We have once again visited Flexible and Remote Learning (FRL) as our community continues to respond to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and concerns around the delta variant. Throughout each lockdown our school community and the individuals that make it up continue to demonstrate the ability to not only manage change but to make the most of the situation and to pivot and adapt practices.
I’d like to take this opportunity to thank Wangaratta High School staff for their work during Flexible and Remote Learning to support students with their online learning, and to the many families who also supported their children during this time. We are certainly glad to be back at school and re-establishing connections with our friends and peers.
As directed by the Victorian Chief Health Officer:
The most important action school communities can take to reduce the risk of transmission of COVID-19, is to ensure that any unwell staff and students remain at home and get tested, even with the mildest of symptoms.
2021 Parent/Caregiver/Guardian Opinion Survey
WE WANT OUR PARENTS/CAREGIVERS/GUARDIANS TO TELL US WHAT THEY THINK!
Our school is conducting a survey to find out what parents/caregivers/guardians think of our school. The Parent/Caregiver/Guardian Opinion Survey is an annual survey offered by the Department of Education and Training that is conducted amongst a sample of randomly selected parents/caregivers/guardians (previously known as the Parent Opinion Survey). It is designed to assist schools in gaining an understanding of families’ perceptions of school climate, student behaviour, student engagement and experiences of remote and flexible learning. Our school will use the survey results to help inform and direct future school planning and improvement strategies.
Approximately 30 per cent of parents will be invited to participate in this year’s survey . All responses to the survey are anonymous. This year, the Parent/Caregiver/Guardian Opinion Survey will be conducted from Monday 19th July to Sunday 22nd August.The survey will be conducted online, only takes 20 minutes to complete, and can be accessed at any convenient time within the fieldwork period on desktop computers, laptops, tablets or smartphones. The online survey will be available in a range of languages other than English. These include: Arabic, Vietnamese, Mandarin, Chin (Hakha), Hindi, Japanese, Somali, Turkish, Punjabi and Greek.
Congratulations to Year 12 students Ulrika Wild and Macy Nichol who have been recognised with a Premier’s VCE Award for their outstanding academic results in 2020.
Macy was one of three students across the state to recieve the award for Ancient History, and Uli was also one of three students across the state to recieve the award for German, which she studied via distance learning.
The two girls scored a 48 (out of a possible 50) in their respective subjects, which they both studied last year as Year 11's.
The girls were among 297 students across Victoria recognised for their efforts during 2020 VCE, in what was a particular hard year for senior students, given the amount of disruption COVID-19 caused.
Macy and Uli's achievements have attracted significant local media attention over the last few days, as the results are an exceptional feat for students in regional areas, and almost a rareity. Most of the VCE Premier Awards are taken out by students in metro areas, so to have two WHS students take out the top spot is a fantastic effort. Macy and Uli have been busy today and yesterday with photo shoots and interviews with both the Wangaratta Chronicle and the Border Mail.
Macy and Uli extend their utmost thanks to not only their VCE teachers, but all their teachers since Year 7. Each and every one of the girls' teachers has made an impotrant impact, and helped the girls' achieve what they have today.
The entire Wangaratta High School community is proud of both girls, and would like to congratulate them on being the recipients of such a prestigious award.
To read more about the Premier’s VCE Awards, visit: www.education.vic.gov.au/vceawards
|12th August||GAT||Year 12 (& Year 11's completing a 3/4 subject)|
|18th August||Course Counselling||Year 8, 9, 10 & 11|
|20th August||Subject Selections Close||Year 9, 10 & 11|
|19th October||Fibal Day of Classes||Year 12|
|20th October||Celebration Day||Year 12|
|27th October - 17th November||Exams||Year 12|
|19th November||Graduation||Year 12|
|24th - 26th November||Maths & English Exams||Year 10|
|29th November - 3rd December||Step-Up Week||Year 10 & 11|
|3rd December||Last Day||Year 10 & 11|
|17th December||Last Day||Year 7, 8 & 9|
Our fantastic librarian Mrs Wyatt has put up a terrific display of the Olympic medals Australia has won at the Olympics so far.
Make sure you pop in the library to have a look!
Keen to get back out into the community now that lockdown is over? See below for the latest events and activites happening around town for youth.
Future sounds workshops: There are only 30 places for young people in the north east. There is 4 workshops to be held in Beechworth and a final performance for friends and families to attend at the Wang PACC on November the 7th, showcasing what the talented young people have learnt!
For information > Music Workshops Indigo Shire Council
For booking free tickets > Future Sounds - Music Workshops with This Way North Tickets, Multiple Dates | Eventbrite
Tie Dye workshop: Tie Dye Workshop, Hosted on Humanitix, 21st of August | Humanitix
Battle of the Border: less than two weeks for people to register to perform! Very similar to Battle of the Bands. Open to young people from Wangaratta and surrounding areas. The winner will play at the Push All Ages gig!
The Push all ages Tour: @ The Vine Hotel. October 16th from 5pm-10pm. It’s a freeza event so it is a drug and alcohol free event!
Parkour construction: Has been delayed due to weather. We are hoping to have a soft opening at the end of October. The weeks following we are hoping to engage a parkour group who will run parkour sessions with people who want to participate. Ill share more info closer to the date!
Deck’d exhibition in Library for the month of August. We had 35 entries from Wangaratta! Make sure you go and check put the awesome artwork.
Big Brothers Big Sisters 25k grant application: BBBS & RCoW worked together in applying for a Vic Health grant to obtain a BBBS worker for the Wangaratta region to set up the mentoring program. We are still short $$ to employ a BBBS worker but both groups are constantly looking out for grants. We also have a fundraising page to direct people to if they want to donate. If there are any schools that have social enterprise groups & they would like to raise money for a different group, direct them to us!
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When it comes supplying quality concrete and quarry products, Mawsons are specialists. The company is recognised as a leading construction materials supplier with a reputation for quality and reliability. Mawsons are able to meet customer needs from 16 quarry sites, 40 concrete plants and 7 landscaping centres. Mawsons also operate mobile crushing and screening equipment, and have a fleet of concrete, cement and quarry delivery trucks.
Our aim is to be the news and information destination for North East Victoria, by growing and developing print and digital products that serve our communities. Sponsorship and media support of communities and events are part of our business aims.
Butler’s Pantry Bakehouse is proud to call ourselves your local community bakery in Wangaratta. We’re locals to the area, and we’re so happy to call this our home. That’s why we love getting involved in the local community. Not only do we feed locals and visitors alike with delicious pies, wraps, hot food, rolls, cakes and specialty items, but we also support our local sports clubs.
Another part of Wangaratta life that we love is helping out with fundraisers and pie drives. We’ve been a part of fundraising for schools, clubs and organisations for a long time, and we won’t be stopping any time soon.
Dennis Family Homes is proud to be a family building homes for families. Our numerous years of building experience promises your home will be built to the highest quality, and well designed. Most importantly, we’ll ensure the home you choose will be the home you’ll love.
The team at Ravishing Makeup & Beauty Lounge understand how busy life can be & how easy it is to put everyone else first, our goal is to remind you to slow down & ensure that you put YOU first!
Based in the heart of Wangaratta our salon is a place where you can come to unwind, relax & be pampered by one of our trained therapists.
We want you to leave our salon feeling proud & owning the skin you're in.
The Quality Hotel™ Wangaratta Gateway offers modern and relaxing accommodation in the heart of Wangaratta with convenient access to the CBD and local attractions. The hotel is located less than 15 minutes from Wangaratta airport and conveniently close to the Wangaratta Base Hospital, Performing Arts & Convention Centre and the Court House.
Office Choice is your one-stop for essential office supplies, from office stationery and filing products, to printers, shredders, tech solutions and more. We have everything you need to organise and optimise the daily operations of your business, with a selection of high-quality products from reputable brands available at competitive prices.
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Your locally owned and operated septic cleaning business. Servicing septics, treatment plants, grease traps, triple interceptors, winery waste and liquid industrial waste in North East Victoria. Open Monday - Friday with 24-hour emergency call-out.
We are an established agency with a passionate team who live and breathe all things Wangaratta, we call this place home, and want you to have the best experience when you are selling, purchasing or renting your property with us. We make sure we keep the process simple, efficient and eliminate any stress you have in your real estate journey.
As a Ford dealer, Ovens Ford provides you with high-performing Ford vehicles designed to thrill and inspire you. Located in Wangaratta, we are your #1 choice for Ford vehicles near Yarrawonga, Myrtleford, Beechworth and Bright.
Franks Footwear has been operating for over 60 years in the same store location. We take pride in our excellence in customer service and our wide range of shoes.
Charles Sturt University (CSU) is a progressive and award-winning university and has a well-earned international reputation for excellence through its innovative approach to higher education.
A1 Tyrepower Wangaratta are North East Victoria's leading independent tyre experts. We specialise in supplying our customers the very best products and services.
Tyres are what we know and what we do! Passenger and commercial vehicles are serviced by our trained personnel dedicated to keeping you and your family safe on our roads.
Established in 2011, Grimshaw Signs have built a name as leaders in all aspects of modern signwriting.
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