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An Invitation

To: Ex staff, ex students, ‘Old Girls’, parents, staff, friends of MGHS and interested community members. You are invited to our assembly and morning tea to celebrate our 130th year. Please join us to commemorate this significant event in our school’s history.

When: Thursday 4th September at 10am in our school hall

RSVP: We would appreciate your RSVP by Friday 29 August to assist with our organisation and catering.

Telephone 49342066, email or

2014 Maitland Environmental Youth Forum

The 2014 Maitland Environmental Youth Forum was held at Walka Water Works, Oakhampton on Thursday 15th May. The Forum provided the opportunity for students to come together with a variety of environmental professionals to learn about different facets of the environment and gain hands-on experience in a variety of workshops.

Local High school and primary school students were presented with workshops by the following organisations:

.  Blackbutt Reserve : Reptiles and Insects and their local environment
.  Hunter Resource Recover - Recycling in Maitland
.  Maitland City Council - Local weeds and Introduced birds
.  Rural Fire Service : Managing Fires
.  Hunter Bird Observers: Bird Identification
.  Forests NSW: State Forest management
.  Hunter Region Botanic Gardens: Plant herbariums
.  Hunter Indigenous Plants: Plant Propagation
.  Wetlands Environmental Education Centre: Sustainable energy

Maitland Grossmann High was represented by staff and students who now believe they have greater knowledge about the environment.


On Tuesday the 8th of April, 53 year 10 students were able to travel to Newcastle University on a bus for a tour of the Campus and got to experience a sample of what uni life is like. We left school in the morning and were met by two student ambassadors at the front of the uni, where they boarded the bus and pointed out different areas of the campus as we drove around, allowing us to truly understand the huge scale of Newcastle Uni. We were then able to embark on a walking tour of different sections of the uni, and listen to a presentation in a lecture theatre, allowing us to get a closer look of what life would be like studying at Newcastle Uni. Once many of us got some food at the establishments Newcastle Uni had to offer, we boarded the bus and headed back to school, full of new knowledge and excitement about the opportunities we now know Newcastle Uni has to offer. We would like to thank Mrs Osborne for organising this excursion and giving us this opportunity, as well as Ms Patterson for also accompanying us on the day.

Year 10 Geography

Coastal Management Excursion

On the 27th March, 2014 students of Year 10 Geography participated in a coastal management excursion to Redhead beach. With the inclement weather not all tasks were completed but students did gain knowledge and hands on experience how to calculate wave times, effects of erosion and creating transects that was run by the Awabakal Environmental Education Office.

‘The weather made the day completely unforgettable.’ – Mr Cizzio

By Jessica Burg
Year 10 Journalism

Lake Macquarie Art Gallery

For the sixth year, Lake Macquarie Art Gallery has an exhibition, ‘First Class’. The exhibition highlights the talent of students HSC artworks, from the Hunter and Central Coast regions. This year, two of our students have had their artwork selected to be shown in this exhibition. The students are Samuel Weston and Rosanna Swanson, and their art will be on display from the 11th of April to the 1st of June.
Caitlin McArthur
Journalism Studies

HSC Music 1 Ass 6

Date: 11 August 2014 00:00 to 22 August 2014 00:00
Summary: Music for Film, Radio, Television & Multimedia & Student Choice-Aural exam 15% Elec 3 Topic 3 (P or C or M) 30%


Date: 18 August 2014 00:00 to 22 August 2014 00:00
Summary: Year 11 Hospitality, various venues (K Goward)

Prelim PDHPE

Date: 18 August 2014 00:00 to 22 August 2014 00:00
Summary: Task 3 Extended Response to Given First Aid Scenario (In Class), 20%

Prelim Hospitality-Kitchen Operations

Date: 18 August 2014 00:00 to 22 August 2014 00:00
Summary: Event 4 Workplacement 1

Prelim English Extension 1

Date: 22 August 2014
Summary: Task 3 Speaking/Representing Task, 10%

Prelim Retail Services

Date: 22 August 2014
Summary: Event 3 Effective P.O.S

HSC Hospitality -BOS Commercial Cookery Stream

Date: 22 August 2014
Summary: Event 13, Trial HSC Examination

Adopt a Resident (50 Year 10 students)

Date: 22 August 2014 09:15 to 11:15
Summary: Visit 1 to Benhome/Largs Lodge

Field Work - Water Watch

Date: 22 August 2014
Summary: MGHS - Year 7H - (N Bunder)


Date: 22 August 2014
Summary: MGHS - Year 9 G1 (N Bunder)

Work Experience

Date: 25 August 2014 00:00 to 29 August 2014 00:00
Summary: Interested Year 10 students (L Osborne)

Prelim Engineering Studies

Date: 25 August 2014
Summary: Task 4 Biomedical Engineering Report, 10%
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Prelim Construction

Date: 25 August 2014 00:00 to 29 August 2014 00:00
Summary: Work Placement 1

Prelim Construction Event 2

Date: 25 August 2014 00:00 to 29 August 2014 00:00
Summary: Workplace Communication

Prelim Entertainment Industry

Date: 25 August 2014 00:00 to 29 August 2014 00:00
Summary: Event 2 Lighting

Art BOW Due

Date: 25 August 2014 00:00 to 14:00
Summary: B106; Yr 12; school assessment + final artwork BOS date; (S Orkopoulos)

Year 8 -Imagine, Create, Illustrate

Date: 25 August 2014 09:00 to 11:30
Summary: Hall (N Rule)

Options Assessment Task

Date: 25 August 2014 09:10 to 15:20
Summary: In Class - Yr 11 PDHPE - (Crowe / Jones)

HSC PDHPE Core 1 Seminar

Date: 26 August 2014
Summary: Port Macquarie -All day, 12PDHPE (Crowe)

SES -Hands on Physical Activities

Date: 26 August 2014 08:45 to 14:20
Summary: Hall (J Sellers-Fogarty)

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Posted by: maleys

Maitland Grossmann High School would like to congratulate Annie Corey (from year 11) who was recently accepted into the HSC Intensive Studio Practice course through the National Art School. Across NSW only a few students are offered a place. The program was designed to enhance student’s knowledge and skills through intensive practical study - including courses such as ceramics, digital imaging, painting, photography, printmaking and sculpting. During the last school holidays, Annie attended a printmaking class where she spent four days learning different techniques and experimenting with different patterns. In particular Annie has been doing mono-printing and etching. The course counts as a one unit HSC course so everyone’s work is marked together at the end of the course. It’s based on the practical work the students do as well as their self-directed work that they complete themselves during the school term. The course doesn’t go towards an ATAR but it appears on the HSC certificate. We spoke to Annie and when we asked her if she was considering doing this as a career she told us: “I’m not sure but I’m thinking about doing something that might involve printmaking so, perhaps. Next holidays she will be returning for another 5 days.

Posted by: maleys


Stardust Room, Telarah Bowling Club, Bligh Street, Telarah 11.30 am - 4.00 pm (lunch served at 12 noon). $35 (includes annual subscription).

Posted by: maleys

AVCAT's aim is to help the children and grandchildren of ex-servicemen and women to be a better future through higher education. Through the help of our generous donors, AVCAT administers scholarships to the children of those who have served our country in peace and war in the Australian Army, Navy and Airforce. Our recipients come from all over Australia and study an enormous variety of courses.

Scholarship selection is open to children and in some cases grandchildren of veteran and is based on need and merit. Applications can be high-school leavers starting university or current university students and eligible for Youth Allowance hence studying full time.

Scholarships are generally paid for 3 years and are between $3000 and $4000 pr year.


Please visit AVCAT website for further information and application forms

Posted by: maleys

A Career that Rocks! Come and find out why...

The UNSW School of Mining Engineering hosts Mining Engineering Information Dinners for High School students and teachers. The evenings are a great opportunity for Year 10-12 students to meet with current UNSW students, staff and industry professionals to get the dirt on Mining Engineering. Find out about entry options, campus life, study, career options and what it’s really like to work in the Minerals Industry.

Newcastle: Friday 15th August 2014 Wests New Lambton, 88 Hobart Road

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Posted by: maleys

Year 10 students spent Monday 21st July attending various different informative sessions in regards to their subject selections for years 11 and 12. The day was a full day event for all year 10 students and students were separated into seven groups to attend various rotational information sessions from Head Teachers, Year Advisors, Career Advisor and Tafe representatives. The day was very informative for all students, and provided much insight into the many senior subjects on offer at our school, including VET courses, and Traineeships.

“The day was really beneficial, and helped in aiding my subject selections for my senior years at Grossmann” – Year 10 student, Rhys. The day was a great success and we would like to thank Mrs Osborne, and all teachers involved in the day.

Posted by: maleys

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iSTEM Video for Students

iSTEM Video for Parents

Uniform Shop

The Maitland Grossmann High School Uniform Shop has now gone on-line.  Parents will need to create an account and follow the prompts. Click here for access. If you have any problems please contact Jennifer Newton - Uniform Coordinator on 0434 195 547 or 4934 2066 during Uniform shop hours.

Normal Trading Hours
Tuesday 8am - 12pm
Thursday 1pm - 5pm


ME Program

What is the ME Program?

Millennium Student & Parent Portal

During last term Yr 11 Information Technology students, Shane Humbles and Luke Smith, have been working on the Living Library project. They have interviewed several people who have had a connection with the school, recording their memories. Click here to view their work.
Financial Supporters of MGHS


If you take out a loan at the Westpac Bank in Greenhills and mention Maitland Grossmann High School, the school will receive a monetary contribution from the bank.


Become a Club Fit member at the Athletes Foot at Greenhills or Charlestown and receive a 10% discount on each purchase. If you mention the school it will also receive a monetary contribution from the Athletes Foot.

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