December 16, 2018 - January 12, 2019: Issue 388
Articles This Week
Hospital Nightmare Continues on the Northern Beaches: Toddler sent home ends up on drip at RNSH
NSW Government On Protect Pittwater Association Christmas Card List: Forced Amalgamation Savings Claimed are 'Illusory'
Congratulations Barrenjoey HSC Students – 2018: The Trend Continues!
Pictures: Pittwater: A Year In Pictures
Aquatics: Pittwater Ocean Swim Series 2019: A Chance To Get Into The Swim Of Things and Enjoy A Celebration Of Beautiful Beaches and Surf Life Saving
Reflections by George Repin: Gingerbread Houses
Park Bench Philosopher The NSW Women's Legal Status Bill 1918: How The 'Petticoat Interference In Government' Came Of Age - A 100 Years Celebration Of Women Alike Our Own Maybanke Selfe-Wolstenholme-Anderson
Pittwater Offshore Newsletter Update 9/12/2018
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Av Rec. Centre De-fib
Newport Residents Association End of Year
44th annual Scotland Island Dog Swimming Race
Pittwater Camera Club First Meeting for 2019
Congratulations Barrenjoey HSC Students – 2018 The Trend Continues!
In the 2018 Higher School Certificate (HSC) Examinations, Barrenjoey HS has yet again received its best results since opening 50 years ago, improving yet again on the previous best set last year. This is an effort that should make all students, staff, parents and community members justifiably proud.
- 98 Year 12 students sat for the HSC across 452 examinations and 21 accelerated Year 11 students sat their HSC in either PDHPE or Society and Culture.
- 63 students’ results (13.9%) were placed in the top band, Band 6. This is the greatest percentage in Barrenjoey history.
- 187 students’ results (41.4%) were in the second band, Band 5. This is also the greatest percentage in Barrenjoey history.
- In total 86.5% of all HSC results were placed in the top three bands (compared to 69% of the State). This is also our best ever and now means that Barrenjoey students have been substantially above the State average for 10 years displaying terrific academic cultural improvements for all students.
- Of all our candidates, 36 students received results in the top band. That’s approximately one in three students, and 79 received results in Band 5. This is an incredible display of student depth. 68% of students received scores in the top two Bands.
- On an individual level, 17 students (Zac Abbas, Axel Akerman, Billy Ballico, Ciara Brady, Kayla Carruthers, Ella Couston, Emily Grunseit, Henry McGilchrist, Kate McGrath, Aneka Morley, Meg Mulcahy, Liandra Munene, Myles Pymble, Sam Smith, Clea Stutchbury, Eli Thomson and Ariel Wheeler) were placed in the top band for a multiple of courses.
- Incredibly one student Ella Couston, will be recognised on the All Rounders list for achieving 10 units of Band 6 results, while Ciara Brady and Ariel Wheeler just missed the list by achieving 8 units of Band 6 results.
- Five students scored almost the perfect marks for individual subjects: Axel Akerman - 96 for French Beginners, Billy Ballico 96 for Mathematics, Emily Grunseit – 99 for French Beginners, Sabreen MacGregor – 95 for General Mathematics and Meg Mulcahy – 95 for Music.
- A very special mention to Emily Grunseit who placed third in the State for French Beginners.
- In total an incredible 22 HSC students (22%) received all their results in the top two bands. This amounts to great recognition for their hard determined work.
- Furthermore and amazingly, 87 students’ results were only one or two marks away from achieving at least one higher grade. A target that we will continue to set for next year’s Year 12; to gain 2 extra marks in all that they are assessed on!
- Twenty six subjects (84%) achieved results above the State average however, special mention must go to Chemistry, Construction, Earth and Environmental Science, Engineering, English Standard, Hospitality, French Beginners, Mathematics General, Modern History, Music, PDHPE, and Society and Culture where subject results impressively scored more than 5% above the State mean.
The final statistic is very pleasing for our learning community. In 2017 we broke into the top 200 high schools in NSW, placing 161st. This year we have just learned that Barrenjoey is now ranked 110th – not bad for a community based comprehensive school.
Congratulations to the students who have worked so hard this year and took ‘up the challenge’ of getting involved with the Tutorial Program, Study Skills and other initiatives, as well as working effectively in the Senior Study, during their flexible learning days and taking the Reporting and Interview processes so seriously.
Congratulations to the sensationally talented HSC teaching staff who have worked so diligently with the students throughout 2018.
Elanora Players 2019: The Bold and the Young
Mobile devices banned in NSW primary schools
Certificates of title
- outlines the current status of certificates of title in NSW
- reviews the legislative environment relating to certificates of title in NSW and in comparable states
- discusses proposals for replacing paper certificates of title with an electronic alternative
- raises questions for discussion.
Doggie Rescue's 2019 Calendar Is Out!
DR’s ever popular calendar is out now. Each month features a winning photo from the calendar competition showing DoggieRescue dogs in their new forever homes.
The cover depicts our new Freedom Dog Park that now brings so much pleasure and happiness to our dogs and volunteers. This is your opportunity to grab a calendar for yourself and perhaps a few as Christmas presents for your doggy friends.
At $15 it makes the perfect Christmas gift, knowing that 100% of the proceeds of the calendar goes directly to the animals in our care.
It is available online at www.DoggieRescue.com or can be purchased by calling 02 9486 3133 or by visiting the shelter at Ingleside.
Christmas-New Years Break + To Meet Demand
Pittwater Community Groups:
Toys ‘n’ Tucker Christmas Appeal 2018
Mona Vale Hospital Auxiliary Thank You
Avalon Craft Cottage Thank You
Johnson Brothers Mitre 10 Thank You
Warriewood Worlds results
Narrabeen Floodplain Study (draft)
Pittwater Waterway Strategy 2038 (Draft) on Exhibition
Tiny Doors Popping up Everywhere
2018 Pittwater Carols Afloat
Pets of the Week
Sonic Sea Screening At Avalon Cinema
Rebirth of the Top of the Island Bush Regen Group
Forest Way-Warringah Road Works Notice
The purpose of www.westpittwater.com.au - is best defined by the vision of the West Pittwater Community Association.
To be a supportive community, encouraging and promoting civic pride, interest in community affairs and goodwill amongst residents.
To protect local fauna and flora and generally preserve West Pittwater and its environs.
To secure essential facilities including public wharves and reserves and to protect private and public property.
To speak with one voice and represent the interests of the Western Foreshore community when in discussion with Pittwater Council and other relevant government bodies. The WPCA website provides a forum for the better realisation of these objectives. Visit: www.westpittwater.com.au
New Season for Sailability Pittwater
Sailability Pittwater is a volunteer organisation which provides sailing for people with a disability.
Our main recreational sailing activities are at Rowland Reserve, Bayview, and we run competitive sailing for people with a disability out of RPAYC Newport. We are currently looking for new volunteers for our Saturday morning program at Rowland Reserve and Tuesdays at RPA. For more information at www.sailability.org/au/pittwater or call John on 9982 5656
Gone Fishing Gallery at Waterfront Store Church Point
Open again TODAY in the top room Waterfront Store. Open mainly weekends as an addition to the waterfront cafe. Keep up to date on their Facebook page