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Education Week will be a game changer

Excursions to the moon, teleporting between classes, face recognition roll call or a school without bell times or walls – the school of the future is only limited by your imagination. That is the message from the organisers of an exciting new challenge being launched today in the lead up to Education Week 2018. The inaugural Game Changer Challenge will showcase the theme of this year's Education Week, Today's schools – creating tomorrow's world, which highlights how NSW public schools are equipping young people with the skills and capabilities... Read more

Principal's Message - March 2018

Welcome Students and Families Welcome back all students and families who were a part of the J J Cahill Memorial High School community in 2017 and welcome all student and familes who joined our school's community this year. Exciting Year Ahead I am excited and greatly looking forward to the year ahead. As a new principal last year, I spent a lot of time in 2017 getting to know and understand the community. I worked closely with staff to look at learning and wellbeing data to get a sense of the needs of the community. I led staff in engaging... Read more

Theme: Today's schools – creating tomorrow's world

EdWeek 2018 - theme and dates announced

This year's Education Week will be held from Monday 6 August to Friday 10 August 2018 (Term 3, Week 3). The theme for Education Week is ‘Today's schools – creating tomorrow's world'. This theme communicates how NSW public schools are equipping young people with the skills and capabilities they need to thrive in a rapidly changing, globalised world. Video: Mark Scott announces theme for EdWeek 2018 You tube video: Read more

Principal's message - December 2017

It is hard to believe that this is the end of 2017 and the end of my first year at JJCahill Memorial High School. It has been a challenging but exciting year, challenging to learn the processes and structures of a new school and exciting getting to know the community. I have immensely enjoyed getting to know the staff, students, parents and broader community. Thank you to everyone for making me feel welcome and working with me to look at what we can do better to improve student learning engagement, a sense of belonging and success. Thank you... Read more

2018 Resource Allocation Model funding

In October 2017, all NSW public schools will receive a 2018 Planned School Budget Allocation Report. The report will assist with the management of the total budget delivered to schools through the Resource Allocation Model (RAM). The Resource Allocation Model (RAM) methodology distributes funding based on the individual needs of students and schools. This gives schools greater flexibility to make local decisions. Learn more about the 2018 funding by visiting the department's website or watch a short animation about managing the total school... Read more

Principal's message - September Newsletter

I know that I wrote extensively about attendance in the last newsletter. I feel that the subject is of great importance. If students are not at school, they are missing learning. I would like to thank parents who have responded positively to the introduction of our SMS system. We set this up to ensure that ALL parents and carers know whether their child is not at school or late for school. It is a legal requirement for students to attend school every day the school is open for instruction and to provide an explanation for absences by means of... Read more

SASS Staff


This week we will especially acknowledge the wonderful work the SASS team do in making JJ Cahill Memorial High School a great place. Thank you to our Administration Manager, General Assistant, School Learning and Support Officers and Administrative Officers.... 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

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Principal's Message - August Newsletter

As Principal of JJ Cahill Memorial High School, it is my strongest desire for ALL students to have every opportunity to succeed. I am committed to building a strong learning culture within the school where students challenge themselves to set aspirational goals and back that up with hard work and diligence. Year 12 have finished their trial and are quickly approaching their Higher School Certificate examination. It is a time when students can feel a lot of stress; it is also a time when students need to attend every day and remain focused upon... Read more

Parent/Teacher Interviews

Reminder: Parent/Teacher Interviews are on Tuesday the 29th of August from 3:00pm till 7:00pm in the school hall. Please refer to information forwarded to parents/carers last week via email, skoolbag app and booking sheet handed out to students. Interview bookings are preferable and can be made through the parent portal.... 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

Nationally Consistent Collection of Data

Nationally Consistent Collection of Data

Please see attached information for Parents and Carers with students with a disability.... Read more

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Teacher awarded with a special gift

Teacher Mr Luke McNaught was presented with a Aboriginal boondi made by the family of Daniella Manning-Shlemon who is pictured with her parents Cheryle and William as a thank you gift. Click on link below for the full article in the Southern Courier Southern Courier Link... Read more

Ralph David

Principal's Message - June Newsletter

It is hard to believe that term two is already at an end. The year goes quickly when you are busy and life at J J Cahill MHS is always very busy. During terms three and four this year, the school will look at evidence to evaluate its achievement towards the strategic directions from the last three years. If you are not aware of the school's strategic plan 2015-2017, you can read this by going to the school's website. During this time we will also give deep consideration and thought about what we will focus on for the next three years. We will... Read more

Tech Workshop

Tech Workshop

Come join us for a free workshop developing your skills in Google technology. Click on the link below to register for the event. Tech Workshop... Read more

Tuning into Teens

Tuning Into Teens

Parenting a teenager is never easy. This informative evening may be helpful for parents/carers to help manage their teenagers.... Read more

Harmony Day - Photo Competition

Harmony Day - Winning Photo

Congratulations Sila Yildiz of Year 9, winning photo for the Harmony Day diversity Photo Competition.... Read more

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