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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

2013 School Magazine Cover Competition

The 2013 MGHS school magazine needs YOUR help in designing the perfect cover! All students from years 7 to 12 can enter. The winning design, chosen by the Year 9 Journalism class, will feature as the 2013 School Magazine cover.

All entries must be submitted by 9 am Tuesday, 8th of October, 2013. Please send submissions to in a word, publisher or adobe design document for formatting purposes.

Entries should - include the front and back cover, use the MGHS school emblem and colours, and have a simple layout.

If you require any more information or details, have a look at the posters around the school. But if your questions are still unanswered don’t hesitate to send an email to Mrs Tannock at the email listed above, or drop into the English Staffroom.

Good luck and be creative!

Aboriginal Musician Ryka Ali

This term at MGHS the CAPA team were excited to host a performance by Aboriginal musician Ryka Ali for all Year 8 Music students. Ryka shared his culture and music from the Wuthathi tribe of Shellburne Bay, Cape York and from the Torres Strait Islands. Ryka used an array of traditional Aboriginal instruments to make Australian native animal sounds, that were often combined with modern sounds and dj/beat-boxing. 

Students participated in dancing, playing the didgeridoo and face painting amongst other experiences. There is no doubt that both students and teachers thoroughly enjoyed learning about aspects of traditional Aboriginal culture through Ryka's engaging presentation. 

Mr Squires and Mr Dennis

Annual Careers Evening

On Wednesday 8 May, the annual themed careers information evening will be held in our school hall from 7pm. “A Rewarding Career” will provide careers information to interested students in Yrs 9-12 and parents. The evening will provide information about many careers including journalism, business, recruitment and law.  Garth Russell, of ABC radio, will compere the evening and interview our guests.

Representatives from TAFE, Newcastle Uni, Youth Express, Motor Traders Association, NSW Minerals Council and the Australian Business Apprenticeship Centre will also be in attendance to provide careers information.

Guests to be interviewed by Garth include Sarah Kiely an ex-student, who is now working as Community Liaison Officer with Rio Tinto. Other guests are Matthew Tranter (Tranter Lawyers), Dr Desma Grice (Hunter Medical Research Foundation) and Belinda-Jane Davis, a journalist at the Mercury. Our latest guest is another ex student who has had a very busy year. Andy Allen, Masterchef winner2012, will also be a guest. It will be great to hear about Andy’s career journey.
We look forward to meeting you at this entertaining and informative event which is an important part of our Careers Calendar each year.

Grossmann Gifts for the Diggers

Thank you to everyone who supported this year’s Grossmann Gifts for the Diggers appeal. The response once again has been overwhelming.

The SRC has again prepared care packages which have been sent to our diggers in Afghanistan, Solomon Islands and East Timor.

Donations of food items, toiletries, disposable razors, shower gel and lip balm, magazines, puzzle books, new DVD’s and socks have been recieved. For the explosive detection dogs, boxs of dog biscuits, dried beef bones, greenies, toys, tennis balls and treats for the handlers have also been donated.


Year 7 Immunisation

Date: 3 September 2014
Summary: Hall -All day (W Stephan)


Date: 3 September 2014
Summary: Hall -All Yr 7 + Yr 9 boys (Stephan/Skinner)

50 Year 9 students, Great Aussie Bush Camp

Date: 3 September 2014 00:00 to 05 September 2014 00:00
Summary: Leadership Training (W Stephan)

Coffee on Cumberland

Date: 3 September 2014
Summary: Coffee & cake - Special Education Students

State Athletics

Date: 4 September 2014 00:00 to 06 September 2014 00:00
Summary: (J Turner)

Formal Assembly for 130th Tear

Date: 4 September 2014
Summary: Hall; (L Osborne)


Date: 4 September 2014 08:00 to 08:50


Date: 4 September 2014 08:00 to 08:50
Summary: Hall;All;(S Ross)

Year 10 -Healthy Student

Date: 5 September 2014
Summary: All day-Library, 1 class/period. Healthy Future Surveys (L Matthews)

Prelim Dance

Date: 8 September 2014 00:00 to 19 September 2014 00:00
Summary: Task 4 Core Appreciation Written Exam, 20%

School Photos

Date: 8 September 2014
Summary: Whole School; (L Osborne, M McLuckie)

Year 7 2015 Orientation Day

Date: 9 September 2014 09:00 to 14:30
Summary: Hall, Year 7 2015 (D Soltau)

Step Up Graduation dinner(L.Osborne+Step Up students)

Date: 9 September 2014 18:00 to 21:00

Tour of Fairfax Printing Press

Date: 10 September 2014 10:00 to 11:00
Summary: Beresfield; Journalism Yr 10;(A Tannock)

HSC Music Exam

Date: 11 September 2014 08:30 to 16:00
Summary: Hall - HSC Music - (Squires)

Prelim Dance

Date: 12 September 2014
Summary: Task 3 Complete Core Perf (3-5 mins) Rationale (300 Words) Process Diary Core Additional, 40%

Year 7 Gala Day

Date: 12 September 2014
Summary: (J Turner)

HSHF Catch Up Surveys

Date: 12 September 2014
Summary: All day -Library TBC (L Matthews)

Hunter River Community School Athletics Carnival

Date: 12 September 2014 09:00 to 15:20
Summary: Maitland Park - 10 PASS - (Jones)

Adopt a Resident (50 Year 10 Students)

Date: 16 September 2014 09:15 to 11:15
Summary: Visit 2 to Benhome/Largs Lodge (Osborne/Goward)

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Congratulations to Todd Wilson of Year 12 who has been awarded an ADFA Education Award in recognition of leadership potential and academic and sporting achievements exhibited during Year 11. The award comprises of a laptop computer and certificate along with a plaque of recognition for our school. Todd is focused on a career in the Defence Forces and we wish him well as he pursues his dream. Well done Todd.

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To celebrate our 130th year, a full school photograph involving staff and students will be taken on Monday 1 September. Fingers crossed for fine weather!! Monday 8 September will be an alternate date.

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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.

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

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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

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iSTEM Video for Students

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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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