Are your personal details up to date?
It is very important that we have your current details up to date for our school records.
If you change address, change your email address or have acquired one, please let our Administration Office staff know, so that we can ensure that you are receiving the relevant information that you require.
Foundation Day - Long Weekend
Just a reminder to all students and parents/carers that the Long Weekend for Foundation day falls on Monday 3 June.
Just a reminder that the next P&C Meeting will be held on Tuesday 25 June in the school's Conference Room at 6.30pm. Please feel free to attend and find out what is happening within the school.
Just a reminder to all our students and parents/carers that the School Assembly will be held on Tuesday 28 May at 1.45pm and with our next Assembley to be held on Tuesday 25 June. We look forward to seeing you there.
Class Good Standing Week
During week 5 of this term, we will be conducting our "Class Good Standing Week".
Good Standing Day
On Friday 28 June will be our "Good Standing Day".
The school Newsletter will be next due on Friday 28 June and will be posted to parents on the day.
School Uniform - Winter Policy
When purchasing winter clothing for your child, could you please support the school dress code and dress your child in Halls Head Community College uniform.
The uniform shop is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings from 8-9am.
If purchasing non-uniform items, please ensure that these items are plain navy blue with no logos. Students who do not comply with the dress code will be asked to telephone home and have a change of clothing brought to school. We thank you for your continued support.
School House Ladder System
1st MELROS 1116
2nd AVALON 1084
3rd MIAMI 972
4TH BLUE BAY 916
Community School Survey
We would really appreciate your feedback for our current survey which is listed below for your consideration. Results will be posted on the website by end of Term 1.
This will be your last chance to have your say in our on-line Community Survey so that the school can obtain relevant data to collate for the specific areas that have been identified for change.
In light of the Building Program which is due for completion in 2015, the school is looking at opportunities to re-badge our school which will enable you to comment and vote on certain items that have been identified as opportunities for change.
The areas that have been identified for change are:- The School Name , The School Logo, The School Uniform
Some of the suggestions have been:-
1). The School Name e.g. Halls Head College
2). The School Logo e.g. keep some of the elements Bridge/Birds
3). The School Uniform e.g. introduce a dress for the girls, new shirts, jumpers etc.
Maybe you have some ideas you might like to share as your feedback is important to us. It will give us valuable information and help in our planning process.
Once we have all our results in, we will post it on our Website and we will also make the results available in the next Newsletter due in Term 4.
To access the survey, please click on the blue link below - Community School Survey.
Parents & Guardians - Pick up & Drop off Area
If you are dropping off your child for school, could you please use the Fuchsia Court Car Park. This car park is for pickup and drop off for the students and should be utilised.
We have noticed a large amount of students being dropped off and picked up in the Administration Car Park which is causing a congestion not only in the school but on Casuarina Drive. The Administration entrance is for parking and visiting the school only. We have been having problems with delivery trucks being held up, staff trying to get into the car park and with Casuarina Drive already busy at these particular times of the day, congestion is a real problem.
Could you please utilise the Fuchsia Court Car Park and would like to thank you for your support.
Students get in the game
by Nathan Lacey
Tackling financial literacy head on, year nine students at Halls Head Education Support Centre have successfully created their own board game.
Named Tran$action, the game aims to help students understand different financial situations in life through a series of debit and credit transactions.
"It gives the confidence needed to be able to learn and helps to develop cooperation and fairness," teacher Jayde Swift said.
"With a game like this, everyone has a sense of achievement."
The Tran$action board games were funded by a grant given to the school by the Teachers Mutual Bank, a non-profit organisation committed to the education community.
The year nine students spent a year researching and designing a series of different prototypes which would eventually become Tran$action.
Student Dillon Tonkin said the class was rewarded for its efforts.
"The game has helped for school work and helped for the system," Dilon said.
"It helps understand money and that way of life".
Inspiring teacher wins award
by Nathan Lacey
Selected from more than 1350 nominations nationally, principal of Halls Head Community College Education Support Centre Debbie Fieldwick has been awarded for the inspirational and empowering role she has played in the school community.
Ms Fieldwick was presented with the National Excellence in Teaching Award (NEiTA) on Monday by Department of Education regional director Margaret Collins.
Ms Collins congratulated Ms Fieldwick on her leadership within the school.
"Great leadership doesn't come easily," Ms Collins said.
"Debbie goes that extra mile to make sure every student has the best education possible at this education support centre."
Nominated by the school council, Ms Fieldwick was one of only 60 teachers across Australia to receive the award.
Mr Terry O'Connell, Chairman of the NEiTA Foundation, said nominations by parent and school communities demonstrated the high regard and support the community has for the role of teaching.
"Each of the NEiTA 2012 ASG Inspirational Teaching State and Territory Award recipients brings a unique approach to their teaching role reflecting their personal interests, their community needs, and a level of inspirational teaching that touches the lives of students, parents, and their local communities daily," Mr O'Connell said.
"Inspirational teachers have a profound effect not only on the future of our children, but also on the development of new teachers."
Councillor and member of the Halls Head Community College council David Schumacher was present at the award presentation and described Ms Fieldwick as "an inspiration".
"I think what Deb does and what the school does is phenomenal," Mr Schumacher said.
"You can see it in the kids' faces; she's an inspiration in herself and a very special lady."