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Year 7 2018 Leap Year Camp

ATTN parents/carers of 2018 Year 7 students at MGHS: Please find below the invitation letter for your daughter to attend the Leap Year overnight excursion camp at Sydney Academy of Sport and Recreation. Please download a copy and sign the permission note for returning to the School Administration Staff on Orientation Day (Tuesday, December 5, 2017). You will also be required to complete a compulsory medical consent form online on the camp website. 2018 Year 7 Leap Year Camp (doc 85 KB)... Read more

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New Canteen at MGHS

We are welcoming a new canteen to MGHS beginning in Term 4. Make sure you look at their menu!... 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

Parramatta History Week 2017

Parramatta History Week 2017

As part of History Week, hosted by the History Council NSW, the City of Parramatta Research and Collection Services team are holding an open day – Pop goes Parramatta – to collect your popular culture memories! For more details click here: http://arc.parracity.nsw.gov.au/blog/2017/07/16/history-week-pop-goes-parramatta/#more-11682... Read more

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Year 11 2018 Vacancies

Macarthur Girls High School has a very small number of vacancies in year 11 2018. If you are interested in applying for one of these positions, please contact Judy Castles on 9683 1866 to request an application form by 23rd August. Successful applicants will be notified and interviews will be held in the week commencing 28th August.... 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

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

Year 10 Subject Selection Update

Attn parents/carers of Year 10 students Prior to attending the subject selection interviews, it is strongly recommended that you go through the following documents: NESA info on Stage 6 (pptx 2113 KB) (this is a PPT document developed by the NSW Education Standards Authority to help parents and students gain a clear understanding about subject selection for Stage 6) Stage 6 Course Descriptions (This weblink provides detailed information on Course Descriptions for the new Stage 6 English, Mathematics Standard, Science and History courses)... Read more

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Road Safety Education

For more information on road safety, please click on the link below: Road Safety Education... Read more

Fact sheet on cyber safety

Attn parents/carers of MGHS students: Please download these fact sheets on cyber security and related areas, provided by our Police Liaison Officer: Cyber security Fact Sheets (pdf 1546 KB)... Read more

HSC support from Macquarie University

ATTN Yr 11 and 12 students Macquarie University is running a series of lectures on different HSC subjects and how to prepare for the HSC exams. Please download the attached flyers for relevant information. Ace the HSC flyer (pdf 840 KB) Macquarie Uni HSC lectures (pdf 85 KB)... Read more

Healthy Canteen Survey

ATTN: Parents In order to ensure students have access to nutritious and healthy food at school, we invite you to evaluate the MGHS school canteen. Please click on the link below to complete a short survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BKKY5ZP... Read more

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2017 Laptop Loan Agreement

Macarthur Girls High School is a BYOD school and over 95% of students from Years 7-12 have their own devices. To enable all students to participate fully in the learning experience offered at Macarthur Girls we wish to make technology available to all students, therefore a number of laptops are available for loan for the duration of the school year for the 5% of students who do not have their own technology device. Note that this is a loan and the laptops remain school property. A Laptop Loan Agreement must be signed and provided to the school... Read more

Measles outbreak in western Sydney

There is currently an outbreak of measles in South Western and Western Sydney, with at least 9 people having acquired the disease in the region during March 2017. The reported cases include children and infants who have attended childcare centres and secondary schools. There is potential for the measles outbreak to spread further as the infected young people have large social networks both within and outside of their schools, and some have travelled on public transport whilst infectious. Measles is highly infectious and anyone who isn't... Read more

2017 ICAS Science

2017 ICAS Science

On Tuesday, 30 May 2017, Macarthur Girls High School will be holding the annual International Science Competitions and Assessments for Schools. The competition provides the students with an opportunity to test their skills and knowledge of science in a non-threatening environment. Most questions have been designed to test essential skills, in a different way to usual classroom tests. All students receive a certificate and an individual student report indicating which questions they answered correctly and their score compared with the rest of... Read more

HSC Minimum Standards Update

Attn Years 7-9 Students: The NSW Government has recently announced that from 2020, all Year 12 students must reach a minimum standard of functional literacy and numeracy to receive the HSC. Students will demonstrate they meet the standard by achieving a pass in new online reading, writing and numeracy tests that will be developed by NESA. These online tests will be made available to students in Years 10–12 from 2018. Students may prequalify by achieving Band 8 or above in their Year 9 NAPLAN reading, writing and numeracy tests. Students with... Read more

UMAT information

MedEntry UMAT Preparation

Attn Year 12 Students: MedEntry is an internationally trusted educational institution providing UMAT preparation in Australia, New Zealand and Ireland. MedEntry is the only provider which is a Registered Training Organisation and which offers a Government Accredited UMAT course. The UMAT test is a prerequisite for entry into most health science courses such as medicine. For more details, please visit https://www.medentry.edu.au/. Information relevant to UMAT is also available as a PDF document through this link:... Read more

MGHS girls at IWD Breakfast

International Women's Day Breakfast

On the occasion of International Women's Day, our school leaders from both the SRC and SPC attended a breakfast at Parramatta that celebrated women and their contribution to society. MGHS school captain Diana Barez did the blessing at the breakfast.... Read more

Payment Statements

ATTN MGHS Parents: You may be receiving payment statements from the school in the mail over the coming days. If you have already paid, thank you and please ignore the mailed statement.... Read more

MGHS Payment Process Update

Macarthur Girls High School will transition to the new NSW Public Schools' finance system and a new bank account on 22 May 2017. To ensure a smooth transition, there will be changes to the way we accept payments from parents and carers. We will not be able to accept any payments (cash, cheque, EFTPOS or on-line payments) between 15 May and 22 May 2017. Please ensure that you have made any due payments before 15 May 2017. From 23 May 2017, all payments will be accepted as before. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we transition... Read more

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