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Principal’s Message

PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE

Domenic Camera
Principal
Australind SHS

The staff of Australind Senior High School wish to welcome you back for the 2022 school year.Β  This year as we welcome our new staff and students commencing at our school, we acknowledge the importance of the support of our community and our partnership with families. I also wish to commend our students for the manner in which they managed 2021 and look forward to a new year with fewer impacts on our community as we move beyond an uncertain week 1 of this school year.

School Curriculum and Standards Authority – 2021 EXHIBITIONS AND AWARDS
Congratulations to our Class of 2021 for an incredible total of 11 SCSA Awards in 2021; including Tyler Cooper being awarded a Subject Certificate of Excellence: Biology. Not only is Tyler in the top 8 students in the state for Biology, but ASHS was the only regional country school on this award list.
(Mr Lancaster is one very happy Science teacher …)
Exhibitions and awards are granted by the School Curriculum and Standards Authority to senior secondary students studying Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE) courses and vocational education and training (VET). The awards recognise individual excellence in both Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) courses and VET.
We extend our best wishes and congratulations to all.

CONGRATULATIONS – OUTSTANDING ATAR AND VET ACHIEVEMENT

Australind Senior High School continues to be one of the most consistently performing senior high schools with another excellent ATAR performance in 2021, supporting regional students to achieve their university aspirations. Australind SHS would like to congratulate students on their ATAR and Vocational Education 2021 achievement.
We wish to highlight the following achievements:
Jaxon Brown topped the cohort and finished with an ATAR score of 99 which places him in the top 1% of the state and also celebrates a score that places him in an elite group of students achieving an exceptional score.
Tyler Cooper also hit a close to perfect ATAR score with 98.50 to finish in the top 1.5% of the state. Both young men are a product of the Australind SHS Mathematics and Philosophy (MaP) program, are great mates and have had a very competitive rivalry that has supported their success.
Other very notable ATAR cohort performance includes:

πŸπŸ•% 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐑𝐞 𝐀𝐓𝐀𝐑 𝐜𝐨𝐑𝐨𝐫𝐭 𝐟𝐒𝐧𝐒𝐬𝐑𝐒𝐧𝐠 𝐒𝐧 𝐭𝐑𝐞 𝐭𝐨𝐩 𝟏𝟎% 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐑𝐞 𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐭𝐞 (𝐚 𝐬𝐜𝐨𝐫𝐞 𝐒𝐧 𝐭𝐑𝐞 πŸ—πŸŽβ€™π¬)
𝐀𝐧 𝐚𝐝𝐝𝐒𝐭𝐒𝐨𝐧𝐚π₯ πŸπŸ•% 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐑𝐞 𝐜𝐨𝐑𝐨𝐫𝐭 𝐟𝐒𝐧𝐒𝐬𝐑𝐞𝐝 𝐰𝐒𝐭𝐑 𝐚 𝐬𝐜𝐨𝐫𝐞 𝐒𝐧 𝐭𝐑𝐞 𝐭𝐨𝐩 𝟐𝟎% 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐑𝐞 𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐭𝐞 (𝐚 𝐬𝐜𝐨𝐫𝐞 𝐒𝐧 𝐭𝐑𝐞 πŸ–πŸŽβ€™π¬)
𝐀𝐧 𝐚𝐝𝐝𝐒𝐭𝐒𝐨𝐧𝐚π₯ πŸπŸ•% 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐑𝐞 𝐜𝐨𝐑𝐨𝐫𝐭 𝐟𝐒𝐧𝐒𝐬𝐑𝐞𝐝 𝐒𝐧 𝐭𝐑𝐞 𝐭𝐨𝐩 πŸ‘πŸŽ% 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐑𝐞 𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐭𝐞
𝐖𝐒𝐭𝐑 𝐚𝐧 𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐚π₯π₯ 𝐩𝐞𝐫𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐦𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐞 𝐨𝐟 πŸ–πŸ”% 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐑𝐞 𝐭𝐨𝐭𝐚π₯ 𝐜𝐨𝐑𝐨𝐫𝐭 𝐟𝐒𝐧𝐒𝐬𝐑𝐒𝐧𝐠 𝐒𝐧 𝐭𝐑𝐞 𝐭𝐨𝐩 πŸ’πŸŽ% 𝐰𝐑𝐞𝐧 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐩𝐚𝐫𝐞𝐝 𝐭𝐨 𝐭𝐑𝐞 𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐭𝐞

We also wish to acknowledge our Vocational Education and Training (VET) student performance as the initial data demonstrates the successful completion of 148 Certificates (Certificate II and III’s) across many varied meaningful training opportunities which is an outstanding achievement.

Sincere thanks to our staff that deliver training in our Registered Training Organisation (RTO) and to our General Course staff that support our students so well. All of the final VET and General Course performance data is not yet available to us.

Congratulations to all students for their commitment to their education and achievements. We wish them well in their journey ahead and recognise their families for their on-going support.

I would also like to acknowledge our staff for the journey that they have travelled supporting our remarkable young people.

2022 Student Start-up procedures:

On Monday 31 January students will be directed to attend a year group meeting at the location outlined below where they will;

  • Be provided with start-up instructions; and
  • Receive their timetable.

Access to the school canteen:

The school canteen area is designated an indoor area given its location, structure and function.

  • Student must wear a face mask within this canteen area.
  • Signage will be displayed and staff will remind students to wear their mask.
  • It is highly recommended that student order on line and only move into the canteen area to pick up their pre-order.

Health and hygiene

Arrangements to reduce direct contact, enhance personal hygiene practices, and strengthen cleaning regimes in our school will continue.

Each person has a responsibility to protect themselves and others. This is achieved through the ongoing promotion of the following good hygiene principles and practices:

  • staff, students and parents/carers must stay home when sick
  • visible messaging regarding handwashing and cough-sneeze hygiene and staying home if sick is displayed
  • covering mouth and nose when coughing and sneezing, using a flexed elbow or tissue
  • disposing of tissues appropriately
  • washing hands regularly for 20 seconds with soap and water or an alcohol-based sanitiser
  • avoiding unnecessary physical contact and physical greetings (e.g. handshakes, hugs etc.)
  • Mask wearing is strongly recommended where physical distancing is not possible
  • Physical contact and physical greetings are avoided where possible.
  • we encourage students to bring hand sanitiser and soap for personal use.

Summary:

  • Staff and students will need to wear masks indoors. All exceptions to this mandatory health order should be discussed with the school.
  • In circumstances where physical distancing is not possible it is recommended that masks are worn.
  • Our schools are ventilated according to guidelines approved by the Chief Health Officer
  • Students are expected to bring their own masks to school. Β There will be a small provision of masks available for students should they be required during the day.
  • Our staff will continue to remind and encourage students to maintain reasonable practices that will reduce any risks to their health.

All visitors entering the school site are reminded that they are required to wear a mask in line with the public health requirements.

We wish all members of our school community a successful 2022 ahead. Should parents/caregivers like to make any comment in relation to their child or our services, please contact the school directly and we will be very happy to assist.

We would like to thank and acknowledge our students for the positive manner in which they have approached being back at school today, and for their willingness to support the new procedures in our school. I wish to thank parents and carers for the manner in which you have prepared students for this return to school. We will continue to keep you updated in all matters and look forward to a positive and productive school year ahead.
We also wish to remind parents and student of the importance and relevance of our school motto β€œThrough Endeavour, Success” as this approach helps us to grow our remarkable young people!

Domenic Camera

PRINCIPAL

31 January 2022
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