Newsletter - Term 2, Week 6

Upcoming Events

Monday 9th June
Public Holiday - Queens Birthday

Tuesday 17th June
Year 12 Music Night

Wednesday 18th June
Year 9-11 Music Night

Thursday 19th June
Year 10 Music Night - Choir & Flute Ensemble

Wednesday 25th June
Stage 2 Dance - Performance Exam, We came here to Dance

Wednesday 25th June
Governing Council Meeting

Student Free Days 2014

Friday 5th September

Monday 8th September
(Whole School Closure day)

Monday 13th October
(1st day of Term 4)

Student Absences

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

Interactive links

Please click on the links below for more details

Specialist Program Links

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

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

Principal's Blog

Dear Parents and Caregivers

Congratulations to Coordinator, Angelo Piantadosi and the Design and Technology team for the outstanding Training Centre Expo held on Wednesday night. Over 200 students and parents were able to discuss potential career paths and opportunities with Industry Experts, Universities, TAFE and Training organisations. Angelo’s excellent organisation and thorough preparation ensured that we had representatives from The University of Adelaide, Flinders University, UniSA , TAFE, ATEC, CITB, AiGTS, SA Power Networks, HIA, MTB, Peer, ASC, Maritime Pathways/AMC and the Defence Forces to provide current information about the pathways which exist within their organisations and answer specific questions for both parents and students.

On this subject of future career pathways, as ‘we don’t know what we don’t know’, how can we find our dream career if we haven’t found out what it is yet. Throughout our lives we make choices about careers, jobs and courses of study. These are based upon our passion, skills, level of experience and the opportunities which present themselves along the way. Through our quality teaching professional development program, staff are seeking to implement learning strategies which further engage students by increasing their confidence as learners and develop the skills they will need to be successful in life beyond school such as: resilience, teamwork, creativity, initiative and enterprise.

Research has shown that the greatest influence on a child’s future occupation choice is their parents.  As a school community we encourage parents to be actively involved in the investigation of future subjects and career pathways and utilise the vast number of resources that are available such as The Job Guide “Parents Talking Career Choices” and myfuture “Assist your Child”. University and TAFE Open Days and information sessions for high school students will occur over the next three months. A visit to these will provide your family with the opportunity to collect information, ask the specific questions you need answers to and help explore and articulate the variety of pathways there are to a chosen further education course or career.

Over the next 10 weeks students will be working through the process of Course Selection for 2015. This will occur in Year 8-10 PLP and Year 11 Mentoring where staff will be working with students to investigate the future possibilities which exist for them in the workforce, study and training. Subject Teachers will provide recommendations for students in each subject for study in the following year level and these will be printed on the Term 2 Report. We strongly encourage students and parents to be proactive in discussing subject choices for 2015 and beyond with their Subject Teachers, PLP Teachers and Mentors. Monday 28th July 2.40-5pm will provide an optional meeting opportunity for parents to discuss their child’s subject choices for 2015 with their PLP Teacher or Mentor. Students should base their subject choices for the future on their: interest, achievement, subject recommendations and future career pathways.

Now more than ever student’s future career possibilities are extensive.  It is important that they develop the resilience to overcome obstacles and turn them into opportunities for learning and personal growth. Being adaptable and able to act when an opportunity presents itself is becoming an increasingly important skill to develop as the world of work becomes more flexible and global. We encourage and support all students to strive to achieve their full potential and aim for their dream career.

Sandra Moran
Assistant Principal

Schools will be able to offer direct debit by instalment for School MSC & fees

The Department is currently working on schools being able to offer direct debit  by instalment for school fees. We are often asked by parents if we can take an agreed instalment amount out of their bank accounts for school fees in a similar way that is possible with other organisations such as car insurance for example.

The Department is now currently finalising key requirements to maintaining the security of parents’ personal and banking details and to enable the  financial details to be processed on-line. Schools will require parents to sign an agreement to authorise direct debit by instalment and schools will be able to  input the  details on-line via the financial institutions portal.
We will let you know as soon as this is available for those families who wish to take advantage of this.  We have been informed that it should be available by 2015 if not earlier.
Please note we will be sending out statements and reminders for school fees this term.  If you are having difficulty paying your school fees or maintaining your instalment plan please contact us on 8355 7008.

Below is information that we have received from the Department that may be useful if you are experiencing financial difficulty with your school fees.

Jane O'Callaghan
Business Manager

Training Centre Career Expo

 The Design and Technology faculty hosted a Career Expo on Wednesday 4th June from 5 – 7pm.  

The event proved to be very successful, having some 250 people attend throughout the evening. 

The Expo enabled students and parents to explore tertiary studies, training and career options which focussed on STEM pathways in professional, para-professional and trade fields.

Having Educational Instructors and Industry Experts give the latest information on career prospects was beneficial for students to find the best study and career options suiting their needs. Exhibitors were most impressed by the high numbers of attendees and also the quality of student interactions.

Feedback from parents, students and staff indicated that this was a positive, worthwhile and informative event which resulted in meaningful outcomes for all.

I acknowledge the 17 exhibitors who supported Henley High school. They included:
  • University of South Australia
  • Flinders University
  • The University of Adelaide
  • tafeSA
  • ATEC
  • Defence Force Recruiting
  • SA Power Networks
  • Trade Schools for the Future
  • Construction Industry Training Board
  • Maritime Pathways
  • AiGTS
  • Motor Trade Association
  • Housing Industry Association SA
  • Master Builders Association SA
  • Plumbing Industry Association SA
  • ASCA
Thank you to Foodland Fulham Gardens for supporting our Sausage Sizzle.

Special thanks to all who supported our Career Expo in 2014.
Angelo Piantadosi
Design and Technology Coordinator

International Homestay Families NEEDED please!

As an International School, Henley High has up to 70 full time international students and hosts up to 5 short term Study Tours per year.

Students participating in our program are from China, Japan, Korea, Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand, Brazil, Germany, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Sri Lanka and Italy.

We are required to provide homestay families to accommodate these students. 

Homestay families are paid to host students, this is approximately $35.00 per day for Study Tours and $250 per week for full time students.
Dates for upcoming study tours for 2104 are as follows:
Koishikawa Junior High School, Japan - Term 3, 4 to 15 August 2014
Ushiku  High School, Japan - Term 3, 19 to 30 August 2014
Ritsumeikan, Japan - Term 4, 18 Nov to 3 Dec 2014 TBC

If you are interested in being a Homestay Family please contact us via email or phone the International Office on 08 8355 7007.

Mandy Matz – 
Yuka Asano –

AITSL Learning Frontiers Hub Meeting

On May 26, Henley High School welcomed the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership and members of the Learning Frontiers Adelaide Hub. This team is committed to developing strategies for improving student engagement across Australia. Members of the Hub include:
  • Henley High School
  • Australian Science and Maths School
  • Birdwood High School
  • Mylor Primary School
  • Open Access College
  • Fremont-Elizabeth City High School
  • West Lakes Shores School
  • Prospect North Primary School
  • Underdale High School
  • Woodcroft College
In addition to this team, Henley also welcomed two special guests from the United Kingdom, David Price OBE and Valerie Hannon. Both David and Valerie are world-renowned experts in the field of student engagement and worked with members of the Hub to tackle issues facing both teachers and students in the 21st century classroom. 

Zara Anderson
Quality Teaching Coordinator

Success for ALL Program

Henley High School has implemented another social inclusion program for students with and without disability called the SUCCESS FOR ALL Program. Like the Yes I Can Program, it will bring together our Year 11 Sport & Recreation and Year 9 – 11 Specialist Sport students and students who are a part of the Supported Learning Centre (SLC) and teaches them to effectively work together in sporting and social activities of their choice.
The aim of the Success for All Program & the Yes I Can Program is to empower students with and without disability to establish friendship, and in turn create a climate of acceptance within the school.
Schools are one of the institutions within the community that gives us the opportunity to embrace diversity and work together.
The Success for All Program will provide mainstream students with the opportunity to think of ways of including their peers in the group activities planned within a PE lesson for their chosen sport which may include Lawn Bowls, Track and Field, Basketball, Netball, 9-a-side Football, Indoor Soccer or Boccia. Our young people with a disability will be able to take part in the sporting activities within the school environment and will then be encouraged to register interest in Secondary School Sports SA – Athletes with Disabilities (SSSSA – AWD) Carnivals. With the coaching and support of their mainstream peers our students will be given the opportunity to compete against other Special Schools within and outside the school community.

Creating positive school experiences through the Success for All Program and the Yes I Can Program helps promote cooperative relationships between students with disability and students without disability.

Implementation of these school-based programs emphasizes success for all students rather than competition. They also focus on respect and cooperation.

Positive contact with students with disabilities is the only effective way to help students gain an understanding of and knowledge about students with a disability. Therefore, student interaction seems an important goal, and structured activities have been recommended with regard to helping students develop skills to successfully interact with each other.

A great school wide initiative promoting and celebrating diversity.

Kerrie Dianos
Curriculum Manager: The Supported Learning Centre

Henley High Old Scholars Reunion

A message from Old Scholars - Anne Wheaton and Mike Roach

The Annual 'Henley High Old Scholars Reunion' will be held on Saturday June 7th, 3.00pm until 8.00pm at the Henley Football Club.  All are welcome.  

There is also a Facebook group you are welcome to join where you can view photos of past events etc and keep up to date with any future events,
Organisers - Anne Wheaton and Mike Roach.  Please contact Anne via email or mobile 0433 046 820 if you have any questions.

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