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Merino Schools Challenge Dubbo 2017

Merino's Wether The Challenge

It has been a busy few weeks for ag students of Wee Waa High School, who have been working with a new breed of sheep on the school farm, the mighty merino. The preparation of the merino wethers has been a collaborative effort for all agricultural students from all years, who have been involved in the preparation of the flock. Preparation details include daily feeding and paddock rotation and weighing fortnightly. Article courtesy of Wee Waa News 19th September, 2017... Read more

Zac Doring

Local Duo Represent North West

Wee Waa High School duo Georgia cone, Year 11 and Zac Doring Year 7, were recently chosen to represent the North West region at the Combined High Schools State Bowling competition, making up half of the four person team. Both veterans of extremely successful bowling careers at very young ages, it was not surprising that they were selected into the team. Article courtesy of Wee Waa Newspaper 5th September, 2017 CHS Bowling competition (pdf 189 KB)... Read more

Auscott Ltd Education Scholarship 2017

Getting The Low Down On The Big Award

Auscott Ltd Representative Lenna Nagele popped into visit Wee Waa High School students to let them know more about the annual Auscott Ltd Education Scholarship on offer. the HSC students were fortunate to beable to clarify several aspects of the scholarship directly with Ms Nagele. The scholarship, which is capped at $11,500 annually for the duration of the course is awarded to an individual who has shown extension over several selection aspects and is not solely academically performance based. Article courtesy of Wee Waa Newspaper, 5th... Read more

RYDA 2017

Getting The Brake-Down On How Dangerous Speeding Is

Fifteen Wee Waa young drivers got a first hand look at road safety last week. The Wee Waa High School Students were part of 64 from Narrabri Shire who took part in the annual Rotary Youth Driver Awareness program on Tuesday 29th August, 2017, supported locally by the rotary Club of Narrabri. Article courtesy of Wee Waa Newspaper, 5th September, 2017 RYDA 2017 (pdf 220 KB)... Read more

2017 Science, Engineering Investigation Awards

Students Embrace Science Projects With Imagination And Innovation

Young scientists from wee Waa High School took their talents to the Science, Engineering and Investigation awards at Narrabri's Crossing Theatre on Thursday. All Narrabri Shire schools were invited to participate in the annual awards designed to promote science among students. The Year 9 and 10 students presented the innovative and imaginative projects that they had been working on at school for the judges appraisal. Article Courtesy of Wee Waa Newspaper, 5th September, 2017 STE Awards 2017 (pdf 207 KB)... Read more

Brandons' Journey

Brandons Journey

Former Wee Waa High School Student Overcomes Hurdles to Achieve Success Graduating from Wee Waa High School in 2011, Brandon Nicholls has fond memories of being with "really supportive friends" at the school. Infact, Mr Nicholls would say it was thee friendships that got him through the HSC years. Today, distance is an obstacle to regular catchups, but they remain his oldest friends. Article courtesy of Wee Waa Newspaper, 29th August, 2017 Brandon Nicholls (pdf 166 KB)... Read more

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NDIS continues its roll out across NSW

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) started in NSW in July 2016, rolling out across half of the state. The rollout for the rest of NSW started on 1 July 2017 and the NDIS will be fully rolled out by mid 2018. The NSW government is writing to the families of children and young people with disability who currently receive disability supports in the rollout areas to advise how and when they will enter the NDIS. How will people move into the NDIS? There is a planned approach to the way people enter into the NDIS. The first people to... Read more

Students come out on top at stampede

Five members of the Wee Waa High School cattle show team attended the Charolais National Youth Stampede at the Dubbo Showground. With the event catering to more than 120 youth competitors over the three days it was a new experience for the students. Once again, the team worked with the Myona Stud from Coonamble. A Young Farmers Challenge was held on the Friday night, with the WWHS team members joining other youth competitors to make up the winning team. Article courtesy of Border News 15th August, 2017Students come out on top (pdf 956 KB)... Read more

Hospitality Master Chefs From Year 11 and 12

Hospitality HSC Master Chefs In Action

Wee Waa High Schools Year 11 and 12 Hospitality students have recently experienced a 'real life Wee Waa Hospitality Master Chef experience.' As a means of enabling the students to experience work in a restaurant style real life scenario, a beautiful three course meal was created, prepared and served to Principal Annabel Doust... Article courtesy of Wee Waa News 8th August, 2017 Hospitality (pdf 183 KB)... Read more

teacher Dale Mate has been instrumental in getting

Distance Education Initiative

Distance education students living in Wee Waa are about to benefit from a new educational initiative. The Narrabri and Wee Waa District Outreach Centre was launched on July 26th at Narrabri Library and the following day at Wee Waa Library. The aim of the outreach program is to provide fact-to-face support to students who otherwise do not attend school, but study via the Dubbo School of Distance Education. Article courtesy of Wee Waa News, 8th August, 2017 Distance Education (pdf 303 KB)... Read more

NAPLAN Online School readiness test

NSW schools will participate in the NAPLAN Online School Readiness Test from 14 August to 22 September. There is a lot of information for schools, students and parents on the NAPLAN Online transition website. The school readiness test is a ‘practice run' for schools to assess their technology as we prepare to transition to NAPLAN Online. It provides an opportunity for schools to become familiar with the NAPLAN Online assessment platform but is not an assessment of student ability.... Read more

NAIDOC Week 2017

Stephen And Students Keeping The Meaning of Wee Waa Alive

Artist and heritage conservation Officer from the Office of Environment and Heritage, Stephen Booby and Wee Waa High School students Trekiah Cochrane, Jason-Lee Trindall and Tihana Williams are midway through completing a giant mural of great significance to Wee Waa. Mr Booby said that the mural highlighted the Wee Waa landscape and geography. Article courtesy of Wee Waa News 1st August 2017 NAIDOC Week 2017 (pdf 226 KB)... Read more

NAIDOC Week Celebrations and Visiting Guests

Wee Waa High School Welcomes Visitors To NAIDOC Week Celebrations

Wee Waa High School held its NAIDOC week celebrations last week, celebrating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, culture and achievements and recognising the contributions the Indigenous Australians have made to both the country and society. Article courtesy of Wee Waa News 1st August 2017 NAIDOC Week 2017 (pdf 174 KB)... Read more

Charolais National Youth Stampede

Wee Waa High School Enjoys More Success At Charolais National Youth Stampede

Five members of the wee Waa High School cattle show team attended the Charolais National Youth Stampede from the 29th June through to 2nd July, 2017. The students were accompanied by their teacher, Mrs Verity Gett,and thoroughly enjoyed the event held at the Dubbo showground. With the whole shed being full of Charolais cattle and with the event catering to more than 120 youth competitors over the three days, it was a new experience for the students. Article courtesy of Wee Waa News 1st August 2017 Wee Waa Show Team (pdf 450 KB)... Read more

Rich Culture Captured

Dave and Christopher Byrne from Rusty Cage production company spent the last week in Narrabri Shire shooting video footage. Rusty Cage is a Sydney based video production company, which focuses primarily on broadcast content, television series, corporate videos and television commercials. However, perhaps the most unique aspect of the company is the work it does across regional Australia. Article courtesy of Wee Waa News, 1st August 2017 Rich Culture Captured (pdf 1532 KB)... Read more

Bush Bots Robotics Team

Bush Bots Do It Again

The Wee Waa High School Bush Bots team had another amazing robotics experience during the July school holiday break. Entering their robot in the 'Duel Down Under' at Macquarie University from 3rd to 5th July, the team once again returned triumphant as finalists. "We've had an amazing time at the robotics comp" said mentor Jo Horne. "The team worked so well together and were dedicated to their mission." Courtesy of Wee Waa News 25th July 2017 Bush Bots Duel Down Under (pdf 870 KB)... Read more

Education Week 2017

Next week (Monday 31 July – Friday 4 August) is Education Week, a statewide annual event to celebrate public education in NSW. The week highlights the achievements of public education and local schools, putting the spotlight on our students, our educators and the communities that support them. This year's theme is I Learn, We Learn. It is a celebration of the commitment of the NSW Department of Education to ensuring that our students are at the heart of learning and that all our schools improve every year. Education Week is also a time for... Read more

Wee Waa Ag Show Team

WWHS Wins The Most Successful School At Coonamble Show

It was a busy few weeks for the students of Wee Waa High School Ag Farm at the end of May. The students attended two shows in the space of a week. the first saw six members of the Wee Waa High School show team, along with parent helper Robyn Allen, spend two days at the Dubbo Show. Story courtesy of Wee Waa News 11th July, 2017 WWHS Show Team (pdf 2474 KB)... Read more

UNSW Further Education Survey

UNSW Further Education Inspiration Obstacles Survey Includes Wee Waa

University of NSW research officer Dr Franz Carrillo of the AIMHIGH Unit, is currently completing a road trip interviewing more than 800 Year 12 students from 40 schools in regional and remote regional rural NSW. Dr Carrillo was successful in receiving funding from both the NSW Department of Education and the Federal Government for his project "Powers of Perception." story Courtesy of Wee Waa News 4th July, 2017 UNSW Survey (pdf 2008 KB)... Read more

Inner Wheel donates to Robotics Bush Bots Team

A $500 Gift From Inner Wheel To Bush Bots

The Inner Wheel of Wee Waa recently made a generous donation of $500 in support of the Wee Waa High School robotic team. The donation will cover travel costs for the 2018 FIRT International Robotics competition to be held in Sydney next March. Story Courtesy of Wee Waa News 18th July, 2017 Inner Wheel donation (pdf 3997 KB)... Read more

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