End Of Term Reminder

END OF TERM REMINDER

School Office is closed from 3.30pm this Friday 5 July and re-opens at 8am on Monday 22 July 2019.

Monday 22 July 2019 is a pupil free day. Students first day for Term 3 is Tuesday 23 July.

Wednesday 24 July school finishes at the end of period 3 (12.09pm) to allow for parent interviews to take place from 1pm to 5.30pm.

Further information regarding the parent interviews can be found via CONNECT. Any queries please contact the school on 6274 0300

Specialist Programs – Apply Now

ROUND TWO APPLICATIONS CLOSE 7 JUNE 2019

Limited places are still available for round two submissions in our three specialist programs at Governor Stirling SHS that allow our students to pursue their interests and strengths in:

Department of Education Endorsed Specialist Programs

Each specialist program is delivered via 4 hours of tuition per week. These programs equip your child with in-depth knowledge and skills to pursue a career in these areas.

Round two applications are now open for 2020 Year 7 students and close on Friday 7 June 2019.

Testing Dates: Round 1 academic testing 28.05.2019. Round 1 Artsmedia workshop and Engineering interviews 06.06.2019. Round 2 Closing date 07.06.2019. Round 2 academic testing 11.05.2019. Round 2 Artsmedia workshop and Engineering interviews 20.06.2019. Round 2 AFL Trial 19.06.2019.

Application for Enrolment

NAPLAN Online update regarding test connectivity issues

Dear Year 7 and 9 Families

As you know, your child participated in NAPLAN Online last week. Unfortunately, there were some connectivity issues that may have disrupted your child’s experience during testing. Understandably, some students may have been impacted to an extent that may have affected their performance in their assessment. We have now been advised by the Authority, that affected students in the schools who experienced disruption will have the opportunity to re-sit the tests on Tuesday 28 May.

Full details available in the attached letter.

Leonie Squire

Vice Principal

Governor Stirling SHS

(08) 9274 0315

Leonie.Squire@education.wa.edu.au

PARENT COMMUNICATION – NAPLAN Technical issues

Subject: Governor Stirling SHS – NAPLAN Technical issues

Dear Parents/Guardians

Unfortunately some of our Year 7 and Year 9 students were affected by technical issues whilst undertaking the online NAPLAN Writing component on Tuesday. As a result of the technical issues, some students were regularly interrupted whilst completing NAPLAN.

We have notified the School Curriculum and Standards Authority (SCSA) about the situation and expressed our concern about the implications of the technical issues on the performance of our students. We have been informed that the technical issues experienced by our students were not particular to Governor Stirling SHS and that thousands of students across Australia were affected in a similar way.

SCSA are currently investigating the data from yesterday’s online NAPLAN and are considering the best way to respond to the situation. They will issue their response as soon as possible. At this stage we will continue with the implementation of the remaining online NAPLAN assessments as per our planned schedule. The school will communicate to parents any further developments regarding NAPLAN as information becomes available.

Kind Regards

Leonie Squire

Vice Principal

NAPLAN Online 2019, Year 7 & 9 Parents

Why do students do NAPLAN tests?

The National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) assesses literacy and numeracy skills that are essential for every child to progress through school and life. Students in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9 participate in the annual NAPLAN tests in reading, writing conventions of language (spelling, grammar and punctuation) and numeracy. For more information please see attached brochure.

Early Close Wednesday 10 April 2019

Due to the parent/teacher interviews, students will be dismissed after Period 3 at 12.09pm on Wednesday 10 April 2019. Students are to make their way home at this time. Those who need to wait for an afternoon bus service will be required to attend a classroom during the interviews.

Term 1 Parent Teacher Interviews 2019

OLNA Testing

The OLNA enables students to successfully meet the Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE) requirement of demonstrating a minimum standard of literacy (reading and writing) and numeracy. The standard requires students to demonstrate proficiency in using a range of ACSF Level 3 skills in each component. The following link provides more information about the OLNA:

https://senior-secondary.scsa.wa.edu.au/assessment/olna/students-parents-carers

School Board Nominations

Please find attached a letter from Dr Putrino together with a nomination form, for parents wishing to nominate to be a part of the school board in 2019. The closing date for nominations is Friday 15 March 2019.

2018 Year 12 Performance

Congratulations to all students who graduated from Year 12 last year. Completing Year 12 is a wonderful achievement and something of which both parent and student should be proud of. Governor Stirling Senior High School sincerely wishes all 2018 Year 12 students the very best in their future endeavors.

Congratulations to the following students for their outstanding performances in 2018 ATAR results.

Academic Achievement Award For achieving a ATAR score of 90 and above:

Wenyan Lin

Tyler James Pryce

Taylor Jane Pescud

Kayla Jade Centracchio

Thomas Albertsen

Alexia Datario

Shih-Yoo Tsai

Recognition of an ‘Excellent School Achievement Certificate of Distinction’ For achieving 190–200 points in the last three consecutive years of senior secondary WACE enrolment:

Wenyan Lin

Recognition of an ‘Excellent School Achievement Certificate of Merit’ For achieving 150–189 points in the last three consecutive years of senior secondary WACE enrolment:

Kayla Jade Centracchio

Taylor Jane Pescud

Tyler James Pryce

ATAR 95 Club Students of 2018:

Wenyan Lin

Tyler James Pryce

School Performance WACE Achievement:

84% (Like schools 83%)

School Attainment: 100% (Like schools 95%) (Min ATAR of 55 OR Cert II)

Median ATAR: 80.2 (Like schools 70.3)

Achieved literacy: 100%

Achieved numeracy: 100%

Students with TWO more than VET qualifications: 29

Students with a Certificate III qualification: 14

Above State Course Achievement

Music

Physics

Mathematics Methods

Mathematics Applications

Chemistry

Close to State Achievement

English

Mathematics Specialist

History

Bilogy

Human Biology