Newsletters

NEWSLETTERS

  • Newsletter Issue 2 2019 July 22, 2019 Newsletter Issue 2 July 2019 Flashes Issue 2 2019
  • Newsletter Issue 1 May 2019 June 11, 2019 Please click the link below to view the ASHS Newsletter Issue 1 May 2019 ASHS Newsletter Issue 1 May 2019
  • Principals Message May 30, 2019 Domenic Camera Principal Australind SHS Welcome to Australind Senior High School 2019. As we commence this new and exciting school year I would like to acknowledge our staff in delivering exceptional 2018 Year 12 results that placed the school in the Top 50 School Rankings. Our success

School Communication

As of the end of Term 1, the Australind Senior High School app has been cancelled and is no longer being used for school communication.
The schools’ current communication platforms are as follows:

ASHS WEBSITE

Term Planners and latest news updates are posted to the website. Information on policies, procedures and forms are easily accessible from the home page.

SCHOOL STAR

Is the SMS system we utilise to send text messages to parents/carers to notify of unexplained absences or late arrivals to school.  SMS will also be used to provide direct communication concerning community notices or unplanned events such as school closures. Information on downloading the School Star app may be found here

https://australind.wa.edu.au/school-star/

CONNECT

Securely access your child’s learning assessments, stay informed about school activities and events and communicate easily with teachers.  CONNECT allows the parent to engage in the child’s learning anytime, anywhere and on any device.  If you are not familiar with Connect, please contact the school to receive information on obtaining a secure user name and password.

https://connect.det.wa.edu.au

CONNECT Parents – FAQ
Parent Guide – Connect Now
CONNECT Parents – FAQParent Flyer – Secondary

FACEBOOK

Photos and current news from school events, excursions and students extra curricular achievements are published on our Facebook page.

https://www.facebook.com/australindshs/

ASHS Community Services Playgroup

We extend an invitation to parents, carers and children 0-5 years to join in the fun at our Community Services Playgroup, operating this term from the 13th August to 23rd September.

Our Community Services students are ready to provide a stimulating and happy environment for babies, toddlers and children, with both inside and outside activities.

Our Playgroup will operate from 1.30pm to 2.45pm each Tuesday afternoon at the school, with more information available by telephoning teacher/coordinator Jenny Wiltshire on 9797 4419.

Cyber Safety Parent Seminar

CYBER SAFETY – PARENT SEMINAR

We extend an invitation across all years in our school community to attend an informative seminar with The Honourable Nola Marino MP on Cyber Safety.

Please RSVP by telephoning the school on 9797 4400.

Newsletter Issue 2 2019

Newsletter Issue 2 July 2019

Flashes Issue 2 2019

Midford Uniform Shop Term 3

Midford Uniform Shop
Term 3 Hours of Operation

2019 Open Day Programme

Please find attached the 2019 Open Day Programme, outlining our guest speakers, events and the location of our teaching staff.

We look forward to welcoming parents and carers to ASHS for a wonderful opportunity to view student work, speak with your child’s teachers and celebrate the wonderful events which happen at school on a daily basis.
 
Therese McGillivray
Curriculum Support Officer

2019 Open Day Programme

Mobile Phone and Headphone Use in Classrooms

Mobile phone use and listening devices that fit into the ear have become an unreasonable distraction and a significant barrier to students engaging with their teacher and peers in the classroom. This is now one of the most common reasons for conflict in the classroom and behaviour referrals.

 

In line with Department of Education Policy parents and students are reminded that it is not necessary or acceptable for mobile phones to be switched on or used during class/lesson or study times anywhere in the school, and at any time in the Library.

 

Students moving between classes or with a movement pass during class time should not be using their phones during these class period times.

 

  • Mobile phones must be turned off and out of sight at the start of the school day and should be in bags to avoid the temptation for use.
  • Mobile phones must be turned off and out of sight before and during class times.
  • Any form of listening device that fits into the ear that can link to a device for example headphones, earpods, wireless earpods, should be put away and out of sight at all of the times outlined above.

 

Our Staff will reaffirm to students this Department and School policy position on the first day of Term 3, and full protocols and procedures around the associated consequences will also be outlined.

Important Dates Term 3 & 4

Important Dates for Term 3 & 4

Newsletter Issue 1 May 2019

Please click the link below to view the ASHS Newsletter Issue 1 May 2019

ASHS Newsletter Issue 1 May 2019

Principals Message

Domenic Camera
Principal
Australind SHS

Welcome to Australind Senior High School 2019.

As we commence this new and exciting school year I would like to acknowledge our staff in delivering exceptional 2018 Year 12 results that placed the school in the Top 50 School Rankings. Our success in the ATAR (university entry) Pathway has been exceptionally pleasing with English and Chemistry finishing in the top performing school courses across the State. Our ATAR Dux Geoffrey Saunders topped the cohort with an ATAR score of 99.05. Another twelve students also turned in scores above 90, with 3 students only just falling short of 99 by the smallest of margins with 98+ scores, with an overall cohort Median ATAR of 82.1. Those applying for university places in 2019 having achieved a Median ATAR of 84.4, with 60% gaining an ATAR of 80 or higher. Of our students applying for university entrance, students were offered a placement with 85% being offered their first preference, this same statistic for all schools across the State was only 68%. The opportunities available to our students continue to be outstanding.

Our Vocational Pathways results have also been pleasing and continue to support student aspirations.  Our reported performance was not accurate due to issues associated with external RTO’s and the strict cut off dates for submission of data to SCSA.  Our WACE achievement/Attainment data result was 90%+ which continues to be outstanding.

On balance, the school continues to cater individually for all students in our attempt to support students in their journey towards post school destinations.

This year our projected enrolment is pushing towards 1500 students with further growth forecast. Our Year 7 enrolment continues to grow and sits at around 300 students.  This follows the trend in our local primary schools. As a result, we have had to closely consider our enrolment processes to ensure that we continue to have the capacity to enrol local students. In support of this growth, the school has now moved to a 6 period day so that we can provide greater access to our specialist facilities in areas such as The Arts, Technologies, and other resources where we have felt the pressure related to our growth.

We wish all of our students and staff a great year ahead and it is my pleasure to introduce a number of new staff to Australind SHS that will be working with our students; Rhett Bennetts (Health and Physical Education), Hayden Brown (Humanities and Social Sciences), Vanessa Bowden (Mathematics), Mary Dunn (English), Rebecca Drury (Performing Arts), Samantha Ellis (English), Nathen Kubler (Science), Luke Philip (Music) Alex Marinelli (Mathematics and Information Technology), Josh Nimmo (Health and Physical Education), Narelle Alstad (Health and Physical Education), Abigail Stephenson (Mathematics), Abigail Stephenson (Mathematics), Billie-Gay Thomas (Humanities and Social Sciences), Gerald Thomas (Technologies), Chloe Wiggers (English), Kelly Summers (Deputy Principals and HoLA The Arts),  Kathleen Fenton (School Nurse Tuesday and Wednesday), Penny Gaskell (Education Assistant), Brodie Hopper (Education Assistant AUSLAN), Carol MacLean (Education Assistant), Laura Nieuwpoort (Education Assistant) and Ashe Warrick (Student Support Officer).

Staff returning from leave include Michelle Aslett, Samantha Ellis and Steve Howell.

Australind SHS staff and students wish to congratulate our Year 12 student executive leadership team for as they are important advocates for the student body. With the support of Mr Paul Renfree and Ms Abbie Walton, these students will continue to work closely with the School Executive Team and the School Board to continue to create student drive opportunities.

The 2019 Student Executive include: Mya Brown, Byron Burton, Sophie Clifton, Fletcher Cornish – Vice Captain, Chris Lawler, Lauren Quaife – Vice Captain, Jack Stubbs, Danielle Suckling – School Captain

The growth of Student leadership across the school is very important to us, and this year this group will function in different structure as a Leadership Triad that includes a School Captain, along with two Vice-Captains. We look forward to the wonderful opportunities that might be created as we work closely with our students.

This year we continue to encourage students in all year groups to consider Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) to school and this can be Android, Windows, Mac or any IOS machine that meets minimum specification (a mobile phone is not a suitable device).  Our BYOD program software will be based on Microsoft Office 365 Software as is available on all platforms and access is free for all students. Students will store their work in One drive as students now have access now to 100gb of data that they can access from home and school. Every student prints via web print in ‘Papercut’, available on any device.

An events not to miss is the Year 7 Student and Parent Welcome BBQ on the Front Lawn after school to be held on Wednesday 13th February.

Enjoy the year ahead and please continue to communicate with us as openly as possible because our partnership with parents/caregivers is an essential link supporting the success of our students.

Yours sincerely,

Domenic Camera

PRINCIPAL

Intimate Image Laws

Young people are not exempt from the new Intimate Image Laws (Criminal Law Amendment Act 2018 (WA) 15 April 2019). Any person over the age of 10 can be charged if they commit a criminal offence in WA, including the new intimate image offence.
Information on the new law has been placed around the school and is also available at Student Services. Parents and Guardians may find further further information here

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