Newsletter - Term 2, Week 8

Upcoming Events

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

Wednesday 25th June
Governing Council Meeting

Friday 4th July
Reports Issued Electronically


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.

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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

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Thank you for your support.
Chris Gardner

Principal's Blog

Dear Parents and Caregivers,

In continuing Henley High School’s success in providing inclusive programs for our students the inception of the ‘SUCCESS FOR ALL’ program has been established this year. This program builds upon the highly successful ‘YES I CAN’ program that has been running over the previous three years and partners the Supported Learning Centre (SLC) with the Specialist Sports (SSP) and the VET Sport and Recreation programs.
The Success for All Program provides mainstream students with the opportunity to plan and run a variety of sessions using the expertise gained from being part of our specialist sporting programs. These sessions are structured to enhance both the physical and social skills for the students in the SLC whilst providing our Sporting Program students the opportunity to develop their coaching skills, which formulates part of their assessment in their learning programs.
The format for the programs offered incorporates four practical sessions run by the mainstream sporting students for the young people with disabilities. These activities are held within the comfort of the school environment in an effort to develop confidence in each of the activities before registering in Secondary School Sport SA – Athletes with Disabilities (SSSSA – AWD) Carnivals. The students from the SSP and Sport and Recreation classes then support the SLC students through coaching and mentoring students in their participation of these carnivals, celebrating the successes that this participation brings.
Leading the program is Ms Kerrie Dianos. She has successfully worked with a variety of the Physical Education and Specialist Sport staff and students to already run a variety of programs including;
  • Track and Field with Ms Sandi Moran and her SSP Athletics class
  • Basketball with Mr Chad Winstanley and his SSP Basketball class
  • Lawn Bowls with Mr Jarrod Gillings and his Sport and Recreation class
Currently in progress is the ‘Net Set Go’ program with Ms Sammy Nutt and her SSP Netball class. This program established by Netball SA is preparing the SLC students to participate in Secondary School Sport SA’s –AWD Netball Carnival being held at Henley High School and organised by the SSP Netball class on Wednesday the 2nd of July 2104.
Similarly, Mr Paul Thomas and the SSP Football program will be running a 9 a-side Football Carnival in Mid Term 3 and the ‘Yes I can’ program with the Sport and Recreation class in the latter part of the term.
In my observations of the program so far the great success of this program has been the interaction of both the SLC and mainstream students. Their ability to work so well together is a credit to them all and one we look forward to continuing throughout the year.

Tim Kloeden
Assistant Principal
Specialist Sport Program

Term 2 Student Reports

With Henley High School's continual push towards paper reduction in our school environment and the introduction of the Parent Portal for parent access to student information, end of term reports will no longer be printed and mailed.
Instead, parents/caregivers will be able to log onto the Henley High School Parent Portal to access their child's report. This is the first time we have used this system of reporting to parents.
The Term 2 report and all previous school reports for your child can be found following this path:
  2. Scholaris Portal Login
  3. Login using Username and Password provided at the end of Term 1
  4. Click on My Child
  5. Click Progress Tab
  6. Select 'Student Report Term 2 2014'
These reports are in PDF format and can be downloaded and printed if necessary. They will remain on the Henley High School Parent Portal while students remain at school.
Currently only the primary parent/caregiver has access to the Portal. If parents usually receive a second report, Henley High School Parent Portal access will be forwarded to those parents in the very near future.
If you experience difficulties please email Nat Harrison or phone Nat at the school on 8355 7069. Full details will need to be supplied to obtain a secure password.
If there are discrepancies with the report please contact the subject teacher or the mentor of your child.

Nick McNamara
Director of Studies

Greg Pascoe
ICT in the Curriculum, Scholaris & Data Coordinator

Parent Information for Year 8-11 2015 Course Selection

Over the next 9 weeks, Year 8-11 Students will choose their Subjects for 2015 in collaboration with their Parents, PLP/Mentor and Subject Teachers.
  • Year 8/9/10 Students will work through Subject Information in PLP with their PLP Teachers and Sub School Managers
  • Year 11’s will work through a similar process to PLP with their Year 11 Mentor teachers, Weeks 9 & 10, Term 2 and Weeks 1-4, Term 3.  In Term 3 Week 1, Sub School Managers and the Senior Team will meet with Year 11 students to discuss their Year 12 Subject choices for 2015 and their post school Career pathway plan.
  • Year 8/9/10/11 Parents have the optional opportunity to a meet with their child’s PLP/Mentor Teacher to discuss Subject Selections on Monday 28th July 2.40-5pm. Appointments can be made on line.
  • PLP Teachers work with Year 8/9/10 Students, their Parents and Sub School Managers to complete an appropriate Course selection and approve it on-line by Monday 18th August Week 5, Term 3. The PLP Teacher approves final subject selection and enters into the system.
  • Year 11 students should enter their course online by Monday 18th August and then Parents and students come in for Course Confirmation on Tuesday 19th August, Week 5. Course Confirmation is done in Sub School groups with Sub School Manager, Senior School team and Admin.
  • All Subject Choices for 2015 must be entered online and approved by Wednesday 20th August, Week 5 Term 3.
A detailed description of the Course selection process and key dates for each year level has been emailed home.


Day:                    Wednesday
Date:                   23rd July 2014
Time:                   7.00 pm
Venue                 Main Hall, Henley High School
Parents are formally invited to attend the Parent Information Evening to meet Sub-School Managers, Senior School and SACE Assistant Principals and Counsellors to find out the expectations for students studying Year 10, 11 and 12 at Henley High School in 2015. Information regarding SACE and Course Selection for 2015 will be presented.
Week 10 Friday 4th July Reports go home with Subject Recommendations for 2015
Week 1 Monday 21st July Course Selection goes “live” online
  Wednesday 23rd July, 7pm, Main Hall Year 9/10/11 Parent Evening: SACE, Course Information & Subject Selection for 2015
  Mon-Fri Sub School Managers discuss Subject Selections with all Year 11 students in their Sub School
Week 2 Monday 28th July, 2.40-5pm, PLP & 11 Mentor rooms Year 8/9/10/ Optional Parent/PLP/ 11 Mentor Teacher meeting to discuss Subject Selections for 2015 Appointments made online, opens 30th June
  Tuesday 29th July 5.45pm, Main Hall Year 9/10/11 STEM Information Evening: The University of Adelaide presents information on STEM subjects
Week 3 Monday 4th August Year 8/9/10/11 Draft Subject Selection sheet signed by Parents and returned to PLP/Mentor teacher
Weeks 1-4 Due Mon 18th August Parents & Students enter Course selection information online.
Print off 2 copies, sign and return to Mentor Teacher
Week 5 Tuesday 19th August,
Year 11 Course Confirmation Parent meeting
  Wednesday 21st August All Year 8,9,10,11 Course Confirmation closes

Sandra Moran
Assistant Principal

Music Night Success!

This year’s music nights went off with a bang, showing off our talented students from years 8 to 12.

It all started on Tuesday night with the Year 12’s, followed by the Year 11s and 9s on Wednesday, and then finished on Thursday night with the Year 10s being joined by the Year 8 Band, Flute Ensemble, a selection of solo performances and the biggest choir that Henley has seen for many years.

Overall three very successful nights of music and we’re already looking forward to performing again at the Arts Festival in term three!

Caitlin Randall

Mt Gambier Exchange, Term 2 2014

During Week 4 of Term 2, 93 students and 6 staff travelled to Mt Gambier for the first instalment of our annual Exchange with Mt Gambier High School. This time Netball, Hockey, Football, Soccer, Athletics and Golf competed in a number of events over two days as well as other specialist fitness and coaching sessions.
The Exchange is a fantastic way for our students to be involved in high level competition with students of a similar sporting background in addition to making and maintaining friendships made during previous Exchanges. Competition was strong yet played in a fantastic spirit which underpins the success of the trip, and students had the opportunity to work and socialise together over both days, including a shared lunch and 10 pin bowling.

The netballers had some very competitive matches but the girls were able to pull out some good results over the two days. The group were also involved in some well planned training sessions, some sight-seeing around the Blue Lake and an ultra-competitive 10 pin bowling session. 

In the football, guest speakers were Brenton Phillips of the SANFL about pathways and excellence programs for those aspiring to elite football.  Jordan Murdoch (Geelong Cats/ MGHS Old scholar) was interviewed about his journey to elite football and provided insight into his workloads in a given week of AFL.  Adam Perriman (PAFC Analyst) was interviewed about how he came to choose a sports science pathway in Football. In the matches the boys performed really well winning two of the three matches that were played. Added to the joint activities and the billet experiences, it was a really successful trip.

In soccer the students stayed at the goal which allowed for students to bond and form new friendships within their sport. Soccer was lucky enough to compete against two different schools including Grants and Tension. Henley had two great wins beating Tension comprehensively 15-1 and a close one against Grant 3-2. Wednesday saw the team have a later game so they showed great school spirit going down to support the Football boys in their match against Mt Gambier.

The golfers were involved in a Handicap Match Play event on the Tuesday morning at Mt Gambier GC with 11 Henley HS golfers matched against 11 SE golfers. The matches were hard fought but SE triumphed 7 ½ matches to Henley 3 ½. In the afternoon, teams of 4 were selected to mix up HHS and SE students and managers/parents for a 9 hole Ambrose competition which was a lot of fun. A bus trip to Millicent GC enabled us to play the second round of our challenge – a Pinehurst pair’s competition on the spectacular Millicent course. Score were again very close but SE won narrowly 3 ½ matches to 2 ½ matches, making the final score line; SE Golf 11 d Henley HS 6. A BBQ dinner and presentations at Mt Gambier GC, put on by the SE Golf parents and golf coaches, concluded 2 great days of golf.  
Hockey saw a jam packed 2 days of activities. Tuesday began with a training session organised by U18 State Representatives from Mount Gambier for a school assessment piece. In the afternoon saw their first competitive match of 4 halves lasting 35 minutes, Henley came out victorious for each quarter. Wednesday morning involved another training session between Mount Gambier, Henley and Naracoorte followed by another 2 games one for both boys and girls. Henley managed to grab another win. Girls winning 5-1 in a great team effort and the boys stealing the win with only minutes to go at 4-3.

Day 1 of the Athletics exchange saw the athletes focussing on technique and conditioning. The morning session was attention to technique taken by Simon Thompson including sprint drills, discus, shot put, along with long jump and high jump with use of a spring boards. After a well needed lunch break the athletes were involved in a strength and conditioning session including all different activities such as ladder drills and medicine ball work. The Thursday saw a Knockout Competition with combined teams from Henley and Mount Gambier the events included were 800m, Shot Put, Long Jump, 200m, Javelin, 100m Hurdles and a Swedish Relay (100, 200, 300, 400m). A bunch of laughs and relaxation concluded the fantastic two days.

The Exchange continues in Term 4 with a number of sports including Tennis, Cricket, Dance and Basketball competing here at Henley High School and to extend relationships with the staff and students of Mt Gambier High School.

A big thank you to the staff and students who travelled involved in the recent trip. The students were excellent representatives of Henley High School and the hard work of the staff behind the scenes meant that the trip ran smoothly. Also a big thank you to the staff and students of Mt Gambier High, a number of families hosted our students and enabled the successful completion of the Exchange.

James Treagus
Manager - Sport


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

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 2014 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 –

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