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Ross Hill is a public school dedicated to excellence in all areas. Our school, our students and our staff continue to be offically recognised and commended in many areas for diverse reasons, including innovation, teacher-of-the-year, community support and frequent sporting and creative arts awards. See the years below for further details.

  • 2010
  • 2011
  • 2012

Canteen Manager of the Year

Our Canteen Manager - Jenny FoxJenny Fox, our wonderful canteen manager was named the Canteen Manager of the Year at the Healthy Kids Association Awards evening held on Monday 22nd November.

The round of applause for Jenny was as large as the appreciation from the Ross Hill Public School community. A summary of jenny's work will be featured in the February Healthy Kids magazine.

Why not check out more on the Healthy Kids website

6th December 2010


Ross Hill Principal wins the William Walker Award

the William Walker Award
Mrs Murray with her award

On Friday 29th October we celebrated World Teachers Day. The Australian College of Educators and the Australian Council for Educational Leaders held a joint dinner at the Armidale Bowling Club. A group of staff from Ross Hill Public School attended this prestigious event.

Mrs Jenny Murray Principal of Ross Hill Public School won the William Walker Award for Outstanding Leadership.

Mrs Murray is pictured with her award, accompanied by teachers at Ross Hill, Mr Peter Pickett-School Education Director and Jenny Shaw Senior Lecturer at the University of New England.

29th October 2010

Ross Hill - Best Start Lighthouse School

The Ross Hill Public School kindergarten teachers were selected for the second year in a row to represent the New England Region as a Best Start Lighthouse School. Our staff have consistently demonstrated outstanding achievements in the teaching of Literacy and Numeracy and we regularly host visitors from schools across the region to observe best practice in our classrooms.Best Start

On Thursday 21st and Friday 22nd October three of our staff presented a wonderful workshop at the Best Start State Conference held in Sydney. Mrs Debbie Baker and Mr Chris King gave a great presentation on how Ross Hill has established excellence, innovation and partnerships with the community to improve student learning outcomes.

To find out more go to: DET's Best Start page.

21st October 2010


School Awards
Winner 2010 New England Regional Award of Excellence in Innovation

University of NSW Competitions:

  • English- 1 High Distinction, 6 Distinctions
  • Computer Skills- 5 Distinctions
  • Mathematics- 2 Distinctions
  • Science- 3 Distinctions
  • Spelling- 1 High distinction,3 Distinctions
  • Writing- 1 High Distinction, 1 Distinction
  • New England Regional Debating Competition - winners
New England Regional Debating Competition - winners

Kindergarten - Best Start Lighthouse School

Killed in Action!Chess

  • Local Chess Teams Tournament at Warialda - Ross Hill Chess Team took 1st place..
  • 6 Ross Hill students attended Regional Junior Chess League Tournament at Armidale - 1 Ross Hill Student came equal first with 6 other students. 120 students from the region attended this event.

Creative and Practical Arts - Visual Arts

  • Inverell Show - Winner most successful exhibitor
  • Opera in the Paddock Competition - Winner - Infants wearable art and second in the primary wearable art
  • Armidale Fair Trading Naidoc Week Competition - Winner of the collaboration category,
    Winner - Indigenous Child category,
    Highly Commended - Indigenous Youth category, School Project category
  • Inverell Waste to Art Competition - Winners and achieved 2nd and 3rd prizes
Kaylyn - Kindergarten Art
Kaylyn - from Kindergarten


Creative and Practical Arts - Dance

  • Dance group selected and performed at State Dance Festival

Creative and Practical Arts - Music

  • School band- winners of Inverell Eisteddfod competition


23 students selected to represent North West in State Carnivals as follows:

  • 1 student- State Swimming Carnival
  • 1 student- State Cross Country Carnival
  • 11 students- State Athletics Carnival
  • 2 students- Boys and girls State Basketball Carnival
  • 1 student- State Netball Carnival
  • 2 students- State soccer carnival
  • 4 students- State Rugby League Carnival
  • 1 student- State Touch Football Carnival
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Helping Kids Learn
Helping Kids Learn

Study Ladder
Study Ladder

Spelling City.com
Spelling City
a great spelling tool

Cool Maths games


Children's BBC
activities on the BBC


Great Science activities

Nourish -the fun way to learn about nutrition

In 2011 we have achieved outstanding success including:

ACE Kerr Award for Christina Howard* Winning the award for Outstanding School at the New England region Giyanha Dirrabuu Murri awards an award that recognises excellence in indigenous education.

* Runners up in the New England Regional Debating competition

* Finalists in the New England Regional Awards of Excellence for Teacher Quality

* Finalists in the New England Regional Awards of Excellence for Quality Service

* Winning the Australian College of Educators Kerr Award for an outstanding teacher in their first five years of service (see picture - on right)

* Finalists in the NSW PSSA State knockout competitions in rugby league, netball and boys touch

* Thirty students represented North West in State Sports Championships including swimming, athletics, cross country and sports teams.

* The school’s senior dance group performed at the State Dance Festival

North West Boys Relay Team* Many students received first place and highest point scores at a range of horse sports events

* Students represented at State level in public speaking and debating.


Our school continues to grow from strength to strength.

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