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Huge community support for teachers at OneSchoolMonday 10th July, 2017

Genevieve Fitzpatrick started teaching at OneSchool Agnew in 2009 and has a career that has spanned 13 years.  Before coming to Agnew, Genevieve spent a year teaching in New South Wales, as well as four years in the Northern Territory. Australia is a big....

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Students write a book in one day!Tuesday 22nd August, 2017

On 22nd August, 14 students from MET School Orange formed two teams to write a book in one day for childrens’ cancer research.  More than 252 Schools/Groups, and 773 teams across Australia took part in the competition raising more than $176,813.....

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Leading Remarkable Learning Conference Inspires OneSchool RPsTuesday 29th August, 2017

The OneSchool Global Regional Principal team, Teacher Academy Directors and Global Team members gathered in New Jersey, USA recently to attend the Sterling Leading Remarkable Learning conference. Held during the week of August 7-11 it was a chance for leaders to....

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Small classes and amazing studentsFriday 4th August, 2017

MET English and History teacher Jessica Smith says the biggest differences she has noticed between working at state schools and OneSchool are the small classes and access to resources. However, what she really enjoys is working with amazing students. “I....

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A change for the goodMonday 3rd July, 2017

  After teaching at a independent Country NSW all boys day/boarding school for several years, new MET Goulburn teacher Geoffrey Gowland says the environment at OneSchool is a lot different from his previous roles. This are many pluses including the....

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MET’s Blueshield Games bring out the best in students Wednesday 5th July, 2017

It was a beautiful day on Friday June 23rd when MET’s Blueshield Games were held in NSW in three different regions. It was not only an opportunity for the different OneSchool houses to compete against each other, but a great time to catch up with old....

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Sporty side to students shines throughThursday 20th July, 2017

Daniel Vidal is a PDHPE teacher at MET’s Oatlands campus and has been teaching for two-and-half  years. He enjoys working at OneSchool and the staff there. And it comes as no surprise to those that know him, he especially likes the students’....

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STEM @ M.E.T.Friday 19th May, 2017

“On Monday 24th April, a nationwide excursion took place at Mount Victoria. Two to four students from each campus from three states attended, NSW, SA and WA. Also attending were two of the creators, Andreas and Lewis, the NSW Management Team and Mr McGing.....

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Leeton: NSW Ambulance Service DonationWednesday 3rd May, 2017

  The primary students of MET LEETON organized a Morning Tea with some yummy treats to purchase. We also had the privilege to come to school dressed as a patient and paid a Gold Coin Donation, plus there was a lolly jar to guess how many lollies were in it.....

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Riverina Pink Stumps cricket dayWednesday 26th April, 2017

 Monday the 3rd of April the Riverina cluster held a Pink Stumps cricket day at Bolton Park Wagga, which was kindly organized by Ms. Wilson with the help of the sports captains. The day was to raise funds to help the McGrath Foundation place Breast Care Nurses....

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Why VC is an important teaching toolTuesday 18th April, 2017

  Steve Brigham teaches at MET school’s Illawarra campus and believes that video conferencing (VC) helps students not only with a better understanding of a subject, but helps with grades, too. “As teachers we have to make sure what we are....

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Simon Brooks Culture of Thinking Strategy No. 6 – Focus on the Learning Over the Work

The fifth Cultures of Thinking Strategy for parents in supporting their children to become self-directed learners was sent out last Friday. We hope found it very informative and useful. If you missed this email, click here to view Strategy No. 5  Strategy....

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Profile: MET Regional Principal Patrick McGing

  OneSchool Global’s MET is pleased to announce the appointment of Patrick McGing as the new Regional Principal for the school. Patrick brings a wealth of knowledge to the role, with over 25 years of teaching experience. This includes positions of Head....

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Toyota Dream Car Competition Win For Primary SchoolMonday 27th March, 2017

       Primary students in Wagga were very excited to receive an amazing pack of Faber-Castell products yesterday! After spending much time busily dreaming, thinking and creating up a wonderful collection of innovative drawings and....

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The Leading Remarkable Learning ConferenceMonday 27th March, 2017

The Leading Remarkable Learning Conference was held in Auckland and Christchurch. OneSchool’s Westmount Regional Principals Phil Muir, Jon Bowen and Hugo Vaughan give their feedback on the event.  More than 200 teachers from Australia and New....

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Students only limitations are themselvesSunday 26th March, 2017

A student’s ability to make the most out of self-directed learning (SDL) is only limited by the restrictions they impose on themselves, says Oatlands English teacher Erin Maxwell. “They can become demoralised and reliant on others,” says Erin.....

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Simon Brooks Culture of Thinking Strategy No. 5 – What Makes You Say That?

The fourth Cultures of Thinking Strategy for parents in supporting their children to become self-directed learners was sent out last Friday. We hope found it very informative and useful. If you missed this email, click here to view Strategy No. 4 Strategy No. 5....

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CANVAS Learning Management System Makes DebutSunday 2nd April, 2017

The new CANVAS Learning Management System being phased in across AU is proving to be a winner. “The main priority from an educational standpoint was usability for students and teachers, as well as fully featured for curriculum and resource sharing,....

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M.E.T. Farewells Robin Palmer

Popular history teacher Robin Palmer is retiring after a stellar 42-year teaching career including the past 19 years at New South Wales’ M.E.T. campuses in Meadowbank and Kellyville. During her time at M.E.T. Robin has seen many changes within the education....

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M.E.T. congratulates its top achievers

M.E.T. teachers and staff would like to congratulate all Year 12 who sat HSC exams in 2016. We applaud their dedication and hard work. Overall, students did very well and we are pleased to announce the top achievers for the school. Listed below are those students....

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Simon Brooks Culture of Thinking Strategy No. 7 – What Questions Did You Ask Today?

The sixth Cultures of Thinking Strategy for parents in supporting their children to become self-directed learners was sent out last Friday. We hope found it very informative and useful. If you missed this email, click here to view Strategy No. 6 Strategy No. 7....

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Simon Brooks Culture of Thinking Strategy No. 4 – Seek First to Understand, Then to be Understood

The third Cultures of Thinking Strategy for parents in supporting their children to become self-directed learners was sent out last Friday. We hope found it very informative and useful. If you missed this email, click here to view Strategy No. 3 Strategy No. 4 is....

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Profile: MET Head of Primary Wade McKechnie

  OneSchool Global would like to welcome Wade McKechnie as the new head of MET’s primary school based in Meadowbank.   Wade comes with a great deal of experience in the primary school sector. For the past six years he has been the Curriculum Team....

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Teachers and students more self-aware in modern teaching environmentMonday 13th March, 2017

OneSchool’s David Barrett started teaching history in 2004 after a 15-year publishing career and says one of the most significant changes he has seen was the introduction of the Australian Curriculum in NSW in 2014. “The idea that we take a broad....

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Simon Brooks Culture of Thinking Strategy No. 3 – Who’s Doing The Thinking?

The second Cultures of Thinking Strategy for parents in supporting their children to become self-directed learners was sent out last Friday. We hope found it very informative and useful. If you missed this email, click here to view Strategy No. 2 Strategy No. 3....

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House Names For OneSchool Global

From January 2017 OneSchool Australia will adopt new house names and emblems for the purposes of sporting and scholastic events. These new names and emblems will represent the spirit of the school’s global house teams. The decision to have names was taken....

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MET welcomes Annette Duke to Head Office

MET School Head Office would like to welcome Annette Duke who has joined MET in a temporary administrative office position until the end of term. Annette has more than 14 years experience in the education sector including her most recent position as the Registrar....

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High Achievers Conference inspires Senior Students

OneSchool’s High Achievers’ Seminar was held on September 16 at Qudos Bank Arena in students from Years 10-12. The purpose of the event was to inspire and inform business leaders and budding employees about the secrets to success. The occasion also....

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Vision 4 Learning Seminar: Outcomes

OneSchool Global recently completed the rolling out of its Vision 4 Learning seminars in Australia, New Zealand, America, Europe and England. This was a timely reminder of where we are as a community and what our vision is with regard to the education of our....

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Simon Brooks Culture of Thinking Strategy No. 1 – Name and Notice Thinking

Recently Simon Brooks presented an Awareness Session presented on the Cultures of Thinking. If so, you would remember Simon outlining 10 strategies to assist parents to develop their children in becoming critical and creative thinkers and self-directed....

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Simon Brooks Culture of Thinking Strategy No. 2 – Support Your Child in Developing a Growth Mindset

The first Cultures of Thinking Strategy for parents in supporting their children to become self-directed learners was sent out earlier this week. We hope found it very informative and useful. If you missed this email, click here to view Strategy No. 1 Strategy....

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M.E.T. Wagga Young Scientists Award

Recently Ryleigh Stead scooped first prize in her category for her entry in the Young Scientists Award and travelled with her family to university of Wollongong to claim her prize - $150!

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Year 12 Graduation Assembly – MET Goulburn Campus

Friday September 23rd saw the Year 12 Graduation Assembly for students from MET School’s Goulburn Campus. As with all OneSchool campuses around Australia, our Year 12 students are gearing up for their HSC finals scheduled for the end of the year. The....

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Tips For Parents During Exams

Last week we put up some handy hints for students during exam time. Students aren’t the only ones who need a regime during this time; parents and siblings can also help make things easier for those hitting the books. We’ve put together a few ideas that....

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MET Oatlands Celebrates Bali Cultural Day

Part of the education curriculum is to understand the various cultures that make up the population of Australia. With that in mind, MET Oatlands studied one of our northern neighbours - the people and culture of Bali, which was part of the Human Society and Its....

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Blueshield Games – Fun in the Sun

Slider hockey, basketball, soccer and touch football were the games of the day at the 2016 Blueshield games, which were held at the University of Wollongong on August 19th. Passion and energy were on display as high school students from Mt Victoria, Illawarra,....

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10 Tips To Help You Through Exams

It’s the last semester, which also means it’s exam time, and stress levels at school are about to go through the roof.  However, the anxiety can be mitigated if students are prepared. Here are some tips that might come in handy as both students....

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MET Claims First Prize in Team Challenge at Brain Bee Competition

A team made up of four Year 10 students from MET campuses in Albury and Wagga Wagga has won the team prize in the New South Wales state finals of the Australian Brain Bee Challenge (ABBC). The competition is designed to focus students’ attention on the....

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An Inspiring Day with Sir John Jones

Staff from across Australia attended an exclusive presentation with inspirational educationalist Sir John Jones. Over 150 staff, including our New Zealand colleagues, were in attendance. Sir John’s book, the Magic Weaver, has been one of the most....

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Condo Students make their own shoes!

Year 7 & 8 Mandatory Tech students have finally been able to test their disposable shoes outdoors. The students seemed very proud of their creations and had great fun running and walking around the school with them on their feet. Sadly some of the creations....

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The Gardening Club

The Kellyville campus children have been patiently awaiting the commencement of our new School Community Garden. They arrived back at school this term very keen to get our garden up and running. With the support of Ian Joyce and the community, we have been able to make....

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Bastille Day

On Monday 26th July, Years 7 and 8 celebrated Bastille Day with a selection of French foods, fashions and sports. It was great to see the students enjoying  themselves, they certainly showed enthusiasm for the celebrations. The information posters they created....

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Year 11 Physics Excursion

Last Friday all the Physics students in Year 11 around the state gathered at Mount Victoria for what was set to be an awesome day! Before we started our trip around the Blue Mountains we went to the Mt Victoria Campus to meet our teacher and do a quick prac on....

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Shaving Cream & Jelly Crystals

Primary have never had such fun in their Spelling Classes! Learning to spell in shaving cream is great because if you make a mistake, you simply smooth it all over and start again! After the shaving cream lesson, students were given a piece of paper, some....

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Wagga Questacon Incursion

On the 10th March, Questacon Smart Skills Workshops came to our school to run practical activities for students from Years 6-11. Albury science students from Years 9-11 joined us for the day. It was a great hands on session that enthused students to have greater....

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Leeton High Achievers

     Rochelle Dalziel is one of our Year 12 students who has excelled academically throughout her schooling. She recently received top marks across the state for the Business Studies Assessment 1; Senior Science half-yearly and top....

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Goulburn Yr 5-6 Bread making

Term One Science in Primary is focusing on Living Things.

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Student Leadership Forum

The Student Leadership Forum combined the strengths and personalities of all the Student Leaders across Australia which resulted in an effective collaboration of ideas and enthusiasm to ensure the pursuit of the OneSchool vision. 

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Illawarra Tech Achievements!

Congratulations Albert Millar and Oliver Quinsey on two outstanding achievements!

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Debating Challenge

This year, three NSW M.E.T schools held four inter-campus debates. 

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Goulburn Choir win at Eisteddfod!

The Goulburn School Girls Choir had the honour of representing the school at the 50th annual Goulburn Eisteddfod and won both sections they competed in!

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Year 7 & 8 Puppet Show Project

Term 3 has seen amazing projects reach completion.

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Oatlands Graduation Day!

On the 16th of September 2015, yr 12 of MET Oatlands finally graduated!

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Cowra Campus & the Thousand Paper Cranes

Cowra Campus students make one thousand paper cranes!

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Condobolin Cake Bake

Condo Campuses' Big Cake Bake was a hugh success with all students wearing red and doing themselves proud with their exquisite cupcake decorating skills.  Approx. $200 was raised that will be donated to the Australian Red Cross. There were prises awarded to:....

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Colonial Incursion

Kellyville year 5's join Oatlands for a Old fashioned experience!

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Bang on a Beanie Day!

Our first ever National Fundraiser - all MET campuses participated in "Bang on a Beanie Day" to raise money to fight Brain Injury.

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Oatlands Campus Market Day

On Wednesday 26th August, years 9 and 10 Commerce students delivered a spectacular Market Day!

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Year 9 and 10 run a small business!

This term the 9/10 Goulburn Commerce class has been studying the unit 'Running a Small Business'

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3 Seeds Cooking Classes

Goulburn Year 9, 10 and 12 Food Technology students travelled to Fyshwick to attend the Three Seeds Cooking School!

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Armidale and Tamworth Athletics Carnival

Check out some snapshots of the Tamworth and Armidale Athletics Carnival!

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A visit from Simon Duggan - Treasury

On Friday the 7th August, the Goulburn Campus had a visit from Simon Duggan of the Australian Treasury!

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Wagga & Albury campuses in Brain Bee State Finals!

Wagga and Albury Campuses did exceptionally well in the Brain Bee State finals, coming home with some exciting wins!

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Jewish Holocaust Museum Excursion

Mrs Roth organised an excursion for Year 10 History to the Melbourne Holocaust Museum– Albury, Leeton and Wagga campuses for their History class which has been focusing on the Holocaust.

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M.E.T. Cowra musical

For their end of term assembly, M.E.T. cowra students put on a fantastic musical called 'Pirates and Mermaides'.

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Year 10 explore the changes of Sydney city!

On Wednesday the 20th of May 2015, the Central cluster campuses merged forces to attend a Pyrmont / Ultimo excursion which linked to the topic Issues in Australian Environments with particular focus on Urban Growth and Decline. The day kicked off early for some....

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Orange Campus students dig for gold!

After this excursion, electricity and internet were no longer taken for granted!

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Year 11 Cronulla Beach Trip

This years first multi-campus excursion was a great success for the Yr 11 Armidale, Condobolin, Darkes Forest, Oatlands and Orange students!

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Pink Shirt Day

Condobolin Campus supports anti-bullying.

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School Leaders visit Parliament House!

At the end of Term 2, the MET school leaders were privileged to receive an invitation from the Government to attend their NSW Leadership Program at NSW Parliament House. The New South Wales Parliament House organises this School Leadership Day several times each....

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Tamworth and Armidale students visit the Westpac helipad

The Tamworth and Armidale students raised $7,755 for the Westpac helicopter, which they personally delivered to its base.

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Oatlands visit from Careflight

Careflight landed at Kingsdene Oval, across the road from the Oatlands School to pickup their cheque of $53,700 raised from the Oatlands students!

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