taste of tafe

Yr 10 Taste of TAFE

Yr 10 students learn what's on offer at TAFE Year 10 Jindabyne Central School Students attended a Taste of TAFE day on Wednesday 21 June with Ms Green and Ms Whitley- Wright. Taste of TAFE is a chance for year 10 students to try a range of courses they can study in yr 11 & 12 that are delivered at Cooma TAFE. Some of the courses our year 10 students participated in were: Business Services, Trades & Technology, Automotive, Animal Studies, Primary Industries, Human services, Tourism & Events and Hospitality. All students received a goody bag of... Read more

Yr 8 Science Explore Lake Jindabyne

Yr 8 perform health check on Lake Jindabyne

Yr 8 rate Lake Jindabyne's water clarity to be high! 8B recently undertook a Waterway health check on Lake Jindabyne as a part of the unit "Toxic Lake". Using a 0 – 10 rating system, under categories such as land use, human modifications, input from pipe and drains, water clarity, smell, litter, vegetation and evidence of animals, an overall numerical value was given to our Lake. Opinions varied, however the general consensus is that water clarity rated high and impact of land use and natural vegetation rated quite low. An absolute highlight... Read more

yr 11 attend elevate

Yr 11 attend Elevate Leadership Forum

Year 11 students, Kayla Gay, Emily Heimann, Ethan Inches and Angus Warner travelled to Wollongong University to participate in UOW Elevate Young Leaders Forum for 2017. This is a huge event with over 60 high schools taking part in this leadership focus forum at UOW. This is held on two separate occasions- June and again in July. This was Day 1 for our students. Our young leaders discussed 'Inspiring Action, Creating Change and Social Responsibility' through guest key note speakers, activities and team challenges. The outcome of these days will... Read more

Yr 8 Uni Outreach Program

Yr 8's engage in a hands on approach to careers in Engineering and Technology

Yr 8 learn to create their own Water Filtration Systems to discover Engineering and Technology Careers Year 8 students have participated in workshops run by the University Outreach Engage program focusing on the topic Water for Life. The workshops looked at 'Engineers without Borders', a program which aims to find solutions to alleviate poverty and discover sustainable developments through engineering and technology. The students learnt the importance of fresh water. They then created their own water filter systems from provided filtration... Read more

JCS riders

JCS place 2nd overall in Snowy Mountains Interschools Equestrian Competition

JCS students continue to impress teachers and parents with their consistent positive attitude and sportsmanship across all sporting events they are involved in. Those same qualities were on display as the JCS riders showcased their equestrian skills placing the team 2nd overall at the recent Equestrian Interschools. Over 20 riders made up the JCS team with many riders competing for the first time. There were a number of great results achieved over the four days that demonstrated the hard work that the students put into training their horses... Read more

Primary District Cross Country

The Primary District Cross Country was held on March 28 that was a good day with perfect weather and great sportsmanship and camaraderie was again shown by all students. JCS performed well in a number of categories including Tessa Paxton second in the 8/9 girls and Aiden Guttridge second in the 8/9 boys. In the 10 girls Bella Caddy -Gammell finished second, Georgia Gardiner 3rd, Teyvia Williams 4th and Ruby Burkett 6th. Jesse Paske came 2nd in the 11 girls and Harry Burbury came 5th in the 11 boys. JCS came second overall on the day and lost... Read more

morning start

Secondary Athletics Carnival

The Secondary Athletics Carnival was held on the 5th May 2017 at the Jindabyne Sport and Recreation facility. The 200m races started the carnival in the fog with a couple of students breaking personal records. At the conclusion of the 200m the fog cleared into what became a beautiful sunny day for our carnival. Congratulations to all students who attended and participated in the events there was certainly a lot of house colour, house spirit and pride displayed on the day. Thank you to our parent helpers who assisted on the day and Year 12... Read more

Anzac Day

Anzac Day Celebrations

JCS participated in the Anzac Day Celebrations held in Jindabyne and it was great to see the number of students attending to commemorate. The following day JCS held its own school Anzac Day Commemoration in the JCS Gymnasium that was the first official event to be held in the expanded gym. Students from Years 5 and 6 coordinated the ceremony with professionalism. It was great to see Jasmin Pearce reading ‘The Ode' with confidence.... Read more


JCS again embraces Lake Light Sculpture Jindabyne

Lake Light Sculpture Jindabyne continues to impress each year and this Easter was no exception. With over 70 sculptures on display and a record number of visitors and increased prize pool, it provides JCS students a fantastic opportunity to be involved in a successful community event. This year JCS entered with three entries. Year 8 students created the entry ‘Year 8 creatures' during Term 4 2016 and Term 1 with their developing ceramics skills and techniques. Year 5/6 have been learning about colour and reinterpreted the artworks of Henri... Read more


JCS Samoa Trip 2017

Written by Brianna Arnold and Liam Kowalewski . In the first week of the school holidays from the 10th to the 19th of April, 10 students and four teachers from JCS embarked on a volunteer community and civics trip to Apia, Samoa with Projects Abroad. Initially were all shocked at the temperature difference compared to home, so it took us a few days to adjust to the higher humidity level. Our first cultural experience was at the Samoan Cultural Village. We got our first look and taste of traditional cooking, dances, the age old Samoan... Read more

with monk

Year 11/12 spend a day in the life at Nam Tien Temple

Year 11 and 12 Society and Culture students experienced a day in the life at Nan Tien Temple, Berkeley, and "Southern Paradise" on May 19. Sessions included Dharma talks, a guided walk, Tea Chan, Meditation, Tai Chi and Morning Chanting. This experience will enhance the student's studies of belief systems and ideologies with a hands on and interactive approach to their learning.... Read more

Hydro training

Snowy Hydro Driver Training Program

Year 12 students recently participated in the Snowy Hydro Young Driver Training Program to help develop their driving ability, attitude and driving behaviour. The program included an understanding of driving in snow and ice and the dangers of talking and texting on mobile phones while driving.... Read more

JCS Zone Team shot

Success at Secondary Zone Cross Country Carnival

Outstanding results gained at Zone Congratulations to all students who attended the Zone Cross Country Carnival at Wolumla on the 19th May, 2017. All races proceeded smoothly and quickly with the threat of heavy rain. Which thankfully moved in at the end of the last race. The following students achieved outstanding results at the Zone Carnival. 1st Place Zana Evans 1st Place Lachlan Harrigan Congratulations to the following students who made it through to Regional Cross Country to be held 2nd June, 2017 at Cambewarra. We wish you well!... Read more


Secondary Choral Festival

A number of JCS music students were involved in the Secondary Choral Festival that is was a dazzling choral and instrumental music showcase featuring Australia's premier Public Schools Music Ensembles and the Combined Secondary Schools Choir at the beautiful Sydney Town Hall. The committed students and their parents travelled to Wagga for the Regional Rehearsals prior to the showcase and many miles were driven to make this possible for the students. The Students involved included Year 7 Adelaide Davis-Soar, Zia Pettit, Raven Gravenor, Year 10... Read more


YR 12 Advanced English – The Tempest Excursion

On Thursday 4th May, Yr 12 Advanced English students went on an excursion, staying overnight at the University of Western Sydney, to attend a performance of William Shakespeare's tragicomedy, The Tempest, at the Riverside Theatre in Parramatta. Viewing the performance gave students the chance to ponder fresh character portrayals and to consider how the drama represents the concept of Discovery. The performance was followed by a 2 hr Symposium where students watched director Damien Ryan (aka Prospero) work with performers to explore key scenes... Read more

Blazey and Brown

CAPA Congratulations

Congratulations to Katie Blazey (left) and Rachael Brown (right) from the CAPA Faculty. Rachael has been accepted as a tutor for State Drama Camp and Katie has been accepted into State Junior Music Camp as an Ensemble Manager. These prestigious positions are highly sought and JCS is delighted that these expert teachers have been recognised in this manner for their quality teaching.... Read more


Yr 12 studying Operations and Marketing

Year 12 Business Studies students have been studying the units of Operations and Marketing this year. They had the opportunity to visit local businesses in Cooma at the beginning of this term to investigate aspects of the course that they have been studying. A visit to Aldi and Rivers allowed them to observe the operational layouts of the store and provoked discussion of how they compare to competitor supermarkets and clothing stores. We were fortunate enough to have a behind the scenes tour of Birdsnest with the head of Marketing where we... Read more


Year 8 Camp

Year 8 attended Berry Sport and Recreation Camp for three days on the South Coast from the 8th to the 10th of May. The days were filled with outdoor activities and challenges such as a Rogaine course within the grounds and along the Broughton Creek. Archery, canoeing along the Broughton Creek, cable gliding and various recreational activities such as tennis and basketball were also part of the activities. Indoor activities consisted of a climbing wall and vertical challenge. Students were lucky enough to encounter wonderful warm weather with... Read more

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Year 3 Camp

May has been an active month with School Camps throughout the school. Year 3 attended their very active school camp at Jindabyne Sport and Rec Centre on 18 and 19 May that was thoroughly enjoyed by all!... Read more


Year 6 Camp

Year 6 headed off to Sydney for 4 days from May 8 – 12 for the annual Year 6 Camp. The camp itinerary was full each day to enable the students to experience all the popular sites of Sydney including touring The Rocks, an Archeological Dig, climbing the Harbour Bridge Pylon, walking tour around the Rocks and up the Centrepoint Tower. Other adventures included a visit to the Maritime Museum, Powerhouse Museum, Bondi Beach and the Observatory, Taronga Zoo, Madame Tussaud's, Harbour Cruise and Kingpin bowling.... Read more

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