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Smart Arts 2018

‘Smart Arts', a showcase of all Creative and Performing Arts areas, is coming soon. On Thursday 21 June 2018 a celebration of junior visual arts, photography, dance, drama and music will be on show for the public from 4:30 until 7pm. Come along and see what talent we have up and coming from our local public high school.... Read more

River of Learning

River of Learning 2018

River of Learning exhibition in the Old Kirk at the Yamba Museum The official opening is today 29 May, at the museum and will continue until June 17. Opening hours Tues, Wed, Thurs - 10am-4.30pm Sat & Sun - 2pm-4.30pm Entry to museum and exhibition Adults $5 Children Free... Read more

MHS under 19 Futsal Team

MHS Futsal

On Monday the under 19 boys Futsal team represented Maclean High School in The Inter Schools competition in Coffs Harbour. The boys placed second after a gruelling day of round robin matches and will now move into the next competition. Well done.... Read more

CHS Boys Tennis

Combined High Schools Tennis

"Sport is not always about winning but the spirit in which the game is played". That was the jovial response from the Maclean High boy's tennis team on Thursday after their loss to Alstonville. The team consisting of Harry Pye, Luka Dalla-Libera, Clay Penman and Cameron Ryan fought defiantly through their matches but ultimately came up short in the end. All the boys thoroughly enjoyed the challenge and we look forward to next year's competition. Thanks goes to Alan Jurd and the Lower Clarence Tennis Club for their support.... Read more

Canteen Open Day

Canteen Open Day

Ever thought about volunteering in the canteen, but you had concerns about what was involved and the kinds of people you would be working with? Well to help you with this, we'll be holding an open day on: Wednesday 6 June 8am-1.30pm Come along and meet the canteen manager, Danielle, and some of her lovely helpers. You can see what is involved in the day to day running of the canteen and what days are available on our roster if you would like to come in and do a trial day. There is no obligation and it is a great way for you to see what sorts... Read more

MHS Open Girls Soccer Team

Open Girls Soccer – Round 2

After a forfeit win against Woodenbong Central in round 1, the Maclean High School Open Girl's Football Team travelled to Evans Head to play Evans River K-12 for the 2nd round of the CHS knockout competition. A dominant performance in the first half, secured the girls one goal which came through Kelsey Sheehan with a brilliant strike from inside the box. Evans River came out strong in the second half and looked threatening, but Shanyn Hammond and Anika Moran held solid in the central defence and denied Evans River on every attempt. Elaina... Read more

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Year 12 Sport, Lifestyle & Recreation- Whitewater Kayaking Trip.

On Thursday the 29th of March the year 12 Sport, Lifestyle and Recreation class travelled to Nymboida to go Whitewater Kayaking. The group had a fantastic time building on their flat-water kayaking skills they learnt during an 8-week kayaking program conducted at school. The whitewater rapids ranged between class 1 and class 2. Students began the day by going through the first rapid without their kayak, this ensured students felt comfortable in the water and understood the safety procedures. The 5km journey in their kayaks wound down the... Read more

Clara and Daniel with Chris Gulaptis at Parliament

Secondary Schools Student Leadership Program at Parliament House

On 12th April, Captain's Daniel Anderson, Clara Samms and I flew from Ballina to Sydney to arrive for registration at NSW Parliament House, Macquarie Street. This was followed by an introduction to the NSW Parliament by Parliamentary Education and address by Members of the Parliament. Question time followed with generous discussion time allotted to each answer by various Members. Members then took this opportunity to meet with students from their communities. A visit to the public galleries of the Legislative Council Chambers was then... Read more

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Cross Country Colour Run 2018

The SRC ran their second "colour run" during the Cross country on Friday the 13th April this year. The dress-up theme was a white or black shirt for maximum effect of the coloured powders. The coloured powders were made from 100% non-toxic food coloured corn starch. There were 6 "colour stations" spread out around the course, students could chose to run through the station to be "coloured" or the run past and be competitive. Clouds of brightly coloured powders could be seen rising from each station with equally brightly coloured students... Read more

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It was lovely to see so many students attending ANZAC Day ceremonies across the Clarence Valley on Wednesday the 25th April. The threat of rainy weather did little to dampen the participation of our students. The sun eventually began to shine and the parade began in as a FA18 Hornet flew directly overhead. Our students should be very proud of their behaviour and the great amount of respect they displayed. Many students also represented other community groups, such as the Yamba SLSA. Congratulations to all students for being extraordinary... Read more


Star Wars Day

May the 4th Be With You On Friday the 4th of May 2018, the SRC had an intergalactic dress up for STAR WARS DAY. Cupcakes were sold for $2 in the quad at recess with all money raised to be used for the new water filter and more student seating. see more photos in our gallery... Read more

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Mission Australia Youth Survey 2018

Each year, students in Years 10 and 11 at Maclean High School participate in the Mission Australia Youth Survey. It gives students the opportunity to have a voice about issues that are impacting on their wellbeing. The Survey is conducted Australia wide and the results are used by policy makers and support services to make decisions that better meet Youth needs. Maclean High School also receives a report of results from our own students. The survey takes about 15 minutes to complete and will be conducted in Crossroads (Year 11) and Personal... Read more

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2018 CHS Rowing Results (pdf 84 KB) See more photos in our gallery... Read more

Elisha Gavin

School Sport Australia National Triathlon Series 2018

Maclean High School student Elisha Gavin has competed on the North Coast of NSW and sometimes in QLD in Triathlon since she was 9 years old. She has accumulated a lot of wins up this way over the years but she had yet to compete in a NSW state event. So last year her parents gave her the green light to give it a crack. To build towards a competitive level for NSW All Schools in February, involved intense training sessions twice a day. Training days starting at dawn each day before returning home to have breakfast and get ready for school.... Read more

Cross Country Boys

2018 MHS Cross Country Age Champions

Age Girls Boys 12 Years Lilly Moresby Nick Connelly 13 Years Annabelle Curry Kele Jeffery 14 Years Carissa Miltiadou Kayne Wells 15 Years Millie Gyory James Forbes 16 Years Maya Johnson Kai Thomsen 17 Years Elaina Cormick Duncan Fisher 18 Years Kelsey Sheehan Bengallah Wright Winning house – Paterson Fastest Junior Boy: Kele Jeffery Fastest Junior Girl: Carissa Miltiadou Fastest Senior Boy: Kai Thomsen Fastest Senior Girl: Kelsey Sheehan... Read more

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Best Start Year 7 Trial Test

Our school will participate this year in a trial of Best Start Year 7. Best Start Year 7 is a literacy and numeracy assessment package for schools to assess literacy and numeracy within the first five weeks of students commencing Year 7 from 2019. It is designed to assist teachers to identify students who may require additional support in literacy and numeracy and to more effectively target teaching for all students. Best Start Year 7 addresses a key element in the Literacy and Numeracy Strategy 2017-2020 and our participation in the trial... Read more

Open Touch Football Boys and Girls

Open Touch Football: Goonellabah

On the 23rd of March the open girls and boys teams went to Goonellabah for a Touch Football tournament. Both teams performed very well on the day and the wet conditions provided some entertaining try displays. Both our Open Girls and Boys teams made the final with the open boys winning their final against Alstonville 3-1. Unfortunately the girls when down in a very tough match against Alstonville 4-2 The boy's team will now progress through to the next round of competition against Tweed River in Term 2. We wish them all the best for that match... Read more

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Yr 12 Excursion to Botero Roastery and Cafe

Botero Roastery and Cafe, owned by Jill and Danny Young, was a great choice of excursion for the Yr 12s doing Business Studies. We were taken on a pleasant experience, learning the operations of the business and how Botero is the success it is today. Jill took us on a very fascinating and educational tour of the roastery and guided us through the wholesale part of their business. We not only learned of how the coffee beans are roasted, but of how they get from where they were, and to Botero's' shelves. A lot of time and effort is put into the... Read more

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Year 12 Ecosystems at Risk Excursion

On Thursday 29th of March, members of the Year 12 Geography class were involved in a kayaking excursion on the mighty Clarence River. This was a mandatory excursion that forms part of their coursework, from the Ecosystems at risk topic. The class was taken on the excursion by licensed kayaking operator Philip Moore and their teacher, Mr Sean Crowley. Students kayaked around the estuary and were exposed to the many natural processes operating, along with the numerous human impacts the estuary has been exposed to. The students had a great day,... Read more

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Primary School - River of Learning Art Competition 2018

What to do: • Create an artwork • The theme of the artwork is 'What Country Means to Me'. • The artwork must be A4 in size only. • Your artwork can be created using any materials, free hand or digital print. Who can enter? • Open to all Primary School Year 6 students who are part of our Year 6 Transition Program at Maclean High School. Judging Criteria: • Artwork will be judged on creativity, relation to the theme and visual appeal. • Entrants must be the creator of the artwork. • All entries must have a signed and completed entry form. • All... Read more

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