Welcome to the 2008 School Year

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					Vision issue 1 -- 2008
These students were recognized for their success in winning the following awards:
Dux of the School                              PHHS Aboriginal Student
                                               Achievement Award
                                                                                              Excellence in Vocational
                                                                                              Education and Training Awards
                                                                                              (Donated by Educational and Behavioural          Vision issue 1 -- 2008
                                                                                              Consultancy Pty Ltd)

                                               Jennifer Tucker with Mr Craig Kennedy and
Tad Abbott receiving the Dux of the School     Mrs Donna Kartinyeri
trophy from our Guest Speaker, Ms Vanessa
Cotton                                         Leadership and Teamwork Awards
                                                                                 Year 10 Award: Helene Philippou receiving                  From the Principal... Janette Scott
Caltex All-rounder Award                       (Donated by Aust. Defence Forces) her award from Mr Clive Dennis

                                                                                                                                            Welcome to the 2008 School Year                                                                      Inside this issue >>
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 1   From the Principal
                                                                                                                                            In particular I would like to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 2   2007 Presentation Night
                                                                                                                                            issue a special welcome to                                                                               Awardees
                                                                                                                                            our Year 8 students and                                                                              3   2007 VET Awards
                                                                                                                                            their families, and the many                                                                         4   2007 Major Awardees
                                                                                                                                            new students who have
                                                                                                                                            enrolled in years 9-12.
                                                                                                                                            I would also like to welcome                                                                         Term dates for 2008
                                                                                                                                            new staff members                                                                                    Term 1             29/01/08 -- 11/04/08
                                                                                                                                            – Con Apostolopoulos                                                                                 Term 2             28/04/08 -- 04/07/08
                                                                                                                                            (Assistant Principal, VET &                                                                          Term 3             21/07/08 -- 26/09/08
                                                                                                                                            Senior School), Sue Byrne                                                                            Term 4             13/10/08 -- 12/12/08
                                                                                              Year 11 Award: Ashlee Servin receiving her    (English), Grant Thompson
                                                                                              award from Mr Clive Dennis                    (Japanese/English), Derek
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Diary Dates
                                               Elizabeth Van Den Brink receiving her Year                                                   Fuller (Technology/Science/
                                                                                                                                            Maths), and Wayne Price                                                                              Year 12 Aquatics           1/2/08 - 5/2/08
                                               12 ADF award from Sgt Jack Kruljac
Elizabeth Van Den Brink with her Caltex All-                                                                                                (English/S&E).                                                                                       VET Course Induction 6/2/08 - 8/2/08
rounder medal
                                                                                                                                            Congratulations to our                                                                               Year 9 Splash Day                 11/2/08
                                                                                                                                            Year 12 students from
                                                                                                                                                                          Our Year 8 students leaving the welcome assembly in the gymnasium to   Acquaintance Night & BBQ          27/2/08
                                                                                                                                            2007. Their achievements      move to their classrooms.
                                                                                                                                            towards SACE and VET                                                                                 Governing Council AGM             27/2/08
                                                                                                                                                                          Full attendance is crucial for      General Meeting is at 7pm
                                                                                                                                            Certificates and Tertiary                                                                            Sports Day                         4/3/08
                                                                                                                                                                          a student to maximise their         on Wednesday 27 February.
                                                                                                                                            Entrance Ranks for                                                                                   Year 8 Immunisation                6/3/08
                                                                                                                                                                          learning and benefit from all the Don’t hesitate to contact myself,
                                                                                                                                            university and TAFE courses
                                                                                                                                                                          programs and opportunities that Andy Kefalianos (Deputy),              Adelaide Cup Holiday              10/3/08
                                                                                                                                            were fantastic.
                                                                                                                                                                          Para Hills High School has to       Filomena Mercurio and Con
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Year 8 Camp           12/3/08 - 14/3/08
                                                                                                                                            Special mention must be       offer. To reinforce this message, Apostolopoulos (Assistant
                                                                                              Year 12 Award: Marie Sabatini receiving her   made of Tad Abbott’s          we will be recognising excellent Principals), Gabi Proc and Craig      Year 10-12 Lawn Bowls Carnival 17/3/08
                                                                                              award from Mr Clive Dennis                    outstanding Year 12 score school attendance with new              Kennedy (Student Counsellors),     Harmony Day Assembly              20/3/08
                                                                                                                                            of 97.3. He has been offered certificates at the end of each      or any other members of staff
                                                                                                                                            his first choice which is                                                                            Good Friday                       21/3/08
                                                                                                                                                                          term: students who achieve          if you have any questions or
                                                                                                                                            to study Engineering at       100% attendance will receive concerns.                                 Easter Monday                     24/3/08
                                               Joshua Smiech receiving his Year 11 ADF                                                      Adelaide University. Tad      a gold certificate, 95% silver,                                        Vista Athletics Carnival          26/3/08
                                               award from Sgt Jack Kruljac                                                                                                                                    Lastly, I would like to thank
                                                                                                                                            received the school’s highest 90% bronze. Depending on                                               Term 1 Report Collection,
                                                                                                                                                                                                              all of the staff, and especially
                                                                                                                                            award, Dux of the Year,       the circumstances involved,                                            Parent/Teacher Interviews          9/4/08
                                                                                                                                                                                                              our team of School Support
                                                                                                                                            at the 2007 Presentation      being late to school may make
                                               Nikola Skrob was awarded the Year                                                                                                                              Officers, who have worked          Last Day of Term 1 - Friday       11/4/08
                                                                                                                                            Night last December. The      a student ineligible for an
                                               10 ADF award but was absent for                                                                                                                                hard to get the 2008 school        End of Term 4 Dismissal Time 2:00pm
                                                                                                                                            names of all of the 2007      attendance certificate.
                                                                                                                                                                                                              year off to a smooth start.
                                               Presentation Night. Nikola was one of                                                        award recipients and
                                                                                                                                                                          Please consider becoming a                                             90 Beafield Road
                                               nine students from SA schools selected                                                       some photographs taken                                            PS Thanks to all families
                                                                                                                                                                          member of the Governing                                                Para Hills
                                               to travel to London as part of the Spirit of                                                 on the night appear in this                                       for supporting the school’s
                                                                                                                                                                          Council this year as parent                                            South Australia 5096
                                               Science Awards.                                                                              newsletter.                                                       uniform code. The students
South Australian Department of Education                                                                                                                                  feedback and participation in                                          tel (+61) 8 8258 5466
                                                                                                                                                                                                              look great this week, let’s keep
and Children's Services                                                                                                                     It is very important that     decisions about the directions
                                                                                                                                                                                                              it that way!                       fax (+61) 8 8250 9527
T/A South Australian Government Schools                                                                                                     each student makes a good that the school is taking is
                                                                                              Year 12 Award: Steven Simmonds receiving      start to their school year.   very important. The Annual                                   
                                                                                              his award from Mr Clive Dennis                                                                                                           
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2007 Presentation Night Awardees Achievements in Vocational Education in 2007
The Para Hills High School community recognizes and congratulates the following students             Congratulations to the following students for completing VET Certificates in 2007. In addition to this
for their outstanding academic and sporting achievements in 2007. The students received list, 95 students achieved a Statement of Attainment which recognises that they completed units of
their awards at the Presentation Night held at Sfera's on December 12, 2007.                         competency towards a Certificate. Some of these students will complete their Certificates in 2008.
Academic Excellence and         Julia Corbally                        Charissa Smith                 IVEC TRAINING – ENTERING THE WORKFORCE             CERTIFICATE 1 IN NAIL TECHNOLOGY
                                Certificate of Merit                  Certificate of Merit           Carmen Van Der Weegan                 Year 12      Kim Waretini                             Year 10
Certificate of Merit Awards                  Information Processing &              Community Studies                                                    Kacie White                              Year 11
Year 8 Certificate of Merit                            Publishing                                                           INTRODUCTION TO CARPENTRY & JOINERY                Kate Wylie                               Year 11
                                                                                    Maria Souris                            Timothy Poulton                     Year 9         Marie Sabatini                           Year 12
Mason Bilske      Chantal Martino           Fiona Crook                             Academic Excellence                     James Wait                          Year 9
Joel Chadwick     Laura Pinnuck             Certificate of Merit                              Community Studies             Ryan Wenham                         Year 10        CERTIFICATE 1 IN GENERAL CONSTRUCTION
Angus Gladwin     Teoni-Lee Wakefield                    Early Childhood Studies
Sophie Havlis     Nikki Wallace                                                     Santana Talbot                          Matthew Rossiter                    Year 11        Shannon Stapleton                    Year 10
Stephanie Latto                             Jarryd Douglas                          Certificate of Merit                    Andrew Retz                         Year 12        Joshua Withers                       Year 10
                                            Certificate of Merit                                                            Emerson Rodas                       Year 12        Steven Simmonds                      Year 12
Year 8 Academic Excellence                                                                       Design
                                                         Physical Education
Top Girls            Natasha Driessen                                               Edriana Temaluru                        INTRODUCTION TO FITNESS                            CERTIFICATE 1 IN GENERAL CONSTRUCTION
                     Emmanuella Georgiadis Tina Drljaca                                                                     LeShae Birtles                         Year   11
                                           Certificate of Merit                     Academic Excellence                                                                        (PLUMBING)
                     Taylor Shaw                                                                                            Peter Brown                            Year   11
                                                        Studies of Societies                     English Communication                                                         Aaron Lynch                          Year 10
Top Boy              Elias Campbell                                                                                         Hayley Wharram                         Year   11
                                                        Legal Studies               Certificate of Merit
Year 9 Certificate of Merit                             Business Studies                         Chemistry                  Hayley Williams-Gates                  Year   11   CERTIFICATE 1 IN ELECTROTECHNOLOGY
Rachel Cooper        Zala Rashid                                                                 Photography                Kylie Faulkner                         Year   12   Scott Bills                              Year 10
                                           Jordan Gower                                                                     Stacey Lennerth                        Year   12
Michael Ikin         Charlene Thompson                                                           Physics                                                                       Michael Leith                            Year 10
                                           Certificate of Merit
Kathy Lavarack Paula Vermeeren                                                                   Specialist Mathematics
                                                        Music                                                               INTRODUCTION TO HAIR & BEAUTY
Meagan Lynch         Dylan Verrion                                                                                                                                             CERTIFICATE 1 IN ENGINEERING
                                                        Art Practical                                                       Keira Campbell                         Year   10
Nicole Price                                                                        Jennifer Tucker                                                                            Benjamin Muscat                          Year 11
                                           Melissa Haynes                           Certificate of Merit                    Zoe Kyprios                            Year   10
Year 9 Academic Excellence                                                                                                  Tamara McCarthy                        Year   10
                                           Certificate of Merit                                  Art Practical                                                                 CERTIFICATE 2 MULTIMEDIA
Top Girl             Jemma Naumann                                                                                          Courtney Horsnell                      Year   11
                                                        Music                                                                                                                  Alison Laughton                          Year 10
Top Boy              Kady Jamal                                                     Elizabeth Van Den Brink                 Katie Elliott                          Year   11
                                                        Work Studies                                                                                                           Iliana Tsaousoglou                       Year 12
Year 10 Certificate of Merit                                                        Academic Excellence
                                           Linda Jamal                                           Early Childhood Studies    INTRODUCTION TO MAKE-UP SERVICES
Kasim Al-Rashid Bradley Herbert            Academic Excellence                                                                                                                 CERTIFICATE 2 IN COMMUNITY SERVICES WORK
Michael Havlis       Nikola Skrob                                                   Certificate of Merit                    Nikita Spice                           Year 11
                                                        Legal Studies                                                                                                          Cassie Brockhoff-North               Year 10
                                                                                                 English Communication      Kate Wylie                             Year 11
Year 10 Academic Excellence                             Studies of Societies                                                                                                   Carli Murdock                        Year 10
                                                                                                 Studies of Societies       Marie Sabatini                         Year 12
Top Girl             Taylor Warner         Certificate of Merit                                                                                                                Gemma Aikman                         Year 11
                                                        Biology                                  Music                                                                         Tracie Buecheler                     Year 11
Top Boy              Christopher Broomhead                                                                                  CERTIFICATE IN FOOD PREPARATION & COOKING
                                                        English Communications                                                                                                 Kimberley Maurangi                   Year 11
SACE Stage 1 Certificate of Merit                                                   Carmel Vinas-Wilson                     Chris Swanson                        Year 10
                                           Nezar Jamal                                                                                                                         Serafina Muscat                      Year 11
Leshae Birtles       Nathan Levinson                                                Certificate of Merit                    Priscilla Nemeth                     Year 11
                                           Certificate of Merit                                                                                                                Helene Philippou                     Year 11
Christina Challinger                                                                             Physical Education         Jennifer Tucker                      Year 11
                                                        Physical Education                                                                                                     Juanita Madden                       Year 12
SACE Stage 1 Academic Excellence                        Nutrition                   Cleofe Vinas-Wilson                     A+ HARDWARE                                        Charissa Smith                       Year 12
Top Girl             Lisa Vermeeren                                                 Academic Excellence                     Matthew Ambrose                        Year 12     Skye Warner                          Year 12
Top Boy              Joshua Smiech         Megan Kent
                                                                                               Physical Education           Adrian Godfrey                         Year 12
                                           Certificate of Merit                                                                                                                CERTIFICATE 2 IN HOSPITALITY (OPERATIONS)
SACE Stage 2 Subject Awards                             Work Studies                Aiden Wescombe                          CERTIFICATE 1 HOSPITALITY (KITCHEN OPERATIONS)     Floyd Bullen-Nicholas                  Year   10
Tad Abbott
                                           Stacey Lennerth                          Certificate of Merit                    Floyd Bullen-Nicholas                  Year 10     Daniel Healey                          Year   10
Academic Excellence
                                           Certificate of Merit                                  Vocational Studies         Chris Swanson                          Year 10     Tiffany Erickson                       Year   11
             Mathematics Studies                        Physical Education                                                  Ryan Dowling                           Year 11     Jocelyn Farley                         Year   11
                                                                                    Jesse Weyman
             Music                         Mahailia Levai                                                                   Patrick Williamson-Cameron             Year 11
                                                                                    Academic Excellence                                                                        CERTIFICATE 2 IN RETAIL
                                           Academic Excellence                                Music                                                                            Priscilla Nemeth                         Year 12
             Specialist Mathematics                                                                                         CERTIFICATE 1 IN CONSERVATION & LAND
                                                        Music                                                                                                                  Charissa Smith                           Year 12
Maryann Boettcher                                                                   Elysia Worthington                      MANAGEMENT
                                           Blake Pearce                                                                     Daniel Herbert                         Year 13     Carmen Van Der Weegan                    Year 12
Certificate of Merit                                                                Certificate of Merit
                                           Certificate of Merit
             Music                                                                               Early Childhood Studies
                                                        Physical Education                                                  CERTIFICATE 1 IN HOSPITALITY (OPERATIONS)          CERTIFICATE 3 IN TRANSPORT & DISTRIBUTION
Aaron Charles
Academic Excellence                        Rima Richani                             Outstanding Sports Awards               Floyd Bullen-Nicholas                  Year   10   Sam Edwards                            Year 9
                                                                                    Junior Girl         Charlene Thompson   Daniel Healey                          Year   10   Jared Kartinyeri                       Year 13
             Physical Education            Academic Excellence
                                                                                    Junior Boy          Dylan Verrion       Chandel Brown                          Year   11   Bradley Smith                          Year 13
                                                        Legal Studies
Erin Cooper                                                                                                                 Ryan Dowling                           Year   11
                                           Certificate of Merit                     Female Sports Stars of the Year
Academic Excellence                                                                                                         Tiffany Erickson                       Year   11   CERTIFICATE 3 IN AGED CARE
                                                        Business Studies            Kylie Faulkner   Hayley Wharram
             Mathematical Applications                                                                                      Jocelyn Farley                         Year   11   Nicole Martino                           Year 11
                                                        Mathematical Applications   Hayley Williams-Gates
             Business Studies                                                                                               Samantha O’Leary-Treloar               Year   11   Ashley Servin                            Year 11
Certificate of Merit                       Marie Sabatini                           Male Sports Stars of the Year           Samantha Pizey                         Year   11
             English Communications        Certificate of Merit                     Owen Cearns      Lynton Power           Kayla Wescombe                         Year   11   CERTIFICATE 4 IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
                                                        Vocational Studies          Gary Thompson                           Patrick Williamson-Cameron             Year   11   Simon Jabs                           Year 12
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