Student/Parent Information - Wollongong High School of the

Report
Wollongong High School
of the Performing Arts
Year 7 2013
Parent Information Evening
About Our School
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Consistently outstanding HSC results: Callback,
OnStage, Encore, ArtExpress, InTech
Warm and friendly atmosphere
School values – Safety, Tolerance, Achievement,
Respect
Priorities: Engagement in the middle years/
lunchtime activities/boys’ mentoring, Quality
Teaching, assessment, Moodle, ALARM.
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Captains and Vice Captains
Nicholas
Simoes da Silva
Emily Jones
Shane Radandt
Rachael Jones
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Matthew Hearne
Kennedy Patch
Hannah Billett
A Day at WHSPA
Day
Length
Time
Roll call
10min
8.50
75min
9.00am
75min
10.15am
20min
11.30am
80min
11.50am
40min
1.10pm
80min
1.50pm
Class- Period 1
Class- Period 2
Recess
Class - Period 3
Lunch
Class - Period 4
Home
3.10pm
Monday is a Bit Different...
Monday
Length
Time
School
Assembly
20min
8.50am
Class- Period 1
75min
9.20am
Class- Period 2
75min
10.35am
Lunch
1 Hour
11.50am
Class - Period 3
80min
12.50pm
Home
2.10pm
Home Room Groups
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New structure started in 2011
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Two teachers per roll call group (Years 7-9)
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Aim is to promote our school values of safety,
tolerance, achievement and respect through
activities and mentoring
Extended roll call sessions each month
Timetable
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Each student will be given an individual
timetable
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Laminate it- you will need to keep it with
you every day
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Timetable goes for 2 weeks (cycle)
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Week A and Week B
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Day 1 to Day 10
Timetable
Example
ROLL CLASS and ROOM
LIST OF SUBJECTS and TEACHERS
WEEK A WEEK B
Example: Day 1 – Monday Period 1, 2, 3
Recess and Lunch
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Where can we go?
Library
Canteen
Ordering lunch
- Visit the canteen in the
morning to place a lunch
order
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Playing gameslunchtime comps on
Mondays
Communication with parents
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Meet the Teachers afternoon tea in
Term 1 (Thurs 7th March)
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Parent Teacher Evening Term 1 (Wed 10th April)
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Half Year Report late in Term 2
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Yearly Report in Term 4
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Reports from NAPLAN tests
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Contact school/teacher at any time
Junior School Team
Do not copy or distribute without prior
consent from Wollongong High School
Junior School 2013
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Transition from Year 6 into 7 – programs, initiatives etc
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Student welfare
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7E2 Class formation and curriculum
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Meet the Teachers Afternoon (Thurs 7th March, Term 1)
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Parent Teacher Evening (Wed 10th April, Term 1)
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School Camp (29th – 31st May, Term 2)
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Student and Parent Workshops
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School Diary – Compulsory in all years
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Contact Mr Kalsow or Ms Markham at any time
e.g. Cybersafety, study skills
(supplied by school)
The First Day- Wednesday 30th January
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Only Year 7, 11, 12 and Peer Support Leaders
Meet in the Main Quad at 8.50am
Peer Support Activities
Finding your way around
Receive your timetable
Period 2 and 3 as per timetable
Home at 3.10pm
Arrange for parents to pick you up or you can
catch the bus
Tip for parents: Please check with your bus company
which bus your child should be catching, and from
which of the 3 stops
(Foleys Rd, Lysaght St, or Princes Hwy)
Orientation Day – 5th December
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Wednesday 5th December
9.00am-2.00pm
Meet in the main quad
Students will organised in groups (with a buddy
from the same primary school if possible)
Activities run by peer support leaders
- team building, getting to know you games, high
school expectations, tour of the school etc.
Parents to pick up at 2.00pm
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Lunch will be catered for (sausage sizzle)
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Tip for parents: Dress in casual clothes, please provide your child
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with recess
School Camp 2013 29th-31st May
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YMCA Camp Yarramundi, Springwood
3 days, 2 nights
Cost is $245 - Transport, all meals, activities, and
equipment
A fantastic way to make new friends
Have fun, challenge yourself, try new activities!
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$100 deposit can be paid at the front office this year can pay off over time
Balance will be due Friday 5th April 2013
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Tip for parents: When paying for any excursion all money is
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paid to the front office. Permission notes are given to the
organising teacher.
Example: Camp money to office, note to Mr Kalsow
Uniform
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Tunic or black school shorts for girls (no skirts)
Grey shorts and green shirts for junior boys
PE uniform (not to be worn to school all day)
BLACK shoes (no other colour stripes etc)
and white (or black) socks that you can see!
White T shirts only under school shirt
Uniform Sales
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Wednesday 5th December (Orientation Day)
2.30pm-5.30pm
School Gym (EFTPOS ok)
Also book pack sales (cash or cheque)
Includes all books, diary, Mathematics
set, dictionary, earphones
Student Welfare - Who can I ask for help?
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Welfare Coordinator Junior School
Student Advisor
HT Welfare
Welfare team has fortnightly welfare meetings
School counsellors
Peer support leaders
Principal
Deputy principals
Teachers
Roll call teachers
School learning support officers
Student Support Officer
Bullying and Harassment Policy
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Student reports incident of bullying to a member of the welfare
team
Staff member records the report and arranges appointment with
the counsellor if necessary
Staff member interviews alleged perpetrator
Perpetrator is warned of consequences of any further incidences of
bullying:
after school detention and parents notified
parent interview and further detention
formal caution of suspension
short suspension from school
long suspension from school
The student must report subsequent incidences of bullying to the
same staff member so that a history of the behaviour is known and
understood. Serious cases of bullying will be reported to the welfare
team at fortnightly meeting.
School Counsellors
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Who are they?
Ms Beer
Ms Cliff
Located in C Block
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How do I make an appointment?
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(next to Performing Arts Staff Room)
Welfare and Learning Support
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Learning support – LST meets twice a term.
Teachers refer students in need of help in
class. Students may then receive SLSO /
LAST support. Parents can nominate by
phoning LAST (Mrs King).
Health concerns – Need to be communicated
to school (HT Welfare or Mr Kalsow)
Vaccinations – chicken pox, hepatitis,
cervical cancer, adult diphtheria, tetanus,
whooping cough. Permission notes will go
home day 1.
Parents and Citizens
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Mr Stuart Wright
Ms Traybee McLean
P&C Committee meets the third Monday of
every month in the common room
Everyone is welcome
Canteen helpers always needed and very
welcome
Good way to keep up with what is going on

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