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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Call for Nominations for Parent Representative on School Board

We are currently seeking nominations for the position of Parent Representative for the Hedland SHS IPS (Independent Public School) School Board.

As part of the cyclic process of a School Board, places become available due to the end of a representatives, tenure and at this point in time Hedland Senior High School Board is calling for one (1) Parent Representative to fill a vacant position.  Please find further information below about being a School Board Representative and how to nominate.

Tenure

One (1) position for a period of one (1) year, starting School Term 4, Thursday 2 November 2017

What is a School Board and what does it do?

All Government schools in Western Australia have a School Board. They are legally constituted bodies that are given powers to set the key directions (governance) of a school within centrally provided guidelines.  The Independent Public School board is a signatory to the Delivery and Performance Agreement with the Principal and Director General. There is also an expectation that the board participates in the external review of the school that is undertaken by the Department of Education Services in the final year of the Delivery and Performance Agreement.  An unincorporated board uses approved terms of reference to define its way of working and to meet the requirements of the legislation.

Frequency & Time of Meetings

Meetings are held six times per year, one of which is the annual Public Board meeting (i.e. 2 x Term 1, 1 x Term 2, 1 x Term 3, and 2 x Term 4, dates are listed on the Schools website.  They are normally held on a Thursday commencing at 4:00pm, and run for approximately one and half hours.  There are two (2) remaining meetings to be held in Term 4 of 2017:  Thursday 2 November, and Thursday 30 November (which is the annual Public Meeting).

What do you need to do to stand for election?

This email is a formal notice and call for nominations for commencement to the Board starting in Term 4, Thursday 2 November 2017.

  • If you decide to stand for election, you can arrange for someone to nominate you as a candidate, or you can nominate yourself.  Please use the attached Nomination Form provided: School Board Nomination Form_Parent Representative
  • Completed Nomination forms are to be received no later than COB Monday 9 October to be returned to jacqueline.smith3@education.wa.edu.au .
  • All Nominees will be contacted and advised of the next stage once all nominations have been received by the above due date.

Should you require any further information on the above please do not hesitate to contact Kelly Summers, Principal, on tel: 9172 8000.

 

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LEAP 2018 applications are now open

Ensuring excellence in learning and teaching for all students is a priority for Hedland Senior High School. It is with this focus that the school will continue the Learning Extension Academic Program (LEAP) and Academic Extension (AE) programs in 2018.

Whilst the LEAP/AE pathway will cover similar material to that covered in other MESH (Maths, English, Science and Humanities and Social Sciences) classes, students will have extension tasks within a differentiated curriculum and be given opportunities to demonstrate wider understanding and engagement with topics.

Students’ ongoing membership of a LEAP/AE class will be evaluated at the end of each semester and include criteria such as attendance, academic progress and behavioural standing. A more detailed evaluation criteria will be available when letters of offer into the program are distributed.

All students in 2017 will be given the opportunity to apply for the LEAP/AE program for 2018. The selection criteria (not in order) will include:

  • Completion of a LEAP/AE application package
  • Compulsory aptitude testing at Hedland SHS (Saturday 21 October 2017- details to follow)
  • Previous academic reports (including NAPLAN for Year 7 Applications)
  • Student attendance and behaviour reports
  • Teacher and parent feedback

Year 6 students who wish to apply for the LEAP program in 2018 should collect an application package from their primary school’s administration.

All students currently placed in the LEAP/AE programs will need to re-apply for 2018. A personalised application package has been mailed to all current LEAP/AE students and their families. Students who are not currently in the LEAP/AE program, but are interested in applying for next year, can pick up an application package from the front office.

Completed applications need to be returned to Hedland SHS administration by 3pm Friday 13 October 2017. If no application is received by the due date, your child will not be able to sit the entry testing on Saturday 21 October 2017.

Copies of the application pack forms can be found below:

HSHS LEAPAE Prospectus 2018

LEAP – Student Application Form

LEAP – Student Written Application

LEAP – T&G Checklist

LEAP – Teacher Checklist

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Year 10 Meningoccocal W Consent Forms Due

A reminder to all parents and carers that the Meningococcal W Consent forms previously sent home with reports are to be returned to the front office by Friday 18 August for all Year 10 students (with or without consent). If you do not have a form, please see attachment below.

Vaccine Consent Form

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Year 11 Meningoccocal W Consent Forms Due

A reminder to parents and carers that the Meningococcal W Consent forms previously sent home with school reports are to be returned to the front office by Friday 11 August 2017 for all Year 11 students (with or without consent). If you do not have a form, please see attachment below.

Vaccine Consent Form

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Leap 2018 and Beyond

The Learning Extension Academic Program (LEAP) has been an integral pathway for students at Hedland SHS since 2012 and is designed to support students with tertiary aspirations. It has grown from being a single multi-age group of Year 8 and 9 students in 2012 to four separate streams in 2017. In light of this growth, Hedland SHS would like to invite the parents of students at the school and those parents of Year 5 and Year 6 students at the primary schools in Hedland to attend a workshop to help strengthen this program for the future.

The workshop will be held in the Hedland SHS library on Tuesday 1 August 2017 at 6:00pm.

 

Please RSVP to Rebecca Poole on 9172 8000 by Monday 31 July 2017.

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Parent/Teacher Interview Day – Thursday, 22 June 2017

Hedland SHS’s Parent/Teacher Interview Day is now open for bookings.

Teachers are available from 10:00am to 6.30pm on Thursday, 22nd June.  Appointments are essential and can be made by visiting https://www.schoolinterviews.com.au/ before 4pm on 21st June.

Appointments are limited so hurry and book to secure your preferred times.  Please have your event code handy and follow the booking instructions which have been emailed to all parents.  If you have not received your email, please contact the school on 9172 8000 or email Hedland.shs@education.wa.edu.au with your current email address and a copy will be forwarded.  Printed copies will also be provided with school reports.  If you do not have internet access, please come and see the Administration staff in the Hamilton Road office who will happily provide access to a computer.

Appointments will be strictly 10 minutes long.  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 on 9172 8000.

For further information or assistance, please contact Becky Poole on 9172 8000 or email at Rebekah.Poole@education.wa.edu.au

We look forward to seeing you on the day!

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Parent Workshops – Thursday, 22 June 2017

In response to parent feedback, Hedland SHS is proud to offer a number of workshops in areas of interest to our school community.

The parent workshops will be held at various times during the Parent/Teacher Interview Day on Thursday, 22nd June.

  • Connect – an important communication tool which is available online and devices; used by teachers, students and parents.  Presented by E-Schooling.
  • Our School and the Law – information on issues such as students behaviours, social media, mobile phones and how the police can assist, court and police processes and an update on crime in town and deployment of new police resources.  Presented by South Hedland Police.
  • Think U Know – a Parent/Caregivers Cyber Safety Session presented by South Hedland Police
  •  Year 10 Parent Information Session – for parents with Year 10 students transitioning into Year 11 in 2018.  It will cover the transition process, WACE requirements, education pathways and information about Year 10 Counselling.

For more information on these workshops, please refer to your email from the school for a full description and timetable for each workshop.  If you have not received your email, please contact the school on 9172 8000 or email Hedland.shs@education.wa.edu.au with your current email address and a copy will be forwarded.  Printed copies and how to book will also be provided with school reports.  If you do not have internet access, please come and see the Administration staff in the Hamilton Road office who will happily provide access to a computer.

For further information or assistance, please contact Becky Poole on 9172 8000 or email at Rebekah.Poole@education.wa.edu.au

We look forward to seeing you on the day!

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