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2018 Applications for Years 8-11 open on Friday, 23rd June and close on Friday, 28th July 2017 at 2.45pm.
Details regarding the application process can be found in the 4 attached files. Please ensure you download all files.
All Boarder applications must be approved by the HAHS Principal before it can be accepted, prior to processing the application for the entrance exam.
For any further enquiries please contact the Enrolments Officer.
Year 11 & Year 12 – Thursday, 8th June 2017
Year 7-10 & Boarding Students in all years – Thursday, 29th June 2017.
Staff will be available during these evenings from 3pm to 7pm.
Please ensure your child takes their booking sheet to each staff room to confirm the requested interview time, as teachers are responsible for their own interview schedule.
Please find below 4 files relating to 2017 NAPLAN for your information.
The NAPLAN tests will be conducted from 9-11 May 2017.
For further information, please contact Ann Young, Head Teacher English.
I met with Year 9 last week to review the new HSC requirements that will effect this group when they graduate from high school. The new requirements will strengthen the HSC qualification they should be aiming to achieve.
I have attached the leaflet that students were given to explain the basis of the stronger HSC standards. Students will now be required to qualify for the award of the HSC by demonstrating a significant standard in both literacy and numeracy. The government have decided to instil a qualification step to build the literacy and numeracy standards of students.
Our students will have the ability to pre-qualify by achieving a band 8 or above in this year’s NAPLAN tests for both literacy and numeracy. The qualifying exams that students can make use of after that NAPLAN will be held a few times each year during Year 10, 11 and 12. Students will be able to qualify up to five years after the start date of their HSC year (so post school). These qualifying exams will be online. A sample set of tests are available on the NESA (formerly known as BOSTES) website.
Students have been working on their writing in English and this will expand further across all subject areas. The online tests available in Years 10-12 (2018 – 2020)will provide diagnostic feedback which will help us all support our students to ensure that all those who wish to gain a HSC certificate, along with their school qualifications, will be able to do so.
Further information will become available in coming months. There are a number of websites on the back of the flyer that will provide you with opportunities to stay up to date with the latest information.
I will be addressing this matter at a future P & C meeting. Further enquiries can be made to the school or to my e-mail, firstname.lastname@example.org. Please discuss this information with your Year 9 student and encourage their building of both literacy and numeracy skills.
Rel. Head Teacher Teaching and Learning.
Welcome to Year 9
We are happy to report that most of you seem very happy with the electives you are doing this year.
We would like to welcome our 5 new students: Anthony Tran, Samadhi Alugolla, Bernard Chau, Jolanda Nguyen and Adam Phillips (who has just returned).
The Swimming Carnival will be held on February 14th at Macquarie Fields pool. All students are encouraged to participate to gain points for their School Houses.
Year 9 Camp: We have booked year 9 camp for 11th to 13th September at Deer Park which is on the Port Hacking River near Audley. This is an integral part of our curriculum on student well-being so all students are expected to attend. Notes will be distributed early term 2.
If you have any concerns please contact Mikala Hewett or Sam To
The school’s P and C has worked hard over the last few years to review the school’s uniform.
In response to the review undertaken there have been several items added to the girls school uniform.
You now can purchase girls grey pants and navy shorts (for both senior and junior students) and a short sleeve white blouse for juniors.
You can purchase these items from the uniform store for the following prices:
Grey Pants – $53.00
Navy Shorts – $41.00
Short sleeve white blouse – $33.00
The wearing of blazers is compulsory for years 10 to 12.
Prices as follows:
Girls 30-40 and Boys 12-18: $228
Girls 42-46 and Boys 19-26: $242
Students in years 7-9 requiring a blazer to represent the school, such as being a band or debating team member, can order/buy the blazer at the reduced price all year (a note from the respective teacher needs to be supplied in confirmation).
The normal requirement of paying a non-refundable deposit of $50 for orders applies to all students. This can be placed on a new or secondhand blazer. Secondhand blazers are available in most sizes.