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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:

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

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