It is incredible to think that we are now halfway through the school year. With students back in regular classes after the events of the past few months, one wonders what happened to cause this. It goes without saying that we are still far from out of the woods, and I will say again, this is clear in the way the Huon community has responded to the seriousness of COVID-19.
While our students are back at school, there are still restrictions that we older persons need to abide by. At the same time, restrictions are being relaxed state-wide and hopefully we will be in a situation whereby events such as parent teacher meetings and school events that spectators can join, are possible.
One event that we would like to invite people to, subject of course to physical distancing, is the Huonville High School Association’s Annual General Meeting that was postponed from March due to COVID-19.
School Association AGM
This is being held next Tuesday 30 June at 5:00PM in the Staff Room. The Annual Report and Budget will be presented, as well as nominations for vacant positions on the Committee.
The current HHS Association Committee encourages parents and interested community members to join this committee. The next few months will be an exciting time for the school as we explore the community’s expectations and develop a clear vision for the future of the school.
The past few months have been an amazing journey and I have been so proud of our response as a school community to the initial reaction to COVID-19, our planning and implementation of learning at home, then the subsequent planning for a return to learning at school. This has taken a huge effort from the leadership and teaching team here at school, as well as the incredible support staff. But, as mentioned earlier, our job is only half-way done for 2020. As a whole school staff, we will continue to emphasise the learning for all here at school, as well as support everyone’s wellbeing.
Finally, I am pleased to advise the school community that Andrew Butler, who has been sharing a senior staff role between Dover DHS and ourselves has been appointed fulltime as Assistant Principal at Dover for the remainder of the year. Congratulations Andrew and good luck as you lead the school into the 11/12 space.
Share your story
We would love to hear stories of how your child’s school or teacher has inspired you during this time of COVID-19. Over the past few months it has become more evident than ever before that schools are the heart of our communities and are greatly valued.
The strong partnerships of parents working with teachers and schools to support our students meant student engagement in learning remained high even though teaching and learning was different in so many ways.
As a Department we are looking to capture these amazing stories of courage and growth and showcase many of these through a Celebration of Collaboration later in the year.
We encourage you to acknowledge your school, Child and Family Centre or local library for going above and beyond.
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I am so proud of the work these students have put into learning their French vocabulary in the Education Perfect World Championships [Languages] held in May.
- Lara [Emerald award for earning 5000 points] - outstanding result!
- Tyler Armstrong
- Daniel Shilcock
all with credit awards for earning 500+ points
Online Learning Opportunities French teacher
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