at

for more information and images.


Our school hosting a state-wide STEM conference

and proudly presenting our impressive STEM

programs and journey to educators and leaders

from across the state. This was a true whole

school showcase and featured not only our

teachers and leaders of STEM, but also our

inspiring co-curricular programs (Plan for the

Planet and Global Summit) with student presenters,

students involved in lessons and also our wholeschool

pedagogical approach ‘Challenge Based

Learning’ which has been the positive catalyst of

our STEM work. This was a highly successful event

that has affirmed our position as a leading school

of STEM.

Seven passionate STEM students, accompanied

by Chris Felstead (our Director of STEM), enjoying

an amazing G’Day USA STEM adventure, in the

final weeks of the school year. A highlight of the

trip was the 3-day training camp at the NASA

Kennedy Space Station. We look forward to the

students sharing more details about this and future

expeditions early next year.

Further to our student successes I can report

that our Capital Works Project has continued

to progress positively. Concept plans have been

finalised for the new 3-storey middle school,

refurbishment of areas in the existing senior school

(including the Administration space, Learning Hub

(library), additional senior teaching spaces with

adjacent offices and a new Wellbeing Hub) and

extensive landscaping. In the meantime our staff

and students have engaged in many consultation

workshops to provide our architects with valuable

feedback for the detailed design plans of these

spaces. We look forward to sharing the plans with

our community once they are formally approved.

In closing I would like to thank the Norwood

Morialta Governing Council, members of our

Rowing and Pedal Prix Clubs, volunteers, students,

families, Old Scholars and school community

for their continued support in making Norwood

Morialta High School a great place to learn and


I would also like to acknowledge the diverse

contributions of our staff and thank them for

their energy and commitment to our students.

Unfortunately at the end of each year staff move

on and leave our school community. This year

is no exception and we say farewell and good

luck to the many staff. In particular I would like

to acknowledge the following staff for their long

service and for their leadership of our school:

Karen Andrews, Linda Below, Peter Brook, Phil

Carter, Sharon Chesson, Ruth Cox, Hailey Hay,

Virginia Lonnon, Karmen Petric and Kathleen

Wong. We thank them for their many contributions

and wish them well with their future endeavours!

I sincerely wish you all a safe and enjoyable festive

season and summer break and hope the new year

brings you happiness and the realisation of your

personal goals and aspirations. We look forward to

a successful year in 2020!

Jacqui van Ruiten



Middle Campus News

As always Term 4 is a very busy one with

many formal occasions for the end of the

year. This is our opportunity to celebrate

the great achievements of our students

both academically and in co-curricular

activities. Students are selected for awards

ranging from public speaking, community

service to academic excellence.

Year 10s recently completed their Personal

Learning Plan, for many, this was their first

SACE unit. They also undertook a transition

program on the senior campus before

their formal graduation ceremony. Many

are excited by the prospect of starting

the new school year as senior school

students with more independence and the

opportunity to develop better study skills.

Another excited group of students is those

in Year 9 who will be going to the senior

campus to study the Year 10 course in

the 10extended class next year. They also

had a transition day to find out more

about their program at the senior campus.

Students are selected for the 10ex class

based on their academic achievement,

NAPLAN and PAT results, teacher

recommendation and their maturity and

approach to learning. I wish them well on

the senior campus.



Year 8 and 9 Awards Assembly - Senior


On the last day of term, Friday 13 December, a

Year 8 and 9 Awards Assembly will be held in the

Ivan Coward Hall from 9.00am until 11.00am. This

event is being held at the senior campus to allow

us to invite parents as the middle campus gym is

not large enough. Students will talk about their year

and be presented with some special awards. Work

will be on display and there will be some musical

items to entertain. Students will be dismissed after

the assembly at approximately 11.00am.

Start of Year 2020

270 students are expected to begin Year 8 in

2020 with the accelerated STEM class, the Italian

immersion group and the rowing class as specialist


Only Year 8 students will start on Tuesday 28

January with Year 9 and 10 students commencing

on Wednesday 29 January. This will support the

younger students in their transition to the high

school. Year 8s will go to the gym at 8.30am

for a welcome and be organised into their PLG

classes for the day. On Wednesday they can then

go directly to their classes while Years 9 and 10

students will begin with an assembly in the gym.

Wednesday will finish at 1.20pm.

If you are buying a new uniform for 2020

remember that all students will need the formal

uniform of skirt and shirt or pants and shirt. The

polo shirt is optional and won’t be permitted on

formal occasions, excursions or at the senior

campus. Skirts must be knee length so please don’t

hem them shorter as it can be expensive to have

to fix this. Shoes, as always, need to be solid black

shoes which cover the foot, for health and safety

reasons. Uniform Management Services are very

helpful when purchasing your items.

It has been an eventful and rewarding year with so

many students involved in STEM, sports, languages,

excursions, overseas visits and study tours, the

global summit, competitions, charity fundraisers,

lunchtime clubs and extra-curricular activities.

Congratulations and well done to all students.

On a personal note, I say good-bye to Norwood

Morialta High School after 24 years. I began as the

coordinator of languages appointed by Peter Lang

in 1995 and was excited by the opportunity to lead

such a vibrant program with five languages. This

school has given me many opportunities across

two sites in different roles. I became Assistant

Principal, International Programs and then Deputy

Principal Head of middle campus. Through my

work I have accompanied students to China and

Japan, attended some great drama performances,

music nights, art shows, musicals and more

recently film festivals. I have met some amazing

students and seen some great achievements.

I am moving to the Yorke Peninsula to pursue

my interest in gardening, fishing, the marine

environment and other opportunities.

I hope everyone enjoys a well-earned holiday

break. All the best for 2020.

Karen Andrews

Deputy Principal, Middle Campus


Senior Campus News


Year 12 Graduation

We proudly farewelled our Year 12 students

at the Graduation Ceremony held earlier this

term. The assembly celebrated and recognised

the successes and achievements of our Year

12 students. It was also an opportunity to wish

them well with their final assignments, exams

and future endeavours. Our guest speaker this

year was Professor Caroline McMillen, Chief

Scientist for South Australia. Students, staff and

parents commented on her thought provoking

speech about the virtual and real world, and the

importance of human endeavour in providing

solutions to global problems.

It was a heartfelt school event and a great way

for our Year 12s to finish the school year. We

now look forward to inviting our 2019 Graduates

back next year to acknowledge their results and


Year 12 Ready Program

Stage 1 students participated in a three day

Year 12 Ready Program to support an early

transition into their final year of high school.

Teachers delivered comprehensive and engaging

programs that gave students an overview and

a better understanding of what to expect next

year. Students valued this opportunity and readily

talked about the increased confidence this

program has given them as ‘soon to be’ Year 12s.

Stage 1 Awards Assembly

The Stage 1 Awards assembly was an

acknowledgment of student success and the

valued and important partnership between the

school and the home. The program included

the Principal’s address, School Captain’s

speech, special awards, musical items and the

presentation of merit and endeavour certificates

to students from the Campbell and Laslett

learning communities. We can be proud of the

way in which the Stage 1 students completed the

school year and celebrated their achievements at

the assembly.


Rotary Club of Magill Sunrise – Service

Above Self Award

donated by the Rotary Club of Morialta to the

student who best displays commitment to serve

in the school and/or broader community. Rotary’s

vision for Service Above Self is to promote high

ethical standards, to advance world understanding,

goodwill, peace and fellowship. Rotarian Sue Pullens

presented the award to William Bai.

In closing, I would like to wish our families and

students a safe and happy holiday season. I look

forward to working with you in 2020.

Nikki Kotrotsos

Deputy Principal SC

Stage 1 Awards


Chemistry 1 & 2

Pure Mathematics 1


Pure Mathematics 2

Pure Mathematics 3

ZARA BAKER Food & Hospitality S

Geography A

EMERI BARNES Business Innovation


Legal Studies B

Psychology 1

Social Media & Marketing

EMILY BARTSCH Outdoor & Environmental

Education A & B

BLAKE BASTICK General Mathematics 1

Physical Education B

TOSHAN BECKER German Continuers 1 & 2

GIADA BRACCI Child Studies S

Food & Hospitality S

Health A



VICTORIA CENTOFANTI Essential Mathematics 2



CHRISTIAN DE CORSO Integrated Learning Sports


NINURI DEVINUWARA Pure Mathematics 4

FOTINI DIMAS Modern Greek 1

DINUKA DISSANAYAKA Computer Aided Drawing S

ARIEL DZINO Drama 1 & 2



Film & Special Effects -


Film & Special Effects -


IRHAS GILL Digital Technologies 1




Film & Special Effects -


LAUREN GREEN Child Studies S

Visual Arts Art A



Journalism B

Psychology 2

JIA YANG HO Information Processing &


NIKOLAS Modern Greek 2





Accounting 2

Economics A

MITCHELL JAKAB Creative Technologies

JAMILLA JAMES Workplace Practices A

AQUIF JAWAD Digital Technologies 2


JULIETTE KEIR Music Advanced 2

JAMES SIMONE Intergrated Learning

Sports Studies


JINDONG TANG Chinese Background

Speakers 2

DILLON THULKANAM Earth & Environmental


English 2

MAI TRAN Accounting S

Pure Mathematics 2

TRI LE MINH VO Accounting 1

CATHY WANG Psychology S

MYAH WHITWORTH Japanese Continuers 1

TSAM YUET WONG English as a Second

Language 1 & 2


Visual Arts Design B

YUXIANG ZHANG Chinese Background

Speakers 1

TAYLOR ZURAK Workplace Practices B

TALLULA KING Digital Imaging S

YUE LEONG Chinese Continuers 1

NINURI DEVINUWARA Pure Mathematics 4

Japanese Beginners 1 & 2

NUANNUAN LI Music Experience 2

ABBY MCEVOY Visual Arts Art B

PAIGE MCGRATH Business Innovation B

General Mathematics 2

NEEL PANCHAL Computer Aided Drawing


Electronics A





Legal Studies A

Physical Education A



Visual Arts Design A

CHLOE SIERAT-MINCHIN Integrated Learning -

Event Management

Stage 2 Subject Merit Awards


Music Explorations


Italian Continuers


Music – Solo





General Mathematics


Business & Enterprise


Film & Special Affects


Modern Greek




Research Project

Wei Ye


Wei Hung

Food & Hospitality


Digital Technologies


Research Project




Furniture Design &



Music- ensemble



Integrated Learning –

Sports Studies


Workplace Practices


Mathematical Methods


Chinese Continuers



Japanese Beginners


English as an Additional



Modern History


Digital Imaging









Information Processing

& Publishing

Essential Mathematics

Chinese Background


English Literary Studies

Legal Studies

Research Project




Outdoor Education



Stage 2 Graduate Special Awards


The student is chosen because they have demonstrated

outstanding citizenship in the school community. The student

has the respect of students and staff and has always

been thoughtful, responsive and supportive of others. The

student has modelled the school’s core values of Distinction,

Diversity and Respect.


Australian Defence Force Long Tan Youth Leadership &

Teamwork Award

Presented by the Australian Defence Force to a student who

has demonstrated a high degree of leadership ability and

teamwork skills.

Council Medal

Presented in recognition of outstanding services to the

school community. The student has made a positive

contribution to a number of school co-curricular activities,

has shown dedication to school work, excellent conduct

and has earned the respect of staff and students.

Mysore Award

The Renu Mysore (nee Rajagopalan) Memorial Award,

presented to the most outstanding female scholar in




Dunstan Award for Excellence in Languages &


Donated by the Hon. Steven Marshall MP, Premier of

South Australia, and Member for Norwood, to recognise

the student who has demonstrated excellence in the

study of a language other than English. The student


has demonstrated dedication and commitment in

the pursuit of excellence, together with the ability to

operate comfortably across cultures.

Morialta Citizenship Award

Donated by the Hon. John Gardner MP, Minister for

Education and Member for Morialta in recognition of

contribution to the school and the community.


Service to Performing Arts

Donated by Peter Lang, founding Principal of Norwood

Morialta High School in recognition of commitment

and skills in music, drama, musicals and community



Service to School Sport

Presented in recognition of commitment and skills in

more than one sport.




Caltex Best All Rounder Award

This award recognises participation and excellence

in academic, leadership sporting, community service

activities and the desire to achieve personal best in all



The Noel David Old Scholars Award

Donated by the Hon. John Gardner MP, Minister for

Education and Member for Morialta in recognition of

contribution to the school and the community.


Hartley Award

Donated by the Hon. Vincent Tarzia MP, Speaker of the

South Australian House of Assembly and Member for

Hartley in recognition of public speaking and influence

in a range of public forums.


Rotary Club of Magill Sunrise Service Above Self Award

Donated by the Rotary Club of Magill Sunrise to the

student who best displays commitment to serve in the

school and/or broader community. Rotary’s vision for

Service Above Self is to promote high ethical standards,

to advance World understanding, goodwill, peace and



+ School Leadership Award

Panayoula Parha Award for Excellence in English

Awarded to a student who displays enthusiasm and

love for literature, ability to write well and creatively

and the ability to influence class discussions and



School Scholarship Awards

Donated by the Norwood High School Old Boys Association to students who have

achieved, through the pursuit of excellence, outstanding results in Stage 2 subjects.







School Leadership Awards

Presented to students who have earned the respect of staff and students through

outstanding contributions and achievements as student leaders.





International Student Awards




Canberra Young

Leaders’ Camp 2019

During Week 7 a group of 25 Year 10s and Year 11s

embarked on the Norwood Morialta High Schools’

Canberra Young Leaders’ Camp. Many hours of

organisation and meticulous planning resulted in a

camp full to the brim with tours, sites, attractions,

educational programs and fun activities in our

nation’s capital.

Students participated in a variety of educational

programs with a focus on Australia’s history,

culture, heritage, global contribution and

democracy. Our students visited places such as

Parliament House, the High Court of Australia,

the National Film & Sound Archives, Questacon:

Science & Technology Centre, CSIRO, the

Australian Institute of Sport, the National Gallery

of Australia and the Royal Australian Mint to name

just a few.

To assist us in undertaking this visit, the Australian

Government contributed by providing a rebate

of $1500 towards the costs under the Parliament

and Civics Education Rebate (PACER) program, an

initiative that assisted in running this informative

and valuable visit.

Great fun was had and many life long memories

were made. Nominations for 2020 will occur

during Term 1 and will be open to Year 10 & 11

students. Looking forward to meeting our next

round of adventurers in 2020!

A full account of the Canberra Young Leaders’

Camp 2019 is included in a special Newsletter in

the Newsletter section of the website.

Matthew Camerlengo

English & Legal Studies Teacher

Pepper Street Art


Throughout the year, students in Years 8 to 12 have

been creating works in Art, Design and Media using

a range of subjects as inspiration. By analysing the

works from historical and contemporary artists, film

makers and designers, students have shown their

creativity when applying practitioner’s techniques

within their own artistic vision. Many of the students

have attended workshops, exhibitions or had guest

presenters, who are professionals in their industry,

to guide students in the creation of their works,

developing a range of new techniques and adding to

the quality of the work they present. Senior students


have also produced pieces inspired by the workshops

they have attended at the Art Gallery of South

Australia. Students have used a range of mediums

including painting, mixed media, sculpture, digital

media, design and multimodal works. They have

worked under the broad theme of ‘Perceptions’ to

help guide their personal visual aesthetic, creating

a variety of works that are unique and moving,

demonstrating their skills as budding artists or


Students have created works interpreting the

broad theme of Perceptions whether it is their own

personal identity, intercultural relationships or links

to the environment. Adolescents are at a stage

where they are becoming more self-aware and

form their own identity, so this is an ideal time to

study Perceptions as they explore how they relate to

themselves, contemporary culture and the world. At

Norwood Morialta High School, our students develop

a passion for the Arts and are encouraged to develop

their creativity and critical thinking. The exhibition

provides students with an opportunity to develop their

creativity in tangible ways and form connections with

the Arts community allowing students to flourish as

they enter a world of great change.

Evelyn Makris

Art Teacher




NMHS competed in its first Philosothon on 29 October 2019.

The Philosothon is a chance for a mixed year level team –

students from Year 8, 9, 10, 11 – to undertake ‘Communities

of Inquiry’ on Philosophical topics, including what is Art,

and how do we determine its value, and do we need

God to explain the origin of the universe? Contributions

to the Communities of Inquiry (COI) were assessed by

Philosophers based on critical, creative and collaborative


Visiting Philosophers noted how impressed they were

with the standard of discussion, as students from around

Adelaide thoughtfully, and respectfully engaged in debate

about complex ideas. Congratulations to the NMHS team,

Disha Raval, Jet Wallman-Craddock, Bronte Mead, and

Carlo Camozatto, for their participation, preparation and

skill development. A particular congratulations to Jet who

took home 3rd Place in the Year 9 category (not bad for

our first go!).

Myfwany Mayfield

Research Project Manager

Women in Aviation

Careers Day

On Saturday, 16 November, three Year 12 students

and I attended the Women in Aviation Careers Day at

Adelaide Airport. This event was organised by Qantas,

and we were lucky enough to be invited into the

Qantas Hangar where their aircraft are maintained.

We spoke to a range of organisations within the

Aviation industry to learn about exciting career

opportunities and pathways. The day also included

a demonstration from the Airport Fire Brigade and a

tour of a domestic aircraft. We sat in the cockpit with

a pilot, looked inside the luggage area and sat inside

the engine turbine. This is the second annual event

aimed at encouraging more females to consider a

career in the Aviation industry, we look forward to

attending this event in the future with other Norwood

Morialta High School students.

Vanessa Guerin

Senior School Well Being Leader



Disha Raval 9ST


2019 Premier’s Reading


Each year we encourage all students to participate in the

Premier’s Reading Challenge. To achieve the challenge

students must read 12 books and record this on their

reading record. For every year that the challenge is

completed, the student will receive a medal or certificate

– from Certificate in the first year, through to Reader for

Life after 12 years. Students may begin the challenge in

Reception and continue each year until graduation.

This year we would like to acknowledge the students who

completed the challenge, and we ask you to consider

that “A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies . . . The

man who never reads lives only one.” – George R.R. Martin,

Author Game of Thrones

Leisa Westerhof

Resource Centres

First Year – Certificate

Manya Khosla 9B1

Yerushka Moodley 9B1

June Long 9ST

Suhani Sharma C9

Second Year – Bronze Medal

Snehal Wadhwa 9G2

Chloe Anciano 9ST

Third Year – Silver Medal

Neha Simy 8R2

Saksham Gambhir 9B4

Ethan Noack 9ST

Brooke Sherrah 9ST

Fourth Year – Gold Medal

Elijah Van der Walt 9ST

Fifth Year – Chamption Medal

Daksh Chopra 9R2

Sixth Year – Legend Medal

Cristina Fabrello 9B4

Arzu Hattam 9B4

Nicolette Nehme Badanai 9B4

Seventh Year – Hall of Fame Medal

Devam Banker 9B4

Luca Benvenuto 9B4

Brodie Monis 9B4

Eighth Year – Reader for Life 8

Doanh Trinh 8B1

Anuragdeep Singh 8B3

Sheida Afshar Vahid 9ST

Dearna Lanzotti 10B1

Ninth Year – Reader for Life 9

Suhani Mistry 8B1

Mikayla Partick 8R2

Oxford Katakasi 8ST

Charli Brown 9B4

Luca Cirocco 9B4

Taylor Lupp 9B4

Alek Staykov 9G1

Vasily Andryushkin 9ST

Jena Nam 9ST

Georgia Roderick 9ST

Riley Smith 9ST

Jet Wallman-Craddock 9ST

Daisy Williams 9ST

Isaac Leppa 10B3

Filip Krysta 10B4

Tenth Year – Reader for Life 10

Molly Sweeney 9B4

Elaaf Gill 9ST

Rubaica Khan 9ST

Olivia Spandrio 9B4

Drina Ruza Britvic L3

Australian Business Week

In Term 4, a group of 54 students from years 9, 10 and 11

participated in Australian Business Week (ABW). The week

long program looked to expose students to the world of

business and enterprise whilst allowing them to develop a

diverse range of valued skills and capabilities.

Students were tasked with the responsibility of running

their own company in small teams, where they:

• Managed a business through a computer simulation

over a 2 year period

• Learnt from guest speakers from business and the


• Developed a new product of their own invention

• Created a video and trade display to advertise their


• Gave a verbal and written report of the week’s


• Interacted with business people and teachers as


Overall, the program was hugely successful thanks to the

support of staff and members of the community. Further

credit must also go to the students for their hard work,

creativity, critical thinking and passion. Congratulations

to the winning team Mobi, for their idea of ‘Smart Sport


Chris Nguyen

Business and Legal Studies Teacher


Europe Trip

In early September, I travelled to Europe for a

three week international tour with 55 other girls

from across Australia. I was one of 5 girls from

South Australia and together, we rehearsed four

times before flying to Melbourne to spend 3 days

with the whole touring choir who were from NSW,

VIC, QLD and WA. I was also lucky enough to be

selected as one of 10 soloists. This year was the

choir’s 45th tour and we travelled to Paris, Villers-

Bretonneux, Neuenhaus, Apeldoorn, Southend On

Sea and London.



In Paris, we were lucky enough to see the Eiffel

Tower, climb the Arc de Triomphe, Notre Dame,

the Palace of Versailles, the Bastille, walk down

the Champs Elysee and perform in the Australian

Embassy for the ambassador, the choir’s founder

(Judith Curphey) and other embassy members

for Mrs Curphey’s 90th birthday. We also had the

opportunity to sing and perform with students from

the British School of Paris and the Mixed-Voice

Youth Choir at the Conservatoire de Versailles.

Our last day in Paris was spent touring around

Montmartre, seeing Sacre Cour and shopping in

the markets.

From Paris, we travelled to Villers-Bretonneux,

a northern country town in France that hosted

Australian soldiers in 1918 when fighting for the

freedom of the town. The town commemorates

Australia and the gratefulness of the citizens can

be seen throughout the streets and schools. Here,

we separated into pairs to be hosted by families,

many of whom did not speak any English. Our host

families took us to memorials and museums that

further explain the involvement of Australia in the

war before doing a full performance in the evening

for all of our

host families. We performed at the Vignacourt British

Cemetery service and another full show for veterans

and other community members. In this show, we

also performed with primary school students from

Vignacourt Primary School.

We visited Dam Square and the Amsterdam Museum

before spending the afternoon in the windy streets

that were filled with small shops.

Our last day in Villers-Bretonneux was filled with

workshops with students aged from 3 to 20 with over

500 students attending these workshops!

We then travelled to Neuenhaus, Germany where

we again split off into different host families. My

host mum quickly immersed us into the culture and

history of the town which was celebrating its 650th

anniversary while we were visiting. My host mum

took us to a windmill (which she owns), old cattle

stations and bakeries and an archeological dig site.

She was very interested and enthusiastic to show us

around her town and we were more than happy to

follow along! Everybody rode bikes around the town,

there were barely any cars. We performed with

Lise Meitner Gymnasium High School at the towns

650th anniversary celebrations before joining in the

celebrations afterwards.

We also travelled to Osnabruck to do another

workshop and performance with Graf-Stauffenberg

Gymnasium High School with girls aged 16 to 18 years

old before leaving.

From Germany, we travelled a short trip to the

Netherlands where we stayed in Apeldoorn with yet

another host family. We stayed with students from

Veluws College and we also taught and learnt songs

from these students. We performed another full show

including a new song we learnt here and two other

combined items.

We also had a day trip to Amsterdam which was

spent shopping and sightseeing by boat in the canals.

Our next stop was England and we caught a ferry

across the Chanel from Dunkirk. On this trip we caught

a glimpse of the White Cliffs of Dover before driving to

South-End On Sea, a small seaside town in Essex. We

were hosted by choir members from the South-End

On Sea Choir and I was lucky enough to be hosted by

Charlie, a girl I hosted here in Adelaide last year! We

spent our day doing workshops with young students

from St George’s Catholic Primary School and we

finished with a performance for the school community.

Our host families took us out for the evening and we

went to Crazy Golf (I won).

Our last stop was London where we walked to

Covent Garden where we ate lunch and spent a

few hours at our final shopping destination. We then

went sightseeing through Green Park to Buckingham

Palace, Westminster, Big Ben, the London Eye and

the Houses of Parliament before doing another

performance in the Australian Embassy in London to

dignitaries from Canada, Britain, New Zealand and

Australia. This was our final performance as a touring

group and was a beautiful place to perform in.

From London we travelled back home via Dubai

where we then split into our own states to travel home.

This tour allowed me to grow so much as a performer

and also as a person. I am forever grateful that I was

able to go and miss all the girls from the touring group

very much!

Juliette Keir

Year 11 Student


Year 10 German Day Out:

Deutscher Tag

Wednesday 25 September

As part of the Year 10 German course students

have been learning about German-Australian

economic relationships. The unit of work –

Enterprise German Project aims to give students

an insight into the increasingly important German-

Australian economic relationship. It motivates

students to learn German and aims to show

them how German can advance their careers by

acquiring skills that are increasingly in demand in

the job market - intercultural competence and

language skills.

To further develop the intercultural competence

and language skills students had the opportunity

to experience German Day Out – Deutscher

Tag at the University of Adelaide. This is an

educational event organised by German Studies,

University of Adelaide and SA German Teachers

Association (SAGTA) and is open to students in

Years 10, 11, and 12 who are studying German.

“I should continue to study German.”


Throughout the day students were immersed

in German culture. They had the opportunity to

practise and improve their language skills by

participating in a range of language activities,

taste German food and watch a German movie.

Students met other German learners sharing

their experiences of studying in Germany, Austria

or Switzerland, as well as German learners from

different schools around Adelaide. Following

the event students completed a survey about

their experiences at this event. Below are some

students’ comments.

What were your key take aways from this


“Learning German opens up great life

opportunities - German can connect many


“German is important and fun!”

“If I want to continue my German I should go to

Adelaide University.”

“I need to improve my spoken German.”

“I learnt new German words and met new


“I learned more about the importance of

studying a language.”

“I learned more about German culture.”

“An enjoyable way to develop my understanding

of the German language and culture.”

“Great experience!”

“It was very engaging to listen to the University

students talk about their experiences from

studying German. The food was delicious

especially the Bienenstichkuchen and

Apfelstrudel. I managed to meet some new

people from different schools and practise

my German skills. The sessions were great

(Pictionary, talent show) and we also played a

couple Kahoot German quizzes which were very

fun. The event finished with a romantic German

movie called Westwind. Spoiler alert!!! Two lovers

one from west Germany and the other from the

east. Great excursion indeed!”

“The food was really good. The activities were

fun. The movie was relaxing to watch.”

“I thought the sessions were fun and exciting,

and I would be happy to do it again to learn

about the German culture and practise my

German skills.”



“The German Day Out was very enjoyable as

NMHS students were able to meet the students

around us that were also learning German. My

favourite activity was the movie and lunch.”

“This event was fun as we learnt more about

German culture and we made new friends from

different schools.”

Weihnachtsplätzchen backen –

Christmas Cookies baking

Year 9 German, Class 9GER2B

Students’ comments - in English & in German

For our Friday afternoon lesson, we baked

Christmas cookies. The teacher prepared the

dough before the lesson, we then rolled them out

and cut out cookies. Once they were baked we

put icing and sprinkles and took them home to

our families.

Für unseren Unterricht am Freitagnachmittag

haben wir Weihnachtsplätzchen gebacken. Die

Lehrerin bereitete den Teig vor dem Unterricht

zu, dann rollten wir sie aus und schnitten Kekse

aus. Sobald sie gebacken waren, setzten wir

Zuckerguss und Streusel und brachten sie zu

unseren Familien nach Hause.

I enjoyed baking Xmas cookies as they were

enjoyable to eat and it was different to what we

usually do in our German lessons. It was both

enjoyable to eat and to make.

Ich habe es genossen, Weihnachtskekse zu

backen, weil es Spaß machte, sie zu essen, und

es war anders in dem, was wir normalerweise

im Deutschunterricht machen. Es war sowohl

genussvoll zu essen, als auch zu machen.

The Christmas cookie baking session, was very

enjoyable as we got to bake cookies with our

friends and learn the German Christmas cooking

culture. There were two types of cookie dough,

this included gingerbread and honey cake. I

enjoyed decorating the cookies with my friends

as we all got to bond as a class.

Die Weihnachtsplätzchen-Backstunde war

sehr unterhaltsam, da wir mit unseren

Freunden Kekse backen und die deutsche

Weihnachtskochkultur kennenlernen durften.

Es gab zwei Arten von Keksteig, zu gehörten

Lebkuchen und Honigkuchen. Ich habe es

genossen, die Kekse mit meinen Freunden zu

dekorieren, da wir uns alle als Klasse verbinden


I personally thought it was fun and something

different from what we usually do, I would enjoy

it if we did it again. My cookies turned out to be

okay, my group could’ve definitely made it better.

Ich persönlich dachte, dass es Spaß macht und

etwas anderes ist, als wir es normalerweise

tun. Ich würde es genießen, wenn wir es

wieder tun würden. Meine Kekse erwiesen sich

als in Ordnung, meine Gruppe hätte es definitiv

besser machen können.

Sport News



As the 2019 school year comes to an end, we

look back at what has been a very exciting

time for School Sport at Norwood Morialta High


This year saw our Athletics squad successfully

compete at Vista and SSSA Athletics Carnivals,

where for the second year in a row, we finished

in the top two schools and will again move up a

division for 2020. As well as athletics, students have

had the opportunity to represent the school in many

sport carnivals, including Soccer, Netball, AFL and

Frisbee. These carnivals allow students to build

positive relationships with their peers, friendships

across other schools and importantly, a connection

to the NMHS community.

Finally, we have had continued success with our

weekly sport program, with students competing

each week against schools across Adelaide in a

variety of sports. One highlight this year was the

revival of the Open Boys AFL team, which was

offered for the first time in 6 years and provided a

great opportunity for many of our students. Over

the course of the year, several of our teams have

finished the season as premiers, including, Open

Girls Basketball, Middle Girls Netball, and Middle

Girls Volleyball; all outstanding efforts.

I would like to acknowledge the contribution of

everyone involved in the Sports Program for 2019,

including our excellent coaches, staff and of

course students. It has been a very busy year and

we are all working hard to build a strong sports

program which provides great opportunities for our

students to develop and engage within the school


I look forward to 2020 and the many opportunities

ahead in sport for our students!

Darren Marner

Sports Manager

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Sport Selection

Congratulations to the below mentioned student for being selected for the following:


Coles Little Athletics Australian

National Camp, held at the

Australian Institute of Sport,

Canberra, Australian Capital

Territory, 29 September – 02



Norwood Flames Basketball

Club Team attending the

National Under 14 Boys Club

Championships, held in Ballarat,

Victoria, 30 September – 05




Australian Soccer Team attending the

SingaCup, held in Singapore, 04 – 08 November

On this trip there were

many new things that I had

done such as staying alone

without my parents. There

were some new obstacles

that I had come across on this

trip. Soccer wise this trip was

a huge leap for me since the

countries that we were playing

were very advanced. Overall

the tip was excellent and it was

a life time experience.

” - Oscar

Out of Hours Sport Awards – 2019

Nik Hemanth Coaching Award - Lucy Zorman Vial for coaching volleyball in terms 1 & 4 and netball in

terms 2 & 3.

Nik was an ex-scholar of Norwood Morialta High School, graduating in 2008 and sadly passed away in

2017. Nik started coaching badminton for the School in 2015 as part of the Out of Hours Sports program.

He coached both girls and mixed teams at both Middle and Senior level. His coaching was greatly

appreciated and valued. To honour Nik’s passion for badminton and coaching services, the Nik Hemanth

Coaching Award recognises the coaching efforts of one of our Out of Hours Sport coaches.

Boys Senior Soccer

Boys Middle Soccer

Girls Senior Soccer

Boys Senior A Basketball

Boys Senior B Basketball

Boys Senior C Basketball

Boys Middle A Basketball

Boys Middle B Basketball

Boys Middle C Basketball


Best & Fairest Player 2019


Most Valuable Player 2019


Most Improved Player 2019


Most Improved Player 2019




Best & Fairest Player 2019


Best & Fairest Player 2019


Best & Fairest Player 2019


Coach’s Award 2019


Most Valuable Player 2019


Most Valuable Player 2019


Most Valuable Player 2019


Coach’s Award 2019


Most Improved Player 2019


Award 2019


Most Improved Player 2019


Most Improved Player 2019


Coach’s Award 2019


Coach’s Award 2019

Boys Senior Australian Rules



Best & Fairest Player 2019


Most Consistent Player 2019

Girls Year 11 & 12 Netball


Best & Fairest Player 2019


Coach’s Award 2019

Girls Year 10 Netball


Most Valuable Player 2019


Most Improved Player 2019

Girls Year 9 Netball


Best & Fairest Player 2019


Most Valuable Player 2019

Girls Year 8 Netball


Coach’s Award 2019


Most Valuable Player 2019

Girls Middle Badminton


Best & Fairest Player 2019


Most Improved Player 2019

Girls Middle Badminton


Most Valuable Player 2019


Most Improved Player 2019


Girls Senior Badminton


Most Valuable Player 2019


Most Improved Player 2019


Girls Senior Badminton


Most Valuable Player 2019


Most Improved Player 2019

Mixed Senior Badminton

Mixed Middle B1 Badminton

Mixed Middle B2



Best & Fairest Player 2019


Best & Fairest Player 2019


Best & Fairest Player 2019


Best & Fairest Player 2019


Coach’s Award 2019


Coach’s Award 2019


Coach’s Award 2019

BRANDON HO Coach’s Award


Boys Cricket


Best & Fairest Player 2019


Coach’s Award 2019

Girls Volleyball


Best & Fairest Player 2019


Coach’s Award 2019

Girls Senior Basketball

Girls Middle Basketball


Best & Fairest Player 2019


Best & Fairest Player 2019


Award 2019


Coach’s Award 2019



Rowing News

Term 4 has seen the rowing program

ramp up into full swing rapidly over the

last 9 weeks. The club has been actively

rowing across a range of locations with

events on the Murray River, Torrens

River and at West Lakes Regatta

Centre. The Rowing Committee hosted

the 2019 NMHS ERGOTHON at the

Senior Campus and our rowing squads

battled it out in the Schools’ Indoor

Rowing Championship on 25 October at

Seymour College.

Spring Camp

The yearly rowing camp took place

once again at Ankara Youth Camp, near

Walkers Flat on the Murray River. From

16 - 19 October all rowers from Years 8

to 12 challenged themselves over the

three days with many improvements

and developments made on and off the

water. Rowers had opportunities to row in

single sculls, double sculls, quads, fours,

and eights. The Murray River provided the

perfect environment for junior rowers to

learn safe capsizing procedures, while all

rowers benefited from hours of technical

water sessions, fitness training, yoga,

stretching and team-building activities.

A massive thank you to the coaches,

staff, and parents who assisted with the

running of the camp and logistics.




During Term 4 the rowing club has been participating

in multiple regattas. This started at one of the

highlight regattas at Murray Bridge on 2 November,

and continued at West Lakes regattas on 9 and 30

November. Round the Island and a Junior Regatta

were held on the 16 November which saw our Senior

VIII’s and IV’s take on the 7km course around Delfin

Island and our Junior crews compete over the 1000m



One of the highlight events on the Term 4 calendar is

the Ergothon. This sees the rowing club pull together

over a 4-hour relay-style challenge, with students in

mixed year level teams. This event pushed students

physically and mentally to strive for the greatest

distance while combining as a rowing community

to fundraise for new equipment into 2020. Parents,

coaches, and staff didn’t miss out on the action with

an ‘Extra’ team entered to challenge the students

further. Ergnation consisting of James Adler (Yr 11),

Bradley Telfer (Yr 9), Liam Howard (Yr 9), Caleb London

(Yr 9), Zulfiqar Lakdawala (Yr 8), Igor Zarubin (Yr 8),

Patric Partridge (Yr 8) and Christian Baldi (Yr 8) rowed

the greatest distance of 58,825m, while all 8 teams

totalled over 455,771 metres. A special congratulation

to Bryson Salter for rowing the 4 hours’ solo and

completing over 55,351 metres. This bettered his own

personal best by over 3000 metres. We are still adding

up and collecting all fundraising money and will award

the highest fundraiser in the new year.

Come and Try

New Year 8s in 2020 have been busy at the Torrens

with two of the “Come & Try” sessions taking place

on 13 October and 24 November. These sessions have

enabled the next generation of rowers at NMHS to be

introduced to the sport on the water at the Torrens

River. The sessions have been a great success, and

have been heavily supported by our current rowers

and exceptional coaches. We have a final Come & Try

session for 2019 on 15 December for any new rowers in

2020. We are still looking for more student volunteers

to assist with the running of this session. (Please let

Ben O’Connell or Anne-Marie Thomas know if you are

able to assist or would like to be involved by emailing:

Ben O’Connell

Rowing Manager



Pedal Prix

Pedal Prix for 2019 has now drawn to a close, with the final presentation night having taken

place in Week 7. Trike have been stored, memories implanted and we bid farewell to a

number of riders.


Presentation Night

The Pedal Prix Season has now wrapped up

with the NMHS Presentation night on Friday 29

September. The NMHS Pedal Prix community

gathered at Sfizio Cucina e Caffé on the Parade

to celebrate a season full of growth, development

and success. This was an evening to recognise

the tremendous effort of all participants within

the NMHS program who have ridden throughout

2019. It was also a chance to show our gratitude

to the parents, supporters and wider NMHS

Pedal Prix community for their commitment

and dedication to see the program continue

each year. We heard from Andrew McLachlan,

Chairman of the Australian International Pedal

Prix Inc. about the past, present and future of

the UniSA Australian HPV Super Series. His talk

recognises the evolution of the program for

technical challenge to sport over the last 30

years, and provided our students with a large

perspective of what they are a part of.

The evening also recognised the extraordinary

contributions both on and off the track. In 2019

two awards were presented. The “Rob Spurling

Award” is given for effort, dedication and

contribution to NMHS Pedal Prix. It is awarded to

someone who embodies the spirit and ethos of

Pedal Prix as Mr Rob Spurling has done for over

two decades. The recipient in 2019 was Darcy

Strudwick. A new award was created this year in

recognition of the Strudwick Families support and

re-branding of the program over the last 5 years.

The “Speedy Strudwick Award” is presented to

the fastest male and fastest female throughout

the season. Darcy Strudwick and Summer

Nordmeyer received this award after stellar

seasons in the hot seat.




Evolution of Pedal Prix at NMHS

Pedal Prix has been at Norwood Morialta High Schools

since 1991 when a team of students from Morialta

High School along with their teacher Bill Standing built

the school’s first vehicle. Since this time it has evolved

enormously with this history now captured in the book

“Evolution, History of Pedal Prix, Norwood Morialta

High School, 1991 – 2019”. Shane Strudwick from Brand

Action compiled the book from years of records kept by

various teachers in charge of Pedal Prix throughout the

28 years. It is available for viewing online via the school

website and in both the senior and middle campus

libraries from 2020.



Focus has now turned to the 2020 season. New Year 8s

in 2020 were exposed to Pedal Prix at NMHS through

the Year 7 transition day on Monday 3 December, with

Summer Nordmeyer, Noah Piggin and Danar Witford

signing up the next generation. The holidays will see

trike repairs, modification and enhancements, and

students will begin training early in the new year.

2020 Racing Schedule

Mt Gambier 8 Hour – 27 – 28 March

Loxton 6 Hour – 2 – 3 May

Adelaide 6 Hour – 12 – 14 June

Adelaide 6 Hour – 24 – 26 July

Murray Bridge 24 Hour – 11 – 13 September

Farewell to the current Year 12s Hiu Yee Kwan, Chi Ho

Lucas Lo, Callum Parsey and Darcy Strudwick. Thank

you for all your efforts and you are always welcome

back to ride and assist.

Ben O’Connell

Teacher in Charge of Pedal Prix

If you want to be involved in the Pedal Prix program

in 2020, please register your interest via dl.0787.

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International News



International Students

Term 4 saw the completion of the High School

Graduate program for 32 Year 12 international

students. Many of these students have been

at the school for two to three years and we

are proud of their achievements which reflect

the quality education and rich learning that is

provided at NMHS. To leave one’s home country

and study in a language, which is not their first

language, and to complete the SACE is truly an

amazing accomplishment. It was pleasing to

see some of these students receiving special

awards, merit prizes and endeavour certificates

at the Year 12 Graduation Ceremony.

Scholarship and Special Awards students

11, who undertook short programs of 1 – 2 terms.

The students have made many friendships at

the school and also took up opportunities to

tour Adelaide and South Australia with their host

families and on organised tours. We wish them

well as they return to complete their studies in

their home countries.

Exchange Students

Towards the end of Term 4, two of our Year 11

students, took up opportunities to experience life

in overseas schools. Nic is currently in Takahashi

at our sister school in Okayama Prefecture on

a 4 week exchange program. Kai is in Rennes,

France, on an exchange in School Victor Et

Hélène Basch, which is the school where one

of our Term 3 Study Abroad Program students,

Paul Henry, attends. From a snippet of his

journal, Kai talks about his “experience of a

lifetime”, living with a host

family, experiencing life and

culture in France as well as

attending school lessons.

He is currently learning

French, having not had

any experience in the

Study Tour – Ritsumeikan Junior High


We welcomed 15 students and 1 staff member from

Ritsumeikan Junior High School, Kyoto, Japan on a

very hot, 40 degree day, Wednesday 20 November.

However this clearly was not an issue as reflected by

the chatter and excitement on the student’s faces as

they travelled on the coach from the airport. After

a pizza lunch with their NMHS International Student

Ambassadors the group were excited as they met

their host families.

At our school, the students undertook a program

compromising of English lessons, local cultural

excursions, as well as a school experience program

including Aboriginal Studies, Australian Cuisine,

Growth Mindset activities and Sports classes.

The group also visited Cleland Wildlife Park and

experienced canoeing at West Lakes. We appreciate

the support of the NMHS staff who, as always,

willingly give their time to ensure that our international

visitors have a special Norwood Morialta High School


The group left two weeks later on Tuesday 3

December on a cloudy, drizzling and cool 12 degree

morning, quite the opposite to their arrival day! This

clearly did not matter to the students. It was clear

from all accounts very close bonds were developed

with the students and their host families. In particular,

some of our international student ambassadors

arrived at the school (at 6.30am!!) to farewell

their Ritsumeikan friends, a clear indication of the

friendships they formed in such a short time.

We look forward to welcoming Ritsumeikan, a 15th

time, in 2020.

Sister School Trips – Japan and Italy 2019

At the end of Term 3 two groups of NMHS

students and staff were farewelled to visit our

sister schools in Japan and Italy. An account of

their amazing journeys can be read in the next

section of this newsletter.

Sister School Trip – Germany 2020

As a result of connections made at this year’s

NMHS Global Summit, our school has established

a sister school partnership with Wilhelm-Dörpfeld

Gymnasium, Wuppertal, Germany. Students

studying German this year will have received a

letter to indicate their expression of interest in

participating in the first outbound sister school

trip to Germany in the Term 3 holidays next year.


partnership and to recruit homestays for our visit

At their recent Open Day, Wilhelm-Dörpfeld had

an Australian Display to promote our sister school

in 2020.

Takahashi High

School Trip

Sunday 13 October 18 students, (8 Year 9

students, 4 Year 10 students and 6 Year 11

students) together with Assistant Principal

David Carter and Satomi Glenn, teacher of

Japanese, returned safely from the biennial

Takahashi Japan study tour. The 17 day trip

consisted of, both a school experience in

our sister school Takahashi High School in

Okayama including 7 nights with homestay

families, and traveling around Japan on

Shinkansen (bullet trains) to major tourist

spots, such as Hiroshima, Kyoto, Nara and

Tokyo for 8 nights.

Early in Term 1 there will be an information

evening for all families and students interested in

participating to learn more about this inaugural

sister school exchange.

Andrea Sarantaugas

Assistant Principal, International Programs

The students’ favourite part of the trip was,

of course. the school experience where they

were able to participate in lessons with their

buddies, as well as special cultural lessons like

the tea ceremony, Japanese cooking class,

Japanese art and calligraphy lessons. After

school, some of our boys had fun participating

in after school club, playing basketball with

Takahashi students, while other students got

together with their buddies in the International

room, playing card games while eating

Japanese snacks. The school and homestay

experience finished all so quickly, giving our

students new perspectives of Japanese culture

and the way of life. In the early morning when

we were leaving Takahashi station, many

Takahashi students and their host families

came to say goodbye, and our students were

all very sad to leave as many of them were

hugging each other in tears showing the great

success of the study tour.



Satomi Glenn

Japanese Teacher

“ ”


My top three highlights of Takahashi were

experiencing what it is like to go to a school in

Japan and how most kids get to school, meeting

new people like my homestay and all the other

students, and getting to play basketball with all the

Japanese students.

Another highlight was the Golden temple and the

1000 Gates as it has always been a dream of mine

to see and take pictures of them, experiencing

the public transport as it is so different to public

transport in Adelaide, and getting to go shopping

in all the massive department stores.


Top three highlights for the tour as in Kyoto and

Tokyo etc. are probably being able to stay in hotels

with our friends which was really fun as there was

a lot of laughter, seeing all the culture like shrines

and temples was cool as well as I was able to take

a lot of good photos and videos. This one was a bit

more personal but I enjoyed being able to catch

up with Yoshi who was an exchange student in

NMHS last year, that was the most exciting for me.


The top three highlights of the Takahashi for me

would be meeting new people and experiencing

Japanese school system. I was able to become

friends with Japanese students through hard

efforts to communicate with each other. Their

understanding and kindness impressed me and

I am really grateful for that. I enjoyed the school

programs in Japan as I cannot experience some

programs in Australia including particular school

club, calligraphy and cleaning. Also, the homestay

was one of the best memories because living

with others was really new to me and my host

family took me to a variety of places to experience

Japanese culture.

“ ”


The three top highlights of Takahashi for me

would be meeting new people and becoming

friends with them because then I could visit

them when I go back or they could support me

with my Japanese. My second highlight would

be attending the school because it gave me an

opportunity to learn new ways of teaching and

studying. My third highlight would be getting

time to hang out with my homestay because it

allowed us to get to know each other better so

we could become closer and because it was fun!!



Buying manga and finding manga everywhere

was incredible, mostly the cheap price and

the Manga Museum in Kyoto where I found

a oneshot from my favourite manga artist

translated into German. The convenience stores

were actually convenient and I had dinner from

there at least more than once. Vending machines

with drinks being found everywhere is a life saver

and I swear it’s the best thing you will find on

every street in Japan.


The homestay was pretty much one of the best

times. The homestay house I was staying in

had a lot of room and the family was extremely

friendly and caring. Saturday and Sunday my

homestay took me very far distances to make

me feel accustomed to the surroundings of

Takahashi. Taking me to massive shopping malls,

department stores, convenience stores, limestone

caves, traditional Japanese houses, museums

and art galleries. Every place they took me was

an unforgettable experience and something I

can’t experience in Adelaide.




One of my favourite parts of the tour/sightseeing

was the Hiroshima museum. It opened up my

eyes to how bad the Hiroshima bombing was,

and reading all the stories of what happens to

the kids was very sad and almost brought tears

to my eyes. We also got to see a projection

of what the bomb did to Hiroshima and how

everything was destroyed.

Italy Trip

What an amazing 18 days spent in Italy. Sixteen lucky

students began their Italy visit by exploring the city of

Naples for 3 days. This included local visits to Pompeii

and Amalfi Coastal town of Sorrento and the Island

of Capri. What better place than Naples, home to the

Pizza, to enjoy a quality Margarita which became the

groups stable diet for the first few days!

Our next stop was Rome for 3 nights, where the

history and architecture was second to none. We

visited the Vatican City to explore the Vatican

Museum and Sistine Chapel, home to the famous

Michelangelo ceiling painting. Earlier in the day,

we viewed the beautiful St Peter’s Basilica only

hours before Pope Benedict XVI announced 13 new

cardinals in the exact place we were just standing.

Other interesting attractions included Old Roman

town, the Spanish Steps, Tivoli fountain, Catacombs

and of course the Colosseum. We appreciated that

each area of Italy has its specialist cuisine, Rome

delivered amazing pasta and very tasty Gelato.

From Rome we travelled to arguably one of the most

beautiful cities in the world, Florence or Firenze to the

locals. The Florence Cathedral is a prominent feature

of this great city, centrally located in the Piazza del

Duomo. It was hard not to be inspired by the attention

to detail, the beautiful marble and sheer size of the


The city delivered many great memories for its

shopping, selection of Gelato flavours, the Medici

family legacy witnessed with a walk along Ponte

Vecchio and visit to the Uffizi gallery. When in

Florence it would be rude not to sample some of the

famous Florentine steak or to purchase some leather

products, namely belts, shoes or handbags.

Reluctantly, we said a fond goodbye to Florence. Our

next stop was our homestay experience in Torino

(Turin), where we travelled by fast train at over

300km/hr. We were greeted by the host families

and host students with enthusiasm and some

nervousness. For the next 9 days, the students had

the opportunity to live the Italian culture, practise their

language skills and immerse themselves in learning

about what it means to be a global citizen. A big part

of the experience meant that the students attended

the Sister School lessons, developing language and

communications skills further.

The students made many great memories and

developed lifelong friendships. There were many

opportunities for the group to demonstrate the

school values of distinction, excellence and respect,

which they did admirably.

Georgina D’Angelo

Italian & Mathematics Teacher

Nick Sward

PE & OED Teacher

Student Reflections

The Italian exchange trip was an experience

that will never be forgotten and I think everyone

learned something new about themselves

during the trip. Skills of independence, initiative

and growth were developed and demonstrated

within myself along with many others in the

group – Erin

The Italy Trip was a great experience and would

recommend to all future students. Looking back

now to before the trip, I am now more mature

and independent. The trip was both fun and

informative with lots of exciting experiences!


– Adam

I really enjoyed being able to experience

everyday Italian life with the host family and

being able to speak Italian with them which

made me feel more confident speaking Italian.

Touring so many different cities with friends and

experiencing all the food and culture was a really

amazing experience. It was a once in a lifetime


– Tallula



My favourite part from the Italian trip was visiting

the ‘Fontana di Trevi’ in Rome, it was so much

bigger than I thought! I also really enjoyed the

lovely food, especially the pizza from Naples.

– Daniela

It was an incredible experience and something

I will never forget. I met some amazing people

and got to know some people way better than I

thought I ever could. I ate some great pizza and

don’t think I can eat any other pizza because I

know it will never be the same. I encourage other

students to step out of their comfort zone and

try new things. I hope I remember all the fun

memories and laughs we had over there and I

hope to have another opportunity just as fun.

– Emma


I really enjoyed the trip to Italy, it was filled

with many memories and stories that will last

a lifetime. I loved that I always had my friends

close by whilst enjoying every moment of

being in a different environment with different

food and monuments. Overall, my favourite

part of the trip was eating gelato every

day and visiting the Trevi Fountain and the


- Mikayla

The Italy trip with the school was an amazing

experience, and I seriously recommend

it to any student who is looking for a new

experience. The food, culture and monuments

are absolutely wonderful and spending time

with your friends is the cherry on top.

– Leila

The trip to Italy was definitely something to

remember. The things we saw and the people

we meet were just amazing. The food was

definitely something to remember from pizza

to pasta. The students who came along on the

trip made it fun and had made many funny

moments. The best moments were when we

went for our gelati party, having gelato every

day! This trip was something that will stay with

us forever.


– Rose

Important Dates

Monday 27 January

AUSTRALIA DAY - Public Holiday

Tuesday 28 January

Term 1 Commences

Year 8 commences on MC

Wednesday 29 January

Years 9 & 10 Commences on MC

Saturday 1 February

Rowing Regatta

Monday 3 February

MC Student Photos

Tuesday 4 February

China Trip Meeting 5.00pm on MC

Thursday 6 February

Parent/Caregivers Information night 6.00pm

on SC Lecture Theatre

Friday 7 February

Year 11 & 12 Induction Day 0n SC

Monday 10 February

Governing Council @6.30pm on SC

Tuesday 11 February

MC Parent Information Evening 6.00pm on MC

Germany Sister School Information Evening

5.30pm on MC

Sunday 15 February

Rowing Regatta

Thursday 20 February

Special Interest Program Information Evening

on SC

Sunday 22 February

Rowing Regatta

Sunday 29 February

Rowing Regatta

Monday 2 March

Governing Council AGM 6.30pm on SC

Thursday 5 March

SPORTSDAY @ SA Athletics Stadium

Hosei Study Tour Departs

Sunday 7 March

Rowing Regatta

Monday 9 March

ADELAIDE CUP DAY - Public Holiday

Wednesday 11 March

MC Open Night 5.30 -7.30pm

Monday 16 March

Governing Council @ 6.30pm on SC

Wednesday 18 March

Harmony Day

Saturday 21 March

Head of the River

Head of the River- Dinner

Monday 23 March


Wednesday 25 March

Vista Athletics Carnival

Hawaii Global Summit Departs

Friday 27 March

Senior Campus Open Day 9am on SC

Saturday 28 March

Pedal Prix – Mount Gambier

Saturday 4 March

Special Interest Testing 9.00am on SC

Monday 6 April

Yr 8 1st HPV & dTpa Vaccination 9.00am on MC

Hawaii Global Summit Returns

E-Newsletter 1 Online

Tuesday 7 April

Student/Parent/Teacher Discussions 2.00pm –

7.00pm on SC

Thursday 9 April

End of Term 1

Normal dismissal time

Friday 10 April

GOOD FRIDAY - Publlic Holiday




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