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Junior secondary and astronomy evening

​Mr Buttsworth with parents Mrs Caspanello & Mrs Sunderland

On Tuesday 25 February, we had an evening of meeting and greeting of parents and staff, as well as the first astronomy evening for the year. The evening kicked off with a sausage sizzle and a chance for parents and students of year 6, 7 and 8 from the local area to meet the staff and talk about Junior Secondary. We are in full preparation mode for 2015 when year 7 students start at Home Hill SHS for the first time and parents had the opportunity to hear the school’s plans and to ask questions. The evening was very well attended, and current Junior Secondary leaders were involved in the running of the event. Parents were interested in finding out about things such as how year 7 would operate, how “year 7 & 8 only zones” would be established, what curriculum offerings would look like, how sport would be conducted and a range of other issues. Any parents or carers of year 6 and 7 parents who would like more information are welcome to contact the principal.

The evening then transformed into the Astronomy evening where parents and students were able to see the wonders of the universe, courtesy of the newly acquired 20-inch telescope and Mr Rob Black from NQ Astronomy. The telescope has enhanced our school’s ability to explore the wonders of the universe and inspire creative minds. The interest in Science at Home Hill High is intense, with not only astronomy being high on the agenda, but other areas such as rocketry and Science & Engineering developing the future scientists of the world. All in all, the evening was an outstanding and very well attended event.