Year 9 students took part in the three day Great Aussie Bush Camp at Tea Gardens. Activities included rock climbing, raft building, the ‘Power Fan’, the giant swing, canoeing, high ropes and more. The purpose of each activity was to encourage students to set goals for themselves, both short term and long term, build their confidence to strive towards these goals and most importantly, step outside their comfort zones.
The final week of Term 3 marked the end of a significant milestone for all Year 12 students as their high school journey draws to a close. One of these milestones is the Graduation Ceremony which was held on Thursday evening and celebrated by staff, students and their families. One of the most emotional moments of the evening was the speech made by the Year Advisers, where they had the opportunity to impart advice and recount some of their favourite moments from the past six years.
Year 11 students attended camp at Lake Jindabyne. During their time away students participated in a variety of programs which met the outcomes of the Department’s ‘Fit for Life’ course and also had an opportunity to engage in a range of outdoor activities which were both challenging and enjoyable. Students and staff were pleasantly surprised by an early fall of snow which made the students walk to the top of Kosciusko even more attractive.
The 2019 CTHS musical was an extraordinarily entertaining revival of “Annie”, the Broadway musical based upon the popular comic strip from the 1930s, Little Orphan. A huge cast of over seventy talented performers including singers, actors and dancers set the stage ablaze with their electrifying energy. Both staff and students worked tirelessly to create this splendid rendition of the show.
356 Year 7 students, 40 Year 11 students and 20 staff attended the 2019 Year 7 Camp, held at Sydney Academy of Sport and Recreation at Narrabeen. Activities on camp are designed to develop teamwork, challenge the participants and create the opportunity to get know one another. It also provides a chance for Peer Support Leaders, as well as staff, to get to know the new cohort in a more casual environment.
The 2018 Year 9 cohort attended the The Great Aussie Bush Camp in Tea Gardens. For three days and two nights, CTHS staff and students participated in an array of activities. The highlights included the Geography field study, the Mud course and Commando Night activity. All students are to be congratulated on their behaviour and efforts throughout the camp. Special thanks goes to the Year Advisors, Miss Holt and Mr Fairclough for their hard work and organisation to ensure the smooth running of the camp.
The 2018 MADD Concert was held on Wednesday evening, 21 November and showcased our Music, Art, Drama and Dance students in this spectacular annual event. Special thanks to the CAPA staff who organised and supported the students, as well as the Ensemble Directors who spent many hours polishing the show.
On Tuesday 13 November at midday The Hon Rob Stokes arrived with the local member, Damien Tudehope, to officially open J Block. Our Student Executive welcomed the Minister and acted as both audience and tour guides after the formalities had concluded. Later in the afternoon, the Official Ceremony was held and was well attended by parents, ex-students, staff and current students. The proceedings featured a traditional Smoking Ceremony by a local Aboriginal elder and performances from the Big Band. Addressing the audience were Mr Johnson, CTHS Principal, as well as the Former Minister for Education, Professor Adrian Piccoli, who had initially announced the Capital Works Project.
The final week of Term 3 is an emotional time for our year 12 students as they complete their lessons and graduate from school. Arguably, the biggest highlight of the week was the Year 12 Graduation Ceremony on Thursday 27 September where staff, parents and students celebrated this fantastic achievement. The significance of this event in a young person’s life is always a rewarding and proud moment for everyone involved.
On Monday 9 April 2018, our new classroom building (J Block) was officially handed over to the DoE and CTHS. This marked the completion of milestone 1 of the capital works project, 1 year and 27 days after its commencement. Milestones 2 & 3 are set to be completed by the end of Term 3, 2018 and this incorporates the landscaping around J block and the refurbishment of the sports courts & G block Science area. First classes commenced in the new building on Tuesday 10 April 2018.
340 students, nineteen staff and 24 peer support leaders attended the annual Year 7 Camp at Narrabeen. The activities on camp are designed to test comfort zones, develop team work, challenge the participants, build leadership, develop friendships and create the opportunity to get to know one another.
The 2017 Year 9 cohort embarked on a journey to The Great Aussie Bush Camp and it was indeed great for many reasons. For three days and two nights, CTHS staff and students participated in an array of activities. The Geography field study was a highlight as well as the Mud course. Memories were made, food was eaten and the accommodation provided rest.
The 2017 Presentation Night Ceremony was held on Tuesday 5 December. The evening was a great success with over 340 awards presented. Students were all rightly very proud of their fine achievements. The organisation by Mr Fisher and his team was outstanding as was the wonderful supper provided by our marvellous P&C.
On September 19, a group of thirteen students and two staff members departed for a thirteen day overseas trip to China. From the towering skyscrapers to the ancient history of China, each city visited was filled with its own unique attributes. The China Tour began with six days in Shanghai, the largest city in China, where students visited our sister school, Luwan High School. Following Shanghai the group visited Hangzhou and Suzhou, and ultimately Beijing, China's capital city.
2017's CTHS production of A Midsummer Night's Dream was a huge success. There was a great deal of excitement and anticipation amongst the cast and crew and the audience was not disappointed. Those who experienced the show were all in agreeance, this was one of the finest plays ever! The stage and sets were exemplary and the performances were outstanding, with the ‘Ass’ being a highlight for many.
The 2017 Year 7 Camp was once again held at the Narrabeen Academy of Sport. 290 students attended along with 18 staff and 20 Peer Support Leaders. Activities on the camp seek to test comfort zones, develop teamwork, build leadership and develop friendships. It also provides an excellent opportunity for students to get to know staff and their Peer Support Leaders.
The High Achievers' Assembly celebrates and congratulates the very many Cherrybrook students who achieved outstanding results in the 2016 HSC. 173 students, more than half the cohort, made the Distinguished Achievers list by achieving a Band 6 in at least one course of study and overall a total of 423 Band 6 results were achieved by our students.
The 2016 Presentation Evening held on Tuesday 6 December was one of the highlights of the school year. The night was a great success with over 340 Awards presented followed by a wonderful supper provided by the P&C. The current School Captains spoke with pride of the wonderful learning culture which exists at Cherrybrook Technology High School and the way students strive to be the best they can.
One of the highlights of the year is the Year 12 Graduation Assembly where staff, parents and students celebrate one of the more significant milestones in our students’ lives. It is always a pleasure to celebrate the success and achievements of our student body and also wish them every success for the HSC and their future.
The 2016 School Induction Ceremony signalled the handover from the 2015-16 executive to the newly elected 2016-17 group. This highly symbolic event seeks to recognise the efforts of the outgoing group, as well as the opportunity for the incoming group to set lofty goals as their successors.
CTHS teachers, a parent and a community member accompanied 13 students to Papua New Guinea during the July 2016 school holidays walking the Kokoda Track. The journey is 96 kilometres through mud and mountains, retracing the steps of the Australian soldiers who fought to protect Australia during the Kokoda campaign. Students gained a more profound appreciation for Australia’s history, while also developing intercultural understanding, personal and social competence and ethical behaviour.
Year 7 camp was held at the Narrabeen Academy of Sport. As per previous years, the camp was a resounding success with activities designed to test comfort zones, develop teamwork and promote collegiality. Year 7 camp is the perfect time to strengthen friendship bonds, form many new friendships as well as becoming familiarised with key staff members and Peer Support Leaders.
Very many Cherrybrook students achieved outstanding results in the 2015 HSC. In total 146 students from The Class of 2015 were recognised on the Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards’ Honour Roll. Each of these students, and their parents, attended the High Achievers' Awards Assembly at the school on Tuesday February 9 2016 to celebrate their success.
At CTHS, a dynamic community of staff and students participated in a variety of excursions and competitions designed to enhance the understanding of science and its application to the world around us. The following photos show some of the activities the science department participated in this year. Congratulations to all the winners of the science competitions in 2015.
One of the highlights of the year for the school is the annual Presentation Night, which was held on Tuesday 1 December. A packed multi purpose centre witnessed the presentation of Academic and Special Awards to a wide range of students from Years 7 to 11. Congratulations to all those involved.
One of the most prestigious events on the Cherrybrook Technology High School calendar is the High Achievers’ Assembly, which celebrates the HSC achievements of the previous calendar year’s Year 12. This year approximately one third of students had the opportunity to walk across the stage in front of Years 7,11 and 12, teachers and parents having achieved one or more band sixes or having achieved an ATAR greater than 90.
One of the most prestigious events on the Cherrybrook Technology High School calendar is the High Achievers’ Assembly, which celebrates the HSC achievements of the previous calendar year’s Year 12. This year approximately one third of students had the opportunity to walk across the stage in front of Years 7,11 and 12, teachers and parents having achieved one or more band six’s or having achieved an ATAR greater than 90.
International Day (Night) is a strategy that was first introduced in 2000. This is an wonderful opportunity for the school to fully appreciate the range of cultures and heritage present in the community. The event is largely planned and implemented by a student Committee under guidance of the Multicultural Student Leaders.