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CHS 2018 Rowing Team

2018 CHS Rowing Championships

A Road Steeped in History, Pointing to a Future Filled with Hope! Maclean High School is the second most successful school in CHS rowing history with 154 wins including 2 Boys Point Scores, 7 Girls Point Scores ad 11 Champion School titles. Over the course of the past decade Maclean High has been in the process of steadily building, retaining the Girls Point Score trophy from 2005 to 2011. Maclean High were second behind Sydney Boys High in the Boys Point Score for five of the six regattas conducted in that time. Of the 180 events run during... Read more

SRC 2018 Representatives

Student Representative Council Induction Ceremony

The SRC (Student Representative Council) Induction Ceremony was held on Thursday the 1st of March. It was a great success with over 50 parents, grandparents and special guests attending the ceremony. This year the ceremony was held in the newly carpeted Library which created an intimate setting in air-conditioned comfort. All SRC representatives, the Captains and Vice-captains were officially presented with their badges, SRC planners and took the SRC Oath. A personal touch, and my favourite part of the ceremony, was when the parents/friends... Read more

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Parent Teacher Night

Parent/Teacher interviews will be held on Thursday 15th March. Bookings are now open on the parent portal or alternatively, bookings can also be made by contacting our friendly front office staff on 66 45 2244.... Read more

Age Swimming Champions 2018

MHS swimming carnival 2018

The point score was close for the 2018 Maclean High School Swimming Carnival. The winning house was Kendall. Congratulations to each of the following Age Champions: Age Girls Boys 12 years lily Moresby Sam Earle 13 years Morweena Hogan Gus Gilbert 14 years Carissa Miltiadou Thomas Gallagher 15 years Lilly Johnson Jay Adams 16 years Montana Dobbin Finn O'Neill 17+ years Bronte Beresford Max Gilbert... Read more

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Maclean High School Encore Excursion 2018

On Saturday the 17th Feb, our Music staff, along with 20 Elective Music students made their annual pilgrimage to Sydney for ‘ENCORE' (The best of the 2017 Music Students performing in the Opera House). As it is such a long way to go, many other Music inspired activities were organised. The students got to take in the professional production of "Mamma Mia—The Musical" before heading to Hard Rock Café for dinner and a look at all the classic rock memorabilia. After dinner we had a ferry ride around the harbour back to the Rocks area. The... Read more

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Young Endeavour Youth Scheme

The Young Endeavour Youth Scheme is pleased to announce that applications are always taken for young Australians aged 16-23 to join a voyage in the national sail training ship Young Endeavour. A voyage in Young Endeavour is an exciting experience and a unique opportunity for youth to develop skills for life. Our internationally recognised development program builds self awareness, develops teamwork and leadership skills, and fosters a strong sense of community responsibility. Since the ship was gifted to Australia in 1988 more than 13,000... Read more

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Young Archies 2018

Three students from MHS entered the Junior Archies Competition, which is being held in conjunction with the travelling Archibald Prize Exhibition which is currently hanging in Grafton Regional Gallery. Brooke Orth, Max Szekely and Oscar Stephenson have submitted excellent drawings. The portraits are of someone who had an impact in their lives, and entrants were required to write a brief paragraph explaining the reasons they made the portrait of that particular person. Oscar Stephenson won the 13 -15 years category with his portrait of his... Read more

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Congratulations Alyssa

Congratulation to Year 12 student, Alyssa Castle, who has been offered a place in the 2018 NSW Arts Unit Solo Vocal Camp. Alyssa is presently studying Music at the school as part of her HSC course. Alyssa was chosen to attend the camp after the panel's thorough consideration of a number of high quality applicants and the staff and students wish her well in this endeavour.... Read more

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2018 School Start Dates

Tuesday 30 January - Years 7,11 and 12 return today. 9:00am. Students to assemble under the hangar for a welcome assembly Wednesday 31 January - Years 8, 9 and 10 return today. 9:00am. Whole School Assembly, under the hangar.... Read more

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Maclean High School Top Achievers - HSC 2017

Greg Court (Principal), Lauren Illig, Bethany Hickey, Elizabeth Rose. Maclean High School has topped the Clarence Valley with students receiving 16 Band 6 results. The Class of 2017 gathered today at the school to celebrate their achievements after putting in the hard yards during their senior years and in preparation for the HSC exams. Greg Court (Principal), Elizabeth Rose, Margaret Johnson (Year 12 Adviser). The students below have all received Band 6 marks in at least one subject in their HSC. Travis Carlisle - Maclean High School -... Read more

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Schools Spectacular 2017

The Schools Spectacular 2017 was staged at QUDOS Bank Arena at Olympic Park in Sydney on Friday 24th and Saturday 25th November. Mrs Alexandra Hickey and Ms Elaine Essex accompanied 22 students from Years 7-11 to participate in the combined secondary choir. The choir was comprised of approximately 2700 students. MHS sent 4 sopranos, 14 altos and 4 baritones. For many of the students this was their first insight into the production of a stage show if this magnitude and proved to be an eye opener whilst for many it was another opportunity to be... Read more

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7 Technology 6 Puppet Making Class

In Term 4, the Class of 7 Technology 6 have been making puppets, including fairies, dragons, clowns and cowboys with Mrs Hosking. The class has thoroughly enjoyed making their puppets, with Mrs Hosking helping them throughout the process. By Zayne Fischer... Read more

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Duke of Edinburgh 2017

We are very pleased to be making our report for 2017. This is the first year we have offered the Duke of Edinburgh award at Maclean High School and there has been some very good support to date. The Duke of Ed. is a self-select program which students can complete at Bronze, Silver and Gold level. Each award requires students to complete a program of sustained community service, learn a new skill, complete physical activity and plan and undertake an Adventurous Journey (AJ). The Bronze award is intended to promote community engagement and... Read more

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The Duke of Edinburgh Practice Adventurous Journey

During Term 4, six students who are participating in the Duke of Edinburgh program hiked across two days on a 20 kilometre section of the Yuraygir Coastal Walk from Mara Creek to Sandon. The walking conditions were tough as the participant's battled sun and rain as part of their Adventurous Journey which is a mandatory part of the Bronze Duke of Ed. Program. The Duke of Edinburgh Award is a program that encourages kids to push themselves and try new things. Participants are required to complete four sections on each level (bronze, silver and... Read more

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The Duke of Edinburgh Award

The Duke of Edinburgh program will continue next year and we are always glad to see more students taking up the challenge and joining our Bronze program. There is also an option for students to select the Duke of Ed. as a Wednesday sport option. This activity has a focus on kayaking, orienteering and camp crafts in preparation for Adventurous Journeys. For more information please see Mr Patch, Ms Vadher or Mrs Ellis. Click here for more information about the Duke of Edinburgh's International Award.... Read more


Theme: Today's schools – creating tomorrow's world

EdWeek 2018 - theme and dates announced

This year's Education Week will be held from Monday 6 August to Friday 10 August 2018 (Term 3, Week 3). The theme for Education Week is ‘Today's schools – creating tomorrow's world'. This theme communicates how NSW public schools are equipping young people with the skills and capabilities they need to thrive in a rapidly changing, globalised world. Video: Mark Scott announces theme for EdWeek 2018 You tube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ULMFWr7_OzU... Read more

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2018 Swimming Carnival Information

Carnival is to be held this Wednesday, February 7, 2018 commencing at 9 a.m. Maclean Pool. Hawaiian theme dress up and join in the spirit of the day but NO CREPE PAPER OR BODY PAINTS. Coloured sun screens are allowed. FANCY DRESS PRIZES!! Most buses have been organised to drop off at Maclean Pool or the Boulevarde. If your bus drops off at school you will need to walk to Maclean Pool. Roll mark will take place inside the pool grounds at 9 a.m. As you arrive go to your year roll to have your name marked. Once inside the pool you may not leave... Read more

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Major Sport Awards 2017

Alyssa Luland Premiers Sporting Challenge Medallist and Bethany Hickey and Crystal Piper Sportspersons of the year. Team of the Year Shanyn Hammond and Eryn Hammond Captain with Teacher Wayne Sutton.... Read more

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Activities Week 2017

Activities week is fast approaching, please make sure you return your selection form as soon as possible. Activities week runs from Monday 11th to Thursday the 14th December. School based activities will run on Friday 15th of December. There are a range of activities to suit everyone. Attendance during Activities week is expected and any absences will need to be explained as usual. If you have any questions please see Ms Taylor or Ms Watts.... Read more

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2017 Open Boys Cricket v Rivers College

The open boys cricket team travelled to Lismore to play Rivers College for the 3rd round of the knock out competition. Maclean High won the toss and elected to bat first. Opening batsmen Coby Tabor and Nathan Hollis got us off to a cracking start, putting together a partnership of 53 off the first eight overs. At drinks the boys were in an excellent position at 3 for 129 off 20 overs. The dreaded ‘drinks break curse' struck as our momentum was halted and we failed to push on and capitalise. A batting collapse saw the boys all out for 175 off... Read more

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