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Interpretive signage brightens popular Seascapes walkway


Well done to (Mrs) Helen Yarnell and the following students who contributed their artistic talent to the Seascapes Interpretative Walkway. Next time you are walking along the coastline, stop to check out their fantastic work;

Chelsea M, Hunter W, Hannah O, Alyshia J, Fynlay K, Monique W, Sasha J, Joshua G, Jamie M, Phebe I, Venz R, Jeremia R and Jack R

Follow The Dream writers of the creation myths are;

Samantha S, Max B, Kyle B and Blake C


Uniform Update: From the School Board

Uniform Update

On Monday the School Board met and discussed uniforms. The following important decisions were made regarding uniforms;

1. Although our formal shirts are preferred, Halls Head College sports shirts can be worn during the summer (Terms 1 and 4) to school between Monday to Friday. 

2. Students MUST wear formal uniform and shirts to all excursions, including summer (Terms 1 and 4.)

3. Generic shorts can be purchased from the Uniform Shop and can be worn by all students.

2018 will see, from first day back, a dramatic and harder stance on the correct uniform being worn to college.  This is for many reasons, but particularly for the safety of your child, our students.  Students in school uniform can be identified quickly as part of our College community.   We would ask parents to also take a harder line in supporting our college to ensure our students have the opportunity to study and walk the College grounds with pride, in a safe environment.

If you have any further enquiries regarding these changes, please contact the college on 9581 0600 or speak to the friendly staff in the Uniform Shop, open Tuesdays 7:30am – 10:30am and Thursdays 1:00pm – 4:00pm.


Kind Regards


Bronwyn White


Subject Selection

Students, currently in Years 8 & 9, are being asked to select their subjects for 2018.

Please read:

Yr 9 Elective Course Handbook (PDF) – for current Year 8 students going into Year 9 in 2018. Please read Handbook and fill out the 2018 Course Selection Form Year 9 (PDF, with costs) and return to Student Services.

Yr 10 Elective Course Handbook (PDF) – for current Year 9 students going into Year 10 in 2018. Please read Handbook and fill out the 2018 Course Selection Form Year 10 (PDF, with costs) and return to Student Services.

Please contact the school if you have any questions.

Letter from the Principal

Dear Parents and Guardians

Yesterday intruders caused an incident at the college that warranted police attendance. The disruption to the college routine was managed quickly and effectively by staff and the police.

As the incident occurred at lunch time, a siren was used to send students back to classes early. Normal classes were re-established within fifteen minutes.

I would like to reassure parents that the college is a safe place and our students’ safety is always our priority. If you have concerns regarding yesterday’s incident or issues related to your child, please contact me so I can assist you.

Yours sincerely

Bronwyn White

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:


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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: