Week 2, Term 2 2019


China Trip 

In the holidays we held our first school tour to China. Mrs Zhao and I took 15 Year 9 and 10 students for a 10 day trip, visiting Shanghai, Xi’an and Beijing. The tour was arranged and led by David Joo, who organises the visits of Korean students to our school. The students had a wonderful time and the homestay in Xi’an was a challenging but also enriching experience. All went well until the end, when several of us caught a vomit bug and/or a cold. That made for a most unpleasant 11 hour flight home for some of us, me included! I am pleased to say that our students were a pleasure to take away – they were co-operative and supportive of each other. Please see the fuller report written by students later in the newsletter.

I have been asked to return to Xi’an in September to run professional development for groups of principals. That will be a strange experience, delivering PD a couple of sentences at a time with translation in between. Chinese education has traditionally been very teacher focused. The role of the student was to sit and listen while the knowledge was delivered by the teacher. Thinking for oneself was not encouraged. They are now interested in learning from the West about different ways of teaching that are more student-focused and stimulate thinking on the part of the student.

Life in all its fullness - School Ethos statement

The Newcastle Anglican Schools Corporation has developed an ethos statement that applies to each of the four schools in the Corporation. The ethos statement sets out some principles that guide our school culture and decision-making. The statement begins with a theological rationale and then outlines a number of principles that flow from that. Above it all is the statement that “Lakes Grammar educates for life in all its fullness”. Our school should be a place that nourishes and enriches the lives of all in our school community and beyond. All we do here should be designed to achieve that goal. I encourage you to read the ethos statement which you will find in this newsletter.


NAPLAN testing takes place next week for Years 3, 5, 7 and 9. This is the last year that pen and paper tests will be held. From next year all schools must participate in the online testing. More detailed information about next week will have been sent home.

CCTV surveillance

Just a reminder that various areas of the school are covered by CCTV, which records 24 hours per day. We sometimes check the footage when investigating playground incidents or an incident in one of our car parks. We were recently alerted to cars driving on the footpath outside the school gates. This has been verified by our CCTV. This is dangerous and illegal.


On Tuesday night around 50 parents and staff attended the cyber-safety presentation by ThinkUKnow. We found it to be very informative and helpful. There are many very helpful online resources to assist parents to understand the issues and to talk with your children about their online activities. Have a look at these:

Mr Michael Hannah



Federal Election Voting

Saturday, 18 May, 8:00 - 6:00pm, School Hall

We are excited to announce that Lakes Grammar is an official Polling Booth for the upcoming Federal Election to be held next Saturday, 18 May in the School Hall. The Polling Booth will be open from 8.00am to 6.00pm. With lots of parking available this is an easy option for attending your local polling booth to vote on the day - so please tell your friends and family.

The P&F will be running a BBQ with bacon and egg rolls and sausage sandwiches on sale. They will also be running a cake stall and are asking the school community for baked goods to be donated. You can collect a cake box at either the Junior or Senior School receptions to return your baked goods. Bake a yummy cake, slice or individual item. We would ask for donations to be brought in on either Friday afternoon (17 May) to either Junior or Senior reception or early Saturday morning directly to the School Hall kitchenette.

We thank you for your support of our busy P&F Committee who are always looking at ways to support our school community in fundraising.

P&F Trivia Night

Saturday, 1 June, 7pm, School Hall

Tickets $12 each or table of 10 for $100

GET YOUR GEEK ON!  All proceeds from the night go to the P&F.

Our P&F Trivia Night will be held on Saturday, 1 June at 7pm in the School Hall. This is always a great social occasion and lots of fun. We have organised a professional Trivia Host with lots of prizes on offer including 'wine cellar raffle', 'best dressed table' and lucky door prizes. Each table is asked to donate 2 bottles of wine to the prize pool for the 'wine cellar raffle' and these can be any type/value. 

Tickets are $12 each or a table of 10 for $100. Bookings are now online at

BYO nibbles and drinks (alcohol permitted). Children are also welcome to come and activities will be organised for them in B-Block for $5 per child. Please email if you wish to have children attend. Activities will include Kids Disney Picture Bingo and Kids Disney Multi-Choice Trivia.

The P&F are seeking sponsorship for this event so if you have a business and can offer support please email

P&F Lamington Drive

The P&F are pleased to again be running the very popular Lamington Drive. Details will be sent home next week with an order form and price list. Orders can also be placed online via flexischools and which is now live.

Orders close Friday, 7 June and goodies will be available for collection on Wednesday, 19 June



In 1945 the amazing Rodgers and Hammerstein had a musical called “Carousel” which contained the song “You’ll Never Walk Alone.”  The song would later be covered by a whole host of great singers like Frank Sinatra, Roy Orbison, Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash to name a few.  Most famously though it was covered by Gerry and the Pacemakers in 1963.  This Liverpool band’s version would top the British charts for 4 weeks and was soon to be the anthem for the Liverpool Football Club.  It was an unforgettable experience for me when I saw the Liverpool legends play in Sydney and prior to the game more than 70,000 fans sung along together….goosebumps.

You’ll Never Walk Alone

When you walk through a storm
Hold your head up high
And don't be afraid of the dark

At the end of a storm
There's a golden sky
And the sweet silver song of a lark

Walk on through the wind
Walk on through the rain
Though your dreams be tossed and blown

Walk on, walk on
With hope in your heart
And you'll never walk alone

You'll never walk alone

Walk on, walk on
With hope in your heart
And you'll never walk alone

You'll never walk alone

What I love about the theme song for Liverpool is that sense of community which runs through the lyrics.  No matter what circumstances you find yourself in you are not alone.  As a follower of Jesus I know that this is a truth that he promised his followers before he went back to heaven.  He told them and subsequently all future Christians that he would never leave us nor forsake us.  That is a powerful promise to hang on to especially when walking through a storm or surrounded by darkness.

This morning as I type this the news has come in that Liverpool have beaten Barcelona to make it through to the UEFA Champions League final.  They came into this morning’s match 3-0 down and had to win by 4 goals to go through.  They were missing 2 of their key goal scorers through injury and playing against one of the greatest players of all time and his team.  And yet, despite the massive hurdles and obstacles, the close calls and near misses, they managed to do what seemed impossible.  My prayer for us all is that we will have a belief beyond what we can see and a hope that shines a light in the darkness.  May you too sense God’s very real presence in your life and know that You’ll Never Walk Alone.

Bless ya,






The University of Newcastle Podiatry Clinic at Wyong hospital is offering children age 0-17 free lower limb assessments.  Appointment times: Mondays from 2.15pm to 4.15pm until 27th May 2013

Children will be assessed by final year students, supervised by a podiatrist. Assessment can include foot, ankle, leg and knee problems. Common problems treated at the clinic include heel pain, night-time leg pains, ankle sprains and warts. Advice can also be offered on footwear and normal development.  For more information, or to make a booking, please call 4394 7280





Mothers' Day Stall and Breakfast

It was wonderful to see so many mothers at the school this morning taking part in our annual Mother’s Day Breakfast with their children. This event is one of the highlights on our calendar and it is great to celebrate the special nature of motherhood in such a spirit. I would like to take this opportunity to recognise and thank the Parents’ and Friends Association for the great work that they do for Lakes Grammar and for the sterling job that Mrs Flower and our committed team of volunteers did on organising and conducting such a successful Mother’s Day Stall once again this year.

ANZAC Day March

The annual ANZAC Day March on Thursday, 25 April was conducted by Doyalson-Wyee RSL and Lakes Grammar was very well represented as a number of Junior School students and their families supported the service men and women and their families at the ANZAC Day Service in the RSL.

I commend all of the students involved for their commitment to this very important occasion and particularly our Year 12 School Captains who spoke beautifully at both the dawn and 9am services.

On Friday 3 May, students in Years 4 to 6, along with our Senior School students commemorated ANZAC Day through a reflective service of worship, in which the ANZAC spirit formed the focus of the morning. We were thrilled that some members of Toukley RSL were able to join us for this special service.

I thank the students who played important roles during the service and the many students, parents and staff, who gave of their time on ANZAC Day to assist in the events of the day.

Uniform Matters

As all students are wearing Winter Uniform at the beginning of next week (Week 3), please be aware that students in the Junior School are required to wear the following:


  • Blazer, trousers, boys’ short sleeve shirt, school tie, boys’ socks and hat.


  • Blazer, winter tunic, girls’ long sleeve shirt, school tie, ink navy tights, school scrunchie and hat.

May I draw your attention to the uniform requirements relating to jumpers and blazers for all students, particularly as the cooler weather approaches.  Students must wear a blazer and jumper, or blazer only, in public.  This includes arrival and departure times.  Jumpers only are not permitted.  Thank you for your co-operation in this matter.

Wizard of Oz

Congratulations to Makayla Beasley, Levi, Ravi, Roshan and Taj Francke and William and James Cook who performed in the Wizard of Oz arena spectacular during the holidays at the Newcastle Entertainment Centre – opening the show before it heads to Brisbane for a series of shows in July. The show was a ‘blockbuster’ - featuring over 500 performers on stage – which was the size of three basketball courts! and the entire set had a 9-metre high LED screen wrapped around it where wall-to-wall animations brought the land of Oz to life.

NAPLAN - Years 3 and 5

Students in Year 3 and 5 will participate in the National Assessment Program - Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) on Tuesday 14, Wednesday 15 and Thursday 16 May, with the opportunity for students to make up tests that they may have missed on these days through illness and the like on Friday 17 May. Whilst it is difficult for this form of testing, which takes place on a national basis, to delineate the entirety of the depth and richness of a student’s learning or the contribution that the School makes to the overall experience of its students, NAPLAN provides us with important and useful information to inform our planning for students and our approaches to teaching and learning. The tests offer an excellent opportunity for students to rehearse their revision skills generally and examination skills, positive thinking and perseverance in the context of a timed assessment setting.

Year 6 Crystal Growing

We wish Year 6 good luck in their endeavour to grow crystals this term in the Senior School Science labs. Thank you to Mrs Charker our SS Science Co-ordinator who is assisting Year 6 and encouraging a love of Science. We cannot wait to see the finished products!

Jump Rope for Heart Launch

Jump Rope for Heart is an annual fundraiser and healthy heart awareness initiative facilitated by Ms Amanda Lutze. The Jump Rope for Heart campaign was launched last week at a combined K-6 assembly. Students were entertained by a skipping demonstration with a wide range of difficult tricks. Mr Crumbley was convinced to show off his skipping abilities and learnt a new trick called ‘The Pretzel’ - and yes it is as challenging as it sounds!

Building Learning Power

We are continuing to work on our Building Learning Power program in classrooms. The diagram below shows the four areas of our ‘Building Learning Power’ program (Reach Out, Look Within, Think Clearly and Believe in Ourselves) which link in with our school motto, ‘With Heart, Soul, Mind and Strength’.

A number of learning actions which are associated with each area are listed around the outside of the circle.

Lakes Grammar Habits

The Junior School utilises the learning framework of Lakes Grammar Habits to effectively integrate our Building Learning Power, Positive Behavior for Learning and Virtues programs.

  • Building Learning Power develops the capacity of students for learning, their curiosity, craftsmanship, creativity and collaboration.
  • The Virtues program develops children’s Christian values, moral harmony and moral integrity, including kindness, honesty, trustworthiness, service, empathy and moral courage.
  • Positive Behaviour for Learning develops our student self-regulation and self-awareness to demonstrate respect, responsibility and care for themselves and others.

The Junior School collectively focuses on a Habit each week drawn from one of the three programs whilst concurrently working with students to develop a range of habits and capacities in the day-to-day life of the school.

Over the next few weeks, we will be focusing on the following concepts. These are also recorded in the Student Diary for each week:

Week 3: Uniform

Week 4: Think about my learning (meta-learning).

Stars of the Week

Demonstrating our Lakes Grammar Habit of setting learning goals and evaluate my progress.

Sofia A, Maddison R, Nathan J, Nilay D, Blake N, Jackson M, Tahlia W, Isabella T, Declan J, Willow S, Zaella G, Georgina S, Hiya B, Stone P, Donald M, Ayan S, Riharna F, Zeb C, Bridget H, Emily D, Ashley I.

Demonstrating our Lakes Grammar Habit of helping others to learn.

Patrick C, Kobey J, Quinn R, Leilani E, Eve H, Charlotte M, Addyson H, Thomas M, Brianna M, Ben R, Tobias T, Miah C, Hannah P, Abigail W, Emma L, Tahlya R, Kai B, Payton F, Josselyn M, Tom L, Abigail B.

Will Wallace

Head of Junior School


Welcome back to Term 2 in the JS Library.

This term, during Library lessons, we will focus on the following:

K - Fairytales / Fables / Aboriginal Dreamtime
1 - Author Study (Julia Donaldson)
2 - Author Study (Julia Donaldson)
3 - Australia (Icons / National Parks)
4 - Digital Stories using SCRATCH (Coding) 
5 - GALLIPOLI unit
6 / OC - Media Studies unit (BTN - Behind the News)
Yr 4 Information Skills - Asian / Australian Native Plant or Animal comparison 


Premier’s Reading Challenge

It is not too late to register for this year’s challenge. Registrations close at the end of this month. Please return the registration form to the JS Library to get started. We currently have 22 students who have completed it so far. A fantastic effort!

Library Helpers – Term 2

Congratulations to the following Year 4 students who will be helping out in the JS Library this term:

Ava Belgre, Talia Johnston, Milla Harding, Abigail Whelan, Donald May and Corey Englebrecht.

WW1 – In Living History – Wednesday, 01 May

Once again we had the privilege of hosting Shane Blackman to talk to our Year 5/6/ OC students about all things military. Shane is a wonderful speaker and had all students engaged and willing to listen in his interactive talk and the importance of remembering those that have sacrificed for us. Students were very respectful and behaved very well. We hope to secure Shane again next year, around Anzac Day.

Dogman Graphic Novel competition

Reading Gives You Superpowers is this year’s Book Week theme. To help supplement this, Scholastic is currently running a competition where Year 2-6 students create their own Graphic Novel. First prize is Scholastic Book Vouchers. Entry forms can be obtained from the JS Library and must be returned by Monday, 27 May.

National Simultaneous Storytime

We will be participating in the NSS 2019 again this year. It is a wonderful time celebrating the love of reading. Many public libraries and school libraries will read the same story at the same time. Due to the Primary Athletics Carnival being held the same day, K-1 will only be involved at 11.00am. This week’s book is ‘Alpaccas with Marracas’. There will be lots of fun, activities and treats on the day. Five lucky V.I.P students from each K-1 class will be selected by their teacher to attend. Photos will be available next newsletter.



Garden Club

Garden Club will be happening in Weeks 4 and 9 of this term on Tuesdays. I will be asking for 8 Year 2-6 volunteers on the Monday morning assembly of those weeks.


Mr Danny Summers

Junior School Teacher Librarian




We have had a busy start to Term 2 with many students already involved in Debating, Musical Rehearsal, Sporting events and Mock Trial, to name a few. It is great to see so many of our students enthusiastically involving themselves.

This week we had ThinkUKnow come and speak to our parents about social media and what children can see and are accessing through social media. From all accounts it was a very big eye opener and scary for many who attended. Here at Lakes we are committed to providing the best school possible for our students to learn and to feel safe and supported in. We therefore believe that restricting mobile phone usage will enhance our students’ learning and wellbeing.

Students have been reminded at assembly today that mobile phones are not permitted as a device in the classroom. We have also extended this policy to banning ALL devices in the playground for our 7-10 students from Monday. We feel here at Lakes we would like students to use this time to interact with each other or relax, free from the pressures of social media or gaming.  In the library today, after I made the announcement, it was so wonderful to see so many students getting the lego blocks out and being creative!

From Monday the following needs to be adhered to by ALL 7-10 students:

  • No mobile devices at all in the playground – this includes waiting for buses etc. at the end of the day.
  • All mobile phones need to be in bags.
  • Mobile phones are not to be used in the classroom unless for a valid reason and under the supervision of a teacher.
  • As per the guidelines written in our school diary, students may quickly check or use their phone to communicate with parents, but they need to be prepared to be asked by teachers who they are contacting and to show the screen to teachers if requested.
  • Students are required to bring mobile devices – laptops, Microsoft Surfaces or iPads as their BYOD device to use in the classroom.
  • If students need to complete homework/assessments or work on a constructive task on their device (not phone) they may go to the library at lunchtime to do this. This will be under the supervision of Mrs Nicholls the Librarian.

Year 11 and 12 students as Senior Students in the school have been given the privilege to use their mobile phones, however, they have been reminded that if these are not used responsibly then this privilege will be revoked. They are encouraged, however, that they need to bring device which allows for constructive work in the classroom rather than a mobile phone.

From next week it is Winter uniform for our students. All students are reminded they need to have their blazer every day and girls should be wearing stockings. Please refer to our diary if you are unsure exactly what is expected for our Winter uniform.

Since last term non-school bags are finding their way into the school. Students are expected to have the Lakes Grammar bag, this includes the sports bag. The bags are available from the Uniform shop. If your child does not have the correct bag this needs to be rectified immediately.

If your child has an appointment please make sure you are providing the school with adequate notice, a day in advance would be appreciated, or at least the morning of. Also, if you would like to contact your child during the day, we encourage you to phone the school office and leave a message with the office staff who will always get the message to your child.

Mrs Michelle Smith

Acting Head of Senior School


Our first two weeks of Term 2 in the Senior School Library have seen a prolific amount of activity, check this out for a snapshot of all that has been going on to date.

 * Anzac Day book display - which generated some keen interest in both reading and borrowing a variety of books about Gallipoli and similar, from some boys in a Year 8 English class who were in for our fortnightly reading conferences.

* Book donation of “An Interesting Point,” – A history of military aviation at Point Cook 1914 – 2014, from one of our visiting Toukley RSL dignitaries, on behalf of the RAAF base at Williamtown, following our school Anzac Day service ~ this is available to borrow.

* Reading Conferences aka book buzz/book chat have resumed, with Year 7 and 8 students providing some very positive, reflective and encouraging feedback in a short online survey, on their thoughts about Term 1 reading conferences during silent reading.

* Games of lunch time chess, in preparation for the next Interschool competition.

* Debating team final preparations for Round Four at Hunter Valley Grammar School on Wednesday, 8 May.

* Year 12 D & T - Design and Technology major work progress - particularly in the textile/sewing field.

* Year 8 Food Tech muffin presentation boxes.

* HSC verbs posters back up on display in senior study.

* The Cognito Reading Challenge 2019 launch.

* Even more students than 2018 continuing to register for the PRC. * More book requests. * New books. 

A reminder that there are currently many overdue books which need returning. If you receive an email regarding this, please help your son or daughter to find these books or reply to the email. Thank you.

A final note - this just in: The CBCA 2019 Book Week 17 - 23 August has the theme - “READING IS MY SECRET POWER,” and we have a possible visiting illustrator... stay tuned.

Anne-Marie Nicholls

Teacher Librarian


During the April holidays, 15 students from Year 9 and 10, along with Mrs Zhao and Mr Hannah, went on a once in a lifetime school trip to China. Our adventure began at 5:30 am Sunday morning as we boarded the bus and made our way to Sydney Airport. The flight to Shanghai was 10 hours long. We were all so excited though that none of us got much sleep, which of course made the flight feel so much longer. We landed in Shanghai at 7:00 pm as the sun was setting. 

The next day we went to the ‘happiest place on earth’, Disneyland. We split into groups and had all day to go on as many rides as we could manage!!!! Many Chinese people stared at us because we looked different and were from a different country. A lot of them wanted to take photos with us - it was like we were the tourist attraction for them. That night we visited The Bund, which is the main part of the city. It showcases the beautiful lights next to the Huangpu river.

Most of us were a little bit nervous for the next part of the trip. We flew to Xi’an. In Xi’an we went to a school called Xi Xi’an gao xin school. We signed a sister school agreement and attended a welcoming ceremony, where we were paired up with our home stay buddies. Our home stay buddies spoke good English and communicated with us very well. They showed us around the school and we experienced firsthand what their daily lifestyle was like. They all lived in apartments and most of them lived in the same neighbourhood. The culture shock was initially overwhelming, but interesting to experience.

Most nights a lot of our home stay families got together, and we would have a little party. In one of those parties we had hot pot. Hot pot is a traditional Chinese meal, where you have a huge pot and you pour hot water in and cook food over a stove, in the middle of the table. The waitress brought out some food that was extremely different to the “Aussie” Chinese food!!

While we were in Xi’an we also went to tourist attractions as well, like the famous food district, Muslim Street, where we were able to barter for local produce and trinkets. We went to see the Terracotta Warriors and had a bike ride along the city wall.  We spent four days in Xi’an and when we left, we were sad to go, because we had made everlasting friendships.

The next city we headed to Beijing, the capital of China, by bullet train. This is what a lot of us were excited for. It was a 4-hour trip, but it seemed to fly by! When we arrived, we went straight to Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City, where we learned a lot about the history of China and its dynasties. The Great Wall of China was our next stop and the view was unbelievably amazing. Our last day was spent visiting the Summer Palace.

By the end of the trip we were all exhausted but extremely grateful to have had this opportunity to travel to overseas without our parents.  A big thank you to Mr Hannah and Mrs Zhao. I highly recommend this trip to all students.

By Charlotte Peach



HRIS Cross Country

Congratulations to our Lakes Grammar Primary Cross Country Team who competed at HRIS last Friday at Avondale College. Our school came 11th overall from 17 – which was a really great effort!

A special mention to the following students:

Mia Kehoe (Age Champion)
Ella Burgess (5th)
Giselle Simon (7th)
Jada Whitmore (8th)
Harry Williams (10th)
Georgie Fallon (10th)
Hannah Ruzicka (15th)

Well done to each and every team member on their outstanding contribution and effort. Those students selected will compete at CIS Cross Country at Eastern Creek on Monday, 13 June

AFL – Paul Kelly Cup – Thursday, 30 May

Training for the Paul Kelly Cup is taking place on Thursday afternoons after school. Thank you to Mr Wenger for coaching the team.

3-4 HRIS Basketball Gala Day – Wednesday, 5 June

A Year 3-4 team has now been selected to attend the HRIS Basketball Gala Day in Newcastle.

More information to come. 

3-6 HRIS Football / Netball Gala Day Training

Students who have been selected in their respective HRIS Gala Day team, will be training each Tuesday during 3-6 sport. The Gala Day is on Tuesday, 20 August (Term 3).

Tuesday Sport 3-6

3 – 6 School sport has now commenced, and most students have been allocated a sport. There were a number of sports to choose from both paid and free. Any questions, please see Mr Cantor.

Tuesday Sports Uniform – Reminder…

Just a reminder that full sports uniform must be worn on Tuesdays for sport i.e. hat, white sport shirt, white / coloured joggers (no fluro colours), school sport shorts and socks. It is strongly advisable to have a water bottle as well in the hot weather. 

CIS Hockey – Monday, 13 May

We wish Kourtney Gardner of Year 4 all the best as she trials for the CIS Primary Girls Hockey team in Sydney this Monday.

HRIS / CIS Representation (5/6 only)

Once again, there are many opportunities for our Year 5/6 boys and girls to represent HRIS or CIS. Students who already compete at a representative level are encouraged to trial for that particular sport. A term timetable is placed in the JS Sports noticeboard with upcoming events and mentioned at Monday morning assemblies. Please also check regularly the following websites for further information:

Please note, if your child is selected for a HRIS team (such as Cross Country, swimming, etc.), then they can purchase a polo HRIS shirt from the school. They are $33 each. Please see Mr Summers for more details.



Coming Up in Term 2 2019:

Wednesday, 22 May – Lakes Grammar Primary Athletics Carnival




Mr James Cantor

K-6 Sports Co-ordinator


HRIS Cross Country

Our secondary team competed at the HRIS Cross Country Championships at Avondale College on Friday, 3 May. Many of our students performed very well, just missing out on selection in the HRIS Team. We had 3 students selected in the HRIS team which will compete at the AICES Championships on Tuesday, 4 June. They include: Ava Burgess (7th), Ashley Pernecker (4th) and Charlotte Akhurst (6th). We wish them best of luck. As a school team we finished 11th overall.

Running Group

Cross Country Training will continue on Thursdays and we would love to see you there. Meet at 3:30pm at Warnervale cricket nets and training will be adapted to suit middle distance runners leading up to our school’s Athletics Carnival and HRIS Athletics Carnival.


Boys basketball training is on during Thursday lunch times at the Senior School basketball courts.


Both our Open boys and girls Football (soccer) teams have been selected and have begun training for the HRIS Gala Day. Mr Willmott and Mr Hurst are coaching these teams which will compete on Monday, 13 May.


Our school Futsal teams competed in the Central Coast Region Futsal Championships. They finished 14 girls (4th) and 16 girls (3rd)

Mr Darren Beecroft

Senior School Sports Co-Ordinator


Equestrian News

Paige Lindley and Zoe Vandeblom had the pleasure of going on a school tour to the Sydney International Dressage Event last week. They met with riders, coaches, judges and had a tour of the stables. They had a wonderful time.

Upcoming Events

Hunter Valley Grammar School – Saturday, 15 June

Salt Ash Sports Ground, Richardson Road, Salt Ash (for amenities info Google Alexander Park Dressage Club.

Entries close Friday, 31 May and are available via Nominate only

Tamworth Interschools Horse Extravaganza - ISHA – Friday, 28 June to Monday, 1 July

Enquiries to

Lakes Grammar Interschool Championships – Monday, 12 August.

Australian Interschool Championships – Friday, 27 September to Saturday , Thursday, 3 October

Equestrian New South Wales will host the 2019 Australian Interschool Championships at the Sydney International Equestrian Centre.

Southern Highlands Christian School Interschool Competition - Saturday 19th October 2019

To be held at Bong Bong Racecourse. Enquiries to

Cynthia Jobe-Parker

Equestrian Co-ordinator