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 Faculty, English

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Ms Virginia Matthews (Rel. Head Teacher)

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Ms Phillipa Ingersoll
Mrs Nagle Kent-Patterson
Ms Pamela Lawrence
Ms Sue Leishman
Mrs Neryl Lloyd (Y7 Adv2)
Mrs Caron Nelson (Y11 Adv)
Ms Joy Taylor
Mrs Sandra Willis
Mr Erik Van Loon

Faculty, Drama

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Mrs B Eisermann
Ms N McAllister

Faculty, ESL

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Ms L Wakeling (Yr 7 Adviser)
Mrs N Lloyd (Assistant Yr 7 Adviser)

English Courses Offered

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English - Years 7 to 10
English 2 Unit Advanced Preliminary and HSC
English Extension 1 (3U) Preliminary and HSC
English Extension 2 (4U) HSC

Drama Years 9 and 10
Drama Preliminary and HSC
ESL Program

Faculty Information

The English faculty can be divided into three parts, English, Drama, and ESL

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Faculty, History

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Mr B Maiden  (Head Teacher)
Mr J Elton (Deputy Principal)
Ms M Ward (Relieving Head Teacher Welfare)
Mr B Dennett

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Ms M Kennedy
Mr J Lester

Ancient History

The study of Ancient History involves the use of higher order thinking skills such as synthesis, analysis and evaluation and the development of skills in research, use of evidence and argument. These skills are extremely useful for university education, especially courses in arts, politics and law. Students study a range of ancient societies and personalities and deal with the various views of historian.

Extension History

Students studying either Ancient or Modern History my also elect to undertake Extension History in the HSC year. This course involves an examination of the craft of the historian and requires students to complete a major work on an historical investigation of their choice.

Modern History 2 Unit

The study of Modern History involves the use of higher order thinking skills such as synthesis, analysis and evaluation and the development of skills in research, use of evidence and argument. These skills are extremely useful for university education, especially courses in arts, politics and law.

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Languages

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Ms Saskia Bajema
Mrs Marilyn Brunning (Y9 Adv)
Ms Tess Ogara
Mrs Helen Pigram

Overview

Three languages are offered for study at Baulkham Hills High:

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French

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German

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Japanese

These Languages may be Studied from year 7 though to the HSC course. In the senior years only the continuous corse is offered in each of the languages.

Years 7 & 8

In Years 7 and 8 students study one language for two years. They select from French, German and Japanese.

However the languages faculty also places great value on students prior exposure to languages. This exposure might be from a second language spoken at home, a language being studied at a specialist language school, or a language studied in the primary school setting. Exposure might also include a study of the culture associated with the language. In their first term at high school students are given the opportunity with the language of their choice culminating in a presentation to the class.

Continuity is also valued, with students who have previously studied either French, German or Japanese being given priority to continue their study.

Years 9 & 10

Students may choose to continue their study of the language for the School Certificate.

Years 11 & 12

All 3 languages are offered for study in the HSC course.

Acceleration
The language faculty recognises that their may be students who are exceptional at a language and be performing well above the rest of the cohort. In these circumstances acceleration is considered. Currently 5 students are accelerating in languages. Four students in year 10 have completed the Preliminary HSC in German and will study the HSC course in 2001. A Year 9 student has recently completed the School Certificate in French. A further 3 students have successfully completed the HSC having accelerated in Japanese and German.

The study of languages in overseas countries
Baulkham Hills High strives to provide students with every opportunity to explore the target languages. in 2001 the school successfully applied for funding to assist students in undertaking a study tour of Germany and Japan , and 4 students are currently studying in Germany for 2 months.

Visits from overseas students
Baulkham Hills High has developed strong links with overseas students and schools. In 2000, 4 German students were billeted by Baulkham Hills students for a period of 2 months, during which time they attended our school.

Each year the school co-hosts the Osaka Gakugei High School from Japan . Students are selected to link up with them undertaking a range of academic, cultural and sporting pursuits.

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Faculty, Mathematics

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Mr G Denahy  (Head Teacher)
Mrs S Berry
Mrs M Briggs
Mrs L Corfield
Mrs A Kench
Ms G Maissin
Mr P McFadden
Mrs E Saw
Mr D Stokes
Mrs V Tomanovic
Mr S Ursino
Mr B Watters


Mathematics

9 periods per week. This course is designed for those students with a high level of ability in Mathematics. It is particularly suitable for those students keen on a career involving Engineering or Science. It is strongly recommended that students attempting this course should have attained a Grade A, or B at ADVANCED LEVEL at the SCHOOL CERTIFICATE.

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Faculty, Music

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Mr B Drummond
Mrs L Tan

General Information

All students study Music in Years 7 and 8. Students may then elect Music in both Years 9 and 10. For senior students, both Music 1 and Music 2 courses are offered to equip one for university studies and further musical education. As an extension of study in Music 2, students may wish to elect Music Extension, which replaces 3 Unit Music in Year 12, either to equip students for further music education at tertiary level, or simply to allow students to pursue a favourite activity as part of their H.S.C.

The Music faculty offers the following programs:

Year 7 Music Program

The course will consist of 2 periods per week. One period will be devoted to performing/composing in the keyboard lab and the other to listening skills and knowledge.

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Research Assignment
Book mark
Performance test on keyboard
Composition Assignment
Aural test
Written test

Not all components are assessed each semester.

Year 7 students will be expected to achieve syllabus outcomes LEVEL 4

Year 8 Music Program

The course consists of 2 periods per week, very similar to the year 7 program above.

Topics include:
· Term 1 - Keyboard
· Term 2 - Guitar
· Term 3 - Music of the Media
· Term 4 - Popular Music

Assessment is similar to the Year 7 program.

Year 8 students are expected to achieve syllabus outcomes LEVEL 5

Year 9 Music Elective

The Elective Music Course is designed for students who are either already learning or are intending to learn an instrument or voice.
For that reason, there is a strong emphasis placed on practical experiences in the classroom, including performances involving the entire class, small groups and individuals.
The aim of the course is to improve musical skills and knowledge, whatever your present ability may be, in a relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere, through active participation in performance, composition and listening activities. As there are no prerequisites for entry into the course, there is necessarily a wide range of ability and levels of competence within the class to start with. Activities are therefore designed to develop the skills and knowledge of students at the lower level, while extending the more able and experienced students.

Aims
· Active participation in performing, composing and listening.
· Willingness to co-operate with other members of the class in preparation of performance pieces
· Aural awareness of the basic elements of music and their use in various styles of music
· Participation in extra-curricular activities offered by the Music Department- vocal group, bands etc.

All students are advised to begin or continue private tuition on their instrument and to enrich their musical experiences through participation in co-curricular ensembles.

Topics include:

Term 1 : World Music
Term 2 : Musicals ( Stage and theatre )
Term 3 : The Suite, program music or rock ( class choice )
Term 4 : Musical Textures

The course consists of 5 periods of music a week, with a double practical period each week.


Year 10 Music Program


All students are involved in classroom experiences in the following learning areas:
· Performance
· Composition
· Musicology
· Aural

Performance

Students perform a variety of pieces, both solo and ensemble, relevant to the unit of work being studied.

Composition

Students undertake exercises and activities to develop the skills and knowledge necessary for composition with the aim of being able to notate their own musical ideas and pieces.

Musicology

Musicology is the study and analysis of the musical characteristics and historical details of a piece, genre, style or period of music.

Aural

Aural refers to the ability to discriminate between sounds and to make judgements about their use in a variety of styles, periods and genres.


Topics include:
· Term 1 - Jazz
· Term 2 - Either Popular Music OR Art Music (to be negotiated with the teacher)
· Term 3 - Music for the theatre After 1900
· Term 4 - Art Music After 1900

By the end of Year 10, students are expected to achieve outcomes at Levels 6 - 8, with the majority of the class achieving Level 7.

In Semester 2 and in line with School Policy, the final report mark consists of the School Certificate mark only.

Music 1 ( Years 11 & 12 )

Music 1 builds on the Years 7 - 10 Mandatory Course. It caters for students who have diverse musical backgrounds and musical interests, including those with an interest in popular music.
Students in Music 1 range from those with beginner instrumental and / or vocal skills to those with highly developed performance skills in a variety of musical styles including contemporary / popular music.
Music 1 assumes no prior knowledge of musical notation beyond the basic introduction in the Years 7 - 10 Mandatory Course.

In Music 1, students study:
· the concepts of music
· through the learning experiences of Performance, Composition, Musicology and Aural
· within the context of a range of styles, periods and genres

Students choose six topics from a list of 22 available for study.
Topics include:
· Music for radio, film, television and multimedia
· Rock Music
· Technology and its influence on music
· Popular music
· Music of the 20th and 21st centuries


Music 2 ( Years 11 and 12 )

Music 2 builds on the Years 7 - 10 Mandatory Course and Additional Study Courses and focuses on the study of Western Art Music.
It is assumed that students have a formal background in Music, have developed literacy skills and have some knowledge and understanding of musical styles.
The course will provide students with the opportunity to build on their knowledge and skills and encourage the desire to continue learning in formal and informal music settings after school and beyond.

Music Extension

The Extension Course offers a high degree of specialisation in Performance, Composition or Musicology.
Each student will follow an individual program of study which will be negotiated between the teacher and the student.

Music ensembles offered my the music faculty


Vocal Group
The vocal group rehearses every Tuesday morning at 7.30 am for an hour and is conducted by both Mr. Drummond and Mrs. L.Tan
We would love to have many more juniors join us, in particular Year 7s. Please see Mrs. Tan for more information.
Vocal group rehearsals will resume Term 1, 2002.


Music News

Vocal group- Opera House Choral Concert
Several months of rehearsing some challenging repertoire came to an exciting conclusion for the vocal group when they sang at the Combined Schools Opera House Choral Concert in Term 3.
It was a thoroughly enjoyable, but tiring day, but I'm sure we're looking forward to many more to come!

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Faculty, Personal Development/Health/Physical Education

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Mr Gordon Smith (HT)
Dr Lyle Croyle
Mrs Sue Davis
Ms Kim Johnston
Mr Jeff Perry
Mrs
Sandy Renwick

General Information

Sport constitutes a major role in the Baulkham Hills High curriculum. The PE/Health/PD department is one of the largest and well developed departments at Baulkham Hills High. Their extensive resources make practical lessons both fun and educational. Each year teachers play an active role in both Swimming and Athletics carnivals, and many other extra-curricular activities.


Courses Offered

Junior School

PDHPE is a core compulsory subject for all students from year 7 to year 10. The Board of Studies will award a School Certificate to all students who successfully study 100 hours of study in years 9 &10. At Baulkham Hills High School students study PDHPE five periods per week in year 7 and three periods per week in years 8-10. In the practical area, as well as the more traditional activities students can experience short courses in archery, orienteering, wrestling, indoor bowls and multicultural sports from overseas including pateka and korfball. In years 7 and 8 we have a compulsory unit of "lifesaving" where EVERY student will learn to swim and be able to be in a position to make an informed decision about attempting a rescue of someone or even being able to save themselves! Each student attempts to pass one of the Levels 1-7 of the Royal Lifesaving Swim and Survive awards. In theory, over four years students will study areas such as drug harm minimisation, nutrition, sexuality education, child protection, heart health, cancer education, fitness to name but a small coverage of topics.

ACE Courses

The "ACE" (acceleration, consolidation and extension) courses we offer courses that include Sport Recreation and Lifestyle where students learn the value of participating in "lifetime" pursuits of sport and recreation including golf, lawn bowls, rock climbing, ten pin bowling as well as participating in "traditional" activities. (Students also learn how to budget!)

Could you save a life?

This course is designed to inform students of First Aid requirements which could save someone's life in and emergency situation. At the successful completion of the course students receive the St John Senior First Aid Certificate.

Senior School

In the senior school, Baulkham Hills High School offers the 2 Unit Personal Development Health and Physical Education course. (In 1996 close to 10,000 students state wide studied this course.) In 1997 24 Baulkham Hills High School students will sitting for the HSC, in 1998 42 students. As well as doing core modules students have several "options" for study. 1997 students studied "First Aid and Sport Injuries", whilst Year 11 studied "Outdoor Recreation" and in 1998 year12 will study "The Art and Science of Coaching. As part of the Outdoor Recreation option students attended a "Ski Excursion" where students were taught to ski, survive in the snow and appreciate the great outdoors! We hope this will be an annual event at Baulkham Hills High School .

Extra-curricular activities

The PDHPE staff are very busy out of class time as well. We have a very strong Aerobics team which train and compete on weekends. Several teams have placed very high in regional and state competitions. Each year Baulkham Hills High School has representation in the Sydney West Dance Festival. We continue to have our Dance item on the celebrity Night; a strong indicator of our talent. Staff are involved with knockout sport and within the community with the running of First Aid and CPR courses.

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Faculty, Science

Mr Colin McAuliffe (HT)
Mrs Claire Andrew
Mrs Heather Cavanagh
Mrs Evelyn Chin
Mrs Sharron Frame
Mrs Annemarie Hill
Mrs Sandra Johns
Mrs Diane Lundgren
Ms Sangeeta Mehta
Mr John Simpson
Mrs Angela Tripolone

Biology

Biology is the study of living things; how they function and interact with each other. Advances in the biological sciences are currently offering the greatest challenges to our culture and society. Australia is a world leader in many fields associated with biological research and its applications to agriculture, medicine, food production, human genetics, palaeontology and environmental monitoring and protection.


Chemistry

Chemistry is the study of materials and their interactions. It is the science that most influences every aspect of our everyday lives and provides the majority of science-based vocations. It is a recommended subject for most science related fields. This is a demanding course intended for students who may wish to continue their study of science at tertiary level.

Physics

Physics is the "fundamental" science. It strives to explain the most basic aspects of the natural world and thus forms the basis for the other sciences. There are few vocational opportunities in pure physics, however it is a required subject for most science-related fields. This is a demanding course that caters for those people who wish to pursue a tertiary science course

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Social Sciences Faculty

The Social Sciences Faculty offers a wide range of courses across the school curriculum. The Staff aim to promote student-centred learning through acceleration programs, extra-curricular activities, group work, individual research and the use of technology.

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Mr K. Rodger (Head Teacher Social Sciences)

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Mr G. Cigana (Head Teacher Administration)

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Ms C. Sheridan (Sport Organiser)

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Mr C. Jones (Sport Organiser)

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Mrs N. Barkas (Assistant Year 8 Student Adviser)

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Mr M. Filewood

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Mrs D. Paix

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Mrs D. Robinson

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Mrs M. Jenkins

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Mr M. Dumas

Geography is a compulsory component of the junior school. In Years 7 & 8 students develop their geographical skills and investigate global issues (eg. global warming, destruction of rainforests, communities around the world). In Years 9 & 10 students study Australian Geography and complete the field study component of the course during a three day excursion to the Snowy Mountains . Year 10 students sit for the School Certificate Geography examination in November.

2002 School Certificate Geography Results

Baulkham Hills students performed extremely well in the School Certificate examination in 2002. Ninety students (50.56%) achieved a band 6 result of 90% or above. These results were exception as only 4.98% of students in NSW achieved Band 6. 

Outstanding Individual Results

Katherine Rankin

98%

Nizamettin Yesilova

95%

Karina Mak

93%

Ann Yuen

98%

Chris Zaw

95%

Ben Peoples

93%

Gavan Sticka

97%

James McEnaney

94%

Vinaya Rajan

93%

Kathryn Stuart

97%

Bree Rebolledo

94%

Janak Ramakrishnan

93%

Jian Wen Xiao

97%

Parnel Richards

94%

Benny Siu

93%

Mary Zhu

97%

J. Sivakumaran

94%

Kairavi Somaiya

93%

Sandy Koo

96%

Tammy Tam

94%

Bryan Tan

93%

Catherine Steele

96%

Mervyn Yee

94%

Rachael Tiong

93%

Carrie Tong

96%

Desmond Chin

93%

Jirah Tsun

93%

Amy Chen

95%

Matthew Cowley

93%

Matthew Varley

93%

Victor Lee

95%

Ashok Doraiswamy

93%

Maheesha Wijesyriya

93%

Chris Michaelides

95%

Jessica Evans

93%

Pauline Yeow

93%

Iain Schmidt

95%

Ross Harvey

93%

Priscilla Yuen

93%

Deshan Sebaratnam

95%

Imangi Kottegoda

93%

Gina Yuwana

93%

Karen Tong

95%

Rowan Kunz

93%

Danni Zheng

93%

Raymond Tung

95%

Keri Lee

93%

 

 

Kai Ming Wong

95%

Angela Lui

93%

 

 

Junior School – Commerce

All students study Commerce in Years 7 & 8 (Consumer Education). Most students select Commerce as an elective subject in Years 9 & 10 (Business, Government, Law).

Selected Commerce students have the opportunity to accelerate their study by completing stage 5 Commerce in Year 9, Preliminary Economics in Year 10 and HSC Economics in Year 11. This program of study allows students to accumulate their HSC over Years 11 & 12 and provides them with greater flexibility in the senior school. Over 120 students have been accelerated in Economics since the program was introduced in 1996.

Accelerated Economics Students 2002 HSC  Results

bulletTristan Hardy and Cecilia Chi (99%) equal second in NSW.
bulletAccelerated students achieved an average HSC mark of 93%
bulletSeventeen students achieved band 6  (90% +) and were recognized in the Board of Studies merit list. In general students who achieve band 6 in 10 units of study usually gain a UAI of 99+.
bulletThe following students were recognized in the BOS merit list:  Tristan Hardy (99%), Cecilia Chi (99%), Adrian Tan (97%), Brendan Ratter (96%), Jason Lim (96%), Joanne Harrison (95%), Renee Attard (94%) Elizabeth Tan (94%), Marie Hadley (93%), Shana Krishnan (93%) Stasia Tan (93%), Simon Kim (92%), Daniel Lee (92%), Jenny Li (92%), Vipin Vijay (92%), Diana Zhang (92%), Daniel Townsend (91%)

Senior School

The Social Sciences Faculty has introduced a number of new courses in recent years in order to provide students with a broader curriculum. The summary of Social Sciences 2002 HSC results attached indicates students are achieving outstanding academic success in all subjects. The following subjects will be offered to senior students in 2003:

Economics: Mr Rodger, Mr Jones, Mr Cigana, Mr Dumas

Geography: Mr Filewood, Ms Sheridan

Legal Studies: Mrs Paix, Mrs Barkas, Ms Sheridan, Mr Cigana, Mr Dumas

Business Studies: Mrs Robinson, Mr Filewood, Mrs Bakas, Mr Dumas

Society and Culture: Mrs Paix 

2002 Social Sciences HSC Result

2002 HSC results were outstanding. The table below indicates the Social Sciences faculty results were all substantially above the state average.

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Baulkham Hills HS average

NSW State average

Economics

90%

77%

Busi ness Studies

90%

74%

Legal Studies

88%

72%

Geography

91%

74%

 

 

Top Individual HSC Results 2002 

bulletTristan Hardy and Cecilia Chi 99% - equal second in NSW in Economics
bulletEleanor Brown 97% - fifth in NSW in Legal Studies
bulletShelley Wheeler 97% - sixth in NSW in Legal Studies
bulletShasheen Jayawerra 97% - seventh in NSW in Economics
bulletNihal Bhat 96% - fourteenth in NSW in Business Studies

 

Geography

13 students from 17 achieved band 6 of 90% or above

HSC

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Legal Studies

24 students from 47 achieved band 6 of 90% or above

HSC

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Legal Studies

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Shi-Nan Luong

Alice Prudhoe

Anita Roediger

Jonathan Stuart

Karen Chu

Carlie Marshall

Kate Richards

Jennifer Carey

Kym Casey

Jeff Lau

Nea Toivanen

Amelia Barrett

Cathie Sammut

 

96

96

95

94

93

93

92

91

91

91

91

90

90

Eleanor Brown

Shelley Wheeler

Shona Seaton

Kirsty Champion

Nick Riordan

Alison Baker

Harik Dalal

Shalini Nanayakkara

Larrissa Hauser

Chris Ma

Peggy Ching

Aneka Singh

Shruti Sinha

 

97

97

96

96

95

95

95

94

94

93

93

92

92

 

Ming Song

Joanna Sciortino

Naiian Yazdani

Diya Bhutani

Ryan Leung

Ren Li

Sarah Man

Justine Foo

Thomas Kim

Jennifer Nhan

Dhruv Sharma

92

91

91

91

91

91

91

90

90

90

90

 

Top Individual HSC Results 2002

Economics

30 students from 58 achieved band 6 of 90% or above

HSC

Mark

 

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Business Studies

27 students from 38 achieved band 6 of 90% or above

HSC

Mark

 

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Tristan Hardy

Cecilia Chi

Shasheen Jayawerra

Adrian Tan

Brendan Ratter

Jason Lim

Harik Dalal

Chris Ma

Joanne Harrison

Yvonne Tse

Shamindra Shrotriya

Renee Attard

Elizabeth Tan

Roland Rajah

Marie Hadley

Shana Krishnan

Chetan Shukla

Stasia Tan

Simon Kim

Daniel Lee

Jenny Li

Ming Song

Vipin Vijay

Leon Yan

Diana Zhang

Daniel Townsend

Kevin Ko

Josephine Ngui

Vivian Lau

Elaine Yik

 

99

99

97

97

96

96

96

96

95

95

95

94

94

93

93

93

93

93

92

92

92

92

92

92

92

91

91

91

90

90

 

Nihal Bhat

Jaymes Boland-Rudder

Shasheen Jayawerra

Chris Ma

Adrian Mak

Alice Prudhoe

Shona Seaton

Aneka Singh

Shalini Nanayakkara

Lisa Gomes

Diya Bhutani

Amanda Leong

Ryan Pittman

Andrew Poon

Jonathan Lie

Seng Lim

John Palocz

Jason Mok

Sandeep Liyanage

Hayson Look

Andrew Lovell

Angela Lee

Jessica Chang

Daniel Nguyen

Daniel Shir-King

Joel Tan

Luca Yau

 

 

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93

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90

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90

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Faculty, Technology and Applied Studies (Industrial Arts and Home Economics)

Rod Nesbitt (HT)
Mr Noel Drew
Mr Warwick Hempel

Home Economics

Mrs Judie Dowler (Y8 Adv)
Ms Jackie Dummett


Computing

Ms Sangeeta Gulati
Mr Kathir Sabaretnam

 

Technology and Applied Studies

The impact of technology is felt in factories, offices, homes, schools, organisations and society at large. At Baulkham Hills High School it is important that students learn to use technology and learn about its power and scope as well as its limitations. They develop skills in the creation, manipulation, storage and use of technology as applied to problems associated with personal, community and industry needs

Senior Courses

Information Processes & Technology

Software Design and Development

Junior Courses

Computing Studies

Design & Technology

Food Technology

Technics

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Assessment Dates

Click here to download the Year 11 assessment timetable

Click here to download the Year 12 assessment timetable

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SRC News 

The student Representative Council for 2003 were elected late last year. Congratulations to the following students.

 

Yr 12

Yr 11

Yr 10

Stasia Tan  (President)

Paul Mackay

Natalie Tymoc

Tristan Hardy

Shirman Lai

Amy Nesbitt

Byron Wong

Parnell Richards

Veronica Cheung

John Lee

Bree Rebolledo

Jeremy Chan

Lucy Pinzcuk

Gina Yuwana

Nicholas Tsang

Rachel Wong

Hamish Boland Rudder

Erin Spike

Brendan Ratter

Kimberley Evans

 

Francis Lam

Jessica Evans

 

Simon Kim

Alex Morgan

 

Mee Eun Lee

Matthew Varley

 

 

Chris Michaelides

 

Yr 9

Yr 8

Support

Alyssa Ignacia

Catherine Fan

Laura Anderson

Manu Singh

Roy Mariathas

Varun Goel

Melissa Brooks

 

 

Cassandra O'Connor

 

 

SRC NEWS

Both junior and senior SRC members have been busy lately representing their peers at youth conferences. The junior SRC (Manu Singh, Alyssa Ignacio, Cassandra O’Connor, Melissa Brooks, Catherine Fan, Roy Mariathas, Erin Spike, Jeremy Chan, Nick Tsang, Natalie Tymoc, Veronica Cheung and Amy Nesbitt) attended a Banana Power Youth Conference for students in the youth district. Senior SRC members, Matthew Varley and Bree Rebolledo, are representing the student body on a committee carrying out a review of the school’s welfare policy. Jessica Evans and Gina Yuwana represented the school at the World Vision Leadership Conference held in the school holidays.

The SRC will be organising the 40-hour famine again this year. Last year the school raised over $6000 for World Vision. The famine is held over 16-18 May. Listen out for rolls announcement for details how to register for this great event with the SRC.

Finally the SRC will be running the Baulko Lounge – a Dance (if you want to) Party on 9 May, 7pm – 11pm in the gym. There will be food, drinks, DJ, games, chill out lounge and dancing. Tickets are $5.00 and are on sale all this week from your SRC.

 

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Sports News

 

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Study tips/tutorials

The Student Tutorial Service

The Tutorial Service is a programme of mentoring and support that is available to all students. The programme has been in place for ten years and is a critical aspect of the culture of Baulkham Hills High.

Any student confronted with academic problems, regardless of the subject can find help at the Tutorial Service. Under the supervision of Mr Dennett, Year 12 students with particular expertise provide assistance in a range of areas. All of the HSC subjects plus, essay, exam and study skills are addressed. Help with time management and interview skills is also available.

The Tutorial Service is available every Tuesday and Thursday at lunchtime in Room C15, or by appointment. The service can meet the needs of all kinds of students ranging from the obsessive, those who strive for perfection to those who simply want to survive. The tutors empathize with the challenges confronting clients. Help ranges from immediate crisis management to the longer-term refinement of skills.

Remember :

“In any crisis panic slowly”

“Help is at hand”

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Careers

UNIVERSITY INFORMATION FOR YEAR 12 : 2001

(All information correct at the time of printing but students should always take the responsibility to confirm details.)

UNIVERSITY OPEN DAYS : 2001

AUSTRALIAN CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY :

CANBERRA CAMPUS

1 SEPTEMBER

NORTH SYDNEY CAMPUS

25 AUGUST

STRATHFIELD CAMPUS

25 AUGUST

AUSTRALIAN MARITIME COLLEGE:

Tours can be arranged on 1800 030 277

19 AUGUST

AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY

1 SEPTEMBER

CHARLES STURT UNIVERSITY :

OPEN DAY EVERY DAY!          

ALBURY/WODONGA, CAMPUS

19 AUGUST

LATROBE UNIVERSITY :

ALBURY/WODONGA CAMPUS

19 AUGUST

MACQUARIE UNIVERSITY

8 SEPTEMBER

SOUTHERN CROSS UNIVERSITY :

COFFS HARBOUR

11 AUGUST

LISMORE

18 AUGUST

PORT MACQUARIE

1 SEPTEMBER

UNIVERSITY OF CANBERRA

1 SEPTEMBER

UNIVERSITY OF NEW ENGLAND

7 SEPTEMBER

UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES

1 SEPTEMBER

AUSTRALIAN DEFENCE FORCE ACADEMY

1 SEPTEMBER

UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE :

CALLAGHAN CAMPUS‑COURSES & CAREERS EVENINGS

3‑7 SEPTEMBER

CENTRAL COAST CAMPUS

16 SEPTEMBER

UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY :

CAMPERDOWN / DARLINGTON AND MALLETT

25 AUGUST

FACULTY OF HEALTH SCIENCES - CUMBERLAND

25 AUGUST

FACULTY OF RURAL MANAGEMENT

25 AUGUST

SYDNEY COLLEGE OF THE ARTS

25 AUGUST

SYDNEY CONSERVATORIUM

25 AUGUST

UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY :

BROADWAY CAMPUS

25 AUGUST

KURING‑GAI CAMPUS

1 SEPTEMBER

UNIVERSITY OF WESTERN SYDNEY :

BLACKTOWN CAMPUS

12 AUGUST

CAMPBELLTOWN CAMPUS

19 AUGUST

PENRITH CAMPUS

26 AUGUST

UNIVERSITY OF WOLLONGONG :

For campus tours and special events - phone 1300 367 869

UNIVERSITY ADMISSION CENTRE KEY DATES

 

· NEW UAC GUIDES AVAILABLE FROM MRS SAVAGE : WEEK BEGINNING 23 JULY.

 

· APPLICATIONS OPEN INTERNET / PHONE WEDNESDAY : 8 AUGUST.

 

· ON-TIME APPLICATIONS CLOSE FRIDAY 28 SEPTEMBER.

 

· LATE APPLICATIONS FROM 3 OCTOBER : 1 ST $$$$$.

 

· RELEASE OF HSC RESULTS WEDNESDAY 19 DECEMBER.

 

· UAI RELEASED BY 1 UAC THURSDAY 20 DECEMBER.

 

· CHANGES OF PREFERENCE : MONDAY 7 JANUARY 2002 (FOR MAIN ROUND).

 

· MAIN ROUND OF UNIVERSITY OFFERS  :  FRIDAY 18 JANUARY 2002 .

 

· FURTHER INFORMATION DATES ETC WHEN NECESSARY.

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Student Achievements

General Achievements

Students entered 10 national academic competitions and gained a high percentage of prizes and the highest available awards.

 Shasheen Jayaweera won multiple awards for business at state and national level of the Australian Business Week competition. He also won the 2002 Excellence in Youth Business Award form Baulkham Hills Council.

The school SRC was active in representing students and in raising money for worthwhile causes, most notably $1100 for the Jeans for Genes day.

Sweta Maira, Brendan Ratter, Jacky Poon and Lashika Medagoda were among 20 students selected nationwide to become Australian Science Olympiads Physics scholars.

Paul Mackay was one of 20 students in NSW awarded a Certificate of Commendation by the Governor, Prof Marie Bashir, for his significant community involvement.

Brendan Ratter and Parth Shah were selected to participate in the National Youth Science Forum in Canberra .

At time of writing, six students have won scholarships from universities for 2003.

10 students participated in the Mitchell Youth Leadership Forum.

Deborah Kwan gained the highest result in NSW in Year 7 in the Australian Schools English Competition.

Paul Mackay was invited to join the Commission for Children and Young People.

Achinthi Vithanage was an award from the Minister for excellence in student achievement for the study of Sinhalese.

The Australian Mathematics Trust invited two students to join extension programs.

Ben Watson won the Highly Commended Award in the Hills School-Industry Partnership in Hospitality.

·won the 2002 Excellence in Youth Business Award from Baulkham Hills Council.

Farah Irani won the prestigious Malcolm Chaikin Scholarship at UNSW in Commerce.

Student HSC work was shortlisted for selection in Artexpress and Encore. School Programs

The Arts

The school conducted a highly successful successful Creative and Performing Arts Evening featuring published poets.

Students of the school performed in the Schools Spectacular and Public Schools Instrumental Ensemble.

Dancers were selected from audition to perform in the Sydney West Dance Festival.

The school formed a String Ensemble during the year, to join the other established music groups.

The 6th Annual Art Exhibition opened to unprecedented large crowds.

The new group excelled in its public performances.

The Junior Band won gold at the Yamaha Music Festival

The annual school Poetry Competition produced work of a very high standard. The school provided winners in the District Poetry Competition, the Sydney Morning Herald Young Writer of the Year Competition and numerous Very Highly Commended awards in the Dorothea Mackellar Poetry Awards.

Jessica Chang won an Australian Youth Poetry and Young Poets Fellowship.

Avleen Masaman was invited to read her poetry at the International Society of Poets Convention in California .

The work of 4 students was published in Youth Writes, a national anthology of young Australians’ writing.

Broderick Wright was selected in the NSW public schools Junior Drama Ensemble

HIGHER SCHOOL CERTIFICATE INFORMATION

Post-School Destinations

At the 2002 Higher School Certificate, 179 students attracted 118 offers for tertiary placement from 5 universities. The University of Sydney and the University of NSW continue to enrol the majority of students from the school, with Macquarie University and UTS attracting substantial numbers. One mainstream student left the school for employment during the year. 10 graduating students from the Support Unit are either in employment or participating in further vocational training.

English

Students performed substantially above the State average in English Advanced and English Extension 1.  On a statewide basis student performed best in Advanced English.  Results in English Extension 2.  were also above state average showing positive growth compared to 2001.

Mathematics

Students performed substantially above the State average in Extension 1 Maths, Extension 2 Maths and Advanced Maths.  Students gained great value in studying all Mathematics courses.

Human Society and its Environment (HSIE)

Students performed substantially above the State average in Business Studies, Economics, Geography, Legal Studies, Modern and Ancient History, 1 Unit and Extension History.  All HSIE subjects performed equally well on a statewide basis.

Science

Students performed substantially above the State average in Biology, Physics and Chemistry.  On a statewide basis student performed best in Biology.

PDHPE

Students performed substantially above the State average in PDHPE.

Creative Arts

Students performed above the State average in Drama, Music 1, Music 2 and Visual Arts. 

TAS

Students performed substantially above the state average in Software Design & Development, Information Processes & Technology and Engineering Studies.  On a statewide basis student performed best in Information Processes and Technology.

Languages

Students performed substantially above the state average in 2 Unit Japanese Continuers.  All students undertaking this course achieved a result in Band 6.

 

SCHOOL CERTIFICATE

Year 10 students sat for formal examinations in English-Literacy, Mathematics, Science and History, Geography and Civics.  S.C results showed students to be above the results expected from their Year 5 Basic Skills Test (BST) scores in 1997.  A majority of students were placed at the top of the State in the highest performance band.  There was consistent performance across the four curriculum areas.

English-Literacy

Student performance in English Literacy was outstanding.  Results were substantially above the State average.  The overwhelming majority of students obtained marks in Band 6.  Progress made since the Year 5 BST indicate the vast majority of students exceeded expectations.

Mathematics

Student performance in Mathematics was outstanding.  Results were substantially above the State average.  The overwhelming majority of students obtained marks in Band 6.  Progress made since the Year 5 BST indicate students either met expectations, or enhanced their performance, while at Baulkham Hills

Science

Student performance in Science was outstanding.  Results were substantially above the State average.  The overwhelming majority of students obtained marks in Band 6.  There is an upward trend in performance compared with progress in 2000.  Progress made since the Year 5 BST indicate students either met expectations, or enhanced their performance, while at Baulkham Hills High School .

History, Geography and Civics

Student performance in History, Geography and Civics was outstanding. In both History and Geography students achieved 10 times the state average in Band 6. Progress made since the Year 5 BST indicate the vast majority of students either met expectations, or enhanced their performance, while at Baulkham Hills High.

The School Certificate results were exceptional in both external examinations and in grades allocated internally in all subjects.  A majority of students scored in the highest band in external examinations and this was mirrored in the allocation of grades for school-based assessment. Students performed at an equally good level in all external tests.

SPORT

Major Carnivals

Swimming: Zone - 2nd place; Area- Jacquelyn Gilbert 16 years girls age champion; 13 students competed at the NSW Combined High Schools CHS) Carnival.

Cross-Country: Zone - 1st place; Area - 2nd place; while Jason Brun 17 years boys champion; 12 students represented at the NSWCHS Carnival.

Athletics: Zone - 1st place; Area - 1st place; 12 students represented in 22 events in the NSWCHS Carnival.

Thirteen students attained Age Championships at Zone carnivals.

Sporting Representation:

Students represented the school each week in 23 summer and 23 winter grade teams in the Hills Zone Competition;12 teams won their competitions.

Boys cricket were Area Champions and finished 4th in the State finals. They were also quarter finalists in the Australian All Schools Carnival (the GHD Cup).

The Australian Rules football team won the Area Championship for the second year in a row.

In Volleyball, the boys team finished 7th in the State finals, were Area and State champions and came 4th in the Australian Championships.  Four girls, Jennifer Baldwin, Amelia Barrett, Justin Foo and Nea Toivanen, gained selection in the NSWCHS Open team and four, Hayley French, Geraldine Chin, Louise Gates and Achinthi Vithanage, gained selection in the Under 16 All Schools team.

Amelia Barrett was awarded State and Area "Blues" for her achievements in volleyball.

Sheree Hart gained selection in the NSWCHS water polo team.

Seven students, Kirsty Champion, Jacqueline Chang, Sue-Lynne Chok, Jodie Olivier, Anita Roediger, Ailsa Seaton and Stasia Tan, represented NSW in the Australian All Schools Athletics Championships in Hobart .

A Baulkham Hills team of 10 students finished 3rd in the Australian Schools Knock-out Athletics Championships in Launceston.  This way was the only co-educational, non-sports State high school to qualify for the national finals.

In Cross-Country, the 18 years girls team of Kirsty Champion, Anita Roediger, Jodie Oliver and Noni Austin won silver at the State Championships.

Two students, Jessica Lee and Alvin Liu, won their divisions at the NSW Junior Badminton tournament.

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