Renowned Clinical Psychologist Andrew Fuller comes to Newcastle.
Following the success of past parenting seminars presented by notable experts including Michael Grose, Susan McLean and Michael Carr-Gregg, Newcastle Grammar School will bring renowned Clinical Psychologist Andrew Fuller to Newcastle.
Presenting on the topic, Creating Resilient Learners, Andrew will provide the knowledge and tools for parents to assist their children to become resilient learners and adapt to the challenging environment of today’s society. The concept of resilience offers a coherent framework for schools that are sensitive to the developmental needs of young people and teachers. As Andrew describes, resilience is "the happy knack of being able to bungy jump through the pitfalls of life - to rise above adversity and obstacles."
Andrew has recently been described as an "interesting mixture of Billy Connolly, Tim Winton and Frasier Crane” and as someone who “puts the heart back into psychology”. As a clinical psychologist, Andrew Fuller works with many schools and communities in Australia and internationally, specialising in the wellbeing of young people and their families. He is a Fellow of the Department of Psychiatry and the Department of Learning and Educational Development at the University of Melbourne.
Andrew has been a principal consultant to the national drug prevention strategy REDI, the ABC on children’s television shows, is an Ambassador for Mind Matters and is a member of the National Coalition Against Bullying.
The event, being held on Wednesday, 13 March at Newcastle Grammar School’s Junior Campus is open to the community. RSVP is essential as seats are limited.
Newcastle Grammar School Inaugural Rowing Regatta.
Newcastle Grammar School will host its inaugural rowing regatta this Saturday, 9 February with over 300
athletes set to compete in over 70 races including a few new events.
The event, to be held at Berry Park Rowing Complex near Morpeth, will be a friendly day of racing with a programme to cater for all ages and abilities. Participants will include rowers from Newcastle Grammar School, Hunter Valley Grammar School, Endeavour Rowing Club as well as Newcastle Rowing Club.
The club eight was introduced as a feature event, with an alluring $250 prize to the winners, thanks to sponsors the Grand Hotel and Stroud Valley Harvest. The race is open age and raced only over the 1000m course. This new initiative has attracted 5 clubs to the event racing in both the men's and women's races. Port Macquarie Rowing Club is boating its first men's and women's 8+ in the history of their club.
Due to the growing interest in rowing from young school students, Newcastle Grammar School has also added a men's and women's under 15 double and quad scull to the program to better cater for this demand. This event allows the rowers to race against their own age group and allows them the opportunity to gauge their
level against their peers.
Along with racing there will also be lots of great food, live performances from Newcastle Grammar School musicians, merchandise and a good chance to win big in the raffle!
103 Credits for 96 Students at Newcastle Grammar School for 2012 HSC!
The 2012 cohort of Year 12 students at Newcastle Grammar School have continued the fine academic tradition of
the School with 96 students that sat the 2012 HSC gaining a total of 103 credits (calculated on the number of instances where a Student achieved a score of 90 or more in a subject).
Newcastle Grammar School placed 59th in the State* and it is the fourth consecutive year the School has been
placed in the top 60 schools in NSW. (*As reported in the Newcastle Herald on Thursday, 20 December 2012). The School is the
leading non-selective School in the region.
Other wonderful achievements by the students in 2012 included;
- 5 students included on the All Round Achievers list (achieving 90 or more in 10 units)
- 35% of students received an ATAR over 90
- 95% of students received an ATAR over 60 and are eligible for entrance to University
- Top ATAR of 99.7
- Students nominated for;
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