Year 7 student's first day of school is Tuesday 31 January 2023.
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Year 7 student's first day of school is Tuesday 31 January 2023.
Year 7 Orientation Day is being held on Tuesday 29 November 2022.
Please click here for detailed information on the event. We look forward to seeing the new students on this day.
Year 7 Book Packs are now available to order online through Winc Education. Items included in the packs have been selected by Head Teachers and are essential for Year 7 2023 students.
Please refer to the following information and then order online at wincschools.com.au
Free delivery applies to orders placed on or before 20 December 2022.
Orders placed after 20 December 2022 will incur a $14.95 delivery fee.
The Year 7 Orientation Camp will take place between Monday 13 and Wednesday 15 February 2023 at the Collaroy Centre, Homestead Avenue, Collaroy.
The purpose of the camp is to generate friendship, understanding, co-operation and team spirit amongst the girls. It will aim to develop skills in goal setting, planning, problem solving and group dynamics.
The camp will be attended by Year 10 Peer Support Leaders, Mrs Amanda Wallwork (Head Teacher Student Wellbeing), the Year 7 Advisers - Ms Tracey Hoang and Ms Susan Davenport and six other staff members.
The ensembles for 2023 will be Year 7 Singers, Junior Voices, Senior Choir, Hornsby Chorale, Beginner Band, Wind Ensemble, String Orchestra, Jazz Band, Concert Band and Symphonic Band.
In addition there are a number of chamber ensembles available for the most advanced students: String Quartet, Flute Quintet, Saxophone Quartet, Chamber Brass, Percussion Ensemble and Clarinet Quartet.
Students may join as many ensembles as they can fit into their schedule.
Beginner Band – Mondays 7.15am - 8.30am
A training band for all beginner players of woodwind, string, brass and percussion. Students in this ensemble are strongly encouraged to learn oboe, bassoon, french horn, trombone, euphonium, tuba, viola or double bass as these are the instruments with the most opportunities in the ensembles.
Hornsby Chorale – Mondays 3pm - 4.15pm
A chamber choir for the most accomplished singers in the school (Years 8-12 only). All positions are auditioned.
Jazz Band – Tuesdays 7.15am - 8.30am
A big band open to students in either Concert Band or Symphonic Band by audition/invitation only.
Junior Voices – Tuesdays 7.15am - 8.30am
An open choir for all abilities (Years 8-9). All CCMP members in Years 8-9 are encouraged to join this ensemble.
Year 7 Singers – Tuesdays 3pm - 4:15pm
A Year 7 choir for all abilities. All CCMP members in year 7 are encouraged to join this ensemble.
String Orchestra – Wednesdays 7.15am - 8.30am
An open ensemble to all experienced string players (Years 7-12). Auditions are required to place students appropriately within the ensemble.
Wind Ensemble – Thursdays 7.15am - 8.30am
An ensemble for intermediate level wind, string and percussion players. Auditions are required to place students appropriately within this ensemble.
Symphonic Band – Thursdays 7.15am - 8.30am
An auditioned band for advanced woodwind, brass & percussion players.
Senior Choir – Fridays 7.15am - 8.30am
An open choir for all abilities (Years 10-12). All CCMP members in Years 10-12 are encouraged to join this ensemble.
Concert Band – Fridays 7.15am - 8.30am
An auditioned band for intermediate to advanced woodwind, brass & percussion players.
Any student who wishes to be a member of an ensemble in 2023 is asked to fill in the CCMP 2023 - Year 7 Google Form
Wind Ensemble, String Orchestra, Jazz Band, Concert Band and Symphonic Band all require an audition for entry. If you are interested in auditioning for one of the ensemble, you can sign up for an audition to be held on Orientation Day or you can make a video recording of yourself playing.
Students auditioning for Wind Ensemble need to prepare a 1 minute excerpt of any piece of music that demonstrates your ability as a player. In addition, students auditioning for String Orchestra, Jazz Band, Concert Band and Symphonic Band will need to prepare an excerpt from an ensemble piece which is provided on the Google Classroom.
A Google Classroom has been set up for you to join which contains the excerpts to prepare and is also where you should post your video if making one. You can access the Google Classroom through the Department of Education student portal. You will need to join using the link or the class code: ru4rwpn.
The Co-Curricular Music Program is self-funding. The 2023 costs for annual membership in the Co-Curricular Music Program is $500 per year for the first instrumental ensemble, $300 for choirs, $100 for any additional ensemble/s and participation in a choir is free if you are part of an instrumental ensemble. Fees cover the cost of conductors, music, equipment and entry into competitions and festivals.
HGHS usually has a large number of flute players and are short of brass players. Players are needed to learn the following instruments: bassoon, bass clarinet, baritone saxophone, tenor saxophone, oboe, French horn, trombone, euphonium, tuba, viola and double bass. Please indicate on your expression of interest form (see Google Form link above) if you are interested in playing any of these much needed instruments.
All of these instruments except viola can be hired from the school. The hire fee is $250 plus a $300 refundable deposit. Some of our most in need instruments can be hired free of charge (excluding the refundable deposit) for the first year. An instrument usage fee of $45 will be charged to all keyboard and percussion players for the maintenance of the instruments used at school.
All members of instrumental ensembles are expected to have private lessons on their instruments until they have reached a minimum of AMEB 6th Grade or equivalent. Due to a lack of space at the school, most lessons must be arranged by the individual outside of school. A link to a list of tutors can be found in the Co-Curricular Music Handbook.
CCMP uniform is school (navy blue) pants with school initials and white winter shirt with school initials (senior shirt).
Eisteddfods & festivals
Workshops with professional ensembles and tutors
Two major school concerts per year
School Functions e.g. Speech Day, Prefect Induction, Orientation Day and Year 12 Graduation.
If you have any further questions about the Co-Curricular Music Program, please see the Co-Curricular Music Handbook or email the Co-Curricular Administrator Ms Nadia McCarthy firstname.lastname@example.org.
There are many enrichment activities offered at our school to provide a broad range of co-curricular experiences and opportunities for our students to enrich their education.
Our uniforms are now supplied through School Locker. School Locker will have a store on premises for Orientation Day - Tuesday 29 November 2022. In 2023 we will notify families of the ongoing process to use to purchase uniforms.
All students are required to bring a fully charged laptop to school every day. Families are responsible for purchasing, configuring and maintaining the laptop.
Any laptop purchased must meet the hardware requirements listed below. If you have any questions about purchasing a laptop please contact the school.
Laptops can either be Windows or macOS based.
Windows - version 10 or better is required to be installed.
macOS - mac OS 11 or macOS 12 are the preferred versions.
Please note that Hornsby Girls is predominantly a Windows environment. All on premises computers are Windows based and all staff expertise is Windows based. Students that choose an Apple device need to be able to maintain and operate it without assistance from the school.
A couple of senior subjects at the school operate using Windows only software, students with Apple devices will be responsible for sourcing a Windows based machine for if they wish to choose these subjects. These subjects are Information Processes and Technology (IPT) and Software Design and Development (SDD).
Student invoices were emailed to parents and caregivers on Wednesday 16 November 2022 via our School Bytes system. Please check your junk folder if you did not receive your student invoice, otherwise contact the school on 9476 5711.
Applications for student travel in 2023 opened from Monday 10 October 2022.
Students who need a School Opal card or travel pass for 2023 can apply now. A new application will need to be submitted if they are applying for the first time, or if they are requesting an additional travel entitlement as a result of a new shared parental responsibility situation (e.g. joint custody).
Students who change address, school, campus location, have repeated a year or received an expiry notification from Transport for NSW for their school travel entitlement should renew or update their details before the end of term 4. This will ensure that schools can endorse applications, and entitlements remain valid for the start of the 2023 school year. School Opal card holders will have the changes applied to their existing card.
Students in the Opal network applying for an Opal card (including a Term Bus Pass) for the first time will receive their Student Opal card at their nominated postal address. Cards will be mailed out from January 2023.
For further information please refer to the Transport NSW Term 4 2022 Newsletter.
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