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2023 Booklist and Information – Year 11 ATAR and Year 11 VET Students

Important information for Year 11 students was recently communicated through Connect, including dates and student requirements from Deputy Principal, Tamara Nurse. Please also find below the Year 12 2023 Booklist.

Please do not hesitate to contact us on 97974400, selecting option 5, if you have any queries.
 
Tania Murphy

Dear Parents/Carers

RE:  VOCATIONAL STUDENT ATTENDANCE IN TERM 4

All Year 11 Vocational students are expected to attend Australind Senior High School until the end of Week 7, Term 4. This will allow students to complete required units of competency for Certificate courses, and complete any outstanding assessment tasks in their General courses.

Students studying Year 11 ATAR Mathematics Applications will be required to sit this exam on Monday 24 October.  Students will not be required to attend school on the day of their Maths exam, but will be required to attend all other days. Students are required to attend in school uniform and arrive early. This exam will be conducted in EW 3 and 4 unless advised otherwise.

Vocational students studying ATAR Mathematics Applications will receive exam feedback and begin lessons for Year 12 Mathematics Applications from Monday 31 October. Classes will continue with the Year 12 program until Friday 25 November, which marks the last day of school for all Year 11 students.

By beginning the Year 12 program early for Mathematics Applications we believe that students will be better prepared, have more time to complete their course and thus have more revision time toward the end of 2023.  Consequently, these 4 weeks will be a period of formal study with an assessment component that will comprise a part of their Year 12 course grade.

Students that are not continuing with their current courses or at risk of not completing Year 11, will need to meet with myself, Mr Hillier or Mr Blackmore to discuss what they need to do to best prepare for 2023. You may also be asked to attend a meeting at the school to discuss a plan of action.

I have attached the resource list requirements for Vocational courses to this letter. It would be desirable if your child is studying Year 12 Mathematics Applications to have this Year 12 book arrive by the Monday 31 October, before Year 12 course commencement, so orders will need to be made to Campion Educational Supplies by Friday 7 October 2022. All other course requirements can be purchased at a later date.

Should you have any questions in regards to any of the points covered in this letter, please feel free to contact me on 9797 4400.

Yours sincerely

TAMARA NURSE

DEPUTY PRINCIPAL

Dear Parents/Carers

RE:  START OF YEAR 12 ATAR STUDIES DURING TERM 4 2022

As you may be aware, Year 11 ATAR students will undertake their internal exams during Week 3 of Term 4.

The Year 11 ATAR Exams will commence on Friday, 21 October and conclude on Thursday, 27 October.  Students are required to attend in school uniform and arrive early.  All exams will be conducted in EW 1 and 2 unless advised otherwise.

Students must be at school on Monday, 31 October to receive exam feedback and begin lessons for Year 12 ATAR courses.  Classes will continue with the Year 12 program until Friday, 25 November, which marks the last day of school for all Year 11 students.  A very few students may be required to attend beyond that date, to complete any unfinished assessments.

By beginning the Year 12 program early we believe that students will be better prepared, have more time to complete their courses and thus have more revision time towards the end of 2023.  Consequently, these 4 weeks will be a period of formal study with an assessment component that will comprise a part of their Year 12 course grade.

Students that are not continuing with their current courses will need to meet with myself, Mr Hillier or Mr Blackmore to discuss what they need to do to best prepare for 2023.  If there are concerns regarding your child’s progress, you may be asked to attend a meeting at the school to discuss a plan of action.

I have attached the resource list requirements for ATAR courses to this letter.  It would be desirable to have these Year 12 books arrive by the Monday, 31 October before Year 12 course commencement, so orders will need to be made to Campion Educational Supplies by Friday 7 October 2022.

Should you have any questions in regards to any of the points covered in this letter, please feel free to contact me on T: 97974400.

Yours sincerely

TAMARA NURSE

DEPUTY PRINCIPAL

2023 Year 10 Elective Options

In Year 10 at Australind Senior High School, all students will study English, Mathematics, Science, Humanities and Social Science, Health and General Physical Education.

Classes will be formed later in Term 4, 2022, based on anticipated population and outcomes achieved in Year 9. Parents will receive a full course printout with their Charges and Voluntary Contributions schedule in December 2022.

In addition to these core subjects, students will choose 2 elective options. We encourage students to choose subjects of interest. If a student is involved in other programs (eg. Literacy, Excel, Jazz Music, Languages) the number of elective choices will be reduced.

Please click on this link to access the MSForm for elective option selection. Year 10 2023 Course Elective Options Handbook is available here and in the Connect Library

PLEASE NOTE: COURSE CHARGES MAY VARY SLIGHTLY – CONFIRMATION IN DECEMBER

Due date for completion of this form is Friday, 23 September 2022

THERESE McGILLIVRAY

CURRICULUM SUPPORT OFFICER

ASHS Year 10 2023 Options Booklet

From the Principal – #17 Term 3 2022

Return to School and the impact of COVID-19

As we welcome students and staff back to school for Term 3 we are seeing increasing numbers of COVID-19 and other related illnesses across the Southwest. This will have some impact on our school and our operations.

We will continue to remind students to maintain positive hygiene practices.

Although mask wearing is not compulsory it is strongly recommended. Students may choose to wear a mask in settings where social distancing is not possible.  

We look forward to seeing everyone back to school on Tuesday 19 July and will work towards a term that can be a normal as possible.

DOMENIC CAMERA

PRINCIPAL

Reminder – 2022 Term Dates

A reminder of the term dates for the remainder of 2022.

  • Monday 18 July – School Development Day, students do not attend school this day
  • Tuesday 19 July –  First day of Term 3, all students commence this day
  • Friday 23 September –  Last day of Term 3
  • Monday 10 October –  First day of Term 4
  • Friday 28 October –  School Development Day, students do not attend school this day
  • Thursday 15 December –  Last day of Term 4
Enjoy the last few days of the term break and we look forward to seeing everyone return on Tuesday.


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 

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