Year 10 Immunisation

In response to concerns about the recent increase in MenW meningococcal disease, the WA government is providing the ACWY vaccine free for teens at Hedland Senior High School. Year 10’s will be targeted for the vaccine during term 3 due to the age group being more likely to carry the bacteria.

Consent forms were sent home in the last week of term 2 and can be found on the Connect website. These forms are required to be returned by the end of week 2 to check student vaccination records prior to the vaccination.

If you wish to discuss this vaccine with the school nurse please call Community Health on 9174 1321.

If your child is anxious about needles and wants to have the vaccination outside of school Community Healthy can provide an after school appointment.

For more information about the vaccination and for program forms Click Here

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Job Opportunity


Hedland Follow The Dream Program

August – December 2018 (with possible extension)

The Graham (Polly) Farmer Foundation is seeking a person with enthusiasm, initiative, interest and ability to work students, parents, teachers and community members at the Hedland Follow The Dream program which is based at Hedland Senior High School.

The annual salary range is $65,326 – $70,754 based on 37.5 hours per week. This position will be employed for 30 hours per week (0.8) commencing August 2018 and end dated to December 2018 – with the possibility of continuation in 2019.

Approximately sixty Aboriginal students from Hedland Senior High School participate in the Follow The Dream program. Support is delivered at the school with students from Years 7-12 accessing after school assistance from expert tutors. The program is overseen by a Coordinator who monitors student progress, engagement and well-being and facilitates opportunities that support students striving to achieve the post- school career and life goals they set for themselves

The Program Support and Liaison Officer will assist the Program Coordinator in the organisation, delivery and administration of the Follow The Dream program. The role also involves having the capacity to form and maintain positive working relationships through extensive liaison and communication with Aboriginal students who participate in the Follow The Dream program as well as their parents, other community members, teachers, community organisations and prospective employers. Cultural knowledge and understanding of working with students and families from Aboriginal backgrounds is essential for this position.

For further details related to the position including an Application Information, Job Description Form and Selection Criteria please e-mail Brad Goodlet – GPFF Senior Program Manager or phone 9443 7260.

Aboriginality is considered essential for this position under section 50(d) of the Western Australian Equal Opportunity Act.

Applications close 4.30 pm Wednesday 11 July

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Arts Showcase!

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School Board Public Meeting

Dear Parents, Carers and Students,

All members of the Hedland community are invited to attend the Hedland SHS Public School Board Meeting on Thursday 28 June, 2018.

Where:  School Library, entrance via 78 Hamilton Road, South Hedland WA 6722

When:  Commences at 4:00pm – 6:00pm

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 this year and beyond.

The meeting agenda will be available on the school website one week prior to the meeting, Friday 22 June, 2018

If you require any further information please contact the Board Chair Lincoln Tavo on Tel: 0400 191 950, or Jackie Smith on Tel: 9172 8006, email:

We look forward to seeing you there

Kind Regards


Bill Mann


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Specialist Arts Program applications

Hedland Senior High School Arts Department has re-opened its applications to join the after school Specialist Arts Program for students in years 6-12 for Semester Two!

The program workshops take place after school from 2:30-4pm where students have the opportunity to participate in Production workshops (Visual Arts, Photography and media) on Tuesdays or Performance workshops (Drama, Dance and Music) on Mondays, or both if they have interest in both disciplines.

Through the passion of students and teachers in The Arts department we create and maintain an environment of enthusiasm, respect and imagination in a rich and dynamic artistic space.

The Specialist Arts Program will enhance students understanding of arts forms and how they are constructed for different audiences, allowing for the demonstration of higher levels and a direct contribution to the surrounding local and wider community, further embedding The Arts as an area of academic rigour and cultural engagement at Hedland Senior High School.

Mid-Year applications have opened to join the program where interested students can fill out the Mid-Year SAP Application 2018 form. Students interested in participating will be expected to attend every workshop and either exhibit their art works or performance at a Showcase at the end of each Semester.

Please be aware that engagement is the Specialist Arts Program is an extension for students and will therefore incur and additional cost of $75 for Semester 2 to cover the cost of materials and resources.

Applications must be returned to the Hedland Senior High School administration by Friday the 29th of June, 2018

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EOI Indigenous Community Representative

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Parent/Teacher Day

The Hedland Senior High School parent community is invited to attend the school’s Parent/Teacher Day Wednesday June 20.

This day is an opportunity for you to meet face-to-face with your child’s teachers for an update on their progress in the year so far.

This year teachers will be available for bookings via from 10am until 6:30pm for 10 minutes. Appointments are limited so hurry and book to secure your preferred times. Please have your event code handy and follow the booking instructions which can be found below. Please ensure your bookings have been finalised by Tuesday June 19 at 4pm.

>Go to and enter the code nqs9f

> Enter your details Select the teachers you wish to see

> Select the appointment times that suit your family best

When you click FINISH your selected bookings will be emailed to you immediately. If you not receive your email, please check your junk-mail, or enter the event code again and check your email address spelling.

Update your details if email address is incorrect. DO NOT DELETE the email you receive. Keep it somewhere safe. You may need to refer back to it at a later date.

REMEMBER TO ADD YOUR APPOINTMENTS TO YOUR CALENDAR – reminders will not be sent home. Bookings must be finalised by June 19th at 4pm. If you need to view, cancel, change or print your bookings:

● Click on the link in the confirmation email you received after you made your bookings

● OR return to and enter the code and the email address you used when making your bookings.

If you do not have access to a computer at home to book an appointment, you or your child can come to the Administration office and staff will happily assist in bookings.

Light refreshments will be provided on the day as well as representatives from the P&C committee and various extra-curricular school programs.

Appointments will be strictly 10 minutes long and located in the school library and staff room. If additional time is required with teachers, we encourage parents to make an alternative appointment time by emailing the teacher directly, emailing via Connect or phoning the school.

Please note, due to the Parent/Teacher Day June 20 will be a student free day, however students may attend with their parents for their teacher appointments.

For further information or assistance contact Taylar Amonini on 9172 8000 or email

We look forward to seeing you on the day!

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School timetable changes

As part of our whole school effectiveness review, Hedland SHS has made the decision to remove the Home Room period during school.

From June 5, students will no longer attend Home Room after period 2, instead the 20 minutes will be collapsed into the timetable allowing for more teaching contact time between teachers and students.

The decision was made in the pursuit of excellence for all our students by allowing time to go back into teaching.

Wednesday’s however will continue the current timetable set up to allow for the weekly assembly.

This will mean there will be a number of changes to the school timetable as reflected below:

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday


Timeslot Times Length (mins) Siren
Period 1 0805 – 0910 65 0802
Period 2 0910 – 1015 65 0910
Recess 1015 – 1040 25 1015
Period 3 1040 – 1145 65 1037
Period 4 1145 – 1250 65 1145
Lunch 1250 – 1315 25 1250
Period 5 1315 – 1415 60 1312



Wednesday Only


Timeslot Times Length (mins) Siren
Period 1 0805 – 0905 60 0802
Period 2 0905 – 1005 60 0905
Year Assembly 1005 – 1025 20 1005
Recess 1025 – 1050 25 1025
Period 3 1050 – 1150 60 1047
Period 4 1150 – 1250 60 1150
Lunch 1250 – 1315 25 1250
Period 5 1315 – 1415 60 1312


There will also be changes to the school bell. There will only be a single siren to indicate the start of the day, end of each period and end of recess and lunch.

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School survey

Hedland Senior High School parents have been invited to participate in our Hedland SHS Parent Survey for 2018. The survey is being hosted by School Survey, a web-based survey response data collection tool which is ministerially approved under the National Education Agreement and Schools Assistance Act 2008.

The purpose of this survey is to gain up-to-date feedback from parents and guardians within our school community in order to gain a baseline data set for future communications and school planning. Your participation in the survey will help us better understand our strengths and weaknesses and how we can strive for success for our students and school community.

This survey will be completely anonymous, however the data for questions 1 to 4 can be viewed at a jurisdiction level by the Australian Curriculum Assessment and Reporting Authority and can be used for a number of purposes including how responses effect estimates, basic demographics and other general data analysis.

In an effort to allow everyone within our school community to have the opportunity to participate in this survey, we have emailed the survey link to all parents and guardians who have provided the school with an email address and sent the link as an SMS to all parents and guardians who have provided the school with a mobile number, as well as having hard copy surveys available at the administration desk on Hamilton Road, South Hedland.

If you have any questions regarding this survey, please contact our Media and Marketing Officer, Taylar Amonini, on 9172 8000 or email

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It’s that time of year, NAPLAN online testing will begin next week!

For the first time, Hedland SHS students will sit their NAPLAN testing online. This year the students will start their testing on Tuesday 15 May until Friday 18 May.

The benefits of testing in this format is it uses tailored testing, where the test automatically adapts to the student performance which will mean more precise results available for teachers and schools.

To get an idea of what the tests look like please visit the public demonstration site here

For more information on NAPLAN and how to help your child prepare, have a look at the NAPLAN Online Information Brochure

Students are reminded they need to bring ear buds for the testing periods.

For more information about NAPLAN you can contact the school on tel: 9172 8000, or your local test administration authority at, or

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