Newsletter - Term 2, Week 2



Tues 13th - Thurs 15th May


Wednesday 14th May

Year 8 Immunisations

Friday 16th May

Student Free Day

Friday 16th May

Year 12 Formal

Wednesday 21st May

Year 9 Immunisations

Student Absences

To report a Student absence please report online via our Website or phone Student Services on 8355 7014 or 8355 7015.

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Specialist Sport Program
Inclusion & Supported Learning Centre
Trade Training Centre
Home Ec & Community Services
The Arts
Career Development


Dear Parents and Care Givers,

Welcome to term two. The term has begun with a rush, as is often the case, with many different events again showing the diverse opportunities Henley High School offers for students whilst demonstrating how highly we value the partnership between parents, their children and the school that is so critical to student success. Parent-teacher evening was once again a great success with 1600 interviews conducted across the afternoon and evening. Many of the parents I spoke with on the night expressed how much they enjoyed the opportunity to connect with their child’s teachers, to discuss their learning and to seek from and give feedback to the teachers. The teachers I spoke to unanimously expressed how much they enjoyed the evening as the buzz of conversation filled the Hall. There is a mountain of evidence that supports the importance of the partnership between the school and parents in improving the outcomes for students. Please remember that this communication does not need to be restricted to parent-teacher evenings with our teachers welcoming contact from parents who wish to provide feedback to teachers about their child’s progress. Contact can be made via email, phone calls or through making an appointment for a face to face discussion.
It is also important to remember that your Governing Council is always seeking participation and feedback from parents about the operation of the school. I would like to congratulate Peter Evans on being returned as Governing Council Chair and thank all those council members who are returning for 2014. If you would like to join the Governing Council please do not hesitate to contact Peter or any of the council members, they would welcome your contributions.
We have seen this week the great value Henley students and staff place on inclusion with the participation of students in the Success for All Secondary School Sport Athletics. This event involved students from the Supported Learning Centre being coached by students from the Specialist Sport Program to prepare for an athletics carnival at SANTOS Stadium. The students from the SLC had a great time participating in the competitive events having gained confidence from working with those students from the Athletics program while preparing for the ‘big day’. The students in the Athletics program were also highly rewarded for their efforts working alongside the SLC students, developing fantastic relationships and a much deeper understanding of those who have different abilities to theirs. All who participated have reported a highly successful and rewarding program. Of course none of this could have happened without the support of the highly skilled and dedicated Teachers and Support Officers that work in the SLC ably lead by Kerrie Dianos and Sandi Moran. We look forward to further reports of the successes of collaboration between groups of Henley High students in other programs as the year progresses.
Once again we have welcomed Principals, Government Officials, Teachers and Students who are engaging with Henley’s International program on a range of levels. We welcome new graduate and study abroad students who began at Henley in the first week of term. These brave students travel from distant places to study, learn about and immerse themselves in our culture and for many complete their secondary education with us with an intention of studying at one of South Australia’s high quality universities. The international student program at Henley now has 71 students from Europe and Asia who contribute to the culture at Henley by enabling our local students to develop a much greater understanding and acceptance of cultural diversity. This term we have welcomed visitors and students from The Philippines, Thailand, Japan and China all of whom have shared with us that they are highly impressed by the Henley learning environment, learning programs, teachers and of course it’s students. I always feel immensely proud when I show visitors around the school and watch them marvel at the diversity of curriculum offerings we are able to provide our students and how our students and teachers readily interact and welcome them into their classrooms.
As our Year 12 students prepare for what is arguably their most anticipated evening of the year, the Year 12 Formal, it is timely that I remind the students in the younger years that they should be discussing with their subject and mentor teachers and of course their parents their aspirations and passions whilst planning their pathway to Stage 2. The course counselling and planning for subject selections will continue across the whole of Term 2 in preparation for finalising students’ 2015 courses early in Term3.
Finally, as we are now entering winter and the weather has suddenly become cold we need to remind parents and students of the Uniform expectations that have been set out by the Governing Council. Please refer to the web site for the full uniform guidelines (enrolment tab). Please remember that the tracksuit is for sporting events only and not day to day wear. For warmth the students should be wearing the green neck jumper and the spray jacket that is now available for keeping out the wind and/or rain whilst outside.
Anthony van Ruiten
Deputy Principal

Anzac Day 2014

Congratulations to the 3 prefects Jade Robertson, Erica Ghezzi and Ashleigh Mitchell who awoke before dawn on Anzac Day, braved the cold weather and participated in the Dawn Service held by the Henley Grange Returned and Services League. They were joined by a few thousand people who attended to show respect and remember those who have given the ultimate sacrifice so that we may enjoy the freedoms we have on the anniversary of the first major military action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War. The Commemorative service was held at dawn – the time of the original landing. Jade and Erica read a poem “The Unseen Soldier” and Ashleigh laid a wreath – a tribute in memory of those who gave their lives. All 3 students represented Henley High School’s staff and student admirably and are to be commended for giving their time to commemorate this important day in Australia’s history.
Mark Adams
Assistant Principal - Senior School

AIME Outreach Program

Henley High School has committed to the AIME (Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience) program linked to University SA in 2014. AIME provides mentoring and educational services for Indigenous high school students supporting them with their studies and assisting them to find a Pathway to University and TAFE. Mark Blackman and myself escorted 17 of our ATSI students to our first AIME OUTREACH session on Monday 5th May. Year 8 and 9 students looked at Identity and Respect through open conversation and role play. Year 10 students worked with mentors around team building and goal setting. Senior students spent time exploring realistic options to follow a clear pathway to university. Students thoroughly enjoyed their initial sessions with their University mentors and the opportunity to build relationships with students from a range of other schools.          
Deb Carey
Assistant Principal: Inclusivity

Stefan Norodom – Asia/Oceania ITF World Junior Tennis Qualifying - New Delhi, India

Stefan is currently a year 9 student at Henley High who is involved in our Specialist Sport Tennis Program.  He recently represented Australia to contest the Asia/Oceania ITF World Junior Tennis event in New Delhi, India.  This event is the international team competition for players aged 14 and under and is highly competitive with traditionally strong teams from Korea, Japan, India and China.  Stefan was 1 of 3 boys selected in the team and performed extremely well in difficult conditions over the weeklong event.  Australia reached the quarter finals by finishing in the top 2 of their group however could not progress through to the semi-finals.

Not only is Stefan achieving great results on the tennis court but he is also achieving amazing results at school receiving an All Rounder award for term one.  Congratulations Stefan on a great start to the year.
Jarrod Gillings
SSP Tennis Manager

Jet Setting Sisters

From the 6th till the 24th of April Sarah Dimas 11FL2 and her sister Laura Dimas 9MI1 travelled to Hong Kong, Paris and London to perform with the Australian Youth Performing Arts Team. On their adventurous journey they performed at Disneyland in both Paris and Hong Kong and performed at the Saddler’s Wells Theatre in London. Their performances included a ballet production of Peter Pan, a number of musical theatre performances and performing in the Disneyland parade. They were involved in two workshops, one at Disneyland Paris and the other at Pineapple studios in London participating in a ballet class and a musical theatre class. They had an amazing experience performing overseas and can’t wait to have another magnificent experience like this in the near future.    
Megan Cooper
Dance Teacher

New Henley HS Spray Jacket

We are pleased to announce the addition of a new article of uniform for outdoor wear. The Henley HS Spray jacket has been added to the uniform as an extra layer to be worn over the green jumper for additional warmth and protection from the rain.  A sample of the jacket will be on display in the front foyer from the beginning of term.
The new Henley HS Spray Jacket is now available at Hambour’s Uniform shop for $65.00.
Henley HS Spray Jacket features:
  • shower proof nylon
  • lined with cotton stretch knit
  • Hood zipped into the collar
  • Zipped pockets
The Henley HS Spray jacket is for outdoor wear only.

Hambours Uniform Shop

We wish to advise that commencing 5 May 2014, the Hambours Uniform Shop at 2 Wilson Street, Royal Park will be reverting to our off-peak trading hours.  These will be as follows:  Monday, Tuesday and Thursday - 8.45am-1.00pm Wednesday and Friday - 1.00pm-4.30pm

Please note that there will be no interruption to access at the Henley High School Uniform Shop or for ordering online which will be maintained for customers to shop at a time that suits them.  Should a customer be unable to attend during the above hours, we are more than happy to make an appointment for them outside of these hours.
Kind Regards
Anna Hambour

2014/ 2015 Entertainment Book

The 2014/ 2015 Entertainment Book is on Sale now.  Click here to place an order.

Thank you for your support.
Chris Gardner

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