A collection of videos featuring Cherrybrook Technology High School and CTHS students and staff may be found here. (Note: if you are using Safari you will need to “pop-out” the video in order to view it. Click on the symbol in top right corner of the frame.)
Parli-Flicks Short Film Award 2023
The Parli-Flicks award intends to encourage and promote youths’ interest in Australia’s political system; students submitted a one minute short film on the topic: “Should the voting age be lowered?”. Of the 30+ entries submitted, Taylor Chilwell and Liz Zhi were the overall winners, also achieving best Junior Secondary (years 7-9) and best Metropolitan. Lyssa Byng and Rory McDonald also from CTHS achieved the best in the Senior Secondary (years 10-12) category. The students were invited to an award night at Jubilee Room of NSW parliament house, where the president of the NSW legislative council Ben Franklin, representatives of the shortlisted entries’ regions, and the sponsors of the competition were present to award their prizes. More information can be found on the official website here: https://education.parliament.nsw.gov.au/parli-flicks-short-film-award-2023/
Taylor and Liz’s entry:
Lyssa and Rory’s entry:
CTHS Anzac Day 2022
2021 High Achievers Ceremony – Keynote Speaker: James Tockuss
James Tockuss, Alumni member and School Captain from the 2007/2008 cohort, gave a wonderful keynote address to the assembly speaking to our Year 12 graduates from 2020. He highlighted his journey post school and the amazing experiences and achievements he had made through the RAAF, with footage of planes he had piloted all over the world, including combat missions. He finished with advice for all the 2020 High Achievers to take advantage of the incredible position they now found themselves in, including the opportunities that will present themselves.
2020 ANSTO Big Ideas Competition
Krish Nair and Eesha Shah won second place in the ANSTO (Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation) Big Ideas Competition.
2020 HSC Aboriginal Studies – Major Research Projects
CTHS Sleepout 2018
On Friday 18 May 2018, approximately 130 students and 10 staff gathered for the inaugural CTHS Sleepout event to raise awareness of the issue of youth homelessness and to raise money for Stepping Stone House. Stepping Stone House is a not for profit organisation providing medium to long term accommodation and development for young people who are homeless, or who are at risk of homelessness, or are living away from their families aged 12 to 24 years old. The concerted efforts of these many students raised a little over $21,000 which means this event alone will enable Stepping Stone House to house one young person for an entire year.
The staff and student band performing at the CTHS Talent Quest 2017
Mr Woo – Commonwealth Bank Teaching Awards 2017
The Commonwealth Bank Teaching Awards are prestigious new national awards established to recognise and reward outstanding teaching and school leadership. Mr Woo received the award of a Teaching Fellowship from the Commonwealth Bank in conjunction with Schools Plus and delivered his speech alongside Adam Spencer, the MC at the awards ceremony.
The CTHS Percussion Ensemble performing at City Recital Hall, under the direction of Robert Oetomo
Chemistry: Making Nylon – Condensation Polymerisation
Condensation Polymerisation is a reaction which produces a polymer from individual monomer units, as well as a smaller molecule (often water). The release of this smaller molecule during the reaction is how this process differs from Addition Polymerisation. Nylon is a synthetic fabric formed through condensation polymerisation. This video explains how nylon is formed as well as the reactants and products involved in this reaction.
Science: 2018 Aurecon Bridge Building Competition
On 7th August 2018, Yeelin Hua, Emily Seow and Aashna Mitra represented CTHS at the NSW State Final of the Aurecon Bridge Building Competition against 70 other state and private schools. The girls came away with the bragging rights after their bridge held the greatest load in the strength category. They came away with $500 for the school and a $50 gift voucher each.
Science: 2016 Aurecon Bridge Building Competition
Year 9 Students Jordan Anderson, Ross McRobb and Matthew Sweatman won last years school bridge building contest. This qualified them to compete in the 2016 International Aurecon Bridge Building Competition held at the Art Gallery of NSW. The boys designed a truss bridge and achieved commendable results, improving Cherrybrook’s results from previous years. Check out their efforts in the video.
Science: Sublimation of Iodine
When solid iodine is heated it turns straight into a gas, bypassing the liquid phase. This process is known as sublimation. It also works in reverse as gaseous iodine cools and crystallises in a process known as deposition. This sublimation and deposition phase change is similar to how the water cycle works on Mars!
Science: Body Systems – Working Together
By examining the pluck of a sheep we can see how the lungs, liver and heart both sit and work closely together to maintain the function of an organism.
Press Conference with NSW Education Minister Adrian Piccoli at CTHS, July 19 2016
May Samali Award 2015: Winning video by Doris Che
The May Samali Award celebrates the achievements of distinguished Year 11 students and provides them with a unique opportunity to reflect on their positive experiences at Cherrybrook Technology High School and within the public education system. As a graduate of Cherrybrook Technology High School, May Samali is a firm supporter of the NSW public education system and has sponsored this award since 2010. Students participating in the award submit a response to the following question: ‘What does Cherrybrook Technology High School and public education mean to you?’
CTHS Kokoda School Trip 2016
CTHS High Five World Record Attempt 2015