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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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2017 Open Boys Cricket v Casino

The open boys cricket team travelled to Casino for the 2nd round of the knock out competition after a forfeit win against Evans River in round 1. Captain Ashley Moss won the toss and elected to bowl first. Fast bowlers Nathan Hollis and Duncan Fischer backed their captain's decision and did most of the damage with the ball as they skittled Casino for 114. Feeling confident chasing a small total, opening batsmen Blake Ryan and Coby Tabor got Maclean off to a steady start with the bat. Maclean lost 5 wickets for 20 runs in a top and middle order... Read more

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Maclean High School Community Forum Invitation

Maclean High School would like to invite all interested community members to participate in a community forum. This is part of the ongoing process to meet the educational needs of the students. We are looking for the community's thoughts as to the future direction of educational programs at the school. This will guide our school planning process for the next 3 years. Forums will be as follows. Monday 6th November 9.30am - Maclean Civic Hall. 5pm – Treelands Drive Community Centre, Yamba. Tuesday 7th November 12 midday – Treelands Drive... Read more

2018 Resource Allocation Model funding

In October 2017, all NSW public schools will receive a 2018 Planned School Budget Allocation Report. The report will assist with the management of the total budget delivered to schools through the Resource Allocation Model (RAM). The Resource Allocation Model (RAM) methodology distributes funding based on the individual needs of students and schools. This gives schools greater flexibility to make local decisions. Learn more about the 2018 funding by visiting the department's website or watch a short animation about managing the total school... Read more

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PBL News - End of Year Excursions

End of year excursions are a fabulous way to celebrate the end of the year. Year Advisors will make plans in Term 4. A reminder that students who have been suspended, or on a book, will not be invited to attend these events. Mrs Susan Bradley, PBL Committee... Read more


Homework Club changes

The homework centre operating out of the library will be closed on Monday 23, Monday 30, and Monday 6 October. " Please make a booking at the library if you wish to attend homework club from 3:30 - 4:30 the following week"... Read more

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