Cross Curricular – Cross Cultural: Multi-Award Winning, HSC Extension 1 Poet Eileen Chong visits our Year 10 History and English Classes

“The poet says, ‘walk beside me. See what I see.’ ” A day after her panel at the Sydney Writer’s Festival, both Year 10 History and English classes were involved in a poetry workshop with multi-award winning poet Eileen Chong. Accompanied by emerging children’s author Kirli Saunders, the two authors worked with students to stimulate … Continue reading Cross Curricular – Cross Cultural: Multi-Award Winning, HSC Extension 1 Poet Eileen Chong visits our Year 10 History and English Classes

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Short Listed in the Write4Fun English Competition

Congratulations to Year 9 students Blake Blackmore, Kaitlyn Dolden, Molly Lyndley, Sarah Van Vreumingen, Paris Costa, and Aimee Franklin-Van who have all been shortlisted in the Write4Fun English Competition.   All students chose to write either a poem or a short story. Sarah’s story was previously published in an earlier edition of the newsletter. Winners will be … Continue reading Short Listed in the Write4Fun English Competition

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Cedars Students Take Part in 2017 Australian History Competition

Year 10 M students sat the National History Competition this week which pitted them against over 11,000 students from around the country. The Competition is prepared by the History Teachers’ Association of Australia and run in conjunction with The Giant Classroom. Our students were tested on their ability to analyse sources and draw on their … Continue reading Cedars Students Take Part in 2017 Australian History Competition

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“Et Tu Year 12?” – Cedars Advance into Sydney University for Symposium

“In arguably the most famous Shakespearean speech of all time, Mark Antony orates, ‘You are not wood, you are not stones, but men; And, being men, bearing the will of Caesar, It will inflame you’ in such a lively way our students swapped daggers for pens and togas for blazers as they marched on the capital … Continue reading “Et Tu Year 12?” – Cedars Advance into Sydney University for Symposium

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Creativity in English

Many Cedars students have been expressing their creativity this Term both within the classroom and through entering various competitions. Mrs Bond, English and LOTE Coordinator commented, “We have quite a few talented writers in our school with Sarah in Year 9 being one of those. Take the time to read her entry for the ‘write4 fun’ … Continue reading Creativity in English

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