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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:

Reminder – School Development Day

A reminder to our school community to our school community that Term 2 commences on Wednesday 27 April 2022.

  • Monday 25 April – ANZAC Day Public Holiday
  • Tuesday 26 April – School Development Day and students do not attend school this day
  • Wednesday 27 April – First day of school for Term 2
Enjoy the remaining days of the term break, and we look forward to seeing everyone soon.

KYLIE PILSWORTH
MEDIA AND MARKETING OFFICER

From the Principal – ANZAC Day School Commemoration Service

I wish to advise our school community that Australind SHS will present an Anzac Day Commemoration Service on Wednesday 27 April 2022, which is day 1 for students in Term 2.

Due to the COVID restrictions that will apply to schools at that time, this service will not be an all school face to face assembly as in previous years.

The event will use a combination of our on-line resources and our public address system.

DOMENIC CAMERA

PRINCIPAL

6 April 2022

From the Principal – 2022 Athletics Carnival

We have made the decision to postpone this whole school event and reschedule for Term 2, given the uncertainty of what a higher caseload is going to look like for our community and the current associated restrictions.

We will advise the new Athletics Carnival date at the beginning of Term 2.

Pre-Athletics Carnival events have proceeded as per normal during weeks 9 and 10 of this term.

Once again, we thank our school community for assisting us to enable a safe learning environment and, also, our students for exhibiting a continued approach of Responsibility, Kindness and Respect.

DOMENIC CAMERA
PRINCIPAL
31 March 2022

Secondary Assistance Scheme – Applications Closing Soon

The Secondary Assistance Scheme (SAS) is to assist low-income families with secondary schooling costs for students in Years 7 to 12. 

Applications close on Friday April 1st 2022.

It is made up of two allowances:

  • the Education Program Allowance (EPA) – $235 paid directly to the school
  • the Clothing Allowance (CLA) – $115 paid to the applicant or the school.
To be eligible for the scheme, the parent/guardian(s) must hold at least one of these concession cards:
  • Centrelink Health Care Card
  • Centrelink Pensioner Concession Card
  • Veterans’ Affairs Pensioner Concession Card (blue) card.

The concession card must:

  • be valid for at least four weeks
  • be valid for some time within Term 1 (31 January 2022 to 1 April 2022)
  • have the student listed on it
  • not be expired at the time of applying for SAS.
Applications and concession cards must be verified by a school officer and the application officially witnessed. Please do not hesitate to phone 9797 4400 or email australind.shs@education.wa.edu.au for further information.
 
ALICIA ROBERTS
FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION OFFICER

25 March 2022

2022 Workplace Learning – Year 11 students

Dear parents/carers,

I am very pleased to be contacting you to provide information on the upcoming Workplace Learning (WPL) opportunity for eligible Year 11 Students.

Please find attached a PowerPoint outlining the WPL program. As this information is usually provided at a face-to-face parent meeting, please don’t hesitate to contact me directly should you have any questions or queries regarding the content. Understandably the current climate does not support group meetings.

Currently businesses are cautious about the number of people who transition through their premises. This has made it a challenge trying to place students in WPL.  It is not guaranteed that a placement will be found for all eligible students.

Students must meet certain criteria to attend WPL. There will be a selection process where attendance, engagement and attitude at school are reviewed.  Class timetables will run as normal during the WPL period for students who do not wish to register for WPL, are not eligible to attend, or for whom placements cannot be found.

Once you have read the program information in the attached PowerPoint, and should you wish your son/daughter to register for WPL, please complete the link below with your child present.

Year 11 WPL Form – Parent and Student to complete

Please note, the closing date for receipt of the completed online form is 31 March 2022.

The dates for WPL in 2022 are:

Term 2  (2 weeks)             23 May – 3 June 2022 

Term 4  (1 week)               24 October – 28 October 2022

Please do not hesitate to contact me for further clarification helen.kirk@education.wa.edu.au or 9797 4455 or mobile 0434 733 876. 

I look forward to supporting your child to engage in a rewarding Work Placement in 2022.

Kind regards

HELEN KIRK

WORKPLACE LEARNING COORDINATOR

18 March 2022

From the Attendance Office – Leave Pass Procedure

We remind our school community of the Leave Pass Procedure to avoid lengthy delays to parents, carers and students.

  1. Parents/carers must provide a written note advising of the day, time and reason why the student is to leave school during the day.  A written note is also required if the student is signing in as a late arrival to school.
  2. The student presents the parent note to Attendance: before school – if the student needs to leave during Period 1 or Period 2during Lunch 1 or Lunch 2 – if the student needs to leave during Period 3 to Period 6.
  3. The Leave Pass provides the Class Teacher authority to allow the student to leave class at the appropriate time. It also provides the student with legal authority to be out of school if questioned in the community.
  4. The student signs out at the Attendance Window, and may then meet parent/carer at the agreed meeting place; e.g. the carpark.
  5. This procedure ensures the student’s movements are known at all times.  It also ensures the parent/carer is not waiting for lengthy periods, reducing delays to arrangements and/or appointments.
Thank you to everyone in the school community abiding by the Leave Pass Procedure, ensuring accurate and efficient movement around the school.
 
KYLIE PILSWORTH
MEDIA AND MARKETING OFFICE


Australind SHS Offline – Contact Phone Numbers

Australind SHS telephone communications will be offline from 2.30pm today, Friday 11 March until the end of the day Tuesday 15 March, due the Department Server Refresh, as outlined in communication to parents on Wednesday 9 March 2022.

For important contact, please phone any one of the following mobile numbers:
0473 099 013
0473 186 226
0466 854 279
Please note, voicemail messages or texts to these temporary numbers may not be monitored. 
As a reminder:
  • We will be taking a Manual Class Roll (paper and pen) in each period and this will not be entered into the electronic record until the server is refreshed. 
  • There will not be an electronic SMS absence notification sent from the school on these days.
  • Phones for incoming calls will be diverted to on-site mobile phones.
  • Parents can still SMS 0400 207 306 absences and other attendance communications, especially those linked to COVID Positive or Self-Isolation information.
MAUREEN BAILEY
MANAGER CORPORATE SERVICES

11 March 2022

From the Principal – Important Update 2022 School Ball

UPDATED very high COVID caseload setting outlined by WA Health and required by the venue, Lighthouse Beach Resort.

Procedure:

  •        Masks do not need to be worn when arriving at the venue (outside setting)
  •        The mask must be worn before entering the venue
  •        Students must do a QR check-in and then provide their proof of vaccination to the venue staff
  •        If there is no valid proof of a double vaccination, then the student cannot enter the venue

Mask wearing applies to all situations where students are:

  •        Moving to and queuing for drink and/or food service
  •        Seated at a table, not eating or drinking
  •        Going to the toilet
  •        Walking around the room
  •        When dancing

Masks can be removed when students are:

  •        Seated while eating and drinking
  •        While having a photo taken – Masks may be removed for professional photos and the photo booth, but must be on immediately before and immediately after the photo, i.e. walk to the photo spot, take mask off, have photo, put mask         back on before exiting photo spot.

Students must bring their own masks (and possibly a spare).

Smoking and Vaping is prohibited in the venue.  

The Lighthouse have new smoke detectors fitted and this will pick up vaping in the toilets. Parents/carers will be contacted if students do not comply with this venue requirement.

We look forward to our greeting our Year 12 students and everyone enjoying the 2022 School Ball.

DOMENIC CAMERA

PRINCIPAL

11 March 2022

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