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Transition to NAPLAN Online

The National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) is an annual assessment for students in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9. Planning has begun to move NAPLAN from a pen and paper assessment to an online assessment. A fact sheet is available for parents and carers to help understand the transition process, which includes a NAPLAN Online School Readiness Test to be held between 14 August and 22 September this year.... 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

JCS Debating TEam

Debating competition heats up

Jindabyne Central School debating teams have been competing well throughout The Premier Debating Challenge that began during Term 2 and is now in full swing. The Premier's Debating Challenge is open to all NSW government schools, with the aim of developing the public speaking and reasoning skills of students from Years 5 to 12. Prior to round 1 of the competition JCS debating students participated in a workshop with Hannah Worsley who was a state champion in debating and has represented NSW in competitions. Hannah assisted with training... Read more

goergia and zana

Snowsports racing for 2017 starts well for JCS competitors

The 2017 Snowsports Race season is underway with JCS students competing in the Scots Cup at Perisher and the Redlands Cup at Thredbo this week. A small group of students braved the blizzard conditions on Sunday but still had a blast competing in the Scots Cup. Congratulations to the following Individuals on Outstanding results: Ruby Kite - Div 6 - 1st place Sarah Lambert - Div 1 – 1st place Josie Baff - Div 2 – 2nd place Sarah Lambert - Div 1 SB – 2nd place Ronan Preston - Div 2 SB – 2nd place The following students also produced great... Read more

Year 7 have been investigating Human Body Systems

Yr 7 investigate the human body system via chicken wings

Year 7 have been investigating Human Body Systems. In class last week, students completed a dissection of a chicken wing to observe Muscles and Bones. The chicken wing has very similar structures and functions to that of a human arm. Students were able to make connections and use their gained knowledge of the Muscular and Skeletal system to identify similarities between the chicken wing and their own arm. We had a few students who were skirmish during the dissection, however, most students performed the dissection like true biologists.... Read more

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

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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

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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

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