PO Box 180 PRINCIPAL’S REPORT If a student leaves school to go to full-
Field Avenue M McConville time work, then they lose their job, they
Toronto 2283 must still comply with the above –
School Certificate which means they may be forced back
Phone: 4959 1788 On Thursday 4th August the NSW to school.
Fax: 4950 4459 Minister for Education announced that
Email: the School Certificate tests would not Year 7 2012
Torontoemail@example.com continue beyond 2011. This means that Expressions of Interest have been taken
the current Yr 10 cohort will be the final for Year 7 2012. It is great to report for
group to participate in external exams 2012 we have just about all the students
for their School Certificate. in our partner primary schools coming
to Toronto High School next year. In
Issue 4 We will be informed at a later stage as fact we have a large number of students
to what the new credentialing for the from out of our zone who also wish to
Inside this Issue School Certificate will entail. attend Toronto High.
1 Principal’s Report The 2011 School Certificate exams will We have established a waiting list and
take place as scheduled from 7th – 11th unfortunately due to the increased
2 Deputy Principals’ Reports November 2011. applications for the school, we will not
be able to accept all applications.
3 CAPA, PDHPE, Careers Student Support Officer
Toronto High School has appointed a If you know anyone who is intending to
Student Support Officer. The successful apply to Toronto High School for
4 Administration, P & C
applicant is Alyssa Elsley. A Student enrolment into Year 7 2012, please tell
TAS Support Officer has the role of a Social them to contact the school immediately
Worker / Youth Worker in a school so they can be placed on the waiting list.
setting. We are looking forward to
Alyssa commencing in the near future. Parent Teacher Nights
Thank you to all those parents that
New School Leaving Age attended our parent teacher nights.
Students must complete Yr 10 and These nights are very important as they
receive a School Certificate. allow parents and teachers to discuss
Next P & C Meeting student progress and to highlight the
After Year 10 and until the age of 17 achievements and any areas of concern.
students must be:
23rd August 2011 a. in school, or registered for home If you were unable to attend the parent
schooling OR teacher evening and would like to meet
6pm b. in approved education or training OR with your child’s teachers, please
c.in full-time,paid employment (average contact the school to arrange an
School Library 25 hours/week) OR appointment time.
d. in a combination of these
Uniform & Shoes Encouraging students to be at – “The student must take full
We have been inspecting uniform at the school. Research shows that one responsibility for any loss, theft or
entry points to the school. It is great to school hour missed may take up to damage, to any of these devices.”
see the vast majority of students 8 hours of private revision to
wearing the correct school uniform. restore lost or missed knowledge. Uniform.
This message is regularly I would like to inform students and
We will be conducting further gate communicated at daily assemblies. parents that items of jewellery that may
inspections over the course of the year. pose a threat to the wearer or any other
Attendance awards presented at person, will be asked to be removed by
When you enter a school and see formal assemblies for perfect the student and left at home. Failure to
students in the correct uniform it creates and/or improved attendance. comply with this request will lead to
a very positive impression of the school. these items being confiscated and
Detentions at lunch-time or after returned at the end of the day. In
The school uniform is just like a school for truants or the chronic particular, I refer here to oversized
uniform worn in the workplace. If you late arrivers. jewellery items such as rings, spacers,
are working at McDonalds and you earrings, spiked earrings, bars, wrist and
arrive for a shift in ‘almost the right Attendance Monitoring cards for facial jewellery. This request is
uniform’ – you will be sent home. It is fractional truants. consistent with our published policy.
an important habit to develop. We sincerely thank all parents for their
Interviews with students, involving support of uniform in the past and we
DEPUTY PRINCIPAL’S REPORT the relevant Year Adviser and will strive to work with you to maintain
YRS 8, 10 & 12 HSLO. our good appearance into the future.
Interviews with student, parent / DEPUTY PRINCIPAL’S REPORT
Term 3 is upon us and is a time of great carer, Attendance Committee and YRS 7, 9 & 11
anxiety for Year 12 who will not only HSLO. G Morgan
be completing Trial HSC Examinations
at school, but also ensuring that they We are now well into Semester 2 with
Referral to HSLO for intervention.
submit, on time, major works for year 11 in their final term of the
itinerant marking of their projects. Preliminary Course. They will have
Individual or group performances, final exams in weeks 8 and 9 so they
completion of oral/aural tests and final need to start their study now to ensure
coaching by staff, in preparation of all they cover all their courses. It is vital to
Referral to Legal branch for a
students for the Higher School keep Year 11 working steadily while
Compulsory Schooling Order to be
Certificate, will guarantee that all reinforcing that this is the last term of
sought from the courts.
students will realise the demands of their Preliminary and that they start year
these last few months of life as a senior 12 HSC fourth term.
In addition, it is a legal obligation of
student, preparing for his/her HSC. The
parents/carers to provide an explanation
HSC Examination period begins on This is a good time to remind all
for all absences, within 7 days of the
Monday 17th October 2011 and will students about the School Uniform
finish no later than Friday 18th Policy which is full school uniform. The
November, 2011. school is more than willing to aid any
A reminder about the use of mobile
student who has uniform problems and
phones and Ipods during class time.
Attendance matters! we operate a “swap and go” system to
School policy outlines that phones
Of course it matters. It is a critical piece ensure students wear school jackets and
should not be brought to school and
of information that potential employers shirts. All staff have commented on the
parents should attempt contact with
will want to know about prospective much improved appearance of our
their students through the usual
employees. At Toronto High, we have students and this has spilled over to
protocols – call the Front Office and a
an active Attendance Committee, that improved behaviours in the classroom.
meets every week, mostly with our message will be delivered to the Uniform gives students a sense of pride
student. If students wish to contact
HSLO, to discuss attendance patterns of in the school as well as being a valuable
parents, then this can be achieved
students. As a result of this constant safety system allowing staff to readily
vigilance, Toronto High’s attendance through either Deputy or the Front identify intruders by their attire.
Office. Students should not be using
patterns across all years has improved to
phones/Ipods inappropriately during
such an extent that we are placed at the Years 7 and 9 have settled in well to this
lesson time. The issue of responsibility,
top of high schools in West Lake last semester. Class changes have been
when these devices are brought to
Macquarie, with regard to attendance finalised and parents have now seen
school, is addressed in our school policy
data. We use many initiatives: reports for all years. This is a good time
to ring staff about any concerns you All students have homework every increase the efficiency of our
may have and I remind you that Mr week - 30 minutes of practical work eg operations.
Muxlow and Mr Moore are the Year running, walking, swimming, gym
Advisers for Year 7 and 9 respectively. work, dance etc. Whatever the activity, CAREERS
the heart rate should be increased to the T Connell
CAPA FACULTY extent that puffing occurs. This will
E Allanson help the student maintain a good level Try A Trade is on the 19 of August this
of general fitness. In theory, classes are year at Morisset Show Ground. I have
Term 3 is here, and that means in CAPA given regular homework activities, sent out invitations to students in Year
HSC performances and practical tasks assessment tasks and research tasks. 10 that are interested in a career in a
are due. By the time this bulletin is Reading in the area of study will also trade. This day allows students to try
printed the HSC Dance Practical increase student understanding of many different areas of employment.
Examinations will have taken place. topics. This year we are able to take 50
That was Wednesday August 17th. Our students. The bus is paid for by the
best wishes went with those students. There are still some students who have school and the local Rotary Clubs
Drama and Visual Arts are next. The not yet paid for their Theory work supply a BBQ sausage on a roll with a
hand in day for the HSC Artworks is the booklets. The annual fee of $10 covers can of drink so it is set to be a good day.
same day as the Drama HSC these for the year. Each student is issued We will have most areas of trade
Examinations at our school. That day is with their completed booklets to take represented and it is a great day for
Monday 29th August. Again, our best home. Parents are encouraged to take an students keen to leave school for an
wishes to those students. active interest in their child’s progress apprenticeship or traineeship after
and read through the books, discussing completion of the School Certificate.
Music examinations will follow in topics with them.
Week 9, just before Year 12 officially There is also an Open Day for Year 12
leave school. This dedicated group of As the weather warms, a reminder to all students interested in enrolling in Uni
students will show the examiners students that PDHPE practical uniform next year. Newcastle Uni will be open
exactly how talented they are. is red Tshirt, blue shorts and joggers, on Saturday the 27th August.
and of course hat and sunscreen to
Term 4 will then be here, and to us in protect against the harmful rays of the Year 10 students who are interested in
CAPA that means MADD NIGHT. This sun. Remember the sun also provides us enrolling in TVET for Years 11 and 12
year MADD night will be Wednesday with the necessary Vitamin D. will need to come and see me to obtain
16th November. Tickets will be on sale an application form. You will also need
next term from the front office. The Breakfast Club to discuss with me the requirements for
show will be all pre sold tickets. That A huge thanks to our many sponsors attending a TVET course at TAFE.
means you must purchase your ticket and supporters! TVET applications close in early
for the event at the front office, as there September.
will be no door sales. We have Andrew McKeown from the There are lots of Scholarships available
Baptist Church volunteer his valuable and it is worthwhile applying.
Auditions for MADD night will be held time every Tuesday morning to help Scholarships are available from private
very soon, so see your teacher if you with the cooking and serving. He has companies, universities and various
want to participate. Mrs. Milwright will been joined by members of the other organisations.
be drawing up the program. It can be Anglican Church recently – this list is
viewed on the CAPA window. still being added to as more community Every week I email out to students in
members join the ranks, but names will Years 9 – 12 via the DET Portal
Best wishes to all HSC students, and be advertised next bulletin. information such as jobs, training
potential MADD night participants. programs etc. All students should be
Our staff and practicum teachers are able to access these emails. If your child
PDHPE FACULTY ever supportive in the collection of has difficulty, instruct them to organise
A Gromek food, and manning the Club daily. A access through the library. There is a lot
huge thank you to all!! of information delivered to students via
Term 3 is flying by! Students have the Portal site which include assessment
enjoyed units of work in Dance, Toronto RSL has recently sponsored us tasks, so it is vital they check emails on
Circuits, Invasion Games and Tabloid by a monetary donation of $1,000 for a regular basis.
Activities and will move onto Round the purchase of new toasters to replace
Ball, Gymnastics, Minor Games and the aging resources currently used. Below is a list of employers that
Dance. accepted our students for work
THANK YOU on behalf of the placement. If these employers did not
THS Breakfast Club. This will greatly take our students we could not send
them out on work placement. This is Contact Details
very important as it is a requirement for It is of the utmost importance that the Upcoming Events
most VET courses that a mandatory student & parent/caregivers details are
work placement be completed in both up to date. If circumstances have 23 Aug
Year 11 and 12. recently changed e.g. change of address; P & C Meeting 6pm
telephone numbers (home & mobile);
U.G.M. Engineers PTY LTD Emergency Contact details, please 24 & 25 Aug
Toronto Private Hospital Hospitality complete the enclosed Change of Westlakes Performing Arts Festival
Toronto Chamber of Commerce and Details form and return to the school as
Industry soon as possible.
Toronto Bay Bistro (Please complete the form only if 8, 9 & 10 Sep
Todd Burton Building Services there have been changes). NSW CHS Athletics
RSL Carem, Ollie's @ Toronto Diggers Account Statements 19 – 21 Sep
Newcastle Machine Shop These will be mailed home to parents. School Certificate Trials
Lake Macquarie Landcare Office hours are 7.30am to 3.30pm.
L E Computers Toronto Payments can be made between 7.45am 22 Sep
KMart Glendale, Kent Rowe Digital and 2.15pm. We accept cash, cheques, Yr 11 Crossroads
Print credit cards with Eftpos facilities
Yr 12 Graduation
Innovative Computer Solutions available. Credit card payments can
Hughzies Lakeside Brasserie also be made over the phone.
Harvey Norman- Bennetts Green
Gray's Mechanical Repairs P & C NEWS
Elron Engineering P/L Kenn Whatson
Dak-Wal Constructions President
Boatshed Restaurant, Bay Hotel Motel
Belpray Pty Ltd, Bella Beans Welcome to all members of the Toronto Assessment Tasks due
Austedan Fabrications Pty Ltd High School Community. 16 Aug
CALM Yr 11 - Visual Arts – Task 3
Hunter Valley Buses I would like to inform you of an
Myuna Bay Sports and Recreation exciting development that is being
Toronto Public School introduced by the P&C to enable more
HSC Dance Performance
Anglican Care active participation from the school
Anacapri Café Toronto community. The P&C is commencing
Allcom Networks Pty Ltd an e.P&C! What is an e.P&C? It is a
Able Constructions ‘virtual P&C’ that enables all members 19 Aug
A A Brothers Pty Ltd of the school community to have their Yr 11 - Photography - Task 3
Figtree Point Aged Care say on a variety of issues affecting
Hilly’s Automotive Rathmines Toronto High School, via email. We 2 Sep
Toronto Vet Surgery are also planning special social events Yr 11 – Dance
Rathmines Vet Surgery for members of the e.P&C and P&C to
attend. Information about how to join 8 Sep
A big thank you to all of the above and the e.P&C will be available soon. Yrr 11 – Visual Arts – Task 4
it is good to see so many local
companies involved. The members of the Toronto High 9 Sep
School P&C Association also welcome Yr 11 – Photography – Task 4
ADMINISTRATION MATTERS anyone from the school community who
K Hennessy would like to become formal members 12 – 21 Sep
School Admin Manager of the P&C for the cost of $2 per year. Yr 11 Prelim Exams
Membership enables you to run for
Reminder to Parents election as an office holder each year or 19 Sep
Keep all receipts – take advantage of the to vote for your choice of candidates. Yr 11 Photography Task 3 Due
Education Tax Refund which gives
eligible parents/ caregivers a 50% rebate The P&C meets at 6.00pm on the fourth
on a range of secondary school Tuesday of the month in the High
education expenses. See our website or School library for 1 hour – everyone is
Yr 10 Trial Computer Skills Test
www.educationtaxrefund.gov.au/ for welcome.
Yr 11 Crossroads
4 Yr 12 Graduation
The first few weeks of term three have been busy with Year 12 students having just completed their trial HSC exams in all of our
subjects. Major Projects in Industrial Technology and Design and Technology have just been completed ready for HSC marking.
Year 9-12 Hospitality classes have catered for numerous school functions including the Principal’s Luncheon, Biggest Morning
Tea, Parent Information Seminar and recent Parent/teacher evenings.
Congratulations to Yr 11 students Davina Wood and Brogan Pringle were awarded Work Placement Awards for outstanding
application during their recent Hospitality Work Placements.
Yr 10 Hospitality students are reminded that their Work Placement dates are coming up in Term 4 during Weeks 7 and 9. Students
will have the opportunity to gain work experience and skills that are also transferable beyond the Hospitality industry, such as
working with customers and colleagues, communication with customers and colleagues and so on. Work placement is also
mandatory for all VET students in completing their course requirements.
An interesting and exciting excursion is coming up in Term 4 for Year 10 Food Technology and Hospitality students. This will be
to Sydney Tower on Friday 28 th October, including a tour of the Sydney Tower Restaurants and kitchens and full buffet lunch.
This excursion is particularly suited to those students who are interested in taking or continuing in Hospitality or interested in
working in the Hospitality industry in the future.
A big THANK YOU to these
who support our work
placement students! Please
support them !!
Andrew Jenkins of the THS
Support Unit having his photo Pleasse support them
taken with the Knights players Alkira Respite Services Inc
who visited the "School Leavers Argenton Public School
Expo for Students with a
Disability" at Mayfield Diggers Coal Point Public School
Club on July 27th. Craney Family Solicitors
Hunter Life Education
L E Computers Toronto
Lake Macquarie Landcare
Sheddon Real Estate
Toronto Chamber of
Commerce and Industry
Toronto Public School
If you are interested in
becoming a Work placement
Employer please contact
Phone: 4956 8468
Toronto High School
2011 is going very fast and we look forward to the Library continuing to support the
needs of the school. With this in mind we are proud to announce two new initiatives
being implemented in the Library.
One of which is our ‘Library Monitors Program’.
Students who have a special interest in the workings of a Library have been asked to
join our small group.
The Library Monitors learn about how a Library functions and practice many of the
organisational skills to help keep our Library in order.
We are very excited about this new initiative as they are a valued part of our Library
Library Monitors - Term 3
We would also like to thank the library student volunteers who unselfishly give up their
time during lunchtimes and recess breaks to help us in the Library.
Another initiative we have introduced this term is the ‘Faculty Visit Program’
The Toronto High School Faculties have a special invitation to come to the Library to be
updated on the new resources available such as: - Books, Reference resources,
Newspaper Articles, Websites and Media resources.
These visits are made by appointment as to give us advanced notice to enable us to
source specific topics needed.
The ‘Bookl k’ Newsletter
The BOOKLOOK newsletter is emailed to all Toronto High School
students throughout the year.
The latest August edition has now been emailed.
So, have a ‘BOOKLOOK’ now!
Book Donations are welcome at Toronto High School
Have you finished reading, researching or studying?
Don’t throw these books away! Donate them!
Our students are always looking for more study guides, novels and reference material.
Donations increase our resource material for not only our students of today but for many
years to come.
A BIG THANKYOU
To the following parents for their kind donations
Thankyou to Mr Greg Dickenson and Mrs Tickle.
Mrs Frost/Mrs Figures (Librarians)
Are you a local sporting
Dora Creek Cricket Club
Greg Combet MP invites young athletes, 2011-2012 Season
coaches or officials participating in State or
National competitions to apply for the Local When: Sat. 20th & Sun 21st August
Sporting Champions Grants program, which Sat. 27th & Sun 28th August
provides grants of $500 per individual and
$3,000 per team. Time: 12:00pm to 4:00pm (all 4 days)
APPLY NOW: Applications for round 1 close Where: Dora Creek Workers Club auditorium
on the 31 October, 2011.
all players are welcome.
For further information, including application
forms and eligibility criteria, call Greg
Combet’s office on 49 542 611 or go to
World Education Program (WEP) Australia is now accepting
applications from students wishing to live and study overseas for a
summer, semester or year. Students can choose from 26 destinations to
study and experience life with a welcoming, volunteer host family.
MACQUARIE SHORES SWIMMING Plan Ahead and Save $500!
CLUB INC. For applications received before 30 November 2011, WEP is offering
Toronto Indoor Swim Centre- Summer students in years 9 to 12 a $500 discount off the 2011/12 program fee
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departing in August - September 2012:
Brazil, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Mexico, The Netherlands,
Come and enjoy friendly competition for Poland, Spain, Norway, Turkey, Thailand or the USA.
all ages and levels on each Friday night of Become a W EP Host Family!
school term at 6:00pm. Three races per Extend your family with a motivated international exchange student and
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swimmers. A free BBQ is provided each Request a FREE Information Pack!
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provided with all new registrations. Phone: 1300 884 733 (for the cost of a local call)
Phone Tania for further information on Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
0419 705565. Online: www.wep.org.au
UNIFORM - ALL UNIFORM ITEMS TO BE PLAIN COLOURS WITH NO PATTERNS OR WRITING.
It is the policy of the School and the Community that all students wear a uniform.
Boys (Years 7 – 12)
Grey trousers (not cargo) and white school socks or grey shorts with white socks.
Light blue regulation shirt (Yrs 7 – 10), white button up shirt – No Polo (Yrs 11-12)
Navy jumper or sloppy joe (Yrs 7–10) – NO HOODIES
Year Jersey/Black top (Yrs 11– 12) – NO HOODIES
Black fully closed Leather shoes (no holes or mesh tongues)
All navy track suit (includes the wearing of plain navy trackpants)
PE & Sport uniform
Red THS collared polo sport shirt
Sport shoes – not slipper style, no flouro shoes
Girls Uniform (Years 7 – 12)
Regulation pleated skirt in Cleo Crestaline Fabric No 7093 (Yrs 7 – 10) or grey pleated skirt (Yrs 11-12)
Navy shorts (Yrs 7-10), grey shorts (Yr 11-12), length must be midway between thigh & knee
Pale sky blue blouse with Peter Pan collar (Yrs 7 – 10)
White blouse with a Peter Pan collar (Yrs 11 – 12)
White socks, or natural or navy pantihose
Black fully closed Leather shoes (no holes or mesh tongues)
Navy Regulation cardigan / Navy jumper / Navy sloppy joe (Yrs 7 – 10) – NO HOODIES
Year Jersey or Black jumper (Yrs 11 – 12) – NO HOODIES
Navy Slacks (Yrs 7 – 10), Grey Slacks (Yrs 11-12) – Not cargo
PE & Sport uniform
Navy shorts – length must be midway between thigh & knee
Red THS collared polo sport shirt
Sport shoes – not slipper style, no flouro shoes
Must be kept to a minimum and must present no risk to the owner or any other student. Unacceptable jewellery ( e.g
over-sized head bands, ‘spacer’ and ‘spiked’ earrings, ‘wrist’ and facial jewellery) will be asked to be removed and left
at home. Failure to comply may result in jewellery being confiscated.
CHANGE of DETAILS
Privacy & Personal Information Protection Act 1998
The personal information provided on this form is being obtained for the purpose of processing the student’s details. It will be used
by the Department of Education and training for general student administration and communication and other matters relating to
the education and welfare of the student.
While the provision of this information is voluntary, if you do not provide all or any of this information it may delay or
prevent the processing of this application for enrolment.
This information will be stored securely. You may access or correct any personal information provided by contacting
the school. Any changes must be in writing.
Please list the NAMES AND YEARS of any family members attending Toronto High School.
STUDENT NAME YEAR
Home Phone: ________________________________
Mothers Work: ___________________ Fathers Work: _____________________
Mothers Mobile: __________________ Fathers Mobile: ____________________
Email Address: ____________________________________
(Other than parents/caregivers)
1) Name: __________________________ 2) Name: ________________________
Relationship: ______________________ Relationship: ____________________
Phone: ___________________________ Phone: __________________________
Mobile: ___________________________ Mobile: _________________________
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