Term 2 in Review



Term 2 has come to a close and as usual we have had a packed term. When I consider the wide range of learning, co-curricular and sports activities we offer our students I feel proud of our staff who so often go the extra mile for our students. In this, our regular end-of-term roundup of major events, you will read a small sample of these activities that enrich the lives and learning of our students.



Recently our local Police Schools Liaison Officer gave presentations on cybersafety to our Year 7 and 8 students. I attended the Year 7 presentation and took some notes. If your child was there, I recommend you ask him or her what they learned about some of the following:

Online safety – how to protect yourself online

Cyberbullying – how to get help and the legal consequences of participating in cyberbullying

Respectful relationships

Image-based abuse and sexting – the potential legal and personal consequences.

Meeting people online – stranger danger.

The officer made the point that you always have a choice – you can say yes or no to anything that comes to you online. She also said that after today, you can’t say you didn’t know.

There are some excellent resources for parents and students that can be found at the following websites: – this is the website of the Office of the eSafety Commissioner - this is a handy document for young people about how to stay safe online.

The Addams Family

What a joy it was to attend a performance of our Senior School musical last week. What a wonderful production by the performers, all the students involved behind the scenes and all the staff involved. Special thanks to Miss Louisa Newton, the Director, who worked with the cast out of school hours for months, refining their performances. In fact, all involved have given a great deal of their own time to bring this production to fruition. I am proud of the fact that we have so many staff who are willing to give up their time to provide our students with such an amazing opportunity to develop and hone their skills in the performing arts.

Best wishes for the holidays and we pray safe travel for those who are heading off on adventures near and far.

Michael Hannah




Year 6 and OC Camp - Canberra

Welcome back to Year 6 who enjoyed their annual camp in Canberra. It is a great pleasure to hear of them challenging themselves with their learning across a variety of venues, visiting Parliament House, Questacon, the AIS and Old Parliament House, to name but a few. I extend my thanks to the students for the way they embraced the opportunity and to Mrs Livette, Ms Bennet, Mr Herbert, Mr Price, Pete Miss Bryson and Mr Summers for giving of their own time to ensure the children had a memorable week away.

The camp provided students with a wonderful opportunity to participate in a variety of educational programs with a focus on Australia’s history, culture, heritage and democracy. The Australian Government recognises the importance of all young Australians being able to visit the national capital as part of their Civics and Citizenship education. To assist families in meeting the cost of the excursion the Australian Government is contributing, funding of $20 per student under the Parliament and Civics Education Rebate program towards the cost of the camp. The rebate is paid directly to the school upon completion of the excursion.

Dhinewan Indigenous Mentoring Performance

Several our indigenous students have enjoyed participating in our Dhinewan Mentoring Program with Jonathan Wright this term. The students have looked at a range of topics in the program each week including culture, artifacts, art and identity, with the program culminating our marking of NAIDOC week with a performance of the Darkinjung Welcome Dance. Jonathan was also able to conduct a range of activities with our Year 4 and 5 students throughout the day.

Year 2 Excursion

On Thursday, Year 2 went to Alison Homestead to learn more about the history of Wyong and the significance of a historical building. They went through the original part of the homestead with a tour guide and they saw and heard about World War 1 memorabilia, women’s clothing, gramophones, typewriters and old cash registers. The next part of the museum gave students an opportunity to see toys from the past, a print press which is over 200 years old and sewing machines. After that, students went to the original Flower Shed which has model farms, houses and boats. Students also got to see a working blacksmith who showed everyone how to make a musical triangle. Next students loved visiting the old school house which old fashioned desks and even a cane on the teacher’s desk! After recess all the classes participated in old school games such as sack races, tug o war and quoits. The guides from the museum also let the students feed the sheep. After lunch the students had an art lesson where they sketched Alison Homestead and some artefacts from the museum. It was so fantastic to see all the students interact and enjoy their day.  

Year 6 Peer Support Training

Our Year 6 students, along with the OC class, travelled to Bethshan last Thursday and Friday to participate in Peer Support training. Peer Support lessons will continue next term under Ms LeRay’s valuable leadership, where the entire Junior School will participate in this program for 30 minutes each week. Two Peer Leaders from Year 6 will facilitate a group of about 10 younger students from across Kindergarten to Year 5, who will work together through a number of structured activities. Each teacher will supervise two groups in their classroom. Our thanks again to Ms LeRay for her work in this area.

HICES Debating

One of our HICES debating teams progressed through to the elimination final where we recently hosted Bishop Druitt College from Coffs Harbour. In a narrow debate where our students were debating for the affirmative on the topic ‘that sportspeople are paid too much’ the team was narrowly defeated. The students acquitted themselves wonderfully, spoke with great articulation and insight and were excellent ambassadors for our school.

The other of our HICES Debating teams had an impromptu debate against Hills Adventist College in the HICES Preliminary Final on Wednesday, 26 June.

Well done to both teams which have included Josef A, Ella B, Amelia C, Quinn F, Levi F, Sage K, Cleo M, Briella M, Giselle S, Cohan V, and Ella W as well as to Mrs Holland who has worked tirelessly with the students.

HRIS Public Speaking

We’ve also had some great results from HRIS Public Speaking - what a tremendous day we had! Your hard work paid off with the following results. A huge thank you to Mrs Leslie and Mr Price for all of their efforts in arranging the excursion and the preparations that were made by the students.

Year 4: Corey Englebrecht – Highly Commenced

Year 5: Cleo McNeill – Highly Commended

Year 5: Hannah Ruzicka – Highly Commended

Pride in Excellence Morning Tea

Congratulations to all of the students who were nominated by their teachers to attend this term’s Pride in Excellence Morning Tea with Mr Hannah, Mr Johns, Pete and myself. It is great to see you all being involved so enthusiastically with your learning, friendships and the co-curricular activities on offer. Congratulations to the following students:

Adrian A, Ava B, Zac B, Ethan B, Addyson B, Ava B, Carly C, Lachlan C, Patrick C, Marianne D, Samuel D, Emily D, Rhys F, Wiremu G, Alexander H, Clover H, Claire H, Ivy H, Maddison K, Sophie L, Ella L, Alicia L, Georgia L, Hunter L, Isabella M, Mylee M, Blake N, Benjamin O, Mala P, Thomas P, Zak P, Dexter R, Gemma R, Lexi R, Mark T, Chanel T, Jack V, Lotus V, Christopher W, Teaharni W.

Lakes Grammar Habits

Stars of the Week

Demonstrating our Lakes Grammar Habit of honesty.

Cooper D, Kaitlynn M, Mitchell E, Tess M, Ava B, Ryan M, Chloe D, Ashley W, Ava T, Willow S, Nicholas B, Clover H, Marianne D, Matilda F, Jack W, Eli H, Charly C, Emily D, Hamilton D.

Demonstrating our Lakes Grammar Habit of displaying excellent manners.

Isabella L, Hayden S, Landon S, Ronan J, Blake N, Jack M, Cooper N, Jensen B, Beth B, Tanner H, Emma B, Keshav P, Brayden C, Ashton R, Zoe V, Dexter R, Stephanie A, Hunter L, Tahlia A.

Will Wallace

Head of Junior School


Thank You

We have had a very busy and wonderful term of learning in the JS Library. Thank you to all students, parents and staff who have supported us this term.


Premier’s Reading Challenge

We currently have 52 students who have completed the Premier’s Reading Challenge so far. A fantastic effort! All completed logs must be returned by Friday, 30 August. Remember to borrow over the mid-semester break!


Overdues will go home today. Please return any outstanding library books as soon as possible. If you still have a library book missing, the holidays are a wonderful opportunity to search for any missing books.

Coming up in Term 3:

7th August - K-6 Author Visit (Charles Hope)

16 August - 22 August - Scholastic Book Fair

Mr Danny Summers

Junior School Teacher Librarian


Over four action-packed days, our Year 6 and OC students laughed, explored, investigated and made new friends, as they toured our nation’s capital together. They impressed us with their wonderful behaviour and eagerness to learn and were a pleasure to take away on this memorable adventure! Anne Livette-Vial, Ashley Bennet, Brenton Herbert, Peter Oates, Danny Summers, Bob Price, April Bryson


Our Hotel

As I unlocked the door goose bumps ran up my arm. I saw three beds in a row, and I wondered which one was going to be mine. Isabelle McClelland

The hotel rooms filled with laughter, smiles and sleepy eyes, as we got into bed … then fell asleep. Grace Ostergaard


War Memorial

Sorrow and sadness swirled through the air as we remembered the brave soldiers who fought for our great country. Sage Kenny

The dark Wall of Remembrance was lit by the beautiful colour of a thousand poppies. Mitchell Curry

The Eternal Flame bounced joyfully to the rhythm of marching footsteps, almost as if it were dancing. Alyce Hokin


Telstra Tower

The cold breeze flung me backwards, as I looked out from Telstra Tower. Makayla Beasley


Laser Tag

As I dashed from corner to corner, I watched out for allied or foe, who could be lurking behind.

Rhys Fogarty

Laser Tag was great, being a part of a team and working together to beat the other students.  

Lawson Lao

As I grip my hand around the heavy gun, I see lights flash up on other laser tag players, and I wonder if we will win this time. Maddison Haydon

“Yes!” I screamed. … I finally shot the teacher! Max Adams



The giant drop towered over 76 excited children, daring us to slide down it. Abigail Brown

At Questacon, I conquered the giant drop and challenged a robot in air hockey. Daniel Palibino

As I excitedly rushed through the amazing AIS, I saw the talented 16-year-old gymnast performing his best most awesome tricks, and I wondered if that was even possible!  Stephanie Anderson




This term has been a very busy term with many wonderful learning and wellbeing events occurring across the Senior School. It is wonderful to see our so students happy and engaged. We would have to conclude that removing devices from our playground has had a very positive impact on our students’ wellbeing and engagement with each other. As I walk around the playground I now see students talking to each other, playing cards, hopscotch and of course handball! In the library at lunchtime students are reading, working productively on computers and playing board games. The students are to be commended on how they have embraced this new rule and have accepted that this is now our culture!

Last week we had the School Musical. What a wonderful display of student creativity and talent. The students were absolutely outstanding, and we could definitely see our lead cast members on Broadway one day. A special thank you to Miss Louisa Newton, Mrs Lisa Whitwell and Mrs Emma Briggs and Mrs Hobden for their tireless efforts since last October. Also thank you to all the staff who assisted in making it come together at the end!

Next term is another busy term. We hit the ground running preparing our students for the HSC Trial Examinations. If you are a parent of a HSC student please encourage them to study these holidays. Studying during these holidays can really make a difference to the end result for students. An exciting development for our HSC parents is the workshop we are offering on Thursday, 1 August. This workshop is designed to assist parents to support their child through the HSC and help parents build academic resilience. Remember, you don’t have to be a parent of a HSC child to attend, all are welcome and I really encourage you to attend. Please see further information regarding this workshop below.

Another exciting development in the life of the Senior School is the Parent Learning Sessions that will be occurring during Term 3. These sessions have been designed by the Coordinators to communicate to parents what their child will be learning, what assessments are like and how you as a parent can help your child achieve in the nominated subject. Please see below for the exact information regarding these sessions. I encourage you to make time to attend these Learning Sessions.

I would like to wish you all the best for the holidays and we look forward to seeing everyone back here in Term 3 for another great term!

Michelle Smith

Acting Head of Senior School


Well it has been a busy first semester for the HSIE faculty. Our Geography classes have been a hive of activity with our Semester One topics concluding with students exploring and proposing ways to solve real life geographical problems such as how do we make the places more liveable? How can we manage our water resources more effectively? How can we improve human wellbeing in Australia and around the world? How can we make cities more sustainable for the future?

In addition to the many wonderful learning experiences that occur within our classroom, the HSIE staff have provided students with opportunities to participate in a range of Cognito activities.

The 2019 Hunter Region da Vinci Decathlon was held at the end of Term 1 at Bishop Tyrrell Anglican College. This years theme was Balance with students collaboratively in teams of 8 complete challenges in a range of areas across 10 disciplines: Engineering, Mathematics and Chess, Code breaking, art and poetry, science, English, ideation, creative producers, cartography and general knowledge.   Our Year 7 team placed First Place in Engineering and Cartography, Second Place in Mathematics and Third Place in Creative Producers and was made of the following students: Gianni Williams, Boyd Rumble, Callum Cooper, Austin Murray, Lilly Aubrey, Scarlett Kurki, Pahal Contractor and Rohith Srinivas.  Our Year 8 Team placed first place in Science, and second place in English and was made up by the following students Chloe Collins, Brooke Shorten, Christopher Eadie, Kani Lukuta, Savannah Roper, Rhianna Fitzmaurice, Aaliyah Philips and Charlotte Dobson. Our Year 10 team participated in their third and final da Vinci Decathlon in 2019 and received awards for first place in Engineering, Second Place in Ideation, third place in code-breaking and English. Well done to Fox Smith, Stephanie Luyt, Amelia Barone, Beth Pullen, Zali Philips, Paige Hutcherson, Keeley Bogle and Trinity Phoenix.

In Term 1, Year 8 visited Taronga Zoo to attend explore how the zoo has enacted sustainability strategies. Students learnt about the water saving initiatives implemented throughout the zoo as well as the different ways that minimise their environment impact on the Sydney Harbour.  This included visiting the Seal enclosures and one of our students was lucky enough to be selected to participate in the Seal show.

Also in Term 1 our Year 10 Commerce and Year 11 Legal Studies classes visited the Sydney Police and Justice Museum as well as the Downing Centre local courts. At the Police and Justice museum students learnt about the history of organised crime in Circular Quay as well as the progression regarding using DNA evidence in crime in an extended time periods. At the Downing Centre students had the opportunity to witness the law being applied in action in real court cases. Students witnesses applications for bail, testimonies and evidence in criminal court hearings as well minor submissions of guilt in minor criminal cases.


Throughout Semester One our Year 11 Legal Studies and Year 10 Commerce students have participated in four rounds of the Law Society Mock Trial Competition. The competition has seen us compete against other schools in the Central Coast and Hunter Region. The program aims to introduce students to the NSW judicial system by providing practical experience into the running of a court case in a true-to-life adversarial setting. Students have explored a range of legal cases including slip and fall negligence case, arson case, and theft. Our students were successful at winning 3 of the 4 cases, however, we only managed one round win. Each of our competitors had noted that our students had represented themselves well and that it had been very close defeats. Congratulations to all students involved in the Mock Trials including Aimee Butcher, Jake Bensen, Josh Locchi, Lameesa Taki, Claudia Martin, Emily Lear, Riley Jones, Lachlan McCarron, Charlotte Knox-Martin, Maddy James, Stephanie Luyt, Amelia Barone, Jamie Durham. A huge thank you to Mr Hurst who has organised Lakes Grammar participation in the Mock Trial Competition in 2019 and to Mrs Trenter who assisted students with their preparation and transport.

On May 23, a group of our Year 9 students attended their first Model United Nations Assembly. Hosted by the Central Coast Rotary Club, MUNA provided students with the opportunity to participate in a mock UN meeting representing a chosen country on a range of issues. Our Lakes team consisting of Alex Voigt, Jackson Blackshaw and Isaac Robinson represented Norway to speak to the following resolutions:  Nuclear Disarmament, Gender Equality and Violence against Women, and Reducing Economic Trade Barriers. No easy feat. Our students researched Norway extensively and presented clear and well-articulated points. Congratulations to Alex, Jackson and Isaac for their participation in this event.

Stay tuned as we are currently planning for Semester Two with fieldwork both at Lakes and externally planned for a range of topics, and further Cognito activities including Future Council for Years 9 and 10, and the Year 8 Geography Trivia Day. 



Rachel MacKillop

HSIE Co-ordinator



Our Senior School library has continued to be a very busy hub of the school with all these activities, lessons and events happening across this term:

Year 8 have had some input into how to best to research, looking at what makes a good website, and how to cite their sources – acknowledging and stating where they found the information used for their assessment tasks and putting this into the correct format in their bibliography.

Premier’s Reading Challenge is well underway with quite a number of students registered and participating across Years 7-9. Make sure that if you’re participating, that you regularly log your books read online – on the PRC website.

Reading Conferences – aka Book Buzz/Chat. Year 7 English classes have continued this term during silent reading in English once per fortnight. Year 8 are now involved as well, as of the beginning of this term. Following on from the positive feedback at the beginning of this term in the Year 7 Term 1 survey, there has been even further tailoring of Reading Conferences specifically, matching the right book to the right student, based on their conversations during Book Chat. More students are reading, more books are being borrowed, and as a result more books are being purchased to enhance and refine the collections available in the library.

Mock Trials in senior Legal Studies classes were hosted in the library twice this term, with visiting schools in attendance. See more under HSIE from Miss MacKillop.

Year 11 D & T projects are on display in the library – they feature a café theme – see the attached photos.

In other news -

Free local public library membership, students will be introduced to BookBox for borrowing eBooks and Audio books more on this during English classes next term.

Also next term, as soon as students are set up with a local library membership, Years 10 - 12 will have demonstrated to them and be introduced to a much more expansive range of digital resources and databases for their research and study requirements than is currently offered from the SS Library, including access to the State Library digital and print resources.

Overdues – see the overdue email sent home, and get those overdue library books back asap, please.

Chess – This term’s planned CC Chess Gala Day has been postponed to Week 2 of next term – Thursday, 1 August.

Anne-Marie Nicholls

Secondary Teacher Librarian



Well, Term 2 is done and dusted!  It has been jam-packed with goings on which has been both rewarding and exhausting at the same time.  A nine week term can sometimes feel like a sprint but this one has been a bit of a slog.  Some really wonderful experiences but also some extremely difficult ones as well.  Hopefully you’ll be able to experience some quality time with your family over the next three weeks as we rest up ready for the second half of the year.

This term we had only one Family Chapel service at Lakes Anglican and that was for our Year 3-6 cohorts.  This was again a great celebration of our relationship with the parish and plenty of students were present.  Pete gave a great talk about FROG (Fully Rely On God) and Mr Feps again brought out the best in our choir.  It has been a joy to have Rev’d Tim so engaged with our school and strengthen the connection.  Sadly, Tim has recently announced that he will be leaving Lakes Anglican at the end of July to take up the parish of South Grafton.  He will be missed by us here at school.

Across the school our three Cru groups continue to meet, but this term has seen a number of interruptions to the program.  Anywhere up to 80 students can be in attendance at these faith exploring groups.  The Girls Cru and Boys Cru in the Junior School cater for Years 5-6 and in the Senior School we have Years 7-10 attending.  It is really beautiful to see the older students mentoring the younger ones as they gather.  A number of the students involved in our Cru groups at school also attend 628Crew at Lakes Anglican on the first Sunday of every month as well as the 9:30am service each week at Lakes Anglican.

Chapels have been a great time to gather each week and explore different themes.  Junior School Chapels have been looking at the character of God and in particular just how awesome God is.  Senior School Chapels have been on an array of topics, a bit of this and a bit of that and structured quite differently.  For me the highlight was when our students were able to make a sea of hands in the shape of the Aboriginal flag for Reconciliation Week.  We were reminded that it is up to each of us to take the responsibility of our relationships and restore those that are broken.

Year 7 have now completed two assessments for Christian Studies and on the whole have handled it well.  This is brand new for us at school and each term that follows will see them undertaking an assessment.  For Pete and I, our time in the classroom helps strengthen those relationships with the students and allows us to explore a range of topics at depth.  It is a richly rewarding part of our week.

This term has also seen us involved in a number of significant pastoral encounters.  Some of our community have been enveloped in distress and grief.  It is a real privilege for us to be able to walk alongside people as they go through some of life’s toughest experiences.  We have both been moved so deeply too by the compassionate responses by so many of our staff, students and families.  We are truly blessed to belong to this community that cares with authenticity.

Bless ya,






Main Office (Junior School) hours during the Holidays

During the School Holidays our Main Administration at the Junior School will be closed on Monday, 1 July. From Tuesday, 2 July to Friday, 5 July the opening hours are 9:00am to 12:00pm. 

The office will then be closed for the remainder of the holiday period.



As we enter the holidays, we would hope that our students and their families could find time to enjoy this period of rest and relaxation. We know for many families, however, that holidays can create added stress. Students and their families may find it beneficial to speak to someone over the holidays and there are lots of great services available including:

Kids Helpline:                                                                           eHeadspace:

Free Helpline and Online Chat 24/7                                           Free Helpline and Online Chat                                          

Phone: 1800 55 1800                                                                 Phone: 1800 650 890

Headspace:                                                                              Mental Health Line:

In person counselling                                                                 Phone: 1800 011 511                                                   

Lake Haven: 02 4394 9100                                                         


There are many simple ways to look after ourselves during the holidays including taking fun breaks, going outside, exercising and eating well.

We look forward to seeing you all next term and wish you all a safe and happy holiday.

Amanda Wishart and Stacey Taggart

School Psychologists


We have been very blessed to have been supported by GMS Costumes with very reasonable rates for some of the fabulous costumes and props in our school production of The Addams Family. If you are looking for some school holiday entertainment, you won’t get better than this! See below for details and book your tickets!

Gosford Musical Society Junior’s production of AIDA Tuesday, 9 July – Saturday, 13 July



CIS Cross Country

Congratulations to the following students who attended CIS Cross Country at Eastern Creek last Thursday.

Hannah Ruzicka, Ella Burgess, Giselle Simon, Mia Kehoe, Jada Whitmore and Harrison Williams.

Each student tried their best as they represented Lakes Grammar and HRIS in an exceptional way.

HRIS Athletics

We have a team of 72 Lakes Grammar students who will be representing the school at the upcoming HRIS Athletics Carnival at Glendale on Friday, 16 August. Please check the sports noticeboard for events. We wish them well for the day. 

The 1500m event has now been added to the HRIS Calendar. We wish the following students well in this event: Harrison Williams, Zac Barton, Jada Whitmore, Livija Ward, Joseph Aad, Edward Sawers, Giselle Simon, Hannah Ruzicka, Ravi Franke, Jake Freeman, Ella Burgess and Ella Williams.

Photos and a detailed article will be available in the next newsletter.

HRIS 3 / 4 Basketball Gala Day

On Wednesday, 5 June a bus, filled with cheerful Year 3 & 4 basketballers, headed north to Newcastle Basketball Stadium at Broadmeadow.  Both girls and boys teams played with energy, enthusiasm and sportsmanship for the duration of the day.  Many of the students had never played the game before but acquitted themselves well, demonstrating the skills they had learnt in training and improving with each game.  Both teams finished third after their pool games but went on to win their final two games and finish 7th overall.  Thanks to the parents who came out to support the team, we appreciate your time and efforts.  Big thanks to Mr Cantor and Mr Lawson for coaching and managing the teams.

Tuesday Sport 3-6 – Term 3

3 – 6 School sport choices have gone live for Term 3 (notes went home last week). Please make sure a sport has been chosen for Term 3. Any questions, please see Mr Cantor.

Tuesday Sports Uniform – Reminder…

Just a reminder that full sports uniform must be worn on Tuesdays for sport i.e. hat, white sport shirt, white / coloured joggers (no fluro colours), school sport shorts and socks. It is strongly advisable to have a water bottle as well. 

HRIS / CIS Representation (5/6 only)

Once again, there are many opportunities for our Year 5/6 boys and girls to represent HRIS or CIS. Students who already compete at a representative level are encouraged to trial for that particular sport. A term timetable is placed in the JS Sports noticeboard with upcoming events and mentioned at Monday morning assemblies. Please also check regularly the following websites for further information:

Please note, if your child is selected for a HRIS team (such as X Country, swimming, etc.), then they can purchase a polo HRIS shirt from the school. They are $33 each. Please see Mr Summers for more details.


Please note: new procedures when purchasing HRIS Merchandise:


Competitors must arrive at the venue wearing either a HRIS polo shirt OR long sleeve tee, along with school sport shorts/tracksuit. ALL HRIS representatives are to present to the relevant HRIS Manager in one of these items. HRIS Polo shirts & long sleeve tee, along with other HRIS apparel, are available for purchase through the HRIS online store. HRIS is excited to announce that we have teamed up with Classic Sportswear are now offering a growing range of merchandise that only HRIS sport representatives can access. Optional items include a HRIS Hoodie and cap. The cap is the only cap that can be worn whilst representing HRIS in sports such as Softball and Touch Football, but can also be purchased by representatives in other HRIS sports. Once your order has been finalized, the items will be sent directly to you within a few days. Purchases can be made via the following link:


NB – some Schools may still have stock of the HRIS student Polo. Please check with your School prior to ordering the Polo online as you might get it cheaper from your School.

Competitors will be issued with a running singlet on the day that will attract a hire fee. (This will be billed to your school following the event).


Coming up in Term 3:

7th August - 5-6 Oz Tag Gala Day

13th August – 3-4 Oz Tag Gala Day

16th August – HRIS Athletics Carnival


Mr Danny Summers

K-6 Assistant Sports Co-ordinator


Along with the many other sporting events that have been reported in previous newsletters this term the last few weeks have been busy, with students competing in many different sports competitions.

Running Group


Running training will continue on Thursdays and we would love to see you there. Meet at 3:30pm at Warnervale cricket nets & training will be adapted to suit middle distance runners leading up to HRIS Athletics Carnival.



We have had school teams compete in the Central Coast All Schools Oztag Championships.

All teams played well and were competitive on the day. Our Year 9/10 and Open teams all had a win in the pool rounds however, did not move through to the final stage of the competition. Year 7/8 teams are competing on Thursday, 27 June.

HRIS 15’s Football Gala Day


Our 15’s boys and girls football teams competed in the HRIS Football championships in Newcastle against the 16 other HRIS Schools. Both our boys’ and girls’ teams played very well on the day making it through the round stage of the competition before narrowly being beaten by eventual champions St Phillips Waratah in the Semi-Finals. Both teams finished 4th overall.

NSWCIS Cross Country


Ashley Pernecker and Ava Burgess competed in the NSW CIS Cross Country Championships against students in Independent School across NSW. Both girls ran very well in their races. Ashley finished 15th and Ava 34th in their age divisions.


HRIS Basketball


The Boys Open Basketball team competed at the HRIS Basketball championships. The team went very well on the day finishing with 3 wins and 3 loses placing them 11th overall.

Term 3 Sport events


Friday, 26 July – All Schools Cross Country

Monday, 29 July – HRIS Secondary Div 2 Athletics Carnival

Wednesday, 14 August – HRIS 15’s Basketball Championships

Friday, 30 August – Scone Grammar Gala Day

Monday, 9 September – AICES Athletics

Tuesday, 24 September – NSWCIS Athletics



Mr Darren Beecroft

Senior School Sports Co-Ordinator


Zoe Vanderblom and Alyvia Slade represented Lakes Grammar at the Hunter Valley Grammar Equestrian Championships.

Both students were excellent representatives competing in Dressage and Show Jumping.