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Year 11 2023 Parent Information Evening

ASHS will be holding a parent information evening for all Year 10 students entering Year 11 in 2023.

There will be two sessions on Wednesday 29 June 2022

  • ATAR Information: 5pm – 6pm
  • VET/General Information: 6pm – 7pm

Parents and students are welcome to attend either or both sessions.

Sessions will be held in the school Library.

We look forward to seeing you there.

TAMARA NURSE

DEPUTY PRINCIPAL

Midford Uniform Shop – Temporary Closure

The onsite Midford Uniform Shop will be temporarily closing due to building works being undertaken on site. 

The last day of trading onsite will be Thursday 23 June. 
 
The onsite Midford Uniform Shop will re-open for trading Week 2 of Term 3, date to be advised.
 
If you require further information, please email Kodie Scibilia, Uniform Shop Manager on australind@midford.com.au or phone 0474 103 040.

KYLIE PILSWORTH 

MEDIA AND MARKETING

YEAR 12 STUDENTS – IMPORTANT INFORMATION

The Student Declaration and Permission online 

All Year 12 students are required to complete the Student Declaration and Permission in the student portal at https://studentportal.scsa.wa.edu.au

Students are requested to complete this process online by Thursday, 8 September 2022.

Please note: Students will be required to complete the Student Declaration and Permission when they log in to the student portal before they can gain access to other important information, such as their course enrolments, examination timetable/s and results.

Further information on Student Declaration and Permission is available on the Authority’s website at https://senior-secondary.scsa.wa.edu.au/the-wace/student-declaration.

Please refer to the Year 12 Information Handbook available on the School Curriculum and Standards Authority (the Authority) website at https://www.scsa.wa.edu.au/publications/year-12-information

TAMARA NURSE

DEPUTY PRINCIPAL

From The Principal #15 – Vaccination Mandate Update

Dear parents and carers

The WA government announced that from 10 June 2022, the mandatory vaccination policy would be updated in line with health advice. This means that staff in schools and residential facilities will no longer need to be vaccinated.

The triple dose vaccination requirements only remain in place for those working in healthcare and health support, workers in residential aged care, and workers in residential disability settings.

As you know students are not required to be vaccinated, however if your child is on a work placement at one of these settings, they will need to continue to comply with the industry/business requirements at that workplace.

The change also means that parents and carers who regularly visit, volunteers, third party providers and contractors are not required to be vaccinated to enter a school or residential facility.

It is also important to remember that the removal of the vaccine mandate does not mean the pandemic is over.

In the school setting we continue to follow the health advice and COVID-19 safe measures remain in place including:

  • following ventilation guidelines;
  • staying home when unwell;
  • high touch surface cleaning and other site hygiene measures;
  • wearing a mask as required as well as at one’s own discretion in certain settings especially where social distancing is not possible; and
  • following the testing and other protocols when identified as a close contact.
  • taking a daily RAT when identified as a close contact, and
  • having good hand hygiene.

I encourage you to visit the HealthyWA website for further information about COVID-19.

With a flu season on its way we are committed to the health and wellbeing of everyone on our school site.

If you have any queries, please contact 9797 4400.

Thank you for your support.

Domenic Camera

Principal

7 June 2022

ASHS Music Department – Term 2 Newsletter

Music continues to thrive in the ASHS Music Department.  All students have embraced the challenge of 2022 with positivity.

Shaun Molewyk
Class Music Teacher

Dental Therapy Clinic – New Location and Procedure

The Australind Dental Therapy Clinic has re-opened in the new location on Break O’Day Drive and has re-commenced making appointments for students.

Please take note of the new arrangements for Dental Therapy Clinic appointments during school time.
  1. Students must present the Dental appointment letter/parent letter to the Attendance Officer window before school
  2. Attendance Officer will provide a Leave Pass to leave school grounds to attend the Dental Therapy Clinic on Break O’Day Drive
  3. After the appointment, the Dental Therapy Clinic will provide the student with a Return to School pass
  4. The student must present this Return to School pass to Attendance to sign in to school
  5. Attendance Officer will provide a Late Note to the student to hand to teacher upon return to class
If you have any queries about this process, please do not hesitate to contact the Attendance Officer on 9797 4400, selecting extension 2 or the Dental Therapy Clinic on 9797 0266.
 
KYLIE PILSWORTH 
MEDIA AND MARKETING 

EXCEL Sport and Leadership Program – 2022 Nominations Now Open

Are you interested in joining the EXCEL Sports and Leadership Program? Nominations are now open for Years 7-10.

The EXCEL Sports and Leadership Program has been developed to help maximise the potential of talented students in the areas of sport and leadership. All EXCEL students will participate in a combination of practical and theoretical lessons throughout the year. It is expected that students participate fully in all activities and demonstrate exceptional leadership qualities both at school and in the community.

EXCEL students must be able to uphold the following principles:
– Display a high standard in effort, attitude and enthusiasm in all class activities
– Display excellent organisational skills
– Maintain behaviour standards in all classes and demonstrate exceptional leadership across the entire school
– Maintain excellence attendance
– Be achieving an A or B grade in Physical Education

Please note – limited positions available. 

Feedback will also be requested from teachers of other learning areas. Final selection will be made by the EXCEL Coordinator (Miss Fedele).

Please complete this form by Friday 6 May 2022 (Week 2 Term 2)Successful applicants will be notified by Friday 13 May 2022 (Week 3 Term 2).
Please see Miss Fedele if you have any questions.

DOMONIQUE FEDELE

HPE TEACHER / EXCEL COORDINATOR
29 April 2022

From the Principal #14 – Term 2 COVID-19 Update

As we welcome students and staff back for Term 2 we also have some important changes in relation to how we manage and respond to COVID-19 infections and close contacts.

From 12:01am Friday 29 April the mask mandate has been lifted. Although no longer mandated, individuals should feel comfortable wearing a mask if they choose, and we expect that our community will continue to welcome this.

In a school setting, particularly in classrooms, and where social distancing is more difficult, we encourage staff and students to wear masks.

Close Contacts:

In effect, only two groups of people will have to isolate from Friday:

people with COVID-19, and

close contacts with symptoms.

If you’re a close contact but symptom-free the following remains in place. For the seven days you would have been in isolation, you can leave the house but only if you:

  • take a RAT daily and returned a negative result
  • wear a mask when not at home
  • avoid high risk settings (like hospitals and aged care facilities) and
  • avoid non-essential gatherings and people vulnerable to the virus.

For anyone aged 12 and over, they will still have to wear a mask in places like:

  • public transport, including buses to and from school, taxis and rideshare vehicles
  • airports
  • hospitals
  • aged and disability care facilities
  • correctional facilities

It is possible that with these changes there might be more COVID-19 cases and that this may impact critical worker shortages and reduced school participation.

We appreciate that parents will continue to inform us of their child’s health status, and if COVID-19 related we would ask that parents inform us of the date they were confirmed COVID-19 positive or a close contact so that we can keep accurate records for when they need to return to school.

With updated close contact definitions in place, a child will no longer be identified as a close contact via a school contact. Any child who becomes symptomatic should stay home and be tested for COVID-19.

Please continue to refer to healthywa.wa.gov.au for information on close contact definition, testing and isolation requirements.

The easing of restrictions has meant some of our school activities can resume this term, and we will provide more information on the requirements and COVID‑19 considerations for each activity as they arise on the school calendar.

Yours sincerely,

DOMENIC CAMERA

PRINCIPAL

28 April 2022

From the Principal – Reporting student absence due to COVID and other illness

Thank you for your prompt communication with us in relation to student absences due to COVID and other illness.

We will soon be releasing updated information as a result of the recent State Government announcements. As the mask wearing mandate is changing as of Friday 29 April, it is important that we are able to accurately track student absence, especially for students who are COVID positive.

When advising a student absence or student COVID absence:

SMS/Text                         0400 207 306

Email                                australind.shs@education.wa.edu.au

Phone                               9797 4400, selecting option 2

Include                             Student name

                                        Student year 

                                        Reason – if COVID, please include the date your child was confirmed positive.

By including the date of when your child was confirmed positive, this will establish the period of quarantine and absence for attendance recording purposes, and we will not be required to contact you to obtain further information.

Thank you in anticipation of your continued support,

DOMENIC PRINCIPAL

PRINCIPAL

28 April 2022

School Board 2022 AGM

Details of our 2022 School Board AGM are outlined below:

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