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Zone Athletics Carnival Program - Friday 26th May

Zone Athletics Carnival - Friday 26th May, click here for the Program (pdf 129 KB)... Read more

NBSC Manly Campus Years 8-11 Applications for 2018

Students seeking enrolment into Years 8 - 11 2018 are coordinated through the school, but they must also sit for the Australian Council of Educational Research (ACER), Higher Ability Selection Test. This test will be conducted at the school on a Saturday in August; (Saturday 12 August 2017 -TBC) Outcome advice sent to applicants in September/October 2017. Application packages will be available to be downloaded from the DEC High Performance Unit on the 23 June 2017. Applications for placement into these years must be made on the DE Selective... Read more

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Healthy School Canteens

Introducing Healthy School Canteens

The introduction of the revised Healthy School Canteen Strategy increases the availability of healthy food and drink options in school canteens to make the healthy choice, the easy choice. It replaces the Fresh Tastes@School Strategy in NSW schools that was commonly known as the traffic light system. The revised strategy is consistent with the 2013 Australian Dietary Guidelines and classifies food and drinks as either Everyday or Occasional. Sugary drinks will continue not to be sold. NSW public schools will have until the end of 2019 to... Read more

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Our shared responsibility

Welcome back for the 2017 school year. I hope everyone had a relaxing and refreshing break. I'd like to particularly welcome students (along with their parents) and staff starting in our schools for the first time. May the year ahead be engaging and rewarding – a wonderful year of teaching and learning. We know the world is transforming profoundly and quickly, and it is our great responsibility to prepare our children and young people so that they can flourish through such change. When our children finish school and enter the evermore... Read more

ABW participant

Australian Business Week

In the latter part of term 4 Year 10 students were involved in either ABW or Work Experience. Thirty-five students choose to participate in the week long ABW program, which was run at Freshwater Campus. Our students worked in teams combining with students from Cromer, Balgowlah and Mackellar Campuses. The teams formed themselves into a company which ran a Consumer Electronics store selling computers, flat screen televisions and accessories. Team members took on rolls such as CEO, managers of finance, human resources, marketing and IT.... Read more

Staff and community award recipients

Staff & community appreciation awards

Eight members of our staff and parent community were presented with Northern Beaches Secondary College Staff and Community Appreciation Awards by the Hon. Mike Baird MP, Member for Manly and Premier of NSW in a ceremony held in the NSBC Theatre. Our community representatives honoured were Mr David and Mrs Linda Nord. David has been very active in the P&C and most renowned for his significant contributions to the P&C Environment Team in the beautification of our grounds and upgrades to outdoor facilities. Linda has been a long term volunteer in... Read more

Linguafest

Linguafest

The annual MLTA Linguafest Film screening has become a progressively bigger event and in its tenth year the finalists saw their films on the massive screen at Events Cinemas at George Street. A very exciting event for all involved!! Manly Selective Campus sent in 2 Japanese short films for the competition and we were excited to have both selected as finalists! "How to Oni" by Emma Blackwell and Kena Mallender (Year 10) and "My New Dream" by Zach Eggleton, Victoria Kristensen, Ashleigh Roberts and Ella Spencer (Year 9) were both selected in a... Read more

Stephanie Woerde, Churchill Fellowship recipient

Churchill Fellowship recipient

Hearty congratulations to past student Stephanie Woerde who has been awarded The Peter Mitchell Churchill Fellowship to inspire best practice in the design/implementation of Language Nest-style programs in Australia - New Zealand, USA, Canada. The aim of the Trust is to provide an opportunity for Australians to travel overseas to conduct research in their chosen field that is not readily available in Australia. It also aims to reward proven achievement of talented and deserving Australians with further opportunity in their pursuit of... Read more

Ice skaters

Ice skating champion

Congratulations to Dorisa Naserian (Year 9) who recently competed in the Synchronized Ice Skating Nationals in Melbourne. Dorisa and her team received bronze medals in both the Novice and Mixed Age Category events. This is a highly competitive and skillful sport and we are very proud of Dorisa's achievements. It's great to see students at MSC engaging in such a diverse range of extra-curricular activities.... Read more

Tides of Sound ensemble

Tides of Sound

Members of Manly Selective's Tides of Sound and SRC leaders and music students from Freshwater Senior Campus recently sang at the War Vets in Collaroy. This is an annual tradition between the schools and the residents of the Phyllis Stewart house. Our students performed beautifully and were able to chat with the audience after. This is a busy time for the small vocal ensemble who are also performing at the two upcoming orientation days. Read more about Tides of Sound.... Read more

Students undertaking the PRAXIS project

PRAXIS project

Our final PRAXIS project for 2016 reached its conclusion with students pitching their project concepts to a panel of experts. The question was: "How can video games nurture empathy and transform society for the better?" Students were required to research a range of resources and strategies to discover issues which negatively impact on our communities and then investigate a range of social justice issues, as well as game ideas. They then shared their ideas and concepts, selected an idea on which they could all work and document the processes... Read more

Year 9 camp

Year 9 camp

Year 9 camp was a blast! The instructors and teachers attending were very impressed and proud of how willing students were to embrace challenges and how well they behaved themselves the entire time. The camp at Mangrove Mountain provided many activities including an extensive canoeing expedition, natural abseiling, a large flying fox, rock climbing, a giant swing, hiking, swimming and the much anticipated bubble soccer activity. Students particularly enjoyed rolling around and crashing into each other in their giant bubble spheres, the soccer... Read more

Peer support training

Leadership day

Future Peer Support and Peer Academic Leaders recently participated in a training day to support them in their respective roles for 2017. Our Peer Support and Peer Academic Leaders play a vital role in assisting Year 7 2017 students settle in to our school and then in providing advice and techniques in organisational skills, managing workload and what it takes to be a successful student at Manly Selective Campus. Judging from the enthusiasm of the students in the sessions, our Year 7 students will be in very capable hands. In fact, the Peer... Read more

Visual Arts exhibition

Visual Arts exhibition

Our annual Years 7 to 11 Visual Arts exhibition was a treat! The school hall was filled with a magnificent collection of paintings, drawings, sculpture and photographs. We have always seen students achieve exceptionally well in Visual Arts at HSC level, and from the work that we have seen this week, we can be confident that this will continue in the coming years. Congratulations to Visual Arts Head Teacher, Ms Karen Blundell along with Ms Angela Richards and Ms Amanda Tye who all support our students so well in this area of our curriculum.... Read more

A keyboard - part of our gift to Wyangla Dam PS

Gift to Wyangla Dam Public School

During our recent band tour to Central Western NSW, our students performed at Wyangla Dam Public School. Our performance was warmly received and we heard that the school was trying to introduce a music program. We had eight keyboards which had been purchased many years ago and were no longer needed by our students. Our Music teacher, Miss Leviton suggested that these keyboards be donated to Wyangla Dam. The gift was gratefully accepted. Now each student enrolled at the school - all eight of them! - have a keyboard for their music lessons. We... Read more

Star display

One Million Stars to End Violence

One Million Stars to End Violence is a weaving Project which began in Brunswick, Victoria in in 2012. It has grown into an international movement to make a beautiful and powerful statement, raising awareness of the need to act against domestic violence, violence in our streets, racism and harassment. We are helping to reach the goal of one million stars which will become part of a huge installation at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games. Our school's contribution is hanging in the school office and was made by staff, parents, students and... Read more

travel chess  board

Year 9 Design & Technology

Our Year 9 Design and Technology students have produced some outstanding projects. Hinata Suzuki used the school's laser cutting technology in designing and making an acrylic travellers' chess set (pictured left). This board, made in two pieces, has each of the squares cut and glued onto a base. Each square has a slot cut into it, allowing for the individual pieces to stand and be moved during the game.... Read more

HSC 2016 major works success

We are delighted to congratulate our HSC 2016 students on their success with their major works: OnSTAGE: Keira Baker's costum designed and made as part of her HSC Drama program has been selected to be displayed in the foyer of the Seymour Centre during the performances of the OnSTAGE program, the showcase of the best HSC Drama performances from across the state. Connor Lambrou has been nominated to perform his HSC monologue during the OnSTAGE program. Three students have had their HSC Visual Arts Bodies of Work preselected for ArtExpress: ... Read more

Burras

Australian Under 21 Hockey

Congratulations to Year 12 student Tim Brand, who as a member of the Australian Under 21 Hockey team, The Burras, has won the 2016 Sultan of Johor Cup. Australia defeated Pakistan 3-1 in the final, the first time that we have won the tournament. Other nations to contest the Cup included Japan, England, Malaysia and New Zealand. The team's next challenge will be the Junior World Cup to be held in India. Tim had to sit two of his HSC examinations while travelling with the team at an examination centre in Singapore.... Read more

Australian Young Writers award recipient

Our 2015 School Captain Blake Lovely has been named as one of the winners of the 2016 Young Australian Writer's Award. Blake had previously been recognised at state level for his work, which was completed as part of his English HSC program.... Read more

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