Town of Port Hedland 2018 Banners in the Terrace Competition

Dear Parents & Caregivers

Students are invited to participate in the Banners in the Terrace competition for 2018.
The best banner design will win the opportunity to paint the banner  and have it submitted by the Town of Port Hedland for competition  in Perth during Local Government Week.
The theme for this year is Ready and Relevant and artists may choose to create their banner design around this year’s theme, but adhering to the theme is not a judging requirement so feel free to be creative!
The design must include the words “Port Hedland” and you must u se the official entry form to submit your design to the Town of Port Hedland.
The closing date for submissions is by 4pm, Thursday 3 May 2018 which can either be scanned and emailed to, or delivered to the Civic Centre, McGregor St, Port Hedland.
For further details please see attached Flyer below and a copy of the design template is also attached for your information.  The design templates can be collected from the Arts office at HSHS.
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HSHS Newsletter LinkUp April 2018

Dear Parents, Caregivers and Students,

Please find attached a copy of our latest newsletter LinkUp April
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Aboriginal Civil Construction Trainee South Hedland

Dear Parents and Caregivers

Nudge, on behalf of Main Roads Pilbara Region, are offering an  amazing opportunity for a young person local to the Hedland area  to undertake a 24 month, full-time civil construction traineeship.
This could be the start of an amazing career!   If you answered yes then apply now telling us why you think you  would like to be given this opportunity!
  • Are you hands on?
  • Do you enjoy physical work and being outdoors?
  • Do you have an interest in learning new skills?
  • Would you like to be a part of the industry building W.A.’s future infrastructure?
This is an entry level role for someone who shows a  demonstrated interest and willingness to learn about civil  construction. You will receive the training and experience you  need to carry out a range of tasks associated with the  construction and maintenance of roads and bridges throughout  the Pilbara region.
Applications close 4pm Wednesday 11th April 2018.  For further details see the attached flyer below.
To apply for the position go to:
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Parent Information Evening Tuesday 27 March 2018 Years 7-12

Dear Parents and caregivers

You are invited to attend a Parent Information Evening and combined University Information Session on Tuesday 27 March 2018 starting at 5:00pm.  Entrance and parking will be via 45 Roberts Road, South Hedland. 

The evening is open to all Parents from Years 7 – 12 and is a great opportunity for Parents to come along and meet with staff and get to know us better.  Representatives from the University of Notre Dame, Murdoch University, Edith Cowan University, Curtain University and Central Queensland University will be sharing information about university courses for years 11 and 12, including advice on alternative entry pathways, application processes, costs and what to expect.

The agenda for the evening is as follows:

5pm – 6pm – Parents and Teachers time which will include:

  • BBQ and refreshments
  • Opportunity for parents and teachers to meet.
  • Opportunity to meet and speak with Chris Dark, GM Port, BHP

6pm – 6.15pm – Parent briefing School Gym which will include:

  • David Taylor, A/Principal welcome
  • Ryan Govan, Deputy Principal Health and Wellbeing to provide a Health and Wellbeing update and advise Parents of their lines of communication with the school
  • David Taylor A/Principal to introduce the school’s Executive and Senior Management Teams

6.15pm – 7.30/8.00pm – Parent Year groups will split for the following information sessions:

Year 11 and 12 Parents will move to the library

  • Deputy Principals will discuss Year 11/12 Curriculum information and processes
  • Universities information session (see attached flyer)
  • The Schools Executive team and teaching staff will be available for questions until 8.00pm

Year 7 – 10 Parents will move to the Gym

  • Deputy Principals will discuss Year 7 – 10 Maths, English, Science and HASS Subjects and Options including set up and processes
  • Tracee Bosman Head of Learning Area HASS will run a Connect training session.
  • The Schools Executive team and teaching staff will be available for questions until 8.00pm

If you have any queries please contact Jackie Smith on 9172 8006 or

We hope to see you there.

University Evening Flyer 27 March 2018

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English Department – Go Grammar Homework books for sale

Dear Parents and Carers,

The English department have sets of Go Grammar Homework books for sale. The Go Grammar books offer valuable reading and writing experience that will significantly benefit students’ literacy skills. The exercises in the books are presented in a well-structured and understandable way; perfect for homework, leisure, or long car-rides to Broome. The content in these books are also assessed as part of the Year 7, 8, and 9 programs, and will significantly improve the students’ NAPLAN preparation.

The books are being sold at the discounted price of $15 through the school. If you wish to purchase the Go Grammar book for your child, please pay for your book at the front office before collecting your book in the English office.  We do require a receipt from the front office as proof of purchase.



Hedland SHS English Department.

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Year 7 Auditions for St Cecilia’s Musical “Melted” 2018

Dear Parents and Caregivers

Hedland Senior High School Year 7 students have been invited to audition for the St Cecilia’s musical for 2018 “Melted”. Some of our students took part in this while in primary school last year.

St Cecilia’s Catholic Primary School’s whole school Arts performance musical Melted was so successful in 2017 that the Matt Dann Theatre has offered them the opportunity to put this on for all of Port Hedland this year. This is an incredible opportunity, but one which will take much planning, organisation and a clear commitment from those students who wish to be in the show.

St Cecilia’s are offering any interested Year Seven students the opportunity to audition for one of a small handful of available roles in the musical, a process which will happen within the next week. Year Seven students who were St Cecilia’s students in 2017 are also invited to re-join their Arts group to join in this year’s version of the musical.


Please see attached letter from St Cecilia’s and the application form: Year 7 Audition Notice_EOI Application


Kind Regards

Laura Francis

Head of Learning Area- The Arts

Tel: 9172 8000.

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Year 10 and 11 Students School Based Traineeship opportunity with the Reece Group

The Reece Group are a trade service organisation that service plumbers, builders and other contractors in the industry across multiple business units (plumbing, irrigation, civil, H-VAC, bathroom life, onsite, Actrol and Metalflex).  They are located in every state, with 570+ branches Australia-wide with close to 5,500 employees. Below are some key points about the school based traineeship program:

Nationally recognised Certificate II in Warehousing Operations

  • 18 months
  • Students are placed 1 day during the school week and 4 hours on a Saturday
  • Comprehensive training plan that offers support through workplace learning and professional training visits through the RTO
  • No homework or extra courses required, everything is monitored and completed within the branches students are placed.
  • Career opportunities progressing into part-time/full-time work

The traineeship places a suitable student in one of the Reece branches and trains them throughout all aspects of the business – they will learn our service standards, sales skills, POS operation, logistics of the business (through our delivery network), and warehousing and stock management elements. By the end of the program students are competently trained to perform independent work in the business.

For further information please contact Christian Apedaile or Cindy Hackett on Tel: 9172 8000,


The Reece Group Brochure: The Reece Way 2017 Brochure

School Based Trainee Application Form: SBT Application Form

AsbA Flyer: ASbA Flyer

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Reminder – Yr 8 Immunisation Program commencing next week

Dear Parents, Guardians and Carers

This is a reminder that the Year 8 Immunisation Program will commence next week at the school on Tuesday 27 March and Wednesday 28 March 2018 in the nurse’s office in Health and Well-being.

Fact sheets are attached on the school website



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Student Free Day – Tuesday 3 April 2018

Dear Parents and Caregivers

Please be aware that Tuesday 3 April will be a Student Free Day at Hedland Senior High School.  This is the Tuesday directly after the Easter long Weekend.
The School will be closed on the following days over the Easter period:
  • Friday 30 March – Good Friday Public Holiday
  • Monday 2 April – Easter Monday Public Holiday
  • Tuesday 3 April – Student Free Day
School will resume as normal on Wednesday 4 April.
Kind Regards
David Taylor
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Year 10 and 11 Students – Exploring Career Pathways Program 2018

Dear Parents and Caregivers,

Last week all year 10 and 11 students attended a presentation by BHP & PROGRAMMED for the announcement of their Exploring Career Pathways program

Exploring Career Pathways program information:

Exploring Career Pathways will provide an opportunity for Year 10 and Year 11 Hedland Senior High School Students to experience Port employment pathways in both Vocational and ATAR through work experience opportunities.

  • Year 11’s will complete a one-week unpaid work experience program from 18- 22 June 2018
  • Year 10’s will complete a one-week unpaid work experience program from 30 July to 3 August 2018

BHP & Programmed Commitment

  • Support Hedland Senior High School students understanding of future career prospects through work experience opportunities
  • Mentor and Supervise students throughout the program
  • Students learning supported in a safe and dynamic work environment

BHP are offering experience in Production, Maintenance, Marine, Site Infrastructure/ Site Services, Site Infrastructure/ Light Vehicle Workshop and Port Engineering

This is an amazing opportunity and is available for up to 40 students in years 10 & 11 at Hedland Senior High School and applications for the program are now open.


All Students who attended the presentation received an application package consisting of the presentation detailing information about the program, and an application form.  These documents are attached at the bottom of this notice.

Completed applications need to be returned to the school administration by 8am Thursday 29th March.  Applications received after the closing date and time will not be accepted.

Should you require any further information about the program please feel free to contact either:

  • Julia Rahman, Continuous Improvement, BHP on Tel: 9173 6557,
  • Steve Esmonde, Area Manager, Programmed on Tel: 9174 2001, or mobile: 0439 611 272
  • Christian Apedaile VET Coordinator HSHS on Tel: 9172 8000
  • Cindy Hackett, Workplace Learning Coordinator HSHS: 9172 8000


Program Information: Exploring Career Pathways Application Pack 2018

Application Form: Exploring Career Pathways Student Application Form


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