HSHS School Board Invite Questions From Public

Dear Parents and Carers,

At the upcoming HSHS Board Public Meeting being held in the school library on Thursday 30 November at 4pm, we want to hear from you with any questions you may have for the School Board members about the School or the Board.

To do this, we’ll be using a simple interaction platform called Sli.do. Sli.do allows you to submit questions that you would like answered at the Public Board Meeting.

You can submit questions in the lead up to the Public Board Meeting, or at the meeting.

You can post your questions under your name or anonymously.

We’ve received feedback that parents often feel a bit nervous or embarrassed about asking questions in front of a large group of people. We hope that by using Sli.do we can help everyone to ask what’s on their mind.

 

Using Slido is really easy. You don’t need to download an app or create an account.

Step 1: Go to https://www.sli.do/

Step 2: Enter the event code which is # 1148 and press the “JOIN” button

Step 3: Type your question with your name or anonymously and press “SEND

That’s it!

 

We would love to receive your feedback on your experience with Slido and whether it helped you feel more comfortable to ask questions.

HSHS | HedlandSHS@education.wa.edu.au | PHONE 08 9172 8000

HSHS School Board Public Meeting – Sli.do

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Talking Drugs Parent Information Session 28 November 2017

Dear Parents and Carers,

You are invited to a SDERA “Talking Drugs” Parent Information Session on Thursday 28 November 2017, bought to you in partnership with HSHS P&C, Hedland SHS and S.D.E.R.A.

The session starts at 7:45pm and runs until 9:15pm

Entrance and Parking is via 78, Hamilton Road (Matt Dann side)

Please can you RVSP by no later than 27 November 2017 to pnc.hshs@gmail.com or Hedland Senior High P&C Facebook page.

The workshop will cover the following points:

  • The importance of parents knowing and linking in with what the school is teaching about Drugs & Alcohol
  • Examine what young people want regarding drug & alcohol education
  • Explore the different drug types & their impacts
  • Identifying signs of drug use
  • What works and what doesn’t?  Talking with and assisting young people around drug use
  • Examine current statistics on drug & alcohol use – behind the media hype – What’s the real situation?
  • Methamphetamine / ice – what is it ?/ how is it used?/ current concerns
  • Factors that cumulatively protect young people from entanglement with drugs & alcohol
  • Where can you get quality information and help

Talking Drugs Parents Information Session

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Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Parent information evening – Thursday 28 Nov 6.30pm HSHS School Library

Dear Parents and Carers,

As part of Hedland Senior High School’s commitment to ensuring excellence in teaching and learning, we are excited to begin implementing our Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) initiative in 2018.

The School Curriculum and Standards Authority have stated that:

“ICT capability supports and enhances student learning across all areas of the curriculum. Students develop and apply ICT knowledge, skills and appropriate social and ethical protocols and practices to investigate, create and communicate, as well as developing their ability to manage and operate ICT to meet their learning needs.”

Therefore, on the 28th of November, at 6:30pm, the Information & Communications Technologies (ICT) Team are pleased to invite you to an information session for all LEAP Students Yrs 7-9, Academic Extension Students Yr 10, and ATAR Students Yrs 11-12 parents.  Here, we will elaborate on exactly how investing in ICT will benefit your child’s learning needs and extend their capability as students of the modern world.

The information session will cover the following topics:

  • Rollout and timing for 2018
  • Device specifications and recommendations
  • Advanced ICT usage in the classroom
  • Design Project ICT integration
  • Using ICT to improve outcomes across learning areas

There will also be an opportunity to ask questions, make suggestions and express any concerns you may have. 2018 marks an exciting development in the integration of digital technologies into the classroom at HSHS.  We hope you will join us at the launch of this exciting initiative.

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School Board Public Meeting

All members of the Hedland community are invited to attend the annual HSHS School Board Public Meeting on 30 November 2017.

Where: HSHS Library, 78 Hamilton Rd, South Hedland
When: 30 November 2017, 4pm

The School Board Public Meeting is an excellent opportunity for parents and carers of current and future students, as well as interested members of the public, to gain a greater insight into HSHS’ strategic plan for 2018 and beyond.

If you would like to attend please can you RSVP to Jackie Smith by COB Monday 28 November, 2017 on Tel: 9172 8006 or via email Jacqueline.smith3@education.wa.edu.au thank you.

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Friday 10 November – Student Free Day

On Friday 10 November HSHS staff will be completing a staff development day. As such, students will not be attending school on this day.

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Vote for your new Parent Representative

Three candidates have been nominated for the vacant Parent Representative position on the Hedland Senior High School Board. You are invited to vote for your preferred candidate via this online survey. Follow the link below to view candidates and submit your vote. Voting closes Thursday 2 November.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/F8LXLWH

 

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PHOTOS – Year 12 Awards Ceremony, 20 October 2017, Wanangkura Stadium

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Term 4 resumes Monday, Week 1

Please we aware that Term 4 resumes Monday, Week 1 (9 October 2017).

Students are required back on this Monday.

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Expert Review Group – Term 4

Our school will be visited by the Department of Education’s Expert Review Group. This Group will conduct an enquiry into school Relationships to assist us to develop ways to advance the quality of our work.

They will be here for up to five days during Week 2 Term 4, interviewing staff and talking with parents, students and community representatives. They look forward to hearing your views. If you would like more information please contact Ms Summers.

If you did not receive a copy, you can find the school’s official communication here:

School Expert Review Information

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Term 3 Update – Student Health & Wellbeing

Students have been given a letter regarding the school’s policies on bullying and student mental health, which they were asked to pass on to parents and carers.
We endeavoured to have every student receive a letter, but some may have missed out.  If you didn’t receive a letter, please see the attached PDF, or copies are available from front administration.
We hope to communicate to all parents and carers that if you are concerned about your child’s health and wellbeing, please contact the school, as there is lots of help available.
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