It was fabulous to see many families and prospective students attending the Year 7 2022 Transition Information evening. Families were given a brief description of the special programs that are offered at Wangaratta High School and a broad curriculum overview. A highlight was the presentation of a video that was made in term 4 last year, “A Day in the Life of a Year 7 Student”. The evening was completed with guided tours of the school with our prefects. The video can be viewed on our website: https://www.whs.vic.edu.au/page/269/2022-Transition-to-Year-7
Recognising Diversity and Ensuring Inclusive Practices
On Tuesday, all staff completed professional development around inclusive practices. Our day started off with Cultural Understanding and Safety Training where we learnt how to create a culturally inclusive environment and to understand important Indigenous cultural aspects. We also delved into pre and post colonisation history, and reviewed Aboriginal Perspectives in our curriculum.
In the second session we learnt about how to teach gender and identity, and positive gender relationships. Violence prevention and respectful relationships education is an important focus of the Victorian Government’s Action Plan to prevent violence against Women and their Children.
Respectful Relationships Education: Violence Prevention and Respectful Relationships Education in Victorian Secondary Schools Report argued that there are five powerful reasons to focus education efforts on young people:
Educating students on respectful relationships and violence prevention is the responsibility of the whole school community. Finally, we received professional development and training so that we are better equipped to support our LGBTQI+ students.
Last week (10th, 11th 12th March) the majority of the year 9 students participated in the Morrisby Career Profiling (MCP) sessions as part of the My Career Insights program. The sessions ran over three periods with timed breaks in-between. The profiling consists of eight sections including verbal, numerical, abstract, mechanical and spatial. My Career Insights is a program for all Year 9 students in Victorian Government secondary schools.
The Year 9 students really embraced the opportunity to participate in the MCP, and are looking forward to the follow up, 30 minute interviews with a Morrisby trained Careers Consultant next term, prior to course counselling for 2022. Each student who completed the profiling will receive a hard copy report of their results that they get to keep, which will give them a detailed explanation of how they performed in each section. There are also suggestions on career pathways, subjects for year 10, 11 and 12 and suggestions for 18 years and over.
My Career Insights will help students discover, develop and drive their career planning. It is a unique opportunity for students to learn more about their strengths and abilities while exploring potential career options – giving them the confidence to start taking control of their future.
Students will be allocated a time for their follow up interview next term and parents/carers are encouraged to attend with their child.
Above: A sample of the quizzes and report.
|Monday 19th April||First Day of Term 2|
|Thursday 22nd April||ANZAC Day Assemblies|
|Sunday 25th April||ANZAC Day|
|Wednesday 28th April||Parent Teacher Interviews||Student Free Day|
|Thursday 29th April||SEAL Information Evening||6pm - 7pm in the FLC|
|Monday 3rd May||School Production Auditions||3:30pm - 7pm in the PAC. See Mr. Nolan for more information.|
|Tuesday 4th May||Deb Ball Information Evening||6pm - 7pm in the Senior School|
|Thursday 6th May||Year 7 2022 Open Day||School Tours avaliable for booking. Please ring the front office on 03 5723 0500 to book.|
|Tuesday 12th May - Thursday 14th May||NAPLAN Testing for Years 7 & 9|
|Wednesday 2nd June||Curriculum Day|
|Monday 14th June||Queen's Birthday Public Holiday|
|15th, 17th, 18th, 22nd, 24th June||Morrisby Interviews||More information to follow|
|Wednesday 16th June||GAT||Year 12 VCE + Any Year 11's completing Units 3/4|
|21st - 25th June||Concert Band Tour in Ballarat||More information to follow|
|Friday 25th June||Last Day of Term 2|
Wangaratta High School, in line with the Department of Education and Training, has a strict no mobile phone policy during school hours.
As this applies to recess and lunch times, students will not be able to use their mobile phone to pay for food and drink from our school canteen. Students are able to use cash and card for payments.
Thank you for your understanding.
As there are a lot of books out at the moment, some being very overdue and especially those from the FLC library, could you please return any Wangaratta High School books to the library trolley in the FLC, or bring them into the Senior Library.
Please search on your shelves at home and in your lockers and bring them in.
There’s new books to borrow and please remember all Senior Library resources need to be borrowed out.
Hoping to see lots of books back by this Friday.Thanking you and happy reading,
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Teams comprise six young leaders, aged between 16 to 25, who will work together from mid-April to the end of September to devise and deliver advocacy to a particular issue to the Victorian Government.
This exciting opportunity provides regular mentoring and access to an exclusive training weekend in addition to the week of Youth Parliament, where Youth Parliamentarians will spend three days at Parliament House, presenting and debating their issue.
The YMCA Victoria Youth Parliament is an annual program offering young Victorians. The program teaches parliamentary history, etiquette and procedure, and develops leadership, decision-making, public speaking and presentation skills in participants.
Applications are open until 5pm 19 March 2021. For more information and details on how to apply, please visit our website. Feel free to contact Kergen Angel, Program Director, with any questions at email@example.com.
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