Year 9


NSW schools will participate in the NAPLAN Online School Readiness Test from 14 August to 22 September. Please follow the link at the end of this sentence to access further information available 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. Hurlstone Agricultural High school will be taking our online readiness test September 18-22, 2017. This will involve both Year 7 and Year 9 students.



Country Fair Poster Competition

We are pleased to announce the winners of the HAHS Country Fair Poster Competition:

1st place – Sophie Sor & Familia Nguyen (see below)
2nd place – Joel Huang
3rd place – Sonia Truong

See attached 3 files for the winners entry.

Any donations for auction items and white elephant stall, can be delivered to the admin office between 8.30am and 3pm.

Sophie Sor and Famila Nguyen Yr 10

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NSW Public Schools’ Finance system changes

Hurlstone Agricultural High School will transition to the new NSW Public Schools’ finance system and a new bank account on 16 October 2017.

To ensure a smooth transition, there will be changes to the way we accept payments from parents & carers.  Please see attached letter for information.

Letter to Parents re payment changes July 2017


Country Fair

Our 78th Country Fair will be held on Saturday, 2nd September 2017 10am to 3pm.  Please see below links for additional information.

Country Fair 2017 Hamper Requests


Please find below 4 files relating to 2017 NAPLAN for your information.

The NAPLAN tests will be conducted from 9-11 May 2017.

For further information, please contact Ann Young, Head Teacher English.

2017 NAPLAN information for parents and carers

2017 NAPLAN Letter to Parents

2017 NAPLAN Consent for Exemption and Withdrawal

2017 NAPLAN Consent for Disability Adjustments

Families of Year 9 students

I met with Year 9 last week to review the new HSC requirements that will effect this group when they graduate from high school. The new requirements will strengthen the HSC qualification they should be aiming to achieve.

I have attached the leaflet that students were given to explain the basis of the stronger HSC standards. Students will now be required to qualify for the award of the HSC by demonstrating a significant standard in both literacy and numeracy. The government have decided to instil a qualification step to build the literacy and numeracy standards of students.

Our students will have the ability to pre-qualify by achieving a band 8 or above in this year’s NAPLAN tests for both literacy and numeracy. The qualifying exams that students can make use of after that NAPLAN will be held a few times each year during Year 10, 11 and 12. Students will be able to qualify up to five years after the start date of their HSC year (so post school). These qualifying exams will be online. A sample set of tests are available on the NESA (formerly known as BOSTES) website.

Students have been working on their writing in English and this will expand further across all subject areas. The online tests available in Years 10-12 (2018 – 2020)will provide diagnostic feedback which will help us all support our students to ensure that all those who wish to gain a HSC certificate, along with their school qualifications, will be able to do so.

Further information will become available in coming months. There are a number of websites on the back of the flyer that will provide you with opportunities to stay up to date with the latest information.

I will be addressing this matter at a future P & C meeting. Further enquiries can be made to the school or to my e-mail, Please discuss this information with your Year 9 student and encourage their building of both literacy and numeracy skills.


Sharon Davis
Rel. Head Teacher Teaching and Learning.

Year Advisors Report

Welcome to Year 9

We are happy to report that most of you seem very happy with the electives you are doing this year.

We would like to welcome our 5 new students: Anthony Tran, Samadhi Alugolla, Bernard Chau,  Jolanda Nguyen and Adam Phillips (who has just returned).

The Swimming Carnival will be held on February 14th at Macquarie Fields pool.  All students are encouraged to participate to gain points for their School Houses.

Year 9 Camp: We have booked year 9 camp for 11th to 13th September at Deer Park which is on the Port Hacking River near Audley. This is an integral part of our curriculum on student well-being so all students are expected to attend.  Notes will be distributed early term 2.

If you have any concerns please contact Mikala Hewett or Sam To

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