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URANGAN STATE HIGH SCHOOL Parent Information Evening Monday 1 st December YEAR 7 and 8’s 2015 The Pursuit of Excellence Every minute…Every Day.

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1 URANGAN STATE HIGH SCHOOL Parent Information Evening Monday 1 st December YEAR 7 and 8’s 2015 The Pursuit of Excellence Every minute…Every Day

2 Welcome to Urangan Introducing the team- ØPrincipal – Ross Zelow ØDeputy Principals – Linda Buxton, Ian Christie, Nick McMorrow, Craig Wotton ØHead of Year 8 – Brian Harrington ØHead of Year 7 - Linda Buxton ØHouse Managers – Andrea Powell and Ann Byers Year 8, Anthony Clancy Year 7 and Ley Anson (SEP) ØStudent Coordinators – Jacqui Larke (8), Ben Lethborg (7) and Marnie Fader (SEP)

3 School Structure House Manager Ms Buxton/ Mr Clancy/Mrs Anson House Manager Ms Buxton House Manager Mr Clancy Head of Year Ms Buxton 7B1 7B2 7B3 7B9 7C1 7C2 7C3 7C4 7T1 7T2 7T3 Student Coordinators Mr Lethborg/ Mrs Fader House Managers: Student Welfare Student Achievement Student Behaviour Student Support Teacher Mentor Parent Contact Student Coordinator: Extra Curricular Activities Student Welfare Lunchtime Activities New Student Orientation Student Leadership Form Activities (Social & Emotional Learning)

4 School Structure House Manager Mrs Byers House Manager Ms Powell/Mrs Anson House Manager Mr Harrington Head of Year Mr Harrington 8B1 8B2 8B3 8C1 8C2 8C3 8C9 8T1 8T2 8T3 8T4 Student Coordinators Mrs Larke/ Mrs Fader House Managers: Student Welfare Student Achievement Student Behaviour Student Support Teacher Mentor Parent Contact Student Coordinator: Extra Curricular Activities Student Welfare Lunchtime Activities New Student Orientation Student Leadership Form Activities (Social & Emotional Learning)

5 School Uniform Junior GirlsJunior Boys Shirt Century Polo Shirt - Red Shorts Mid-grey Canterbury micro fibre shorts with embroidered Urangan SHS Mid-grey dress shorts with embroidered Urangan SHS Skirt Mid-grey knee length with embroidered Urangan SHS Pants Mid-grey dress pants with embroidered Urangan SHS Mid-grey track pants with embroidered Urangan SHS Jumper Red polar fleece full zip jumper with school crest Tracksuit School approved Canterbury design – USHS Hat School bucket hat Footwear must wear closed in shoes Shirt Century Polo Shirt - Red Shorts Mid-grey Canterbury micro fibre shorts with embroidered Urangan SHS Mid-grey dress shorts with embroidered Urangan SHS Pants Mid-grey dress pants with embroidered Urangan SHS Mid-grey track pants with embroidered Urangan SHS Jumper Red polar fleece full zip jumper with school crest Tracksuit School approved Canterbury design – USHS Hat School bucket hat Footwear must wear closed in shoes

6 Uniform shop Opening hours (last three weeks of the holidays) Jan 2015 Mon 5 th,12 th,19 th Jan 10am - 2pm Tues 6 th,13 th, 20 th Jan 8am - 2pm Wed 7 th, 14 th, 21 st Jan 10am - 2pm Thurs 8 th, 15 th, 22 nd Jan 10am - 6pm Fri 9 th, 16 th, 23 rd Jan 10am – 2pm Sat 10 th, 17 th, 24 th Jan 10am- 2pm

7 Honours Shirts

8 Policies All policies will be discussed with students next year but these are 2 that always get asked about : Hat Policy – given a hat at start of year and that is the only hat you wear. Electronic device policy – including mobile phones are not to be brought into classrooms and are to be left in their bags.

9 BYOx Policy In 2015 USHS will provide access to allow students in Years 7-9 to bring approved, personally-owned, computing devices into the classroom to assist with learning opportunities. A $50 administrator fee will be charged. Any queries contact:

10 Support Services  Guidance Officer – Mannly Dubroy  Youth Health Nurse – Janet Morrow  School Based Police Officer – Snr Constable Miles  Chaplain – Snez Petersen  Community Education Counsellor – Shane Nelson  Behaviour Support teacher – Mike Radic  Youth Support Counsellor – Bev Dangerfield  Student Coordinators  BSMs – Kacey Hannant and Rebecca Fuery  Heads of Department  Peer support – Year 10 and Year 9 students

11 A day in the life of a Year 7 & 8 student. Lesson Times Bell Times AM 8:40 Form8:458:55 8:408:55 Change8:559:00 Lesson 19:0010:10 9:0010:10 Change10:1010:15 Lesson 210:1511:25 10:1511:25 Lunch11:2512:10 12:05 Lesson 312:1013:20 12:1013:20 Lunch13:2013:50 13:45 Lesson 413:5015:00 13:5015:00 Week A/ B cycle

12 Subjects Studied in Year 7 Core Subjects Maths English Science SOSE HPE (1 Sem.) Chinese (1 Sem.) Technology (1 Sem.) Every week LAN-(Literacy & Numeracy) SELF- (Social Emotional Learning Focus) Elective Subjects One of the Arts (1 Sem.) Dance Drama Art Media Music/ Music Rock PLUS

13 Subjects Studied in Year 8 Core Subjects Maths English Science SOSE HPE (1 Sem.) Chinese (1 Sem.) Every week LAN-(Literacy & Numeracy) SELF- (Social Emotional Learning Focus) Elective Subjects One of: Dance Drama Art Media Music (ACE or Music and Rock) One of: Manual Arts Business Home Economics Information and Communication Technologies One Semester each PLUS

14 Student Resource Scheme Covers use of textbook, non consumables and photocopying Does not cover personal stationery/ printing

15 Stationery 10 (96 page) A4 exercise books (no books with tabbed sections) Non- metal ruler Red and blue biros Glue stick HB and 2B pencils Eraser Coloured pencils Highlighters Scissors Maths set (compass, protractor etc.) Scientific calculator (available at school office) Standard calculator (SEP program) USB Diary (optional)

16 Class/Form Organisation Ø10 form classes of approximately 24 students. ØThe form teacher closely monitors student progress and acts as a mentor. Our aim is to keep the class and the teacher together for their entire time at Urangan. ØForm: everyday and includes SELF and LAN lessons ØMixed abilities from a variety of primary schools. ØOur School has its own Special Education Unit. ØACE Programs – Music & Academic

17 Form teachers- Year 7 7 B1- Victoria Chapman 7 B2- Danni Whittaker 7 B3- Trent Baker 7 B9- Eric Brandseth 7 C1- Sandy Portbury 7 C2- Kiera Deakin 7 C3- Kimberly Vanzetta 7 C4- Echo Zhao 7 T1- Lesley Dubroy 7 T2- Marnie Bertoli 7 T3- Kathryn Henricks

18 Form teachers- Year 8 8 B1- Colleen Frazer 8 B2- Liza Young 8 B3- Robyn Ashford 8 C1- Lesa Landon 8 C2- Gary Plumridge 8 C3- Jin Zixuan 8 C9- Kaye Henningsen 8 T1- Peta- Jane Morris 8 T2- Chantal Brown 8 T3- Ben Austin 8 T4- Alexia Taylor

19 Peer Support Program Each class will be assigned peer mentors (Year 10 students work with year 8’s and year 9 students work with year 7’s) Peer mentors are given training and will work closely with their assigned classes during the first week and will continue to play an important role throughout the year

20 Getting to school Walk Car Bike- bring your own lock for use in our locked compound Bus 1.Hervey Bay Urban Area and Burrum Heads, Dundowran, Craignish, Stafford Estate, Takura, Toogoom and Torbanlea- phone Wide Bay Transit: Booral, River Heads, Wondunna- phone Goddards:

21 Communication Website: https://uranganshs.eq.edu.au Facebook: Urangan State High School SMS Parent teacher interviews Newsletter Phone: School intranet

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24 Lunch times Canteen New Oval- junior secondary students only Sports shed- run by year 9 leaders Tutorials Lunch time activities 1 st week- a question and answer room for any queries GD03 Use toilets near SR4 and SR5

25 First Day- Tues. 27 Jan 2015 Year 7’s meet at Map of the World am Year 8’s meet at the PA block am Introduction/ Meet form teacher Form time with teacher and peer mentors (Lesson 1) Escorted to lesson pm- Year 7 and 8 parade in the gym

26 Map Junior Oval

27 2015 and Beyond We are looking forward to working with you and your son/daughter here at USHS Any questions/queries please feel free to contact Linda Buxton Year 7 or Brian Harrington Year 8. Thank you for your attendance Enjoy your Christmas break !


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