Despite a challenging and disruptive start to High School, our Year 7 students have managed to transition successfully into the routines and demands of high school life. It has been a big adjustment for most students and they should all be commended on the way they have embraced this change. The staff at Port Hacking High have witnessed an abundance of academic, sporting and creative talent in the Year 7 cohort and we look forward to working with these students in the coming years.

Year 7 have received their first high school report and I would like to congratulate the following students for the application and dedication they have shown towards their studies in Semester 1. Well done to the following students who have achieved a Strive to Achieve Award:

Charlotte Williams, Samuel Walsh, Christian Vasilevski, Chlesea Tollis, Ethan Stella, Caragh Finlay, Evelyn Jones, Lisa Kato, Dannielle Kwok, Patrick Lew, Kyle Mason, Anna Nikiforova, Sasha Chaplin, Olivia Croker, Hannah Cussen, Milly Cohen, Scarlett Pfrengle, Eve Payne, Jasmine Pamikat, James Kai, Matilda Smith, Charlotte Stirling Smith, Jake Underarms, Bryce Walker, Zack Srrkljevic.

I thought for our first newsletter I’d share some Year 7 insights into high school so far…

What is your name? Tye Jarvis

What is your favourite subject? Industrial Arts.

Why is IA your favourite subject? I like making things and have made a wooden box. I like learning how to use all the tools.

What is one thing you have found difficult about starting High School? Some of the subjects have been hard like English.

What is your favourite thing about High School? Changing subjects and having different teachers.

 

What is your name? Milly Cohen

What is your favourite subject? Maths

Why is Maths your favourite subject? I love learning about new things that are hard.

What is one thing you have found difficult about starting High School? At first I found it hard to find my way around.

What is your favourite thing about High School? Meeting new friends, teachers and learning new things.

 

What is your name? Christian Vasilevski

What is your favourite subject? Maths

Why is Maths your favourite subject? I can learn new strategies for working out problems and questions. I feel challenged and confident.

What is one thing you have found difficult about starting High School? Being organised with school work and revision notes. It has become easier with more experience.

What is your favourite thing about High School? I like the freedom I have and the challenges I face. I like learning a variety of unfamiliar and interesting subjects.

Alex Langley – Year 7 Adviser

Here’s some Year 7 artwork, created during the Covid-19 remote learning period by Sam, Jake, Eve, Hamish and Montana: