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Personal Development, Health and Physical Education

We have had a busy, exciting Term 2 with lots of success in and out of the classroom.

Our annual athletics carnival was a highlight this term, with five new female records set!

Congratulations Amelia Carr who set new records for 100m and 200m, Matilda Lemckert broke the discus record, Tahni Beckett who broke her existing record for the 800m event and Jasmine Kerr who set a new long jump record for the Open Girls.

Congratulations also goes to our StarStruck performers who represented our school with pride and exceptional talent. Special mention to Alizah Stainton, Emily Pollock and Lara Jobson who were featured artists in this year’s production. We are very fortunate to have such amazing talented students at Mt View High School. Thank you to our brilliant staff Rachel Williams, Rahni Dawes and Cherie Tritton for organising and supporting the students.

There have been numerous sporting teams representing MVHS this term including netball, touch football, futsal, soccer, AFL and Rugby League. We are always proud of how our students conduct themselves and how well they perform at these competitions. Special thanks to the teachers who organise, coach and support our students.

Year 7

Social Media is a part of life for many and Year 7 have concentrated on managing the challenges using these platforms through respectful, inclusive and equal engagement. Students have also been developing self help skills and moderating use.

During practical lessons, they have continued to develop their basic skills through a range of engaging drills and real game scenarios. 

Year 8

Mental health is a key component of overall health and wellbeing. Mental illness affects all Australians, either directly, for those who experience it, or indirectly, such as family members, friends and carers.

All Year 8 classes are completing a depth study into one mental illness and are busy preparing for the Mind in Motion challenge. Classes will be working collaboratively to create an informative and engaging presentation that will be delivered to this cohort. A panel of students, staff and community members will be formed to award the best class presentation. 

Year 9

This term, during practical lessons, students have engaged in a unit titled "Old Games, New Rules," where they explored innovative ways to modify and adapt traditional games. As part of this unit, students collaborated on a group assessment task that involved creating an original game and teaching it to their classmates. During theory lessons, students undertook a unit on "Diversity and Adversity" studying the experiences of individuals who have faced significant challenges and the strategies they employed to overcome them. Additionally, they gained an understanding of individual differences and appreciate the rich diversity that characterises our nation.

9/10 PASS

Term 2 has seen an exploration in all aspects of Flag Football. Students have learnt to analyse effective play strategies, including positions, passing, catching, offensive and defensive strategies and tactics. Students will have the opportunity mid term to be assessed on their development.

Year 10

This term, during theory lessons, students worked in groups as part of a collaborative investigative task for their AT3 - Depth Study. They are researching and investigating a topic that appeals to them and will present their findings as a portfolio prior to responding to two extended response questions on Friday 28th June, Period 1, in the MPC. During practical lessons, students have engaged in a unit called “Net and Court Games” learning specific skills of Volleyball and Badminton. Their marks will go towards their AT1 - Practical Skills mark which is the overall practical marks for Year 10.

9/10 PASS Football Studies

PASS Football Studies finished the unit of AFL with a 9 PASS v's 10 PASS game. Year 9, through some powerful play from Zac Turner, gained an early lead in the first three quarters. Year 10 were able to rally late with Nash Waddell scoring three quick goals through some clever ruck work from Bob Hadden. The final score was 32-30 with Zavier Hindmarsh kicking the winning goal for Year 9. In Term 2 the focus will shift to rugby league. 


The Year 11 Sport, Lifestyle and Recreation class is diving deep into the unit on Practical Skills and Application, focusing on three dynamic sports: Australian Rules Football (AFL), Futsal, and Badminton. This hands-on unit is designed to enhance students' physical abilities, strategic understanding, and overall appreciation for various sports. 

11 SLR "Futsal teams" for their assessment task.


In Community and Family studies, students are actively preparing questions to interview a leader for their upcoming assessment task. During lessons we have been exploring various leadership styles and their impact on team effectiveness. Additionally, we have focused on structuring responses to HSC style questions. To alleviate end-of-year pressure, students are encouraged to maintain their progressive revision notes and syllabus palm cards.


Year 11 have started their Core 1 work on the health of individuals. Students will be exploring the meaning influences and strategies to promote health. For their upcoming assessment task, students will be accessing a variety of resources to explore the role of health promotion in improving outcomes for young people.


Students have completed content for Core 3: Parenting and Caring and are working on their assessment task about the different services available to parents and carers and how this can positively impact their role and wellbeing.


Core 2: Factors affecting performance has been received well from students. They have been thoroughly engaged in the content and extremely inquisitive about energy systems, principles of training and nutritional requirements of athletes. Students will be presenting a portfolio on the energy systems and answering extended response questions for their upcoming assessment.


Hunter Swimming

The Mount View Swim team had four qualifiers for the regional carnival. All students swam Personal Bests or just outside.

Ella Heath - 100 Free    

Scarlett Phillip - 50 Free

Jack White - 100 Back/ 17-19 50 Free

Cooper Wing - 12-14 200 IM/ 100 Breast

Girls Union

The girls Rugby 7s teams were very impressive in the Hunter Premiership, showcasing remarkable skills and determination. After some key victories against traditional Rugby schools the under 14s team won the plate final (third best in region) and the 16s girls were runners up and secured a reserve spot for the state finals. Key performances from standout players Allira Brennan, Amelia Carr, Blair Carr, Indianna Habgood and Sienna Jopp.

Hunter Touch

Congratulations to Amelia Carr and Tahni Beckett for making the opens Hunter Touch teams. We wish them the best of luck in the state finals.

Hunter Super 8 Touch Football

Our Opens Girls Touch Football team travelled to Newcastle to play in the final Super 8 touch football Hunter series. The girls came away with a win and a loss in a controversial drop off. Congratulations to all girls involved in getting Mount View High School to yet another Final 8 Hunter Series.

Opens Netball Hunter Finals

The open girls netball team advanced through to the top 16 finals of the CHS competition after dominating the coalfields zone gala day late last year. The team came up against a strong defensive unit from Kotara High School and were defeated by a narrow margin in the quarter finals. 

The majority of our girls went on to represent the Coalfields Region at the Hunter Region Trials. A huge congratulations to Charlotte Moore who was selected as a shadow player for the Hunter Region team. She will train with the girls in the lead up to the state titles later in the year.

Boys Football Open and 15s

The Opens Football team showcased some impressive performances in late term 1. After a tight first up loss to Lake Munmorah, our boys dug deep to beat Muswellbrook in a 5th kick penalty shootout. The Under 15’s boys have shown great improvement across multiple tournaments in semester 1. In the City Valley cup, we had a strong performance in a game 1 win over Grossman High, before close losses to two strong Newcastle schools. This tournament put us in good stead for a strong Bill Turner Cup knockout competition run. We knocked over Singleton High 6-0 in Round 1 and look forward to hosting another team in Round 2. 

Under 13's Rugby League team has made an impressive run to the semi-finals of the Hunter Premiership showcasing remarkable talent and determination with key performances from standout players.


It’s been a busy first four weeks of Futsal in Term 2. Three weeks of trials and training culminated in 6 teams competing across two days of the NNSW Schools Regional Championships. All teams made positive progress in terms of tactics and teamplay. Congratulations to our Open Girls who have progressed to the State Championships.

U16 Girls

Open Girls

U15 Boys

U14 Girls

Under 13’s Rugby League

The Under 13's Rugby League team has made an impressive run to the semi-finals of the Hunter Premiership, showcasing remarkable talent and determination. Key performances from standout players Leon Hadden, Zavier Hunt, and Lachlan Herbert have been instrumental in the team's success. Mount View’s journey to the semi-finals has been marked by hard-fought victories and outstanding team performances.

In an electrifying showdown, the Mount View High School Under-13 Rugby League team secured a memorable victory, showcasing their resilience and determination in the face of adversity. The match, filled with star performances and dramatic turns, concluded with Mount View triumphing 36-24 after a nail-biting finish. The team has now qualified for the Hunter Premiership Grand Final to be played at McDonald Jones Stadium. 

Under 14’s Rugby League

The Under 14's Rugby League team from Mount View High School put on a fantastic display in their recent Hunter Premiership matches, narrowly losing in a close contest to progress to the semi finals. Despite the defeat, the team showed remarkable skill and determination, with standout performances from Liam Wright, Declan Harris, and Lachlan O'Neill.

Under 15’s Rugby League

In a thrilling and nerve-wracking quarter-final clash, the Mount View High School Under 15's Rugby League team faced a heartbreaking defeat in golden point of the Hunter Premiership. Despite their valiant effort and exceptional teamwork, the match ended in a narrow loss that will be remembered for its intensity and drama.

Athletics Carnival

The 39th annual athletics carnival was a showcase of talent and athletic ability. Congratulations to all the students who have progressed through to Zone.

A number of school records also fell during the day.

Tahni Beckett: 800m 1.42.55 - Tahini Beckett 2023 1.48.00

Matilda Lemchert discus 27.- Tara Herring 25.08 1999

Amelia Carr 100m 13.06 - Biancia Williams 14.11 2001

Amelia Carr 200m 27.75 Biancia Williams  28.71 2001

Jasmin Kerr  long jump 4.66 - Melissa Roberts 4.66  

Age Champions
Age Group Surname Given
12 Boys Stace Billy
12 Girls Longfield Nevaeh
13 Boys Hunt Zavier
13 Girls Shelton Cindi
14 Boys Harris Declan
14 Girls Procter Sienna
15 Boys Turner Zac
15 Girls Fairlie Madi
16 Boys O'Brien Max
16 Girls Carr Amelia
Open Boys White Jack
Open Girls Beckett Tahni