NMSHS Schoolzine Issue 10
As we step into the final stretch of the year, the spring season, Kambarang (second spring}, brings new energy and a sense of renewal to our school. The last 10 weeks of the academic year are a crucial time for our students, and we are here to support them in their journey towards success. Here are some important reminders and considerations for this term:
- Regular attendance at school continues to be a priority for us at our school. We know consistent attendance is the foundation of a successful education. Please ensure your child attends school regularly and arrives on time. Missing class can have a significant impact on their learning progress. It is very important that students stay focussed right up until the last week of the year.
- Behaving appropriately and using social media in this digital age so it isn’t offensive to anyone is extremely important. Unfortunately, on occasions, we have students who put up posts about another student’s family or about another student which causes offence. It's important to remind your child when they use social media that they need to be respectful, responsible, and kind when interacting online. Let's make the internet a positive and safe space for all.
- Belonging and caring about one another continues to be a priority in our school. I have always found kindness to be contagious. We should encourage our students to practice empathy and compassion because a small act of kindness can make a big difference in someone's day. Together, let’s continue to foster a caring and supportive school community.
- The final term may seem like a home stretch, but it's important for our students to stay focused and committed to their studies. Set realistic goals and maintain a healthy study routine. Hard work now will lead to great accomplishments. At our assemblies this term we recognise the great work of students and present certificates of congratulations to those students who have excelled in each of the learning areas.
- Our Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) program continues to reward and recognize students who exhibit positive behaviours. We encourage you to encourage your child to actively participate and appreciate the rewards they receive for their good conduct. We have our PBS shop up and running and students can use their reward points to collect some prizes and vouchers depending on how many PBS points they have earnt.
I am confident that our students will make these last 10 weeks count and end the year on a high note. Together, we can create an environment that fosters growth and success. If you do have any concerns or questions during this term, please do not hesitate to reach out to our staff or teachers. We're here to support you and your child's educational journey.
Thank you for being an integral part of our school community. Here's to a productive and successful Term 4!
Susan Kerr M.Ed.Admin, B.Ed,Dip.Teach
Newton Moore SHS
From the Finance Team
List for Years 7-12 Now Available
Next year’s booklists have been published and are available to parents in the attachments below. The online ordering deadline date for FREE home delivery will be Friday 15th December 2023, for delivery during the week of 19th January 2024. Orders can also be dropped off at the school office and we will forward them to our preferred supplier, Campion Education, on your behalf, but they must be prepaid. Hard copies of the booklists can also be obtained from the school office. Campion also have retail stores in Malaga and Canning Vale for families who regularly travel to the metro area.
2023 Contributions and Charges
As we are preparing for 2024, it is a good time to clear up any unpaid contributions and charges from this year. It is never too late to start a payment plan and your payments can continue through the school holidays and into 2024. We appreciate all parents and caregivers who make the effort to pay these costs, as they are valuable funds to ensure your child has all the resources needed in their classrooms for effective learning.
2023 Specialist Program Charges
A reminder to those parents and caregivers who have children enrolled in our specialist programs, including MASH, Science Horizons and Science Engineering, that if the 2023 compulsory charges are not paid, your child will be excluded from the program in 2024. To avoid disappointment, please make payment in the next week to ensure your child’s smooth transition to their program in 2024.
A quick reminder that payment plans are available to all parents and caregivers for payments of any amount and frequency. Payments can be made to the school bank account which is easily set up in your internet banking. If set and forget helps in your daily life, then this is the plan for you.
Need more information?
Please contact the Accounts Office if you need any information on your school costs. The school bank details are below, along with other payment options to suit your individual requirements.
Email: email@example.com Phone: 9722 2419
Account name: Newton Moore Senior High School
Newton Moore Biller Code: 106708
Newton Moore Centrelink CRN: 555 062 848L
The Accounts Office can accept your payment by eftpos and cash during the hours of 8am and 3.45pm every business day.
Please call the Accounts Office on 9722 2419 to make a payment with your credit card during the hours of 8am and 3.45pm every business day.
Lower School Deputy Principals’ Update
Incoming Year 7s for 2024
NMSHS is still awaiting over 20 enrolments for the 2024 Year 7 cohort and I am aware a number of these are for younger siblings of current NMSHS students. Without enrolment, students cannot attend the transition activities commencing in Term 4, so I encourage the completion of enrolment forms as soon as possible. If any assistance is required or you have any further enquiries, please do not hesitate to contact the Front Office for further support.
Enrolment acceptance letters should have arrived within your emails and further information will come as Term 4 progresses.
Please note the Year 6 NMSHS Transition Day is Tuesday December the 5th.
Student Services Update
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Extension Maths – Western Australian Junior Olympiad
It’s that time of the year again where the Western Australian Junior Olympiad is held in Bunbury. NMSHS has 8 students competing this year. The Individual papers were sat on Tuesday, 17th October, and the Team competition is being held on Saturday, 21st October.
We wish Briella Kennedy, Matilda Harris, Sophie Atkin, Billy Fyfe, Max Laherty, Tobin Russell, Mark Coyne and Noah Kuswardiyanto the best of luck in the group competition.
During Week 10 of Term 3, Bunbury Senior Stars had their first MECCA tour at Carousel in Perth.
Our Stars thoroughly enjoyed their trip, engaging with the staff and artists, learning new makeup skills, trying new products, and leaving with a little MECCA gift.
The MECCA staff were amazing makeup artists and made our Stars feel extremely welcome. Following the trip, our Year 12 stars were able to wear their makeup to the Newton Moore SHS Year 12 dinner.
During Week 1 of Term 4, some of our Senior Stars headed to QUBE for a workplace site tour. Our Stars checked out all the facilities available, including the port. They met with the management team and explored future employment.
In Week 9 at the end of Term 3, a team of Junior Clontarf students travelled to Mandurah to take part in the Binjarib Wirrin Football Cup. The carnival featured 15 Clontarf academies from around the state. This year, the Newton Moore Academy participated in a strong A division which also featured Fremantle, Kalgoorlie, Champion Bay and Geraldton. The boys competed extremely well all day in some great conditions, falling to eventual champions, Kalgoorlie, by just one goal. James Garlett was awarded the Clontarf Spirit for his great leadership throughout the carnival and the week. We stayed at the Seaside Camp for Children in Point Perron and enjoyed a number of other activities during the week including a morning training and breakfast at the Coodanup Academy, a visit to the WA Museum in Perth and Ten Pin Bowling that night. We also enjoyed some fun camp games with the other academies staying with us. All the boys had a great time throughout the week and represented the school and the academy extremely well.
News from Parent Bodies
NMSHS Weekly Canteen Specials
There are many benefits to volunteering!
You will make new friends, you can improve or learn new skills
for future employment, you will definitely have a few laughs with a great bunch of people, and most important of all, you will be doing something
very worthwhile for your school community.
Our Canteen is seeking volunteers… Master Chefs & Sandwich Experts are welcome!
Once upon a time… we were a crew of 60, and now we are only 3!
We would love for new parents/careers and grandparents at the school to come and help out, meet new people, make friends and learn something new.
All that is required is:
- 1 or 2 free hours on any Mon-Fri between 8.30- 2.30
- Loads of enthusiasm.
- Working with Children Check if none of your children or grandchildren attend the school.
- Food Handling Certificate. We can get you hooked up with this for free using the P&Cs special code, and it only takes 45 minutes to complete.
In return for your time, you receive a healthy lunch (for yourself or a child of your choosing), all the coffee you can drink, and a welcome pack with all the info you need to join our happy canteen team.
Send us an email firstname.lastname@example.org or pop in for a cuppa and a chat.
Please join our Knights of the Moore P&C Canteen Facebook page to get more specials and news.
As we enter the final term of the year, the focus for the School Board is to reflect on our recent activities and plan for the future. In this newsletter, we would like to update you on several key matters the Board will be working on, all aimed at enhancing the educational experience for students and families.
Review of Behaviour Plan:
Ensuring a safe and respectful learning environment is a top priority for the school, and at the next meeting, the Board at will be reviewing the latest plan and changes based on the departments policy.
School Leavers' Jackets:
Finishing year twelve is a milestone worth celebrating. Each year the School Board review the designs presented by students for their leaver’s jackets.
Reviewing NAPLAN Testing results:
Board members understand the importance of standardised testing, and the National Assessment Program - Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) is a valuable tool for assessing student progress. The School Board annually review the school’s overall results.
Listening to Student Executive Update:
We value the voices of our students and their representatives on the Student Executive. At each school board meeting, members of the Student Exec provide a board update. The School Board really appreciate students’ thoughts and ideas for enhancing the school.
Review of Term 4 Charges and Contributions Booklet:
Our financial responsibility extends to ensuring transparency and fairness in the charges and contributions associated with our school. The School Board diligently reviews the Term 4 Charges and Contributions Booklet to ensure it accurately reflects the services and activities provided to our students.
Financial Documents Review:
The School Board also takes our financial stewardship seriously. At each meeting they review financial documents to ensure they are accurate, compliant, and aligned with our school's strategic goals.
If you have any questions, suggestions, or concerns regarding the matters, you are more than welcome to forward these matters to the School Board so they can be discussed at future meetings.