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Year 12 Students: Key Dates Ahead

As we move into the second half of the school year, please note these key dates for our Year 12 students for the remainder of the school year:

AUGUST

7th August
University Applications: ATAR students will receive information about applying to Universities via TISC’s online website. Make sure you do not lose this document. The closing date for applications without incurring a late fee (approx. $155) is 29th September. Please note that Head Start students must also apply for Entry Award into Murdoch at this time.

Week 7, 8 and 9 OLNA schedule to be confirmed.

SEPTEMBER

TAFE Applications: These are generally open online for a couple of months.

Exam timetables: Schools will receive personalised written exam timetables for ATAR students and these will be distributed to students. Students are to store this document in a safe place and it must be taken to every exam.

Clearance forms: Need to be signed off and returned to Student Services by 18th September (Monday Week 10). All borrowed items: books , calculators, etc need to be returned and fees must be paid. Note: exception for ATAR students who must return borrowed items following External exams but before the end of November.

Graduation tickets: Tickets and payments must be finalised. More details to come about this. For most students in ATAR courses, the course work should have been mostly finalised in preparation for the MOCK exams. For students in Certificate and General Course they will be finalising but not completing courses until they are back at school.

OCTOBER

Week 2 Term 3 holidays: MOCK exams will be scheduled on site at Halls Head College for the second week of the holidays. These will mirror the External exams with outside invigilators and strict exam protocols enforced.

Week 1 and 2 Term 4: Completion of VET work for all students, exam review and revision for ATAR students and completion of all course work for Non–ATAR students.

14th and 15th October: Japanese ORAL exams. Individual students will be notified of their exam time and venue.

20th October: Dress up day. Red Frogs and R U Legal presentations. Graduation rehearsals.

24th to 29th October: Physical Education Practical Exams: these exams are scheduled by the students chosen sport. Individual notification will be provided by the end of August.

24th October: Students are to arrive at school in full uniform at 7.30am for Leavers Breakfast. This is followed by their Farewell Assembly which will be in the Gym commencing at 9am. Parents are welcome to attend and we request that they arrive at around 8.30.  Immediately following the assembly, students will file out of the gym and straight onto a bus to go to the Performing Arts Centre for Graduation Rehearsal. ALL students should be present for this and may not make their own way there. They will catch the bus back to school in time for the afternoon bus service home. Students are to make their way home then return that evening for the Graduation Ceremony.

5.30 pm: Students need to arrive for the Graduation Ceremony preferably from 5.30 pm but no later than 6 pm. Attire for this event is formal and should be black and white only.

Parents, relatives and friends need to arrive with their tickets and should be seated for the commencement of the ceremony at 7pm

25th, 26th and 27th October: ATAR students are encouraged to attend exam preparation sessions on site

30th October: ATAR exams commence and typically run for up to 4 weeks. The timetables are available online in the SCSA website.

NOVEMBER

ATAR exams continue until 22nd November

3rd November: Last day for student appeals against school assessments in courses studied in Year 12

24th November: last date for receipt by the Authority of sickness/misadventure application forms.

DECEMBER

19th December: Year 12 student’s results available online via the Authority’s student portal (information on that letter you were told to put somewhere safe)

Year 7 in 2018 Enrolments

We are currently accepting enrolments for Year 7 students in 2018.

Enrolment packs for Year 7 in 2018 at Halls Head College have been distributed to our local public intake primary schools. If you are in our local intake area and have not received an enrolment pack or require an additional enrolment pack please contact our school office on 9581 0600.

Whilst we are talking about enrolments, there are a few enrolment myths that we would like to bust….

1. Enrolment is automatic – FALSE

Enrolment from a local primary school to a local high school is not automatic. An enrolment form must be filled out and returned to Halls Head College for each new child wishing to start at the College in 2018 as a new student.

This includes siblings as well. Even if you already have a child enrolled at and attending Halls Head College please collect and return a separate enrolment form for each new child wishing to start new at the College in 2018.

2. I have until February 2018 to enrol – Please don’t do this

For all new students in Year 7 in 2018 please return their completed enrolment form to the school office by Friday 8th September 2017.

Whilst we accept enrolments at any time during the school year for an immediate start, please do not leave it until the last moment (ie the first day of school in 2018) to enrol your child.

Why? Because in Term 3 and Term 4 this year we plan for next year and set in place the timetable, rooms, teachers and resources needed. We would love to have a smooth transition into the school year and this means knowing in advance how many new students will be attending in 2018.

Please make your child’s transition to high school very smooth and calm by returning your completed enrolment form by 8 September 2017. This will ensure a great start to the 2018 school year for all of us.

We thank you in advance for helping us to bust these enrolment myths. Please help us by encouraging your friends who would like to enrol their child for Year 7 in 2018 at Halls Head College to return their completed enrolment form by 8 September 2017.

If you have any questions about the enrolment process please contact the school on 9581 0600.

OLNA

The OLNA is an online literacy and numeracy assessment. It is designed to enable students to successfully meet the Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE) requirement of demonstrating the minimum standard of literacy and numeracy.

The Schools Curriculm and Standards Authority provide further information and resources for parents and students to enable them to prepare for OLNA. Find out more here:

http://wace1516.scsa.wa.edu.au/assessment/olna

Changes to class times in Week 7

Please note the following changes to class times across the school in week 7 to facilitate lower school exams from Tuesday 6 June to Thursday 8 June. Normal timetable will resume on Friday 9 June.

Tuesday 6 June
Period 1 & 2: Go to your usual Monday p1 class for a double period
Period 3 & 4: Go to your usual Monday p2 class for a double period
Period 5: Go to your usual Monday p3 class

Wednesday 7 June

Period 1 & 2: Go to your usual Monday p3 class for a double period
Period 3 & 4: Go to your usual Tuesday p3 class for a double period
Period 5: Go to your usual Tuesday p2 class

Thursday 8 June
Period 1 & 2: Go to your usual Wednesday p1 class for a double period
Period 3 & 4: Go to your usual Wednesday p3 class for a double period
Period 5: Go to your usual Wednesday p5 class

changes to class times June

changes to class times June

VET Program one of the best in Australia

At Halls Head College students have the opportunity to complete nationally recognised Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualifications under the direction of qualified staff through our pioneering Training Pathways program.

Recently our Training Pathways team and Halls Head College were acknowledged by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training for good practice in delivering quality vocational education and training (VET) programs to students. One of 17 school across Australia, both public and private, and the only State School in Western Australia to receive this acknowledgement!

At Halls Head College, students can choose from VET qualifications in:

• Information Technology
• Business
• Applied Languages (Japanese)
• Sampling and Measurement
• Conservation and Land Management
• Outdoor Recreation
• Sport Coaching
• Visual Arts
• Live Production, Theatre and Events
• Dance
• Community Services
• Leadership Development

For further information on the VET training opportunities available, please contact the Training Pathways team.

Starlight Study Sessions

To support our Year 11 and 12 ATAR students through their exams and to assist them to achieve their best possible results, extra Starlight Study Sessions are available next week for interested students.

When: Monday (29th May), Tuesday (30th May), and Wednesday (31st May) from 6 – 9pm.
Where: Library

starlight study sessions

Starlight Study sessions

Sports Carnival Rescheduled

Please note the College’s sports carnival is under review. Please be advised that the sports carnival earmarked for this Friday 12 May has been rescheduled (no date set).

The school is currently looking at different options for the sports carnival. We apologise for any inconvenience this has caused.

Changes to Class Times for NAPLAN

Please note the following changes to class times across the school this week to facilitate NAPLAN testing:

Wednesday 10 May
Period 1: 8.30 – 9:50 (80mins)
Period 2: 9.50 – 10:40 (50mins)

Period 3: 11.05 – 12:25 (80 mins)
Period 4: 12.25- 1.15 (50mins)

Thursday 11 May
Period 1: 8.30 – 9:45 (75mins)
Period 2: 9.45 – 10:40 (55mins)

Period 3: 11.05 – 12:20 (75 mins)
Period 4: 12.20- 1.15 (55mins)

Bricklaying Try a Trade

Dates: Thursday May 18th & Wednesday 26th July

The Australian Brick & Blocklaying Training Foundation (ABBTF) in WA are currently offering a free Bricklaying “Try a Trade” to school students at Halls Head College.

This one day program provides an opportunity to try bricklaying for the first time and is open to Year 10, 11 & 12 students. A qualified Bricklayer Trainer (Ian Fitzgerald) will deliver the course, inclusive of tools, equipment, building materials and some resources, all free of charge.

All individuals wanting to participate should have a desire to learn the trade, with a vision towards obtaining a Brick and Blocklaying apprenticeship.

On the day students must wear closed in shoes/boots and suitable work wear.

Please register your interest and details with Anna Letchford or Kathy Roser in Training Pathways by Friday 12th May 2017

Year 8 Immunisations

Year 8 immunisations

Year 8 immunisations

The first round of Year 8 immunisations were provided to students by the Department of Health on 28 and 29 March 2017.

If your child missed the first round of immunisations, please follow up and make an appointment with your GP or the Community Health nurse to administer the immunisation. There will be no catch-up sessions offered at the school.

Please advise the immunisation team on 9419 2266 when your child has received their first round of immunisations. If received in time, your child can be included in the second round of immunisations offered at the school on 20 and 21 June 2017.