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OFFICE HOURS 2019

Office Hours

8.30am – 3.30pm daily            
School Starts: 8.50am
School Finishes: 3.00pm
 
School Office Ph: 6452 9222
Trade Training Centre Ph: 6452 9288
 
 
BOOK SALES/UNIFORM DAY 2019

9am – 3.00pm

Year 7/8: Tuesday 29th January
Year 9/10: Wednesday 30th January
Year 11/12: Wednesday 30th January (Southside)
TERM DATES FOR 2019

TERM 1: Wednesday 6th February – Friday 12th April

(Easter Break: Friday 19th April – Tuesday 23rd April)
TERM 2: Monday 29th April – Friday 5th July
TERM 3: Monday 22nd July – Friday 27th September
TERM 4: Monday 14th October – Thursday 19th December

STUDENT FREE DAYS FOR 2019
Year 7-10
Tuesday 5th February
Friday 12th April
Monday 22nd July
Friday 1st November

Year 11/12
Tuesday 12th March
Friday 6th September
DATES TO REMEMBER...

​TERM 4 2018
DECEMBER
Monday 17th: Athletic Development Excursion
Tuesday 18th: Year 10 Picnic - Boat Harbour
Wednesday 19th: Year 10 BBQ Esplanade
Thursday 20th: Whole School Final Assembly 10am, STUDENTS LAST DAY FOR 2018

TERM 1 2019
JANUARY
Tuesday 29th: Year 7/8 Book Sales Day
Wednesday 30th: Year 9-12 Book Sales Day (Year 11/12 at Southside)
FEBRUARY
Tuesday 5th: STUDENT FREE DAY
Wednesday 6th: All students commence school
Friday 15th: Newsletter
Tuesday 19th: School Photos
Wednesday 20th to Friday 22nd: Year 7 Camp
MARCH
Friday 1st: Newsletter, Surf Carnival
Wednesday 6th to Friday 8th: Outdoor Ed Camp
Monday 11th: PUBLIC HOLIDAY - Eight Hour Day
Tuesday 12th: Year 11/12 ONLY STUDENT FREE DAY
Friday 15th: Newsletter
Friday 29th: Newsletter
APRIL
Friday 12th: Newsletter, STUDENT FREE DAY YEAR 7-10 ONLY, LAST DAY OF TERM 1
Have a safe holidays everyone 
​​RECEIVE OUR SCHOOL NEWSLETTER DIRECT TO YOUR PHONE

SHS is aiming to go paperless for the distribution of our school newsletter. We understand this is not possible for some but ask for those that are able, please either download the Schoolzine App or request the newsletter to be sent via an email address.
By downloading the SZapp you will receive our Newsletter straight to your phone.

For instructions on downloading the app please go to:
https://smithtonhs.schoolzineplus.com/szapp
If you wish to receive our school newsletter via email, please email your students name to smithton.high@education.tas.gov.au
WELCOME TO HELLYER COLLEGE DAYS 2019

 
 
Wednesday 30th January: 9am – 5pm
Thursday 31st January: 9am – 5pm

All books/levies and purchases are online.
An information pack with all the fees and required items will be posted mid-December.

For more information…
Phone: (03) 6435 5200
Email: hellyer.college@education.tas.gov.au
Website: https://hellyercollege.education.tas.edu.au/Pages/Home.aspx
Schoolzine: http://hellyerc.schoolzineplus.com

eSAFETY TIP - ONLINE GAMING

 
 
Too much gaming can affect your school or social life. It is important to be aware that if you chat with other gamers, you must protect your privacy and keep personal information private.

Know the basics
If you are worried about the time you spend gaming, you can:
-limit your game play time
-make time offline for your friends, your favourite sports and other activities you enjoy.

Protect yourself
-If another player is behaving badly or making you uncomfortable, block them from your players list.
-Report poor behaviour to the game site operator.
-Keep personal details private.
-Respect others in the game.
-Be aware of game classifications and age restrictions.

Tips for Parents
https://www.esafety.gov.au/education-resources/iparent/staying-safe/online-gaming/safe-gaming-5-tips

Visit www.esafety.gov.au for more information

SCHOOL UNIFORM REMINDER

Our Uniform and Dress Code

The Uniform Policy adopted by the Smithton High School Association on school dress code allows schools to make the wearing of a school uniform a requirement. It has been found that the wearing of school uniform brings with it many benefits such as the promotion of the school’s public image; an enhanced school spirit; an increase in convenience and cost-saving for parents and preparation for work environments which have dress and safety codes. Our school believes that the wearing of our school uniforms contributes to our schools code of conduct, presents a good image for the school and easily identifies our students and our school. Wearing of our uniform helps promote school pride and school expectations.

Our Uniform
Our school has a uniform coordinator who manages the uniform shop that sells all items of our school dress.
The school uniform is detailed below:

Boys
Plain red or white polo shirts
Plain black trousers or pants
Plain black shorts
Dark green woollen jumper
School hoodie
School spray waterproof jacket/puffer jacket
Black shoes (all black with no colour rims on the soles)

Girls
Plain white or red polo shirt
White button blouse
Plain dark green woollen jumper
Red and green plaid skirt
Black pants
School hoodie
School spray waterproof jacket/puffer jacket
Black shoes (all black with no colour rims on the soles)


Members of the Student Executive Council will wear a Smithton High School Blazer. Students will need to be in correct uniform to participate and represent our school or borrow school equipment when attending events outside the school.
YEAR 7.3 POETRY

​Soccer

Fun, exciting
Ball, goalie, field
Kicking, saving, shooting, running
Stadium, hoop, net
Tiring, thrilling
Basketball

By Macklyn

A HAIKU BY SOPHIE
Swimming but sinking
The waves are crashing
I live at the beach

I AM PRINCE
I am hungry and naughty
I wonder when I will get fed
I hear dad coming to feed me
I see Graham washing his truck
I want more treats
I am hungry and naughty

I pretend I am dead
I feel under the weather when I don’t drink any water
I touch Dad’s hands
I worry that Dad’s not coming home
I cry when I hear big bangs!
I am hungry and naughty

I understand I need a bath when I smell like Dad’s overalls
I say feed me
I dream about food
I try to sneak inside and eat Dad’s food
I am hungry and naughty

By Ebony


COMING UP WITH IDEAS!
“What will your topic be?”, she asks.
You would think my mind would be a muddled mess of buzzing thoughts and ideas…
But no…
I had nothing…
Not even the slightest bit of activity up here.
The only thing I could think was, ‘I hate coming up with ideas!’
My fully loaded pen sat eagerly on the surface of my blank paper.
I listened to the muttering of other people as their brains quickly clicked away…
Waiting for inspiration…
Everyone else full of ideas
Sports, shops, swimming and sleepovers
Locations, love and lists
Then BOOM!!! Fireworks went off in my brain! My eyes lit up!
I would write about what I struggle with most…
Coming up with ideas!
I’m in Ingenious! Incredible! Intelligent!
So I began writing my stupendous poem…

By Adelaide

WE ARE...
We are hope and love
We wonder what’s being cooked for tea
We hear my brother becoming excited after landing a flip on the trampoline
We see my grandparents enjoying their retirement
We want Mum and Dad to stay home from work
We are hope and love

We pretend to be sheep when all we can do is go astray from the flock
We feel supported by each other
We touch each other’s hearts and we trust and confide in one another
We worry about each other
We cry when death knocks on either ours or someone else’s door
We are hope and love

We understand that Dad can’t cook toast without setting off the smoke alarm each time
We say ‘smells like beef in here’
We dream that we will live life to the fullest and to live it like kings
We try to do the best that we can
We hope that everyone’s choices successfully transport them to a bright future
We are hope and love


By Iris
THE I AM YOUTH PROGRAM

On Friday 16th November, the I Am Youth Project concluded with our graduation, shopping night and fashion parade.


The I Am girls worked over four months discussing issues such as body shaming, self love, what’s healthy and what’s not and also worked towards organising the Fashion Parade function.

On the night we had over 100 paying guests and about 50 models and stall holders. The Soroptomists ladies helped us so much with all the catering and helping us with organising everything.

We had entertainment from the wonderful Small Town Girls and many of the local businesses supported the night by setting up stalls.

The fashion parade was wonderful with the I Am Girls modelling clothes from Treasure Chest, Noun, Lizzies, Smithton Sports and Frankie Street just to name a few.

I found the I Am Program very helpful. It helped me make new friends, make me feel better about myself and not to care what other people say. Can’t wait to do it next year!

Shania
Year 8
STAFF PROFILE

Name: Tim Dunham


Where did you grow up: I grew up in Smithton before moving to Launceston when I was 13.

What is your role at SHS: Assistant Principal.

What are your interests: Travelling, walking up the nut, watching the mighty Western Bulldogs and reading lots of books.

Favourite music: Radiohead, Kendrick Lamar and M83.

Favourite Quote: “You can’t build a reputation on what you are going to do” Author Henry Ford.
STAFF PROFILE

Name: Paul White


Where did you grow up: Burnie and Rocky Cape

What is your role at SHS: Teacher – Maths, Science and Paddock to Plate.

What are your interests: Family, bushwalking, fishing, sailing, mountain biking, ocean sports, self sufficiency, reading and listening to music.

Favourite music: Anything except metal or pop.

Favourite Quote: “If you’re not living on the edge, you’re taking up too much space.” Author Stephen Hunt.
A WORD FROM THE PRINCIPAL...

​This is our final newsletter for 2018 and I would like to acknowledge the effort from students, staff and parents over the last 12 months to engage in a range of experiences which have provided plenty of valuable learning opportunities for all involved. To our student leaders - Student Executive Council, Student Rep Council, House and Peer Leaders you have again provided a focal point for inter-school activities and community engagement that are in the best interests of our school and community. I would like to also congratulate the 2019 Student Executive Council, who are ready to embark on a similar journey next year. The following students will form the 2019 SEC: Bree, Piper, Sophie, Henry, Jett, Annalise, Lily, Shakira, Lara, Jaz and Charlotte. The roles that these students will occupy will be announced at our final assembly next Thursday.

YEAR 11/12
In 2019 our Year 11/12 students will continue to be supplied with an ICT device to assist them in gaining their TCE by providing the option to engage in online delivery. At this stage we look like having a similar number of students in Year 11/12 next year, around 40 enrolments. This means that we will once again be offering pre-tertiary classes, as well as some additional subjects such as Physical Sciences. Students know what subjects they will be enrolling in for 2019 which is much earlier than in previous years. Tobi Allan and the Year 11/12 team have been proactive in this space and I thank them for their organisation.
In 2019, we will have three classes in Year 9 and three classes in Year 10. There will be four classes in Year 7 and four classes in Year 8. Our numbers in the junior school have increased and we are extremely happy with the additional classes in this area.
OVERSEAS LEARNING EXPERIENCES: TASMANIA AND TAIWAN.(taken from Learning Services website)
In July 2018, with the support of the Department’s international business unit, Government Education and Training International (GETI), five schools on the north-west coast hosted a group of 100 Year 9 students from Kinmen County, Taiwan.
With the support and encouragement of their school buddies, the visiting students enjoyed a three-week immersion experience with local classes, English as a Second Language (ESL) and weekly tourism excursions.
Homestay families and the wider school communities from Smithton, Wynyard, Parklands, Burnie and Ulverstone High Schools were extremely welcoming to Kinmen students and escorts. Living in homestay offered students insight and understanding of daily life in Tasmania, as well as providing a unique environment to improve their English language skills.
The feedback from Kinmen was overwhelmingly positive and resulted in an invitation for Tasmanian students to visit schools in Kinmen County in October 2018.
Between 26 October and 4 November 2018, 20 Tasmanian students joined an outbound study tour program, where they attended schools in Kinmen County, joining local classes, school activities and sightseeing with their Kinmen buddies. Some students managed to learn some phrases in Mandarin, much to the delight of their Kinmen friends!
On the return trip, students and their teachers stayed in Taipei for two nights where they visited Taipei Zoo, Taipei 101 Observatory, and were lucky enough to ride Maokong Cable Car.
The immediate benefits to students included greater intercultural understanding, increased self-awareness and leadership skills – a positive contribution to these young Tasmanians becoming better global citizens.
A big thank you goes to all homestay families, Principals, staff and students from Smithton, Wynyard, Parklands, Burnie and Ulverstone High Schools – their involvement and support were invaluable.
Looking ahead, GETI hopes to welcome another group of Kinmen students to Tasmania in 2019, and trust they will enjoy the same friendliness and welcome as their peers from 2018.
YEAR 6 ORIENTATION DAY
We welcomed Year 6 students from our cluster primary schools last Friday for their final orientation day. For many students they have been in our school on a number of occasions, so I believe they were feeling pretty comfortable. Nevertheless it still takes some adjustment to learn new routines and expectations, get to know other students and work together in different groups. Our Year 9 Peer Support Leaders did a great job supporting these students in the classroom and during break times. I thank them for their very important work. Mrs Blake and her team also deserve acknowledgement for the organisation of the transition program. Thank you! The production cast and crew also performed Pasta La Vista, Baby! for our guests as they were unable to travel to our cluster primary schools this term.
If parents need to contact us about anything in relation to transition please don’t hesitate to do so before the end of the year.
YEAR 10 EXAMS
Well done to the Year 10s on the completion of their exams. The attendance on each of the exam days was excellent and the quality of the work was very good, according to feedback from the Year 10 staff. The year group now looks forward to a whole range of other activities for the final three weeks of term, including the Celebration Dinner that will be at Tall Timbers on Thursday 13th December and the final assembly that will be held in our gymnasium on Thursday 20th December commencing at 10am.
YEAR 9 FUNDRAISING
Congratulations to the Year 9 SRC who successfully ran a cast stall in Emmett St last week. The stall was a fundraiser for their end of year trip. It was great to see you out and about in our community. Similarly, our Year 8 students held a coin drive which was very successful. Most classes participated in the drive and 8.1 was the successfull class. They won a class luncheon! The money raised will also go to supporting the Year 8 trip to Burnie.
SPORTING ACHIEVEMENT
Congratulations to Tyler who competed in the National Boxing Championships in Hobart from Wednesday 28th November to Sunday 2nd December. Tyler returned to school on Monday 3rd December to also compete in the Inter High Athletic Carnivals. Well done Tyler!
STAFFING NEWS
As is often the case at this time of year, we have staff departing and new staff arriving. This year we will be farewelling eleven staff members: Lauren Robertson, Sam Bromfield, Nick Hill, Peter Porteus, Justin Tapson, Carol Force, Natalie Robertson, Ayesha Welch, Hayden Ralston, Fran Joyce and Paula Abblitt. We thank them for all their work and effort in their time at Smithton High School and wish them all the best for the future.
We are still waiting on more information in regards to our staffing needs for 2019 from the DoE and I will communicate this information in our first newsletter of 2019.
Finally, I would like to extend my congratulations to the students who will complete their Year 10 studies next Thursday. We wish them all the best in their further education, training or employment into 2019 and beyond.
I also congratulate the entire Smithton High School community on the wonderful effort you all demonstrated over the year. I hope you all enjoy a Merry Christmas, have a Happy New Year and a relaxing holiday break.
Nikki Clark
Principal
OFFICE HOURS 2018

Office Hours

8.30am – 3.30pm daily            
School Starts: 8.50am
School Finishes: 3.00pm
 
School Office Ph: 6452 9222
Trade Training Centre Ph: 6452 9288
 
2019 BOOK SALES/UNIFORM DAYS

Book Sales/Uniform Days 2019

9am – 3.00pm
Year 7/8: Tuesday 29th January
Year 9/10: Wednesday 30th January        
Year 11/12: Wednesday 30th January (Southside)
​TERM DATES FOR 2018/2019

2018

TERM 4: Monday 15th October – Thursday 20th December

STUDENT FREE DAYS
(Year 7-10)
Tuesday 6th February
Friday 13th April
Monday 23rd July
Friday 2nd November

(Year 11/12)
Tuesday 13th March
Friday 7th September
Term Dates for 2019
TERM 1: Wednesday 6th February – Friday 12th April
(Easter Break: Friday 19th April – Tuesday 23rd April)
TERM 2: Monday 29th April – Friday 5th July
TERM 3: Monday 22nd July – Friday 27th September
TERM 4: Monday 14th October – Thursday 19th December

STUDENT FREE DAYS FOR 2019
Year 7-10
Tuesday 5th February
Friday 12th April
Monday 22nd July
Friday 1st November

Year 11/12
Tuesday 12th March
Friday 6th September
DATES TO REMEMBER...

​NOVEMBER
Wednesday 14th: School Association Meeting, Phys Rec Excursion
Thursday 15th & Friday 16th: Athletics Carnival
Thursday 15th: Hospitality Field Trip

Tuesday 20th: Year 11/12 LAST DAY/Excursion, Year 9 HPE - Stanley Beach
Thursday 22nd: Year 9 Cake Stall
Friday 23rd: Newsletter, Year 7 Science Trip
Monday 26th to Thursday 29th: Year 10 Exams
Tuesday 27th: Shakespeare in Cluster Excursion, Year 9 HPE - Stanley Beach
Friday 30th: Year 6 Orientation Day
DECEMBER
Monday 3rd to Thursday 6th: Outdoor Ed Camp
Wednesday 5th: University College Roadshow - Southside
Thursday 6th: Hellyer College Orientation Day Year 10
Friday 7th: Surf Carnival
Monday 10th: Year 10 RYDA - Southside, Production Tour TBC
Tuesday 11th: iParty - Year 10, Production Tour TBC
Wednesday 12th: Whole School Assembly, Production Tour TBC
Thursday 13th: Year 10 Celebration Dinner, Newsletter
Friday 14th: Year 8 Excursion Burnie Cinema
Monday 17th: Production Tour
Thursday 20th: STUDENTS LAST DAY OF SCHOOL FOR 2018, Final Whole School Assembly 10am
GIGGLES EARLY LEARNING EXHIBITION:

​Giggles would like to invite School Community families to visit their 'Transforming Seeds into Sunflowers' exhibition.

This exhibition is now on display at The Arty Duck, 30 Smith Street, Smithton.
Opens from 10am - 4pm Weekdays.
The exhibition will close on Monday 21st November.
Crystal Theatre Film Society

Stanley Town Hall

Friday 30th November – 7.30pm
Lion (2016) (PG) 113 mins
Dev Patel, David Wenham, Nicole Kidman
Based on the biography of a five year old boy who gets lost and survives on the streets of Kolkata, thousands of kilometres away from home. He is adopted by an Australian couple and then, 25 years later, sets out to find his lost family.
CH Swimming Pool Naming Competition

Belgravia Leisure in conjunction with CH Council will be running a competition to come up with a shorter more catchier name for the new swimming centre which is currently known as Circular Head Community Wellbeing Centre.


All school students are invited to put forward suggestions to be short listed. As a prize a 12 month centre entry pass will be provided for students with suggestions short listed for a public vote. Competition information will be distributed to students in the coming weeks. Watch this space!
New School Nurse for Smithton High School

Hi,

My name Is Lyndsay Norton and I am taking over from Jenny Garnsey in the role of Secondary School Health Nurse.

I grew up in Smithton until I was 11 years old, so some of you may recognise me. I live in Burnie now with my husband and our dog Ellie the Miniature Schnauzer.
I have a professional history of working within aged care, disability care and recently mental health nursing. I am currently also working on a general ward of surgical, medical and palliative care.

I will be at Smithton High School every Monday. I can be contacted via the school office for appointments, or your son/daughter can make an appointment with me for a confidential service.

Lyndsay Norton
School Nurse
Year 9 Cake Stall

On Thursday 22nd November, the Year 9 SRC are holding a cake stall to raise funds for our end of year Year 9 trip.


To help us cook goods for the stall, the Year 9 SRC would appreciate any donations of the following ingredients: flour, butter, milk, eggs, cocoa, condensed milk, sugar and biscuits. Donated ingredients can be dropped off at our front office by Friday 16th November.

As well as ingredients, cooked goods are also welcomed as donations. Cooked items must include a label listing all ingredients used. Please also drop these off at our front office by Wednesday 21st November or 9.00am on Thursday 22nd November.

Thank you in advance
Year 9 SRC
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE ROADSHOW – Pathways to a Higher Education

Parents/Year 10 Students/Teachers are invited to come along to the TTC on WEDNESDAY 5TH DECEMBER AT 11.00-11.30AM to chat to teachers and recruitment team to find out more about courses for next year. Please contact the TTC on 6452 9288 to register your interest with Sharalyn.

HAVE YOU MOVED OR CHANGED YOUR POSTAL ADDRESS:

 

Please contact the office asap to advise of any new contact details in order to receive all end of year important documents.

ph: 6452 9222
email: smithton.high@education.tas.gov.au

Thanks, Admin
OFFICE HOURS 2018

Office Hours

8.30am – 3.30pm daily
School Starts: 8.50am
School Finishes: 3.00pm
 
School Office Ph: 6452 9222
Trade Training Centre Ph: 6452 9288
 
BOOK SALES/UNIFORM DAYS - 2019

9am – 3.00pm

Year 7/8: Tuesday 29th January
Year 9/10: Wednesday 30th January
Year 11/12: Wednesday 30th January (Southside)
TERM DATES FOR 2019

TERM 1: Wednesday 6th February – Friday 12th April

(Easter Break: Friday 19th April – Tuesday 23rd April)
TERM 2: Monday 29th April – Friday 5th July
TERM 3: Monday 22nd July – Friday 27th September
TERM 4: Monday 14th October – Thursday 19th December

STUDENT FREE DAYS FOR 2019
Year 7-10
Tuesday 5th February
Friday 12th April
Monday 22nd July
Friday 1st November

Year 11/12
Tuesday 12th March
Friday 6th September
TERM DATES FOR 2018

TERM 4: Monday 15th October – Thursday 20th December


STUDENT FREE DAYS
(Year 7-10)
Tuesday 6th February
Friday 13th April
Monday 23rd July
Friday 2nd November

(Year 11/12)
Tuesday 13th March
Friday 7th September
School Newsletter 26th October 2018

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