mhslink
     
 
     
   
     
 

shakespeare

Print or eBook? – You decide!

Medieval Helpdesk

Helpdesk support during the Middle Ages (with English subtitles).
Original taken from the show Øystein og jeg on Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK)in 2001.
With Øystein Backe (helper) and Rune Gokstad (desperate monk). Written by Knut Nærum.

VCE STUDENTS TOP THE STATE!
Outstanding Year 12 English Results


Study Scores 2016:
291 MHS boys completed VCE English/EAL in 2016. Of these, 100 boys acheived a study score of 40 and above.

41 Boys completed English Langauge. Of these, 13 boys acheived a study score of 40 and above.

14 Boys completed Literature. Of these, 3 boys acheived a study scoreof 40 and above.

Examination Mean Scores 2016:
The following breakdown of the exam scores shows the mean or average total achieved by MHS compared to the State in the end-of-year examination.

English

Study Areas
MHS
State
Text Response
13.9
11.4
Writing in Context
14.6
11.2
Language Analysis
14.5
11.3

EAL Exam

Study Areas
MHS
State
Text Response
16
11.7
Writing in Context
14.6
11.1
Language Analysis Part 1 & 2
27.2
20.3

English Language Exam

Study Areas
MHS
State
All study areas
75
60

Literature Exam

Study Area
MHS
State
Written Analysis A
28.3
24.4
Written Analysis B
26.8
23.1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LITERACY SCORES AT MHS!
Outstanding English Skills Demonstrated by Year 9


ENGLISH NAPLAN TEST 2016

In May all Year 9 students across Victoria sat the State National Assessment Program Literacy and Numeracy test. We are pleased to announce that our boys excelled across all areas of Literacy in reading, writing, spelling, grammar and punctuation.

Of the 329 students who sat the test, 100% of MHS boys are well above the National Minimum Standard for reading, spelling, grammar and punctuation, and 99% for writing. The overall Mean scores for each tested area clearly show Melbourne High School students performaing well above and exceeding the State and national benchmarks.

 
Below
NMS
At
NMS
Above NMS
School Mean State Mean
Reading
0
0
100%
673
586
Writing
0
1%
99%
649
564
Spelling
0
0
100%
709
583
G & P
0
0
100%
680
575
           

 

 

Naplan: Literacy Scores At MHS!

Literature Festival

Latest State and National Events and Competitions

 
News

Literature Festival / Book Week
activities

Literature Festival Dress-Ups
view photos: 2014 2013 2012

Slam Poetry Workshops
read and view

Students VS Staff Debate
Studying Shakespeare is a waste of time
Poetry is daed

 
Laureate Launch 2015–16
On Wednesday, 23 November members of the school community celebrated the launch of the 2015–16 edition of the English Faculty's Literary magazine, Laureate with guest author Katherine Brabon, winner of the 2016 Vogel’s Award for her novel The Memory Artist.
view here>>
Copies of the Laureate 2015–16 and our past editions are available for borrowing from the library. Electronic copies are available below.
 
laureate-cover Laureate-2013-14
2015–16
2013–14
Laureate-2012 Laureate-2002-03
2012
2002–03
Laureate-2000-01 Laureate-1999
2000–01
1999
 
Literature Festival
22 August to 29 August 2016

 

Spelling Championship
Who will be this year's champions?
Year 9 Finals
Monday 22 August
T29, lunch-time

Year 10 Finals
Thursday 25 August
T29, lunch-time

BookWiz
Tuesday August 2
Library, lunch-tme

Staff versus Student Debate
Monday29 August
Memorial Hall, lunch-time

Dress as Your Favouriote
Literary Character
Friday 26 August

Guest Speakers
Year 10: Jon Faine
(radio broadcaster and MHS old boy)
Tuesday 23 August

Year 11: Tony Birch and Lucy Treloar
(novelists, both long listed for this year’s
Miles Franklin Award)

Wednesday 24 August


Year 9: Bonny Cassidy
(poet)
Thursday 25 September


All about books
by young people, for young people

inside-a-dog
top100-teen-books
 
   
 

State and National Events and Competitions

   
   
   
marsden-competitioin
 
melbourne-writers-festival
   
 
   
 
 
 
 
Last up-dated 10 August, 2016
Website originally designed and constructed by V. Karvelas, 2004
Up-dated and constructed and maintained by G. Marotous, 2007
© George Marotous. Melbourne High School English Faculty
 
     
mhslink