For Parents

Starting High School

The enrolment process for New Year 8 students is managed by the Department for Education. Students in Year 7 in government primary schools will automatically be issued with a ‘Starting Secondary School’ application pack during May of Year 7. Parents of children who are attending a non-government school will need to request an application pack, including the ‘registration of interest for placement in year 8’ form, from the South Australian Government 'Choosing a High School' website.

Gladstone High School offers a number of programs specifically designed for year 8 students, to ease their transition to high school. These include –

Year 8 Information Evening

Term 4 the previous year

Transition Days

Students visit the school for 2 transition days in Week 8 Term 4

Aquatics Camp

An Aquatics Camp is held early in term 1. In small groups, Year 8 students take part in aquatics programs, and get to know each other and their teachers.

Year 8 Coordinator

A staff member is appointed as Year 8 Coordinator, and is available to assist with student and parent issues.

School Counsellor

Our School Counsellor is always available to assist students with any concerns.

Canteen

Gladstone High School services the school population with a Governing Council managed canteen that operates 5 days a week for recess and lunch breaks.

An important factor affecting the growth and development of children is the nutritional quality of their diet.

The school community has a responsibility to demonstrate good choices and extend users’ experience of healthy eating in the same way a classroom environment does.

We aim to provide a service to students, so that it is not necessary for them to leave the school grounds during the day to buy snacks or lunch.

Our objectives is to provide food that is fresh, nutritious, and wholesome at affordable prices that encourage long term healthy eating habits amongst the school community.

 

Volunteering and Child related screenings

We believe that voluntary workers can make a significant contribution to the school community by giving their time and sharing their skills and expertise with others.

Volunteers may have a wide range of interests and abilities that complement school programs, thus providing a wider range of interactions and experience for students. Our policy aims to provide you with more information about positions/roles, our process and who you can contact to enquire further.

Uniform

Wearing of the Gladstone High School uniform is compulsory for all students.

School Uniform is important because;

  • We know immediately if there are strangers on school grounds
  • It encourages student pride in themselves and the school

The Governing Council has endorsed our Uniform Policy.
By attending this school, students are agreeing to wear school uniform, and parents are
agreeing to ensure that their child/children have access to the school uniform.

Our Uniform Shop is located in the Front Office.
A uniform price list can be obtained via the website or Front Office.
All major credit cards, EFTPOS and cash are accepted.

UNIFORM PRICE LIST

Polo Top

$30

Rugby Jumper

$75

GHS Jumper

$55

GHS Bucket Hat

$10

GHS Cap

$10

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Assessment and Reporting

At Gladstone high school our reporting is in line with Australian Curriculum and SACE requirements

Term

8-10

11

12

1

Written reports with grades and comments for Term 1

Acquaintance Night (Yr8)

Parent interviews

Written reports with grades and comments for Term 1

Parent interviews

Written reports with grades and comments for Term 1

Yr 12 Progress Interviews

2

Written reports with grades for Term 2

3 Way Conference
(Yr 8 & 9)

Written Reports with grades for Term 2

Written reports with grades and comments for Term 2

3

Written reports with grades and comments for Term 3

Course Counselling
Panels (Yr 10)

Written reports with grades and comments for Term 3

Course Counselling Panels

Written reports with grades and comments for Term 3

Yr 12 Progress Interviews and SATAC Counselling

4

Written reports with grades for Term 4

Written reports with grades for Term 4

Statement of Results – SACE Board

Each student must be given a grade (A, B, C, D or E)

A – Your child is demonstrating excellent achievement of what is expected at this year level.
B – Your child is demonstrating good achievement of what is expected at this year level.
C – Your child is demonstrating satisfactory achievement of what is expected at this year level.
D – Your child is demonstrating partial achievement of what is expected at this year level.
E – Your child is demonstrating minimal achievement of what is expected at this year level.

  • In Years 8-10, students with a Negotiated Education Plan (NEP), who have accommodations to allow them to work toward the appropriate Australian Curriculum standards, are graded with an A, B, C, D or E.
  • In Stage 1 subjects, students with an NEP have a Modified Assessment Plan and they receive A, B, C, D or E grades.
  • In Stage 2 subjects, students with an NEP receive A, B, C, D or E grades in line with the curriculum requirements

 

Buses

Gladstone High School has Education Department buses, plus additional contractor buses, which are privately owned. The school buses transport students from Georgetown, Crystal Brook, Laura, Stone Hut, Redhill, Yacka and Gulnare. A bus timetable showing morning and afternoon pickup and drop off times is provided at the start of each year.

 

Passengers – Where there is room on a bus, the following are eligible to be passengers:

  • Children from the feeder Primary Schools and
  • Preschool students

It is necessary to negotiate all transport with the Deputy Principal.

 

The safety and welfare of students is the responsibility of the school from the moment students get on the school bus in the morning to when they get off the bus in the afternoon. This responsibility is delegated to bus drivers.

All students and parents are required to sign and adhere to the Bus Code of Conduct, which is aligned to the school’s behaviour management policy.

 

Bell Times

Lesson times are detailed in the following table:

LESSON TIMES - 2018

Start

Finish

HOME GROUP

8:45

9:00

Lesson 1

9:00

9:50

Lesson 2

9:50

10:40

RECESS

10:40

11:10

Lesson 3

11:10

12:00

Lesson 4

12:00

12:50

LUNCH

12:50

1:30

Lesson 5

1:30

2:20

Lesson 6

2:20

3:10

HOME GROUP

3:10

3:15