High Notes, Vol 16 No 5, February 27 2015
Summer Sport Co-payments
For 2015 the agreed figure for Term 1 only co-payments is $70. Certain Supporters Groups, with agreement from parents, decide upon higher co-payments for some expensive to run sports, such as rowing ($180 per term), sailing ($286) and rifle shooting ($160 small bore). For winter sports the agreed base co-payment will be $140, after adjusting for on costs. Individual Supporter Groups need to advise the Principal before the end of term 1 what adjustments they may have made for the upcoming winter season.
Co-payments are generated from a central spreadsheet controlled by the School Administration Manager. MICs and Supporters Groups cannot vary co-payments without the permission of the Principal in writing. The SAM adjusts the spreadsheet when notified by the Principal.
Year 7 Classes – Purposeful Grouping
Our School Plan – 1. Maximising potential
Students who have already exhibited blockages in their learning, need our help. Our School Learning Support Officer will be working with the Wellbeing Team to develop collaborative plans for selected students. These Individual Learning and Support Plans (ILSPs) will include input from the students, teachers and parents.
Year Advisers will be employing a variety of strategies to overcome the identified barriers to achievement that restrict our boys. Included in this list are: organisational skills, effort (GRIT), focus in class and while working at home, consistency of organisation, frequency of task completion, revision and study skills and exam preparation.
High provides a very high number of opportunities for learning and interacting with others in teams or groups with a task in common. We want more boys to take up more of their opportunities. We want to build their character so they can develop the grit necessary to succeed in stage 6.
For those boys looking for challenge we have many academic competitions with block entries. From the Davinci decathlon, Tournament of Minds, Philosothon, debating and public speaking to advanced mathematical problem solving programs and multiple acceleration course offerings, there are many ways to maximise your potential at High.
We have a big emphasis on nurturing scholar-sportsmen so we really push you to get engaged in
competitive team sports. Some boys have taken up a completely new sport at High and have
developed so rapidly that they represented their state and even their country, within ten years.
Build your son’s character and assist him to make a happy future by encouraging and
supporting his involvement in school life!
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